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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Point, battle of (search)
which guarded the harbor of Baltimore, a city of 40,000 inhabitants at that time, and a place against which the British held a grudge, because of the numerous privateers. The citizens of Baltimore had wisely provided for the emergency. A large number of troops were gathered around the city. Fort McHenry was garrisoned by 1,000 men, under Maj. George Armistead (q. v.), and supported by batteries. The citizens had constructed a long line of fortifications on what afterwards became Patterson Park. Intelligence of the landing of the British at North Point produced great alarm in Baltimore. A large number of families, with such property as they could carry with them, fled to the country, and inns, for 100 miles north of the city, were filled with refugees. The veteran Gen. Samuel Smith was in chief command of the military at Baltimore, then about 9,000 strong. General Winder had joined him (Sept. 10) with all the forces at his command. When news of the landing of the British c
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pan-American Exposition, (search)
centre of the exposition and is 375 feet high, the main structure being 80 feet square and 200 feet high. This tower and the surrounding buildings and grounds are most brilliantly illuminated by electric lights, on a scale never before attempted, and with a result never before approached. The general style of the architecture is the Spanish Renaissance, making a general use of many brilliant tints and colors. The popular name for the exposition is The Landscape City. A portion of Delaware Park, Buffalo, embracing 350 acres, was selected as the site for the fair, the total cost of which is estimated at $10,000,000. Buffalo is the chief gateway between the East and the West. Within a radius of 500 miles there is a population of over 40,000,000 people. In addition to the classified and special exhibit is the Midway Pleasure Ground, comprising many interesting and novel exhibits. While holding a public reception in the Temple of Music on Sept. 6, President McKinley was shot by a
erby, from Broadway to Medford Turnpike. Walnut, from Broadway to Bow. Cross, from Broadway to Medford. Rush, from Broadway to Pearl. Glen, from Broadway to Flint. Franklin, from Broadway to Cambridge. Mount Vernon, from Broadway to Perkins. Mount Pleasant, from Broadway to Perkins. Pearl, from Cross. Medford Turnpike leads from Charlestown to Medford, through the eastern part of Somerville. Park, from Bond to Broadway. Bond, from Park to Derby. Heath, from Park to Derby. Perkins, from Franklin to Charlestown. Cambridge Street leads from Charlestown to Cambridge, through the southern part of Somerville. Tufts, from Cambridge to Cross. Joy, from Cambridge to Poplar. Linden, No. 3, from Cambridge to Milk. Boston, from Cambridge to Walnut over Prospect Hill. Linden, from Milk to Walnut. Prospect, from Cambridge to Cambridgeport. Dane, from Cambridge to Milk. Vine, from Cambridge to Milk. Snow Hill, from Beacon to Milk.
Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903, Military Record of Captain Martin Binney (search)
missioned major in another Maine regiment, which would leave us both a chance of promotion. We accepted and went to Maine and helped recruit the company. We received our commissions and were attached to the Tenth Maine regiment, which was in camp at Cape Elizabeth, near Portland, Me. My commission from Governor Washburn of Maine as second lieutenant, Tenth Maine Volunteers, was dated September 23, 1861, and as first lieutenant, June, 1862. This regiment went about November 5, 1861, to Patterson Park, Baltimore, Md., and remained there some months. It was classed in the Middle Department, Major-General John E. Wool, U. S. A., commanding, and was soon ordered to Relay House, nine miles out on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, and belonged to the so-called Railroad Brigade. While we remained at the Relay House, the Railroad Brigade, consisting of the Tenth Maine, a Wisconsin, and a Connecticut regiment, was under Colonel Dixon S. Miles, of the Second U. S. Infantry. About February, 186
nown. Then came an unexpected and stunning blow from none other than the county commissioners. From being a private way the turnpike was to develop into a county road. It must be improved, in fact, rebuilt, and the work was begun. The way was closed to all travel; only for a short period was Quint able to pass even over the private way known as Gypsy lane, which left the turnpike at a point nearly opposite the mill, and opened on to Main streeet, Medford, where the entrance to Combination Park is now; after that he was completely isolated; all business was cut off. He was fenced out, frozen out, starved out. Financially it resulted in a dismal failure, and Quint was obliged to find other business. He could get no redress and finally after the avenue was opened he sold the property to a man, a neighbor, for an entirely different use; the purchaser, as Quint informed me, cheated him outrageously, so that taking it all in all Quint had a hard experience on the turnpike. I recall a
15. Norfolk County, England, I.—21. Normandy, IV.—13. North Anna, I.—38. North Street, III.—14. Noyes, Captain, I.—38. Oakman, Samuel, IV.—20. O'Brien, Lieutenant Edward F., I.—39. Odd Fellows' Building, Somerville, III.—21. Old South Church, Boston, IV.—9. Page, Captain, I.—38. Page's Tavern, II.—10. Parker, Benjamin, II.—19. Parker, Captain Benjamin F., II.—19. Parson Estate, IV.—20. Patapsco River, III.—24. Patterson, Colonel, I.—23. Patterson Park, Baltimore, I.—34. Pearl Street, III.—18. Pepper, Edward, IV.—31. Pepper, Edward K., IV.—31. Perkins, Colonel, Thomas Handyside, IV.—16. Perkins Family, The, II.—14. Perkins House, Medford Turnpike, II.—14. Perkins-street Church, III.—17. Perry, Elizabeth, II.—23. Petersburg, Va., I.—39; II.—38; IV.—28. Pierce, Abigail, I.—23. Pierce Academy, II.—29. Pierce, Elizabeth (wife of Ebenezer Smith), L—24
uard of three hundred men.--The United States Hotel was principally guarded, the splendid well of water belonging to Col. Segar being wanted for the use of the garrison. Nothing is known relative to Sewell's Point. No movement had taken place when the steamer left. A steamer arrived at Fort McHenry, this morning, with a large supply of gun-carriages and other military stores. Col. Morehead's regiment came across the river this morning, marched up Broadway and proceeded to Patterson Park. They made a fine display. It is reported that as the Virnia troops retreated from Alexandria, one of them was killed by a return shot from the Federal forces. There is a prospect of capturing the fugitives. Among the forces sent over into Virginia, were two batteries and two companies of artillery; numerous wagons, with spades, picks, and other entrenching tools, also passed over into that State. The proceedings attending the movements of troops were conducted with the
ity of Baltimore will break up their camps at 3 o'clock P. M. to-day, and resume the positions heretofore occupied by them in the suburban portions of the city, viz: The Nineteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel Lyel, near Fort McHenry. The Eighteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel Lewis, Federal Hill. The Twenty-second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel Morehead, Mount Clare Station. The Twentieth Regiment New York Volunteers, Col. Pratt, Patterson Park. The Thirteenth Regiment New York Volunteers, Col. Smith, on West Baltimore street. The Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, Col. Hinks, on Baltimore street. The Battery of Light Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers, Major Cook, Mount Clare Station. II. When re-established in quarters the commanding officers will not allow the men of their respective commands to visit the city without permission obtained for that purpose from the commanding officers of the company
Burying I man Alive. --Singular Circumstance.--The Baltimore Clipper of the 6th tells the following: On Thursday last an unusual occurrence transpired at the camp of the Wisconsin Fourth regiment, now encamped at Patterson Park. Peter Moore, one of the privates, had been ill for several weeks. He to all appearances, died. A certificate of his death was handed to Major Belger, who ordered a coffin for the defunct. On Thursday morning Moore was placed in the coffin, and, just as the lid was being nailed down, he greatly frightened the bystanders by sitting up in his coffin and exclaimed that it was a shame to bury a man before he was dead. Of course he was removed from the box and once more placed under the care of the doctor. Moore had laid one day and a night as if dead, and came very near being buried before his time. His companions declare that, as he refused to be buried when the funeral was ordered by the Colonel, he has disobeyed orders, and that when he recover