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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Meigs, Fort (search)
-houses, was to be picketed with timber 15 feet long and from 10 to 12 inches in diameter, set 3 feet in the ground. When the fort was finished, March, 1813, the general and engineer left the camp in the care of Captain Leftwich, who ceased work upon it, utterly neglected the suffering garrison, and actually burned the pickets for fire-wood. On the return of Wood, work on the fort was resumed, and pushed towards completion. Harrison had forwarded Kentucky troops from Cincinnati, and on April 12 he himself arrived at Fort Meigs. He had been informed on the way of the frequent appearance of Indian scouts near the rapids, and little skirmishes with what he supposed to be the advance of a more powerful force. Expecting to find Fort Meigs invested by the British and Indians, he took with him all the troops on the Auglaize and St. Mary's Rivers. He was agreeably disappointed to find, on his arrival, that no enemy was near in force. They soon appeared, however. Proctor, at Fort Mald
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mexico, War with (search)
the remainder of his army advanced to the bank of the Rio Grande, where he established a camp and began the erection of a fort, which he named Fort Brown, in honor of Major Brown, in command there. The Mexicans were so eager for war that, because President Herrera was anxious for peace with the United States, they elected General Paredes to succeed him. The latter sent General Ampudia, with a large force, to drive the Americans beyond the Nueces. This officer demanded of General Taylor, April 12, the withdrawal of his troops within twenty-four hours. Taylor refused, and continued to strengthen Fort Brown. Ampudia hesitated, when General Arista was put in his place as commander-in-chief of the Northern Division of the Army of Mexico. He was strongly reinforced, and the position of the Army of Occupation became critical. Parties of armed Mexicans soon got between Point Isabel and Fort Brown and cut off all intercommunication. A reconnoitring party under Captain Thornton was surpr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mobile, Ala. (search)
sent Commodore Shaw, with gunboats, to occupy Mobile Bay and cut off communications with Pensacola. Lieutenant-Colonel Bowyer, then with troops at Fort Stoddart, was ordered to be prepared to march on Mobile at a moment's notice for the purpose of investing the fort there. Wilkinson left Mobile March 29 on the sloop Alligator, and, after a perilous voyage, reached Petit Coquille, when he sent a courier with orders to Bowyer to march immediately. Wilkinson's troops arrived in Mobile Bay April 12, landed the next morning, and at noon 600 men appeared before Fort Charlotte, commanded by Capt. Cayetano Perez, and demanded its surrender. On the 15th the Spaniards evacuated the fort and retired to Pensacola, and the Americans took possession. Placing nine cannon in battery on Mobile Point, Wilkinson marched to the Perdido. There he began the erection of a fort, but the place was soon abandoned and another was begun and finished on Mobile Point and called Fort Bowyer, in honor of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Polk, James Knox 1795-1849 (search)
11, and on the 28th of that month arrived on the left bank of the Del Norte opposite to Matamoras, where it encamped on a commanding position, which has since been strengthened by the erection of field-works. A depot has also been established at Point Isabel, near the Brazos Santiago, 30 miles in rear of the encampment. The selection of his position was necessarily confided to the judgment of the general in command. The Mexican forces at Matamoras assumed a belligerent attitude, and on April 12 General Ampudia, then in command, notified General Taylor to break up his camp within twenty-four hours, and to retire beyond the Nueces River, and in the event of his failure to comply with these demands announced that arms, and arms alone, must decide the question. But no open act of hostility was committed until April 24. On that day General Arista, who had succeeded to the command of the Mexican forces, communicated to General Taylor that he considered hostilities commenced, and shoul
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Raymond, battle of (search)
g Black River. Grant had intended to send down troops to assist Banks in an attack upon Port Hudson, but circumstances compelled him to move forward from Grand Gulf and Port Gibson. He made for the important railway connecting Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, with Vicksburg. His army moved in parallel lines on the eastern side of the river. These were led respectively by Generals McClernand and McPherson, and each was followed by portions of Sherman's corps. When, on the morning of April 12, the van of each column was approaching the railway near Raymond, the county seat of Hinds county, the advance of McPherson's corps, under Logan, was attacked by about 6,000 Confederates under Generals Gregg and Walker. It was then about 10 A. M. Logan received the first blow and bore the brunt of the battle. Annoyed by Michigan guns, the Confederates dashed forward to capture them and were repulsed. McPherson ordered an advance upon their new position, and a very severe conflict ensued,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
d Gen. Adelbert Ames appointed......March, 1869 A. T. Stewart, nominated and confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury, March 5, resigns because of act of Sept. 2, 1789, which forbids any one interested in importing to hold the office......March 9, 1869 Earliest practicable redemption of United States notes in coin promised by act......March 18, 1869 President's message to the Senate on claims upon Great Britain......April 7, 1869 President calls a special session of the Senate for April 12......April 8, 1869 First session adjourns......April 10, 1869 Special session of the Senate meets......April 12, 1869 Gen. E. R. S. Canby assumes command of the Military District of Virginia......April 20, 1869 Special session of Senate adjourns......April 23, 1869 Union Pacific Railroad opened for traffic......May 10, 1869 Filibustering expedition under Gen. Thomas Jordan, fitted out in New York, lands on north coast of Cuba......May 12, 1869 Southern Commercial Conven
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oklahoma, (search)
ian ballot system introduced; legislature adjourns......Dec. 24, 1890 Cherokee strip closed to whites by order of President......Aug. 13, 1891 New Indian lands in Oklahoma (about 300,000 acres) opened for settlement......Sept. 22, 1891 Resignation of Governor Steele accepted by President Harrison......Oct. 18, 1891 Statehood convention meets at Oklahoma City......Dec. 15, 1891 State Agricultural College at Stillwater opened......Dec. 15, 1891 Proclamation of the President, April 12, opens to settlement Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian lands from......April 19, 1892 The Kansas civil code adopted in its entirety......1893 Territorial convention of negroes held at Guthrie......April, 1893 Cherokee outlet, or strip, about 9,409 square miles, was ceded to the United States by the Cherokees, May 19, 1893; the United States paying $8,300,000 in five annual instalments, beginning March 4, 1875, interest 4 per cent. on deferred payments, besides paying $300,000 to the Ch
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, D. C. (search)
or his State's quota two days after the President's proclamation. The Trenton banks tendered a loan to the State, and the authorities of Newark appropriated $100,000 for the maintenance of families of volunteers, and $15,000 for the equipment of the soldiers. On the 30th the legislature met and appointed Theodore Runyon commander of the New Jersey forces; and then the movement towards Washington began. Pennsylvania, under the guidance of her energetic governor (Curtin), had appropriated (April 12) $500,000 for arming and equipping the militia of the State; and when news of the attack on Fort Sumter reached Philadelphia the excitement of the people was intense. The President's call for troops increased the enthusiasm, and before the legislature met in extra session, April 30, thousands of Pennsylvanians were enrolled in the Union army, and hundreds of them were in the city of Washington. The legislature authorized a loan of $3,000,000 for war purposes. The States of the West and N
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, James Harrison (search)
and one-half his followers fled eastward, leaving in flames 25,000 bales of cotton stored in the city. Wilson destroyed the great foundries and other public property, and left Selma (April 10) a ghastly ruin. From Selma Wilson pushed to Montgomery, then under the military command of Gen. Wirt Adams. This officer did not wait for Wilson's arrival, but, setting on fire 90,000 bales of cotton stored there, he fled. The Nationals entered the town unopposed. Major Weston marched northward (April 12), and, near Wetumpka, on the Coosa, he destroyed five heavily laden steamboats. Montgomery was surrendered to Wilson by the civil authorities, and after two days he crossed the Alabama and pushed on eastward to Columbus, Ga., on the east side of the Chattahoochee. He captured that city, with 1,200 men, fifty-two fieldpieces, and a large quantity of small-arms and stores, losing only twenty of his own men. There the Nationals destroyed the Confederate ram Jackson and burned 115,000 bale
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Worden, John Lorimer 1818-1897 (search)
had been sent from Washington, under orders from the Navy Department, to communicate with the squadron under Captain Adams. Bragg immediately wrote a pass, and, as he handed it to Worden, remarked, I suppose you have despatches for Captain Adams? Worden replied, I have no written ones, but I have a verbal communication to make to him from the Navy Department. In the Wyandotte, a flag-oftruce vessel lying in Pensacola Harbor, Worden was conveyed to the Sabine, arriving there about noon, April 12. His verbal despatch was to direct Captain Adams to reinforce Fort Pickens immediately. It was done that night, just in time to save it from the effects of treachery. Worden immediately returned to Pensacola and started for Washington, at 9 P. M., by way of Montgomery, on a railway train. When Bragg found he had committed a great blunder in allowing Worden to go to the Sabine (a spy having informed him of the reinforcement of Fort Pickens that very night), he endeavored to shield his