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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dale, Sir Thomas, (search)
Dale, Sir Thomas, Colonial governor; was a distinguished soldier in the Low Countries, and was knighted by King James in 1606. Appointed chief magistrate of Virginia, he administered the government on the basis of martial law; planted new settlements on the James, towards the Falls (now Richmond); and introduced salutary changes in the land laws of the colony. He conquered the Appomattox Indians. In 1611 Sir Thomas Gates succeeded him, but he resumed the office in 1614. In 1616 he returned to England; went to Holland; and in 1619 was made commander of the East India fleet, when, near Bantam, he fought the Dutch. He died near Bantam, East Indies, early in 1620.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Witt, Simeon, 1756-1834 (search)
De Witt, Simeon, 1756-1834 Surveyor; born in Ulster county, N. Y., Dec. 26, 1756; graduated at Queen's (now Rutgers) College in 1776; joined the army under Gates; and was made assistant geographer to the army in 1778, and chief geographer in 1780. He was surveyorgeneral of New York fifty years (1784-1834). In 1796 he declined the appointment of surveyor-general of the United States. He was regent, vice-chancellor, and chancellor of the State of New York, member of many learned societies, and author of Elements of Perspective (1835). He died in Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1834.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hunt, Robert (search)
Hunt, Robert First pastor of the Virginia colony; went out with Newport and the first settlers as chaplain, having been recommended by Richard Hakluyt (q. v.). He is supposed to have been a rector in Kent. He was a peace-maker amid the dissenters of the first colonists. Mr. Hunt held the first public service at Jamestown, under an awning, but soon afterwards a barn-like structure was erected for worship. In the winter of 1608 a fire burned his little library, and the next year he died. He was succeeded for a brief season by Rev. Mr. Glover, who soon died. He had accompanied Sir Thomas Gates to Virginia.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jamestown. (search)
e settlers at Jamestown, when Pocahontas (q. v.), like an angel of mercy, hastened to the settlement under cover of darkness, warned them of their danger, put them on their guard, and saved them. Terrible had been the sufferings of the colonists through the winter. More than 400 had perished by famine and sickness in the space of six months. It was long after referred to by the survivors as the starving time. The settlers were in the depths of despair when the commissioners arrived. Sir Thomas Gates, who was acting governor, saw no other way to save the lives of the starving men than to abandon the settlement, sail to Newfoundland, and distribute them among the fishermen there. They were embarked in four pinnaces, but, at dawn, they met Lord Delaware, with ships, supplies, and emigrants. at the mouth of the river. All turned back and, landed at deserted Jamestown, they stood in silent prayer and thanksgiving on the shore, and then followed Rev. Mr. Buckle (who had succeeded Mr.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kalb, Johann, Baron de 1721- (search)
1776) he was engaged by Franklin and Deane to serve in the Continental army. He accompanied Lafayette to America in 1777, and was appointed major-general, Sept. 15, 1777, by the Continental Congress. He served under the immediate command of Washington until after the evacuation of Philadelphia, June, 1778; then in New Jersey and Maryland until April, 1780, when he was sent to assist Lincoln, besieged in Charleston. He arrived too late. De Kalb became chief commander in the South after the fall of Baron De Kalb. Charleston, but was soon succeeded by General Gates, when he became that officer's second in command. In the disastrous battle at Sander's Creek, near Camden, S. C., he was mortally wounded, and died three days afterwards, Aug. 19, 1780. De Kalb's monument. His body was pierced with eleven wounds. It was buried at Camden. A marble monument was erected to his memory in front of the Presbyterian Church at Camden, the corner-stone of which was laid by Lafayette in 1825.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kelly, James Edward 1855- (search)
phonograph; and in 1882 produced the Paul Revere statue. During 1883-85 he was engaged on the five panels for the Monmouth Battle Monument, representing the Council of War at Hopewell; Ramsey defending his guns; Washington rallying his troops; Molly Pitcher; and Wayne's charge. In 1886 he completed Grant at Donelson, for which the general furnished sittings and details. For the Saratoga Monument he produced the panels, Arnold wounded in the trenches; and Schuyler transferring his plans to Gates. For the National Cemetery at Gettysburg he was the sculptor of General Deven and the 6th New York Cavalry and the Buford Monument. In 1891 he produced the colossal figure, The call to arms, for the Soldiers' Monument at Troy, N. Y. In 1895 he furnished the Long Island panel, for the Sons of the Revolution; in 1897 the memorial of the battle of Harlem Heights on the grounds of Columbia University, also for the Sons of the Revolution; and in 1901 was engaged on a monument to commemorate the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kingston, burning of (search)
ingston, burning of Sir Henry Clinton's success in capturing Forts Clinton and Montgomery emboldened him to send a marauding expedition up the Hudson to make a diversion in favor of Burgoyne, hoping thereby to draw many troops from the army of Gates to defend the exposed country below. Early on the morning after the capture of the forts, Oct. 7, 1777, the boom and chain were severed, and a flying squadron of light armed vessels under Sir James Wallace, bearing the whole of Sir Henry's land force, went up the river to devastate its shores. Sir Henry wrote a despatch to Burgoyne on a piece of tissue-paper, saying, We are here, and nothing between us and Gates, and enclosing it in a small, hollow bullet, elliptical in form, gave it to a messenger to convey to the despairing general. The messenger was arrested in Orange county as a spy. He swallowed the bullet, which an emetic compelled him to disgorge. The message was found and the spy was hanged. The marauding force, meanwhile,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) 1746- (search)
of Lithuania caused him to leave his country and offer his services to the Americans. He arrived in 1776, with a note of introduction and recommendation to Washington by Dr. Franklin. What do you seek here? inquired the chief. I come to fight as a volunteer for American independence, answered Kosciuszko. What can you do? asked Washington. Try me, was the quick reply. He entered Washington's military family, Oct. 18, 1776, as colonel of engineers. He planned the fortified camp of General Gates at Bemis's Heights, in 1777, and was the principal engineer in constructing the works at West Point, on the Hudson. Attached to Greene's army in the South, he was the engineer in the siege of ninety-six (q. v.), in June, 1781. For his services in the Continental army he received the thanks of Congress, the Order of the Cincinnati, and the brevet of brigadier-general. Returning to Poland, he fought against the Russians, under Poniatowski, in 1792; but the Polish patriots were defeated,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
bling that militia, the Congress recalled them, sent Gates in their place, and used all possible means to suppoook; this kind of warfare attracted the militia, and Gates improved each day in strength. Every tree sheltercence at Bethlehem and his success at Gloucester, of Gates's campaign in the north, and the establishment of thhe only man capable of conducting the revolution. Gates was at Yorktown, where he inspired respect by his mawho fancied himself the chief of a party. To praise Gates, with a certain portion of the continent and the troidency of the war office, which had been created for Gates, restricted the power of the general. This was not oposed. The most shrewd people did not believe that Gates was the real object of this intrigue. Though a goodfirst condition he demanded was not to be made, like Gates, independent of General Washington. At Gates's own Gates's own house he braved the whole party, and threw them into confusion by making them drink the health of their general
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Charles 1731- (search)
d act as he pleased with the troops which had been intrusted to him. On the morning of Dec. 13, 1776, Lee was captured at an inn at Baskingridge, N. J., where he was lodging, nearly 3 miles from his army. Lee had just finished a letter to General Gates, in which he had spoken disparagingly of Washington, when Colonel Harcourt, at the head of a British scouting party, surrounded the house and made him a prisoner. He had gone out of the house, on hearing a tumult, unarmed, bareheaded, in slie army, with a large force under his command, while it was retreating before Lord Cornwallis, and he was taken prisoner at a house far away from his camp, in New Jersey, under very suspicious circumstances. A letter which he had just written to Gates contained disparaging remarks on Washington's military character. His tender treatment by Howe, who at first regarded him as a deserter from the British army, was a matter of wonder; and when, after he had been exchanged and had rejoined the arm
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