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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boston, (search)
in the harbor. The people were greatly excited by this act, and the assembled citizens soon became a mob. A large party of the lower class, headed by Malcolm, a bold smuggler, pelted Harrison with stones, attacked the office of the commissioners, and, dragging a custom-house boat through the streets. burned it upon the Common. The frightened commissioners tied for safety on board the Romncy, and thence to Castle William, in the harbor. The Sons of Liberty, at a meeting at Faneuil Hall (June 13), prepared a petition, asking the governor to remove the war-ship from the harbor. The Council condemned the mob, but the Assembly took no notice of the matter. The British troops in Boston were a continual source of irritation. Daily occurrences exasperated the people against the soldiers. The words tyrant and rebel frequently passed between them. Finally an occurrence apparently trifling in itself led to riot and bloodshed in the streets of Boston. A rope-maker quarrelled with a s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Caimanera (search)
bay, little expecting that the Spanish soldiers, who had been driven in panic to the mountains, would return during the night. Consequently, when their pickets were fired upon there was considerable surprise. On the night of June 12, the Spaniards appeared in greater numbers, and charging up to the camp killed Surgeon John B. Gibbs and two marines. The attack lasted until morning, when the assailants were forced to retire under the fire of the American field-guns. During the night of June 13, the Spaniards again attacked the camp, and kept up such a continuous fire that the Americans had no rest. The next night, however, the same plan did not work, as a force of Cubans under Colonel La Borda, who had hastened to the camp, were sent out on skirmish duty. On the following day a company of marines with the Cubans advanced against the Spanish camp, and by a well-directed attack drove them away. In this action the American losses were six killed and three wounded, while more than
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cooke, Philip St. George -1895 (search)
Cooke, Philip St. George -1895 Military officer; born near Leesburg, Va., June 13, 1809; graduated at West Point in 1827. He served in the war against Mexico, and late in 1861 was made brigadiergeneral of volunteers. He had seen much service in wars with the Indians, commanded in Kansas during the troubles there, and took part in the Utah expedition in 1858. He commanded all the regular cavalry of the Army of the Potomac, and was distinguished in the campaign on the Peninsula in 1862. He was retired with the rank of brevet major-general, in 1873, and died in Detroit, Mich., March 20, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
reliminary cavalry skirmishing early in June, and finally a cavalry reconnoissance by Pleasonton revealed the fact of Lee's grand movement. Hooper supposed he would follow his route of the previous year, and was watching and guarding the fords of the Rappahannock, when Lee projected his right wing, under Ewell, through the Blue Ridge into the Shenandoah Valley at Strasburg. He pushed down the valley to Winchester, where General Milroy was in command of nearly 10,000 men, on the evening of June 13, having marched 70 miles in three days. It was a bold movement. Milroy called in his outposts and prepared to fight, but before daybreak he resolved to retreat. He spiked his cannon, drowned his powder, and was about to depart, when the Confederates fell upon him. Then began a race towards the Potomac, but the Nationals were stopped by a force some miles from Winchester, and many of them made prisoners. The garrison at Harper's Ferry fled across the river to Maryland Heights. Inform
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
i, moved against Governor Jackson as soon as the latter had raised the standard of revolt at Jefferson City. He sent (July 12, 1861) a regiment of Missouri volunteers, under Col. Franz Sigel (q. v.) to occupy and protect the Pacific Railway from St. Louis to the Gasconade River, preparatory to a movement southward to oppose an invasion by Gen. Benjamin McCulloch, a Texan ranger, who had crossed the Arkansas frontier with about 800 men, and was marching on Springfield. Lyon left St. Louis (June 13) with 2,000 men, on two steamboats, for Jefferson City, to drive Jackson and Price out of it. The Missouri troops were commanded by Colonels Blair and Boernstein, the regulars by Captain Lathrop, and the artillery by Capt. J. Totten. The Confederates fled westward to a point near Booneville. Leaving Boernstein to hold the capital, Lyon followed, June 16. He overtook the fugitives not far from Booneville. Lyon landed his men and attacked the camp of the Confederates, commanded by Colone
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
on 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 Key West for Santiago. June 14, 15. There was fighting between marines and Spaniards at Guantanamo Bay and a bombardment of the fort at Caimanera by war-ships. June 15. Admiral Camara's fleet sailed from Cadiz for the Suez Canal. June 20-22. General Shafter's army landed at Daiquiri; one killed, four wounded.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ntigua, Nov. 10; finding his previous settlement destroyed and colony dispersed, he founds Isabella in Hispaniola, the first Christian city in the New World......December, 1493 He discovers Jamaica, May 3; and Evangelista (now Isle of Pines) June 13; war with the natives of Hispaniola......1494 Visits various isles and explores their coasts......1495-96 Returns to Spain to meet charges; reaches Cadiz......June 11, 1496 Patent from Henry VII. of England to John Cabot and his three President's proclamation against the invasion of Canada by Fenians......June 6, 1866 Over 1,000 Fenians attack St. Armand, Quebec, and are routed......June 9, 1866 Fourteenth Amendment to Constitution passes the Senate, June 8; the House, June 13; reaching the State Department......June 16, 1866 Majority of reconstruction committee report the late Confederate States not entitled to representation in Congress......June 18, 1866 Message from the President to Congress adverse to prese
rporated out of the northern settlements of Kittery......June 9, 1713 Fort George erected on the west side of the Androscoggin, opposite the lower falls......1715 Parker's Island and Arrowsick made a town or municipal corporation by the name of Georgetown......June 13, 1716 Name of Saco changed to Biddeford......Nov. 18, 1718 First violence of the Three years or Lovewell's War, the fourth Indian war, was the taking of nine families on Merrymeeting Bay by sixty Indians in canoes, June 13; they attack the fort at St. George's River and burn Brunswick......June-July, 1722 One thousand men raised by the general court to carry on the Indian war......Aug. 8, 1722 Capt. Josiah Winslow and sixteen men, in two boats on the St. George's River, ambushed and surrounded by about 100 Indians in thirty canoes, and all killed......May 1, 1724 Father Sebastian Rasle, a Jesuit long located at the Indian village of Norridgewock on the Kennebec, is suspected by the English settlers
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West Virginia, state of (search)
....April 17, 1861 Garrison at Harper's Ferry burn the arsenal and flee into Maryland......April 21, 1861 West Virginia declares for the Union......April 21, 1861 First Wheeling convention on the future of western Virginia meets in Washington Hall, Wheeling......May 13, 1861 First Virginia Federal Infantry mustered in on Wheeling Island by Major Oaks......May 15, 1861 Second Wheeling convention meets at Washington Hall, Wheeling, June 11, 1861; adopts a declaration of rights, June 13; an ordinance to reorganize the State government, June 19; and elects Francis H. Pierpont governor......June 20, 1861 General Rosecrans defeats Confederates under Gen. R. S. Garnett, in the battle of Rich Mountain......July 11, 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry; Confederates under Gen. H. A. Wise attacked by Federals under Rosecrans......Sept. 10, 1861 General Reynolds repulses Confederates under Lee in battle at Cheat Mountain......Sept. 12-14, 1861 Convention at Wheeling passes an