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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, National (search)
unfriendly word spoken, for the Secession party had left. Thenceforward, to the end of the session (March 4, 1861), Union men were left free to act in Congress in the preparation of measures for the salvation of the republic. The proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Congress had revealed to the country its great peril, and action was taken accordingly. On Thursday, July 4, 1861, the Thirty-Seventh Congress assembled in extraordinary session, in compliance with the call of President Lincoln, April 15. In the Senate twenty-three States, and in the House of Representatives twenty-two States and one Territory were represented. There were 40 Senators and 154 Representatives. Ten States, in which the political leaders had adopted ordinances of secession, were not represented. In both Houses there was a large majority of Unionists. It was the first session of this Congress, and Galusha A. Grow, of Pennsylvania, was chosen speaker of the House. The President, in his message, confined his
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamilton, Alexander 1757- (search)
ut regard to party, was intense. Burr fled from New York and became for a while a fugitive from justice. He was politically dead, and bore the burden of scorn and remorse for more than thirty years. Report on the coinage.—On Jan. 28, 1791, Secretary Hamilton sent the following report to the House of Representatives: The Secretary of the Treasury having attentively considered the subject referred to Where Hamilton fell. him by the order of the House of Representatives of the 15th of April last, relatively to the establishment of a mint, most respectfully submits the result of his inquiries and reflections. A plan for an establishment of this nature involves a great variety of considerations—intricate, nice, and important. The general state of debtor and creditor; all the relations and consequences of price; the essential interests of trade and industry; the value of all property; the whole income, both of the State and of the individuals—are liable to be sensibly infl<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
mper tyrannis! ( So may it always be with tyrants! —the motto on the seal of Virginia), leaped upon the stage. He was booted and spurred for a night ride. One of his spurs caught in the flag, and he fell. Rising, he turned to the audience and said, The South is avenged! and then escaped by a back door. There he mounted a horse which a boy had held for him, fled across the Anacosta, and found temporary refuge among sympathizing friends in Maryland. The President died the next morning, April 15. Booth was pursued and overtaken in Virginia, concealed in a barn. He refused to surrender. The barn was set on fire, and the assassin was shot by a sergeant. The President's body was embalmed and taken back to his home in Springfield by almost the same route as he went to the capital more than four years before. Everywhere loyal people of the land were his sincere mourners. Foreign governments and distinguished men expressed their grief and sympathy, and French Democrats testified th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Red River expedition. (search)
now urgent business. It was proposed to dam the river above and send the fleet through a sluice in the manner of running logs by lumbermen. Porter did not believe in the feasibility of the project; but Lieut.-Col. Joseph Bailey (q. v.) performed the service successfully. The whole expedition then proceeded towards the Mississippi, where Porter resumed the service of patrolling that stream. The forces of Banks were placed under the charge of Gen. E. R. S. Canby, on the Atchafalaya, and Gen. A. J. Smith's The fleet passing the Dam. troops returned to Mississippi. A strong confronting force of Confederates had kept Steele from co-operating with the expedition. He had moved from Little Rock with 8,000 men, pushed back the Confederates, and on April 15 had captured the important post at Camden, on the Wachita River; but after a severe battle at Jenkinson's Ferry, on the Sabine River, he had abandoned Camden and returned to Little Rock. So ended the disastrous Red River campaign.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
ladelphia. Dec. 8, 1777 American army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, on the Schuylkill Dec. 18, 1777 Gen. Charles Lee released in exchange for General Prescott Dec., 1777 Battle of the Kegs Jan. 5, 1778 Louis XVI. acknowledges the independence of the colonies, and signs a treaty of alliance and commerceFeb. 6, 1778 Baron Steuben joins the camp at Valley Forge Feb., 1778 Bill introduced by Lord North in Parliament concerning peace negotiations with America reaches Congress April 15, and is rejected April 22, 1778 French treaty reaches Congress by messenger May 2, 1778 Deane's treaty with France ratifiedMay 4, 1778 Mischianza, a festival, is given at Philadelphia by the British officers in honor of Sir William Howe (who had been succeeded by Sir Henry Clinton), six days before his return to England May 18, 1778 Affair at Barren HillMay 20, 1778 British raid in Warren and Bristol, R. I.May 25, 1778 Col. Ethan Allen, released from im- prisonment, returns to Be
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
our troops been available for immediate service, this fact alone would have rendered such service impossible. Much time was necessarily lost for these reasons, affording Spain the opportunity to concentrate her troops in Cuba and Porto Rico, to supply them with food and munitions of war, to take steps to strengthen the defences of her seaports, and to render them as able as possible to withstand a siege; all of which things were done as far as lay in the power of such a government. On April 15 the regular troops were ordered to be mobilized, the infantry being directed to proceed to Tampa, Mobile, and New Orleans, and the cavalry and light artillery to Chickamauga. A portion of the infantry, however, was afterwards stopped at Chickamauga, and went into camp there. These places were selected, as they were regarded as the most convenient points from which troops could be moved for an offensive campaign in Cuba, which it was intended to commence as soon as possible. The work of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumter, Fort (search)
oined the Confederates, he visited Fort Sumter, March 21, by permission of Governor Pickens, and ascertained that Anderson had supplies that would last him until April 15. On his return, Fox reported to the President that any attempt to reinforce Anderson must be made before April 15. The President yearned for peace. He sent April 15. The President yearned for peace. He sent for a professed Union man in the Virginia convention then in session, and told him that if the convention would adjourn, instead of staying in session menacing the government, he would immediately order the evacuation of Fort Sumter. Instead of showing a willingness to preserve peace, the professed Unionist said to the President,rom the other vessels. The vessel (the Isabel) that conveyed the garrison to the Baltic did not leave Fort Sumter, on account of the tide, until Monday morning, April 15. The Fort Sumter medal executed by order of the New York Chamber of commerce. Baltic sailed for New York. The praises of Major Anderson and his little band
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
an. 6, 1873; third trial (guilty of manslaughter in third degree; sentence, four years in prison at Sing Sing)......Oct. 13-29, 1873 W. M. Tweed, for frauds upon the city and county of New York; sentenced to twelve years imprisonment......Nov. 19, 1873 A. Oakey Hall, ex-mayor of New York, for complicity with the Tweed ring frauds; jury disagree, March 1-21, 1872; second trial, jury disagree, Nov. 1; acquitted......Dec. 24, 1873 David Swing, for heresy before the Chicago Presbytery, April 15 et seq., in twenty-eight specifications by Prof. Francis L. Patton; acquitted after a long trial......1874 [Professor Swing withdrew from the Presbyterian Church and formed an independent congregation.] Theodore Tilton v. Henry Ward Beecher, for adultery, Brooklyn, N. Y.; jury disagree; case ended......July 2, 1875 Jesse Pomeroy, the Boston boy murderer, for killing of Horace W. Millen, April 22, 1874, supposed to be Pomeroy's fourth victim......1875 Gen. O. E. Babcock, private
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
eral, March 9; takes chief command......March 10, 1864 Draft for 200,000 men for the navy and the reserve ordered for April 15 by the President......March 14, 1864 Governor Michael Hahn appointed military governor of Louisiana......March 15, 18rnment by precedents......May 4, 1876 Dom Pedro II., Emperor of Brazil, with the Empress Theresa, arrives in New York April 15, and is presented to President Grant......May 7, 1876 Centennial Exposition at Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, opened band, sails from New York......March 30, 1880 Allen G. Thurman, elected president of the Senate pro tem., serving till April 15......April 7, 1880 Congress accepts from Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and others, of Massachusetts, the desk used by Thol 3, 1892 President proclaims open to settlement the greater part of Lake Traverse Indian reservation in North Dakota April 15......April 11, 1892 President proclaims open to settlement Cheyenne and Araphoe Indian lands in Oklahoma, April 19, a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
orn crop......May, 1775 Daniel Boone and others bring their wives and children into Kentucky......September, 1775 Representatives of Transylvania at Oxford, Greenville co., N. C., elect James Hogg delegate to the Continental Congress, but Virginia prevents seating him......September, 1775 Kentucky county formed by Virginia out of Fincastle county......Dec. 6, 1776 First siege of Harrodsburg by forty-seven Indians under Blackfish......March 7, 1777 Indian attack on Boonesboro, April 15, fails; a second unsuccessful attempt by 200......July 4, 1777 Daniel Boone, captured by the Indians, with twenty-seven others, while making salt at the Blue Licks, Feb. 7, 1778, is carried to Chillicothe, O.; learning of a proposed attack of the Indians on Boonesboro, he escapes, and, travelling 160 miles in ten days, reaches Boonesboro......June 20, 1778 Duquesne, with eleven French and 400 Indians, besieges Boonesboro for thirteen days, till by treaty siege is raised......Sept. 7,
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