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3 2 Lee's Mills, Va., July 31, 1864 2 Farmville, Va., April 7, 1865 1 Bristoe Station Va., Oct. 14, 1863 2 Ream's Station, Va., Aug. 25, 1864 2 On Picket, Va. 2 Morrisville, Va., April 17, 1864 2 Poplar Spring Church, Va., Oct. 1, ‘64 5 Place unknown 2 Present, also, at several other engagements in which it lost men, wounded or captured, but none killed. notes.--Organized at Elmira during the fall of 1861, from companies recruited in the counties of Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Erie, Fulton, Onondaga and Steuben. During the winter of 1861-2 the regiment was stationed at Gettysburg. It was mounted during the summer of 1862, and commenced active service in the Manassas campaign of that year. It served in Bayard's Brigade at Fredericksburg, and participated in the Stoneman Raid of the Chancellorsville campaign, at which time it was in the Second Cavalry Division (General D. M. Gregg's), and in which it served until the close of the war. General Crook commanded this divis
head of which he remained until December, 1864. He was given a separate command in the district of West Florida, and assisted Major-General Gordon Granger at the final operations around Mobile. After muster-out from the volunteer service, he returned to the regular army as colonel, having already received the brevet of major-general for the capture of Little Rock. He died at San Mateo, California, January 12, 1868. Major-General Eugene Asa Carr (U. S.M. A. 1850) was born in Erie County, New York, in Commanders of the armies of West Virginia, Shenandoah, Georgia and Mississippi George Crook, commander of the Army of West Virginia in 1864. later Crook led a Cavalry division under Sheridan in the Appomattox campaign at five Forks and during the pursuit of Lee. John C. Fremont, commander of the Mountain Department and Army in West Virginia in 1862. Fremont was in command in Missouri in 1861 and at one time gave orders to Brigadier-General Grant. Nathaniel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Buffalo, (search)
Buffalo, City, port of entry and county seat of Erie county, N. Y.; at the eastern extremity of Lake Erie and the western extremity of the Erie Canal; has extensive lake commerce with all western points, large live-stock and grain trade, and important manufactures; population in 1890, 255,664; in 1900, 352,387. General Riall, with his regulars and Indians, recrossed from Lewiston (see Niagara, Fort), when his forces had returned from the desolation of the New York frontier. Full license had been given to his Indians, and the desolation was made perfect almost to Black Rock. Riall marched up from Queenston (Dec. 28) to Chippewa, Lieutenant-General Drummond in immediate command. By this time all western New York had been alarmed. McClure had appealed to the people to hasten to the frontier. Gen. Amos Hall called out the militia and invited volunteers. Hall took chief command of troops now gathered at Black Rock and Buffalo, 2,000 strong. From Drummond's camp, opposite Blac
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cleveland, Grover 1837- (search)
Cleveland, Grover 1837- Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States, from 1885 to 1889, and from 1893 to 1897; Democrat; born in Caldwell, Essex co., N. J., March 18, 1837. After some experience as a clerk and some labor on the compilation of the American herd book, he became a bank clerk in Buffalo, and was admitted to the bar in 1859. From 1863 to 1865 he was assistant district-attorney, and in 1870 he was elected sheriff of Erie county and served three years. Elected mayor of Buffalo in 1881, he attracted during the first few months of his term more than local notice, and was the Democratic candidate for governor of New York in 1882. One of the successful nominees in this tidal-wave Democratic year, Mr. Cleveland received the phenomenal majority of 192,000, and entered office in January, 1883. His administration of affairs at Albany secured the presentation of his name to the democratic National Convention in 1884. He was nominated; and elected, after a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
p Detroit the first American vessel on Lake Erie......1796 Massachusetts deeds to Robert Morris, of Philadelphia, nearly 3,300,000 acres of land in western New York......May 11, 1796 He extinguishes the Indian title, sells several tracts from the east side along the Genesee River, and mortgages the residue to Wilhelm Willink and others, of Amsterdam, Holland, called the Holland Land Company......1796 [By this purchase the Holland Land Company acquired the present counties of Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, except some small reservations, and most of the counties of Allegany, Genesee, and Orleans.] State road from Whitestown to Geneva built......1796 Forts Oswegatchie (now Ogdensburg), Oswego, and Niagara evacuated by the British......1796 John Fitch moves a small boat on Collect pond, in New York City, by a small steam-engine and a worm-screw projecting from the stern of the boat......1796 Albany becomes permanent capital of the State......1797
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 1: his early years and first employment as a compositor (search)
evoured from the time when he had learned to read, and when he was eleven years old he induced his father to accompany him to a newspaper office in Whitehall, N. Y., where he had heard that there was an opening for an apprentice. But he was rejected as too young for the place. By the spring of 1826 his father had given up the fight for a living in New England, and decided to carry out a project he had long had in mind — a move to Western Pennsylvania. He bought a tract of four acres in Erie County, about three miles from Clymer, N. Y., on which was a log cabin with a leaky roof, in a wilderness, where the woods abounded with wild animals, and the forest growth was so heavy that he and his younger son were a month in clearing an acre. By additional purchases he in time increased his holding to some three hundred acres. The life of the family there was a discouraging one, and Horace says he never saw the old smile on his mother's face from the day she entered that log cabin to the d
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Merrimac and the Monitor—Report of the Committee on Naval Affairs. (search)
Lincoln, with some of his Cabinet, giving him the first information he had of the true state of affairs at Norfolk, and the preparations made by the rebels to evacuate it. Admiral Tatnall blew up the Merrimac off Craney Island shortly afterwards—a fitting end to a gallant but unfortunate ship in the service she was last engaged in. James Byers. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of November, 1874, at Buffalo, N. Y. [L. S.] E. P. Dorr, Notary Public for Erie County, State of New York. In presence of— George P. Dorr. We give also a copy of a letter addressed to the Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, by Adjutant-General L. Thomas, as follows: Adjutant-General's office, Washington, March 13, 1862. Sir:—I am directed by the Secretary of War to say that he places at your disposal any transports or coal vessels at Fort Monroe, for the purpose of closing the channel of the Elizabeth River to prevent the escape of the Merrimac again coming out<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.35 (search)
vice or labor in one State under the laws thereof escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due. Is there any mistake about that? Is there any forty shilling attorney here to make a question of it? No; I will not disgrace my profession by supposing such a thing. There is not in or out of an attorney's office in the county of Erie, or elsewhere, one who could raise a doubt, or particle of doubt, about the meaning of this provision of the Constitution. He may act as witnesses do sometimes on the stand. He may wriggle and twist, and say he cannot tell or cannot remember. I have seen many such efforts in my time on the part of witnesses to falsify and deny the truth. But there is no man who can read these words of the Constitution of the United States and say they are not clear and imperative. No person, the Constitu
An Almshouses burned. --The Erie county (New York) poor house was entirely destroyed by fire on Thursday, involving a loss of from $8,000 to $10,000, on which there was no insurance. About four hundred people, including some of the insane, were in the edifice when the fire was first discovered, but they were all gotten out safely.