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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 945 945 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 29 29 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 24 24 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 13 13 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 12 12 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 12 12 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 10 10 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 9 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 9 9 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 9 9 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Allatoona pass, (search)
ngly intrenched, with lines extending from Dallas to Marietta. The approach to their intrenchments must be made over rough, wooded, and broken ground. For several days, constantly skirmishing, Sherman tried to break through their lines to the railway east of the Allatoona Pass. McPherson's troops moved to Dallas, and Thomas's deployed against New Hope Church, in the vicinity of which there were many severe encounters, while Schofield was directed to turn and strike Johnston's right. On May 28 the Confederates struck McPherson a severe blow at Dallas: but the assailants were repulsed with heavy loss. At the same time. Howard, nearer the centre, was repulsed. Sherman, by skilful movements, compelled Johnston to evacuate his strong position at Allatoona Pass (June 1, 1864). The National cavalry, under Garrard and Stoneman, were pushed on to occupy it, and there Sherman, planting a garrison, made a secondary base of supplies for his army. Johnston made a stand at the Kenesaw Moun
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kempff, Louis (search)
g the remainder of the Civil War he served on the Wabash and other vessels of the Atlantic and Gulf squadrons; took part in the bombardment of Sewell's Point, Va., in May, 1862; and in the reoccupation of Norfolk, Va. In 1866 he was promoted lieutenant-commander; in 1876, commander; in 1891, captain; and in 1899, rear-admiral. In 1900, when the Boxer troubles broke out in China, he was assigned to the command of the American naval forces in Chinese waters. He arrived at Taku on the Newark, May 28, and on the following day sent ashore 108 marines. The other foreign war-ships in the harbor also landed about 100 men each. When an attempt was made to send this international force to Peking to rescue the members of the foreign legations there, the Tsung-li-Yamen (or Chinese foreign office) refused permission, but subsequently a portion of the allied troops, Louis Kempff. including sixty-three American marines, were sent by train to the capital, reaching it on June 1. The troubles gr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisburg. (search)
tier defence. The advances made by the province during that year were not less than $1,000,000. Connecticut voted 5,000 men, and New Hampshire and Rhode Island furnished 1,000 more between them. The people were alive with enthusiasm, and the New England provinces raised 15,000 men. Boscawen arrived at Halifax early in May, with about forty armed vessels, bearing a land force of over 12,000 men, under General Amherst as chief, and General Wolfe as his lieutenant. The armament left Halifax May 28, and the troops landed on the shores of Gabarus Bay, June 8, without much opposition, within a short distance of the fort. Alarmed by this unexpected and powerful display, the French almost immediately deserted their outposts, and retired within the fortress and the town. They made a vigorous resistance to the besiegers for almost fifty days. When all the shipping in the harbor was lost to the French, they surrendered the town, the fort, the islands of Cape Breton and St. John (now Prince
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Necessity, Fort (search)
ly called Fort Necessity. While engaged in this work, scouts had observed the stealthy approach of French soldiers. Word to this effect was sent to Washington by a friendly sachem known as Half-King, who stated that the detachment was very near his camp. Putting himself at the head of forty men, he set off, in the intense darkness, at nine o'clock at night, for the encampment of Half-King. The rain fell in torrents, and they did not reach the friendly Indians until just before sunrise on May 28. Half-King and his warriors joined Washington's detachment, and when they found the enemy in a secluded spot among the rocks, they immediately attacked them. A sharp skirmish ensued Jumonville, who led the French, and ten of his men, were killed, and twenty-two were made prisoners. This was the first blood shed in the French and Indian War Washington had one man killed, and two or three were wounded. It was afterwards ascertained that Jumonville was the bearer of a summons for the surr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
.....May 14, 1884 Act passed providing for the civil government of Alaska......May 17, 1884 National Greenback-Labor Convention meets in Indianapolis, Ind., May 28; James B. Weaver permanent president; B. F. Butler nominated for President, and Gen. A. M. West, of Mississippi, for Vice-President......May 29, 1884 Republicaning 6,072,754 acres, purchased by the government for $8,596,736, to be added to Oklahoma......May 18, 1893 Jefferson Davis's remains removed from New Orleans, May 28, and reinterred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.......May 31, 1893 Official notice that the Italian and German legations at Washington are made embassies.. Presbyterian Church convicts Prof. Henry P. Smith of heresy by a vote of 396 to 101......May 26, 1894 Kelly's industrial army, 1,100 strong, reaches St. Louis May 28; divides, and proceeds down the Mississippi and up the Ohio towards Washington......May 31, 1894 Frye's California army arrives in detachments at Washington ea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
, colonel......May 11-17, 1898 Twenty-third Kansas Volunteer Infantry, composed entirely of colored men, mustered into the United States service at Topeka, James Beck, lieutenant-colonel......July 2-19, 1898 Twentieth Kansas Volunteer Infantry mustered into United States service at Topeka, Frederick Funston, colonel, May 9-13, and sails for Manila......October-November, 1898 Twenty-second Kansas, stationed at Camp Alger, Thoroughfare Gap, Va., and Camp Meade, near Middletown, Pa., May 28–Sept. 9, mustered out at Fort Leavenworth......Nov. 3, 1898 Twenty-first Kansas, stationed at Camp George H. Thomas, Lysle, Ga., and Camp Hamilton, Ky., May 20–Sept. 25, mustered out at Fort Leavenworth......Dec. 10, 1898 Repeal of police commissioner law......Jan. 4, 1899 Creation of Kansas travelling libraries commission in connection with the State library (14,700 volumes circulated by September, 1901)......March 4, 1899 Twenty-third Kansas sails from New York, Aug. 25; arrive
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
county......Aug. 5, 1891 Appomattox Court-house building destroyed by fire......Feb. 3, 1892 Legislature ratifies a final settlement of the State debt with the bond-holders. Nineteen million dollars in bonds, to run 100 years, at 2 per cent. for ten years and 3 per cent. for ninety years, to be issued for the $28,000,000 outstanding......February, 1892 Senator John S. Barbour dies suddenly in Washington......May 14, 1892 Eppa Hunton, of Warrenton, under executive appointment, May 28, qualifies as United States Senator......June 1, 1892 Convention of Southern governors meet at Richmond in the interest of the South......April 12, 1893 Remains of Jefferson Davis, brought from New Orleans, buried in Hollywood cemetery, Richmond......May 31, 1893 Monument to Confederate dead unveiled at Portsmouth......June 15, 1893 Riot at Roanoke, eighteen killed, twenty-seven wounded......Sept. 20, 1893 Jubal A. Early, Confederate general, dies at Lynchburg......March 2, 18