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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harrison, Fort (search)
was renamed Fort Burnham, in honor of the slain general. Then Fort Gilmer, a little farther on, was assailed by the Nationals, with a loss of 300 men. Meanwhile Birney, with 3,000 colored troops in advance, attacked the Confederate works at Spring Hill, on New Market Heights. These were commanded by Gen. Charles Paine. The Spring Hill redoubt was very strong. On its front was a marsh, and it was further defended by an abatis. The eager troops swept across the marsh, scaled the heights, Sept. 29, carried the works at the point of the bayonet and secured the key-point to the Confederate defenses in that quarter. Before the storming party reached the works 200 of them fell dead, and not less than 1,000 were killed, wounded or captured. The Confederates attempted to retake Fort Harrison, Oct. 1, 1864. The troops were under the immediate direction of General Lee. They were driven back, with a loss of seven battle-flags and almost the annihilation of Clingman's North Carolina brigad
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nelson, William 1847-1772 (search)
ge of Vera Cruz in 1847; and afterwards served in the Mediterranean. He was ordered into the military service in Kentucky by the government in 1861, with the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers; was successful in raising troops, did good service in eastern Kentucky; commanded the 2d Division of Buell's army in the battle of Shiloh; and, after being wounded in a struggle at Richmond, Ky., was put in command at Louisville, when it was threatened by Bragg's army. In July, 1862, he was promoted major-general of volunteers, and on Sept. 29, following, he died in Louisville, Ky., from a wound received during a quarrel with Gen. Jefferson C. Davis Patriot; born in Yorktown, Va., in 1760; graduated at William and Mary College in 1776; made major of 7th Virginia Regiment in February of the same year, and was taken prisoner with his brother, Robert, in June, 1781. During 1803-13 he held the professorship of Law in William and Mary College. He died in Malvern Hill, Va., March 8, 1813
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Petersburg. (search)
al Hancock, who had returned from the north side of the James, struck the Weldon road at Reams's Station and destroyed the track for some distance. The Nationals were finally driven from the road with considerable loss. For a little more than a month after this there was comparative quiet in the vicinity of Petersburg and Richmond. The National troops were moved simultaneously towards each city. General Butler, with the corps of Birney and Ord, moved upon and captured Fort Harrison on Sept. 29. These troops charged upon another fort near by, but were repulsed with heavy loss. Among the slain was General Burnham, and Ord was severely wounded. In honor of the slain general the captured works were named Fort Burnham. In these assaults the gallantry of the colored troops was conspicuous. Meanwhile, Meade had sent Generals Warren and Parke, with two divisions of troops each, to attempt the extension of the National left to the Weldon road and beyond. It was a feint in favor of B
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
100,000 ratified by United States Senate. Jan. 28. Petition from Filipino federal party praying for civil government presented to the Senate. March 1. Twenty-one officers and 120 bolomen surrender. March 23. Aguinaldo captured by General Funston. April 2. Aguinaldo takes oath of allegiance. April 20. General Tinio surrendered. June 15. United States Philippine Commission appoints Arellano, chief-justice, and six other Supreme Court judges. June 21. Promulgation of President McKinley's order establishing civil government and appointing William H. Taft the first governor. June 23. General MacArthur is succeeded by General Chaffee. July 4. Civil government established. July 24. General Zunbano with twenty-nine officers and 518 men surrender at Zabayas. Sept. 29. Massacre of forty-eight Americans at Balangiga, Samar. October. General Hughes, with a portion of the 9th United States Infantry, sent to Samar; burns Balangiga and pursues the insurgents.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
f Hanging Rock, S. C. Aug. 6, 1780 Battle of Camden, S. C.; Gates defeated Aug. 16, 1780 Battles of Musgrove Mills and Fishing Creek, S. C. Aug. 18, 1780 Maj. John Andre, British adjutant-general, meets Benedict Arnold near Stony Point, N. Y. Sept. 21, 1780 Major Andre captured near Tarrytown.Sept. 23, 1780 Arnold escapes to the British vessel Vulture Sept. 24, 1780 Battle of Charlotte, N. C. Sept. 26, 1780 Andre convicted as a spy by military board, Gen. Nathanael Greene, president, Sept. 29, and hung at Tappan, N. Y. Oct. 2, 1780 Congress votes John Paulding, David Williams, and Isaac Van Wart, cap- tors of Andre, its thanks, a silver medal, and a pension of $200 each yearly, for life Oct., 1780 Henry Laurens, minister from United States, seized on his way to Holland by a British frigate, Sept. 3, and imprisoned in the Tower of LondonOct. 6, 1780 Battle of King's Mountain, S. C.Oct. 7, 1780 Congress resolves that western lands to be ceded shall be formed into republica