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to Hooker, in which, after speaking of his many excellent qualities as a soldier, he referred to his (Hooker) having been, with others. to blame for too freely criticising the military conduct of Burnside, and so doing a great wrong to him. He reminded Hooker that he would now be open to such criticism, but that he (Lincoln) would do what he might to suppress it, for little good could be got out of an army in which such a spirit prevailed. The army was then lying, weak and demoralized, at Falmouth, opposite Fredericksburg. From January until April (1863) Hooker was engaged in preparing for a vigorous summer campaign. His forces remained in comparative quiet for about tree months, during which time they were reorganized and disciplined, and at the close of April his army numbered 100,000 effective men. General Lee's army, on the other side of the river, had been divided, a large force, under General Longstreet, having been required to watch the movements of the Nationals under Gener
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chancellorsville, battle of (search)
ss the Rappahannock before again attacking the main body. Early was sent to retake the Heights of Fredericksburg, and he cut Sedgwick off from the city. Early was reinforced by Anderson, by which Sedgwick was enclosed on three sides. At six o'clock in the evening the Confederates attacked him. His forces gave way and retreated to Banks's Ford, and before morning the remains of Sedgwick's corps had crossed the Rappahannock over pontoon bridges. Gibbon also withdrew from Fredericksburg to Falmouth that night, and, on Tuesday, Lee had only Hooker to contend with. He concentrated his forces to strike Hooker a crushing blow before night, but a heavy rain-storm prevented. Hooker prepared to retreat, and did so on the night of May 5 and morning of the 6th, crossing the Rappahannock and returning to the old quarters of the army opposite Fredericksburg. The losses of each army had been very heavy. That of the Confederates was reported at 12,277, including 2,000 prisoners, and that of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Logan, John Alexander 1826-1886 (search)
ncluding liquors. No guards accompanying the trains, and small ones guard bridges. The wagons are rolling on, and I shall be here to-morrow. Good-night. F.-J. Porter, Major-General. Following this was a letter to General Burnside, at Falmouth, Va., at four o'clock P. M.: Warrenton Junction, Aug. 27, 1862—4 P. M. General Burnside, Falmouth,—I send you the last order from General Pope, which indicates the future as well as the present. Wagons are rolling along rapidly to the reFalmouth,—I send you the last order from General Pope, which indicates the future as well as the present. Wagons are rolling along rapidly to the rear, as if a mighty power was propelling them. I see no cause for alarm, though I think this order may cause it. McDowell moves on Gainesville, where Sigel now is. The latter got to Buckland Bridge in time to put out the fire and kick the enemy, who is pursuing his route unmolested to the Shenandoah, or Loudoun county. The forces are Longstreet's, A. P. Hill's, Jackson's, Whiting's, Ewell's, and Anderson's (late Huger's) divisions. Longstreet is said by a deserter to be very strong. They have<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seddon, James Alexander 1815-1880 (search)
Seddon, James Alexander 1815-1880 Lawyer; born in Falmouth, Va., July 13, 1815; graduated at the law school of the University of Virginia; was a member of Congress in 1845-47 and 1849-51; of the peace convention which met in Washington Feb. 4, 1861, and of the first Confederate Congress; and was Secretary of War in the cabinet of Jefferson Davis in 1862-65. He died in Goochland county, Va., Aug. 19, 1880.
hirty-nine delegates from nine towns in Cumberland county, held at Falmouth, at which meeting Sheriff William Tyng declared his avowal to obeyixty volunteers under Lieut.-Col. Samuel Thompson, while ashore at Falmouth. The sailing-master of the Canseau excites the people by threatento attack Quebec......September, 1775 Captain Mowatt arrives in Falmouth (now Portland) with four armed vessels, Oct. 17, with orders from clear sixteen acres in four years......1784 First issue of the Falmouth gazette and weekly Advertiser, the earliest newspaper established onsider the separation of the district from Massachusetts meets at Falmouth......Oct. 5, 1785 Convention appointed at the October meeting assembles at Falmouth and draws up a statement of particulars......Jan. 4, 1786 Massachusetts lands, 1,107,396 acres, between Penobscot an purchased by William Bingham, of Philadelphia......March, 1786 Falmouth divided and the peninsula with several opposite islands incorporat
nd port of entry in York county, Me.; on the York River and Cape Neddick harbors; 9 miles northeast of Portsmouth. It was settled about 1624 under the name of Agamenticus, on a portion of the territory granted to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and John Mason by the Plymouth council in 1622. On April 10, 1641, it was given a city charter and government by Sir Ferdinando under the name of Georgeana, and it was thus the first English city on the continent of America. In 1652 it was organized as a town under the name of York, from the city of that name in England. From 1716 to 1735 it was the shire town of Yorkshire county, which included the whole province of Maine; from 1735 to 1760 shire town with Falmouth (now Portland) of the whole province; and from 1760 to 1800 shire town of York county. In 1802 Alfred was made a shire town with York, and continued so till 1832, when all the courts were removed to Alfred. York is now principally known as a summer resort. Population in 1900, 2,668.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Zanesville, (search)
Zanesville, A city and county seat of Muskingum county, O.; at the confluence of the Muskingum and Licking rivers; 59 miles east of Columbus. It was laid out in 1799 by Ebenezer Zane (q. v.) and John McIntyre, who with Jonathan Zane surveyed the part of the national turnpike between Wheeling, W. Va., and Maysville, Ky., and acquired a large tract of land here. The settlement was successively known as Zanetown, Westbourne, and, since 1804, Zanesville. Here the first legislature of the State met in 1804-5, and here was the seat of the State government in 1810-12. McIntyre built the first cabin, the first tavern, and the first ferry across the Muskingum, and left a handsome estate to the place for the support of free schools. Population in 1900, 23,538.