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The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pomeroy, Seth 1706- (search)
Pomeroy, Seth 1706- Military officer; born in Northampton, Mass., May 20, 1706; became a gunsmith; was a captain in the provincial army of Massachusetts in 1744; and was at the capture of Louisburg in 1745. In 1775 he took command of Colonel Williams's regiment, after his death, in the battle of Lake George. In 1774-75 he was a delegate to the Provincial Congress, and was chosen a brigadier-general of militia in February, 1775, but fought as a private soldier at the battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill. On his appointment as senior brigadier-general of the Continental army, some difficulty arose about rank, when he resigned and retired to his farm; but when, late in 1776, New Jersey was invaded by the British, he again took the field, and at the head of militia marched to the Hudson River, at Peekskill, where he died, Feb. 19, 1777.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quebec. (search)
audreuil, at Montreal, advised of the movement, had sent out Jesuit missionaries and other agents to gather Indian allies, and, hastening to Quebec, strengthened the fortifications there. So enthusi- Old town and ramparts, Quebec. astic were the people in preparing for defence that women worked on the forts. Another expedition for the capture of Quebec was fitted out in the spring of 1759, and placed under the command of Gen. James Wolfe, then only thirty-three years of age. He left Louisburg with 8,000 troops, in transports, under a convoy of twenty-two line-of-battle ships and as many frigates and smaller armed vessels, commanded by Admirals Holmes and Saunders. On June 27 he landed his troops on the Isle of Orleans. Quebec occupied a strong position for defence against attack. It consisted of an upper and a lower town on a point of land at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and its tributary the St. Charles. The lower town was built on a narrow beach at the water's edg
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Robertson, James 1742-1814 (search)
on, the founder of Nashville, was born in Virginia, 28th June, 1742. Died 1st September, 1814. Charlotte R., wife of James Robertson, was born in North Carolina, 2d January, 1751. Died 11th June, 1843. Their son Dr. Felix Robertson, who was born in the fort, and the first white child whose birth was in west Tennessee, died at Nashville in 1864. Royal governor, born in Fifeshire, Scotland, about 1710; was deputy-quartermaster under General Abercrombie in 1758; was at the capture of Louisburg; and accompanied Amherst to Lake Champlain in 1759. He took part in the expedition against Martinique in 1762, and was afterwards stationed in New York. At Boston, in 1775, he was made major-general, Jan. 1, 1776, and at the evacuation of that city he shared in the plunder. He was in the battle of Long Island; was military governor of New York until his return to England; and, coming back, was commissioned military governor of the city of New York in May, 1779, and remained such until A
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. Clair, Arthur 1734-1818 (search)
St. Clair, Arthur 1734-1818 Military officer; born in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, in 1734; was a grandson of the Earl of Roslyn, and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. He studied medicine under the celebrated Hunter, of London, but inheriting a large sum of money from his mother, he purchased an ensign's commission in a regiment of foot (May 13, 1757) and came in Boscawen's fleet to America in 1758. He was with Amherst at the capture of Louisburg, and, promoted to lieutenant in April, 1759, distinguished himself, under Wolfe, at Quebec. In May, 1760, he married, at Boston, a half-sister of Governor Bowdoin; resigned his commission in 1762, and in 1764 settled in Ligonier Valley, Pa., where he established mills and built a fine dwelling-house. Having held, by appointment. several civil offices of trust, he became a colonel of militia in 1775, and in the fall of that year accompanied Pennsylvania commissioners to treat with the Western Indians at Fort Pitt. As colo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shirley, William 1693- (search)
Shirley, William 1693- Colonial governor; born in Sussex, England, in 1693; was educated for the law; came to Boston in 1734, where he practised his profession. At the time he was appointed governor (1741) he was a commissioner for the settlement of the boundary between Massachusetts and Rhode Island. As governor he was superior to his contemporaries in the same office in America. He planned the expedition against Louisburg in 1745; and was appointed one of the commissioners at Paris (1750) for settling the limits of Acadia, or Nova Scotia, and other controverted rights of the English William Shirley. and French in America. In 1754 he made a treaty with the Eastern Indians and explored the Kennebec, erecting some forts upon its banks. In 1755 he was appointed commander-in-chief of the British forces in North America. The expedition against Fort Niagara was planned by him, and led as far as Oswego. In 1759 he was commissioned a lieutenant-general. He was governor of one
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sieges. (search)
Sieges. The following are the most noteworthy sieges in the history of the United States. See also battles. Fort William Henry, New York1757 Louisburg, Canada1758 Fort Ticonderoga, New York1758-59 Boston, Massachusetts1775 Fort Henry, West Virginia 1777 Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania1777 Fort Schuyler, New York 1777 Charleston, South Carolina1780, 1864-65 Fort Ninety-six, South Carolina1781 Yorktown, Virginia1781 and 1862 Fort Wabash, Indiana1812 Fort Wayne, Indiana1812 Fort George, Canada1813 Fort Meigs, Ohio1813 Fort Stephenson, Ohio1813 Fort Erie, Canada1814 Fort Brown, Texas1846 Monterey, Mexico1846 Puebla, Mexico1847 Vera Cruz, Mexico1847 Fort Pickens, Florida1861 Corinth, Mississippi1862 Fort Pulaski, Georgia1862 Island No.10, Kentucky1862 Fort Wagner, South Carolina1863 Port Hudson, Louisiana1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi1863 Atlanta, Georgia1864 Forts Gaines and Morgan, Mobile, Alabama1864 Fort Fisher, North Carolina1864-65 Richmond, Virginia18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stobo, Robert 1727- (search)
Stobo, Robert 1727- Military officer; born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1727; settled in Virginia early in life; appointed senior captain in a regiment recruited to oppose the French in 1754; and directed the construction of Fort Necessity. When Maj. George Washington was forced to surrender the place he was one of the hostages given to the French; was later imprisoned in Quebec, but escaped with several companions on a third attempt, and after thirty-eight days of travel and hardship reached the British army at Louisburg; was promoted major while in captivity; went to England in 1760; and was commissioned captain in the 15th Foot. He left a valuable manuscript, which was edited by James McHenry under the title Memoirs of Maj. Robert Stobo, of the Virginia Regiment. He died after 1770.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thornton, Matthew 1714-1803 (search)
Thornton, Matthew 1714-1803 A signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Ireland in 1714; came to America in early life; was educated at Worcester, and became a physician in New Hampshire. He was in Pepperell's expedition against Louisburg in 1745 as a surgeon; presided over the New Hampshire Provincial Convention in 1775; and was a short time a delegate to the Continental Congress, taking his seat in November, 1776, when he signed the Declaration. He was made chief-justice of the county of Hillsboro, and judge of the Supreme Court of the State. He was in both branches of the legislature, and in the council in 1785. He died in Newburyport, Mass., June 24, 1803.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
for about $2,274; given to Yale College. Boundary run as it now is, 1826, leaving indentation to Massachusetts about 2 miles square, as compensation for towns previously lost.] First State-house built at Hartford......1720 Gurdon Saltonstall, governor for sixteen years, dies......Sept. 20, 1724 Final boundary established with Rhode Island......1728 Joint survey made between New York and Connecticut......1731 Connecticut furnishes 1,000 men for land and marine service against Louisburg......1745 First silk coat and stockings of New England production were worn by Governor Law, of Connecticut......1747 Phineas Lyman, major-general of the Connecticut forces, second in command at the battle of Lake George......Sept. 6, 1755 [Sir William Johnson being disabled, General Lyman conducted the engagement successfully to Dieskau's defeat.] Citizens of Connecticut known as the Susquehanna Company purchase from the Six Nations land 70 miles in length on the Susquehanna R
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
gland at war with France, commenced......March 31, 1744 Expedition against Louisburg, organized by Governor Shirley, under command of William Pepperell......1745 Combined forces land a short distance from the fort......April 29, 1745 Louisburg capitulates......June 17, 1745 William Pepperell made a baronet and Commodports bearing a well-appointed army of veterans for the purpose of recovering Louisburg, come into the American waters......September, 1746 [This expedition is a officers were finally released, and most of the impressed men sent back.] Louisburg restored to France by the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle......Oct. 7, 1748 Goveebt £ 183,650, received from England for her outlay in the expedition against Louisburg; this came over in solid coin......September, 1749 Sir William Pepperell, rell commissioned lieutenant-general of the Massachusetts forces......1757 Louisburg again besieged and taken by the English......June 2–July 26, 1758 Governor
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