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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
13, 1862 Holly Springs (Miss.)Dec. 20, 1862 Chickasaw Bayou (Miss.)Dec. 27-29, 1862 Stone River (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)Dec. 31, 1862 and Jan. 3, 1863 Arkansas Post (Ark.)Jan. 11, 1863 Grierson's RaidApril 11 to May 5, 1863 Port Gibson (Miss.)May 1, 1863 Chancellorsville (Va.)May 1-4, 1863 Raymond (Miss.)May 12, 1863 Jackson (Miss.)May 14, 1863 Champion Hill (Miss.)May 16, 1863 Big Black River (Miss.)May 17, 1863 Vicksburg (Miss.)May 19-22, 1863 Port Hudson (La.)May 27, 1863 Hanover Junction (Pa.)June 30, 1863 Gettysburg (Pa.)July 1-3, 1863 Vicksburg (Surrendered)July 4, 1863 Helena (Ark.)July 4, 1863 Port Hudson (Surrendered)July 9, 1863 Jackson (Miss.)July 16, 1863 Fort Wagner (S. C.)July 10-18, 1863 Morgan's Great Raid (Ind. and O.)June 24 to July 26, 1863 ChickamaugaSept. 19 and 20, Campbell's Station (Tenn.)Nov. 16, 1863 Knoxville (Tenn.; Besieged)Nov. 17 to Dec. 4, 1863 Lookout Mountain (Tenn.)Nov. 24, 1863 Missionary Ridge (Tenn.)Nov. 25, 1863 Olustee (
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brant, Joseph, (search)
Brant, Joseph, (Thay-en-da-ne-gen). Mohawk chief; born on the banks of the Ohio River in 1742. In 1761 Sir William Johnson sent him to Dr. Wheelock's school at Hanover. N. H., where he translated portions of the New Testament into the Mohawk language. Brant engaged in the war against Pontiae in 1763, and at Joseph Brant. the beginning of the war for independence was secretary to Guy Johnson, the Indian Superintendent. In the spring of 1776 he was in England; and to the ministry he expressed his willingness, and that of his people, to join in the chastisement of the rebellious colonists. It was an unfavorable time for him to make such an The Brant mausoleum. offer with an expectation of securing very favorable arrangements for his people, for the minstry were elated with the news of the disasters to the rebels at Quebee. Besides, they had completed the bargain for a host of German mercenaries, a part of whom were then on their way to America to crush the rebellion. They
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bridges. (search)
l be 2 miles in length, with two channel spans of 846 feet each, and one across Blackwell's Island of 613 feet. Girder and miscellaneous bridges. Arthur Kill Bridge, between Staten Island and New Jersey, consists of two shore-spans of 150 feet each, covered by fixed trusses, and a draw 500 feet in length; can be opened and closed in two minutes; bridge authorized by act of Congress June 16, 1886; completed at a cost of $450,000, June 13, 1888. Wooden bridge, over the Connecticut at Hanover, with a single arch of 236 feet; erected in 1796. Potomac Run Bridge, a famous trestle-work 400 feet long and 80 feet high; built in nine days by soldiers of the Army of the Potomac under the supervision of Gen. Herman Haupt. It contained more than 2,000,000 feet of lumber, chiefly round sticks, fresh cut from the neighboring woods; erected May, 1862. Portage Bridge, over the Genesee River, on the line of the Erie Railroad at Portage, N. Y. An iron truss bridge on iron trestles, buil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clarke, James Freeman 1810-1888 (search)
Clarke, James Freeman 1810-1888 Author-clergyman; born in Hanover, N. H., April 4, 1810; graduated at Harvard College in 1829, and at Cambridge Divinity School in 1833. His publications relating to the United States include History of the campaign of 1812, and defence of General William Hull for the surrender of Detroit; and Anti-slavery days. He died in Jamaica Plains, Mass., June 8, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cold Harbor, battle of (search)
large part of the Army of the James formed a junction near Cold Harbor, a locality in Hanover county, Va., originally known as Cool Arbor, and the old battle-ground of McClellan and Lee the year before. Gen. W. F. Smith and 16,000 men of the Army of the James had been taken in transports from Bermuda Hundred around to the White House, whence they had marched towards the Chickahominy. Sheridan had seized the point at Cold Harbor, and the Nationals took a position extending from beyond the Hanover road to Elder Swamp Creek, not far from the Chickahominy. Burnside's corps composed the right of the line, Warren's and Wright's the centre, and Hancock's the left. The Confederate line, reinforced by troops under Breckinridge, occupied a line in front of the Nationals-Ewell's corps on the left, Longstreet's in the centre, and A. P. Hill's on the right. On the morning of June 1, 1862, Hoke's division attempted to retake Cold Harbor. It was repulsed, but was reinforced by McLaws's divisi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dartmouth College, (search)
he children of the New England Indians came to the school in large numbers, and Dr. Wheelock resolved to transfer it to a place nearer the heart of the Indian population in that region. He selected Hanover, on the Connecticut River, in the western part of New Hampshire, and grants of about 44,000 acres of land were made. Governor Wentworth gave it a charter (1769), under the title of Dartmouth College, so named in honor of Lord Dartmouth. The institution was removed, with the pupils, to Hanover, in 1770, where President Wheelock and all others lived in log cabins, for it was an almost untrodden wilderness. Dr. Wheelock held the presidency until his death, in 1779 (see Wheelock, Eleazar), and was succeeded by his son, John, who was sent to Europe to procure funds for the support of the college. He obtained considerable sums, and philosophical implements. In 1816 a religious controversy led to a conflict with the legislature, and the latter created a new corporation, called Dartm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853 (search)
Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853 Statesman; born in Hanover, N. J., April 17, 1770; graduated at Princeton in 1789; practised law in Philadelphia, where he became recorder of the city court. He returned to New Jersey, was elected a member of the legislature in 1814, governor of the Statein 1815, and United States Senator in 1816. He was Secretary of the Navy under Presidents Jackson and Van Buren. He died in Succasunna, N. J., Oct. 5, 1853.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Durant, Henry Towle, 1822-1881 (search)
Durant, Henry Towle, 1822-1881 Philanthropist; born in Hanover, N. H., Feb. 20, 1822; graduated at Harvard College in 1841; admitted to the bar in 1846; and became connected with Rufus Choate and other celebrated lawyers in practice in Boston. Later he abandoned the practice of law to devote himself to the cause of religion and education. After a few years his plans for an institution where women might receive a higher education were realized, and Wellesley College was founded at a cost of $1,000,000. The institution was opened in September, 1875, and was maintained by him at an expense of $50,000 a year until his death, and afterwards was aided by his widow. He died in Wellesley, Mass., Oct. 3, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
intended point of concentration—and that not an hour's hesitation should ensue in the advance of any portion of the entire army. Having assumed the chief command on the 28th, General Meade directed his left wing, under Reynolds, upon Emmettsburg, and his right upon New Windsor, leaving General French, with 11,000 men, to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and convoy the public property from Harper's Ferry to Washington. Buford's cavalry was then at this place, and Kilpatrick's at Hanover, where he encountered and defeated the rear of Stuart's cavalry, who was roving the country in search of the main army of Lee. On the rebel side, Hill had reached Fayetteville, on the Cashtown road, on the 28th, and was followed on the same road by Longstreet, on the 29th. The eastern side of the mountain, as seen from Gettysburg, was lighted up at night by the camp-fires of the enemy's advance, and the country swamped with his foraging parties. It was now too evident to be questioned tha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George (Lewis) 1660- (search)
George (Lewis) 1660- King of Great Britain, born in Osnabruck, Hanover, May 28, 1660; eldest son of Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover, and the first sovereign of the Hanoverian line. His mother was Sophia, daughter of James I. of England. In 1681 he went to England to seek the hand of his cousin, the Princess Anne (afterHanover, and the first sovereign of the Hanoverian line. His mother was Sophia, daughter of James I. of England. In 1681 he went to England to seek the hand of his cousin, the Princess Anne (afterwards Queen), in marriage, but, being ordered by his father not to proceed in the business, he returned, and married his cousin Sophia Dorothea. By act of the convention of Parliament in 1689, and by Parliament in 1701, the succession of the English crown was so fixed that in the event of a failure of heirs by William and Mary, and Anne, it should be limited to the Electress Sophia, of Hanover, George's mother, passing over nearer heirs who were Roman Catholics. By the treaty of union with Scotland (1707) the same succession was secured for its crown. By the death of Sophia three months before Queen Anne died, George became heir-apparent to the throne of
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