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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 4 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
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he operations around Charleston Harbor, Bermuda Hundred, and the battle of Drewry's Bluff. His commission of major-general of volunteers was dated July 10, 1863. He went to the defense of Washington against Early with the Nineteenth Corps in July, 1864. Resigning from the volunteer service after the war, he rose to rank of colonel in the regular army and was connected with many great engineering projects until his death, which occurred at Brooklyn, New York, April 7, 1888. Major-General Alfred Howe terry was born in Hartford, Connecticut, November 10, 1827. He was colonel of the Second Connecticut Federal generals—No. 9 Maine Charles H. Smith, conspicuous as a Cavalry leader. George F. Shepley, originally Colonel of the 20th regiment. Elias spear, Colonel of the 20th regiment. Maryland Frank Nickerson, originally Colonel of the 4th regiment. Daniel White, brevetted for gallantry at the Wilderness. Nathaniel J. Jackson, originally Colo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baylis's Creek, battle at. (search)
. W. S. Hancock proceeded to attack the Confederates in front of Deep Bottom on the James River, Aug. 12, 1864. His whole force was placed on transports at City Point, and its destination reported to be Washington. This was to deceive the Confederates. That night it went up the James River; but so tardy was the debarkation that the intended surprise of the Confederates was not effected. Hancock pushed some of his troops by Malvern Hill to flank the Confederates' defence behind Baylis's Creek, while 10,000 men were sent, under Gen. F. C. Barlow, to assail their flank and rear. There were other dispositions for attack; but the delay had allowed Lee to send reinforcements, for the movement seemed to threaten Richmond. On the morning of the 16th, General Birney, with General Terry's division, attacked and carried the Confederate lines, and captured 300 men. The Confederates soon rallied and drove him back. Another part of the attacking force was driven back, and the attempt failed.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charleston, S. C. (search)
ton. That island and the military works in his possession, he might batter down Fort Sumter from Fort Wagner, with the aid of the navy, and lay Charleston in ashes by firing shells, if it should not be surrendered. As Dupont did not approve this plan, Admiral Dahlgren took his place in July. Gillmore had batteries constructed, under the direction of General Vogdes, on the northern end of Folly Island. This work was completely masked by a pine forest. When all was in readiness, Gen. Alfred H. Terry was sent, with nearly 4,000 troops, up the Stono River, to make a demonstration against James Island to mask Gillmore's real intentions, and Col. T. W. Higginson, with some negro troops, went up the Edisto to cut the railway communication between Charleston and Savannah. Thirty hours after Terry's departure Gen. George C. Strong silently embarked 2,000 men in small boats and crossed over to Morris Island before dawn (July 13), unsuspected by the Confederates. At that hour Vogdes's
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fisher, Fort (search)
eady to rake the narrow peninsula on which the troops stood the moment the fleet should withhold its fire, prudence seemed to require the troops to withdraw. They did so, and were ordered to the James River to assist in the siege of Petersburg (q. v.), and the expedition of the land force against Fort Fisher was temporarily abandoned. It was resumed ten days afterwards. The war vessels had remained off Fort Fisher. The same troops, led by Weitzel, were placed under the command of Gen. Alfred H. Terry (q. v.), with the addition of a brigade of 1,400 men. Lieutenant-Colonel Comstock, of General Grant's staff, who accompanied the first expedition, was made the chiefengineer of this. The expedition left Hampton Roads, Jan. 6, 1865, and rendezvoused off Beaufort, N. C., where Porter was taking in supplies of coal and ammunition. They were all detained by rough weather, and did not appear off Fort Fisher until the evening of the 12th. The navy, taught by experience, took a position w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Terry, Alfred Howe 1827-1890 (search)
Terry, Alfred Howe 1827-1890 Military officer; born in Hartford, Conn., Nov. 10, 1827; educated at Yale College; admitted to the bar in 1848, and practised from 1854 to 1860. He entered the National army as colonel of the 2d Connecticut Volunteers; led the regiment in the battle of Bull Run, retiring in good order when defeat was certain, hurrying up the rear of the retreat, and saving a large amount of government property. Returning home and raising the 7th Connecticut Volunteers, he was attached to the expedition to the coast of South Carolina, under Gen. W. T. Sherman, and occupied Hilton Head. He assisted in the capture of Port Royal and Fort Pulaski, and was placed in command of the latter; and during the summer of 1862 had command of the posts and forts on the eastern coast of Florida, having been made brigadier-general of volunteers in March. He led a division in the operations against Fort Wagner. and afterwards in the Army of the James, in its operations against Pet
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
latter part of......October, 1890 Second session convenes......Dec. 1, 1890 President's message read......Dec. 1, 1890 David Kalakaua, King of the Sandwich Islands, lands at San Francisco, Cal.......Dec. 4, 1890 Tatonka Otanka, Sitting Bull, born in Dakota, 1837, who posed as leading apostle in the ghost dances, is arrested, and is killed during an attempt of Indians to rescue him, near Grand River, about 40 miles from Standing Rock agency, N. D.......Dec. 15, 1890 Maj.-Gen. Alfred H. Terry, born 1827, dies at New Haven, Conn.......Dec. 16, 1890 Secretary Blaine proposes to the British minister at Washington arbitration in the Bering Sea difficulty......Dec. 17, 1890 By proclamation the President appoints May 1, 1893, as the opening, and the last Thursday of October, 1893, as the closing day of the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago......Dec. 24, 1890 Battle with Big foot's band of Indians on Wounded Knee Creek, S. D.; among the Indians killed were forty
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
State, a small treatise on the effect of alcohol on the human system, is issued and distributed to the schools......September, 1887 Equestrian statue of Gen. Israel Putnam erected at Brooklyn, Windham county, and unveiled......Jan. 14, 1888 First Monday in September designated a public holiday (Labor Day), a State normal school established at Willimantic, and an anti-screen saloon law and modified Australian ballot law passed by legislature in session......Jan. 9–June 22, 1889 Alfred H. Terry, major-general, United States army, born 1827, dies at New Haven......Dec. 16, 1890 Deadlock between the two houses of the legislature on the governorship......Jan. 7, 1891 Democratic candidates for State offices sworn in by the Senate, refused possession by Republican incumbents......Jan. 13, 1891 Governor Bulkeley by proclamation warns the citizens against recognizing the Democratic State officers......Jan. 19, 1891 P. T. Barnum, born 1810, dies at Bridgeport......April 7,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
, Republican, elected governor......April 20, 1868 Farming out of penitentiary convicts begun by General Ruger......May 11, 1868 Governor Bullock inaugurated, to serve four years......July 22, 1868 Convention of negroes held at Macon......Oct. 6, 1868 Right of negroes to hold office settled by the Supreme Court......June 22, 1869 Act of Congress completes reconstruction of Georgia......Dec. 22, 1869 Georgia Senate refuses to ratify the Fifteenth Amendment......1869 Gen. A. H. Terry assigned to military command of District of Georgia......Dec. 24, 1869 Legislature elected 1868 assemble in Atlanta by Governor Bullock's proclamation, to perfect organization of State......Jan. 10, 1870 Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments ratified in legislature......February, 1870 Georgia readmitted to the Union......July 15, 1870 System of public instruction established by law......Oct. 13, 1870 Governor Bullock, accused of fraudulent negotiation of bonds endorsed by