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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 47 1 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 44 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 32 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 29 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 28 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 1, 1861., [Electronic resource] 14 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 14 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 12 2 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 11 5 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1863., [Electronic resource] 9 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pleasant Hill, battle of. (search)
Pleasant Hill, battle of. When it was discovered that the Confederates were following the Nationals in strong force after the battle at Pleasant Grove, Banks formed a battle-line at Pleasant Hill, 15 miles east of the latter place, with Emory's division in the front, the right occupied by Dwight's brigade, another, under General Millan, in the centre, and a third, under Colonel Benedict, on the left. A New York battery was planted on a commanding hill. The army trains, guarded by Lee's ccountercharge by Smith's veterans, under General Mower. The right of the Confederates was driven more than a mile by this charge. Then the whole of Smith's reserves were ordered up, when the Confederates were routed and pursued until dark. General Banks reported his losses in the battles of April 7, 8, and 9, at 3,969, of whom 289 were killed and 2,150 missing, most of the latter taken prisoners. The Nationals had also lost, thus far, twenty pieces of artillery, 160 wagons, and 1,200 horses
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, Fitz-john 1822- (search)
Porter, Fitz-john 1822- Military officer; born in Portsmouth, N. H., June 13, 1822; a cousin of David Dixon Porter; graduated at West Point in 1845, entering the artillery corps. He was adjutant of that post in 1853-54, and assistant instructor of cavalry and artillery in 1854-55. In 1856 he was made assistant adjutant-general. In May, 1861, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers and chief of staff to Generals Patterson and Banks until August, when he was assigned to the Army of the Potomac, in Fitz-John Porter. command of a division. In May, 1862, he took command of the 5th Army Corps; directed the siege of Yorktown, Va., and was one of McClellan's most efficient commanders during the Peninsular campaign ending with the battle of Malvern Hill (q. v.). For services in that campaign he was promoted to major-general of volunteers. Temporarily attached to the Army of Virginia (Pope's), and formal charges having been made against him, he was deprived of his command. At
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Port Hudson, capture of (search)
ed to any part of the line. Immediately after Banks took command of the Department of the Gulf (De, because it would require a larger force than Banks could then spare. So he operated for a while t place and Vicksburg. To make this movement, Banks sent towards Port Hudson (March 13) 12,000 menht Farragut attempted to pass, but failed, and Banks returned to Baton Rouge. After more operations in Louisiana, Banks returned to the Mississippi and began the investment of Port Hudson, May 24, C. H. B. Caldwell, held it below. On May 27 Banks opened his cannon on the works in connection wduction of the fort had become a necessity for Banks, and on June 11 another attempt was made, and g is taken! That night Gardner sent a note to Banks, asking if the report were true, and if so, remlet of Port Hudson was in ruins. The loss of Banks during the siege of forty-five days was about arms, and a large amount of fixed ammunition. Banks reported that his winnings in Louisiana up to [1 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential administrations. (search)
ess, 1845-47, Democratic; J. W. Davis, speaker; 1847-49, Senate Democratic, House Whig; R. C. Winthrop, speaker. 1849-53: Taylor; Fillmore, Vice-President (succeeded as President July 9, 1850), Whig; Clayton, Webster, Everett, State; numerous changes in other departments. Congress, Democratic; Cobb and Boyd, speakers. 1853-57: Pierce; King, Vice-President, Democrat; Marcy, State; Davis, War. Congress, 1853-55, Democratic; Boyd, speaker; 1855-57, Senate Democratic, House Anti-Nebraska; Banks, speaker. 1857-61: Buchanan; Breckinridge, Vice-President, Democrat; Cass, State; Cobb, Treasury; Floyd, War; various changes in the cabinet in 1860 and 1861. Congress, 1857-59, Democratic; Orr, speaker; 1859-61, Senate Democratic, House, Republican; Pennington, speaker. 1861—65: Lincoln; Hamlin, Vice-President, Republican; Seward, State; Chase, later Fessenden, Treasury; Cameron, later Stanton, War; Welles, Navy. Congress, Republican; Grow, speaker, 1861-63; Colfax, 1863-65. 1865
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sub-Treasury, the (search)
Sub-Treasury, the The United States government first assumed control of its own funds in 1840, the money being deposited in two corporations known as Banks of the United States. Previous to that year public moneys were deposited in various State banks selected by the Secretary of the Treasury. The suspension of specie payments in May, 1837 (see specie circular, the) not only led to a general panic, but shut up a large amount of national government money. In 1840, when an attempt was made to secure a renewal of the charter of the Bank of the United States, an attempt was also made to secure the necessary repeal of the independent treasury act. The latter measure passed both Houses, and became a law Aug. 13, 1841. The next Congress had a sufficient Whig majority in the Senate to overcome the Democratic majority in the House, and to defeat any effort to renew the sub-treasury system. For five years, therefore, after the repeal of the subtreasury act, the treasury was managed p
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Taylor, Richard 1826-1879 (search)
served under Stonewall Jackson in Virginia; was promoted to major-general; and in 1863-64 served under E. Kirby Smith in the trans-Mississippi Department, opposing Banks in his Red River expedition. When Banks left Alexandria, on the Red River, and marched to the siege of Port Hudson General Taylor, whom he had driven into the wilBanks left Alexandria, on the Red River, and marched to the siege of Port Hudson General Taylor, whom he had driven into the wilds of western Louisiana, returned, occupied that abandoned city and Opelousas, and garrisoned Fort De Russy. Then he swept vigorously over the country in the direction of the Mississippi River and New Orleans. With a part of his command he captured Brashear City (June 24, 1863), with an immense amount of public property and the s Algiers, opposite; but the Confederate leader was unable to cross the Mississippi, for Farragut's vessels were patrolling its waters and guarding the city. When Banks's forces were released by the surrender of Port Huron (July 9) they proceeded to expel Taylor and his forces from the country eastward of the Atchafalaya. This wa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
s and liberties of Texas. I am ready to lay down office rather than yield to usurpation and degradation. In 1863 General Banks sent General Franklin, with 4,000 troops, accompanied by four gunboats, under Lieutenant Crocker, to seize the Confedunboats and fifteen heavy rifled cannon. The garrison attacked consisted of about 200 men, and only forty were present. Banks now concentrated his forces on the Atchafalaya, for the purpose of penetrating Texas by way of Shreveport, on the Red Rivoners. Meanwhile about 6,000 National troops, under General Dana, with some war-vessels, had sailed for the Rio Grande. Banks, in person, accompanied the expedition. The troops debarked (Nov. 2) at Brazos Santiago, drove a small Confederate cavalry force stationed there, and followed them to Brownsville, opposite Matamoras, which Banks entered on Nov. 6. At the close of the year the National troops occupied all the strong positions on the Texan coast excepting Galveston Island and a formid
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
commissioners, at Ghent, Belgium......Aug. 8, 1814 Creek Indians, by treaty, surrender a great part of their territory to the United States......Aug. 9, 1814 Banks in the District of Columbia suspend......Aug. 27, 1814 John Armstrong, Secretary of War, resigns......Sept. 3, 1814 [He was blamed for the capture of Washi the Great Western and Sirius. Sirius seventeen days from London, and Great Western fifteen days from Bristol. Both arrive at New York City......April 23, 1838 Banks in New England and New York resume specie payments......May 10, 1838 Iowa receives a territorial government......June 12, 1838 Second session adjourns......J Governor of Missouri calls for 50,000 State militia to repel invasion......June 12, 1861 Harper's Ferry abandoned by the Confederates......June 15, 1861 General Banks arrests George P. Kane, chief of police, at Baltimore......June 27, 1861 And police commissioners......July 1, 1861 Western Department constituted......July 3,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pennsylvania, (search)
ockade the Delaware, which seriously interferes with the commerce of Philadelphia......March, 1813 Commodore Perry builds his fleet at Erie during the spring and early summer of......1813 First rolling-mill erected at Pittsburg......1813 Banks in Philadelphia suspend specie payment......1814 Fairmount water-works, Philadelphia, completed......Sept. 7, 1815 Schuylkill Navigation Company build a canal from Philadelphia to Mauch Chunk, 108 miles; cost $3,000,000; completed......1815State improvements from Philadelphia to Pittsburg, completed by the State in 1831, sold to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for $7,500,000......July 31, 1857 State divided into twelve (afterwards thirteen) normal school districts......1857 Banks suspend specie payment......1857 First normal school in the State opened at Millersville......1859 First oil-well drilled in the United States by E. L. Drake, near Titusville; depth, 71 feet; yield, 1,000 gallons per day...... Governor C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
ween 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......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; Stone
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