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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ndrew Jackson; the brigadier-generals were Winfield Scott, Edmund Gaines, Alexander Macomb, and Elea [First ballot, Clay, 103; Harrison, 94; and Scott, 57. Fifth ballot, Clay, 90; Harrison, 148; and Scott, 16. The nomination of Harrison was made unanimous, and John Tyler nominated for Vice-Pres 1847 Armistice granted the Mexicans by General Scott......from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7, 1847 Saltidency were Millard Fillmore, New York; Gen. Winfield Scott, Virginia; and Daniel Webster, Massachus rank was immediately conferred upon Maj.-Gen. Winfield Scott.] Right of way granted to Hiram O.Ferry, W . Va.......Oct. 16-18, 1859 Gen. Winfield Scott is ordered to the Pacific coast in viewcts establishing these governments.] Gen. Winfield Scott, in a letter to Mr. Seward, submits fouof Ball's Bluff, Va.......Oct. 21, 1861 General Scott retires, aged seventy-five......Nov. 1, 18on record......May 28, 1866 Death of Gen. Winfield Scott at West Point, aged eighty......May 29,[3 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
the commanding officer on the Ohio to dispossess a body of men who had, in a lawless and unauthorized manner, taken possession of Post Vincennes ......April 24, 1787 Indiana part of Northwestern Territory created by law......July 13, 1787 Maj.-Gen. Arthur St. Clair elected by Congress governor of the Territory northwest of the Ohio......Oct. 5, 1787 By act of Congress, 400 acres are granted to each person who, in 1783, was head of a family at Vincennes......March 3, 1791 Brigadier-General Scott, with 800 men, sent against Wea Indian towns on the Wabash, destroys Ouiatenon......June 1, 1791 Second expedition against the Indian villages on the Wabash under Brig.-Gen. James Wilkinson, who leaves Fort Washington, Aug. 1, 1791, destroys the Eel River Indian village near Logansport, and over 400 acres of corn, and reaches the rapids of the Ohio......Aug. 21, 1791 Treaty of peace and friendship with the Indians at Vincennes, by Brig.-Gen. Rufus Putnam......Sept. 27, 1792
nt made between the British government and the United States to prevent immediate hostilities between the troops of Maine and New Brunswick, that armed men should be withdrawn from the territory, and the trespassers be kept off by the combined efforts of both governments......Feb. 27, 1839 Act of Congress passed authorizing the President to resist any attempt of Great Britain to enforce exclusive jurisdiction over the disputed territory in the north of Maine......March 3, 1839 Gen. Winfield Scott, sent to command on the Maine frontier, arranges a truce and joint occupancy of the disputed territory by both governments......March 21, 1839 Treaty concluded at Washington between Lord Ashburton, for Great Britain, and Daniel Webster, Secretary of State, for the United States, fixing the boundary of Maine on the north, freeing navigation of the St. John's River, confirming land in disputed territory to those in possession, and allowing Maine and Massachusetts compensation for ter
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
s Senator from Michigan, for President......May 22, 1848 Edgar Allan Poe, born Jan. 26, 1809, dies in Washington University Hospital, Baltimore; buried in Westminster graveyard......Oct. 7, 1849 Election riots between Democrats and Know-nothings......Nov. 4, 1849 Convention to frame a new constitution meets at Annapolis, Nov. 4, 1850, completes its labors May 13, 1851; the constitution ratified by the people......June 4, 1851 Whig National Convention at Baltimore nominates Gen. Winfield Scott for President......June 16, 1852 Whig National Convention at Baltimore adopts the nominees of the American party, Fillmore and Donelson, for President and Vice-President......Sept. 17, 1856 George Peabody gives $300,000 to found Peabody Institute......Feb. 12, 1857 Strike of the conductors and train men on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, militia called out; amicably settled......April 29, 1857 Constitutional Union Convention at Baltimore nominates John Bell, of Tennesse
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vera Cruz, capture of (search)
Vera Cruz, capture of On Nov. 30, 1846, Gen. Winfield Scott sailed from New York to take chief command of the American armies in Mexico. He reached the mouth of the Rio Grande about Jan. 1, 184g materials for attacking Vera Cruz delayed the movement several weeks. For this expedition General Scott assigned 12,000 men, and appointed the island of Lobos, about 125 miles northwest of Vera C city were completely invested by the Americans four days after the landing, and on March 22 General Scott and Commodore Conner were ready for the bombardment. Then Scott summoned the city and fortrScott summoned the city and fortress to surrender. The demand was refused, when shells from seven mortars on land (soon increased to nine) were hurled upon the city. The engineering works for the siege had been skilfully prepared lost only eighty men killed and wounded; the Mexicans lost 1,000 killed and many more wounded. Scott tried to induce the governor to send the women and children and foreign residents out of the cit
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
ckade extended to the whole coast of the United States......April 23, 1814 Sloop-of-war Peacock captures the British brig Épervier off the coast of Florida with $118,000 in specie......April 29, 1814 British attack and destroy the fort at Oswego, N. Y.......May 6, 1814 Action at Big Sandy Creek, N. Y.......May 29, 1814 Sloop-of-war Wasp captures the British sloop Reindeer in the British Channel......June 28, 1814 Fort Erie, with about 170 British soldiers, surrenders to Gen. Winfield Scott and General Ripley......July 3, 1814 Battle of Chippewa, Upper Canada......July 5, 1814 Battle of Lundy's Lane, or Bridgewater, Upper Canada......July 25, 1814 Congress appropriates $320,000 for one or more floating batteries, designed by Robert Fulton; one finished......July, 1814 [This was the first steam vessel of war built.] Expedition from Detroit against Fort Mackinaw fails......Aug. 4, 1814 British troops land at Pensacola, Fla.......Aug. 4, 1814 British tr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Marcus Joseph 1831- (search)
Wright, Marcus Joseph 1831- Military officer; born in Purdy, Tenn., June 5, 1831; received a common school education; studied law and engaged in practice; served in the Confederate army during the Civil War; was lieutenant-colonel of the 154th Tennessee Infantry; promoted brigadier-general in 1862; and was wounded at the battle of Shiloh. He was author of Life of Gen. Winfield Scott; Life of Gov. William Blount; History of McNairy county, Tenn.; and about fifty biographies of Confederate generals; part author of Memoirs of Robert E. Lee, and Library of American history; and a contributor to various magazines.
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