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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 14 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bladensburg, battle of. (search)
ontgomery Court-House, Md., leaving the battle-field in full possession of the British. The Americans lost twenty-six killed and fifty wounded. The British loss was more than 500 killed and wounded, among them several officers of rank and distinction. The battle lasted about four hours. The principal troops engaged were militia and volunteers of the District of Columbia; militia from Baltimore, under to command of General Stansbury; various detachments of Maryland militia; a regiment of virginia militia, under Col. George Minor, 600 strong, with 100 cavalry. The regular army contributed 300 men; Barney's flotilla, 400. There were 120 marines from the Washington navy-yard, with two 18-pound and three 12-pound cannon. There were also various companies of volunteer cavalry from the District, Maryland, and Virginia, 300 in number, under Lieutenant-Colonel Tilghman and Majors O. H. Williams and C. Sterett. There was also a squadron of United States dragoons, commanded by Major Laval.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Champion Hills, battle of (search)
wed the battle with great energy. Finally Pemberton's left began to bend under Logan's severe pressure. and, at five o'clock, gave way. The rest of his army became so confused and disheartened that they began to fly. Seeing this. Pemberton ordered his whole army to retreat towards the Big Black River; when Grant ordered the fresh brigades of Osterhaus and Carr to follow with all speed, and cross the river, if possible. In the retreat Pemberton lost many of his troops, made prisoners. This battle was fought mainly by Hovey's division of McClernand's corps and Logan's and Quinby's divisions (the latter commanded by Crocker) of McPherson's corps. The National loss was 2,457, of whom 426 were killed. The loss of the Confederates was estimated to have been quite equal to that of the Nationals in killed and wounded, besides almost 2,000 prisoners, eighteen guns, and a large quantity of smallarms. Among the killed was General Tilghman, who was captured at Fort Henry the year before.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, Fort (search)
er within about 12 miles, on the right bank, and on a high hill opposite Fort Hickman. At the beginning of February, 1862, a land force under General Grant, and a flotilla of gunboats under Commodore Foote, were sent to capture these two forts. They appeared about 2 miles below Fort Henry on Feb. 3. That fort was armed with seventeen great guns, twelve of which swept the river, and the garrison and troops encamped outside of the fort numbered less than 3,000. These were commanded by General Tilghman, of Maryland, a graduate of West Point Academy. Foote placed four of his iron-clad gunboats in position to bombard the fort, while two of his unarmored vessels fished up torpedoes with which the Confederates had strewn the river bottom. Some of the troops went up the left side of the river to silence the guns of Fort Hieman, when the garrison fled. Meanwhile Foote opened (Feb. 6) a heavy fire on Fort Henry. It was so severe that in an hour the garrison were panic-stricken. The troo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tilghman, Matthew 1718-1790 (search)
Tilghman, Matthew 1718-1790 Patriot; born in Hermitage, Md., Feb. 17, 1718; member of the General Assembly of Maryland in 1751-77; served on the committee to protest to the King against the Stamp Act. He was president of the Revolutionary Convention which managed the province in 1774-77; was called from his seat in Congress in June, 1776, to become president of the convention which drew up the first constitution of Maryland; and was elected to the Maryland Senate in 1777 and 1781. He died in Hermitage, Md., May 4, 1790.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
n Dickinson 34. Hon. Caesar RodneyNew Castle, Kent, and Sussex on the DelawareAug. 1, 1774 35. Thomas McKean 36. George Read 37. Robert GoldsboroughMarylandJune 22, 1774 38. William Paca 39. Samuel Chase 40. Thomas Johnson 41. Matthew Tilghman 42. Hon. Peyton RandolphVirginiaAug. 5, 1774 43. Patrick Henry 44. Benjamin Harrison 45. George Washington 46. Richard Bland 47. Edmund Pendleton 48. Richard Henry Lee 49. Henry MiddletonSouth CarolinaJuly 6, 1774 50. Christ Richard CaswellNorth CarolinaAug. 25, 1774 55. Joseph Hewes 56. William Hooper Delegates mentioned above not present at first day of meeting.Date of Joining. Richard Henry LeeVirginiaSept. 6, 1774 Thomas JohnsonMarylandSept. 6, 1774 Matthew TilghmanMarylandSept. 12, 1774 Henry WisnerNew YorkSept. 14, 1774 John Alsop George RossPennsylvaniaSept. 14, 1774 Joseph HewesNorth CarolinaSept. 14, 1774 William Hooper Richard CaswellNorth CarolinaSept. 17, 1774 John DickinsonPennsylvaniaSe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
timore, dying without an heir, bequeaths his proprietary to Henry Harford, his natural son......1771 People aroused by the governor's proclamation, under the leadership of Charles Carroll, elect the popular candidates Messrs. Paca and Hammond to the House, and bury the obnoxious proclamation in effigy......May 14, 1773 Convention meets at Annapolis, proposes an absolute cessation of intercourse with the mother-country, and nominates Samuel Chase, Robert Goldsborough, William Paca, Matthew Tilghman, and Thomas Johnson delegates to the first Continental Congress at Philadelphia......June 22, 1774 Anthony Stewart, the owner of the brig Peggy Stewart, having paid the duty on a few packages of tea included in the cargo, the people are excited by his act, and under advice of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, Stewart burns his vessel......Oct. 14, 1774 George Washington, present in Congress as a member from Virginia, is nominated by Thomas Johnson, of Maryland, to be commander-in-ch
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
ieved him of blame for the surrender of New Orleans, and Gen. J. E. Johnston in 1864 proposed to give him command of a corps, but he was not restored to the field by the government. After the war he resided in New York City, engaged in civil engineering, until his death in June, 1884. Lloyd Tilghman Lloyd Tilghman, brigadier-general in the Confederate States army, was born in Talbot county, Maryland, in 1816. He was of a distinguished colonial family, being the great-grandson of Matthew Tilghman, who was president of the revolutionary conventions of Maryland, member of the legislature and Continental Congress, head of the council of safety, and known in his old age as the Patriarch of Maryland. A daughter of this ancestor married Col. Tench Tilghman, aide-de-camp to General Washington. Lloyd Tilghman was graduated at the United States military academy in 1836, and was commissioned second-lieutenant in the First Dragoons. September 30, 1836, he resigned and took up the profess