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War of 1812

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History.

(1812–15)

A war between Britain and the USA. US frustration at the trade restrictions imposed by Britain in retaliation for Napoleon's Continental System, together with a desire to...

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Battle of Lake Erie

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — World History.

(10 September 1813)

A naval engagement in the War of 1812. Control of Lake Erie was of critical importance to both the USA and the UK, and by the late summer of 1813 each had...

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Boggs, Lilburn W.

Michael Magliari.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; World History. 1715 words.

Boggs, Lilburn W. (14 December 1796–11 March 1860), governor of Missouri and California pioneer, was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of John M. Boggs and Martha Oliver. After...

De Long, George Washington

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1164 words.

De Long, George Washington (22 August 1844–30 October 1881), naval officer and explorer, was born in New York City, the son of Levi De Long and Catherine Greames (occupations unknown). He...

Williams, Samuel May

Margaret Swett Henson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; World History. 893 words.

Williams, Samuel May (04 October 1795–13 September 1858), Texas colonizer, city founder, and banker, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Howell Williams, a sea captain, and...

Snake

John Sugden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Native American History; World History. 1453 words.

Snake (fl. 1774–1812), Shawnee warrior and diplomat, was also known as Blacksnake and Captain Snake. His Indian name has been rendered as Pataso, Petazo, Peteasua, Patasua, and Ptasua. The...

Forsyth, Thomas

Douglas D. Martin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1156 words.

Forsyth, Thomas (05 December 1771–29 October 1833), fur trader and Indian agent, was born in what is now Detroit, Michigan, the son of William Forsyth, an innkeeper, and Ann Kinzie. Forsyth...

Tipton, John

William F. Collins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; US Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1001 words.

Tipton, John (14 August 1786–05 April 1839), soldier, American Indian agent, and senator, was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, the son of Joshua Tipton and Janet Shields, farmers. Tipton’s...