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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803 (search)
's house. which he found guarded by Sergeant Monroe and his men. In hurried words he asked for Hancock. The family have retired. said the sergeant, and I am directed not to allow them to be disturlowed to knock at the door. Mr. Clarke appeared at a window, when Revere said, I wish to see Mr. Hancock. I do not like to admit strangers into my house so late at night, answered Mr. Clarke. HancHancock, who was not asleep, recognized Revere's voice, and called out. Come in, Revere, we are not afraid of you. The warning was given; the whole household was soon astir, and the two patriots awaitedh-rebels were persuaded to retire to a more secure retreat, followed by Dorothy Quincy, to whom Hancock was affianced (and whom he married in September following), who was on a visit at Mr. Clarke's. pardon to all who should forthwith return to their allegiance, General Gage excepted Adams and Hancock, who were outlawed, and for whom he offered a reward as arch-traitors. Immediately after the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Antietam, battle of. (search)
ithin fifteen minutes. The Confederates were driven far back. Meanwhile the divisions of French and Richardson had been busy. The former received orders from Sumner to press on and make a diversion in favor of the right. Richardson's division, composed of the brigades of Meagher, Caldwell, and Brooks (who had crossed the Antietam at ten o'clock), gained a good position. The Confederates, reinforced by fresh troops, fought desperately. Finally, Richardson was mortally wounded, and Gen. W. S. Hancock succeeded him in command, when a charge was made that drove the Confederates in great confusion. Night soon closed the action on the National right and centre. General Meagher had been wounded and carried from the field, when the command of his troops devolved on Colonel Burke. During the fierce strifes of the day Porter's corps, with artillery and Pleasonton's cavalry, had remained on the east side of the stream, as a reserve, until late in the afternoon, when McClellan sent over s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baylis's Creek, battle at. (search)
Baylis's Creek, battle at. Gen. W. S. Hancock proceeded to attack the Confederates in front of Deep Bottom on the James River, Aug. 12, 1864. His whole force was placed on transports at City Point, and its destination reported to be Washington. This was to deceive the Confederates. That night it went up the James River; but so tardy was the debarkation that the intended surprise of the Confederates was not effected. Hancock pushed some of his troops by Malvern Hill to flank the Confederates' defence behind Baylis's Creek, while 10,000 men were sent, under Gen. F. C. Barlow, to assail their flank and rear. There were other dispositions for attack; but the delay had allowed Lee to send reinforcements, for the movement seemed to threaten Richmond. On the morning of the 16th, General Birney, with General Terry's division, attacked and carried the Confederate lines, and captured 300 men. The Confederates soon rallied and drove him back. Another part of the attacking force was dr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), English, William Hayden, 1822-1896 (search)
n in Lexington, Ind., Aug. 27, 1822; received a collegiate education and studied law; was a Democratic Representative in Congress in 1852-61; and was conspicuous there because of his opposition to the policy of his own party in the controversy over the admission of Kansas into the Union. He reported what was known as the English bill, which provided that the question of admission under the Lecompton constitution be referred back to the people of Kansas. His report was adopted, and Kansas voted against admission under that constitution. After his retirement from Congress he engaged in various financial concerns; was candidate for Vice-President on the ticket with Gen. Winfield S. Hancock in 1880; published an historical and biographical work on the constitution of the law-makers of Indiana; and bequeathed to the Indiana Historical Society, of which he was president for many years, the funds to complete and publish his History of Indiana. He died in Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 7, 1896.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hancock, Winfield Scott 1824- (search)
Hancock, Winfield Scott 1824- Military officer; born in Montgomery Square, Montgomery co., Pa., Feb. 14, 1824; graduated at West Point in 1844: served in the war with Mexico; and left that country Winfield Scott Hancock. quartermaster of his regiment. In September, 1861, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and served in the campaign on the Virginia peninsula in 1862. He was dist454,416 for James A. Garfield, the successful Republican candidate. Of him General Grant said: Hancock stands the most conspicuous figure of all the general officers who did not exercise a separate man said: If you will sit down and write the best thing that can be put into language about General Hancock as an officer and a gentleman, I will sign it without hesitation. General Hancock died on he best thing that can be put into language about General Hancock as an officer and a gentleman, I will sign it without hesitation. General Hancock died on Governor's Island, New York, Feb. 9, 1886.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hancock, Fort (search)
Hancock, Fort One of the most important protective works on the Atlantic coast, established on Sandy Hook, N. J., about 20 miles from New York City, and named in honor of Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock. The locality was first used by the government as a proving-ground for heavy ordnance. The main ship-channel lies directly across the end of the Hook, and through this is the entrance to the lower bay of New York. This consideration suggested the advisability of making the Hook a strong fortified post, and the work was carried on so thoroughly that when war was declared against Spain (1898) Generals Miles and Merritt pronounced Fort Hancock impregnable. At that time four batteries were sent there, and the works, which can scarcely be discerned from sea, were further equipped with two 16-inch disappearing guns, one 8-inch pneumatic dynamite gun, two 12- inch and four 10-inch rifles, and two mortar batteries of sixteen guns each.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hays, Alexander 1819- (search)
Hays, Alexander 1819- Military officer; born in Pittsburg, Pa., July 8, 1819; graduated at West Point in 1844; served in the war with Mexico; left the army in 1848; did good service as captain, colonel, and brigadier-general of volunteers in the Army of the Potomac from the beginning of the Civil War, distinguishing himself in the seven days battle before Richmond in 1862, and at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was killed in battle in The wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864, while leading a brigade in Hancock's corps.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kelly, James Edward 1855- (search)
ptor of General Deven and the 6th New York Cavalry and the Buford Monument. In 1891 he produced the colossal figure, The call to arms, for the Soldiers' Monument at Troy, N. Y. In 1895 he furnished the Long Island panel, for the Sons of the Revolution; in 1897 the memorial of the battle of Harlem Heights on the grounds of Columbia University, also for the Sons of the Revolution; and in 1901 was engaged on a monument to commemorate the defence of New Haven, for the Sons of the American Revolution. Besides these works he has produced heads of the principal commanders of the Civil War from life, including Generals Grant. Sheridan, Sherman, Hancock. Stanley, Pleasonton, etc.; a portrait bust of Admiral Worden; busts and statuettes from life of Admiral Dewey, Rear-Admiral Sampson, and Lieutenant Hobson; and heads from life of the captains of Dewey's and Sampson's fleets, and of the principal army officers of the Spanish-American War, and an equestrian statue of Gen. Fitz-John Porter.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), La Colle Mill, battle of. (search)
the afternoon the Americans came in sight of La Colle Mill, a heavy stone structure, its windows barricaded with timbers, through which were loopholes for musketry. The British garrison at the mill consisted of only about 200 regulars, under Major Hancock. The advance of Wilkinson's troops was commanded by Col. Isaac Clark and Major Forsyth. The artillery was under Captain McPherson, and the reserves were commanded by Gen. Alexander Macomb. Following Clark and Forsyth was Colonel Miller's rgiment of 600 men. Aware that reinforcements for the British were near, Wilkinson ordered an immediate attack. The fire upon the stone citadel was harmless, while the whole American line was exposed to a galling fire. For a while the fight was desperate, when Major Hancock made a sortie from the mill, and after a furious contest they were driven back. Reinforcements came to the garrison, and after a conflict of two hours Wilkinson was compelled to withdraw and abandon the invasion of Canada.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lovejoy, Elijah parish 1802- (search)
ople rising to sustain the laws and constitution of the province. The rioters of our days go for their own wills, right or wrong. Sir, when I heard the gentleman lay down principles which place the murderers of Alton side by side with Otis and Hancock, with Quincy and Adams, I thought those pictured lips (pointing to the portraits in the hall) would have broken into voice to rebuke the recreant American——the slanderer of the dead. The gentleman said that he should sink into insignificance ifn who fell in State Street on March 5, 1770, did more than Lovejoy is charged with. They were the first assailants upon some slight quarrel; they pelted the troops with every missile within reach. Did this bate one jot of the eulogy with which Hancock and Warren hallowed their memory, hailing them as the first martyrs in the cause of American liberty? If, sir, I had adopted what are called peace principles I might lament the circumstances of this case. But all you who believe as I do, in th
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