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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 18 2 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 17 1 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 16 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 16 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 12 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 12 12 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 11 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Todd, Charles Scott -1871 (search)
Todd, Charles Scott -1871 Military officer; born near Danville, Ky., Jan. 22, 1791; graduated at William and Mary College in 1809; was a subaltern and judge-advocate of Winchester's division of Kentucky volunteers in 1812; made captain of infantry in May, 1813; and was aide to General Harrison in the battle of the Thames (q. v.). In March, 1815, he was made inspector-general, with the rank of colonel; and in 1817 was secretary of State of Kentucky. In 1820 he was confidential agent to Colombia, and in 1841-45 was United States minister to Russia. He died in Baton Rouge, La., May 17, 1871.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaty of Paris, (search)
e to the French the liberty of fishing and drying on a part of Newfoundland and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, at a distance of 3 leagues from the shores belonging to Great Britain; ceded the islands of St. Peter and Miquelon, as a shelter for French fishermen; declared that the confines between the dominions of Great Britain and France, on this continent, should be fixed by a line drawn along the middle of the Mississippi River, from its source as far as the River Iberville (14 miles below Baton Rouge), and from thence by a line drawn along the middle of this river and of the lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, to the sea; guaranteed to Great Britain the river and port of Mobile, and everything on the left side of the Mississippi, excepting the town of New Orleans and the island on which it is situated, which should remain to France; the navigation of the Mississippi to be equally free to the subjects of both nations, in its whole breadth and length, from its source to the sea, as well a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
November, 1802, in restoring ship Eliza, seized for smuggling, to its owners; Judge Pickering, though doubtless insane, is convicted and removed from office......March 4, 1804 Judge Samuel Chase impeached before the United States Senate, acquitted......1805 Thomas O. Selfridge tried for murder of Charles Austin on the public exchange in Boston......Aug. 4, 1806 Aaron Burr, for treason, Virginia; acquitted......March 27–Sept. 7, 1807 Col. Thomas H. Cushing, by court-martial at Baton Rouge, on charges of Brig-Gen. Wade Hampton......1812 Patrick Byrne, for mutiny, by general court-martial at Fort Columbus; sentenced to death......May 22, 1813 Gen. W. Hull, commanding the northwestern army of the United States, for cowardice in surrender of Detroit, Aug. 16, etc.; by court-martial, held at Albany, sentenced to be shot; sentence approved by the President, but execution remitted......Jan. 3, 1814 Dartmouth College case, defining the power of States over corporations...
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Charles R. Wood of the 9th Infantry, is fired on from Morris Island and forced to retire......Jan. 9, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Mississippi adopted in convention, 84 to 15......Jan. 9, 1861 Fort Johnston seized by citizens of Smithville, N. C.......Jan. 9, 1861 Fort Caswell seized by citizens of Smithville and Wilmington, N. C.......Jan. 10, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Florida adopted in convention, 62 to 7......Jan. 10, 1861 United States arsenal and barracks at Baton Rouge, La., seized by Louisiana State troops......Jan. 10, 1861 Fort Jackson and Fort Philips, below New Orleans, seized by Louisiana State troops......Jan. 11, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Alabama adopted in convention, 61 to 39......Jan. 11, 1861 Florida demands the surrender of Fort Pickens, at the entrance of Pensacola Bay, Florida, with the garrison of eighty-one men, under Lieutenant Slemmer; refused......Jan. 12, 1861 Fort Taylor, Key West, garrisoned by United States troops..
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
1890, 1,118,587; 1900, 1,381,625. Capital, Baton Rouge. It differs from the other States in that lands......January, 1779 Galvez captures Baton Rouge from the British......Sept. 21, 1779 Gal attack the reduced garrison of the fort at Baton Rouge, and in the skirmish the Spanish Governor Gr, 1810 Convention of the people of Baton Rouge territory at St. Francisville frame a constitutiPhilip, Jackson, and Livingston, arsenal at Baton Rouge, and United States revenuecutter Lewis Cassssession of New Orleans......May 1, 1862 Baton Rouge occupied by Federals......May 27, 1862 Wtler......June 7, 1862 Federal troops in Baton Rouge, besieged by Confederates, Aug. 5, evacuate....Aug. 21, 1862 General Grover occupies Baton Rouge......Dec. 16, 1862 Maj.-Gen. N. P. Banksof the two wings of the Republican party at Baton Rouge, headed respectively by Packard and Pinchba..March 5, 1883 Levee convention held at Baton Rouge, recommending placing the entire convict fo[6 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
, settle and establish a church......1772-73 James Willing secures authority from Congress to descend the Mississippi and secure the neutrality of the colonies at Natchez, Bayou Pierre, etc.......1778 Fort Panmure, formerly the French fort Rosalie, garrisoned by a company of infantry under Capt. Michael Jackson, by order of the governor of west Florida......1778 Gen. don Bernardo de Galvez, proposing to expel the English from Florida, storms Fort Bute, Sept. 7, 1779, and captures Baton Rouge, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Dickinson, who surrenders all west Florida upon the Mississippi, including Fort Panmure and the district of Natchez, to the Spanish......Sept. 21, 1779 Fort Panmure surrendered by the Spaniards to insurgents, under the British flag, after a siege of a week......April 30, 1781 Don Carlos de Grandpre, appointed civil and military commander of the district of Natchez, July 29, 1781, takes measures to punish insurgents who had not fled after the capture
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Thomas 1815- (search)
e brigadier-general of volunteers in September, 1861; commanded for a time the forts at Hatteras, and accompanied Butler in the expedition to New Orleans. He was engaged in cutting the canal in front of Vicksburg, and was placed in command at Baton Rouge in August, 1862. General Van Dorn sent Gen. J. C. Breckinridge to seize the post. He expected to be aided by the ram Arkansas. He attacked the Nationals vigorously on the morning of Aug. 5. Williams had only about 2,500 men to oppose the as; when others from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin, with two sections of a battery, hastened to their relief. The battle lasted about two hours. The 21st Indiana lost all its field officers. General Williams then took command of the regiment, and was leading them on, when he was killed by a bullet that passed through his breast. The Nationals fell back. The Confederates, dreadfully smitten, did likewise, and retreated. Baton Rouge was soon afterwards evacuated by the Nationals.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
sing......Nov. 15, 1849 Steamer Anglo-Norman explodes at New Orleans; seventy-five to 100 killed, wounded, or missing......Dec. 13, 1850 Eight steamboats destroyed by fire at New Orleans; thirty-seven lives lost......Feb. 4, 1854 Steamer Caroline burned at the mouth of the White River; forty-five lives lost......March 5, 1854 Steamer Pennsylvania bursts her boiler 80 miles below Memphis; about 100 lives lost......June 13, 1858 Steamer Princess explodes boiler and burns near Baton Rouge; twenty-five killed, thirty-five injured......Feb. 27, 1859 Steamer Ben. W. Lewis bursts boiler at Cairo; fifty lives lost......June 24, 1860 Steamer Miami explodes boilers, burns, and sinks; 150 lives lost......Jan. 30, 1866 Steamer Stonewall burned below Cairo; 200 lives lost......Oct. 27, 1869 Steamer T. L. McGill burned; fifty-eight lives lost......Jan. 14, 1871 Steamer H. R. Arthur explodes; eightyseven lives lost......Jan. 28, 1871 Steamer Oceanus explodes; forty l
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