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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Naval militia, (search)
militia had been organized in fifteen States bordering on the coast and Great Lakes. The duty of the naval militia in time of war is to man the coast and harbor defence vessels, leaving the regular force for offensive work. The naval militia will also operate in boat squadrons with torpedoes against any hostile fleet in our waters. In 1900 the naval militia was organized in nineteen States and in the District of Columbia, as follows: California, Capt. N. T. James; Connecticut, Corn. Fred L. Averill; District of Columbia, Com. Robert P. Hains; Florida, Com. W. Fitzgerald; Georgia, Com. F. D. Aiken; Illinois, Capt. Albert A. Michelson; Louisiana, Com. J. W. Bostick; Maryland, Com. I. E. Emerson; Maine, Lieut. H. M. Bigelow; Massachusetts, Capt. W. E. McKay; Michigan, Com. G. Wilkes; New Jersey, Battalion of the East, Com. W. Irving; Battalion of the West, Com. J. B. Potter; New York, Capt. J. W. Miller; North Carolina, Com. F. M. Morse; Ohio, Lieut.-Com. W. G. Welbon, commanding 1st
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shenandoah Valley, chronology of the operations in the (search)
chronology of the operations in the : Campaign of Grant against Lee embraced movements up the Shenandoah Valley. Sigel, commanding Department of West Virginia, is sent up the valley with 10,000 men, supported by General Crook, who leaves Charlestown, W. Va., at the same timeMay 1, 1864 Breckinridge defeats Sigel at New-marketMay 15, 1864 Grant relieves Sigel and appoints Hunter, who defeats the Confederates under Gen. W. E. Jones at PiedmontJune 5, 1864 Hunter, joined by Crook and Averill, advances to Staunton, and instead of proceeding to Gordonsville to join Sheridan, goes to Lexington, and on June 18 threatens Lynchburg with 20,000 men; but opposed by a much stronger force, escapes into West Virginia, where his force for the time is useless. Confederate forces, now under General Early, move rapidly down the Shenandoah to the Potomac, and spread consternation from Baltimore to WashingtonJuly 2-3, 1864 Gen. Lew. Wallace attempts to check the Confederates at Monocacy, b