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very strong. and the land expedition against Montreal was abandoned. When Quebec fell, in the autumn of 1759, the French held Montreal, and were not dismayed. In the spring of 1760, Vaudreuil, the governor-general of Canada, sent M. Levi, the successor of Montcalm, to recover Quebec. He descended the St. Lawrence with six frigates and a powerful land force. The English. under General Murray, marched out of Quebec, and met him at Sillery, 3 miles above the city; and there was fought (April 4) one of the most sanguinary battles of the war. Murray was defeated. He lost about 1,000 men, and all his artillery, but succeeded in retreating to the city with the remainder of his army. Levi laid siege to Quebec, and Murray's condition was becoming critical, when an English squadron appeared (May 9) with reinforcements and provisions. Supposing it to be the whole British fleet, Levi raised the siege (May 10), and fled to Montreal, after losing most of his shipping. Now came the fin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dartmoor prison, (search)
ed within double walls, with seven distinct prison-houses, with enclosures. The place, at the time in question, was in charge of Capt. T. G. Shortland, with a military guard. He was accused of cruelty towards the captives. It was nearly three months after the treaty of peace was signed before they were permitted to know the fact. From that time they were in daily expectation of release. Delay caused uneasiness and impatience, and symptoms of a determination to escape soon appeared. On April 4 the prisoners demanded bread instead of hard biscuit, and refused to receive the latter. On the 6th, so reluctantly did the prisoners obey orders to retire to their quarters, that when some of them, with the appearance of mutinous intentions, not only refused to retire, but passed beyond the prescribed limits of their confinement, they were fired upon by order of Captain Shortland, for the purpose of intimidating all. The firing was followed up by the soldiers, without excuse. Five prison
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) 1746- (search)
army he received the thanks of Congress, the Order of the Cincinnati, and the brevet of brigadier-general. Returning to Poland, he fought against the Russians, under Poniatowski, in 1792; but the Polish patriots were defeated, and Kosciuszko retired to Leipsic. Another rising of the Poles occurred in 1794, when Kosciuszko was placed at the head of the insurgents as dictator; and, with 5,000 peasants, armed mostly with scythes, he routed nearly twice that number of Russians at Raclawice, April 4. Committing the conduct of a provisional government to a national council, he marched against his enemies. In Warsaw he was besieged by a combined army of Russians and Prussians. These, after Thaddeus Kosciuszko. several bloody conflicts, were compelled by the Polish chief to raise the siege. Austria had joined the assailants of the Poles, and, with an army of 150,000 men, fell upon and crushed them (Oct. 10) at Macieowice. Kosciuszko fought gallantly, and fell covered with wounds, u
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oregon, (search)
Oregon, A battle-ship of the American navy; carries four 13-inch (67-ton) guns, eight 8-inch, four 6-inch, and thirty-one rapid-fire machine guns. At the outbreak of hostilities with Spain, the Oregon was ordered from San Francisco, where she was built, to the Atlantic coast. She left San Francisco March 19, and arrived at Callao, Peru, April 4, where she took on coal; reached Sandy Point April 18, and again took on coal; reached Rio de Janeiro April 30, Bahia May 8, Barbadoes May 18, and Jupiter Inlet, Florida, May 24. The entire distance run was 14,706 knots, at an expenditure of 4,155 tons of coal. While in Rio de Janeiro, Captain Clark received word that the Spanish torpedo-boat Temerario had sailed from Montevideo with the intention of United States battle-ship Oregon. destroying the Oregon. Captain Clark notified the Brazilian authorities that if the Temerario entered the harbor with hostile intention, she would be attacked; and at the same time left orders with the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace Congresses. (search)
He proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would protect the slave-holder in transporting his slaves anywhere, as property; also that should forever exclude from the ballot-box and public office persons who are in whole or in part of the African race. He also proposed an amendment recognizing the right of peaceable secession. Other propositions were submitted by members in open convention, among them one from Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, proposing an adjournment of the convention to April 4, to enable all the States to be represented. The various propositions were earnestly discussed for several days. David Dudley Field, of New York, proposed, Feb. 26, to amend the majority report by striking out the seventh section and inserting the words, No State shall withdraw from the Union without the consent of all the States convened in pursuance of an act passed by two-thirds of each House of Congress. This was rejected by a vote of 11 States against 10. The votes were by States
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peninsular campaign, (search)
ing, in August of the same year, including the famous seven days battle before Richmond. Heintzelman's corps embarks for Fortress MonroeMarch 17, 1862 Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac transferred to vicinity of Fortress MonroeApril 1, 1862 McDowell's corps detached from the ArmyApril 4, 1862 Yorktown and its line of defence, about 13 miles in length, occupied by 11,000 Confederates under Magruder, is attacked by the Nationals; repulsedApril 4, 1862 Siege, so-called, of YorktownApril 4-May 5, 1862 Confederates evacuate YorktownMay 5, 1862 battle of Williamsburg (q. v.)May 5, 1862 [General Hooker attacked the Confederates with his division alone until reinforced by Kearny's division about 4 P. M. The Confederates retired towards Richmond during the night. The National loss in killed, wounded, and missing, 2,228.] General Franklin's division lands at West PointMay 6, 1862 Norfolk evacuated by the ConfederatesMay 10, 1862 Iron-clad Merrimac blown up by the Confederate
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
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 acknowledged the supremacy of the United States. With the advance of the dry season military operations on a much larger scale than heretofore were begun, the army of occupation having been reinforced by 30,000 men. April 4. The commission issued a proclamation promising The amplest liberty of self-government, reconcilable with just, stable, effective, and economical administration, and compatible with the sovereign rights and obligations of the United States. April 22–May 17. General Lawton led an expedition to San Isidro. April 25–May 5. General MacArthur captured Calumpit and San Fernando. June 10-19. Generals Lawton and Wheaton advanced south to Imnus. June 26. General Hall took Calamba. Au
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
Senator Proctor's report on Spanish atrocities in Cuba was published. March 19. the Maine court of inquiry completed its labors. Its report was delivered to the President March 25, and transmitted by him to Congress March 28. March 25. Commodore Schley took command of the flying squadron in Hampton Roads. March 30. The President requested permission of Spain to relieve the reconcentrados, which was granted. April 2. The Spanish fleet arrived at the Cape de Verde Islands. April 4. The pope appealed to Spain in the interests of peace. April 5. United States consuls in Cuba were recalled. April 7. The diplomatic representatives of the great powers of Europe waited on the President with a plea for peace. April 9. Consul-General Lee, with many Americans, departed from Havana. April 11. The President sent a message to Congress outlining the situation, declaring that intervention was necessary, advising against the recognition of the Cuban government, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumter, Fort (search)
ovisional Confederate government at Montgomery as a sovereign power decided President Lincoln that all temporizing must end. He had said at Trenton, on his way to Washington, It may be necessary to put the foot down firmly. He did so at once. Overruling the persistent objections of General Scott and other military authorities, he verbally authorized Mr. Fox to fit out an expedition according to his former plan for the relief of Fort Sumter. A written order to that effect was given to Fox April 4. In order that faith might be kept as to Sumter, the President notified Governor Pickens that he was about to send a supply of provisions only to the garrison, and that if these provisions were allowed to enter, no more troops should be sent there. This must be done peaceably if possible; if not, by force, as the governor might choose. In spite of all official hinderances, Fox, with wonderful energy and skill, fitted out the expedition at New York, and sailed with it for Charleston Harb
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
Jeremiah S. Black, of Pennsylvania, and David Dudley Field for McCardle; reconstruction act repealed during the trial; habeas corpus issued......Nov. 12, 1867 Andrew Johnson impeachment......1868 Colonel Yerger, for murder of Colonel Crane, U. S. A., at Jackson, Miss.......June 8, 1869 William H. Holden, governor of North Carolina, impeached and removed......March 22, 1870 Daniel MacFarland, for the murder of Albert D. Richardson, Nov. 25, 1869, in New York City; acquitted......April 4–May 10, 1870 David P. Butler, governor of Nebraska, impeached for appropriating school funds, and suspended......June 2, 1870 The Bible in the public schools, case of; J. D. Miner et al. v. the board of education of Cincinnati et al.; tried in the Superior Court of Cincinnati; arguments for the use of the Bible in the public school by William M. Ramsey, George R. Sage, and Rufus King; against, J. B. Stallo, George Hoadly, and Stanley Matthews......1870 Mrs. Wharton, for murder of G
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