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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lane, Sir Ralph 1530-1604 (search)
olonial governor: born in Northamptonshire, England, about 1530; was son of Sir Ralph Lane, and Maud, daughter of Lord Parr, uncle of Catharine Parr, one of the queens mustermaster-general in Ireland. He was knighted by the lord-deputy in 1593. Lane's administration as governor of Virginia was fruitless of any good. By followindy for gold, and only Harriott, the historian, acted like a sensible Christian. Lane had the gold fever severely, and all trusted more to fire-arms than to friendshias among rocks near the Pacific Ocean, where the houses were lined with pearls. Lane explored, found himself deceived, and returned. The Indians, who wanted to havee were coming to take their lands away from them, they determined to slay them. Lane, satisfied that there was a wide-spread conspiracy against the colony, struck th conference. They came, confidingly, without weapons. At a preconcerted signal Lane and his followers fell upon and murdered the king and his companions. Thencefor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McHenry, Fort (search)
of two companies of sea fencibles, under Captains Bunbury and Addison; two companies of volunteers from the city of Baltimore, under the command of Captains Berry and Pennington; a company of United States artillery, under Captain Evans; a company of volunteer artillerists, led by Judge Joseph H. Nicholson; a detachment of Barney's flotilla, under Lieutenant Redman, and detachments of regulars, 600 strong, furnished by General Winder, and under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Stewart and Major Lane. The garrison Ruins of battery at Fort McHenry. was exposed to a tremendous shower of shells for several hours, without the power to inflict injury in turn, or even to check the fury of the assault; yet they endured the trial with cool courage and great fortitude. At length a bomb-shell dismounted a 24-pounder in the fort, killing a lieutenant and wounding several of the men. Admiral Cochrane, observing the confusion in the fort caused by this event, and hoping to profit by it, ordere
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Raleigh, Sir Walter 1552- (search)
out a colony to settle in Virginia, and on April 9, 1585, seven of his vessels sailed from Plymouth with 180 colonists and a full complement of seamen. Sir Richard Grenville Form of Raleigh's ships. commanded the expedition, accompanied by Sir Ralph Lane (see Lane, Sir Ralph) as governor of the colony, Philip Amidas as admiral of the fleet, Thomas Cavendish, who the next year followed the path of Drake around the world, Thomas Harriott (see Harriott, Thomas), as historian of the expedition, ahe ships were lost, and he returned in 1618 ruined in health and reputation. Disappointed in his avaricious desires, the infamous King consented to Raleigh's recommitment to the Tower and his execution (Oct. 29, 1618) under the sentence of 1603. Lane, Raleigh's governor in Virginia, first introduced tobacco into England. He had learned to smoke it, and taught Raleigh. When the servant of the latter first saw his master enveloped in tobacco smoke, supposing him to be on fire, he dashed a pail
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Roberts, Benjamin Stone 1811-1875 (search)
officer; born in Manchester, Vt., in 1811; graduated at West Point in 1835, and entered the dragoons. He resigned in 1839 and engaged in engineering, and in 1841 was assistant geologist of the State of New York. In 1842 he went to Russia to assist Colonel Whistler in building railroads there. Returning, he was admitted to the bar and began law practice in Iowa in 1843, and when the war with Mexico broke out he re-entered the army as first lieutenant of mounted rifles, and served under General Lane. In 1861 he was major of the 3d Cavalry on duty in New Mexico, and afterwards being in command of the Southern District under General Canby, he defended Fort Craig against Texan forces under Sibley. He was ordered to Washington; commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers (July 20, 1862) ; and was assigned to duty in the Army of Virginia under Pope, as chief of cavalry. He commanded a division of the 19th Corps in Louisiana in the summer of 1864, and from October, 1864, to Jan. 24,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 9 (search)
oted not Did not benefit. the governor to contend with them, but [we] passed to Roanoke; and the same night at sunset went a-land Ashore. on the island, in the place where our fifteen men were left: but we found none of them, nor any sign that they had been there, saving only we found the bones of one of those fifteen which the savages had slain long before. The three and twentieth of July, the governor, with divers of his company, walked to the north end of the island, where Master Ralph Lane had his fort, with sundry necessary and decent dwelling-houses, made by his men about it the year before, where we hoped to find some signs or certain knowledge of our fifteen men. When we came thither, we found the fort razed down, but all the houses standing unhurt, saving that the nether rooms of them, and also of the fort, were overgrown with melons of divers sorts, and deer within them feeding on those melons: so we returned to our company, without hope of ever seeing any of the f
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, Index. (search)
J. James I. (of England), 222. Jean, Francis, 163. John, Sagamore, 357. Johnson, Isaac, 356. Lady Arbella, 356. Jones, Master, 314, 319, 326, 332. Juet, Robert, 281, 300, 303. K. Karlsefni, 12-15. Kendall, George, 233. Kennebec River, Colony on, 222. King, Henry, 302. John, 299, 300. Kingsley, Henry, 72. Kohl's History of Discovery, 9, 98. Krieckebeck, Commander, 307. L. La Chere, 15s. La Grange, Monsieur, 162. La Vigne, Monsieur, 162. Lane, Master, Ralph, 189, 191. Laudonniere, Captain, Narrative of, 149-166. Le Beau, 166. Lebenoa, 225. Leif the Lucky, 6-9, 12. Lempo, Jan, 305. Lincoln, Earl of, 355. Lions, Supposed, 171, 349. Lobillo, John R., 124, 126. Lodlo, Arnold, 300, 302. Longfellow, H. W., poem quoted, 168. Lowe, Captain, 355. Lymer, Richard, 223. Lys, Monsieur, Du, 159, 161. M. Maccou, King, 151, 153. Maine Historical Society, 98. Major, R. H., 18. Malaga, Monks of, 335. Mannitto, 291, 293