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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 151 151 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) 18 18 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 11 11 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 8 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 7 7 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 6 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 6 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 6 6 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 6 6 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 5 5 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Americus Vespucius, 1451-1512 (search)
west. In those sixty-seven days we had the worst time that man ever endured who navigated the seas, owing to the rains, perturbations, and storms that we encountered. The season was very contrary to us, by reason of the course of our navigation being continually in contact with the equinoctial line, where, in the month of June, it is winter. We found that the day and the night were equal, and that the shadow was always towards the south. It pleased God to show us a new land on the 17th of August, and we anchored at a distance of half a league, and got our boats out. We then went to see the land, whether it was inhabited, and what it was like. We found that it was inhabited by people who were worse than animals. But your Magnificence must understand that we did not see them at first, though we were convinced that the country was inhabited, by many signs observed by us. We took possession for that Most Serene King, and found the land to be very pleasant and fertile, and of good
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas, (search)
on the first Monday in August, at which the legal voters of the State should decide, by ballot, for secession or co-operation. If a majority should appear for secession, that fact would be considered in the light of instructions to the convention to pass an ordinance to that effect; if for co-operation, then measures were to be used, in conjunction with the border slave States yet in the Union, for the settlement of existing difficulties. The next session of the convention was fixed for Aug. 17. The proposition seemed so fair that it was adopted by unanimous vote, and the convention adjourned, subject to the call of its president, who was known as a Union man. Taking advantage of the excitement incident to the attack on Fort Sumter and the President's call for troops, the governor (Rector) and his disloyal associates adopted measures for arraying Arkansas among the seceded States. In violation of the pledge of the convention that the whole matter should be determined by the p
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charleston, S. C. (search)
oops. Siege of Fort Sumter. Gillmore now abandoned the idea of assaults, and began a regular siege. He planted batteries of heavy siege and breaching guns at different points, and mounted a 200-pounder Parrott gun upon a battery constructed of timber in a marsh between Morris and James islands, which might hurl shell upon the city, or, at least, upon the shipping and wharves of Charleston. This gun was named The Swamp angel. It was about 5 miles from Charleston. On the morning of Aug. 17 Gillmore, having completed his arrangements for attack, opened the guns from twelve batteries and from Dahlgren's naval force on Forts Sumter and Wagner and Battery Gregg. Fort Sumter, 2 miles distant, was the chief object of attack—to make it powerless as an assistant of Fort Wagner. This was continued until the 24th, when Gillmore telegraphed to Washington, Fort Sumter is to-day a shapeless and harmless mass of ruins. The Swamp angel sent some 150-lb. shells that fell in Charleston—one
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Erie, Lake, battle on. (search)
er to meet danger. Think of my situation, he wrote to Chauncey— the enemy in sight, the vessels under my command more than sufficient and ready to make sail, and yet obliged to bite my fingers with vexation for want of men. Perry, anxiously waiting for men to man his little fleet at Erie, was partially gratified by the arrival there of 100 men from Black Rock, under Captain Elliott, and early in August, 1813, he went out on the lake before he was fairly prepared for vigorous combat. On Aug. 17, when off Sandusky Bay, he fired a signalgun for General Harrison, according to agreement. Harrison was encamped at Seneca, and late in the evening of the 19th he and his suite arrived in boats and went on board the flag-ship Lawrence, where arrangements were made for the fall campaign in that quarter. Harrison had about 8,000 militia, regulars and Indians, at Camp Seneca, a little more than 20 miles from the lake. While he was waiting for Harrison to get his army ready to be transported
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mexico, War with (search)
the garrison, nine cannon, and 250 muskets. He then defeated another force at Sonoma, and drove the Mexican authorities out of that region of country. On July 5 the Americans in California declared themselves independent, and put Fremont at the head of affairs. On the 7th Commodore Sloat, with a squadron, bombarded and captured Monterey, on the coast; on the 9th Commodore Montgomery took possession of San Francisco. Commodore Stockton and Colonel Fremont took possession of Los Angeles on Aug. 17, and there they were joined by Kearny, who had sent the main body of his troops back to Santa Fe. Fremont went to Monterey, and there assumed the office of governor, and proclaimed, Feb. 8, 1847, the annexation of California to the United States. Meanwhile, Colonel Doniphan, detached by Kearny, with 1,000 Missouri volunteers, marched towards Chihuahua to join General Wool. In two engagements with Mexicans he was victorious, and entered the capital of Chihuahua in triumph, March 2, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
the proportionate representation of New York and Kings counties. Population in 1890, 5,997,853; in 1900, 7,268,012. See United States, New York, in vol. IX. governors of New York. Under the Dutch. Name.Term. Cornelius Jacobsen May 1624 William Verhulst1625 Peter MinuitMay 4, 1626 to 1633 Wouter Van Twiller April, 1633 to 1638 William KieftMarch 28, 1638 to 1647 Peter Stuyvesant May 11, 1647 to 1664 Under the English. Richard NicollsSept. 8, 1664 to 1668 Francis LovelaceAug. 17, 1668to 1673 Dutch resumed. Anthony Colve1673 to 1674 English resumed. Edmund AndrosNov. 10, 1674 to 1683 Thomas DonganAug. 27, 1683 1688 Francis Nicholson.1688 to 1689 Jacob LeislerJune 3, 1689to 1691 Henry SloughterMarch 19, 1691 Richard IngoldsbyJuly 26, 1691 1692 Benjamin FletcherAug. 30, 1692 1698 Richard, Earl Bellomont1698 1701 John Nanfan 1701 to 1702 Lord CornburyMay 3, 1702 to 1708 John, Lord Lovelace Dec. 18, 1708 to 1709 Richard IngoldsbyMay 9, 1709to 1710 Ge
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Strickland, William Peter 1809-1884 (search)
Strickland, William Peter 1809-1884 Clergyman; born in Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 17, 1809; was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1832; later entered the Presbyterian Church, and was pastor in Bridghampton, L. I., in 1865-77. His publications include History of the American Bible Society; Pioneers of the West; Old MacKINAWinaw, or the fortress of the Lakes and its surroundings; Life of Jacob Gruber, etc.; also edited the Life of Peter Cartwright. He died in Ocean Grove, N. J., July 15, 1884.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ians.] Convention of Southern loyalists, held at Philadelphia......Sept. 3-7, 1866 [This convention united with the convention of the congressional party opposing the President's policy.] Corner-stone of monument to Stephen A. Douglas laid in Chicago......Sept. 6, 1866 National mass convention of soldiers and sailors held in the interest of the President at Cleveland, in resolutions reported by Col. L. D. Campbell, approve unanimously the action of the Philadelphia convention of Aug. 17......Sept. 18, 1866 Pittsburg convention of soldiers and sailors held in opposition to the President's policy......Sept. 25-26, 1866 Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Md., inaugurated; George Peabody present......Oct. 24, 1866 A gold medal for Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, the gift of 40,000 French citizens, is delivered to Minister Bigelow at Paris......Dec. 1, 1866 Second session convenes; President's message received......Dec. 3, 1866 Geo. H. Williams, of Oregon, introduces bill to re
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montana, (search)
s is launched at Townsend......1886 Territorial legislature passes a localoption act, and provides for the observance of Arbor Day......1887 Coal-mining begun in Cascade county......1888 Montana admitted to the Union by act of Congress......Feb. 22, 1889 Legislature passes an Australian ballot act......1889 Laying of the corner-stone of the new capitol building on......July 4, 1889 Constitutional convention meets at Helena, July 4, 1889; adopts a constitution and adjourns, Aug. 17. Constitution ratified by the people, 24,676 for and 2,274 against......Oct. 1, 1889 Proclamation of President Harrison, admitting Montana into the Union as a State......Nov. 8, 1889 United States penitentiary at Deer Lodge becomes the property of the State of Montana upon its admission......1889 Owing to a dispute concerning the election returns in Silver Bow county, a Democratic and Republican House, each claiming a quorum of thirty members, including those from the disputed cou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
opened 1845, receives its charter......1852 Property qualification for State officers abolished......1852 Franklin Pierce inaugurated President......March 4, 1853 Gold discovered at Plainfield, in the Connecticut Valley......1854 State teachers' association incorporated......1854 First regiment of Federal troops leaves Concord for the seat of war......May 25, 1861 Franklin Pierce's remarkable speech at Concord on the war ......July 4, 1863 Soldiers' voting bill, passed Aug. 17, is returned Aug. 26 with a veto, but becomes a law because retained in the governor's hands more than five days......Aug. 17, 1864 Law authorizing a commissioner to edit early provincial records, and Rev. Dr. Bouton, of Concord, chosen......1866 Office of superintendent of public instruction created......1867 Revision and codification of the laws, ordered by the legislature of 1865, completed......1867 New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, at Hanover, char
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