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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
oy most of the town of Front Royal, Va.—11. Skirmish on the Blackwater, Va., and National troops pushed back to Suffolk.— 12. National gunboat Cairo blown up by a torpedo on the Yazoo.—13. National troops surprise and capture Confederates at Tuscumbia, Ala.—14. Gen. N. P. Banks succeeded General Butler in command of the Department of the Gulf. Plymouth, N. C., destroyed by Confederates.—15. Confederate salt-works at Yellville, Ark., destroyed.—21. A body of Union cavalry destroyed importanat Union Square, New York, in commemoration of the uprising of the loyal people in 1861.—24. National forces defeated at Beverly, Va. Confederates defeated on the Iron Mountain Railroad near St. Louis. National forces rout the Confederates at Tuscumbia, Ala.—26. Destructive Union raid on Deer Creek, Miss. Confederates defeated at Rowlesburg, Va.—27. Confederate Texan Legion captured near Franklin, Ky.—28. Cavalry engagement at Sand Mountain, Ga.; Confederates defeated.—29.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iuka Springs, battle near (search)
Springs, battle near After the evacuation of Corinth (q. v.), General Rosecrans was placed in command of the forces under Pope, who had gone to Virginia, to occupy northern Mississippi and Alabama, in the vicinity of Corinth, and eastward to Tuscumbia. His forces were known as the Army of the Mississippi, with headquarters at Corinth. There were no more stirring events in the region of General Grant's command (under whom was Rosecrans) than guerilla operations, from June until September. d at Jackson the next day, and again, on Sept. 1, at Britton's Lane, after a battle of four hours with Indiana troops, under Colonel Dennis. At the latter place Armstrong left 179 men, dead and wounded, on the field. Informed of this raid, at Tuscumbia, Rosecrans hastened to Iuka, a little village celebrated for its fine mineral springs, about 15 miles east of Corinth, where a large amount of stores had been gathered. There, with Stanley's division, he encamped at Clear Creek, 7 miles eas
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Keller, Helen Adams 1880- (search)
Keller, Helen Adams 1880- Blind and deaf mute; born in Tuscumbia, Ala.. June 27, 1880. When eighteen months old she contracted an illness which left her blind, deaf, and dumb. As she grew older it was found that she was possessed of a wonderful perceptive faculty, which she calls the power of feeling with my soul. When seven years old Miss Sullivan, herself blind, who was a teacher in the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf and Dumb in New York City, became Helen's companion and teacher. By 1891 Helen had made astonishing progress in English language and composition, had even learned to articulate, and had become quite a skilful pianist. The method by which she learned to understand spoken words was by placing one of her fingers upon the lips and another upon the larynx of the speaker. In 1897 she became a student in the Arthur Gilman School, in Boston, where she intended to prepare for Radcliffe College, but remained a year only, then resuming her preparatory studies unde
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mitchel, Ormsby McKnight 1810- (search)
erate along the line of the railway each way from Huntsville. Colonel Sill led the expedition eastward to Stevenson, and Colonel Turchin the other westward to Tuscumbia. On April 16 Mitchel said to his soldiers: You have struck blow after blow with a rapidity unparalleled. Stevenson fell 60 miles to the east of Huntsville; Decatur and Tuscumbia have been in like manner seized, and are now occupied. In three days you have extended your front of operations more than 100 miles, and your morning-gun at Tuscumbia may now be heard by your comrades on the battle-field made glorious by their victory before Corinth. For these exploits Mitchel was promoted majoTuscumbia may now be heard by your comrades on the battle-field made glorious by their victory before Corinth. For these exploits Mitchel was promoted major-general in April, 1862. In September he was made commander of the Department of the South, with his headquarters at Hilton Head, where he was working with his usual energy in preparations for a vigorous campaign, when he died with yellow fever, Oct. 30, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Streight, Abdel D. 1829- (search)
reight marched across to the Tennessee, at Fort Henry, where he remained until the boats went down the Ohio and up the Tennessee to that post. There he embarked his men, and, landing at Eastport, made a feint with General Dodge, then moving on Tuscumbia, to mask the real intention of his expedition. He had been directed to gather up horses on the way. He remained with Dodge until after the capture of Tuscumbia. Then, with only about 300 of his 1,800 men on foot, he started southward, and, Tuscumbia. Then, with only about 300 of his 1,800 men on foot, he started southward, and, soon turning eastward, hastened towards Rome and Atlanta, Ga. The former was the seat of extensive Confederate iron-works, and the latter the focus of several converging railways. At the same time Dodge struck off southward, swept through a portion of northern Alabama, destroying a large amount of Confedrate property, and returned to Corinth. Streight and his raiders were pursued by Forrest and Roddy, and there was continual skirmishing and racing until they approached Rome, when Streight's a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
s authorizes loans of $300,000,000 for 1863, and $600,000,000 for 1864......March 3, 1863 Thirty-seventh Congress adjourns......March 4, 1863 Proclamation of the President relative to desertions in the army......March 10, 1863 Major-General Burnside supersedes Maj.-Gen. H. G. Wright in the Department of the Ohio......March 25, 1863 Admiral Farragut passes the Confederate batteries at Grand Gulf, Miss., with three gun-boats.......April 1, 1863 Raid of mounted infantry from Tuscumbia, Ala., towards Rome, Ga. The entire force, 1,700 men, with Col. A. D. Streight, captured by the Confederates......April 7–May 3, 1863 Major-General Burnside orders that death shall be the penalty for aiding the Confederates, sympathizers with rebellion to be sent into the Confederate lines......April 13, 1863 Admiral Porter, with eight gun-boats and three steam transports, passes (down) the Confederate batteries at Vicksburg......April 16, 1863 Major-General Hooker crosses the Rappah
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama (search)
.1820 General Lafayette received at the capital......1824 Seat of government removed to Tuscaloosa......1826 William Weatherford, the Indian warrior and chief at the Fort Mimms massacre, dies in Monroe county......1826 University of Alabama (non-sectarian) at Tuscaloosa opened......1831 First cotton factory erected in Madison......1832 Creeks cede to the United States all their lands east of the Mississippi for $210,000 by treaty......1832 First railroad completed from Tuscumbia to Decatur, 44 miles......1834 Cherokees cede their lands to the State by treaty......Dec. 29, 1835 [They receive $5,000,000 and 7,000,000 acres beyond the Mississippi—to remove within two years.] Great financial convulsion in......1837 Seat of government removed to Montgomery......1847 Population of the State about the time of its secession (whites, 526,431; negro slaves, 435,080; free negroes, 2,690)—964,201......1860 The General Assembly by resolution requires the gove<