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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crawford, William 1732- (search)
Crawford, William 1732- Military officer; born in Berkeley county, Va., in 1732; was early engaged in surveying with Washington, and served with him in Braddock's expedition against Fort Duquesne. He also served during the Pontiac Indian war, and after the opening of the Revolutionary War he became colonel of the 5th Virginia Regiment. Throughout the war he was intimately associated with Washington. In May, 1782, although he had resigned from the army, he accepted at the request of Washington the command of the expedition against the Wyandotte and Delaware Indians on the banks of the Muskingum River. His force became surrounded by Indians, and after it had cut its way out his men became separated. Colonel Crawford was captured and, after being horribly tortured, was burned to death by the Indians, June 11, 1782.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emancipation proclamations. (search)
are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit: Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terre Bonne, Lafourche, Ste. Marie, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the city of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Anne and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth), and which excepted parts are, for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued. And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are, and henceforward shall be, free; and that the Executive Government of the United States, including t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Royalist colonies. (search)
ch resulted in a capitulation. Two sets of articles were signed—one with the Assembly, which was favorably inclined towards Parliament; the other with Governor Berkeley and his council, who were to be allowed a year to settle up their affairs, without being required to take new oaths. They were guaranteed the right to sell their property and go where they pleased. The Assembly was dealt fairly and honorably with. Those who did not choose to relinquish the use of the Book of Common Prayer, or to subscribe to a promise to be true and faithful to the commonwealth of England, as was then established, without king or House of Lords, were allowed a year for making sale of their property and departing. The Dutch vessels were provided for. Berkeley's commission was declared void. A new Assembly was called, when Richard Bennett, who accompanied the expedition, was elected governor of Virginia, and Claiborne, who also came with the expedition, was chosen secretary. See Claiborne, Willia
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trimble, Robert 1777- (search)
Trimble, Robert 1777- Jurist; born in Berkeley county, Va., in 1777; removed with his parents to Kentucky in 1780; studied law and began practice in 1803; appointed second judge of the court of appeals in 1808; and chief-justice of Kentucky in 1810; was United States judge for Kentucky in 1816-26, and was then appointed a justice of the United States Supreme Court. He died Aug. 25, 1828.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West Virginia, state of (search)
h, and Kentucky and Ohio on the west. Area, 24,780 square miles in fifty-four counties. Population, 1890, 762,794; 1900, 958,800. Capital, Charleston. Harper's Ferry established as a ferry......1748 Baptist church formed at Opequon, Berkeley county, under charge of Rev. John Gerard, from New England......1754 Battle of the Trough, near Moorefield. A small band of settlers pursuing Indians under Kill Buck are hemmed in between mountain and river, and obliged to retreat with loss of government takes place at Wheeling......June 20, 1863 Supreme Court of Appeals organized at Wheeling......July 9, 1863 Gen. W. W. Averill defeats Maj. John Echols in battle of Droop Mountain......Nov. 6, 1863 Transfer of the counties of Berkeley (Aug. 5, 1863) and Jefferson (Nov. 2, 1863) from the State of Virginia to West Virginia is recognized by joint resolution of Congress......March 10, 1866 Amendments to State constitution ratified, excluding from citizenship all who had, subse
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Zane, Ebenezer 1747-1811 (search)
Zane, Ebenezer 1747-1811 Pioneer; born in Berkeley county, Va., Oct. 7, 1747; established the first permanent settlement on the Ohio River in 1770, at the present site of Wheeling. He there built Fort Henry, which later sustained several attacks by the Indians; was disbursing officer for Lord Dunmore; and promoted colonel. He was proprietor of the present site of Zanesville, on the Muskingum River. He died in Wheeling, W. Va., in 1811. See Zanesville.