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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agnew, James, (search)
Agnew, James, A British general; came to America late in 1775; participated in the military movements in and about Boston: and was engaged in the battle of Long Island, where, and in subsequent campaigns, he commanded the 4th Brigade of the royal army. He accompanied ex-Governor Tryon in his marauding expedition to Danbury, Conn., in the spring of 1777. He was slightly wounded in the battle of Brandywine (Sept. 11), and in the battle of Germantown (Oct. 4, 1777) he was killed.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
ov. 16, 1776 TrentonDec. 26, 1776 PrincetonJan. 3, 1777 HubbardtonJuly 7, 1777 OriskanyAug. 6, 1777 BenningtonAug. 16, 1777 BrandywineSept. 11, 1777 Bemis's Heights (first), Sept. 19; (second)Oct. 7, 1777 PaoliSept. 20, 1777 GermantownOct. 4, 1777 Forts Clinton and MontgomeryOct. 6, 1777 Fort MercerOct. 22, 1777 Fort MifflinNov. 16, 1777 MonmouthJune 28, 1778 WyomingJuly 4, 1778 Quaker Hill (R. I.)Aug. 29, 1778 SavannahDec. 29, 1778 Kettle CreekFeb. 14, 1779 Brier CreekMar. 3, ov. 16, 1776 TrentonDec. 26, 1776 PrincetonJan. 3, 1777 HubbardtonJuly 7, 1777 OriskanyAug. 6, 1777 BenningtonAug. 16, 1777 BrandywineSept. 11, 1777 Bemis's Heights (first), Sept. 19; (second)Oct. 7, 1777 PaoliSept. 20, 1777 GermantownOct. 4, 1777 Forts Clinton and MontgomeryOct. 6, 1777 Fort MercerOct. 22, 1777 Fort MifflinNov. 16, 1777 MonmouthJune 28, 1778 WyomingJuly 4, 1778 Quaker Hill (R. I.)Aug. 29, 1778 SavannahDec. 29, 1778 Kettle CreekFeb. 14, 1779 Brier CreekMar. 3,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chew, Benjamin 1722- (search)
Chew, Benjamin 1722- Jurist; born in West River, Md., Nov. 29, 1722; settled in Philadelphia in 1745; was recorder in 1755-72; and became chief-justice of Pennsylvania in 1774. During the Revolutionary War he sided with the royalist party, and in 1777 he was imprisoned in Fredericksburg, Va., because he had refused to give a parole. On Oct. 4, 1777, during the battle of Germantown, a British outpost took refuge in his large stone mansion, and the Americans, in order to drive them out, fired on the building with muskets and cannon. The building, however, was too strongly built to be demolished by the 3 and 6 pounder field-pieces of that time. A brigade commanded by Maxwell was left to surround the house, while the main American force pushed on. This incident gave the British time to prepare for the American attack. From 1790 to 1806, when the High Court of Errors and Appeals was abandoned, he was president of that court. He died Jan. 20, 1810. See Germantown, battle of.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, Fort, capture of (search)
northern side of the stream, to Anthony's Nose, opposite, the Americans had stretched a boom and chain across the river to prevent the passage of hostile vessels up that stream. Forts Clinton and Montgomery were under the immediate command of Gov. George Clinton, and his brother Gen. James Clinton. Tories had informed Sir Henry Clinton of the weakness of the garrisons, and as soon as expected reinforcements from Europe had arrived, he prepared transports to ascend the river. He sailed (Oct. 4, 1777) with more than 3,000 troops, in many armed and unarmed vessels, commanded by Commodore Hotham, and landed them at Verplanck's Point, a few miles below Peekskill, then the headquarters of General Putnam, commander of the Highland posts. He deceived Putnam by a feigned attack on Peekskill, but the more sagacious Governor Clinton believed he designed to attack the Highland forts. Under cover of a dense fog, on the morning of the 6th, Sir Henry re-embarked 2,000 troops, crossed the river,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greene, Nathanael 1742- (search)
er the affair at Lexington, as an army of observation, and these Greene, as provincial brigadier-general, led to Cambridge, where he was created a brigadiergeneral in the Continental army, June 22, 1775. Washington saw and appreciated his soldierly qualities, and in August, 1776, he was made a major-general. He commanded the left wing of the army at Trenton; was active in New Jersey; by a rapid movement saved the army from destruction at the Brandywine; was in the battle of Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777, and in March, 1778, accepted the office of quartermaster-general, but with a guarantee that he should not lose his right of command in action. This office he resigned in August, 1780. In the battle of Springfield, in June, 1780, he was conspicuous. During Washington's visit to Hartford (September, 1780) he was in command of the army, and was president of the court of inquiry in the case of Major Andre soon afterwards (see Andre, John). Greene succeeded Gates in command of the Southern
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
19, 1777 General Arnold sent to relieve Fort Schuyler, invested by British under St. Leger, who retreats and returns to Montreal Aug. 22, 1777 Battle of Brandywine, Washington defeatedSept. 11, 1777 Count Pulaski commissioned brigadier-general by Congress Sept. 15, 1777 Battle of Stillwater, N. Y.; indecisiveSept. 19, 1777 Three hundred of Wayne's troops slaughtered at Paoli Sept. 20-21, 1777 British army occupies PhiladelphiaSept. 27, 1777 Battle of Germantown; Americans repulsed Oct. 4, 1777 Forts Clinton and Montgomery captured by the BritishOct. 6, 1777 Battle of Saratoga, N. Y. Oct. 7, 1777 General Burgoyne's army surrendersOct. 17, 1777 Successful defence of Fort Mifflin and Fort Mercer Oct. 22-23, 1777 Congress creates a new board of war, General Gates presiding Oct., 1777 Articles of Confederation adoptedNov. 15, 1777 Forts Mifflin and Mercer besieged by the British and captured Nov. 16-20, 1777 Congress recommends to the several States to raise by taxes $5,000,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Chester A. Arthur, of New York, on the first ballot, for Vice-President,......June 7, 1880 Congress appropriates $100,000 or less to carry into effect its resolution of nearly 100 years previously (Oct. 29, 1781), to erect a marble column at Yorktown, Va., inscribed with a succinct narrative of the surrender of Earl Cornwalis to his Excellency General Washington, ......June 7, 1880 Act to pay the Oneida Historical Society $4,100, according to resolution of the Continental Congress, Oct. 4, 1777, to erect a monument to Brigadier-General Herkimer, killed at the battle of Oriskany......June 8, 1880 Greenback National Convention meets at Chicago, June 9; Richard Trevellick, of Michigan, president. After an informal ballot, James B. Weaver, of Iowa, receives the entire vote (718) for President, and B. J. Chambers, of Texas, 403 for Vice-President, to 311 for Gen. A. M. West, of Mississippi......June 11, 1880 Second session adjourns......June 16, 1880 Neal Dow, of Maine, nom
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pennsylvania, (search)
as Wharton, Jr., as president......March 4, 1777 British fleet enters Delaware Bay......July, 1777 Washington and Lafayette first meet in Philadelphia......August, 1777 Battle of Brandywine......Sept. 11, 1777 Congress adjourns to Lancaster......Sept. 18, 1777 Massacre of Wayne's troops at Paoli......Sept. 21, 1777 State government removes to Lancaster......Sept. 24, 1777 Howe with the British army occupies Philadelphia......Sept. 27, 1777 Battle of Germantown......Oct. 4, 1777 Successful defence of Forts Mifflin and Mercer......Oct. 22-23, 1777 British in possession of the defences of the Delaware......Nov. 20, 1777 American army go into winter quarters at Valley Forge, on the Schuylkill......Dec. 19, 1777 Battle of the kegs ......Jan. 5, 1778 Affair at Barren Hill......May 20, 1778 British evacuate Philadelphia and retire across the Delaware through New Jersey towards New York......June 18, 1778 Washington crosses the Delaware pursuing the Br