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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fisher, Fort (search)
he first expedition, was made the chiefengineer of this. The expedition left Hampton Roads, Jan. 6, 1865, and rendezvoused off Beaufort, N. C., where Porter was taking in supplies of coal and ammunition. They were all detained by rough weather, and did not appear off Fort Fisher until the evening of the 12th. The navy, taught by experience, took a position where it could better affect the land front of the fort than before. Under cover of the fire of the fleet, 8,000 troops were landed (Jan. 13). Terry wisely provided against an attack in the rear by casting up intrenchments across the peninsula and securing the free use of Masonboro Inlet, where, if necessary, troops and supplies might be landed in still water. On the evening of the 14th the light guns were landed, and before morning were in battery. Wisely planned by Terry, a grand assault was made on the morning of the 15th. The war-ships opened the battle on the 14th. They kept up a bombardment all day, severely damaging
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, (search)
in November attempted to extract from the queen a promise of amnesty for members of the provisional government, but failed. A few weeks later he succeeded, and on Dec. 19 laid before the provisional government President Cleveland's desire for its abdication and restoration of the monarchy, coupled with the queen's offer of pardon. This proposal was a few days later rejected by Mr. Dole for the provisional government. These proceedings became known in the middle of January, 1894, and on Jan. 13 President Cleveland transmitted the documents to Congress. Mr. Dole was not interfered with, and affairs in the islands quieted down at once. On Jan. 8, 1896, however, the following resolution relating to the Hawaiian Islands, offered by Representative Spalding (Republican, of Michigan), was read in the House and referred to the committee on foreign affairs: That Congress doth consent that the territory properly included within and rightfully belonging to the government of Hawaii, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Andrew 1808- (search)
te, having suspended by his order Edwin M. Stanton from said office; and within twenty days after the first day of the next meeting of said Senate—that is to say, on the 12th day of December, in the year last aforesaid— having reported to said Senate such suspension, with the evidence and reasons for his action in the case, and the name of the person designated to perform the duties of such office temporarily until the next meeting of the Senate, and said Senate thereafterward, on the 13th day of January, in the year of our Lord 1868, having duly considered the evidence and reasons reported by said Andrew Johnson for said suspension and having refused to concur in said suspension, whereby, and by force of the provisions of an act entitled An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices. passed March 2, 1867, said Edwin M. Stanton did forthwith resume the functions of his office, whereof the said Andrew Johnson had then and there due notice, and said Edwin M. Stanton, by reason
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Polk, James Knox 1795-1849 (search)
cluded within one of our congressional districts. Our own Congress had, moreover, with great unanimity, by the act approved Dec. 31, 1845, recognized the country beyond the Nueces as a part of our territory by including it within our own revenue system, and a revenue officer to reside within that district has been appointed by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. It became, therefore, of urgent necessity to provide for the defence of that portion of our country. Accordingly, on Jan. 13 last, instructions were issued to the general in command of these troops to occupy the left bank of the Del Norte. This river, which is the southwestern boundary of the State of Texas, is an exposed frontier. From this quarter invasions were threatened; upon it and in its immediate vicinity, in the judgment of high military experience, are the proper stations for the protecting forces of the government. In addition to this important consideration, several others occurred to induce this m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
the United States, dies at Montrose, aged eighty-eight......Jan. 1, 1890 Governor's salary raised to $10,000 a year by law......Jan. 15, 1890 Australian ballot law adopted at session ending......May 23, 1890 Strike of over 3,000 employes in the Clark thread mills at Newark and Kearney begins......Dec. 10, 1890 Saturday half-holiday established, and Rutgers Scientific School awarded the funds granted by Congress in aid of colleges of agriculture and mechanic arts at session......Jan. 13–March 20, 1891 Spinners' strike in the Clark thread mills declared off......April 18, 1891 Smokeless powder used for the first time in this country at Sandy Hook in an 8-inch rifled gun......July 25, 1891 Walt Whitman, poet, born 1819, dies at Camden......March 26, 1892 United States practice cruiser Bancroft, the first war-ship built in the State, is launched at the yards of Samuel L. Moore & Sons Co. in Elizabeth......April 30, 1892 City of Paterson celebrates the 100th an
w against polygamy, amending law of 1862......March 22, 1882 Congress authorizes an industrial home at Salt Lake City for women renouncing polygamy, and for their children......1886 Edmunds-Tucker anti-polygamy law approved......March 3, 1887 Gentiles for the first time control a municipal election in Salt Lake City......Feb. 10, 1890 New free-school law, a territorial bureau of statistics established, and 8 per cent made the legal rate of interest by legislature at session......Jan. 13–March 13, 1890 Mormon Church renounces polygamy at a general conference in Salt Lake City......Oct. 6, 1890 New school law making public schools free......1890 Methodist University at Ogden founded......1890 Territorial reform school destroyed by fire......June 24, 1891 First election under national party lines; Mormon Republican and Democratic votes about equal......Aug. 4, 1891 Irrigation convention at Salt Lake City......Sept. 15, 1891 Cap-stone of temple in Salt Lak