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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
who was in command of the arsenal, and the Alabama Confederates thus obtained 15,000 stands of arms. 150, 000 pounds of gunpowder, some cannon, and a large quantity of munitions of war. The Alabama Senators and Representatives withdrew from Congress Jan. 21, 1861. On March 13, a State convention ratified the constitution adopted by the Confederate Congress. The authorities of the State seized the national property within its borders, and sent troops to Florida to assist in capturing Fort Pickens and other public works there. Alabama sent a commissioner to Washington as an ambassador, but he was not received. During the war that ensued. Alabama bore her share of the burden, and her cities and plantations suffered from the ravages of the conflict. Wilson's cavalry raid through the State caused great destruction of property. During the war Alabama furnished 122,000 troops to the Confederate army, of whom 35,000 were killed or wounded. Montgomery, in the interior of the State,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alden, James, 1810-1877 (search)
Alden, James, 1810-1877 Naval officer; born in Portland, Me.. March 31, 1810; became a midshipman in 1828; lieutenant in 1841; commander in 1855; captain, Jan. 2, 1863; commodore, July 25, 1866; and rear-admiral, June 19, 1871. He was a participant in the South Sea Exploring Expedition under Lieutenant Wilkes, and served under Commodore Conner on the Gulf coast of Mexico during the war with that country. He was active in the reinforcement of Fort Pickens; in the expedition against Galveston; as commander of the Richmond in the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip in the capture of New Orleans; and at Vicksburg, Port Hudson. Mobile Bay, and Fort Fisher. He was appointed chief of the Bureau of Navigation and Detail in 1869, and, after his promotion to rear-admiral, commander of the European squadron. He died in San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 6, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anderson, Robert, -1871 (search)
ts. He had applied to the government for instructions, but receive none. and he determined to leave Fort Moultrie with his garrison and take post in stronger Fort Sumter. This he did on the evening of Dec. 26. The vigilance of the Confederates had been eluded, They, amazed, telegraphed to Floyd. The latter, by telegraph, ordered Anderson to explain his conduct in acting without orders. Anderson calmly replied that it was (done to save the government works. In Sumter, he was a thorn in the flesh of the Confederates. Finally they attacked him, and after a siege and furious bombardment, the fort was evacuated in April, 1861. In May, 1861, he was appointed a brigadier-general in the regular army, and commander of the Department of the Cumberland, but failing health caused his to retire from the service in 1863, when he was brevetted a major-general. In 1868 he went to Europe for the benefit of his health, and died in Nice, France, Oct. 27, 1871. See Pickens, Fort; Sumter, Fort.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bailey, Guildfor Dudley, 1834- (search)
ned at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and when the Civil War began he was acting adjutant of the post at Fort Brown, Texas, whose commander, Captain Stoneman, refused to surrender to the Confederates of Texas in obedience to the orders of General Twiggs. Captain Stoneman chartered a steamboat, and, after securing the most valuable public property there, evacuated the fort and sailed for New York, where he arrived March 15, 1861. Soon afterwards Lieutenant Bailey was sent with reinforcements for Fort Pickens. His mission was successful. Sickness finally compelled him to return to New York to recruit his strength. Soon afterwards he was requested by Governor Morgan to organize a State regiment of light artillery, of which he was made colonel. With these troops, which he had well disciplined at Elmira, he went to Washington, and in the spring of 1862 he joined the Army of the Potomac at Fort Monroe. At the battle of fair Oaks, or seven Pines (q. v.), Colonel Bailey was in General Casey's d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
evens, went up the St. John's River, and captured Jacksonville, March 11. St. Augustine was taken possession of about the same time by Commander C. R. P. Rogers, and the alarmed Confederates abandoned Pensacola and the fortifications opposite Fort Pickens. Before the middle of April the whole Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras to Perdido Bay, west of Fort Pickens (excepting Charleston and its vicinity), had been abandoned by the Confederates. See United States, Florida, vol. IX. TerritoriaFort Pickens (excepting Charleston and its vicinity), had been abandoned by the Confederates. See United States, Florida, vol. IX. Territorial governors. NameTerm. Andrew Jackson1821 to 1822 William P. Duval1822 to 1834 John H. Eaton1834 to 1836 Richard K. Call1836 to 1839 Robert R. Reid1839 to 1841 Richard K. Call1841 to 1844 John Branch1844 to 1845 State governors. NameTerm. William D. Moseley1845 to 1849 Thomas Brown1849 to 1853 James E. Broome1853 to 1857 Madison S. Perry1857 to 1861 John Milton1861 to 1865 William Marvin1865 to 1866 David S. Walker1866 to 1868 Harrison Reed1868 to 1872 Ossian B. Hart1872 to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hartsuff, George Lucas 1830-1874 (search)
Hartsuff, George Lucas 1830-1874 Military officer; born in Tyre, N. Y., May 28, 1830; graduated at West Point in 1852, and served first in Texas and Florida. In 1856 he was assistant instructor in artillery and infantry tactics at West Point. He was made assistant adjutantgeneral, with the rank of captain, in March, 1861; served at Fort Pickens from April till July, 1861, and then in western Virginia, under General Rosecrans. In April, 1862, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and commanded Abercrombie's brigade in the battles of Cedar Mountain, Manassas, and Antietam, receiving a severe wound in the latter engagement. In November he was promoted to major-general; and in the spring of 1863 was sent to Kentucky, where he commanded the 23d Corps. He was in command of the works at Bermuda Hundred in the siege of Petersburg, 1864-65. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general in the United States army; in 1867-71 was adjutant-general of the 5th Military Division and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ingalls, Rufus 1820-1893 (search)
Ingalls, Rufus 1820-1893 Military officer; born in Denmark, Me., Aug. 23, 1820; graduated at West Point in 1843, entering the rifles, but was transferred to the dragoons in 1845. He served in the war with Mexico, and was on the staff of General Harney on the Pacific coast. In April, 1861, he went with Colonel Brown to reinforce Fort Pickens; and in July was ordered to the Army of the Potomac, where he was upon the staff of General McClellan, with the rank of lieutenantcolonel. He was chief quartermaster of that army from 1862 to 1865; was made brigadier-general of volunteers in May, 1863, and was brevetted major-general, U. S. A. and U. S. V., March 13, 1865. He was in most of the battles of the Army of the Potomac from that of South Mountain to the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. He died in New York City, Jan. 16, 1893.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pensacola. (search)
omplished three important results—namely, the expulsion of the British from Pensacola, the scattering of the gathering Indians in great alarm, and the punishing of the Spaniards for such perfidy. At the beginning of the Civil War the United States had a navy-yard at the little village of Warrington, 5 miles from the entrance to Pensacola Bay. It was under the charge of Commodore Armstrong, of the navy. He was surrounded by disloyal men, and when, on the morning of Jan. 10, 1861 (when Fort Pickens was threatened), about 500 Florida and Alabama troops, and a few from Mississippi, commanded by Colonel Lomax, appeared at the navy-yard and demanded its surrender, Armstrong found himself powerless. Of the sixty officers and men under his command, he afterwards said more than three-fourths were disloyal, and some were actively so. Commander Farrand was actually among the insurgents, who demanded the surrender to the governor of Florida. The disloyal men would have revolted if the com
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pickens, Fort (search)
Pickens, Fort A defensive work on Santa Rosa Island, commanding the entrance to the harbor of low sand-pit, was Fort McRae. Across from Fort Pickens, on the main, was Fort Barrancas, built by n Key, Tortugas; Fort Taylor, at Key West; Forts Pickens, McRae, and Barrancas, and the navy-yard nnsacola. Early in January the commander of Fort Pickens (Lieut. Adam J. Slemmer), a brave Pennsylvale garrison at the Barrancas on a vessel to Fort Pickens. Armstrong failed to do his part, but Slem of war Wyandotte and Supply to anchor near Fort Pickens was not carried out. To Slemmer's astonishmunceasingly to put everything in working Forts Pickens and McRae. order. Among the workers were t this crisis form a part of the history of Fort Pickens. On the 12th Captain Randolph, Major Markses steam frigate Powhatan left New York for Fort Pickens with troops and supplies. Lieut. John L. Wef. Reinforcements continued to be sent to Fort Pickens, and in June Wilson's Zouaves, from New Yor[1 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Santa Rosa Island, battle on (search)
Santa Rosa Island, battle on Fort Pickens stands on Santa Rosa Island, off the harbor of Pensacola. In June, 1861, the 6th New York (Zouave) Regiment, Col. William Wilson, arrived there as a part of the defenders of the fort. There was also a small blockading squadron near. On the night of Sept. 2 a party from Fort PickensFort Pickens under Lieutenant Shepley burned the dry-dock at the navy-yard at Warrington, and on the night of the 13th about 100 men under Lieut. J. H. Russell, of Commodore Merwin's flag-ship Colorado, crossed over to the navy-yard and burned the Judah, then fitting out for a privateer. There were then near the navyyard about 1,000 Confeders Death to Wilson! No quarter! The Zouaves fought desperately in the intense darkness while being driven back to the shelter of the batteries, 400 yards from Fort Pickens. There were only 133 effective men. While falling back they were met by Major Vogdes with two companies, which were followed by two other companies, when the
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