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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
93 to 1796 John Eager Howard4th to 7th1796 to 1803 James Lloyd5th to 6th1798 to 1800 William Hindman6th to 7th1800 to 1803 Robert Wright7th to 9th1801 to 1806 Samuel Smith8th to 13th1803 to 1815 Philip Reed9th to 12th1806 to 1813 Robert Henry Goldsborough13th to 15th1813 to 1819 Robert G. Harper14th1816 Alexander C. Hanson14th to 15th1817 to 1819 Edward Lloyd16th to 19th1819 to 1826 William Pinkney16th to 17th1820 to 1822 Samuel Smith17th1822 Ezekiel F. Chambers19th to 23d1826 to 1834 Joseph Kent23d to 25th1833 to 1837 Robert Henry Goldsborough23d to 24th1835 to 1836 John S. Spence24th to 26th1835 to 1840 William D. Merrick25th to 28th1838 to 1845 John L. Kerr26th to 27th1841 to 1843 James A. Pearce28th to 37th1843 to 1862 Reverdy Johnson29th to 30th1845 to 1849 David Stewart31st1849 Thomas G. Pratt31st to 34th1850 to 1857 Anthony Kennedy35th to 38th1857 to 1865 Thomas H. Hicks37th to 38th1863 to 1865 John A. J. Creswell39th1865 to 1867 Reverdy Johnson39th t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newbern, capture of (search)
Newbern, capture of After the capture of Roanoke Island (q. v.), the National forces made other important movements on the coast of State of North Carolina (q. v.). Goldsborough having been ordered to Fort Monroe, the fleet was left in command of Commodore Rowan. General Burnside, assisted by Generals Reno. Foster, and Parke, at the head of 15,000 troops, proceeded against Newbern, on the Neuse River. They appeared with the fleet in that stream, about 18 miles below the city, on the evening of March 12, 1862, and early the next morning the troops were landed and marched against the defences of the place. The Confederates, under General Branch, were inferior in numbers, but were strongly intrenched. The march of the Nationals was made in a drenching rain, the troops dragging heavy cannon after them through the wet clay, into which men sometimes sank knee-deep. At sunset the head of the Nationals was halted and bivouacked within a mile and a half of the Confederate works, and d