hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 14 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 13 5 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 22, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 28 results in 8 document sections:

Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adair, John, 1759-1840 (search)
Adair, John, 1759-1840 Military officer; born in Chester county, S. C., in 1759. He served in the Continental army during the Revolution, and in the wars against the frontier Indians in 1791-93. He was United States Senator in Congress in 1805-6; and as volunteer aide to General Shelby at the battle of the Thames, in 1813, he showed much bravery and skill. He distinguished himself as commander of the Kentucky troops in the battle of New Orleans, in January, 1815. From 1820 to 1824 he was governor of Kentucky, having served in the legislature of that State; and from 1831 to 1833 was a Representative in Congress. He died in Harrodsburg, Ky., May 19, 1840.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harrison, William Henry 1773-1812 (search)
The attack on Fort Meigs by the British and Indians followed in May. The attack on Fort Stephenson (see Stephenson, Fort) followed, and the summer of 1813 was passed in completing arrangements for the invasion of Canada. The veteran Isaac Shelby, then governor of Kentucky, joined Harrison at Camp Seneca, with about 4,000 mounted volunteers from his State. He had called for a certain number, and twice as many came as he asked for. They were gathered at Newport and Cincinnati. With Maj. John Adair and John J. Crittenden as his aides, Governor Shelby pressed forward towards Lake Erie. Col. Richard M. Johnson's troop was among Shelby's men. Harrison was rejoiced to see them come. Perry had secured the coveted control of Lake Erie, and thus reinforced and encouraged, Harrison moved immediately, and on Sept. 15-16, 1813, the whole army of the Northwest—excepting some troops holding Fort Meigs and minor posts—were on the borders of the lake, at a point now called Port Clinton. Gene
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
States, Kentucky, vol. IX. Governors. Name.Term. Isaac Shelby1792 to 1796 James Garrard1796 to 1804 Christopher Greenup1804 to 1808 Charles Scott1808 to 1812 Isaac Shelby1812 to 1816 George Madison1816 Gabriel Slaughter1816 to 1820 John Adair1820 to 1824 Joseph Desha1824 to 1828 Governors—Continued. Name.Term. Thomas Metcalfe1828 to 1832 John Breathitt1832 to 1834 J. T. Morehead1834 to 1836 James Clark1836 to 1837 C. A. Wickliffe1837 to 1840 Robert P. Letcher1840 to 184Goebel1900 J. C. W. Beckham1900 to — United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. John Brown2d to 9th1792 to 1805 John Edwards2d to 4th1792 to 1795 Humphrey Marshall4th to 7th1795 to 1801 John Breckinridge7th to 9th1801 to 1805 John Adair9th1805 to 1806 Henry Clay9th1806 to 1807 John B. Thurston9th to 11th1806 to 1809 John Pope10th to 13th1807 to 1813 Henry Clay11th1810 to 1811 George M. Bibb12th to 13th1811 to 1814 George Walker13th1814 William T. Barry13th to 14th1815 t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Orleans. (search)
a bitter New Year's Day for the British army. They had been without food or sleep for sixty hours. There was joy in the American camp. It was increased when Gen. John Adair announced that more than 2,000 drafted men from Kentucky, under Maj.-Gen. John Thomas, were near. They arrived at New Orleans on the morning of the 4th, and 700 of them were sent to the front under Adair. Pakenham now conceived the hazardous plan of carrying Jackson's lines by storm on both sides of the river. Those on the right bank were under the command of General Morgan. Jackson penetrated Pakenham's design on the 6th, and he disposed his forces accordingly. The New Orleansts, and fully two-thirds of the whole line was covered by the commands of Coffee and Carroll. The latter was reinforced on the 7th by 1,000 Kentuckians, under General Adair, and fifty marines. Coffee, with 500 men, held the extreme left of the line, where his men were compelled to sleep on floating logs lashed to the trees. Jack
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
below the city......Dec. 24, 1814 [His line, extending at right angles to the river, reached to a cypress swamp about 1 1/2 miles distant, and was protected by rudely constructed breastworks of cotton bales and earth, with a shallow ditch in front. At the extreme left of this line was stationed the brigade of General Coffee, 800 strong; then came Carroll's brigade, about 1,400 men, while the right towards the river was held by 1,300 men under Colonel Ross, including all the regulars; General Adair was placed in the rear with about 500 men as a reserve. Along the line were placed at intervals eighteen guns, carrying from six to twenty-three pound balls, and several guns across the river under Patterson. Anticipating an advance on the west bank of the river as well, Jackson had placed Gen. David B. Morgan with about 1,200 men and two or three guns a little in advance of his own position.] British attack General Jackson with artillery, but are forced to retire......Dec. 28, 18
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Autobiography of Gen. Patton Anderson, C. S. A. (search)
Margaret L. Adair), who was the fifth daughter of Major-General John Adair, of Mercer county, Kentucky. He had previously bnd marriage there were born Nancy Bell, Catharine Adair, John Adair, (who died in infancy,) James Patton, John Adair, (who dJohn Adair, (who died in 1858,) Thomas Scott and Butler Preston. When I was an infant my father removed from the town of Winchester to his fadren to her father's in Mercer county, Kentucky. My brother John Adair and myself were soon after sent to the house of Charurg. During this winter I boarded at the house of my uncle John Adair, three miles in the country. In the spring of 1838 Ition. H. Car Forrest was elected 1st lieutenant, my brother John Adair was elected 2d lieutenant, and my brother Thomas Scohington had become a law on the 3d of March. My uncle, John Adair, who had removed to Astoria in Oregon in 1848, was now ind for Astoria, Oregon. Among the passengers were my Uncle John Adair and his oldest daughter, Capt. George B. McClellan, U
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The laying of the corner-stone of the monument to President Jefferson Davis, (search)
usion of General Lee's oration the benediction was pronounced by Bishop Granberry, and the crowd dispersed. Many of the old soldiers came up to the platform and shook hands with Mrs. Davis and her daughter, Mrs. Hayes. General Gordon, speaking for Mrs. Davis, said: Comrades, Mrs. Davis says she only wishes that you all had one mouth so she could kiss it. Captain Frank Cunningham directed the musical part of the programme, and this was one of its most attractive features. Index. Adair, Henrietta Buford (Anderson), 61; General John, 57; Margaret L., 57; Captain Wm. F, 249. Adkins, Captain, Sim, 205. Ainsworth, colonel F. C.. 119. Alabama, What she did, 249. Allen, Governor Henry W., 43. Allen, Colonel James H., 357. Anderson, General, Patton, Autobiography of, 57; his several commands, 71; his reluctance to surrender, 72; Wm Preston, 57. Antietam, Casualties in Battle of, 143. Bantz, Captain T. J., 248. Barrett, Colonel Theodore H., 309. Barth, Capta
The late Major Thomas B. Monroe, of Kentucky. We notice the death of this distinguished soldier and gentleman at the great battle of Shiloh. He fell on Monday afternoon, living about two hours after his wound, evincing (in the language of General Breckinridge) the most determined bravery. The Kentucky delegation in Congress speak of him in the highest praise, and regarded him as one of the first men in the whole Western army. He was the grandson of Gen. John Adair, and the son of Judge T. B. Monroe, formerly of Kentucky, but now of the Confederate States, and was by education and inheritance a soldier and a statesman, and in all his deportment, to friend and foe, ever the gentleman and scholar. Soon after Kentucky was invaded he volunteered his services, and was immediately appointed Major in the 4th Kentucky regiment, which was afterwards attached to Gen. Breckinridge's brigade. He was married to a daughter of Judge Grier, of the Supreme Court of the United States, and sho