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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Annapolis, (search)
own internal affairs through a provincial Committee of Safety and subordinate executive committees, appointed in every county, parish, or hundred. It directed the enrolment of forty companies of minute-men, authorized the emission of over $500,000 in bills of credit, and extended the franchise to all freemen having a visible estate of £ 210, without any distinction as to religious belief. The convention fully resolved to sustain Massachusetts, and meet force by force if necessary. Gen. B. F. Butler was in Philadelphia on April 19, 1861, when he first heard of the assault on Massachusetts troop in Baltimore. He had orders to go to Washington through Baltimore. It was evident that he could not do so without trouble, and he took counsel with (Gen. Robert Patterson, the commander of the Department of Washington. He also consulted Commodore Dupont, commander of the navy-yard there, and it was agreed that the troops under General Butler should go from Perryville, on the Susquehanna,
ing led a troop of cavalry that destroyed railroads and bridges to within 30 or 40 miles of Richmond. Pope's troops were posted along a line from Fredericksburg to Winchester and Harper's Ferry, and were charged with the threefold duty of covering the national capital, guarding the valley entrance into Maryland in the rear of Washington, and threatening Richmond from the north as a diversion in favor of McClellan. When General Grant began his march against Richmond (May, 1864), Gen. Benjamin F. Butler was in command of the Army of the James, and was directed to co-operate with the Army of the Potomac. Butler prepared to make a vigorous movement against Richmond from the south, while Grant moved from the north. Butler's effective force was about 40,000 men when he was ordered to advance. It was composed chiefly of the 18th Army Corps, commanded by Gen. W. F. Smith, and the 10th Corps, under Gen. Q. A. Gillmore, who arrived at Fort Monroe May 3. Butler successfully deceived the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, (search)
on immediately. The formal requisition of the Secretary of War arrived an hour later, calling for two regiments from Massachusetts, and before sunset the same day an order went out for four regiments to muster forthwith on Boston Common. Benjamin F. Butler was commissioned brigadier-general, and these regiments formed his brigade. On the 16th Senator Wilson telegraphed for four regiments. They were ready, and the 6th Regiment, Colonel Jones, was sent forward immediately, to go by way of Newom Annapolis. It was thought 12,000 men would be needed for the enterprise. They were not at hand, for 10,000 troops were yet needed at the capital for its perfect security. The time for the execution of the plan seemed somewhat remote. Gen. B. F. Butler conceived a more expeditious and less cumbersome plan. He was satisfied that the Confederates in Baltimore were numerically weak, and that the Unionists, with a little help, could easily reverse the order of things there. He hastened to W
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893 (search)
Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893 Lawyer and soldier; born in Deerfield, N. H., Nov. 5, 1ents to General Williams (the commander), said Butler; and tell him if he finds he cannot control theral's order, and persuaded them to disperse. Butler read a proclamation which he had prepared to Sand uttered a threat in smooth terms. To this Butler replied: I have long been accustomed to hear tor. These utterances indicated the course General Butler intended to pursue in New Orleans and in thim and the people of their mutual relations. Butler, at the same time, took pains to remove all cadence. At the beginning of September, 1862, Butler was satisfied that the Confederates had abandoders and Michael Hahn. In December, 1862, General Butler was succeeded by Gen. N. P. Banks (q. v.).dress in New Orleans. As before stated, General Butler was superseded by General Banks in Decembe having formally relinquished the command, General Butler issued the following public address: Ci[6 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
lsonFeb. 28, 1895 James A. GaryMarch 5, 1897 Charles E. SmithApril21, 1898 March 5, 1901 Attorneys-General. Edmund Randolph Sept.26,1789 William BradfordJan.27,1794 Charles Lee Dec. 10,1795 Theophilus Parsons Feb. 20,1801 Levi Lincoln March 5,1801 Robert Smith March 3,1805 John Breckinridge Aug. 7,1805 Caesar A. RodneyJan. 28,1807 William Pinkney Dec. 11,1811 Richard Rush Feb. 10,1814 William WirtNov.13,1817 John M. BerrienMarch 9,1829 Roger B. TaneyJuly 20,1831 Benjamin F. ButlerNov. 15,1833 Felix Grundy July 5,1838 Henry D. GilpinJan. 11,1840 John J. Crittenden March 5,1841 Hugh S. LegareSept.13,1841 John Nelson July 1,1843 John Y. MasonMarch 6,1845 Nathan Clifford Oct. 17,1846 Isaac Toucey June 21,1848 Reverdy Johnson March 8,1849 John J. Crittenden July 22,1850 Caleb Cushing March 7,1853 Jeremiah S. BlackMarch 6,1857 Edwin M. StantonDec. 20,1860 Edward Bates March 5,1861 Titian J. Coffey, ad interim.June 22,1863 James Speed Dec. 2,1864
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emancipation proclamations. (search)
Emancipation proclamations. For many years there has been a fiction that Gen. Benjamin F. Butler issued the first proclamation freeing the slaves. That officer never issued such a proclamation, but he was the first to suggest to the government a partial solution of the very perplexing question as to what was to be done with the slaves during the Civil War. It was held that the Constitution of the United States did not give to Congress, or to the non-slave-holding States, any right to interfere with the institution of slavery. This was reaffirmed by Congress in a resolution passed by the House, Feb. 11, 1861, without a dissenting voice, to reassure the South that, in spite of the election of Mr. Lincoln, the North had no intention of usurping power not granted by the Constitution. But when, after the outbreak of the war, the army began to occupy posts in the seceding and slave-holding States, the negroes came flocking into the Union lines, large numbers being set free by the d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fisher, Fort (search)
twenty heavy guns. All along the land-front (1864) was a stockade, and on the sea-front were the wrecks of several blockade-runners. It was late in 1864 when an attempt was made to close the port of Wilmington against English blockade-runners by capturing this fort and its dependencies. The expedition sent against the fort consisted of a powerful fleet under Admiral Porter and a land force under the immediate command of Gen. Godfrey Weitzel, of the Army of the James, accompanied by Gen. B. F. Butler as commander of that army. The whole force was gathered in Hampton Roads early in December. The troops consisted of General Ames's division of the 24th Army Corps and General Paine's division of the 25th (colored) Corps. The warvessels were wooden ships, iron-clads, monitors, gunboats, and a powder-ship, destined to be blown up abreast of the fort with a hope of destructive effect. The powder-ship was the Louisiana, a propeller of 295 tons, having an iron hull. She was disguised
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greenback party, (search)
do, O., and a few new resolutions in favor of legislative reduction of working-men's hours of labor and against the contract system of using inmates of prisons were added to the Greenback platform. This fusion of the two parties met with much approbation, as was evidenced in the State and congressional elections of 1878, when more than 1,000,000 votes were polled and fourteen congressmen were elected. The next national convention of the party was held in Chicago, June 9-10, 1880, when James B. Weaver, of Iowa, was nominated for President, and B. J. Chambers, of Texas, for Vice-President. The whole number of votes then cast was 307,306. In 1884 the Greenback party united with an Anti-Monopolist party in nominating Benjamin F. Butler, of Massachusetts, for President, and in the election he received 133,825 votes. In succeeding Presidential campaigns the Greenback party had no candidates in the field, the bulk of it former adherents probably uniting with the people's party (q. v.).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hatteras, forts at. (search)
Hatteras, forts at. In the summer of 1861 the Confederates built two forts on Hatteras Island, off the coast of North Carolina, to guard the entrance to Hatteras Inlet, through which blockade-runners had begun to carry supplies to the Confederates. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, then in command at Fort Monroe, proposed sending a land and naval force against these forts. It was done. An expedition composed of eight transports and war-ships, under the command of Commodore Stringham, and bearing about 900 land-troops, under the command of General Butler, left Hampton Roads for Hatteras Inlet on Aug. 20. On the morning of the 28th the war-ships opened their guns on the forts (Hatteras and Clark). and some of the troops were landed. The warships of the expedition were the Minnesota (flag-ship), Pawnee, Harriet Lane, Monticello, Wabash, Cumberland, and Susquehanna. The condition of the surf made the landing difficult, and only about 300 men got on shore. The forts were under the comm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
Nathaniel P. BanksRepublican.1858 to 1861 governors under the State Constitution— Continued. Name.Party.Term. John A. AndrewsRepublican.1861 to 1866 Alexander H. BullockRepublican.1866 to 1869 William ClaflinRepublican.1869 to 1872 William B. WashburnRepublican.1872 to May, 1874 Thomas TalbotRepublican.May to Dec., 1874 William GastonDemocrat.1875 to 1876 Alexander H. RiceRepublican.1876 to 1879 Thomas TalbotRepublican.1879 to 1880 John D. LongRepublican.1880 to 1884 Benjamin F. ButlerDem. & Ind.1883 to 1884 George D. RobinsonRepublican.1884 to 1887 Oliver AmesRepublican.1887 to 1890 John Q. A. BrackettRepublican.1890 to 1891 William E. RussellDemocrat.1891 to 1892 William E. RussellDemocrat.1892 to 1894 Fred. T. GreenhalgeRepublican.1894 to 1895 Fred. T. GreenhalgeRepublican.1895 to 1896 Fred. T. GreenhalgeRepublican1896 to 1897 Roger WolcottRepublican.1898 to 1899 Roger WolcottRepublican.1899 to 1900 Roger WolcottRepublican.1900 to 1901 W. Murray CraneR
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