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Gloucester Point (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
French and American army (about 16,000) advances within 2 miles of the British outposts......Sept. 28, 1781 First parallel of the American army opened on Yorktown......Oct. 5-6, 1781 Storming parties (American under Col. Alexander Hamilton and French under Baron de Viomenil) carry two British redoubts......Oct. 14, 1781 Lieutenant-Colonel Abercrombie vainly assaults the French batteries on the morning of......Oct. 16, 1781 Cornwallis attempts to escape across the river to Gloucester Point on the night of......Oct. 16, 1781 Negotiations for capitulation begin......Oct. 17, 1781 Cornwallis surrenders 7,247 men, seventy-five brass guns, sixty-nine iron guns......Oct. 19, 1781 Admiral Digby appears off the capes of the Chesapeake with twenty-five ships of the line, two 50-gun ships, and eight frigates, carrying Sir Henry Clinton and 7,000 troops......Oct. 24, 1781 Learning of the surrender, he returns to New York......Oct. 29, 1781 Thomas Fairfax, sixth Lord a
Stratford, Westmoreland co., Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
d by Hugh Drysdale......1722 Governor Drysdale succeeded by William Gooch......1727 Boundary established between Virginia and North Carolina......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 capta
Braddock (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
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 Fort Cumberland, about 55 miles northwest of Winchester, built......1754 Consternation on the western frontier of Virginia in consequence of Braddock's defeat......1754 Virginia Assembly votes £ 40,000 for the public service; calls out 1,500 men for active duty, and appoints Washington commander-in-chief......August, 1754 Assembly allows Washington £ 300 as a compensation for his losses at the battle of Monongahela......August, 1754 Washington visits Governor Shirley at Boston to deliver to him a memorial from the officers of the Virginia regiment asking King's commissions, and also to acquaint himself with the governor's milita
Manteo (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
miles in 100 counties. Population in 1890, 1,655,980; 1900, 1,854,154. Capital, Richmond. Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon's supposed entry of the James River......1527 Capt. Philip Amidas and Arthur Barlow leave the Thames in two small vessels fitted out by Sir Walter Raleigh......April 27, 1584 They enter Ocracock Inlet and land on the island of Wocoken in Albemarle Sound......July 13, 1584 After exploring Albemarle and Pamlico sounds and the island of Roanoke, they take two natives, Manteo and Wauchese, to England......September, 1584 [This country lying between 34° and 45° of N. lat., called Virginia, in honor of Queen Elizabeth.] Sir Walter Raleigh despatches seven vessels from Plymouth under Sir Richard Grenville to plant settlements in the territory......April 9, 1585 Grenville lands on the island of Wocoken......July 26, 1585 Leaving 108 men under Ralph Lane as colonists, Grenville returns to England......Aug. 25, 1585 Sir Francis Drake, with twenty-three s
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
orated with the Confederacy, and Gen. Robert E. Lee in command of the Virginia Confederate forces......May 6, 1861 Gen. Benjamin F. Butler takes command at Fortress Monroe......May 22, 1861 People confirm the secession ordinance......May 23, 1861 First advance of the Federals into Virginia......May 24, 1861 Col. E. E. Eand 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 auty 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.
Orange County (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
rished, 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 legislature, which orders a convent
Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
ded first by Thomas Lee, then by Lewis Burwell......1750-51 Robert Dinwiddie appointed lieutenantgovernor, and arrives in Virginia early in......1752 By treaty the western Indians at Logstown, a trading-post about 17 miles northwest from Pittsburg, agree not to molest any settlement on the south side of the Ohio......June 13, 1752 Governor Dinwiddie sends Washington (then twenty-one years old) as a commissioner to investigate the proceedings of the French on the Ohio; Washington leaveair, president of the council, acting governor.] Francis' Fauquier, appointed governor, arrives......June 7, 1758 Gen. John Forbes's expedition against Fort Duquesne......July, 1758 Washington commands a regiment, and from it garrisons Fort Pitt, then considered within the jurisdiction of Virginia. He marches back to Winchester and takes his seat in the Assembly, resigning his commission after more than five years continuous service......December, 1758 He marries Martha, widow of J
Big Lick (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
uly 13, 1584 After exploring Albemarle and Pamlico sounds and the island of Roanoke, they take two natives, Manteo and Wauchese, to England......September, 1584 tons, sent by Sir Walter Raleigh at his own expense with supplies, arrives at Roanoke a few days later; finding the colonists gone, she returns to England......June, 1586 Sir Richard Grenville, with three ships, visits Roanoke about fifteen days after the departure of Drake and leaves fifteen men plentifully supplied for twoleigh in charge of John White, leaves Plymouth......May 26, 1587 They reach Roanoke to find that the men left by Grenville have been murdered by Indians......July seventeen women, and two children......Aug. 27 1587 John White returns to Roanoke......Aug. 9, 1590 [He found the settlement deserted. Its fate is conjecturument to Confederate dead unveiled at Portsmouth......June 15, 1893 Riot at Roanoke, eighteen killed, twenty-seven wounded......Sept. 20, 1893 Jubal A. Early,
Fort Le Boeuf (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
t about 17 miles northwest from Pittsburg, agree not to molest any settlement on the south side of the Ohio......June 13, 1752 Governor Dinwiddie sends Washington (then twenty-one years old) as a commissioner to investigate the proceedings of the French on the Ohio; Washington leaves Williamsburg with a few attendants......Oct. 30, 1753 Christopher Gist meets Washington at Cumberland and accompanies him......Nov. 14, 1753 They arrive at Logstown......Nov. 24, 1753 They reach Fort Le Boeuf on French Creek, Pa., about 15 miles south of Lake Erie......Dec. 11, 1753 Deliver Governor Dinwiddie's letter to St. Pierre, commandant at Le Boeuf, 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 terri
Williamsport (Maryland, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
61 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 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 app
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