Browsing named entities in Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing). You can also browse the collection for September 11th or search for September 11th in all documents.

Your search returned 12 results in 11 document sections:

1 2
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agnew, James, (search)
Agnew, James, A British general; came to America late in 1775; participated in the military movements in and about Boston: and was engaged in the battle of Long Island, where, and in subsequent campaigns, he commanded the 4th Brigade of the royal army. He accompanied ex-Governor Tryon in his marauding expedition to Danbury, Conn., in the spring of 1777. He was slightly wounded in the battle of Brandywine (Sept. 11), and in the battle of Germantown (Oct. 4, 1777) he was killed.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anti-Masonic party. (search)
Anti-Masonic party. In 1826 William Morgan, a citizen of western New York, announced his intention to publish a book in which the secrets of freemasonry were to be disclosed. It was printed at Batavia, N. Y. On Sept. 11 Morgan was seized at Batavia, upon a criminal charge, by a company of men who came from Canandaigua. He was taken to that place, tried and acquitted on the criminal charge, but was immediately arrested on a civil process for a trifling debt. He was cast into jail there, and the next night was discharged by those who procured his arrest, taken from prison at nine o'clock at night, and at the door was seized and thrust into a carriage in waiting, which was driven rapidly towards Rochester. He was taken by relays of horses, by the agency of several individuals, to Fort Niagara, at the mouth of the Niagara River, and deposited in the powder magazine there. It was known that the freemasons had made violent attempts to suppress Morgan's announced book, and this outr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chapultepec, battle of (search)
ecture. A dome, rising about 20 feet above the walls, gave it a grand appearance. Two strongly built walls surrounded the whole structure, 10 feet apart and 12 or 15 feet high. The works were thoroughly armed, and the garrison, among whom were some expert French gunners, was commanded by General Bravo. The whole hill was spotted with forts and outworks. To carry this strong post with the least loss of men, Scott determined to batter it with heavy cannon. Accordingly, on the night of Sept. 11. four batteries of heavy cannon were erected on a hill between Tucabaya and Chapultepec, commanded respectively by Captains Drew, Haynes. and Brooks, and Lieutenant Stone. They were placed in position by the engineer officers Huger and Lee (the latter afterwards commander-in-chief of the Confederate army). On the morning of the 12th these batteries opened fire, every ball crashing through the castle, and every shell tearing up the ramparts. The .fire of the Mexicans was not less severe,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Robert Edward 1807- (search)
ynolds had been left by Rosecrans to confront General Lee in the Cheat Mountain region. Lee was then in chief command in western Virginia. He had sent General Floyd to drive the Nationals out of the Kanawha Valley, but the latter was defeated (Sept. 11) at Carnifex Ferry, and fled to Big Sewell Mountain. Reynolds's command consisted of Indiana and Ohio troops. With them he held the roads and passes of the mountains of the more westerly ranges of the Alleghany chain. His headquarters were atonals at Elk Water, at the western foot of Cheat Mountain. His object evidently was to secure the great Cheat Mountain pass, and have free communication with the Shenandoah Valley. For this purpose he marched from Huntersville, in the night of Sept. 11, to make a simultaneous attack on Elk Water, the pass, and a station of Indiana troops on the summit, under Colonel Kimball. About 5,000 Confederates, under General Anderson, of Tennessee, attempted to take the summit and the pass, but were rep
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lexington (search)
that he left the State. General Price called upon the Confederates to fill up his shattered ranks. They responded with alacrity, and at the middle of August he moved northward, in the direction of Lexington. It occupied an important position, and was garrisoned with less than 3,000 troops, under Col. James A. Mulligan. His troops had only forty rounds of cartridges each, six small brass cannon, and two howitzers. The latter were useless, because there were no shells. On the morning of Sept. 11 Price appeared at a point 3 miles from Lexington. Hourly expecting reinforcements, Mulligan resolved to defy the overwhelming force of the enemy with the means at his command. Price moved forward, drove in the National pickets, and opened a cannonade on Mulligan's hastily constructed works. Very soon some outworks were captured, after fierce struggles, but the defence was bravely maintained throughout the day. Price was anxious, for he knew that there was a large Union force near unde
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), MacDONOUGHonough, Thomas 1783-1825 (search)
cDONOUGHonough, Thomas 1783-1825 Naval officer; born in New Castle county, Del., Dec. 23, 1783; was of Scotch-Irish descent, and his father, who came from the North of Ireland, was an officer of distinction in the Continental army. Macdonough was appointed a midshipman in the navy in 1800, a lieutenant in 1807, and commander in July, 1813. He had served with distinction in the Mediterranean squadron with Bainbridge and Decatur. In 1814 he commanded a squadron on Lake Champlain, and on Sept. 11, he gained a signal victory over the British off Plattsburg. For this service he was promoted to captain and received thanks and a gold medal from Congress. Civil honors were bestowed upon him by various cities and towns; and the legislature of Vermont gave him an estate on Cumberland Head, Thomas MacDONOUGHONOUGHonoughonough. which overlooked the scene of his great exploit. From the close of the war Macdonough's health declined. He was given command of the Mediterranean squadron,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), MacOMBmb, Alexander 1782- (search)
reat Britain, in 1812, was lieutenant-colonel of engineers and adjutant-general of the army. He had five brothers in that contest. He was transferred to the artillery, and distinguished himself on the Niagara frontier. In January, 1814, he was promoted to brigadier-general, and when General Izard withdrew from the military post on Lake Champlain, in the summer of that year, Macomb was left in chief command of that region. In that capacity he won a victory over the British at Plattsburg, Sept. 11. For his conduct on that occasion he was commissioned a major-general and received thanks and a gold medal from Congress. On the death of General Brown, in 1835, General Macomb was appointed general-in- chief of the armies of the United States, which post he held at the time of his death, in Washington, D. C., June 25, 1841. His remains were interred, with military honors in the congressional cemetery, Washington, and over them stands a beautiful white marble monument, prop- MacOMBmb'
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Price, Sterling 1809-1867 (search)
Price, Sterling 1809-1867 Military officer; born in Prince Edward county, Va., Sept. 11, Sterling Price. 1809; was a member of Congress from Missouri (where he settled in 1830) in 1845; colonel of Missouri cavalry in the war against Mexico; and was made a brigadier-general and military governor of Chihuahua in 1847. He was governor of Missouri from 1853 to 1857, and president of the State convention in February, 1861. He was made major-general of the Missouri militia in May, and served the Confederacy throughout the Civil War. At the close of the war he went to Mexico, but returned to Missouri in 1866, and died in St. Louis, Sept. 29, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Star-routes, (search)
Star-routes, Routes on which contracts for carrying the United States mail are made upon bids which do not specify the mode of conveyance, but simply offer to carry the mails regularly, safely, and expeditiously. Such bids are regarded by the Post-office Department as inferior to those which specify railroad, steamboat, or four-horse-coach conveyance; but as superior to those which specify only horseback carriers. In 1881 second assistant Postmaster-General Thomas J. Brady, exSenator Stephen W. Dorsey, of Arkansas, and others, were accused of conspiracy to defraud the United States government in the management of these routes. They were brought to trial June 1, 1882; first trial closed Sept. 11, jury not agreeing; second trial began Dec. 4, 1882, closed June 11, 1883. Verdict, not guilty as indicted.
e commonweal, numbering seventy-five men, organizes at Massillon, moves from that place to Canton, 8 miles......March 26, 1894 Strike affecting 150,000 miners ordered at Columbus......April 20, 1894 Allen G. Thurman dies at Columbus......Dec. 12, 1895 The centenary of the settlement of Cleveland celebrated......July 22, 1896 Militia fires upon a lynching-party at Urbana, four persons killed......June 4, 1897 Coal-miners went on strike......July 2, 1897 [Ended by compromise Sept. 11.] Accident at Robinson's Opera-house in Cincinnati, thirty-five killed or injured......Oct. 15, 1897 Ex-Secretary of the Interior Jacob D. Cox dies at Oberlin......Aug. 4, 1900 Race riot at Akron......Aug. 22, 1900 John Sherman dies at Washington, D. C.......Oct. 22, 1900 Tom L. Johnson elected mayor of Cleveland......April 1, 1901 International Christian Endeavor convention meets at Cincinnati......July 6, 1901 President McKinley shot at Buffalo, Sept. 7; dies......
1 2