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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cape Fear, action at (search)
ral Hoke was his most efficient leader. He held Fort Anderson, a large earthwork about halfway between Fort Fisher and Wilmington. Gen. Alfred Terry did not think it prudent to advance on Wilmington until he should be reinforced. To effect this, GWilmington until he should be reinforced. To effect this, General Grant ordered Schofield from Tennessee to the coast of North Carolina, where he arrived, with the 23d Corps, on Feb. 9, 1865, and swelled Terry's force of 8,000 to 20,000. Schofield, outranking Terry, took the chief command. The Department o, pushed Hoke back, while gunboats secured torpedoes in the stream and erected batteries on both banks. Hoke abandoned Wilmington, Feb. 22, 1865, after destroying all the steamers and naval stores there. Among the former were the Confederate privat Feb. 22, 1865, after destroying all the steamers and naval stores there. Among the former were the Confederate privateers Chickamauga and Tallahassee. Wilmington was occupied by National troops, and the Confederates abandoned the Cape Fear region.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
, 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, ande sea, gets into Halifax, N. S.; but, having secured some coal, was ordered out of the harbor and ran the blockade into Wilmington.—23. Nearly all the 5th Illinois Volunteers captured near Duval's Bluff by Shelby.—29. General Hunter superseded in coerate cause. Up to this time sixty-five blockade-running steamers had been taken or destroyed in attempts to reach Wilmington, N. C., the vessels and cargoes being worth $13,000,000.—6. Milroy defeated the Confederates near Murfreesboro, Tenn.—8. at Cumberland, Md., and carried away prisoners by Confederate guerillas.—22. The divisions of Terry and Cox enter Wilmington, N. C., evacuated by the Confederates. —24. John Y. Beall, of Virginia, hanged as a spy at Fort Lafayette, N. Y
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Custom-house, (search)
. Minnesota—Duluth, St. Paul. Mississippi—Natchez, Shieldsborough, Vicksburg. Missouri—Kansas City, St. Joseph, St. Louis. Montana—Fort Benton. Nebraska—Omaha. New Hampshire—Portsmouth. New Jersey—Bridgeton, Newark, Perth Amboy, Somers Point, Trenton, Tuckerton. New York—Albany, Buffalo, Cape Vincent, Dunkirk, New York, Ogdensburg, Oswego, Patchogue, Plattsburg, Port Jefferson, Rochester, Sag Harbor, Suspension Bridge. North Carolina—Beaufort, Edenton, Newberne, Wilmington. Ohio–Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Sandusky, Toledo. Oregon–Astoria, Empire City, Portland, Yaquina. Pennsylvania–Erie, Philadelphia, Pittsburg. Rhode Island—Bristol, Newport, Providence. South Carolina—Beaufort, Charleston, Georgetown. Tennessee—Chattanooga, Memphis. Texas–Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Eagle Pass, El Paso, Galveston. Vermont—Burlington. Virginia—Alexandria, Cherry Stone, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Richmond
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ellis, John Willis, 1820-1861 (search)
Ellis, John Willis, 1820-1861 Governor; born in Rowan county, N. C., Nov. 25, 1820; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1841, and admitted to the bar in 1842. He was governor of North Carolina in 1858-61. In the name of his State he occupied Fort Macon, the works at Wilmington, and the United States arsenal at Fayetteville, Jan. 2, 1861. In April of the same year he ordered the seizure of the United States mint at Charlotte. He died in Raleigh, N. C., in 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fisher, Fort (search)
ront (1864) was a stockade, and on the sea-front were the wrecks of several blockade-runners. It was late in 1864 when an attempt was made to close the port of Wilmington against English blockade-runners by capturing this fort and its dependencies. The expedition sent against the fort consisted of a powerful fleet under Admiral and during the night (Jan. 16-17) the Confederates blew up Fort Caswell, on the right bank of Cape Fear River. They abandoned the other works and fled towards Wilmington. The National loss in this last attack was 681 men, of whom eighty-eight were killed. On the morning succeeding the victory, when the Nationals were pouring iilling 200 men and wounding 100. The fleet lost about 300 men during the action and by the explosion. The loss of the Confederates was reported by General Terry as over 2,000 prisoners, 169 pieces of artillery, over 2,000 small-arms, and commissary stores. The port of Wilmington was then effectively closed to blockade-runners.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Goldsboro, Junction of National armies at. (search)
Goldsboro, Junction of National armies at. The Confederates under Hoke fled from Wilmington northward, towards Goldsboro, towards which the Nationals ruder Schofield were pressing. It was at the railroad crossing of the Neuse River. General Cox, with 5,000 of Palmer's troops, crossed from Newbern and established a depot of supplies at Kingston, after a moderate battle on the way with Hoke. Perceiving the Confederate force to be about equal to his own, Schofield ordered Cox to intrench anrch 10, 1865, Hoke pressed Cox and attacked hint, but was repulsed with severe loss—1,500 men. The Nationals lost about 300. The Confederates fled across the Neuse, and Schofield entered Goldsboro on the 20th. Then Terry, who had been left at Wilmington, joined Schofield (March 22), and the next day Sherman arrived there. Nearly all the National troops in North Carolina were encamped that night around Goldsboro. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, with the combined and concentrated forces of Beauregar
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Guilford, battle of. (search)
00 killed and wounded, besides 1,000 who deserted to their homes. The British loss was about 600. Among the fatally wounded was Colonel Webster. That battle ended British domination in North Carolina. The army of Cornwallis was too much shattered for him to maintain the advantage he had gained. After issuing a proclamation boasting of his victory, calling upon the Tories to rally to his standard, and offering pardon to the rebels who should submit, he moved with his whole army towards Wilmington, near the seaboard. The news of the battle produced a profound sensation in England. Another such victory, said Charles J. Fox, in the House of Commons, will ruin the British army; and he moved, June 12, 1781, to recommend the ministers to conclude a peace with the Americans at once. William Pitt (son of the great Chatham) spoke of the war against the Americans with great severity. Recent type of gunboat (U. S. S. Bennington.) topographical engineers, July 7, 1838; engaged with C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harnett, Cornelius 1723-1781 (search)
Harnett, Cornelius 1723-1781 Statesman; presumably born in North Carolina, although some authorities say in England, April 20, 1723; became owner of a large estate near Wilmington, being a man of considerable wealth. He was influential in his State, and was among the first to Harnett's House. denounce the Stamp Act and kindred measures. He was a leading man in all public assemblages as the Revolutionary War approached; was president of the provincial congress in 1775; and on the abdicatRobert Howe. He was the chief constructor of the constitution of North Carolina, framed in 1776, under which Harnett became one of the council: and in 1778 he was elected to Congress. While the British held possession of the country adjacent to Cape Fear River in 1781, Harnett was made prisoner, and died in confinement, April 20, 1781. His dwelling was a fine old mansion, about a mile and a half from the centre of the city of Wilmington, N. C., on the northeast branch of the Cape Fear River.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hooper, William 1742-1790 (search)
Hooper, William 1742-1790 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Boston, June 17, 1742; graduated at Harvard in 1760; studied law under James Otis; and went to North Carolina in 1764, settling in Wilmington in 1767. He was a representative in the provincial legislature, and was a delegate to the first Continental Congress in 1774, in which he drew up an address to the inhabitants of Jamaica. Soon after signing the Declaration of Independence he resigned his seat and returned home, where he subsequently took part in local public affairs. He died in Hillsboro, N. C., in October, 1790.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Fort (search)
Johnson, Fort A former protective work on the Cape Fear River, near Wilmington, N. C. On June 14, 1775, the royal governor, Joseph Martin, took refuge in the fort, as the indignant people had begun to rise in rebellion against royal rule. From that stronghold he sent forth a menacing proclamation, and soon afterwards preparations for a servile insurrection were discovered. The rumor went abroad that Martin had incited the slaves. The exasperated people determined to drive him from the fort and demolish it. A body of 500 men, led by John Ashe and Cornelius Harnett, marched to the fort. Martin had fled on board a British vessel of war in the river. The munitions of war had all been removed on board of a transport, and the garrison also had fled. The people burned the barracks and demolished the walls.
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