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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dana, Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh, 1822- (search)
Dana, Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh, 1822- military officer; born in Fort Sullivan, Eastport, Me., April 10, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1842; served in the war with Mexico; resigned in 1855; and in October, 1861, became colonel of the 1st Minnesota Volunteers. He was in the battle at Ball's Bluff (q. v.) ; was made brigadier-general early in 1862; was active throughout the whole campaign on the Peninsula, participating in all the battles; and at Antietam commanded a brigade, and was wounded. A few weeks later he was promoted to major-general of volunteers; was with the Army of the Gulf in 1863; commanded the 13th Army Corps a while; and had charge of the district of Vicksburg and west Tennessee in 1864. From December, 1864, to May, 1865, he was in command of the Department of the Mississippi. He resigned in 1865, and was reappointed to the army with the rank of captain, and retired in 1894.
ession and favoring separate State action, deposed; Lieutenant-Governor Clark inaugurated......March 20, 1861 Constitution of the Confederate States ratified by legislature, 68 to 2......March 23, 1861 Col. Earl Van Dorn captures 450 United States troops at Saluria......April 25, 1861 Governor Clark proclaims it treasonable to pay debts to citizens of States at war with the Confederate States......June 18, 1861 Galveston surrendered to Commodore Renshaw......Oct. 8, 1862 Gen. N. J. T. Dana occupies Brazos, Santiago, and Brownsville with 6,000 soldiers from New Orleans......November, 1862 Confederates under Gen. J. B. Magruder defeat Renshaw and capture Galveston......Jan. 1, 1863 Confederate privateer Alabama destroys the Hatteras in an engagement off Galveston......Jan. 11, 1863 Samuel Houston, born in Virginia, dies at Huntersville, aged seventy......July 25, 1863 Battle of Aransas Pass; General Ransom captures the Confederate works......Nov. 18, 1863 B