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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
to Burlington, bringing settlers......Dec. 10, 1678 Sir George Carteret, proprietor of east Jersey, dies......1679 Sir Edmund Andros claims the government of New Jersey, which repudiates his authority......June 2, 1680 Duke of York having submitted the claim of governmental power in New Jersey to a commission, which decides against Andros, he makes a second grant of west Jersey to the proprietors, Aug. 6, and of east Jersey......Sept. 6, 1680 Vicinity of Trenton settled by Phineas Pemberton......1680 First Assembly meets at Burlington and organizes a government, with Samuel Jennings as deputy governor......Nov. 25, 1681 Carteret's heirs sell east Jersey to a company of proprietors, including William Penn and eleven others......Feb. 1-2, 1682 Penn Company, now increased to twenty-four proprietors, secure a new conveyance of east Jersey from the Duke of York, with full powers of government......March 14, 1682 Robert Barclay appointed for life first governor of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
ston......March 10, 1865 General Sherman occupies Fayetteville, March 12, and destroys the arsenal......March 14, 1865 Sherman crosses the Cape Fear River, March 15; Federals under General Slocum defeat Confederates under Hardee in the battle of Averasboro, March 16; Sherman defeats Johnston at Bentonville, March 19; the armies of Sherman, Terry, and Schofield join at Goldsboro, March 23; Boone, N. C., is captured by Stoneman......March 28, 1865 Stoneman defeats Confederates under Pemberton at Grant's Creek, and captures Salisbury......April 12, 1865 Raleigh occupied by General Sherman......April 13, 1865 Sherman and Johnston meet at Durham station, April 17; they sign an agreement for peace, April 18; it is rejected at Washington, April 21; General Grant arrives at Raleigh......April 24, 1865 Gen. J. E. Johnston surrenders to Sherman; agreement signed at Bennett's house, near Durham station......April 26, 1865 Maj.-Gen. J. M. Schofield, appointed to command the D
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Van Dorn, Earl (search)
ers for Tampico, Mexico. Lack of coal and provisions compelled him to turn back. Four vessels, with 1,500 Texans under Van Dorn, came into the bay, and captured Sibley and his whole command. At about the same time a party of volunteers from Galveston captured the Star of the West (April 17), with all her stores. On the 23d Colonel Waite and all his officers, on duty at San Antonio, were made prisoners; so also were seven companies under Colonel Reese, who were making their way towards the coast. These were all the National troops remaining in Texas, which Twiggs had surrendered. They were kept prisoners awhile, and, after being compelled to give their parole not to bear arms against the Confederates, embarked for New York. Promoted major-general, Van Dorn took command of the trans-Mississippi district in January, 1862, and was defeated at Pea Ridge and Corinth, and superseded by Pemberton. Defeated at Franklin, he was shot dead by Dr. Peters in Spring Hill, Tenn., May 8, 1863.