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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cervera y Topeto, Pascual De, Conde De Jerez, Marquis De Santa Ana (search)
and in the blockade of Cuba against filibuster in 1870; and later became secretary o the navy. He was promoted admiral in 1888. In the war with the United State in 1898 he was given command of the fleet sent to operate in Cuban waters. After Hobson and his companions, who sunk the collier at the entrance of Santiago Harbor, were captured by the Spaniards, they were handsomely treated by Admiral Cervera till regularly exchanged. When the admiral received orders to attempt an escape from thelt was one of the most thrilling naval encounters in history, ending in the destruction of all his ships, on July 3. After his surrender his dignified bearing and high qualities as a naval officer, together with the remembrance of his kind treatment of Hobson and his companions, prompted marks of exceptional consideration from the United States authorities between the time of his surrender and his departure for Spain. See Cuba; Santiago De Cuba; Sampson, William Thomas; Schley, Winfield Scott.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hobson, Edward Henry 1825- (search)
Hobson, Edward Henry 1825- Military officer; born in Greenburg, Ky., July 11, 1825; received a common-school education; enlisted in the Kentucky Volunteers in 1846, for the war with Mexico, and was mustered out of service in June, 1847. In 1861 he organized and was commissioned colonel of the 13th Kentucky Volunteers; served at Camp Hobson till February, 1862; commanded his regiment at the battle of Shiloh with such skill that he was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers by President Ligade at Perrysville; and was ordered to Mumfordsville, Ky., to protect the lines of communication and to discipline new troops. Placed in command of the Southern Division of Kentucky, he was ordered to Marrowbone, Ky., to watch the movements of Gen. John Morgan. He pursued Morgan through Kentucky and Indiana, and attacked him in Ohio. He was mustered out of the service in September, 1865. General Hobson was a delegate to the National Republican Convention in 1880, and was its vice-president.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
onsolidating Transylvania and Kentucky universities......February, 1865 John C. Breckinridge appointed Secretary of War, Confederate States of America......1865 General Palmer relieves General Burbridge from command of the district of Kentucky......Feb. 10, 1865 Agricultural College established......Feb. 22, 1865 By proclamation of the governor, business is suspended on the occasion of the funeral of Lincoln......April 19, 1865 Old command of General Morgan surrenders to Brig-Gen. E. H. Hobson at Mount Sterling......May 1, 1865 President Johnson modifies President Lincoln's proclamation of July 5, 1864, in so far that martial law shall no longer be in force in Kentucky ......Oct. 12, 1865 State farmers' convention held at Frankfort. Forty counties represented......Jan. 11, 1866 Ashland, the home of Henry Clay, near Lexington, purchased for the new Agricultural College of Kentucky......Jan. 15, 1866 Jesse Root Grant, father of General Grant, appointed postmaste