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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, (search)
ttempt it the responsibility for the bloodshed will not rest on me. The committee saw the President early in the morning (April 20). The President told them that no more should come through the city if they could pass peaceably around it. This answer did not satisfy the Confederates, and they pushed forward military preparations, making the capital more isolated from the loyal people every hour. The excitement in Washington was now becoming fearful, and at three o'clock on Sunday morning (April 21) the President sent for Governor Hicks and Mayor Brown. The former, with two others, hastened to Washington. At an interview with the President and General Scott, the latter proposed to bring troops by water to Annapolis, and march them across Maryland to the capital, a distance of about 40 miles. The Baltimore Confederates were not satisfied. The soil of Maryland must not be polluted by the feet of National troops anywhere. On the 22d, Governor Hicks was induced to send a message to th
onduct of a public war may be assured. In response to this, Congress immediately made a formal declaration of war in the following terms: 1. That war be, and the same is, hereby declared to exist, and that war has existed since the 21st day of April, A. D. 1898, including said day, between the United States of America and the kingdom of Spain. 2. That the President of the United States be and he is hereby directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United Sded on the following day by the executive proclamation: By the President of the United States of America. Whereas, by an act of Congress, approved April 25, 1898, it is declared that war exists, and that war has existed since the 21st day of April, A. D. 1898, including said day, between the United States of America and the kingdom of Spain; and, Whereas, it being desirable that such war should be conducted upon principles in harmony with the present views of nations and sanctione
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Norfolk, destruction of (search)
inflammable property in the navy-yard. He sent 100 men under Lieut. J. H. Russell with sledge-hammers to knock off the trunnions of the cannon. The Dahlgren guns resisted the hammers, but those of a large number of the oldpattern guns were destroyed. Many were spiked, but so indifferently that they were soon repaired by the Confederates. All the men were taken on board the Pawnee and Cumberland, excepting those who were to commit the work of destruction. Before dawn on the morning of April 21 the conflagration was started, but the destruction was not made complete. The vessels, with the men, immediately withdrew, when the Confederates took possession and saved all the buildings, provisions, and stores in the yard, except the immense ship-houses, the barracks, and rigging, sail, and ordnance lofts. A vast number of the cannon were uninjured, and played a conspicuous part in the war on the side of the Confederates. The money value of the property destroyed was estimated at $7,0
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quay, Matthew Stanley 1833- (search)
, Sept. 30, 1833; graduated at Jefferson College in 1850; admitted to the bar in 1854; became lieutenant in the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves in 1861; promoted colonel of the 134th Pennsylvania Volunteers in August, 1862; member of the Pennsylvania legislature in 1864-66; secretary of the commonwealth in 1872-78; and was elected United States Senator in 1887, 1893, and 1901. In 1899 he was indicted for alleged misappropriation of public funds, but was acquitted, after a sensational hearing, April 21. The same year he was a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate; the legislature got into a deadlock, and, after 79 ballots, adjourned without making a choice. On April 21, 1889, Governor Stone issued to Mr. Quay a recess appointment certificate, but this was not accepted by the Senate, which, on April 24, 1900, declared the credentials offered invalid by a vote of 33 to 32. On Jan. 15, 1901, the legislature elected him for the remainder of the term ending March 4, 1905.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
ergency. On April 25 Congress declared war, making the declaration that war had existed from April 21. Congress had been much more generous in its appropriations for the navy than for the army, . April 20. The Spanish Cortes met and received a warlike message from the Queen-Regent. April 21. The Spanish government sent Minister Woodford his passports, thus beginning the war. AprilApril 21. Congress passed an act for increasing the military establishment. April 21. Great Britain notified Spain that coal was contraband of war. April 22. Proclamation to the neutral powers annoApril 21. Great Britain notified Spain that coal was contraband of war. April 22. Proclamation to the neutral powers announcing war was issued by the President. April 22. Admiral Sampson's fleet sailed from Key West. The blockade of Cuban ports began. April 22. The gunboat Nashville captured the Spanish ship Bueth the United States. April 25. Congress passed an act declaring that war had existed since April 21. April 25. Commodore Dewey's fleet sailed from Hong-Kong for the Philippines. April 26.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ld, captured......April 26, 1865 Memorandum for a peace, signed by Generals Sherman and Johnston at Durham Station, N. C., April 18, is rejected at Washington April 21. Grant arrives at Raleigh April 24, and General Johnston surrenders to Sherman at Bennett's house, near Durham Station......April 26, 1865 Executive order fo arrive at New York and are publicly received......April 15, 1893 Senate special session adjourns......April 15, 1893 Spanish caravels reach Hampton Roads, April 21; New York Harbor......April 24, 1893 Original Paul Jones flag raised and saluted at the Highlands of Navesink, N. J.,......April 25, 1893 Gen. John M. Corsand German legations at Washington are made embassies......June 2 and 3, President promulgates the extradition treaty with Russia, ratified at St. Petersburg April 21, to go into effect June 24......June 5, 1893 Edwin T. Booth, actor, born near Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13, 1833, dies in New York City......June 7, 1893 Gold
nted State superintendent of common schools......March 15, 1854 Attempt of Senator Stephen A. Douglas to address the people of Chicago from an open balcony in defence of the Kansas-Nebraska bill is met with hisses, groans, and continued noise for four hours, when Douglas retires......Sept. 1, 1854 Law for a system of free schools in the State......Feb. 15, 1855 Trial of some thirty German saloonkeepers in Chicago for violating the prohibitory liquor law just passed leads to a riot, April 21; city placed under martial law......April 22, 1855 Northwestern University, at Evanston, chartered in 1851, is opened......1855 Illinois State University at Normal opened......1857 Many prisoners from the old penitentiary at Alton removed to the new penitentiary at Joliet......May 22, 1858 Debate between Lincoln and Douglas throughout the State on slavery Summer and autumn, 1858 Governor Bissell dies; Lieut.-Gov. John Wood succeeds......March 18, 1860 Abraham Lincoln
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
o, March 16; Sherman defeats Johnston at Bentonville, March 19; the armies of Sherman, Terry, and Schofield join at Goldsboro, March 23; Boone, N. C., is captured by Stoneman......March 28, 1865 Stoneman defeats Confederates under Pemberton at Grant's Creek, and captures Salisbury......April 12, 1865 Raleigh occupied by General Sherman......April 13, 1865 Sherman and Johnston meet at Durham station, April 17; they sign an agreement for peace, April 18; it is rejected at Washington, April 21; General Grant arrives at Raleigh......April 24, 1865 Gen. J. E. Johnston surrenders to Sherman; agreement signed at Bennett's house, near Durham station......April 26, 1865 Maj.-Gen. J. M. Schofield, appointed to command the Department of North Carolina, makes his headquarters at Raleigh......April, 1865 William W. Holden proclaimed provisional governor of the State by President Johnson......May 29, 1865 Maj.-Gen. Thomas H. Ruger succeeds Schofield in command of the Departmen