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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 (search)
force, and, after a show of resistance, Arnold was to surrender West Point and its dependencies into his hands. But all did not work well. the Vulture was driven from her anchorage by some Americans with a cannon on Teller's Point, and when Andre, with Arnold, at Joshua H. Smith's house, above Haverstraw, looked for her in the early morning she had disappeared from sight. He had expected to return to the Vulture after the conference was over; now he was compelled to cross the river at King's Ferry and return to New York by land. Fac-simile of Arnold's disguised handwriting. Fac-simile of a portion of one of Andre‘s letters. He left his uniform, and, disguised in citizen's dress, he crossed the river towards evening with a single attendant, passed through the American works at Verplanck's Point without suspicion, spent the night not far from the Croton River, and the next morning journeyed over the Neutral Ground on horseback, with a full expectation of entering New York before
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hardin, John 1753- (search)
Hardin, John 1753- Military officer; born in Fauquier county, Va., Oct. 1, 1753; participated in Dunmore's expedition, and served throughout the Revolution as lieutenant. He removed to Kentucky in 1786, and took part in various expeditions against the Indians. While bearing a flag of truce near Shawneetown, O., he was killed by the Indians, in April. 1792.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), King's Ferry, the (search)
King's Ferry, the Between Stony Point and Verplanck's Point, on the Hudson River, just below the lower entrance to the Highlands, was an important crossing-place, known as the King's Ferry. It was by this ferry that the great route from the Eastern to the Middle States crossed the Hudson. It was defended by two forts— Stony Point on the west side, and Fort Lafayette, at Verplanck's Point, on the east. Sir Henry Clinton resolved to seize this ferry and its defences. On Old sign. the return of the expedition of Matthews and Collier from Virginia, Sir Henry ascended the Hudson with the same squadron and 6,000 soldiers. He landed his troops on both sides of the river, May 31, 1779, a few miles below the forts. The works on Stony Point were View at King's Mountain battle-ground. unfinished, and, on the approach of the British, were abandoned. Cannon were placed on its outer works, and brought to bear on the fort at Verplanck's Point, which, invested on the land side, was co
The fight in Florida. --From the Savannah Republican, of Monday last, we copy the following with reference to the movements of the enemy, and the recent fight in Florida: Information has been received here that a force, estimated at 3,000 cavalry and infantry, bad landed at King's Ferry, on the St. Mary's river, and were about midway on Saturday between that point and the Satilla Bridge We are indebted to the courteous and obliging operator of the Florida. Telegraph Line, R. W. Cope, Esq., for the following dispatch, received by him last evening: "Lake City, (via Columbus,) February 20--To R. W Cape, Operator: A severe battle has been going on all this afternoon hear Ginstee, thirteen miles east of this place, the enemy slowly retreating, and our forces pressing them. Their dead and wounded lay thick on the field. "But few casualties are yet reported — among them the gallant Lt-Col. J. Barrow, of the 64th Georgia regiment killed; the Colonel and Major of t
Affairs in Florida. --A correspondent of the Savannah Republican, writing from Lake City, Fla, under date of the 21st, says: A gentleman direct from the vicinity of the St. Mary's informs us that the enemy were at Callahan Monday of last week, with infantry, cavalry, and artillery, to the number of 1,000. Monday afternoon they sent the cavalry to King's Ferry, where they cut the flat to pieces and returned to Callahan. They burned the Alligator bridge at Callahan, and on Tuesday the whole force moved to the front, saying they intended to have Lake City, cost what it might. A force of 700 or 800, white and black, went up the river on five transportation Woodstock Mills on Wednesday. Two vessels returned loaded with lumber on Thursday, and the rest were loading. Our informant says no Yankees of the expedition that landed at Jacksonville have been north of the St. Mary's.