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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 75 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 28 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 26 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 26 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 16 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 16 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 13 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 13 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 12 0 Browse Search
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 12 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emancipation proclamations. (search)
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 the military and naval authorities t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Roanoke Island (search)
ake it by storm. Colonel Hawkins was then leading a flank movement with a part of his command. Seeing the major pushing forward, the colonel joined him, when the whole battalion shouted, Zou! Zou! Zou! and pressed to the redoubt. The Confederates fled and were pursued about 6 miles, when they surrendered, and Roanoke Island passed into the possession of the National forces. The Confederate flotilla fled up Albemarle Sound, pursued by National gunboats under Commander Rowan. Near Elizabeth, not far from the Dismal Swamp, Rowan attacked the flotilla and some land batteries, driving the Confederates from both, while Lynch and his followers retired into the interior. Then the United States flag was placed upon a shore-battery, and this was the first portion of the North Carolina main that was repossessed by the government. The loss of Roanoke Island was a severe one for the Confederates. The National loss in the capture of the island was about 50 killed and 222 wounded; that
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Mills, battle of (search)
South Mills, battle of In April, 1862, General Reno, with New England, New York, and Pennsylvania troops, went in transports up the Pasquotank to within 3 miles of Elizabeth City, N. C., and, landing cautiously in the night of the 19th, a part of them, under Colonel Hawkins, pushed forward to surprise and intercept a body of Confederates known to be about leaving that place for Norfolk. Misled by his guide, the Confederates were apprised of the movement before he appeared, and near South Mills, in the vicinity of Camden Court-house, they assailed the Nationals with grape and canister. Reno, with his main body, met the attack bravely. The Confederates were flanked, and hastily withdrew. A gunboat drove them out of the woods along the river-bank, and Hawkins's Zouaves made a charge, but were repulsed with heavy loss. The Confederates were defeated. This event caused much consternation at Norfolk. The Nationals lost (chiefly of Hawkins's Zouaves) fifteen killed, ninety-six wo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
.....Nov. 18, 1861 Joint naval and military expedition against North Carolina under Flag-officer L. M. Goldsborough and General Burnside sails from Hampton Roads, January, 1862; engages in the battle of Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, and occupies Elizabeth City......Feb. 11, 1862 General Burnside defeats Confederate General Branch, and occupies Newbern. Federal loss, 100 killed, 500 wounded......March 14, 1862 Fort Macon surrenders to the Federals......April 26, 1862 Edward Stanley, commisschool for white deafand-dumb children at Morganton; establishing a normal and industrial school for girls at Greensboro; declaring the birthday of Robert E. Lee (Jan. 19) a legal holiday; establishing a normal school for the colored race at Elizabeth City; and incorporating a soldiers' home for needy Confederate soldiers at Camp Russell, near Raleigh. Session begins Jan. 8 and closes......March 9, 1891 Gov. Daniel G. Fowle dies suddenly of apoplexy at Raleigh, April 7, and Lieut. Gov. Thom
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
Governor West goes to England, Dr. John Potts succeeds......March 5, 1628 Population, 5,000......1629 George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, arrives in Virginia in the autumn of......1629 Ministers of the gospel are ordered to conform in all things to the canons of the Church of England......1629-30 Governor Potts superseded as governor by Sir John Harvey......March, 1630 Trouble with Maryland as to land titles......1632-44 Virginia divided into eight counties or shires, viz., Elizabeth City, Warwick, James City, Charles City, Henrico, Isle of Wight, York, and Accomac......1634 William Clayborne, a Virginian contestant, sent to England by Governor Harvey to answer for attempting to establish his claim against Maryland......1635 Governor Harvey deposed by the Virginia Assembly, and commissioners appointed to impeach him in England. He accompanies the commission......1635 John West acting governor during the absence of Governor Harvey......1635-36 Harvey, reinstat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colony of Virginia, (search)
ts from their private employments to do his work; the whole council had to consent to the levy of men for the public service; older settlers, who came before Sir Thomas Gates (1611), and their posterity were to be exempt from personal military service; the burgesses were not to be molested in going to, coming from, or during the sessions of the Assembly; every private planter's lands were to be surveyed and their bounds recorded; monthly courts were to be held by special commissioners at Elizabeth City, at the mouth of the James, and at Charles City, for the accommodation of more distant plantations; the price of Berkeley, Virginia, near Harrison's Landing. corn was to be unrestricted; in every parish was to be a public granary, to which each planter was to bring yearly a bushel of corn to be disposed of for public use by a vote of the freemen, and if not disposed of to be returned to the owner; every settler was to be compelled to cultivate corn enough for his family; all trade in c