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e driven from their position in full retreat. Fourteen of them were killed, and many wounded. The Nationals did not lose a man. The engagement lasted a half hour. After the rout of the rebels their victors turned their guns on some houses near an old furnace, on the Virginia side of the Potomac, where about a hundred and fifty rebels were secreted, and drove them out, killing and wounding many. The British ship Cheshire, of Liverpool, Eng., Capt. Craig, from Liverpool Oct. 10th, and Belfast 19th, via Savannah Bar 6th inst., arrived at New York in charge of a prize crew, and in command of Prizemaster Heath, of the U. S. steamer Augusta, Capt. Parrot. The Cheshire was discovered on the 6th inst. off Tybee Island, in six fathoms water, and, upon being boarded, it was found that she had cleared for Nassau, N. P., and that her cargo consisted of coffee, salt, and army blankets, which was deemed very suspicious. Upon her captain being questioned as to why, if he was bound to Nassa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bryce, James, 1838- (search)
Bryce, James, 1838- Historian; born in Belfast, Ireland. May 10, 1838; was graduated at Oxford University in 1862; practised law in London till 1882; and was Professor of Civil Law in Oxford in 1870-93. He was first elected to the British Parliament as a Liberal in 1880. He has distinguished himself alike in politics and historical literature, and is best known in the United States for his work on The American commonwealth.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dalzell, Robert M., -1873 (search)
Dalzell, Robert M., -1873 Inventor; born near Belfast, Ireland, in 1793; was driven into exile with his family by the Irish Rebellion of 1798, and came to New York. In 1826 he settled in Rochester, N. Y., where he became a millwright. Later he invented and introduced the elevator system for handling and storing grain. He died in Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Godkin, Edwin Lawrence 1831- (search)
Godkin, Edwin Lawrence 1831- Journalist; born in Ireland, Oct. 2, 1831; graduated at Queen's College, Belfast, in 1851; was the first editor of the Nation, which was merged with the New York Evening post in 1882, which he also edited till 1899. He is the author of Problems of Democracy; Unforeseen tendencies of Democracy; Reflections and comments, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McCosh, James 1811-1894 (search)
McCosh, James 1811-1894 Educator; born in Carskeoch, Scotland, April 1, 1811; was educated at the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh; ordained in the Church of Scotland in 1835; later was made Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in Queen's College, Belfast. He came to the United States in 1868, to assume the presidency of Princeton College, and served that institution with marked success till 1888, when he resigned. His voluminous publications include The methods of the Divine government, physical and moral; Typical forms and special ends in creation ; The Intuitions of the mind Inductively investigated; The supernatural in relation to the natural; The laws of Discursive thought: being a treatise on formal logic; Christianity and Positivism; The Emotions; The religious aspect of evolution; The prevailing types of Philosophy: can they logically reach reality; The tests of various kinds of truths; Our James McCosh. Moral nature; Philosophy of reality, etc. He died in Princet
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Princeton University, (search)
, and statesmen afterwards, were graduates of the College of New Jersey. General Washington and the Continental Congress were present at the commencement in 1783. Other buildings were Seal of Princeton University. erected, and it had steady prosperity until the breaking out of the Civil War in 1861. Nassau Hall was burned in 1855, and speedily rebuilt. The Civil War reduced the number of its students, but it regained them, and more, when peace came. In 1868 Rev. James McCosh, from Belfast, Ireland, was called to the presidency of the college—a man of great energy and activity. During his administration many fine buildings were added to the institution, and more than $1,000.000 was given to the college. John C. Green gave $750,000 to endow a scientific school, erect a library, and a building for lectures and recitations. A theological seminary connected with the university was founded in 1812. The sesquicentennial of the institution was observed in October, 1896, during whic
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
ew, North German Lloyd, 649 feet long, 66 feet wide, 43 feet deep, 13,800 tonnage, 28,000 horse-power, launched at Stettin, GermanyMay 4, 1897 Oceanic, White Star liner, 685 feet long, 68 feet wide, 44 feet deep, 17,250 tonnage, launched at BelfastJan. 14, 1899 Deutschland, twin-screw Hamburg-American liner, 687 feet long, 67 feet wide, 44 feet deep, registered tonnage of 16,500 tons, 37,800 horse-power, launched at Stettin, Germany1900 [This vessel made the record voyage from Plymouth, verage speed of 23.51 knots per hour. On this trip 601 knots, equivalent to 692 statute miles, were covered in one day (July 30, 1901)]. Celtic, twin-screw, White Star liner, 700 feet long, 75 feet broad, 49 feet deep, 20,900 tonnage, built at Belfast, first voyage to New YorkJuly 27, 1901 Fastest Atlantic Ocean passages. Route.Steamer.Line.DateD.H.M. Queenstown to New YorkLucaniaCunardOct. 21-26, 18945723 New York to QueenstownLucaniaCunardSept. 8-14, 18945838 Cherbourg to New YorkDeu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
1875 Reverdy Johnson, born 1796, dies at Annapolis, Md.......Feb. 10, 1876 Congress appropriates $1,500,000 to complete Centennial buildings, etc., at Philadelphia......Feb. 16, 1876 W. W. Belknap, Secretary of War, resigns; the House, by resolution, impeaches him......March 2, 1876 Articles of impeachment presented in Senate......April 4, 1876 Charles A. Dana, appointed minister to Great Britain, rejected by the Senate......April 5, 1876 Alexander T. Stewart, born in Belfast, Ireland, 1803, dies at New York......April 10, 1876 Statue of Abraham Lincoln, from contributions of freedmen, unveiled in Lincoln Park, Washington......April 14, 1876 President Grant vetoes Senate bill to reduce his salary after March 4, 1877, from $50,000 to $25,000......April 19, 1876 Message from President Grant justifying his absence from the seat of government by precedents......May 4, 1876 Dom Pedro II., Emperor of Brazil, with the Empress Theresa, arrives in New York April 1
t the grain shipped by them, belongs to Messrs. Shaw & Finlay, and to Messrs. Hamilton, Megault & Thompson, all of Belfast, in Ireland, to which port the ship is bound, but the grain is not consigned to them, and they could not demand possession of , themselves, for the payment of all the freights. If this property had been, bona fide, the property of the parties in Belfast, named in the depositions, it would undoubtedly have gone consigned to them, in a bill of lading, authorizing them to dered by the Messrs. Montgomery Bros., is shipped by Montgomery Bros., of New York, and consigned to Montgomery Bros., in Belfast. Here the consignment is all right. The possession of the property has legally passed to the Belfast house. But whenaken by the British Government, remains to be seen. The Lafayette sailed from this port with a cargo of grain for Belfast, Ireland. The grain was owned by two English firms of this city, and the facts were properly certified on the bills of ladin
land. The Hilja went off during the day, and will proceed to the British Provinces. The British ship Monmouth, from Liverpool and the ship General Parkhill, from the same place, were seen off the bar yesterday and were ordered off, and we understand that the Niagara had previously sent off three other squarerigged vessels. During Sunday the Niagara went well off shore, accompanied by two of the above vessels, and while she was absent the British ship A. and A., Captain Hutchinson, from Belfast, stood in from the eastward, when the Niagara made after her; but the ship, having much the start, was run into shoal water, where the frigate could not well approach her, when the Niagara put about and proceeded south. Should the boats of the Niagara omit to board the A. and A. before morning, she may be got into port with the aid of steam. The race was anxiously watched from the wharves, and also by a party of gentlemen who were out in the pilot boat Rover, Captain Evans. They went alo
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