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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Banks, National. (search)
experience people had had with State banks whose issue was good in Pittsburg and worthless in Cleveland, and Vice versa, and might be stable in either place one day and worthless the next, to say nothing of the annoyance of carrying $100 as many miles and finding it only rated at $40. Still, there was much opposition to the national bank bill. Early in 1863 it was introduced into the Senate by Mr. Sherman, and referred to the finance committee, from which it was reported by him Feb. 2, and ten days later passed by a vote of 23 to 21. On the 20th of the same month it also passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 78 to 64. When the bill was revised and again brought before Congress for passage, in June, 1864, the vote in the Senate was 30 in favor and 9 against the bill. It was claimed at the time this bill was under discussion, and has been even more strongly urged since by certain classes, that all the advantages of stability and uniformity of currency could be even bett
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi River. (search)
went hissing to the bottom of the Mississippi. The river was well blockaded at Vicksburg and Port Hudson. Between these points Confederate transports were supplying the troops at both places. It was determined by the federal authorities to destroy them; and for this purpose the ram Queen of the West ran by the batteries at Vicksburg before daylight, Feb. 2, 1863, destroyed some vessels near Natchez, ran a few miles up the Red River, and, returning, repassed the Vicksburg batteries. On Feb. 10 she started on another raid down the river, accompanied by a gunboat and coal-barge. They passed the batteries at Vicksburg, went up the Red River to the Atchafalaya, captured a train of army-wagons and a quantity of stores on that stream, and also a small steamer (the Era) laden with corn and Texas soldiers. Captain Ellet compelled the pilot of the Era to serve the Queen of the West in the same capacity, when he purposely ran her ashore near Fort Taylor, where heavy guns soon disabled he
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
annon ammunition, 10,270 rounds. Chronology of the War. The following is a list of the more important events from the outbreak of the insurrection to October, 1901: Feb. 4, 1899. The Filipinos, under Aguinaldo, attacked the American defences at Manila. The Americans assumed the offensive the next day, and in the fighting which ensued for several days the American loss was fifty-seven killed and 215 wounded. Five hundred Filipinos were killed, 1,000 wounded, and 500 captured. Feb. 10. Battle of Caloocan. March 13-19. General Wheaton attacked and occupied Pasig. March 21-30. General MacArthur advanced towards and captured Malolos. Military operations were partially suspended during the rainy season. Meanwhile the southern islands were occupied by the American forces; Iloilo by General Miller, Feb. 11; Cebu by the Navy, March 27; and Negros, Mindanao, and the smaller islands subsequently. A treaty was concluded with the Sultan of Sulu, in which his rights w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, treaty with (search)
r; George Gray, of Delaware, United States Senator; Whitelaw Reid, of New York. On the part of Spain: Eugenio Montero Rios, president of the Senate; Buenaventura de Abarzuza, W. R. de Villa Urrutia, Gen. R. Cerero, J. de Garnica. The commission held its first session in Paris on Oct. 1, and at 8.45 P. M., on Dec. 10, the treaty was signed by all the commissioners. It was ratified by the United States Senate on Feb. 6, 1,899, by a vote of 57 to 27. The President signed the treaty Feb. 10, and it was transmitted to Spain and received the signature of the Queen Regent March 17. The copy of the treaty belonging to the United States was received here early in April, and on April 11 following the official exchange of ratifications the President issued his proclamation of peace, which was in the following terms: Whereas, a treaty of peace between the United States of America and her Majesty, the Queen Regent of Spain, in the name of her august son, Don Alfonso XIII., was co
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Twiggs, David Emanuel 1790-1862 (search)
s with them, by different routes. One of them reached Waite Feb. 17; but the dreaded mischief had been accomplished. Twiggs had been cautious. He did not commit himself in writing; he always said, I will give up everything. He was now allowed to temporize no longer. He had to find an excuse for surrendering his troops, consisting of two skeleton corps. It was readily found. Ben McCulloch, the famous Texan ranger, was not far off with 1,000 men. He approached San Antonio at 2 A. M. on Feb. 10. He had been joined by armed Knights of the Golden circle (q. v.) near the town. With a considerable body of followers, he rushed into the town with yells and took possession. Twiggs pretending to be surprised, met McCulloch in the Main Plaza, and there, at noon, Feb. 16, a negotiation for surrender (begun by the commissioners as early as the 7th) was consummated. He gave up to the Confederate authorities of Texas all the National forces in that State, about 2,500 in number, and with th
Battle of Fort Esperanza, Matagorda Bay; Gen. C. C. Washburn defeats the Confederates......Nov. 30, 1863 Last fight of the war; Federals under Colonel Barret defeated in western Texas by Confederates under General Slaughter......May 13, 1865 Gen. Kirby Smith surrenders last Confederate army......May 26, 1865 Gen. A. J. Hamilton, appointed provisional governor by President Johnson, arrives at Galveston......July 21, 1865 Constitution, framed by a convention which met at Austin, Feb. 10, and adjourned April 2, is ratified by the people, 34,794 to 11,235......June, 1866 Gov. J. W. Throckmorton enters upon his duties......Aug. 13, 1866 Gen. P. H. Sheridan appointed commander of the 5th Military District, comprising Louisiana and Texas......March 19, 1867 Governor Throckmorton removed, E. M. Pease appointed......July 30, 1867 General Sheridan relieved and General Hancock substituted as commander of the 5th Military District......Aug. 17, 1867 Gen. J. Reynolds a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Weyler y Nicolau, Valeriano 1840- (search)
War and served under two captain-generals. He remained there more than two years and was sent back to Spain on account of complaints against him for alleged cruelty. It was during this campaign in Cuba that he received his title of The butcher. While there, his troops, with his knowledge, committed dreadful outrages in the province of Santiago, and especially in Camaguey. In January, 1896, he was appointed captain-general of Cuba to succeed Gen. Martinez Campos. He landed at Havana, Feb. 10, and on the same day issued several addresses. To the military and civil authorities he said: It is quite impossible to concede that the status of the rebellion and the manner in which the rebel chiefs have overrun the island, the active pursuit by our troops being unable to check them, indicates indifference or a lack of spirit on the part of the inhabitants, for I do not understand how property holders can remain inactive and neutral while their plantations are being burned before