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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brier Creek, battle of. (search)
Brier Creek, battle of. Colonel Ashe, of North Carolina, was sent by General Lincoln, with 2,000 men, to drive the British from Augusta, Ga., in 1779. The latter fled when Ashe appeared on the opposite side of the river, and pushed towards the sea, led by Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell. Ashe crossed and pursued as far as Brier Creek, 40 miles below Augusta, on the Georgia side of the Savannah River, where he encamped. He was surprised (March 3) and utterly defeated by General Prevost, who was marching up from Savannah to support Campbell. Ashe lost almost his entire army by death, captivity, and dispersion. Some were killed, others perished in the morasses, and many were drowned in attempting to pass the Savannah River. This blow deprived Lincoln of about one-fourth of his army and led to the temporary re-establishment of royal authority in Georgia.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electoral commission. (search)
tuted for Senator Thurman, who had become ill. Judges Clifford, Miller, Field, and Strong, of the Supreme Court, were named in the bill, and these chose as the fifth member of associate justices Joseph P. Bradley. The Electoral Commission assembled in the hall of the House of Representatives, Feb. 1, 1877. The legality of returns from several States was questioned, and was passed upon and decided by the commission. The counting was completed on March 2, and the commission made the final decision in all cases. The president of the Senate then announced that Hayes and Wheeler were elected. The forty-fourth Congress finally adjourned on Saturday, March 3. March 4, prescribed as the day for the taking of the oath of office by the President, falling on Sunday, Mr. Hayes, to prevent any technical objections that might be raised, privately took the oath of office on that day, and on Monday, the 5th, he was publicly inaugurated, in the presence of a vast multitude of his fellow-citizens.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
a, laden with furs, and was never heard from. While awaiting the supplies which The Griffin was expected to bring, La Salle explored Lake Michigan to its southern extremity, ascended the St. Joseph, crossed the portage to Kankakee, descended the Illinois, and, landing at an Indian village on the site of the present village of Utica, Ill., celebrated mass on New Year's Day, 1680. Before the winter was ended he became certain that The Griffin was lost. But, undaunted by his disasters, on March 3, with five companions, he began the incredible feat of making the journey to Quebec on foot in the dead of winter. This he accomplished. He reorganized his expedition, conquered every difficulty, and on Dec. 21, 1681, with a party of fifty-four Frenchmen and friendly Indians, set out for the present site of Chicago, and by way of the Illinois River reached the Mississippi, Feb. 6, 1682. He descended its stream, and on April 9, 1682, standing on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, solemnly
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Andrew 1808- (search)
tance of law for which you have hesitated to assume the responsibility in orders, and thus to destroy my character before the country. The President's conduct concerning Stanton led immediately to his impeachment. On Feb. 22, 1868, the House of Representatives, by a vote of 126 to 47, Resolved, that Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, be impeached of high crimes and misdemeanors. A committee presented nine articles of impeachment (see below). Managers were appointed, and on March 3 they presented two other charges. The Senate organized as a high court of impeachment, with Chief-Justice Chase presiding, on the 5th; the President was summoned to the bar on the 7th, and appeared by counsel on the 13th; and the trial was begun on the 30th. The examination of witnesses ended April 22; the arguments of counsel were concluded May 6; and twenty days were consumed in debates in the Senate. The votes of fifty-four Senators present were taken on the verdict on May 26, when th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monroe, James 1759-1870 (search)
on the adjacent parts of the coast, I submit for the consideration of Congress whether additional and sufficient appropriation should not be made. The board of engineers were also directed to examine and survey the entrance of the harbor of the port of Presque Isle in Pennsylvania, in order to make an estimate of the expense of removing the obstructions to the entrance, with a plan of the best mode of effecting the same, under the appropriation for that purpose by act of Congress passed March 3 last. The report of the board accompanies the papers from the War Department, and is submitted for the consideration of Congress. A strong hope has been long entertained, founded on the heroic struggle of the Greeks, that they would succeed in their contest, and resume their equal station among the nations of the earth. It is believed that the whole civilized world takes a deep interest in their welfare. Although no power has declared in their favor, yet none, according to our informa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
with a few lighter ones that could be of very little service. Already two schooners, the Oneida and Julia, were in the service. The keel of the frigate Madison, twenty-four guns, was laid before Chauncey's arrival, and when finished she mounted forty guns. There was an average of only five guns to each vessel of the remainder of the Lake Ontario squadron. In January, 1813, an act was passed authorizing the building of four 74-gun ships and six first-class frigates. A subsequent act (March 3) authorized the construction of six sloops-of-war, and as many ships on the lakes as the President might direct. Another act promised any person who, by torpedoes or other like contrivances, should burn, sink, or destroy any British armed vessels, half their value in money. So much enthusiasm had been created by the naval victories in 1812 that in several of the States acts were passed to build ships-of-war and present them to the government. The latter projects, however, failed. James
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Madrid, siege of (search)
n there was reinforced from Columbus, it was put under the command of General McCown. Against this post General Halleck despatched Gen. John Pope and a considerable body of troops, chiefly from Ohio and Illinois. He departed from St. Louis (Feb. 22, 1862) on transports, and landed first at Commerce, Mo., and marched thence to New Madrid, encountering a small force under General Thompson on the way, and capturing from him three pieces of artillery. He reached the vicinity of New Madrid on March 3, found the post strongly garrisoned, and a flotilla under Capt. George N. Hollins (q. v.) in the river. He encamped out of reach of the great guns, and sent to Cairo for heavy cannon. When these arrived there were 9,000 infantry, besides artillery, within the works at New Madrid, and three gunboats added to the flotilla. On the morning after the arrival of his four siege-guns Pope had them in position, and opened fire on the works and the flotilla. These were vigorously replied to, an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tariff. (search)
ported by ways and means committee, Jan. 16; both bills discussed and amended for several weeks; a conference committee meets, Feb. 28; after some resignations and reappointments of members, reports, March 2, accepted in the Senate, 12.30 A. M., March 3, by 32 to 31 votes, and in the House at 5.30 P. M., March 3, by 152 to 116 votes, and signed by the President before adjournment, which was after midnight......March 3, 1883 A bill to reduce import duties and war-tariff taxes, introduced by MMarch 3, by 152 to 116 votes, and signed by the President before adjournment, which was after midnight......March 3, 1883 A bill to reduce import duties and war-tariff taxes, introduced by Mr. Morrison, is reported in the House, March 11, and defeated by vote of 159 to 155......April 15, 1884 A bill to reduce tariff taxes, introduced by Mr. Morrison, is lost by vote of the House, 157 to 140......June 17, 1886 Mills bill, a measure to reduce taxation and simplify the laws in relation to the collection of revenue, introduced in the House by Roger Q. Mills, of Texas, chairman of the ways and means committee......April 2, 1888 Mills bill is taken up for discussion, April 17,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
as; 5th, Louisiana and Texas. Passed over the President's veto; House, 138 to 51; Senate, 38 to 10......March 2, 1867 National bankruptcy bill passed......March 2, 1867 Department of Education established by act of Congress......March 2, 1867 Peonage in the Territory of New Mexico abolished and forever prohibited by act of Congress......March 2, 1867 Committee on the judiciary reports, concerning impeachment, its inability to conclude its labors (report presented at 3 A. M. Sunday, March 3), and recommends a continuance of investigation......March 2, 1867 Thirty-ninth Congress adjourns......March 4, 1867 Fortieth Congress, first session, convenes......March 4, 1867 Schuyler Colfax re-elected speaker by a vote of 127 to 30 for Samuel S. Marshall, of Illinois. [The first session of the Fortieth Congress was continued by repeated adjournments, sitting—First, March 4-29; second, July 3-20; third, Nov. 21–Dec. 2, when it adjourned sine die. Congress distrusting the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
d; the English lost about 200 killed and wounded and six captains killed; this swamp fight occurred Sunday......Dec. 19, 1675 Indians attack Lancaster, and after killing all the men carry the women and children into captivity......Feb. 5, 1676 Six hundred additional troops ordered to be levied......Feb. 8, 1676 Medfield surprised and laid in ashes......Feb. 21, 1676 Weymouth, within 18 miles of Boston, attacked and seven buildings burned......Feb. 24 1676 Groton attacked......March 3, 9, 13, 1676 Town of Plymouth assaulted and twelve persons killed......March, 1676 Warwick burned and Providence partially destroyed......March 17, 1676 [The aged Roger Williams accepts a commission as captain for the defence of the town he had founded.] Captain Pierce, of Scituate, with about fifty men and twenty Indians, routed near Seekonk; his entire party cut off......March 26. 1676 Marlborough attacked and partially burned......March 26, 1676 Seekonk laid in ashes.
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