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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
the next. They passed over the Ohio from Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; and the governor of Ohio sent forward 2,000 men under General Tupper for the recovery of Michigan. General Harrison was appointed commander-in-chief of the Army of the Northwest. For several weeks volunteers found employment in driving the hostile Indians from post to post, in Ohio and Indiana, on the borders of the extreme western settlements. They desolated their villages and plantations, after the manner of Sullivan in 1779, and thereby incurred the fiercest indignation of the tribes. Harrison took steps early to relieve the frontier posts—Fort Harrison, on the Wabash; Fort Wayne, at the head of the Maumee; Fort Defiance, at the junction of the Auglaize and Maumee; and Fort Deposit. At Vincennes General Hopkins had assembled about 4,000 mounted Kentucky militia to chastise the Indians on the borders of Illinois. They penetrated the Indian country beyond the Wabash; but, becoming alarmed, returned
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minisink, desolation of (search)
ke. The survivors of the conflict attempted to escape. Behind a ledge of rocks Dr. Tusten had been dressing the wounds of his companions all day. When the retreat began he had seventeen under his care. The Indians fell upon these with fury, and all, with the doctor, were slain. The flower of the youth and mature manhood of that region had perished. Monument at Goshen. The event made thirty-three widows in the congregation of the Presbyterian church at Goshen. It gave firmness to Sullivan's men, who, a few weeks afterwards, desolated the beautiful land of the Cayugas and Senecas. In 1822 the citizens of Orange county collected the bones of the slain, and caused them to be buried near the centre of the green at the foot of the main street of the village of Goshen. There was a great multitude of citizens present. Over their remains a new marble monument was erected the same year, the corner-stone of which was laid by General Hathorn, then over eighty years of age, and one o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
38 Thomas H. Williams 25th 1838 John Henderson 26th to 28th 1839 to 1845 Joseph W. Chalmers 29th 1845 Jesse Speight 29th to 30th 1845 to 1847 Jefferson Davis 30th to 32d 1847 to 1851 Henry S. Foote 30th to 32d 1847 to 1851 John I. McRae 32d 1852 Stephen Adams 32d to 34th 1852 to 1857 Walter Brooke 32d 1852 to 1853 Albert G. Brown 33d to 36th 1854 to 1861 Jefferson Davis 35th to 36th 1857 to 1861 [37th, 38th, 39th, 40th Congresses vacant.] Adelbert Ames 41st to 43d 1870 to 1874 Hiram R. Revels (colored). 41st 1870 to 1871 United States Senators—Continued. Name. No. of Congress. Term. James Lusk Alcorn 42d to 44th 1871 to 1877 Henry R. Pease 43d 1874 Blanche K. Bruce (colored) 44th to 46th 1875 to 1881 Lucius Q. C. Lamar 45th to 48th 1877 to 1885 James Z. George 47th to 54th 1881 to 1897 Edward C. Walthall 49th to 53d 1885 to 1894 A. J. McLaurin 53d to 54th 1894 to 1895 Hernando De Soto Money 54th to — 1897 to — Will Van Amberg Sullivan 55th to — 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Brunswick, skirmish at (search)
New Brunswick, skirmish at In June, 1777, Sir William Howe tried to outgeneral Washington in New Jersey, but failed, and was compelled to retreat. Washington held Howe firmly in check at and near New Brunswick, on the Raritan; and on June 20 the former, with his army at Middlebrook, learned that his antagonist was preparing to fall back to Amboy. Hoping to cut off his rearguard, Washington ordered (June 21) Maxwell to lie between New Brunswick and Amboy, and Sullivan to join Greene near the former place, while the main body should rest within supporting distance. These orders failed of execution On the morning of the 22d the column of Germans, under De Heister, began its march towards Amboy. The corps of Cornwallis moved more slowly, for it had to cross the Raritan over a narrow bridge, near the end of which stood Howe, on high ground, watching the movements Greene had a battery of three guns on a hill, but too far distant to be effective When more than one-half of Cornwallis
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sullivan, James 1744-1808 (search)
Sullivan, James 1744-1808 Lawyer; born in Berwick, Me., April 22, 1744; began practice in Biddeford in 1770; member of the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1779-80; attorney-general of Massachusetts in 1790-1807; elected governor in 1807 and 1808. His publications include Observations on the government of the United States; History of the District of Maine; History of land-titles in Massachusetts; Dissertation on the constitutional liberty of the press; Correspondence with Colonel Pickering; History of the Penobscot Indians, in the Massachusetts Historical collections, etc. He died in Boston, Mass., Dec. 10, 1808.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William and Mary, Fort (search)
found that no fitting opponent could be secured. Then James Sullivan—afterwards successively judge, attorney-general, and gontroversies between the colonies and the mother-country, Sullivan took a most active share in the discussions, and, when thp to Sullivan's house in Durham. One of the survivors of Sullivan's company died only some thirty years ago, and from his levere's horse, he said, was nearly done when pulled up at Sullivan's door. The rider had been despatched with all speed froiments were forthwith to Paul Revere bringing news to Sullivan. march from Boston to occupy Portsmouth and the fort in ing his wearied beast, Revere rode on to Portsmouth. In Sullivan's mind the hour had evidently come for decisive action. nett, the survivor before mentioned: I was working for Major Sullivan, he said, when Micah Davis came up and told me Major Major Sullivan wanted me to go to Portsmouth, and to get all the men I could to go with him. The men who went, as far as I can rem
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 19. the siege of Suffolk, Virginia. (search)
s untiring efforts in forwarding the main bulk of supplies for this army. The Medical Department, under the able management of Dr. Hand, was in excellent working order, and equal to every emergency. The wounded were promptly cared for, and spared all unnecessary suffering. The Commissary Department was admirably managed by the late Captain Bowdish, and since his death by Captain Felt. Colonel Murphy commanded brigade; Colonel Drake, Fort Union; Colonel Hawkins, Fort Nansemond; Captain Sullivan, Fort Halleck; Colonel Davis, the Draw-bridge Battery; Colonel Worth, Battery Mansfield; Colonel Thorpe, the Redan, and Rosecrans; Captain Johnson, Battery Mowdey; Colonel England, Battery Montgomery; Colonel Pease, Battery Stevens; Colonel McEvilly, Fort Dix, with ability, and their troops were always ready for the enemy. Major Stratton, Eleventh Pennsylvania cavalry, was at South Mills watching the operations of the troops from Carolina. By his discretion and energy the rebels wer
ur or five days were lost. All the resources of the railroad were used to forward the troops arriving by the boats, and trains were running day and night. On the evening of July fourteen the General and staff arrived at Harper's Ferry. Early meanwhile had crossed into Maryland, fought the battle of Monocacy, and while menacing Baltimore and Washington with his light cavalry; had retired into Virginia by way of Conrad's and Edwards' ferries. Our advanced infantry, a weak division under Sullivan, and some cavalry under Duffie, had already been sent to harass the enemy's flank, as he moved across Loudon county. Generals Crook and Averell, with a portion of their commands, were in Martinsburg. General Wright with the Sixth corps, and General Emory with the Nineteenth corps, were understood to be following the enemy, and moving in the direction of Leesburg. On the fifteenth, by telegram from Major-General Halleck, the troops of the West Virginia army were place under the command o
r work is done — and for the present the command is resting on its arms and trophies. On Friday morning, June eleventh, the consolidated commands of Crook and Sullivan — the latter having the old Sigel division — all under Hunter's control — marched out with flying colors and hopeful spirits from Staunton on the road through Mid and blockades of fence rails and stones were made to impede pursuit. In removing these some hours were lost by our men. Generals Hunter, Crook, Averell and Sullivan, put up with Major Hutter, about four miles from town, whose beautiful farm was used as Headquarters. In their suite were the notorious Doctor Rucker and David eavy on both sides, theirs not being less than eight hundred to a thousand. The General was mistaken as to ours, which is six killed and ninety-five wounded. Sullivan said they had some twenty or thirty thousand men, and reinforcements were expected under Pope, who, with other troops, had four thousand contrabands. The Yan
at time had elapsed, the after part of the vessel being then enveloped in flames. The following officers and men manned the powder-boat: Commander A. C. Rhind; Lieutenant S. W. Preston; Second Assistant Engineer A. T. E. Mullan; Master's Mate Paul Boyden; Frank Lucas, coxswain; William Garvin, captain forecastle; Charles J. Bibber, gunner's mate; John Neil, quarter gunner; Robert Montgomery; captain after-guard; James Roberts, seaman, Charles Hawkins, seaman; Dennis Conlon, seaman; James Sullivan, ordinary seaman; William Hinnegan, second-class fireman; Charles Rice, coal-heaver. The crew were all volunteers from my own vessel, the Agawam. The zeal, patience, and endurance of officers and men were unsurpassed, and I believe no officer could have been better supported. To Lieutenant Lamson, Mr Bradford, and the officers and men of the Wilderness, we are indebted for the means of escape; and from the first start from Norfolk, we have received every desired assistance. The v
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