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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Powhatan, -1618 (search)
and there Captain Smith and his companions, exploring the stream, found him. By his wisdom and prowess he had raised himself to the rank of sagamore, or civil ruler, over thirty Indian tribes, and was entitled Powhatan, having a significance like that of Pharaoh, the official title of a line of kings of Egypt. His subjects numbered about 8,000, and he is known in history simply as Powhatan. When he became emperor he resided chiefly at Weroworomoco (now Shelly), on the York River, in Gloucester county, Va. He treated the English people hospitably, but his younger brother, Opechancanough, King of Pamunkey, was always hostile to them. When Captain Smith was taken prisoner by him, he conducted the captain first to his own village, and then to the palace of Powhatan on the York. At the former place the Indians held incantations for three days to discover Smith's character, for they were in doubt whether he was the incarnation of the good or the evil spirit. Then they took him to Pow
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
Continental Congress met in New York City—that is, from Jan. 11, 1785, to Oct. 21, 1788. Also the first and second sessions of the First Congress under the Constitution......March 4, 1789–Aug. 12, 1790 Phelps & Gorham sell to Robert Morris 1,204,000 acres in western New York for 8d. an acre......1 790 Boundary between New York and Vermont established......1790 Congress leaves New York City and meets in Philadelphia......December, 1790 Part of Vermont formed Cumberland and Gloucester counties in New York till ......1791 Paper mill erected at Troy, which makes from four to five reams of paper daily......1791 French privateer fitted out in New York is seized by militia by order of Governor Clinton......June 14, 1791 Frederick William Augustus, Baron Steuben, major-general in the Revolutionary army dies at Steubenville, Oneida county......Nov. 28, 1794 Union College incorporated at Schenectady......1795 George Clinton, after eighteen years service, declines re-
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walker, Thomas 1715-1794 (search)
Walker, Thomas 1715-1794 Patriot; born in Gloucester county, Va., Jan. 25, 1715; educated at William and Mary College; studied medicine and practised in Fredericksburg, Va. In 1750 he travelled west and was probably the first white man to pass the present boundaries of Kentucky. He was commissary-general under Washington in General Braddock's army, and was present at the latter's defeat. In 1775 he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses, where he served on the second committee of safety; in 1777 was appointed with his son, Col. John Walker, to visit the Indians in Pittsburg, Pa., for the purpose of gaining their friendship for the Americans; and in 1778 was made president of the commission to settle the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina. Walker Mountains in southwestern Virginia were named after him. He died in Albemarle county, Va., Nov. 9, 1794. His son, John, legislator; born in Albemarle county, Va., Feb. 13, 1744, was an aide to Washington during the R
a criterion of goodness. Wine-ageing apparatus. In the time of the Roman Emperor Probus, about the close of the third century, great attention was paid to the cultivation of the vine; it is supposed to have been planted on the banks of the Rhine, the Main, and the Moselle at that time, and to have been introduced into Britain. About the close of the tenth century, wine in considerable quantity and, it is said, of excellent flavor, was produced in England in the counties of Lincoln, Gloucester, and Somerset. The importation of foreign wines into England commenced soon after the Norman Conquest, and was greatly increased by the acquisition of Guienne, under Henry II. In the reign of Richard II, Spanish wines were common, and continued to grow in estimation, especially sack, which is the produce of the grape of Xeres, in Spain. Holingshed asserts that there were upward of eighty-six different kinds of wine imported from France and other countries into England in the sixt
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Virginia, 1864 (search)
9. Feb. 25-26: Scout to FarmwellMASSACHUSETTS--2d Cavalry. NEW YORK--13th and 16th Cavalry. Feb. 28: Skirmish near Sprigg's FordPENNSYLVANIA--13th Cavalry (Co. "L"). Feb. 28: Skirmish, Ely's FordNEW YORK--5th Cavalry. Feb. 28: Scouts in Gloucester CountyPENNSYLVANIA--11th Cavalry. Feb. 28-March 1: Raid into Albermarle County (Custer's)NEW JERSEY--1st Cavalry. NEW YORK--1st Cavalry. OHIO--6th Cavalry. PENNSYLVANIA--6th Cavalry. UNITED STATES--1st, 2d and 5th Cavalry; Battery "E" 1st Arty. (tthews and Middlesex CountiesPENNSYLVANIA--11th Cavalry. UNITED STATES--4th and 6th Colored Infantry. March 19: Scout to Salem and Orleans Counties(No Reports.) March 22: Skirmish, WinchesterPENNSYLVANIA--14th Cavalry. March 28: Scout in Gloucester County(No Reports.) March 28-29: Scouts to Aldie and MiddleburgPENNSYLVANIA--13th Cavalry. March 30: Capture of Cherry GroveNaval Brigade, Boats from "Commodore Barney." April 1: Skirmish, Fremont's FordPENNSYLVANIA--54th Infantry. April 1: Sk
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
rn Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., August 16-22, thence to Yorktown, Va. Duty there and at Gloucester Point till December 26. Action at Lee's Mills September 16. Reconnoissance to Gloucester and Matthews Counties December 11-15. Moved to Morehead City, N. C., December 26-January 1, 1863; thence to Port Royal, S. C., January 28-31. At St. Helena Island, S. C., till March 27, and at Seabrook Island till July 6. Expedition toOak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe August 16-22, thence to Yorktown, Va., September 18. Duty at Yorktown and Gloucester Point till December 26. Reconnoissance to Gloucester and Matthews Counties December 11-15. Skirmish at Wood's Cross Roads, Gloucester Court House, December 14. Moved to Beaufort, N. C., December 26, thence to Port Royal, S. C., January 28-31. Camp at St. Helena Island, S. C., February 12
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (search)
k Counties, N. C., August 5-12. Expedition to Edenton, N. C., August 11-19 (Cos. G, I and K ). Near Pasquotank August 18. South Mills September 12. Reconnoissance to Blackwater River September 14-17. Expedition from Yorktown to Matthews County October 4-9 (Detachment). Expedition to South Mills and Camden, N. C., December 5-24. Moved to Williamsburg, Va., January 23, 1864, and duty there till April. Wistar's Expedition against Richmond February 6-8. Scout in Gloucester County February 28. Expedition in support of Kilpatrick March 1-4. Expedition into King and Queen County March 9-12. Carlton's Store March 10. Expedition into Matthews and Middlesex Counties March 17-21. Reconnoissance to Blackwater April 13-15. Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Kautz's Raid on Petersburg & Weldon Railroad and to City Point, Va., May 5-11. Birch Island Bridges May 5. Bird Island Bridges, Bla
in early days, one of whose descendants, John Page, wedded Jane Byrd of Westover. Their son, Mann Page, was father to William Byrd Page, born at North End, Gloucester county, in 1768, who was a farmer by occupation, and died at Fairfield, Clarke county, in 1812. He married Ann Lee, who was born at Leesylvania, Prince William couGeneral William Booth Taliaferro Major-General William Booth Taliaferro, a representative of an old and famous Virginia family, was born at Belleville, Gloucester county, Va., December 28, 1822. He was educated at Harvard college and William and Mary, being graduated at the latter institution in 1841. His activity was directemember of the board of visitors of the Virginia military institute, William and Mary college and other State institutions. His death occurred at his home in Gloucester county, February 27, 1898. Brigadier-General James B. Terrill Brigadier-General James B. Terrill, a brave Virginia soldier, never wore the title which is here
st words: Bear this message to my precious wife—I die a Christian and hope to meet her in heaven. He had been married in October, of the previous year, to Ellen E. Richmond, of Milton, and on the day before the fatal battle had been informed of the birth of a daughter. Brigadier-General Matthew Whittaker Ransom Brigadier-General Matthew Whittaker Ransom was born in Warren county, N. C., in 1826. His father was Robert Ransom, who was descended from a colonial Virginia family of Gloucester county. His mother was Priscilla West Coffield Whittaker, whose lineage is traced to Alexander Whittaker, the English clergyman who baptized Pocahontas. He was graduated at Chapel Hill, the State university, in 1847, and was soon afterward admitted to the practice of law. The remarkable ability which he at once displayed led to his election five years later as attorney-general-of the State. This office he resigned in 1855 to return to general practice. Three years later he was called upon
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A list of Confederate officers, prisoners, who were held by Federal authority on Morris Island, S. C., under Confederate fire from September 7th to October 21st, 1864. (search)
nft., Abingdon. Zzz=2d Lt. R. Massey, Cutshaw bat., Covinsville. Zzz=2d Lt. W. H. Hughes, Page's bat., Richmond. Zzz=2d Lt. F. King, Page's bat., King William county. Zzz=2d Lt. Geo. L. Reizes, 5th Va. inft., Greenville. Zzz=2d Lt. John F. Ganoway, 50th Va. inft., Cobham Hill. Zzz=2d Lt. R. W. Legg, 50th Va. inft., Tiskey Cove. Zzz=2d Lt. R. L. Bowie, 37th Va. inft., Abingdon. Zzz=2d Lt. F. Fansa, 26th Va. inft., Weston. Zzz=2d Lt. W. L. Enos, 26th Va. inft., Gloucester county. Zzz=2d Lt. A. B. Cauthorn, 26th Va. inft., King and Queen county. Zzz=2d Lt. John M. Lambert, 52d Va. inft., Greensville. Zzz=2d Lt. W. P. R. Leigh, 5th Va. cav., Gloucester. Zzz=2d Lt. W. N. Hendricks, 25th Va. inft., Fair Mount. Zzz=2d Lt. J. G. Brown, 49th Va. inft., Front Royal. Zzz=2d Lt. W. H. Hatcher, 52d Va. inft., Liberty. Zzz=2d Lt. W. B. Curdis, 2d Va. inft., Marion. Zzz=2d Lt. T. J. King, 42d bat. cav., Martinsville. Zzz=2d Lt. T. M. Gravely, 42d
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