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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hobson, Richmond Pearson 1870- (search)
Hobson, Richmond Pearson 1870- Naval constructor; born in Greensboro, Ala., Aug. 17, 1870; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1889; and then took a post-graduate course in the Ecole d'application du Genie Maritime, Paris. Returning to the United States, he served in the Bureau of Construction and Repairs of the Navy Department in 1894-95. Later he suggested a post-graduate course for officers intending to become naval constructors, and was appointed to Richmond Pearson HobsRichmond Pearson Hobson. plan such a course, and conducted it in 1897-98. In the latter year he went to sea with the North Atlantic squadron as constructor. When the war with Spain broke out he was promoted lieutenant, and served on the flag-ship New York on blockade duty, in the bombardment of Matanzas, Cuba, and in the naval expedition against San Juan, Porto Rico. The action, however, which made his name a synonym for gallantry occurred at the entrance of the harbor of Santiago, Cuba, after Admiral Cervera's
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kelly, James Edward 1855- (search)
ptor 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 defence of New Haven, for the Sons of the American Revolution. Besides these works he has produced heads of the principal commanders of the Civil War from life, including Generals Grant. Sheridan, Sherman, Hancock. Stanley, Pleasonton, etc.; a portrait bust of Admiral Worden; busts and statuettes from life of Admiral Dewey, Rear-Admiral Sampson, and Lieutenant Hobson; and heads from life of the captains of Dewey's and Sampson's fleets, and of the principal army officers of the Spanish-American War, and an equestrian statue of Gen. Fitz-John Porter.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morgan, John Hunt 1826- (search)
Kentucky, and he crossed the Ohio with 4,000 men and ten guns. He captured two steamers, with which he crossed. He was closely pursued by some troops under General Hobson, and others went up the Ohio in steamboats to intercept him. He plundered Corydon, Ind., murdered citizens, and stole 300 horses. On he went, robbing mill anight hours 65,000 citizens had tendered their services, and were hastening towards the rendezvous. Morgan was alarmed. He stole fresh horses for the race before Hobson, his persistent pursuer. He passed swiftly north of Cincinnati through the southern counties, and struck the river a little above Pomeroy. The people of Ohio, a him off; and the people were gathering from different points. At Buffington Ford he attempted to cross the river and escape into Virginia; but there the head of Hobson's column, under General Shackleford, struck his rear, General Judah struck his flank, and two armed vessels in the stream opened upon his front. Hemmed in, about
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
number being 75,000. May 25. The first Manila expedition from San Francisco started. May 30. Admiral Sampson's fleet arrived at Santiago from Porto Rico. May 31. Forts at the entrance of Santiago Harbor were bombarded. June 3. Lieutenant Hobson sank the Merrimac in the entrance to Santiago Harbor. June 4. Captain Gridley, of the Olympia, died at Kobe, Japan. June 6. Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes was sunk by American navy at Santiago. June 10. War revenue bill was finalloss, in which the Rough Riders and the 71st New York participated. July 3. Admiral Cervera's fleet, attempting to escape from Santiago, was destroyed by the American war-vessels. July 3. The surrender of Santiago was demanded. July 6. Hobson and his comrades were exchanged. July 8. Admiral Dewey's vessels took possession of Isla Grande in Subig Bay, near Manila, and the German gunboat Irene, which had been interfering, withdrew. July 8. Admiral Camara started to return through
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
ps, made......April 15, 1861 Jesse D. Bright expelled from United States Senate for treason......March 2, 1862 Legislature broken up by Republicans to prevent passage of military bill ......1863 John P. Usher appointed Secretary of the Interior......Jan. 8, 1863 Second Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate, Captain Hines, cross the Ohio at Flint Rock, and are captured......June 16, 1863 Confederates under Morgan cross the Ohio at Brandenburg, Ky., July 8, pursued by Federals under General Hobson. They move eastward, covering 700 miles in twenty days (Morgan's raid)......July, 1863 Hugh McCulloch appointed Secretary of the Treasury......March 7, 1865 Law making colored people competent witnesses......1865 Convention of colored citizens of Indiana at Indianapolis to devise means to obtain full citizenship......Nov. 6, 1866 National convention of the Grand Army of the Republic held at Indianapolis......Nov. 20, 1866 Governor Morton resigns, being elected United Stat
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
ion and genius making a brave struggle, and often almost on the point of succeeding against odds that were absolutely overwhelming. We build monuments to heroes, prompted by the noblest impulses of the human heart, and that future generations may imitate their example. In performing our sacred duties to-day let Alabamians rejoice that, as Alabama in the civil war gave Dixon and Semmes and thousands of other brave men to the Confederacy, so now in our war with Spain she has given Richmond Pearson Hobson to the Navy and Joseph Wheeler to the Army of the United States. At the conclusion of his speech Mr. Herbert escorted Miss Janie Watts to the sailor statue, which she gracefully unveiled while reciting the following anonymous lines which are inscribed on the pedestal: The seaman of Confederate fame Startled the wondering world, For braver fight was never fought, And fairer flag was never furled. The band rendered Southern Marsellaise and as the last notes of the martial air d
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The monument. (search)
s forth on Capitol Hill, a reminder to all Alabama of the men who fell in the cause that is lost. It is clearly as visible as the Capitol itself in all directions. Notes. Considerable disappointment was manifested at the fact that Lieutenant R. P. Hobson did not come to Montgomery. The members of the Ladies' Memorial Association shared keenly in this disappointment. Yesterday afternoon, the President, Mrs. Bibb, received the following explanatory telegram: Duty has detained me, but I am with you in the thought in the beautiful tribute to the memory of our gallant dead. R. P. Hobson. One of the handsomest banners exhibited on Capitol Hill yesterday was that of the Sophia Bibb Chapter, U. D. C. The Mounted Rifles were drawn up in line, uncovered and at attention as Miss Elmore unveiled the statue to the cavalry arm of the Confederate service. The company presented a handsome appearance. The Montgomery Field Artillery fired salutes during the progress of the e
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Blair, 351. Guthrie, Rev., Donald, 372. Hampden-Sidney College, 258, 289. Hamilton, Alex., 189. Hamilton, Capt., James, 105. Hammond, Lieu't., killed, Hanover C. H.; Engagement at, 249. Harper's Ferry, Va., 139 Hawes, Samuel P., 259. Hay, Mary Eliza, 33. Hayes, General; captured, 8. Henry, Win. Wirt, 350. Herbert, Hon. H. A.; address of, 215. Heyward, Caroline Thos., 33. Hill, Maj. James H., 158. Hoar, G. F.; on the Generosity of Va., 53. Hobart, Pasha, 161 Hobson, Lt. R. P., 219, 232. Hoge, Rev. Dr., M. D., 10, 243; A Memorial of, 255; Ancestry and Kindred, 257; Devotion to the South, 261; Went abroad for Bibles, 261; As a Slaveholder, 262; Some Addresses of, 264; Oratorical Powers, 266; Trusts held, 266; Huguenot extraction of, 267; Anniversary Celebrations of Pastorate, 267: His Family a Mason, 271; Services in Behalf of Education, 276; Tribute to by Rev. Dr. Kerr, 277; At the Sick Bed-side, 279. Tribute of Judge Christian, Analysis of his Character.