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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
fell, mortally wounded, at the head of his advance. The command of the 1st Corps devolved on General Doubleday, and that of the field on General Howard, who arrived at 11.30 with Schurz's and Barlow's divisions of the l1th Corps, the latter of whom received a severe wound. Thus strengthened, the advantage of the battle was for some time on our side. The attacks of the rebels were vigorously repulsed by Wadsworth's division of the 1st Corps, and a large number of prisoners, including General Archer, were captured. At length, however, the continued reinforcement of the Confederates from the main body in the neighborhood, and by the divisions of Rhodes and Early, coming down by separate lines from Heidlersberg and taking post on our extreme right, turned the fortunes on the day. Our army, after contesting the ground for five hours, was obliged to yield to the enemy, whose force outnumbered them two to one; and towards the close of the afternoon General Howard deemed it prudent to wi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gettysburg, battle of. (search)
ttack, when a volley of musketry from the 56th Pennsylvania led by Col. J. W. Hoffman, opened the decisive battle of Gettysburg. Meredith's Iron brigade then charged into a wood in the rear of the Seminary, to fall upon Hill's right, under General Archer. The Nationals were pushed back, but other troops, under the personal direction of Reynolds, struck Archer's flank, and captured that officer and 800 of his men. At the moment when this charge was made, the bullet of a Mississippi sharp-shooArcher's flank, and captured that officer and 800 of his men. At the moment when this charge was made, the bullet of a Mississippi sharp-shooter pierced Reynolds's neck, when he fell forward and expired. General Doubleday had just arrived, and took Reynolds's place, leaving his own division in charge of General Rowley. Very soon the Mississippi brigade, under General Davis, was captured, and at noon the whole of the 1st Corps, under General Doubleday, was well posted on Seminary Ridge, and the remainder of Hill's corps was rapidly approaching. Meanwhile, the advance division of Ewell's corps had taken a position on a ridge north
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stony Creek, battle of. (search)
Stony Creek, battle of. When Fort George was secured (see George, Fort), Chauncey left Dearborn, and returned to Sackett's Harbor. The latter sent General Winder (June 1, 1813), with about 800 troops, including Burn's dragoons and Archer's and Towson's artillery, in pursuit of retreating General Vincent, who Battle-ground of Stony Creek. was making his way towards Burlington Heights, on the western end of Lake Ontario. Winder took the lake-shore road. He pushed on to Twenty-mile Creek, where, hearing of reinforcements for Vincent at Burlington Heights, he prudently halted, and sent back to Dearborn for reinforcements. On the 5th he was joined by General Chandler, with about 500 men, who, being the senior officer, took the chief command. Then the whole body moved forward to Forty-mile Creek, where they rested, after driving off a patrol of militia, under Captain Merritt. Moving on, 10 miles farther, to Stony Creek, 7 miles from Vincent's camp, they encountered a British p
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
ims the ground open to both States, and the Maryland schooner Lawson anchors on the Hog Island grounds; the Lawson is attacked, run down, and sunk by the Virginia police-boat Augustus, Nov. 27; harmony is restored between the States, Virginia withdrawing her exclusive claim......December, 1889 Australian ballot law passed by Maryland legislature, and a high-license law enacted for Baltimore......1890 Decoration Day made a legal holiday by act of legislature......1890 State Treasurer Stevenson Archer discovered to be a defaulter to the amount of $132,401.25, March 27; is arrested at his home in Belair, April 10; is tried, pleads guilty, and is sentenced to five years imprisonment......July 7, 1890 Ex-Gov. Philip Francis Thomas dies at Baltimore, aged eighty......Oct. 2, 1890 United States Senator Ephraim King Wilson dies in Washington, D. C.......Feb. 24, 1891 Monument erected by the State to Leonard Calvert, first governor of the colony, at Old St. Mary's......June 3,