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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Big Bethel, battle at. (search)
Big Bethel, battle at. When General Butler arrived at his headquarters at Fort Monroe (May, 1861), he first established Camp Hamilton, near the fort. as a rendezvous for troops gathering there. There were gathered Phelps's Vermont regiment, and another from Troy, N. Y.; and soon afterwards they were joined by a well-disciplined regiment of Zouaves, under Col. Abraham Duryee, of New York City. Duryee was assigned to the command of the camp as acting brigadier-general. Butler conceived a plan of taking possession of the country between Suffolk and Petersburg and Norfolk, and so threatening the Weldon Railroad, the great highway between Vrgiinia and the Carolinas. But, lacking troops, he contented himself with taking possession of and fortifying the important strategic point of Newport News. He sent (May 27. 1861 ) Colonel Phelps thither in a steamer with a detachment to fortify that place. He was accompanied by Lieut. John Trout Greble, Map of the battle at Big Bethel an ac
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burden, Henry, 1791-1871 (search)
Burden, Henry, 1791-1871 Inventor; born in Dumblane, Scotland, April 20, 1791; lived on a farm, and early in life evinced his inventive taste by designing a variety of labor-saving machinery. In 1819 he came to the United States, and first engaged in the manufacture of farming implements. Afterwards he designed machines for making horse-shoes and the hook-headed spikes used on railroads; an improved plough; an automatic machine for rolling iron into bars; the first cultivator made in the United States; and a machine which received a rod of iron and turned out horse-shoes at the rate of sixty a minute. He died in Troy, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1871.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
697 Seattle, Wash.80,67142,83737,834 Hartford, Conn.79,85053,23026,620 Reading, Pa.78,96158,66120,300 Wilmington, Del.76,50861,43115,077 Camden, N. J.75,93558,31317,622 Trenton, N. J.73,30757,45815,849 Bridgeport, Conn.70,99648,86622,130 Lynn, Mass.68,51355,72712,786 Oakland, Cal.66,96048,68218,278 Lawrence, Mass.62,55944,65417,905 New Bedford. Mass.62,44240,73321,709 Des Moines, Ia.62,13950,09312,046 Springfield, Mass.62,05944,17917,880 Somerville, Mass.61,64340,15221,491 Troy, N. Y.60,65160,956*305 Hoboken, N. J.59,36443,64815,716 Evansville, Ind.59,00750,7568,251 Manchester. N. H.56,98744,12612,861 Utica, N. Y.56,38344,00712,376 Peoria. Ill.56,10041,02415,076 Charleston, S. C.55,80754,955852 Savannah, Ga.54,.24443,18911,055 Salt Lake City, Utah.53,53144,8438,688 San Antonio, Tex.53,32137,67315,648 Duluth, Minn.52,96933,11519,854 Erie, Pa.52,733 40,63412,099 Elizabeth, N. J.52,13037,76414,366 Wilkesbarre, Pa.51.72137,71814,003 Kansas City, Kan.51,4183
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Collamer, Jacob (search)
Collamer, Jacob Born in Troy, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1791; graduated at the University of Vermont in 1810; admitted to the bar in 1813; elected a justice of the Vermont Supreme Court in 1833; served until his election to Congress in 1843; appointed Postmaster-General under President Taylor in March, 1849; elected United States Senator in 1854, and served until his death, in Woodstock, Vt., Nov. 9, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ellsworth, Ephraim Elmer, 1837- (search)
Ellsworth, Ephraim Elmer, 1837- Military officer; born in Mechanicsville, N. Y., April 23, 1837; was first engaged in mercantile business in Troy, N. Y., and as a patent solicitor in Chicago he acquired a good income. While studying law he joined a Zouave corps at Chicago, and in July, 1860, visited some of the Eastern cities of the Union with them and attracted great attention. On his return he organized a Zouave regiment in Chicago; and in April, 1861, he organized another from the New York Fire Department. These were among the earlier troops that hastened to Washington. Leading his Zouaves to Alexandria, Ellsworth was shot dead by the proprietor of the Marshall House, while he was descending the stairs with a Confederate flag which he Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth. had pulled down, May 24, 1861. His body was taken to Washington, and lay in state in the East Room of the White House. It was then taken to New York, where it lay in state in the City Hall, and, after being carrie
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Benjamin Homer 1830- (search)
Hall, Benjamin Homer 1830- Author; born in Troy, N. Y., Nov. 14, 1830; was admitted to the bar in 1856, and began practice in his native city. His publications include History of Eastern Vermont, etc.; and Bibliography of the United States: Vermont; and he was the editor of A Tribute by the citizens of Troy to the memory of Abraham Lincoln.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hazen, Moses 1733-1803 (search)
Hazen, Moses 1733-1803 Military officer; born in Haverhill, Mass., in 1733; served in the French and Indian War (q. v.); was in the attack on Louisburg in 1758; and with Wolfe at Quebec in 1759, where he distinguished himself. He fought bravely at Sillery in 1760, and was made a lieutenant. A half-pay British officer, he was residing near St. John, Canada, when the American Revolution broke out. He furnished supplies to Montgomery's troops, and afterwards became an efficient officer in the Continental army. His property was destroyed by the British. In June, 1781, he was made a brigadier-general. He and his two brothers emigrated to Vermont after the war. He died in Troy, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1803.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hubbard, Lucius Frederick 1836- (search)
Hubbard, Lucius Frederick 1836- Governor; born in Troy, N. Y., Jan. 26, 1836; received an academic education; settled in Minnesota in 1857; entered the National army in 1861; served in numerous battles with marked distinction; received the brevet of brigadier-general; was governor of Minnesota in 1882-87. He wrote a paper on Minnesota published in 1886 in the North American review.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kelly, James Edward 1855- (search)
his troops; Molly Pitcher; and Wayne's charge. In 1886 he completed Grant at Donelson, for which the general furnished sittings and details. For the Saratoga Monument he produced the panels, Arnold wounded in the trenches; and Schuyler transferring his plans to Gates. For the National Cemetery at Gettysburg he was the sculptor of General Deven and the 6th New York Cavalry and the Buford Monument. In 1891 he produced the colossal figure, The call to arms, for the Soldiers' Monument at Troy, N. Y. In 1895 he furnished the Long Island panel, for the Sons of the Revolution; in 1897 the memorial of the battle of Harlem Heights on the grounds of Columbia University, also for the Sons of the Revolution; and in 1901 was engaged on a monument to commemorate the defence of New Haven, for the Sons of the American Revolution. Besides these works he has produced heads of the principal commanders of the Civil War from life, including Generals Grant. Sheridan, Sherman, Hancock. Stanley, Plea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lacrosse. (search)
en the Montreal Lacrosse Club was organized. The game was first played in England in 1867, when a gentleman of Montreal took eighteen Indian players, of the Caughnawaga tribe, thither, who played it before large assemblies. The result was the organization of a number of lacrosse clubs in England and Scotland, and the game is now very popular there. It was first introduced into the United States about three years later, and the first club in this country was the Mohawk Lacrosse Club, of Troy, N. Y. In 1879 the National Lacrosse Association was organized here. In play there are twenty-four contestants, twelve on each side, with the captains (not necessarily players), two umpires and a referee. The twenty-four players are each provided with a crosse. The two captains are not allowed to carry a crosse, their official work on the field being simply to coach the players. At each end of the field of play stands a goal, consisting of two posts, six feet high and six feet apart. These
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