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The Daily Dispatch: February 14, 1862., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 7, 1862., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 9 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1865., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909 8 0 Browse Search
A. J. Bennett, private , First Massachusetts Light Battery, The story of the First Massachusetts Light Battery , attached to the Sixth Army Corps : glance at events in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah, from the summer of 1861 to the autumn of 1864. 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 18, 1865., [Electronic resource] 7 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 7 1 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 II. 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crown Point, (search)
pedition against the French at Crown Point, to be commanded by William Johnson. He accomplished more than Braddock or Shirley, yet failed towhere they built Fort Lyman, afterwards called Fort Edward. There Johnson joined them (August) with stores, took the chief command, and adva Lyman, but suddenly changed his route, and led his troops against Johnson, at the head of Lake George, where his camp was protected on two sformed of this movement of the French and Indian allies (Sept. 7), Johnson sent forward (Sept. 8) 1,000 Massachusetts troops, under the commaand their followers fell back in Crown Point. great confusion to Johnson's camp, hotly pursued. The latter had heard of the disaster befored in terror to the forests. So, also, did the Canadian militia. Johnson had been wounded early in the fight, and it was carried through viench loss was estimated at 1,000 men; that of the English at 300. Johnson did not follow the discomfited enemy, but built a strong military
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curtis, Benjamin Robbins 1809-1874 (search)
Curtis, Benjamin Robbins 1809-1874 Jurist; born in Watertown, Mass., Nov. 4, 1809; graduated at Harvard in 1829; admitted to the bar in 1832; appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1851; resigned in 1857, when he returned to Boston; was one of the counsel for President Johnson during the impeachment trial. He died in Newport, R. I., Sept. 15, 1874.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cushing, Thomas 1725- (search)
Cushing, Thomas 1725- Statesman; born in Boston, March 24, 1725; graduated at Harvard in 1744, and for many years represented his native city in the General Court, of which body he became speaker in 1763, and held that post until 1774. His signature was affixed, during all that time, to all public documents of the province, which made his name so conspicuous that, in his pamphlet, Taxation no tyranny, Dr. Johnson said, One object of the Americans is said to be to adorn the brows of Cushing with a diadem. He was a member of the first and second Continental Congresses; was commissarygeneral in 1775; a judge; and in 1779 was elected lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts, which office he held until his death, in Boston, Feb. 28, 1788.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dieskau, Ludwig August, Baron, 1701-1757 (search)
Dieskau, Ludwig August, Baron, 1701-1757 Military officer; born in Saxony in 1701; was lieutenant-colonel of cavalry under Marshal Saxe, and was made brigadier-general of infantry in 1748, and commander of Brest. In 1755 he was sent to Canada with the rank of major-general; and in an attack upon the fortified encampment of Gen. William Johnson at the head of Lake George (Sept. 8, 1755) he was so severely wounded that he died in Surenne, near Paris, Sept. 8, 1757.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), French and Indian War. (search)
the St. Fort William Henry. Lawrence, to capture Quebec, another to drive the French from Lake Champlain, and force them back to Canada; and a third to attack Fort Niagara, at the mouth of the Niagara River. General Wolfe commanded the expedition against Quebec, General Amherst led the troops against the French on Lake Champlain, and General Prideaux commanded the expedition against Fort Niagara. Prideaux was killed in besieging Fort Niagara, but it was captured under the lead of Sir William Johnson, in July. Amherst drove the French from Lake Champlain into Canada, and they never came back; and he built the strong fortress on Crown Point whose picturesque ruins still attract the attention of the tourist. Wolfe attacked Quebec, and at the moment of victory he was killed. Montcalm, the commander of the French, also perished on the field. In 1760 the French tried to recapture Quebec, but were unsuccessful. Early in September Amherst went down the St. Lawrence and captured Mont
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
and all the territory east of the Mississippi River, and southward to the Spanish territory, excepting New Orleans and the island on which it is situated. During the twelve years which followed the treaty of Paris, the English colonists were pushing their settlements into the newly acquired territory; but they encountered the opposition of the Six Nations and their allies who made fruitless efforts to capture the British posts—Detroit, Niagara, and Fort Pitt. At length, in 1768, Sir William Johnson concluded a treaty at Fort Stanwix with these tribes, by which all the lands south of the Ohio and the Alleghany were sold to the British, the Indians to remain in undisturbed possession of the territory north and west of those rivers. New companies were organized to occupy the territory thus obtained. Among the foremost speculators in Western lands at that time, says the author of Annals of the West, was George Washington. In 1769 he was one of the signers of a petition to the K
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), German Flats. (search)
German Flats. Sir William Johnson concluded a treaty of peace with the Western Indians at German Flats, N. Y., it 1765. During the Revolution the Six Nations were induced by him to aid the British, and were led by Joseph Brant and Walter Butler. The Indians plundered and burned Cobleskill, Springfield, German Flats, and Cherry Valley. In retaliation the Americans, led by Colonel Van Schaick and Colonel Willett, laid waste the Indian villages, seizing all provisions and weapons which they could find.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hendrick, (search)
Hendrick, Mohawk chief; born about 1680; was son of a Mohegan chief, and married Hunnis, a Mohawk maiden, daughter of a chief. He was a leading spirit in that nation, wise in council and eloquent in speech. He attended the colonial con- Hendrick. vention at Albany in 1754, and in 1755 joined Gen. William Johnson with 200 Mohawk warriors, at the head of Lake George. In company with Colonel Williams, he and his followers were ambushed at Rocky Brook, near Lake George, and he was slain, Sept. 8, 1755.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hunters' Lodges. (search)
zations with a view to give material aid to the insurgents, and this was given pretty freely by bodies of excitable citizens, led by such men as Van Rensselaer, who took possession of Navy Island in the Niagara River, belonging to Canada, or William Johnson, who was called the Pirate of the thousand Islands, and was outlawed by the governments of the United States and Great Britain. These secret organizations were called Hunters' Lodges. Among their members were many Canadian refugees, and Wimmittee in Buffalo, N. Y., for the purpose of directing the invasion of Canada. These Hunters' Lodges organized invading parties at Detroit, Sandusky, Oswego, and Watertown, in northern New York, and in Vermont. At one time, Van Rensselaer and Johnson had under them about 2,000 men, at an island a little below Kingston, Canada, It is said that the Hunters' Lodges within the American lines numbered, at one time, nearly 1,200, with a membership of 80,000. They were kept up after the insurrecti
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iroquois Confederacy, the (search)
1693, and again in 1696, was disastrous to the league, which lost one-half of its warriors. Then they swept victoriously southward early in the eighteenth century, and took in their kindred, the Tuscaroras, in North Carolina, when the Confederacy became known as the Six Nations. In 1713 the French gave up all claim to the Iroquois, and after that the Confederacy was generally neutral in the wars between France and England that extended to the American colonies. Under the influence of William Johnson, the English Indian agent, they went against the French in 1755, and some of them joined Pontiac in his conspiracy in 1763. When the Revolution broke out, in 1775, the Iroquois, influenced by the Johnson family, adhered to the crown, excepting the Oneidas. Led by Brant and savage Tories, they desolated the Mohawk, Cherry, and Wyoming valleys. The country of the Western Iroquois, in turn, was desolated by General Sullivan in 1779, and Brant retaliated fearfully on the frontier settl
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