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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ammen, Daniel, 1820-1898 (search)
Ammen, Daniel, 1820-1898 Naval officer; born in Brown county, O., May 15, 1820; entered the navy as a midshipman in 1836. In 1861-62 he commanded the gunboat Seneca in the South Atlantic blockading fleet. His bravery was conspicuous in the battle of Port Royal, Nov. 7, 1861. Later, under Dupont's command, he took part in all the operations on the coasts of Georgia and. Florida. In the engagements with Fort McAllister, March 3, 1863, and with Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863, he commanded the monitor Patapsco. In the attacks on Fort Fisher, in December, 1864, and January, 1865, he commanded the Mohican. He was promoted to rear-admiral in 1877, and was retired June 4, 1878. Afterwards he was a member of the board to locate the new Naval Observatory, and a representative of the United States at the Interoceanic Ship Canal Congress in Paris. He designed a cask balsa to facilitate the landing of troops and field artillery; a life-raft for steamers; and the steel ram Katahdin. His pu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ron at Bladensburg, Md.......March 22, 1820 Congress abolishes the sale of public lands on credit......April 24, 1820 Congress organizes the first committee on agriculture......May 3, 1820 Congress authorizes a loan of $3,000,000......May 15, 1820 First session adjourns......May 15, 1820 Daniel Boone dies at Charrette, Mo., aged eighty-five......Sept. 26, 1820 Spain ratifies her treaty with the United States, whereby she cedes Florida......Oct. 20, 1820 Second session convenMay 15, 1820 Daniel Boone dies at Charrette, Mo., aged eighty-five......Sept. 26, 1820 Spain ratifies her treaty with the United States, whereby she cedes Florida......Oct. 20, 1820 Second session convenes......Nov. 13, 1820 Henry Clay resigns the speakership; John W. Taylor of New York elected on the twenty-second ballot by a majority of one......Nov. 14, 1820 Presidential election held. Nov. 14, 1820 Missouri, in her constitution, requires her legislature to prohibit free colored persons from settling in the State. The Senate adds a proviso that nothing contained in the constitution shall be construed as conflicting with that clause in the Constitution of the United States which de
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
uncil elected by the people......May 3, 1802 Navy-yard at Washington established......March 27, 1804 Public buildings in Washington burned and destroyed by the British after the battle of Bladensburg......Aug. 24, 1814 Georgetown College, founded in 1789, chartered as a university......May 1, 1815 American Colonization Society, for colonizing free people of color in Liberia, founded at Washington......1817 New charter granted Washington, and mayor elected by the people......May 15, 1820 Columbian College, Washington, incorporated......1821 Corner-stone of first lock in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal laid near Georgetown in presence of President Jackson......May 29, 1829 Building of the government post-office, designed by Robert Mills, commenced......1839 United States Treasury building, designed by Robert Mills, completed......1841 United States Naval Observatory founded......1842 Congress retrocedes the 36 square miles received from Virginia......July 9, 18