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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
Missouri, One of the central United States, lies west of the Mississippi River, which separates it from Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Arkansas bounds it on the south. On the west, a line drawn south from Kansas City in about long. 94° 30′, separates the State from the Indian Territory and Kansas, while the Missouri River marks the boundary of Kansas continued and Nebraska north of Kansas City. The State of Iowa forms the northern boundary. It is limited in latitude from 36° to 40° Kansas City. The State of Iowa forms the northern boundary. It is limited in latitude from 36° to 40° 30′ N., and in longitude from 89° 2′ to 95° 44′ W. Area, 65,370 square miles in 115 counties. Population in 1890, 2,679,184; 1900, 3,106,665. Capital, Jefferson City. Fernando De Soto ascends the west bank of the Mississippi River as far as the present site of New Madrid......1541 Louis Joliet and Pere Jacques Marquette descend the Mississippi to lat. 33°......1673 Robert Cavalier de La Salle descends the Mississippi to its mouth......1682 A prospecting party sent out b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vest, George Graham 1830- (search)
Vest, George Graham 1830- Senator; born in Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 6, 1830; graduated at Centre College in 1848; studied law and removed to Missouri, where he began practice. He was a Presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1860; member of the State legislature in 1860-61; member of the Confederate Congress in 1863-66; removed to Kansas City, Mo., in 1877; and has been a United States Senator since 1879. In 1900 he was chairman of the committee on public health and national quarantine, and a member of the committees on commerce, finance, public buildings and grounds, transportation and sale of meat products, and industrial expositions.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Warner, William 1840- (search)
Warner, William 1840- Lawyer; born in Wisconsin in 1840; educated at Laurence University, Wis., and at the University of Michigan; admitted to the bar; served through the Civil War in the 33d and 44th Wisconsin regiments; and at its close engaged in law practice in Kansas City, Mo. He became city attorney in 1867; circuit attorney in 1869; and mayor in 1871; was United States district attorney for western Missouri in 1882-84; member of Congress in 1885-89; and was the first department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic of Missouri, and commander-in-chief of the national encampment in 1888.
sealed, and did not attempt to stir, but hoisted the United States colors, and patiently waited to be taken possession of. The first we came up with, was the bark Lafayette, of New Bedford. There were no papers to be examined—the mate, in the absence of the captain, having thrown them overboard, as we approached—and we gave her a short shrift. She was burning brightly, in less than an hour. We now ranged up alongside of the other, which proved to be the hermaphrodite brig, Kate Cory, of Westport. Instead of burning the Cory, I took her in tow, and stood back to the anchorage with her, it being my intention to convert her into a cartel, and dispatch her to the United States, with my prisoners, who were now quite as numerous as my crew, there being 110 of them. By seven P. M., we had again anchored in our old berth; the burning ship outside lighting us into the roadstead, and throwing a bright glare over much of the island. A number of ships that passed Fernando de Noronha that ni
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1861 (search)
1861 April 20: Seizure of Liberty ArsenalBy Confederates. May 4: Affair at Kansas CitySeizure of Property. May 10: Capture of Camp JacksonMISSOURI--3d Infantry; 1st, 3d and 4th Reserve Corps. May 10: Riot, St. Louis, Fifth and Wainut StreetsMISSOURI--5th Reserve Corps. May 15: Expedition from St. Louis to PotosiMISSOURI--1st (Co. "A") and 5th (Co. "A") Infantry. June 13-17: Expedition from St. Louis to BoonevilleUNITED STATES--Battery "F" 2d Arty.; 2d Infantry Co. "B"). June 14: Capture of Jefferson CityMISSOURI--1st and 2d Infantry. UNITED STATES--Battery "F" 2d Arty.; 2d Infantry (Co. "B"). June 17: Engagement, BoonevilleMISSOURI--1st and 2d Infantry. UNITED STATES--Battery "F" 1st Arty.; 2d Infantry (Co. "B"); 2 Co's Recruits U. S. Army. Union loss, 2 killed, 17 wounded. Total, 19. June 17: Skirmish, IndependenceMISSOURI--Detachment of Volunteers under Capt. Stanley. June 18: Skirmish, Camp ColeUnion Home Guard. Union loss, 15 killed, 52 wounded. Total, 67. June 22-23: E
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1864 (search)
alry (Cos. "D," "I," "K" and "M"). June 15: Skirmish near White HareMISSOURI--6th State Militia (Co. "E"); 7th Provisional Enrolled Militia. June 16: Skirmish, Big North Fork Creek near PrestonWISCONSIN--3d Cavalry (Co. "C"). June 16-20: Exp. to Farley from Fort Leavenworth, Kans.KANSAS--15th Cavalry. June 17: Skirmish near ColumbiaMISSOURI--Enrolled Militia (Detachment). Union loss, 2 killed. June 18-19: Descent on La CledeMISSOURI--Enrolled Militia, Linn Co. June 18-20: Scout from Kansas CityCOLORADO--2d Cavalry (Cos. "I," "K" and "M"). June 19-25: Scout from Mount VernonMISSOURI--7th Enrolled Militia. June 20-24: Scout from Cassville to Cross Hollows, Ark.ARKANSAS--2d Cavalry (Detachment). June 26: Affairs near Sedalia and Marshall RoadMISSOURI--4th State Militia Cavalry (Co. "E"). June 27-28: Affairs near DunksburgMISSOURI--7th State Militia Cavalry (Co. "K"). July 1: Skirmish near FayetteMISSOURI--9th State Militia Cavalry (Detachment). Union loss, 1 killed, 1 wounded.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Arkansas Volunteers. (search)
gust 23-26 (Detachment). Expedition from Cassville, Mo., to Fayetteville, Ark., August 23-28 (Detachment). Gerald Mountain and Mud Town August 24. Operations against Price August 29-December 2. Moreau Creek, Jefferson City, October 7. Russellville October 9. California October 9. Near Booneville October 11-12. Fort Smith, Ark., October 14 (Detachment). Dover October 20. Little Blue October 21. Independence, Big Blue and State Line October 22. Big Blue and Westport October 23. Little Osage, Mine Creek, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. Engagement on the Marmiton, or Battle of Charlot, October 25. Newtonia October 28. Upshaw's Farm October 29. Expedition from Springfield, Mo., to Fort Smith, Ark., November 5-16. Near Cincinnati, Ark., November 6. Scout from Springfield to Huntsville and Yellville November 11-21. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., January, 1865. Duty there and in District of West Tennessee till August. Mustered out Au
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Colorado Volunteers. (search)
arch to Fort Riley, Kansas, November 26-December 25, thence to Kansas City, Mo., January 6, 1864. Regiment moved from St. Louis, Mo., to Dresden January 16, 1864, thence to Kansas City February 15-20. Assigned to duty in 4th Subdistrict of Central Missouri, consisting of Cass,t fighting by detachments, till October, 1864. Operating from Kansas City, Independence, Westport, Hickman's Mills, Pleasant Hill and HarrWestport, Hickman's Mills, Pleasant Hill and Harrisonville. Skirmish at Dayton, Mo., April 27. Skirmishes in Johnson County April 28-30. Skirmish at Sni Hills April 29 and May 21. asant Hill June 14-16 (Cos. D, I, K and M ). Expedition from Kansas City into Missouri June 18-20 (Cos. I, K and M ). Operations in W 21-28. Independence and State Line October 22. Big Blue and Westport October 23. Marias des Cygnes, Mine Creek, Little Osage River, . Actions at Little Blue October 21. Big Blue October 22. Westport October 23. Pursuit of Price October 24-December 2. Mine Cre
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
t 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Hurricane Creek August 9-13-14 and 19. Oxford August 9 and 11. Lamar August 14. Colliersville August 28. White Station October 4. Near Memphis October 4 (1 Company). Memphis, Tenn., October 20 and 24. Nonconah Creek October 29 (Co. F ). March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September-November. Action at Little Blue, Mo., October 21. Independence October 22. Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Mine Creek, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. At the Marmiton, or Battle of Charlot, October 25. Grierson's Expedition from Memphis to destroy Mobile & Ohio R. R. December 21, 1864, to January 15, 1865. Capture of Verona December 25, 1864. Egypt Station December 28. Lexington January 2, 1865. Duty at Memphis and along Memphis & Charleston R. R. till June, 1865. Expedition from Memphis to Marion, Ark., January 19-22 (Detachment). Expedition from Memphis i
gust 22. Repulse of Forrest's attack on Memphis August 21 (Detachment). Moved to Brownsville, Ark., September 2. Campaign against Price in Arkansas and Missouri September-November. Independence, Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Battles of Charlot, Marias des Cygnes, Mine Creek, Little Osage River October 25. White's Station, Tenn., December 4 (Detachment). Grierson's Raid from Memphis on Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 27, 1864, to January 6, 1865 , Ark., Tahlequah and Webber's Falls, Ind. Ter., returning via Pea Ridge, Springfield and Rolla to St. Louis. Engaged at Brownsville September 28. Morris Bluff September 29 (Co. D ). Little Blue October 21. Independence October 22. Westport, Big Blue and State Line October 23. Trading Post October 25. Marias des Cygnes, Osage, Mine Creek October 25. Chariot Prairie October 25. At St. Louis till December 9; then at Louisville, Ky., till February, 1865. (A detachment a
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