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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
C.; Fort Mackinaw, island of Mackinaw; Fort Dearborn, Chicago; Fort Wayne, at the forks of the Maumee, Ind.; Fort Detroit, Michigan; Fort Niagara, mouth of the Niagara River; Fort Ontario, Oswego; Fort Tompkins, Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. Some of these were unfinished. While the army of General Hull was lying in camp below Sandwichal Harrison......April 28–May 9, 1813 Gen. Green Clay is checked in attempting to reinforce Fort Meigs.......May 5, 1813 Fort George, on the west side of Niagara River, near its mouth, is captured by the American troops under General Dearborn......May 27, 1813 Frigate Chesapeake surrenders to the British ship Shannon .....tier, moves on Chippewa with a force of 6,000 men......Oct. 13, 1814 General Izard, after a skirmish with the British near Chippewa, Oct. 19, retires to the Niagara River, opposite Black Rock......Oct. 21, 1814 Fort Erie abandoned and blown up by the United States troops......Nov. 5, 1814 British approach New Orleans......
1,270 tons, and the average about 400 tons; the strain required to break the four cables, nearly 60,000 tons. The cost is estimated at $6,675,000. In Fig. 6093, the bridges represented are drawn to the same scale. a, railway-bridge, Niagara River (1855). b, Alleghany River Bridge, Pittsburg (1860). c, Cincinnati Bridge, over the Ohio (1867). d, Niagara Falls Upper Bridge (1869). e, East River Bridge, New York and Brooklyn. Relative spans of suspension-bridges in the Un River, New York.New York and Brooklyn.1,600In progressRoebling. Niagara (upper)NiagaraNiagara Falls1,2501869 CincinnatiOhioCincinnati1,057Roebling. WheelingOhioWheeling1,0101848Ellet. FribourgSarineFribourg870631834Chaley. NiagaraNiagaraNiagara River821.4751848Roebling. CliftonAvonSomersetshire, England7021864 Charing CrossThamesLondon, England676.5501845I. K. Brunel. DanubePesth666451850Clarke. La Roche BernardVilaineLa Roche Bernard, France650.4501846Leblanc. NashvilleCumberlandNas
rcular, with a diameter of 24 feet 8 inches at the top of the caisson, while each of the other piers has a width of 8 feet, and a length of 35 feet 4 inches at top of caisson, and a width of 7 feet 3 inches at top of cut-stone. Beside the piers which carry the superstructure, there are at the draw 2 guard-piers, one above and one below, which serve to protect the draw from injury and to aid vessels in passing. It is substantially the Howe truss. The bridge across the entrance to the Niagara River, at Black Rock, designed for the use of the Grand Trunk, Great Western, Canada Southern, New York Central, Erie, and New York West Shore, and Chicago Railways, has a total length of 3,550 feet, 1,300 feet of which are over trestle-work upon Squaw Island, 450 feet over Black Rock Harbor, and the remainder over the main branch of the river. The river portion of the bridge has 8 piers and 2 abutments. Owing to the depth of water, from 12 to 45 feet, and a current of from 5 1/2 to 10 mil
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 6: apprenticeship. (search)
eal unimagined horrors; but, before the book appeared, Morgan disappeared, and neither ever came to light. Now arose the question, What became of Morgan? and it rent the nation, for a time, into two imbittered and angry factions. Morgan! said the Free Masons, that perjured traitor, died and was buried in the natural and ordinary fashion. Morgan! said the anti-Masons, that martyred patriot, was dragged from his home by Masonic ruffians, taken in the dead of night to the shores of the Niagara river, murdered, and thrown into the rapids. It is impossible for any one to conceive the utter delirium into which the people in some parts of the country were thrown by the agitation of this subject. Books were written. Papers were established. Exhibitions were got up, in which the Masonic ceremonies were caricatured or imitated. Families were divided. Fathers disinherited their sons, and sons forsook their fathers. Elections were influenced, not town and county elections merely, but
a boundless ambition, La Salle, in the autumn of 1678, returned to Fort Frontenac. Before winter, a wooden canoe of ten tons, the first that ever sailed into Niagara River, bore a part of his company to the vicinity of the falls; at Niagara, a trading-house was established; in the mouth of the Cayuga Creek, the work of shipbuildis little artillery, and the chanting of the Te Deum, and the astonished gaze of the Senecas, first launched a wooden vessel, a bark of sixty tons, on the upper Niagara River, and, in the Griffin, freighted with the colony of fur-traders for the valley of the Mississippi, on the seventh day of August, un- Aug. 7. furled a sail to t after escaping from storms on Lake Huron, and planting a trading-house at Mackinaw, he cast anchor Aug. 27. in Green Bay. Here having despatched his brig to Niagara River, with the richest cargo of furs, he himself, with his company in scattered groups, repaired in bark canoes to the head of Lake Michigan; and at the mouth of th
he war-whoop. While the regulars advanced to meet the French in front, the English Indians gained their flanks and threw them into disorder; on which, the English rushed to the charge with irresistible fury. The French broke, retreated, and were pursued. The carnage continued till fatigue stayed its hand. The bodies of the dead lay uncounted among the forests. On the next day, the garrison, consisting of about six hundred men, capitulated. Thus did New York extend its limits to the Niagara River and Lake Erie. The victory was so decisive, that the officer and troops chap. XIV.} 1759. sent by Stanwix from Pittsburg took possession of the French posts as far as Erie without resistance. The success of the English on Lake Ontario drew De Levi, the second in military command in New France, from before Quebec. He ascended beyond the rapids, and endeavored to guard against a descent to Montreal by occupying the passes of the river near Ogdensburg. The number of men at his dispo
ational Convention, through which, of course, Virginia will be handed over to the tender mercies of a Black Republican majority. What the Convention does, or what it leaves undone, is no longer a matter of the slightest importance or interest. It may refuse to the people the right to elect their own delegates to the Border Convention; it may pass a measure for a Border Convention, or a National Convention, or a World's Convention; it may order the Millennium to occur forth with, or command the sun and moon to stand still; it may monopolize the sovereignty of the State or establish an elective monarchy, and elect one of its members king; or it may do nothing and go home-- it can no longer do mischief or do good. Thank Heaven for that. It is as powerless to control or shape or alter the great stream of events, as is a child in a skiff, floating on the Niagara river, to change or arrest the direction of the current, and make the cataract pause and bear it backward to the shore.
The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], The "Assassination" of Col. Flisworth, (search)
An Incident of the war of 1812. About the middle of December, 1812, the garrison in charge of Fort Niagara, at the mouth of Niagara river, was surprised by a large party of British and Indians, whereby the American frontier, from Youngstown to Buffalo, was laid open to the depredations of the savages. One of the most flourishing American villages on the Niagara was Lewistown, situated opposite to the Canadian village of Queenstown; and as the inhabitants of Lewistown had been active in the defence of the frontier, the enemy doomed the place to speedy destruction. When the flames and smoke were ascending from the wanton conflagration of Youngstown, and the parties of villagers flying from the murderous savages notified the people of Lewistown of what would soon be the fate of their own homes and families, every one was thrown into the utmost confusion and alarm, and sought safety in flight. Among the last to escape were two brothers, named Lothrop and Bates Cook, t
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