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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), MacDONOUGHonough, Thomas 1783-1825 (search)
New Castle county, Del., Dec. 23, 1783; was of Scotch-Irish descent, and his father, who came from the North of Ireland, was an officer of distinction in the Continental army. Macdonough was appointed a midshipman in the navy in 1800, a lieutenant in 1807, and commander in July, 1813. He had served with distinction in the Mediterranean squadron with Bainbridge and Decatur. In 1814 he commanded a squadron on Lake Champlain, and on Sept. 11, he gained a signal victory over the British off Plattsburg. For this service he was promoted to captain and received thanks and a gold medal from Congress. Civil honors were bestowed upon him by various cities and towns; and the legislature of Vermont gave him an estate on Cumberland Head, Thomas MacDONOUGHONOUGHonoughonough. which overlooked the scene of his great exploit. From the close of the war Macdonough's health declined. He was given command of the Mediterranean squadron, MacDONOUGHONOUGHonoughonough's medal. but his health grew
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McNab, Sir Allan Napier 1798-1862 (search)
McNab, Sir Allan Napier 1798-1862 Military officer; born in Niagara, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 19, 1798. His father was the principal aide on the staff of General Simcoe during the Revolutionary War. Allan became a midshipman in 1813, in the British fleet on Lake Ontario, but soon left the navy and joined the army. He commanded the British advanced guard at the battle of Plattsburg; practised law at Hamilton, Ontario, after the war, and was in the Canadian Parliament in 1820, being chosen speaker of the Assembly. In 1837-38 he commanded the militia on the Niagara frontier, and was a conspicuous actor in crushing the rebellion. He sent a party to destroy the American vessel Caroline, and for his services at that period he was knighted (see Canada). After the union of Upper and Lower Canada, in 1841, he became speaker of the legislature. He was prime minister under the governorship of Lord Elgin and Sir Edmund Head, and in 1860 was a member of the legislative council. He died at T
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), MacOMBmb, Alexander 1782- (search)
war with Great Britain, in 1812, was lieutenant-colonel of engineers and adjutant-general of the army. He had five brothers in that contest. He was transferred to the artillery, and distinguished himself on the Niagara frontier. In January, 1814, he was promoted to brigadier-general, and when General Izard withdrew from the military post on Lake Champlain, in the summer of that year, Macomb was left in chief command of that region. In that capacity he won a victory over the British at Plattsburg, Sept. 11. For his conduct on that occasion he was commissioned a major-general and received thanks and a gold medal from Congress. On the death of General Brown, in 1835, General Macomb was appointed general-in- chief of the armies of the United States, which post he held at the time of his death, in Washington, D. C., June 25, 1841. His remains were interred, with military honors in the congressional cemetery, Washington, and over them stands a beautiful white marble monument, prop-
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Medals. (search)
akely (to the widow)Capture of the ReindeerGold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Jacob BrownVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Peter B. PorterVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Brig.-Gen. E. W. RipleyVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Brig.-Gen. James MillerVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Winfield ScottVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Edmund P. GainesVictory of ErieGold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Alexander MacombVictory of PlattsburgGold. Feb. 27, 1815Maj.-Gen. Andrew JacksonVictory of New OrleansGold. Feb. 22, 1816Capt. Charles StewartCapture of the Cyane and LevantGold. Feb. 22, 1816Capt. James BiddleCapture of the PenguinGold. April 4, 1818Maj.-Gen. William H. HarrisonVictory of the ThamesGold. April 4, 1818Gov. Isaac Shelby.Victory of the ThamesGold. Feb. 13, 1835Col. George Groghan (22 years after)Defence of Fort Stevenson, 1813Gold. July 16, 1846Maj.-Gen. Zachary TaylorVictory on Rio GrandeGold. March 2,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mooers, Benjamin 1758-1838 (search)
Mooers, Benjamin 1758-1838 Military officer; born in Haverhill, Mass., April 1, 1758; was in the Continental army; at the surrender of Burgoyne; and served as lieutenant in Hazen's regiment to the end of the war. In 1783 he settled in the wilderness on the western shore of Lake Champlain, near the present Plattsburg. He was eight years in the New York legislature, and, as major-general of militia, commanded that body of soldiers in the battle of Plattsburg (q. v.) in 1814. He died in Plattsburg, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1838.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Platt, Zephaniah 1740- (search)
Platt, Zephaniah 1740- Legislator; born in Dutchess county, N. Y., in 1740; preached law; delegate from New York to the Continental Congress, 1784-86; judge of the circuit court for many years; founder of Plattsburg, N. Y., where he died Sept. 12, 1807.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Plattsburg, battles at (search)
Plattsburg, battles at When General Izard marched from Champlain for Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., wr Macomb. During the spring and Battle of Plattsburg (from an old print). summer of that year botead of about 3,500 men. These he gathered at Plattsburg, to repel an expected invasion. Prevost adve had completed redoubts and block-houses at Plattsburg, to prevent the invaders crossing the Saranaterwards pushed to a point within 8 miles of Plattsburg. At the same time Macomb divided his troops the British. On the 6th Prevost moved upon Plattsburg with his whole force, in two columns, the ri guard. The militia broke, and fled towards Plattsburg, but the regulars stood firm. He fought the invaders, inch by inch, all the way to Plattsburg. His and other detachments Old Stone Mill on te) was killed and his remains were buried at Plattsburg. The Americans lost 110 men; the British lodonough, the chief leaders in the battles at Plattsburg. In almost every village and city in the la
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prevost, Sir George 1767-1816 (search)
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 PlattsburgPlattsburg, 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 militia of his State from leaving it. A few daysgton county were in motion. This letter Williams placed in the hands of a shrewd Irishwoman at Cumberland Head, who took it to Prevost just after the battle at Plattsburg had ended. Prevost, who was naturally timid, was greatly alarmed by the intercepted letter, and at a little past midnight his whole army were flying in haste t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, Joseph 1805-1877 (search)
Smith, Joseph 1805-1877 Mormon; born in Sharon, Vt., Dec. 23. 1805; was of Scotch descent; removed to Palmyra, N. Y., where, at the age of twenty-two, he began preaching Mormonism, and followed it up until his violent death at the hands of a mob in Carthage, Ill., June 27, 1844. See Mormons. Naval officer; born in Boston, Mass., March 30, 1790; entered the navy as midshipman in 1809; was distinguished in the battle at Plattsburg under Macdonough, where he was wounded; and was in the Mediterranean under Decatur in 1815. He was in constant service, afloat and ashore, for sixty years. From 1847 until 1869 he was chief of the bureau of yards and docks. He was promoted rearadmiral on the retired list in July, 1862, and died in Washington, D. C., Jan. 17, 1877.
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
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