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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 9 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
, 1875 Jesse Pomeroy, the Boston boy murderer, for killing of Horace W. Millen, April 22, 1874, supposed to be Pomeroy's fourth victim......1875 Gen. O. E. Babcock, private secretary of President Grant, tried at St. Louis for complicity in whiskey frauds; acquitted......Feb. 7, 1876 W. W. Belknap, United States Secretary of War, impeached; acquitted......Aug. 1, 1876 John D. Lee, for the Mountain Meadow massacre, Sept. 15, 1857; convicted and executed......March 23, 1877 Col. Thomas Buford, for killing Judge Elliott at Frankfort, Ky.; acquitted on ground of insanity; trial......July, 1879 Whittaker, colored cadet at West Point, by military court for injuring himself on pretence of being hurt by others, April 6; expelled......1880 Lieutenant Flipper, colored, by military court, for embezzlement and false statements, November, 1881; dismissed from the service......1882 Charles J. Guiteau, for the assassination of President Garfield; convicted, Feb. 26; hanged....
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
er concerning C. L. Vallandigham, and sends him into the Confederacy......May 22, 1863 Major-General Banks, investing the Confederate works at Port Hudson, assaults them without success......May 27, 1863 Fifty-fourth Massachusetts (colored), the first negro regiment sent from the North, departs for Hilton Head, S. C.......May 28, 1863 General Lee begins his movement for the invasion of the North......June 3, 1863 Cavalry battle at Beverly's Ford, Va., between Generals Pleasanton, Buford, and Gregg, and the Confederate Gen. J. E. B. Stuart......June 9, 1863 C. L. Vallandigham nominated for governor by the Ohio Democratic Convention......June 11, 1863 General Hooker begins the movement of his army northward from the Rappahannock......June 13-15, 1863 Battle of Winchester, Va.; General Ewell defeats the United States troops under General Milroy......June 14-15, 1863 President Lincoln calls for 100,000 men for six months to resist the invasion of Pennsylvania......J
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
ts to arrest S. N. Wood in Lawrence, charged with aiding in the rescue of Branson in November previous, but is prevented, shot at, and wounded. Colonel Sumner, United States army, arrives at Lawrence with his command......April 19-25, 1856 Major Buford, of Alabama, arrives at Westport, Mo., with a large body of men from Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina......April 29, 1856 Grand jury of Douglas county indict Robinson, Reeder, and others for high treason in organizing a free-State goveeason, and confined with others in tents about 2 miles from Lecompton, guarded by soldiers. John Brown, Jr., and H. H. Williams added to the prisoners......June 23, 1856 Governor Shannon leaves Lecompton for St. Louis, June 23, having written Buford on the 10th that he had resigned......June 23, 1856 Secretary Woodson writes to Col. P. St. George Cooke, in command at Fort Riley. to scour the country between that post and the crossing opposite Topeka, for the purpose of repelling a threat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
nchors near Fort Johnson on James Island......April 9, 1780 Governor Rutledge retires from Charleston northward......April 12, 1780 American cavalry surprised by British under Colonels Tarleton and Webster, and routed at Monk's Corner......April 14, 1780 Fort Moultrie, weakened reinforcing Charleston, surrenders to Captain Hudson, of the British navy......May 6, 1780 Charleston capitulates......May 12, 1780 British forces under Colonel Tarleton surprise the Americans under Colonel Buford, at Waxhaw on the North Carolina border; the Americans lose 117 killed and 200 taken prisoners, while the British lose but five men killed and twelve wounded......May 29, 1780 Sir Henry Clinton and Admiral Arbuthnot, as peace commissioners, by proclamation offer the inhabitants, with a few exceptions, pardon and reinstatement in their rights......June 1, 1780 All paroles to prisoners not taken by capitulation and not in confinement at the surrender of Charleston are declared null a
arriving, it was concluded to send a detachment for each of the two guns outside of the fort. Colonel Monroe commanded one of the detachments in person, and Mr. Thos. Buford, of Woodford county, the other. This work they accomplished. These guns were covered by a fire from the fort; had they not been, the presence of mind of yo enemy showing themselves frequently on the hills southwest of the city, two guns (twenty-pound Parrotts) at the fort under charge of Messrs. Gibson, Bayliss, and Buford, shelled them with considerable effect, as it was learned that five were killed and five wounded, and several dead horses mark the localities at which they fell. and, after giving them instructions, joined you at the fort. At midnight thirty men were selected, and dividing into two squads, placing one in charge of Captain Thomas Buford, I went out with the view of ascertaining the fate of the guns in the redoubts, and proceeding cautiously, we found them entirely unmolested in their place