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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Siboney, (search)
iquiri, and the remaining portion at Siboney. The disembarkation of the army at Daiquiri was begun on June 22, and by the evening of the 24th all the troops of this contingent were on shore. The Spanish troops made but little resistance. On the 23d General Lawton's division reached Siboney, and on the following day pushed forward so that General Kent's division might immediately occupy the place. In these early movements the Americans were greatly assisted by a body of Cubans. General Shafstrong defensive position on the road from Siboney to Santiago; Kent's division was to be held near Santiago; Bates's brigade was to support Lawton; and Wheeler's cavalry division was to be in the rear on the road from Daiquiri to Siboney. On the 23d-24th, however, General Young's brigade, of Wheeler's division, passed Lawton, and was therefore in the advance early the next morning. This brigade consisted of part of the 10th United States Cavalry and two battalions of the 1st Volunteer Cavalr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
ost serious consideration. In fact, the following items appeared in the Washington papers and were doubtless cabled to Madrid and back to San Juan de Porto Rico as soon as published in the press of the United States. On July 22 this item was published: Miles on his way—Left with 3,000 men yesterday afternoon for Porto Rico. Secretary Alger believes that General Miles, on the Yale, will arrive at his destination Sunday morning, with 3,000 men under his immediate command. On the 23d it was announced that General miles is now east of Cape Haytien, etc., and on the morning of the 24th appeared the following: St. Thomas, July 23. The Spaniards at San Juan de Porto Rico are making extensive preparations to resist an anticipated attack upon the part of the United States war-ships which are understood to be convoying the army of invasion commanded by General Miles. There were no signs this morning of the American war-ships or transports, but news of them is expected s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
r President and Vice-President......Sept. 17, 1856 George Peabody gives $300,000 to found Peabody Institute......Feb. 12, 1857 Strike of the conductors and train men on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, militia called out; amicably settled......April 29, 1857 Constitutional Union Convention at Baltimore nominates John Bell, of Tennessee, for President......May 9, 1860 Democratic National Convention meets by adjournment (from Charleston, S. C.) in Baltimore, June 18, 1860. On the 23d a large number of delegates withdraw, and the remaining delegates nominate Stephen A. Douglas for President. The seceders nominate John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky......June 23, 1860 Philip Francis Thomas, of Maryland, appointed Secretary of the Treasury......Dec. 12, 1860 A. H. Handy, commissioner from Mississippi, addresses a meeting in Baltimore on the subject of secession......Dec. 19, 1860 Secession flag raised and saluted with artillery on Federal Hill, Baltimore, but on the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Van Dorn, Earl (search)
preparing to embark for the North on the Star of the West, under convoy of the gunboat Mohawk. These vessels did not make their appearance, and Sibley embarked on two lighters for Tampico, Mexico. Lack of coal and provisions compelled him to turn back. Four vessels, with 1,500 Texans under Van Dorn, came into the bay, and captured Sibley and his whole command. At about the same time a party of volunteers from Galveston captured the Star of the West (April 17), with all her stores. On the 23d Colonel Waite and all his officers, on duty at San Antonio, were made prisoners; so also were seven companies under Colonel Reese, who were making their way towards the coast. These were all the National troops remaining in Texas, which Twiggs had surrendered. They were kept prisoners awhile, and, after being compelled to give their parole not to bear arms against the Confederates, embarked for New York. Promoted major-general, Van Dorn took command of the trans-Mississippi district in Jan
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