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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
vantage, and, after defeating his army, of making a descent upon Baltimore and Washington. This part of General Lee's plan, which was substantially the repetition of that of 1862, was not less signally defeated, with what honor to the arms of the Union the heights on which we are this day assembled will forever attest. Much time had been uselessly consumed by the rebel general in his unavailing attempts to outmanoeuvre General Hooker. Although General Lee broke up from Fredericksburg on June 3, it was not till the 24th that the main body of his army entered Maryland. Instead of crossing the Potomac, as he had intended, east of the Blue Ridge, he was compelled to do it at Sheppardstown and Williamsport, thus materially deranging his entire plan of campaign north of the river. Stuart, who had been sent with his cavalry to the east of the Blue Ridge to guard the passes of the mountains, to mask the movements of Lee, and to harass the Union general in crossing the river, having been
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Robert Edward 1807- (search)
r a while he did not have a separate command in the field, and for more than a year did not fill any important place in the Confederate army. He was nominally superintendent of fortifications at Richmond and elsewhere, and was the military adviser of President Jefferson Davis and of the Confederate Secretary of War. When Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was wounded (May 31, 1862), in the battle of Seven Pines, near Richmond, the command of the Confederate army of Northern Virginia was given to Lee, June 3, and on the 26th of that month he began the series of conflicts before Richmond known as the Seven Days Battles. He was finally compelled to surrender his army to General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865, on most generous terms for himself and his followers. He had been appointed general-in-chief of the Confederate armies in February preceding. After the war he retired to private life, refusing even to attend public gatherings of any kind. In October, 1865, he accepted the p
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
NicollsSept. 8, 1664 to 1668 Francis LovelaceAug. 17, 1668to 1673 Dutch resumed. Anthony Colve1673 to 1674 English resumed. Edmund AndrosNov. 10, 1674 to 1683 Thomas DonganAug. 27, 1683 1688 Francis Nicholson.1688 to 1689 Jacob LeislerJune 3, 1689to 1691 Henry SloughterMarch 19, 1691 Richard IngoldsbyJuly 26, 1691 1692 Benjamin FletcherAug. 30, 1692 1698 Richard, Earl Bellomont1698 1701 John Nanfan 1701 to 1702 Lord CornburyMay 3, 1702 to 1708 John, Lord Lovelace Dec. 18, 1708 Rip Van Dam 1731 to 1732 William CosbyAug. 1, 1732to 1736 George Clarke1736 1743 George ClintonSept. 2, 1743to 1753 Sir Sanvers OsborneOct. 10, 1753 James De LanceyOct. 12, 1853 to 1755 Sir Charles HardySept. 3, 1755to 1757 James De LanceyJune 3, 1757to 1760 Cadwallader ColdenAug. 4, 1760to 1761 Robert MoncktonOct. 26, 1761 Cadwallader ColdenNov. 18, 1761 to1765 Sir Henry MooreNov. 18, 1765 to 1769 Cadwallader ColdenSept. 12, 1769 to 1770 John Lord DunmoreOct. 19, 1770 to 1771 Wil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sampson, William Thomas 1840- (search)
outside of the entrance. At the time of my arrival before the port, June 1, the moon was at its full, and there was sufficient light during the night to enable any movement outside of the entrance to be detected; but with the waning of the moon and the coming of dark nights there was opportunity for the enemy to escape or for his torpedo-boats to make an attack upon the blockading vessels. It was ascertained with fair conclusiveness that the Merrimac, so gallantly taken into the channel on June 3, did not obstruct it. I therefore maintained the blockade as follows: To the battle-ships was assigned the duty, in turn, of lighting the channel. Moving up to the port, at a distance of from 1 to 2 miles from the Morro— dependent upon the condition of the atmosphere—they threw a search-light beam directly up the channel and held it steadily there. This lightened up the entire breadth of the channel for half a mile inside of the entrance so brilliantly that the movement of small boats c
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), C. S. S. Savannah, the (search)
C. S. S. Savannah, the The most notable of the Confederate privateers at the beginning of the Civil War was the Savannah, Capt. T. H. Baker, of Charleston, S. C. She was a little schooner which had done duty in Charleston harbor as a pilot-boat, only fifty-four tons' burden. She sallied out of Charleston Harbor at the close of May, 1861, captured a Maine merchant brig, and proceeded in search of other prizes. On June 3 she fell in with the National brig Perry, which she mistook for a merchant vessel, but, discovering her mistake, attempted to escape. After a sharp fight the Savannah was captured and sent to New York. She was the first vessel captured bearing the Confederate flag. Her captain and crew were tried for piracy in New York, under the proclamation of President Lincoln of April 19, 1861. President Davis, in a letter to President Lincoln, threatened to deal with prisoners in his hands precisely as the captain and crew of the Savannah should be dealt with. He held
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
rvera'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 Porto Rico. May 31. Forts at the entrance of Santiago Harbor were bombarded. June 3. Lieutenant Hobson sank the Merrimac in the entrance to Santiago Harbor. June 4. Captain Gridley, of the Olympia, died at Kobe, Japan. June 6. Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes was sunk by American navy at Santiago. June 10. War revenue bill was finally passed by Congress. It was signed by the President June 13. June 11. Marines landed at Guantanamo, and skirmished with the Spaniards the following day. June 12-14. General Shafter's army of invasion, 16,000 strong, embarked at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Republican National Convention meets at Chicago, June 2; George F. Hoar permanent president, June 3; fourteen nominations made for President. On the second ballot James A. Garfield's name appearessippi, for Vice-President......May 29, 1884 Republican National Convention meets at Chicago, June 3; John B. Henderson, of Missouri, permanent president, June 4; nominations made for Presidential neteen candidates are balloted for —necessary to a choice, 416. Two ballots are cast on June 22, three on June 23, and three on June 25. The results of the first and eighth ballots for the four printhree on June 25. The results of the first and eighth ballots for the four principal candidates were as follows: 1st.8th. Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana80544 John Sherman, of Ohio229118 Russell A. Alger, of Michigan84100 Walter Q. Gresham, of Illinois11169 Levi P. Mort 1890 Religious excitement among the Indians of the Northwest ( Messiah craze ) first appears June 3, when three Indian chiefs, representing the Comanches, Cheyennes, and Arapahoes, meet near the C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
e United States......1844 Copper-mining in the upper peninsula of Michigan begun......1845 Seat of government permanently located at Lansing by act approved......March 16, 1847 Michigan and Wisconsin troops enlisted for the Mexican War leave Detroit by boat for Vera Cruz......April 24, 1847 Capital punishment, except for treason, abolished in the State......1847 Epaphroditus Ransom elected governor......November, 1847 Constitution framed by a convention which met at Lansing June 3; adopted by vote of the people......Nov. 5, 1850 Governor McClelland made United States Secretary of the Interior, Lieut.-Gov. Andrew Parsons acting governor......March 6, 1853 Maine liquor law passed......1853 State asylum for deaf, dumb, and blind, established by act of legislature in 1848, opens in rented rooms at Flint......February, 1854 Ship-canal around St. Mary's Falls opened......1855 Lands granted by Congress to aid in building a railroad from Ontonagon to the Wiscon
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
n July, is adopted by the people......Sept. 7, 1859 First pony express reaches Carson Valley in eight and a half days from St. Joseph, Mo. The news by it is telegraphed to San Francisco and published there in nine days from New York......April 12, 1860 First Catholic church in Nevada erected at Genoa by Father Gallagher......1860 War between the settlers and the Pah-Utes Indians opens by an attack on Williams Station, May 7. Battle at Pyramid Lake fought May 12, and at Fort Storey, June 3, after which the Indians disperse......1860 Territory of Nevada organized by Congress......March 2, 1861 Jesse L. Bennett, a Methodist preacher in Carson Valley during 1859, delivers the first sermon ever preached in Virginia City, then the capital......1861 Governor Nye proclaims the Territory organized......July 11, 1861 Carson City declared the permanent seat of government by act of the legislature......Nov. 25, 1861 Butler Ives, commissioner on the part of Nevada, and John