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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), General Armstrong, the (search)
tagonist. The Tammany Society of New York gave the captain an elegant sword, and voted thanks to his companions in the fight. In 1814 the General Armstrong was under the command of Capt. Samuel C. Reid, and in September she was in the harbor of Fayal, one of the islands of the Azores, belonging to Portugal. It was a neutral port, and Reid did not expect to be disturbed there by British vessels. He was mistaken. On the 26th Commodore Lloyd appeared off the harbor with his flag-ship, the Prd, and he was greeted with enthusiasm on his return to the United States. The Portuguese government demanded and received from the British an apology for the violation of neutrality, and restitution for the destruction of Portuguese property at Fayal during the action. That government also demanded satisfaction and indemnification for the destruction of the American vessel in their neutral port. This was refused, and neither the owners of the vessel nor their heirs ever received indemnific
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holland submarine torpedo-boat. (search)
ed suddenness. The six Holland boats building for the United States, though inadequate for general protection, would make a big hole in any blockading squadron that settled down in front of one of our great harbors. The squadron would have to face almost inevitable destruction, or put out to sea. A submarine is now under construction which will start on a journey across the Atlantic, travelling entirely under her own power. She will go first to Bermuda, a distance of 676 miles, then to Fayal, 1,880 miles, and thence to Lisbon, 940 miles, or a total of 3.496 miles. If it were deemed advisable, the trip could just as easily be made direct, without making a call at any intermediate port. This boat will go on the surface almost exclusively. Her chief motive power will be a gasoline engine of 160 horse-power, that will drive her at the rate of 9 1/2 knots an hour. This engine will also generate the electric power that may be needed for submerged runs, and such work as may be dee
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Reid, Samuel Chester 1783-1861 (search)
Reid, Samuel Chester 1783-1861 Naval officer; born in Norwich, Conn., August 25, 1783; went to sea when only eleven years of age, and was captured by a French privateer and kept a prisoner six months. Acting midshipman under Commodore Truxtun, he became enamoured of the naval service, and when the War of 1812-15 broke out he began privateering. He comhanded the General Armstrong in 1814, and with her fought one of the most remarkable of recorded battles, at Fayal (see General Armstrong, the). Captain Reid was appointed sailing-master in the navy, and held that office till his death. He was also warden of the port of New York. Captain Reid was the inventor of the signal telegraph that communicated with Sandy Hook from the Narrows, and it was he who designed the present form of the United States flag. He died in New York City, Jan. 28, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
, 1814 [During this attack Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled banner.] British attack on Fort Bowyer, Mobile Bay, repulsed......Sept. 15, 1814 Garrison at Fort Erie by a sortie break up the siege......Sept. 17, 1814 General Drummond raises the siege of Fort Erie......Sept. 21, 1814 Wasp captures the British brig Atlanta......Sept. 21, 1814 Gallant fight of the privateer, the General Armstrong, with the British 74-gun shipof-the-line, the Plantagenet, in the harbor of Fayal, one of the Azores......Sept. 26, 1814 Gen. George Izard, on the Niagara frontier, moves on Chippewa with a force of 6,000 men......Oct. 13, 1814 General Izard, after a skirmish with the British near Chippewa, Oct. 19, retires to the Niagara River, opposite Black Rock......Oct. 21, 1814 Fort Erie abandoned and blown up by the United States troops......Nov. 5, 1814 British approach New Orleans......Dec. 22, 1814 General Jackson attacks the command of General Keane on Villereas