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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 780 780 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 32 32 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 29 29 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 29 29 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 28 28 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 25 25 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 23 23 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 21 21 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 18 18 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bering sea. (search)
conti Venosta. The decision of the tribunal was rendered Aug. 15, 1893. The findings of the arbitrators were: Russia never claimed exclusive rights; (Great Britain had not conceded any claim of Russia to exclusive jurisdiction; Bering Sea was included in the Pacific Ocean in the treaty of 1825: all Russian rights Passed to the United States; the United States have no rights when seals are outside the 3-mile limit. Restrictive regulations were also adopted: proclaiming a closed season from May 1 to July 31 in Bering Sea and the North Pacific; establishing a protected zone within 60 miles of the Pribyloff Islands; forbidding steam-vessels, use of nets, fire-arms, and explosives. The award was regarded as a compromise, in which the United States was technically defeated, but acquired substantial advantages in the regulations. The complaints came mainly from Can ada. See Bering sea arbitration. In 1894, the year following the signing of this treaty, more seals were slaughtered by
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boston, (search)
ect. The most necessary articles of food had risen to enormous prices, and horse-flesh was welcomed, when it could be procured, as a savory dish. For a supply of fuel, the pews and benches of churches and the partitions and counters of warehouses were used, and even some of the meaner uninhabited dwellings were demolished for the same purpose. In 1822 Boston was first incorporated a city, and John Phillips was elected the first mayor. It then contained about 50,000 inhabitants. The 1st of May was appointed by the charter the beginning of its municipal year, and the ceremonies of inducting the mayor and other officers into their official places were attended at Faneuil Hall. After an introductory prayer by Rev. Dr. Baldwin, senior minister of the city, Chief-Justice Parker administered the oaths of allegiance and office to the mayor-elect, who ad ministered similar oaths to other officers. The chairman of the selectmen then arose, and, after an address to the mayor, delivered
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cavite, (search)
Cavite, A former Spanish military post, on a narrow peninsula jutting out from the mainland of Luzon Island, Philippines, into Manila Bay, about 8 miles southwest of the city of Manila. On the night of April 30, 1898, Commodore Dewey, in command of the Pacific squadron, sailed boldly past the batteries on Corregidor Island, into Manila Bay, and on the morning of May 1, attacked the Spanish fleet which had hastily formed in battle-line under the protection of the guns of the Cavite fort. When the American vessels neared the fort they had to sustain both its fire and that of the Spanish ships. But Commodore Dewey so manoeuvred his fleet as to keep in an advantageous position in the strong currents of the bay and to avoid the fire of the Spaniards. Some of the American ships engaged the fleet and others directed their fire against the batteries. The water battery at Cavite was shelled until a magazine exploded, killing forty men, when the commander raised a white flag as a si
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
ls, near Yorktown.—17. Skirmish on Edisto Island.—19. Battle of Camden, or South Mills, N. C.—21. Santa Fe evacuated by the Texans. Confederate Congress at Richmond broken up and dispersed.—24. Destruction of the Dismal Swamp Canal completed.—May 1. Skirmish at Pulaski, Tenn., and 200 Union troops captured.—3. Skirmish near Monterey, Tenn., and Union victory. Skirmish near Farmington, Miss., and Union victory.—4. British steamer Circassian captured near Havana, Cuba. Skirmish at Lebano Ky.—28. Cavalry engagement at Sand Mountain, Ga.; Confederates defeated.—29. Fairmount, Va., captured by Confederates.—30. Fast Day in the United States. Artillery engagement at Chancellorsville, Va. Confederates defeated at Williamsburg, Va.—May 1. Battle at Monticello, Ky.; Confederates defeated.— 3. Mosby's guerillas routed at Warrenton Junction.—4. Admiral Porter takes possession of Fort de Russy, on Red River. —6. Confederates put to flight near Tupelo, Miss. B
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Combs, Leslie 1794-1881 (search)
Clay heard of the perilous condition of Fort Meigs, and resolved to send word to Harrison of his near approach. He called for a volunteer, when Leslie Combs—then nineteen years of age —promptly responded. When we reach Fort defiance, said Combs, if you will furnish me with a good canoe, I will carry your despatches to General Harrison and return with his orders. I shall only require four or five volunteers and one of my Indian guides to accompany me. Combs was properly equipped, and on May 1 he started on his perilous errand, accompanied by two brothers named Walker and two others (Paxton and Johnson); also by young Black Fish, a Shawnee warrior. They passed the rapids in safety, when the roar of the siege met their ears. Great peril was in their way. It was late in the morning. To remain where they were until night or to go on was equally hazardous. We must go on, said the brave Combs. As they passed the last bend in the stream that kept the fort from view they were greatl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dewey, George, 1837- (search)
rected in New York City to celebrate Dewey's return. ly purchased supply ships. The Spanish squadron consisted of the Reina Christina, steel cruiser; the Castilia, wooden cruiser; the Don Antonio de Ulloa, iron cruiser; the Don Juan de Austria, iron cruiser; the Isla de Cuba, steel protected cruiser; the Isla de Luzon, steel protected cruiser; the Isla de Mindanao, auxiliary cruiser; the gunboats General Lezo, El Cano, and Marques del Duero, and two torpedo-boats. Early on Sunday morning, May 1, Dewey attacked the Spanish squadron, under command of Admiral Montojo. Two engagements were fought; during the interval between them the American ships drew off to the east side of the bay, that the men might rest and have breakfast. The fight lasted two hours, and resulted in the destruction of the Spanish squadron, by fire and sinking, without the loss of an American ship or man. Immediately after the receipt of Dewey's brief message of victory, the President promoted him to rear-admiral
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holidays, legal. (search)
tember, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Georgia. Jan. 1 and 19, Feb. 22, April 26, June 3, July 4, first Monday in September, any Thanksgiving Day, first Friday in December, Dec. 25. Idaho. Same as Arizona. Also Friday after May 1. Omitting May 30. Illinois. Jan. 1, Feb. 12 and 22, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, election day. Indiana. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, public fast, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Iowa. Jan. 1, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Kansas. Jan. 1, Arbor Day, May 30, public fast, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Kentucky. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, public fast, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Louisiana. Jan. 1 and 8, Feb. 22, Mardi-Gras in New Orleans, Good-Friday, April 6, July 4, All Saints' Day
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisburg. (search)
nseau they were unexpectedly joined by Warren on May 9. The combined forces (4,000 troops) landed, April 30, at Gabarus Bay, not far from Louisburg, and their sudden appearance there was the first intimation the French had of the near approach of danger. Consternation prevailed in the fortress and town. The cannon on shore, commanded by Richard Gridley, were dragged, with provisions, on sledges, over a morass; trenches were dug, batteries were erected, and a regular siege was commenced on May 1 (N. S.). Commodore Warren captured a French man-of-war of sixty-four guns, with over 500 men and a large quantity of stores for the garrison. Other English vessels of war arrived, and the fleet and army prepared to make a final and combined assault. The French, despairing of receiving any aid from France, surrendered the fortress and town of Louisburg and the island of Cape Breton to the English on June 17, after a siege of forty-eight days. The island of St. John was also surrendered. Th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McKinley, William 1843- (search)
nhabitants of Louisiana under Jefferson. A district court of the United States for Porto Rico has been established and local courts have been inaugurated, all of which are in operation. The generous treatment of the Porto Ricans accords with the most liberal thought of our own country and encourages the best aspirations of the people of the island. While they do not have instant free commercial intercourse with the United States, Congress complied with my recommendation by removing, on May 1 last, 85 per cent. of the duties and providing for the removal of the remaining 15 per cent. on March 1. 1902, or earlier, if the legislature of Porto Rico shall provide local revenues for the expenses of conducting the government. During this intermediate period Porto Rican products coming into the United States pay a tariff of 15 per cent. of the rates under the Dingley act, and our goods going to Porto Rico pay a like rate. The duties thus paid and collected, both in Porto Rico and th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mexico, War with (search)
as commander-in-chief of the Northern Division of the Army of Mexico. He was strongly reinforced, and the position of the Army of Occupation became critical. Parties of armed Mexicans soon got between Point Isabel and Fort Brown and cut off all intercommunication. A reconnoitring party under Captain Thornton was surprised and captured (April 24) on the Texas side of the Rio Grande, when Lieutenant Mason was killed. Having completed his fort, Taylor hastened to the relief of Point Isabel, May 1, which was menaced by a Mexican force, 1,500 strong, collected in the rear. He reached Point Isabel the same day. This departure of Taylor from the Rio Grande emboldened the Mexicans, who opened fire upon Fort Brown, May 3, from Matamoras, and a large body crossed the river to attack it in the rear. Taylor had left orders that in case of an attack, if peril appeared imminent, signal guns must be fired, and he would hasten to the relief of the fort. On the 6th, when the Mexicans began to
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