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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Febiger, Christian (search)
Febiger, Christian Military officer; born on Fuinen Island, Denmark, in 1747; rendered military service before entering the American army in April, 1775; was in the battle of Bunker Hill, where he led a portion of a regiment of which he was adjutant; accompanied Arnold to Quebec a few months afterwards, where he was made a prisoner; and served with great fidelity throughout the war He was conspicuous in the assault on Stony Point (July, 1779), leading one of the attacking columns; also at Yorktown, where he commanded the 2d Virginia Regiment, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. From 1789 till his death, in Philadelphia, Sept. 20, 1796, Colonel Febiger was treasurer of the State of Pennsylvania.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fleury, Louis 1740- (search)
officer; born in Limoges, France, about 1740; was educated for an engineer, and, coming to America, received a captain's commission from Washington. For his good conduct in the campaign of 1777, Congress gave him a horse and commission of lieutenantcolonel, Nov. 26, 1777; and in the winter of 1778 he was inspector under Steuben. He was adjutant-general of Lee's division in June, 1779, and was so distinguished Medal awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel De Fleury. at the assault on Stony Point, July, 1779, that Congress gave him thanks and a silver medal. De Fleury returned to France soon after the affair at Stony Point, before the medal was struck; and it was probably never in his possession, for it seems to have been lost, probably while Congress was in session at Princeton. In April, 1859, a boy found it while digging in a garden at Princeton. De Fleury, on his return to France, joined the French troops under Rochambeaux sent to America in 1780. Subsequently he became a field marsh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Henry 1756- (search)
harms inspired Washington in his youth. He was a captain in Bland's cavalry in 1776, and joined the main army in September, 1777. Lee's Legion was one of the most active and efficient of the cavalry corps of the Continental army, and it was Washington's body-guard in the battle of Germantown. In 1778 he was made a major, in independent command, first of two companies of horse, and then of three, with a small body of infantry. With these he surprised the British post at Paulus's Hook, in July, 1779. With the commission of lieutenant-colonel, he joined General Greene in the South, and was active and efficient in the Southern campaigns. Soon after the battle of Eutaw Springs, Major Lee retired from the service, married, and settled at Stratford. He was a delegate to Congress in 1786, and advocated the adoption of the national Constitution in the Virginia Henry Lee. convention. Lee was in the Virginia legislature; and when militia were called out to suppress the whiskey insurrec
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Logan, Benjamin 1752-1802 (search)
Logan, Benjamin 1752-1802 Pioneer; born in Augusta county, Va., about 1752; removed to the banks of the Holston when twenty-one years old, and bought a farm and married. He became a sergeant in Bouquet's expedition, and in 1774 was in Dunmore's expedition. Removing to Kentucky in 1775, in 1776 he took his family to Logan's Fort, near Harrodsburg. There he was attacked by a large force of Indians, but they were repulsed. He was second in command of an expedition against the Indians at Chillicothe, under Colonel Bowman, in July, 1779. In 1788 he conducted an expedition against the Northwestern tribes, burning their villages and destroying their crops. In 1792 he was a member of the convention that framed the first constitution for Kentucky. He died in Shelby county, Ky., Dec. 11, 1802.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Posey, Thomas 1750- (search)
termaster to Lewis's division in Dunmore's army in 1774. He raised a company in Virginia, and assisted in the defeat of Dunmore at Gwyn's Island. He joined Washington, in New Jersey, early in 1777; was transferred to Morgan's rifle regiment, and with it did valuable service on Bemis's Heights and at Saratoga. He commanded the regiment in the spring of 1778, and was finally placed in command of a battalion of Febiger's regiment, under Wayne, participating in the capture of Stony Point in July, 1779, where he was one of the first to enter the works. Colonel Posey was at the surrender of Yorktown, and was afterwards with Wayne until the evacuation of Savannah, in 1782. In February, 1793, he was made brigadier-general; settled in Kentucky; became State Senator and lieutenant-governor; was major-general of Kentucky levies in 1809; and United States Senator in 1812-13. He succeeded Harrison as governor of Indiana Territory in March, 1813; and in 1816 was made agent for Indian affairs,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wayne, Anthony 1745- (search)
ebruary, 1777, was made brigadier-general. In the battle of Brandywine, in September, he was distinguished; and nine days afterwards he was surprised in the night near the Paoli Tavern, on the Lancaster road, in Pennsylvania, when his command was much cut up, but the remainder retreated in safety. He led the right wing of the army in the attack at Germantown, and was slightly wounded. In the battle of Monmouth he was very distinguished; and his capture of Stony Point, on the Hudson, in July, 1779, was one of the most brilliant achievements of the war. In that attack he was wounded in the head, and Congress gave him a vote of thanks and a gold medal. In June, 1781, Wayne joined Lafayette in Virginia, where he performed excellent service until the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. After the surrender, the Pennsylvania line, under Wayne, marched to South Carolina, and their commander, with a part of them, was sent by General Greene to Georgia. On May 21, 1782, Colonel Brown ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilkinson, James 1757- (search)
in the spring of 1776. He served under Arnold in the Northern army, and in July, 1776, was appointed brigademajor. He was at the battles of Trenton and Princeton, and was made lieutenantcolonel in January, 1777. He was Gates's adjutant-general, and bore to Congress an account of the capture of Burgoyne, when he was brevetted brigadier-general and made secretary to the board of war, of which Gates was president. Being implicated in Conway's cabal he resigned the secretaryship, and in July, 1779, was made clothier-general to the army. At the close of the war he settled in Lexington, Ky., and engaged in mercantile transactions. In 1791-92 he commanded, as lieutenant-colonel of infantry, an expedition against the Indians on the Wabash, and was made brigadier-general in 1792. He was distinguished in command of the right wing of Wayne's army on the Maumee in 1794. In 1796-98 and 1800-12 he was general-in-chief of the army. In December, 1803, as joint-commissioner with Governor Cl
dea was warmly seconded, resolutions were passed highly complimentary to Crawford, and subscriptions begun. This testimonial of artists to an artist was, he said, more than empty compliment. In the speaker's opinion, Crawford's Indian surpassed in bold originality all other works of the kind. Unfortunately, the committee of artists could not find a place to be given them by the present dynasty that would in any manner be suitable to the work. The statues on exhibition are the Indian lamenting the downfall of his race; the Hunter Boy, Adam and Eve, the Boy playing marbles, and the Peri, represented in Moore's poem as waiting at the gates of Paradise. The paper of the evening was "The Surprise and Capture of Pound ridge, Westchester county, on the second of July, 1779, by Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton, with a biographical sketch of that officer," by John M. McDonald, Esq., of Flushing. It was read by the Librarian, Mr. Moore, and frequently applauded.--N. Y. Tribune, Oct. 3d.