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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 120 8 Browse Search
Col. Robert White, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.2, West Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 46 4 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 26 0 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 24 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 16 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 16 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 15 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 14 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 11 3 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rogersville, surprise at (search)
Rogersville, surprise at In November, 1863, Colonel Garrard, of General Shackleford's command, with two regiments and a battery, was posted at Rogersville, in east Tennessee, and there was suddenly attacked on the 6th by Confederates under Gen. W. E. Jones, about 2,000 in number. It was a surprise. The Nationals were routed, with a loss of 750 men, four guns, and thirty-six wagons. This disaster created great alarm. Shackleford's troops at Jonesboro and Greenville fled in haste back to Bull's Gap, and the Confederates, not doubting Shackleford's horsemen would be after them in great force, fled as hastily towards Virginia, in the opposite direction.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. Lawrence, movement on the (search)
St. Lawrence, movement on the When news of the declaration of war between the United States and Great Britain (June, 1812) reached Ogdensburg, N. Y., on the St. Lawrence, eight American schooners—trading vessels—lay in the harbor. They endeavored to escape into Lake Ontario, bearing away affrighted families and their effects. An active Canadian partisan named Jones had raised a company of men to capture them. He gave chase in boats, overtook the unarmed flotilla at the foot of the Thousand Islands, captured two of the schooners, and emptied and burned them (June 29). A rumor was circulated that the British were erecting fortifications among the Thousand Islands, and that expeditions of armed men were to be sent across the St. Lawrence to devastate American settlements on its borders. General Brown and Commander Woolsey, of the Oneida, were vested with ample power to provide for the defence of that frontier. Colonel Benedict, of St. Lawrence county, was ordered to guard the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shenandoah Valley, chronology of the operations in the (search)
Shenandoah Valley, chronology of the operations in the : Campaign of Grant against Lee embraced movements up the Shenandoah Valley. Sigel, commanding Department of West Virginia, is sent up the valley with 10,000 men, supported by General Crook, who leaves Charlestown, W. Va., at the same timeMay 1, 1864 Breckinridge defeats Sigel at New-marketMay 15, 1864 Grant relieves Sigel and appoints Hunter, who defeats the Confederates under Gen. W. E. Jones at PiedmontJune 5, 1864 Hunter, joined by Crook and Averill, advances to Staunton, and instead of proceeding to Gordonsville to join Sheridan, goes to Lexington, and on June 18 threatens Lynchburg with 20,000 men; but opposed by a much stronger force, escapes into West Virginia, where his force for the time is useless. Confederate forces, now under General Early, move rapidly down the Shenandoah to the Potomac, and spread consternation from Baltimore to WashingtonJuly 2-3, 1864 Gen. Lew. Wallace attempts to check the Confede
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
63 Kingston and Knoxville, evacuated by Confederates under Gen. Simon B. Buckner, occupied by Federal troops under Gen. A. E. Burnside......Sept. 1, 1863 Chattanooga abandoned by Confederates under Gen. Braxton Bragg, Sept. 8; Cumberland Gap surrendered to Federals......Sept. 9, 1863 Confederates under Gen. James Longstreet defeat Federals at Philadelphia, east Tennessee......Oct. 20, 1863 General Grant arrives at Nashville, Oct. 21, and at Chattanooga......Oct. 23, 1863 Gen. W. E. Jones, Confederate, defeats Colonel Garrard at Rogersville......Nov. 6, 1863 Longstreet besieges Knoxville and is repulsed......Nov. 17, 1863 Grant defeats Bragg in battle of Chattanooga.......Nov. 23-25, 1863 Longstreet repulses Federals under Gen. J. M. Shackelford at Bean's Station, east Tennessee......Dec. 14, 1863 Fort Pillow captured by Confederates under Gen. N. B. Forrest, and garrison of colored troops annihilated......April 12, 1864 Federals under Gen. A. C. Gillem su
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
.....April 16, 1861 Virginia State convention passes a secession ordinance, 88 to 55, subject to a vote of the people......April 17, 1861 Governor Letcher by proclamation recognizes the Confederacy......April 17, 1861 Norfolk Harbor obstructed by sinking vessels, by order of Governor Letcher......April 17, 1861 Gen. W. B. Talieferro assigned to the command of the Virginia troops at Norfolk......April 18, 1861 Harper's Ferry, threatened by Virginia militia, is evacuated by Lieutenant Jones and forty-five regulars, after destroying public property......April 18, 1861 Norfolk navy-yard evacuated and property destroyed......April 20, 1861 Robert E. Lee nominated by the governor and confirmed by the convention as commander of the State forces......April 21, 1861 Virginia convention sends commissioners to Alexander H. Stephens, Vice-President of the Confederacy, to treat for the annexation of Virginia......April 24, 1861 Governor's proclamation that Virginia is a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West Virginia, state of (search)
4......April, 1862 General Assembly of reorganized Virginia at Wheeling assents to the erection of the new State of West Virginia......May 12, 1862 Harper's Ferry surrendered by Gen. Dixon H. Miles to Confederates under Stonewall Jackson......Sept. 15, 1862 Gen. J. A. J. Lightburn retreats through the Kanawha Valley, pursued by Confederates under General Loring......1862 Congress admits West Virginia into the Union from June 20, 1863......Dec. 31, 1862 Confederates under General Jones burn 100,000 barrels of petroleum at Burning Springs......May 9, 1863 Inauguration of new State government takes place at Wheeling......June 20, 1863 Supreme Court of Appeals organized at Wheeling......July 9, 1863 Gen. W. W. Averill defeats Maj. John Echols in battle of Droop Mountain......Nov. 6, 1863 Transfer of the counties of Berkeley (Aug. 5, 1863) and Jefferson (Nov. 2, 1863) from the State of Virginia to West Virginia is recognized by joint resolution of Congress.....
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wyoming, (search)
ourt held there......Sept. 7, 1869 Act approved giving women the right to vote and hold office in Wyoming......Dec. 10, 1869 Grand jury of men and women impanelled at Laramie......March 7, 1870 Lieut. Gustavus C. Doane makes a reconnoissance from Fort Ellis, Montana, to Yellowstone Lake, via Gallatin River...... 1870 Act of Congress approved setting apart 3,575 square miles near the headwaters of the Yellowstone as a public park......March 1, 1872 Military expedition under Captain Jones proceeds north from Bryan, on the Union Pacific Railroad, through the Wind River Valley and the Yellowstone National Park, to Fort Ellis......1873 Gov. William Hale dies......Jan. 13, 1885 Two hundred miners attack 400 Chinese, imported to work in the Union Pacific Railroad coal-mines, and drive them to the hills, massacring many......Sept. 2, 1885 Treaty concluded with the Shoshones and Bannocks at Fort Bridger, setting apart a reservation in Wyoming......July 3, 1886 Laram