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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Terry, Silas Wright 1842- (search)
Terry, Silas Wright 1842- Naval officer; born in Kentucky, Dec. 28, 1842; appointed acting midshipman in the Naval Academy in 1858; was engaged in blockading service on the Atlantic coast in 1861-63; in the Mississippi squadron and on the Red River expedition in 1863-64; and was present during the naval operations at forts Fisher and Anderson, at the capture of Wilmington, and at the fall of Richmond. In January, 1882, while in command of the Marion, he rescued the crew of the bark Trinity, which had been wrecked on Heard Island, in the Indian Ocean, in 1880; and in February, while at Cape Town, saved the English ship Poonah from total loss by hauling her off the beach, for which he received the thanks of the government of both Cape Colony and Great Britain. He was assigned to the command of the Iowa in 1898; detached in September, 1899; appointed to the command of the navy-yard at Washington, D. C., March 24, 1900, and promoted rear-admiral on the 27th following.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
itain as belonging to Vancouver Island)......July 9, 1859 Little John, a negro, arrested at Oberlin, O., as a slave, and rescued at Wellington......Sept. 13, 1859 Senator David C. Broderick, of California, mortally wounded in a duel with Judge Terry near Lake Merced, Cal., Sept. 13, dies......Sept. 16, 1859 United States steamship Niagara sails from Charleston, S. C., for Liberia, Africa, with the negroes taken from the slaver Echo; 271 are returned out of 318......Sept. 20, 1859..... Special session of Senate adjourns......March 11, 1865 Battle of Averysboro, N. C.......March 15, 1865 Confederate Congress adjourns sine die......March 18, 1865 Battle of Bentonville, N. C.......March 19, 1865 Armies of Sherman, Terry, and Schofield join at Goldsboro, N. C.......March 23, 1865 Battle of Five Forks, Va.......March 31–April 1, 1865 Richmond evacuated by Confederates and partly burned......April 2, 1865 Selma, Ala., captured with large stores......April