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) 20 2 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 20 results in 5 document sections:

Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Allen, Ira, 1751-1814 (search)
Allen, Ira, 1751-1814 Military officer; a younger brother of Ethan; born in Cornwall, Conn., April 21, 1751. He was an active patriot, and took a distinguished part in public affairs in Vermont, his adopted State, where he served in the legislature, and was secretary of state, surveyor-general, and a member of the council. He was a military leader in the war for independence, and was one of the commissioners sent to Congress to oppose the claims of neighboring provinces to jurisdiction inNew York. As senior major-general of the State militia in 1795, he went to Europe to purchase arms for his commonwealth, and on his way homeward with muskets and cannon he was captured, taken to England, and charged with being an emissary of the French, and intending to supply the Irish malcontents with arms. After long litigation the matter was settled in Allen's favor. He wrote a National and political history of Vermont, published in London in 1798, and died in Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1814.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
1, 1781 Battle of Guildford Court-house, N. C.March 15, 1781 British under Generals Phillips and Benedict Arnold occupy PetersburgApril 24, 1781 Battle of Hobkirk's Hill, S. C. April 25, 1781 Union of Vermont with the British proposed to Col. Ira Allen at Isles aux Noix, Canada May, 1781 Cornwallis joins Arnold at Petersburg, Va. May 20, 1781 Augusta, Ga., taken by Colonel Clark, Sept. 14, 1780; retaken by British, Sept. 17, 1780; capitulates to Americans June 5, 1781 General Wadsworth captured, and imprisoned at Castine, Me June 18, 1781 British abandon Fort Ninety-six June 21, 1781 Jonas Fay, Ira Allen, and Bazaleel Woodward appointed to represent the cause of Vermont in the Continental Congress June 22, 1781 General Lafayette attacks Cornwallis, near Green Springs, Va., and is repulsed July 6, 1781 Cornwallis retires with his army to Yorktown Aug. 4, 1781 R. R. Livingston appointed secretary of foreign affairs by Congress Aug., 1781 Congress requires Vermont to re
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vermont, (search)
Massachusetts assents to the independence of Vermont......March, 1781 Towns east of the Connecticut annexed to Vermont at their request......April, 1781 Col. Ira Allen, commissioner to exchange prisoners with the British, reaches Ile aux Noix, a few miles north of the Canadian line, about May 8, and spends seventeen days in conference; a union of Vermont with the British is proposed, under instructions from General Haldimand, by encouraging which Allen effects an exchange of prisoners and cessation of hostilities on the border......May, 1781 Jonas Fay, Ira Allen, and Bazaleel Woodward sent by the legislature to represent the cause of Vermont to theIra Allen, and Bazaleel Woodward sent by the legislature to represent the cause of Vermont to the Continental Congress......June 22, 1781 First newspaper in Vermont, the Vermont Gazette, or Green Mountain Postboy, printed at Westminster by Judah Paddock Spooner and Timothy Green......1781 Congress resolves that an indispensable preliminary to the admission of Vermont as a State should be the relinquishing of territory ea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Vermont, (search)
rnment Vermont successfully maintained its independence and sovereignty until 1791. In July, 1780, the mysterious movements of Governor Chittenden, Ethan and Ira Allen, and other leaders in Vermont, excited grave suspicions of their loyalty, because of their secret correspondence with the British. In June the Congress had appoto the subject; and he especially condemned the conduct of Ethan Allen, whose motives he suspected. General Schuyler, who had been ordered by Washington to arrest Allen, wrote to Governor Clinton at the close of October, saying, The conduct of some of the people to the eastward is alarmingly mysterious. A flag, under pretext of settling a cartel with Vermont, has been on the Grants. Allen has disbanded his militia, and the enemy, in number upwards of 1,600, are rapidly advancing towards us. . . . Entreat General Washington for more Continental troops; and let me beg of your excellency to hasten up here. There was general alarm concerning the perplexing m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Warner, Seth 1743-1784 (search)
Warner, Seth 1743-1784 Military officer; born in Roxbury, Conn., May 17, 1743; was a man of noble bearing, sound judgment, energy, and pure patriotism. With his father, Dr. Benjamin Warner, he went to Bennington in 1765, and became, with Ethan Allen, a principal leader in the disputes between New York and the New Hampshire Grants. He and Allen were outlawed by the State of New York, and a reward was offered for their arrest. He captured Ticonderoga, May 12, 1775, and on July 27 was appointed colonel of Vermont militia. He joined the Northern army and was at the siege of St. John. He defeated an attempt of General Carleton to relieve the garrison. The next year he performed signal service during the retreat of the Americans from Canada. On the retreat of the Americans from Ticonderoga (July 4) in 1777 he again performed good service. In the command of the rear-guard he fought a severe battle at Hubbardton, and was compelled to retreat. At the battle near Bennington he a