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es and records in Peking to the Chinese. The Emperor does not mention the demand of the powers for the punishment of the principal offenders. To these demands the ministers replied that they saw no reason for making any modifications whatever in the demands set forth in the protocol. On Feb. 5 negotiations began between the envoys of the powers and LI Hung Chang and Prince Ching, and continued through several months, the different sections of the joint note being taken up in turn. On Feb. 6 a formal indictment against the twelve officials whose punishment had been demanded by the powers was read. Kang Yi and LI Ping Heng are dead, but their names were included on account of the moral effect that it would have on the Chinese. The officials whose punishment was demanded are the following: Prince Chuang, commander-in-chief of the Boxers, who had a large share in the responsibility for promises of rewards of 50 taels for the capture of foreigners and the death of persons prote
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate States of America (search)
nt forthwith to form a confederacy of seceded States, and that a committee of thirteen be appointed to report a plan for a provisional government on the basis of the Constitution of the United States, and that all propositions in reference to a provisional government be referred to that committee. Alexander H. Stephens then moved that the term congress, instead of convention, be used when applied to the body then in session, which was agreed to. Commissioners from North Carolina appeared (Feb. 6), and were invited to seats in the convention. They came only as commissioners from a State yet in the Union, instructed to effect an honorable and amicable adjustment of all the difficulties that distract the country, upon the basis of the Crittenden Compromise (q. v.) modified by the Virginia legislature. Their mission was fruitless, for that congress was opposed to any form of conciliation. On the 7th a resolution from the legislature of Alabama, offering the Provisional Government of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hatcher's Run, battle of. (search)
carried the Confederate works on Hatcher's Run, making the passage of it safe for the Nationals. The latter cast up temporary earthworks, which were assailed in the afternoon, the Confederates pressing through a tangled swamp. They were repulsed. The Nationals lost about 300 men; their antagonists a few more. Warren's corps took position on the left of Humphrey's during the night, and the cavalry were recalled. Two other corps were disposed so as to assist, if necessary. Towards noon (Feb. 6), Crawford, moving towards Dabney's Mills, met and fought the Confederates under Pegram. The latter were repulsed, but finally the Nationals were pushed back with heavy loss. Then the Confederates attacked Humphrey's corps, and were repulsed in disorder. The Nationals were rallied behind intrenchments and stood firm, and made a permanent extension of Grant's line to Hatcher's Run. The City Point Railroad was extended to that stream. In the battle at Hatcher's Run the Nationals lost near
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e garrison and troops encamped outside of the fort numbered less than 3,000. These were commanded by General Tilghman, of Maryland, a graduate of West Point Academy. Foote placed four of his iron-clad gunboats in position to bombard the fort, while two of his unarmored vessels fished up torpedoes with which the Confederates had strewn the river bottom. Some of the troops went up the left side of the river to silence the guns of Fort Hieman, when the garrison fled. Meanwhile Foote opened (Feb. 6) a heavy fire on Fort Henry. It was so severe that in an hour the garrison were panic-stricken. The troops outside of the fort had fled to Fort Donelson (q. v.), 12 miles distant, on the Cumberland River; and only the commander and less than 100 men remained in the fort to surrender to Foote. Grant and the land troops did not arrive until after the surrender, when the fort was turned over to him. The Nationals lost two killed and thirty-eight wounded. Of the latter, twenty-nine were wound
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pearson, George Frederick 1796-1867 (search)
Pearson, George Frederick 1796-1867 Naval officer; born in Exeter, N. H., Feb. 6; 1796; entered the navy as midshipman. March 11, 1815, and rose to captain in 1855. While he was at Constantinople, in 1837, the Sultan offered to give him command of the Turkish navy, with the rank of admiral, and the salary of $10,000 a year. It was declined. He effectually cleared the Gulf of Mexico of pirates. In 1865-66 he was in command of the Pacific squadron. Retired in 1861; promoted commodore in 1862, and rear-admiral in 1866 on the retired list. He died in Portsmouth, N. H., June 30, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Petersburg. (search)
ed the Weldon road farther south than had yet been done. He destroyed it (Dec. 7) all the way to the Meherin River, meeting with little opposition. A few weeks later there was some sharp skirmishing between Confederate gunboats and National batteries near Dutch Gap Canal. A little later a movement was made on the extreme left of the Nationals to seize the Southside Railway and to develop the strength of Lee's right. The entire army in front of Petersburg received marching orders, and, on Feb. 6, the flanking movement began. After a sharp fight near Hatcher's Run, the Nationals permanently extended their left to that stream. Grant now determined to cut off all communication with Richmond north of that city. The opportunity offered towards the middle of February. Lee had drawn the greater portion of his forces from the Shenandoah Valley, and Sheridan, under instructions, made a grand cavalry raid against the northern communications with the Confederate capital, and especially for
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tohopeka, or Horseshoe Bend, battle at (search)
Tohopeka, or Horseshoe Bend, battle at In February, 1814, troops from east Tennessee were on the march to reinforce Jackson for the purpose of striking a finishing blow at the power of the Creek Indians. About 2,000 of them pressed towards the Coosa, and at the same time a similar number from west Tennessee were making their way into Alabama. Colonel Williams, with 600 regulars, reached Fort Strother on Feb. 6. Other troops soon joined them, and the Choctaw Indians openly espoused the cause of the United States. At the close of February, Map of the battle at Tohopeka. Jackson found himself at the head of 5,000 men. Supplies were gathered, and at the middle of March the troops were ready to move. Meanwhile the Creeks, from experience, had such premonitions of disaster that they concentrated their forces at the bend of the Tallapoosa River, in the northeast part of Tallapoosa county, Ala., at a place called Tohopeka, or Horseshoe Bend, a peninsula containing about 100 acres
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
laimed a State by the President......March 1, 1867 Tenure of civil office bill passed over the President's veto; Senate, 35 to 11; House, 133 to 37......March 2, 1867 Military reconstruction act introduced in the House by Thaddeus Stevens, Feb. 6, providing for the division of the insurrectionary States into five military districts, as follows: 1st, Virginia; 2d, North and South Carolina; 3d, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama; 4th, Mississippi and Arkansas; 5th, Louisiana and Texas. Passed oe appointments to be made......Jan. 24, 1873 Jury disagree in the Tweed trial......Jan. 31, 1873 Postal franking privilege abolished by act of Congress......Jan. 31, 1873 Trade dollar ordered and silver demonetized by act passing the Senate Feb. 6, and the House......Feb. 7, 1873 Electoral votes counted......Feb. 12, 1873 March 4, 1873, designated for extraordinary session of Senate, by proclamation of President......Feb. 21, 1873 Alexander H. Stephens elected to Forty-Third Congr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
g the year ......1630 First church at Boston, third in order of time in the colony, gathered at Charlestown......July, 1630 Watertown settled by Sir Richard Saltonstall......1630 Roxbury settled by William Pynchon......1630 Newtown (now Cambridge) settled by Mr. Dudley, Mr. Bradstreet, and others......1630 Dorchester and Boston settled......1630 Lynn settled......1630 Famine in the Massachusetts Bay colony December, 1630, and January, 1631 A general fast appointed for Feb. 6; ship Lyon arrives, laden with provisions and bringing twenty-six passengers, among them Roger Williams......Feb. 5, 1631 Roger Williams is appointed assistant to Mr. Skelton in the ministry at Salem, but, asserting his views of religious toleration, the independence of conscience, of the civil magistrates, and the separation of church and state, he is obliged to withdraw to the Plymouth colony......early in 1631 Second general court makes the Massachusetts colony a theocracy, which
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
n by batteries on Morris Island and Fort Moultrie, retires......Jan. 9, 1861 Charles G. Memminger appointed Confederate Secretary of the Treasury......Feb. 21, 1861 State convention called by the legislature, Dec. 17, 1860, revises the State constitution, which goes into effect without being submitted to the people for ratification......April 8, 1861 Governor Pickens's demand for the surrender of Fort Sumter being refused by Major Anderson, Jan. 11, and also by the Secretary of War, Feb. 6, the Civil War is opened by a shell fired from the howitzer battery on James Island at 4.30 A. M. Friday.......April 12, 1861 Fort Sumter evacuated by Major Anderson......April 14, 1861 United States steam-frigate Niagara begins the blockade of Charleston Harbor, May 11; captures the English ship General Parkhill......May 13, 1861 Governor Pickens proclaims that all persons remitting money to pay debts due in the North are guilty of treason......June 6, 1861 James M. Mason, of Vi