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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: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
died. His colonists returned to Santo Domingo in the spring of 1527.] Pizarro, Francisco, Spanish adventurer; born in Spain about 1471; assassinated at Lima, Peru, Jan. 26, 1541. The destroyer of the Peruvian government......1531-33 Cartier, Jacques, born in St. Malo, France, 1494, died about 1555; the discoverer of the river St. Lawrence......1534-35 Almagro, Diego de, Spanish adventurer, born in Spain in 1463 (?) with Pizarro in Peru; put to death by Pizarro......July, 1538 De Soto, Fernando, born in Spain in 1496 (?); died on the banks of the Mississippi, June, 1542; explorer of the southern United States; discoverer of the Mississippi......1540-42 Coronado, Francesco Vasquez de, died in 1542; explorer of the territory north of Mexico, now New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado......1540-42 Frobisher, Sir Martin, born in England in 1536; died in Plymouth, England, Nov. 7, 1594; discovers Frobisher's Strait......July 21, 1576 Drake, Sir Francis, born in England
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama (search)
Alabama (An Indian word, meaning Here we rest ), a Southern State of the Union, the twenty-second in order of admission. It lies between lat. 30° 15′ and 35° N., and between long. 84° 56′ and 88° 48′ W. from Greenwich. Its length north to south is 336 miles; its greatest breadth, 200 miles; area, 52,230 square miles. Population, 1890, 1,513,017; 1900, 1,828,697. Number of counties, sixty-six. Capital, Montgomery. De Soto leads about 1,000 men from Florida to the Mississippi......1540 France claims all the Mississippi Valley......1697 De Bienville builds Fort St. Louis on the west side of Mobile Bay......1702 Colony removed to present site of Mobile......1711 Fort Toulouse built by French at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers......1714 All the territory now Alabama north of 31° and west to the Mississippi ceded to England by France......1763 [West Florida from 1764 to 1781 included much of the present territory of Alabama and Mississippi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas (search)
a Southwestern State between lat. 33° and 36° 30′ N., and long. 89° 40′ and 94° 42′ W. from Greenwich. The State of Missouri bounds it on the north, and the Mississippi River and a small part of the southeast corner of the State of Missouri on the east, Louisiana on the south, and the Indian Territory mostly on the west. It contains seventy-five counties; area, 53,045 square miles. Population, 1890, 1,128,179; 1900, 1,311,564. Capital, Little Rock. This State probably visited by De Soto......1541 La Salle passes down the Mississippi to its mouth......1682 Louis XV. of France grants to John Law, originator of the Mississippi scheme, a tract of land in the Arkansas River (Law, however, neglects it)......1720 Transfer by France to Spain of Louisiana includes the present State of Arkansas......Nov. 3, 1762 First settlement at Arkansas Post......1785 Spain cedes Louisiana to France by treaty of Ildefonso......1800 Province of Louisiana ceded by France to t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
es of the United States, is bounded on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, east by the Savannah River (which separates it from South Carolina), and by the Atlantic Ocean, which forms a coast-line of about 128 miles; Florida bounds it on the south, and Alabama and a small part of Florida on the west. It lies between lat. 30° 20′ and 35° N., and long. 80° 40′ and 85° 38′ W. Area, 59,475 square miles, in 137 counties. Population, 1890, 1,837,353; 1900, 2,216,331; capital, Atlanta. De Soto enters the State from Florida; travels northeast through the pine barrens, erects a cross of wood near the Ocmulgee; hears from Indians on the Etowah of gold to the north, and proceeds westward to the Mississippi, entering Alabama by the Coosa......1540 Tristan de Luna, with 300 Spaniards, spends the summer in what is now Habersham county, searching for gold......1560 Jean Ribault, of Dieppe, with two ships fitted out by Gaspard de Coligni, high admiral of France and leader of Hugu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
marks almost the entire division line between it and Tennessee on the south, while 39° 6' limits it on the north. On the east the Cumberland Mountains and the Big Sandy River, which flows into the Ohio, separate it from Virginia and West Virginia. It is 300 miles in length from east to west, between long. 82° 3′ and 89° 26′ W., wedgeshaped, and averages 150 miles in breadth. Area, 40,400 square miles in 119 counties. Population, 1890, 1,858,635; 1900, 2,147,174. Capital, Frankfort. De Soto and his followers ascended the west bank of the Mississippi, opposite the lower portion of the State, during......1543 Kentucky included in the charter of Virginia......1584 Colonel Wood, seeking trade with the Indians, explores Kentucky as far as the Mississippi......1654 Captain Bolt, from Virginia, travels in Kentucky......1670 Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, Louis Joliet, and five other Frenchmen, spend several days at the mouth of the Ohio......July, 1673 Chevali
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
, enters the present State of Mississippi near the junction of the Tombigbee and Black Warrior rivers; crosses the Pearl in Leake county, and reaches the Indian village of Chickasaw......December, 1540 Indians attack and burn Chickasaw, which De Soto had fortified and occupied as winter quarters......February, 1541 De Soto reaches the Mississippi, which he crosses, probably within 30 miles of Helena, in boats built for the purpose......April, 1541 Mississippi included in the proprietarDe Soto reaches the Mississippi, which he crosses, probably within 30 miles of Helena, in boats built for the purpose......April, 1541 Mississippi included in the proprietary charter of Carolina......1663 Louis Joliet and Pere Jacques Marquette descend the Mississippi as far as lat. 33°......1673 La Salle descends the Mississippi to its mouth......1682 Lemoine d'iberville plants a colony on the bay of Biloxi......May, 1699 Iberville, Bienville, and Chevalier de Tonti ascend the Mississippi to the present site of Natchez......February, 1700 Fort Rosalie, at Natchez, erected by Bienville, governor of Louisiana, and completed......Aug. 3, 1716 Miss
uling it to near the Arkansas line, where the traitors could get possession of it without. danger. The guard captured several pistols, rifles, shot guns, and a quantity of secession uniforms, most of them unfinished, and some uniform cloth. After being furnished with breakfast and dinner, and very handsomely treated by the Union men of Potosi, and invited to stay a month in that place, at their expense, the command started for home. On their way back, the train made a halt at De Soto, in Jefferson county, where there was to be a grand secession love feast and flag-raising. Here they found a company of secession cavalry drilling for the occasion, which took to their heels as soon as they got a sight of the United States troop. In their flight, the cavalry left some 30 of their horses, which were captured by the troops and placed under guard. The pole, one hundred feet high, on which the rebels were going to fly the secession flag, was soon graced with the Stars and Stripes, amid
and indivisible. Our duty to the South forbids our acquiescence in this rebellion, for it would reverse the American policy for the last half century, and reconsign to foreign invasion, to anarchy and ruin, the immense territories which we have rescued from European sway, and united as parts of our great nation. Look back to the olden time and see what the Southern country would again become. Trace the history of Florida from the days of Charles V., from the adventures of De Leon and De Soto, the persecution of Protestants from France, and the retaliation on the murderous Spaniards; the capture of St. Augustine by Sir Francis Drake, the buccaneering inroads of the English, the transfer of Florida to the British crown; its partial settlement from Italy and Greece, the privateering exploits in our revolution, the capture of Baton Rouge and Pensacola, until its purchase by our Government in 1819. Remember that the Spaniards navigated the Gulf of Mexico for two centuries, withou
d of 100 miles in width. The Euphrates, from Mount Ararat, rises 12 feet between March and June, and covers the Babylonian plains. The Mississippi rises with the melting of the snows, its various tributaries, the Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas, and Red rivers, turning in their supplies from the elevated interior regions. At a distance from the ocean its rise is 50 feet, while nearer the sea its rise is considerably reduced by the vast tract which it covers. The Mississippi was discovered by De Soto, 1542, and explored at its upper end by Father Marquette and M. Joliet about 1672. M. La Salle traversed its whole length in 1677, and De Iberville was the first to enter it from the sea. The dikes of Holland are marvelous, and are referred to under dike, draining (which see). The Haarlem Lake is one of the latest recoveries from the sea. It was 15 miles long and 7 broad, and was drained by embanking and pumping, the work being completed in 1852. Three steam-engines were employed for s
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Indiana Volunteers. (search)
otile Landing April 25. Red River May 3-7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg May 19-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 25-June 10. Old River Lake or Lake Chicot June 6. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Old Town (or Tishamingo Creek) July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., September 8-19. Expedition to De Soto September 20-October 1. March through Missouri in pursuit of Price October 2-November 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 25-December 1. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February, 1865. Expedition from Eastport to Iuka January 9, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 7-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort
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