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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 228 228 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 62 62 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 38 38 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 37 37 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 36 36 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 29 29 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 29 29 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 26 26 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 24 24 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 12 12 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Charles Follen, 1842- (search)
Adams, Charles Follen, 1842- Humorous writer; born in Dorchester, Mass., April 21, 1842; received a common-school education; and was wounded and taken prisoner at Gettysburg while serving in the Union army. Since 1872 he has become widely known by his humorous poems in German dialect, of which Leedle Yawcob Strauss and other poems and Dialect ballads are the most popular.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adee, Alvey Augustus, 1842- (search)
Adee, Alvey Augustus, 1842- Diplomatist; born in Astoria, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1842; was educated privately. On Sept. 9, 1870, he was appointed secretary of the American legation in Madrid, where he also served at different times as charge d'affaires; July 9, 1877, was transferred to the Department of State in Washington, D. C.; June 11, 1878, became chief of the Diplomatic Bureau; July 18. 1882, third assistant Secretary of State; and Aug. 3, 1886, second assistant Secretary of State. He was present when the peace protocols were signed between the United States and Spain, in Washington.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799- (search)
Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799- Educator: born in Wolcott, Conn., Nov. 29, 1799. He became a successful teacher of an infant school in his native State. Removing to Boston, he soon became conspicuous as a teacher of the very young. He finally settled in Concord, Mass., where he studied natural theology and the best methods for producing reforms in diet, education, and civil and social institutions. By invitation, he went to England in 1842, to teach at Alcott House, a name given to a school at Ham, near London. Returning to America, with two English friends, he attempted the founding of a new community, calling the farm Fruit lands. It was a failure, and in 1840 he again went to Concord, where he afterwards resided, living the life of a peripatetic philosopher, conversing in cities and in villages, wherever invited, on divinity, human nature, ethies, as well as on a great variety of practical questions. He was one of the founders of the school of transcendentalists in New Engla
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexander, Barton Stone, 1819-1878 (search)
Alexander, Barton Stone, 1819-1878 Military engineer: born in Kentucky in 1819; was graduated at the Military Academy at West Point in 1842. He was made second lieutenant of engineers in 1843, and captain in 1856. For services at the battle of Bull Run. July, 186;1, he was brevetted major, and in March, 1863, was commissioned major of the engineer corps. For meritorious services during the Civil War, he was brevetted brigadier-general in March, 1865. Active during the war, he was consulting engineer in Sheridan's army in the Shenandoah Valley, and was at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1864. After the war he spent two years in charge of the construction of public works in Maine. He died in San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 15, 1878.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820- (search)
Allen, Henry Watkins, 1820- Military officer; born in Prince Edward county. Va., April 20, 1820; became a lawyer in Mississippi; and in 1842 raised a company to fight in Texas. He settled at West Baton Rouge, La., in 1850; served in the State legislature; was in the Law School at Cambridge in 1854; and visited Europe in 1859. He took an active part with the Confederates in the Civil War, and was at one time military governor at Jackson, Miss. In the battle of Shiloh and at Baton Rouge he was wounded. He was commissioned a brigadier-general in 1864, but was almost immediately elected governor of Louisiana, the duties of which he performed with great ability and wisdom. At the close of the war he made his residence in the city of Mexico, where he established the Mexican times, which he edited until his death, April 22, 1866.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anderson, Richard Herron, 1821-1879 (search)
Anderson, Richard Herron, 1821-1879 Military officer; born in South Carolina. Oct. 7, 1821; was graduated at West Point in 1842. He served in the war with Mexico; and in March, 1861, he left the army and became a brigadier-general in the Confederate service. He was wounded at Antietam; commanded a division at Gettysburg; and was made lieutenant-general in 1864. He died in Beaufort, S. C., June 26, 1879.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Aqueducts. (search)
still in existence after continuous use of over 2,000 years. The best preserved Greek aqueduct is the one still in use at Syracuse. The most famous Roman aqueducts were the Aqua Apia, 10 miles in length; the Aqua Martia, 60 miles; the Aqua Julia, 15 miles, and the Aqua Claudia, 46 miles. With the exception of the Claudia, all these were constructed before the birth of Christ. Among the most important aqueducts in the United States are the following: The old Croton, New York City, built 1837-42, length, 38 1/4 miles, capacity, 100 million gallons daily. The new Croton, built 1884-90, length 30 1/2 miles, capacity, 250 million gallons daily. Washington Aqueduct, built 1852-59, two 4-foot pipes. Boston, from Sudbury River, built 1875-78, length, 16 miles. Baltimore, from Gunpowder River, built 1875-81, length, 7 miles. The Sutro tunnel, 4 miles long, constructed to drain the Comstock Lode, Nevada, at a depth of 1,600 feet. It was chartered February 4, 1865, and completed June 30, 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bates, John Coalter, 1842- (search)
Bates, John Coalter, 1842- Military officer; born in St. Charles county, Mo., Aug. 26, 1842; educated at Washington University (St. Louis). He entered the army in 1861, and served on the staff of Gen. George G. Meade from the battle of Gettysburg to the close of the war. In 1863-62 he held the rank of captain; in 1882-86 that of lieutenant-colonel: in 1886-92 that of colonel. He was president of the board which devised the present drill and firing regulations, and a member of the board which adopted the Krag-Jorgensen rifle. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War he was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers, and for the Santiago campaign was promoted major-general. In 1899 he was appointed military governor of Cienfuegos, Cuba. On the reorganization of the regular army in February, 1901. he was appointed one of the new brigadier-generals.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
feated)Sept. 11, 1814 President and the Endymion, Majestic, and two other British ships (former defeated,Sept. 16, 1814 Hornet and Penguin (latter defeated)Jan. 22, 1815 Black Hawk War. (See Black Hawk). May to August, 1832. Seminole War--1835-42. MicanopyJune 9, 1836 Fort DraneAug. 21, 1836 Wahoo SwampNov. 17, 18, and 21, Okeechobee LakeDec. 25, 1837 CarloosahatcheeJuly 23, 1839 Fort KingApril 28, 1840 Near Fort BrookeMar. 2, 1841 Big HammockApril 19, 1842 War against Mexico. Foefeated)Sept. 11, 1814 President and the Endymion, Majestic, and two other British ships (former defeated)Sept. 16, 1814 Hornet and Penguin (latter defeated)Jan. 22, 1815 Black Hawk War. (See Black Hawk). May to August, 1832. Seminole War--1835-42. MicanopyJune 9, 1836 Fort DraneAug. 21, 1836 Wahoo SwampNov. 17, 18, and 21, Okeechobee LakeDec. 25, 1837 CarloosahatcheeJuly 23, 1839 Fort KingApril 28, 1840 Near Fort BrookeMar. 2, 1841 Big HammockApril 19, 1842 War against Mexico. Fo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Benton, James Gilchrist, 1820-1881 (search)
Benton, James Gilchrist, 1820-1881 Military officer; born in Lebanon, N. H., Sept. 15, 1820; was graduated at West Point Academy in 1842; served continuously in the ordnance department of the army, and as a result of his experiments made many inventions, for none of which did he take out a patent, as he held that having been educated by the government it was entitled to benefit in every way by his time and talent. He published A course of instruction in ordnance and gunnery. He died in Springfield, Mass., Aug. 23, 1881.
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