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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harper's Ferry, (search)
l the beginning of July. While Lee was in Maryland, in September, 1862, Harper's Ferry, where a large amount of stores had been gathered, was held by National troops, under Col. D. H. Miles. When that post was threatened, Halleck instructed McClellan to succor the garrison, and on the day of the struggle at Turner's Gap (see South Mountain) he ordered Miles to hold out to the last extremity. Meanwhile Jackson, by quick movements, had crossed the Potomac at Williamsport, and at noon on Sept. 13 he was in the rear of Harper's Ferry. The Confederates were then in possession of Loudon Heights and also of Maryland Heights, which commanded Harper's Ferry. That post was completely invested by the Confederates on the 14th. Miles was told by McClellan to hold on, and also informed how he might safely escape. But he appeared to pay no attention to instructions, and to make no effort at defence; and when, early on the 15th, no less than nine bat- Movements around Harper's Ferry, from S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McHenry, Fort (search)
y. In the rear of these, upon high ground, was an unfinished circular redoubt for seven guns, and on Lazzaretto Point, opposite Fort McHenry, was a small battery. This and Fort Covington were in charge of officers of Barney's flotilla. Such were Fort McHenry and its supporters on the morning of Sept. 12, when the British fleet, under Admiral Cochrane, consisting of sixteen heavy vessels, five of them bomb-ships, had made full preparations for the bombardment of the fort. At sunrise, Sept. 13, the bomb-vessels opened a heavy fire on the fort and its dependencies at a distance of 2 miles, and kept up a well-directed bombardment until 3 P. M. Armistead immediately opened the batteries of Fort McHenry upon the assailants; but after a while he found that his missiles fell short of his antagonist and were harmless. The garrison was composed of two companies of sea fencibles, under Captains Bunbury and Addison; two companies of volunteers from the city of Baltimore, under the command
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mexico, War with (search)
ls and round-shot, Sept. 12, and the assault continued until the next day, when the American flag waved in triumph over its shattered castle. The Mexicans fled into the city, pursued by the Americans to the very gates. That night Santa Ana and his troops, with the civil officers, fled from the city, and, at 4 A. M. the next day, a deputation from the municipal authorities waited upon Scott, begging him to spare the town and treat for peace. He would make no terms, but entered the city, Sept. 13, a conqueror; and from the grand plaza he proclaimed the conquest of the republic of Mexico. Santa. Ana made some feeble efforts to regain lost power, but failed. He was defeated in two slight battles. Before the close of October he was stripped of every command, and fled for safety to the shores of the Gulf. The president of the Mexican Congress assumed provisional authority, and, on Feb. 2, 1848, that body concluded a treaty of peace with the United States commissioners at Guadalupe-H
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nez Perce Indians, (search)
cavalry. The fleeing Indians then traversed some of the worst trails for man or beast on this continent, as General Sherman described it. Their course may thus be briefly given: The Nez Perces, after leaving Henry's Lake in Montana, passed up the Madison and Fire Hole Basin into the Yellowstone Park, and crossed the divide and the Yellowstone River above the falls and below the lake; then they crossed the Snowy Mountains, and moved down Clark's Fork, with General Howard on a hot trail. On Sept. 13 General Sturgis had a fight with them on the Yellowstone below the mouth of Clark's Fork, capturing hundreds of horses and killing a number of the Indians. Then the Indians crossed the Yellowstone, passed north through the Judith Mountains, and reached the Missouri River near Cow Island on Sept. 22, and the next day they crossed the Missouri and proceeded north to the British possessions, with a view to join the renegade Sioux, with whom Sitting Bull was hiding. General Howard's troops we
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quebec. (search)
r been managed. The troops had been withdrawn from the Isle of Orleans and placed on shipboard, and on the evening of Sept. 12 the vessels moved up the stream several miles above the intended landing-place, which was at a cove at the foot of a narrow ravine, a short distance above the town, that led up to the Plains of Abraham. At midnight the troops left the ships, and in flat-bottomed boats, with muffled oars, went down to the designated landing-place, where they disembarked. At dawn (Sept. 13) Lieutenant-Colonel Howe (afterwards Gen. Sir William Howe) led the van up the tangled ravine in the face of a sharp fire from the guard above. After a brief struggle they reached the plain, drove off a small force there, and covered the ascent of the main body. In early morning the whole British force was upon the Plains of Abraham, ready to attack the city at its weakest points. Montmorency Falls. It was an apparition unexpected to the vigilant Montcalm. He instantly put his troops
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
nstration in the harbor of New York. The battleships Iowa, Indiana, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Texas, and cruisers New York and Brooklyn, amid a great popular ovation, steamed up the Hudson River to Grant's tomb and saluted. Aug. 30. General Merritt sailed from Manila for Paris to attend the peace conference. Sept. 9. United States peace commissioners were appointed. They sailed for France Sept. 17. Sept. 10. The United States Cuban evacuation commissioners arrived at Havana. Sept. 13. Admiral Cervera and other Spanish naval officers sailed for Spain. Sept. 18. Spanish peace commissioners were announced. Sept. 20. The evacuation of Porto Rico by the Spaniards began. Sept. 24. A commission appointed by the President to investigate the conduct of the War Department began its sessions at Washington. Oct. 1. The conferences of the peace commissioners began in Paris. Oct. 12. The battle-ships Oregon and Iowa sailed from New York for Manila. Oct. 18. Pe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
....June 4, 1859 M. Blondin for the first time crosses the Niagara River just below the falls on a tight-rope......June 30, 1859 San Juan islands occupied by General Harney, U. S. A. (though claimed by Great Britain as belonging to Vancouver Island)......July 9, 1859 Little John, a negro, arrested at Oberlin, O., as a slave, and rescued at Wellington......Sept. 13, 1859 Senator David C. Broderick, of California, mortally wounded in a duel with Judge Terry near Lake Merced, Cal., Sept. 13, dies......Sept. 16, 1859 United States steamship Niagara sails from Charleston, S. C., for Liberia, Africa, with the negroes taken from the slaver Echo; 271 are returned out of 318......Sept. 20, 1859......Jefferson Davis addresses the Democratic State Convention of Mississippi in behalf of slavery and the extension of slave territory......October, 1859 Brown's insurrection at Harper's Ferry, W . Va.......Oct. 16-18, 1859 Gen. Winfield Scott is ordered to the Pacific coast in vi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pennsylvania, (search)
Coal-miners went on strike July 2, 1897. Ended by compromise......Sept. 11, 1897 John E. Keely (Keely motor) dies at Philadelphia......Nov. 18, 1898 Ex-Senator Quay acquitted of a charge of conspiracy......April 18, 1899 National export exposition opened at Philadelphia......Sept. 14, 1899 United States Senate refuses to seat Matthew Quay......April 24, 1900 Republican National Convention at Philadelphia nominated McKinley and Roosevelt......June 21, 1900 Strike in the anthracite coal regions......Sept. 13–Oct. 13, 1900 [Ended by mutual concessions.] Andrew Carnegie offers $1,000,000 to St. Louis for a public library......March 14, 1901 Mayor Ashbridge signs the Philadelphia street-railway ordinances......June 13, 1901 [John Wanamaker offered to give $2,500,000 for the franchises which were signed away without consideration.] Iron, steel, and tin workers connected with the Amalgamated Association go on strike......July 15, 1901 Rhode Islan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
Moultrie, Sullivan's Island.......June 28, 1776 Thomas Heyward, Jr., James Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton, and Edward Rutledge sign the Declaration of Independence......1776 Colonel Williamson, with 2,000 men, marches against the Cherokees, Sept. 13, and lays waste all their settlements east of the Apalachian Mountains......September, 1776 Cherokee Indians by treaty cede to South Carolina all their land eastward of the Unaka Mountains......May 20, 1777 Henry Laurens, of South Carolidefeats the Confederates at Cherau......March 3, 1865 Benjamin F. Perry appointed provisional governor of South Carolina by President Johnson......June 30 1865 A convention called by Governor Perry assembles in Baptist church at Columbia, Sept. 13, repeals the ordinance of secession, Sept. 19, and completes an amended constitution, which takes effect without being submitted to the people......Sept. 27, 1865 Legislature ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment......Nov. 13, 1865 Legislature
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Webster, John Adams 1785-1876 (search)
Webster, John Adams 1785-1876 Naval officer; born in Harford county, Md., Sept. 19, 1785; joined the navy in 1812. When the British began their march towards Washington he was assigned shore duty, and placed in charge of Battery Babcock, at Bladensburg, near Baltimore. During the night of Sept. 13 he detected the enemy endeavoring to land, and, in conjunction with Fort Covington, forced them to withdraw, thus saving Baltimore. He received swords of honor from Baltimore and the State of Maryland; was promoted captain in the revenue marine service in 1819; and commanded a squadron of eight cutters in the Mexican War. He died in Harford county, Md., July 4, 1876. His son, John Adams, naval officer; born in Mount Adams, Md., June 26, 1823; joined the revenue marine service in 1842; promoted captain in 1860; served in the Civil War; commanded the Dobbin at Hampton Roads, and was the only United States officer that saved his vessel from capture by the Confederates. He died in O