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Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 31 1 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 30 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 30 0 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 29 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 29 1 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 28 2 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 28 0 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 28 28 Browse Search
John Bell Hood., Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies 26 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 26 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), France, early relations with. (search)
XVI. the protector of the rights of mankind. On the evening of April 12, 1779, the representatives of France and Spain signed a convention for an invasion of England, in which the Americans were considered and concerned. By its terms France bound herself to undertake the invasion of Great Britain and Ireland; and, if the British could be driven from Newfoundland, the fisheries were to be shared with Spain. France promised to use every effort to recover for Spain Minorca, Pensacola, and Mobile, the Bay of Honduras, and the coast of Campeachy; and the two courts agreed not to grant peace nor truce, nor suspension of hostilities, until Gibraltar should be restored to Spain. Spain was left free to exact from the United States, as the price of her friendship, a renunciation of every part of the basin of the St. Lawrence and the Lakes, of the navigation of the Mississippi, and of all the territory between that river and the Alleghany Mountains. This modification of the treaty of Fran
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Galvey, Bernardo 1755-1786 (search)
Galvey, Bernardo 1755-1786 Military officer; born in Malaga, Spain, in 1755; became governor of Louisiana in 1776; secretly aided the Americans with military supplies and $70,000 in money in 1778. About the same time Spain's offer of mediation between the United States and Great Britain was declined, whereupon Spain declared war against Great Britain, June 16, 1779. Galvey, without waiting to be reinforced, marched north and took Fort Manchac, Baton Rouge, Fort Panmure, and Fort Natchez. In February, 1780,. having received additional troops, he captured Mobile; and soon after, with 14,000 men, invaded Florida, where he met with several successes. On May 9, 1781, he forced the surrender of Pensacola and gained control of the whole western coast of Florida. In recognition of these services Galvey was given the title of count, with the grade of lieutenant-general, and also made captain-general of Cuba. He died in the city of Mexico, Nov. 30, 1786.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Granger, Gordon 1821-1876 (search)
Granger, Gordon 1821-1876 Military officer; born in New York City, in 1821; graduated at West Point in 1845; served in the war with Mexico, and was made captain of cavalry in May, 1861. He served under Halleck and Grant in the West, and was made major-general of volunteers, Sept. 17, 1862. He commanded the district of Central Kentucky, was put in command of the 4th Army Corps after the battle of Chickamauga, was engaged in the struggle on Missionary Ridge, November, 1863, and was active in the military movements that led to the capture of Mobile in 1864, for which he was brevetted major-general of the United States army. He was mustered out of the volunteer service in 1866; was promoted to colonel in the regular army the same year; and died in Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 10, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hitchcock, Ethan Allen 1835- (search)
Hitchcock, Ethan Allen 1835- Diplomatist; born in Mobile, Ala., June 12, 1835; was educated in New Haven, Conn.; removed to St. Louis, Mo., in 1851; engaged in business in that city, and acquired a fortune; was United States minister to Russia in 1897-98, and in the latter year became ambassador. He was recalled from St. Petersburg to become Secretary of the Interior in January, 1899, and was reappointed to that office in March, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iberville, Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur Da 1661- (search)
e distinguished in the annals of Canada for his operations against the English in the north and east of that province. In 1698 he was sent from France to the Gulf of Mexico with two frigates (Oct. 22), to occupy the mouth of the Mississippi and the region neglected after the death of La Salle. On finding that stream, he received from the Indians a letter left by De Tonty, in 1686, for La Salle. There he built Fort Biloxi, garrisoned it, and made his brother Bienville the King's lieutenant. In May, 1699, he returned to France, but reappeared at Fort Biloxi in January, 1700. On visiting France and returning in 1701, he found the colony reduced by disease, and transferred the settlement to Mobile, and began the colonization of Alabama. Disease had impaired his health, and the government called him away from his work as the founder of Louisiana. He was engaged in the naval service in the West Indies, where he was fatally stricken by yellow fever, dying in Havana, Cuba, July 9, 1706.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jenkins, Thornton Alexander 1811-1893 (search)
Jenkins, Thornton Alexander 1811-1893 Naval officer; born in Orange county, Va., Dec. 11, 1811; appointed midshipman in 1828; commissioned lieutenant in 1839; promoted captain in 1862; and rear-admiral in 1870. In 1834 to 1860 he was employed on the coast survey, and in the lighthouse board. He was fleet captain, and commanded the Hartford when Farragut passed Forts Jackson and St. Philip below New Orleans, April 24, 1862; commanded the Richmond when Farragut captured Mobile in 1864. He died in Washington, D. C., Aug. 9, 1893.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
Louisiana was made at Biloxi (now in Mississippi) in 1699. In 1702 there were settlements begun on Dauphin Island and at Mobile, now in Alabama. The French government, wishing to promote more rapid settlements in that region, granted (1712) the whon. It was at this crisis that Burr's mysterious enterprise was undertaken. See Burr, Aaron. When Jackson returned to Mobile, Nov. 11, 1814, after driving the British from Pensacola, he received messages from New Orleans urging him to hasten to ts chairman. Governor Claiborne, who also believed Lafitte's story, sent copies of the British papers to Jackson, then at Mobile. Then the latter issued a vigorous counterproclamation, and proceeded to break up the nest of motley enemies at Pensacola. Finally, there were such omens of a speedy invasion of Louisiana that appeals to Jackson were repeated, and he left Mobile for New Orleans on Nov. 21. The patriotic governor had called the legislature together as early as Oct. 5, but there was n
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McAlester, miles Daniel 1833-1869 (search)
McAlester, miles Daniel 1833-1869 Military officer; born in New York, March 21, 1833; graduated at West Point in 1856, and entered the engineer corps in May, 1861. He was one of the most useful of the engineer officers of the United States army during the Civil War, being successively chief engineer in a corps of the Army of the Potomac, of the Department of the Ohio, at the siege of Vicksburg, and of the Military Division of the West. In 1863-64 he was assistant Professor of Engineering at West Point. He was in many battles of the war, and assisted in reducing several strongholds in the vicinity of Mobile. He died in Buffalo, N. Y., April 23, 1869.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mobile, Ala. (search)
Mobile, Ala. Under the act of cession of Louisiana from France the United States claimed all of west Florida, including Mobile. A large portion of that territory had been annexed to the Territorv.), it was determined to seal up the ports of Mobile and Wilmington against English blockade-runner 1,464 men, and effectually closed the port of Mobile to blockade-runners. This victory, and that aaylor. For several months after the harbor of Mobile was sealed there was comparative quiet in thatged with the conduct of the expedition against Mobile, and the co-operating force was that of Gen. Je other. At the same time a feint was made on Mobile to attract attention from this movement. Geneson was keeping him Map of defences around Mobile. away. The spoils were thirty heavy guns and racy were also captured, April 11. The key to Mobile was now in the hands of the Nationals. Torped Corps had been taken across the bay to attack Mobile. But the army found no enemy to fight, for [14 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Orleans. (search)
een Cat and Ship islands. Louisiana was saved. The news of the victory created intense joy throughout the country. State legislatures and other bodies thanked Jackson and his brave men. A small medal was struck in commemoration of the event and circulated among the people. Congress voted the thanks of the nation to Jackson, and ordered a commemorative gold medal to be given to him. In the Civil War. The national government resolved during the winter of 1861-62 to repossess itself of Mobile, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Galveston, and to attempt to acquire control of the lower Mississippi and Texas. The Department of the Gulf was created, which included all these points, and Gen. Benjamin F. Butler (q. v.) was placed in command of it. It was proposed to send a competent land and naval force first to capture New Orleans. General McClellan did not think the plan feasible, for it would take 50,000 men, and he was unwilling to spare a man from his army of more than 200,000 men l
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