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) 5 3 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 5 results in 3 document sections:

he twelfth parallel of north latitude; thence easterly along said parallel to 124° 10′ east of Greenwich, but including the entire Island of Masbate: thence northerly through San Bernardino Straits; headquarters, Manila, P. I. Commander, Maj.-Gen. John C. Bates. Depairtment of the Visayas.--Includes all islands (except Island of Samar) south of the southern line of the Department of Southern Luzon and east of long. 121° 45′ east of Greenwich and north of the ninth parallel of latitude, excees. to be Major-Generals. Brig.-Gen. Samuel B. M. Young, U. S. A. Col. Adna R. Chaffee, 8th Cavalry, U. S. A. (Major-General, U. S. V.). Brig.-Gen. Arthur MacArthur, U. S. A. (Major-General, U. S. V.). to be brigadier-Generals. Col. John C. Bates, 2d Infantry, U. S. A. (Major-General U. S. V.). Col. Lloyd Wheaton, 7th Infantry, U. S. A. (Major-General, U. S. V.). Col. George W. Davis, 23d Infantry (Brigadier-General, U. S. V.). Col. Theodore Schwan, Assistant Adjutant-General, U.<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bates, John Coalter, 1842- (search)
Bates, John Coalter, 1842- Military officer; born in St. Charles county, Mo., Aug. 26, 1842; educated at Washington University (St. Louis). He entered the army in 1861, and served on the staff of Gen. George G. Meade from the battle of Gettysburg to the close of the war. In 1863-62 he held the rank of captain; in 1882-86 that of lieutenant-colonel: in 1886-92 that of colonel. He was president of the board which devised the present drill and firing regulations, and a member of the board which adopted the Krag-Jorgensen rifle. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War he was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers, and for the Santiago campaign was promoted major-general. In 1899 he was appointed military governor of Cienfuegos, Cuba. On the reorganization of the regular army in February, 1901. he was appointed one of the new brigadier-generals.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), El Caney, (search)
l Chaffee's brigade, composed of the 7th, 12th, and 17th Infantry, moved to attack in the front, keeping up a constant but careful fire, as the men had only 100 rounds of ammunition each. In the rear, General Ludlow moved his troops forward, and from the south came the reserves of Brig.-Gen. Evan Miles. Thus the village was the centre of a concentrated fire and was nearly encircled with the lines steadily closing in. So stubborn, however, was the defence that reinforcements under Maj.-Gen. John C. Bates were ordered up to strengthen the line, which had been considerably weakened in the desperate assaults. After the enemy had left their intrenchments, the fire was concentrated upon the brick fort, from which the Spaniards poured a galling musketry fire into the American lines. The fort could not long withstand the attack, and rents were soon torn in its thick walls. At this juncture the commands under Chaffee, Bates, and Miles made a charge, and captured the work, but not until a