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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lancaster, Joseph 1778-1838 (search)
Lancaster, Joseph 1778-1838 Educator; born in London, Nov. 25, 1778; became interested in educating poor children, for whom he opened a school in Southwark, in 1798, and taught for scarcely any remuneration. The success of this led him to establish similar schools in different parts of England, on the plan of having the more advanced pupils teach those in the lower classes. In 1818 he came to the United States, where his system had already been adopted in many schools, owing to which fact he did not derive much financial benefit by the change. His publications include Improvements in education; Epitome of the chief events and transactions of my own life, etc. He died in New York City, Oct. 24, 1838.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
ater seventy more at Ponce. By eleven o'clock on the morning of the 25th a firm footing had been established and the American flag raised. While at sea the organization of the various bodies into a provisional division had been effected. It consisted of two brigades, the first of which, composed of the 6th Massachusetts and 6th Illinois Volunteers, was placed under the command of Brig.-Gen. G. A. Garretson, and the second, composed principally of artillery, under the command of Major Lancaster, 4th Artillery; the immediate command of the whole being assigned to Brig.-Gen. Guy V. Henry. On the evening of the 25th a company of the 6th Massachusetts, on outpost duty on the Yauco road, were made aware of the presence of the enemy, and General Garretson sent two additional companies to their support. About two o'clock on the morning of the 26th the enemy opened fire upon our advance, whereupon General Garretson proceeded at the head of five more companies of that regiment to t