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Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seneca Indians, (search)
, most of the Neuters, the Series, and Andastes (or Susquehannas) were incorporated with the Senecas. The French Jesuits began a mission among them in 1657; and afterwards the Senecas permitted La Salle to erect a block-house on the site of Fort Niagara. They also allowed the French to build a fort on the same spot in 1712. The Senecas alone of the six Nations (q. v. ) joined Pontiac in his conspiracy in 1763. They destroyed Venango, attacked Fort Niagara, and cut off an army train on thatFort Niagara, and cut off an army train on that frontier. In the Revolutionary War they sided with the British, and their country was devastated by General Sullivan in 1779. After the war they made peace, by treaty, at Fort Stanwix (Fort Schuyler); and their land passed, by sale and cession, into the possession of the white people, excepting the reservations of Alleghany, Cattaraugus, and Tonawanda— 66,000 acres. They were the friends of the Americans in the War of 1812, and furnished men for the armies. A part of them, settled on Stony C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shirley, William 1693- (search)
vernor (1741) he was a commissioner for the settlement of the boundary between Massachusetts and Rhode Island. As governor he was superior to his contemporaries in the same office in America. He planned the expedition against Louisburg in 1745; and was appointed one of the commissioners at Paris (1750) for settling the limits of Acadia, or Nova Scotia, and other controverted rights of the English William Shirley. and French in America. In 1754 he made a treaty with the Eastern Indians and explored the Kennebec, erecting some forts upon its banks. In 1755 he was appointed commander-in-chief of the British forces in North America. The expedition against Fort Niagara was planned by him, and led as far as Oswego. In 1759 he was commissioned a lieutenant-general. He was governor of one of the Bahama Islands afterwards, but returned to Massachusetts in 1770 and built a spacious mansion at Roxbury, which he never occupied, dying the next year after his arrival there, March 24, 1771.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Six Nations, (search)
Six Nations, A confederation of Indians, comprising originally the Five Nations—Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas—who were joined by their Southern brethren, the Tuscaroras, after the latter were signally defeated by the Carolinians in 1712. The Senecas, and the Tories among them, who had taken refuge at Fort Niagara, continued depredations on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania. The Onondagas professed neutrality, but it was believed they shared in the hostilities of the Senecas. To chastise them for their suspected perfidy, a detachment was sent out from Fort Stanwix which smote them suddenly and destroyed their villages. The Indians retaliated by devastating the settlements in Schoharie county and the western border of Ulster county, N. Y. The Pennsylvania frontier, particularly in the vicinity of Pittsburg, was exposed to similar incursions from the Indians of western New York. A grand campaign to chastise the hostile Six Nations was then inaugura
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ticonderoga, operations at (search)
ce was sent from England to co-operate with the Americans. The plan of operations against Canada was similar to that of Phipps and Winthrop in 1690. A powerful land and naval force, under Gen. James Wolfe, were to ascend the St. Lawrence and attack Quebec. Another force, under Amherst, was to drive the French from Lake Champlain, seize Montreal, and join Wolfe at Quebec; and a third expedition, under General Prideaux, was to capture Fort Ticonderoga and the Lake, from Mount defiance. Niagara, and then hasten down Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence to Montreal. Amherst appeared before Ticonderoga (July 22, 1759) with about 11,000 men. The French commander had just heard, by Indian runners, of the arrival of Wolfe before Quebec (June 27), and immediately prepared to obey a summons to surrender. The garrison left their outer lines on the 23d and retired within the fort, and three days afterwards, without offering any resistance, they abandoned that also, partially demolished it,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
English establish a trading-post at Oswego......1722 William Bradford issues the New York Gazette, the first newspaper in the province......October, 1725 Fort Niagara built by the French......1726 Governor Burnet succeeded by John Montgomery......April 15, 1728 Boundary with Connecticut established......May, 1731 Goenders to the English under Col. John Bradstreet......Aug. 27, 1758 Fort Stanwix built (Fort Schuyler)......1758 English under Gen. John Prideaux besiege Fort Niagara; General Prideaux killed......July 20, 1759 French surrender the fort. July 25, 1759 Battle of Quebec; General Wolfe killed......Sept. 13, 1759 Surreof Newark, near Fort George, by the Americans under General McClure, who was severely censured, and Fort George evacuated......Dec. 10, 1813 British capture Fort Niagara......Dec. 19, 1813 They burn Buffalo and Black Rock......Dec. 30, 1813 Fort Ontario at Oswego captured by the British......May 5-6, 1814 Fort Erie occ
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
naw, 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 unfinisheting at Sackett's Harbor, at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. A third army was placed along the Niagara frontier, from Fort Niagara to Buffalo, then a small village. This latter force of about 6,000 men, half regulars and volunteers and half militiacommanding a Brigade on the Niagara frontier, burns the village of Newark, Canada, and evacuates Fort George, opposite Fort Niagara (he is severely censured)......Dec. 10, 1813 Fort Niagara captured by the British......Dec. 19, 1813 Buffalo andFort Niagara captured by the British......Dec. 19, 1813 Buffalo and Black Rock burned by the British and Indians......Dec. 30, 1813 General Jackson defeats and crushes the Creek Indians at Great Horse Shoe Bend, on the Tallapoosa......March 27, 1814 Frigate Essex, Capt. David Porter, surrenders to the British
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, D. C. (search)
l science. The people of Great Britain deplored this barbarity of their troops, and their best Remains of the President's House after the fire, 1814. writers denounced the act. Ross was urged to it by Cockburn, who declared that it was the wish of Sir George Prevost, governor of Canada, that further retaliation for the burning of Newark (q. v.) should be inflicted, he not being satisfied with the retribution of desolating the entire Niagara frontier and the massacre of the garrison at Fort Niagara. The government of England (seldom in accord with the people) thanked the actors in the scenes, caused the Tower guns to be fired in honor of the event, and on the death of Ross, not long afterwards, ordered a monument to his memory to be erected in Westminster Abbey. While the public buildings in Washington were in flames, the national shipping, stores, and other property were blazing at the navy-yard; also Long Bridge that spanned the Potomac from Washington to the Virginia shore. Co
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wood, Eleazar Derby 1783- (search)
Wood, Eleazar Derby 1783- Military officer; born in New York City, in 1783; was instructed at West Point, and was one of the earlier graduates in the corps of engineers. He was an engineer in Harrison's campaign in 1813, and was brevetted major for his gallantry in the defence of Fort Meigs, of which he had been chief in its construction. In the autumn of 1813 he was General Harrison's adjutantgeneral, and distinguished himself in the battle of the Thames. For his services in the battle of Lundy's Lane, or Niagara, he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel. He was distinguished at Fort Erie, where he lost his life in a sortie, Sept. 17, 1814. Colonel Wood was much beloved by General Brown, who caused a handsome marble monument to be erected to his memory at West Point. Colonel Wood's monument at West Point.
patience is sorely tried by the mechanics. The water-tanks for the Sumter are not yet completed. The carriage for the 8-inch gun was finished, to-day, and we are busy laying down the circles for it, and cutting the holes for the fighting-bolts. The carriages for the 32-pounders are promised us, by Saturday next, and also the copper tanks for the magazine. Our ammunition, and small arms arrived, yesterday, from Baton Rouge. Besides the Brooklyn, at the Passes, we learn, to-day, that the Niagara, and Minnesota, two of the enemy's fastest, and heaviest steamships have arrived, to assist in enforcing the blockade, and to lie in wait for some ships expected to arrive, laden with arms and ammunition, for the Confederacy. May 31st.—The tanks are at last finished, and they have all been delivered, to-day. Leeds & Co. have done an excellent job, and I shall be enabled to carry three months' water for my crew. We shall now get on, rapidly, with our preparations. Saturday, June 1st,
of Cuba, which, as the reader has seen, I confidentially communicated to my friends at Curacoa, and has turned back herself. If she were on the right track she should be here before this. There was great commotion, too, as we learn by these papers, at Key West, on the 8th of July, when the news reached there of our being at Cienfuegos. Consul Shufeldt, at Havana, had been prompt, as I had foreseen. We entered Cienfuegos on the 6th, and on the 8th, he had two heavy and fast steamers, the Niagara and the Crusader, in pursuit of us. They, too, seem to have lost the trail. August 28th.—Bright, elastic morning, with a gentle breeze from the south-east. There was a grand fandango, on shore, last night, at which some of my officers were present. The fun grew fast and furious, as the night waned, and what with the popping of champagne-corks, and the flashing of the bright eyes of the waltzers, as they were whirled in the giddy dance, my young fellows have come off looking a little r
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