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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Amherst, Sir Jeffrey, 1717- (search)
n. The next year he captured Montreal and completed the conquest of Canada. For these acts he was rewarded with the thanks of Parliament and the Order of the Bath. In 1763 he was appointed governor of Virginia. The atrocities of the Indians in May and June of that year aroused the anger and the energies of Sir Jeffrey, and he contemplated hurling swift destruction upon the barbarians. He denounced Pontiac as the chief ringleader of mischief ; and, in a proclamation, said, Whoever kills Pontiac shall receive from me a reward of £100 ($500). He bade the commander at Detroit to make public proclamation for an assassin to pursue him. He regarded the Indians as the vilest race of creatures on the face on the earth; and whose riddance from it must be esteemed a meritorious act, for the good of mankind. He instructed his officers engaged in war against them to take no prisoners, but to put to death all that should fall into their hands. Sir Jeffrey was made governor of the island of G
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
; Dayton, O. 5 May 63; 20 Aug 65 Wounded Jly 63 ——. $50. Parkis, Francis 40, mar.; laborer; Russell. 24 Nov 63; died of wounds 2 Dec 64 Gen. Hos. Beaufort, S. C. Wounded 30 Nov 64 Honey Hill, S. C. $325. PHOeNIX, James 24, sin.; laborer; Pottsville, Pa. 5 May 63; died 8 Jly 65 Post Hos. Charleston S. C. of disease. Wounded 16 Jly 63 James Id. S. C. $50. Prince, Abel 35, sin.; farmer; St. Albans, Vt. 22 Jly63; 20 Aug 65. —— St. Albans, Vt. Pritchet, Robert 18, sin.; laborer; Pontiac, Ind. 5 May 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Quin, James C., 23, —— —— Rutland, Vt. 5 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. —— Worcester. Redmond, William H. 21, mar.; farmer; Newport, Ind. 5 May 63; 28 Sep 65 Boston. $50. Rickman, James M. 19, sin.; laborer; Greensville, O. 5 May 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Robinson, Frank 28, sin.; laborer; E Liberty, Pa. 5 May 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Ross, Benjamin 21, mar.; laborer; Boston. 5 May 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Fredericksburg, Va. Rouse, Elias S. 22, sin.; laborer; C