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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, (search)
12), to meet at Baltimore, Dec. 20. Putnam was invested with almost absolute control of military affairs in Philadelphia, and the Congress delegated its executive powers to a resident committee composed of Robert Morris, George Clymer, and George Walton, to act in their behalf during their absence. In Baltimore, the Congress reassembled (Dec. 20, 1776) in a spacious brick building that stood until within a few years, with fronts on Baltimore, Sharpe, and Liberty streets, and where, on the 23d, Rev. Patrick Allison, first minister of the Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, and Rev. William White, of the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, were appointed chaplains. On June 18, 1860, the adjourned convention of Democratic delegates who had assembled in Charleston met at Baltimore, with Mr. Cushing in the chair. The Meeting-place of Congress in Baltimore in 1776. seceders from the Charleston Convention, who had been in session at Richmond, had adjourned to Baltimore, and claimed the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Buena Vista, battle of. (search)
e; for the commander immediately declined the polite invitation to surrender, and both armies prepared to fight. The Americans waited for the Mexicans to take the initiative. There was slight skirmishing all day, and that night the American troops bivouacked without fire and slept on their arms: the Mexicans, in the mountains, meanwhile trying to form a cordon of soldiers around the little army of Taylor and Wool, then less than 5.000 in number. The battle began early on the morning of the 23d, and continued all day. The struggle was terribly severe; the slaughter was fearful; and until near sunset it was doubtful who would triumph. Then the Mexican leader, performing the pitiful trick of displaying a flag of truce to throw Taylor off his guard, made a desperate assault on the American centre, where that officer was in command in person. The batteries of Bragg, Washington, and Sherman resisted the assault, and before long the Mexican line began to waver. Taylor, standing near on
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
ats.—6. General Hunter ordered the drafting of negroes in the Department of the South. Confederates capture Franklin, Tenn.—8. Brigadier-General Stoughton captured by Moseby's cavalry at Fairfax Court-House, Va. Twenty-three Confederate steamers captured on the Yazoo River.—11. Governor Cannon, of Delaware, declared the national authority supreme.—18. House of Representatives of New Jersey pass peace resolutions.—19. Mount Sterling, Ky., taken by Confederates, and retaken by Nationals on the 23d. English-Confederate steamer Georgia, laden with arms, destroyed near Charleston.—25. Impressment of private property in the Confederacy authorized.—31. General Herron appointed to the command of the Army of the Frontier. Jacksonville, Fla., burned by Union colored troops and evacuated. —April 1. Cavalry fight. near Drainesville, Va.—2. Farragut's fleet ravaged in Red River. Serious bread-riot in Richmond; the mob mostly women.—3. Arrest of Knights of the Golden Circle at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
o follow them on their way to the Reserve. They ascended the Mohawk River in bateaux, passing through Little Falls, and from the present city of Rome took their boats and stores across into Wood Creek. Passing down the stream, they crossed the Oneida Lake, thence down the Oswego to Lake Ontario, coasting along the lake to Niagara. After encountering innumerable hardships, the party reached Buffalo on June 17, where they met Red Jacket and the principal chiefs of the Six Nations, and on the 23d of that month completed a contract with those chiefs, by which they purchased all the rights of those Indians to the lands on the Reserve, for £500, New York currency, to be paid in goods to the Western Indians, and two beef cattle and 100 gallons of whiskey to the Eastern Indians, besides gifts and provisions to all of them. Setting out from Buffalo on June 27, they coasted along the shore of the lake, some of the party in boats and others marching along the banks. In the journal of Se
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grady, Henry Woodfen 1851-1892 (search)
ety of New York to deliver the formal speech at its annual dinner (Dec. 22). He chose for his subject The New South, and the speech in its composition and delivery gave him a sudden and wide fame as an orator. On Dec. 12, 1889, he delivered by invitation an address before the Merchants' Association in Boston on The future of the negro, and this speech still farther increased his fame. He was ill at the time of its delivery, became worse before leaving Boston, and died in Athens, Ga., on the 23d of that month. The citizens of Atlanta, grateful for what he had done for the city, State, and the South, testified their appreciation of his worth by erecting in that city the Grady Memorial Hospital, which was formally opened June 2, 1892. The New South. There was a South of slavery and secession—that South is dead. There is a South of union and freedom—that South, thank God, is living, breathing, growing every hour. These words, delivered from the immortal lips of Benjamin H. Hill
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hornet, (search)
ous treatment of the prisoners. See Lawrence, James. When Decatur departed with the President (see President) he ordered the remainder of his squadron to rendezvous at the port of Tristan d'acunha, the principal of a group of islands in the South Atlantic, in lat. 37° S. and 12° W. from Washington. They followed the President to sea (Jan. 22, 1815), not knowing her fate, and the Hornet, Capt. James Biddle, and Tom Bowline arrived at the rendezvous together at the middle of March. On the 23d they entered the port, and the Hornet was about to cast anchor, when a strange sail was discovered at the windward. Biddle immediately went seaward to reconnoitre. The stranger came down before the wind, and a little before two o'clock was within musket-shot distance from the Hornet, displayed English colors, and fired a gun. The challenge was accepted by the Hornet, and for fifteen minutes a sharp cannonade was kept up. Then the British vessel ran down the Hornet with the intention of boar
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
non, of Ohio, to fill his place. The actual settlers in Kansas, who were chiefly anti-slavery men, held a convention, Sept. 5, 1855, when they resolved not to recognize the laws of the illegal legislature as binding upon them. They refused to vote for a delegate to Congress at an election appointed by the legislature, and they called a delegate convention at Topeka on Oct. 19. At that convention Governor Reeder was elected delegate to Congress by the legal votes of the Territory. On the 23d another convention of legal voters assembled at Topeka and framed a State constitution. It was approved by the legal vote of the Territory. It made Kansas a free-labor State, and under this constitution they asked for admission into the Union, as such. The strife between freedom and slavery was then transferred to the national capital. Reeder made a contest for a seat in Congress with the delegate chosen by the illegal votes. Meanwhile, elections had been held (Jan. 17, 1856) in Kansas u
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monterey, capture of (search)
t and reinforcements for his army. Early in September the first division of his army, under Gen. W. J. Worth, moved towards Monterey, the capital of New Leon, which was strongly fortified, and then defended by General Ampudia with about 9,000 Mexican troops. Taylor soon joined Worth, and they encamped within 3 miles of the city, on Sept. 19, with about 7,000 men, and on the morning of the 21st attacked the stronghold. Joined by other divisions of the army, the assault became general on the 23d, and the conflict in the streets was dreadful. The Mexicans fired volleys of musketry from the windows of the strong store-houses upon the invaders, and the carnage was terrible. Finally, on the fourth day of the siege, Ampudia asked for a truce. It was granted, and he prepared to evacuate the city. Taylor demanded absolute surrender, which was made on the 24th, when General Worth's division was quartered in the city, and General Taylor, granting an armistice for eight weeks if permitted
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Provincial Congresses (search)
e represented by deputies. Matthew Thornton was chosen president, and Eleazar Thompson secretary. They established a post-office at Portsmouth, provided for procuring arms, recommended the establishment of home manufactures, commissioned Brigadier-General Folsom first commander, and provided for the issue of bills of credit. On May 2, 1775, the provincial committee of correspondence of New Jersey directed the chairman to summon a Provincial Congress of deputies to meet in Trenton, on the 23d of that month. Thirteen counties were represented—namely, Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Burlington, Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, and Cape May. Hendrick Fisher was chosen president; Johathan D. Sargent secretary; and William Paterson and Frederick Frelinghuysen assistants. The Provincial Assembly had been called (May 15) by Governor Franklin to consider North's conciliatory proposition. They declined to approve it, or to take any decisive step
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Reconstruction. (search)
will. He uniformly vetoed acts passed by Congress, but his vetoes were impotent for mischief, for the bills were passed over them by very large majorities. His conduct so estranged his cabinet ministers that they all resigned in March, 1866, excepting the Secretary of War (Mr. Stanton), who retained his post at that critical time for the public good. Congress pressed forward the work of reconstruction in spite of the President's opposition. Late in July Tennessee was reorganized, and took its place in the councils of the nation: The President's official acts finally caused his impeachment, when, after a trial, he was acquitted by one vote. Finally, the disorganized States, having complied with the requirements of Congress, the Union was fully restored in May, 1872. On the 23d of that month every seat in Congress was filled for the first time since the winter of 1860-61, when members from several of the slave-labor States abandoned them. See Civil rights bill; Freedmen's Bureau.
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