Browsing named entities in Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing). You can also browse the collection for Brunswick County (Virginia, United States) or search for Brunswick County (Virginia, United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 4 results in 4 document sections:

Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cornwallis, Lord Charles 1738-1805 (search)
all who should refuse to give satisfactory tests of their obedience. He was expressly ordered to seize the persons and destroy the property of persistent rebels whenever it could be done with effect. When the British forces were about to leave the North Carolina coast, Clinton sent Lord Cornwallis, at the instigation of Governor Martin, to burn the house of Hooper, a delegate in the Continental Congress, and to burn and ravage the plantation of Gen. Robert Howe. Cornwallis landed in Brunswick county with about 900 men. Lord Cornwallis (from an English print). and proceeded to his assigned work. In this ignoble expedition—his first in America—he lost two men killed and one taken prisoner. Clinton, in a proclamation (May 5), invited the people to appease the vengeance of an incensed nation by submission, and offered pardon to all, excepting General Howe and Cornelius Harnett. Howe sent Cornwallis in November, 1777, with a strong body of troops, by way of Chester, to Billingspo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howe, Robert 1732- (search)
Howe, Robert 1732- Military officer; born in Brunswick county, N. C., in 1732; was in the legislature in 1773; was one of the earliest and most uncompromising of the patriots of the Cape Fear region, and was honored with an exception, together with Cornelius Harnett, when royal clemency was offered to the rebels by Sir Henry Clinton, in 1776. He was appointed colonel of the 1st North Carolina Regiment, and with his command went early into the field of Revolutionary strife. In December, 1775, he joined Woodford at Norfolk, in opposition to Lord Dunmore and his motley army. For his gallantry during this campaign, Congress, on Feb. 29, 1776, appointed him one of five brigadier-generals in the Continental army, and ordered him to Virginia. In the spring of 1776, British spite towards General Howe was exhibited by Sir Henry Clinton, who sent Cornwallis, with 900 men, to ravage his plantation near old Brunswick village. He was placed in chief command of the Southern troops in 177
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Moore, Alfred 1755-1810 (search)
Moore, Alfred 1755-1810 Jurist; born in Brunswick county, N. C., May 21, 1755; served in the Revolutionary army throughout the war; elected attorney-general of North Carolina in 1792; appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1799. He resigned in 1804, and died in Bladen county, N. C., Oct. 15, 1810.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Robertson, James 1742-1814 (search)
Robertson, James 1742-1814 the father of Tennessee ; born in Brunswick county, Va., June 28, 1742; emigrated to the regions beyond the mountains about 1760. and on the banks of the Watauga, a branch of the Tennessee; made a settlement and lived there several years. He was often called upon to contest for life with the savages of the forest. In 1776 he was chosen to command a fort built James Robertson. near the mouth of the Watauga. In 1779 he was at the head of a party emigrating to the still richer country of the Cumberland, and upon Christmas Eve of that year they arrived upon the spot where Nashville now stands. Others joined them, and in the following summer they numbered about 200. A settlement was established, and Robertson founded the city of Nashville. The Cherokee Indians attempted to destroy the settlement, but, through the skill and energy of Robertson and a few companions, that calamity was averted. They built a log fort on the high bank of the Cumberlan