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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
republic.—. 13. National troops at Murfreesboro, Tenn., captured by Confederate cavalry.— 14. Battle of Fayetteville, Ark.; the Confederates defeated.—15. Confederate ram Arkansas ran past the Union flotilla, and reached the batteries at Vicksburg.—17. Congress authorized the use of postage and other stamps as currency, to supply a deficiency of small change, and made it a misdemeanor for any individual to issue a fractional paper currency, or shin-plasters. National troops defeated at Cynthiana, Ky.—20. National cavalry struck a guerilla band between Mount Sterling and Owensville, Ky., and scattered them, taking their cannon and horses.—22. The President issued an order for the seizure of supplies in all the States wherein insurrection prevailed; directed that persons of African descent should be employed as laborers, giving them wages; also that foreigners should not be required to take the oath of allegiance.—23. General Pope ordered to arrest all disloyal citizens wit
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coleman, William T. 1824-1893 (search)
Coleman, William T. 1824-1893 Pioneer; born in Cynthiana, Ky., Feb. 29, 1824; removed to San Francisco in 1849; became known through his affiliation with a secret organization for the suppression of crime in that city, called the Vigilance Committee. In the course of a few months this committee executed four notorious characters, and either drove out of California or terrified into concealment large numbers of others. In 1856 public indignation was again aroused by the murder of a well-known editor, James King. The Vigilance Committee again became active, and Mr. Coleman became chairman of the executive committee. In this capacity he presided at the trials and had charge of the execution of four murderers, including Casey, the murderer of King. For many years this organization was the dominating power in municipal politics. He died in San Francisco, Cal., Nov., 22, 1893.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morgan, John Hunt 1826- (search)
id was so rapid that it created intense excitement. Louisville was alarmed. He pressed on towards the Ohio, destroying a long railway bridge (July 14) between Cynthiana and Paris, and laying waste a railway track. On July 17 he had a sharp fight with the Home Guards at Cynthiana, who were dispersed. He hoped to plunder the ricCynthiana, who were dispersed. He hoped to plunder the rich city of Cincinnati. His approach inspired the inhabitants with terror; but a pursuing cavalry force under Green Clay Smith, of Kentucky, caused him to retreat southward in the direction of Richmond. On his retreat his raiders stole horses and robbed stores without inquiring whether the property belonged to friend or foe. In and hurried towards Frankfort. General Burbridge, who, when he heard of Morgan's passage of the mountains, had started in pursuit, struck him a severe blow near Cynthiana, by which 300 of the raiders were killed or wounded. 400 made prisoners, and 1,000 horses captured. Burbridge lost about 150 men. This staggering blow made Mor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
864 Meeting at Louisville of a Border State freedom convention. One hundred delegates from four States—Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas......Feb. 22-23, 1864 Brig.-Gen. John H. Morgan enters the State from Virginia with 2,400 men on his June raid ......June 2, 1864 Parts of Morgan's forces demand the surrender of Lexington, which is refused, June 9, and invest Frankfort, which is successfully defended......June 11, 1864 General Burbridge overtakes Morgan's forces at Cynthiana and defeats them after an hour's desperate battle......June 12, 1864 President Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus in Kentucky, and proclaims martial law in the State......July 5, 1864 Many citizens arrested by General Burbridge, under General Sherman, as Sons of liberty, American Knights, etc......1864 A number of citizens of Paducah, Columbus, and vicinity banished to Canada......August, 1864 Commission sent by General Burbridge to investigate the conduct of Gen. Eleazer A