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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cleveland, Benjamin 1738-1806 (search)
Cleveland, Benjamin 1738-1806 Military officer; born in Prince William county, Va., May 26, 1738; removed to North Carolina in 1769; entered the American army in 1775; led a company in the campaign of Rutherford against the Cherokee Indians in 1776; greatly distinguished himself at King's Mountain (q. v.); and later settled in South Carolina, where he became a judge. He died in October, 1806. Cleveland, Grover
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Graham, James Duncan 1799-1865 (search)
Graham, James Duncan 1799-1865 Military officer; born in Prince William county, Va., April 4, 1799; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1817; appointed a topographical engineer in 1829; made the survey of the northeast boundary of the United States; represented the United States under the treaty of Washington in determining the boundary between the United States and the British provinces, etc.; promoted colonel of engineers, June 1, 1863. He died in Boston, Mass., Dec. 28, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Neville, John 1731- (search)
Neville, John 1731- Military officer; born in Prince William county, Va., in 1731; served with Braddock in his expedition in 1755, and was a representative to the provincial convention from Augusta county in 1774. During the Revolutionary War he was colonel of the 4th Virginia Regiment, and was in the battles at Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth, and Germantown. Later he was an inspector of excise, and aided in suppressing the whiskey insurrection of 1794. He died near Pittsburg, Pa., July 29, 1803
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stewart, Austin (search)
Stewart, Austin Author; born of slave parents, in Prince William county, Va., about 1793; escaped and went to Rochester, N. Y., in 1817, and was there successful in business; was vice-president of the national convention of negroes in Philadelphia in 1830; became an agent for the Anti-slavery standard in 1839. He was the author of Twenty-two years a slave and forty years a Freeman. He died after 1860.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
ag......May 24, 1861 Slaves around Fortress Monroe entering the Federal lines are declared contrabrand by Gen. B. F. Butler......May 27, 1861 Occupation of Newport News by the Federals......May 27-29, 1861 Federal troops cross the Ohio at Wheeling and at Parkersburg.......May 27, 1861 Occupy Grafton, W. Va......May 30, 1861 Affair at Philippi, Confederates retreat to Beverly......June 3, 1861 Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard proclaims to the people of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William counties that the Federals are warring for beauty and booty ......June 5, 1861 Virginia troops transferred to the Confederate government by the governor......June 8, 1861 Affair at Big Bethel, near Fortress Monroe......June 10, 1861 General Patterson crosses the Potomac at Williamsport......July 2, 1861 Affair at Rich Mountain, W. Va.; the Confederates under Col. George H. Pegram defeated by the Federals under General Rosecrans......July 11, 1861 Battle at Carricksford, W. V