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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anne, Queen, (search)
r New Scotland. The following year an expedition moved against Quebec. Sir Hovenden Walker arrived at Boston (June 25, 1711) with an English fleet and army, which were joined by New England forces; and on Aug. 15 fifteen men-of-war and forty transports, bearing about 7,000 men, departed for the St. Lawrence. Meanwhile. Nicholson had proceeded to Albany, where a force of about 4,000) men were gathered, a portion of them Iroquois Indians. These forces commenced their march towards Canada Aug. 28. Walker, like Braddock nearly fifty years later. haughtily refused to listen to experienced subordinates, and lost eight ships and about 1,000 men on the rocks at the mouth of the St. Lawrence on the night of Sept. 2. Disheartened by this calamity, Walker returned to England with the remainder of the fleet. and the colonial troops went back to Boston. On hearing of this failure, the land force marching to attack Montreal retraced their steps. Hostilities were now suspended, and peace
ance upon Peking. On Aug. 4, a relief column 16,000 strong left Tientsin and met its first determined resistance at Peitsang, Aug. 5, which it captured after a hard fight, with a loss of about 200 killed and wounded. With a considerable loss, Yangtsun, Aug. 7, and Tung Chow, Aug. 12, were occupied, and on Aug. 14, the relief forces entered Peking. The Emperor and the Empress Dowager had fled and the Chinese troops were surrounded in the inner city. Fighting in the streets continued till Aug. 28, when the allied troops marched in force through the Forbidden City. The relief of the besieged foreigners was most timely. For forty-five days, 3,000 souls, including 2,200 native converts, had been shut up in the compound of the British Legation, where all had gathered for mutual defence, after the other legations had been destroyed, subjected to the artillery and rifle fire of 50,000 troops under Prince Tuan. In the general attack, June 20-25, the Chinese were driven back with great
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Finances, United States. (search)
mber of large railroad systems forced into the hands of receivers. In this number were included the Erie; Reading; Northern Pacific; Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe; and New York and New England. As the forced purchase of silver was generally recognized as one cause of the disturbances, attention was called to the repeal of the silver purchase act of 1890, and President Cleveland summoned a special session of the Fifty-third Congress to consider the matter. Congress assembled Aug. 7; on Aug. 28 the House passed the Wilson bill, which went to the Senate; in the form of the Voorhees repeal bill the measure passed the Senate by a vote of 43 to 32, Oct. 30; nearly all the repealers were from the East and North. On Nov. 1 it passed the House by a vote of 193 to 94, and was promptly signed by the President. After passing this act, which repealed the purchasing clause of what was known as the Sherman bill of 1890, Congress adjourned. The actual condition of the national treasury on
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Groveton, battle of. (search)
Station at one o'clock, but did not march before daylight, at which time Jackson had taken another direction. He destroyed an immense amount of captured stores, and hastened to join Longstreet, then approaching through Thoroughfare Gap. Some of Pope's troops failed to execute orders. The latter arrived at the Junction just after Jackson had left, and pushed all of his available forces upon Centreville in pursuit. Kearny drew Jackson's rear-guard out of Centreville late in the afternoon (Aug. 28), and the forces of the Confederates were turned towards Thoroughfare Gap, from which was coming their help. Towards evening the troops under Ewell and Taliaferro encamped near the battle-ground of Bull Run nearly a year before. King's division of McDowell's corps was in close pursuit, and when they had reached a point desired by the watching Confederates, the latter fell fiercely upon them. A sanguinary battle ensued. The brunt of it was borne by Gibbons's brigade, supported by that of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jonesboro, battle of. (search)
he raised the siege of Atlanta (q. v.), on the night of Aug. 25, 1864. General Slocum, with the 20th Corps, proceeded to the protection of the sick, wounded, and stores near the Chattahoochee, and Howard and the rest of the army moved for the West Point Railway. General Stanley's corps was on the extreme left, and the armies of Howard, Thomas, and Schofield pressed forward so secretly that Hood was not informed of the movement until the Nationals were destroying that road. This was done, Aug. 28, for 12 miles, and the next day they struck the Macon road. Schofield reached the road at Rough-and-Ready Station, 10 miles from Atlanta. Thomas struck it at Couch's; and Howard, crossing the Flint River half a mile from Jonesboro, approached it at that point. There he was met by one-half of Hood's army, under Hardee. With the remainder Hood was holding the defences of Atlanta, but he was too weak to attempt to strike Schofield. There was a severe fight at the passage of the Flint Rive
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montreal, massacre at (search)
the expedition. About 1,800 troops—the quotas of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey—assembled at Albany with the intention of attacking Montreal simultaneously with the appearance of the fleet from Boston before Quebec. Nicholson was in general command; and at Albany he was joined by 500 warriors of the Five Nations and 1,000 palatines, chiefly from the Mohawk Valley, making the whole force about 4,000 strong. Nicholson was assisted by Colonels Schuyler, Whiting, and Ingoldsby, and on Aug. 28 they began their march for Canada. At Lake George, Nicholson heard of the miscarriage of the naval expedition, and returned to Albany, abandoning the enterprise. In 1775, when the republicans invaded Canada, General Carleton was in command of a few troops at Montreal. With about 800 men he marched to the relief of the garrison at St. John, after he heard of the capture of Chambly. He crossed the St. Lawrence in small boats, and when about to land at Longueil was attacked by Col. Seth
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ontario, Lake, operations on (search)
g the weather-gage, Chauncey formed his fleet in battle order, and a conflict seemed imminent; but his antagonist being unwilling to fight, the day was spent as others had been. Towards midnight there was a contest, when the Growler and Julia, separating from the rest of the fleet, were captured. Returning to Sackett's Harbor, Chauncey prepared for another cruise with eight vessels. Making but a short cruise, on account of sickness prevailing in the fleet, he remained in the harbor until Aug. 28, when he went out in search of his antagonist. He first saw him on Sept. 7, and for a week tried to get him into action, but Sir James strictly obeyed his instructions to risk nothing. On the 11th Chauncey bore down upon Sir James off the mouth of the Genesee River, and they had a running fight for three hours. the Pike was somewhat injured, but the British vessels suffered most. The latter fled to Kingston, and Chauncey went into Sackett's Harbor. On the 18th he sailed for the Niagara
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stringham, Silas Horton 1798-1876 (search)
s of age, and was lieutenant at sixteen. He was with Rodgers in the affray between the President and Little Belt, and in 1815 was in Decatur's expedition against the Barbary States. In 1820 he was in the Cyane, which conveyed the first immigrants that settled on the coast of Liberia, Africa, and formed the nucleus of the republic of Liberia. In the war against Mexico, Captain Stringham, in command of the Ohio, took part in the bombardment of Vera Cruz. He was afterwards in command of different squadrons, and in 1861 was appointed flag-officer of the Atlantic blockading squadron and ordered to the Minnesota Silas Horton Stringham. as his flag-ship. With her he went as joint commander with Butler, with the land and naval expedition which captured the forts at Hatteras Inlet, Aug. 27-28. In September he was relieved at his own request; in July, 1862, was made a rearadmiral on the retired list; and in 1870-72 was port-admiral at New York. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
rizing the people of Missouri Territory to form a State constitution......March 6, 1820 A constitutional convention meets at St. Louis, June 12, completes its labors, July 19, and the constitution is ratified by the people at the ensuing election......1820 Article III:, section 26, of the State constitution requires the legislature to pass such laws as may be necessary to prevent free negroes and mulattoes from coming to and settling in the State......1820 General Assembly, elected Aug. 28, meets in the Missouri Hotel at St. Louis and organizes a State government......Sept. 19, 1820 Daniel Boone dies at Femme Osage......Sept. 26, 1820 Missouri admitted into the Union with conditions that the legislature should pledge the faith of the State that the free negro clause should never be executed......March 2, 1821 Conditions of admission of Missouri into the Union being accepted, President Monroe approves the bill......Aug. 10, 1821 Thomas H. Benton enters the United