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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 40 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 16 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 12 0 Browse Search
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. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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), Gibson, George 1747- (search)
bs. These did good service throughout the war. A part of the time Gibson was colonel of a Virginia regiment. To obtain a supply of gunpowder, he went down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, with twenty-five picked men and a cargo of flour, ostensibly for trade, and returned with the desired ammunition. In the disastrous battle, Nov. 4, 1791, in which St. Clair was defeated, Colonel Gibson was mortally wounded, dying in Fort Jefferson, O., Dec. 14, 1791. His brother John was also a soldier of the Revolution; born in Lancaster, Pa., May 23, 1730; was in Forbes's expedition against Fort Duquesne, and acted a conspicuous part in Dunmore's war in 1774. He commanded a Continental regiment in the Revolutionary War, his chief command being on the western frontier. He was made a judge of the common pleas of Alleghany county, and in 1800 was appointed by Jefferson secretary of the Territory of Indiana, which post he held until it became a State. He died near Pittsburg, Pa., April 10, 1822.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gibson, John 1740-1822 (search)
Gibson, John 1740-1822 Military officer; born in Lancaster, Pa., May 23, 1740. While still a boy he was with the expedition which captured Fort Duquesne in 1757. He married the Indian chief Logan's sister; took part in the negotiations between Logan and Lord Dunmore in 1774; was in active service throughout the Revolutionary War. In 1801 Jefferson appointed him secretary of the Indiana Territory, which office he held until Indiana became a State. He died at Braddock's Field, Pa., April 10, 1822.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harrison, William Henry 1773-1812 (search)
President's). Just one month after he entered upon his duties, April 4, 1841, he died in the national capital. President Harrison's remains lie in a vault upon an eminence overlooking the Ohio River, at North Bend. While governor of the Indiana Territory, General Harrison, suspicious of the movements of Tecumseh (q. v.), and also of the Prophet (see Elkswatawa), invited them to an interview at Vincennes. Though requested not to bring more than thirty followers, Tecumseh appeared with aboute War Department, had organized ten regiments of volunteers, making an effective force of 5,500 men; and Governor Meigs, of Ohio, promptly responded to the call for troops to accompany Hull to De troit. General Harrison, then governor of Indiana Territory, had already caused block-houses and stockades to be erected in various parts of his territory as defences against the Indians, and the militiamen were placed in a state of preparation for immediate action when called upon. Having been aut
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
ued by Connecticut, relinquishing all claim to jurisdiction. So the Reserve was annexed to the Northwest Territory, which was presently divided, by act of Congress (May 7), into two separate jurisdictions, the western one being called the Territory of Indiana, after one of the old ante-Revolutionary land companies. St. Vincent, or Vincennes, was made the capital, and William Henry Harrison was appointed governor of the Territory. It then included Michigan and Illinois. In 1803 a movement was made in Congress for suspending for a limited term, in the case of Indiana Territory, the provision of the ordinance of 1787 (q. v.) prohibiting slavery northward of the Ohio River. A committee, of which John Randolph, of Virginia, was chairman, reported strongly against the proposition, believing that in the salutary operation of this salutary and sagacious restraint the inhabitants of Indiana would, at no distant day, find ample remuneration for a temporary privation of labor and immigrat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
gan made slow progress in population from that time until it was made a Territory Seal of the State of Michigan. of the United States. It came into possession of the English by the treaty of 1763; suffered from the conspiracy of Pontiac (q. v.); and it was some time after the treaty of peace, in 1783, before the British gave up the territory. The Americans did not take possession until 1796. At first it was a part of the Northwest Territory, and afterwards it formed a part of the Territory of Indiana. It was erected into an independent Territory in 1805, with William Hull (q. v.) as its first governor. In August, 1812, it fell into the hands of the British (see Detroit), and remained so until the fall of 1813, when General Harrison reconquered it (Thames, battle of the). In consequence of alarming despatches from Hull, in Detroit, in July, 1812, a force to support him was organized at Georgetown, Ky.; but before it had crossed the Ohio news of the surrender at Detroit reached t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
ly taken possession of in the name of the French monarch, by Perrot and his associates, in 1689. They built a fort on the west shore of Lake Pepin; and Le Seur built another fort, in 1695, on an island in the Mississippi, just below the mouth of the St. Croix River, after which the fur-traders flocked into that region. In 1763, Jonathan Carver visited Minnesota and published a description of the country. In 1800, a part of Minnesota lying west of the Mississippi was included in the Territory of Indiana. The purchase of Louisiana, in 1803, gave the United States possession of the whole country west of the Mississippi, and in 1816 Congress passed a law excluding foreigners from the fur-trade in that region. Fort Snelling was built and garrisoned in 1819, and active trade with the Indians was carried on there. In 1820 that region was explored by a party under Gen. Lewis Cass, and by Major State seal of Minnesota. Long in 1821. A third exploring party went there in 1832, led by
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Posey, Thomas 1750- (search)
ginia, and assisted in the defeat of Dunmore at Gwyn's Island. He joined Washington, in New Jersey, early in 1777; was transferred to Morgan's rifle regiment, and with it did valuable service on Bemis's Heights and at Saratoga. He commanded the regiment in the spring of 1778, and was finally placed in command of a battalion of Febiger's regiment, under Wayne, participating in the capture of Stony Point in July, 1779, where he was one of the first to enter the works. Colonel Posey was at the surrender of Yorktown, and was afterwards with Wayne until the evacuation of Savannah, in 1782. In February, 1793, he was made brigadier-general; settled in Kentucky; became State Senator and lieutenant-governor; was major-general of Kentucky levies in 1809; and United States Senator in 1812-13. He succeeded Harrison as governor of Indiana Territory in March, 1813; and in 1816 was made agent for Indian affairs, which post he held at the time of his death, in Shawneetown, Ill., March 19, 1818.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
rst session, assembles at Philadelphia, Pa.......Dec. 2, 1799 Speaker of the House, Theodore Sedgwick, Massachusetts. George Washington dies......Dec. 14, 1799 Eulogy before Congress by Henry Lee, of Virginia, calling him First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen ......Dec. 26, 1799 United States frigate Constellation, Com. Thomas Truxtun, defeats the French frigate La Vengeance......Feb. 1, 1800 General bankruptcy act......April 4, 1800 Territory of Indiana organized......May 7, 1800 Stricter law against the slave-trade......May 10, 1800 Congress establishes four land offices for the sale of public lands in the Northwest Territory (Ohio)......May 10, 1800 Connecticut resigns jurisdiction over the Western Reserve......May 13, 1800 First session (last meeting in Philadelphia) adjourns......May 14, 1800 President Adams removes Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, and James McHenry, Secretary of War......May, 1800 United
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
ided: that part west of a line from the mouth of the Kentucky River to Fort Recovery, and thence north to be called Indiana Territory, and Vincennes the seat of government, by act approved......May 7, 1800 William Henry Harrison, appointed governor of Indiana Territory, May 13, 1800, arrives at Vincennes......Jan. 10, 1801 General court of the Territory first held. Vincennes......March 3, 1801 Memorial to Congress by a convention called at Vincennes, Dec. 20, 1802, by Governor Harrisllel......March, 1805 Michigan Territory created out of a part of Indiana......1805 First General Assembly of Indiana Territory meets at Vincennes......July 29, 1805 Delaware, Pottawattomie, Miami, Eel River, and Wea Indians cede to the Unrrison in council at Vincennes......Oct. 26, 1809 An act for the introduction of negroes and mulattoes into the Territory of Indiana, approved Sept. 17, 1807: repealed......Dec. 4, 1810 Property qualification for voters abolished by Congress...
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
rnment; Michigan forms the single county of Wayne, and sends one representative to the General Assembly at Chillicothe. His election was the first held in Michigan under United States rule......1798 Act of Congress approved establishing Indiana Territory, in which Michigan is partially included......May 7, 1800 Article VI: of the constitution of Ohio, confirmed by the United States government, specifies that the northern boundary should be a direct line from the southern extremity of Lake Michigan to the most northerly cape of Miami Bay ......1862 First United States land office opened in Detroit under act of Congress......March 26, 1804 Indiana Territory divided; all north of a line east from the southerly extremity of Lake Michigan to Lake Erie, and north through the lake to the northern boundary of the United States to be the Territory of Michigan by act......Jan. 11, 1805 William Hull appointed first governor of the Territory......March 1, 1805 Town of Detroit
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