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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 56 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 25 1 Browse Search
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 14 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1 10 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 8 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 6 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 4 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Black Hawk (search)
Sacs when he was twenty-one years old (1788). Inflamed by Tecumseh and presents from the British agents, he joined the British in the War of 1812-15, with the commission of brigadier-general, leading about 500 warriors. He again reappeared in history in hostilities against the white people on the Northwestern frontier settlements in 1832. In that year eight of a party of Chippewas, on a visit to Fort Snelling, on the west banks of the upper Mississippi, were killed or wounded by a party of Sioux. Four of the latter were afterwards captured by the commander of the garrison at Fort Snelling and delivered up to the Chippewas, who immediately shot them. The chief of the Sioux (Red Bird) resolved to be revenged, and he and some companions killed several white people. General Atkinson, in command in the Northwest, finally captured Red Bird and a party of Winnebagoes. Red Bird died in prison soon afterwards, when Black Hawk, having been released from confinement, at once began hostil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
86 Quincy, Ill. 36,25231,4944,758 South Bend, Ind.35,99921,81914,180 Salem, Mass. 35,95630,8015,155 Johnstown, Pa35,93621,80514,131 Elmira, N. Y 35,67230,8934,779 Allentown, Pa 35,41625,22810,188 Davenport, Ia35,25426,8728,382 McKeesport, Pa 34,22720,74113,486 Springfield. Ill.34,15924,9639,196 Chelsea, Mass. 34,07227,9096,163 Chester, Pa33,98820,22613,762 York, Pa33,70820,79312,915 Malden, Mass.33,66423,03110,633 Topeka, Kan33.60831,0072,601 Newton, Mass.33,58724,3799,208 Sioux City, la33,11137,806*4,695 Bayonne, N. J.32,72219,03313,689 Knoxville, Tenn32,63722,53510,102 Chattanooga, Tenn32,49029,1003,390 Schenectady, N. Y 31,53119,90211,780 Fitchburg, Mass.31,68222,0379,494 Superior, Wis 31,09111,98319,108 Rockford, Ill. 31,05123,5847,467 Taunton, Mass.31,03625,4485,588 Canton, O 30,66726,1894.478 Butte, Mont30,47010,72319,747 Montgomery, Ala30,34621,8838,463 Auburn, N. Y.30,34525,8584,487 East St. Louis, Ill.29,65515,16914,486 Joliet, Ill.29,35323,2646,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curtis, Samuel Ryan -1866 (search)
Curtis, Samuel Ryan -1866 Military officer; born near Champlain, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1805; graduated at West Point in 1831, and the following year left the army and studied law; served under General Taylor in the war with Mexico, and was General Wool's assistant adjutant-general in that war. He was for a while governor of Saltillo. He became a member of Congress in 1857, retaining that post until 1861, and was a member of the Peace Congress. In May, 1861, he was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, and in March, 1862, major-general. Commanding the army in Missouri, he gained the battle of Pea Ridge (q. v.). After the war he was appointed United States commissioner to treat with Indian tribes— Samuel Ryan Curtis. Sioux, Cheyennes, and others. He died in Council Bluffs, Ia., Dec. 26, 186
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hennepin, Louis 1640- (search)
g in Quebec, he went to the Indian mission at Fort Frontenac, and visited the Mohawk country. In 1678 he accompanied La Salle to the Western wilds, with Chevalier de Tonti and the Sieur de la Motte. Left by La Salle a little below the present site of Peoria to prosecute discoveries, he and two others penetrated to the Mississippi in a canoe, by way of the Illinois River, in February and March, 1680. They explored the Mississippi northward until, in April, they were captured by a party of Sioux and carried to their villages. Hennepin, at the beginning of the voyage, had invoked the aid of St. Anthony of Padua, and when he discovered the great rapids of the upper Mississippi he gave them the name of Falls of St. Anthony. He claimed to have discovered the sources of the Mississippi, but never went above the Falls of St. Anthony, where he carved the arms of France on the forest trees. In July (1680) Hennepin and his companions were rescued from the Sioux by Graysolon du Luht (Dulut
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indians, (search)
rginia. III. CatawbasW. North and South Carolina. IV CherokeesMountainous regions of Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina. V. UcheesAbout Augusta, Ga. VI. NatchezN. W. Mississippi. VII. Mobilian or Muscogees: ChikasawsWestern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi. ChoctawsEastern Mississippi and Western Alabama. CreeksAlabama and Georgia. SeminolesFlorida. VIII. WinnebagoesAbout Green Bay, Wis. principal tribes West of the Mississippi in 1800-30. Name.Location. Dakotas (Sioux)Wisconsin, west to Rocky Mountains. ArapahoesWyoming, head-waters of Plate. CheyennesWyoming and Nebraska. KansasKansas, west. PoncasDakotas. OmahasNebraska. MandansMontana. AssiniboisMontana and Dakotas. Minnetaries (Gros Ventres)Montana. MissourisLower Missouri. IowasIowa. OsagesKansas, west. CrowsDakotas. KawsKansas. PawneesKansas and Nebraska. CaddosRed River and Arkansas. Shoshones or SnakesKansas to Oregon. KiowasKansas, west. UtesUtah and Colorado. ComanchesTexas an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indians, American (search)
settlers— namely, the Algonquian, Huron-Iroquois, Cherokee, Catawba, Uchee, Natchez, Mobilian or Floridian, and Dakota or Sioux. More recently, other distinct nations have been discovered—namely, the Athabascas, Sahaptins, Chinooks, Shoshones, and hickasaw. The heart of the Creek family was Indian picture writing. in Alabama. Under the general title of Dakotas or Sioux have been grouped a large number of tribes west of the Great Lakes and Mississippi, with whom the earlier French explorebagoes, situated between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi, within the domain of the Algonquians. 2. The Assiniboins, or Sioux proper, who formed the more northerly part of the nation. 3. The Southern Sioux, who were seated in the country betweeSioux, who were seated in the country between the Platte and Arkansas rivers. The Sahaptins include the Nez Perces and Walla Wallas, extending from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, in Oregon and Washington. Beyond these are the more powerful Chinooks, now rapidly melting away. The
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Internal improvements. (search)
he line of the road, together with the necessary ground for stations, buildings, etc. They were also granted in aid of the construction of the road every alternate section of public land to the amount of five alternate sections a mile on each side of the road, excepting mineral lands and all lands already disposed of or reserved. Several other roads were provided for on the same conditions, which became known as the Central Pacific, Central Branch of the Union Pacific, Kansas Pacific, and Sioux City and Pacific. It was a grant of 10 miles of land on each side of the road. By an act approved July 2, 1864, instead of five, ten sections were granted, making the area 20 miles on each side of these roads. The term mineral land was construed not to mean coal or iron. By the same act a grant of 20 miles of land was made to the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company for the construction of a road from the Missouri River to some point not farther west than the one hundredth meridia
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
evolution, and the acts of the South Carolinians in Charleston Harbor as treasonable; and said that the full strength of the national authority under the national flag should be put forth. It gave assurance that the people of Minnesota would never consent to the obstruction of the free navigation of the Mississippi River from its source to its mouth by any power hostile to the federal government. At midsummer, in 1862, Little Crow, a saintly looking savage in civilized costume, leader of Sioux warriors, began war on the white people, and in August and A Sioux massacre. September butchered inhabitants at three points in Minnesota, and at posts beyond the boundary of the State. For nine days the Sioux besieged Fort Ridgely. Fort Abercrombie was also besieged, and twice assaulted; and in that region the Indians murdered about 500 white inhabitants, mostly defenceless women and children. Gen. H. H. Sibley was sent with a body of militia to crush the Indians. He attacked a large
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
Ships of the Navy in 1901.—Continued. Name.Displacement (Tons).Type.Hull.Indicated Horse-Power.Propulsion.Guns (Main Battery) Mohawk420TugS.400S... Narkeeta192TugS.300S... Nezinscot156TugI.400S.a2 Nina357TugI.388S... Osceola571TugS.S......a2 Pawnee275TugW.250S... Pawtucket225TugS.450S... Penacook225TugS.450S... Piscataqua631TugS.1,600S.a4 Pontiac401Tug..425S.a3 Potomac667TugS.2,000S.a4 Powhatan194TugS.397S.a2 Rapido100TugI.70S.a1 Samoset225TugS.450S... Sebago190TugS.....S.a1 Sioux155Tug..290S.a2 Standish450TugI.340S.a1 Tecumseh214TugS.500S.a2 Traffic280TugW....S... Triton212TugS.300S... Unadilla345TugS.500S... Uncas441TugS.750S.a2 Vigilant300Tug..450S.a5 Waban150TugI.......a1 Wahneta192TugS.300S... Wompatuck462TugI.650S.a2 Sailing-ships. Monongahela2,100W.Sails6 Constellation1,186W.Sails8 Jamestown1,150W.Sails.. Portsmouth1,125W.Sails12 Saratoga1,025W.Sails.. St. Mary's1,025W.Sails.. Receiving-ships. Franklin5,170W.S.4 Wabash4,650W.S... Vermon
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sioux Indians, or Dakota, Indians, (search)
the Mississippi River. The Algonquians called them Nadowessioux, whence they came to be called Sioux. They occupied the vast domain extending from the Arkansas River, in the south, to the western country between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi, among the Algonquians; the Assiniboines, or Sioux proper (the most northerly of the nation); the Minnetaree group, in Minnesota; and the Southern general uprising of the Upper Sioux, in 1862, and nearly 1,000 settlers were killed. The Lower Sioux of the plains, also became hostile, but all were finally subdued. Fully 1,000 were held captivee troops were withdrawn from the neighborhood of the reservation. On the 29th, a delegation of Sioux chiefs, under charge of Agent Lewis, arrived in Washington for the purpose of conferring with thme at Carlisle, Pa. where the children of several of them were attending school. In 1899 the total number of Sioux was 27,215, divided into nineteen bands, and located principally in South Dakota.
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