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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Armistead, George, 1780- (search)
Armistead, George, 1780- Military officer; born in New Market, Caroline co., Va., April 10, 1780; entered the army as second lieutenant in 1799. In 1813 he held the rank of major in the 3d Artillery, and was distinguished at the capture of Fort George. His gallant defence of Fort McHenry in September, 1814, won for him immortal honors. He had five brothers in the military service in the second war for independence--three in the regular army and two in the militia service. Because of his bravery in defending Baltimore, he was brevetted a lieutenant-colonel; and the citizens presented him with an elegant silver service in the form of a vase fashioned like a bombshell, with goblets and salver. After his death at Baltimore, April 25, 1818, a fine marble monument was erected there to his memory. The George Armistead. grateful citizens also erected a large monument, designed by Maximilian Godefroy, and wrought in white marble, in memory of all the defenders of Baltimore. It
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shenandoah Valley, chronology of the operations in the (search)
Shenandoah Valley, chronology of the operations in the : Campaign of Grant against Lee embraced movements up the Shenandoah Valley. Sigel, commanding Department of West Virginia, is sent up the valley with 10,000 men, supported by General Crook, who leaves Charlestown, W. Va., at the same timeMay 1, 1864 Breckinridge defeats Sigel at New-marketMay 15, 1864 Grant relieves Sigel and appoints Hunter, who defeats the Confederates under Gen. W. E. Jones at PiedmontJune 5, 1864 Hunter, joined by Crook and Averill, advances to Staunton, and instead of proceeding to Gordonsville to join Sheridan, goes to Lexington, and on June 18 threatens Lynchburg with 20,000 men; but opposed by a much stronger force, escapes into West Virginia, where his force for the time is useless. Confederate forces, now under General Early, move rapidly down the Shenandoah to the Potomac, and spread consternation from Baltimore to WashingtonJuly 2-3, 1864 Gen. Lew. Wallace attempts to check the Confede
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, (search)
ld McDonald 4 or 5 miles from the mouth of the Nisqually River.......1833 Mission station established at Waiilatpu, near Walla Walla, by the Revs. Whitman, Spaulding, and Gray......1836 Lieut. R. E. Johnson, of the United States exploring expedition, with three men from Nisqually, visits Forts Okanagan, Colville, Lapwai, and Walla Walla, and returns by Yakima River......May–July, 1841 Michael T. Simmons, with five families, settles at Tumwater, at the head of Budd Inlet, naming it New Market......October, 1845 Congress notifies Great Britain that the conventions of 1818 and 1827, for joint occupation of Oregon Territory (including Washington) will terminate after twelve months......Feb. 9, 1846 Smithfield, afterwards (1850) Olympia, founded by Levi L. Smith and Edmund Sylvester......1846 Indian massacre at the Presbyterian mission at Waiilatpu; Dr. M. Whitman and family killed......Nov. 29, 1847 Fort Steilacoom, on Puget Sound, established......July, 1849 Conven