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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Guerillas. (search)
re utterly lawless, and ready on the least suspicion of political treachery to turn their arms against the Spanish leaders. One of the bands, led by the notorious General Mina, joined Wellington, and after having undergone a course of discipline, did good service as regular troops. From Spain the name guerilla was brought to Central America, and thence to the United States. Guerilla bands in Mexico and Texas were a source of great annoyance during the Mexican War. In the Civil War guerillas, or partisan rangers, as they were called, were commanded by officers duly commissioned by the Confederate President for such service. By an act of the Confederate Congress, passed April 21, 1862, it was provided that these partisan rangers should receive the full pay of regular soldiers and be paid the full value of all arms and munitions of war captured by them. This act was repealed Feb. 15, 1864, and provision made for uniting all the ranger bands under the discipline of the regular army.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
,042.50......Jan. 1, 1864 Isaac Murphy inaugurated provisional governor of Arkansas......Jan. 22, 1864 President calls for 500,000 men for three years......Feb. 1, 1864 Sherman's Meridian expedition leaves Vicksburg, Miss......Feb. 3, 1864 More than 100 Union prisoners, including Col. Thomas E. Rose and Colonel Streight, escape from Libby prison, Richmond, Va., by tunnelling under the walls......Feb. 9, 1864 First Federal prisoners received at Andersonville prison, Ga......Feb. 15, 1864 Second Confederate Congress meets at Richmond......Feb. 19, 1864 Battle of Olustee, Fla.......Feb. 20, 1864 Battle of Tunnel Hill, Ga.......Feb. 22-25, 1864 Congress votes to every Union master whose slave enlists in the Federal army a compensation not exceeding $300, the volunteer to be free......Feb. 24, 1864 Congress revives grade of lieutenantgeneral in the army......Feb. 29, 1864 Secretary of the Treasury authorized to borrow $200,000,000 upon 5.40 bonds ......Marc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
rch of the Confederate States assembles at Augusta......Nov. 19, 1862 Federals under Colonel Montgomery capture and burn Darien......June 11, 1863 Confederate war-vessel Atlanta leaves Savannah to attack the blockading fleet; meets Federal monitor Weehawken, and in fifteen minutes is disabled and captured......June 17, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga. Sept. 19-20, 1863 Battle of Ringgold......Nov. 27, 1863 First detachment of Federal prisoners received at Andersonville prison......Feb. 15, 1864 Battle of Tunnel Hill......Feb. 22-25, 1864 Resolutions passed by legislature recommending the tender of peace to the United States after every victory......March, 1864 Confederates under General Johnston evacuate Resaca and cross the Oostenaula, speedily followed by Federals under General Sherman......May 15, 1864 Sherman attacks Johnston at bluffs of Kenesaw Mountain and is repulsed......June 27, 1864 Johnston evacuates Marietta......July 1, 1864 Johnston succeeded b