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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
rleston Harbor)June 28, 1776 Long IslandAug. 27, 1776 Harlem PlainsSept. 16, 1776 White PlainsOct. 28, 1776 Fort WashingtonNov. 16, 1776 TrentonDec. 26, 1776 PrincetonJan. 3, 1777 HubbardtonJuly 7, 1777 OriskanyAug. 6, 1777 BenningtonAug. 16, 1777 BrandywineSept. 11, 1777 Bemis's Heights (first), Sept. 19; (second)Oct. 7, 1777 PaoliSept. 20, 1777 GermantownOct. 4, 1777 Forts Clinton and MontgomeryOct. 6, 1777 Fort MercerOct. 22, 1777 Fort MifflinNov. 16, 1777 MonmouthJune 28, 1rleston Harbor)June 28, 1776 Long IslandAug. 27, 1776 Harlem PlainsSept. 16, 1776 White PlainsOct. 28, 1776 Fort WashingtonNov. 16, 1776 TrentonDec. 26, 1776 PrincetonJan. 3, 1777 HubbardtonJuly 7, 1777 OriskanyAug. 6, 1777 BenningtonAug. 16, 1777 BrandywineSept. 11, 1777 Bemis's Heights (first), Sept. 19; (second)Oct. 7, 1777 PaoliSept. 20, 1777 GermantownOct. 4, 1777 Forts Clinton and MontgomeryOct. 6, 1777 Fort MercerOct. 22, 1777 Fort MifflinNov. 16, 1777 MonmouthJune 28,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Herkimer, Nicholas (search)
of a palatine who settled on a tract called Burnet's Field, now in Herkimer county, N. Y. Nicholas was made a lieutenant of provincials in 1758, and was in command at Fort Herkimer during the attack of the French and Indians upon it that year. In 1775 he was appointed colonel of the 1st Battalion of Tryon county militia. He was also chairman of the county committee of safety; and in September, 1776, he was made brigadier-general by the provincial convention of New York. He commanded the Tryon county militia in the battle at Oriskany (Aug. 6, 1777), where he was severely wounded in the leg by a bullet, and he bled to death in consequence of defective surgery, Aug. 16, 1777. On Oct. 4 following the Continental Congress voted the erection of a monument to his memory of the value of $500. This amount was many years afterwards increased by Congress, private subscriptions, and the New York legislature to more than $10,000, and the monument in the form of an obelisk was erected in 1884.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
McCrea captured by Indians in British employ at Fort Edward, N. Y., and shot and scalpedJuly 27, 1777 On the approach of Burgoyne General Schuyler evacuates Fort Edward, and retreats down the Hudson ValleyJuly 29, 1777 General Lafayette, who volunteers his services to Congress, is commissioned major-general July 31, 1777 Lafayette introduced to Washington in Philadelphia, and attached to his personal staff Aug. 3, 1777 Battle of Oriskany, N. Y. Aug. 6, 1777 Battle of Bennington, Vt. Aug. 16, 1777 Gen. Philip Schuyler succeeded by Gen. Horatio Gates in command of the Northern army Aug. 19, 1777 General Arnold sent to relieve Fort Schuyler, invested by British under St. Leger, who retreats and returns to Montreal Aug. 22, 1777 Battle of Brandywine, Washington defeatedSept. 11, 1777 Count Pulaski commissioned brigadier-general by Congress Sept. 15, 1777 Battle of Stillwater, N. Y.; indecisiveSept. 19, 1777 Three hundred of Wayne's troops slaughtered at Paoli Sept. 20-21, 17
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stark, John 1728-1832 (search)
at Trenton, and was active in that at Princeton. In the spring of 1777, displeased because he had been overlooked in promotions, he resigned his commission in the army and was placed in command of New Hampshire militia, raised there to oppose the British advance from Canada. Acting upon the authority of his State and his own judgment, he refused to obey the orders of General Lincoln to march to the west of the Hudson. He soon afterwards gained the battle at Hoosick, near Bennington (Aug. 16, 1777), for which Congress, overlooking his insubordination, thanked him. He joined Gates at Bemis's Heights, but the term of his militia having expired, he went home, raised a new force, and cut off Burgoyne's retreat from Saratoga. Stark was placed in command of the Northern Department in 1778, and in 1779-80 served in Rhode Island and New Jersey. He was also at West Point, and was one of the court that condemned Major Andre. He was again in command of the Northern Department in 1781, wit
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
nadians and Indians; invests Fort Stanwix......Aug. 3, 1777 General Herkimer, with about 800 men, advances to the relief of Fort Stanwix; when within 6 miles of the fort, falls into an ambuscade at Oriskany, is mortally wounded, but repulses the enemy with aid from the fort under Colonel Willett......Aug. 6, 1777 Two detachments of British and Indians from Burgoyne's army, numbering about 500 men each, under Colonels Baume and Breyman, defeated by Gen. John Stark at Walloomsac......Aug. 16, 1777 Gen. Philip Schuyler superseded by Gen. Horatio Gates......Aug. 22, 1777 General Sullivan lands on Staten Island, surprises two regiments of Tories, and captures many prisoners......Aug. 22, 1777 St. Leger retreats from Fort Stanwix to Montreal before General Arnold, sent with three regiments by General Schuyler to relieve Fort Stanwix......Aug. 22, 1777 General Gates encamps at Stillwater......Sept. 8, 1777 General Burgoyne encamps at Saratoga......Sept. 14, 1777 Battl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vermont, (search)
rals Fraser and Riedesel disperse the rear guard of St. Clair's army under Colonels Francis and Warner at Hubbardton......July 7, 1777 Council of Vermont appoints commissioners of sequestration to seize the property of all persons in the State who had repaired to the enemy ......July 28, 1777 Battle of Bennington; General Burgoyne sends about 1,000 German troops under Colonels Baume and Breyman to seize provisions at Bennington; they are routed by Americans under General Stark......Aug. 16, 1777 Legislature at Windsor divides the State into two counties: one east of the Green Mountains, called Cumberland, and another west, called Bennington......March 12, 1778 Stockade fort and block-house erected at Rutland......April, 1778 Col. Ethan Allen, prisoner of the British since 1775, exchanged, is welcomed to Bennington by a salute of fourteen guns, one for young Vermont ......May 31, 1778 Convention of towns on both sides of the Connecticut River, including eight from Ve