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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, Gustavus Woodson 1822- (search)
Smith, Gustavus Woodson 1822- Military officer; born in Scott county, Ky., Jan. 1, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1842; served in the war against Mexico; and resigned, for the consideration of $10,000 from the Cuban fund, to join a projected expedition against Cuba, under General Quitman, in 1854. He afterwards settled in New York City, and was street commissioner there, when he joined the Confederates under Gen. Mansfield Lovell, at New Orleans. He was commissioned major-general, and after Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was wounded at Fair Oaks he took command of his army temporarily. In 1864 he commanded at Augusta, Ga., and was captured at Marion (April 20, 1865) by General Wilson. After the war he was in business in Tennessee, Kentucky, and New York City.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Johnson......April 15, 1865 Funeral services of President Lincoln at the executive mansion at noon, and appropriate memorial services held throughout the country......April 19, 1865 [Remains of the President, after lying in state at the Capitol through the 20th, conveyed to Springfield, Ill., via Baltimore, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York, Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Chicago; buried at Springfield, May 4.] Macon, Ga., occupied by Union forces......April 20, 1865 J. Wilkes Booth, discovered in a barn near Bowling Green, Va., shot by Sergeant Boston Corbett, and his accomplice, Harold, captured......April 26, 1865 Memorandum for a peace, signed by Generals Sherman and Johnston at Durham Station, N. C., April 18, is rejected at Washington April 21. Grant arrives at Raleigh April 24, and General Johnston surrenders to Sherman at Bennett's house, near Durham Station......April 26, 1865 Executive order for trial by military commission of all