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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hatfield, Edwin Francis 1807-1883 (search)
Hatfield, Edwin Francis 1807-1883 Clergyman; born in Elizabethtown, N. J., Jan. 9, 1807; graduated at Middlebury College in 1829; pastor of Presbyterian churches in New York City and St. Louis, Mo., till 1863, and afterwards held important offices in connection with his Church. His publications include History of Elizabeth, N. J.; The New York observer year-book, etc. He died in Summit, N. J., Sept. 22, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. Philip, Fort, attack on (search)
attle there (Jan. 8, 1815), some of the British troops sought to secure the free navigation of the Mississippi for themselves by capturing Fort St. Philip, at a bend of the stream, 70 or 80 miles below New Orleans in a direct line. It was regarded as the key to Louisiana. It was garrisoned by 366 men, under Major Overton, of the Rifle Corps, and the crew of a gunboat which had been warped into a bayou at its side. A British squadron of five vessels appeared near the fort on the morning of Jan. 9 and anchored, out of range of the heavy guns of the fort, two bomb-vessels with their broadsides to the fort. These opened fire in the afternoon, and continued a bombardment and cannonade, with little interruption, until daybreak on the 18th. During that time the Americans were much exposed to rain and cold. The British cast more than 1,000 shells, besides many round and grape shot, upon the fort, the result of which was two Americans killed and seven wounded. They had expended 20,000 lbs
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Star of the West, (search)
nset, Jan. 5, 1861. Far down the bay she received, under cover of thick darkness, four officers and 250 artillerists and marines, with their arms and ammunition, and proceeded to sea, under her commander, Capt. John McGowan. On the morning of Jan. 9 she reached Charleston Bar, before daylight. Finding all the shore-lights put out, she extinguished her own. Just at dawn a scouting steamboat discovered her, burned colored lights as signals, and ran for the inner harbor. the Star of the West learned with pride and pleasure of the successful resistance this day by the troops of this State, acting under orders of the governor, to an attempt to reinforce Fort Sumter. The Charleston Mercury, Jan. 10, said, exultingly: Yesterday, the 9th of January, will be remembered in history. Powder has been burned over a decree of our State, timber has been crashed, perhaps blood spilled. The expulsion of the Star of the West from Charleston Harbor, yesterday morning, was the opening of the ball
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ed from the service of the United States under the Ninth and Fifty-second Articles of War......Jan. 21, 1863 Organization of the 1st South Carolina Colored Loyal Volunteers, Col. T. W. Higginson, commander......Jan. 25, 1863 Major-General Burnside relieved by Major-General Hooker......Jan. 25, 1863 A. D. Boileau, proprietor of the Philadelphia Evening journal, arrested and taken to Washington......Jan. 27, 1863 Secretary Seward replies to the French government upon mediation (see Jan. 9)......Feb. 6, 1863 Commissary-general of subsistence first appointed, with the rank of brigadier-general......Feb. 9, 1863 Territorial government established in Arizona......Feb. 24, 1863 Congress provides a national currency secured by United States bonds......approved Feb. 25, 1863 [Vote in the Senate, 23 to 21; House, 78 to 64.] Destruction of the Confederate warsteamer Nashville by the Montauk, in the Ogeechee River, Ga.......Feb. 28, 1863 Congress authorizes, besides t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
xt-book ever published by the State, a small treatise on the effect of alcohol on the human system, is issued and distributed to the schools......September, 1887 Equestrian statue of Gen. Israel Putnam erected at Brooklyn, Windham county, and unveiled......Jan. 14, 1888 First Monday in September designated a public holiday (Labor Day), a State normal school established at Willimantic, and an anti-screen saloon law and modified Australian ballot law passed by legislature in session......Jan. 9–June 22, 1889 Alfred H. Terry, major-general, United States army, born 1827, dies at New Haven......Dec. 16, 1890 Deadlock between the two houses of the legislature on the governorship......Jan. 7, 1891 Democratic candidates for State offices sworn in by the Senate, refused possession by Republican incumbents......Jan. 13, 1891 Governor Bulkeley by proclamation warns the citizens against recognizing the Democratic State officers......Jan. 19, 1891 P. T. Barnum, born 1810, dies
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
presented him by the legislature......June 19, 1786 Assembly directs paper bills of credit not to exceed £ 30,000 struck off under direction of governor......Aug. 14, 1786 Abram Baldwin and Hon. William Frew, delegates from Georgia, sign draught of constitution proposed for ratification......Sept. 17, 1787 Legislature at Augusta ratifies the federal Constitution, the fourth State......Jan. 2, 1788 George Handly elected governor to succeed Gen. James Jackson (age thirty), elected Jan. 9, who resigned on account of his youth......Jan. 25, 1788 Differences between South Carolina and Georgia settled; northern boundary of Georgia fixed in line west from head of most northern branch of Tugaloo River to the Mississippi River......February, 1788 First bag of cotton exported from Georgia, raised by Alexander Bissel of St. Simon's Island......1788 New constitution, to take effect in following October, formally accepted by governor......May 6, 1789 First General Assembly
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
an at the house of a Mrs. Williams in Greeneville, east Tennessee. In attempting to escape he is killed......Sept. 4, 1864 Federals under Schofield repulse Confederates under Hood at Franklin......Nov. 30, 1864 Federals retire from Franklin and occupy Nashville Dec. 1; Hood advances and partially invests Nashville......Dec. 3-14, 1864 Thomas defeats Hood at Nashville......Dec. 15-16, 1864 Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery framed by a convention which sits at Nashville, Jan. 9 to Jan. 26, 1865, ratified by a vote of the people, 21,104 to 40......Feb. 22, 1865 Legislature ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment......April 5, 1865 President Lincoln dies, Andrew Johnson President......April 15, 1865 Law disfranchising all citizens who have voluntarily borne arms for or aided the Confederate government......1866 Law making negroes and Indians competent witnesses......1866 Race riot in Memphis; twenty-four negroes killed......May 1-3, 1866 Fourteenth Amen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
e field, and his column routed. By 8 A. M. the assault was at an end. Colonel Thornton's attack on the west side of the river was successful, for he routed General Morgan's militia, which were poorly armed, and drove them beyond Jackson's position towards the city, and compelled Patterson to spike his guns and retire, but owing to the failure of the main assault, together with the loss of the chief officers, General Lambert, now chief in command, recalled Thornton from his successes, and on Jan. 9 began preparations for retreating. Of 7,000 British troops engaged in the assault, 2,036 were killed and wounded, the killed being estimated at over 700; Americans lost eight killed and thirteen wounded in the main assault; total loss on both sides of the river, seventy-one.] Frigate President, forty-four guns, Commodore Decatur commanding, is captured by the British frigates Endymion, forty guns, the Pomone, Tenedos, and Majestic......Jan. 15, 1815 Frigate Constitution captures the