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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pinckney, Thomas 1750-1828 (search)
Pinckney, Thomas 1750-1828 Diplomatist; born in Charleston, S. C., Oct. 23, 1750; educated in England, and was admitted to the bar in 1770. He joined the army in 1775; became a major and aide to General Lincoln, and afterwards to Count d'estaing in the siege of Savannah. He was distinguished in the battle at Stono Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Ferry, and was aide to General Gates in the battle near Camden, where he was wounded and made prisoner. In 1792 he was sent as minister to Great Britain, and in 1794 to Spain, where he negotiated the treaty of St. Ildefonso, which secured Thomas Pinckney. to the United States the free navigation of the Mississippi River. In 1799 he was a member of Congress, and in March, 1812, President Madison appointed him commander of the Sixth Military District. His last military service was under General Jackson at the last decisive battle with the Creeks at Horseshoe Bend. He died in Charleston, S. C., Nov. 2, 1828.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, Moses 1755-1822 (search)
Porter, Moses 1755-1822 Military officer; born in Danvers, Mass., in 1755: was in the battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill, and many of the prominent battles of the Revolution, and was one of the few old officers selected for the first peace establishment. In 1791 he was promoted to captain, and served under Wayne in 1794. In March, 1812, he was colonel of light artillery, and was distinguished at the capture of Fort George, in May, 1813. He accompanied Wilkinson's army on the St. Lawrence, and in the autumn of 1814 was brevetted brigadier-general, and ordered to the defence of Norfolk, Va. He died in Cambridge, April 14, 1822.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), President, the (search)
President, the An American frigate built in New York City in 1794; became flag-ship of the squadron commanded by Capt. John Rodgers at the beginning of the War of 1812. Minister Pinkney, at the British Court, had arranged the difficulties concerning the affair of the Chesapeake and Leopard (see Chesapeake), by which full atonement by the British government was secured. A favorable arrangement with the French by the United States had caused British cruisers on the American coast to become more and more annoying to American commerce. A richly laden vessel bound to France was captured within 30 miles of New York, and early in May, 1811, a British frigate, supposed to be the Guerriere, stopped an American brig only 18 miles from New York. The government then resolved to send out one or two of the new frigates to protect American commerce from British cruisers. the President, lying at Annapolis, was ordered (May 6) to put to sea at once, under the command of Commodore Rodgers. Rod
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Railroads. (search)
Railroads. The steam-carriage was dimly shadowed by Evans's Oracter Amphibolis. It suggested the locomotive. His drawings and specifications, sent to England in 1787 and 1794-95, were copied there, and became the basis of all subsequent inventions of that nature. In 1804 Evans said, The time will come when a steam-carriage will set out from Washington in the morning, the passengers will breakfast at Baltimore, dine at Philadelphia, and sup in New York. The prophecy is fulfilled. The first railroad charter granted in America was given by the legislature of New York to the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad Company in 1825. The road was completed in the fall of 1831. The next charter was given A modern locomotive designed for fast passenger service. by the legislature of Maryland (1827) to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. The same year Horatio Allen was sent to England by the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company to buy for them locomotives and iron for a railway which they
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ripley, James Wolfe 1794-1870 (search)
Ripley, James Wolfe 1794-1870 Soldier; born in Windham, Conn., Dec. 10, 1794; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1814; served in the War of 1812, participating in the defence of Sackett's Harbor. During the Seminole War he was engaged in the capture of Pensacola and San Carlos de Barrancas. He received the brevet of brigadier-general in 1861, and later was promoted to full rank. He died in Hartford, Conn., March 16, 1870.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Robinson, Edward 1794-1819 (search)
Robinson, Edward 1794-1819 Scholar; born in Southington, Conn., April 10, 1794; graduated at Hamilton College in 1816, and married a daughter of Samuel Kirkland, the missionary, who died in 1819. He became an assistant instructor in Andover Theological Seminary. For four years (1826-30) he travelled in Europe, where he married Therese, laughter of Professor Jakob, of Halle, a woman of fine literary attainments. From 1830 to 1833 he was Professor of Sacred Literature and Librarian at Andover, and from 1837 until his death was Professor of Biblical Literature in the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Dr. Robinson visited Palestine in 1838, and, with Rev. Eli Smith, made a minute survey of it, an account of which was published in Halle, London, and Boston in 1841. He made a second visit in 1852, the result of which was published in 1856. Dr. Robinson's researches in Palestine are regarded by Biblical scholars as of the first importance. At the time of his death he was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ruffin, Edmund 1794-1865 (search)
Ruffin, Edmund 1794-1865 Military officer; born in Prince George county, Va., Jan. 5, 1794. At the outbreak of the Civil War Edmund Ruffin. his company was ordered to Charleston, and he was chosen to fire the first shot against Fort Sumter, April 14, 1861. He wrote Anticipations of the future to serve as lessons for the present time (1860); and edited the Westover manuscripts, containing the History of the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina. He died in Redmoor, Amelia co., Va., June 15, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rutherford, Griffith 1731- (search)
Rutherford, Griffith 1731- Military officer; born in Ireland, about 1731. A resident of western North Carolina, he represented Rowan county in the convention of Newbern in 1775. He led a force against the Cherokees in 1776, and was appointed by the Provincial Congress a brigadier-general in April of that year. He commanded a brigade at the battle near Camden; was made a prisoner, and afterwards commanded at Wilmington, when the British evacuated. He was State Senator in 1784, and soon afterwards emigrated to Tennessee, where, in 1794, he was a member of the council, and where he died about 1800.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sargent, Nathan 1794-1875 (search)
Sargent, Nathan 1794-1875 (pen-name Oliver Oldschool), author; born in Pultney, Vt., May 5, 1794; admitted to the bar in 1816 and settled in Cahawba, Ala., where he became county and probate judge; removed to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1830; and established a Whig newspaper; and became Washington correspondent of the United States gazette. He was sergeantat-arms in Congress in 1849-51; commissioner of customs in 1861-67; and president of the Washington Reform School for several years. He published Life of Henry Clay; and Public men and events. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 2, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sargent, Winthrop 1825-1870 (search)
; The journal of the General meeting of the Cincinnati; Life and career of Maj. John Andre; The Confederate States and slavery, etc. He died in Paris, France, May 18, 1870. Military officer; born in Gloucester, Mass., May 1, 1753; graduated at Harvard College in 1771; entered the military service in 1775; and became captain of Knox's artillery regiment in March, 1776, serving with it during the war, and engaging in the principal battles in the North, attaining the rank of major. Connected with the Ohio Company in 1786, Congress appointed him surveyor of the Northwest Territory, and he was made its first secretary. He was St. Clair's adjutant-general at the time of his defeat in 1791, when he was wounded; and was adjutant-general and inspector of Wayne's troops in 1794-95. He was made governor of the Northwest Territory in 1798. Mr. Sargent was a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. He died in New Orleans, La., June 3, 1820.
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