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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carroll, John 1735- (search)
ohn Carroll. Upper Marlboro, Md., Jan. 8, 1735; was educated at St. Omer's, Liege, and Bruges; ordained a priest in 1769, and entered the order of Jesuits soon afterwards. He travelled through Europe with young Lord Staunton in 1770 as private tutor, and in 1773 became a professor in the college at Bruges. In 1775 he returned to Maryland, and the next year, by desire of Congress, he accompanied a committee of that body on a mission to Canada. That committee was composed of Dr. Franklin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and Samuel Chase. He was appointed the papal vicargeneral for the United States in 1786, and made Baltimore his fixed residence. In 1790 he was consecrated the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States. He founded St. Mary's College in 1791, and in 1804 obtained a charter for Baltimore College. Liberal in his views, he maintained the friendship of all Protestant sects. A few years before his death, in Georgetown, D. C., Dec. 3, 1815, he was made archbishop.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaration of Independence. (search)
Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry. Rhode Island, Etc. Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery. Connecticut. Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott. New York. William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris. New Jersey. Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark. North Carolina. William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn. Georgia. Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton. Pennsylvania. Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamiin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, William Paca, George Ross. Delaware. Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean. Maryland. Samuel Chase, James Wilson, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Virginia. George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton. South Carolina. Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Depew, Chauncey Mitchell, 1834- (search)
hority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States. To this declaration John Hancock, proscribed and threatened with death, affixed a signature which stood for a century like the pointers to the north star in the firmament of freedom; and Charles Carroll, taunted that among many Carrolls, he, the richest man in America, might escape, added description and identification with of Carrollton. Benjamin Harrison, a delegate from Virginia, the ancestor of the distinguished statesman and soldier who to-day so worthily fills the chair of Washington, voiced the unalterable determination and defiance of the Congress. He seized John Hancock, upon whose head a price was set, in his arms, and placing him in the Presidential chair, said: We will show Mother Britain how little we care for her by making our President a Massachusetts man, whom she has excluded from pardon by public procla
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fry, James Barnet 1827-1894 (search)
Fry, James Barnet 1827-1894 Military officer: born in Carrollton, Green co., Ill., Feb. 22, 1827; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1847. After serving as assistant instructor of artillery at West Point, he was assigned to the 3d Artillery, then in Mexico, where he remained till the close of the war. After doing frontier duty at various posts, he was again instructor at West Point in 1853-54, and adjutant there in 1854-59. On March 16, 1861, he was appointed assistant adjutant-general, and later in the same year became chief of staff to Gen. Irwin McDowell. In 1861-62 he was on the staff of Gen. Don Carlos Buell. He was appointed provost-marshal-general of the United States, March 17, 1863, and was given the rank of brigadier-general, April 21, 1864. General Fry registered 1,120,621 recruits, arrested 76,562 deserters, collected $26,366,316, and made an exact enrolment of the National forces. He was brevetted major-general in the regular army, March 13, 1865
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harper, Robert Goodloe 1765-1825 (search)
Harper, Robert Goodloe 1765-1825 Senator; born in Fredericksburg, Va., in 1765; removed to North Carolina, and towards the close of the Revolutionary War served as a trooper under General Greene; graduated at Princeton in 1785; admitted to the bar in 1786; and served in Congress from 1795 to 1801. During the War of 1812 he was in active service, attaining the rank of major-general. Afterwards he was elected to the United States Senate from Maryland, to which place he had removed upon his marriage with the daughter of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, but resigned in 1816, when he was the Federal candidate for Vice-President. He published an Address on the British treaty in 1796, and a pamphlet on the Dispute between the United States and France in 1797. He died in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15, 1825.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
on, convenes......Dec. 3, 1827 By another treaty Creek Indians cede their remaining lands in Georgia for $47,491. Ratified......January, 1828 Maj.-Gen. Jacob Brown dies at Washington......Feb. 24, 1828 Debate on the tariff bill begun in the House......March 4, 1828 Debate in the Senate......May 5-14, 1828 Tariff bill passed by the House......May 15, 1828 Approved; known as the Tariff of Abominations ......May 19, 1828 Congress by resolution grants Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, only surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, the franking privilege......May 23, 1828 First session adjourns......May 26, 1828 Second railroad in the United States, from Mauch Chunk, Pa., to the Lehigh River, 9 miles, commenced 1827, and finished......1828 Eleventh Presidential election......Nov. 11, 1828 Second session convenes......Dec. 1, 1828 Electoral votes counted in the House......Feb. 11, 1829 Twentieth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1829 elevent
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
fixed by the decree of 1685, and that between Maryland and Pennsylvania a line drawn due west, 15 miles south of Philadelphia......1732 Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, born at Annapolis......Sept. 20, 1737 Legislature appropriates £ 7,562 to meet the expense of raising and equipping 500 volunteers for the great expedition g Peggy Stewart, having paid the duty on a few packages of tea included in the cargo, the people are excited by his act, and under advice of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, Stewart burns his vessel......Oct. 14, 1774 George Washington, present in Congress as a member from Virginia, is nominated by Thomas Johnson, of Maryland, tlegates to Congress to unite in declaring the colonies free and independent, reserving to the State, however, complete internal sovereignty; Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, chief advocate of this resolution, was on July 4, 1776, chosen a delegate; convention met......June 28, 1776 Declaration of Independence publicly read at Ba
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Louisiana, 1862 (search)
kirmish, Bayou des AllemandsINDIANA--21st Infantry. MAINE--14th Infantry. MASSACHUSETTS--2d Battery Light Arty. WISCONSIN--4th Infantry. Union loss (including Boutte Station), 9 killed, 27 wounded, 155 missing. Total, 191. Sept. 7-8: Exp. from Carrollton to St. Charles C. HCONNECTICUT--9th Infantry. INDIANA--21st Infantry. MAINE--1st Battery Light Arty.; 14th Infantry. MICHIGAN--6th Infantry. WISCONSIN--4th Infantry. Sept. 8: Skirmish near St. Charles Court HouseCONNECTICUT--9th Infantry. INDIh Infantry. WISCONSIN--4th Infantry. Sept. 13-15: Exp. to Pass Manchac and PonchatoulaCONNECTICUT--13th Infantry (Detachment). MAINE--12th Infantry (3 Co's). MASSACHUSETTS--26th Infantry (1 Co.). Union loss, 22 wounded. Sept. 21-25: Exp. from Carrollton to Donaldsonville, and SkirmishINDIANA--21st Infantry. Oct. 19: Skirmish, Bonnet Carre, St. John Baptist ParishCONNECTICUT--9th Infantry. Oct. 24-Nov. 6: Operations, La Fourche DistrictCONNECTICUT--12th and 13th Infantry. LOUISIANA--1st Caval
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Louisiana, 1863 (search)
S--1st Mounted Infantry. WISCONSIN--17th Mounted Infantry. Sept. 14: Skirmish, VidaliaMISSISSIPPI--2d Colored Infantry. MISSOURI--20th Infantry (Detachment). Union loss, 2 killed, 4 wounded, 2 missing. Total, 8. Sept. 19: Skirmish, Greenwell Springs Road, near Baton RougeWISCONSIN--4th Cavalry (Detachment). Sept. 20: Skirmish, Morgan's Ferry, Atchafalaya River(No Reports.) Sept. 23: Affair, opposito DonaldsonvilleNEW YORK--14th Cavalry (Capt. Metcalf's Company). Sept. 24-29: Exp. from Carrollton to New and Amite RiversILLINOIS--4th Cavalry. INDIANA--16th (Mounted), 60th and 67th Infantry. OHIO--17th Indpt. Battery Light Arty.; 83d and 96th Infantry. WISCONSIN--23d Infantry. Sept. 27-29: Exp. from Goodrich's Landing to Bayou Macon(No Reports.) Sept. 29: Action, Sterling's Plantation on Bayou Fordoche, near MorganzaILLINOIS--4th Cavalry; 37th Infantry. INDIANA--26th Infantry. IOWA--19th Infantry. MISSOURI--6th Cavalry (Detachment); Battery "E" 1st Light Arty. Union loss, 16 killed
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Arkansas Volunteers. (search)
tteville to Huntsville, Ark., December 21-23. Duty at Fayetteville, Ark., to April 25, 1863. Defence of Springfield, Mo., January 8, 1863 (Detachment). Carrollton January 10. Expedition from Fayetteville to Van Buren January 23-27. Pope County January 25. Skirmishes at Vine Prairie, on White Oak River, and near mille January 23. Crooked Creek February 5. White River February 7. Expedition against Freeman's Forces February 12-20. Black's Mills February 17. Carrollton March 13. Ben Brook's Mills March 27. Charlestown April 4. Skirmishes on Arkansas River and near Prairie Grove April 6-7. Rhea's Mills April 7. Wen July 7. Operations in Central Arkansas August 9-15. Fayetteville August 14. Operations in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas August 15-24. Carrollton August 15. Richland Creek August 16. Expedition in Washington and Benton Counties August 21-27. Mud Town August 24. Fayetteville August 27. Richl
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