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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
t proclaims the blockade of all ports of the seceding States......April 19, 1861 Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's command arrives at Annapolis, Md......April 20, 1861 United States officers seized at San Antonio, Tex., as prisoners of war......April 23, 1861 Governor of Arkansas refuses to furnish quota of militia (one regiment) to United States......April 23, 1861 John A. Campbell, of Alabama, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, resigns about......May 1, 1864 [CApril 23, 1861 John A. Campbell, of Alabama, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, resigns about......May 1, 1864 [Campbell alone of the three Southern justices joined the Confederacy. He became assistant Secretary of War of the Confederate States; died 1889.] President Lincoln calls for 42,034 volunteers for three years, and adds 22,714 men to the regular army and 18,000 to the navy......May 3, 1861 United States ordnance stores seized at Kansas City......May 4, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Arkansas adopted in convention by 69 to 1......May 6, 1861 President proclaims martial law and suspends
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas (search)
present limits of the State......1828 Admitted into the Union, the twenty-fifth State. Population, 52,240......June 15, 1836 United States arsenal at Little Rock seized by the State authorities......Feb. 8, 1861 Arkansas convention meets about......March 1, 1861 Was visited by William S. Oldham, of the Confederate Congress, and a commissioner from Jefferson Davis; but voted against secession (vote, 39 to 35)......March 16, 1861 Arsenals seized at Napoleon and Fort Smith......April 23-24, 1861 Act of secession adopted by the legislature—yeas, 69; nay, 1......May 6, 1861 [The negative vote was cast by Dr. Isaac Murphy, afterwards (1864-68) governor.] Battle of Pea Ridge between Union and Confederate forces. March 6-7, 1862 Union troops under General Washburne occupy Helena......July 11, 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove. United States Gens. Francis J. Herron and James G. Blunt; Confederate Gen. Thomas C. Hindman. Confederates retire during the night with a los
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
er from Mississippi, invites the State to join the Confederacy; proposition rejected unanimously by the House and by a majority of the Senate......Jan. 3, 1861 Delaware declares for the Union......April 15, 1861 Delaware added to the Military Department of Washington......April 19, 1861 Governor Burton calls for volunteers for United States army, and obtains a regiment of about 775 three-months' men. (Subsequently two regiments of about 1,000 each were enlisted for the war)......April 23, 1861 A peace convention at Dover resolves against the war and for a peaceable recognition of the Confederacy......June 27, 1861 Delaware raises its quota for volunteer army, under calls of July and August, without drafting; in all about 5,000 men furnished by the State......1862 Governor Cannon undertakes military supervision for the United States of election for Congressman; opposition in public meeting at New Castle decide not to vote, as a protest against the interference......Nov
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
861 State convention at Tallahassee passes an ordinance of secession—yeas 62, nays 7 —amending the constitution by inserting the words Confederate States in place of United States ......Jan. 10, 1861 Forts Barrancas and McRae and the navy-yards at Pensacola seized by Confederates......Jan. 12, 1861 Forts McRae and Barrancas dismantled......April, 1861 Federals in Fort Pickens, near Pensacola, are reinforced by troops from New York and Illinois, on steamer Atlantic......April 16-23, 1861 Confederate coast guard seize the light-house and all United States government property at Key Biscayne, Fla.......Aug. 23, 1861 Confederates attack the Wilson Guards on Santa Rosa .Island......Oct. 9, 1861 Frigates Niagara and Richmond bombard forts McRae, Barrancas, and Pickens......Nov. 23, 1861 Federal fleet under Admiral Dupont, with slight resistance, takes St. Mary's, Fernandina, and Fort Clinch......1862 Electoral vote cast for Jefferson Davis......Feb. 12, 1862 St