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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 28 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
Euripides, Hippolytus (ed. David Kovacs) 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fremont, John Charles 1813-1890 (search)
in May, 1842, he began, under the authority of the government, the exploration of an overland route to the Pacific Ocean. He ascended the highest peak of the Wind River Mountains, which was afterwards named Fremont's Peak. He explored the Great Salt Lake region in 1843, and penetrated to the Pacific near the mouth of the Columbia River. In 1845 he explored the Sierra Nevada in California, and in 1846 became involved in hostilities with the Mexicans on the Pacific coast. He assisted in the He died in New York, July 13, 1890. In the spring of 1845 Captain Fremont was sent by his government to explore the great basin and the maritime region of Oregon and California. He crossed the Sierra Nevada, in the dead of winter, from Great Salt Lake into California, with between sixty and seventy men, to obtain supplies. Leaving them in the valley of the San Joaquin, he went to Monterey, then the capital of the province of California, to obtain permission from the Mexican authorities t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Guilford, battle of. (search)
dvantage he had gained. After issuing a proclamation boasting of his victory, calling upon the Tories to rally to his standard, and offering pardon to the rebels who should submit, he moved with his whole army towards Wilmington, near the seaboard. The news of the battle produced a profound sensation in England. Another such victory, said Charles J. Fox, in the House of Commons, will ruin the British army; and he moved, June 12, 1781, to recommend the ministers to conclude a peace with the Americans at once. William Pitt (son of the great Chatham) spoke of the war against the Americans with great severity. Recent type of gunboat (U. S. S. Bennington.) topographical engineers, July 7, 1838; engaged with Capt. Howard Stansbury in drawing maps of the Great Salt Lake region in 1849-51. He was author of A history of the Mormons of Utah: their domestic polity and theology. He was murdered, with seven others, by a band of Mormons and Indians near Sevier Lake, Ut., Oct. 26, 1853.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Inman, Henry 1801-1899 (search)
Inman, Henry 1801-1899 Painter; born in Utica, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1801; was a pupil of John Wesley Jarvis, the portrait-painter, to whom he was apprenticed for seven years. He painted landscapes and historical pictures, but portraits were his chief subjects, and he introduced lithography into the United States. In 1844 he went to England, where, becoming the guest of Wordsworth, the poet, he painted his portrait. He also painted the portraits of other distinguished men while in England. He had begun painting an historical picture for the national Capitol, representing Daniel Boone in the wilds of Kentucky, at the time of his death, in New York City, Jan. 17, 1846. Author; born in New York, July 30, 1837; educated at the Brooklyn public schools and Athenian Academy, and is the author of The old Santa Fe trail; Great Salt Lake trail, tales of the trail; The ranch on the Oxhide; Pioneer from Kentucky, etc. He died in Topeka, Kan., Nov. 13, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shoshone Indians, or Snake Indians, (search)
n Indians, inhabiting a portion of the country west of and among the Rocky Mountains. They embraced a number of warlike tribes, among whom the Comanches are best known in American history. According to their traditions, they came from the South. When Lewis and Clarke saw them, in 1805, they had been driven beyond the Rocky Mountains. They were widespread, and generally peaceful. The bands of Shoshones have gone by various names. The overland emigrants to California met them in the Great Salt Lake region, on the Humboldt River, and at other places. Soon after that emigration began, these bands assumed a hostile attitude towards the white people, and in 1849 some of them were engaged in open war. Short periods of peace were obtained by treaties, and finally, in 1864, some of the Shoshones ceded their lands to the United States. The non-fulfilment of the agreement on the part of the latter caused the Indians to begin hostilities again. In 1867 a treaty was made at Fort Bridger,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stansbury, Howard 1806-1863 (search)
Stansbury, Howard 1806-1863 Surveyor; born in New York City, Feb. 8, 1806; became a civil engineer. In 1828 he was appointed to survey lines for the proposed canals from Lakes Erie and Michigan to the Wabash River. He was made first lieutenant, Topographical Engineers, in 1838, and captain in 1840; explored the Great Salt Lake region in 1849-51, and gained a high reputation by his report on that section. He was promoted major in 1861. He was the author of An expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah. He died in Madison, Wis., April 17, 1863. Stanton, Edwin McMasters
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
r California, and passes through the southern portion of Nevada......1775 Peter Skeen Ogden, of the Hudson Bay Fur Company, discovers the Humboldt River......1825 Jedediah S. Smith crosses the southeast corner of Nevada on his way from Great Salt Lake to Los Angeles, Cal., and on his return crosses the Sierra Nevada and the entire State of Nevada from west to east......1827 Joseph Walker and thirty-five or forty men, trappers, pass through Nevada from Great Salt Lake by the Humboldt RiGreat Salt Lake by the Humboldt River into California......1832-33 A party under Elisha Stevens, sometimes called the Murphy Company, pass through Nevada down the Humboldt in wagons on their way to California......1844 Gen. J. C. Fremont's expedition crosses Nevada from near Pilot Knob into California......1845 Nevada included in the territory ceded to the United States by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo......Feb. 2, 1848 H. S. Beatie takes possession of the present site of Genoa, erects a log-house, and opens a su
ominguez, looking for a route from Santa Fe to Monterey, Cal., reach Utah and Sevier lakes......September, 1776 Great Salt Lake discovered by James Bridger......1825 One hundred and twenty men, under William H. Ashley, come to Utah Lake from St. Louis through South Pass, and build Fort Ashley......1825 Jedediah S. Smith and fifteen trappers march from Great Salt Lake to Utah Lake, and thence to San Gabriel Mission, Cal., 1826; return to Utah......1827 J. Bartleson and twenty-seveo the United States, pass through Utah......1842 Col. John C. Fremont, with Kit Carson and three others, explores Great Salt Lake in a rubber boat......Sept. 8, 1843 Brigham Young and 142 Mormons, in search of a location for their new Zion, arourt, who had become unpopular, to adjourn his court sine die......February, 1856 First hand-cart emigrants reach Great Salt Lake on foot from Iowa......Sept. 26, 1856 Judge Drummond resigns......March 30, 1857 Army of Utah, sent by Preside
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wyoming, (search)
ds a fort......1832 William Sublette and Robert Campbell erect a fort on Laramie Fork, which they name Fort William, since Fort Laramie.......1834 First emigrant train for Oregon and California crosses Wyoming......1841 Fort Bridger erected on Green River by James Bridger, a famous trapper......1842 Col. J. C. Fremont, with a government exploring expedition, ascends and names Fremont's Peak......1842 Mormon pioneers, led by Brigham Young, pass Fort Laramie on their way to Great Salt Lake through South Pass......June 1, 1847 Part of Wyoming is included in the territory acquired by the United States from Mexico by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo......Feb. 2, 1848 Fort Laramie transferred to the United States......1849 Fort Bridger sold for $8,000 to the Mormons......1853 Sioux Indian war begins; Lieutenant Grattan and twenty-eight men sent from Fort Laramie to arrest an Indian who had shot a cow of a Mormon emigrant. The Indians refusing to give up the culpri
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walker, Joseph Reddeford 1798-1876 (search)
Walker, Joseph Reddeford 1798-1876 Guide; born in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1798; settled in Jackson county, Mo., in 1818. His career as a guide on the frontier began in 1822. He led Captain Bonneville's expedition to the Rocky Mountains in 1832; guided another expedition from Great Salt Lake to California in 1833; discovered the Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Lake, and Walker River in the latter year; and Walker's Pass in 1834. He died in Ignacio Valley, Cal., Oct. 27, 1876.