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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agreement of the people, (search)
; Canterbury, with the Suburbs adjoining and Liberties thereof, 2; Rochester, with the Parishes of Chatham and Stroud, 1; The Cinque Ports in Kent and Sussex, viz., Dover, Romney, Hythe, Sandwich, Hastings, with the Towns of Rye and Winchelsea, 3. Sussex, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Chichester, 8 Chichester, with the Suburbs and Liberties thereof, 1. Southampton County, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder named, 8 ; Winchester, with the Suburbs and Liberties thereof, 1; Southampton Town and the County thereof, 1. Dorsetshire, with the Boroughs. Towns, and Parishes therein, except Dorchester, 7; Dorchester, 1. Devonshire, with the Boroughs. Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder particularly named, 12; Exeter, 2; Plymouth, 2; Barnstaple, 1. Cornwall, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein. 8. Somersetshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are
lan had retreated to Harrison's Landing and the Confederate leaders were satisfied that no further attempts would then be made to take Richmond, they ordered Lee to make a dash on Washington. Hearing of this, Halleck ordered Pope, in the middle of July, to meet the intended invaders at the outset of their raid. General Rufus King led a troop of cavalry that destroyed railroads and bridges to within 30 or 40 miles of Richmond. Pope's troops were posted along a line from Fredericksburg to Winchester and Harper's Ferry, and were charged with the threefold duty of covering the national capital, guarding the valley entrance into Maryland in the rear of Washington, and threatening Richmond from the north as a diversion in favor of McClellan. When General Grant began his march against Richmond (May, 1864), Gen. Benjamin F. Butler was in command of the Army of the James, and was directed to co-operate with the Army of the Potomac. Butler prepared to make a vigorous movement against Ric
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
9, 1862 Shiloh (Tenn.)April 6 and 7, Island Number10 (Surrendered)April 7, 1862 Forts Jackson and St. PhilipApril 18-27, 1862 New Orleans (Captured).April 25 to May 1, 1862 Yorktown (Siege of)April and May, 1862 WilliamsburgMay 5, 1862 WinchesterMay 25, 1862 Hanover Court-HouseMay 27, 1862 Seven Pines, or Fair OaksMay 31 and June 1, 1862 Memphis (Tenn.)June 6, 1862 Cross Keys and Port RepublicJune 8 and 9, Seven Days before RichmondJune and July, 1862 Baton Rouge (La.)Aug. 5, 186ch-tree Creek (Ga.)July 20, 1864 Decatur (Ga.)July 22, 1864 Atlanta (Ga.)July 28, 1864 Petersburg (Va. ; Mine Explosion)July 30, 1864 Mobile BayAug. 5, 1864 Jonesboro (Ga.)Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 1864 Atlanta (Ga.; Captured)Sept. 2, 1864 Winchester (Va.)Sept. 19, 1864 Fisher's Hill (Va.)Sept. 22, 1864 Allatoona Pass (Ga.)Oct. 6, 1864 Hatcher's Run (Va.)Oct. 27, 1864 Franklin (Tenn.)Nov. 30, 1864 Fort McAllister (Ga.)Dec. 14, 1864 Nashville (Tenn.)Dec. 15 and 16, Fort Fisher (N. C.; F
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bull Run, battles of. (search)
Run, battles of. The gathering of Confederate troops at Manassas Junction (q. v.) required prompt and vigorous movements for the defence of Washington, D. C. Beauregard was there with the main Confederate army, and Gen. J. E. Johnston was at Winchester, in the Shenandoah Valley, with a large body of troops, with which he might reinforce the former. Gen. Robert Patterson was at Martinsburg with 18,000 Nationals to keep Johnston at Winchester. Gen. Irvin McDowell was in command of the DepartWinchester. Gen. Irvin McDowell was in command of the Department of Virginia, with his headquarters at Arlington House; and, at about the middle of July, 1861, he was ordered to move against the Confederates. With 20,000 troops he marched from Arlington Heights (July 16), for the purpose of flanking the Confederate right wing. A part of his troops under General Tyler had a severe battle with them at Blackburn's Ford (July 18), and were repulsed (see Blackburn's Ford, battle of). McDowell found he could not flank the Confederates, so he proceeded to mak
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cedar Creek, battle of. (search)
n made captive, besides a large number killed and wounded; also camp equipage, lines of defence, and twenty-four cannon. There being a lull in the pursuit, Wright had reformed his troops and changed his front, intending to attack or retreat to Winchester as circumstances might dictate. At that critical moment Sheridan appeared on the field. He had returned from Washington, and had slept at Winchester. Early in the morning he heard the booming of cannon up the valley, and supposed it to beWinchester. Early in the morning he heard the booming of cannon up the valley, and supposed it to be only a reconnoissance. After breakfast he mounted his horse—a powerful black charger—and moved leisurely out of the city southward. He soon met the van of fugitives, who told a dreadful tale of disaster. He immediately ordered the retreating artillery to be parked on each side of the turnpike. Then, ordering his escort to follow, he put his horse on a swinging gallop, and at that pace rode nearly 12 miles to the front. The fugitives became thicker and thicker every moment. He did not stop
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cemeteries, National (search)
ore, Md.1,637166 Laurel, Baltimore, Md2326 Soldiers' Home, D. C.5,314288 Battle, D. C.43 Grafton, W. Va634620 Arlington, Va11,9154,349 Alexandria, Va 3,402124 Ball's Bluff, Va124 Cold Harbor, Va6731,281 City Point, Va3,7781,374 Culpeper, Va456911 Known.Unknown. Danville. Va1,172155 Fredericksburg, Va2,48712,770 Fort Harrison, Va236575 Glendale, Va 234961 Hampton, Va4,930494 Poplar Grove, Va2,1973,993 Richmond, Va8425,700 Seven Pines, Va 1501,208 Staunton, Va 233520 Winchester, Va 2,0942,365 Yorktown, Va 7481,434 Newbern, N. C.2,1771,077 Raleigh, N. C.619562 Salisbury, N. C.9412,032 Wilmington, N. C 7101,398 Beaufort, S. C.4,7484,493 Florence, S C.1992,799 Andersonville, Ga12,793921 Marietta, Ga7,1882,963 Barrancas, Fla 798657 Mobile, Ala756113 Corinth, Miss 1,7893,927 Natchez, Miss3082.780 Vicksburg, Miss3,89612,704 Alexandria, La534772 Baton Rouge, La2,469495 Chalmette, La 6,8375,674 Port Hudson, La5963,223 Brownsville, Tex 1,4171,379 San A
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
agement on the Antietam battle-field.—11. Conscription under the draft begins in New York City.—12. Martial law proclaimed in Cincinnati.—13. Yazoo City, Miss., captured by the Nationals.—14. Draft riots in Boston.—15. Riots in Boston, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Staten Island, and other places. —23. Engagement at Manassas Gap; 300 Confederates killed or wounded, and ninety captured.—30. President Lincoln proclaims a retaliating policy in favor of negro soldiers. Defeat of Confederates at Winchester, Ky.—Aug. 1. Heavy cavalry fight at Kelly's Ford, Va., and Confederates defeated.—3. Governor Seymour, of New York, remonstrated against the enforcement of the draft, because of alleged unfair enrolment. On the 7th President Lincoln replied and intimated that the draft should be carried out.—6. National Thanksgiving Day observed.—12. Gen. Robert Toombs exposes the bankruptcy of the Confederacy. —15. The Common Council of New York City voted $3,000,000 for conscripts.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conrad, Charles M. 1804-1878 (search)
Conrad, Charles M. 1804-1878 Legislator; born in Winchester, Va., about 1804; admitted to the bar in 1828; and began practice in New Orleans. In 1842-43 he served out the unexpired term of Alexander Monton in the United States Senate; in 1848-50 was a representative in Congress; and in 1850-53 was Secretary of War. He was a leader in the Secession movement in 1860; a deputy from Louisiana in the Montgomery Provisional Congress in 1861; and a member of the Confederate Congress, and also a brigadier-general in the Confederate army in 1862-64. He died in New Orleans, La., Feb. 11, 1878.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Convention troops. (search)
Convention troops. When Burgoyne's army surrendered to General Gates, these generals agreed that the prisoners (over 5,000) should be marched to Cambridge, near Boston, to embark for England, on their parole not to serve again against the Americans. Suspecting that the parole would be violated, Congress, after ratifying, revoked it. As the British government did not recognize the authority of Congress, these troops remained near Boston until Congress, owing to the scarcity of supplies in New England, ordered them to Virginia, whither they went, October and November, 1778, 4,000 remaining at Charlottesville until October, 1780, when the British were removed to Fort Frederick, in Maryland, and the Germans to Winchester, their numbers reduced to 2,100. Soon after they were removed to Lancaster, and some to East Windsor, Conn. In the course of 1782 they were dispersed by exchange or desertion. See Burgoyne, Sir John.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dinwiddie, Robert, 1690-1770 (search)
at he was acting under the instructions of his superior, the Marquis Duquesne, at Montreal, and refused to withdraw his troops from the disputed territory. Dinwiddie immediately prepared for an expedition against the French, and asked the other colonies to co-operate with Virginia. This was the first call for a general colonial union against the common enemy. All hesitated excepting North Carolina. The legislature of that province promptly voted 400 men, who were soon on the march for Winchester, the place of rendezvous; but they eventually proved of little worth, for, doubtful of being paid for their services, a great part of them were disbanded before they reached the Shenandoah Valley. Some volunteers from South Carolina and New York hastened to the gathering-place. Virginia responded to the call to arms by organizing a regiment of 600 men, of which Joshua Fry was appointed colonel and Major Washington lieutenant-colonel. The Virginians assembled at Alexandria, on the Potoma
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