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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 46 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 38 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 34 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 28 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 24 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 20 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 14 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 14 0 Browse Search
D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 14 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Averill, William woods, 1832- (search)
300 men, three guns, and 700 small-arms. Averill's loss was about 100 men. West Virginia was now nearly free of armed Confederates, and Averill started, in December, with a strong force of Virginia mounted infantry, Pennsylvania cavalry. and Ewing's battery, to destroy railway communications between the armies of Lee in Virginia and Bragg in Tennessee. He crossed the mountains amid ice and snow. and first struck the Virginia and Tennessee Railway at Salem, on the headwaters of the Roanoke River, where he destroved the station-house, rolling-stock, and Confederate supplies. Also, in the course of six hours his troops tore up the track, heated and ruined the rails, burned five bridges, and destroyed several culverts over the space of 15 miles. This raid aroused all the Confederates of the mountain region, and seven separate commands were arranged in a line extending from Staunton to Newport to intercept the raider. He dashed through this line at Covington in the face of some op
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
l volunteers.—6. Engagement at Duval's Bluff.—7. Battle of Bayou de Cachi, Ark.; the Confederates defeated. Engagement 10 miles above Duval's Bluff; all the camp-equipage and provisions of the Confederates captured.—8. Union expedition up Roanoke River started from Plymouth, N. C.—9. Confederate batteries at Hamilton, on the Roanoke River, with steamers, schooners, and supplies, captured.—11. Gen. H. W. Halleck appointed commander of all the land forces of the republic.—. 13. National trooRoanoke River, with steamers, schooners, and supplies, captured.—11. Gen. H. W. Halleck appointed commander of all the land forces of the republic.—. 13. National troops at Murfreesboro, Tenn., captured by Confederate cavalry.— 14. Battle of Fayetteville, Ark.; the Confederates defeated.—15. Confederate ram Arkansas ran past the Union flotilla, and reached the batteries at Vicksburg.—17. Congress authorized the use of postage and other stamps as currency, to supply a deficiency of small change, and made it a misdemeanor for any individual to issue a fractional paper currency, or shin-plasters. National troops defeated at Cynthiana, Ky.—20
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dare, Virginia, 1587- (search)
Dare, Virginia, 1587- The first child of English parents born in the New World. In 1587 John White went to Roanoke Island as governor of an agricultural colony sent out by Sir Walter Raleigh. He was accompanied by his son-in-law, William Dare, and his young wife. It was intended to plant the colony on the mainland, but White went no farther than Roanoke. There he found the melancholy remains, in the form of whitened skeletons and a broken fort, which told the sad fate of the protectors of the rights of England which Grenville had left there. The new colonists wisely determined to cultivate the friendship of the Indians. Manteo (the chief who accompanied Amidas and Barlow to England), living with his mother and relatives on Croatan Island, invited the colonists to settle on his domain. White persuaded him to receive the rites of Christian baptism, and bestowed upon him the title of baron, as Lord of Roanoke— the first and last peerage ever created on the soil of the America
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grenville, Sir Richard (search)
s more intent upon plunder and finding gold than planting a colony; the choice of him for commander was unfortunate. Sailing over the usual long southern route, they did not reach the coast of Florida until June, and as they went up the coast they encountered a storm off a point of land that nearly wrecked them, and they called it Cape Fear. George Grenville. They finally landed on Roanoke Island, with Manteo, whom they had brought back from England, and who had been created Lord of Roanoke. Grenville sent him to the mainland to announce the arrival of the English, and Lane and his principal companions soon followed the dusky peer. For eight days they explored the country and were hospitably entertained everywhere. At an Indian village a silver cup was stolen from one of the Englishmen, and was not immediately restored on demand. Grenville ordered the whole town to be destroyed, with all the standing maize, or Indian corn, around it. This wanton act kindled a flame of hatr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hayne, Robert young -1839 (search)
for personal or political objects. But the gentleman apprehends no evil from the dependence of the States on the federal government; he can see no danger of money or of patronage. Sir, I know that it is supposed to be a wise saying that patronage is a source of weakness, and in support of that maxim it has been said that every ten appointments make a hundred enemies. But I am rather inclined to think, with the eloquent and sagacious orator now reposing on his laurels on the banks of the Roanoke, that the power of conferring favors creates a crowd of dependents. He gave a forcible illustration of the truth of the remark when he told us of the effect of holding up the savory morsel to the eager eyes of the hungry hounds gathered around his door. It mattered not whether the gift was bestowed on Towser or Sweetlips, Tray, Blanche, or Sweetheart; while held in suspense they were all governed by a nod, and, when the morsel was bestowed, the expectation of the favors of to-morrow kept
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iroquois Confederacy, the (search)
mong the Chippewas; others fled to Quebec, and a few were incorporated in the Iroquois Confederacy. The Wyandottes were not positively subdued, and claimed and exercised sovereignty over the Ohio country down to the close of the eighteenth century. Then the Five Nations made successful wars on their eastern and western neighbors, and in 1655 they penetrated to the land of the Catawbas and Cherokees. They conquered the Miamis and Ottawas in 1657, and in 1701 made incursions as far as the Roanoke and Cape Fear rivers, to the land of their kindred, the Tuscaroras. So determined were they to subdue the Southern tribes that when, in 1744, they ceded a part of their lands to Virginia, they reserved a perpetual privilege of a war-path through the territory. A French invasion in 1693, and again in 1696, was disastrous to the league, which lost one-half of its warriors. Then they swept victoriously southward early in the eighteenth century, and took in their kindred, the Tuscaroras, i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lane, Sir Ralph 1530-1604 (search)
nd and wise the colony might have prospered; but he and his followers were greedy for gold, and only Harriott, the historian, acted like a sensible Christian. Lane had the gold fever severely, and all trusted more to fire-arms than to friendship to secure the good — will of the Indians. Sometimes the latter were treated with cruelty, and a flame of vengeance was kindled and kept alive. The Indians deceived the English with tales of gold-bearing regions near, and that the source of the Roanoke River was among rocks near the Pacific Ocean, where the houses were lined with pearls. Lane explored, found himself deceived, and returned. The Indians, who wanted to have the English dispersed in the forest, so as to exterminate them in detail, were discomfited. They looked with awe upon the English with fire-arms, and, believing more were coming to take their lands away from them, they determined to slay them. Lane, satisfied that there was a wide-spread conspiracy against the colony, st
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), London Company, the (search)
metals discovered than to found a commonwealth. Indeed, the class of men they sent over were totally unfit for such a noble service. The disappointed company demanded impossibilities. In 1608 they sent word to the colonists that, if they did not send them commodities sufficient to pay the charges of the voyage in which their demand was sent ($10,000); a lump of gold, the product of Virginia; assurance of having found a passage to the Pacific Ocean, and also one of the lost colony sent to Roanoke, they should be left in Virginia as banished men. To this absurd demand and threat Captain Smith made a spirited answer, in which he implored them to send better emigrants if they expected the fruits of industry. The company now sought strength by influential alliances, and they succeeded in associating with them wealthy and powerful men in the kingdom. In the spring of 1609 the company was composed of twenty-one peers, several bishops, ninety-eight knights, and a multitude of profes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Plymouth, capture of (search)
Plymouth, capture of About 7,000 Confederates, under Gen. R. F. Hoke, attacked Plymouth, N. C., at the mouth of the Roanoke River, April 17, 1864. The post was fortified, and garrisoned by 2,400 men, under Gen. H. W. Wessells. Hoke was assisted by the powerful rain Albemarle. The town was closely besieged. A gunboat that went to the assistance of the garrison was soon disabled and captured. On April 20 the Confederates made a general assault, and the town and Fort Williams were compelled to surrender. There were 1,600 men surrendered, with twenty-five cannon, 2,000 small-arms, and valuable stores.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porey, John (search)
by Sir Dudley Carleton, who wrote to a friend: I fear he has fallen too much in love with the pot to be much esteemed. At about the same time another wrote of Porey: He must have both meat and money; for drink he will find out himself, if it be above ground, or no deeper than the cellar. Porey was made secretary of the Virginia colony in 1619, but, on account of his exactions, was recalled in 1622. Early in that year he, with some friends, penetrated the country southward beyond the Roanoke River, with a view to making a settlement (see State of North Carolina). On his arrival in London, Porey joined the disaffected members of the London Company, which so excited the mind of the King against the corporation that, in 1624, he deprived them of their charter. He had been sent early in that year as one of the commissioners to inquire into the state of the Virginia colony, and while there he bribed the clerk of the council to give him a copy of their proceedings, for which offence th
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