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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Mills, battle of (search)
South Mills, battle of In April, 1862, General Reno, with New England, New York, and Pennsylvania troops, went in transports up the Pasquotank to within 3 miles of Elizabeth City, N. C., and, landing cautiously in the night of the 19th, a part of them, under Colonel Hawkins, pushed forward to surprise and intercept a body of Confederates known to be about leaving that place for Norfolk. Misled by his guide, the Confederates were apprised of the movement before he appeared, and near South Mills, in the vicinity of Camden Court-house, they assailed the Nationals with grape and canister. Reno, with his main body, met the attack bravely. The Confederates were flanked, and hastily withdrew. A gunboat drove them out of the woods along the river-bank, and Hawkins's Zouaves made a charge, but were repulsed with heavy loss. The Confederates were defeated. This event caused much consternation at Norfolk. The Nationals lost (chiefly of Hawkins's Zouaves) fifteen killed, ninety-six wou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Mountain, battle of (search)
crests about 30,000 strong. First the divisions of National troops of Wilcox, Rodman, and Sturgis came up, followed soon after by Hooker's troops, and a little later a general battle-line was formed Battle of South Mountain. with Ricketts's, Reno's, and King's divisions. At 4 P. M. fighting was general all along the line, and at many points the ground was contested inch by inch. General Hatch, who commanded King's division, was wounded, when General Doubleday took his command, his own passing to the care of General Wainwright, who was soon disabled. At dusk Hooker had flanked and beaten the Confederate left. Reno's command, which had gained a foothold on the crest, fought desperately until dark. At about sunset their leader, at the head of the troops in an open field, was killed. He died almost at the moment of victory, and his command devolved on General Cox. Meade, with his brigades, led by General Seymour and Colonels Magilton and Gallagher, fought on the right of Ha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
nd A. James......Dec. 18, 1858 Penrod Comstock & Co. discover the socalled Comstock lode in Six-Mile CaƱon......June 11, 1859 First settlement on the site of Reno made by C. W. Fuller......1859 A constitution for the unorganized Territory of Nevada, prepared in July, is adopted by the people......Sept. 7, 1859 First powith one piece of artillery......1873 State University of Nevada, chartered in 1864, is opened at Elko......1874 Bishop Whitaker's school for girls opened at Reno......1876 Legislature by joint resolution amends the constitution so as to exclude from the privilege of electors any bigamist or polygamist......1877 State 1879 Nickel-mines discovered in Humboldt county......1882 United States branch mint at Carson City closed......1885 State university removed from Elko to Reno and reopened......March, 1886 Acts of legislature passed providing for State immigration bureau and for the observance of Arbor Day in the State......1887 Fo