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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dinwiddie, Robert, 1690-1770 (search)
ed excepting North Carolina. The legislature of that province promptly voted 400 men, who were soon on the march for Winchester, the place of rendezvous; but they eventually proved of little worth, for, doubtful of being paid for their services, a great part of them were disbanded before they reached the Shenandoah Valley. Some volunteers from South Carolina and New York hastened to the gathering-place. Virginia responded to the call to arms by organizing a regiment of 600 men, of which Joshua Fry was appointed colonel and Major Washington lieutenant-colonel. The Virginians assembled at Alexandria, on the Potomac, whence Lieutenant-Colonel Washington, with the advance, marched (April 2, 1754) at their head for the Ohio. Meanwhile Captain Trent had recruited a company among the traders west of the mountains, and had begun the erection of a fort at the forks of the Ohio. They were attacked (April 18) by a party of French and Indians, who expelled Trent and his men, completed the fo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fry, Joshua 1754-1754 (search)
Fry, Joshua 1754-1754 Military officer; born in Somersetshire, England; educated at Oxford, and was professor of mathematics in the College of William and Mary, in Virginia. He served in public civil life in Virginia, and in 1754 was intrusted with the command of an expedition against the French on the head-waters of the Ohio. He died at a place at the mouth of Will's Creek (now Cumberland), Md., while conducting the expedition, May 31, 1754. He had been colonel of the militia (1750) and a member of the governor's council. When Frye died, the command of the expedition to the Ohio was assumed by George Washington, who had been second in command.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Necessity, Fort (search)
gton's detachment, and when they found the enemy in a secluded spot among the rocks, they immediately attacked them. A sharp skirmish ensued Jumonville, who led the French, and ten of his men, were killed, and twenty-two were made prisoners. This was the first blood shed in the French and Indian War Washington had one man killed, and two or three were wounded. It was afterwards ascertained that Jumonville was the bearer of a summons for the surrender of Fort Necessity. Two days later Colonel Fry died at Cumberland. Troops hastened forward to join Washington at Fort Necessity. On him the chief command now devolved. Reinforced, he proceeded towards Fort Duquesne with 400 men. At the same time M. de Villiers, brother of Jumonville, was marching, at the head of 1,000 Indians and a few Frenchmen, to avenge his kinsman's death. Hearing of this, Washington fell back to Fort Necessity, where, on July 3, he was attacked by about 1,500 of the foe. After a conflict of about ten hours, D
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Slaughter, Philip 1808- (search)
Slaughter, Philip 1808- Clergyman; born in Springfield, Va., Oct. 26, 1808; studied in the University of Virginia and was admitted to the bar in 1828. Later he took a course in the Episcopal Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va.; was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1835, and served in various pastorates till 1848, when his health failed. His publications include Life of Randolph Fairfax; Life of Col. Joshua Fry, sometime Professor in William and Mary College, Virginia, and Washington's senior in command of Virginia forces in 1754; The colonial Church of Virginia; Christianity the Key to the character and career of Washington, etc.
rchant of Calhoun county. Brigadier-General Birkett Davenport Fry was born in Kanawha county, Va., June 24, 1822. His father was Thornton Fry, grandson of Col. Joshua Fry, who figured in colonial history. He was educated at Washington college, Pa., at the Virginia military institute, and at West Point. He did not remain at Weor position at Gettysburg, July 1st, and after the capture of General Archer that day he took command of the brigade, and led it in the second furious assault. Colonel Fry judiciously changed his front, said General Heth, thus protecting the right flank of the division during the engagement. This brigade (Archer's), the heroes ofd resided in Montgomery, where his wife died. This estimable lady was Martha A. Micau, born in Augusta, Ga., but living in San Francisco when married. In 1881 General Fry went to Richmond, Va., and engaged in cotton buying. He was president of the Marshall manufacturing company of that city from 1886 until his death, February 5,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Burkett Davenport Fry. (search)
ins mingled the blood of the Huguenot with some of the worthiest strains of Virginia. He was third in descent from Colonel Joshua Fry, and his wife, Mary Micou, daughter of Dr. Paul Micou, a physician who sought refuge in Essex county, Virginia, from religious persecution in France. Colonel Fry was Professor of Mathematics in William and Mary College; in connection with Peter Jefferson, the father of President Jefferson, executed in 1749 the first map of Virginia founded on actual surveys, an 1754. The youthful George Washington was the lieutenant-colonel of the Virginia regiment, and on the sudden death of Colonel Fry at Will's Creek, May 31, 1754, succeeded to the command. The Rev. Henry Fry, the second son of Colonel Joshua Fry, Colonel Joshua Fry, a man of attainments and of pious usefulness, married Susan, the daughter of Dr. Thomas Walker, the pioneer explorer of Kentucky, and his wife Mildred (Thornton), widow of Nicholas Meriwether. These progenitors number among their descendants the wor
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
3, 428, 432. Fell, Lt. T. E., 428. Finlay, Col. Luke W., 192. Five Forks, Battle of, 114. Flournoy, Hon. H. W., Address of, 147. Fort Gregg, Real Defenders of, 71. Franklin, Tenn., Battle of, Casualties of General Officers in 268. Frazier's Farm, Charge of Kemper's Brigade at, 391. Fredericksburg. Va., Unveiling of Monument to the Confederate Dead at, 397 Fowle, Gov. D. G., Death of. 94. Fry, Gen. B. D., Death of, 94; sketch of, 286. Fry, Rev., Henry, 287. Fry, Col., Joshua, 287. Garnett, Capt. Theodore S.,387. Gartrell, Gen. L. J., Death of, 94. Girardey, Gen. V. J., 37. Goodwin, D. D.. Rev. S. A., Address on Gen. J. E. Johnston, 167. Gordon, James L., His poem on The Confederate Dead. 127. Gordon, Gen., Geo. W., Address on Gen. J. E. Johnston, 203; on Gen. P. R. Cleburne, 262. Green, Dr., Louis. 38. Gregg, Fort, Real Defenders of, 71. Hale, Jr., Capt. E. J.. 410. Hamlin. Lt., Death of, 20. Hammond, Capt., Wm.. 342. Hampton, G