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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), U. S. S. Constitution, or old Ironsides, (search)
ughly repaired and placed in charge of Capt. Charles Stewart. She left Boston Harbor, for a cruise the Constitution, still under the command of Stewart, put to sea. Crossing the Atlantic, she put into the Bay of Biscay, and Stewart's medal. then cruised off the harbor of Lisbon. Stewart saileaptain Falcoln, manned by a crew of 180 men. Stewart now sought her consort, which had been forced Levant, and Lieutenant Hoffman of the Cyane, Stewart proceeded with his prizes to one of the Cape g astern, and must soon have been overtaken. Stewart ordered her commander to tack. He obeyed, an Meanwhile the Levant fell far in the rear. Stewart signalled her to tack, which she did, when thRegardless of neutrality, 120 prisoners, whom Stewart had paroled there, seized a battery, and openthe same time, was compelled to surrender. Stewart crossed the Atlantic, landed many of his prisThe Constitution was hailed with delight, and Stewart received public honors. The Common Council o[3 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Medals. (search)
, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Peter B. PorterVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Brig.-Gen. E. W. RipleyVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Brig.-Gen. James MillerVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Winfield ScottVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Edmund P. GainesVictory of ErieGold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Alexander MacombVictory of PlattsburgGold. Feb. 27, 1815Maj.-Gen. Andrew JacksonVictory of New OrleansGold. Feb. 22, 1816Capt. Charles StewartCapture of the Cyane and LevantGold. Feb. 22, 1816Capt. James BiddleCapture of the PenguinGold. April 4, 1818Maj.-Gen. William H. HarrisonVictory of the ThamesGold. April 4, 1818Gov. Isaac Shelby.Victory of the ThamesGold. Feb. 13, 1835Col. George Groghan (22 years after)Defence of Fort Stevenson, 1813Gold. July 16, 1846Maj.-Gen. Zachary TaylorVictory on Rio GrandeGold. March 2, 1847Maj.-Gen. Zachary TaylorCapture of MontereyGold. March 3, 1847British, French, and Spanish offic
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missionary Ridge, battle of (search)
e Nationals parallel with the ridge on its eastern side, while Cruft was ordered to move along its crest, and Geary, with the batteries, marched up the valley on the western side. This dangerous movement in the valley Bragg's skirmishers attempted to meet, but were driven back upon their main line by a part of Cruft's forces. Meanwhile, the remainder of Cruft's column formed in battle-line, and moving at a charging pace, steadily pushed the Confederates back, their front line, under General Stewart, retreating, while fighting, upon the second line, under General Bate, while Geary and Osterhaus were pouring murderous fires upon their flanks. So the half-running fight continued until near sunset, when the Confederates broke into confusion and fled, and fully 2,000 of them were made prisoners. Hooker's victory in that part of the field was complete at twilight. Meanwhile, Sherman had been busy clearing the ridge at the other extremity Battle of Missionary Ridge. of the battl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parnell, Charles Stewart 1846-1891 (search)
Parnell, Charles Stewart 1846-1891 Irish leader, born in Avondale, Ireland, in 1846; entered Parliament in 1975; and died in Brighton, England, Oct. 2, 1891. His father, John Henry Parnell, visited the United States in 1824 and married Delia Tudor Stewart, daughter of Admiral Charles Stewart, Old Ironsides.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philadelphia, the (search)
or of Tripoli. Bainbridge found means to inform Preble, at Malta, of his misfortune, and suggested the destruction of the Philadelphia, which the Tripolitans were fitting for sea. The Americans had captured a ketch, which was taken into the service and named Intrepid. She was assigned to the service of cutting out, or destroying, the Philadelphia. Lieut. Stephen Decatur was placed in command, and, with seventy determined young men, sailed for Tripoli, accompanied by the brig Siren, Lieut. Charles Stewart. On a moonlight evening (Feb. 16, 1804) the Intrepid sailed into the harbor, and was warped alongside the Philadelphia without exciting suspicion, for she seemed like an innocent merchant-vessel with a small crew, as most of the officers and men were concealed below. At a signal given, officers and men rushed from their concealment, sprang on board the Philadelphia, and, after a desperate struggle, drove her turbaned defenders into the sea. She was immediately burned, and the Intre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Somers, the (search)
ecretary of War, and Samuel Cromwell, the boatswain's mate, and a seaman, Elisha Small. Spencer was arrested on Nov. 27, and the other two on the 28th, and put in irons. These three were convicted by a court on board, and sentenced to be hanged at the yard-arm, the sentence being carried into effect on Dec. 1, 525 miles from St. Thomas. the Somers arrived at New York, Dec. 14, with several of the boys in confinement. A naval court of inquiry, convened on Dec. 28, consisting of Commodores Charles Stewart, Jacob Jones, Alexander J. Dallas, and Ogden Hoffman, judge advocate, sat until Jan. 19, 1843, and decided that Commodore Mackenzie had simply performed his duty, etc. This court and verdict did not satisfy public opinion, and for a further vindication Mackenzie called for a regular court-martial, which was held at the Brooklyn navy-yard, and by a vote of nine to three also acquitted him. An attempt was now made to bring the case before the circuit court of the United States, but J
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stewart, Charles 1778-1869 (search)
Stewart, Charles 1778-1869 Naval officer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 28, 1778; was the youngest of eight children, and lost his father when he was two years old. At the age of thirteen he entered the merchant service as a cabin-boy, and rose rapidly to be commander of an Indiaman. In 1798 he was commissioned a lieutenant in the navy, making his first cruise with Captain Barney. In 1800 he was ap- Charles Stewart, aged eighty-six. pointed to the command of the schooner Experiment, and fought and captured the French schooner Deux Amis Sept. 1. Soon afterwards he captured the Diana (Sept. 14), besides recapturing a number of American vessels which had been taken by French privateers. In the war with Tripoli, Stewart was distinguished for skill and bravery, and was Decatur's favorite. In May, 1804, he was made master-commandant and placed in command of the frigate Essex. He was promoted to captain in 1806, and was employed in superintending the construction of gunboats
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Milwaukee, Wis., dedicated......October, 1869 Franklin Pierce, ex-President, born 1804, dies at Concord, N. H......Oct. 8. 1869 Commercial Convention held at Louisville, Ky., 520 delegates from twenty-two States, ex-President Millard Fillmore presiding......Oct. 13, 1869 Steamboat Stonewall burned on the Mississippi below Cairo; about 200 persons perish......Oct. 27, 1869 United States branch mint at Carson City, Nev., founded 1866, begins operations......Nov. 1, 1869 Admiral Charles Stewart, born 1778, dies at Bordentown, N. J.......Nov. 6, 1869 Maj.-Gen. John Ellis Wool, born 1784, dies at Troy, N. Y.......Nov. 10, 1869 National Woman's Suffrage Convention meets in Cleveland, O. (183 delegates from sixteen States, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher president), and organizes American Woman's Suffrage Association......Nov. 24, 1869 Second session opens......Dec. 6, 1869 National Colored Labor Convention meets in Washington......Dec. 10, 1869 Wyoming gives women the