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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 1 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 1 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 1 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 1 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
sissippi, and at the same time sent a force up by Yazoo City, to take Forrest in rear at Grenada, and ordered General W. Sooy Smith to move from Collierville on Pontotoc and Okalona, &c., and to meet him at Meridian, Mississippi, as near the 10th of February as he could. General Sherman says General Polk seemed to have no suspicion of our intention to disturb him. If this were true, he certainly could not say the same thing of Forrest. He knew that Smith's cavalry was preparing to move somewhich the enemy has in all the State of Mississippi. I will, in person, start for Vicksburg to-day, and with four divisions of infantry, artillery and cavalry, move out for Jackson, Brandon and Meridian, aiming to reach the latter place by February 10th. General Banks will feign on Pascagonla, and General Logan on Rome. I want you, with your cavalry, to move from Collierville on Pontotoc and Okalona, thence sweeping down near the Mobile and Ohio railroad, disable that road as much as poss
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's campaign in Mississippi in winter of 1864. (search)
tation, and afterwards to push on with my command so as to reach Newton Station before the enemy and cover the embarkation of General French's division on the cars. Having ascertained that the enemy was not advancing that day on Hillsboro, but had fallen back some little distance, I left Lieutenant-Colonel Maxwell, temporarily under my command, at Hillsboro to cover General Loring's rear, and made a forced march for Newton Station, which point I reached early on the following morning (10th February) and in the vicinity of which I remained during that day and until the following afternoon, when, by General Lee's order, I struck across the country to get between General Loring's rear and the enemy's advance, then near Decatur. This I accomplished by a tiresome and difficult night-march, over roads little travelled and covered up with pine straw, and the next morning (12th February) met the enemy at Chunkey river. From this time until I left the vicinity of Old Marion, on the aftern
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Banks, National. (search)
experience people had had with State banks whose issue was good in Pittsburg and worthless in Cleveland, and Vice versa, and might be stable in either place one day and worthless the next, to say nothing of the annoyance of carrying $100 as many miles and finding it only rated at $40. Still, there was much opposition to the national bank bill. Early in 1863 it was introduced into the Senate by Mr. Sherman, and referred to the finance committee, from which it was reported by him Feb. 2, and ten days later passed by a vote of 23 to 21. On the 20th of the same month it also passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 78 to 64. When the bill was revised and again brought before Congress for passage, in June, 1864, the vote in the Senate was 30 in favor and 9 against the bill. It was claimed at the time this bill was under discussion, and has been even more strongly urged since by certain classes, that all the advantages of stability and uniformity of currency could be even bett
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi River. (search)
went hissing to the bottom of the Mississippi. The river was well blockaded at Vicksburg and Port Hudson. Between these points Confederate transports were supplying the troops at both places. It was determined by the federal authorities to destroy them; and for this purpose the ram Queen of the West ran by the batteries at Vicksburg before daylight, Feb. 2, 1863, destroyed some vessels near Natchez, ran a few miles up the Red River, and, returning, repassed the Vicksburg batteries. On Feb. 10 she started on another raid down the river, accompanied by a gunboat and coal-barge. They passed the batteries at Vicksburg, went up the Red River to the Atchafalaya, captured a train of army-wagons and a quantity of stores on that stream, and also a small steamer (the Era) laden with corn and Texas soldiers. Captain Ellet compelled the pilot of the Era to serve the Queen of the West in the same capacity, when he purposely ran her ashore near Fort Taylor, where heavy guns soon disabled he
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
annon ammunition, 10,270 rounds. Chronology of the War. The following is a list of the more important events from the outbreak of the insurrection to October, 1901: Feb. 4, 1899. The Filipinos, under Aguinaldo, attacked the American defences at Manila. The Americans assumed the offensive the next day, and in the fighting which ensued for several days the American loss was fifty-seven killed and 215 wounded. Five hundred Filipinos were killed, 1,000 wounded, and 500 captured. Feb. 10. Battle of Caloocan. March 13-19. General Wheaton attacked and occupied Pasig. March 21-30. General MacArthur advanced towards and captured Malolos. Military operations were partially suspended during the rainy season. Meanwhile the southern islands were occupied by the American forces; Iloilo by General Miller, Feb. 11; Cebu by the Navy, March 27; and Negros, Mindanao, and the smaller islands subsequently. A treaty was concluded with the Sultan of Sulu, in which his rights w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, treaty with (search)
r; George Gray, of Delaware, United States Senator; Whitelaw Reid, of New York. On the part of Spain: Eugenio Montero Rios, president of the Senate; Buenaventura de Abarzuza, W. R. de Villa Urrutia, Gen. R. Cerero, J. de Garnica. The commission held its first session in Paris on Oct. 1, and at 8.45 P. M., on Dec. 10, the treaty was signed by all the commissioners. It was ratified by the United States Senate on Feb. 6, 1,899, by a vote of 57 to 27. The President signed the treaty Feb. 10, and it was transmitted to Spain and received the signature of the Queen Regent March 17. The copy of the treaty belonging to the United States was received here early in April, and on April 11 following the official exchange of ratifications the President issued his proclamation of peace, which was in the following terms: Whereas, a treaty of peace between the United States of America and her Majesty, the Queen Regent of Spain, in the name of her august son, Don Alfonso XIII., was co
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Twiggs, David Emanuel 1790-1862 (search)
s with them, by different routes. One of them reached Waite Feb. 17; but the dreaded mischief had been accomplished. Twiggs had been cautious. He did not commit himself in writing; he always said, I will give up everything. He was now allowed to temporize no longer. He had to find an excuse for surrendering his troops, consisting of two skeleton corps. It was readily found. Ben McCulloch, the famous Texan ranger, was not far off with 1,000 men. He approached San Antonio at 2 A. M. on Feb. 10. He had been joined by armed Knights of the Golden circle (q. v.) near the town. With a considerable body of followers, he rushed into the town with yells and took possession. Twiggs pretending to be surprised, met McCulloch in the Main Plaza, and there, at noon, Feb. 16, a negotiation for surrender (begun by the commissioners as early as the 7th) was consummated. He gave up to the Confederate authorities of Texas all the National forces in that State, about 2,500 in number, and with th
Battle of Fort Esperanza, Matagorda Bay; Gen. C. C. Washburn defeats the Confederates......Nov. 30, 1863 Last fight of the war; Federals under Colonel Barret defeated in western Texas by Confederates under General Slaughter......May 13, 1865 Gen. Kirby Smith surrenders last Confederate army......May 26, 1865 Gen. A. J. Hamilton, appointed provisional governor by President Johnson, arrives at Galveston......July 21, 1865 Constitution, framed by a convention which met at Austin, Feb. 10, and adjourned April 2, is ratified by the people, 34,794 to 11,235......June, 1866 Gov. J. W. Throckmorton enters upon his duties......Aug. 13, 1866 Gen. P. H. Sheridan appointed commander of the 5th Military District, comprising Louisiana and Texas......March 19, 1867 Governor Throckmorton removed, E. M. Pease appointed......July 30, 1867 General Sheridan relieved and General Hancock substituted as commander of the 5th Military District......Aug. 17, 1867 Gen. J. Reynolds a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Weyler y Nicolau, Valeriano 1840- (search)
War and served under two captain-generals. He remained there more than two years and was sent back to Spain on account of complaints against him for alleged cruelty. It was during this campaign in Cuba that he received his title of The butcher. While there, his troops, with his knowledge, committed dreadful outrages in the province of Santiago, and especially in Camaguey. In January, 1896, he was appointed captain-general of Cuba to succeed Gen. Martinez Campos. He landed at Havana, Feb. 10, and on the same day issued several addresses. To the military and civil authorities he said: It is quite impossible to concede that the status of the rebellion and the manner in which the rebel chiefs have overrun the island, the active pursuit by our troops being unable to check them, indicates indifference or a lack of spirit on the part of the inhabitants, for I do not understand how property holders can remain inactive and neutral while their plantations are being burned before
on in two days at most from the date of the order. Fort Donelson already contained a force of five thousand seven hundred and fifty men. Thus, after leaving some troops—chiefly cavalry—at Bowling Green, to keep up appearances of occupation and to delay Buell at the Big Barren River while removing the public property collected there to Nashville, or southward, a force of about twentyseven thousand men could have been thrown suddenly upon General Grant's forces near Fort Donelson, by the 10th of February at the latest. Such a force would have had ample time, before the 13th, to work the annihilation of General Grant's forces of fifteen thousand men, and would have regained Fort Henry and the control of the Tennessee River. The other ten thousand reinforcements of Buell's army, who arrived by boats on the evening of the 13th, would have met the same fate, had they landed on the left bank of the Cumberland. Such a victory over General Grant would certainly have deterred Buell from an
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