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of those they love, is more agonizing to them than even to civilized peoples. Whatever sense of home and permanence a savage felt, was centred there. When the contract to sell the land was made, Black Hawk was off on a hunting expedition, and when he returned, and the Sacs and Foxes with him heard the treaty had been concluded, they coincided with the Winnebagoes that the price was ridiculously small. However, he gave a qualified, and to some extent a forced consent, to the treaty at Portage des Sioux in 1816, all the while protesting that the Indians had been previously made drunk who had signed it. He had never allied himself closely with the Americans, and did not pretend to like them. Having united with the British in the War of 1812, he served under them as a general, and exhibited courage not inferior to any. He declined, after the war, to relinquish the medals bestowed by the British upon him; he said he would take medals from both countries and have two fathers. His s
ase — Franklin, Pickaway, Fairfield, Fayette, Madison, Clark, Perry, Muskingum, Guernsey, Coshocton, Licking, Knox, Delaware, Union, Champaigne, Logan, Shelby, Morrow, Carroll, Harrison, Tuscarawas, Vanwert, Paulding, Defiance, Williams, Marion, Mercer Auglaize. For Camp Cleveland — Cuyahoga, Medina, Lorain, Ashland, Wayne, Holmes, Rich land, Crawford, Wyandotte, Hardin, Hancock, Putnam, Henry, Wood, Lucas, Ottowa, Sandusky, Seneca, Erie, Huron, Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, and Stark. At Camp Pittsburgh, in the city of Pittsburgh — Columbiana, Jefferson, and Belmont. The military commissioners of the several counties are especially requested to exert themselves in securing a prompt response to this call. The troops will all be organized into regiments and well armed before being ordered into service; and now, fellow-citizens of the State, in the name and behalf of the best government on earth, let me implore you to lay aside all other duties and <
, Va. 7 Shepherdstown, Va. 3 Suffolk, Va. 3 Smithfield, Va. 4 Blackwater, Va. 2 Opequon, Va. 4 Manassas Plains, Va. 3 Fisher's Hill, Va. 1 Todd's Tavern, Va. 31 New Market, Va. 3 Spotsylvania, Va. 2 Port Republic, Va. 1 Yellow Tavern, Va. 2 Newtown, Va. 5 Hungary, Va. 2 Cedar Creek, Va. 2 Old Church, Va. 2 Loudon Valley, Va. 1 Cold Harbor, Va. 14 Petersburg, Va. 4 Trevilian Station, Va. 26 Five Forks, Va. 1 White Post, Va. 7     notes.--Organized at Portage, N. Y., as the One Hundred and Thirtieth Infantry, and served as such at Suffolk, Va., and in Keyes's Peninsular campaign. On July 28, 1863, it was transferred to the mounted service under the designation of the First New York Dragoons. Colonel Gibbs, who belonged to the United States Cavalry service, drilled the men in their new duties, and on the night of October 17, 1863, the Dragoons made their first fight as such at Manassas Plains. The regiment started on Grant's campaign of 1864 with a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alaskan boundary, the. (search)
narrow strip of land in that quarter, as an outlet on the sea. The same object might, perhaps, be attained by assimilating one or more of the portages, for instance, that by way of the Chilkoot Pass, the principal Klondike route, to a stream of water and treating it as an international highway. By Article II. of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, it was stipulated that all the water communications and all the usual portages along the line [of boundary] from Lake Superior to the Lake of the Woods, and also Grand Portage, from the shore of Lake Superior to the Pigeon River, as now actually used, shall be free and open to the use of the citizens and subjects of both countries. But whatever plan may be adopted, it is obvious that, if the end can be attained without the sacrifice of clear national rights. the boundary should not be left unsettled, but should, in the interest of trade and industry, of the administration of justice, and of international amity, be finally adjusted and marked.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bridges. (search)
1888. Wooden bridge, over the Connecticut at Hanover, with a single arch of 236 feet; erected in 1796. Potomac Run Bridge, a famous trestle-work 400 feet long and 80 feet high; built in nine days by soldiers of the Army of the Potomac under the supervision of Gen. Herman Haupt. It contained more than 2,000,000 feet of lumber, chiefly round sticks, fresh cut from the neighboring woods; erected May, 1862. Portage Bridge, over the Genesee River, on the line of the Erie Railroad at Portage, N. Y. An iron truss bridge on iron trestles, built in 1875, to replace the original wooden trestle bridge; completed Aug. 14, 1852, and burned down, May 6, 1875; total length, 800 feet, comprising one span of 180 feet, two of 100 feet, and seven of 50 feet; height, 130 feet above the river; contract let. May 10, 1875; opened for traffic July 31, 1875. Wrought-iron girder bridge, at Cincinnati, over the Ohio River, with a span of 519 feet; 105 feet above low-water; built in 1877. Kentucky
timber bridges:— Widest Arch. Name.River.Place.Curve.Architect.Date. Span.Rise. Ft.Ft. In. ColopusSchuylkillPhiladelphia34020 0SegmentWernwag1813 PiscataquaPiscataquaNew Hampshire25027 4SegmentPalmer1794 BambergRegnitzGermany20817 4SegmentWiebeking1809 TrentonDelawarePennsylvania20032 0SegmentBurr1804 WrittenghenRhineSwitzerland19830 10SegmentGrubenmann1777 Pont LouisIserFreysingen15413 6SegmentWiebeking1809 Ellicott's MillsPatapscoMaryland15020 0LatticeUnknown1838 Erie RailwayPortageNew York (1,000 ft long)Trestle Foundry-barrow. Wood′en-frame Bar′row. One with an iron box, for foundry purposes. Wood-en-grav′ing. Wood-engraving, or the making of woodcuts, differs from plate-engraving in the fact that the design in the former is in cameo, while the latter is in intaglio. It is difficult to as sign a date to the invention, as the signets of royalty in ancient times were made upon the same principle, if not with similar tools, upon the same material. Th
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
en killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 124 Enlisted men by disease, etc. Total 159. 1st New York Regiment Dragoons--19th Cavalry Organized at Portage, N. Y., as 130th Infantry and mustered in September 2, 1862. Left State for Suffolk, Va., September 6, 1862. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Peck's Division apartment. Designation of Regiment changed to 8th New York Heavy Artillery October 3, 1862 (which see). 130th New York Regiment Infantry. Organized at Portage, N. Y., and mustered in September 2, 1862. Left State for Suffolk, Va., September 6, 1862. Attached to Foster's Provisional Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 5, 1862. Designation of Regiment changed to 6th New York Heavy Artillery October 3, 1862. 136th New York Regiment Infantry (Iron Clads). Organized at Portage, N. Y., and mustered in September 25, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 3, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of
ay which he called St. Theresa, and which may have been the Bay of Keweena, on the south shore of Lake Superior. After a residence of eight months, he yielded to the invitation of Hurons who had taken refuge in the Isle 1661. of St. Michael; and, bidding farewell to his neophytes and the French, and to those whom he never more should meet on earth, he departed, with one attendant, for the Bay of Che-goi-me-gon. The accounts would indicate that he took the route by way of Keweena Lake and Portage. There, while his attendant was Aug. 20. employed in the labor of transporting the canoe, Mesnard was lost in the forest, and was never again seen. Chap. XX.} Long afterwards, his cassock and his breviary were kept as amulets among the Sioux. Meantime, the colony of New France was too feeble 1660. to defend itself against the dangerous fickleness and increasing confidence of the Iroquois: the very harvest could not be gathered in safety; the convents were insecure; many prepared to