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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Laidley, Theodore Thaddeus Sobieski 1822-1886 (search)
Laidley, Theodore Thaddeus Sobieski 1822-1886 Military officer; born in Guyandotte, Va., April 14, 1822; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1842; served with distinction during the Mexican War. Just before the engagement at Cerro Gordo, with Lieut. Roswell S. Ripley, he was ordered to place an 8-inch howitzer in such a position as to enfilade the Mexicans from the right. This feat, though beset by many difficulties, was performed, and resulted in the surrender of the enemy. During the Civil War he served chiefly as an inspector of powder and ordnance; was promoted colonel in 1875. He was the author of Ordnance manual of 1861; Instructions in rifle practice, etc. He died in Palatka, Fla., April 4, 1886.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West Virginia, state of (search)
R. S. Garnett, in the battle of Rich Mountain......July 11, 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry; Confederates under Gen. H. A. Wise attacked by Federals under Rosecrans......Sept. 10, 1861 General Reynolds repulses Confederates under Lee in battle at Cheat Mountain......Sept. 12-14, 1861 Convention at Wheeling passes an ordinance to form a new State in western Virginia called Kanawha, Aug. 20, 1861; ordinance ratified by popular vote of 18,408 to 781......Oct. 24, 1861 Federals burn Guyandotte......Nov. 11, 1861 Constitution for a new State, named West Virginia, framed by convention which meets at Wheeling, Nov. 26, 1861, and completes its labors, Feb. 18; constitution ratified by popular vote of 18,862 to 514......April, 1862 General Assembly of reorganized Virginia at Wheeling assents to the erection of the new State of West Virginia......May 12, 1862 Harper's Ferry surrendered by Gen. Dixon H. Miles to Confederates under Stonewall Jackson......Sept. 15, 1862 Gen.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
e command of the combined columns. They retired to Grafton, where for a while the headquarters of the National troops in northwestern Virginia were established. So the Civil War was begun in western Virginia. After the dispersion of Garnett's forces in western Virginia, events seemed to prophesy that the war was ended in that region. General Cox had been successful in driving ex-Governor Wise and his followers out of the Kanawha region. He had crossed the Ohio at the mouth of the Guyandotte River, captured Barboursville, and pushed on to the Kanawha Valley. Wise was there, below Charlestown. His outpost below was driven to his camp by 1,500 Ohio troops under Colonel Lowe. The fugitives gave such an account of Cox's numbers that the general and all the Confederates fled (July 20), and did not halt until they reached Lewisburg, the capital of Greenbrier county. The news of Garnett's disaster and Wise's incompetence so dispirited his troops that large numbers left him. He was