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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blackstock's, battle at. (search)
Blackstock's, battle at. In 1780 General Sumter collected a small force near Charlotte.. N. C., and with these returned to South Carolina. (See fishing Creek.) For many weeks he annoyed the British and Tories very much. Cornwallis. who called him the Carolina Gamecock, tried hard to catch him. Tarleton, Wemyss. and others were sent out for the purpose. On the night of Nov. 12 Major Wemyss, at the head of a British detachment, fell upon him near the Broad River, but was repulsed. Eight days afterwards he was encamped at Blackstock's plantation, on the Tyger River, in Union District, where he was joined by some Georgians under Colonels Clarke and Twiggs. There he was attacked by Tarleton, when a severe battle ensued (Nov. 20). The British were repulsed with a loss in killed and wounded of about 300, while the Americans lost only three killed and five wounded. General Sumter was among the latter, and was detained from the field several mouths.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbus, Christopher 1435-1536 (search)
did not get under way, because it was Sunday. Monday, Nov. 19. The Admiral got under way before sunrise, in a calm. In the afternoon there was some wind from the east, and he shaped a north-northeast course. At sunset the Puerto del Principe bore south-southwest 7 leagues. He saw the island of Babeque bearing due east about 60 miles. He steered northeast all that night, making 60 miles, and up to ten o'clock of Tuesday another dozen; altogether 18 leagues northeast by west. Tuesday, Nov. 20. They left Babeque, or the islands of Babeque, to the east-southeast, the wind being contrary; and, seeing that no progress was being made, and the sea was getting rough, the Admiral determined to return to the Puerto del Principe, whence he had started, which was 25 leagues distant. He did not wish to go to the island he had called Isabella, which was 12 leagues off, and where he might have anchored that night, for two reasons: one was that he had seen two islands to the south wh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand army of the republic, the. (search)
new order was formed at Decatur, Ill. Other posts were soon mustered throughout Illinois and contiguous States, and the first department (State) convention was held at Springfield, Ill., July 12, 1866. Gen. John M. Palmer was there elected department commander. Oct. 31, 1866, Dr. Stephenson, as provisional commander-in-chief, sent out an order to all the posts then formed, calling for the first national convention of the Grand Army of the Republic. This was held in Indianapolis, Ind., on Nov. 20 following, and representatives were present from the States of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana, and the District of Columbia. Gen. S. A. Hurlbut was elected as commander-in-chief. During the year 1867 the order spread rapidly. The various States completed their work of department organization, and posts were formed in all the large cities and in many counties. The second national encampment, meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jay, John 1817-1894 (search)
nt to pass laws for carrying the treaty into effect. The discussions of the treaty were soon transferred from public meetings and the newspapers to the arena of State legislatures. Governor Shelby, in his speech to the Kentucky legislature, attacked the treaty. The House seemed to agree with him (Nov. 4, 1794), but the Senate evaded any decided committal. The house of delegates of Virginia adopted, by a vote of 100 to 50, a resolution approving the conduct of their Senators in voting (Nov. 20) against the treaty. A counter-resolution declaring their undiminished confidence in the President was lost—59 to 79; but another resolution disclaiming any imputation of the President's motives was passed—78 to 62. The legislature took the occasion to adopt a series of resolutions proposing an amendment to the national Constitution to admit the House of Representatives to a share in the treaty-making power. The legislature of Maryland resolved that they felt a deep concern at efforts to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mifflin, Fort (search)
ded by Lieutenant-Colonel Smith, of Maryland. Smith made a gallant defence. A hot shot from the fort set fire to the Augusta, and she blew up. After an engagement of several hours, the British fleet retired, and the Americans remained masters of the Delaware a short time longer. Finally the British erected batteries on Province Island, that commanded Fort Mifflin, and brought up a large floating battery, and four 64-gun ships and two 40-gun ships to attack the fort. On Nov. 10 the British opened their batteries on land and water. Lieutenant-Colonel Smith, with his garrison of 300 men, sustained the siege six consecutive days. When every gun was dismounted, and the fort was almost a ruin, the garrison left in the night (Nov. 16), after firing the remains of the barracks, and escaped to Fort Mercer, which Colonel Greene, despairing of relief, evacuated Nov. 20. During the siege of Fort Mifflin, about 250 men of the garrison were killed and wounded. The British loss is not known.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Solid South, the (search)
n. The purpose for which these dogs are wanted is to chase the infernal, cowardly Lincoln bushwhackers of east Tennessee and Kentucky (who have taken advantage of the bush to kill and cripple, many good soldiers) to their haunts and capture them. The said hounds must be delivered at Captain Hammer's livery-stable by the 10th of December next, where a musteringofficer will be present to muster and inspect them. F. N. Mcnairy, H. H. Harris. Camp comfort, Campbell Co., Tenn., Nov. 16. On Nov. 20 Colonel Wood again wrote to Secretary Benjamin, and recommended the summary trial of bridge-burners and spies. To this letter Benjamin replied (Nov. 25): All such as can be identified as having been engaged in bridge-burning [to obstruct the march of Confederate raiders] are to be tried summarily by drum-head court-martial, and, if found guilty, executed on the spot, by hanging. It would be well to leave the bodies hanging in the vicinity of the burned bridges.... In no case is one of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vincent, Philip 1600-1638 (search)
Vincent, Philip 1600-1638 Clergyman; born in Comsbrough, Yorkshire, England, Nov. 20, 1600; educated at the University of Cambridge; ordained in 1625; later came to the United States and settled in Massachusetts. He wrote The true relation of the late battle fought in New England between the English and the Pequot savages. He died in England after 1638.