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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
Bull Run (second)Aug. 30, 1862 South Mountain (Md.)Sept. 14, 1862 Harper's Ferry (10,000 Nationals surrendered)Sept. 15, 1862 Antietam (Md.)Sept. 17, 1862 Iuka (Miss.)Sept. 19 and 20, Corinth (Miss.)Oct. 3, 1862 Perryville (Ky.)Oct. 8, 1862 Prairie Grove (Ark.)Dec. 7, 1862 Fredericksburg (Va.)Dec. 13, 1862 Holly Springs (Miss.)Dec. 20, 1862 Chickasaw Bayou (Miss.)Dec. 27-29, 1862 Stone River (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)Dec. 31, 1862 and Jan. 3, 1863 Arkansas Post (Ark.)Jan. 11, 1863 Grierson's RaidApril 11 to May 5, 1863 Port Gibson (Miss.)May 1, 1863 Chancellorsville (Va.)May 1-4, 1863 Raymond (Miss.)May 12, 1863 Jackson (Miss.)May 14, 1863 Champion Hill (Miss.)May 16, 1863 Big Black River (Miss.)May 17, 1863 Vicksburg (Miss.)May 19-22, 1863 Port Hudson (La.)May 27, 1863 Hanover Junction (Pa.)June 30, 1863 Gettysburg (Pa.)July 1-3, 1863 Vicksburg (Surrendered)July 4, 1863 Helena (Ark.)July 4, 1863 Port Hudson (Surrendered)July 9, 1863 Jackson (Miss.)July 16, 1863
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grierson, Benjamin Henry 1826- (search)
Grierson, Benjamin Henry 1826- Military officer; born in Pittsburg, Pa., July 8, 1826; went on the staff of General Prentiss when the Civil War broke out, and bed destructive raids while he was operating against Vicksburg. On April 17 Colonel Grierson, then commanding the 6th Illinois Cavalry, left La Grange, Tenn., with his efforts to help their army at Vicksburg. Finally, on May 2, having Benjamin Henry Grierson penetrated Louisiana, this great raid ceased, when Grierson, with his Grierson, with his wearied troops and worn-out horses, entered Baton Rouge, where some of General Banks' troops were stationed. In the space of sixteen days he had ridden 600 miles, in of arms, and inflicted a loss on their foes of property valued at $6,000,000. Grierson's loss was twenty-seven men and a number of horses. During the twenty-eight h travelled 76 miles, engaged in four skirmishes, and forded the Comite River. Grierson declared that he found the Confederacy to be only a shell. This was in 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
18, 1864. If not obtained before Feb. 15, 1865, a draft to be made......Dec. 19, 1864 Savannah, evacuated by Confederates Dec. 20, occupied by Sherman......Dec. 21, 1864 Grade of vice-admiral established for the United States navy by act of Congress......Dec. 21, 1864 Fort Fisher, N. C., bombarded by General Porter, Dec. 24, and unsuccessfully attacked by Generals Butler and Porter......Dec. 25, 1864 Vice-President Hamlin resumes the chair in the Senate......Jan. 5, 1865 General Grierson's raid; after destroying 100 miles of railroad, taking 600 prisoners and 1,000 contrabands, he arrives at Vicksburg......Jan. 5, 1865 Fort Fisher captured......Jan. 15, 1865 Edward Everett dies at Boston, aged seventy-one......Jan. 15, 1865 Monitor Patapsco sunk off Charleston by a torpedo......Jan. 15, 1865 Joint resolution, proposing a Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, passes the House, 119 to 56......Jan. 31, 1865 Sherman leaves Savannah an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
renders, Sept. 10; Rosecrans defeats Confederates under Price in a battle at Iuka, Sept. 19-20; unsuccessful attack on Corinth by the Confederates under General Van Dorn, Oct. 3-4; Grenada occupied by General Hovey's expedition, 20,000 strong, Dec. 2; Van Dorn defeats the Federal cavalry in battle of Coffeeville, Dec. 5; Holly Springs surrendered to the Confederates, Dec. 20; unsuccessful attack of Federals on Vicksburg......Dec. 27-29, 1862 Important military operations during 1863: Colonel Grierson with Federal troops makes a raid through the State from Tennessee to Louisiana, April 17–May 5; naval battle of Grand Gulf, April 29; McClernand defeats the Confederates at Port Gibson, May 1; Raymond occupied by Federals under General McPherson, May 12; McPherson occupies Jackson, May 14; Grant defeats Pemberton at Champion Hills, May 16, and at Big Black River, May 17; Vicksburg invested by forces under General Grant, May 18; Vicksburg surrendered, July 4; Jackson evacuated by General