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FOR ALL READERS,
FROM THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA TO THE
BENSON J. LOSSING, LL.D.
WITH OVER FIVE HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS,
FELIX O. C. DARLEY,
AND TWELVE FINE ENGRAVINGS ON STEEL.
JOHNSON & MILES.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1878,
BY JOHNSON & MILES,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Electrotyped by SMITH & MCDOUGAL
Manufactures in our Country, p. 1199—Report and Resolutions of the Committee on Foreign Relations, 1200—Preparations for War, 1201-Embargo Act, 1201-War against Great Britain Declared, 1202-Provisions for War, 1202-A Factious Peace Party, 1203--Appointment of General Officers, 1204-A Fatal Mistake, 1204–The British Force on the American Station, 1204-Affairs in the Northwest, 1205-Military Movements in Canada, 1205-Invasion of Canada by Americans, 1205-Canadian Militia and Indians, 1206~Mackinaw Captured, 1206— Americans Evacuate Canada, 1207-Surrender of Detroit, 1208-Events at Chicago, 1209.
Unfortunate Movement, p. 1212—New England and Great Britain, 1212-Patriotism of the People, 1215-A New Invasion of Canada Contemplated, 1215--Gathering of the New York Militia, 1215—The British on the Alert, 1215--Control of the Lakes Sought, 1215--Troops on the Niagara Frontier, 1216—Battle at Queenstown, 1216—Bravery of Wool and Death of Brock, 1217--Influence of Scott, 1218-Cowardice of the Militia, 1218-Surrender of the Americans, 1218-The Military Situation, 1218-American Naval Victories, 1219~Public Honors Awarded the Victors, 1219.
The Northern Frontier, p. 1227-Skirmish at Sackett's Harbor, 1227--Naval Fight on the St. Lawrence, 1228--Chauncey on Lake Ontario, 1228-Events on the St. Lawrence and Niagara Frontiers, 1229—A Conspicuous Military Failure, 1230--General Harrison in the West, 1231Enthusiasm of the People there, 1231—Massacre at the River Raisin, 1232-Fort Meigs Built and Besieged, 1233-Bravery of Captain Combs, 1234-Dudley's Defeat, 1234-Civil Affairs Considered, 1235-Mediation of Russia Offered, 1236-Siege of Fort Stephenson, 1238--The British Repulsed, 1239--The Effects, 1239.
Command of Lake Erie Coveted, p. 1240_Captain Perry Superintends the Creation of a Fleet on that Lake, 1240--The American and British Squadrons, 1241-Naval Battle on Lake Erie, 1242-Perry Reports to Harrison, 1243-Harrison Pursues the British from Malden, 1244Battle on the Thames, 1244-Defeat of the British, 1244-Michigan Recovered, 1245-Events on the St. Lawrence Frontier, 1245--Capture of York and Fort George, 1245-Battle at Stony Creek, 1248-British Repulsed at Sackett's Harbor, 1249-Affair at the Beaver Dams, 1250Another Invasion of Canada Planned, 1251-Disagreements of General Officers, 1251.
Events on the Niagara Frontier, p. 1252_Colonel Scott and Regulars March Eastward, 1254 Events on Lake Champlain, 1254-Events on Lake Ontario, 1255—Expedition against Montreal, 1256–Military Movements in Northern New York, 1256-Battle of Chrysler's Field, 1257–The American Troops in Winter-Quarters, 1257-Cruelties on the Niagara Frontier, 1257---Destruction of Buffalo, 1257-Events in the Gulf Region, 1258-War on the Creek Indians, 1259 Jackson Subdues them, 1261-Naval Events on the Ocean, 1262--Cruise of the “Essex," 1262 The “Hornet” and “ Peacock," 1263—The “Chesapeake" and “Shannon," 1264-Loss of the “ Argus,” 1265_Victory of the “Enterprise," 1265.
Marauding Warfare, p. 1266–Plunder and Destruction of Towns, 1267--Cockburn at Havrede-Grace, 1267—Norfolk Threatened, 1267-The British Repulsed, 1268-Cruelties at Hampton, 1269-Departure of the Marauders, 1269-Cruise of Commodore Rogers, 1269-Fall of Napo. leon, 1271_Peace Faction, 1272-Financial Difficulties, 1273—Conspiracy against the Public Credit, 1273—Disposition of Troops on the Northern Frontiers, 1274-La Colle Mills, 1274– Attack on Oswego, 1275–Capture of Fort Erie, 1275–Battle of Chippewa, 1276.
Effects of the Battle of Chippewa, p. 1278—Movements of the Two Armies, 1278-Battle of Niagara Falls, 1279-Attack on Fort Erie, 1280~--A Successful Sortie, 1281--The Americans Abandon Canada, 1282---Navies on Lake Champlain, 1282--Invasion of Northern New York, 1283-Battles on Land and Water at Plattsburg, 1284-Events on Lake Ontario, 1285---Expedition against Mackinaw, 1286~McArthur's Raid, 1286—The New England Coasts Blockaded, 1286_Boston and New York Fortified by the People, 1287-British Repulsed at Stonington, 1289-Their Doings on the Penobscot, 1290.
Threatened Dangers Unheeded, p. 1291–Weakness of the National Capital, 1291-Tardiness of the Government, 1292-Barney's Flotilla, 1292--Preparations to Defend the Capital, 1293– Battle at Bladensburg, 1293--Flight of Civil Officers, 1293—Mrs. Madison, 1294-Destruction of Property at Washington, 1294--Alexandria Plundered, 1296--The British before Baltimore, 1296~Battle of North Point, 1296-Bombardment of Fort McHenry, 1298—Repulse of the British, 1298—“The Star-Spangled Banner," 1299-Naval Operations, 1299_Privateers, 1301– Change in the Theatre of Operations, 1302.
The Creek Indians, p. 1303- The British at Pensacola and Fort Bowyer, 1303-General Jackson Drives the British from Pensacola, 1305—Is Called to New Orleans, 1305-Invasion of Louisiana Contemplated, 1305-Lafitte and his Band of Outlaws, 1305-Jackson in New Orleans, 1305—The British in the Gulf, 1305-Events on Lake Borgne, 1306--Battle below New Orleans, 1306--Pakenham and his Troops, 1306-Jackson's Line of Defence, 1307—Battle near New Orleans, 1307-Defeat and Retreat of the British, 1307—Honors to Jackson, 1308-The General Fined for Contempt of Court, 1309~Treaty of Peace, 1309--Its Effects, 1311-Effects of the War, 1311-The Hartford Convention, its Cause, Designs and Doings, 1312-Adjustment of Public Affairs, 1314-Result of the War, 1314-The Barbary Powers Humbled, 1315.
Banks, p. 1316—Finances of the Government, 1316_A National Bank, 1316_Troubles about Boundaries in the Gulf Region, 1318-Beginning of Monroe's Administration, 1318_His Cabinet, 1318--State of the Republic and its Industries, 1319—The West and its Growth, 1319_Chicago, 1320-The President's Tour, 1320—The Slave System, 1320_Colonization Societies, 1321 Liberia Founded, 1321—Pirates and Slave Dealers, 1321—Troubles with the Indians, 1322— Jackson in Florida, 1322_Doings at Pensacola, 1322—Florida Added to the Union, 1323---Missouri Territory, 1323--Admission of Missouri as a State, 1323-Violent Debates on Slavery, 1324-Anti-Slavery Movements, 1325—Pirates Subdued, 1326_Effects of Whitney's Cotton-Gin, 1325—The “Monroe Doctrine," 1326-Visit of Lafayette, 1327-Lafayette at the Tomb of Washington, 1327_Measures of Monroe's Administration, 1327-State of the Country, 1328.
President John Quincy Adams, p. 1329-The Georgians and the Indians, 1330~The Erie Canal, 1330—Wedding the Lakes and the Sea, 1331-Death of Adams and Jefferson, 1332– South American Republics, 1332--The American Systen, 1332-A National Convention and its Results, 1332-Administration of President Adams, 1333~President Jackson's Inauguration, Character and Policy, 1333-Removal of the Cherokees, 1334-United States Bank, 1334-Black Hawk War, 1334-State Supremacy and Nullification, 1334—War on the United States Bank, 1334-Speculation and the Credit Systemi, 1336~-War with the Seminoles, 1337—Intercourse with Foreign Governmenis, 1340-Indemnities Settled, 1340-Commercial Treaties, 1340_New States, 1340-Jackson's Last Official Act, 1341.
Inauguration of Mr. Van Buren, p. 1342--A Commercial Revulsion, 1342–Extra Session of Congress, 1343--Insurrection in the Canadas, 1343—Burning of the “ Caroline,” 1344—Northeastern Boundary Troubles, 1344—The Ashburton Treaty, 1345—“Hard Cider Campaign,” 1345 -General Harrison Elected President, 1345-Divorce of Banks and State, 1345–Harrison's Inauguration and Death, 1346—John Tyler becomes President, 1346-History of Political Parties, 1346-Extra Session of Congress, 1347-Bills for a National Bank Passed and Vetoed, 1348-Dissolution of the Cabinet, 1349-South Sea Exploring Expedition, 1350-Smithsonian Institution, 1350—Trouble in Rhode Island, 1350-Texas and its Annexation, 1351-A Sad Accident, 1352-Oregon, 1352-President Tyler's Retirement, 1353.