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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