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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stanley, Henry Morton (search)
Stanley, Henry Morton Explorer; born near Denbigh, Wales, in 1840. His original name was John Rawlands. For ten years he was in the poor-house of St. Asaph, where he received a good education, and left it at the age of thirteen, became teacher of a school, and finally shipped at Liverpool as a cabin-boy for New Orleans. There he found employment with a merchant named Stanley, who adopted him and gave him his name. Enlisting in the Confederate army at the Henry Morton Stanley. beginning of the Civil War, he was made prisoner, and entered the United States navy as a volunteer. After the war he travelled in Turkey and Asia Minor, and visited Wales. At the poor-house of St. Asaph he gave a dinner to the children, and told them that what success he had attained in life he owed to the education received there. Returning to the United States, he was engaged in 1868, by the proprietor of the New York Herald to accompany the British expedition to Abyssinia, as correspondent. In
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
uly, 1819, the steamship Savannah crossed the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Liverpool in twenty-six days. Six years later the steamship Enterprise went from Falmou is now traversed by steam-vessels from New York to A modern Ocean steamer. Liverpool in about five and a half days. Steamships are seen on every sea. They are empat of 350 tons, built in New York City, crosses the Atlantic from Savannah to Liverpool in twenty-six days, during eighteen of which she uses her paddles Off Cape ClAmerican waters, built by John Laird, of Birkenhead, and shipped in pieces at Liverpool, built in the Savannah River as a tugboat1834 Great Western Steamship Compane, the Britannia, side-wheeler, crosses to Boston in 14 days 8 hours, leaving LiverpoolJuly 4, 1840 Pacific Steam Navigation Company established1840 Screw steamer 1890 Whaleback Charles W. Wetmore steams from the head of Lake Superior to Liverpool1891 Campania, twin-screw Cunard liner, with a gross tonnage of 12,500 tons,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tarleton, Sir Banastre 1754-1833 (search)
Tarleton, Sir Banastre 1754-1833 Military officer; born in Liverpool, England, Aug. 21, 1754; purchased a commission in the Sir Banastre Tarleton. British army (dragoons). At the beginning of the Revolutionary War he came to America, and was concerned in the capture of General Lee late in 1776. After the evacuation of Philadelphia, 1778, he commanded a cavalry corps called the British Legion, and accompanied the troops that captured Charleston in May, 1780. He was one of Cornwallis's most active officers in the Carolinas and Virginia, in 1780-81, destroying Colonel Buford's regiment at Waxhaw Creek. Tarleton's quarter was synonymous with wholesale butchery. He was one of the prisoners at the surrender of Cornwallis. He published a history of his campaign in 1780-81. He died in England, Jan. 23, 1833.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thompson, George 1804-1878 (search)
Thompson, George 1804-1878 Reformer; born in Liverpool, England, June 18, 1804; came to the United States at the request of William Lloyd Garrison to aid the abolition cause; addressed large meetings in the Northern States, and through his efforts 150 anti-slavery societies were formed. He was threatened by mobs several times, and once, when in Boston, escaped death by fleeing in a small boat to an English vessel, on which he sailed to England. His visit created much excitement and was denounced by President Jackson in a message to Congress. He revisited the United States in 1851, and again during the Civil War, when a public reception was given in his honor at which President Lincoln and his cabinet were present. In 1870 a testimonial fund was raised for him by his admirers in the United States and in England. He died in Leeds, England, Oct. 7, 1878.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
gress adjourns......March 3, 1819 Side-wheel steamer Savannah leaves Savannah, Ga., for Liverpool, England......May 24, 1819 [She arrives at Liverpool, June 20, 1819.] Maine separated from MaLiverpool, June 20, 1819.] Maine separated from Massachusetts by the Massachusetts legislature......June 19, 1819 Com. Oliver Hazard Perry dies at Trinidad, West Indies, of yellow fever......Aug. 23, 1819 Sixteenth Congress, first session, con regular steampacket of the Cunard line, arrives at Boston, fourteen days and eight hours from Liverpool......July 19, 1840 First session adjourns......July 21, 1840 Log-cabin and Hard-cider cating a Presidential campaign were now introduced.] Steamship Arcadia arrives at Boston from Liverpool in twelve days and twelve hours, the shortest passage up to that time......Oct. 17, 1840 Al National thanksgiving for peace......Nov. 2, 1865 Shenandoah, Captain Waddell, reaches Liverpool, England, Nov. 6; he had first heard of the peace Aug. 2; vessel given up to British government, an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
ns governorship and is succeeded by William Rabun, president of the Senate......Nov. 4, 1817 Three hundred Georgia infantry under Lieutenant-Colonel Arbuckle repulse Fowltown Indians 12 miles from Fort Scott on Flint River......Nov. 23, 1817 Ex-Governor Mitchell, United States agent to the Creek Indians, concludes treaty, ceding lands in northwest Georgia to the United States to be annexed to Georgia......Jan. 22, 1818 First transatlantic steamship Savannah sails from Savannah for Liverpool (passage took twenty-six days)......May 26, 1819 Governor Rabun dying, is succeeded by Matthew Talbot, president of the Senate......Oct. 24, 1819 Macon laid out, and first court held......March 20, 1823 Wilson Lumpkin appointed by President commissioner of boundary between Georgia and Florida......1823 By amendment to the constitution, the election of governor is transferred from the legislature to the people......Nov. 17, 1824 Treaty at Indian Springs with Creeks— represen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
rated......1819 Steamship Savannah, 380 tons, Capt. Moses Rodgers, sails from New York, where she was built, for Savannah, Ga.......April 10, 1819 [Arriving there April 17, she sails from that port, May 24, for St. Petersburg, Russia, via Liverpool, reaches Liverpool, June 20; sails for St. Petersburg, July 23; returns to Savannah, fifty days from St. Petersburg, December, 1819; first American steamship to cross the Atlantic.] Population of the State, 1,372,111......1820 [From this Liverpool, June 20; sails for St. Petersburg, July 23; returns to Savannah, fifty days from St. Petersburg, December, 1819; first American steamship to cross the Atlantic.] Population of the State, 1,372,111......1820 [From this time the State has been styled the Empire State. ] Revised State constitution adopted and ratified......February, 1822 Joseph C. Yates, governor......1822 Champlain Canal begun 1816, finished......1823 De Witt Clinton elected governor......1824 Lafayette lands in New York City......Aug. 15, 1824 Geneva College, Geneva, Ontario county, incorporated......1825 [Name changed to Hobart College, March 27, 1860.] Daniel D. Tompkins, born 1774, dies on Staten Island......June 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waddell, James Iredell 1824-1886 (search)
Waddell, James Iredell 1824-1886 Naval officer; born in Pittsboro, N. C., in 1824; graduated at the United States Naval Academy; resigned from the navy in 1861, and entered the Confederate service in the following year; commanded the ram Louisiana at New Orleans till the engagement with Farragut's fleet, when he destroyed that vessel by blowing her up; later was ordered to England, where in 1864 he took command of the Shenandoah, with which he cruised in the Pacific Ocean, destroying vessels till Aug. 2, 1865, when he learned that Lee had surrendered more than three months before. Returning to England he surrendered his vessel to the United States consul at Liverpool, and he and his crew were liberated. the Shenandoah, under Captain Waddell, was the only vessel that ever carried the Confederate flag around the world. He died in Annapolis, Md., March 15, 1886.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilkinson, John 1821- (search)
Wilkinson, John 1821- Naval officer; born in Norfolk, Va., Nov. 6, 1821; joined the navy in 1837; served on the Portsmouth in 1845-46; promoted master in June, 1850, and lieutenant in the following November. He resigned from the National service in 1861 and joined the Confederate navy as a lieutenant; was executive officer of the ram Louisiana, which was captured by Farragut in the spring of 1862, when New Orleans fell; was exchanged in the following August and appointed an agent to buy and load a vessel with war materials in England. He purchased the Giraffe, with which he ran the blockade at Wilmington, N. C. In 1864 he commanded the Chickamauga, with which he destroyed numerous merchant vessels, and in the following year commanded the blockade runner Chameleon, in which he sailed to Liverpool, where she was seized by the United States governemnt after the war. Wilkinson published The narrative of a blockade runner.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
Dec. 23-31, 1853 Ship Staffordshire, from Liverpool to Boston, strikes on Blande Rock, south of ......April 16, 1854 Steamer Arctic, from Liverpool, struck by the Vesta, 40 miles off Cape Race 1854 Collins line steamer Pacific leaves Liverpool for New York with 240 persons on board and i.....Sept. 12, 1857 American ship Pomona, Liverpool to New York, wrecked on Blackwater Bank, thepril 27-28, 1859 Steamship Indian, from Liverpool to Portland, strikes on Seal Ledge, about 65Dec. 26, 1885 Cunard steamer Oregon, from Liverpool to New York, run into by an unknown schooneretc. English ship Jane and Margaret, from Liverpool to New York, wrecked near the Isle of Man; o.....February, 1837 Governor Fenner, from Liverpool to America, run down off Holyhead by the ste British steamer City of Glasgow sails from Liverpool for Philadelphia with 450 passengers and is mship City of Boston sails from New York for Liverpool, Jan. 28, 1870; never since seen; a board, s[4 more...]
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