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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Armstrong, John, 1758-1843 (search)
Armstrong, John, 1758-1843 Military officer; born in Carlisle, Pa., Nov. 25, 1758. While a student at Princeton, in 1775, he became a volunteer in Potter's Pennsylvania regiment, and was soon afterwards made an aide-de-camp to General Mercer. He was afterwards placed on the staff of General Gates, and remained so from the beginning of that officer's campaign against Burgoyne until the end of the war, having the rank of major. Holding a facile pen, he was employed to write the famous John Armstrong. Newburgh addresses. They were powerfully and eloquently written. After the war he was successively Secretary of State and Adjutant-General of Pennsylvania; and in 1784 he conducted operations against the settlers in the Wyoming Valley. The Continental Congress in 1787 appointed him one of the judges for the Northwestern Territory, but he declined. Two years later he married a sister of Chancellor Livingston, removed to New York, purchased a farm within the precincts of the old
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Potter, Robert B. 1829-1887 (search)
Potter, Robert B. 1829-1887 Military officer; born in Schenectady, N. Y., July 16, 1829; son of Bishop Alonzo Potter; was a successful lawyer in New York City when the Civil War broke out. He entered the military service as major of the Shepard Rifles, and led the attack with Reno's Zouaves and the 9th New Jersey Regiment on Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, 1862. He was wounded at Newbern; behaved gallantly at the head of his regiment in battles in Virginia, and at Antietam carried the stone bridge on the National left, when he was again wounded. He was in the battle at Fredericksburg, and was made brigadier-general of volunteers in March, 1863. He commanded a division in the siege of Vicksburg, was active in the defence of Knoxville, and commanded a corps against Longstreet in Tennessee. In command of a division in the Army of the Potomac, he was distinguished throughout the Richmond campaign in 1864-65, and was shot through the body at Petersburg (April 2, 1865), but recovered. He w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Princeton, battle of. (search)
force them, were pressed by the New England troops, under Stark, Poor, Patterson, Reed, and others, and were joined in their flight towards New Brunswick by the 40th, who had not taken part in the action. A British regiment in the strong stone-built Nassau Hall, of the College of New Jersey, was cannonaded, and soon surrendered. In this short but sharp battle the British lost, in killed, wounded, and prisoners, about 430 men. The American loss was about 100, including Colonels Haslet and Potter, Major Morris, and Captains Shippen, Fleming, and Neal. Mercer died nine days after the battle. When Cornwallis arrived at Princeton, Washington and his little army and prisoners were tar on their way towards the Millstone River, in hot pursuit of the 40th and 55th regiments. Washington relinquished the chase because of the great fatigue of his soldiers; and moving on to Morristown (q. v.), in east Jersey, there established the winter-quarters of the army. He was universally applauded. I
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, William Bacon 1815-1887 (search)
Stevens, William Bacon 1815-1887 Clergyman; born in Bath, Me., July 13, 1815; graduated at the Medical Department of Dartmouth College in 1837, and practised till 1842; then studied theology and was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church; was consecrated assistant to Bishop Alonzo Potter, of Pennsylvania, in 1862, and upon the latter's death in 1865 succeeded to the bishopric. He was the author of Discourses before the Historical Society of Georgia; History of Georgia (2 volumes) ; History of silk culture in Georgia, etc. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., June 11, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ixth Avenue......April 29, 1878 Coinage of 20-cent silver pieces stopped by act......May 2, 1878 Prof. Joseph Henry, of the Smithsonian Institution, born 1797, dies......May 13, 1878 Select committee appointed in the House on motion of Mr. Potter to investigate alleged frauds in the Presidential election in Louisiana and Florida......May 17, 1878 Further retirement of legal-tender notes forbidden; the balance, $350,000,000, to be kept in circulation, by act......May 31, 1878 Bill time since Jan. 13, 1862......Dec. 17, 1878 Bayard Taylor, born 1825, dies at Berlin, Germany......Dec. 19, 1878 Government resumes specie payment......Jan. 1, 1879 Caleb Cushing, born 1800, dies at Newburyport, Mass......Jan. 2, 1879 Potter committee of House of Representatives begins the cipher despatches inquiry at Washington......Jan. 21, 1879 Act to incorporate the Society of the Jesuit Fathers of New Mexico, passed by the legislative Assembly of New Mexico over the governor'