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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Dakota, (search)
or existence......May 11, 1858 Territory of Dakota, comprising the present States of North Dakota and South Dakota, organized by act of......March 2, 1861 Capital located at Yankton......1862 Sioux Indians make two unsuccessful assaults on Fort Abercrombie......September, 1862 First ground in Dakota broken for the Northern Pacific Railroad at Grand Forks......Jan. 2, 1872 Settlement begun at Bismarck......1872 Military reconnoitring expedition to the Black Hills under General Custer, accompanied by a scientific exploring party, leaves Fort Abraham Lincoln......July 2, 1874 Senate bill to form Territory of Pembina from the northern part of Dakota is amended, changing the name to Huron, and passes the Senate Dec. 20, 1876. Referred in House to committee on Territories......Jan. 4, 1877 Seat of government of Dakota Territory removed to Bismarck......1883 Delegates from North Dakota at Fargo protest against the State constitution framed by a convention at Siou
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 5 (search)
own, and was moving thence toward Gettysburg, to take position on the left of Lee's army, when he learned of the approach of a body of Federal cavalry moving on Hunterstown, and was directed by Stuart to return and meet it. It proved to be Kilpatrick's division of cavalry, which having, on the morning of July 2, returned from Abbottstown to the right flank of the army, had been again sent out in the direction of Hunterstown to endeavor to get in the rear of Lee's army and damage his trains. Custer's brigade, in the advance, came in contact with Hampton, and quite a sharp fight between the two followed, lasting well into dark. Judging from the official reports of the action, it would seem that both sides claimed the advantage in the engagement. However that may be, Kilpatrick was ordered during the night to return to Two Taverns, which place he reached at daylight of July 3, Hampton remaining at Hunterstown during the night. Toward the afternoon of July 2, Stuart, with Fitz Lee's an
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 6 (search)
ur recent cavalry raids. On the 28th, I moved the Sixth Corps and part of the Third to Madison Court House, threatening the enemy's left flank. At the same time Custer, with fifteen hundred cavalry and two pieces of artillery, was sent to Charlottesville to try and cut the Gordonsville and Lynchburg Railroad near that place, where there is an important bridge over the Ravenna River. Custer got within two miles of the bridge, but found it too strongly guarded. He, however, skirmished with the enemy, destroyed and captured a great deal of property, took fifty prisoners, and on his return cut his way through a large cavalry force, commanded by Jeb. Stuart, that had been sent to cut him off, thus being quite successful. In the meantime, while the enemy's attention was fully occupied with Custer, and they were under the impression I was moving in that direction, Kilpatrick, with four thousand cavalry and six guns, at night crossed the Rapidan on our left and pushed straight for Ri
(Kate), II, 180, 274. Cram, Tom, I, 249. Cramer, J. P., II, 9. Crawford, Samuel W., II, 64, 86, 87, 142, 212, 268, 288, 313, 332. Cresson, Prof., I, 357. Crittenden, Mr., I, 98. Crittenden, G. B., I, 243. Crittenden, John J., I, 181, 247. Croghan, Miss, II, 148. Cropsey, II, 202, 208, 228, 248. Cross, Trueman, I, 62, 66, 69, 76. Crossman, Frederick E., II, 226. Curtain, Andrew C., I, 217, 240, 362, 363, 374, 376, 378, 379, 381; II, 145, 149, 288. Custer, Geo. A., II, 94, 168, 169. Cutler, Lysander, II, 45-48, 50. D Dade, Major, I, 13. Dahlgren, Commodore, I, 274. Dahlgren, Ulric, I, 384; II, 168, 170, 190, 191. Dale, Mrs., Judge, II, 204. Dallas, Mrs., I, 357. Dallas, Alexander James, I, 12, 13. Dallas, Sandy, II, 272. Dana, Charles A., II, 203. Dana, Edmund L., II, 53. Dana, N. J. T., I, 294. Danesi, Chevalier, II, 162. Daniels, Junius, II, 48, 50, 99, 101, 102. Davidson, Lieut., I, 191. Davis, L
George A. Custer Brigadier GeneralAug. 4, 1863, to Nov. 25, 1863. 2d Brigade, 3d Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralAug. 6, 1864, to Sept. 26, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, Department of the Shenandoah Brigadier GeneralDec. 20, 1863, to Jan. 7, 1864. 2d Brigade, 3d Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralJan. 30, 1865, to March 25, 1865. 3d Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, Department of the Shenandoah Brigadier GeneralJuly 15, 1863, to Aug. 4, 1863. 3d Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralJune 28, 1863, to July 15, 1863. 2d Brigade, 3d Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralMarch 25, 1864, to Aug. 6, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralMarch 25, 1865, to May 22, 1865. 3d Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac B
tis' brigade, of the First division, on the right, and Colonel Gregg's brigade, of the Second division, on the left. General Custer went into the fight with his usual impetuosity, having his band playing patriotic airs in front, himself charging at from a state of despondency to hope and joy was so sudden that they could hardly realize it. Reaching the station, General Custer found three long trains, loaded with commissary stores, with two splendid engines, which he at once destroyed, togethl Sheridan was equal to the emergency. The enemy was already pursuing us closely in the rear. The General ordered General Custer to take his gallant brigade and carry the position. General Custer placed himself at the head of his command, and wiGeneral Custer placed himself at the head of his command, and with drawn sabre and deafening cheers, charged directly in the face of a withering fire, captured two pieces of artillery, upward of a hundred prisoners, together with caissons, ammunition and horses, which he brought off in safety. It was, without ex
Major-General Wesley Merritt, Brevet Major-General George A. Custer commanding the Third division, 2 52 Third cavalry division, Brevet Major-General George A. Custer commanding 240 4,600 One sectal. I decided upon the latter course, and General Custer's division (Third), composed of Colonels Wecognized for the mud which covered them. General Custer found General Early, as he had promised, al Rosser, the infantry occupying breastworks. Custer, without waiting for the enemy to get up his cproperty will be attached to this report. General Custer's division encamped at Brookfield, on the y the captured wagons and their contents. General Custer moved on toward Charlottesville, destroyinrying to escape from a scouting party from General Custer's division. This necessary delay forced mart of his transportation. But to resume: General Custer in the morning of the fourteenth instant w was ordered to destroy with Devin's division; Custer's main column meanwhile being held at the Negr[8 more...]
dvance. It was found necessary to order General Custer's division, which was marching in the rearision, were ordered to attack at once, and General Custer was directed to bring up two of his brigadhest commendation. Generals Crook, Merritt, Custer, and Devin, by their courage and ability, sust Forks, for three quarters of a mile, with General Custer's division. The enemy are in his immediatI will hold on here. Possibly they may attack Custer at daylight; if so, attack instantly and in fu divisions, General Devin on the right and General Custer on the left; General Crook in rear. Durinve them from two lines of temporary works; General Custer guiding his advance on the Widow Gilliam's move to the left to Deatonsville, followed by Custer's and Devin's divisions of General Merritt's cneral Devin coming up, went in on the right of Custer. The fighting continued till after dark, and enemy, when a white flag was presented to General Custer, who had the advance, and who sent the inf[4 more...]
d with the balance of his command (his own and Custer divisions) to Piedmont, swing around from that the vicinity of Woodstock, when they attacked Custer's division and harassed it as far as Louis broo transfer Custer to the right at once, as he (Custer) and Merritt, from being on the right in the mnd the First brigade, First division (Brigadier-General Custer), to cross at Harper's Ferry, Virginiwenty-seventh started a regiment with Brigadier-General Custer to join his command at Piedmont. At the return of the regiment sent with Brigadier-General Custer, notifying me of an attempt by the enrt for duty to Major-General Sherman. Brigadier-General Custer was relieved from the command of the ons of cavalry (Brigadier-Generals Merritt and Custer) were disposed on the line of the North river, of the army, and the Third division (Brigadier-General Custer) on the right of the army. The Secon miles to the right of the infantry. Brigadier-General Custer sent reconnoissances out on the back [51 more...]
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 63: in the Northwest, among the Indians; trip to Alaska; life in Portland, Ore.; 1874 to 1881 (search)
ional Park, I succeeded in detraining the Indians till General Nelson A. Miles overtook and had a battle with them near Bearpaw Mountain. The firing was still going on when I arrived on the field, and through my own interpreters succeeded in persuading Chief Joseph to abandon further hostile effort and make a prompt surrender. For account of Indian campaign see my works entitled Chief Joseph in peace and in War and My life among hostile Indians. O. O. H. In 1876 what was called the Custer massacre occurred in Dakota. A large number of officers of the Seventh cavalry were killed, thus creating an unusual number of vacancies in the army. My son Guy, who had finished his studies at Yale and had been a year working in a Portland banking house, came to me and said: In our bank a cashiership became available and another young man without experience, just from Scotland, was given the place over my head. Now, father, I want you to ask for me an appointment; your friends are in t
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