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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Biddle, Nicholas, 1750- (search)
Biddle, Nicholas, 1750- Naval officer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 10, 1750; made Medal presented to James Biddle by Congress. a voyage to Quebec before he was fourteen years of age. In a voyage to the West Indies he was cast away on an uninhabited island, where he remained two months. He entered the British navy in 1770. While a midshipman, he absconded, and became a sailor before the mast in the Carcass, in the exploring expedition of Captain Phipps in which Horatio Nelson served. Returning to Philadelphia after the commencement of the Revolution, he was appointed to the command of the brig Andrea Doria, under Commodore Hopkins. In 1776 he captured two transports from Scotland, with 400 Highland troops bound for America. In February, 1777, he sailed from Philadelphia in the frigate Randolph, and soon carried four valuable prizes into Charleston. Then he cruised in the West India waters with a small squadron; and in an action with a British 64-gun ship, March 7, 1778
Mycenae, II, 5, 43. Nantes, revocation of Edict of, I, 10. Naples, I, 53, 54, 97; II, 30. Napoleon I, I, 229, 230, 278; II, 102, 284. Napoleon II, II, 26. Napoleon III, I, 300, 301, 310. National American Woman Suffrage Association, I, 365. National Gallery, I, 314. National Peace Society, I, 43. National Sailors' Home, I, 210. National Woman Suffrage Association, I, 365. Nativity, Grotto of the, II, 38. Nauplia, I, 275-77. Nebraska, II, 138. Nelson, Horatio, Lord, II, 248. Nelson, Jenny, I, 194. New Bedford, II, 99. New England, I, 168, 173, 290, 324; II, 80. New England Woman's Club, I, 190, 291, 292, 294, 305, 310, 311, 341, 353, 365, 369; II, 54, 73, 100, 118, 129, 141, 150, 215, 259, 263, 286, 301, 311, 356, 401. New England Woman Suffrage Association, I, 363, 364. New England Women's Press Association, II, 263. New Gallery, II, 171. New Orleans, II, 100, 108-11, 113, 178, 207. New Orleans Exposition, II, 87, 99
The Daily Dispatch: June 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Reinforcements for the British American squadron, &c. (search)
ron of first and second class steam vessels and armed gunboats for the protection of British interests in the American waters. Commodore J. R. Drummond, C. B., superintendent of this dock-yard, received a communication from the admiralty this day, requiring information as to the vessels forward for service, one first class steam vessel, in addition to the Driver sloop, and six gun vessels, being required from this yard. Similar reports are also required from other dock-yards. Commander Horatio Nelson this day arrived at Woolwich, to commission the Driver, six steam sloop, under orders to form a part of the North American squadron. Her crew, one hundred and seventy seamen, was obtained within one hour from the Fisgard flag ship.--The Driver has recently undergone complete reconstruction, and was docked this day for final examination before receiving her crew, who are now burthened on the Hebe hulk.--Mr. Patterson, appointed last week master of the Driver, has recently returned f