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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
es and ammunition near Mabalacat. Feb. 5. Five thousand Filipino insurgents attacked American garrison at Duroga and were repulsed. Feb. 16. Expedition under Generals Bates and Bell leave Manila to crush rebellion in Camarines. March. Civil commission appointed by President McKinley (Win. H. Taft, Dean C. Worcester, Luke E. Wright, Henry C. Ide, Bernard Moses). They reached the Philippines in April. April 7. General Otis relieved. General MacArthur succeeds him. May 5. Gen. Pantelon Garcia, the chief Filipino insurgent in central Luzon, is captured. May 29. Insurgents capture San Miguel de Mayamo, five Americans killed, seven wounded, and Capt. Charles D. Reports made a prisoner. June 8. Gen. Pio del Pilar is captured at San Pedro Macati. June 12. General Grant reports the capture of an insurgent stronghold near San Miguel. June 21. General MacArthur issues a proclamation of amnesty. Nov. 14. Major Bell entered Tarlac. Nov. 14. Brisk fighting near
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rowan, Andrew summers 1881- (search)
the 19th United States Infantry, April 26, 1898. At the opening of the war with Spain Captain Rowan was sent by the United States government with the message to Garcia. He landed on the island without knowing Garcia's whereabouts, and succeeded in finding Garcia and in bringing back a reply with full information concerning the government with the message to Garcia. He landed on the island without knowing Garcia's whereabouts, and succeeded in finding Garcia and in bringing back a reply with full information concerning the Cuban insurgents. The successful accomplishment of his mission was one of the most brilliant exploits in the American-Spanish War. government with the message to Garcia. He landed on the island without knowing Garcia's whereabouts, and succeeded in finding Garcia and in bringing back a reply with full information concerning the Cuban insurgents. The successful accomplishment of his mission was one of the most brilliant exploits in the American-Spanish War.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
oad of supplies. This was a great boon to General Garcia's troops, who had been valiantly contendinuba, I sent the following communication to General Garcia on June 2: Headquarters of the army, Major-General, Commanding U. S. A., Lieutenant-General Garcia, Cuban Army. Colonel Hernandez, one of General Garcia's staff-officers, left Key West with this letter on June 2; General Garcia reGeneral Garcia received it on June 6, and I received his reply by cable on June 9, as follows: Mole St. Nicholasreceived through Colonel Hernandez on June 6. Garcia regards his wishes and suggestions as orders, . Sampson. It will be observed that General Garcia regarded my requests as his orders, and pro. With an additional force of 5,000 men, General Garcia besieged the garrison of Santiago, taking n on Cobre road. Lawton says cannot compel General Garcia to obey my instructions, and that if they ptain Dorst's expedition, in which he supplied Garcia's Cuban troops with 7,500 rifles, a million ca[6 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
d Opera-house collapsed during business hours; twenty-one clerks killed and many wounded......June 9, 1893 President Cleveland opens the Pan-American medical congress in Washington......Sept. 5, 1893 Coxey's army invades Washington......April 29, 1894 The new Corcoran Art Gallery opened......Feb. 22, 1897 General convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church held at Washington......Oct. 5, 1898 Gas explosion in the Capitol wrecks the Supreme Court room......Nov. 7, 1898 General Garcia, the Cuban leader, dies at Washington......Dec. 11, 1898 Congress appropriates $10,000 for the celebration of the establishment of the seat of government at Washington......Feb. 28, 1899 President of the board of commissioners of the District of Columbia are as follows: Seth Ledyard Phelps, president......July 1, 1878, to Nov. 29, 1879 Josiah Dent, president......Nov. 29, 1879, to July 17, 1882 Josiah Rodman West, president......July 17, 1882, to March 29, 1883 James Ba
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
with British troops, by consent of the Spanish governor......August, 1814 General Jackson, with 5,000 Tennessee volunteers, captures Pensacola and Fort Michel; Fort Barrancas is blown up by the British......Nov. 7, 1814 United States troops, under Col. Duncan L. Clinch, unexpectedly reinforced by Creek Indians on the same errand, and aided by two gunboats, attack a fort on the Apalachicola River established by the British as a refuge for runaway negroes, and commanded by a negro named Garcia; a hot shot from gunboat 154, entering the magazine, blows it up; out of 350 men, women, and children in the fort not over fifty escape......Aug. 24, 1816 By order of the President of the United States, Captain Henly invests and breaks up a depot for smugglers and buccaneering privateers on Amelia Island, under the Spanish flag, and led by Gregor McGregor and Louis Aury......Dec. 23, 1817 General Jackson, aided by Creeks under a treaty, attacks the Seminoles in Florida, destroying the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Weyler y Nicolau, Valeriano 1840- (search)
al, he again took the field, and spread destruction and ruin throughout the province of Matanzas, one of the pacified districts. Gomez succeeded in eluding Weyler in Matanzas, and only a few skirmishes ensued. These were reported as Spanish victories. Weyler next advanced into Santa Clara, where he was clearly outwitted by Gomez, but here again he had recourse to the torch. The captain-general was again in Havana on March 5, and on March 23 he instituted his unsuccessful campaign against Garcia. He was ordered to return to Havana on Sept. 5, and was succeeded as captain-general by Gen. Ramon Y Arenas Blanco (q. v.). After his return to Madrid the government decided to try him by court-martial for the publication of an address to the Queen Regent protesting against President McKinley's criticism of his rule in Cuba, but he defied the authorities to take proceedings against him; apologized to the Queen Regent; and on Oct. 20, 1900, was appointed captain-general of Madrid. See C