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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parke, John Grubb 1827- (search)
Parke, John Grubb 1827- Military officer; born in Chester county, Pa., Sept. 22, 1827; graduated at West Point in 1849. Entering the engineer corps, he became brigadiergeneral of volunteers Nov. 23, 1861. He commanded a brigade under Burnside in his operations on the North Carolina coast early in 1862, and with him joined the Army of the Potomac. He served in McClellan's campaigns, and when Burnside became its commander he was that general's chief of staff. In the campaign against Vicksburg he was a conspicuous actor. He was with Sherman, commanding the left wing of his army after the fall of Vicksburg. He was also engaged in the defence of Knoxville; and in the Richmond campaign, in 1864, he commanded the 9th Corps, and continued to do so until the surrender of Lee, in April, 1865. In 1865 he was brevetted major-general U. S. A., and in 1889 was retired.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
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. Augustine taken by Federals without resistance......March 11, 1862 Jacksonville surrendered to Dupont......March 12, 1862 Jacksonville evacuated by Federals......April 9, 1862 Confederate fort on St. John's bluff, St. John's River, captured by Federals......Oct. 3, 1862 Federals again take J