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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fremont, John Charles 1813-1890 (search)
the Mississippi, and assist in military operations against the batteries at Memphis. In the event of this movement being successful, he proposed to push on towards the Gulf of Mexico with his army, and take possession of New Orleans. More than 20,000 soldiers were set in motion (Sept. 27, 1861) southward (5,000 of them cavalry), under the respective commands of Generals Hunter, Pope, Sigel, McKinstry, and Asboth, accompanied by eighty-six heavy guns. These were moving southward early in October; and on the 11th, when his army was 30,000 strong, he wrote to the government: My plan is, New Orleans straight; I would precipitate the war forward, and end it soon victoriously. He was marching with confidence of success, and his troops were winning little victories here and there, when, through the influence of men jealous of him and his political enemies, Fremont's career was suddenly checked. False accusers, public and private, caused General Scott to send an order for him to turn ov
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gage, Thomas 1721-1787 (search)
the land, are destined to the cord, have hitherto been treated with care and kindness—indiscriminately, it is true, for I acknowledge no rank that is not derived from the King. Washington remembered that Gage's want of presence of mind had lost the battle of the Monongahela and replied, in a dignified manner: I shall not stoop to retort and invective. You affect sir, to despise all rank not derived from the same source as your own. I cannot conceive one more honorable than that which flows from the uncorrupted choice of a brave and free people, the purest source and original fountain of all power. Far from making it a plea for cruelty, a mind of true magnanimity would comprehend and respect it. After the affairs at Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill, Gage was ungenerously held responsible for the blunders of the ministry, and resigned his command in October. 1775, when he was succeeded by Gen. William Howe as chief of the forces in America. He died in England, April 2, 1787.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
n. Congress assumed the political control, and the President conveyed by patent the fee of the soil to the government of the State for the use of the grantees and the parties claiming under them. Whereupon, in pursuance of this authority, on Sept. 22, 1800, Governor St. Clair issued a proclamation establishing the county of Trumbull, to include within its boundaries the Fire lands and adjacent islands, and ordered an election to be held at Warren, its county seat, on the second Tuesday of October. At that election forty-two votes were cast, of which General Edward Paine received thirty-eight, and was thus elected a member of the Territorial legislature. All the early deeds on the Reserve are preserved in the records of Trumbull county. A treaty was held at Fort Industry on July 4, 1805, between the commissioners of the Connecticut Land Company and the Indians, by which all the lands in the Reserve west of the Cuyahoga belonging to the Indians were ceded to the Connecticut Com
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
ithin the limits of his State, and war made havoc on its coasts and in the interior. Sherman swept through the State with a large army late in 1864, living off the country, and within its borders the President of the Confederacy was captured in May, 1865 (see Davis, Jefferson). Within its borders was the famous Andersonville prison-pen (see Confederate prisons). In June, 1865, Seal of Georgia. a provisional governor was appointed for the State. A convention held at Milledgeville late in October repealed the ordinance of secession, declared the war debt void. amended the constitution so as to abolish slavery, and in November elected a governor, legislature, and members of Congress. Congress did not approve these measures, and the Senators and Representatives chosen were not admitted to seats. In 1867, Georgia, with Alabama and Florida, formed a military district, and was placed under military rule. A convention at Atlanta, in March, 1868, framed a constitution, which was ratifi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gough, John Bartholomew 1817-1886 (search)
other, and when twelve years old came to the United States. In 1831 he was employed in a publishing house in New York City, and there learned the bookbinding trade. In 1833 he lost his place and soon drifted into the worst habits of dissipation. For several years he spent his time in drinking resorts, making his meagre living by singing and by his wonderful powers of comic delineation. In 1842 he went to work in Worcester, Mass., where he was soon looked upon as a hopeless drunkard. In October of that year a little kindness extended to him by a Quaker led him to a temperance meeting, where he signed a pledge which he faithfully kept for several months, when some old companions John B. Gough. led him astray. He soon, however, conquered his appetite, and a desire to give his life to the cause of temperance became irresistible. He left Worcester, and with a carpet-bag in hand travelled on foot through the New England States, lecturing wherever he could gain auditors. His inten
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greene, Francis Vinton 1850- (search)
he was promoted to captain. In 1885 he became Professor of Practical Military Engineering at West Point; and Dec. 31, 1886, resigned from the army. When the war with Spain broke out in 1898 he was commissioned colonel of the 71st New York Regiment, but before this regiment embarked for Cuba he was sent to Manila with the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers, and had command of the United States forces in the battle of Malate, June 30, 1898, and in other actions around Manila in August. On Aug. 13, 1898, he was promoted to major-general. Returning from the Philippines in October he was placed in command of the 2d Division of the 7th Army Corps, and was on duty at Jacksonville (Fla.), Savannah (Ga.), and Havana. He resigned his commission Feb. 28, 1899. He is the author of The Russian army and its campaigns in Turkey; Army life in Russia; The Mississippi campaign of the Civil War; Life of Nathanael Greene, Major-General in the army of the Revolution; and many magazine articles.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Charles Francis 1821- (search)
open polar sea, and it made an appropriation for the purpose. A ship called the Polaris was fitted out, and sent (from New York, June 29, 1871) under the general command of Hall, Buddington going as sailing-master, accompanied by scientific associates. In August they reached the northern settlement in Greenland. Pushing on northward, the vessel reached lat. 86° 16′, the most northerly point reached up to that time. They wintered in a cove (which they called Polaris), in lat. 81° 38′. In October Hall and three others started on a sledge expedition northward, and reached a point a few miles short of that touched by the Polaris. They soon returned, when Hall was taken sick and died Nov. 8, 1871. In August, 1872, Captain Buddington attempted to return with the Polaris, but for weeks was in the icepack. She was in great peril, and preparations were made to abandon her. The boats, provisions, and nineteen of the crew were put on the ice, but before the rest of them could get out the<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hayes, Isaac Israel 1832-1881 (search)
h thirteen other persons, for the Arctic regions. They anchored, after a perilous voyage, in Port Foulke, on the west coast of Greenland, in lat. 78° 17′, on Sept. 9, where they wintered. In April, 1861, with twelve men and fourteen dogs, he pushed northward over the ice in a boat; but finally the vessel was sent back, and Dr. Hayes, with three companions and two dog-sledges, pressed on to land in lat. 81° 37′, beyond which they discovered open water. The expedition returned to Boston in October. Dr. Hayes found his country in civil war, and he served in it as a surgeon. In 1867 he published an account of his expedition, under the title of The open polar sea; and the Royal Geographical Society of London and the Geographical Society of Paris each presented to him a gold medal. In 1869 he sailed in the steamer Panther, in company with the artist William Bradford (q. v.), and explored the southern coasts of Greenland. After his return he published The land of desolation. He died <
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, Guy Vernor 1839-1899 (search)
He served with distinction in the Indian wars of 1874-76. With a detachment of the 9th Cavalry he made a notable march in December, 1890, to the relief of the Pine Ridge Agency after the sanguinary conflict between the Sioux and the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek. He became lieutenant-colonel of the 7th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1892; was given command of Fort Myer, Va.; was commissioned colonel of the 10th Cavalry, June 1, 1897; appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, May 4, 1898; in October of the latter year was promoted to brigadier-general in the regular army; and on Dec. 7, 1898, was promoted to major-general of volunteers. He participated in the final actions around Santiago and then went to Porto Rico with General Miles. In December, 1898, he was transferred from the command of the district of Ponce to the post of governor-general of Porto Rico. In April, 1899, he relinquished his last command on account of ill-health and returned to the United States, where, on Oct.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, Patrick 1736- (search)
he resolutions passed in spite of the old leaders; but in Henry's absence, the next Statue of Patrick Henry at Richmond, Va. day, they were reconsidered and softened. But a manuscript copy had already been sent to Philadelphia, and they soon appeared in the newspapers, producing a wonderful effect. These resolutions were followed in Massachusetts by the recommendation of a committee of the General Assembly for a congress of delegates from the several colonies to meet in New York City in October following. See Stamp act Congress. After his death, there was found among his papers one sealed, and thus endorsed: Enclosed are the resolutions of the Virginia Assembly, in 1765, concerning the Stamp Act. Let my executors open this paper. Within was found a copy of the resolutions in his handwriting. On the back of the paper containing the resolutions is the following endorsement, also in his handwriting: The within resolutions passed the House of Burgesses in May, 1765. They form
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