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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
o the right of egress and ingress of the mouths of the Mississippi by all friendly states and powers. A motion to submit the ordinance to the people for consideration was lost. Prompted by advice from John Slidell and Judah P. Benjamin, then sitting as members of the United States Senate, the governor of Louisiana (Moore) sent expeditions from New Orleans to seize Forts Jackson and St. Philip on the Mississippi, below the city, then in charge of Major Beauregard; also Fort Pike, on Lake Pontchartrain, and the arsenal at Baton Rouge. A part of General Palfrey's division went down the river in a steam-vessel, and on the evening of Jan. 10, 1861, the commander of Fort St. Philip (Dart) surrendered it; but the commander of Fort Jackson (Sergeant Smith), which surrendered, gave up the keys under protest. State troops seized Fort Livingston, on Grand Terre Island, Barataria Bay, at the same time, and on the 20th the unfinished fort on Ship Island was seized and held by the Confederates
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Marryat, Frederick 1792-1848 (search)
Marryat, Frederick 1792-1848 Author; born in London, England, July 10, 1792; joined the British navy in 1812, and served in the war with the United States. He won distinction by driving four vessels out of Boston Harbor, and in 1814, just prior to the battle of New Orleans, further distinguished himself in an engagement with gunboats on Lake Pontchartrain; was promoted captain in 1829. He travelled in the United States in 1839. His publications include A diary in America, with remarks on its institutions; The narrative of Monsieur violet in California, Sonora, and Western Texas, 1839; The settlers in Canada, etc. He died in Langham, England, Aug. 2, 1848.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Swift, Joseph Gardner 1783-1865 (search)
nant of engineers, Oct. 12, 1802; rose from grade to grade until he was commissioned colonel and principal engineer of the army, July 31, 1812. He planned the chief defence of New York Harbor in 1812, and Joseph Gardner swift. was chief engineer on the Northern frontier in 1813. In February, 1814, he was brevetted brigadier-general for meritorious services, and in 1816 was made superintendent of the Military Academy. He left the army in 1818, and was appointed surveyor of the port of New York the same year. General Swift entered the service of the United States as civil engineer, and from 1829 to 1845 superintended harbor improvements on the lakes. Meanwhile (1830-31) he constructed the railroad from New Orleans to Lake Pontchartrain over an unfathomable swamp, and in 1839 was chief engineer in the construction of the Harlem Railroad. President Harrison sent him on an embassy of peace to Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia in 1841. He died in Geneva. N. Y., July 23, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
led Biloxi, sails for France, leaving his lieutenant, Sauvolle de la Villantry, in command......May 3, 1699 Jean Baptist Le Moyne Bienville (born in Montreal, Feb. 23, 1680), brother of D'Iberville, returning from an expedition north of Lake Pontchartrain, finds an English ship at the mouth of the Mississippi, which sails away after being notified by Bienville that France had taken possession......Sept. 15, 1699 Sauvolle appointed governor of Louisiana......Dec. 7, 1699 D'Iberville retsador to the United States, plans an expedition against the Spanish dominions, and a society of French Jacobins in Philadelphia addresses an inflammatory circular to the French in Louisiana......1794 Canal Carondelet, from New Orleans to Lake Pontchartrain, projected, begun, and abandoned by Governor Perier in 1727; recommenced and completed......1795 √Čtienne de Bore succeeds in producing sugar from cane, beginning a new industry......1795 By treaty Spain grants the United States the ri