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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Appomattox Court-House, (search)
ed the faith of the government that they should not be punished for their treason and rebellion so long as they should respect that parole and be obedient to law. Grant, at the suggestion of Lee, agreed to allow such cavalrymen of the Confederate army as owned their own horses to retain them, as they would, he said, need them for tilling their farms. Lee now returned to Richmond, where his family resided. He had started on that campaign with 65,000 men, and he returned alone; and for a month afterwards he and his family were kindly furnished with daily rations from the national commissariat at Richmond. Lee had lost, during the movements of his army from March 26 to April 9, about 14,000 men killed and wounded, and 25,000 made prisoners. The number of men paroled was about 26,000, of whom not more than 9,000 had arms in their hands. About 16,000 small-arms were surrendered, 150 cannon, 71 colors, about 1,100 wagons and caissons, and 4,000 horses and mules. See Lee, Robert Edward.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 (search)
sist in capturing him. Steuben, who was recruiting for Greene's army in Virginia, also watched him. The effort failed, for Arnold was vigilant and extremely cautious. He knew what would be his fate if caught. What would the Americans do with me, if they should catch me? Arnold inquired of a young prisoner. They would cut off and bury with military honors your leg that was wounded at Saratoga. and hang the rest of you, replied the young American soldier. General Phillips joined Arnold (March 26) with more than 2,000 men, and took the chief command. The traitor accompanied him on another expedition up the James River, in April, and then returned to New York, for Cornwallis, who came into Virginia from North Carolina, refused to serve with him. When Sir Henry Clinton found that the allied armies were actually going to Virginia, he tried to alarm Washington by threats of marauding expeditions. He sent Arnold, with a band of regulars and Tories, to commit atrocities in Connecticu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate States of America (search)
Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, etc. It was the Constitution of the United States, with certain omissions and alterations. It fixed the term of service of the President and Vice-President at six years, and made the former ineligible to re-election. The constitution was submitted to the several States for ratification. The convention of Alabama ratified it on March 13, 1861; of Georgia, on March 14; of Louisiana, March 21; of Mississippi, March 26; of South Carolina, April 3. In the Mississippi convention some of the ablest men proposed to submit the constitution to the people, but this idea was voted down by the voices of seventy-eight against seven. None of the conventions ever ventured to allow the people to vote freely on their own acts, or on the subject of forming a Southern Confederacy. For the full text of the Constitution see article on Southern Confederacy. The congress at Montgomery discussed the subject of a nationa
ion 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 great force, however, only one province, that of Pinar del
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Egbert, Harry C., 1839- (search)
Egbert, Harry C., 1839- Military officer; born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 3, 1839; joined the 12th United States Infantry, Sept. 23, 1861; served with distinction in the actions of Gaines's Mills, Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Gettysburg, etc. He was taken prisoner at Cedar Mountain and at Gettysburg, and was seriously wounded at Bethesda Church. When the war with Spain broke out he was lieutenant-colonel of the 6th United States Infantry, which he commanded in the Santiago campaign until he was shot through the body at El Caney, July 1, 1898. He was promoted colonel of the 22d Infantry, and before his wound was completely healed sailed for the Philippine Islands. He arrived at Manila with his command, March 4, 1899, and while leading a charge against Malinta he received a mortal wound, from which he died within an hour, March 26 following.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Floyd, John Buchanan 1807- (search)
ompanies wanting to purchase arms, but the States have not a sufficient supply. Senator Fessenden, of Maine, asked, Feb. 23, for an explanation of the reasons for such action. Davis replied that the Secretary of War had recommended an increase of appropriations for arming the militia, and as the militia of the States were not militia of the United States, he thought it best for the volunteer companies of States to have arms that were uniform in case of war. Fessenden offered an amendment, March 26, that would deprive it of mischief, but it was lost, and the bill was passed by a strict party vote—twenty-nine Democrats against eighteen Republicans. It was smothered in the House of Representatives. By a stretch of authority under an old act of Congress (1825), Floyd sold to the States and individuals in the South over 31,000 muskets, altered from flint to percussion, for $2.50 each. On Nov. 24, 1860, he sold 10,000 muskets to G. B. Lamar, of Georgia; and on the 16th he had sold 5,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Orders in council. (search)
ork papers of what purported to be a speech of Lord Dorchester to a certain Indian deputation from a late general council at the Maumee Rapids, in which he suggested the probability of a speedy rupture between the United States and Great Britain. The British order and Dorchester's speech caused resolutions to be introduced by Sedgwick, March 12, 1794, into the House of Representatives for raising fifteen regiments of 1,000 men each, for two years, and the passage of a joint resolution, March 26, laying an embargo for thirty days, afterwards extended thirty days longer, having in view the obstructing of the supply of provisions to the British fleet and army in the West Indies. Sedgwvick's resolutions were rejected, but a substitute was passed suggesting a draft of militia. It was proposed to detach from this body 80,000 minute-men, enlist a regiment of artillery, and raise a standing force of 25,000 men. While debates were going on, news came that a second Order in Council had be
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seminole Indians (search)
militia and 1,000 regulars at Fort Scott, made a force sufficient to invade Florida if necessary. Jackson was joined by friendly Creeks, under their chief—McIntosh—who held the commission of a brigadier-general in the United States army. So short were supplies in that region that Jackson had to depend upon provision-boats ascending the Apalachicola from New Orleans, and, as a depot for these supplies, he built a new fort on the site of the old Negro. Fort, and called it Fort Gadsden. On March 26 he marched eastward against the Seminole villages in the vicinity of the present city of Tallahassee, being joined on the way by a fresh body of friendly Creeks (April 1) and a few more Tennessee volunteers. The Seminoles made but slight resistance. Their villages were burned, and a considerable spoil in corn and cattle was obtained. Unrestrained by such orders as Gaines had received, and satisfied that the Seminoles were continually encouraged to make war by the British and Spaniards, h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sheridan, Philip Henry 1831-1888 (search)
he Congress, made nervous, wanted to adjourn and depart, but they were persuaded to remain. From Columbia, where Sheridan rested a day, he dashed off to the Virginia Central Railway, which he destroyed for the distance of 15 miles. Then Custer in one direction, and Devin in another, made complete destruction of railways and bridges, as well as supplies, in Lee's rear, inflicting a more serious blow to the Confederate cause than any victory during the last campaign. Sheridan then swept around by the White House, and joined the army before Petersburg on March 26. He had disabled fully 200 miles of railway, destroyed a vast number of bridges, and property to the value of several million dollars. After the war he was in command in Louisiana and Texas, and enforced the reconstruction acts there, for which he was removed by President Johnson in August, 1867. He was made lieutenantgeneral in March, 1869, and general of the army, June 1, 1888. He died in Nonquitt, Mass., Aug. 5, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
f arbitration in the Bering Sea dispute......April 4, 1893 Minister Hicks telegraphing that the consular agency at Mollendo, Peru, was attacked, March 25, and the agent shot, Secretary Gresham directs a protest and a demand for reparation......April 6, 1893 Chief of the diplomatic service to France, James B. Eustis, of Louisiana, raised to the rank of ambassador......April 8, 1893 Caravel Santa Maria, a reproduction of the flag-ship of Columbus, given to the United States by Spain, March 26, reaches Havana......April 9, 1893 Sir Julian Pauncefote received by the President as ambassador from Great Britain......April 11, 1893 American Railway union organized at Chicago......April 12, 1893 M. Patenotre received by the President as ambassador from France......April 12, 1893 United States forces withdrawn from Hawaii by order of Commissioner Blount......April 13, 1893 Duke of Veragua and party arrive at New York and are publicly received......April 15, 1893 Senate
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