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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 503 503 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) 30 30 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 16 16 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 14 14 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 11 11 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 9 9 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 9 9 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 8 8 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 8 8 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 8 8 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holidays, legal. (search)
5, State election, general election. South Carolina. Jan. 1 and 19, Feb. 22, May 10, July 4, first Monday in September, national Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Tennessee. Jan. 1, Good-Friday, second Friday in May, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Texas. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, March 2, April 21, July 4, first Monday in September, Dec. 25, days of fasting and thanksgiving, election day. Utah. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, April 15, May 30, July 4 and 24, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving and Fast days, Dec. 25. Vermont. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, Aug. 16, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. Virginia. Jan. 1 and 19, Feb. 22, Fast Day, June 3, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. Washington. Jan. 1, Feb. 12 and 22, Decoration Day, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. West Virginia. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, July 4, Dec. 25, any day of national thank
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lawton, Henry Ware 1843- (search)
pines, and soon after his arrival at Manila he began active operations against the Filipino insurgents, and met with remarkable success by adopting the tactics he had followed in his campaigns against the Indians. On April 10 he captured Santa Cruz, a Filipino stronghold. His next engagement was at San Rafael, where a large number of the insurgents were hidden on all sides in the jungle. Had it not been for his experience in Indian warfare the Americans would have suffered great loss. On May 15 he captured San Isidro, which at that time was the insurgent capital. On June 1 he was given the command of the defences of Manila, and in October began an offensive movement, with the view of capturing Aguinaldo, marching along the road between Bacoor and Imus, and so northward. He everywhere drove the enemy before him and captured a number of towns. On Oct. 19 he reached Arayat, and shortly after made his headquarters at Cabanatuan, from which place he became active in scattering the i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mexico, War with (search)
at that strong pass, and, pushing forward, entered Jalapa on the 19th. On the 22d the American flag was unfurled over the Castle of Perote, on the summit of the Eastern Cordilleras, 50 miles from Jalapa. This was considered the strongest fortress in Mexico, excepting Vera Cruz. It was surrendered without resistance, and with it fifty-four pieces of cannon, some mortars, and a large amount of munitions of war. Onward the victorious army marched, and entered the fortified city of Puebla, May 15, a city of 80,000 inhabitants; and there the army rested until August. Being reinforced, Scott then pushed on towards the capital. From that very spot on the lofty Cordilleras, Cortez first looked down upon the quiet valley of Mexico, centuries before. Scott now beheld that Battle of Churubusco. spacious panorama, the seat of the capital of the Aztecs—the Halls of the Montezumas. He pushed cautiously forward, and approached the stronghold before the city. The fortified camp of Contr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Provincial Congresses (search)
ittee of correspondence of New Jersey directed the chairman to summon a Provincial Congress of deputies to meet in Trenton, on the 23d of that month. Thirteen counties were represented—namely, Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Burlington, Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, and Cape May. Hendrick Fisher was chosen president; Johathan D. Sargent secretary; and William Paterson and Frederick Frelinghuysen assistants. The Provincial Assembly had been called (May 15) by Governor Franklin to consider North's conciliatory proposition. They declined to approve it, or to take any decisive step in the matter, except with the consent of the Continental Congress, then in session. They adjourned a few days afterwards, and never met again. Royal authority was at an end in New Jersey. The Provincial Congress adopted measures for organizing the militia and issuing $50,000 in bills of credit for the payment of extraordinary expenses. On the recommendation
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Puebla, (search)
nfurled the American flag over the formidable castle of Perote, on the summit of the Cordilleras, 50 miles beyond Jalapa. This fortress was regarded as the strongest in Mexico after San Juan de Ulloa. Appalled by the suddenness and strength of this invasion, the Mexicans gave up these places without making any resistance. At Perote the victors gained fifty-four pieces of artillery and an immense quantity of munitions of war. Onward the victors swept over the lofty Cordilleras, and on May 15 they halted at the sacred Puebla de los Angeles, where they remained until August. There Scott counted up the fruits of his invasion thus far. In the space of two months he had made 10,000 Mexican prisoners and captured 700 pieces of artillery, 10,000 muskets, and 20,000 shot and shell; and yet, when he reached Puebla, his whole effective marching force with which he was provided for the conquest of the capital of Mexico did not exceed 4,500 men. Sickness and the demands for garrison duty h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Resaca, battle of (search)
ula River and his left abreast the village. Very soon the Confederate intrenchments were confronted by other National troops. On the 14th Sherman ordered a pontoon bridge to be laid across the Oostenaula at Lay's Ferry, and directed Sweeny's division to cross and threaten Calhoun, farther south. At the same time Garrard's cavalry moved towards Rome. Meanwhile Sherman was severely pressing Johnston at all points, and there was a general battle at Resaca during the afternoon and evening of May 15, in which Thomas, Hooker, and Schofield took a principal part. Hooker drove the Confederates from several strong positions and captured four guns and many prisoners. That night Johnston abandoned Resaca, fled across the Oostenaula, firing the bridges behind him, and leaving as spoils a 4-gun battery and a considerable amount of stores. The Nationals, after taking possession of Resaca pushed on in pursuit. After briefly resting at two or three places, Johnston took a strong position at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rodgers, John 1771-1838 (search)
lad, so as to make it a safe lookout. An armored Lookout. The pursuers met with no obstructions until they approached Drury's Bluff, a bank on the right side of the James, nearly 200 feet in height, about 8 miles below Richmond. Below this point were two rows of obstructions in the river, formed by spiles and sunken vessels, and the shores were lined with rifle-pits filled with sharp-shooters. the Galena anchored within 600 yards of the battery, and opened fire upon it on the morning of May 15. A sharp fight was kept up until after eleven o'clock, when the ammunition of the Galena was nearly expended, and the flotilla withdrew. Rodgers lost in the attack twenty-seven men and a 100-pound rifled cannon, which burst on board the gunboat Naugatuck, disabling her. The Confederate loss in the battery was ten. Rodgers fell back to City Point. In June, 1863, in the monitor Weehawken, he captured the powerful Confederate ram Atlanta in Wassaw Sound. In the monitor Monadnock, he made t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
ed respectively by Generals Hardee, Hood, and Polk. This army then lay at Dalton, at the parting of the ways —one leading into east Tennessee and the other into west Tennessee. To strike that position in front was, at least, perilous; so Sherman began a series of successful flanking movements. When he flanked the Confederates at Dalton, they fell back to Resaca Station, on the Oostenaula River, on the line of the railway between Chattanooga and Atlanta. There a sharp battle was fought on May 15. Johnston took his next position at Allatoona Pass, and Sherman massed his troops at Dallas, westward of that post, where a severe battle was fought May 25. Johnston finally pressed on to Marietta and Atlanta, where, towards the middle of July, he was succeeded by Hood. The latter city was captured by Sherman, who entered it Sept. 2, 1864. Late in October Sherman prepared for a march through Georgia from Atlanta to Savannah. See Atlanta. When he resolved to march through the heart
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tariff. (search)
asses Senate by 25 to 22, approved......May 22, 1824 National convention, called by the Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Manufactures and Mechanic Arts at Harrisburg, adopts resolutions in favor of more protection on iron, steel, glass, wool, woollens, and hemp......July 30, 1827 Tariff bill, based on recommendation of Harrisburg convention, introduced in Congress......Jan. 31, 1828 New tariff, with a 41 per cent. Rate, favored by Daniel Webster, is debated front March 4 to May 15; passed by House, 109 to 91; Senate, 26 to 21, and Approved......May 19, 1828 [This became known as the Tariff of Abominations. South Carolina protested against it as unconstitutional, oppressive, and unjust. North Carolina also protested, and Alabama and Georgia denied the power of Congress to lay duties for protection.] Duties on coffee, cocoa, and tea reduced by act of May 20; on molasses and salt by act......May 29, 1830 Secretary of the Treasury Ingham, in his report, advocat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
United States branch mint opened at San Francisco......April, 1854 Panama Railroad opened, facilitating immigration to California......Jan. 23, 1855 Law excluding from the courts negro and Indian evidence amended by adding Chinese......1855 James King, of William, editor of the San Francisco Evening bulletin, a champion of reform, is shot in the street by James Casey, editor of the Sunday times, a noted politician, May 14, 1856; dies May 20. The vigilance committee is revived May 15, and some 8,000 members are enrolled. Casey is taken from jail, May 18; tried and hanged with another man named Cora, convicted of murder......May 22, 1856 Discovery of gold mines on the Frazer River......May 1, 1858 First overland mail west leaves St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 16, 1858; arrives at San Francisco......Oct. 10, 1858 Forty-two prisoners escape from State prison in open day, and 100 others following are fired upon and driven back......June 27, 1859 David C. Broderick wounde
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