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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pickens, Fort (search)
farther seaward, on a low sand-pit, was Fort McRae. Across from Fort Pickens, on the main, was Fort Barrancas, built by the Spaniards, and taken from them by General Jackson. Nearly a mile eastward of the Barrancas was the navy-yard, then in command of Commodore Armstrong. Before the Florida ordinance of secession was passed (Jan. 10, 1861) the governor (Perry) made secret preparations with the governor of Alabama to seize all the national property within the domain of Floridanamely, Fort Jefferson, at the Garden Key, Tortugas; Fort Taylor, at Key West; Forts Pickens, McRae, and Barrancas, and the navy-yard near Pensacola. Early in January the commander of Fort Pickens (Lieut. Adam J. Slemmer), a brave Pennsylvanian, heard rumors that the fort was to be attacked, and he took immediate measures to save it and the other forts near. He called on Commodore Armstrong (Jan. 7) and asked his co-operation, but having no special order to do so, he declined. On the 9th Slemmer received in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. Clair, Arthur 1734-1818 (search)
forays caused the Indians to fight more desperately for their country. Congress then prepared to plant forts in the Northwestern Territory, and in September there were 2,000 troops at Fort Washington, under the immediate Map of the Northwestern Territory. command of Gen. Richard Butler. With General St. Clair as chief, these troops marched northward. They built Fort Hamilton, on the Miami River, 20 miles from Fort Washington, and garrisoned it. Forty-two miles farther on they built Fort Jefferson, and, when moving from that post, late in October, there were evidences that Indian scouts were hovering on their flanks. The invaders halted and encamped on a tributary of the Wabash, in Darke county, O., 100 miles north from Fort Washington (now Cincinnati). There the wearied soldiers slept (Nov. 3), without suspicion of danger near. During the night the sentinels gave warning of prowling Indians, and early the next morning, while the army were preparing for breakfast, they were f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
he first claim considered was that of Isaac Shelby's to settlement and pre-emption for raising a crop of corn in the county in 1176 ......Oct. 13, 1779 In retaliation for Colonel Clarke's successes in Illinois, Colonel Byrd, of the British army, is sent against Ruddle's and Martin's stations in Kentucky, captures them, and retreats with plunder and prisoners to Detroit......June 22, 1780 County of Kentucky divided into Jefferson, Fayette, and Lincoln counties......Nov. 1, 1780 Fort Jefferson, built on the Mississippi River, 5 miles below the mouth of the Ohio. Besieged by Chickasaw Indians, reinforced by General Clarke from Kaskaskia, and soon after abandoned as too remote to hold......1780 Captain Estill, in pursuit of Indians who had invested Estill's station, overtakes them near Mount Sterling, and in the fight loses his life......March 22, 1782 Battle of Blue Licks......Aug. 19, 1782 General Clarke, with 1,050 men, ends Indian invasions in Kentucky......Novembe
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Florida, 1861 (search)
ion, at St. AugustineBy State Troops. Jan. 10: Adoption of Secession OrdinanceBy State. Jan. 10: Transfer of U. S. TroopsFrom Barrancas Barracks to Fort Pickens. Jan. 12: Seizure of Barrancas Barracks, Forts Barrancas and McRae, and Navy Yard, PensacolaBy State Troops. Jan. 12: Surrender of Fort PickensDemanded. Jan. 14: Garrison of Fort Taylor, Key WestBy U. S. Troops. Jan. 15: Surrender of Fort PickensAgain demanded. Jan. 16: Action at Cedar KeysU. S. Navy. Jan. 18: Garrison of Fort Jefferson, TortugasBy U. S. Troops. Jan. 18: Surrender of Fort PickensDemanded for the third time. Feb. 6: Arrival off PensacolaOf U. S. S. "Brooklyn" with Reinforcements. April 17: Arrival at Fort PickensOf Reinforcements. Sept. 2: Destruction of Pensacola Navy YardBy Boats from U. S. Squadron. Sept. 14: Destruction of Privateer "Judah" near PensacolaBy Crew of U. S. Flagship "Colorado." Union loss, 3 killed, 15 wounded. Total, 18. Oct. 9: Action Santa RosaNEW YORK--6th Infantry. UNITED STA
Corps, to July, 1865. Service. Guarding railroad with headquarters at St. Joseph, Mo., till July 26, 1861. At Bird Point, Mo., till August 14. At Ironton, Pilot Knob, till August 27. At Jackson, Mo., till September 8. At Fort Jefferson, Ky., till September 23, and at Bird's Point till October 2. Expedition to Charleston October 2-12. At St. Louis, Mo., till February 10, 1862. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 10-14. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson Fenth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Service. Duty at Pilot Knob, Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Norfolk, Fort Jefferson, Bird's Point, Mo., Fort Holt, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., till November, 1861. Affair at Elliott's Mills, Camp Crittenden, September 22. Expedition to Belmont November 6-7. Battle of Belmont November 7. Moved from Bird's Point to St. L
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
. Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1863. Service. Duty at Santa Rosa Island, Florida, June 23, 1861, to May 9, 1862. (3 Cos. at Fort Jefferson, Florida, January to March, 1862.) Action at Santa Rosa Island October 9, 1861. Engagement with Confederate works at Pensacola November 22-23. Bombardment of Forts McRae and Barrancas January 1, 1862. Reconnoissance on Santa Rosa Islactober. Western Louisiana (Teche) Campaign October 3-November 30. Vermillionville November 11. Duty at New Iberia till January 7, 1864. Moved to Franklin January 7, thence to Key West, Florida, February, 1864, and garrison duty at Fort Jefferson till August, 1865. Attack on Fort Myers, Florida, February 20, 1865 (Detachment). Mustered out August 28, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 14 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 191 Enlisted m
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (search)
ill October. Expedition to Florida September 30-October 13. St. John's Bluff October 3. Capture of Jacksonville October 5 (Cos. E and K ). Expedition from Jacksonville to Lake Beresford and capture of Steamer Gov. Milton near Hawkinsville October 6 (Cos. E and K ). Expedition to Pocotaligo, S. C., October 21-23. Frampton's Plantation and Pocotaligo Bridge October 22. Ordered to Key West, Florida, November 15. Garrison Fort Taylor (Cos. A, B, C, E, G and I ) and Fort Jefferson (Cos. D, F, H and K ) till February, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 25. (Regiment re-enlisted October, 1863, to February, 1864.) At Algiers, La., February 28. Banks' Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing, April 23. Fatigue duty at Alexandria constructing dam across Red River April 30-May 10. Retreat to Mo
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, United States--Regular Army. (search)
ber 26-27. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Defenses of Washington and Shenandoah Valley till August, 1865. Battery L 1st United States Artillery Duty at Fort Duncan, Eagle Pass, Texas, January, 1861. Moved to Fort Jefferson, Florida, February 20, 1861, and to Fort Pickens, Florida May 24, 1861. Attached to District Fort Pickens and Pensacola, Florida, Dept. South, to September, 1862. Defenses New Orleans, La., Dept. Gulf, to December, 1862. Grover's Divisi26-27. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley and in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., till August, 1865. Battery M 1st United States Artillery Stationed at Fort Brown, Texas, till March, 1861. At Fort Jefferson, Florida, March 24, 1861, to June 16, 1862. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., June 16-20; thence to Beaufort, S. C., June 21. Attached to District of Beaufort, S. C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. United States Forces, Port Royal I
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 4: General Sheridan. (search)
two departments:--a Department of the South, and a Department of the Gulf. That of the South comprises seven States: Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, except the forts in Pensacola Bay, from Fort Jefferson to Key West. The Headquarters are at Louisville, where General McDowell resides. That of the Gulf comprises three States: Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas, with all the military stations in the Gulf of Mexico, from Fort Jefferson to KeyFort Jefferson to Key West, except the forts in Mobile Bay. The Headquarters are at New Orleans, where General Emory commands, under the orders of his superior officer, General McDowell. General Sheridan's Division of the Missouri is of greater extent, and, in a military sense, of vaster importance, since it runs from the British frontier to the Mexican frontier, and cuts off every line of intercourse between the Eastern and Western States. This great division consists of four departments, called Dakota, Platte
Aug. 14, 1814. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835. Brevet Second Lieutenant, 2d U. S. Artillery, July 1, 1835. Second Lieutenant, Dec. 28, 1835. Brevet First Lieutenant, Dec. 31, 1835. First Lieutenant, Feb. 8, 1837. Captain, June 18, 1846. Brevet Major, Aug. 20, 1847. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, Sept. 8, 1847. In defence of Washington, D. C., Feb.–Mar., 1861. Major, Apr. 28, 1861. At Fort Pickens, Fla., Apr. to Oct., 1861. Lieut. Colonel, Oct. 26, 1861. At Fort Jefferson, Fla., Nov., 1861, to Mar., 1862. At Philadelphia, Penn., Apr.–May, 1862. On leave of absence, May to July, 1862. Member of Board for Retiring Disabled Officers, July to Sept., 1862. Superintendent of volunteer recruiting service and chief mustering and disbursing officer at Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 9, 1862, to Sept. 1, 1863. In command of regimental headquarters. At Fort Washington, Md., Sept. 10, 1863, to Nov. 13, 1865. Colonel, 4th U. S. Artillery, Aug. 1, 1863. Member of Board to ex
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