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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Annapolis, (search)
al Committee of Safety and subordinate executive committees, appointed in every county, parish, or hundred. It directed the enrolment of forty companies of minute-men, authorized the emission of over $500,000 in bills of credit, and extended the franchise to all freemen having a visible estate of £ 210, without any distinction as to religious belief. The convention fully resolved to sustain Massachusetts, and meet force by force if necessary. Gen. B. F. Butler was in Philadelphia on April 19, 1861, when he first heard of the assault on Massachusetts troop in Baltimore. He had orders to go to Washington through Baltimore. It was evident that he could not do so without trouble, and he took counsel with (Gen. Robert Patterson, the commander of the Department of Washington. He also consulted Commodore Dupont, commander of the navy-yard there, and it was agreed that the troops under General Butler should go from Perryville, on the Susquehanna, to Annapolis, by water, and thence acro
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dewey, George, 1837- (search)
Dewey, George, 1837- Naval officer; born in Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 26, 1837; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1858; and served on the frigate Wabash in the Mediterranean squadron until the beginning of the Civil War, when he was assigned to the steam sloop Mississippi of the West Gulf squadron. On April 19, 1861, he was commissioned lieutenant, and was with Admiral Farragut when the latter's squadron forced the passage of forts St. Philip and Jackson in April, 1862. He also took part in the attack on Fort St. Philip and the subsequent battles with gunboats and ironclads which gave Farragut control of New Orleans. In the smoke of the battle the Mississippi ran aground within range of the shore batteries. When it was seen Admiral George Dewey. Birthplace of Admiral Dewey. that the ship could not be saved, the officers and men set her afire and escaped in the boats. Later, Dewey served in the North Atlantic blockading squadron, and still later with the European
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hicks, Thomas Holliday 1798-1865 (search)
Hicks, Thomas Holliday 1798-1865 Statesman; born in Dorchester county, Md., Sept. 2, 1798; was a farmer in early life; was often in the State legislature, and was governor of the commonwealth from 1858 to 1862. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1862, for the unexpired term of a deceased Senator, and re-elected for the term ending in 1867. When the Civil War broke out, Governor Hicks stood firmly for the Union. He declared, in a proclamation after the attack on the Massachusetts regiment in Baltimore Thomas Holliday Hicks. (April 19, 1861), that all his authority would be exercised in support of the government (see Baltimore). By his patriotism and firmness, Maryland was saved from attempting secession from the Union. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 13, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, John 1806-1879 (search)
Johnson, John 1806-1879 Educator; born in Bristol, Me., Aug. 23, 1806; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1832; Professor of Natural Sciences at Wesleyan University in 1837-73, when he was made professor emeritus. He was the author of A history of the towns of Bristol and Bremen in the State of Maine, etc. He died in Clifton, S. I., Dec. 2, 1879. Indian agent; born in Ballyshannon, Ireland, in March, 1775; came to the United States in 1786 and settled in Cumberland county, Pa. He participated in the campaign against the Indians in Ohio in 1792-93; was agent of Indian affairs for thirty-one years; served in the War of 1812, becoming quartermaster. In 1841-42 he was commissioner to arrange with the Indians of Ohio for their emigration from that district. He was the author of an Account of the Indian tribes of Ohio. He died in Washington, D. C., April 19, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morris, William Walton 1801-1865 (search)
Morris, William Walton 1801-1865 Military officer; born in Ballston Springs, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1801; graduated at West Point in 1820, and served against the Indians under Colonel Leavenworth in 1823; gained promotion to major for services in the Seminole War, and to colonel in 1861. He served under Taylor in the war against Mexico, and was military governor of both Tampico and Puebla. When the Civil War broke out he was in command at Fort McHenry, where he defied the threatening Confederates, and promptly turned the guns of the fort menacingly on the city during the riots in Baltimore, April 19, 1861. He was brevetted brigadier-general in June, 1862, and major-general in December, 1865. He died in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 11, 1865. See Baltimore; McHenry, Fort.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), C. S. S. Savannah, the (search)
Harbor at the close of May, 1861, captured a Maine merchant brig, and proceeded in search of other prizes. On June 3 she fell in with the National brig Perry, which she mistook for a merchant vessel, but, discovering her mistake, attempted to escape. After a sharp fight the Savannah was captured and sent to New York. She was the first vessel captured bearing the Confederate flag. Her captain and crew were tried for piracy in New York, under the proclamation of President Lincoln of April 19, 1861. President Davis, in a letter to President Lincoln, threatened to deal with prisoners in his hands precisely as the captain and crew of the Savannah should be dealt with. He held Col. Michael Corcoran, of the 69th New York (Irish) Regiment, and others as hostages, to suffer death in case that penalty should be inflicted on the prisoners of the Savannah. The case attracted much The C. S. S. Savannah, Confederate privateer. attention at home and abroad, and in the British Parliament it
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
y at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., abandoned and burned by its garrison......April 18, 1861 United States arsenal seized at Liberty, Mo., by State troops......April 18, 1861 Conflict between the 6th Massachusetts and mob in Baltimore, Md......April 19, 1861 President proclaims the blockade of all ports of the seceding States......April 19, 1861 Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's command arrives at Annapolis, Md......April 20, 1861 United States officers seized at San Antonio, Tex., as prisoners April 19, 1861 Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's command arrives at Annapolis, Md......April 20, 1861 United States officers seized at San Antonio, Tex., as prisoners of war......April 23, 1861 Governor of Arkansas refuses to furnish quota of militia (one regiment) to United States......April 23, 1861 John A. Campbell, of Alabama, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, resigns about......May 1, 1864 [Campbell alone of the three Southern justices joined the Confederacy. He became assistant Secretary of War of the Confederate States; died 1889.] President Lincoln calls for 42,034 volunteers for three years, and adds 22,714 men
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
..April, 1850 A new constitution framed and submitted to the people, but rejected......Oct. 11, 1853 Amendment to constitution changing day of State elections......Jan. 30, 1855 Henry Dickinson, commissioner from Mississippi, invites the State to join the Confederacy; proposition rejected unanimously by the House and by a majority of the Senate......Jan. 3, 1861 Delaware declares for the Union......April 15, 1861 Delaware added to the Military Department of Washington......April 19, 1861 Governor Burton calls for volunteers for United States army, and obtains a regiment of about 775 three-months' men. (Subsequently two regiments of about 1,000 each were enlisted for the war)......April 23, 1861 A peace convention at Dover resolves against the war and for a peaceable recognition of the Confederacy......June 27, 1861 Delaware raises its quota for volunteer army, under calls of July and August, without drafting; in all about 5,000 men furnished by the State......18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
Francis Thomas, of Maryland, appointed Secretary of the Treasury......Dec. 12, 1860 A. H. Handy, commissioner from Mississippi, addresses a meeting in Baltimore on the subject of secession......Dec. 19, 1860 Secession flag raised and saluted with artillery on Federal Hill, Baltimore, but on the third round the cannon are seized and the flag pulled down......April 18, 1861 Attack on Massachusetts troops in Baltimore by a mob, several soldiers and civilians killed and wounded......April 19, 1861 House of Delegates rejects a secession ordinance by 53 to 13......April 29, 1861 United States volunteers under General Butler take possession of the Relay house on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad......May 5, 1861 General Butler, at the head of 900 men, occupies Baltimore without opposition......May 13, 1861 Confederates invade the State and occupy Frederick, Sept. 8, 1862. General Lee issues a proclamation to the people of Maryland promising protection and assistance in rega
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
ton, suppressed by the mayor......Jan. 24, 1861 Seven commissioners to the peace conference at Washington appointed by Governor Andrews......Feb. 5, 1861 Legislature appropriates $25,000 for supplies for 2,000 troops......April 3, 1861 Sixth Regiment, mustered at Lowell, April 16, leaves Boston for Washington, 17th; attacked by a mob in Baltimore, April 19; three soldiers are killed, twenty-three wounded; arrives at Washington and is quartered in the Senate chamber......5 P. M., April 19, 1861 Legislature convenes in extra session May 14, and passes an act for the maintenance of the Union and the Constitution, creating the Union fund, and authorizing the issue of $3,000,000 in scrip, supplemented afterwards by an act empowering the governor to issue scrip for $7,000,000 to be loaned to the United States......May, 1861 First Massachusetts, the first threeyears' regiment to reach Washington, leaves the State......June 15, 1861 San Jacinto arrives at Boston with Mason an
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