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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Liberty Poles. (search)
the officers of the crown that thirty-six days after the liberty pole was erected with so much harmony, it was cut down by the insolent troops (Aug. 16, 1766). The people reerected it the next evening in the face of the armed mercenaries. A little more than a month afterwards the soldiers again prostrated it, and again the people upraised it, and from its top they flung the British banner to the breeze. The next spring the people met at the mast to celebrate the anniversary of the repeal (March 18), and inaugurated it by erecting a liberty pole, which the soldiery cut down that night. The people again erected it, bound with hoops of iron, and placed a guard there, when soldiers came with loaded muskets, fired two random shots into the headquarters of the Sons of Liberty (Montagne's), and attempted to drive the people away. Fearful retaliation would have followed but for the repression of aggressive acts by the soldiers, by order of the governor. On the King's birthday, 1767, the s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
form a junction with Sheridan. After a sharp encounter he was forced to surrender (March 5) about 1,300 of his infantry. The remainder, with the cavalry, escaped. Sheridan, with about 1,800 cavalry, skirmished in several places with the Confederates, and finally at Thompson's Station, after a sharp engagement, captured some of his antagonists and drove Van Dorn beyond the Duck River. He returned to Murfreesboro with nearly 100 prisoners, with a loss of ten men killed and wounded. On March 18, Col. A. S. Hall with 1,400 men was attacked by Morgan, the guerilla, and 2,000 men at Milton, 12 miles from Murfreesboro. With the aid of Harris's battery, in a three hours struggle Hall repulsed Morgan, who lost 300 or 400 men killed and wounded. Early in April, Gen. Gordon Granger was in command at Franklin, building a fort near. He had about 5,000 troops. Van Dorn attacked him there (April 10) with 9,000 Confederates. The latter intended if successful to push on and seize Nashville
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ss appropriates $250,000 as a perpetual fund for the American printinghouse for the blind at Louisville, Ky. (incorporated 1858)......March 3, 1879 Act for taking the tenth and subsequent censuses......March 3, 1879 National board of health of seven members (one from a State) to be appointed by the President by act......March 3, 1879 Forty-fifth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1879 Congress not having made the necessary appropriations, President Hayes calls an extra session for March 18......March 4, 1879 Forty-sixth Congress, first session (extra), meets......March 18, 1879 [For the first time since the Congress that was chosen with Mr. Buchanan in 1856, the Democratic party was in control of both branches.] Negro exodus from Southern States to Kansas......March–April, 1879 Proclamation of President ordering the removal of squatters from Missouri and Texas settling in Oklahoma......April 26, 1879 Army appropriation bill vetoed......April 29, 1879 William Ll