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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 20: commencement of civil War. (search)
ing insurgents. He pushed rapidly over a ridge, and fell furiously upon the fugitives, who were driven in wild confusion through the town and up the Beverly road. They were pursued by the columns, which had joined in the main street of Philippi, for about two miles, when the insurgents, abandoning their baggage-train, escaped, and halted only at Beverly, the capital of Randolph County, twenty-five or thirty miles farther up Tygart's Valley. report of Colonel Dumont to General Morris, June 4, 1861; Grafton correspondent of the Wheeling Intelligencer, June 3, 1861; sketch of the life of Brigadier-General B. F. Kelley; by Major John B. Frothingham, Topographical Engineers, serving on his staff. Porterfield's troops, about fifteen hundred strong, were one-third cavalry, and all were fresh. for the purpose of intimidating the inhabitants and suppressing all Union manifestations, Porterfield had reported his force to be twenty-five hundred in number. It did not exceed fifteen hundre
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 22: the War on the Potomac and in Western Virginia. (search)
ely thereafter. General Patterson took command at Chambersburg, in person, on the 3d of June. His troops consisted mostly of Pennsylvania militia, who had cheerfully responded to the call of the President, and were eager for duty in the field. The General had proposed an attack on the insurgents on Maryland Hights, and his plan was approved by General Scott. He was about to First Pennsylvania Regiment. move forward for the purpose, when the cautious General-in-chief ordered him June 4, 1861. to wait for re-enforcements. These were soon in readiness to join him, when Scott sent Patterson a letter of instruction, June 8. in which he informed him what re-enforcements had been sent, and that he was organizing, for a diversion in his favor, a small side expedition, under Colonel Stone, of about two thousand five hundred men, including cavalry and artillery, who would take post on the Potomac, opposite Leesburg, and threaten Johnston's rear. He directed Patterson to take his me
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
further service. This will be handed to you by my friend and aide-de-camp, R. S. Fay, Jr., who knows its contents, and is able to represent me fully to you. Very truly yours, Benj. F. Butler, Brigadier-General Commanding. After I got to Fortress Monroe I waited from the 22d of May till the 4th day of June, when, the order not arriving making North Carolina a part of my department, I wrote General Scott as follows:-- headquarters Department of Virginia, Fortress Monroe, Va., June 4, 1861. Lieutenant-General Scott, Washington, D. C.: General:--I beg leave further to call the attention of the lieutenant-general to the fact that from some oversight, probably in the adjutant-general's office, the orders creating the Department of Virginia, North and South Carolina, which I understood were issued when I was in Washington, have not been published; at least, I have not seen them. May I ask the attention of Lieutenant-General Scott to this omission, which might prove embarras
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The Confederate cruisers and the Alabama : the Confederate destroyers of commerce (search)
the forts surrendered to the Federal fleet. Maffit arrived at Bermuda in time to stop the sailing of five blockade-runners. A. P. Mason John Slidell John Bigelow Capt. James N. Maffit, C. S. N. Georgian by birth, and a lieutenant in the United States navy who had been detailed by the United States Government some years before to the mail service for the acquisition of experience in the new art of steam navigation. Bulloch arrived in England, by way of Canada, on the 4th of June, 1861. With characteristic energy he began his delicate mission, and continued to work unceasingly during the whole course of the war, sometimes meeting with brilliant success, but often with disheartening failure. England, together with other European powers, had not recognized the Confederate States, only admitting a de facto government. Moreover, a proclamation of neutrality had been issued, and the conditions under which the ships of both belligerents were allowed to enter and equip a
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
ne, A. T., Feb. 18, 1864. Helm, Ben. H., Mar. 14, 1862. Hebert, Louis, May 26, 1862. Hebert, Paul O., Aug. 17, 1861. Higgins, Edward, Oct. 29, 1863. Hodge, Geo. B., Nov. 20, 1863. Hogg, Joseph L., Feb. 14, 1862. Hoke, Robert F., Jan. 17, 1863. Hood, John B., Mar. 3, 1862. Huger, Benjamin, June 17, 1861. Humes, W. Y. C., Nov. 16, 1863. Humphreys, B. G., Aug. 12, 1863. Hunton, Eppa, Aug. 9, 1863. Iverson, Alfred, Nov. 1, 1862. Jackson, Alfred E., Feb. 9, 1863. Jackson, H. R., June 4, 1861. Jackson, John K., Feb. 13, 1862. Jackson, Wm. A., Dec. 19, 1864. Jackson, Wm. H., Dec. 29, 1862. Jenkins, Albert G., Aug. 5, 1862. Jenkins, Micah, July 22, 1862. Johnston, R. D., Sept. 1, 1863. Jones, John M., May 15, 1863. Jones, John R., June 23, 1862. Jones, William E., Sept. 19, 1862. Jordan, Thomas, April 14, 1862. Kelly, John H., Nov. 16, 1863. Kirkland, W. W., Aug. 29, 1863. Lane, James H., Nov. 1, 1862. Lane, Walter P., Mar. 17, 1865. Law, Evander M., Oct. 3, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
st State legislature at Topeka......March 26, 1861 James H. Lane and Samuel C. Pomeroy elected United States Senators......April 4, 1861 Steamboat New Sam Gaty arrives at Leavenworth from St. Louis, under Confederate flag. The captain is compelled by the people to substitute the stars and stripes......April 18, 1861 First Confederate flag captured by Kansas troops at Iatan, Mo., brought into Leavenworth......June 3, 1861 Organization of the 1st Kansas at Fort Leavenworth......June 4, 1861 First daily overland mail coach arrives at St. Joseph, Mo., seventeen days from Sacramento......July 18, 1861 Battle of Wilson's Creek, which saved Missouri to the Union; Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, of Kansas, killed......Aug. 10, 1861 Battle with Confederates at Dry Wood......Sept. 2, 1861 Platte River Bridge massacre, Barclay Coppoe and other Iowa soldiers killed......Sept. 3, 1861 Vote for State capital stood: Topeka, 7,996; Lawrence, 5,291; scattering, 1,184......Nov. 5, 186
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
rtland, strikes on Seal Ledge, about 65 miles east of Halifax, and breaks in two amidships; twenty-four lives lost......Nov. 21, 1859 American emigrant vessel Luna wrecked on rocks off Barfleur; about 100 lives lost......Feb. 19, 1860 New mail steamer Hungarian wrecked near Cape Sable, N. S.; all on board (205) lost......night of Feb. 19-20, 1860 Steamer Canadian strikes on ice-field in Strait of Belle Isle, Newfoundland, and founders in half an hour; thirty-five lives lost......June 4, 1861 British mail steamer Anglo-Saxon wrecked in a dense fog on reef off Cape Race, Newfoundland; about 237 out of 446 lives lost......April 27, 1863 Steamer Constitution wrecked on Cape Lookout shoals; forty lives lost......Dec. 25, 1865 Steamer Evening Star, from New York to New Orleans, founders at sea; about 250 lives lost......Oct. 3, 1866 Steamship City of Boston, Inman line, 177 persons on board, never heard from after leaving port......Jan. 28, 1870 Steamer Varuna, New Y
Doc. 228.-the battle at Philippi. Official report of the Commander of the troops. Philippi, Va., June 4, 1861. Brigadier-General Thomas A. Morris:--I herewith submit to you a report of the operations of my command on the morning of the 3d day of June, 1861, at this place. On the 2d day of June you directed me, with eight companies of the Seventh Regiment of Indiana volunteers, to proceed to Webster, that I might be there reinforced with four companies of the Ohio volunteers, under the command of Colonel Steedman, the artillery of his command being under the immediate command of Lieutenant-Colonel Sturgis, and with four companies of the Sixth Indiana volunteers, under the command of Colonel Crittenden. At eight o'clock on the night of the 2d day of June, I took up my line of march from Grafton, and at Webster was reinforced, as stated above, and proceeded towards this place to meet the enemy. The night was very dark, and before the troops left the cars a terrible storm
amator. Corson, May 5, 1868. The ores are contained in an insulated pan or barrel, and subjected to electric action therein. The battery is formed in the pan, and is independent of exterior influences, the anode and cathode being exposed in the slime and amalgam, and connected by a metallic strip. For other adaptations of Electro-Metallurgy to the collection of the precious metals, see gold and silver, electro-metallurgic processes for collection of. In Ryerson's apparatus, June 4, 1861, the substance containing the gold and silver is introduced into the cylindrical vessel, provided with a hemispherical or dished bottom, in a finely divided state, together with mercury and water. Superheated steam is introduced by the coiled pipe into the bottom of the vessel, escaping into the mass by a series of small holes. The vapor of the mercury is condensed against the bottom of the cover of the vessel, and falls in a finely divided state through the mass. The extraction of t
y 6, 1858. 21,224UhlingerAug. 17, 1858. 21,670GroverOct. 5, 1858. 21,752GroverOct. 12, 1858. 22,143HarknessNov. 23, 1858. (Reissue.)646LyonJan. 4, 1859. 24,737HenselJuly 12, 1859. 25,087BoothAug. 10, 1859. 25,730Grover et al.Oct. 11, 1859. 25,876BarnesOct. 25, 1859. 25,913RobertsonOct. 25, 1859. 25,963Fosket et al.Nov. 1, 1859. 28,959BoothJuly 3, 1860. 30,031WashburnSept. 11, 1860. 31,829RossMar. 26, 1861. 31,897MallaryApr. 2, 1861. 32,007ShawApr. 9, 1861. 32,496FullerJune 4, 1861. 33,414BollmanOct. 1, 1861. 33,778GroverNov. 26, 1861. 36,405GroverSept. 9, 1862. 37,202ShawDec. 16, 1862. 37,502GroverJan. 27, 1863. 39,207BaldwinJuly. 14, 1863. 39,892DaySept. 15, 1863. 43,146WickershamJune 14, 1864. 50,469HartOct. 17, 1865. 56,641TuckerJuly 24, 1866. 93,415CobbAug. 10, 1869. 100,139GroverFeb. 22, 1870. 114,573LittleMay 9, 1871. 152,813SpeirsJuly 7, 1874. 2. (c.) Rotary Under-Thread Carrier. 30,478JohnsonOct. 23, 1860. 2. (d.) Two Needles, each penetr
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