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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 458 458 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 70 70 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 37 37 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 18 18 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 15 15 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 15 15 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 14 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 11 11 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 10 10 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 9 9 Browse Search
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the revolution, have extended her boundary over a part of Connecticut; but Chap. XIX.} the people of the colony themselves vindicated its liberties and the integrity of its territory. Governor Treat having resumed his office, the as- 1689. May 9. sembly, which soon convened, obeying the declared opinion of the freemen, organized the government according to their charter. On the joyful news of the accession of William and May 26. Mary, every fear vanished, every countenance brightened full exercise of their charter government, as their undoubted right, wise men in England were of opinion Increase Mather's Account, p. 18. they might have gone on without disturbance. When the convention of the people assembled, they, 1689. May 9. too, were jealous of their ancient privileges. Instead of recognizing the self-constituted council, they excluded the new associates, and declared the governor, deputy-governor, and assistants, chosen and sworn in 1686, according to charter rig
u, that bear the name of Iberville, mark the route of his return, through the lakes which he named Maurepas and Pontchartrain, to the bay which he called St. Louis. At the head of the Bay of Biloxi, on a sandy shore, under a burning sun, he erected the fort which, with its four May bastions and twelve cannon, was to be the sign of French jurisdiction over the territory from near the Rio del Norte to the confines of Pensacola. While D'Iberville himself sailed for France, his two brothers, May 9 Sauvolle and Bienville, were left in command of the station, round which the few colonists were planted. Thus began the commonwealth of Mississippi. Prosperity was impossible; hope could not extend beyond a compromise with the Spaniards on its flank, and the Indian tribes around,—with the sands, which it was vain to till, and the burning sun, that may have made the emigrants sigh for the cool breezes of Hudson's Bay. Yet there were gleams of light: the white men from Carolina, allies of t
te had already gained glory in the war against the Natchez, braving death under Du Petit, in Lett. Ed. IV. 291. every form. Advanced to the command in the Illinois, he obeyed the summons of Bienville; and, with an Chap XXIII.} army of about fifty French soldiers and more than a thousand red men, accompanied by Father Senat, and 1736 by the Canadian De Vincennes, the careful hero stole cautiously and unobserved into the country of the Chickasas, and, on the evening before the appointed May 9. day, encamped near the rendezvous among the sources of the Yalabusha. But the expected army from below did not arrive. For ten days he retained his impatient allies in the vicinity of their enemy; at last, as they menaced desertion, he consented to an attack. May 20. His measures were wisely arranged. One fort was carried, and the Chickasas driven from the cabins which it protected; at the second, the intrepid youth was equally successful; on attacking the third fort, he received one wo