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John James Geer, Beyond the lines: A Yankee prisoner loose in Dixie 13 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant 12 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 12 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 11 1 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 11 1 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 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 11 1 Browse Search
William A. Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant: His Boyhood, Campaigns, and Services, Military and Civil. 10 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 10 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama (search)
s on the west side of Mobile Bay......1702 Colony removed to present site of Mobile......1711 Fort Toulouse built by French at the confluence of the Coosa and T.May 8, 1779 Don Bernardo de Galvez, Spanish governor of Louisiana, captures Mobile......March 14, 1780 Great Britain cedes to the United States all territory eo the Mississippi Territory......1812-13 Spanish garrison at Fort Charlotte (Mobile) surrenders to the United States forces under General Wilkinson......April 13, Cahaba......1820 The principal towns in Alabama were Huntsville, Claiborne, Mobile, Cahaba, St. Stephens, Florence, and Montgomery in......1820 General Lafayet............. Jan. 11, 1861 Alabama seizes United States arsenal and arms at Mobile, and occupies Forts Morgan and Gaines at entrance of Mobile Bay ...............valry, and twenty-two batteries of artillery. Brewer's History of Alabama.] Mobile evacuated by Confederate forces ... April 12, 1865 State convention meets an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
fight the Spaniards under Don Juan Mexia, at Fort San Luis, near Tallahassee......Jan. 15, 1703 Combined attack of French and Spaniards unsuccessfully made upon Charleston, S. C.......August, 1706 Don Gregorio de Salinas, governor of Pensacola, succeeded by Don Juan Pedro Metamoras......1717 Don Antonio de Benavuedi y Malina appointed governor of east Florida to succeed Don Juan de Ayala......1718 Expedition against Pensacola fitted out by M. de Bienville, the French commander at Mobile, captures the fort and takes the garrison to Havana in two French vessels; Governor Metamoras immediately equips an expedition and recaptures the fort......1719 French, under Desnade de Champmeslin, besiege Pensacola, destroying the fortifications and public buildings and capturing the fort and Santa Rosa Island......Sept. 18, 1719 Pensacola restored to Spain by peace with France; Spaniards rebuild the town on Santa Rosa Island near where Fort Pickens now stands......1722 Colonel Pa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
l convention of Southern and Southwestern States meets at New Orleans......Jan. 8, 1855 William Walker, with his expedition, leaves New Orleans, ostensibly for Mobile, but really for Nicaragua, eluding the United States authorities......Nov. 11, 1857 Walker surrenders to Com. Hiram Paulding; indignation meetings at New Orleans, Mobile, and other Southern cities......Dec. 8, 1857 Political disturbance in New Orleans; 500 men as a vigilance committee seize the court-house and State arsenal; Knownothing party occupy Lafayette Square......June 4-5, 1858 Legislature in extra session provides for a State convention and votes $500,000 to organize miliutional and restrained by perpetual injunction, was created by the legislature and went into operation......June 1, 1869 Legislature grants to the New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Railway Company $3,000,000 in 8-per-cent. State bonds, payable in four instalments......Feb. 21, 1870 Legislature unites Jefferson City and A
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
atchez, gives bonds to appear before the territorial court, Feb. 3. The court refusing release from his recognizance, Feb. 5, next morning it was ascertained that he had made his escape......Feb. 6, 1807 Judge Harry Toulmin's digest of the laws of Mississippi adopted by the legislature......Feb. 10, 1807 Congress to extend the right of suffrage in the Territory permitting the people to elect delegates to Congress......Jan. 9, 1808 Bank of Mississippi chartered......Dec. 23, 1809 Mobile district, lying south of lat. 31° and between the Pearl and Perdido rivers, is added to Mississippi by act......May 14, 1812 Expedition under Gen. F. L. Claiborne attacks the holy city of the Creek Indians, called Escanachaha, on the east side of the Alabama River, which they burn......Dec. 23, 1813 Enabling act for Mississippi passed by Congress, establishing the eastern boundary, and the Territory of Alabama created......March 1, 1817 Convention for framing a constitution meets a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Villereas plantation, battle of. (search)
hment, surrounded the mansion of General Villere, the commander of the 1st Division of Louisiana militia, and made him a prisoner. He soon escaped to New Orleans. Early on Dec. 15 Jackson had been informed of the capture of the American flotilla on Lake Borgne. He at once proceeded to fortify and strengthen every approach to the city. He sent messengers to Generals Coffee, Carroll, and Thomas, urging them to hasten to New Orleans with the Tennesseeans, and directed General Winchester, at Mobile, to be on the alert. On the 18th he had a grand review of all the troops at his command, and there was much enthusiasm among the soldiers and the citizens. The call upon the Tennessee generals was quickly responded to. Coffee came first, and encamped 5 miles above New Orleans. Carroll arrived on Dec. 22; at the same time Major Hinds appeared with a troop of horse. Meanwhile the invaders were making ready to march on New Orleans, believing their presence at Villereas was unknown in th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Warner, Willard 1826- (search)
n 1849; and engaged in mercantile business in Cincinnati, O., in 1852. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860. He served through the Civil War; was engaged at Fort Donelson, in the siege of Corinth, the Vicksburg campaign, the march from Vicksburg to Chattanooga, and in the battles of Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, and Ringgold. He was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers in March, 1865, for gallantry; and mustered out of the service in the following July, when he returned to Ohio, served in the State Senate for a year, removed to Alabama in 1867, and engaged in cottonplanting. He was a member of the State legislature in 1868; United States Senator in 1868-71; collector of customs at Mobile, Ala., in 1871-72; and member of the Republican National conventions of 1868 and 1876. In 1873 he organized the Tecumseh Iron Company, of which he was general manager, and became president and manager of the Nashville Iron, Steel, and Charcoal Company in 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilkinson, James 1757- (search)
nd 1800-12 he was general-in-chief of the army. In December, 1803, as joint-commissioner with Governor Claiborne, he received Louisiana from the French; and from 1805 to 1807 was governor of Louisiana Territory. Wilkinson remained at the head of the Southern Department until his entanglement with Burr caused him to be court-martialled in 1811, when he was honorably acquitted. In 1812 he was brevetted major-general, United States army, and was made a full major-general in 1813. He reduced Mobile in April that year, and fortified Mobile Point; and in May he was ordered to the northern frontier, where he succeeded General Dearborn in command. His campaign against Montreal (1813-14) was totally unsuccessful, chiefly because of the conduct of Gen. Wade Hampton. He relinquished all military command, and on the reduction of the army in 1815 he was discharged. He had become possessed of large estates in Mexico, and removed to that country, where he died near the city of Mexico, Dec. 28,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, James Harrison (search)
n Wilson. the district, numbering about 20,000 men and horses, were encamped in Lauderdale county, in northern Alabama. Well disciplined, they prepared, in March, 1865, for an expedition into Alabama to co-operate with the army in the capture of Mobile; also for the capture of Selma and other places. General Wilson was in command of this cavalry. He left Chickasaw Landing, on the Tennessee River, March 22, with about 13,000 men and six batteries. His men were all mounted excepting 1,500, who, skirmished, and destroyed along a line of 650 miles in extent, not once hearing of Wilson. He joined Wilson at Macon, Ga. (April 30), where the great raid ended. It had been useful in keeping Forrest and others from assisting the defenders of Mobile. During the raid Wilson's troops captured five fortified cities, 288 cannon, twenty-three colors, and 6,82 prisoners; and they destroyed a vast amount of public property of the Confederates of every kind. They lost 725 men, of whom ninety were
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Winston, John Anthony 1812-1871 (search)
ston, John Anthony 1812-1871 Legislator; born in Madison county, Ala., Sept. 4. 1812; educated at La Grange College, Ala., and Nashville University, Tenn.; became a cotton planter and commission merchant; was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1840 and 1842, and to the Senate in 1845, and served as president of the latter for many years; raised two companies of troops for the Mexican War in 1846, and was made colonel of the 1st Alabama Volunteers, but the regiment was not accepted. He was elected governor of Alabama in 1853 and 1855; served in the Confederate army as colonel of the 8th Alabama Regiment; commanded a brigade in the Peninsular campaign; and soon afterwards resigned his commission. He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1866; refused to take a seat in the United States Senate; declined to be a candidate for governor, and lived in retirement, devoting himself to aiding the poor and destitute. He died in Mobile, Ala., Dec. 21, 1871.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
mer Moselle explodes soon after leaving her dock at Cincinnati; over 100 lives lost......April 25, 1838 Steamer Shamrock bursts her boiler on the St. Lawrence River and sinks; sixty-eight lives lost......July 9, 1842 Steamer Lucy Walker explodes three boilers simultaneously at New Albany, Ind.; fifty to sixty killed and about twenty wounded......Oct. 23, 1844 Steamer Swallow is broken on a rock in the Hudson River, near Athens......April 7, 1845 Steamer Tuscaloosa, 10 miles above Mobile, bursts two boilers; about twenty killed and many injured......Jan. 28, 1847 Brig Carrick wrecked in a gale in the St. Lawrence; 170 emigrants perish......May 19, 1847 Steamer Talisman collides with the Tempest on the Ohio between Pittsburg and St. Louis; more than 100 lives lost......Nov. 19, 1847 Boilers of steamer Blue Ridge on the Ohio River explode; thirty lives lost......Jan. 8, 1848 Steamer Orville St. Johns burned near Montgomery, Ala.; thirty lives lost......March 7, 185
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