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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 40 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 30 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 28 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 28 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 24 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 22 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 16 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 10 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agreement of the people, (search)
nd Parishes therein, except Worcester, 4; Woreester, 2. Warwickshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Coventry, 5; Corentry, 2. Northamptonshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Northampton. 5 ; Northampton, 1. Bedfordshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, 4. Cambridgeshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder particularly named. 4; Cambridge University, 2; Cambridge Town, 2. Essex, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Colchester, 11; Colchester, 2. Suffolk, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereafter named, 10; Ipswich, 2; St. Edmund's Bury, 1. Norfolk, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder named, 9; Norwich, 3; Lynn, 1; Yarmouth, 1. Lincolnshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except the City of Lincoln and the Town of Boston, 11; Lincoln. 1; Boston, 1.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
pJan. 9, 1815 Point Petre (Ga.)Jan. 13, 1815 naval engagements. Chesapeake and Leopard (impressment, former defeated)June 22, 1807 President and Little Belt (latter defeated)May 16, 1811 President and Belvidera (former escaped)June 23, 1812 Essex and Alert (latter defeated)Aug. 13, 1812 Constitution and Guerri%22ere (latter defeated)Aug. 19, 1812 Wasp and Frolic (latter defeated)Oct. 18, 1812 Wasp and Poictiers (former surrendered)Oct. 18, 1812 United States and Macedonian (latter defxer (latter defeated)Sept. 5, 1813 Argus and Pelican (former defeated)Aug. 14, 1813 Hornet and Peacock (latter defeated)Aug. 24, 1813 American fleet of nine vessels and British fleet of six vessels on Lake Erie (latter defeated)Sept. 10, 1813 Essex and the Phoebe and Cherub (former surrendered)Mar. 28, 1814 Wasp and Reindeer (latter defeated)June 28, 1814 Wasp and Avon (latter defeated)Sept. 1, 1814 American fleet of sixteen vessels and the British fleet on Lake Champlain (latter defeate
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eliot, John, 1754-1690 (search)
Eliot, John, 1754-1690 The Apostle to the Indians; born either in Nasing, Essex, or Widford, Hertfordshire, England., presumably in 1604, as he was baptized in Widford, Aug. 5, 1604. Educated at Cambridge, he removed to Boston in 1631, and the next year was appointed minister at Roxbury. Seized with a passionate longing for the conversion of the Indians and for improving their condition, he commenced his labors among the twenty tribes within the English domain in Massachusetts in October, 1646. He acquired their language through an Indian servant in his family, made a grammar of it, and translated the Bible into the Indian tongue. It is claimed that Eliot was the first Protestant minister who preached to the Indians in their native tongue. An Indian town called Natick was erected on the Charles River for the praying Indians in 1657, and the first Indian church was established there in 1660. During King John Eliot. Philip's War Eliot's efforts in behalf of the praying
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Essex, the, (search)
Essex, the, A frigate of 860 tons, rated at thirty-two guns, but actually carried forty-six; built in Salem, Mass., in 1799. On June 26, 1812, under command of Capt. David Porter, she left Sandy Hook, N. J., on a cruise, with a flag at her masthead bearing the significant words, free-trade and sailors' rights. He soon captured several English merchant vesels, making trophy bonfires of most of them on the ocean, and their crews his prisoners. After cruising southward several weeks in dix guns, Captain Hillyar, and her consort, the Cherub, twenty-two guns, Captain Tucker. The former mounted thirty long 18-pounders, sixteen 32-pounder carronades, and one howitzer; also six 3-pounders in her tops. Her crew consisted of 320 men Essex fighting Phoebe and Cherub. and boys. the Cherub mounted eighteen 32-pounder carronades below, with eight 24-pounder carronades and two long nines above, making a total of twenty-eight guns. Her crew numbered 180. the Essex at that time coul
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Felt, Joseph Barlow 1789-1869 (search)
Felt, Joseph Barlow 1789-1869 Historian; born in Salem, Mass., Dec. 22, 1789; graduated at Dartmouth in 1813, and entered the ministry. In 1836 he was asked to arrange the state papers of Massachusetts, which at that time were in confusion. He was librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1842-48, and president of the New England Historico-Genealogical Society in 1850-53. He was the author of Annals of Salem; History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton; Historical account of Massachusetts currency; Memoirs of Roger Conant, Hugh Peters, and William S. Shaw; also of The customs of New England. He died in Salem, Mass., Sept. 8, 1869.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gerrymandering, (search)
perpetuate this possession of power, and measures were taken to retain a, Democratic majority in the State Senate in all future years. The senatorial districts had been formed without any division of counties. This arrangement, for the purpose alluded to, was now disturbed. The legislature proceeded to rearrange the senatorial districts of the State. They divided counties in opposition to the protests and strong constitutional arguments Elbridge Gerry. of the Federalists; and those of Essex and Worcester were so divided as to form a Democratic majority in each of those Federal counties, without any apparent regard to convenience or propriety. The work was sanctioned and became a law by the signature of Governor Gerry, for which act the opposition severely castigated him through the newspapers and at public gatherings. In Essex county the arrangement of the district, in relation to the towns, was singular and absurd. Russell, the veteran editor of the Boston Centinel, who h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Government, instrument of. (search)
ry, 1; Wycomb, 1; Cambridgeshire, 4; Cambridge Town, 1; Cambridge University, 1; Isle of Ely, 2; Cheshire, 4; Chester, 1; Cornwall, 8; Launceston, 1; Truro, 1; Penryn, 1; East Looe and West Looe, 1 Cumberland, 2; Carlisle, 1; Derbyshire, 4 Derby Town, 1; Devonshire, 11; Exeter, 2; Plymouth, 2; Clifton, Dartmouth, Hardness, 1; Totnes, 1; Barnstable, 1; Tiverton, 1; Honiton, 1; Dorsetshire, 6; Dorchester, 1; Weymouth and Melcomb-Regis, 1; Lyme-Regis, 1; Poole, 1; Durham, 2; City of Durham, 1; Essex, 13; Malden, 1; Colchester, 2; Gloucestershire, 5; Gloucester, 2; Tewkesbury, 1; Cirencester, 1; Herefordshire, 4; Hereford, 1; Leominster, 1; Hertfordshire, 5; St. Alban's, 1; Hertford, 1; Huntingdonshire, 3; Huntingdon, 1; Kent, 11; Canterbury, 2; Rochester, 1; Maidstone, 1 ; Dover, 1; Sandwich, 1; Queenborough, 1; Lancashire, 4; Preston, 1; Lancaster, 1; Liverpool, 1; Manchester, 1; Leicestershire, 4; Leicester, 2; Lincolnshire, 10; Lincoln, 2; Boston, 1; Grantham, 1; Stamford, 1; Great G
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battle of Lexington and Concord. (search)
lds, from farmhouses and hamlets. They attacked from ambush and in the open highway. It was evident to the Britons that the whole country was aroused. The heat was intense; the dust intolerable. The 800 men must have perished or been captured had not a reinforcement, under Lord Percy, met and relieved them near Lexington. After a brief rest, the whole body, 1,800 strong, retreated, and were terribly assailed along the whole 10 miles to their shelter at Charlestown, narrowly escaping 700 Essex militia, under Colonel Pickering, marching to strike their flank. Under the guns of British war vessels, the remnant of the detachment rested that night, and passed over to Boston the next morning. During the expedition the British lost, in killed, wounded, and missing, 273 men; the Americans lost 103. When news of the affair at Lexington and Concord went over the land, the people were everywhere aroused to action, and never before nor afterwards was there so unanimous a determination t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
: Name.Rated.MountedCommanders. Constitution4458Capt. Hull. United States4458Capt. Decatur. President4458Com. Rodgers. Chesapeake3644Capt. Smith. New York3644Ordinary. Constellation3644Ordinary. Congress3644Ordinary. Boston32Ordinary. Essex32Capt. Porter. Adams32Ordinary. John Adams26Capt. Ludlow. Wasp1618Capt. Jones. Hornet1618Capt. Lawrence. Siren16Lieut. Carroll. Argus16Lieut. Crane. Oneida16Lieut. Woolsey. Vixen12Lieut. Gadsden. Nautilus12Lieut. Sinclair. Enterprise12Cpulsion.Guns (Main Battery) Topeka1,700GunboatI.2,000S.8 Dolphin1,486Despatch-boatS.2,253S.3 Wilmington1,392Light-draft gunboatS.1,894T. S.8 Helena1,392Light-draft gunboatS.1,988T. S.8 Adams1,375CruiserW.800S.6 Alliance1,375CruiserW.800S.6 Essex1,375CruiserW.800S.6 Enterprise1,375CruiserW.800S.1 Nashville1,371Light-draft gunboatS.2,536T. S.8 Monocacy1,370Light-draft gunboatI.850P.6 Castine1,177GunboatS.2,199T. S.8 Machias1,177GunboatS.2,046T. S.8 Chesapeake1,175GunboatComp.2,046Sai
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Provincial Congresses (search)
leazar Thompson secretary. They established a post-office at Portsmouth, provided for procuring arms, recommended the establishment of home manufactures, commissioned Brigadier-General Folsom first commander, and provided for the issue of bills of credit. On May 2, 1775, the provincial committee of correspondence of New Jersey directed the chairman to summon a Provincial Congress of deputies to meet in Trenton, on the 23d of that month. Thirteen counties were represented—namely, Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Burlington, Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, and Cape May. Hendrick Fisher was chosen president; Johathan D. Sargent secretary; and William Paterson and Frederick Frelinghuysen assistants. The Provincial Assembly had been called (May 15) by Governor Franklin to consider North's conciliatory proposition. They declined to approve it, or to take any decisive step in the matter, except with the consent of the Continental Congress, the
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