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Kaskaskia (Illinois, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
cate independence......May 15, 1776 Declaration of rights by George Mason adopted by the convention......June 12, 1776 Patrick Henry elected governor of Virginia......June, 177( State constitution adopted, and colonial government ceases in Virginia......June 29, 1776 Kentucky made a county of Virginia......1776 Henry Clay born in The Slashes, Hanover county......April 12, 1777 Maj. George Rogers Clarke sent by Governor Henry with an expedition against the British fort at Kaskaskia (now in Illinois), and captures it......July 4, 1778 He also occupies Vincennes......August, 1778 All territory northwest of the Ohio River occupied by Clarke is made by the Virginia Assembly into the county of Illinois......October, 1778 Col. John Todd appointed its county lieutenant......Dec. 12, 1778 Richmond becomes the capital of the State......1779 Virginia tenders to Congress the entire region beyond the Ohio......1780 Virginia charters the town of Louisville, Ky..
Hampton Roads (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
aj.-Gen. George B. McClellan appointed to the Army of the Potomac......July 27, 1861 Holding or accepting office under the federal government declared treason by the State......Aug. 1, 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff......Oct. 21, 1861 West Virginia votes for a separation from Virginia; vote substantially unanimous......Oct. 24, 1861 Confederate armies in Virginia reorganized under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston......Nov. 9, 1861 Union troops occupy Big Bethel......Jan. 3, 1862 At Hampton Roads the Confederate ram Merrimac, Capt. Franklin Buchanan, sinks the Federal ship Cumberland, captures the Congress, and forces the Minnesota aground......March 8, 1862 Battle between the Merrimac and Monitor, Lieutenant Worden commander; Merrimac retires......March 9, 1862 Manassas Junction evacuated by the Confederates......March 10, 1862 Battle of Winchester, or Kernstown, Gen. James Shields commanding Federal forces; Gen. Stonewall Jackson, Confederates; Confederates retire.....
618 Deputy-Governor Argall, convicted of malfeasance and oppressive exaction, escapes......April 9, 1619 Sir George Yeardley succeeds Lord Delaware as governor, and arrives at Jamestown......April 19, 1619 First representative legislative assembly ever held in America meets at Jamestown......July 30, 1619 Dutch man-of-war sells colonists at Jamestown twenty negroes......August, 1619 [This is the epoch of the introduction of negro slavery in the English colonies.] Earl of Southampton, the early patron of Shakespeare, elected treasurer of the London Company......June 28, 1620 Population estimated at 4,000, and 40,000 pounds of tobacco shipped to England......1620 England claims a monopoly of trade of her plantations......October, 1621 London Company begins to ship respectable young women to supply the colonists with wives......1621 [They were sold for 120 lbs. of tobacco each, or the cost of bringing them over.] Sir Francis Wyatt chosen governor, and wit
Albemarle (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
Virginia raises a regiment to assist in the reduction of Carthagena, West Indies. Lawrence Washington, half-brother of George Washington, is a captain in it, embarking......1740 Mount Vernon, named by Lawrence Washington after Admiral Vernon, who commanded the fleet against Carthagena......1740 George Whitefield comes to Virginia......1740 Richmond incorporated......1742 Augustine Washington, father of George Washington, dies......April, 1743 Thomas Jefferson born in Albemarle county......April 2, 1743 Dr. Thomas Walker, of the council of Virginia, crosses and names the Cumberland Mountains......1747 Harper's Ferry, named after Robert Harper, an English millwright, who obtains a grant of it from Lord Fairfax......1748 Thomas Lee, of the council, proposes to form the Ohio Company, consisting of himself and twelve others, among them Lawrence and Augustine Washington......1748 They obtain a grant of 600,000 acres west of the mountains and south of the Ohio
Jackson County (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
nstown, Gen. James Shields commanding Federal forces; Gen. Stonewall Jackson, Confederates; Confederates retire......March 23, 1862 Peninsular campaign in Virginia begun......March 23, 1862 Norfolk reoccupied by Union troops......May 11, 1862 Confederates under Stonewall Jackson drive General Banks from Winchester......May 25, 1862 Gen. Robert E. Lee assumes command of the Confederate forces in Virginia......June 3, 1862 Battle of Cross-Keys; General Fremont attacks a part of Jackson's command under General Ewell, but retires......June 8, 1862 Battle of Port Republic; the Federals with two brigades (3,000) defeated by Stonewall Jackson (8,000)......June 9, 1862 Maj.-Gen. John Pope appointed to the Army of Virginia......June 26, 1862 Lee advances into Maryland; Stonewall Jackson crosses the Potomac at White's Ford, near Leesburg......Sept. 5, 1862 Stonewall Jackson captures Harper's Ferry......Sept. 15, 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg......Dec. 13, 1862
in the colony......1682 Lord Culpeper succeeded by Lord Howard, of Effingham......1684 Governor Effingham visits Governor Dongan, of New York, and at Albany concludes a treaty with the Iroquois chiefs......July, 1684 Many persons engaged in the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth transported to Virginia......1685 Governor Effingham embarks for England, and the Assembly sends Colonel Ludwell to lay the grievances of the colony before the English government......1688 Huguenots of France first come to Virginia......1690 Francis Nicholson, formerly governor of New York, appointed governor of Virginia......June 3, 1690 First Assembly under William and Mary at Jamestown......April, 1691 Rev. James Blair obtains from William and Mary a charter for William and Mary College at Williamsburg......February, 1692 Sir Edmund Andros, formerly governor of New York and New England, succeeds Nicholson as governor of Virginia......February, 1692 Francis Nicholson again gove
Chesapeake Bay (United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
ia, One of the thirteen original States of the United States, lies between lat. 36° 30′ and 39° 40′ N., and long. 75° 25′ and 83° 34′ W. It is bounded on the north and west by Kentucky and West Virginia, on the north and east by Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, and on the south by North Carolina and Tennessee. It is 425 miles in length east and west and 205 miles in breadth north and south. Area, 40,125 square miles in 100 counties. Population in 1890, 1,655,980; 1900, 100 tons, Capt. Christopher Newport; Goodspeed, of forty tons, Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold; and Discovery, twenty tons, Capt. John Ratcliffe—with 105 emigrants, sail from the Downs, England, destined for Virginia......Dec. 19, 1606 They enter Chesapeake Bay, naming the capes at its entrance Charles and Henry, after the sons of King James......April 26, 1607 They enter the James River and land at a place they name Jamestown. May 13, 1607 Edward M. Wingfield chosen president......160
ith a party from Pennsylvania......1732 Richard Henry Lee, born at Stratford, on the Potomac......Jan. 20, 1732 George Washington, born at Westmoreland county......Feb. 22, 1732 Patrick Henry, born at Studley, Hanover county......May 29, 1736 First newspaper in Virginia, the Virginia Gazette, published by William Parks, appears at Williamsburg......August, 1736 Richmond settled by William Byrd......1739 Virginia raises a regiment to assist in the reduction of Carthagena, West Indies. Lawrence Washington, half-brother of George Washington, is a captain in it, embarking......1740 Mount Vernon, named by Lawrence Washington after Admiral Vernon, who commanded the fleet against Carthagena......1740 George Whitefield comes to Virginia......1740 Richmond incorporated......1742 Augustine Washington, father of George Washington, dies......April, 1743 Thomas Jefferson born in Albemarle county......April 2, 1743 Dr. Thomas Walker, of the council of Virginia,
James City (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
ngland, Dr. John Potts succeeds......March 5, 1628 Population, 5,000......1629 George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, arrives in Virginia in the autumn of......1629 Ministers of the gospel are ordered to conform in all things to the canons of the Church of England......1629-30 Governor Potts superseded as governor by Sir John Harvey......March, 1630 Trouble with Maryland as to land titles......1632-44 Virginia divided into eight counties or shires, viz., Elizabeth City, Warwick, James City, Charles City, Henrico, Isle of Wight, York, and Accomac......1634 William Clayborne, a Virginian contestant, sent to England by Governor Harvey to answer for attempting to establish his claim against Maryland......1635 Governor Harvey deposed by the Virginia Assembly, and commissioners appointed to impeach him in England. He accompanies the commission......1635 John West acting governor during the absence of Governor Harvey......1635-36 Harvey, reinstated by Charles, returns.
Norfolk (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
rces......1775 Battle of Great Bridge, near the Dismal Swamp, 12 miles from Norfolk......Dec. 9, 1775 Lord Dunmore burns Norfolk......Jan. 1, 1776 Patrick HNorfolk......Jan. 1, 1776 Patrick Henry, feeling slighted, resigns as commander-in-chief......February, 1776 Patrick Henry elected a delegate to the convention......April, 1776 Convention instru861 Gen. W. B. Talieferro assigned to the command of the Virginia troops at Norfolk......April 18, 1861 Harper's Ferry, threatened by Virginia militia, is evac forty-five regulars, after destroying public property......April 18, 1861 Norfolk navy-yard evacuated and property destroyed......April 20, 1861 Robert E. LeMarch 23, 1862 Peninsular campaign in Virginia begun......March 23, 1862 Norfolk reoccupied by Union troops......May 11, 1862 Confederates under Stonewall Jginia begins......May 4, 1864 Gen. B. F. Butler forbids civil government in Norfolk by F. H. Pierpont as loyal governor of Virginia.......June 30, 1864 Maj.-Ge
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