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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hicks, Thomas Holliday 1798-1865 (search)
Hicks, Thomas Holliday 1798-1865 Statesman; born in Dorchester county, Md., Sept. 2, 1798; was a farmer in early life; was often in the State legislature, and was governor of the commonwealth from 1858 to 1862. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1862, for the unexpired term of a deceased Senator, and re-elected for the term ending in 1867. When the Civil War broke out, Governor Hicks stood firmly for the Union. He declared, in a proclamation after the attack on the Massachusetts regiment in Baltimore Thomas Holliday Hicks. (April 19, 1861), that all his authority would be exercised in support of the government (see Baltimore). By his patriotism and firmness, Maryland was saved from attempting secession from the Union. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 13, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wade, James F. 1843- (search)
Wade, James F. 1843- military officer; born in Ohio, April 14, 1843; was commissioned first lieutenant 6th United States Cavalry, May 14, 1861; promoted captain and major in 1866; lieutenant-colonel 10th Cavalry in 1879; colonel 5th Cavalry on April 21, 1887; and brigadier-general, May 26, 1897. In the volunteer service he was commissioned colonel, Sept. 19, 1864; brevetted brigadier-general, Feb. 13, 1865; and mustered out of the service, April 15, 1866. On May 4, 1898, he was commissioned a major-general of volunteers for the war against Spain, and was honorably discharged from this service, June 12, 1899. General Wade was chairman of the American commission to arrange and supervise the evacuation of Cuba (Jan. 1, 1899), and subsequently was appointed commander of the Military Department of Dakota.