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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pilgrim fathers, the (search)
in the Mayflower, Sept. 6 (O. S.). These included the Pilgrim fathers, so called. The following are the names of the forty-one persons who signed the constitution of government on board the Mayflower, and are known as the Pilgrim Fathers: John Carver, William Bradford, Edward Winslow, William Brewster, Isaac Allerton, Myles Standish, John Alden, Samuel Fuller, Christopher Martin, William Mullins, William White, Richard Warren, John Howland, Stephen Hopkins, Edward Tilley, John Tilley, Francis Cook, Thomas Rogers, Thomas Tinker, John Ridgedale, Edward Fuller, John Turner, Francis Eaton, James Chilton, John Crackston, John Billington, Moses Fletcher, John Goodman, Degory Priest, Thomas Williams, Gilbert Winslow, Edward Margeson, Peter Brown, Richard Britteridge, George Soule, Richard Clarke, Richard Gardiner, John Allerton, Thomas English, Edward Doty, Edward Lister. Each subscriber placed opposite his name the number of his family. The following is the text of the agreement whic
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sampson, William Thomas 1840- (search)
ing upon her. Behind the Brooklyn and the Oregon came the Texas, the Vixen, and the New York. It was evident from the bridges of the New York that all the American ships were gradually overhauling the chase, and that she had no chance of escape. At 12.50 the Brooklyn and the Oregon opened fire and got her range— the Oregon's heavy shell striking beyond her—and at 1.20 she gave up without firing another shot, hauled down her colors and ran ashore at Rio Torquino, 48 miles from Santiago. Captain Cook, of the Brooklyn, went on board to receive the surrender. While his boat was alongside I came up in the New York, received his report and placed the Oregon in charge of the wreck, to save her, if possible; and directed the prisoners to be transferred to the Resolute, which had followed the chase. Commodore Schley, whose chief of staff had gone on board to receive the surrender, had directed that all their personal effects should be retained by the officers. This order I did not modif
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Santiago, naval battle of (search)
earer, until at last, at ten minutes before one, the Brooklyn and the Oregon opened fire. A thirteen-inch shell from the great battle-ship, crushing her way at top speed through the water, fell in the sea beyond the Colon; the eightinch shells of the Brooklyn began to drop about her; more big shells from the Oregon turret followed; and then, without firing another shot, the Spaniard hauled down her flag and ran at full speed ashore upon the beach at Rio Tarquino, 45 miles from Santiago. Captain Cook of the Brooklyn boarded her, received the surrender, and reported it to Admiral Sampson, who had come up finally just in time to share in the last act of the drama. the Colon was only slightly hurt by shells, but it was soon found that the Spaniards, to whom the point of honor is very dear, had opened and broken her sea-valve after surrendering her, and that she was filling fast. the New York pushed her in nearer the shore, and she sank, comparatively uninjured, in shoal water. So
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schley, Winfield Scott 1839- (search)
rted this fire and did magnificent work at close range. I have never before witnessed such deadly and fatally accurate shooting as was done by the ships of your command as they closed in on the Spanish squadron, and I deem it a high privilege to commend to you for such action as you may deem proper the gallantry and dashing courage, the prompt decision and skilful handling of their respective vessels of Captain Philip, Captain Evans, Captain Clark, and especially of my chief of staff, Captain Cook, who was directly under my personal observation, and whose coolness, promptness, and courage were of the highest order. The dense smoke of the combat shut out from my view the Indiana and the Gloucester, but as these vessels were closer to your flag-ship no doubt their part in the conflict was under your immediate observation. Eighth. Lieutenant Sharp, commanding the Vixen, acted with conspicuous courage; although unable to engage the heavier ships of the enemy with his light guns, ne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
xtension of slave territory......October, 1859 Brown's insurrection at Harper's Ferry, W . Va.......Oct. 16-18, 1859 Gen. Winfield Scott is ordered to the Pacific coast in view of the British claims to San Juan; he arrives at Portland, Or.......Oct. 29, 1859 Washington Irving dies at Tarrytown, N. Y., aged seventy-six......Nov. 28, 1859 John Brown hanged at Charleston, W. Va.......Dec. 2, 1859 Thirty-sixth Congress, first session, assembles......Dec. 5, 1859 Green, Copeland, Cook, and Coppoc, Harper's Ferry insurgents, hanged......Dec. 16, 1859 Mr. Clark, of Missouri, introduces resolution in the House that no one who has approved Helper's The impending crisis was fit to be speaker......December, 1859 House adopts resolutions offered by John Covode, of Pennsylvania, for a committee to investigate the conduct of the President......March 5, 1860 A. C. Stephens and Albert Hazlett hanged at Charlestown, W. Va.......March 16, 1860 [These were the last of the pr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawaii, (search)
Hawaii, A Territory of the United States, is a group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, discovered December, 1778, by Captain Cook, who, on Feb. 14, 1779, was killed here by the natives. These islands, called Hawaiian, or Sandwich, Islands, were united into a kingdom under Kamehameha I. Kamehameha II. and his Queen died in England in 1823. Under Kamehameha III. the kingdom was recognized by England, France, the United States, and other governments. A constitution was granted in 1840;aii, 4,210; Maui, 760; Oahu, 600; Kauai, 590; Molokai, 270; Lauai, 150; Niihau, 97; Kahoolawe, 63. Population, 1884, 80,578; 1890, 89,990: 1900, 154,001. Honolulu, on the islland of Oahu, the capital; population, 20,487. At the discovery by Captain Cook, 1778, the population was probably 200.000. John L. Stevens, United States minister at Hawaii, writes to his government in favor of annexation......Nov. 19, 1892 Detachment of marines (160 men), with two pieces of artillery, from the U
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
J. B., 581 Converse, J. W., 261 Conwell, R. H., 261 Coogan, Owen, 581 Cook, A. M., 210 Cook, A. W., 261 Cook, Andrew, 261 Cook, Arthur, 571 Cook, B. B., 84 Cook, B. F., 34 Cook, B. F., 210, 606, 641 Cook, Berna, 34 Cook, D. P., 34 Cook, F. A., 34 Cook, F. A., 261 Cook, F. C., 261 Cook, F. H., 261 Cook, George, 574 Cook, H. C., 408, 462, 515 Cook, I. B., 261 Cook, J. A., 34 Cook, J. B., 34 Cook, J. B., 462 Cook, J. H., 210, 262, 515 Cook, J. R., 262 Cook, J. V., 34 CookCook, F. A., 261 Cook, F. C., 261 Cook, F. H., 261 Cook, George, 574 Cook, H. C., 408, 462, 515 Cook, I. B., 261 Cook, J. A., 34 Cook, J. B., 34 Cook, J. B., 462 Cook, J. H., 210, 262, 515 Cook, J. R., 262 Cook, J. V., 34 Cook, J. W., 261 Cook, Jacob, 261 Cook, John, Jr., 34 Cook, Joshua, Jr., 34 Cook, L. P., 34 Cook, T. W., 262 Cook, Thomas, 262 Cook, W. H., 34 Cook, William, 262 Cook, William, Jr., 34 Cooke, G. E., 262 Cooke, H. A., 408 Cooke, J. S., 210, 262, 515 Cooke, Rose T., 641 Cooley, H. K., 262 Cooley, J. C., 408, 462, 515 Cooley, J. J., 262 Cooley, N. S., 262 Cooley, O. B., 262 Cooley, S. P., 262 Cooley, T. B., 262 Cooley, W. H., 262 Cooley, W. H., 262 Coolidge, C. A., 408 Co