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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,
D. G. F. CLASS,
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, 1254Events 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, 1259Jackson 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 Napoleon, 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, 1301Change 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, 1322Jackson 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 System, 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 System, 1336-War with the Seminoles, 1337-Intercourse with Foreign Governments, 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.