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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Borgne, Lake, battle on. (search)
d everybody to be vigilant at New Orleans. Early in December, 1812. Com D. T. Patterson, in command of the naval station there, was warned, by a letter from Pensacola, of a powerful British land and naval armament in the Gulf. He immediately sent Lieut. Thomas Ap Catesby Jones with five gunboats,. a tender, and a despatch-boat, to watch for the enemy. Jones sent Lieutenant McKeever with two gunboats to the entrance of Mobile Bay for intelligence. McKeever discovered the British fleet on Dec. 10. and hastened back with the news. In the afternoon of the same day the fleet appeared near the entrance to Lake Borgne, and Jones hastened with his flotilla towards Pass Christian, where he anchored, and waited the approach of the invaders to dispute their passage into the lake. He was discovered by the astonished Britons on the 13th, when Admiral Cochrane, in command of the leet, gave orders for a change in the plan of operations against New Orleans. It would not do to attempt to land
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boston, (search)
is fleet to Boston Harbor. After capturing Boston and ravaging New England, he was to proceed to New York, reduce the city, and thence send back the troops to Canada by land, that they might ravage the New York colony. Nesmond started so late that he did not reach Newfoundland until July 24, when a council of war decided not to proceed to Boston. All New England was alarmed, and preparations were made on the seaboard to defend the country. the Peace of Ryswick was proclaimed at Boston Dec. 10, and the English colonies had repose from war for a while. Nearly a tenth part of Boston was consumed by fire on March 20, 1760, in about four hours. It began, by accident, at Cornhill. There were consumed 174 dwelling-houses, 175 warehouses and other buildings, with merchandise, furniture, and various articles, to the value of $355,000; and 220 families were compelled to look to their neighbors for shelter. The donations from every quarter for the relief of the sufferers amounted to a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gadsden, James 1788-1858 (search)
career in business, he entered the army, and was made lieutenant-colonel of engineers. During the War of 1812, with Great Britain, his service was marked with distinction, and when peace was concluded he became aide to General Jackson in the expedition to investigate the military defences of the Gulf of Mexico and the southwestern frontier. Soon after he was appointed, with Gen. Simon Bernard, to review the examinations, and rendered a separate report, in which he differed from General Bernard. In 1818 he was made aide-de-camp to General Jackson, with whom he participated in the campaign against the Seminole Indians. Later he went with Jackson to Pensacola, when the latter took possession of Florida, and was the first white man to cross that peninsula from the Atlantic to the Gulf. In 1853 he was minister to Mexico, and on Dec. 10 of that year negotiated a treaty by which a new boundary was made between the United States and Mexico. He died in Charleston, S. C., Dec. 25, 1858.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845 (search)
an institutions, and that the prudence, the wisdom, and the courage which it will bring to their defence will transmit them unimpaired and invigorated to our children. May the Great Ruler of nations grant that the signal blessings with which He has favored ours may not, by the madness of party or personal ambition, be disregarded and lost; and may His wise Providence bring those who have produced this crisis to see their folly before they feel the misery of civil strife, and inspire a returning veneration for that Union which, if we may dare to penetrate His designs, He has chosen as the only means of attaining the high destinies to which we may reasonably aspire. In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed, having signed the same with my hand. Done at the city of Washington, this 10th day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and of the independence of the United States the fifty-seventh.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
wives of many officers were with them, anticipating great pleasure in the western world. Believing the Americans to be profoundly ignorant of the expedition, they anchored at the entrance to Lake Borgne, and prepared small vessels for the transportation of troops over the shallow waters, to take New Orleans by surprise. They did not dream of the fatal revelations of Lafitte. Two gunboats, sent out towards Mobile Bay to catch intelligence of the coming armament, discovered the great fleet Dec. 10, and hastened to report the fact to Lieut. Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, in command of a small flotilla at the entrance of Lake Borgne, to prevent the British from landing troops. Jones's flotilla was encountered by the British (much to their astonishment) on the 13th. The British fleet was under the command of Admiral Cochrane, and many of the troops were those which had been engaged in the invasion of Maryland. It would not do to attempt to land troops while the waters of the lake were patr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Niagara, Fort (search)
d this furious artillery duel. Early in October, 1813, General McClure, of the New York militia, was left in command of Fort George, on the Niagara River. In November the startling intelligence reached him from the westward that Lieutenant-General Drummond was approaching with a heavy force of white men and Indians. McClure's garrison was then reduced to sixty effective men, and he determined to abandon the post and cross over to Fort Niagara. The weather became extremely cold, and on Dec. 10 he attempted to blow up the fort while his troops were crossing the river. He also wantonly set on fire the village of Newark, near by, and 150 houses were speedily laid in ashes. The exasperated British determined on retaliation. They crossed the Niagara River on the night of Dec. 18, about 1,000 strong, regulars and Indians, under Colonel Murray. Gross negligence or positive treachery had exposed the fort to easy capture. It was in command of Captain Leonard. When, at 3 A. M., a B
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
ed Millen, the Union prisoners had been removed; and he pushed on, amid swamps and sands, with the city of Savannah, where Hardee was in command, as his chief object. Kilpatrick and Baird covered the rear of the wing columns between the Ogeechee and Savannah rivers. There was some skirmishing, but no Confederates in force were seen until within 15 miles of Savannah. All the roads leading into that city were obstructed by felled trees, earthworks, and artillery. These were turned, and by Dec. 10 the Confederates were all driven within their lines, and Savannah was completely beleaguered; but the only approaches to it were by five narrow causeways. They had broken communications, so that no supplies could be received in Savannah. Sherman sought to make the Ogeechee an avenue of supply, oceanward, for his army, and to communicate with the Union fleet outside. The latter was soon effected. Fort McAllister, near the mouth of the Ogeechee, was in the way, and, on the 13th, Slocum o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Solid South, the (search)
ed. We, the undersigned, will pay $5 per pair for fifty pairs of well-bred hounds, and $50 for one pair of thoroughbred blood-hounds, that will take the track of a man. 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,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, treaty with (search)
New York. On the part of Spain: Eugenio Montero Rios, president of the Senate; Buenaventura de Abarzuza, W. R. de Villa Urrutia, Gen. R. Cerero, J. de Garnica. The commission held its first session in Paris on Oct. 1, and at 8.45 P. M., on Dec. 10, the treaty was signed by all the commissioners. It was ratified by the United States Senate on Feb. 6, 1,899, by a vote of 57 to 27. The President signed the treaty Feb. 10, and it was transmitted to Spain and received the signature of thhanged at Washington within six months from the date hereof, or earlier if possible. In faith whereof we, the respective plenipotentiaries, have signed this treaty and have hereunto affixed our seals. Done in duplicate at Paris, the tenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight. [seal.] William R. Day, Cushman K. Davis, William P. Frye, George Gray, Whitelaw Reid, Eugenio Montero Rios, B. De Abarzuza, J. De Garnica, W. R. De Vil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
f 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.
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