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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
councilFeb. 1, 1753 Arthur Dobbsassumes officeNov. 1, 1754 William Tryonassumes officeOct. 27, 1764 James Hasellpresident of councilJuly 1, 1771 Josiah Martinassumes officeAug., 1771 State governors (elected by the Assembly´╝ë Richard CaswellDec., 1776David Stone1808 Abner NashDec., 1779Benjamin Smith1810 Thomas BurkeJuly, 1781William Hawkins1811 Alexander Martin1782William Miller1814 Richard Caswell1784John Branch1817 Samuel Johnston1787Jesse Franklin1820 Alexander Martin1789Gabriel Holmes1821 Richard Dobbs Spaight1792Hutchings G. Burton1824 Samuel Ashe1795James Iredell1827 William R. Davie1798John Owen1828 Benjamin Williams1799Montford Stokes1830 James Turner1802David L. Swain1832 Nathaniel Alexander1805Richard Dobbs Spaight1835 Benjamin Williams1807 State governors (elected by the people). Edward B. Dudleyassumes officeJan. 1, 1837 John M. Moreheadassumes officeJan. 1841 William A. Grahamassumes officeJan. 1845 Charles Manlyassumes officeJan. 1849 David S.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prentiss, Benjamin Mayberry 1819- (search)
Prentiss, Benjamin Mayberry 1819- Military officer; born in Belleville, Va., Nov. 23, 1819; served as captain in the Mexican War, and in April, 1861, became colonel of the 7th Illinois Volunteers, in which State he resided since 1841. He was promoted brigadier-general of three-months' troops, and was placed in command at Cairo, then a position of great importance. In May, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, and served in Missouri until April, 1862, when he joined General Grant, and fought in the battle of Shiloh, where he was taken prisoner. In November he was promoted major-general, and early in July, 1863, he defeated a Confederate force under Generals Holmes and Price, at Helena, Ark.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quebec. (search)
ed the fortifications there. So enthusi- Old town and ramparts, Quebec. astic were the people in preparing for defence that women worked on the forts. Another expedition for the capture of Quebec was fitted out in the spring of 1759, and placed under the command of Gen. James Wolfe, then only thirty-three years of age. He left Louisburg with 8,000 troops, in transports, under a convoy of twenty-two line-of-battle ships and as many frigates and smaller armed vessels, commanded by Admirals Holmes and Saunders. On June 27 he landed his troops on the Isle of Orleans. Quebec occupied a strong position for defence against attack. It consisted of an upper and a lower town on a point of land at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and its tributary the St. Charles. The lower town was built on a narrow beach at the water's edge of both rivers; the upper town occupied a high rocky cape, rising at one point 300 feet above the river, and extending back some distance in a lofty Montca
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
Lieutenant-General Theophilus H. Holmes Lieutenant-General Theophilus H. Holmes was born November 11, 1804, in Sampson county, North Carolina, the son of Gabriel Holmes, congressman and governor. He was graduated from the West Point military academy in 1829; served in frontier duty in Indian Territory and elsewhere; was promartment he made a manly struggle against adverse conditions until the following March, when he was relieved by Edmund Kirby Smith, under whose general command General Holmes retained charge of the district of Arkansas. On the day that Vicksburg surrendered, he made an assault upon the Federal force at Helena under General Prentisk. The greater part of the State was now occupied by an overwhelming Federal force, against which no further hostilities were attempted during the service of General Holmes in that field. In March, 1864, he was relieved of command in Arkansas, and placed in charge of the reserve forces of North Carolina. As commander of the def