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C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 16 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 4 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 3, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education and Public Career. 2 0 Browse Search
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 2 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Lyman, 1835- (search)
mmediate illustration. but not the only one. We have interests in Turkey which have been strangely disregarded, though not overlooked. American property has been destroyed, the peace of American citizens disturbed and their lives threatened. Turkey is far away, and it has been difficult, perhaps impossible. so to press our claims upon the Porte as to secure satisfaction for the outrages perpetrated with its connivance, if not by its authority. The injuries to our commerce inflicted by Algerine pirates, our long endurance of those injuries, and our final naval warfare against the marine marauders, are matters of familiar American history. With Americans not only travelling everywhere on the globe, but settling and engaging in business wherever there is business to be done, no one can foresee when an international complication may arise, involving strained relations between ourselves and some other nationality. It would be no small advantage under such circumstances to have estab
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Algiers, (search)
ashington called the attention of Congress to the matter, but the United States were without a navy to protect their commerce. For what protection American vessels enjoyed they were indebted to Portugal, then at war with Algiers. In 1793 the British government made a secret arrangement with that of Portugal, whereby peace with Algiers was obtained. In that arrangement it was stipulated that for the space of a year Portugal should not afford protection to the vessels of any nation against Algerine corsairs. This was for the purpose of injuring France. The pirates were immediately let loose upon commerce. David Humphreys, who had been sent to Algiers by the government of the United States to make arrangements for the release of American commerce from danger, was insulted by the Dey. Humphreys wrote, If we mean to have commerce, we must have a navy. Meanwhile the United States were compelled to pay tribute to the Dey to keep his corsairs from American commerce. From 1785 until t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
urchased vessels, had been captured by the British, some at Charleston, some at Penobscot, and others on the high seas. The only American ship-of-the-line ordered by Congress and finished (the Alliance) was presented in 1782 to the King of France, to supply the place of a similar vessel lost in Boston Harbor by an accident. After the war there seemed to be little use for a navy, and it was neglected. This indifference was continued until 1793, when depredations upon American commerce by Algerine corsairs became more alarming than ever. In his message of December, 1793, Washington said, in reference to a navy, If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war. Acting upon this hint, Congress, in the spring of 1794, appropriated (March 11) about $700,000 for creating a small navy. The President was authorized to procure, by purchase
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wars of the United States. (search)
st of the most important wars in which the United States have engaged: Wars of the United States.Commenced.Ended. RevolutionaryApril 19, 1775April 11, 1783 Northwestern Indian (General St. Clair).Sept. 19 1790Aug. 3, 1795 With France Naval warfare.July 9, 1798Sept. 30, 1800 With Tripoli Naval warfare.June 10, 1801June 4, 1805 Tecumseh Indian (General Harrison)Sept. 11, 1811Nov. 11, 1811 Creek IndianAug. 13, 1813Aug. 9, 1814 1812, with Great BritainJune 19, 1812Feb. 17, 1815 Algerine Naval warfare.May, 1815June 28, 1815 Seminole IndianNov. 20, 1817Oct. 21, 1818 Black Hawk IndianApril 21, 1831Sept. 31, 1832 Cherokee Disturbance or Removal18361837 Creek Indian DisturbanceMay 5, 1836Sept. 30, 1837 Florida IndianDec. 23, 1835Aug. 14, 1843 Aroostook Disturbance18381839 With MexicoApril 24, 1846July 4, 1848 Apache, Navajo, and Utah.18491855 Comanche Indian18541854 Seminole Indian18561858 The Civil, or RebellionApril 21, 1861May 11, 1865 Sioux Indian18621862 Mo