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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Semmes, Raphael 1809-1877 (search)
Semmes, Raphael 1809-1877 Naval officer; born in Charles county, Md.. Sept. 27, 1809; entered the United States navy as midshipman in 1826; commanded the coast survey steamer Poinsett in 1843, and the brig Porpoise in 1846. In the war against Mexico, he was volunteer aid to General Worth, and was secretary to the lighthouse board from 1859 to 1861. He accepted the command in the Confederate navy of the steamer Sumter, with which he depredated upon American commerce. In England the fast-sailing vessel Ala- Bama (q. v. ), was built, furnished, and chiefly manned for him, in which he put to sea in August, 1863, and made a destructive cruise against American vessels and American commerce. She was sunk Raphael Semmes. by the Kearsarge off Cherbourg, June 19, 1864. Afterwards Semmes was appointed Professor of Moral Philosophy in the State Seminary of Louisiana, at Alexandria. He wrote Service afloat and ashore during the Mexican War; The campaign of General Scott in the Valley
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stoddert, Benjamin 1751-1813 (search)
Stoddert, Benjamin 1751-1813 Statesman; born in Charles county, Md., in 1751; joined the Continental army as captain of cavalry, and won distinction; was promoted major; received a severe wound in the battle of Brandywine and was forced to abandon active service; was Secretary of the Navy in 1798-1801, being the first to occupy that office. He died in Bladensburg, Md., Dec. 18, 1813.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stone, Thomas 1743-1787 (search)
Stone, Thomas 1743-1787 A signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Charles county, Md., in 1743. Educated by a Scotch tutor, he became a lawyer at Frederickton, Md., at the age of twenty-one. From 1775 to 1779 he was a member of Congress, and warmly supported the resolution for independence. He was a member in 1783-84, and was president pro tempore at one time. He was a member of the Maryland Senate repeatedly during the intervals of his attendance upon Congress. He died in Alexandria, Va., Oct. 5. 1787.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stone, William 1603-1695 (search)
Stone, William 1603-1695 Colonial governor; born in Northamptonshire, England, about 1603; settled in Virginia. Later he arranged with the second Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert, to place in Maryland 500 Puritan colonists who claimed to have been ill-treated by the Episcopalians in Virginia. He was governor of Lord Baltimore's province in 1648-53. In recognition of his services to the proprietary he was given as much land as he could ride around in a day. He died in Charles county, Md., about 1695.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
Elke River, on the eastern side of the bay......July 5, 1652 Lord Baltimore issues instructions to Governor Stone for strictly enforcing the submission of all the inhabitants of the province of Maryland to his proprietary rights......Feb. 7, 1654 Governor Stone, by proclamation, declares that the province of Maryland is under the government of Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of the commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, etc.......May 6, 1654 Robert Brooke, commander of Charles county, having been discharged by Lord Baltimore, Governor Stone erects the county into the county of Calvert......July 3, 1654 Commissioners Bennett and Claiborne, hearing of the new orders and instructions from Lord Baltimore, come to Maryland and make a second reducement of the province, appointing Capt. William Fuller and others commissioners for governing the affairs of Maryland......July 22, 1654 Captain Fuller and the other commissioners call an assembly at Patuxent, it passes an