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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brandy Station, skirmish near. (search)
Brandy Station, skirmish near. While Meade, with the Army of the Potomac, was halting on the north side of the Rappahannock River, in the summer of 1863, is cavalry were not idle. On Aug. 1, General Buford, with his troopers, dashed across that river, struck Stuart's cavalry, and pushed them back almost to Culpeper Court-House. So vigorous and sudden was the assault that the daring Confederate leader and his staff came near being captured at a house near Brandy Station, where they were about to dine. They left their dinner untouched and immediately decamped, leaving the viands to be eaten by the Union officers. Buford pursued, and from Auburn (the residence of the stanch Virginia Unionist, John Minor Botts) there was a running fight back towards Brandy Station; for, strongly confronted there by Stuart. Buford became a fugitive in turn. In that engagement he lost 140 men, of whom sixteen were killed.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
he United States took place at New York, in the case of N. P. Gordon.-22. Martial law proclaimed over western Tennessee.—24. Fayetteville, Ark., captured by the Union troops, but burned by the Confederates on leaving it.— 25. Telegraph lines taken possession of by government, and army news not to be published until authorized.—26. Legal tender bill approved by the President.— 28. Confederate steamer Nashville ran the blockade at Beaufort, N. C. Fast Day in the Confederacy.—March 1. John Minor Botts arrested at Richmond, Va., for treason to the Confederate States. Schooner British Queen captured while trying to run the blockade at Wilmington, N. C.— 2. Brunswick, Ga., captured by Union troops.—6. President Lincoln asks Congress to declare that the United States ought to co-operate with any States which may adopt a gradual abolition of slavery, giving to such State pecuniary indemnity.—8. Fort Clinch, St. Mary, Ga., and Fernandina, Fla., taken by Dupont's expedition.—10.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Giddings, Joshua Reed 1795-1864 (search)
sion of the vessel and put into Nassau, Bahama Islands. In accordance with British law these negroes were declared free men. The United States set up a claim against the British government for indemnity. Giddings offered a resolution in the House to the effect that slavery was an abridgment of a natural right, and had no effect outside of the territory or jurisdiction that created it; and that the negroes on the Creole had simply asserted their natural rights. Under the leadership of John Minor Botts, of Virginia, the House censured Giddings, and as it gave him no opportunity for defence he resigned and appealed to his constituents for a reelection. He was sent back within six weeks, and subsequently re-elected, serving in all twenty years. Giddings opposed the annexation of Texas. During the controversy in reference to the northern boundary of the United States he held that the United States was entitled to the line Fifty-four, forty. He refused to support the candidates of his
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Elijah H. Small, for an alleged conspiracy......Dec. 1, 1842 Third session assembles......Dec. 5, 1842 Samuel Woodworth (author of the Old oaken bucket) dies at New York City, aged fifty-seven......Dec. 9, 1842 Resolutions offered by John M. Botts of Virginia, for the impeachment of President Tyler for gross usurpation of power, wicked and corrupt abuse of the power of appointments, high crimes and misdemeanors, etc.......Jan. 10, 1843 [Rejected by a vote of 83 to 127.] Francis Horace Greeley and Augustus Schell, of New York; Aristides Welsh and David K. Jackman, of Philadelphia; W. H. McFarland, Richard B. Haxall, Isaac Davenport, Abraham Warwick, G. A. Myers, W. W. Crump, James Lyons, J. A. Meredith, W. H. Lyons, John M. Botts, Thomas W. Boswell, and James Thomas, Jr., of Virginia......May 13, 1867 Congress reassembles......July 3, 1867 Supplementary reconstruction bill, reported July 8, vetoed and passed over the veto......July 19, 1867 Congress adjourns