Harpers' Popular Cyclopaedia of United States History from the Aboriginal Period; Containing Brief Sketches of Important Events and Conspicuous Actors Volume 2

Harpers' Popular Cyclopaedia of United States History from the Aboriginal Period; Containing Brief Sketches of Important Events and Conspicuous Actors Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...the stream, and Colonel Steedman, with a part of the Ohio Fourteenth, received a volley of mnsket-balls and shot from a single cannon. (See Carricksford, Battle at.) Ricketts, James Brewerton, was born in New York city, and graduated at West Point in 1839. Ho served in the war against Mexico, and when the Civil War began he was placed iu RIGHTS OF MAN EIDGEFIELD, SKIRMISH AT 1216 command of the Firet Battery of rifled guns. He distinguished himself in the battle of Bull's Run, where he was severely wounded, taken prisoner, and confined eight months in Richmond, wheu he was exchanged. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers; was in the battle of Groveton (which see), or second battle of Bull's Run, in which he commauded a division of the Army of Virginia, and was wounded; and in the battle of Antietam he commanded General Hooker's corps after that officer was wounded. He was engaged in the campaign agaiust Richmond from March until July, 1864, and in the Shenandoah campaign from July until October, 1864. General Ricketts retired from the army, as major-general, in January, 1867. Ridgefield, Skirmish At. (See Danbvtry, Destruction of.) Riedesel (Baron), Frederick Adolph, was born at Lauterbach, Rhinehesse, June 3, 1738; died at Brunswick, Jan. 6, 1800. Leaving the College of Marburg, he entered the English army as ensign, and served in the Seven Years' War under Prince Ferdinand. In 1760 he became captain of the Hessian Hussars, and was made lieutenant-colonel of the Black Hussars 111 1762, adjutant-general of the Brunswick army in 1767, colonel of carabineers in 1772, and early in 1776 a major-general, with the command of a division of four thousand Brunswickers, hired by the British court to fight British subjects in America. (See German...show more

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  • Paperback | 762 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,334g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597532
  • 9781236597533