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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Aguinaldo, Emilio, 1870- (search)
s prisoners. When the party arrived at Casiguran a message was forwarded to Auginaldo that the re-enforcements he had ordered were on their way to Palanan, and a further statement was enclosed that there had been an engagement with Americans, five of whom, with Krag rifles, had been captured. In six days the expedition marched 90 miles over a most difficult country. When within 8 miles of Aguinaldo's camp the fact that he sent provisions proved the ruse had thus far worked admirably. On March 23 the party reached the camp. where Aguinaldo received the supposed officers at his house, located on the Palanan River. After a brief conversation with him the party quietly excused themselves, and at once orders were given to fire upon Aguinaldo's body-guard, who fled in consternation. Two of them, however, were killed and eighteen wounded. During this engagement the American officers rushed into Aguinaldo's house, and succeeded in taking him, Colonel Villa. his chief of staff, and Sant
presented to the House. On Feb. 28, the Senate resolution was adopted by a vote of 64 to 6. This action aroused great indignation in Spain, and led to riots throughout the country. The resolution presented to the House was adopted on March 2, by a vote of 263 to 17; but on March 4 the Senate refused to agree with the House resolution, and sent it to a conference committee, whose report became the subject of an animated debate till it was returned to the conference by a unanimous vote on March 23. The House accepted the Senate resolutions on March 26. From the beginning of the rebellion the Cubans carried on a guerilla warfare, burning many small towns, and destroying much plantation property. On March 14, 1896, the strength of the Cuban army was estimated in Havana at about 43,000 men, but the revolutionists themselves claimed 60,000, two-thirds of whom were well mounted, and about half well armed. During 1896 Spain sent 80,00.0 more troops to the island. In spite of this gre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fisheries, the. (search)
Fisher's Hill. immemorial usage. New England, at the beginning of the war, had, by act of Parliament, been debarred from fishing on the banks of Newfoundland, and they claimed that, in any treaty of peace, these fisheries ought to be considered as a perpetual joint property. Indeed, New England had planned, and furnished the forces for, the first reduction of Cape Breton, and had rendered conspicuous assistance in the acquisition of Nova Scotia and Canada by the English. The Congress, on March 23, 1779, in committee of the whole, agreed that the right to fish on the coasts of Nova Scotia, the banks of Newfoundland, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the straits of Labrador and Belle Isle, should in no case be given up. In the final treaty of peace (1783) the fishery question was satisfactorily settled. In the summer of 1845 some ill-feeling was engendered between the United States and Great Britain concerning the fisheries on the coasts of British America in the East. American f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Forrest, Nathan Bedford 1821-1877 (search)
; and early in 1864 the sphere of his duties was enlarged, and their importance increased. He was acknowledged to be the most skilful and daring Confederate leader in the West. He made an extensive raid in Tennessee and Kentucky, with about 5,000 mounted men, in March and April, 1864. He had been skirmishing with Gen. W. S. Smith in northern Mississippi, and, sweeping rapidly across the Tennessee Nathan Bedford Forrest. River into western Tennessee, rested a while at Jackson, and then (March 23) pushed on towards Kentucky. A part of his force captured Union City the next day, with the National garrison of 450 men. Forrest then pushed on to Paducah, on the Ohio River, with 3,000 men, and demanded the surrender of Fort Anderson there, in which the little garrison of 700 men, under Colonel Hicks, had taken refuge. It was refused; and, after assailing the works furiously, and plundering and burning the town until midnight, he ceased the assault. Hearing of reinforcements for Hick
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jenkinson's Ferry, battle of. (search)
Jenkinson's Ferry, battle of. In 1864, General Steele, at Little Rock, Ark., tried to co-operate with the Red River expedition, but was unable to do so effectually, for he was confronted by a heavy body of Confederates. He started southward, March 23, with 8,000 troops, cavalry and infantry. He was to be joined by General Thayer at Arkadelphia, with 5,000 men, but this was not then accomplished. Steele pushed on for the purpose of flanking Camden and drawing out Price from his fortifications there. Early in April Steele was joined by Thayer, and on the evening of the 15th they entered Camden as victors. Seriously menaced by gathering Confederates, Steele, who, by the retreat of Banks, had been released from duty elsewhere, moved towards Little Rock. He crossed the Washita on the night of April 26. At Jenkinson's Ferry, on the Sabine River, he was attacked by an overwhelming force, led by Gen. Kirby Smith in person. Steele's troops, though nearly famished, fought desperat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
aptain McCalla, of the Newark. Dec. 11. The President directed General Otis to open the ports of the Philippines to commerce. Dec. 19. General Lawton was killed in attacking San Mateo. Jan. 22, 1901. Treaty with Spain for the purchase of the island of Cibutu and Cagayan for $100,000 ratified by United States Senate. Jan. 28. Petition from Filipino federal party praying for civil government presented to the Senate. March 1. Twenty-one officers and 120 bolomen surrender. March 23. Aguinaldo captured by General Funston. April 2. Aguinaldo takes oath of allegiance. April 20. General Tinio surrendered. June 15. United States Philippine Commission appoints Arellano, chief-justice, and six other Supreme Court judges. June 21. Promulgation of President McKinley's order establishing civil government and appointing William H. Taft the first governor. June 23. General MacArthur is succeeded by General Chaffee. July 4. Civil government established. Ju
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
at Washington under the Postmaster-General......April 30, 1810 British and French armed vessels excluded from American waters by act approved......May 1, 1810 Second session adjourns......May 1, 1810 Napoleon's Rambouillet decree, dated March 23, issued......May, 1810 [Ordered the sale of 132 American vessels captured; worth, with their cargoes, $8,000,000.] France proclaims the revocation of the Berlin and Milan decrees, to take effect after......Nov. 1, 1810 Third session conody Southern educational fund (a gift of $2,100,000 from George Peabody) transferred to a board of trustees, Rev. Dr. Barnas Sears superintendent......March 22, 1867 Supplementary reconstruction act concurred in March 19, vetoed by President, March 23; is passed over his veto by the House, 114 to 25, and by the Senate, 40 to 7......March 23, 1867 Congress adjourns to July 3, after a session of twenty-six days......March 29, 1867 Special session of the Senate in accordance with President
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
Democratic convention at Leavenworth, both in opposition to the Lecompton constitution......Dec. 24, 1857 Election of officers under the Lecompton constitution; vote for governor, 4,097......Jan. 4, 1858 Result of a people's vote on the Lecompton constitution was: Against, 10,226; for, with slavery, 138; for, without slavery, 23; election held......Jan. 4, 1858 Last meeting of the Topeka legislature; no quorum......March 4, 1858 Free-State constitutional convention at Minneola, March 23, adjourned to Leavenworth, March 25, frames The Leavenworth constitution ......April 3, 1858 Compromise bill known as the English Swindle and Lecompton Junior passed, admitting Kansas under Lecompton constitution amended, approved......May 4, 1858 Governor Denver takes oath of office......May 12, 1858 Leavenworth constitution adopted by the people......May 18, 1858 Attack on free-State men by a party of twenty-five under Charles A. Hamilton, at Marais des Cygnes; five killed a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
t Natchez to carry out the provisions of the treaty regarding the boundary-line between the United States and Spain......Feb. 24, 1797 Colonel Ellicott succeeds in securing the election of a permanent committee of public safety......July, 1797 On Jan. 10, 1798, Colonel Ellicott receives notice from the governor-general of New Orleans that orders had been received from the King to surrender the territory, but it was not until the Spanish had lost hope from intrigues in the West that on March 23 Fort Nogales on Walnut Hill was evacuated, and Fort Panmure about midnight......March 29-30, 1798 Act of Congress approved creating Mississippi Territory, including the present State of Alabama......April 7, 1798 Georgia constitution of this year defines definitely the boundaries claimed by the State, which include the Mississippi Territory, established by act of Congress......1798 Winthrop Sargent appointed first territorial governor of Mississippi, and arrives at Natchez......Aug
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
red by General Schofield......Feb. 22, 1865 Battles at Wise's Forks, March 8, at Fayetteville and at Kingston......March 10, 1865 General Sherman occupies Fayetteville, March 12, and destroys the arsenal......March 14, 1865 Sherman crosses the Cape Fear River, March 15; Federals under General Slocum defeat Confederates under Hardee in the battle of Averasboro, March 16; Sherman defeats Johnston at Bentonville, March 19; the armies of Sherman, Terry, and Schofield join at Goldsboro, March 23; Boone, N. C., is captured by Stoneman......March 28, 1865 Stoneman defeats Confederates under Pemberton at Grant's Creek, and captures Salisbury......April 12, 1865 Raleigh occupied by General Sherman......April 13, 1865 Sherman and Johnston meet at Durham station, April 17; they sign an agreement for peace, April 18; it is rejected at Washington, April 21; General Grant arrives at Raleigh......April 24, 1865 Gen. J. E. Johnston surrenders to Sherman; agreement signed at Bennet
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