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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De long, George Washington, 1844- (search)
ore than 300 miles from the nearest point of the mainland of Asia. With his party he started southward, and on July 28, 1881, arrived at Bennett Island, and on Aug. 20 at Thaddeus Island, from which place they travelled in boats. De Long, with fourteen others out of his crew of thirty-three, reached the main mouth of the Lena River, Sept. 17, having travelled about 2,800 miles, and landing on the mainland about 500 miles from their ship. With his men he proceeded as fast as he could until Oct. 9, when it became impossible to travel farther owing to the debility of the men. The party had separated into three branches, one commanded by De Long, the second by Lieutenant Chipp, and the third by chief engineer George W. Melville (q. v.). All of De Long's party, excepting two, perished; Chipp's boat was lost in a gale, with eight men; but Melville, with nine others, succeeded in reaching a small village on the Lena. The two survivors of the De Long party, who had been sent by that office
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Erie, Fort, (search)
k Rock, and entered warmly into Elliott's plans. General Smyth, the commanding officer, favored them. Captain Towson, of the artillery, was detailed, with fifty men, for the service; and sailors under General Winder, at Buffalo, were ordered out, well armed. Several citizens joined the expedition, and the whole number, rank and file, was about 124 men. Two large boats were taken to the mouth of Buffalo Creek, and in these the expedition embarked at midnight. At one o'clock in the morning (Oct. 9) they left the creek, while scores of people watched anxiously on the shore for the result. The sharp crack of a pistol, the roll of musketry, followed by silence, and the moving of two dark objects down the river proclaimed that the enterprise had been successful. Joy was manifested on the shores by shouts and the waving of lanterns. The vessels and their men had been made captives in less than ten minutes. The guns at Fort Erie were brought to bear upon the vessels. A struggle for the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fisher's Hill, action at. (search)
ate train of seventy-five wagons. Thence his cavalry pursued as far as Staunton, where the remnant of Early's army sought and found shelter in the passes of the Blue Ridge. The National cavalry destroyed a vast amount of supplies at Staunton, passed on to Waynesboro, and laid waste the Virginia Central Railway. Then Sheridan's whole army went down the Shenandoah Valley, making his march a track of desolation. He had been instructed to leave nothing to invite the enemy to return. placed his forces behind Cedar Creek, halfway between Strasburg and Middletown. Early's cavalry had rallied, under Rosser, and hung upon Sheridan's rear as he moved down the valley. Torbert and his cavalry turned upon them (Oct. 9) and charged the Confederates, who fled, leaving behind them 300 prisoners, a dozen guns, and nearly fifty wagons. They were chased 26 miles. Three days later Early attempted to surprise Sheridan, while resting at Fisher's Hill, when the Confederates were severely chastised.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hessians. (search)
,152 Returned in the autumn of 1783984 ——— Did not return168 Total number sent29,867 Total number returned17,313 ——— Total number of those who did not return12,554 Of the 12.554 who did not return Mr. Lowell's estimate is as follows: Killed and died of wounds1,200 Died of illness and accident6,354 Deserted5,000 ——— Total12,554 estimate of the losses sustained by the Germans in the principal battles of the Revolutionary War. KilledWounded.Missing. Long Island225 Sept. 15, 1776216 Sept. 16, 177611 Oct. 9 to Oct. 23 (including Chatterton Hill)136323 Fort Washington56276 Trenton1778 Assanpink (Jan. 2, 1777)411 Burgoyne's Campaign to Oct. 6, 1777164284 Burgoyne's Campaign from Oct. 7 to 162575 Skirmish, Sept. 3, 1777119 Brandywine, Chasseurs739 Brandywine, other Hessians216 Red Bank8222960 Newport199613 Stono Ferry934 Charleston1162 Springfield2575 Baton Rouge258 Pensacola1545 Guildford Courthouse15694 Yorktown5313127
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McArthur, Duncan 1772- (search)
indling he was chosen colonel of the Ohio volunteers, and was second in command at the surrender of Detroit (q. v.)In the spring of 1813 he was promoted to brigadier-general, and in 1814 succeeded General Harrison in command of the Army of the West. Late in the summer of 1814, the critical situation of General Brown's army on the Niagara frontier induced General McArthur to make a terrifying raid in the western part of Canada, to divert the attention of the British. He arrived at Detroit Oct. 9, with about 700 mounted men which he had raised in Kentucky and Ohio. Late in that month he left Detroit with 750 men on fleet horses, and, with five pieces of cannon, passed up the lake and St. Clair River towards Lake Huron, to deceive the Canadians. On the morning of the 25th he suddenly crossed the river, pushed on in hot haste to the Moravian towns, and on Nov. 4 entered the village of Oxford. He appeared unheralded, and the inhabitants were greatly terrified. There he disarmed and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mint, first American (search)
for forme flatt, and stamped on one side with N. E., and on the other side with XIId, VId, and IIId, according to the value of each piece. These coins were to be of the fineness of new sterling English money, and every shilling was to weigh three penny Troy weight, and lesser peeces proportionably. It was found, as soon as they were in circulation, that, owing to the excessive plainness of their finish, they were exposed to washing and clipping. To remedy this evil, the General Court, on Oct. 9 of the same year, ordered a new die, and required that henceforth both shillings and smaller peeces shall have a double ring on either side, with this inscription: Massachusetts, and a tree in the centre, on the one side, and New England and the date of the year on the other side. In 1662 a two-penny piece was added to the series. This mint existed about thirty-four years, but all the coins issued have only the dates 1652 and 1662, the original dies The Pine-tree shilling. having done se
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Savannah, Ga. (search)
s. During the last five days a heavy cannonade and bombardment had been kept up on the British works with very little effect. D'Estaing, impatient of delay, then proposed to take the place by storm. Lincoln reluctantly agreed to the proposal, for there seemed a certainty of final victory if the siege should continue. A plan of attack was revealed to Prevost by a citizen of Charleston—a sergeant in Lincoln's army—and gave the British a great advantage. The assault was made before dawn on Oct. 9 by the combined forces, 4,500 strong, in three columns, led Mouth of Savannah Harbor. respectively by D'Estaing, Count Dillon, and Huger (of Charleston). They were shrouded in a dense fog and covered by the French batteries. After five hours of fierce conflict there was a truce for the purpose of burying the dead.. Already 1,000 of the Americans and Frenchmen had been killed or wounded. Among the latter was D'Estaing, who was carried to his camp. Count Pulaski, at the head of his legion
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stedinck, Burt Bogislaus Louis Christopher, Count von 1746-1815 (search)
Stedinck, Burt Bogislaus Louis Christopher, Count von 1746-1815 Military officer; born in Pomerania, Sweden, Oct. 26, 1746; graduated at the University of Upsala in 1768; joined the Swedish army early in life; promoted lieutenant-colonel; won distinction in aiding the French in the West Indies in 1778; accompanied D'Estaing to the United States in 1779, and Oct. 9 of that year commanded two important attacks on Savannah. After placing the American flag on the last breastwork he was wounded and forced to withdraw, having lost 450 of his 900 men. In recognition of his gallantry in aiding the Americans his King appointed him a colonel of dragoons and knight of the Order of the Sword. He was also decorated with the badge of the Society of the Cincinnati. He died in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1815.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
n Exposition closed......Oct. 30, 1893 Senate passes the Wilson bill to repeal the silver-purchase law, with the Voorhees amendment, by 43 to 32 (twenty-three Republicans, twenty Democrats for; nineteen Democrats, nine Republicans, four Populists against; ten not voting)......Oct. 30, 1893 Wilson bill as amended passes the House by 193 to 94; not voting, sixty-six; and is approved......Nov. 1, 1893 McCreary Chinese exclusion bill, as amended by Mr. Geary, passes the House by 178 to 9, Oct. 16, and Senate, Nov. 2. The bill extends the time of registration six months from date; approved......Nov. 3, 1893 First session (extra) adjourns......Nov. 3, 1893 Francis Parkman, American historian, born 1823, dies at Jamaica Plains, near Boston......Nov. 8, 1893 Extradition treaty with Norway ratified Nov. 8, and proclaimed......Nov. 9, 1893 The cruiser Columbia makes a record of 25 knots......Nov. 16, 1893 Supreme Court decides that the Great Lakes of this country and th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
k City, Oct. 11, 1811, and at the age of seventy-eight builds an experimental locomotive, which carries passengers at 12 miles an hour on his experimental track at Hoboken, in 1826. He dies at Hoboken......March 6, 1838 At the State election for members of the House of Representatives, the returns are contested, the Democratic candidates claiming a majority of about 100 votes in a poll of 57,000. The Whig candidates receive certificates of election under the Broad seal of the State......Oct. 9, 10, 1838 A speaker of the House was elected (Robert M. T. Hunter) by compromise, but the five Democratic contestants are seated on the report of a committee declaring them elected by a vote of 111 to 81......July 16, 1839 Clerk of the House of Representatives, H. A. Garland, of Virginia, refuses to call the names of the Whig delegates from New Jersey, on the ground that the seats were disputed at the opening of Congress (as there were five contested seats, and as the House stood, with
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