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Spottsylvania (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
.Dec. 26, 1811 [Seventy perished, among them the governor, George W. Smith.] Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company chartered......Jan. 27, 1824 University of Virginia opened......March 25, 1825 [It was chartered 1819.] the Whig, newspaper, appears in Richmond......1826 Assembly condemns the tariff as unconstitutional......Feb. 21, 1829 Geological survey of Virginia ordered (completed in six years)......1836 Sixty gold-mines or diggings worked in Virginia (twenty-six in Spottsylvania and fifteen in Orange county)......1839 John Brown, with several men, rents a small farm near Harper's Ferry......June, 1859 Brown, with sixteen whites and six blacks, captures the United States armory building at Harper's Ferry on the night of......Oct. 16, 1859 Attacked by United States troops under Col. Robert E. Lee, he is captured with the survivors......Oct. 18, 1859 He is hung at Charleston, Va.......Dec. 2, 1859 Governor Letcher calls an extra session of the legisl
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
ond. Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon's supposed entry of the James River......1527 Capt. Philip Amidas and Arthur Barlow leavesons of King James......April 26, 1607 They enter the James River and land at a place they name Jamestown. May 13, 1607 Col. Edward Hill attacks the Indians at the falls of James River and is repulsed with loss......1656 Samuel Matthews s gunpowder at Williamsburg to a British manof-war in the James River......April 20, 1775 Governor Dunmore leaves Williamsb.....1780 Benedict Arnold, with 1,600 men, enters the James River by order of Sir Henry Clinton......Jan. 2, 1781 He pleam on the Potomac......March, 1786 Lynchburg, on the James River, laid out......1786 Kentucky favors separation at a chmond and Atlantic Air line Railroad opened......1873 James River free bridge at Richmond completed......1873 Constitutnie Davis, the Daughter of the Confederacy, unveiled at Richmond, Va.......Nov. 8, 1899 The fence law declared constitutio
Wyoming Valley (Wisconsin, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
loring the Chickahominy, is attacked by Indians and captured; his companions killed......December, 1607 Condemned to death by Powhatan, he is saved by his daughter Pocahontas......December, 1607 Captain Newport returns with supplies and 120 immigrants......Jan. 8, 1608 Newport returns to England with a shipload of worthless earth, supposed to contain gold......April 10, 1608 Capt. John Smith explores the region of the Chesapeake Bay, nearly 3,000 square miles, as far north as Wyoming Valley......July 24, 1608 Newport arrives with supplies and about seventy immigrants, among them two women, the first in this colony......September, 1608 Smith returns to Jamestown......Sept. 7, 1608 He is made president of the council......Sept. 10, 1608 Smith compels the colonists to labor six hours each day......1608-9 New charter granted the London Company under the title of Adventurers and planters of the City of London, with ample privileges......May 23, 1609 Nine vess
Grafton, W. Va. (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
ia......May 24, 1861 Col. E. E. Ellsworth enters Alexandria in command of the New York Fire Zouaves, and is shot by Jackson, a hotelkeeper at Alexandria, while taking down a Confederate flag......May 24, 1861 Slaves around Fortress Monroe entering the Federal lines are declared contrabrand by Gen. B. F. Butler......May 27, 1861 Occupation of Newport News by the Federals......May 27-29, 1861 Federal troops cross the Ohio at Wheeling and at Parkersburg.......May 27, 1861 Occupy Grafton, W. Va......May 30, 1861 Affair at Philippi, Confederates retreat to Beverly......June 3, 1861 Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard proclaims to the people of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William counties that the Federals are warring for beauty and booty ......June 5, 1861 Virginia troops transferred to the Confederate government by the governor......June 8, 1861 Affair at Big Bethel, near Fortress Monroe......June 10, 1861 General Patterson crosses the Potomac at Williamsport......July
Studley (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
arolina......1728 Alexander Spotswood appointed deputy postmaster-general of the colony, and through him Benjamin Franklin is appointed postmaster of Pennsylvania......1730 First settler in the Shenandoah Valley, Joist Hite, who takes up 40,000 acres and enters upon possession with 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 Carthagen
America (Illinois, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
oeuf, receive a written reply, and return......Dec. 16, 1753 Reach Williamsburg in eleven weeks, after a journey of 1,500 miles through an almost trackless wilderness......Jan. 16, 1754 [The answer of the French was evasive and unsatisfactory.] Assembly vote £ 10,000 for an expedition to protect the Ohio Company in settling the territory on the Ohio and building fortifications......February, 1754 Gen. Edward Braddock arrives in Virginia as commander-in-chief of all the forces in America......February, 1754 Washington, with two companies, sent by Governor Dinwiddie to the Great Meadows......April, 1754 Washington attacks a small party of French near the Great Meadows......May 28, 1754 General Braddock starts from Fort Cumberland for Fort Duquesne with 2,150 men......June 7-8-10, 1754 Washington surrenders Fort Necessity, a rude stockade at the Great Meadows, to the French after a spirited defence, and with military honors leads out its garrison......July 3, 1754
Hudson River (Maryland, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
781 Lafayette and Wayne unite their forces......June 7, 1781 Cornwallis retires to Williamsburg......June 25, 1781 Lafayette attacks Cornwallis near Green Springs, and is repulsed......July 6, 1781 Cornwallis crosses the James and reaches Portsmouth......July 9, 1781 Cornwallis retires with his army to Yorktown......Aug. 4, 1781 General Lafayette at the forks of the Pamunky and Mattaponey......Aug. 13, 1781 American and French army starts for Yorktown, Va., from the Hudson River......Aug. 25, 1781 Count de Grasse arrives in the Chesapeake with twenty-six French ships of the line......Aug. 30, 1781 Combined army passes Philadelphia on the way to Yorktown......Sept. 2, 1781 Count de St. Simon lands 3,200 French at Jamestown Island, and Lafayette joins him at Green Spring......Sept. 3, 1781 They occupy Williamsburg, about 15 miles from Yorktown......Sept. 5, 1781 British fleet under Admiral Graves appears off the Chesapeake, and skirmishes with the Fr
Hanersville (Ohio, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
commends similar appointments to the other colonies to promote union......March, 1773 Governor Dunmore dissolves the House of Burgesses for setting apart June 1 as a day of fasting and prayer, in sympathy with the people of Boston......May 25, 1774 First Continental Congress meets at Philadelphia; Peyton Randolph, of Virginia, president......Sept. 5, 1774 Indian War......1774 Battle of Point Pleasant, at the junction of the Great Kanawha and Ohio, opposite the present town of Gallipolis, O.......Oct. 10, 1774 Speech of Patrick Henry before the convention in the old church at Richmond, urging resistance to England......March 20, 1775 Governor Dunmore removes the gunpowder at Williamsburg to a British manof-war in the James River......April 20, 1775 Governor Dunmore leaves Williamsburg, taking refuge on board the Fowey, a British ship, at Yorktown......June 8, 1775 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the American forces by Congress......June 15, 1775
Danville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
.1784 Religious freedom act passed......1785 It is made treason to erect a new State in the territory of Virginia without permission from the Assembly......October, 1785 Legislature authorizes the five counties of Kentucky to elect five delegates each to consider an independent government......November, 1785 James Rumsey moves a boat by steam on the Potomac......March, 1786 Lynchburg, on the James River, laid out......1786 Kentucky favors separation at a convention held at Danville....... Sept. 7, 1787 Convention at Richmond on the federal Constitution......June 2, 1788 Patrick Henry, James Monroe, George Mason, etc., oppose it; James Madison, Edmund Pendleton, John Marshall, etc., advocate it. It is ratified, 89 to 79......June 25, 1788 Virginia cedes 40 square miles south of the Potomac to the United States for a federal district......1790 [This land was restored to Virginia by Congress in July, 1846.] Government armory and manufactory located at Harp
Rich Mountain (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
Affair at Philippi, Confederates retreat to Beverly......June 3, 1861 Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard proclaims to the people of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William counties that the Federals are warring for beauty and booty ......June 5, 1861 Virginia troops transferred to the Confederate government by the governor......June 8, 1861 Affair at Big Bethel, near Fortress Monroe......June 10, 1861 General Patterson crosses the Potomac at Williamsport......July 2, 1861 Affair at Rich Mountain, W. Va.; the Confederates under Col. George H. Pegram defeated by the Federals under General Rosecrans......July 11, 1861 Battle at Carricksford, W. Va.; Confederates defeated, with the loss of their general, Robert S. Garnett......July 14, 1861 Battle of Bull Run......July 21, 1861 General Patterson relieves Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks in command of the Department of the Shenandoah......July 25, 1861 Maj.-Gen. George B. McClellan appointed to the Army of the Potomac......July 27,
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