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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 30 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 29 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 22 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 22 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 14 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1862., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 8 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 8 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 7 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Albemarle Sound, battle in. (search)
Albemarle Sound, battle in. In the Civil War, the Confederate general Hoke, after capturing Plymouth, proceeded to Newbern and demanded its surrender. The commander of the Albemarle, a powerful ram, started out on Albemarle Sound to assist Hoke, when his vessel encountered (May 5, 1864) the Sassacus, Lieut.-Com. F. A. Rose, one of Capt. Melancton Smith's blockading squadron in the sound. the Albemarle was heavily armed with Brooks and Whitworth guns. After a brief cannonade the SassacusAlbemarle Sound to assist Hoke, when his vessel encountered (May 5, 1864) the Sassacus, Lieut.-Com. F. A. Rose, one of Capt. Melancton Smith's blockading squadron in the sound. the Albemarle was heavily armed with Brooks and Whitworth guns. After a brief cannonade the Sassacus struck the monster a blow which pushed it partly under water and nearly sank it. When the ram recovered, the two vessels hurled 100-lb. shot at each other at a distance of a few paces. Most of those from the Sassacus glanced off from the Albemarle like hail from granite. Three of the shots from the Sassacus entered a part of the ram with destructive effect, and at the same moment the Albemarle sent a 100-lb. Brooks bolt through one of the boilers of the Sassacus, killing three mien and wo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Amidas, Philip, 1550-1618 (search)
hed at the Canary Islands, the West Indies, and Florida, and made their way northward along the coast. On July 13, 1584, they entered Ocrakoke Inlet, and landed on Wocoken Island. There Barlow set up a small column with the British arms rudely carved upon it, and took formal possession of the whole region in the name of Queen Elizabeth, as he waved the English banner over it in the presence of the wondering natives. They spent several weeks in exploring Roanoke Island and Pamlico and Albemarle sounds. On Roanoke Island the Englishmen were entertained by the mother of King Wingini, who was absent, and were hospitably received everywhere. After getting what information they could about the neighboring main, and inspired by the beauties of nature around them, the navigators returned to England, attended by Manteo and Wanchese, two Indian chiefs. The former was afterwards created Lord of Roanoke, and was the first and last American peer of England created. The glowing accounts given
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Canals. (search)
in the formation of the famous Potomac Company, to carry out Washington's project. In 1784 Washington revived a project for making a canal through the Dismal Swamp, not only for drainage, but for navigation between the Elizabeth River and Albemarle Sound. The oldest work of the kind in the United States is a canal, begun in 1792, 5 miles in extent, for passing the falls of the Connecticut River at South Hadley. The earliest completed and most important of the great canals of our country is183866New Brunswick, N. J., to Trenton, N. J. Delaware Division2,433,350183060Easton, Pa., to Bristol, Pa. Des Moines Rapids4,582,00918777 1-2At Des Moines Rapids, Mississippi River. Dismal Swamp2,800,000182222Connects Chesapeake Bay with Albemarle Sound. Erie 52,540,8001825381Albany, N. Y., to Buffalo, N. Y. Fairfield 4 1-2Alligator River to Lake Mattimuskeet, N. C. Galveston and Brazos340,000185138Galveston, Tex., to Brazos River, Tex. Hocking 975,481184342Carroll, O., to Nelsonville,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dismal Swamp, (search)
Dismal Swamp, A morass in southern Virginia, extending into North Carolina. It was formerly 40 miles long and 25 miles wide, but has become somewhat reduced in area by drainage of its border. It is densely timbered with cypress, juniper, cedar, pine, etc. Lake Drummond, near its centre, covers about 6 square miles. This swamp rises towards its centre, which is considerably higher than its margin. The canal, constructed through the swamp to connect Chesapeake Bay with Albemarle Sound, has large historic interests. The company organized to build the canal received a joint charter from the legislative assemblies of Virginia and North Carolina on Dec. 1, 1787. The canal was opened to navigation in 1822; was wholly finished in 1828; and was built with the assistance of the national government and the State of Virginia at a cost of $1,800,000. Originally it was 32 feet wide and 4 feet deep. Subsequently the width was increased to 40 feet and the depth to 6 feet, and the decayi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
eir desolated homes in the palatinates on the Rhine, penetrated the interior of North Carolina. They were led by Count Graffenreidt, and founded settlements along the head-waters of the Neuse and upon the Roanoke, with the count as governor. They had just begun to gather the fruits of their industry, when suddenly, in the night of Oct. 2, 1711, the Tuscarora Indians and others fell upon them like lightning, and before the dawn 130 persons perished by the hatchet and knife. Then along Albemarle Sound the Indians swept, with a torch in one hand and a deadly weapon in the other, and scourged the white people for three days, leaving blood and cinders in their path, when, from drunkenness and exhaustion, they ceased murdering and burning. On the eve of this murderous raid the Indians had made captive Count Graffenreidt and John Lawson, surveyor-general of the province. Lawson was tortured to death, but the Court-House and City Hall, Raleigh, N. C. count saved his life and gained h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Raleigh, Sir Walter 1552- (search)
e squadron was dispersed, and the vessel in which Gilbert sailed was lost in a storm with all on board. Afterwards Raleigh obtained for himself a patent as lord proprietor of the country extending from Delaware Bay to the mouth of the Santee River, to plant a colony there; and in 1584 he sent two ships thither under the respective commands of Philip Amidas and Arthur Barlow (see Amidas, Philip). They entered Ocracoke Inlet, off the coast of North Carolina, in July; explored Pamlico and Albemarle sounds; discovered Roanoke Island, and, waving over its soil the banner of England, took possession of it in the name of the Queen. On their return to England in the autumn they gave glowing accounts of the country they had discovered, and as a memorial of her unmarried state, it is said, the Queen gave to the domain the name of Virginia. She knighted Raleigh, and gave him lucrative privileges that enriched him. Raleigh now took measures for sending out a colony to settle in Virginia, a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Roanoke Island (search)
Roanoke Island Was discovered by Amidas and Barlow in July, 1584, and taken possession of in the name of Queen Elizabeth. These navigators spent several weeks in explorations of that island and Pamlico and Albemarle sounds, and in trafficking with the natives. The people, wrote the mariners, were most gentle, loving, and faithful, void of all guile and treason, and such as lived after Map of Roanoke Island. the manner of the Golden Age. They were hospitably entertained by the mother n shouted, Zou! Zou! Zou! and pressed to the redoubt. The Confederates fled and were pursued about 6 miles, when they surrendered, and Roanoke Island passed into the possession of the National forces. The Confederate flotilla fled up Albemarle Sound, pursued by National gunboats under Commander Rowan. Near Elizabeth, not far from the Dismal Swamp, Rowan attacked the flotilla and some land batteries, driving the Confederates from both, while Lynch and his followers retired into the inte
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Suffolk, operations at. (search)
l masked that he should take the Nationals by surprise. He drove in their pickets; but Peck, aware of his expedition, was ready for him. He had been reinforced by a division under General Getty, making the number of his effective men 14,000. The Confederates were foiled; and in May, 1863, Longstreet abandoned the enterprise and retreated, pursued some distance by Generals Corcoran and Dodge and Colonel Foster. The siege of Suffolk had continued for several weeks before the final dash upon it, the object being the recovery of the whole country south of the James River, extending to Albemarle Sound, in North Carolina; the ports of Norfolk and Portsmouth; 80 miles of new railroad iron; the equipment of two roads; and the capture of all the United States forces and property, with some thousands of contrabands. The services of the troops under Peck were of vast importance. Besides preserving that region from seizure, they kept Longstreet and a large Confederate force from joining Lee.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
htered......April 12, 1864 Enabling act to admit Nebraska approved......April 19, 1864 Motto In God we trust first stamped upon the bronze 2-cent coins authorized by act......April 22, 1864 Hon. Daniel Clark, of New Hampshire, elected president of the Senate pro tem........April 26, 1864 Army of the Potomac, 130,000 strong, crosses the Rapidan......May 4, 1864 Sherman advances southward from Chattanooga......May 4, 1864 Sassacus defeats the Confederate ram Albemarle in Albemarle Sound......May 5, 1864 Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia......May 5-6, 1864 Battle of Spottsylvania Court-house, Va.......May 10, 1864 Battle at New Market, Va.; Sigel repulsed by Confederates......May 15, 1864 Confederates under Johnston evacuate Resaca, Ga......May 15, 1864 Act for a postal money-order system......May 17, 1864 Offices of the New York Journal of commerce and World, which had published a forged proclamation of the President, calling for 400,000 troops, seiz
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
t Newbern......May 26, 1862 Battles at Kingston, Dec. 14, White Hall, Dec. 16, and Goldsboro......Dec. 17, 1862 The James City lands settled by negroes......1862 [After the war claimed by James A. Bryan, to whom they were awarded by the Supreme Court. Militia had to be called out to put him in possession—negroes sign leases for three years as a compromise.] Plymouth surrendered by General Wessels to the Confederates under General Hoke......April 20, 1864 Naval battle of Albemarle Sound; the Sassacus defeats the Confederate ram Albemarle......May 5, 1864 Confederate ram Albemarle blown up by Lieutenant Cushing at Plymouth......Oct. 27, 1864 Plymouth recaptured by Commodore Macomb......Oct. 31, 1864 Fort Fisher bombarded by Admiral Porter, Dec. 24, and an attack by General Butler and Admiral Porter successfully repulsed......Dec. 25, 1864 Fort Fisher captured by Admiral Porter and General Terry......Jan. 15, 1865 Federals under General Cox capture Fort An
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