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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barron, Samuel, 1763- (search)
Barron, Samuel, 1763- Naval officer; was born in Hampton, Va., about 1763; brother of James. He, like his brother, had a training in the navy under his father. In 1798 he commanded the Augusta, prepared by the citizens of Norfolk to resist the aggressions of the French. He took a conspicuous part in the war with Tripoli, and in 1865 he commanded a squadron of ten vessels, with President as the flag-ship. He assisted in the capture of the Tripolitan town of Derne, April 27, 1805. Barron soon afterwards relinquished his command to Capt. John Rodgers, and on account of ill-health returned to the United States. He died Oct. 29, 1810.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tripoli, War with (search)
rge squadron, overawed the Moors and kept up the blockade. Meanwhile a movement under Capt. William Eaton, American consul at Tunis, soon brought the war to a close. He joined Hamet Caramelli, the rightful Bey of Tunis, in an effort to recover his rights. Hamet had taken refuge with the Viceroy of Egypt. There Eaton joined him with a few troops composed of men of all nations, and, marching westward across Northern Africa 1,000 miles, with transportation consisting of 190 camels, on April 27, 1805, captured the Tripolitan seaport town of Derne. They fought their way successfully towards the capital, their followers continually increasing, when, to the mortification of Eaton and the extinguishment of the hopes of Caramelli, they found that Tobias Lear, the American consul-general, had made a treaty of peace (June 4, 1805) with the terrified ruler of Tripoli. So ended the war. The ruler of Tunis was yet insolent, but his pride was suddenly humbled by the appearance of a squadron o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
rict 10 miles square Congress may select for the United States capital; the District of Columbia selected......1790 Thomas Johnson, of Maryland, appointed associate justice of Supreme Court......Aug. 5, 1791 Act extending the right of suffrage and substituting the ballot for viva voce voting passed......Dec. 28, 1801 Legislature presents a sword and belt to George Washington Mann, of Maryland, one of two soldiers who planted the American flag on the walls of Derne, Tripoli......April 27, 1805 Several associations formed in Baltimore to encourage home manufacture and sale of domestic goods during the embargo against British vessels......1808 First number of Niles's register issued in Baltimore by Hezekiah Niles......Sept. 7, 1811 Gabriel Duval, of Maryland, appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States......Nov. 18, 1811 Printing-office of the Federal Republican, an anti-war paper in Baltimore, destroyed by a mob June 22, 1812. They attack