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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 12, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tilghman, Tench 1744-1786 (search)
Tilghman, Tench 1744-1786 Military officer; born in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 25, 1744; was a merchant before the Revolution; became one of Mercer's Flying Camp as captain of a company of Philadelphia light infantry. In August, 1776, he became Washington's aide and confidential secretary, and remained in that post until the close of the war, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel after April, 1777. He was thoroughly patriotic, and much of the time while with Washington for five years he refused pay for his services. He was in every action in which the main army was Samuel J. Tilden. concerned. He was chosen by Washington to bear to Congress at Philadelphia despatches announcing the surrender of Cornwallis. In a letter to General Sullivan in Congress (May 11, 1781), he had highly commended Tilghman as deserving of great consideration. He died in Baltimore, Md., April 18, 1786.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Van Rensselaer, Henry Killian (search)
Van Rensselaer, Henry Killian Military officer: born near Albany, N. Y., in 1744; commanded a regiment in the Revolutionary War, and was wounded in the battle of Saratoga. He was afterwards a general of militia. In July, 1777, at about the time of the retreat of the American army from Ticonderoga before Burgoyne, he was attacked by a large British force near Fort Anne. He made stout resistance; but, hearing of the evacuation of Ticonderoga, he fell back towards Fort Edward. In that encounter he received a bullet in his thigh, which was not extracted until after his death, in Greenbush, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1816.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Watson, Ebenezer 1744- (search)
Watson, Ebenezer 1744- Editor; born in Bethlehem, Conn., in 1744. He was for several years editor and publisher of The Courant; and after his death in Hartford, Conn., Sept. 16, 1777, his second wife, Hannah Bunce, conducted the paper, probably the first woman who edited a newspaper in this country. Watson, Ebenezer 1744- Editor; born in Bethlehem, Conn., in 1744. He was for several years editor and publisher of The Courant; and after his death in Hartford, Conn., Sept. 16, 1777, his second wife, Hannah Bunce, conducted the paper, probably the first woman who edited a newspaper in this country.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woodhull, John 1744-1824 (search)
Woodhull, John 1744-1824 Clergyman; born in Miller's Place, Long Island, N. Y., Jan. 26, 1744; graduated at Princeton College in 1766; ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1770; was called to Freehold, N. J., in 1779. In 1782 he requested Washington to execute an English officer, then a prisoner, for killing Capt. Joseph Huddy, of Monmouth, without a trial. To this Washington acceded, and Captain Asgill, the British officer, was condemned to die. In the mean time, however, the English general appointed a court-martial, which after investigation found that Huddy had been executed by the order of the recent governor of New Jersey, William Franklin. Captain Asgill was, therefore, pardoned. There are only three of Dr. Woodhull's sermons extant: The death of General Washington; The establishment of the federal Constitution; and an ordination sermon. He died in Freehold, N. J., Nov. 22, 1824. See Asgill, Sir Charles.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Zubley, John Joachim 1724-1781 (search)
Zubley, John Joachim 1724-1781 Clergyman; born in St. Gall, Switzerland, Aug. 27, 1724; ordained in 1744; took charge of the First Presbyterian Church in Savannah in 1760, preaching in English, German, and French; was an active patriot at the beginning of the Revolution; was in the Georgia Provincial Congress and the Continental Congress in 1775. He opposed the Declaration of Independence, and after it was adopted he suddenly left Congress, returned to Georgia, took sides with the crown, and having been accused of treasonable correspondence with the royal governor, he concealed himself to avoid popular resentment. He died in Savannah, Ga., July 23, 1781.
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