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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ball's Bluff, battle at. (search)
Sunday, Oct. 20. At the same time part of a Massachusetts regiment, under Colonel Devens (see Devens, Charles), was ordered to take post upon Harrison's Island, in the Potomac, abreast of Ball's Bluff. Devens went to the island with four companies in flat-boats taken from the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. About 3,000 men, under Ce morning of the 21st, ordered some Massachusetts troops under Colonels Lee and Devens to cross to the Virginia shore from Harrison's Island to reconnoitre. They diden and cavalry were hovering near and waiting a favorable opportunity to strike Devens, who, leaving a part of Lee's command near the Bluff. had advanced to near Leethe Confederates. It was a little past noon. Pressed by overwhelming numbers, Devens fell back to avoid being flanked. Meanwhile Colonel Baker had been pressing forward from Conrad's Ferry to the relief of the assailed troops. Ranking Devens, he had been ordered to Harrison's Island, with discretionary powers to reinforce the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
Isaac Toucey June 21,1848 Reverdy Johnson March 8,1849 John J. Crittenden July 22,1850 Caleb Cushing March 7,1853 Jeremiah S. BlackMarch 6,1857 Edwin M. StantonDec. 20,1860 Edward Bates March 5,1861 Titian J. Coffey, ad interim.June 22,1863 James Speed Dec. 2,1864 Henry Stanbery July 23,1866 William M. EvartsJuly 15,1868 E. Rockwood HoarMarch 5,1869 Amos T. Ackerman June 23,1870 George H. WilliamsDec. 14,1871 Edwards Pierrepont April26,1875 Alphonso Taft May 22,1876 Charles Devens March12,1877 Wayne MacVeagh March 5,1881 Benjamin H. BrewsterDec. 19,1881 Name.Appointed. Augustus H. GarlandMarch6,1885 W. I. H. MillerMarch 5,1889 Richard Olney March 6, 1893 Judson Harmon. June 7, 1895 Joseph McKenna March 5, 1897 John W. Griggs Jan. 25, 1898 March 5,1901 Philander C. KnoxApril 5, 1901 Secretaries of Agriculture. Norman J. ColemanFeb. 13, 1889 Jeremiah M. RuskMarch 4, 1889 J. Sterling MortonMarch 6, 1893 James Wilson March 5, 1897 March 5,1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chancellorsville, battle of (search)
the evening, suddenly burst forth from the thickets with his whole force, like an unexpected and terrible tornado, and fell with full force upon Howard's corps (the llth), with tremendous yells, just as they were preparing for supper and repose. Devens's division, on the extreme right, received the first blow, and almost instantly the surprised troops, panic-stricken, fled to the rear, communicating their alarm to the other divisions of the corps. The Confederates captured men and guns and a ction, while the fugitives, in evident confusion, rushed towards Chancellorsville, upon the position of General Schurz, whose division had already retreated. The tide of affrighted men rolled back upon General Steinwehr. While the divisions of Devens and Schurz were reforming, Steinwehr quickly changed front, threw his men behind some works, rallied some of Schurz's men. and checked the pursuit for a brief space. But the overwhelming number of the Confederates speedily captured the works. T
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Devens, Charles, 1820- (search)
Devens, Charles, 1820- Jurist; born in Charlestown, Mass., April 4, 1820; graduated at Harvard University in 1838; studied at the Cambridge Law School, and practised the profession of law several years. In 1848 he was a State Senator, and from 1849 to 1853 was United States, marshal for Massachusetts. He was engaged in his profession at Worcester, Mass., when the Civil War began, and was one of the earliest Union volunteers, becoming major of a rifle battalion April 16, 1861, and colonel of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment in July following. Before the arrival of Colonel Baker, he commanded at Ball's Bluff (q. v.)and again after that officer's death. In April, 1862, he was made brigadier-general; served on the Peninsula; was wounded at Fair Oaks; was in the battles of South Mountain and Antietam; and commanded a division in the 11th Army Corps at. Chancellorsville. In the Richmond campaign of 1864-65 he was continually engaged, and in December, 1864, he was in temporary comman
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand army of the republic, the. (search)
3. Cincinnati, O., 1869; John A. Logan, Illinois. 4. Washington, 1870; John A. Logan, Illinois. 5. Boston, Mass., 1871; A. E. Burnside, Rhode Island. 6. Cleveland, O., 1872; A. E. Burnside, Rhode Island. 7. New Haven, Conn., 1873; Charles Devens, Jr., Massachusetts. 8. Harrisburg, Pa., 1874; Charles Devens, Jr., Massachusetts. 9. Chicago, III., 1875; John F. Hartranft, Pennsylvania. 10. Philadelphia, Pa., 1876; John F. Hartranft, Pennsylvania. 11. Providence, R. I., 1877; JCharles Devens, Jr., Massachusetts. 9. Chicago, III., 1875; John F. Hartranft, Pennsylvania. 10. Philadelphia, Pa., 1876; John F. Hartranft, Pennsylvania. 11. Providence, R. I., 1877; John C. Robinson, New York. 12. Springfield, Mass., 1878; John C. Robinson, New York. 13. Albany, N. Y., 1879; William Earnshaw, Ohio. 14. Dayton, O., 1880; Louis Wagner, Pennsylvania. 15. Indianapolis, Ind., 1881; George S. Merrill, Massachusetts. 16. Baltimore, Md., 1882; Paul Van Der Voort, Nebraska. 17. Denver, Col., 1883; Robert B. Beatte, Pennsylvania. 18. Minneapolis, Minn., 1884; John S. Kountz, Ohio. 19. Portland, Me., 1885; S. S. Burdett, Washington. 20. San
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
over $100,000 worth of property destroyed......July 26, 1890 John Boyle O'Reilly, Irish patriot, born 1844, dies at Hull......Aug. 10, 1890 First annual convention of the lettercarriers of the United States held at Boston; 100 delegates......Aug. 13, 1890 Accident on the Old Colony Railroad near Quincy; twenty killed, thirty-one injured......Aug. 19, 1890 Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, the creator of Mrs. Partington, born 1814, dies at Chelsea......Nov. 25, 1890 Associate Justice Charles Devens, exAttorney-General of the United States, dies at Boston......Jan. 7, 1891 James Russell Lowell, born 1819, dies at Cambridge......Aug. 12, 1891 Phillips Brooks consecrated bishop of Massachusetts in Trinity Church, Boston......Oct. 14, 1891 James Parton, author, born 1822, dies at Newburyport......Oct. 17, 1891 First world's convention of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union opens at Boston......Nov. 10, 1891 Governor's salary raised from $5,000 to $8,000......