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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Church, Benjamin 1639-1718 (search)
r, written by him in cipher to Major Cain, in Boston, which had passed through the hands of the mistress of Church, was deciphered; and the woman confessed that he was the author. The case was laid before the Continental Congress, and he was dismissed from his post of chief director of the general hospital. He was arrested and tried by a court-martial at Cambridge on a charge of holding a criminal correspondence with the enemy. He was convicted (Oct. 3), and imprisoned at Cambridge. On Nov. 7 the Congress ordered him to be close confined, without the use of pen, ink, or paper; and that no person be allowed to converse with him, except in the presence and hearing of a magistrate of the town or the sheriff of the county where he shall be confined, and in the English language, until further orders from this or a future Congress. He was so confined in the jail at Norwich, Conn. In May, 1776, he was released on account of failing health, and sailed for the West Indies in a merchant v
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Frobisher, Martin 1536- (search)
t passage. The vessels were laden with the black ore on the shores of Frobisher's Inlet, and on the return of the expedition to England a commission was appointed to determine the value of the discovery. Very little gold was found in the car- Frobisher Bay, the scene of his explorations. goes, yet faith was not exhausted, and Frobisher sailed in May, 1578, with fifteen ships in search of the precious metal. Storms dispersed the fleet. Some turned back, two of them went to the bottom of the sea, and three or four of them returned laden with the worthless stones. Frobisher had won the honor of a discoverer, and as the first European who penetrated towards the Arctic Circle to the 63d degree. For these exploits, and for services in fighting the Spanish Armada, he was knighted by Elizabeth, and in 1590-92 he commanded a squadron sent against the Spaniards. In 1594 he was sent with two ships to help Henry IV. of France, and in a battle at Brest (Nov. 7) he was mortally wounded.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hudson River, discovery of the. (search)
ee, five, three, and two fathomes and an halfe. And then three, foure, five, sixe, seven, eight, nine and ten fathomes. And by twelve of the clocke we were cleere of all the inlet. Then we took in our boat, and set our mayne-sayle, and sprit-sayle, and our topsayles, and steered away east south-east, and south-east by east off into the mayne sea: and the land on the souther side of the bay or inlet did beare at noone west and by south foure leagues from us. The fifth was faire weather, and the wind variable betweene the north and the east. Wee held on our course south-east by east. At noone I observed and found our height to bee 39 degrees, 30 minutes. Our compasse varied sixe degrees to the west. We continued our course toward England, without seeing any land by the way, all the rest of this moneth of October: and on the seventh day of November, stilo novo, being Saturday, by the grace of God we safely arrived in the range of Dartmouth, in Devonshire, in the yeere 1609.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kempff, Louis (search)
Kempff, Louis Naval officer; born near Belleville, Ill., Oct. 11, 1841; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1861; and was assigned to the Vandalia on blockading duty off Charleston. While there he captured the schooner Henry Middleton, of Charleston, and took it to New York. On Nov. 7 he participated in the battle at Port Royal, S. C. He was made lieutenant in 1862. During the remainder of the Civil War he served on the Wabash and other vessels of the Atlantic and Gulf squadrons; took part in the bombardment of Sewell's Point, Va., in May, 1862; and in the reoccupation of Norfolk, Va. In 1866 he was promoted lieutenant-commander; in 1876, commander; in 1891, captain; and in 1899, rear-admiral. In 1900, when the Boxer troubles broke out in China, he was assigned to the command of the American naval forces in Chinese waters. He arrived at Taku on the Newark, May 28, and on the following day sent ashore 108 marines. The other foreign war-ships in the harbor also lan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
pt. 28. General MacArthur, after several days' fighting, occupied Porac. Oct. 1-10. General Schwan's column operated in the southern part of Luzon and captured Rosario and Malabon. Nov. 2. The Philippine commission appointed by the President, consisting of J. G. Schurman, Prof. Dean Worcester, Charles Denby, Admiral Dewey, and General Otis, which began its labors at Manila, March 20, and returned to the United States in September, submitted its preliminary report to the President. Nov. 7. A military expedition on board transports, under General Wheaton, captured Dagupan. Dec. 25. Gen. S. B. M. Young appointed military governor of northwestern Luzon. Dec. 26. The Filipino general Santa Ana, with a force of insurgents, attacked the garrison at Subig; the Americans successfully repelled the attack. Dec. 27. Colonel Lockett, with a force of 2,500 men, attacked a force of insurgents near Montalban; many Filipinos were killed. Jan. 1, 1900. General advance of the Am
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Port Royal Sound, expedition to (search)
re gathered on the evening of Nov. 4. No human life on the perished transports had been lost. The entrance to the sound, between Hilton Head and Phillip's Island, was guarded by the Confederates with a strong battery on each side—Forts Walker and Beauregard. Within the sound was a small Confederate flotilla, commanded by the veteran Commodore Tatnall, formerly of the United States navy. It was called the Mosquito fleet. The guns of the guarding forts were silenced, and on the morning of Nov. 7 Dupont's fleet passed into the sound and drove Tatnall's vessels into shallow water. The National forces took possession of Port Royal Island and the neighboring ones, and found them deserted by the planters and their families. Most of the slaves remained. They refused to follow their masters. Groups of them actually stood upon the shore with little bundles containing all their worldly possessions, ready to go on board the ships of the invaders, who, they had been told, were coming to s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Samoan, (search)
aw or considerations of equity. There is also a provision to the effect that either of the three governments named, with the consent of the others, previously obtained in every case, submit to the King for arbitration similar claims of persons, not being natives, who are under the protection of that government and who are not included in the above-mentioned categories. The agreement provides for the exchange of ratifications four months from the date of its signature, which is the 7th of November last, or earlier if possible. Island of Tutulla and Pago-Pago Harbor. The harbor of Pago-Pago, in the island of Tutuila, the southernmost of the group, was ceded to the United States for a naval and coaling station, first in 1872, and afterwards confirmed by a treaty signed in Washington, Jan. 17, 1878, and ratifications exchanged on Feb. 13 of the same year, by which the United States was given the right to establish at that harbor a station for coaling, naval supplies, freedom o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
of the War Department began its sessions at Washington. Oct. 1. The conferences of the peace commissioners began in Paris. Oct. 12. The battle-ships Oregon and Iowa sailed from New York for Manila. Oct. 18. Peace jubilee celebration at Chicago. Oct. 18. The American army and navy took formal possession of the island of Porto Rico at San Juan. Oct. 24. Time limit for the evacuation of Cuba by the Spaniards was extended to Jan. 1, 1899. Oct. 27. After a long and earnest contention the Spanish peace commissioners accepted the American ultimatum not to assume the Spanish Cuban debt. Oct. 31. The United States peace commissioners presented the demand of the United States for the Philippines. Nov. 1. The captured cruiser Infanta Maria Teresa was abandoned in a gale off San Salvador. Nov. 7. The Cuban Assembly was organized at Santa Cruz del Sur. Domingo Mendez Capote was elected president. Dec. 10. The treaty of peace was signed at Paris at 8.45 P. M.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tippecanoe, battle of (search)
e first line, and at a rightangle with those companies was a troop of cavalry as a reserve, under Capt. B. Parke. In the centre were the wagons, baggage, officers' tents, etc. Having supped, Harrison gave instructions to the several officers, and very soon the whole camp, excepting the sentinels on duty, were soundly slumbering. There was a slight drizzle of rain, and the darkness was intense. In the camp of the Prophet all were awake, prepared to execute his orders, and after midnight (Nov. 7) the warriors crept through the prairie grass, and with horrid yells fell upon Harrison's camp. The whole camp was soon awakened, and their fires were extinguished. A desperate fight ensued. Nineteen-twentieths of the troops had never seen a battle. The combat soon extended to almost the whole square. The Indians advanced and retreated several times until, after daylight, they were attacked and dispersed by the mounted men, leaving forty of their dead on the field. Harrison's loss was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
of Louisiana, Confederate envoys to Great Britain and France, run the blockade of Charleston Harbor, S. C., in the steamship Theodora, on the night of......Oct. 12, 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff, Va.......Oct. 21, 1861 General Scott retires, aged seventy-five......Nov. 1, 1861 Gen. David Hunter, U. S. A., relieves General Fremont at St. Louis, Mo.......Nov. 2, 1861 Battle of Belmont, Mo.......Nov. 7, 1861 British royal mail-contract packet Trent leaves Havana, Cuba, for England, Nov. 7, with Mason and Slidell on board; she is stopped by the United States war steamer San Jacinto, Captain Wilkes, and the envoys taken from her......Nov. 8, 1861 Department of Missouri constituted......Nov. 9, 1861 Department of the Ohio reorganized to include Kentucky and Tennessee, Nov. 9; Gen. Don Carlos Buell assumes command......Nov. 15, 1861 General Halleck assumes command of the Department of Missouri......Nov. 19, 1861 Second session assembles......Dec. 2, 1861 President Lin
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