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addition to his marked business habits, to which the regiment is greatly indebted, his bravery and efficiency on the battle-field entitle him to distinguished consideration. Our line-officers, too, without exception, have won the highest regards by their eminently good conduct before the enemy, and in the fiery ordeal through which they passed. Lieut. William McGinnis, commanding company H; Lieut. Richard King, commanding company B; Lieut. Robert Stevenson, commanding company C; Lieut. Robert Hunter, commanding company D; Captain Joseph Fisher and Lieut. H. H. Herring, of company F; Captain Walter Crook, Lieut. M. Peters, and Lieut. Joseph Hamil, of company F; Lieut. T. G. McElravy, commanding company G, with Lieut. George Brecker, of same company; Captain Joseph Ballard and First Lieut. Snodgrass, of company H; Lieut. Robert Cullen, of company I; and William H. Reed, Second Lieutenant, commanding company K. These officers, sir, all did their duty bravely — there was no fliching
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morris, Lewis 1671-1746 (search)
Morris, Lewis 1671-1746 Statesman; born in New York City, in 1671; son of Richard Morris, an officer in Cromwell's army, who, after settling in New York, purchased (1650) the tract on which Morrisania was subsequently built. Lewis was judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and a member of the council; for several years was chief-justice of New York and New Jersey, and governor of New Jersey from 1738 to 1746. He died in Kingsbury, N. J., May 21, 1746. His son, Robert Hunter (born about 1700; died Jan. 27, 1764), was chief-justice of New Jersey for twenty years, and for twenty-six years one of the council. A signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Morrisania, N. Y., in 1726; graduated at Yale College in 1746, and was in Congress in 1775, serving on some of the most important committees. To him was assigned the delicate task of detaching the Western Indians from the British interest, and early in 1776 he resumed his seat in Congress. His fine estate near
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
l, deputy1686 John Skeine, deputy1685 Andrew Hamilton, deputy 1687 Daniel Coxe1687 Edmund Andros 1688 Edward Hunloke, deputy 1690 John Tatham 1690 West Jersey Proprietors 1691 Col. Joseph Dudley 1691 Andrew Hamilton 1692 Andrew Hamilton 1692 Jeremiah Basse 1697 Jeremiah Basse1698 Andrew Hamilton 1699 Andrew Bowne, deputy 1699 Andrew Hamilton 1699 Royal governors. Assumes office. Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury 1702 Lord Lovelace 1708 Richard Ingoldsby, lieutenant-governor 1709 Robert Hunter 1710 William Burnett1720 John Montgomery1728 Lewis Morris, president of council1731 William Crosby 1732 John Anderson, president of council1736 John Hamilton, president of council 1736 Lewis Morris1738 John Hamilton, president,1746 John Reading, president1746 Jonathan Belcher1747 John Reading, president 1757 Francis Bernard1758 Thomas Boone 1760 Josiah Hardy1761 William Franklin1763 State governors. Assumes office. William Livingston 1776 William Patterson 1790 Rich
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
Anthony Colve1673 to 1674 English resumed. Edmund AndrosNov. 10, 1674 to 1683 Thomas DonganAug. 27, 1683 1688 Francis Nicholson.1688 to 1689 Jacob LeislerJune 3, 1689to 1691 Henry SloughterMarch 19, 1691 Richard IngoldsbyJuly 26, 1691 1692 Benjamin FletcherAug. 30, 1692 1698 Richard, Earl Bellomont1698 1701 John Nanfan 1701 to 1702 Lord CornburyMay 3, 1702 to 1708 John, Lord Lovelace Dec. 18, 1708 to 1709 Richard IngoldsbyMay 9, 1709to 1710 Gerardus BeekmanApril 10, 1710 Robert HunterJune 14, 1710 1719 Peter SchuylerJuly 21, 1719 to 1720 William Burnet Sept. 17, 1720to 1728 John MontgomeryApril 15, 1728 to 1731 Rip Van Dam 1731 to 1732 William CosbyAug. 1, 1732to 1736 George Clarke1736 1743 George ClintonSept. 2, 1743to 1753 Sir Sanvers OsborneOct. 10, 1753 James De LanceyOct. 12, 1853 to 1755 Sir Charles HardySept. 3, 1755to 1757 James De LanceyJune 3, 1757to 1760 Cadwallader ColdenAug. 4, 1760to 1761 Robert MoncktonOct. 26, 1761 Cadwallader ColdenNov.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Palatines. (search)
pany of Palatines was first landed on Governor's Island, New York, and afterwards settled near the site of Newburg, Orange co., N. Y., in the spring of 1709. In 1710 a larger emigration of Palatines to America occurred, under the guidance of Robert Hunter, governor of New York. These, about 3,000 in number, went farther up the Hudson. Some settled on Livingston's Manor, at Germantown, where a tract of 6,000 acres was bought from Livingston by the British government for their use. Some soon aston by the British government for their use. Some soon afterwards crossed the Hudson into Greene county and settled at West Camp; others went far up the Mohawk and settled the district known as the German Flats; while a considerable body went to Berks county, Pa., and were the ancestors of many patriotic families in that State. Among the emigrants with Hunter a violent sickness broke out, and 470 of them died. With this company came John Peter Zenger (q. v.) and his widowed mother, Johanna.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
d out against Montreal; failure......1709 Peter Schuyler takes to England five distinguished chiefs of the Iroquois to visit the Queen......1710 Richard Ingoldsby displaced; Gerardus Beekman acting governor from......April 10, 1710 Robert Hunter, governor, arrives at New York with 3,000 German Lutherans......June 14, 1710 Preparations to invade Canada. Nicholson leaves Albany with 4,000 men, and a fleet under Sir Hovenden Walker sails from Boston with 7,000 men and a fine train on negroes hanged......1712 Schoharie Flats settled by Germans......1713 Peace of Utrecht between England and France......April 11, 1713 Court of chancery established. Lewis Morris appointed chief-justice of the province......1715 Governor Hunter resigns; Peter Schuyler acting governor......July 19, 1719 William Burnet, governor, arrives at New York......Sept. 17, 1720 English establish a trading-post at Oswego......1722 William Bradford issues the New York Gazette, the firs
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
Edward Nott appointed lieutenant-governor......Aug. 13, 1704 Governor Nicholson recalled......1705 George Hamilton, Earl of Orkney, appointed governor of Virginia......1705 [From this time the office became a pensionary sinecure, the governor residing in England, and out of a salary of £ 2,000 paid his deputy, the actual governor, £ 800.] Affairs of the colony managed by the council, Edward Jennings president......1705-10 Edward Nott dies in office......August, 1706 Robert Hunter appointed lieutenantgovernor, but is captured on the voyage by the French......1708 Col. Alexander Spotswood arrives in Virginia as lieutenant-governor......June, 1710 Governor Spotswood explores the country west as far as the Shenandoah Valley, crossing the Blue Ridge; the expedition occupies six weeks......August–September, 1716 Governor Spotswood sends Lieutenant Maynard of the British navy with two small vessels into Pamlico Bay in pursuit of the pirate John Teach, or Blackb
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Van Dyke, Theodore strong 1842- (search)
Van Dyke, Theodore strong 1842- Author; born in New Brunswick, N. J., July 19, 1842; graduated at Princeton College in 1863; was admitted to the bar in 1866, and practised in Minnesota in 1869-76; then settled in Southern California and devoted himself to literature. He was the first to eulogize Southern California as a place offering peculiar advantages to the invalid and sportsman. His publications include The rifle, Rod, and gun in California; The still Hunter; Southern California; and Southern California the Italy of America.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
ith a loss of 700 men, six guns, 1,000 small-arms, and a portion of his train. Sigel was immediately superseded by General Hunter, who was instructed to move swiftly State Capitol and City Hall, Richmond, Va. on Staunton, destroy the railway bet miles of that road. Crook lost 700 men, killed and wounded. Averill had, meanwhile, been unsuccessful in that region. Hunter advanced on Staunton, and, at Piedmont, not far from that place, he fought with Generals Jones and McCausland (Piedmont, battle of). At Staunton, Crook and Averill joined Hunter, when the National forces concentrated there, about 20,000 strong, moved towards Lynchburg by way of Lexington. That city was the focal point of a vast and fertile region, from which Lee drew supplies. Lee had given to Lynchburg such strength that when Hunter attacked it (June 18) he was unable to take it. Making a circuitous march, the Nationals entered the Kanawha Valley, where they expected to find 1,500,000 rations left by Crook and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., List of Massachusetts officers and soldiers killed in action. (search)
Mass. Inf.,Crater Petersburg, Va.,July 30, 1864. Hunt, Russell F.,10th Mass. Inf.,Wilderness, Va.,May 5, 1864. Hunt, Thomas Name and rank. Private understood when not otherwise stated.Command.Engagement.Date. Hunt, Thomas,28th Mass. Inf.,Fredericksburg, Va.,Dec. 13, 1862. Hunt, William,1st Mass. H. A.,Petersburg, Va.,June 16, 1864. Hunter, George F.,1st Mass. H. A.,Petersburg, Va.,June 16, 1864. Hunter, Jared M.,20th Mass. Inf.,Front of Richmond, Va.,June 30, 1862. Hunter, Robert,1st Mass. Cav.,Wilderness, Va.,May 5, 1864. Hunting, Albert G.,16th Mass. Inf.,Oak Grove, Va.,June 25, 1862. Hunting, Stephen F.,1st Mass. H. A.,Petersburg, Va.,March 125, 1865. Huntington, George D.,22d Mass. Inf.,Gaines' Mill, Va.,June 27, 1862. Huntington, James H.,26th Mass. Inf.,Winchester, Va.,Sept. 19, 1864. Hurd, Hiram A.,12th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Hurley, Owen,38th Mass. Inf.,Opequon, Va.,Sept. 19, 1864. Hurley, Patrick, Corp.,19th Mass. Inf.,Antietam,
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