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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 2 2 Browse Search
Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army. 2 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 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) 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906 2 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cockburn, Sir George 1772-1853 (search)
of Charleston prepared for the reception of the marauders. Fort Moultrie and other fortifications were strengthened, breast-works were thrown up at exposed places. and a body of militia was gathered at Point Pleasant. In anticipation of the coming of an army of liberation. as they were falsely informed Cockburn's men were, the negroes were prepared to rise and strike for freedom. Cockburn did not venture into Charleston Harbor, but went down to Hilton Head, from which he carried off slaves and cattle. Then he visited the Georgia coast, and at Dungenness House, the fine estate of Gen. Nathaniel Greene, on Cumberland Island, he made his headquarters for the winter, sending his marauders out in all directions to plunder the plantations on the neighboring coast. He was concerned in the sack of Washington in 1814, and in an unsuccessful attempt to capture Baltimore in the same year. He was knighted in 1815; made a major-general of marines in 1821; and died in London, Aug. 19. 1853.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Codman, John 1814- (search)
Codman, John 1814- Author; born in Dorchester, Mass., Oct. 16, 1814; educated at Amherst College; followed the sea in 1834-64, and in the Civil War was captain of the Quaker City, which carried provisions to Port Royal. His publications relating to the United States include Restoration of the American carrying trade; and the Mormon country. He died in Boston, Mass., April 6, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Collins, Napoleon 1814-1875 (search)
Collins, Napoleon 1814-1875 Naval officer; born in Pennsylvania, May 4, 1814; joined the navy in 1834; served in the war with Mexico; and in the Civil War was placed in command of the steam-sloop Wachusett, in 1863, when that vessel was assigned to capture privateers. On Oct. 7, 1864, he followed the Confederate steamer Florida into the harbor of Bahia, Brazil, and captured her. Later, as Brazil had complained that her neutrality had not been respected, his act was disavowed. Collins was promoted rear-admiral in 1874, and given command of the South Pacific squadron. He died in Callao, Peru, Aug. 9, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, National (search)
re, was made (April 6) president of the Senate, for the sole purpose of opening and counting the votes for President and Vice-President of the United States. Washington was chosen President by a unanimous vote (sixty-nine), and John Adams was elected Vice-President by a majority. He journeyed to New York when notified of his election, and was inaugurated April 21, 1789. Washington was inaugurated April 30. The pay of members of Congress (House of Representatives) had been $6 a day until 1814, when, on account of the increased expense of living, they fixed it at an annual salary of $1,500, without regard to the length of the session. At the same time bills were introduced to increase the salaries of foreign ministers, but these failed to pass. This act of the members of Congress in voting themselves a higher salary produced great excitement throughout the country. It opposed the popular doctrine that all public officers and servants should be kept on short allowance; and so ind
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut (search)
ng in a bold hand Finis in the journal of that body. When the Revolution of 1688 swept the Stuarts from the English throne, the charter was brought from its hiding-place, and under it the colonists of Connecticut flourished for 129 years afterwards. Under the charter given by Charles II., in 1662, Connecticut, like Rhode Island, State seal of Connecticut. assumed independence in 1776, and did not frame a new constitution of government. Under that charter it was governed until 1818. In 1814, Hartford, Conn., became the theatre of a famous convention which attracted much anxious attention for a while (see Hartford convention). In 1818 a convention of delegates from each town in the State assembled at Hartford and framed a constitution, which was adopted by the people at an election on Oct. 5. During the Civil War the State furnished to the National army 54,882 soldiers, of whom 1,094 men and ninety-seven officers were killed in action, 666 men and forty-eight officers died fro
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), U. S. S. Constitution, or old Ironsides, (search)
he fell in with two heavy British frigates (the Junon and La Nymphe); and she was compelled to seek safety in the harbor of Marblehead. She was in great peril there from her pursuers. These were kept at bay by a quickly gathered force of militia, infantry, and artillery, and she was soon afterwards safely anchored in Salem Harbor. Thence she went to Boston, Gold box presented to Bainbridge by the City of Albany. where she remained until the close of the year. At the end of December (1814) the Constitution, still under the command of Stewart, put to sea. Crossing the Atlantic, she put into the Bay of Biscay, and Stewart's medal. then cruised off the harbor of Lisbon. Stewart sailed southward towards Cape St. Vincent, and, on Feb. 20, 1815, he discovered two strange sails, which, towards evening, flung out the British flag. Then Stewart displayed the American flag. By skilful management he obtained an advantageous position, when he began an action with both of them; and, a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Craik, James 1731-1814 (search)
Craik, James 1731-1814 Physician; born in Scotland in 1731; came to America in early life, and practised his profession in Fairfax county, Va. He was the intimate friend and family physician of Washington; was with him in his expedition against the French in 1754, and in Braddock's campaign in 1755. In 1775 he was placed in the medical department of the Continental army, and rose to the first rank. He unearthed many of the secrets of the Conway cabal and did much to defeat the conspiracy. He was director of the army hospital at Yorktown in the siege of that place, in 1781, and after the Revolution settled near Mount Vernon, where he was the principal attendant of Washington in his last illness. He died in Fairfax county, Va., Feb. 6, 1814.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crawford, Thomas 1814-1857 (search)
Crawford, Thomas 1814-1857 Sculptor, born in New York, March 22, 1814. Manifesting at an early age a talent and taste for art, he went to Italy and profited by the instruction of Thorwaldsen at Rome. There he established a studio, soon rose to eminence, and had abundant employment. His works, of superior character, are quite numerous. Those widest known are the bronze equestrian statue of Washington for the monument at Richmond, ordered by the State of Virginia; the colossal bronze statue of the Genius of America that surmounts the dome of the Capitol at Washington; and the historical designs for the bronze doors in the new Capitol. He was exceedingly industrious, and worked with great facility. During less than twenty-five years of artistic labor he finished more than sixty works, some of them colossal, and left about fifty sketches in plaster, besides designs of various kinds. Two of the finest of his works in marble are The last of his race (colossal), and The Peri, bo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Croghan, George 1746-1782 (search)
securing the attachment of the Indians to the British interest until 1776, but took no active part in the events of the Revolution. He died in Passayunk, Pa., in August, 1782. Military officer; born near Louisville, Ky., Nov. 15, 1791; educated at the College of William and Mary, which he left in 1810; was aide to Colonel Boyd in the battle of Tippecanoe (q. v.) in 1811, and made captain of infantry in March, 1812. In March, 1813, he became an aide of General Harrison, and in August of the same year sustained the siege of Fort Stephenson (q. v.) against a force of British and Indians, for which he was brevetted a captain and awarded a gold medal by Congress. He was made lieutenant-colonel early in 1814, and resigned in 1817. Colonel Croghan was postmaster at New Orleans in 1824, and late in the next year was appointed inspector-general of the army, with the rank of colonel. He served under Taylor at the beginning of the war with Mexico. He died in New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1849.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crowninshield, Benjamin William 1772-1851 (search)
Crowninshield, Benjamin William 1772-1851 born in Boston, Mass., Dec. 27, 1772; elected to the State Senate in 1811, and appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Madison in 1814. President Monroe also appointed him Secretary of the Navy. He resigned in November, 1818. In 1823 he was elected to Congress, and served until March 3, 1831. He died in Boston, Feb. 3, 1851.
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