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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tanner, Benjamin 1775-1848 (search)
Tanner, Benjamin 1775-1848 Engraver; born in New York City, March 27, 1775; removed to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1799, and with his brother Henry founded a map-publishing establishment. He also founded the banknote engraving house of Tanner, Vallance. Kearny & Co., in 1816. Later this enterprise was abandoned and he founded a blank-check-note and draft publishing concern. His engravings include Apotheosis of Washington; Perry's victory on Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813; The launch of the steam frigate Fulton; MacDONOUGHonough's victory on Lake Champlain, and defeat of the British army at Plattsburg by General McCoomb, Sept. 11, 1814; The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown; America guided by wisdom, etc. He died in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14, 1848.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thompson, Alexander Ramsey 1790- (search)
Thompson, Alexander Ramsey 1790- Military officer; born in 1790; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1812; served in the War of 1812, taking part in Gen. James Wilkinson's expedition down the St. Lawrence, in the defence of Plattsburg, and in other operations on Lake Champlain; promoted captain of infantry in 1814; became major in 1832, and lieutenant-colonel in 1837; served in the war with the Seminole Indians; and was killed in the battle of Okeechobee, Dec. 25, 1837.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788- (search)
Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788- Military officer; born in New Haven, Conn., Aug. 23, 1788; graduated at West Point in 1805, and was chief engineer of the army on the Niagara frontier in 1812-13. For meritorious services in the capture of Fort George he was brevetted major in June, 1813. He was chief engineer of Generals Izard and Macomb on Lake Erie in 1814, and was brevetted lieutenant-colonel for gallantry in the battle of Plattsburg. He was chief engineer of the army of General Scott in the siege of Vera Cruz in 1847, and brevetted brigadier-general. From 1846 to 1864 he was a regent of the Smithsonian Institution, and in the Civil War was chief engineer of the United States army. He was brevetted majorgeneral, United States army, the day before his death, in Washington, D. C., April 22, 1864. He was author of an able Report on the subject of National defences (1851), and translator of Vicat on mortars.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
ates......June 20, 1812 Stephen Van Rensselaer (the patroon), of Albany, commissioned major-general and assigned to the 1st Division, and Benjamin Mooers, of Plattsburg, to the 2d......1812 British attack Sackett's Harbor and are repulsed......July 29, 1812 Lieut. J. D. Elliott captures the Caledonia and Detroit, British.....Aug. 4, 1814 Colonel Drummond assaults the works and is repulsed......Aug. 15, 1814 Commodore Macdonough defeats British fleet on Lake Champlain at Plattsburg, under Commodore Downie......Sept. 11, 1814 General Macomb, with about 6,000 men, defeats 12,000 British under Sir George Provost, at Plattsburg......Sept. 1Plattsburg......Sept. 11, 1814 Americans make a successful sortie at Fort Erie and destroy the British works......Sept. 17, 1814 British raise the siege after fifty-six days......Sept. 21, 1814 Americans, under General Izard, abandon Fort Erie and blow it up......Nov. 5, 1814 Treaty of peace ratified and promulgated......Feb. 17, 1815 Rob
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vermont, (search)
ature......Nov. 2, 1796 Gov. Thomas Chittenden resigns on account of failing health (1797), and dies at Williston......Aug. 25, 1797 University of Vermont and State agricultural school at Burlington, chartered 1791, opened......1800 Steamboat The Vermont launched at Burlington by John and James Winans......1809 Flag-ship Saratoga, of twenty-six guns, and several small vessels, built upon Otter Creek during the winter of 1813-14, under Thomas Macdonough, engage in the battle of Plattsburg and Lake Champlain; Americans victorious......Sept. 11, 1814 President James Monroe makes a tour through Vermont......1817 Norwich University founded at Norwich......1819 Resolutions of the Vermont legislature presented in the United States Senate, declaring slavery a moral and political evil, and that Congress has the right to prohibit its extension......Dec. 9, 1820 General Lafayette lays the corner-stone of the new university building at Burlington, to replace that destroyed
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Vermont, (search)
n adopted the national Constitution, and Vermont, having agreed to pay to the State of New York $30,000 for territory claimed by that State, was, by resolution of Congress passed on Feb. 18, admitted into the Union on March 4, to have two representatives in Congress until an apportionment of representatives should be made. In the War of 1812-15 the governor refused to call out the militia, and forbade troops to leave the State; but Vermont volunteers took an active part in the battle at Plattsburg in 1814. During the troubles in Canada (1837-38), sympathizing Vermonters to the number of fully 600, went over to the help of the insurgents, but were soon disarmed. During the Civil War Vermont furnished to the National army 35.256 troops. Population in 1890, 332,422; in 1900, 346,641. State governors. Assumes Office.Assumes office. Thomas Chittenden1777Ryland Fletcher1856 Moses Robinson1789Hiland Hall1858 Thomas Chittenden1790Erastus Fairbanks1860 Paul Brigham1797Frederick Ho
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walworth, Reuben Hyde 1788-1867 (search)
Walworth, Reuben Hyde 1788-1867 Jurist; born in Bozrah, Conn., Oct. 26, 1788; admitted to the bar in 1809 and began practice in Plattsburg, N. Y. During the British invasion of Plattsburg, in September, 1814, he was aide to Gen. Benjamin Mooers, by whom he was assigned to view the naval fight from the shore and to report the resuits. He held a seat in Congress in 1821-23; was judge of the fourth judicial district of New York in 1823-28; and chancellor of New York State in 1828-48. In tPlattsburg, in September, 1814, he was aide to Gen. Benjamin Mooers, by whom he was assigned to view the naval fight from the shore and to report the resuits. He held a seat in Congress in 1821-23; was judge of the fourth judicial district of New York in 1823-28; and chancellor of New York State in 1828-48. In the latter year the court of chancery was abolished by the adoption of the new constitution. He published Rules and orders of the New York Court of Chancery, and Hyde genealogy (2 volumes). He died in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1867. His son, Mansfield Tracy, born in Albany, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1830, graduated at Union College in 1849 and at the Harvard Law School in 1852; was admitted to the bar in 1855, but soon abandoned law and devoted himself to literature. He was the author of Life o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
ier; and the Army of the North, under General Bloomfield, was also resting on the defensive at Plattsburg, on the western shore of Lake Champlain. Admiral Cochrane, who succeeded Admiral Warren in rmstrong, the Secretary of War, ordered General Izard, in command of a large body of troops at Plattsburg, to march a larger portion of them to co-operate with the army on the Niagara frontier. This mmand, and with the certainty that everything in this vicinity but the lately erected works at Plattsburg and Cumberland Head will, in less than three days after my departure, be in the possession of invasion of Prevost immediately afterwards, which was checked by the American army and navy at Plattsburg, where, with great diligence, General Macomb concentrated troops for defence immediately afterp Avon......Sept. 1, 1814 British General Prevost crosses the Canadian frontier towards Plattsburg, N. Y., with 12,000 veteran troops......Sept. 1, 1814 Fleet on Lake Champlain under Com. Thom
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Eleazar -1795 (search)
ughnawaga tribe, near Montreal, as the surviving prince, who, for almost sixty years, had been hidden from the world in that disguise. He was a reputed son of Thomas Williams, son of Eunice, the captive daughter of Rev. John Williams, of Deerfield, Mass. He was educated at Long Meadow, Mass., and when the war with England broke out, in 1812, he became confidential agent of the government among the Indians in northern New York. He served in several engagements, and was severely wounded at Plattsburg in 1814. Joining the Protestant Episcopal Church, after the war, he was for a long time a missionary, or lay-reader, among the Oneida Indians, and in 1826 he was ordained missionary presbyter, and labored in northern New York and Wisconsin. There were indications that Mr. Williams was the lost prince of the house of Bourbon, and it was proved, by physiological facts, that he was not possessed of Indian blood. His complexion was dark, but his hair was curly. The claims of Mr. Williams
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wool, John Ellis 1784-1869 (search)
Wool, John Ellis 1784-1869 Military officer; born in Newburg, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1784. His early education was meagre, but before he was twenty-one he was owner of a book-store in Troy. Losing his property by fire, he studied law, and on April 15, 1812, entered the army as captain in the 13th United States Infantry, raising a company in Troy. At the battle of Queenston Heights he was severely wounded; and, for gallantry in the battles at and near Plattsburg (Sept. 11, 1813), he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel. In 1841 he became brigadier-general. He had been sent to Europe by the government in 1832 to examine some of the military systems on that continent, and witnessed the siege of Antwerp. In 1846 he organized and disciplined volunteers for the war with Mexico, and in less than six weeks despatched to the seat of war 12,000 men fully armed and equipped. Collecting 3,000 men, he penetrated Mexico to Saltillo, after a march of 900 miles without loss. He selected the ground
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