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ties, or any persons whatever, could evade or violate these orders on the river or at New Orleans, or appropriate by any means public or private property to private uses, or personal advantages, or to deprive the government, or individuals, of any property, which by any interpretation of military orders, or public laws, could be considered as belonging justly and properly to them. General Grover, commanding the post, Colonel S. B. Holabird, Chief Quartermaster at New Orleans, and Honorable B. F. Flanders, Supervising Special Agent Treasury Department, will be able to account to the government for public or private property coming into their hands during this campaign. I was engaged upon the Gulf Coast, hoping, by the capture of Galveston and Mobile, to put my command in readiness for an effective cooperation, by Mobile and the Alabama River, with General Sherman, precisely in accordance with the campaign suggested by the Lieutenant-General commanding the armies, in his despatches
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monckton, Robert 1742-1782 (search)
Monckton, Robert 1742-1782 Colonial governor; born in England; was son of the first Viscount Galway, and began his military life in Flanders in 1742. In 1754 he was governor of Annapolis (Port Royal), Nova Scotia; assisted in the reduction of the French power in that peninsula, and was lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia in 1756. He commanded a battalion at the siege of Louisburg in 1758, and the next year he was second in command under General Wolfe at the capture of Quebec, where he acted as brigadier-general, and was severely wounded. In 1761 he was made major-general, and the next year governor of New York. He commanded the expedition against Martinique in 1762; was a member of Parliament in 1768; made lieutenant-general in 1770, and was offered the command of the British forces in America in 1775, but he declined to draw his sword against British subjects. He died in England, May 3, 1782. Monetary reform
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Old Dominion, (search)
eath of Charles I. on the scaffold (1649), his son Charles, heir to the throne, was in exile. Sir William Berkeley (q. v.), a stanch royalist, was then governor of Virginia, and a majority of the colony were in sympathy with him. He proclaimed that son, Charles the Second, King of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Virginia; and when, in 1652, the Virginians heard that the republican government of England was about to send a fleet to reduce them to submission, they sent a message to Breda, in Flanders, where Charles then resided, inviting him to come over and be King of Virginia. He was on the point of sailing for America, when circumstances foreshadowed his restoration to the throne of his father. When that act was accomplished, the grateful monarch caused the arms of Virginia to be quartered with those of England, Scotland, and Ireland, as an independent member of the empire. From this circumstance Virginia received the title of The Dominion. Coins with such quarterings were struck
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St.-Simon, Claude Anne, Marquis de 1743- (search)
St.-Simon, Claude Anne, Marquis de 1743- Military officer; born in the Castle of La Faye, Spain, in 1743; learned the art of gunnery and fortifications at Strasburg; distinguished himself in Flanders: and was chief of the body-guard of the King of Poland in 1758. After various services in Europe, he came to America with De Grasse, at the head of French troops, and assisted in the siege of Yorktown in 1781. In 1789 he was a deputy in the States-General. Being a native of Spain, he returned to the service of that country, and assisted in the defence of Madrid in 1808. He was made prisoner and condemned to death, but the sentence Claude Anne St.-Simon. was commuted to exile. After Ferdinand VII. was re-established on the throne (1814), St.-Simon returned to Spain, and was made captain-general and grandee. He died Jan. 3, 1819.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schimmelin, Alexander Oliver 1645-1707 (search)
Schimmelin, Alexander Oliver 1645-1707 Historian; born in Flanders about 1645; went to the West Indies in 1666; was a buccaneer in 1669-74; returned to Europe. He was the author of History of the adventures of the freebooters, which are remarkable in the Indies. He died in France in 1707.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
of the city to Admiral Farragut, hanged at New Orleans by order of General Butler......June 7, 1862 Federal troops in Baton Rouge, besieged by Confederates, Aug. 5, evacuate by order from General Butler......Aug. 16, 1862 Brig.-Gen. Geo. F. Shepley military governor of Louisiana......Aug. 21, 1862 General Grover occupies Baton Rouge......Dec. 16, 1862 Maj.-Gen. N. P. Banks relieves General Butler......Dec. 16, 1862 Election held by order of President Lincoln; Messrs. Hahn and Flanders chosen to Congress; they take seats, Feb. 9, 1863, and occupy them until......March 3, 1863 Henry W. Allen chosen governor by Confederates; seat of government at Shreveport......1863 Michael Hahn chosen governor at Federal election in New Orleans and vicinity......Feb. 22, 1864 Governor Hahn appointed military governor by the President......March 15, 1864 Convention at New Orleans to revise the constitution......April 6, 1864 Bureau of free labor, predecessor of the Freedmen'
all the books and records necessary to show, in a clear and concise manner, all their transactions, ready and subject at all times to the inspection of the Government officers who may be appointed or detailed to examine or supervise them. They will report to the Commanding General weekly, the number of families supplied, and the quantity of provisions distributed. They will suspend and abolish the so-called Free Market, so soon as they are ready to make distributions. Messrs. B. F. Flanders, President; T. B. Thorpe, E. Heath, C. Whitmore, and J. B. Hubbard, are appointed as such commissioners. By order of Major-Gen. Butler. R. S. Davis, Captain and A. A. A. G. Taking the oath of allegiance. Provost Marshal's Office.,New-Orleans, La., August 6, 1862. Major-General Butler: In obedience to your "Special Orders," I herewith transmit a statement of the number of men subscribed to the "alien oath," and the oath of allegiance to the United States. Jonas H
e Boston Journal states that Franklin's division was under orders to make a rapid flank movement on Friday last, and to fall on one of the flanks of the rebel army stretched along the Rappahannock. A storm of rain and snow came on, making the roads so nearly impassable that instead of marching sixteen miles, as was intended, the division made but nine miles the first day, and the movement had to be abandoned. The Tennessee regiments around Louisville left there on Monday last. B. F. Flanders, a native of New Hampshire, and Michael Hahu, a German, have been elected to Congress under Butler's rule in New Orleans. Four thousand exchanged soldiers at Camp Parole, near Annapolis, have been ordered to join their regiments immediately. General McNell, the Missouri murderer, is in St. Louis. He declares that Altisman is dead, and is to write a letter to Lincoln explaining his "retaliation" for his death. The Ways and Means Committee of the United States Congress is p
the business before it. The result was the nomination of-- Hon. Michael Hahn, for Governor. Hon. J. M. Wells, Lieutenant-Governor. Dr. J. G. Belden, Treasurer. S. Wrotnowski, Secretary of State. Prof. John McNair, Superintendent of Education. Hon. A. A. Atocha, State Auditor. C. W. Bornor, Attorney-General. the delegates who adjourned to the Free State Committee rooms (forty in number) also reorganized, and proceeded to make the nominations as follows: Hon. B. F. Flanders for Governor. Hon. J. M. Wells, Lieutenant Governor. Dr. J. G. Belden, Treasurer. Wm. S. Abbott, Esq., Secretary of State. B. L. Brown, Esq., Superintendent of Education. Hon. A. A. Atocha, State Auditor. W. R. Crane, Esq., Attorney-General. The "Conservative Union" men — J. Q. A. Fellows, Julian Neville, H. M. Summers, and others — invite Christian Roselius and J. Ad. Rozier to address them at the St. Charles Theatre. Rosells accepts the invitation in a brief note