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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 12 6 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 1 1 Browse Search
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A1, A symbol used in the record of American and foreign shipping and in Lloyd's Register of British and foreign shipping, in rating vessels for insurance. A1 is the highest. Hence A1 is used of the highest mercantile credit, and, colloquially, A1 or A No. 1 is equivalent to first-class, first-rate.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Acland, John Dyke, 1750- (search)
ent. In the battle of Saratoga (Oct. 7, 1777) he was severely wounded — shot through the legs — and made a prisoner. Taken to the American headquarters on Bemis's Heights, his devoted wife, Lady Harriet, was permitted to pass through the lines and attend him. She was kindly received and treated by the American officers, and their bearing towards their wounded prisoners excited the major's gratitude and warm esteem. After his return to England he was provoked to give the lie direct to Lieutenant Lloyd, at a dinner-party, because the latter cast aspersions upon the Americans. A duel ensued on Bampton Downs. The major was unhurt, but a severe cold, which he contracted at the time of the duel, culminated in a fever which caused his death at his seat at Pixton, Somersetshire, Oct. 31, 1778. His wife, Christina Harriet Caroline Fox, better known as Lady Harriet, was a daughter of the first Earl of Ilchester; was born in 1750; married John Dyke Acland in 1770; and died near Taunton, Eng
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dacres, James Richard, 1788-1828 (search)
Dacres, James Richard, 1788-1828 Naval officer; born in Suffolk, England, Aug. 22, 1788; James Richard Dacres. son of Vice-Admiral Dacres, who was a commander in the battle with Arnold on Lake Champlain in 1776. The son entered the royal navy in 1796, and, being placed in command of the frigate Guerriere in 1811, was sent to fight the Americans. He proudly boasted that he would send the Constitution to Davy Jones's locker when he should be so fortunate as to meet her. She had escaped him in her famous retreat, but willingly met and fought the Guerriere afterwards. Dacres was then captain. He attained the rank of flag-officer in 1838, and in 1845 was vice-admiral and commander-in-chief of the fleet at the Cape of Good Hope. He was presented with a gratuity from the Patriotic fund at Lloyd's, in consideration of his wound. He was married, in 1810, to Arabella Boyd, who died in 1828. He died in Hampshire, England, Dec. 4, 1853. See U. S. S. Constitution (frigate).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
et 3 inches broad, and 43 feet deep, launched on the ClydeSept. 8, 1892 Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, twin-screw, North German Lloyd, 649 feet long, 66 feet wide, 43 feet deep, 13,800 tonnage, 28,000 horse-power, launched at Stettin, GermanyMay 4, g to New YorkDeutschlandHamburg-AmericanAug. 26–Sept. 1, 190051229 Southampton to New YorkKaiser Wilhelm der GrosseNorth German LloydMarch 30–April 5, 1898520 New York to SouthamptonKaiser Wilhelm der GrosseNorth German LloydNov. 23-29, 18975178 HNorth German LloydNov. 23-29, 18975178 Havre to New YorkLa TouraineFrenchJuly 16-23, 189261426 New York to HavreLa TouraineFrenchOct. 29–Nov. 5, 18926206 New York to CherbourgKaiser Wilhelm der GrosseNorth German LloydJan. 4-10, 1900516 New York to Plymouth This is equal to a record North German LloydJan. 4-10, 1900516 New York to Plymouth This is equal to a record of 4 days, 22 hours, and 30 minutes between New York and Queenstown.DeutschlandHamburg-AmericanSept. 5-10, 19005738 Plymouth to New YorkDeutschlandHamburg-AmericanJuly 7-12, 190051546 Best records of other steamships. Route.Steamer.Line.Date.D.H<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
epublican Senators force their way into the Senate chamber......Jan. 10, 1894 Supreme Court of New Jersey decides that the Republican Senate is lawful......March 21, 1894 Republican Senate recognized as the legal Senate......March 22, 1894 William Walter Phelps dies at Englewood......June 17, 1894 Railroad accident near Atlantic City, forty-seven killed and seventy injured......July 31, 1896 George M. Robeson, ex-Secretary of the Navy, dies at Trenton......Sept. 27, 1897 Vice-President Hobart dies at Paterson, N. J.......Nov. 21, 1899 Andrew Carnegie gives $50,000 to East Orange for a public library; William M. Johnson $40,000 to Hackensack, Charles Danforth $20,000 to Paterson; Dr. William Sticker $100,000 to Orange......1900 Carnegie Company incorporated with a capital of $160,000,000......March 24, 1900; North German Lloyd's piers in Hoboken burned (several hundred lives lost and property valued at $10,000,000 destroyed)......June 30, 1900 New Mexico
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
borers on the aqueduct......April 14, 1900 Governor Roosevelt appoints the New York tenement commission......April 16, 1900 The remains of 110 prison-ship martyrs, recently found in the navy-yard, interred with military honors in the vault under Fort Greene......June 16, 1900 Governor Roosevelt nominated for Vice-President by Republican National Convention which renominated President McKinley......June 21, 1900 Hoboken wharfs, opposite New York City, destroyed, with three North German Lloyd steamers, involving a loss of 250 lives and $10,000,000......June 30, 1900 John Woodward Philip, naval officer, born 1840, dies at Brooklyn, N. Y.......June 30, 1900 C. P. Huntington, capitalist, born 1821, dies near Raquette Lake......Aug. 13, 1900 Hatch & Foote fail for $2,000,000......Sept. 18, 1900 Severe explosion in Tarrant's drug building at Greenwich and Warren streets, New York City, causes death of scores of persons, including firemen......Oct. 29, 1900 William