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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George, Fort, (search)
Dearborn and other naval commanders, went before in the pilot-schooner Lady of the Lake, and selected a landing-place 4 miles east of Fort Niagara. The British force at Fort George and vicinity, under General Vincent, then numbered about 1,800. Besides that fort, they had several works along the Niagara River. The American troops were debarked May 8, and Chauncey sailed for Sackett's Harbor for supplies and reinforcements for the army. He returned to Dearborn's camp, in the Madison, on May 22, and the same evening Commodore Perry arrived there. Arrangements were immediately made for an attack on Fort George. The commodore and Perry reconnoitred the enemy's batteries in the Lady of the Lake. Dearborn was ill, but on the morning of the 27th the troops were conveyed by the squadron to a point a little westward of the mouth of the Niagara, and landed under cover of the guns of the fleet. The advance was led by Col. Winfield Scott, accompanied by Commodore Perry, who had charge of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holidays, legal. (search)
g May 30. Illinois. Jan. 1, Feb. 12 and 22, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanks, general election. Maine. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, public fast, July 4, first Monday in Septgiving, Dec. 25. Michigan. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, fastinJuly 4, Dec. 25. Missouri. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksction. Nebraska. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, April 22, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, publicksgiving, Dec. 25. Nevada. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, Oct. 31, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, gection. New Jersey. Jan. 1, Feb. 12 and 22, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thankereafter. New York. Jan. 1, Feb. 12 and 22, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thankson. South Carolina. Jan. 1 and 19, Feb. 22, May 10, July 4, first Monday in September, nationst days, Dec. 25. Vermont. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, Aug. 16, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. [6 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sacramento, battle of the (search)
Santa Fe. It arrived on Feb. 1, 1847, and on the 11th he set out for Chihuahua in search of General Wool. After marching 145 miles he learned that Wool was not at Chihuahua. He pressed forward, however, and halted near the Sacramento River, about 18 miles from the city of Chihuahua, in the State of the same name. There he was confronted (Feb. 28) by about 4,000 Mexican cavalry, infantry, and artillery. After a contest of about three hours, the Mexicans were routed by the men under Doniphan. Twelve of their cannon were captured, with ammunition and other munitions of war. The loss of the Mexicans was about 600 men; of the Americans, eighteen. Doniphan then pressed forward, and entered Chihuahua, a city of 40,000 inhabitants, without opposition, and planted the American flag upon its citadel. He took formal possession of the province in the name of the United States. After resting there six weeks, Doniphan pushed forward and joined Wool at Saltillo (May 22). See Mexico, War with.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
kerson's Ferry to Jackson the 17th Army Corps marched upon roads not travelled by other troops, fighting the battle of Raymond alone; and the bulk of Johnston's army at Jackson also was fought by this corps entirely under the management of General McPherson. At Champion Hill, the 17th Army Corps and General McPherson were conspicuous. All that could be termed a battle there was fought by two divisions of General McPherson's Corps and Hovey's division of the 13th Corps. In the assault of May 22 on the fortifications of Vicksburg, and during the entire siege, General McPherson and his command won unfading laurels. He is one of our ablest engineers and most skilful generals. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Major-General. He commanded one of the three corps in the siege of Vicksburg. After the fall of Vicksburg he operated successfully against Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. In October, 1863, he was made commander of the Department of the Tennessee, and join
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
as made a rear-admiral. May 11. Attack on Cienfuegos and Cardenas. Ensign Bagley and four men on the torpedo-boat Winslow were killed. May 11. Admiral Cervera's fleet appeared off Martinique. May 12. Admiral Sampson bombarded San Juan de Porto Rico. May 13. The flying squadron left Hampton roads for eastern Cuba, via Key West. May 18. A new Spanish ministry under Señor Sagasta came into office. May 19. Admiral Cervera's fleet arrived in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba. May 22. The cruiser Charleston sailed from San Francisco for Manila. May 24. The battle-ship Oregon reached Jupiter Inlet, Florida. May 25. The President issued a second call for volunteers, the number being 75,000. May 25. The first Manila expedition from San Francisco started. May 30. Admiral Sampson's fleet arrived at Santiago from Porto Rico. May 31. Forts at the entrance of Santiago Harbor were bombarded. June 3. Lieutenant Hobson sank the Merrimac in the entrance to San
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tariff legislation. (search)
the Napoleonic regime and of the embargo, followed by the War of 1812, was to make the United States more dependent on itself for manufactures. Soon after the close of the war the tariff of April 27, 1816, was adopted. The increase of manufacturing interests was shown in the increasing duties, which in the case of cotton reached 25 per cent. Shortly after the panic of 1819 came an attempted tariff measure in 1820. By 1824 the movement towards higher protection showed itself in the act of May 22, in which the average rate was 37 per cent. Woollen goods, cotton goods, and iron were main subjects of debate from the early stages of the controversy. The tariff of 1824 was protectionist, but in 1828 a tariff was passed which, on account of its various eccentricities, received the name of the Tariff of Abominations. Opposition to this act was very bitter in the South, and led to the nullification movement. The law was modified in 1832, and further in 1833 by the compromise tariff promo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Association organized in New York......May 6, 1873 Chief-Justice Salmon P. Chase, born 1808, dies at New York City......May 7, 1873 Oakes Ames, member of Congress from Massachusetts, the father of the Credit Mobilier, born 1804, dies......May 8, 1873 President's proclamation dispersing disorderly bands in Louisiana......May 22, 1873 United States agricultural congress, organized in St. Louis, 1872, meets at Indianapolis, Ind.......May 28, 1873 Nearly all the Modocs surrender, May 22; Captain Jack and the remainder surrender......June 1, 1873 Susan B. Anthony fined $100 for illegal voting at Rochester......June 18, 1873 Ravenscraig, of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, in lat. 75° 38′ N., and long. 65° 35′ W., rescues the remainder of the crew of the Polaris......June 23, 1873 Centennial exposition at Philadelphia, to open April 19, 1876, and close Oct. 19 following, by proclamation of President......July 3, 1873 Site of exposition buildings in Fairmount Park, Philadelp<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
0 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment, establishes a board of immigration, and amends the liquor law so as to allow local option......1870 Minneapolis and St. Anthony incorporated as one city......1872 Act passes legislature establishing a State board of health......1872 Act passed to create a fund for an inebriate asylum at Rochester, by tax upon saloon-keepers......1873 State Treasurer William Seeger impeached by the House of Representatives, Feb. 26; pleads guilty, May 22, without any corrupt or wilful intent, and is removed from office......1873 Amendment to the constitution ratified by popular vote, permitting women to vote for school-officers or on school questions, and to be eligible to any office pertaining to schools......Nov. 2, 1875 Amendment adopted providing for biennial instead of annual sessions of the legislature......November, 1877 Act passed, creating a public examiner to superintend the books and financial accounts of public education
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of West Virgina, (search)
irginia. There was remarkable unanimity of sentiment in the convention against longer submitting to this control, and in love for the Union. The convention was too informal to take action on the momentous question of the dismemberment of the State. By resolution, it condemned the ordinance of secession, and called a provisional convention to assemble at the same place on June 11 following, if the ordinance should be ratified by the people. A central committee was appointed, who issued (May 22) an address to the people of northwestern Virginia. The Confederates were thoroughly alarmed by these proceedings. Expecting an armed revolt in that section, the governor (Letcher) sent orders to the commander of State troops at Grafton to seize arms at Wheeling, arm such men as might rally to his camp, and cut off telegraphic communication between Wheeling and Washington. He was ordered to destroy the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad if troops from Ohio or Pennsylvania should attempt to pass