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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 19 1 Browse Search
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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
William Paca1783 to 1784 William Smallwood1785 to 1788 Under the Constitution. John E. Howard1789 to 1790 George Plater1791 to 1792 Thomas Sim Lee1793 to 1794 John H. Stone1795 to 1797 John Henry1798 Benjamin Ogle1799 to 1801 John F. Mercer1802 to 1803 Robert Bowie1804 to 1805 Robert Wright1806 to 1808 Edward Lloyd1809 to 1810 Robert Bowie1811 to 1812 Levin Winder1813 to 1814 Charles Ridgely1815 to 1817 Charles W. Goldsborough1818 to 1819 Samuel Sprigg1820 to 1822 Samuel Stevens, Jr1823 to 1825 Joseph Kent1826 to 1828 Daniel Martin1829 Governors under the Constitution—Continued. Name.Term. Thomas K. Carroll1830 Daniel martin1831 George Howard1831 to 1832 James Thomas1833 to 1835 Thomas W. Veazey1836 to 1838 William Grayson1839 to 1841 Francis Thomas1842 to 1844 Thomas G. Pratt1845 to 1847 Philip F. Thomas1848 to 1850 Enoch L. Lowe1851 to 1855 Thomas W. Ligon1856 to 1857 Thomas H. Hicks1858 to 1861 Augustus W. Bradford1862 to 1864 Thomas Swann
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nez Perce Indians, (search)
board of missions, and efforts were made to induce them to till the ground and have an organized government. They were then about 4,000 strong. But they preferred to live in the heathen state, and, as late as 1857, they had only fifty acres under cultivation. The mission was suspended in 1847, after the murder of the Rev. Mr Whitman by a band of another tribe of Sahaptins. In the Indian war in Oregon, in 1855, the Nez Perces were friends of the white people, and saved the lives of Governor Stevens and others. A treaty had been made the year before for ceding their lands and placing them on a reservation, but a part of the tribe would not consent, and remained in their own beautiful country. By the terms of this treaty (1854) a part of the Nez Perces went on their reservation; the others hunted buffaloes and fought the Sioux. Finally, those on the reservation were disturbed by gold-seekers. The advent of these men was followed by the introduction of intoxicating liquors, and a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Norfolk, destruction of (search)
portion of the most compact part of the town was laid in ashes. The conflagration raged about fifty hours, and hundreds of wretched people were left shelterless in the cold winter air. During the conflagration the cannonade was kept up, and parties of musketeers attacked shivering and starving groups of defenseless inhabitants. Strange to say, during the three days of horror not one of the patriot troops was killed, and only three or four women and children were slain in the streets. General Stevens, of the Virginia militia, remained on the spot until February, and, after St. Paul's Church, Norfolk. all the families were removed, he burned the rest of the town, that it might not afford shelter for the enemy. Thus a flourishing city was temporarily wiped out. Almost the only building that escaped the perils of that day of terror in Norfolk was the ancient St. Paul's Church, cruciform in shape and built of imported bricks. On the street front of the church, near the southwest co
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pacific Railway. (search)
ed by Asa Whitney. In 1849, after the discovery of gold in California promised a rapid accumulation of wealth and population on the Pacific coast, Senator Thomas H. Benton introduced a bill into Congress providing for preliminary steps in such an undertaking. In 1853 Congress passed an act providing for surveys of various routes by the corps of topographical engineers. By midsummer, 1853, four expeditions for this purpose were organized to explore as many different routes. One, under Major Stevens, was instructed to explore a northern route, from the upper Mississippi to Puget's Sound, on the Pacific coast. A second expedition, under the direction of Lieutenant Whipple, was directed to cross the continent from a line adjacent to the 36th parallel of N. lat. It was to proceed from the Mississippi, through Walker's Pass of the Rocky Mountains, and strike the Pacific near San Pedro, Los Angeles, or San Diego. A third, under Captain Gunnison, was to proceed through the Rocky Mountai
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Port Royal Ferry, battle of. (search)
00 strong, under Generals Gregg and Pope. The Nationals proceeded to expel them. For this purpose a joint land and naval force, the former commanded by Brigadier-General Stevens, and the latter by Commodore C. R. P. Rogers, proceeded to attack them. Stevens had about 4,000 troops— of New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan; and theStevens had about 4,000 troops— of New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan; and the naval force consisted of four gunboats, an armed ferry-boat, and four large row-boats, each carrying a 12-pounder howitzer. The expedition moved on the evening of Dec. 31. The land and naval forces were joined 3 miles below the ferry on the morning of Jan. 1, 1862, and pressed forward to the attack. The first onset was sharp anhe brunt. But very little fighting occurred afterwards. The Confederates, seeing the gunboats coming forward, abandoned their works and fled, and the Pennsylvania Roundheads passed over the ferry and occupied them. The works were demolished, and the houses in the vicinity were burned. Stevens had nine men wounded, one morta
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sanders's Creek, battle of. (search)
Rawdon, and reached that village on the same day (Aug. 14) that Gates arrived at Clermont, north of Camden, and was joined by 700 more Virginia militia, under General Stevens. Then, in his pride, Gates committed the fatal blunder of not preparing for a retreat or rendezvous, being confident of victory. He also weakened his army bhe dawn. The right of the British line was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Webster, and the left by Lord Rawdon. De Kalb commanded the American right, and General Stevens the left, and the centre was composed of North Carolinians, under Colonel Caswell. A second line was formed by the 1st Maryland Brigade, led by General Smallwood. The American artillery opened the battle. This cannonade was followed by an attack by volunteers, under Col. Otho H. Williams, and Stevens's militia. The latter were mostly raw recruits, to whom bayonets had been given only the day before, and they did not know how to use them. The veterans, led by Webster, fell upon thes
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 16: ecclesiastical History. (search)
nt incumbent. All these clergymen are supposed to have been liberally educated; but the particulars are not ascertained. Harvard Street Methodist Episcopal.—A class of six members was formed in 1831, whose leader was James Luke, who still survives. In 1835, this class, which had hitherto met in or near Harvard Square, and had lost some of its members, by removal from the town, was established in Cambridgeport, and by new accessions consisted of seven members, under the leadership of Samuel Stevens, who died July 2, 1876. From this small beginning, the Harvard Street Methodist Episcopal Church has become one of the most vigorous and active religious organizations in the city. Meetings for public worship were held first in the Fisk Block, at the westerly corner of Main and Cherry streets, and afterwards in the Town House, on the southwesterly corner of Harvard and Norfolk streets, where St. Mary's Church now stands. In 1842, a wooden church, 40 by 60 ft. was erected at an expens
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
urg. P. A. C. S. Wm. H. Green, 1st Lt. Co. A, 39th Bat'n Va. Cav. John Glinze, Capt. and A. Q. M. H. A. Pattison, Capt. Eng'rs. David Steel, Ass't Surg. P. A. C. S. Albert H. Campbell, Maj. Eng'rs. Jno. T. Griffin, Ass't Eng'r. B. Lewis Blackford, 1st Lt. Eng'rs. W. D. Stuart, Capt. Eng'rs. Chas. H. Dimmock, Capt. Eng'rs. S. M. Sommers, Capt. and A. Q. M. Jno. B. Tapscott, 1st Lt. Eng'rs. Wm. N. Bolling, 2d Lieut. Eng'rs. M. S. Elliott, 2d Lieut. Eng'rs. P. C. Johnson, 1st Lt. Engineers. Samuel Stevens, Capt. and A. Q. M. Robt. H. Reusher, Capt. and A. Q. M. C. M. Hunter, Ass't Surg. and Ass't Med. Purv. Geo. W. Bolling, Jr., Capt. and A. C. S. A. H. Lyneman, Capt. Commanding Res. Ambulance Co. W. D. Storke, 1st Lieut. Engineers. D. C. Stith, Captain C. S. A. Jno. A. Williams, Lt.-Colonel Eng'rs. Inns M. Williams, Capt. and A. C. S. Richard H. Carter, Maj. and C. I. F. T. A. M. E. D. Tannahill, Capt. and A. C. S. J. M. Hudgins, Capt. and A. C. S. W. T. Tannahill, Bonded Agt. W. C. Mar
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Personal reminiscences of the last days of Lee and his Paladins. (search)
en from the old Merrimac; made in the quartermaster department in Norfolk, under care of Captain Samuel Stevens, A. Q. M., and I had removed them from my feet the night before to save them in case of military career four years before, lacking five days. There were General William Mahone, Captain Samuel Stevens, Captain Benjamin Harrison, Captain John Patterson, Major. J. A. Johnston, Major O. H. Pever asked to see a parole. Soon after getting out of the lines at Appomatox Courthouse, Captain Stevens opened his heart and his saddle-bags, and gave me the first piece of bread I had eaten in freaching there, our little party broke up into sections, General Mahone, Captain Patterson, Captain Stevens, I think, and myself, going to Mr. S——'s, who formerly lived at Westover, on James river, bMahone taking Blakemore, Corprew and myself with him to his home at Clarksville, and Patterson, Stevens, Ben Harrison, Johnston and Spotswood turning their horses' heads towards Petersburg. We rea
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Crenshaw Battery, Pegram's Battalion, Confederate States Artillery. (search)
rain of the previous night, together with the bad roads, making our progress not very rapid until we reached Ox Hill, or Chantilly, where although it was still raining hard, we came up again with the enemy, although we did not become engaged. Here it was that Major-General Phil Kearney, of the Federal army, was killed, in establishing, it is said, his skirmish line. His body falling into the hands of our troops, was afterwards sent by flag of truce through the lines. Here also fell General Stevens, of the Federal army. It is said that in this battle, when a certain brigade general reported to General Jackson that his ammunition was wet and he would be compelled to fall back—it was still raining and the roads were almost impassable, and blocked up with wagons, ambulances, etc.,—that old Stonewall sent him word to hold his position, that if the rain made his ammunition wet, it would do the same for the enemy. After parking the battery for the night near the road and cooking rat
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