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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chastellux, Francois Jean, Chevalier De (search)
Chastellux, Francois Jean, Chevalier De Historian; born in Paris, France, in 1734; served in the American Revolution under Rochambeau as a major-general. His amiability gained him the friendship of Washington. He was the author of Voyage dans l'amerique septentrionale dans les annees 1780-82; Discours sur les avantages et les dessavantages qui resultent pour l'europe de la decouverte de l'amerique, etc. He also translated into French Humphrey's Address to the army of the United States. He died in Paris, Oct. 28, 1788.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hatcher's Run, battle of. (search)
et whatever might be developed by the movement. This flanking movement was led by Warren's and Humphrey's corps, and Gregg's cavalry. The cavalry moved down the Jerusalem Plank-road to Reams' Statioof Ayres, Griffin, and Crawford, of Warren's corps, moved along another road, while portions of Humphrey's corps (Mott's and Smyth's divisions) moved along still another road, with instructions to falddie Courthouse, encountering Wade Hampton's cavalry, dismounted and intrenched. A division of Humphrey's corps carried the Confederate works on Hatcher's Run, making the passage of it safe for the N lost about 300 men; their antagonists a few more. Warren's corps took position on the left of Humphrey's during the night, and the cavalry were recalled. Two other corps were disposed so as to assied, but finally the Nationals were pushed back with heavy loss. Then the Confederates attacked Humphrey's corps, and were repulsed in disorder. The Nationals were rallied behind intrenchments and st