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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agreement of the people, (search)
or not above; and in each county, and the places thereto subjoined, there shall be chosen, to make up the said Representatives at all times, the several numbers here mentioned, viz.: Representatives in England. Kent, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder particularly named, 10 ; Canterbury, with the Suburbs adjoining and Liberties thereof, 2; Rochester, with the Parishes of Chatham and Stroud, 1; The Cinque Ports in Kent and Sussex, viz., Dover, Romney, Hythe, Sandwich, Hastings, with the Towns of Rye and Winchelsea, 3. Sussex, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Chichester, 8 Chichester, with the Suburbs and Liberties thereof, 1. Southampton County, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder named, 8 ; Winchester, with the Suburbs and Liberties thereof, 1; Southampton Town and the County thereof, 1. Dorsetshire, with the Boroughs. Towns, and Parishes therein, except Dorchester
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foote, William Henry 1794-1869 (search)
Foote, William Henry 1794-1869 Clergyman; born in Colchester, Conn., Dec. 20, 1794; graduated at Yale College in 1816; and became chaplain in the Confederate army. He was author of Sketches, Historical and biographical, of the Presbyterian Church in Virginia; and Sketches in North Carolina. He died in Romney, W. Va., Nov. 18, 1869.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harper's Ferry, (search)
d with the duty of holding Harper's Ferry. General McClellan was throwing Ohio troops into western Virginia, and Gen. Robert Patterson, in command of the Department of Pennsylvania, was rapidly gathering a force at Chambersburg, Pa., under Gen. W. H. Keim. A part of the Confederates at the Ferry were on Maryland Heights, on the left bank of the Potomac, and against these Patterson marched from Chambersburg with about 15,000 men in June, 1861. Just at this moment commenced Wallace's dash on Romney, which frightened Johnston, and he abandoned Harper's Ferry, and moved up the valley to Winchester. Before leaving he destroyed the great bridge of the Baltimore and Ohio Railway at the Ferry with fire and gunpowder. It was 1.000 feet long. Then he spiked the heavy guns that could not be taken away, and encamped a few miles up the valley. Patterson, who was at Hagerstown, Md., pushed on, and on June 16 and 17 about 9,000 of his troops crossed the Potomac by fording it at Williamsport. T
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Romney, skirmish at (search)
Romney, skirmish at One of the most important of the earlier military operations of the Civil War, in its moral effect, was performed under the direction of Col. Lew. Wallace, with his regiment oe regiment reached Grafton, Va., very soon, and on the night of the 9th was near Cumberland. At Romney, Va., only a day's march south from Cumberland, there was then a Confederate force, about 1,200 with 800 of his men (having left the others at New Creek), made a perilous journey, and got near Romney at 8 P. M. on June 11. In a narrow pass, half a mile from the bridge that spanned the south branch of the Potomac at Romney, the advance of the Zouaves was fired upon by Confederate pickets. The camp of the latter was on a bluff near the village, where they had planted two cannon. The Indieady to repeat it tomorrow. The indomitable energy, skill, and spirit displayed in this dash on Romney had a salutary effect, and made the Confederates in all that region more circumspect. According
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West Virginia, state of (search)
Indians under Kill Buck are hemmed in between mountain and river, and obliged to retreat with loss of half their number......spring of 1756 Massacre of the garrison of Fort Seybert, 12 miles from site of Franklin, by Indians......May, 1758 Romney laid out and named by Lord Fairfax......November, 1762 Capt. William Arbuckle, the first white man to traverse the Kanawha Valley, reaches the site of Point Pleasant.......1764 English exploring expedition under Colonel Crogan descends the Ohio, encamping at West Columbia and Little Guyandotte River......May, 1765 George Washington, on a surveying expedition to the Ohio, passes through Romney......Oct. 9, 1770 Indians attack the crew of a trading canoe from Pittsburg on the Ohio, near Wheeling, killing one man, thus breaking a ten years truce, April 16. The settlers declare war and engage in a battle near the mouth of Captina Creek......April 27, 1774 Fort Union built on site of Lewisburg......1774 Fort Fincastle, aft
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
rty-two wounded. Jackson lost in picket-firing and in the trenches about 200 men. Reynolds fell back to Elkwater. Meanwhile General Kelley, who was guarding the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, had struck (Oct. 26) the Confederates under McDonald at Romney, and, after a severe contest of two hours, routed them, capturing three cannon and a large number of prisoners. The blow given Jackson at Travellers' rest paralyzed the Confederate power in western Virginia. He left his troops (about 2,000 in ates in the Shenandoah Valley, sent a foraging expedition under Rosser in the same direction, who was more successful, capturing 1,200 cattle and 500 sheep at one place, and a company of Union soldiers at another. General Averill struck him near Romney After Appomattox. and drove him entirely out of the new commonwealth (see State of West Virginia), with the loss of his prisoners and a large proportion of his own men and horses. General Sigel was put at the head of a large force in the Shen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wallace, Lewis 1827- (search)
al of Indiana. Soon afterwards he was made colonel of the 11th (Zouave) Indiana Volunteers, with which he performed signal Lewis Wallace. service in western Virginia (see Romney, skirmish at). When he fell back to Cumberland, after his dash on Romney, the Confederates took heart and advanced, 4,000 strong—infantry, cavalry, and artillery—under Colonel McDonald. They pushed on to New Creek and destroyed the bridge of the Baltimore and Ohio Railway there. They pressed on, destroyed all commund enter Cumberland they would scatter in search of plunder; and in that case he would rush into the town and defeat them in detail. Informed of Wallace's bold stand, the Confederates halted within 5 miles of Cumberland, and at night hastened to Romney. Wallace retired to Cumberland and appealed to McClellan, Morris, and Patterson for reinforcements, but none could be spared, for there was danger and weakness at all points. The governor of Pennsylvania sent him ammunition and forwarded two re