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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
Massachusetts10,288First-class battle-shipS.10,403T. S.16 Oregon10,288First-class battle-shipS.11,111T. S.16 Brooklyn9,215Armored cruiserS.18,769T. S.20 New York8,200Armored cruiserS.17,401T. S.18 Columbia7,375Protected cruiserS.18,509Tr.S.11 Minneapolis7,375Protected cruiserS.20,862Tr.S.11 Texas6,315Second class battle-shipS.8,610T. S.8 Puritan6,060Double-turretS.3,700T. S.10 Olympia5,870Protected cruiserS.17,313T. S.14 Chicago5,000Protected cruiserS.9,000T. S.18 Second rate Buffalo6,888Cruiser (converted)S.3,600S.6 Dixie6,145Cruiser (converted)S.3,800S.10 Baltimore4,413Protected cruiserS.10,064T. S.10 Philadelphia4,324Protected cruiserS.1,815T. S.12 Newark4,098Protected cruiserS.8,869T. S.12 San Francisco4,098Protected cruiserS.9,913T. S.12 Monterey4,084Barbette cruiser, low free-board monitorS.5,244T. S.4 Miantonomoh3,990Double-turret monitorI.1,426T. S.4 Amphitrite3,990Double-turret monitorI.1,600T. S.6 Monadnock3,990Double-turret monitorI.3,000T. S.6 Terr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Sweden, founding of (search)
ined its charter, their trade with the Indians was conducted almost entirely on shipboard, and they made no attempts to build any house or fortress until 1629. Now, whether that was done with or without the permission of England, the town of New Amsterdam was built and fortified, as also the place Aurania, Orange, now called Albany, having since had three general-governors, one after the other. But that was not yet enough. They wished to extend their power to the river Delaware also, and ereithstanding all this, the Hollanders believed that they had the best right to the Delaware River; yea, a better right than the Indians themselves. It was their object to secure at least all the land lying between said river and their city of New Amsterdam, where was their stronghold, and which country they once called The New Netherlands. But, as their forces were still too weak, they always kept one or another of their people upon the east side of the river to watch those who might visit the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Niagara, Fort (search)
egulars and Indians at Queenston for further work of destruction. They crossed the river to Lewiston, and plundered and laid waste the whole New York frontier to Buffalo. In 1814, on the retirement of General Wilkinson, General Brown, who had been promoted to major-general, became commander-in-chief of the Northern Department. ern border. It was during Brown's suspense that Oswego was attacked and captured. General Scott finally led the army to the Niagara and made his headquarters at Buffalo, where General Brown appeared at the close of June. On the morning of July 3, Generals Scott and Ripley crossed the Niagara River with a considerable force and csuccessful (Sept. 17). The Americans pressed the besiegers back towards Chippewa. Informed that General Izard was approaching with reinforcements for Brown, Drummond retired to Fort George. The Americans abandoned and destroyed Fort Erie Nov. 5, crossed the river, and went into winter quarters at Black Rock, Buffalo, and Batavia.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Olmsted, Frederick law 1822- (search)
Olmsted, Frederick law 1822- Landscape architect; born in Hartford, Conn., April 26, 1822; chief designer (with Calvert Vaux) of Central Park, New York City, 1857; and, with others, of many public parks in Brooklyn, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago (including World's Fair) Milwaukee, Louisville, Washington, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry on-to-washington- (search)
tary of War. Nothing is more probable, said the Richmond Inquirer, in 1861, than that President Davis will soon march an army through North Carolina and Virginia to Washington ; and it called upon Virginians who wished to join the Southern army to organize at once. The first fruits of Virginia secession, said the New Orleans Picayune, on the 18th, will be the removal of Lincoln and his cabinet, and whatever he can carry away, to the safer neighborhood of Harrisburg or Cincinnati—perhaps to Buffalo or Cleveland. The Vicksburg (Miss.) Whig of the 20th said: Maj. Ben McCulloch has organized a force of 5,000 men to seize the Federal capital the instant the first blood is spilled. On the evening of the same day, when news of bloodshed in Baltimore reached Montgomery (see Baltimore), bonfires were built in front of the Exchange Hotel, and from its balcony Roger A. Pryor, of Virginia, in a speech to the multitude, said that he was in favor of an immediate march on Washington. At the d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Palmer, Innes Newton 1824- (search)
Palmer, Innes Newton 1824- Military officer; born in Buffalo, N. Y., March 30, 1824; graduated at West Point in 1846; served in the war against Mexico; and in August, 1861, was made major of cavalry. In September he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, having been engaged in the battle of Bull Run in July previous. He commanded a brigade in the Peninsular campaign in 1862; a division in North Carolina the first half of 1863; and from August of that year until April, 1864, he commanded the defences of the North Carolina coast. He was in command of the District of North Carolina until March, 1865, participating in Sherman's movements. In 1865 he was brevetted brigadier-general U. S. A.; in 1868 commissioned colonel of the 2d United States Cavalry; and in 1879 was retired.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pan-American Exposition, (search)
result never before approached. The general style of the architecture is the Spanish Renaissance, making a general use of many brilliant tints and colors. The popular name for the exposition is The Landscape City. A portion of Delaware Park, Buffalo, embracing 350 acres, was selected as the site for the fair, the total cost of which is estimated at $10,000,000. Buffalo is the chief gateway between the East and the West. Within a radius of 500 miles there is a population of over 40,000,000 ted at $10,000,000. Buffalo is the chief gateway between the East and the West. Within a radius of 500 miles there is a population of over 40,000,000 people. In addition to the classified and special exhibit is the Midway Pleasure Ground, comprising many interesting and novel exhibits. While holding a public reception in the Temple of Music on Sept. 6, President McKinley was shot by an anarchist named Leon Czolgosz, and died of the wounds Saturday, Sept. 14, 1901. See McKinley, William.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pauperism in the United States. (search)
mber of paupers fell off 2,000. Even England seems to have met with some success in dealing with pauperism, for the paupers comprised 5 3/10 per cent. of the population in 1863, 4 6/10 in 1871, and only 2 per cent. in 1882. The experience of Buffalo, in this country, has been as instructive as it is gratifying. During the first ten years of the existence of the Buffalo Charity Organization Society—namely, from 1877 to 1887—the pauperism of the city decreased, so far as statistics indicaty that society in 1878-79, Mr. Rosenau, the secretary, was able to state that, so far as he knew, 458 families had never been applicants for charity since 1879, and only 81 were met with in 1887. Mr. Rosenau further said that, if the citizens of Buffalo would furnish the society with funds and workers, the close of 1897 would see the city practically free from pauperism, and, he hoped, with very little abject poverty within her limits. Mr. Kellogg, of the New York society, in his fifth annual
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, Peter Buel 1773-1844 (search)
Porter, Peter Buel 1773-1844 Military officer; born in Salisbury, Conn., Aug. 4, 1773; studied law, and began practice at Canandaigua, N. Y., in 1795; was a member of Congress from 1809 to 1813, and again in 1815-16. He settled at Black Rock, near General Porter's medal. Buffalo, where he and his brothers made large purchases of land along the Niagara River. A leader of volunteers on the Niagara frontier, he became distinguished for his skill and bravery, and received the thanks of Congress and a gold medal. President Madison offered him the position Peter Buel, Porter. of commander-in-chief of the army in 1815, which he declined. He was secretary of state of New York (1815-16), and was Secretary of War, under President John Quincy Adams, in 1828. General Porter was one of the early projectors of the Erie Canal, and one of the first board of commissioners. He died at Niagara Falls, March 20, 1844.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Queenston, battle of. (search)
ar on the Niagara frontier that General Van Rensselaer found himself in command of only 700 men there on Sept. 1. His headquarters were at Lewiston, opposite Queenston. He had been promised 5,000 men at that time, and was charged with the double duty of defending that frontier and invading Canada. After the armistice was ended, regulars and militia began to gather on that frontier, and towards the middle of October Van Rensselaer had 6,000 men scattered along the river from Lewiston to Buffalo. Feeling strong enough, he marched to invade Canada from Lewiston, on the night of the 12th. It was intensely dark. A storm had just ceased, and the air was laden with vapor. At 3 A. M. the next day Col. Solomon Van Rensselaer, in command of 600 men, was on the shore at Lewiston, prepared to cross the river in the gloom, but, for want of a sufficient number of boats, he crossed with less than half his force. The British, on the alert, had discovered the movement of the Americans, and w
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