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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beardslee, Lester Anthony, 1836- (search)
Beardslee, Lester Anthony, 1836- Naval officer; born in Little Falls, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1836; was graduated at the Naval Academy in 1856; brought the Confederate steam-sloop Florida, captured off Bahia, Brazil, to the United States as prize master in 1864; and while in command of the Jamestown in 1879, discovered, surveyed, and named Glacier Bay, Alaska; promoted rear-admiral in 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
d the steamer there, and went ashore.—30. The Confederate General Vaughan driven out of his works at Carroll Station, Tenn., by General Gillem.—Oct. 3. John B. Meigs, Sheridan's chief engineer in the Shenandoah Valley, having been brutally murdered by some guerillas, all the houses within a radius of 5 miles were burned in retaliation.—6. A Richmond paper advocated the employment of slaves as soldiers.—7. Commander Collins, in the gunboat Wachusett, ran down and captured in the harbor of Bahia, Brazil, the Confederate cruiser Florida.—10. Maryland adopted a new constitution which abolished slavery.—12. It was announced that all the regimental flags taken from the Nationals in the Department of Arkansas and the Gulf had been retaken while on their way to Richmond.—13. Some of the negro Union soldiers, prisoners of war, having been set at work in the trenches by the Confederates, General Butler put eighty-seven Confederate prisoners of war at work, under the fire of Confede
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Collins, Napoleon 1814-1875 (search)
Collins, Napoleon 1814-1875 Naval officer; born in Pennsylvania, May 4, 1814; joined the navy in 1834; served in the war with Mexico; and in the Civil War was placed in command of the steam-sloop Wachusett, in 1863, when that vessel was assigned to capture privateers. On Oct. 7, 1864, he followed the Confederate steamer Florida into the harbor of Bahia, Brazil, and captured her. Later, as Brazil had complained that her neutrality had not been respected, his act was disavowed. Collins was promoted rear-admiral in 1874, and given command of the South Pacific squadron. He died in Callao, Peru, Aug. 9, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate privateers (search)
e, under British colors, with a valuable cargo. Her name was changed to Florida, and she was placed in charge of a late officer of the United States navy (John Newland Maffit), and again went to sea in December. the Florida hovered most of the time off the American coast, closely watched, everywhere leaving a track of desolation behind her. She ran down to the coast of South America, and, alarmed at the presence of a National vessel of war, ran in among the Brazilian fleet in the harbor of Bahia. Captain Collins, of the Wachusett, ran in (Oct. 7, 1864), boarded the Florida, lashed her to his vessel, and bore her to Hampton Roads, Va., where she was sunk. The most famous of the Anglo-Confederate vessels was the Alabama, built by Laird and commanded by Raphael Semmes, who had been captain of the Sumter. Her career is elsewhere related (see Alabama). The career of the Shenandoah, another Anglo-Confederate privateer, was largely in the Indian, Southern, and Pacific oceans, plundering
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), U. S. S. Constitution, or old Ironsides, (search)
tion to allow others to win honors with her. Capt. William Bainbridge was appointed his immediate successor, and was placed in command of a small squadron— the Constitution, Essex, thirty-two guns, and Hornet, eighteen. Bainbridge sailed from Boston late in October, 1812, with the Constitution and Hornet. the Essex was ordered to follow to designated ports, and, if the flag-ship was not found at any of them, to go on an independent cruise. After touching at these ports, Bainbridge was off Bahia or San Salvador, Brazil, Hull's medal. where the Hornet blockaded an English sloop-of-war, and the Constitution continued down the coast. On Dec. 29 she fell in with the British frigate Java, forty-nine guns, Capt. Henry Lambert, one of the finest vessels in the royal navy. They were then about 30 miles from the shore, southeast of San Salvador. About two o'clock in the afternoon, after running upon the same tack with the Constitution, the Java bore down upon the latter with the intent
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oregon, (search)
Oregon, A battle-ship of the American navy; carries four 13-inch (67-ton) guns, eight 8-inch, four 6-inch, and thirty-one rapid-fire machine guns. At the outbreak of hostilities with Spain, the Oregon was ordered from San Francisco, where she was built, to the Atlantic coast. She left San Francisco March 19, and arrived at Callao, Peru, April 4, where she took on coal; reached Sandy Point April 18, and again took on coal; reached Rio de Janeiro April 30, Bahia May 8, Barbadoes May 18, and Jupiter Inlet, Florida, May 24. The entire distance run was 14,706 knots, at an expenditure of 4,155 tons of coal. While in Rio de Janeiro, Captain Clark received word that the Spanish torpedo-boat Temerario had sailed from Montevideo with the intention of United States battle-ship Oregon. destroying the Oregon. Captain Clark notified the Brazilian authorities that if the Temerario entered the harbor with hostile intention, she would be attacked; and at the same time left orders with the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
......Sept. 1, 1864 Gen. John H. Morgan killed at Greenville, Tenn.......Sept. 4, 1864 General McClellan's letter accepting nomination, dated Orange, N. J.......Sept. 8, 1864 Fremont withdraws in favor of Lincoln and Johnson, by letter......Sept. 17, 1864 Battle of Winchester, Va.......Sept. 19, 1864 Battle of Fisher's Hill, Va.......Sept. 22, 1864 General Price invades Missouri......Sept. 24–Oct. 28, 1864 English-built cruiser Florida captured in the Brazilian harbor of Bahia by the United States war-ship Wachusett, and taken to Hampton Roads, where she is sunk by a collision a few days after......Oct. 7, 1864 Chief-Justice Roger B. Taney dies in Washington......Oct. 12, 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek, Va.......Oct. 19, 1864 Raid on St. Albans, Vt., by Confederates from Canada......Oct. 19, 1864 Confederates under Price enter Linn county, Kan......Oct. 23, 1864 Confederate ram Albemarle blown up by Lieutenant Cushing, U. S. N., at Plymouth, N. C.......