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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cedar Mountain, battle of (search)
Cedar Mountain, battle of Pope's main army was near Culpeper Courthouse, and Stonewall Jackson was at Gordonsville, with a heavy force, at the close of July, 1862. Pope had taken command on June 28, and assumed the control in the field on July 29. Both armies advanced early in August. Jackson, reinforced, had thrown his army across the Rapidan River on the morning of the 8th, and driven the National cavalry back on Culpeper Court-house. Gen. S. W. Crawford was sent with his brigade to assist the latter in retarding Jackson's march, and to ascertain his real intentions, if possible. The movements of the Confederates were so mysterious that it was difficult to guess where they intended to strike. On the morning of Aug. 9, Pope sent General Banks forward with about 8,000 men to join Crawford near Cedar Mountain, 8 miles southward of Culpeper Court-house, and Sigel was ordered to advance from Sperryville at the same time to the support of Banks. Jackson had now gained the comma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Guanica, (search)
about 15 miles from the city of Ponce, Porto Rico. In the early part of the war between the United States and Spain (1898), when it became known that a military expedition under Gen. Nelson A. Miles (q. v.) was to be sent to Porto Rico, it was reported with apparent official sanction that the objective point was San Juan, which Admiral Sampson would cover with the guns of his fleet while a landing was being made by the troops. This, however, was a ruse to mislead the Spanish spies in New York and Washington, and while the Spaniards in San Juan were completing preparations to resist invasion, General Miles quietly debarked his army at Guanica on July 25, opposed only by a small force of Spaniards in a block-house. On the following day the Americans advanced to Yamo, and captured the railroad leading into Ponce. By July 29 all of the Americans, numbering 16,973 officers and men, had landed and concentrated in the neighborhood of Ponce for a forward movement against San Juan(q. v.).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace conference, universal (search)
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 principles of the Geneva Convention of Aug. 22, 1864. Added to the convention relative to laws and customs of war were three declarations, separately signed as follows: 1. The contracting powers agree
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porto Rico, (search)
g San Juan, leading the Spanish to withdraw their troops from the interior of the island. On July 26 the Americans advanced to Yauco, and after a short encounter seized the railroad running to Ponce. Two days later several army transports, under the protection of a small force of fighting ships, arrived off Ponce, and the city surrendered without a struggle, the Spanish officials retiring to San Juan and the people turning out to welcome the Americans. The troops were landed at Ponce on July 29, and on Aug. 2 the third and last detachment debarked at Arroyo, which had surrendered to the navy the previous day. With a force of 16,973 officers and men, General Miles started across the island, meeting with but little resistance, and being heartily welcomed by the mass of the people, who greeted the Americans as their liberators. The Spanish troops were defeated in the hills near Hormigueros, Aug. 10, and at Rio Canas, Aug. 13, and General Miles was about to advance on San Juan from s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Proces verbal, (search)
eaning. The following is a translation of the inscription: In the year 1749, of the reign of Louis XV., King of France, we, Celoron, commander of a detachment sent by Monsieur the Marquis de la Galissoniere, governor-general of New France, to re-establish tranquillity in some Indian villages of these cantons, have buried this plate of lead at the confluence of the Ohio and Chautauqua The Alleghany River was regarded as the Ohio proper, and the Monongahela only as a tributary. this 29th day of July, near the river Ohio, otherwise Belle Riviere, as a monument of the renewal of the possession we have taken of the said river Ohio, and of all those which empty into it, and of all the lands on both sides as far as the sources of said rivers, as enjoyed or ought to have been enjoyed by the kings of France preceding, and as they have there maintained themselves by arms and by treaties, especially those of Utrecht and Aix-la-Chapelle. This inscription revealed the designs of the French.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sackett's Harbor. (search)
ackett's Harbor in 1812. guns brought to bear upon approaching vessels. The remainder of her guns were taken out to be placed in battery on the land. An iron 32-pounder, which had been lying in the mud near the shore, and from that circumstance was called the Old sow, was placed in battery on a bluff with three other heavy guns; and a company of artillery had four heavy guns. With this force the Americans were prepared to receive the invaders. The squadron slowly entered the harbor (July 29), and when the Royal George and Prince Regent were near enough, Capt. William Vaughan, a sailing-mas- Map of operations at Sackett's Harbor in May, 1813. ter, in charge of the Old sow and her companions, opened fire upon them, but without effect. The people on the shore plainly heard derisive laughter on board the Royal George. Shots came from the two British vessels, which were returned, and a brisk cannonading was kept up for about two hours, the squadron standing off and on out of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
Admiral Dewey's vessels took possession of Isla Grande in Subig Bay, near Manila, and the German gunboat Irene, which had been interfering, withdrew. July 8. Admiral Camara started to return through the Suez Canal to Spain. He reached Cadiz July 29. July 10. Bombardment of Santiago was resumed. July 11. General Miles arrived at American headquarters in Cuba. July 13. Admiral Cervera and captured Spanish prisoners arrived at Portsmouth, N. H. July 17. Santiago surrendered. f that port. July 25. United States army under General Miles landed at Guanica, Porto Rico. The town surrendered, and Ponce followed July 28. July 26. The Spanish government, through French Ambassador Cambon, asked for terms of peace. July 29. General Merritt landed at Cavite, Manila Harbor. July 30. The President, through the French ambassador, stated the American terms. July 31. The Americans repulsed the Spaniards, with loss on both sides, at Malate, near Manila. Aug. 7