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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beaver Dams, affair at the. (search)
this post and its stores, and for that purpose he detached 570 infantry, some cavalry under Major Chapin, a few artillerymen, and two field-pieces, all under the command of Lieut.-Col. Charles G. Boerstler. They marched up the Niagara River to Queenstown (June 23, 1813), and the next morning pushed off westward. Their march appears to have been discovered by the British, for while Chapin's mounted men were in the advance and marching among the hills, Boerstler's rear was attacked by John Brantlmost surrounded by them. After keeping up this contest, for about three hours, Boerstler determined to abandon the expedition, when he found himself confronted by an unexpected force. Mrs. Laura Secord, a slight and delicate woman, living at Queenstown, became acquainted with Dearborn's plans, and at the time when Boerstler and his forces left Fort George--a hot summer evening — she made a circuitous journey of 19 miles on foot to the quarters of Lieutenant-Colonel Fitzgibbon (who was in comm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Martin, Luther 1748-1826 (search)
Martin, Luther 1748-1826 Jurist; born in New Brunswick, N. J., Feb. 9, 1748; graduated at Princeton in 1766; taught school at Queenstown, Md.; was admitted to the bar in 1771; and soon obtained a lucrative practice in Maryland. He was a decided patriot, but was not found in public office until 1778, when he was attorney-general. He had been a member of a committee to oppose the claims of Great Britain in 1774, and wrote essays and made addresses on the topics of the day. In 1784-85 he was in Congress, and was a member of the convention which framed the national Constitution, the adoption of which he opposed, because it did not sufficiently recognize the equality of the States. He was a defender of Judge Chase when he was impeached, and in 1807 he was one of the successful defendants of Aaron Burr, his personal friend, in his trial for treason, at Richmond. In 1813 Mr. Martin was made chief-justice of the court of oyer and terminer in Baltimore, and in 1818 he again became att
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Samuels, Samuel 1823- (search)
Samuels, Samuel 1823- Seaman; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 14, 1823; went to sea when eleven years old as cabin-boy, and advanced to merchant captain when twenty-one years old; commanded the Dreadnaught for several years; captain of the United States steamship John Rice in 1863-64; general superintendent of the quartermaster's department in New York City in 1864; commanded the McClellan at the taking of Fort Fisher in 1865; captain of the Fulton in 1866; the Henrietta yacht in her race from New York to Southampton; the Dauntless in her race with the Cambria from Queenstown to New York in 1870, and with the Comet in 1877. He organized the Samana Bay Company of Santo Domingo in 1872; and later was at the head of several large business enterprises. Captain Samuels published a nar- The Golden Gate, San Francisco. rative of his early life under the title of From forecastle to cabin.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
.March 3, 1887 Tenure of office act repealed......March 3, 1887 Act for return and recoinage at par of trade dollars......March 3, 1887 Forty-ninth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1887 Henry Ward Beecher, stricken with apoplexy, March 2, dies in Brooklyn......March 8, 1887 James B. Eads, engineer, born 1820, dies at Nassau, N. P.......March 8, 1887 Inter-State commerce commission appointed by the President......March 22, 1887 Transatlantic yacht race from Sandy Hook to Queenstown, between the Coronet and Dauntless, won by the former in 14 days, 19 hours, 3 minutes, 14 seconds, sailing 2,934 miles......March 27, 1887 John G. Saxe, poet, born 1816, dies in Albany, N. Y.......March 31, 1887 Body of Abraham Lincoln, carefully guarded since an effort to steal it from the sarcophagus of the Lincoln monument, Springfield, Ill., made in 1876, is buried in a grave dug in the crypt and covered with six feet of cement, the sarcophagus being replaced......April 14, 1887
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
lives lost......Oct. 22, 1872 White Star steamer Atlantic strikes on Marr's Rock, off Nova Scotia; 547 lives lost out of 976......April 1, 1873 French steamer Ville du Havre, from New York to Havre, sunk in sixteen minutes in mid-ocean by collision with ship Loch Earn; 230 lives lost out of 313......Nov. 23, 1873 American steamer City of Waco burned off Galveston bar; fifty-three lives lost......Nov. 9, 1875 American ship Harvest Queen wrecked by collision about 45 miles from Queenstown; twenty-seven lives lost......Dec. 31, 1875 Loss of twelve American whaling ships in Arctic ice, reported by whaling bark Florence; about 100 lives lost......Oct. 12, 1876 British ship Circassian stranded on Bridgehampton Beach, L. I.; twenty-eight lives lost......Dec. 29, 1876 American steamer George Cromwell stranded off Cape St. Mary's, Newfoundland; thirty lives lost......Jan. 5, 1877 American steamer George Washington stranded off Mistaken Point, Newfoundland; twenty-five