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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
ion troops.—6. President Lincoln asks Congress to declare that the United States ought to co-operate with any States which may adopt a gradual abolition of slavery, giving to such State pecuniary indemnity.—8. Fort Clinch, St. Mary, Ga., and Fernandina, Fla., taken by Dupont's expedition.—10. Confederate troops from Texas occupy Santa Fe, N. M.—11. General McClellan relieved of the supreme command of the army, and made commander of the Army of the Potomac. Resolution recommending gradual emanc Bull's Gap, Tenn., who took all his artillery, trains, and baggage.—16. Confederates surprised and captured Butler's picketline at Bermuda Hundred.—19. The President, by proclamation, raised the blockade at Norfolk, Va., and Pensacola and Fernandina, Fla.—22. Hood advances from near Florence, Ala., towards Nashville, with 40,000 Confederate troops.—24. Thanksgiving Day observed in the Army of the Potomac, when 59,000 lbs. of turkeys, sent from the North, were consumed. About 36,00
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Custom-house, (search)
ort, and receives its clearance papers on departure; also where foreign goods, liable to duty, are inspected on their arrival. The following is the location of the principal customhouses in the United States: Alabama—Mobile. Alaska—Sitka. California—Eureka, San Diego, San Francisco, Wilmington. Colorado—Denver. Connecticut—Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Stonington. Delaware—Wilmington. District of Columbia—Georgetown. Florida—Appalachicola, Cedar Keys, Fernandina, Jacksonville, Key West, Pensacola, St. Augustine, Tampa. Georgia—Atlanta, Brunswick, St. Mary's, Savannah. Illinois—Chicago, Galena. Indiana—Evansville, Indianapolis, Michigan City. Iowa—Burlington. Dubuque. Kentucky—Louisville, Paducah. Loulsiana—Brashear, New Orleans. Maine—Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Castine, Eastport, Ellsworth, Houlton, Kennebunk, Machias, Portland, Saco, Waldoborough, Wiscasset, York. Maryland—Annanolis, Baltimore. Crisf
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
Amelia Island (q. v.), lying a little below the dividing line between Georgia and Florida, was chosen for a base of operations. The fine harbor of its capital, Fernandina, was a place of great resort for smugglers during the days of the embargo, and, as neutral ground, might be made a dangerous place. The possession of the islan were in the St. Mary's River, and Mathews had some United States troops at his command near. The insurgents, 220 in number, sent a flag of truce, March 17, to Fernandina, demanding the surrender of the town and island. About the same time the American gunboats appeared there. The authorities bowed in submission, and General Mas on the coast of Florida. In February, 1862, they captured Fort Clinch, on Amelia Island, which the Confederates had 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
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
cipal cities of the North......Nov. 2, 1864 Second session of second Confederate Congress convenes at Richmond......Nov. 7, 1864 McClellan resigns his command in the army......Nov. 8, 1864 At the general election, Lincoln and Johnson, Republican, carry twenty-two States; McClellan and Pendleton, three (New Jersey, Delaware, and Kentucky); eleven not voting......Nov. 8, 1864 Atlanta burned, and Sherman begins his March to the sea......Nov. 14, 1864 Blockade of Norfolk, Va., Fernandina, and Pensacola raised by proclamation of President......Nov. 19, 1864 Confederate incendiaries fire many hotels in New York......Nov. 25, 1864 Battle of Franklin......Nov. 30, 1864 Second session convenes......Dec. 5, 1864 Fourth annual message of President Lincoln......Dec. 6, 1864 Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Ll.D., born 1793, dies at Washington, D. C.......Dec. 10, 1864 Fort McAllister, Savannah, Ga., captured by Hazen's division of Sherman's army......Dec. 13, 1864 Thom
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
dians on Guale (Amelia) Island; the latter compiles a catechism in Indian language......1568 Dominic de Gourgues lands near the mouth of St. Mary's River, at Fernandina, with 184 men. Befriended by Indians hostile to the Spanish, and seeking revenge for the French, he surprises the Spanish, destroys Fort San Mateo, and sets sainorthern border of Florida organize a provisional government, with Gen. John H. McIntosh governor of the republic and Colonel Ashley military chief......1812 Fernandina, at this time a depot of neutral trade, garrisoned by Spanish troops under Don Jose Lopez, is besieged by General McIntosh and capitulates......March 17, 1812 ara and Richmond bombard forts McRae, Barrancas, and Pickens......Nov. 23, 1861 Federal fleet under Admiral Dupont, with slight resistance, takes St. Mary's, Fernandina, and Fort Clinch......1862 Electoral vote cast for Jefferson Davis......Feb. 12, 1862 St. Augustine taken by Federals without resistance......March 11, 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Horatio Gouverneur 1820-1899 (search)
ouverneur 1820-1899 Military engineer; born in Clinton, Conn., March 6, 1820; graduated at West Point in 1842, remaining two years as assistant Professor of Engineering. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers in September, 1861, and major-general in July, 1862. He was chief engineer of Heintzelman's division at the battle of Bull Run, and in Horatio Gouverneur Wright. the Port Royal expedition he commanded a brigade. In February, 1862, he was in the expedition that captured Fernandina, Fla., and commanded a division in the attack on Secessionville, S. C., in June, 1862. In July he was assigned to the Department of the Ohio, and commanded the 1st Division, 6th Corps, in the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. After General Sedgwick's death he was in command of the 6th Corps, which he led in the Richmond campaign until July, 1864, when he was sent to the defence of the national capital, and afterwards (August to December) was engaged in the Shenandoah campaign. He was woun