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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 7 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 2 2 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Armistead, George, 1780- (search)
Armistead, George, 1780- Military officer; born in New Market, Caroline co., Va., April 10, 1780; entered the army as second lieutenant in 1799. In 1813 he held the rank of major in the 3d Artillery, and was distinguished at the capture of Fort George. His gallant defence of Fort McHenry in September, 1814, won for him immortal honors. He had five brothers in the military service in the second war for independence--three in the regular army and two in the militia service. Because of his bravery in defending Baltimore, he was brevetted a lieutenant-colonel; and the citizens presented him with an elegant silver service in the form of a vase fashioned like a bombshell, with goblets and salver. After his death at Baltimore, April 25, 1818, a fine marble monument was erected there to his memory. The George Armistead. grateful citizens also erected a large monument, designed by Maximilian Godefroy, and wrought in white marble, in memory of all the defenders of Baltimore. It
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Izard, George 1777-1828 (search)
Graves of the 11th Ohio battery-men. made a tour in Europe, he entered the United States army, in 1794, as lieutenant of artillery. He was appointed aide to General Hamilton in 1799; resigned in 1803; commissioned colonel of artillery in the spring of 1812; and promoted to brigadier-general in March, 1813. He was in command on Lake Champlain and on the Niagara frontier, in 1814, with the rank of major-general. From 1825 until his death he was governor of Arkansas Territory. Early in September, 1814, he moved towards Sackett's Harbor, under the direction of the Secretary of War, with about 4,000 troops, where he received a despatch from General Brown at Fort Erie, Sept. 10, urging him to move on to his support, as he had not more than 2,000 effective men. The first division of Izard's troops arrived at Lewiston on Oct. 5. He moved up to Black Rock, crossed the Niagara River, Oct. 10-11, and encamped 2 miles north of Fort Erie. Ranking General Brown, he took the chief command of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monroe, James 1759-1870 (search)
to France. The next year he was United States minister at the Court of St. James. In 1805 he was associated with Charles C. Pinckney (q. v.) in a negotiation with Spain, and, with William Pinkney, he negotiated a treaty with England in 1807, which Jefferson rejected because it did not provide against impressments. Serving in his State Assembly, he was again elected governor in 1811, and was Madison's Secretary of State during a large portion of that President's administration. From September, 1814, to March, 1815, he performed the duties of Secretary of War. Before the close of Madison's administration the Federal party had so much declined in strength that a nomination for office by the Democratic party was equivalent to an election. On March 16, 1816, a congressional Democratic caucus was held, at which the names of James Monroe and William H. Crawford (q. v.) were presented for nomination. There were many who did not like Monroe who were ready to press the nomination of C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prevost, Sir George 1767-1816 (search)
. In January, 1805, he was made a major-general, and in November a baronet. He was second in command at the capture of Martinique (1808), and the same year he became governor of Nova Scotia. He was made lieutenant-general in 1811, and in June of that year he succeeded Sir James Craig as governor of Canada, which office he retained until his return to England, in 1814. He ably defended Canada in the War of 1812-15. With a large force of Wellington's veterans, he invaded New York in September, 1814, and was defeated in battle at Plattsburg on the 11th. The cause of the sudden panic of the British troops at Plattsburg, and their precipitous flight on the night of the battle there (see Plattsburg, battles at), was inexplicable. The Rev. Eleazar Williams declared that it was the result of a clever trick arranged by him (Williams), as commander of a secret corps of observation, or spies, as they were called in the Western army. Governor Chittenden, of Vermont, restrained the milit
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Privateering, (search)
, and Charleston, was thirty-five. The remainder went out from other ports. The clippers were the fastest sailors and most successful of the privateers. These were mostly built at Baltimore, or for parties in that city, and were known as Baltimore clippers. They were schooners with raking masts. They usually carried from six to ten guns, with a single long one, which was called Long Tom, mounted on a swivel in the centre. They were usually manned with fifty persons besides officers, all armed with muskets, cutlasses, and boarding pikes, and commissioned to burn, sink, and destroy the property of the enemy, either on the high seas or in his ports. A complete history of American privateering would fill several volumes; an outline of it is contained in Coggeshall's History of American privateers. The most famous and desperate combat recorded in the history of American privateering is that of the General Armstrong, Capt. S. C. Reid, in September, 1814. See General Armstrong, the.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, Melancthon 1780-1893 (search)
Smith, Melancthon 1780-1893 Military officer; born in New York City in 1780; was commissioned major of the 29th United States Infantry, Feb. 20, 1813; and promoted to colonel in April following; commanded the principal fort at the battle of Plattsburg, N. Y., in September, 1814. Colonel Smith was an active member of the masonic order, and his funeral was directed by them. At his request, masonic emblems were placed on the elaborately wrought slab of blue limestone that marks his grave and hears the following inscription: To the memory of Colonel Melanethon Smith, who died Aug. 18, 1818, aged 38 years. As a testimony of respect for his virtues, and to mark the spot where rests the ashes of an excellent father, this stone is Colonel Smith's monument. erected by his son Richbill. United with many masculine virtues, he had a tear for pity. and a hand open as day for melting charity. Naval officer; born in New York City, May 24, 1810; son of the preceding; entered the na
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walworth, Reuben Hyde 1788-1867 (search)
Walworth, Reuben Hyde 1788-1867 Jurist; born in Bozrah, Conn., Oct. 26, 1788; admitted to the bar in 1809 and began practice in Plattsburg, N. Y. During the British invasion of Plattsburg, in September, 1814, he was aide to Gen. Benjamin Mooers, by whom he was assigned to view the naval fight from the shore and to report the resuits. He held a seat in Congress in 1821-23; was judge of the fourth judicial district of New York in 1823-28; and chancellor of New York State in 1828-48. In the latter year the court of chancery was abolished by the adoption of the new constitution. He published Rules and orders of the New York Court of Chancery, and Hyde genealogy (2 volumes). He died in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1867. His son, Mansfield Tracy, born in Albany, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1830, graduated at Union College in 1849 and at the Harvard Law School in 1852; was admitted to the bar in 1855, but soon abandoned law and devoted himself to literature. He was the author of Life o