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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Allen, William Henry, 1784- (search)
Allen, William Henry, 1784- Naval officer; born in Providence, R. I., Oct. 21, 1784; entered the navy as a midshipman in April, 1800, and sailed in the frigate George Washington to Algiers. He afterwards William Henry Allen. went to the Mediterranean in the Philadelphia, under Barron; then in the John Adams, under Rodgers; and in 1804 as sailing-master to the Congress. He was in the Frigate Constitution in 1805; and in 1807 he was third lieutenant of the Chesapeake when she was attacked by the Leopard. It was Lieutenant Allen who drew up the memorial of the officers of the Chesapeake to the Secretary of the Navy, urging the arrest and trial of Barron for neglect of duty. In 1809 he was made first lieutenant of the frigate United States, under Decatur. He behaved bravely in the conflict with the Macedonian; and after her capture took her safely into New York Harbor, Jan. 1, 1813. In July, 1813, he was promoted to master-commandant while he was on his voyage in the brig Ang
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barron, Samuel, 1763- (search)
Barron, Samuel, 1763- Naval officer; was born in Hampton, Va., about 1763; brother of James. He, like his brother, had a training in the navy under his father. In 1798 he commanded the Augusta, prepared by the citizens of Norfolk to resist the aggressions of the French. He took a conspicuous part in the war with Tripoli, and in 1865 he commanded a squadron of ten vessels, with President as the flag-ship. He assisted in the capture of the Tripolitan town of Derne, April 27, 1805. Barron soon afterwards relinquished his command to Capt. John Rodgers, and on account of ill-health returned to the United States. He died Oct. 29, 1810.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Decatur, Stephen, 1779- (search)
body two inches above the hip and lodged against the opposite side. I just came from his house. He yet lives, but will never see another sun. Barron's wound is severe, but not dangerous. The Decatur's monument. ball struck the upper part of his hip and turned to the rear. He is ruined in public estimation. The excitement is very great. Decatur died March 22, and his remains were taken from the house in Washington to Kalorama by the following officers: Commodores Tingey, Macdonough, Rodgers, and Porter, Captains Cassin, Ballard, and Chauncey, Generals Brown and Jesup, and Lieutenant McPherson. The funeral was attended by nearly all the public functionaries in Washington, American and foreign, and a great number of citizens. While the procession was moving minute-guns were fired at the navyyard. His remains were deposited in Joel Barlow's vault at Kalorama, where they remained until 1846, when they were taken to Philadelphia and reinterred, with appropriate ceremonies, in S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peninsular campaign, (search)
erates evacuate YorktownMay 5, 1862 battle of Williamsburg (q. v.)May 5, 1862 [General Hooker attacked the Confederates with his division alone until reinforced by Kearny's division about 4 P. M. The Confederates retired towards Richmond during the night. The National loss in killed, wounded, and missing, 2,228.] General Franklin's division lands at West PointMay 6, 1862 Norfolk evacuated by the ConfederatesMay 10, 1862 Iron-clad Merrimac blown up by the ConfederatesMay 11, 1862 Com. John Rodgers, moving up the James to within 8 miles of Richmond with his fleet, retires after an unequal contest with batteries on Drury's Bluff or Fort DarlingMay 15, 1862 McClellan's headquarters established at the White House (belonging to Mrs. Robt. E. Lee) on the PamunkeyMay 16, 1862 McDowell, with a corps of 40,000 men and 100 pieces of artillery, instructed to co-operate with the Army of the Potomac advancing on RichmondMay 17, 1862 To frustrate this union Stonewall Jackson assumes the of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), President, the (search)
nce, under the command of Commodore Rodgers. Rodgers exchanged signals with the stranger who bore thward. Thinking she might be the Guerriere, Rodgers gave chase. Early in the evening of May 16 Rodgers was so near that he inquired, What ship is that? The question, repeated, came from the stranger. Rodgers immediately reiterated his question, which was answered by a shot that lodged in the mainmast of the President. Rodgers was about to respond in kind when a single gun from his shipand then by a broadside, with musketry. Then Rodgers, equally determined, he said, not to be the ah ship Belvidera, thirty-six, Capt. R. Byron, Rodgers pressed sail, and in the course of thirty-sixhase, and overtook her off Nantucket Shoals. Rodgers pointed and discharged one of the forecastle ixteen men, blew up the forecastle, and threw Rodgers several feet in the air. As lie fell his leg to the President, forty-four guns, which Commodore Rodgers had left for the new ship Guerriere. In[3 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rodgers, John 1771-1838 (search)
Rodgers, John 1771-1838 Naval officer; born in Harford county, Md., July 11, 1771; entered tent out to capture or destroy the President. Rodgers's supplies finally began to fail in the Northndered and burned Havre de Grace, the home of Rodgers. By stratagem, the latter decoyed the HighflBritish naval uniform. He bore an order from Rodgers, under an assumed name, to send his signal-bobeen instructed not to fall into the hands of Rodgers, for, it was alleged, the commodore would hang him to the yard-arm. But Rodgers treated him with great courtesy, and soon afterwards released h New England coast, and three days afterwards Rodgers entered Newport Harbor with his prize. In Deng expedition to the North Pacific Rear-Admiral John Rodgers. and China seas (1853-56), and in 18la went up the James River, pursued by Commodore Rodgers, whose flag-ship was the Galena, the rouThe Confederate loss in the battery was ten. Rodgers fell back to City Point. In June, 1863, in t[18 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Signals, (search)
Signals, Believed to have been first used in the navies of Greece and Carthage, and not unlike those used in the present military and naval service. A regular code of day and night signals was arranged by Admirals Howe and Kempenfelt about 1790, and in 1812 Captain Rodgers, of the United States navy, arranged an admirable signal system for its use. This consisted of flags of various forms and colors, to be displayed in different positions, so as to indicate words or sentences to be Signal-book. transmitted long distances. The signal-officers at each terminus have a key which interprets the message. That key is a signal-book, which, when in actual service, is covered with canvas, in which is a plate of lead on each side, of sufficient Permanent signals.—no. 1 weight to sink the book in case a vessel is about to strike her colors. As each nation has its peculiar signal-books, this precaution is necessary, so as not to have the secrets of one revealed to the other. Certai
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stringham, Silas Horton 1798-1876 (search)
Stringham, Silas Horton 1798-1876 Naval officer; born in Middletown, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1798; entered the navy as midshipman at eleven years of age, and was lieutenant at sixteen. He was with Rodgers in the affray between the President and Little Belt, and in 1815 was in Decatur's expedition against the Barbary States. In 1820 he was in the Cyane, which conveyed the first immigrants that settled on the coast of Liberia, Africa, and formed the nucleus of the republic of Liberia. In the war against Mexico, Captain Stringham, in command of the Ohio, took part in the bombardment of Vera Cruz. He was afterwards in command of different squadrons, and in 1861 was appointed flag-officer of the Atlantic blockading squadron and ordered to the Minnesota Silas Horton Stringham. as his flag-ship. With her he went as joint commander with Butler, with the land and naval expedition which captured the forts at Hatteras Inlet, Aug. 27-28. In September he was relieved at his own request; in Ju
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tripoli, War with (search)
rching westward across Northern Africa 1,000 miles, with transportation consisting of 190 camels, on April 27, 1805, captured the Tripolitan seaport town of Derne. They fought their way successfully towards the capital, their followers continually increasing, when, to the mortification of Eaton and the extinguishment of the hopes of Caramelli, they found that Tobias Lear, the American consul-general, had made a treaty of peace (June 4, 1805) with the terrified ruler of Tripoli. So ended the war. The ruler of Tunis was yet insolent, but his pride was suddenly humbled by the appearance of a squadron of thirteen vessels under Commodore Rodgers, who succeeded Barron, and he sent an ambassador to the United States. The Barbary States now all feared the power of the Americans. and commerce in the Mediterranean Sea was relieved of great peril. Pope Pius VII. declared that the Americans had done more for Christendom against the North African pirates than all the powers of Europe united.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States, the frigate (search)
United States, the frigate A frigate of the American navy, built in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1797. On Oct. 10, 1812, Commodore Rodgers sailed from Boston in the President, accompanied by the United States, forty-four guns, Captain Decatur, and the Argus, sixteen guns, Lieutenant-commandant Sinclair, leaving the Hornet in port. the President parted company with her companions on Oct. 12, and on the 17th captured a British packet. the United States and Argus also parted company, the former sailing to the southward and eastward in search of British West Indiamen. At dawn, on Sunday morning, the 25th, the watch at the maintop of the United States discovered a sail to windward—an English ship-of-war. Decatur spread all his sails and gave chase, and, as the United States drew nearer and nearer the British ship, such loud shouts went up from her decks that they were heard on board the vessel of the enemy. At about 9 A. M. Decatur had got so near that he opened a broadside upon the str
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