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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bull Run, battles of. (search)
army, and Gen. J. E. Johnston was at Winchester, in the Shenandoah Valley, with a large body of troops, with which he might reinforce the former. Gen. Robert Patterson was at Martinsburg with 18,000 Nationals to keep Johnston at Winchester. Gen. Irvin McDowell was in command of the Department of Virginia, with his headquarters at Arlington House; and, at about the middle of July, 1861, he was ordered to move against the Confederates. With 20,000 troops he marched from Arlington Heights (July 16), for the purpose of flanking the Confederate right wing. A part of his troops under General Tyler had a severe battle with them at Blackburn's Ford (July 18), and were repulsed (see Blackburn's Ford, battle of). McDowell found he could not flank the Confederates, so he proceeded to make a direct attack upon them, not doubting Patterson would be able to keep Johnston in the valley. On the morning of July 21, McDowell's forces were set in motion in three columns, one under General Tyler on
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cartier, Jacques 1494-1555 (search)
for France, in the spring, the Little Hermine was found to be rotten and unseaworthy, and, as the other two vessels could carry his reduced company, she was abandoned. He formally took possession of the country in the name of his King, and, just before his departure (May 9, 1536), he invited Donnaconna and eight chiefs on board the flagship to a feast. They came, and Cartier treacherously sailed away with them to France as captives, where they all died of grief. Cartier reached St. Malo July 16. There was now a pause in this enterprise, but finally Francis de la Roque, Lord of Roberval, Picardy, prevailed upon the King to appoint him viceroy and lieutenant-general of the new territory, and Cartier captain-general and chief pilot of the royal ships. Five vessels were fitted out, and Cartier, with two of them, sailed from St. Malo in May, 1541. Late in August these reached Stadacona. The people there eagerly pressed to the ships to welcome their monarch, whom Cartier had pro
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cockburn, Sir George 1772-1853 (search)
s (flag-ship), Romulus, Fox, and Nemesis. Off Ocracoke Inlet, he despatched (July 12, 1813) about 800 armed men in barges to the waters of Pamlico Sound. There they attacked the Anaconda and Atlas, two American privateers, and captured both. The crew of one escaped, and gave the alarm at Newbern. The British boats proceeded to attack that place, but found it too well prepared to warrant their doing so. They captured Portsmouth, and plundered the country around. They decamped in haste (July 16), carrying with them cattle and other property, and many slaves, to whom they falsely promised their freedom. These, and others obtained the same way, Cockburn sold in the West Indies on his private account. Leaving Pamlico Sound, the marauders went down the coast, stopping at and plundering Dewees's and Capers's islands, and filling the whole region of the lower Santee with terror. Informed of these outrages, the citizens of Charleston prepared for the reception of the marauders. For
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, (search)
behind his breastworks there. Sherman invested Jackson, July 10, each flank resting on the Pearl River. He planted 100 cannon on a hill, and opened on the city, July 12; but his trains being behind, his scanty ammunition was soon exhausted. In the assault, General Lauman pushed his troops too near the Confederate works, and in the course of a few minutes 500 of his men were killed or wounded by sharp-shooters and the grape and canister from twelve cannon. Two hundred of his men were made prisoners. Under cover of a fog, Johnston made a sortie, July 13, but with no beneficial result, and on the night of July 16-17 he withdrew with his 25,000 men, hurried across the Pearl River, burned the bridges behind him, and retreated to Morton. Sherman did not pursue far, his object being to drive Johnston away and make Vicksburg secure. For this purpose he broke up the railways for many miles, and destroyed everything in Jackson that might be useful to the Confederates. Jackson, Andrew
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), MacKINAWinaw, or Michilimackinac (search)
Fort St. Joseph, on an island 40 miles northeast from Mackinaw, then commanded by Capt. Charles Roberts. When Sir Isaac Brock, governor of Upper Canada, received at Fort George, on the Niagara River, from British spies, notice of the declaration of war, he despatched an express to Roberts, ordering him to attack Mackinaw immediately. He was directed to summon to his assistance the neighboring Indians, and to ask the aid of the employes of the Northwestern Fur Company. On the morning of July 16 Roberts embarked with a strong motley force of whites and Indians, in boats, bateaux, and canoes, with two 6-pounders, and convoyed by the brig Caledonia, belonging to the Northwestern Fur Company, loaded with provisions and stores. Hancks, suspicious of mischief, sent Captain Daurman to St. Joseph, to observe the temper and disposition of the British there. On his way he met the hostile flotilla, and was made a prisoner. News of the declaration of war had not reached the far-off post of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
Burke and his suite and plunder the town......Sept. 13, 1781 David Fanning, a freebooter, appointed lieutenant-colonel of the royal militia in June, 1781, captures forty-four persons at Chatham Court-house while a courtmartial is in progress, July 16; besieges the garrisoned house of Col. Philip Alston, of Chatham, Aug. 8; captures forty-four Whigs under Colonel Wade, and disperses his troops at McFalls Mills, Sept. 1, and fights the Whigs at Lundley's Mill, Chatham county......Sept. 14, 178nto the disturbed counties under Colonel Kirk......July, 1870 Colonel Kirk arrests persons implicated in deeds of violence; writs of habeas corpus are issued by Chief-Justice Pearson, but Colonel Kirk refuses to produce four of his prisoners, July 16; during proceedings in the State and United States courts Governor Holden orders Colonel Kirk to obey the writs......Aug. 19, 1870 Governor Holden impeached of malfeasance in office, Dec. 14, 1870; convicted and removed from office......March
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, D. C. (search)
Washington, D. C. Seat of the government of the United States; popularly known as the City of magnificent distances ; co-extensive with the District of Columbia; locally governed by three commissioners acting directly under the authority of Congress; population in 1890, 230,392; in 1900, 278,718. By act of Congress approved July 16, 1790, the seat of the national government was to be located on the Potomac River. The commissioners appointed to locate it were Thomas Johnson, David Stuart, and Daniel Carroll, of Maryland, and they gave the name of Washington to the new city. They chose the lands adjacent to Georgetown, lying between Rock Creek and the eastern branch of the Potomac Washington—scene in Pennsylvania Avenue. along the shores of the river, and made arrangements with owners of the land for them to cede to the United States the whole, containing from 3,000 to 5,000 acres, on the condition that when it should be surveyed and laid off as a city the proprietors sho