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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 128 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 21 3 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 9 1 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 8 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 6 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 6 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 6 0 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 6 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 5 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anne, Queen, (search)
and her husband in the revolution that drove her father from the throne. She had intended to accompany her father in his exile to France, but was dissuaded by Sarah Churchill, chief lady of the bed-chamber (afterwards the imperious Duchess of Marlborough), for whom she always had a romantic attachment. By the act of settlement at the accession of William and Mary, the crown was guaranteed to her in default of issue to these sovereigns. This exigency happening. Anne was proclaimed queen (Marery amiable, Anne's reign became a conspicuous one in English history, for she was governed by some able ministers, and she was surrounded by eminent literary men. Her reign has been called the Augustan age of English Literature. The Duke of Marlborough the husband of her bosom friend, was one of her greatest Queen Anne. military leaders. A greater part of her reign was occupied in the prosecution of the War of the Spanish Succession, known in America as Queen Anne's War. She died Aug. 1,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bladensburg, battle of. (search)
r volunteers from all the militia districts of Maryland. General Smith promptly responded, but the call for volunteers was not very effectual. Meanwhile the British, who had pursued Barney up the Patuxent in barges, were disappointed. Seeing no chance for escape, the commodore blew up his flotilla at Pig Point (Aug. 22. 1814), and with his men hastened to join Winder at his headquarters. When General Ross arrived, perceiving Barney's flotilla to be a smoking ruin, he passed on to upper Marlboro, where a road led directly to Washington, D. C., leaving Admiral Cockburn in charge of the British flotilla of barges. To oppose this formidable force, Winder had less than 3,000 effective men, most of them undisciplined; and he prudently retreated towards Washington, followed by Ross, who had been joined by Cockburn and his sailors ready for plunder. That The Bridge at Bladensburg in 1861. night (April 23) the British encamped within 10 miles of the capital. At the latter place there
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George (Augustus) 1683- (search)
George (Augustus) 1683- King of Great Britain; son of the preceding and Sophia Dorothea; born in Hanover, Oct. 20, 1683. In his childhood and youth he was neglected by his father, and was brought up by his grandmother, the Electress Sophia. In 1705 he married a daughter of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Anspach, a woman of superior character and ability. He was made a peer of England the next year, with the chief title of Duke of Cambridge. He was a brave soldier under the Duke of Marlborough. In 1714 he accompanied his father to England, and was proclaimed Prince of Wales Sept. 22. The prince and his father hated each other cordially, and he was made an instrument of intrigue against the latter. The Princess of Wales was very popular, and the father also hated her. At one time the King proposed to send the prince to America, there to be disposed of so that he should have no more trouble with him. He was crowned King Oct. 11, 1727. His most able minister was Walpole (as he
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Government, instrument of. (search)
fford, 1; Newcastle-under-Lyne, 1; Somersetshire, 11; Bristol, 2; Taunton, 2; Bath, 1; Wells, 1; Bridgewater, 1; Southamptonshire, 8; Winchester, 1; Southampton, 1; Portsmouth, 1; Isle of Wight, 2: Andover, 1; Suffolk, 10; Ipswich, 2; Bury St. Edmunds, 2; Dunwich, 1; Sudbury, 1; Surrey, 6; Southwark, 2; Guildford, 1; Reigate, 1; Sussex, 9; Chichester, 1; Lewes, 1; East Grinstead, 1; Arundel, 1; Rye, 1; Westmoreland, 2; Warwickshire, 4; Coventry, 2; Warwick, 1; Wiltshire, 10; New Sarum, 2; Marlborough, 1; Devizes, 1; Worcestershire, 5; Worcester, 2. Yorkshire.—West Riding, 6; East Riding, 4; North Riding, 4; City of York, 2; Kingston-upon-Hull, 1; Beverley, 1; Scarborough, 1; Richmond, 1; Leeds, 1; Halifax, 1. Wales.—Anglesey, 2; Brecknockshire, 2; Cardiganshire, 2; Carmarthenshire, 2; Carnarvonshire, 2; Denbighshire, 2; Flintshire, 2; Glamorganshire, 2; Cardiff, 1; Merionethshire, 1; Montgomeryshire, 2; Pembrokeshire, 2; Haverfordwest, 1; Radnorshire, 2. The distribution of t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hudson, Charles 1795-1881 (search)
Hudson, Charles 1795-1881 Author; born in Marlboro, Mass., Nov. 14, 1795; became a Universalist clergyman in 1819, and was pastor at Westminster, Mass., for twenty years; was a member of Congress in 1841-49. He was the author of History of Westminster; History of Lexington; Genealogical register of Lexington families. He also prepared congressional reports, including Protective policy; Capital punishment; The northeastern boundary; and The incompetency of witnesses on account of religious belief. He died in Lexington, Mass., May 4, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philip, King (search)
n or wounded, and several hundred were made prisoners. The English lost 86 killed and 150 wounded. Canonchet was slain, but Philip escaped and took refuge again with the Nipmucks. During the winter (1675-76) he vainly asked the Mohawks to join him, but tribes eastward of Massachusetts became his allies. In the spring of 1676 the work of destruction began. In the course of a few weeks the war extended over a space of almost 300 miles. Weymouth, Groton, Medfield, Lancaster, and Marlborough, in Massachusetts, were laid in ashes. Warwick and Providence, in Rhode Island, were burned, and isolated dwellings of settlers were everywhere laid waste. About 600 inhabitants of New England were killed in battle or murdered; twelve or thirteen towns were destroyed entirely, and about 600 buildings, chiefly dwelling-houses, were burned. The colonists had contracted an enormous debt for that period. Quarrels at length weakened the Indians. The Nipmucks and Narragansets charged their misfort
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pitt, William 1708-1778 (search)
Pitt, William 1708-1778 The Great commoner ; born in Westminster, England, Nov. 15, 1708; educated at Eton and Oxford, he entered Parliament in 1735, where he was the most formidable opponent of Robert Walpole. In 1744 the famous Duchess of Marlborough bequeathed him $50,000 for having defended the laws of his country and endeavoring to save it from ruin. Afterwards Sir William Pynsent left him the whole of his fortune. He held the office of vice-treasurer of Ireland (1746), and soon afterwards was made paymaster of the army and one of the privy council. In 1755 he was William Pitt. dismissed from office, but in 1757 was made secretary of state, and soon infused his own energy into every part of the public service, placing England in the front rank of nations. By his energy in pressing the war in America (see French and Indian War) he added Canada to the British Empire and decided for all time the future of the Mississippi Valley. All through the progress of the disput
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sanborn, Alvan Francis 1866- (search)
Sanborn, Alvan Francis 1866- Journalist; born in Marlboro, Mass., July 8, 1866; graduated at Amherst College in 1887; associate editor of International Cyclopaedia in 1891; author of a series of studies of New England towns, a study of beggars, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spottswood, Sir Alexander 1676-1740 (search)
Spottswood, Sir Alexander 1676-1740 Colonial governor; born in Tangier, Africa, in 1676; served in the army under the Duke of Marlborough; was wounded in the battle of Blenheim; was governor of Virginia in 1710-23. In 1736 he was colonial postmaster, and in 1739 commander of the forces intended to operate against Florida. The French, in pursuance of their policy for spreading their dominions in America, had always concealed from the English all knowledge of the country beyond the Apalachian range of mountains. In 1714 Governor Spottswood resolved to acquire some knowledge of that mysterious region, and he went in person, with a few attendants, over those lofty ranges to the headwaters of the Tennessee and Kentucky rivers. He made the first certain discovery of a passage through those everlasting hills; but the country was very little known to Europeans until the middle of the eighteenth century. Spottswood was a zealous friend of the College of William and Mary and of effor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
he aged Roger Williams accepts a commission as captain for the defence of the town he had founded.] Captain Pierce, of Scituate, with about fifty men and twenty Indians, routed near Seekonk; his entire party cut off......March 26. 1676 Marlborough attacked and partially burned......March 26, 1676 Seekonk laid in ashes......March 28, 1676 Canonchet, sachem of the Narragansets, captured......April 9, 1676 Sudbury attacked and partially burned; Captain Wadsworth, of Milton, and hi Queen Anne.] Expedition against Quebec and Canada leaves Boston......July 30, 1711 [The fleet, consisting of fifteen ships-ofwar and forty transports, is under command of Sir Hovenden Walker, and carries seven regiments of veterans from Marlborough's army and a battalion of marines. Eight vessels of this fleet are wrecked in the river St. Lawrence on the night of Aug. 22, 1711, and the remainder return, having accomplished nothing.] Boundary between Massachusetts and: Connecticut loc