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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
of Confederates at Half Mountain, Ky., by Colonel Gallup.—17. Women's bread-riot in Savannah, Ga.—21. Nationals destroy the State salt-works near Wilmington, N. C., worth $100,000.—25. The offer of 85,000 100-days' men by the governors of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa accepted by the President.—May 2. Ohio National Guard, 38,000 strong, report for duty.—4. Colonel Spear, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, departed on a raid from Portsmouth, Va., captured a Confederate camp on the Weldon road, and destroyed $500,000 worth of property at Jarratt's Station.—7. To this date, one lieutenant-general, five major-generals, twenty-five brigadiers, 186 colonels, 146 lieutenant-colonels, 214 majors, 2,497 captains, 5,811 lieutenants, 10,563 non-commissioned officers, 121,156 privates of the Confederate army, and 5,800 Confederate citizens had been made prisoners by National troops. General Crook defeated the Confederates at Cloyd's Mountain, W. Va., and fought an artillery duel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Petersburg. (search)
next morning Hancock and Wright advanced, and reached the Weldon road without much opposition, until they began to destroy estroyers. The National line had now been extended to the Weldon road. Meanwhile a cavalry expedition, 8,000 strong, undermpelled to fight their way back to Reams's Station, on the Weldon road, which they had left in the possession of the Nationa had returned from the north side of the James, struck the Weldon road at Reams's Station and destroyed the track for some deach, to attempt the extension of the National left to the Weldon road and beyond. It was a feint in favor of Butler's movehey assailed Lee's works on Hatcher's Run, westward of the Weldon road, where a severe struggle ensued. The Nationals were 64-65. The left of the former held a tight grasp upon the Weldon road, while the Army of the James, on the north side of thement against Lee. Early in December Warren had seized the Weldon road farther south than had yet been done. He destroyed i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ream's Station, battle of. (search)
Ream's Station, battle of. When, in 1864, Warren proceeded to strike the Weldon road, Hancock, who had been called from the north side of the James, followed close in his rear, and on Aug. 21 struck the railway north of Ream's station and destroyed the track for several miles. He formed an intrenched camp at Ream's, and his cavalry kept up a vigilant scout in the direction of the Confederate army. On the 25th Hancock was struck by Hill. The latter was repulsed. Hill struck again, and was again repulsed with heavy loss. Hill then ordered Heth to carry the National works at all hazards, upon which a concentrated fire of artillery was opened. This was followed by a desperate charge, which broke the National line. Three National batteries were captured. A fierce struggle for the possession of the works and guns ensued. In this the Nationals were partly successful. The Nationals were finally defeated, and withdrew. Hancock lost 2,400 of his 8,000 men and five guns. Of the m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
Lafayette at Murfreesboro......Feb. 26, 1825 Fund for public schools established by law......1825 State board of internal improvements established......1825 First toll-gate on the Buncombe turnpike from the Saluda Gap via Asheville to the Tennessee line, erected......October, 1827 John Branch, of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy......March 9, 1829 State-house, containing the statue of Washington by Canova, destroyed by fire......June 21, 1831 Railroad from Cape Fear to Weldon, 162 miles in length, to connect with a short road begun in 1832, is commenced......1833 Convention meets at Raleigh, June 4, 1835, frames amendments to the constitution of 1776 (ratified by the people by 26,771 to 21,606) and adjourns......July 11, 1835 Edward B. Dudley, first governor elected by the people, inaugurated......Jan. 1, 1837 United States branch mint at Charlotte begins operations......December, 1837 Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, incorporated in 1835, is completed...