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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861 (search)
was a candidate of the Democratic party in 1860 for President of the United States, but was defeated by Abraham Lincoln. He died in Chicago, Ill., June 3, 1861. See Kansas. The Douglas-Lincoln debate. In opening this famous debate, in Ottawa, Ill., on Aug. 21, 1858, Mr. Douglas spoke as follows: Ladies and Gentlemen,—I appear before you to-day for the purpose of discussing the leading political topics which now agitate the public mind. By an arrangement between Mr. Lincoln and my I can proclaim them alike in the North, the South, the East, and the West. My principles will apply wherever the Constitution prevails and the American flag waves. I desire to know whether Mr. Lincoln's principles will bear transplanting from Ottawa to Jonesboro? I put these questions to him to-day distinctly, and ask an answer. I have a right to an answer; for I quote from the platform of the Republican party, made by himself and others at the time that party was formed, and the bargain
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
Lincoln died. holds the musket of the militia-man. Near them are the emblems of industry and progress. Over the altar is a triangle, emblematic of trinity—the trinity of man's inalienable rights—liberty, equality, and fraternity. Reply to Stephen A. Douglas. The speech of Senator Douglas, which is given in full in the article on that statesman, and the reply of Abraham Lincoln, which here follows, constitute what is known as the first Douglas and Lincoln debate. It was opened in Ottawa, Ill., Aug. 21, 1858. My fellow-citizens, when a man hears himself somewhat misrepresented, it proyokes him—at least, I find it so with myself, but, when misrepresentation becomes very gross and palpable, it is more apt to amuse him. The first thing I see fit to notice is the fact that Judge Douglas alleges, after running through the history of the old Democratic and the old Whig parties, that Judge Trumbull and myself made an arrangement in 1854 by which I was to have the place of General<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pontiac, (search)
Pontiac, Ottawa chief; born on the Ottawa River in 1720; became an early ally of the French. With a body of Ottawas he defended the French tradingpost of Detroit against more northerly tribes, and it is supposed he led the Ottawas who assisted the French in defeating Braddock on the Monongahela. In 1760, after the conquest of Canada, Major Rogers was sent to take possession of the Western posts. Pontiac feigned friendship for the. English for a while, but in 1763 he was the leader in a conspiracy of many tribes to drive the English from the Ohio country back beyond the Alleghany Mountains. The French had won the affection and respect of the Indian tribes with whom they came in contact, by their kindness, sociability, and religious influence; and when the English, formidable enemies of the red men, supplanted the French in Pontiac. the alleged possession of the vast domain acquired by the treaty of Paris, expelled the Roman Catholic priests, and haughtily assumed to be a
ion, proposed convention to amend the constitution permitting slavery defeated by 4,972 to 6,640......August, 1824 Illinois and Michigan Canal Association incorporated......Jan. 19, 1825 Reception given General Lafayette at Kaskaskia......April 30, 1825 Congress grants 224,322 acres to the State of Illinois to aid the Illinois and Michigan Canal......March 2, 1827 Father of Abraham Lincoln removes from Indiana with his family to Macon county, Ill......1830 Towns of Chicago and Ottawa surveyed and laid out by a board of canal commissioners, and maps prepared by James Thompson bearing date......Aug. 4, 1830 United States troops under General Gaines, having burned the old Sac village on the Mississippi deserted by Black Hawk and his warriors, encamp at Rock Island, where Black Hawk, summoned to a council, signs an agreement not to recross the Mississippi to the Illinois side without permission from the governor or the President of the United States......June 30, 1831
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wagner, Arthur Lockwood 1853- (search)
Wagner, Arthur Lockwood 1853- Military officer; born in Ottawa, II., March 16, 1853; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1875; promoted captain, April 2, 1892; major, Nov. 17, 1896; lieutenant-colonel and assistant adjutant-general, Feb. 26, 1898; was instructor of the art of war in the United States infantry and cavalry school at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 1886-97; served on the staff of General Miles during the war with Spain; detached for duty on the staff of Major-General Lawton until the fall of Santiago; ordered to the Philippines in December, 1899, where he was adjutantgeneral of the 1st Division of the 8th Army Corps, on the staff of Major-General Bates till April, 1900; was then appointed adjutant-general for the Southern Department of Luzon. His publications include The campaign of Koniggratz; Organization and tactics; The service of security and information; A catechism of outpost duty; The military necessities of the United States and the best provisi
ng in volume anything that Nelson or Collingwood had ever written. Plates, and diagrams showed how the approaches had been buoyed, and the order of battle was described, with minute prolixity. I cannot forbear giving to the reader, the names of the ships, that participated in this great naval victory, with their loss in killed and wounded, after an engagement that lasted four mortal hours. The ships were the Wabash, the Susquehanna, the Mohican, the Seminole, the Pawnee, the Unadilla, the Ottawa, the Pembina, the Isaac Smith, the Bienville, the Seneca, the Curlew, the Penguin, the Augusta, the R. B. Forbes, the Pocahontas, the Mercury, the Vandalia, and the Vixen—total 19. The killed were 8—not quite half a man apiece; and the seriously wounded 6! November 27th.—Morning thick, with heavy clouds and rain, clearing as the day advanced. Afternoon clear, bright weather, with a deep blue sea, and the trade-wind blowing half a gale from the north-east. At six P. M., put all sail on <
ides. Supposing the David disabled, Glassel and his men jumped into the sea to swim ashore; but, after remaining in the water about one hour, he was picked up by the boat of a Federal transport schooner, whence he was transferred to the guardship Ottawa, lying outside of the rest of the fleet. He was ordered at first by Admiral Dahlgren to be ironed, and, in case of resistance, to be double ironed; but, through the intercession of his friend, Captain W. D. Whiting, commanding the Ottawa, he wasOttawa, he was released on giving his parole not to attempt to escape from the ship. The fireman, Sullivan, had taken refuge on the rudder of the New Ironsides, where he was discovered, put in irons, and kept in a dark cell until sent with Glassel to New York, to be tried and hung, as reported by Northern newspapers, for using an engine of war not recognized by civilized nations. But the Government of the United States has now a torpedo corps, intended specially to study and develop that important branch o
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
l 234. 4th Illinois Regiment Cavalry Organized at Ottawa, Ills., and mustered in September 26, 1861. Moved to Cairo,K. Ford's Cavalry Company, 53rd Illinois, organized at Ottawa, Ills., January 1, 1862, as Company L. Company K, 1st Illinoi Ford's Independent Cavalry Company. Organized at Ottawa, Ills., with 53rd Illinois Infantry, January 1, 1862. Attacght Artillery (Houghtailing's Battery). Organized at Ottawa, Ill., and mustered in October 31, 1861. Ordered to Cairo,l's Independent Battery Light Artillery Organized at Ottawa, Ill., and mustered in November 12, 1861, as Company A Artillw's Independent Battery Light Artillery Organized at Ottawa, Ill., and mustered in December 3, 1862. Ordered to Kentuc80. 53rd Illinois Regiment Infantry. Organized at Ottawa, Ill., January, 1862. Moved to Chicago, Ill., February 27,9. 104th Illinois Regiment Infantry. Organized at Ottawa, Ill., and mustered in August 27, 1862, and ordered to Louisv
is musket. The provost-marshal asked him if he was ready to die, and the poor fellow with streaming eyes inquired if there was no hope. Only the pleading of his officers saved his life. Another man of the same regiment for taking a chicken received a similar sentence, but was pardoned. By the last of February the number of troops at Jacksonville was quite large. They were encamped beyond the earthworks, which extended about a mile and a half around. In the river the gunboats Mahaska, Ottawa, and Pawnee were ready to aid in the defence. Churches in the town were opened, wharves were repaired, and warehouses put in order. Bay Street along the river-front was teeming with busy life. Vessels were arriving and departing. Stores were opened by sutlers and tradespeople, and a newspaper, The Peninsula, was printed. Never before had Jacksonville held so many people. All enjoyed the charming weather of those warm and balmy spring days. Colonel Hallowell was given command of our
-Second, 74, 86, 87. Sixty-Seventh, 74, 86, 87. Seventy-Fifth, 183, 261. One Hundred and Seventh, 261, 272, 275, 290, 293, 294,297, 299, 300, 301, 304, 305, 310, 311. Olustee Station, Fla., 157, 159, 160, 171, 172. Orangeburg, S. C., 275. Order of Q. A. Gillmore, 126. Order of Abraham Lincoln, 96. Order of Truman Seymour, 156, 182. Order of Edwin M. Stanton, 2. Order of Alfred H. Terry, 117. Osborn, Francis A., 115. Otis, Mrs., Harrison Gray, 16. Otis, Theodore, 16. Ottawa, gunboat, 151, 177. Owen, Robert Dale, 23. Owendaw, Creek, S. C., 275. Ox Swamp, S. C., 293. Oyster Point, S. C., 132. P. Palfrey, J. G., 16. Palmer, Ishmael, 168. Palmer, Joseph A., 204. Palmetto State, Confederate ironclad, 281. Parker's, S. C., 209. Parker's Ferry, S. C., 277. Partridge, David A., 20, 106, 114, 149, 183. Paul Jones, gunboat, 41. Pawnee, gunboat, 52, 54, 56, 59, 60, 100, 177, 209, 237. Pawnee Landing, S. C., 67, 186. Pay of Chaplain, 150.
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