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igTom ThumbT. Magoun'sT. MagounJoseph Lee, jun.Boston133.49 28 BrigBob ShortT. Magoun'sT. Magoun  135 29 BrigEdward FosterS. Lapham'sC. TurnerEdward CruftBoston184.34 30 BrigVentrosaS. Lapham'sC. TurnerNathaniel GoddardBoston195.39 31 BrigRamblerS. Lapham'sC. TurnerBenjamin RichBoston268.24 32 ShipArgonautS. Lapham'sC. TurnerThomas W. WardBoston306.83 331813BrigLarkT. Magoun'sT. MagounLee & CabotBoston175.06 34 BrigGriffinT. Magoun'sT. Magoun  190 35 BrigMonkeyT. Magoun'sT. MagounWilliam OliverBoston193.55 36 Sch.PeacockS. Lapham'sC. TurnerBenjamin RichBoston95.59 37 Sch.ParagonS. Lapham'sC. TurnerJohn PetersBoston157.37 38 Sch.BrantS. Lapham'sC. TurnerJoseph FreelandBoston65.43 39 BrigRambler Each built in thirty-six days for privateering.S. Lapham'sC. TurnerBenjamin RichBoston317.65 401814BrigReindeer Each built in thirty-six days for privateering.S. Lapham'sC. TurnerBenjamin Rich and othersBoston381.75 41 BrigAbaellino A privateer.George Fuller'sJames
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Combs, Leslie 1794-1881 (search)
Combs, Leslie 1794-1881 Military officer; born in Kentucky in 1794. His father was an officer in the Revolution and a hunter. Leslie was the youngest of twelve children, and was distinguished for energy and bravery in the War of 1812-15. He commanded a company of scouts, and did admirable service for the salvation of Fort Meigs. When General Harrison was about to be closely besieged in Fort Meigs (May, 1813), he sent Capt. William Oliver to urge Gen. Clay Green (q. v.) to push forward rapidly with the Kentuckians he was then leading towards the Maumee Rapids. While Colonel Dudley, whom Clay had sent forward, was on his way down the Leslie Combs. Au Glaize River, Clay heard of the perilous condition of Fort Meigs, and resolved to send word to Harrison of his near approach. He called for a volunteer, when Leslie Combs—then nineteen years of age —promptly responded. When we reach Fort defiance, said Combs, if you will furnish me with a good canoe, I will carry your despatc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Corinth, operations at (search)
thin 10 miles of Corinth on the night of Oct. 2. On the morning of the 3d Rosecrans was prepared to meet an attack. Hamilton's division formed his right, Davies's his centre, and McKean's his left, on the front of Corinth. A brigade, under Colonel Oliver, with a section of artillery, was then formed, while the cavalry watched every approach. Early in the morning the Confederate advance, under Colonel Lovell, encountered Oliver. The latter being hard pressed, General McArthur was sent to hisOliver. The latter being hard pressed, General McArthur was sent to his support, but both were pushed back. To these both McKean and Davies sent help. Very soon afterwards the Confederates made a desperate charge, drove the Nationals, and captured two guns. The Confederates had resolved to capture Corinth, with its immense stores. They now pressed heavily on the National centre. Davies was pushed back, when Stanley sent Colonel Mower with a brigade to his assistance; and Hamilton was pressing through a thick mire on Lovell's left, when darkness fell, and the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cromwell, Bartlett Jefferson 1857- (search)
Cromwell, Bartlett Jefferson 1857- Naval officer; born in Georgia; entered the navy in 1857, and during the Civil War served on the St. Lawrence, Quaker City, Conemaugh, and Proteus, with the South Atlantic and East Gulf blockading squadrons; took part in the attacks on Morris Island and Battery Gregg. He commanded the naval rendezvous in Philadelphia in 1885; was promoted captain in 1889; commodore in 1898; and admiral in 1899; and was appointed commandant of the Portsmouth navy-yard, March 20, 1900. Cromwell, Oliver
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790 (search)
asion to make such an act till now that you have attempted to tax us; that has occasioned acts of Assembly declaring the distinction, on which, I think, every Assembly on the continent, and every member of every Assembly, have been unanimous. This examination was one of the causes which led to a speedy repeal of the Stamp Act. Late in 1773 Dr. Franklin presented to Lord Dartmouth, to be laid before the King, a petition from Massachusetts for the removal of Governor Hutchinson and Chief-Justice Oliver from office. They were charged with conspiracy against the colony, as appeared by certain letters which had been published. A rumor found utterance in the newspapers that the letters had been dishonestly obtained through John Temple, who had been permitted to examine the papers of the deceased Mr. Whately, to whom the letters were addressed. That permission had been given by William Whately, brother and executor of the deceased. Whately never made a suggestion that Temple had take
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Meigs, Fort (search)
rstburg on a brig and smaller vessels, and, accompanied by two gunboats and some artillery, arrived at the mouth of the Maumee, 12 miles from Fort Meigs, on the 26th, where they landed. One of the royal engineers (Captain Dixon) was sent up with a party to construct works on the left bank of the Maumee, opposite Fort Meigs. On April 28 Harrison was informed of the movement of Proctor and his forces. He knew that Gen. Green Clay was on the march with Kentuckians, and he despatched Capt. William Oliver with an oral message urging him to press forward by forced marches. Meanwhile Proctor and his forces had arrived, and on the morning of May l, 1813, he opened a cannonade and bombardment from the site of Maumee City upon Fort Meigs, and continued, with slight intermission, for five days, but without much injury to the fort and garrison. The fire was returned occasionally by 18-pounders. The Americans had built a strong traverse athwart the fort, behind which they were sheltered.
son, Lieut. Geo. F. Harrison. Powhatan Troop--Lieut. Com'g John F. Lay, Lieut. Chas. Old, Lieut. T. P. Skipwith. King William Troop--Capt. Beverly B. Douglas, Lieut. Wm. Gregory, Lieut. W. V. Croxton, Lieut. Thos. Gregory. Surry Troop--Capt. T. W. Taylor, Lieut. Wm. Allen. (We regret to learn that Lieut. A. was disabled by a kick from a horse on the way to Richmond.) A few members of the Essex Troop are here. The officers are--Capt. R. S. Cauthorn, Lieut. Aubrey H. Jones, Lieut. Wm. Oliver. To-day the scene at Camp Lee will be magnificent. The 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteers will be present, with their splendid band and drum corps, and we urge the ladies and gentlemen of Richmond to go and see the grand spectacle. The cavalry companies average about 40 men each, and the aggregate of troops will be greater than has ever assembled here. Governor Letcher will review the troops. The Richmond and Fredericksburg railroad cars will carry passengers to and from the camp