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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Port Royal Sound, expedition to (search)
known only to the officers. It was composed of fifty ships-ofwar and transports, commanded by Admiral S. F. Dupont, and 15,000 troops under Gen. T. W. Sherman. Dupont's flag-ship Wabash led the way out to sea, and each ship sailed under sealed orders, to be opened in case of the dispersion of the fleet. Off Cape Hatteras the fmodore Tatnall, formerly of the United States navy. It was called the Mosquito fleet. The guns of the guarding forts were silenced, and on the morning of Nov. 7 Dupont's fleet passed into the sound and drove Tatnall's vessels into shallow water. The National forces took possession of Port Royal Island and the neighboring ones, d been told, were coming to steal or sell the negroes in Cuba, or to kill and bury them in the sound. In the conflict with the forts at the entrance of the sound Dupont Plan of battle at Port Royal. had lost eight killed and twenty-three wounded. The Confederate officers reported their loss in both forts (Walker and Beauregar
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), San Francisco, (search)
riars, Francisco Palou and Benito Cambon, left Monterey with seven civilians and seventeen dragoons and their families, reaching, June 27, the place where they established the Spanish mission of San Francisco, Oct. 8, 1776. The settlement by Americans dates from 1836, when Jacob P. Leese, an American residing in Los Angeles, obtained from Governor Chico a grant of land in Yerba Buena, and built a small frame-house on present south San Francisco from the Bay. side of Clay Street, west of Dupont, celebrating its completion by raising the American flag, July 4, 1836. In 1840 there were four Americans, four Englishmen, and six other Europeans in Yerba Buena. In January, 1847, the name was changed to San Francisco. The first steamer of the Pacific Mail Company reached San Francisco Feb. 28, 1849, and the discovery of gold in the same year brought hundreds of steamships and sailing vessels filled with gold-seekers. The excitement was so great that at one time 400 ships were in the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tatnall, Josiah -1871 (search)
Tatnall, Josiah -1871 Naval officer; born near Savannah, Ga., Nov. 9, 1796; entered the United States navy in 1812; rose to captain in 1850; first served in the frigate Constellation, and assisted in the repulse of the British at Craney Island in 1813. He afterwards served under Perry and Porter, and was engaged on the Mexican coast during the war against Mexico. He entered the Confederate service; improvised a flotilla known as the Mosquito Fleet, and attempted to defend Port Royal Sound against Dupont. He commanded at Norfolk when the Merrimac was destroyed, and the Mosquito Fleet at Savannah. He died in Savannah, Ga., June 14, 1871.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
ion. American settlers begin the socalled bear-flag revolt by occupying Sonoma, with a flag bearing a star and bear and the words, California republic ......June 14, 1846 Fremont assumes command of insurgents at Sonoma......July 5, 1846 Stars and stripes raised at Monterey, July 7, by order of John D. Sloat, commanding United States Pacific Squadron; at Sonoma they replace the bear flag, July 9, and over Sutter's Fort......July 11, 1846 Fremont embarks in the schooner Cyane, commodore Dupont, and occupies San Diego......July 29, 1846 Two hundred Mormon emigrants, recruited in the United States, arrive at San Francisco in the ship Brooklyn, under Elder Brannan......July 31, 1846 Americans, under Com. Robert F. Stockton and Colonel Fremont, capture Los Angeles......Aug. 13, 1846 First number of an American newspaper, the Californian, issued at Monterey by Robert Semple and Walter Colton......Aug. 15, 1846 Commodore Stockton proclaimed governor......Aug. 17, 1846
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
y at Key Biscayne, Fla.......Aug. 23, 1861 Confederates attack the Wilson Guards on Santa Rosa .Island......Oct. 9, 1861 Frigates Niagara and Richmond bombard forts McRae, Barrancas, and Pickens......Nov. 23, 1861 Federal fleet under Admiral Dupont, with slight resistance, takes St. Mary's, Fernandina, and Fort Clinch......1862 Electoral vote cast for Jefferson Davis......Feb. 12, 1862 St. Augustine taken by Federals without resistance......March 11, 1862 Jacksonville surrendered to Dupont......March 12, 1862 Jacksonville evacuated by Federals......April 9, 1862 Confederate fort on St. John's bluff, St. John's River, captured by Federals......Oct. 3, 1862 Federals again take Jacksonville......Oct. 5, 1862 St. Mary's shelled and burned by Federal gunboat Mohawk......Nov. 9, 1862 Jacksonville taken by Federals under Colonel Higginson......March 10, 1863 Federals badly defeated at Olustee......Feb. 20, 1864 Regarding Florida as still a State of the U
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
ander H. Stephens and Herschel V. Johnson vote nay.] Members of Congress from Georgia withdraw......Jan. 23, 1861 Iverson withdraws from the Senate......Jan. 28, 1861 Mint at Dahlonega seized by Confederate authorities of Georgia......Feb. 28, 1861 Georgia adopts Confederate constitution......March 16, 1861 Georgia adopts a State constitution......March 23, 1861 Governor Brown by proclamation forbids the people of Georgia to pay Northern creditors......April 26, 1861 Admiral Dupont, U. S. N., takes Tybee Island......November, 1861 Draft of troops made in Savannah, at call of President Davis for 1,200 volunteers from Georgia......March 4, 1862 Fort Pulaski bombarded by Federals and taken......April 10, 1862 Conscript act, annulling previous contracts by volunteers and making all men over eighteen years and under thirty-five soldiers for the war, sustained by Supreme Court of Georgia......Nov. 11, 1862 First general council of the Protestant Episcopal Chu