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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), America, discovery of. (search)
ts voyage by contrary winds. He now took his man from the bark, and sailing in the night past the island of Teneriffe, the people were much astonished at observing flames bursting out of the lofty mountain called El Pico, or the Peak of Teneriffe. On this occasion the admiral was at great pains to explain the nature of this phenomenon to the people, by instancing the example of Etna and several other known volcanoes. Passing by Teneriffe, they arrived at Gran Canaria on Saturday the 25th August: and found that Pinzon had only got in there the day before. From him the admiral was informed that Dona Beatrix had sailed for Gomera on the 20th with the vessel which he was so anxious to obtain. His officers were much troubled at the disappointment; but he, who always endeavoured to make the best of every occurrence, observed to them that since it had not pleased God that they should get this vessel it was perhaps better for them; as they might have encountered much opposition in pre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Frontenac, Fort (search)
After the repulse of the English at Ticonderoga (July 8, 1758), Col. John Bradstreet urged Abercrombie to send an expedition against this fort. He detached 3,000 men for the purpose, and gave Colonel Bradstreet command of the expedition. He went by the way of Oswego, and crossed the lake in bateaux, having with him 300 bateau-men. His troops were chiefly provincials, and were furnished with eight pieces of cannon and two mortars. They landed within a mile of the fort on the evening of Aug. 25, constructed batteries, and opened them upon the fort at short range two days afterwards Finding the works untenable, the garrison surrendered (Aug. 27) without much resistance. The Indians having previously deserted, there were only 110 prisoners. The spoils were sixty cannon, sixteen mortars, a large quantity of small arms, provisions and military stores, and nine armed vessels. On his return, Bradstreet assisted in building Fort Stanwix, in the Mohawk Valley, on the site of Rome, Oneid
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
, in which the anti-slavery men were led by John Brown (q. v.), where five men were killed. There was another skirmish at Black Jack (June 2), which resulted in the capture of Captain Pots and thirty of his men. Emigrants from the freelabor States, on their way through Missouri, were turned back by armed parties. On Aug. 14, anti-slavery men captured a fort near Lecompton, occupied by Colonel Titus with a party of pro-slavery men, and made prisoners the commander and twenty of his men. On Aug. 25 the acting-governor (Woodin) declared the Territory in a state of rebellion. He and David R. Atchison, late United States Senator from Missouri, gathered a considerable force, and, on Aug. 29, a detachment sent by the latter attacked Ossawatomie, which was defended by a small band under John Brown. The latter was defeated, with the loss of two killed, five wounded, and seven made prisoners. The assailants lost five killed, and thirty buildings were burned. At the annual election at Leav
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kearny, Philip 1815- (search)
co he lost his left arm in battle. After serving a campaign on the Pacific coast against the Indians, he went to Europe, and served on the staff of the French General Maurier in the Italian War (1859). He received from the French government a second decoration of the Legion of Honor. He hastened home when the Civil War broke out; was made brigadiergeneral of volunteers just after the battle of Bull Run, and commanded a brigade of New Jersey troops in Franklin's division, Army of the Potomac. He comhanded a division in Heintzelman's corps; behaved gallantly during the Peninsula campaign; was made major-general of volunteers in July, 1862; was the first to reinforce Pope; and was engaged in the battles between the Rappahannock and Washington, front Aug. 25 till his death, near Chantilly, Va., Sept. 1, 1862. He had placed his division in preparation for battle, and after dark was reconnoitring within the enemy's lines when he was discovered and shot dead. Kearny, Stephen Watts
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morris, Robert 1734-1806 (search)
He instantly conceived the campaign against Cornwallis. Turning to Peters, he said, What can you do for me? With money, everything; without it, nothing, replied the secretary, at the same time turning an anxious look towards Morris, who comprehended the expression. Let me know the sum you want, said the superintendent of finance. Washington soon handed him estimates. Morris borrowed $20,000 from the French commander, promising to repay it in October. The arrival of Colonel Laurens (Aug. 25) at Boston with a part of the subsidy of over $1,000,000 from France for which he had negotiated enabled Morris to keep his engagement. Appointed superintendent of finance and Secretary of the Treasury under the Confederation in 1781, he served until 1784, when the fiscal affairs of the country were placed in the hands of three commissioners. As superintendent of finance he proposed a scheme for funding the public debt of the United States in 1782, and to provide for the regular payment
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Salomon, Frederick (search)
Salomon, Frederick Military officer: born near Halberstadt, Prussia, April 7, 1826; became government surveyor and later lieutenant of artillery; emigrated to the United States and settled in Manitowoc, Wis., as a surveyor; was chief engineer of the Manitowoc and Wisconsin Railroad in 1857-59; served through the Civil War, entering the volunteer service as captain of the 5th Missouri Infantry and rising to the rank of brigadiergeneral, June 16, 1862; was brevetted major-general of volunteers in March, 1865; mustered out of the service Aug. 25 following, and for several years thereafter was surveyor-general of Utah.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
head of cattle, leave Cambridge, Mass., for the Connecticut River through the wilderness......June, 1636 They reach the river early in......July, 1636 John Oldham murdered by the Indians near Block Island......July, 1636 War with the Pequods......July, 1636 [The Pequods, with at least 700 warriors, then occupied eastern Connecticut, and ruled part of Long Island.] An expedition against the Pequods and Indians on Block Island is sent from Massachusetts under John Endicott......Aug. 25–Sept. 14, 1630 [It exasperated, but did not subdue, the Indians.] Roger Williams, of Rhode Island, prevents a league between the Pequods and Narragansets......1636 Fort at Saybrook, at the mouth of the Connecticut, beleaguered by the Pequods all the winter of......1636-37 About thirty colonists of Connecticut killed by the Pequods during the winter of......1636-37 Court at Newtown (Hartford) applies to Massachusetts for aid against the Pequods......Feb. 21, 1637 [The name
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
n, Pa., May 28–Sept. 9, mustered out at Fort Leavenworth......Nov. 3, 1898 Twenty-first Kansas, stationed at Camp George H. Thomas, Lysle, Ga., and Camp Hamilton, Ky., May 20–Sept. 25, mustered out at Fort Leavenworth......Dec. 10, 1898 Repeal of police commissioner law......Jan. 4, 1899 Creation of Kansas travelling libraries commission in connection with the State library (14,700 volumes circulated by September, 1901)......March 4, 1899 Twenty-third Kansas sails from New York, Aug. 25; arrives at Santiago, Cuba, for guard duty at San Luis, Aug. 31, 1898; returns to Fort Leavenworth, and is mustered out......April 10, 1899 Twentieth Kansas does valiant service in the Philippines, 1898-99; returns in the Tartar, by way of Hong-Kong, to San Francisco, where it is mustered out, and is received at Topeka......Nov. 2, 1899 Two men hanged by a mob at Fort Scott......Jan. 20, 1900 Indian famine relief committee organized at Topeka; 41,483 bushels of corn and $8,700 in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vermont, (search)
Waterbury......1888 State board of trade organized......1888 Redfield Proctor appointed Secretary of War......March 5, 1889 Australian ballot law passed at session......Oct. 1–Nov. 25, 1890 George F. Edmunds resigns from the United States Senate, to take effect Nov. 1......April 6, 1891 Ex-Gov. Paul Dillingham dies at Waterbury......July 26, 1891 Celebration of centennial of admission of Vermont into the Union and dedication of the battle monument (308 feet high) at Bennington......Aug. 19, 1891 Legislature called in special session concerning direct-tax money refunded by Congress......Aug. 25, 1891 Ex-Gov. John Gregory Smith dies at St. Albans......Nov. 6, 1891 Redfield Proctor appointed United States Senator, Aug. 25; qualifies......Dec. 7, 1891 Redfield Proctor elected United States Senator......Oct. 19, 1892 Justin S. Morrill dies at Washington, D. C......Dec. 28, 1898 Merchants' National Bank, Rutland. failed......March 26, 1900 Virgini