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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hull, William 1753-1825 (search)
as promulgated for the army to recross the river to Detroit!—an order to abandon Canada. This order was in consequence of intelligence just received that a large force of British regulars, Canadian militia, and Indians were approaching from the east, under Gov. Sir Isaac Brock. Sullenly the humiliated army obeyed their cautious commander, and on the night of Aug. 7 and the morning of the 8th they crossed the Detroit River, and encamped upon the rolling plain in the rear of Fort Detroit. Major Denny was left on the Canada side with 130 convalescents and a corps of artillerists, to occupy Sandwich and afford all possible protection to the well-disposed inhabitants. In consequence of negotiations for a suspension of hostilities between the American and British armies then proposed (1812), General Dearborn agreed with Sir George Prevost, governor-general of Canada, for a provisional armistice, confined to the American troops on the northern frontier and the armies of the British al
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Pennsylvania, (search)
in accordance with the original agreement. In January, 1757, the Assembly of Pennsylvania passed a bill granting for his Majesty's service £100,000, by a tax on all the estates, real and personal, taxable, within the province. The governor (Denny) refused to sanction it, because it would heavily tax the proprietaries of the province. He asked them to frame a bill providing supplies for the public service, such as he could, consistent with his honor and his engagements to the proprietarienor1709 Sir William KeithDeputy Governor1717 Patrick GordonDeputy Governor1726 James LoganPresident1736 George ThomasDeputy Governor1738 Anthony PalmerPresident1747 James HamiltonDeputy Governor1748 Robert H. MorrisDeputy Governor1754 William DennyDeputy Governor1756 James HamiltonDeputy Governor1759 John PennGovernor1763 James HamiltonPresident1771 Richard PennGovernor1771 John PennGovernor1773 [Proprietary government ended by the Constitution of 1776. The representatives of t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties,
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that the Quakers had intruded upon his office. Finally, in July, 1756, a conference was held between the Delawares, Shawnees, Mohegans, the Six Nations, and Governor Denny and his council, and George Croghan, an Indian trader. At the suggestion of the Quakers, Teedyuscung (q. v.) invited Charles Thomson, master of the Quaker Academy in Philadelphia, and afterwards permanent secretary of the Continental Congress, to act as his secretary. Denny and Croghan opposed it; Teedyuscung persisted in having Thomson make minutes of the proceedings, so that garbled and false reports of interested men might not be given as truth. By this arrangement the Indians recplay. The conference was thinly attended; but at another, begun on Nov. 8 the same year, the Indian tribes were well represented. In reply to questions by Governor Denny of what he complained, Teedyuscung charged the proprietaries of Pennsylvania with obtaining large territories by fraud, and specified well-known instances lik
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
Malden. He detached some rangers to seek a convenient passage of the Tarontee above the bridge, so as to avoid the guns of the British armed vessel Queen Charlotte, lying in the river. This was impracticable. A scouting party was sent under Major Denny to reconnoitre, who found an Indian ambuscade between Turkey Creek and the Tarontee, in the Petit Cote settlement. There Denny had a sharp skirmish with the Indians, when a part of his line gave way, and he was compelled to retreat in confusiDenny had a sharp skirmish with the Indians, when a part of his line gave way, and he was compelled to retreat in confusion, pursued nearly 3 miles by the victors. He tried to rally his men, but in vain. In the skirmish he lost six men killed and two wounded. This was the first blood shed in the War of 1812-15. The defeat of Hull weakened the confidence of the government and the people in an easy conquest of Canada, and immediate steps were taken, when the armistice of Dearborn was ended, to place troops along the northern frontier sufficient to make successful invasion, or prevent one from the other side.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Terry's Brigade, formerly John M. Jones's. (search)
Joseph Hansbarger. Company E. Private Geo. W. Smith. Co. G. Corporal C. E. McCray, Private John A. McCartney. Company H. Private T. A. Dever. [14] Wil. Harper, Maj. Commanding 25th Va. Infantry. Twenty-first Virginia Regiment. Field and Staff. Ord. Sergeant Geo. A. Haynes, Hosp'l Steward Ira Blunt, Com. Sergeant R. W. Waldrop. Co. A. Sergeant R. R. Marshall, Private J. H. Harris. Co. C. Sergeant J. A. Crenshaw, Private J. L. Thompson. Co. D. Sergeant Wm. Denny, J. M. Wharton, Sergeant S. W. Cooke, Corporal P. P. Hudson. Co. E. Sergeant A. W. Dawson, Sergeant O. W. Moseley. Co. F. Corporal H. C. Tyree, Private J. T. Smith, Private Wm. R. Richardson. Co. G. Private Ed. W. Crichton, Jas. Crichton, Robt. R. Carroll, Jno. H. Finch, Wm. P. Finch, Wm. H. Moseley, Private Benj. Spence, Jos. Spence, Samuel H. Tanner, Geo. W. Wesson, Thos. J. Wray. Co. H. Sergeant J. L. Adkinson, D. W. Shelton, C. McHaney, Corporal
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Cumberland Grays, Company D, Twenty-first Virginia Infantry. (search)
k up the same weapons. With what effect, history has told. At the roll-call of the company at the reunion it was seen that of the 103 officers and men who were enlisted only forty-eight were living. The following is a list of those who were killed or died since and during the war: Captain F. D. Irving, died since the war. Captain A. C. Page, died since the war. Lieutenant C. H. Anderson, killed at Fisher's Hill. Lieutenant E. E. England, killed at Petersburg. Sergeant-Major William Denny, died since the war. Sergeant M. J. Dunkum, died since the war; lost a leg at Brandy Station. Sergeant W. S. Anderson, died at Valley Mountain. Sergeant Bolden Brown, died in 1862. Sergeant D. M. Coleman, killed at Fisher's Hill. Corporal W. M. Cooke, wounded; died since the war. Privates. Ayres, T. J., wounded; died since the war. Anderson, Meredith, killed at Kernstown. Austin, M. G., wounded at Gettysburg, and died. Booker, Charles W., died since