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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Andrews, Lorrin, 1795- (search)
Andrews, Lorrin, 1795- Missionary; born in East Windsor, Conn., April 29, 1795; was educated at Jefferson College and Princeton Theological Seminary. In 1827 he went to the Hawaiian Islands as a missionary, and founded there, in 1831, the Lahainaluna Seminary, which subsequently became the Hawaii University, where he passed ten years as a professor. In 1845 he was appointed a judge and seeretary of the privy council. His writings include a translation of a portion of the Bible into the Hawaiian language; several works on the literature and autiquities of Hawaii, and a Hawaiian dictionary. He died Sept. 29. 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blakely, battle of. (search)
Blakely, battle of. Ever since Steele's arrival from Pensacola Blakely had been held in a state of siege. By the fall of Spanish Fort, water communication between Blakely and Mobile had been cut off. It was defended by abatis, chevaux-de-frise, and torpedoes, and had a ditch in the rear of these. In front of these Canby formed a strong line of battle, Hawkins's negro troops being on the right, the divisions of Veatch and Andrews in the centre, and Garrard's division on the left. On Sunday afternoon. April 8, 1865, when the assault began, a heavy thunder-storm was gathering. There was a fierce struggle with obstacles in front of the fort. The whole National line participated in the assault. Great guns were making fearful lanes through their ranks. Tempests of grape and canister from the armament of the fort made dreadful havoc. At length the colored brigade were ordered to carry the works. They sprang forward with the shout, Remember Fort Pillow! They went over the Conf