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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 746 746 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 27 27 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 21 21 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 20 20 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 16 16 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 15 15 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 13 13 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 13 13 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 13 13 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 12 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anarchists. (search)
anarchism soon changed until the members of the society in all lands were regarded as standing solely for the overthrow of existing institutions. The growth of the society in this country began to alarm police officials. The agitators kept busy among the unemployed masses in all the large cities. Dire predictions were made when on May 4, 1886, an anarchistic meeting in Chicago resulted in such a disturbance that the people became aroused and anarchy received a death-blow. On the night of May 4, a great number of anarchists held a meeting in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The city was in a restless state at the time because of frequent labor troubles. One of the speakers waved a red flag and shouted to the people to get dynamite and blow up the houses of the rich,. At these words a small body of police charged the anarchists. Suddenly a dynamite bomb was thrown at the officers, and five officers and four civilians in the crowd were killed. Seven of the leading anarchists were arres
m the south, while Grant moved from the north. Butler's effective force was about 40,000 men when he was ordered to advance. It was composed chiefly of the 18th Army Corps, commanded by Gen. W. F. Smith, and the 10th Corps, under Gen. Q. A. Gillmore, who arrived at Fort Monroe May 3. Butler successfully deceived the Confederates as to his real intentions by making a demonstration towards Richmond by way of the York River and the Peninsula, along McClellan's line of march. On the night of May 4, Butler's army was embarked on transports and conveyed around to Hampton Roads; and at dawn the next morning 35,000 troops, accompanied by a squadron of war vessels under Admiral Lee, were rapidly ascending the James towards City Point, at the mouth of the Appomattox. At the same time, Gen. A. V. Kautz, with 3,000 cavalry, moving swiftly from Suffolk, south of the James, struck the Weldon Railway south of Petersburg, and burned a bridge over Stony Creek, while Col. R. M. West, with 1,800 ca
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, (search)
t of government. The Unionists of Maryland were already asserting their rights openly. Governor Hicks had just cast a damper on the Confederates by recommending, in a message to the legislature, a neutral policy for Maryland. On the evening of May 4 an immense Union meeting was held in Baltimore. These proofs of the latent force of the Unionists of Maryland gave Butler every encouragement. He had proposed to do himself, with a few men, at once, what Scott proposed to do with 12.000 men in an indefinite time. On the afternoon of May 4 he issued orders for the 8th New York and 6th Massachusetts regiments, with a battery of the Boston Light Artillery, to proceed from Washington, D. C., to the relay house on the morning of the 5th. They did so, in thirty cars. They seized the railway station at the relay house. Butler accompanied them, and remained there a little more than a week. From Unionists of Baltimore he obtained all desired information. Through Col. Schuyler Hamilton,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, Fort, (search)
Major Brown. Taylor was ordered by General Ampudia, commander of the Mexican forces at Matamoras, to withdraw within twenty-four hours, as he claimed the territory around Fort Brown belonged to the Department of Tamaulipas. a part of Mexico. Taylor refused to do so: and when he had gone hack to Point Isabel with a part of his forces, leaving Major Brown in command. Arista crossed the river with some troops to attack the fort. His army was hourly increasing in strength. On the night of May 4 the Mexicans erected a battery behind the fort. and early the next morning opened a heavy fire from it upon the fortification. At the same time the batteries at Matamoras, which had fired upon the fort on the 3d, hurled shot and shell, but with little effect, for Brown had erected bomb-proof shelter. Almost at the beginning of the bombardment, the gallant commander was killed. The bombardment continued thirty-six hours, when Arista demanded a surrender of the fort. It was refused, and t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holidays, legal. (search)
Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, Sept. 9, first Monday in October, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Colorado. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, Arbor Day, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Connecticut. Jan. 1, Feb. 12 and 22, Fast Day, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. Delaware. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. District of Columbia. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, March 4, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. Florida. Jan. 1 and 19, Feb. 22, Arbor Day, April 26, June 3, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Georgia. Jan. 1 and 19, Feb. 22, April 26, June 3, July 4, first Monday in September, any Thanksgiving Day, first Friday in December, Dec. 25. Idaho. Same as Arizona. Also Friday after May 1. Omitting May 30. Illinois. Jan. 1, Feb. 12 and 22, May 30, July 4, first Monda
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lawton, Henry Ware 1843- (search)
ited States Cavalry, Jan. 1. 1871; promoted captain, March 20, 1879: major and inspector-general, Sept. 17. 1888; and lieutenant-colonel in the same department, Feb. 12, 1889. He greatly distinguished himself in several of the severest Indian campaigns in the history of the army, crowning his many signal achievements with the capture of Geronimo and his band of hostile Apaches in 1886. After the declaration of war against Spain in 1898, he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, May 4, and major-general, July 8 following; and in the regular army was promoted colonel and inspector-general, July 7 of that year. In the early part of the campaign against Santiago he had charge of the forward movement of the American troops, and further distinguished himself by the capture of El Caney (q. v.) after a notable engagement with the Spaniards, for which he was given the two stars. On Jan. 19, 1899, he Henry Ware Lawton. was sent to the Philippines, and soon after his arrival at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Otis, Elwell Stephen 1838- (search)
, Md., March 25, 1838; removed with his parents to Rochester, N. Y., early in life; graduated at the University of Rochester in 1858, and at the Harvard Law School in 1861. In the summer of 1862 he recruited in Rochester, N. Y., a company of the 140th New York Elwell Stephen Otis. Infantry, with which he served throughout the Civil War, and was promoted lieutenant-colonel, Oct. 24, 1863. When the regular army was reorganized he was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the 22d Infantry, July 28, 1866; served against the Indians in 1867-81; established the school of cavalry and infantry at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 1881; and commanded it till 1885. He was promoted brigadiergeneral U. S. A., Nov. 28, 1893; appointed a major-general of volunteers. May 4, 1898; succeeded Gen. Wesley Merritt as military governor of the Philippine Islands in August following; returned to the United States and was promoted major-general U. S. A., June 16, 1900. He is the author of The Indian question.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peacock, the (search)
r after the battle she was in perfect fighting order. The Épervier sold for $55,000, and on board of her was found $118,000 in specie. She was such a valuable prize that Warrington determined to take her into Savannah himself. On the way, when abreast of Amelia Island, on the coast of Florida, the Épervier, in charge of Lieut. John B. Nicholson, came near being captured by two English frigates. She entered the Savannah River in safety on May 1, 1814. the Peacock reached the same port on May 4. This capture produced much exultation. Congress thanked Warrington in the name of the nation, and gave him a gold medal. In another cruise to the shores of Portugal soon afterwards, the Peacock captured fourteen vessels, and returned to New York at the end of October. In 1815, after parting with Biddle, Captain Warrington pursued his cruise in the Peacock, and on June 30, when off Anjer, in the Strait of Sunda, between Sumatra and Java, he fell in with the East India cruiser Nautilus,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
1776 Battle of Moore's Creek, N. C.: McDonald's loyalists routed by militia; seventy killed and wounded. Feb. 27, 1776 Silas Deane appointed political agent to the French Court March 2, 1776 Howe evacuates Boston March 17, 1776 Congress authorizes privateeringMarch 23, 1776 Congress orders the ports open to all nations April 6, 1776 North Carolina declares for independence April 22, 1776 American forces under Gen. John Thomas retire from the siege of Quebec May 6, 1776 Rhode Island, May 4; Massachusetts, May 10; and Virginia, May 14, declare for independence 1776 Congress advises each colony to form a government independent of Great Britain May 15, 1776 Resolution introduced in Congress by Richard Henry Lee, that the United Colonies are and ought to be free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that their political connection with Great Britain is and ought to be totally dissolved June 7, 1776 Committee appointed b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
mplishing for several weeks. The success of Captain Dorst's expedition, in which he supplied Garcia's Cuban troops with 7,500 rifles, a million cartridges and a large amount of war material, had contributed its part towards the general results. So did the hazardous journey made by Lieutenant Rowan, U. S. A., who landed at El Portillo, about 70 miles west of Santiago de Cuba, on April 24, visited General Garcia's camps, crossed the island to Manati on the north coast, and sailed thence on May 4 in an open boat to Nassau, New Providence. He had succeeded in gaining full knowledge of the condition of affairs existing prior to the campaign at Santiago. At about the same time an important reconnoissance was made by Lieutenant Whitney, U. S. A., through Porto Rico. He left the United States on May 5, and reached St. Thomas. There he shipped as a common sailor on board a British tramp steamer, and after many adventures and vicissitudes got himself put ashore on the island of Port
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