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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
e city. The Mount Vernon arsenal was captured by four Confederate companies commanded by Captain Leadbetter, of the United States Engineer Corps, and a native of Maine. At dawn (Jan. 4, 1861) they surprised Captain Reno, who was in command of the arsenal, and the Alabama Confederates thus obtained 15,000 stands of arms. 150, 000 pounds of gunpowder, some cannon, and a large quantity of munitions of war. The Alabama Senators and Representatives withdrew from Congress Jan. 21, 1861. On March 13, a State convention ratified the constitution adopted by the Confederate Congress. The authorities of the State seized the national property within its borders, and sent troops to Florida to assist in capturing Fort Pickens and other public works there. Alabama sent a commissioner to Washington as an ambassador, but he was not received. During the war that ensued. Alabama bore her share of the burden, and her cities and plantations suffered from the ravages of the conflict. Wilson's ca
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bank of the United States. (search)
ailed in the fulfilment of the promises of its creation — namely, to establish a uniform and sound currency for the whole nation; and, also, that such an institution was not authorized by the national Constitution. Again, in his annual messages in 1830 and 1831, he attacked the bank, and renewed his objections. At the close of 1831 the proper officers of the bank petitioned, for the first time, for the renewal of its charter. The petition was presented in the Senate Jan. 9, 1832, and on March 13 a select committee, to whom it was referred, reported in favor of renewing the charter for fifteen years. Long debates ensued, and finally a bill for rechartering the bank passed both Houses of Congress — the Senate on June 11, by 28 against 20, and the House of Representatives. July 3, by a vote of 107 against 85. The President vetoed it, and as it failed to receive the constitutional vote of two-thirds of both Houses, the bank charter expired by limitation in 1836. The commercial comm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil rights bill, (search)
Civil rights bill, An important measure introduced in the United States Senate on Jan. 29, 1866; adopted there Feb. 2 by a vote of 33 to 12, and passed in the House on March 13 by a vote of 111 to 38. The bill was vetoed March 27 by President Johnson, but was passed over the veto, in the Senate on April 6, and in the House on April 9. While the bill was passing through these stages a number of amendments were proposed for the purpose of nullifying the decision in the Dred Scot case; and on April 30 Thaddeus Stevens, of Pennsylvania, in the House, reported from a joint committee the measure that became the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States (q. v.) The original civil rights bill comprised in brief the following provisions: 1. All persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, were therein declared to be citizens of the United States, having the same rights as white citizens in every State and Territ
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gold standard act. (search)
irst session, entitled, An act to define and fix the standard of value, to maintain the parity of all forms of money issued or coined by the United States, to refund the public debt, and for other purposes, as reported from the conference committee of the two Houses, passed the Senate March 6, 1900, by a party vote of 44 to 26 (one Democrat, Mr. Lindsay, of Kentucky, supporting the bill, and one Republican, Mr. Chandler, of New Hampshire, voting against it), and the House of Representatives March 13, by a vote of 166 yeas to 120 nays, ten members present and not voting. The President signed the bill March 14. By this act the dollar consisting of twenty-five and eight-tenths grains of gold, nine-tenths fine, shall be the standard of value, and all forms of money issued or coined shall be maintained at a parity of value with this gold standard. The United States notes and treasury notes shall be redeemed in gold coin, and a redemption fund of $150,000,000 of gold coin and bullion is
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
Chronology of the War. The following is a list of the more important events from the outbreak of the insurrection to October, 1901: Feb. 4, 1899. The Filipinos, under Aguinaldo, attacked the American defences at Manila. The Americans assumed the offensive the next day, and in the fighting which ensued for several days the American loss was fifty-seven killed and 215 wounded. Five hundred Filipinos were killed, 1,000 wounded, and 500 captured. Feb. 10. Battle of Caloocan. March 13-19. General Wheaton attacked and occupied Pasig. March 21-30. General MacArthur advanced towards and captured Malolos. Military operations were partially suspended during the rainy season. Meanwhile the southern islands were occupied by the American forces; Iloilo by General Miller, Feb. 11; Cebu by the Navy, March 27; and Negros, Mindanao, and the smaller islands subsequently. A treaty was concluded with the Sultan of Sulu, in which his rights were guaranteed, and he acknowledg
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Port Hudson, capture of (search)
rger force than Banks could then spare. So he operated for a while among the rich sugar and cotton regions of Louisiana, west of the river. In March, 1863, he concentrated his forces—nearly 25,000 strong—at Baton Rouge. At the same time Commodore Farragut had gathered a small fleet at a point below Port Hudson, with a determination to run by the batteries there and recover the control of the river between that place and Vicksburg. To make this movement, Banks sent towards Port Hudson (March 13) 12,000 men, who drove in the pickets, while two gunboats and some mortar-boats bombarded the works. That night Farragut attempted to pass, but failed, and Banks returned to Baton Rouge. After more operations in Louisiana, Banks returned to the Mississippi and began the investment of Port Hudson, May 24, 1863. His troops were commanded by Generals Weitzel, Auger, Grover, Dwight, and T. W. Sherman, and the beleaguered garrison was under the command of Gen. Frank K. Gardner. Farragut, w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Red River expedition. (search)
made to repossess Texas by an invasion by way of the Red River and Shreveport. General Banks was directed to organize an expedition for that purpose at New Orleans, and General Sherman was ordered to send troops to aid him. Admiral Porter was also directed to place a fleet of gunboats on the Red River to assist in the enterprise, and General Steele, at Little Rock, Ark., was ordered to co-operate with the expedition. Banks's column, led by General Franklin, moved from Brashear City, La. (March 13), by way of Opelousas, and reached Alexandria, on the Red River, on the 26th. Detachments from Sherman's army, under Gen. A. J. Smith, had already gone up the Red River on transports, captured Fort de Russy on the way, and taken possession of Alexandria (March 10). They were followed by Porter's fleet of gunboats. From that point Banks moved forward with his whole force, and on April 3 was at Natchitoches, near the river, 80 miles above Alexandria, by land. At that point Porter's vessels
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
glish 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......March
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
ers, holders, or assignees of any bond or bonds now generally known as Union Bank bonds or Planters' Bank bonds ......1875 Conflict between office-holders and people still continuing, several riots occur. notably at Yazoo City, Sent. 1, and Clinton, Sept. 4. Governor Ames again appeals to the President for protection, which is refused, and at the State election the Republican party is generally defeated......November, 1875 Lieut.-Gov. Alexander K. Davis impeached and found guilty, March 13; T. W. Cardoza, superintendent of public education, resigns, March 21; Governor Ames, having been impeached Feb. 25, resigns his office......March 28, 1876 Amendment to the constitution abolishing the office of lieutenant-governor......1876 State board of health created by act of legislature......1877 Acts passed by legislature: To establish and maintain in the State a system of public free schools; that Alcorn University be hereafter known as the Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
r of the board of regents of the State of New York......Jan. 30, 1890 Schenectady commemorates the 200th anniversary of the massacre by French and Indians......Feb. 9, 1890 John Jacob Astor, born 1822, dies at New York......Feb. 22, 1890 Governor Hill signs the Adirondack State park bill......March 11, 1890 Charles T. Saxton introduced in 1888 the first bill embodying the Australian ballot system presented to any legislature in the United States, passes the Assembly by 72 to 51, March 13, but is vetoed by Governor Hill......March 31, 1890 Governor Hill approves the corrupt practices act for preventing bribery and intimidation at elections......April 4, 1890 Compromise election bill, allowing a paster ballot and a series of tickets, instead of a blanket ballot, is approved by the governor......May 2, 1890 Maj.-Gen. John C. Fremont, born 1813, dies at New York......July 13, 1890 First execution in the world of electricity, William Kemmler (murderer) at Auburn pr
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