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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
rrenton, Va., taken by the Nationals.— 30. Retaliatory resolutions introduced into the Confederate Congress on account of the Emancipation Proclamation.—Oct. 1. General Halleck sent to McClellan, urging him to cross the Potomac and attack the Confederates. National soldiers crossed at Shepherdstown and drove the Confederates to Martinsburg. The Western gunboat fleet transferred from the War to the Navy Department. National naval and military expedition sailed from Hilton Head for St. John's River, Fla., opened fire on the Confederate fortifications at St. John's Bluff on the 2d, and reduced the works on the 3d.—3. The Confederates drove in the Union pickets at Corinth, Miss., and on the 4th a severe battle was fought there.—5. Galveston, Tex., occupied by National troops.—6. Battle of La Vergne, Tenn.; the Confederates were defeated.—7. Expedition to destroy the saltworks on the coast of Florida. Confederates evacuate Lexington, Ky.—9. Stuart's cavalry start on their fam
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dahlgren, John Adolph, 1809-1870 (search)
Dahlgren, John Adolph, 1809-1870 Naval officer; born in Philadelphia, Nov. 13, 1809; entered the navy in 1826, and was made rearadmiral in 1863. He was the inventor of John Adolph Dahlgren. the Dahlgren gun, which he perfected at the navy-yard at Washington, and in 1862 he was made chief of the bureau of ordnance. In July, 1863, he took command of the South Atlantic squadron, and, with the land forces of General Gillmore, captured Morris Island and Fort Wagner, and reduced Fort Sumter to a heap of ruins. He conducted a successful expedition up the St. John's River, in Florida, in 1864, and co-operated with General Sherman in the capture of Savannah. After the evacuation of Charleston he moved his vessels up to that city. Admiral Dahlgren, besides being the inventor of a cannon, introduced into the navy the highly esteemed light boathowitzer. He was author of several works on ordnance, which became textbooks. He died in Washington, D. C., July 12, 1870.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
way by the Indians, who killed most of the priests. Twenty-six Huguenots under John Ribault had made a settlement at Port Royal, but removed to the mouth of St. John's River in Florida, where they were soon reinforced by several hundred Huguenots with their families. They erected a fort which they named Fort Carolina. Philip MWhen the news of the massacre reached France, Dominic de Gourges determined to avenge the same, and with 150 men sailed for Florida, captured the fort on the St. John's River, and hanged the entire garrison, having affixed this inscription above them: Not as to Spaniards, but as murderers. Being too weak to attack St. Augustine, seized, and drove the Confederates from Fernandina. Other posts were speedily abandoned, and a flotilla of gunboats, under Lieut. T. H. Stevens, went up the St. John's River, and captured Jacksonville, March 11. St. Augustine was taken possession of about the same time by Commander C. R. P. Rogers, and the alarmed Confederates a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hortop, Job. (search)
Hortop, Job. Owing to a scarcity of food, Sir John Hawkins, in October, 1568, put 100 men ashore on the Mexican coast, and abandoned them to their fate. All but two were killed by the Indians, or died of starvation. One of the two—David Ingram—made his way on foot from Mexico to the St. John's River, New Brunswick, where he was rescued by a French vessel. The other—Job Hortop —made his way to the city of Mexico, and eventually reached England
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Laudonniere, Rene Goulaine de 1562-1586 (search)
Laudonniere, Rene Goulaine de 1562-1586 Colonist; born in France; first came to America in 1562 with the Huguenot colony under Ribault. In the spring of 1564 he was sent by Coligni with three ships to assist the first colony, but finding the Ribault settlement abandoned, went to Florida and built Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River. In the onslaught made upon the French colony by the Spaniards, Sept. 21, 1565, Laudonniere escaped. He wrote a history of the Florida enterprise, and died in France after 1586.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
lliam Drummond, a Presbyterian from Scotland (settled in Virginia), governor. Two years later some emigrants came from Barbadoes, bought land of the Indians on the borders of the Cape Fear River, and, near the site of Wilmington, founded a settlement, with Sir John Yeamans as governor. This settlement was also organized into a political community, and called the Clarendon county colony, in compliment to one of the proprietors. Yeamans's jurisdiction extended from the Cape Fear to the St. John's River in Florida. This settlement became permanent, and so the foundations of the commonwealth of North Carolina were laid. In 1674 the population was about 4,000. Settlements had been begun farther south, and the proprietors had gorgeous visions of a grand empire in America. The philosopher John Locke and the Earl of Shaftesbury prepared (1669) a scheme of government for the colony, which contemplated a feudal system wholly at variance with the feelings of the settlers, and it was never
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oglethorpe, James Edward 1698-1785 (search)
St. Augustine, jealous of the growth of the new colony, menaced them. With his martial Scotchmen, Oglethorpe went on an expedition among the islands off the coast of Georgia, and on St. Simon's he founded Frederica and built a fort. At Darien, where a few Scotch people had planted a settlement, he traced out a fortification. Then he went to Cumberland Island, and there marked out a fort that would command the mouth of the St. Mary's River. On a small island at the entrance of the St. John's River he planned a small military work, which he named Fort George. He also founded Augusta, far up the Savannah River, and built a stockade as a defence against hostile Indians. These hostile preparations caused the Spaniards at St. Augustine to threaten war. Creek tribes offered their aid to Oglethorpe, and the Spaniards made a treaty of peace with the English. It was disapproved in Spain, and Oglethorpe was notified that a commissioner from Cuba would meet him at Frederica. They met.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
igni, under Capt. Jean Ribault, on the way north along the coast, places at the entrance of St. John's River a monument of stones bearing the arms of France, and builds Fort Charles......1562 Rene l de Monteano......1737 General Oglethorpe, governor of Georgia, arrives at the mouth of St. John's River and captures Fort San Diego......May 24, 1740 General Oglethorpe destroys Fort Moosa, ant of 40,000 acres, embarks from England with 100 families and settles on east side of the St. John's River at Rollstown......1765 King's Road, from Fort Barrington to St. Augustine, constructed ida Indians not to emigrate......October, 1834 Severest cold ever known in Florida; the St. John's River frozen several rods from the shore, and thermometer marks 7° above zero, a northwest wind fksonville evacuated by Federals......April 9, 1862 Confederate fort on St. John's bluff, St. John's River, captured by Federals......Oct. 3, 1862 Federals again take Jacksonville......Oct. 5, 18
eat Britain to enforce exclusive jurisdiction over the disputed territory in the north of Maine......March 3, 1839 Gen. Winfield Scott, sent to command on the Maine frontier, arranges a truce and joint occupancy of the disputed territory by both governments......March 21, 1839 Treaty concluded at Washington between Lord Ashburton, for Great Britain, and Daniel Webster, Secretary of State, for the United States, fixing the boundary of Maine on the north, freeing navigation of the St. John's River, confirming land in disputed territory to those in possession, and allowing Maine and Massachusetts compensation for territory given up, to be paid by the United States......Aug. 9, 1842 Edward Kavanagh, acting governor in the place of Governor Fairfield, elected United States Senator......March 3, 1843 Act restricting sale of liquors......August, 1846 Nathan Clifford appointed Attorney-General......Dec. 23, 1846 Law enacted establishing a State board of education......1846