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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 1 Browse Search
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ville, and Monocacy, and the 9th Regiment, 1,400 men, under Col. Emerson H. Liscum, from Manila to Taku, and other United States forces were held in readiness for service in China. While on the way, June 28, the Oregon ran aground in the Gulf of American troops entering Peking. Pechili, in a fog. One week later she was floated, without having suffered serious damage, and through the courtesy of the Japanese government sent to the national docks at Kure for repairs. On June 24, rear-Admiral George C. Remey (q. v.) proceeded with the flag-ship Brooklyn from Manila to succeed Admiral Kempff in the command of the American fleet. On June 26, Gen. Adna R. Chaffee (q. v.) was appointed to the command of the American army in China, and 6,300 troops, infantry and cavalry, intended for the Philippines, proceeded to China, and the United States government announced that it would, if necessary, increase the American army of occupation to 16,000. On July 4, Secretary of State John Hay, in a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Remey, George Collier 1841- (search)
Remey, George Collier 1841- Naval officer; born in Burlington, Ia., Aug. 10, 1841; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1859; served with distinction during the Civil War; was with the North and South Atlantic blockading squadrons in 1862-63; participated in a number of actions, including the siege of Battery Wagner and the attack on Fort Sumter, in 1863; was captured during the assault on the latter. When the war with Spain broke out he was placed in command of the naval base at Key West, Fla.; was promoted rear-admiral in November, 1898, and appointed commandant of the Portsmouth navy-yard. In March, 1900, he was given command of the Asiatic Station, and in this capacity directed the operations of the United States naval forces in China (q. v.)