Browsing named entities in Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing). You can also browse the collection for October 19th or search for October 19th in all documents.

Your search returned 7 results in 7 document sections:

Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cornwallis, Lord Charles 1738-1805 (search)
as a prisoner of war, with all his troops, and all public property as spoils of victory. All slaves and plunder found in possession of the British might be reclaimed by their owners; otherwise private property was to be respected. The loyalists were abandoned to the mercy or resentment of their countrymen. Such were the general terms; but Cornwallis was allowed to send away persons most obnoxious to the Whigs in the vessel that carried despatches to Clinton. Late in the afternoon of Oct. 19, the surrender of the British troops took place. Washington and Rochambeau were at the head of their respective troops, on horseback. The field of surrender was about half a mile from the British lines. A vast multitude of people, equal in numbers to the troops to be humiliated, was present at the impressive ceremony. Cornwallis, it was said, feigned sickness, and did not appear, but sent his sword by General O'Hara to act as his representative. That officer led the vanquished troops o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garibaldi, Giuseppe 1807-1882 (search)
apital, Sept. 7, 1860. Upon the union of the Two Sicilies with Sardinia, and the proclamation of Victor Emmanuel as King of Italy, March 17, 1860, he retired to Caprera. Anxious for the complete unification of Italy, he organized an expedition against Rome in 1862, but was defeated and taken prisoner by the Sardinians at Aspromonte, in August. A few years later he was again in arms against the Pope. Marching into the Campagna, he defeated the Papal troops at Monterotondo on Oct. 25, 1867, but shortly after, while moving upon Rome, he was defeated by the French and Papal army near Mentana. In 1870 the misfortunes of France and an appeal from Gambetta decided him to take up the French cause against the Germans. He received the command of a corps called the Volunteers of the Vosges. His son Ricciotti won a small victory over the Germans on Oct. 19, and that the latter advanced no further in that direction was due to the management of Garibaldi. He died at Caprera, June 1, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
obnoxious to the pro-slavery party that, at the request of the latter, President Pierce removed him, and sent Wilson Shannon, of Ohio, to fill his place. The actual settlers in Kansas, who were chiefly anti-slavery men, held a convention, Sept. 5, 1855, when they resolved not to recognize the laws of the illegal legislature as binding upon them. They refused to vote for a delegate to Congress at an election appointed by the legislature, and they called a delegate convention at Topeka on Oct. 19. At that convention Governor Reeder was elected delegate to Congress by the legal votes of the Territory. On the 23d another convention of legal voters assembled at Topeka and framed a State constitution. It was approved by the legal vote of the Territory. It made Kansas a free-labor State, and under this constitution they asked for admission into the Union, as such. The strife between freedom and slavery was then transferred to the national capital. Reeder made a contest for a seat i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lawton, Henry Ware 1843- (search)
ll sides in the jungle. Had it not been for his experience in Indian warfare the Americans would have suffered great loss. On May 15 he captured San Isidro, which at that time was the insurgent capital. On June 1 he was given the command of the defences of Manila, and in October began an offensive movement, with the view of capturing Aguinaldo, marching along the road between Bacoor and Imus, and so northward. He everywhere drove the enemy before him and captured a number of towns. On Oct. 19 he reached Arayat, and shortly after made his headquarters at Cabanatuan, from which place he became active in scattering the insurgents through the surrounding country. During November his movements in the pursuit of Aguinaldo were remarkably rapid, and surprised veteran soldiers, as military operations were deemed impossible during the long rainy season. On Dec. 1 he was at Tayng, and on the 16th left Manila for San Mateo. Here, during an engagement on the 19th, he was on the firing-li
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
gress, organized in St. Louis, 1872, meets at Indianapolis, Ind.......May 28, 1873 Nearly all the Modocs surrender, May 22; Captain Jack and the remainder surrender......June 1, 1873 Susan B. Anthony fined $100 for illegal voting at Rochester......June 18, 1873 Ravenscraig, of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, in lat. 75° 38′ N., and long. 65° 35′ W., rescues the remainder of the crew of the Polaris......June 23, 1873 Centennial exposition at Philadelphia, to open April 19, 1876, and close Oct. 19 following, by proclamation of President......July 3, 1873 Site of exposition buildings in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, transferred to the centennial commission......July 4, 1873 England pays the Alabama award ($15,500,000)......Sept. 5, 1873 Panic begins in the Stock Exchange, New York City......Sept. 19, 1873 New York Stock Exchange closed Sept. 20; reopens......Sept. 30, 1873 Execution of Captain Jack and other Modocs......Oct. 3, 1873 Evangelical Alliance of the World <
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
30 University of the City of New York opened......1830 First locomotive engine, The best friend, built in the United States, finished at West Point foundry, New York City, and tested......Dec. 9, 1830 Albany and Schenectady Railroad opened, 16 miles......1831 Chloroform first obtained by Samuel Guthrie, of Sackett's Harbor......1831 Imprisonment for contract debt, except for fraud, abolished......1831 Whig party formed......1832 Cholera in New York City, June 27 until Oct. 19; 4,000 die......1832 Buffalo and Utica incorporated as cities......1832 First horse street-railroad in the world opened in Fourth Avenue, New York City......1832 Red Jacket, the Indian chief, dies near Buffalo, aged seventy-eight......Jan. 20, 1832 Anti-slavery society of New York organized......Oct. 2, 1833 William L. Marcy, governor......1833 Riot in New York against the abolitionists......1834 A geological survey of the State ordered......1836 Union Theological Se
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
17, 1814 General Drummond raises the siege of Fort Erie......Sept. 21, 1814 Wasp captures the British brig Atlanta......Sept. 21, 1814 Gallant fight of the privateer, the General Armstrong, with the British 74-gun shipof-the-line, the Plantagenet, in the harbor of Fayal, one of the Azores......Sept. 26, 1814 Gen. George Izard, on the Niagara frontier, moves on Chippewa with a force of 6,000 men......Oct. 13, 1814 General Izard, after a skirmish with the British near Chippewa, Oct. 19, retires to the Niagara River, opposite Black Rock......Oct. 21, 1814 Fort Erie abandoned and blown up by the United States troops......Nov. 5, 1814 British approach New Orleans......Dec. 22, 1814 General Jackson attacks the command of General Keane on Villereas plantation, about 9 miles below the city, and checks its advance on the night of......Dec. 23, 1814 He intrenches about 7 miles below the city......Dec. 24, 1814 [His line, extending at right angles to the river, reac