Wabash River

See Indiana, vol. ix., p. 233.


Wabashaw, a S. E. county of Minnesota, bounded E. by the Mississippi river, which separates it from Wisconsin, and intersected by Zumbro and other rivers; area, about 470 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 15,859; in 1875, 17,296. The surface is undulating, with some prairie, and the soil fertile. Lake Pepin lies on the E. border. The chief productions in 1870 were 1,480,293 bushels of wheat, 312,697 of Indian corn, 669,410 of oats, 80,125 of barley, 97,700 of potatoes, 376,729 lbs. of butter, and 11,618 tons of hay. There were 5,385 horses, 4,374 milch cows, 7,304 other cattle, 2,819 sheep, and 8,238 swine; 2 manufactories of agricultural implements, 8 of carriages and wagons, 4 of furniture, 4 of lime, and 3 flour mills. Capital, Wabashaw.


Wabaunsee, a N. E. county of Kansas, bounded N. by the Kansas river, and drained by several streams; area, 804 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 3,362; in 1875, 4,649. The surface is undulating and the soil productive. The chief productions in 1870 were 63,451 bushels of wheat, 220,365 of Indian corn, 38,243 of oats, 35,669 of potatoes, 69,685 lbs. of butter, and 11,640 tons of hay. There were 1,983 horses, 2,692 milch cows, 3,878 other cattle, 862 sheep, and 1,466 swine. Capital, Alma.


Wabsatch, a N. E. county of Utah, bordering on Wyoming and Colorado, and intersected by Green river and its tributaries; area, 9,500 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,244. On the west are the Wahsatch mountains and on the north the Uintah. The resources are mostly undeveloped. The chief productions in 1870 were 23,670 bushels of wheat, 2,037 of oats, 10,109 of potatoes, and 1,329 tons of hay. The value of live stock was $51,571. Capital, Heber.

Waddy Thompson

Waddy Thompson, an American lawyer, born at Pickensville, S. C., Sept, 8, 1798, died in Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 23,1868. He graduated at the South Carolina college in 1814, and was admitted to the bar in 1819. He was a member of the legislature from 1826 to 1830, when he became solicitor of the western circuit. During the nullification excitement he was elected by the legislature brigadier general of militia (1835). From 1835 to 1841 he was a member of congress, and was prominent in debate as a leader of the whig party. In 1842 he was appointed minister to Mexico. During his mission, he made two important treaties, and procured the liberation of more than 200 Texan prisoners, many of whom were sent home at his own charge. On his return he published "Recollections of Mexico" (8vo, New York, 1846).


Wadena, a W. central county of Minnesota, drained by the Crow Wing river; area, 540 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 6; in 1875, 210. The surface is rolling and consists cheifly of prairies. Capital, Wadena.

Wager Of Battle

See Appeal, vol. i., p. 596.

Wager Of Law

See Criminal Law, vol. v., p. 487.


Wagram, a village of Lower Austria, on the left bank of the Rossbach, 11 m. N. E. of Vienna, celebrated for a decisive victory of Napoleon, July 5-6, 1809, over the Austrians, commanded by the archduke Charles. The loss was about 25,000 on each side. The immediate result of the battle was the retreat of the Austrians to' the heights of Znaym. After a second engagement an armistice was concluded on July 12, followed by the peace of Vienna, negotiated at the palace of Schonbrunn, Oct. 14. Berthier, for his share in the victory, was created prince of Wagram.