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st the Itata was allowed to drop. About the same time another complication arose between Chile and the United States. While the United States cruiser Baltimore was in the harbor of Valparaiso, a party of her sailors became involved in a riot with the Chileans, Oct. 16, 1891. In the course of the melee several sailors were wounded, of whom two died; thirty-six were arrested by the authorities. When the news of the affair reached the United States it created considerable excitement. On Oct. 23 President Harrison despatched a message to United States Minister Egan at Santiago, demanding reparation, and two war-ships were sent to the country. On Dec. 11, the Chilean minister of foreign affairs, Matta, sent a communication, which became known as the Matta note. The Chilean request for Mr. Egan's recall, and the phraseology of the Matta note, gave offence at Washington, and in January, 1892, the President despatched a protest to the Chilean government, and on Jan. 25 sent a message
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harmar, Josiah 1753-1813 (search)
ember, 1790, General Harmar led more than 1,000 volunteers from Fort Washington (now Cincinnati) into the Indian country around the head-waters of the Maumee (or Miami), to chastise the hostile Indians. He did not succeed. He found the Indians near the head of the Maumee, at the junction of the St. Joseph's and St. Mary's rivers, late in October, 1790. Four hundred men were detached to attack them, of whom sixty were regulars, under Major Wyllys. These reached the Maumee after sunrise on Oct. 23. Militia under Major Hall proceeded to pass around the Indian village at the head of the Maumee, and assist, in their rear, an attack of the main body on their front. The latter were to cross the Maumee at the usual ford, and then surround the Indians, who were led by the celebrated chief, Little Turtle. Before this could be effected the Indian encampment was aroused, and a part of them fled. Some of the militia and the cavalry who had passed the ford started in pursuit, in disobedienc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hessians. (search)
152 Returned in the autumn of 1783984 ——— Did not return168 Total number sent29,867 Total number returned17,313 ——— Total number of those who did not return12,554 Of the 12.554 who did not return Mr. Lowell's estimate is as follows: Killed and died of wounds1,200 Died of illness and accident6,354 Deserted5,000 ——— Total12,554 estimate of the losses sustained by the Germans in the principal battles of the Revolutionary War. KilledWounded.Missing. Long Island225 Sept. 15, 1776216 Sept. 16, 177611 Oct. 9 to Oct. 23 (including Chatterton Hill)136323 Fort Washington56276 Trenton1778 Assanpink (Jan. 2, 1777)411 Burgoyne's Campaign to Oct. 6, 1777164284 Burgoyne's Campaign from Oct. 7 to 162575 Skirmish, Sept. 3, 1777119 Brandywine, Chasseurs739 Brandywine, other Hessians216 Red Bank8222960 Newport199613 Stono Ferry934 Charleston1162 Springfield2575 Baton Rouge258 Pensacola1545 Guildford Courthouse15694 Yorktown5313127
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thames, battle of the (search)
een at West Point. The loss in this short but decisive battle is not exactly known. It lasted only about fifteen minutes. The Americans lost about forty-five killed and wounded; the British forty-four, besides 600 made prisoners. Harrison had recovered all that Hull had lost. He had gained much. He had subdued western Canada, broken up the Indian Confederacy, and ended the war on the northwestern border of the Union. The frontier being secured, Harrison dismissed a greater portion of the volunteers. Leaving General Cass (whom he had appointed civil and military governor of Michigan) in command of a garrison at Detroit, composed of 1,000 regulars, he proceeded (Oct. 23) with the remainder of his troops to Niagara, to join the Army of the Centre. For some unexplained reason General Armstrong, the Secretary of War, treated Harrison so badly that the latter left the army, and the country was deprived of his valuable services at a most critical time. See Harrison, William Henry.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
e departments of the Tennessee, Cumberland, and Ohio; Maj.-Gen. William S. Rosecrans relieved of command of the Army of the Cumberland, and Maj.-Gen. George H. Thomas succeeds, by General Order No. 337, War Department......Oct. 16, 1863 President Lincoln calls for 300,000 men for three years......Oct. 17, 1863 Regulations issued for the re-enlistment of soldiers in the field in veteran volunteer regiments ......Oct. 23, 1863 General Hooker crosses the Tennessee at Bridgeport, Ala., Oct. 23, and advances to the Wauhatchie Valley at the foot of Lookout Mountain, on the west......Oct. 27, 1863 Pontoon bridge thrown across the Tennessee at Brown's Ferry, below Chattanooga......Oct. 27, 1863 Battle of Wauhatchie......Oct. 27, 1863 General Longstreet, detached from the Confederate army before Chattanooga, advances towards Knoxville, E. Tenn.......Nov. 4, 1863 Engagement at Rappahannock Station and Kelly's Ford, Va. The Army of the Potomac succeeds in crossing the Rappah
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yorktown, siege of (search)
to 1,027 men, and two regiments of Hessians, numbering 875. The flag of the Anspachers was given to Washington by the Congress. The news of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown spread great joy throughout the colonies, especially at Philadelphia, the seat of the national government. Washington sent Lieutenant-Colonel Tilghman to Congress with the news. He rode express to Philadelphia to carry the despatches of the chief announcing the joyful event. He entered the city at midnight, Oct. 23, and knocked so violently at the door of Thomas McKean, the president of Congress, that a watchman was disposed to arrest him. Soon the glad tidings spread over the city. The watchman, proclaiming the hour and giving the usual cry, All's well, added, and Cornwallis is taken! Thousands of citizens rushed from their beds, half Lord Cornwallis. dressed, and filled the streets. The old State-house bell that had clearly proclaimed independence, now rang out tones of gladness. Lights were