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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 168 12 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greene, Francis Vinton 1850- (search)
he was promoted to captain. In 1885 he became Professor of Practical Military Engineering at West Point; and Dec. 31, 1886, resigned from the army. When the war with Spain broke out in 1898 he was commissioned colonel of the 71st New York Regiment, but before this regiment embarked for Cuba he was sent to Manila with the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers, and had command of the United States forces in the battle of Malate, June 30, 1898, and in other actions around Manila in August. On Aug. 13, 1898, he was promoted to major-general. Returning from the Philippines in October he was placed in command of the 2d Division of the 7th Army Corps, and was on duty at Jacksonville (Fla.), Savannah (Ga.), and Havana. He resigned his commission Feb. 28, 1899. He is the author of The Russian army and its campaigns in Turkey; Army life in Russia; The Mississippi campaign of the Civil War; Life of Nathanael Greene, Major-General in the army of the Revolution; and many magazine articles.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greene, George Washington 1811-1883 (search)
Greene, George Washington 1811-1883 Author; born in East Greenwich, R. I., April 8, 1811; was educated at Brown College; became Professor of History at Cornell University in 1872. His publications include Historical view of the American Revolution; Nathanael Greene; An examination of the ninth volume of Bancroft's history; The German element in the War of American Independence; Short history of Rhode Island, etc. He died in East Greenwich, R. I., Feb. 2, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greene, Nathanael 1742- (search)
Greene, Nathanael 1742- Military officer; born in Warwick, R. I., May 27, 1742; was the son of Guildford Courthouse, N. C., March 15, 1781. Greene then pushed into South Carolina, and was defearact of land. A monument dedicated jointly to Greene and Pulaski stands in the city of Savannah, anemetery, found, the plate that had been on General Greene's coffin and three metal buttons, with thefrom the uniform in which it is known that General Greene was buried. While Greene and his army rGreene and his army remained on the Santee Hills until late in the fall, his partisan corps, led by Marion, Sumter, Lee, arolina legislature had resumed its sessions. Greene had failed to win victories in battle, but hadsoners, and to refresh his weary troops. When Greene heard of the affair at the Cowpens, he put hisIt was the retreat of the American army, under Greene, from the Catawba through North Carolina into gain in full pursuit. At Guilford Court-house Greene was joined (Feb. 7) by his main army from Cher[6 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Guilford, battle of. (search)
, battle of. Resting his troops a while in Virginia, after his race with Cornwallis, Gen. Nathanael Greene (q. v.) recrossed the Dan into North Carolina; and as he moved cautiously forward to foittle-field was about 5 miles from the (present) village of Greensboro, in Guilford county, N. C. Greene had encamped within 8 miles of the earl, on the evening of the 14th, and on the morning of the 1ritish; D. Fight between Hessians and Americans; 3. Third position of British. to receive him. Greene had disposed his army in three positions—the first at the edge of woods on a great hill; the sec wing, and Lee's legion, with Campbell's militia, on the left wing. The whole were commanded by Greene in person. The British appeared in front of the Americans at a little past noon in full forcearly the whole of the two armies were now in conflict. The battle lasted almost two hours, when Greene, ignorant of the heavy losses sustained by the British, ordered a retreat, leaving his cannon be
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harlem Plains, action at. (search)
Harlem Plains, action at. On the morning of Sept. 16, 1776, the British advanced guard, under Colonel Leslie, occupied the rocky heights now at the northern end of the Central Park. His force was composed of British infantry and Highlanders, with several pieces of artillery. Descending to Harlem Plains, they Battle-field of Harlem Plains, 1845, from the old Block-House. were met by some Virginians under Major Leitch, and Connecticut Rangers under Colonel Knowlton. A desperate conflict ensued. Washington soon reinforced the Americans with some Maryland and New England troops, with whom Generals Putnam, Greene, and others took part to encourage the men. The British were pushed back to the rocky heights, where they were reinforced by Germans, when the Americans fell back towards Harlem Heights. In this spirited engagement the Americans lost about sixty men, including Major Leitch and Colonel Knowlton, who were killed.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harper, Robert Goodloe 1765-1825 (search)
Harper, Robert Goodloe 1765-1825 Senator; born in Fredericksburg, Va., in 1765; removed to North Carolina, and towards the close of the Revolutionary War served as a trooper under General Greene; graduated at Princeton in 1785; admitted to the bar in 1786; and served in Congress from 1795 to 1801. During the War of 1812 he was in active service, attaining the rank of major-general. Afterwards he was elected to the United States Senate from Maryland, to which place he had removed upon his marriage with the daughter of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, but resigned in 1816, when he was the Federal candidate for Vice-President. He published an Address on the British treaty in 1796, and a pamphlet on the Dispute between the United States and France in 1797. He died in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15, 1825.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hobkirk's Hill, battle of. (search)
Hobkirk's Hill, battle of. When (in 1781) Greene heard of the retreat of Cornwallis, he pursued Rawdon was in command at Camden. On April 19 Greene encamped at Hobkirk's Hill, about a mile from eated, after a sharp battle of several hours. Greene's force was too weak to assail Rawdon's intren morning of the 25th. Unsuspicious of danger, Greene's army was unprepared for an attack. The cavaf the soldiers were washing their clothes, and Greene and his staff were at a spring on a slope of Hg the margin of a swamp. Partially surprised, Greene quickly formed his army in battleline. His catia were held in reserve; and in this position Greene was prepared to receive the oncoming Rawdon, w The battle was thus opened with great vigor, Greene commanding the Virginians in person. At the pushed up to the brow of the hill, and forced Greene to retreat. Meanwhile Washington had fallen ont charge, and checked them. By this movement Greene was enabled to save all his artillery and bagg[2 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Huger, Isaac -1797 (search)
Huger, Isaac -1797 Military officer; born on Limerick Plantation, S. C., March 19, 1742. He and his four brothers—Daniel, John, Francis, and Benjamin—were distinguished in the struggle for independence, the latter falling in the lines at Charleston, May 11, 1780. They were of Huguenot descent. Isaac was in the Cherokee expedition in 1760, and entered the patriot army of South Carolina as lieutenant-colonel in June, 1775. He rose to brigadier-general in January, 1779, for active and gallant services. In the attack on Savannah, in the fall of that year, he led the Georgia and South Carolina militia. His force was defeated and dispersed by Tarleton at Monk's Corner, S. C. He distinguished himself under Greene, especially at Guilford and Hobkirk's Hill (q. v.). He died in Charleston, S. C., Oct. 17, 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Izard, Ralph (search)
Izard, Ralph Statesman; born near Charleston, S. C., in 1742; was educated at Cambridge, England, and in 1767 married a daughter of Peter De Lancey, of New York. They spent some time in Europe, and Mr. Izard was appointed by Congress commissioner to the Court of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and resided in Paris, where he took sides with Arthur Lee against Silas Deane and Franklin (see Deane, Silas). He returned home in 1780; procured for General Greene the command of the Southern army, and pledged his large estates for the purchase of ships-of-war in Europe. He was in Congress in 1781-83, and in the United States Senate in 1789-95. Two years afterwards he was prostrated by paralysis. His intellect was spared, and he lived in comparative comfort about eight years, without pain, when a second shock ended his life, May 30, 1804.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jefferson, Thomas 1743- (search)
e United States as Thomas Jefferson. He adopted for the motto of his private seal that of Oliver Cromwell— Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. See Lewis, Meriwether. When, in the early summer of 1781, Cornwallis was overrunning a portion of Virginia, he sent Tarleton with his cavalry to capture the Virginia Assembly siting at Charlottesville, and also Governor Jefferson, who lived 2 miles from that place. On the way Tarleton destroyed twelve wagon-loads of clothing intended for Greene's army in North Carolina. Within 10 miles of Charlottesville Tarleton detached Captain McLeod, with a party of horsemen, to capture Governor Jefferson at Monticello, while he pressed forward. On his way he captured some members of the legislature, but when he arrived at Charlottesville the remainder, forewarned, had fled and escaped. McLeod's expedition to Monticello was quite as unsuccessful. Jefferson was entertaining several members of the legislature, including the presiding officers
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