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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 567 567 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) 24 24 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 19 19 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 15 15 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 13 13 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 13 13 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: may 21, 1861., [Electronic resource] 11 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 10 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 10 10 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 8 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Guantanamo Bay, (search)
re located about 5 miles back of the bay. To the left of the entrance is a strip of low, swampy land, while at the right there is a line of steep, rocky hills, which extend from the shore inland for a mile. Just outside of this bay United States warships made an attempt in the early days of the war of 1898 to cut the very important cables which ran from Santiago to Guantanamo and thence to Spain. Had this attempt succeeded Cuba would have been entirely isolated from the mother-country. On May 18, the St. Louis and the tug Wampatuck approached the mouth of the harbor, but the heavy fire from the Spanish batteries and the gunboat in the bay forced the Wampatuck to retire after grappling one of the cables within 800 yards of the shore. On the hills before mentioned the Spaniards had constructed earthworks and rifle-pits commanding the entrance of the bay. On June 10, 1898, the United States cruiser Marblehead was sent to shell the bluffs. Captain McCalla found this task easy, two do
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mexico, War with (search)
ared, May 11, 1846, that, by the act of the republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between that government and the United States, and authorized the President to raise 50,000 volunteers. They also (May 13) appropriated $10,000,000 for carrying on the war. The Secretary of War and General Scott planned a magnificent campaign. On May 23 the Mexican government also declared war. General Taylor crossed the Rio Grande, drove the Mexican troops from Matamoras, took possession of the town (May 18), and remained there until August, when he received reinforcements and orders from his government. Then, with more than 6,000 troops, he moved on Monterey, defended by General Ampudia, with more than 9,000 troops. It was a very strongly built town, at the foot of the great Sierra Madre. A siege commenced Sept. 21 and ended with the capture of the place on the 24th. General Wool had been directed to muster and prepare for service the volunteers gathered at Bexar, in Texas, and by the middl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
abolish slavery, Aug. 21, 1865, and the ordinance of secession was repealed. In October Benjamin G. Humphreys was elected governor, and Congressmen were also chosen. The latter were not admitted to seats, for Congress had its own plan for reorganizing the Union. By that plan Mississippi and Arkansas constituted one military district, and military rule took the place of civil government. Early in January, 1868, a convention assembled to adopt a constitution, and remained in session until May 18. Gen. Adelbert Ames (q. v.) was appointed governor, June 16, in place of Governor Humphreys, and, at an election held June 22, the constitution was rejected. On April 10, 1869, Congress authorized the President to submit the constitution again to a vote of the people, with such clauses separate as he might deem proper. The constitution was almost unanimously ratified at an election in November. Objectionable clauses, such as those disfranchising and disqualifying persons who had taken par
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 conference, universal (search)
tenegro, the Netherlands, Persia, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Servia, Siam, Spain, Sweden and Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States of America. The United States were represented by the lion. Andrew D. White, ambassador to Berlin; the Hon. Seth Low, president of Columbia University; the Hon. Stanford Newel, minister to The Hague; Capt. Alfred T. Mahan, U. S. N.; Capt. William Crozier, U. S. A., and the Hon. Frederick W. Holls, of New York. At the opening of the conference, May 18, M. de Staal, the Russian ambassador, was elected President. The subjects suggested in the Russian circular of Jan. 11 were referred to three committees, the reports of which were submitted July 29 and signed by all. Accompanying the report were the following proposed conventions: I. Convention for the pacific settlement of international conflicts. II. Convention regarding the laws and customs of war by land. III. Convention for the adaptation to maritime warfare of the princip
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
on of the attack on Arkansas Post was General Sherman's. His part of the execution no one denies was as good as it possibly could have been. His demonstration on Haines's Bluff, in April, to hold the enemy at Vicksburg while the army was securing a foothold east of the Mississippi; his rapid march to join the army afterwards; his management at Jackson, Miss., in the first attack; his almost unequalled march from Jackson to Bridgeport, and passage of that stream; his securing Walnut Hill, on May 18, and thus opening communication with our supplies—all attest his great merits as a soldier. The siege of Vicksburg, the last capture of Jackson, and the dispersion of Johnston's army, entitle General Sherman to more credit than it usually falls to the lot of one man to earn. General McPherson has been with me in every battle since the commencement of the rebellion, except Belmont. At Henry, Donelson, Shiloh, and the siege of Corinth, as a staff officer and engineer, his services were
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
modore Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila. American loss, six men slightly wounded. May 5-7. Riots in Spain. May 11. Commodore Dewey was made a rear-admiral. May 11. Attack on Cienfuegos and Cardenas. Ensign Bagley and four men on the torpedo-boat Winslow were killed. May 11. Admiral Cervera's fleet appeared off Martinique. May 12. Admiral Sampson bombarded San Juan de Porto Rico. May 13. The flying squadron left Hampton roads for eastern Cuba, via Key West. May 18. A new Spanish ministry under Señor Sagasta came into office. May 19. Admiral Cervera's fleet arrived in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba. May 22. The cruiser Charleston sailed from San Francisco for Manila. May 24. The battle-ship Oregon reached Jupiter Inlet, Florida. May 25. The President issued a second call for volunteers, the number being 75,000. May 25. The first Manila expedition from San Francisco started. May 30. Admiral Sampson's fleet arrived at Santiago from
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
..1856 R. J. M. Ward ( the most extraordinary murderer named in the calendar of crime ), Cleveland, O.......1857 Emma A. Cunningham, for the murder of Dr. Burdell, in New York City, Jan. 30, 1856; acquitted......May, 1857 Daniel E. Sickles, for killing Philip Barton Key, Washington, D. C.; acquitted......April 4-26, 1859 John Brown, for insurrection in Virginia; tried Oct. 29, and executed at Charlestown, Va.......Dec. 2, 1859 Albert W. Hicks, pirate; tried at Bedloe's Island, May 18-23; convicted of triple murder on the oyster-sloop Edwin A. Johnson in New York Harbor; hanged......July 13, 1860 Officers and crew of the privateer Sa-vannah, on the charge of piracy; jury disagree......Oct. 23-31, 1861 Nathaniel Gordon, for engaging in the slave-trade, Nov. 6-8, 1861; hanged at New York......Feb. 21, 1862 Fitz-John Porter tried by military court......1863 C. L. Vallandigham, for treasonable utterances; by court-martial in Cincinnati; sentence of imprisonment du
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Republican Convention meets at Chicago......May 16, 1860 [All the free States were strongly represented, besides delegates from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, District of Columbia, and Territories of Kansas and Nebraska. George Ashmun, of Massachusetts, was chosen president; convention decided that a majority nominate; platform protested against the indefinite extension of slavery in the Territories, but proposed no interference with it in the States. Balloting began May 18, with 465 delegates; necessary to a choice, 233. Candidates were Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois; William H. Seward, of New York; Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania (withdrew after the first ballot), Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, and Edward Bates, of Maryland. Mr. Seward received on the first ballot 173 1/2 votes; second, 184 1/2; third, 180; Mr. Lincoln, first ballot, 102 votes; second, 181; third, 231 1/2; changes then made gave Mr. Lincoln 354 votes. Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, was nominated for Vi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
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 wounded by David S. Terry in a duel Sept. 12; dies......Sept. 16, 1859 Firs
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