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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Edward, (search)
Abbott, Edward, Fourth son of Jacob Abbott, was born July 15, 1841; was graduated at the University of the City of New York in 1860. During 1862 and 1863 he was connected with the Sanitary Commission of the Army of the Potomac. He was a Congregational minister from 1863 to 1878. when he entered the Protestant Episcopal Church. Among his published writings are Paragraph histories of the Revolution; Revolutionary times; United States, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
near the site of Lafayette, called Ouiatenon......1719 Sieur de Vincennes mentioned as commandant at the poste de Ouabache (English, Wabash), now Vincennes......1727 [Supposed to have been settled about 1722.] Mission established at Post Vincennes by Sebastian L. Meurin......1749 Garrison at Ouiatenon, under Lieutenant Jenkins, surrenders to Indians, who distribute the English prisoners among neighboring French traders......1763 On a proclamation by the British commandant, Edward Abbott, many inhabitants of Post Vincennes swear allegiance to Great Britain......May, 1777 Inhabitants of Vincennes throw off allegiance to Great Britain and declare themselves citizens of the United States at the suggestion of Col. George R. Clarke......July 18, 1778 Captain Helm placed in charge of Post Vincennes by Colonel Clarke and his garrison of one man surrenders, with the honors of war, to British force under Gov. Henry Hamilton......Dec. 15, 1778 Governor Hamilton surrende