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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Academy of design, National. (search)
Academy of design, National. An art institution founded in New York City in 1826; originally occupying a building on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Twenty-third Street, which was sold in 1895, and a new structure was begun on Amsterdam Avenue and One Hundred and Ninth Street. The academy conducts schools in various branches of the fine arts, and holds semi-annual exhibitions at which a number of valuable prizes are awarded. The members consist of academicians and associates, each of whom must be an artist of recognized merit. The associates, who are entitled to use the letters A. N.A. after their names, are chosen from the general body of the artists, and the academicians, who may use N. A., are elected from the associates. Approved laymen may become fellows on payment of a fee. The schools are open to both sexes, are free, and open from the first Monday in October in each year till the 1st of June following.
earts; and with the gratitude of your countrymen and the highest honors a great and free nation can accord, you will soon be permitted to return to your homes and families, conscious of having discharged the highest duty of American citizens. To achieve these glorious triumphs and secure to yourselves, your fellow-countrymen and posterity the blessings of free institutions, tens of thousands of your gallant comrades have fallen, and sealed the priceless legacy with their blood. The graves of these a grateful nation bedews with tears, honors their memory, and will ever cherish and support their stricken families. The disbanding, of this army went steadily on from June 1, and by the middle of autumn 786,000 officers and men were mustered out of the service. The wonderful spectacle was exhibited of vast armies of men, surrounded by all the paraphernalia of war, transformed in the space of 150 days into a vast army of citizens, engaged in the pursuits of peace. See Lee, Robert Edward.
government. It was known that the bishop was a stipendiary of the crown. There was a decided war spirit visible in the second Continental Congress, yet it was cautious and prudent. Immediately after the seizure of Ticonderoga and Crown Point (May 10-12, 1775), the Congress was urged to authorize the invasion and seizure of Canada. That body hoped to gain a greater victory by making the Canadians their friends and allies. To this end they sent a loving address to them, and resolved, on June 1, that no expedition or incursion ought to be undertaken or made by any colony or body of colonists against or into Canada. The Provincial Congress of New York had expressly disclaimed any intention to make war on Canada. But Gage's proclamation (June 10) that all Americans in arms were rebels and traitors, and especially the battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill, made a radical change in the feelings of the people and in Congress. It was also ascertained that Governor Carleton had received
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
Richmond, July 20.—26. New Orleans blockaded by sloop-of-war Brooklyn.— 27. The ports of Mobile and Savannah blockaded.—June 1. The postal system in the Confederacy put into operation.—10. Forty-eight locomotives, valued at $400,000, belonging to Lincoln proclaimed that the ports of Beaufort, N. C., Port Royal, S. C., and New Orleans should be open to commerce after June 1.—13. Natchez, Miss., surrendered to Union gunboats.—17. Naval expedition up the Pamunkey River, and Confederate vessels sses sympathy with Vallandigham.—22-23. Battle of Gum Swamp, N. C., —28. First negro regiment from the North left Boston.—June 1. Democratic convention in Philadelphia sympathized with Vallandigham.—3. Peace party meeting in New York, under the leadounter at the railroad near Marietta, Ga., taking 400 prisoners, with a railroad train of sick and wounded Confederates.— June 1. To this date the Nationals had taken from the Confederates as naval prizes, 232 steamers, 627 schooners,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fair Oaks, or seven Pines, battle of (search)
the divisions of Sedgwick and Richardson. Sumner had seen the peril, and, without waiting for orders from McClellan, had moved rapidly to the scene of action in time to check the Confederate advance. The battle continued to rage fiercely. General Johnston was severely wounded, and borne from the field; and early in the evening a bayonet charge by the Nationals broke the Confederate line and it fell back in confusion. The fighting then ceased for the night, but was resumed in the morning, June 1, when General Hooker and his troops took a conspicuous part in the struggle, which lasted several hours. Finally the Confederates, toiled, withdrew to Richmond, and the Nationals remained masters of the field of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines. The losses in this battle were about the same on both sides—7,000 men each. It was nearly one-half of both combatants, for not more than 15,000 men on each side were engaged. In this battle Gen. O. O. Howard lost his right arm. Casey's division, that w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fenian Brotherhood, the. (search)
ously with the unanimity of action in the body. Early in April an attempt was made to gather arms and men for an advance upon New Brunswick, and 500 Fenians assembled at Eastport, Me. The United States authorities interfered, however; aid which was expected from New York and Boston did not arrive; and the men disbanded. On May 19, 1,200 stands of arms, which had been sent to Rouse's Point, were seized by the United States government, and on May 30 a similar seizure was made at St. Albans. June 1, about 1,500 men crossed into Canada at Buffalo. The Dominion militia had been called out, and on June 2 a severe skirmish occurred, in which the Fenians lost heavily in prisoners and wounded men, though not many were killed. Attempting to get back over the border into this country, 700 of them were captured by the United States authorities. Other bands had by this time reached the frontier, but as a cordon of United States troops, under General Meade, guarded the line, they made no attem
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Graves (Lord), Thomas 1725- (search)
Graves (Lord), Thomas 1725- Was born in 1725; died Jan. 31, 1802. Having served under Anson, Hawke, and others, he was placed in command of the Antelope, on the North American station, in 1761, and made governor of Newfoundland. In 1779 he became rear-admiral of the blue, and the next year came to America with reinforcements for Admiral Arbuthnot. On the return of the latter to England in 1781, Graves became chief naval commander on the American station. He was defeated (Sept. 5) by De Grasse. In 1795 he was second in command under Lord Howe, and was raised to an Irish peerage and admiral of the white on June 1, the same year.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kempff, Louis (search)
ku on the Newark, May 28, and on the following day sent ashore 108 marines. The other foreign war-ships in the harbor also landed about 100 men each. When an attempt was made to send this international force to Peking to rescue the members of the foreign legations there, the Tsung-li-Yamen (or Chinese foreign office) refused permission, but subsequently a portion of the allied troops, Louis Kempff. including sixty-three American marines, were sent by train to the capital, reaching it on June 1. The troubles grew rapidly worse, and on June 17 the foreign admirals at Taku, with the exception of Admiral Kempff, sent a demand for the evacuation of the Taku forts by 2 P. M. In answer to this demand the Chinese opened fire upon the foreign war-ships which had congregated in the harbor. The British, French, Russian, and Japanese ships replied, and after seven hours the forts surrendered. At first there was general regret among naval officers and others that Admiral Kempff had not take
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), King's Ferry, the (search)
Point, on the Hudson River, just below the lower entrance to the Highlands, was an important crossing-place, known as the King's Ferry. It was by this ferry that the great route from the Eastern to the Middle States crossed the Hudson. It was defended by two forts— Stony Point on the west side, and Fort Lafayette, at Verplanck's Point, on the east. Sir Henry Clinton resolved to seize this ferry and its defences. On Old sign. the return of the expedition of Matthews and Collier from Virginia, Sir Henry ascended the Hudson with the same squadron and 6,000 soldiers. He landed his troops on both sides of the river, May 31, 1779, a few miles below the forts. The works on Stony Point were View at King's Mountain battle-ground. unfinished, and, on the approach of the British, were abandoned. Cannon were placed on its outer works, and brought to bear on the fort at Verplanck's Point, which, invested on the land side, was compelled to surrender, June 1, after a spirited resistanc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Korea, War with (search)
Palos and the Monocacy were engaged, together with several steam-launches of the surveying party. These craft rejoined Admiral Rodgers, with the Benicia and the Colorado, and an expedition was formed to return and destroy the forts. This force consisted of 945 men, with the Palos and the Monocacy. June 11 the Americans destroyed the forts near the mouth of the river, burned the neighboring houses, and continued to advance until they reached the forts which had opened fire on the expedition June 1. The Americans stormed these forts, and in the first onset took them, with a loss of three killed and seven wounded. Lieutenant McKee was killed as he entered the intrenchments. The Korean commander-inchief was killed in the combat, and the second officer in command was taken prisoner, besides many other natives. Admiral Rodgers a few days later released the prisoners, whom the Korean authorities did not appear willing to receive. A formal protest against the war-like actions of the Ko
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