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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grayson, William John 1788-1863 (search)
Grayson, William John 1788-1863 Lawyer; born in Beaufort, S. C., Nov. 10, 1788; graduated at the College of Charleston in 1809; began law practice at Beaufort; member of Congress in 1833-37; was opposed to the Civil War. He was the author of The hireling and slave; The country (a poem); The life of James Lewis Petigru, etc. He died in Newberry, Oct. 4, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gregory, Francis Hoyt 1789-1866 (search)
Gregory, Francis Hoyt 1789-1866 Naval officer; born in Norwalk, Conn., Oct. 9, 1789; entered the United States navy as midshipman in 1809; was made lieutenant in 1814, and captain in 1828. He served under Chauncey on Lake Ontario; was made a prisoner and confined in England eighteen months. In the war with Mexico he commanded the frigate Raritan. His last sea service was in command of the African squadron. During the Civil War he superintended the construction of iron-clads. On July 16, 1862, Captain Gregory was made a rear-admiral on the retired list. During the War of 1812, supplies for the British were constantly ascending the St. Lawrence. Chauncey ordered Lieutenant Gregory to capture some of them. With a small force he lay in ambush among the Thousand Islands in the middle of June, 1814. They were discovered, and a British gunboat was sent to attack them. They did not wait for the assault, but boldly dashed upon and captured their antagonist. She carried an 18-poun
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Dominick Augustine 1765-1820 (search)
Hall, Dominick Augustine 1765-1820 Jurist: born in South Carolina in 1765; was district judge of Orleans Territory from 1809 till it became the State of Louisiana in 1812, when he was appointed United States judge of the State. While the city of New Orleans was under martial law early in 1815, General Jackson caused Judge Hall's arrest for interfering with the operations of that law. On his release, in March, he summoned Jackson to answer for contempt of court, and fined him $1,000. He died in New Orleans, Dec. 19, 1820.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamilton, Paul 1762-1816 (search)
Hamilton, Paul 1762-1816 Statesman; born in St. Paul's parish, S. C., Oct. 16, 1762; elected comptroller of South Carolina in 1799; governor in 1804. President Madison appointed him Secretary of the Navy in 1809. He died in Beaufort, S. C., June 30, 1816.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamlin, Hannibal 1809-1891 (search)
Hamlin, Hannibal 1809-1891 Vice-President of the United States; born in Paris, Me., Aug. 27, 1809; taught school, and entered official life early. For many years he was a Democrat, as member of the Maine legislature; Congressman from 1843 to 1847; and United States Senator from 1849 to 1857. Having joined the Republican party, he was governor of Maine for Hannibal Hamlin. a short time in 1857, and was again Senator from 1857 to 1861. In 1860 he was elected Vice-President on the ticket with Abraham Lincoln, and served from 1861 to 1865. President Johnson appointed him collector of the port of Boston. From 1869 to 1881 he was again in the United States Senate, and his long political career closed with his occupation of the ministry to Spain from 1881 to 1883. He died in Bangor, Me., July 4, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hampton, Wade 1754-1835 (search)
Hampton, Wade 1754-1835 Military officer: born in South Carolina in 1754; was distinguished as a partisan officer under Sumter and Marion in the Revolution; and was twice a member of Congress—from 1795 to 1797, and from 1803 to 1805. In October, 1808, he was commissioned a colonel in the United States army; in 1809 brigadier-general, and March 2, 1813, major-general. Imperious and overbearing in his nature and deportment, he was constantly quarrelling with his subordinates. He was superseded by Wilkinson in command at New Orleans when the war broke out in 1812, and was put in command of the Army of the North, with headquarters on the borders of Lake Champlain. In that post he gained no honors, and his career there was chiefly marked by disobedience to the orders of his superiors. In April, 1814, he resigned his commission, and left the army. He was an extensive land and slave owner in South Carolina and Louisiana, and passed there a large portion of his later years. He d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Handy, Alexander Hamilton 1809-1883 (search)
Handy, Alexander Hamilton 1809-1883 Jurist; born in Princess Anne, Md., Dec. 25, 1809; was admitted to the bar and settled in Mississippi in 1836. His publications include Secession considered as a right; and Parallel between the reign of James the second, of England, and that of Abraham Lincoln. He died in Canton, Miss., Sept. 12, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hazelius, Ernest Lewis 1777-1853 (search)
Hazelius, Ernest Lewis 1777-1853 Clergyman; born in Silesia, Prussia, Sept. 6, 1777; was reared in the Moravian faith, and later became a minister in that Church. In 1800 he accepted a professorship at the Moravian Seminary in Nazareth, Pa. In 1809, however, he joined the Lutheran Church; in 1815 became Professor of Theology in the Hartwick Seminary, and remained there for fifteen years. He published a History of the Lutheran Church in America, etc. He died in South Carolina, Feb. 20, 1853.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, John 1812-1829 (search)
oduced a temporary excitement in 1812 by disclosures concerning a plot for the destruction of the Union. According to his story, he purchased an estate in Vermont, near the Canada frontier, and there studied law for five years, and amused himself by writing articles against republican institutions, which he detested. These essays at length attracted the attention of the governor of Canada (Sir J. H. Craig), who invited him to Montreal, from which he sent him on a mission to Boston early in 1809. That was the period of the embargo (see embargo acts), when violent opposition to the measure appeared in New England. It was thought that the United States might declare war against England, and Henry was instructed to ascertain whether rumors that in such an event the New England States would be disposed to separate from the rest of the Union had any solid foundation. He was to make diligent inquiries at the proper sources of information; and should any such disposition appear, and with
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Heyward, Thomas 1746-1809 (search)
Heyward, Thomas 1746-1809 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in St. Luke's parish, S. C., in 1746; studied law in England, made a tour in Europe, and on his return became a warm defender of the rights of the colonies. He was a member of the first General Assembly of South Carolina after the flight of the royal governor. He was also a member of the committee of safety, and a delegate in Congress from 1775 to 1778, when he was appointed a judge. He was also in active military service in South Carolina, and in 1780 was wounded. Captured at the fall of Charleston, he was sent a prisoner to St. Augustine. He retired from public life in 1799, and died in St. Luke's parish, March 6, 1809.
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