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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 68 38 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 65 5 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 62 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 40 0 Browse Search
Col. Robert White, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.2, West Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 40 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. 31 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 24 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 23 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 22 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 20 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
Holyoke, Mass.45.71235.63710,075 Fort Wayne, Ind. 45,11535,3939,722 Youngstown, O.44,88533.22011,665 Houston, Tex44,63327,55717,076 Covington, Ky42,93837,3715,567 Akron, O.42,72827,60115,127 Dallas, Tex 42,63838,0674,571 Saginaw, Mich.42,34546 322*3,977 Lancaster, Pa41,45932,0119,448 Lincoln, Neb40,16955,154*14,985 Brockton, Mass.40,06327,29412,769 Binghamton, N. Y 39,64735.0054,642 Augusta, Ga39,41133,3006,141 Pawtucket, R. I.39,23127.63311,598 Altoona, Pa38,97330,3378,636 Wheeling. W. Va 38,87834,5224,356 Mobile, Ala38,46931,0767,393 Birmingham, Ala 38,41526,17812,237 Little Rock, Ark38,30725,87412,433 Springfield, O.38,25331,8956,358 Galveston, Tex 37,78929,0848,705 Tacoma, Wash37,71436,0061,708 Haverhill, Mass. 37,17527,4129,763 Spokane. Wash36,84819,92216,926 Terre Haute, Ind.36,67330,2176,456 Dubuque, Ia 36,29730,3115,986 Quincy, Ill. 36,25231,4944,758 South Bend, Ind.35,99921,81914,180 Salem, Mass. 35,95630,8015,155 Johnstown, Pa35,93621,80514,13
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
11. Marshal Kane, of Baltimore, sent to Fort Lafayette.—15. Three steamers despatched from New York after the Confederate steamer Nashville, which escaped from Charleston on the 11th.—23. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus suspended in the District of Columbia.—30. All the state-prisoners (143) in Fort Lafayette transferred to Fort Warren, Boston Harbor.—Nov. 3. Rising of Union men in eastern Tennessee, who destroy railroad bridges.—Dec. 1. Loyal legislature of Virginia meet at Wheeling.—3. Henry C. Burnett, representative from Kentucky, and John W. Reid, representative from Missouri, expelled from the House of Representatives because of alleged treacherous. acts. Fortifications at Bolivar Point, Galveston Harbor, Tex., destroyed by the United States frigate Santee.—9. The Confederate Congress passed a bill admitting Kentucky into the Southern Confederacy.—20. Confederates destroyed about 100 miles of the North Missouri Railroad, with its stations, bridges, tie
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cresap, Michael 1742-1775 (search)
Cresap, Michael 1742-1775 Trader; born in Alleghany county, Md., June 29, 1742; removed to Ohio in 1774, and after establishing a settlement below the present city of Wheeling, organized a company of pioneers for protection against the Indians; and, on April 26, declared war and defeated a band of Indians on the river. About the same time another party of whites massacred the family of the famous chief Logan, who hitherto had been friendly to the whites. Cresap was accused by Logan with having led the party which killed his family, but it was subsequently proved that Cresap was in Maryland at the time of the occurrence. Cresap received the commission of a captain in the Hampshire county militia in Virginia from Governor Dunmore. He joined the army under Washington, but ill-health forced him soon afterwards to retire from active service. He died in New York City, Oct. 18, 1775. Several publications have been issued since his death with the intention of relieving his memory fr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809 (search)
s known historically as Dunmore's War was a campaign against the Ohio Indians undertaken by Lord Dunmore in 1774. The cold-blooded murder of the family of Logan (q. v.), an eminent Mingo chief, and other atrocities, had caused fearful retaliation on the part of the barbarians. While Pennsylvanians and the agents of the Six Nations were making efforts for peace, Governor Dunmore, bent on war, called for volunteers, and 400 of these were gathered on the banks of the Ohio, a little below Wheeling. This force marched against and destroyed (Aug. 7, 1774) a Shawnee town on the Muskingum. They were followed by Dunmore, with 1,500 Virginians, who pressed forward against an Indian village on the Scioto, while Col. Andrew Lewis, with 1,200 men, encountered a force of Indians at Point Pleasant, at the mouth of the Great Kanawha River (Oct. 10), where a bloody battle ensued. The Indians were led by Logan, Cornstalk, and other braves. The Virginians were victorious, but lost seventy men k
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mound-builders, (search)
proaches to the tops, like those found by the Spaniards in Central America and Mexico. The animal mounds usually rise only a few feet above the surface of the surrounding country. Some of these cover a large area, but conjecture is puzzled in endeavoring to determine their uses. The great Serpent Mound, in Adams county, O., is 1,000 feet in length; and in Licking county, O., is Alligator Mound, 250 feet in length and 50 feet in breadth. The Grave Creek Sepulchral Mound, not far from Wheeling, W. Va., is 70 feet in height and 900 feet in circumference. The great age of these sepulchral mounds is attested, not only by the immense forest trees that grow upon them, but by the condition of human bones found in them, which do not admit of their removal, as they crumble into dust on exposure to the air. Bones in British tumuli, or mounds, older than the Christian era, are frequently taken out and remain entire. The supposed military works, more than any others, show the forecast of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
erprise1,375CruiserW.800S.1 Nashville1,371Light-draft gunboatS.2,536T. S.8 Monocacy1,370Light-draft gunboatI.850P.6 Castine1,177GunboatS.2,199T. S.8 Machias1,177GunboatS.2,046T. S.8 Chesapeake1,175GunboatComp.2,046Sails6 Don Juan de Austria1,159GunboatI.1,500S.4 Isla de Luzon1,030GunboatS.2,627T. S.6 Isla de Cuba1,030GunboatS.2,627T. S.6 Alert1,020CruiserI.500S.3 Ranger1,020CruiserI.500S.6 Annapolis1,000Composite gunboatComp.1,227S.6 Vicksburg1,000Composite gunboatComp.1,118S.6 Wheeling1,000Composite gunboatComp.1,081T. S.6 Marietta1,000Composite gunboatComp.1,054T. S.6 Newport1,000Composite gunboatComp.1,008S.6 Princeton1,000Composite gunboatComp.800S.6 Fourth rate a, Estimatedb, Secondary battery.c, Main battery. Ajaxa7,500CollierS.3,000S.b2 Glaciera7,000Refrigerator-shipS......S.b3 Celtic6,428Supply-shipS.1,890S... Culgoaa6,300Supply-shipS.al,500.... Saturna6,220CollierI.1,500S.b2 Rainbow6,206Distilling-shipS.1,800S... Arethusaa6,200Tank steamerS.....S...
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Reno, Jesse Lee 1823- (search)
Reno, Jesse Lee 1823- Military officer; born in Wheeling, W. Va., June 20, 1823; graduated at West Point in 1846. He served through the war with Mexico, and was severely wounded in the battle of Chapultepec; was appointed Professor of Mathematics at West Point in 1849; chief of ordnance in the Utah expedition of 1857-59. He took part in the attack on Fort Bartow and the battles of Newbern, Camden, Manassas, and Chantilly. At the battle of South Mountain he commanded the 9th Corps, and while leading an assault was killed Sept. 14, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
sia at 54° 40′ N. lat.] Electoral votes counted......Feb. 9, 1825 Treaty with the Creek Indians, termed the Indian spring treaty ......Feb. 12, 1825 [This treaty was signed by their chief McIntosh, and provided for the cession of all the Creek territory in Georgia and several million acres in Alabama for $400,000. The Indians repudiated the cession and killed McIntosh, about April 30.] An act appropriating $150,000 to extend the Cumberland road from Canton, on the Ohio, opposite Wheeling, to Zanesville, O., approved......March 3, 1825 An act of Congress for strengthening the laws of the United States approved......March 3, 1825 Eighteenth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1825 tenth administration—Democraticrepublican (coalition), March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1829. John Quincy Adams, Massachusetts, President. John C. Calhoun, South Carolina, Vice-President. Corner-stone of Bunker Hill monument laid......June 17, 1825 [Lafayette was present, and Daniel Webster de
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
May 23, 1861 First advance of the Federals into Virginia......May 24, 1861 Col. E. E. Ellsworth enters Alexandria in command of the New York Fire Zouaves, and is shot by Jackson, a hotelkeeper at Alexandria, while taking down a Confederate flag......May 24, 1861 Slaves around Fortress Monroe entering the Federal lines are declared contrabrand by Gen. B. F. Butler......May 27, 1861 Occupation of Newport News by the Federals......May 27-29, 1861 Federal troops cross the Ohio at Wheeling and at Parkersburg.......May 27, 1861 Occupy Grafton, W. Va......May 30, 1861 Affair at Philippi, Confederates retreat to Beverly......June 3, 1861 Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard proclaims to the people of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William counties that the Federals are warring for beauty and booty ......June 5, 1861 Virginia troops transferred to the Confederate government by the governor......June 8, 1861 Affair at Big Bethel, near Fortress Monroe......June 10, 1861 General
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West Virginia, state of (search)
rading canoe from Pittsburg on the Ohio, near Wheeling, killing one man, thus breaking a ten years tblishment of Morgantown......October, 1785 Wheeling laid out in town lots by Col. Ebenezer Zane..of western Virginia meets in Washington Hall, Wheeling......May 13, 1861 First Virginia Federal IWheeling convention meets at Washington Hall, Wheeling, June 11, 1861; adopts a declaration of rightVirginia, framed by convention which meets at Wheeling, Nov. 26, 1861, and completes its labors, Feb General Assembly of reorganized Virginia at Wheeling assents to the erection of the new State of Wration of new State government takes place at Wheeling......June 20, 1863 Supreme Court of Appeals organized at Wheeling......July 9, 1863 Gen. W. W. Averill defeats Maj. John Echols in battle ole......Aug. 22, 1872 Legislature meets at Wheeling as temporary seat of government by act of Fetion and Development Association organized at Wheeling......Feb. 29, 1888 Returns of election for[2 more...]
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