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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
Pennsylvania cavalry. specially important were the services of Merritt and Farnsworth, of Kilpatrick's command, on the Confederate right, for they prevented Hood from turning Meade's left during the terrible battle on the afternoon of the 3d. July, 1868. both armies were severely shattered by losses and weakened by exhaustion, when the battle ceased, the ammunition of the Army of the Potomac was becoming scarce; and of the. Reserves, only a single brigade of Sedgwick's corps had not, inlry and infantry to harrass and delay the Confederate rear, he left Gettysburg, with a greater portion of the Army, on the 6th, and crossed the mountains into the Antietam Valley. But he moved so cautiously and tardily that when, on the 12th, July, 1868. he overtook Lee, the latter was strongly intrenched on a Ridge covering the Potomac from Williamsport to falling waters, waiting for the flood in the river, caused by the recent rains, to subside, and allow him to cross into Virginia. Unfortu
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
d because of his invasion. There was, indeed, a great uprising of the people, but not in a way the Conspirators had desired and hoped for. The victories at Gettysburg and on the Mississippi had made their friends in that region exceedingly circumspect, and the counter-revolution had been postponed to a more propitious time. It was now the spontaneous uprising of the loyal people. News of this sudden and formidable invasion had reached Indianapolis, the capital of the State, on the 9th. July, 1868. Governor Morton See page 455, volume I. instantly issued a call for all the citizens to seize arms and turn out in a body to expel the intruders. The response was wonderful, and thrilled the loyal people of the country with joy, for it revealed the amazing latent power which the Government might, at any time, rely upon for help. Within forty-eight hours after the Governor's call was issued, sixty-five thousand citizens had tendered their services, and were hastening to military rende
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
stonNov. 1853 to Nov. 1857 Andrew B. MooreNov. 1857 to Nov. 1861 John Gill ShorterNov. 1861 to Nov. 1863 Thomas H. WattsNov. 1863 to Apr. 1865 Interregnum of two months. Lewis E. ParsonsJune. 1865 to Dec. 1865 Robt. M. PattonDec. 1865 to July, 1868 Wm. H. SmithJuly, 1868 to Nov. 1870 Robt. B. LindsayNov. 1870 to Nov. 1872 David B. LewisNov. 1872 to Nov. 1874 Geo. S. HoustonNov. 1874 to Nov. 1876 Geo. S. HoustonNov. 1876 to Nov. 1878 Rufus W. CobbNov. 1878 to Nov. 1880 Rufus W. CobbJuly, 1868 to Nov. 1870 Robt. B. LindsayNov. 1870 to Nov. 1872 David B. LewisNov. 1872 to Nov. 1874 Geo. S. HoustonNov. 1874 to Nov. 1876 Geo. S. HoustonNov. 1876 to Nov. 1878 Rufus W. CobbNov. 1878 to Nov. 1880 Rufus W. CobbNov. 1880 to Nov. 1882 Edward N. O'NealNov. 1882 to Nov. 1884 Edward N. O'NealNov. 1884 to Nov. 1886 Thomas SeayNov. 1886 to Nov. 1888 Thomas SeayNov. 1888 to Nov. 1890 Thomas G. JonesNov. 1890 to Nov. 1892 Thomas G. JonesNov. 1892 to Nov. 1894 William C. OatesNov. 1894 to Nov. 1896 Joseph F. JohnstonNov. 1896 to Nov. 1898 Joseph F. JohnstonNov. 1898 to Nov. 1900 W. J. SamfordNov. 1900 to Nov. 1902 United States senators from the State of Alabama. Names.No. of Congress.Date. W
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
n at New Orleans adopts a constitution prohibiting slavery, declaring the ordinance of secession null, and wholly disfranchising exConfederates......Nov. 22, 1867 General Hancock relieved by General Buchanan as commander of the 5th Military District......March 18, 1868 State election; new constitution ratified, and Henry C. Warmouth elected governor......April 18, 1868 Congress readmits the Southern States......June 25, 1868 Fourteenth Amendment adopted by the legislature......July, 1868 Numerous political and color riots occur in New Orleans, Opelousas, and other portions of the State during the year ......1868 Passage of social equality bill, giving all persons, without regard to color or previous condition, equal privileges in public conveyances or places of public resort......Jan. 4, 1869 Fifteenth Amendment ratified by Senate, Feb. 27, and by House......March 1, 1869 Crescent City Live-stock and Slaughter-house Company, a monopoly in New Orleans which exci
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 7 (search)
ed not only creditable to themselves, but most satisfactory to the people of all parties of the State. The convention, after being in session for several months, adopted a new constitution, which, with nominations for State officers, was submitted to the people in April, and was ratified by a large majority of the registered voters, all parties attending the polls. This constitution was, with some modifications, accepted by Congress, and the State formally admitted to representation in July, 1868. In Alabama a constitution had been framed before the arrival of General Meade, and the vote as to its ratification or rejection and the election for officers of the State took place after his arrival, in February. This constitution was fairly rejected by the people, chiefly on account of the fact that, as framed, it was not agreeable to a large number of the friends of reconstruction, but partly on account of the circumstance that the constitutional convention had made to all State of
000 tons, and was 5 stories high, presenting accommodation for 450 guests, none of whom were disturbed during the operation. Tremont House, another hotel of a similar size, was also raised without accident. The screws employed were about 2 feet long, 2 1/2 inches in diameter, with a pitch of half an inch. They worked in cast-iron sockets, and were moved by handspikes: 1,450 such screws and 600,000 cubic feet of timber were used in raising the Briggs House. A similar plan was adopted in July, 1868, at Boston, when whole streets of houses were raised in blocks of 6 houses together. Screw-jacks. Screw-key. A spanner for the articles which socket upon the mandrel-screw. The lever of a screw-press. A form of key used with lock-faucets. Screw-lock. Screw-lock. (Locksmithing.) This lock has various forms, and is used for hand-cuffs, fetters, manacles, and also as a padlock. The essential feature is an opening bar, which is detained by a screw when in a locked po
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Dr. W. T. G. Morton (search)
for Morton in Congress, but the decision of the French Academy was in men's minds, and a vicious precedent proved stronger than reason. I saw Doctor Morton for the last time about nine months before his death; and the impression his appearance made on me was indelible. He was walking in the path before his house with his eldest daughter, and he seemed like the victim of an old Greek tragedy — a noble CEdipus who had solved the Sphynx's riddle, attended by his faithful Antigone. In July, 1868, a torrid wave swept over the Northern States which carried off many frail and delicate persons in the large cities, and Doctor Morton was one of those who suffered from it. He happened to be in New York City at the time, and went to Central Park to escape the feeling of suffocation which oppressed him, but never returned alive. He now lies in Mount Auburn Cemetery, with a modest monument over his grave erected by his Boston friends, with this epitaph composed by Dr. Jacob Bigelow:
choking and beating him all the way; they were flourishing their pistols over his head, and threatening to kill him instantly if he did not cease resisting. They made him promise to leave town the next morning. They then blackened his face and portions of his body with a composition of spirits of turpentine, lampblack, and tar, and released him. About a dozen persons were engaged in the outrage, some of whom were recognized by Mr. Frost. John Dunlap, a teacher educated in Ohio, was in July, 1868, in charge of a colored school at Shelbyville, Tenn. On Independence Day, about ten o'clock at night, a body of Ku-Klux, some fifty strong, masked, armed with pistols and bearing an emblem resembling the bleeding heart of a man, were paraded in front of his house. When he presented himself, they gave him commands which he resisted. They fired through his window, made him surrender his pistol, caused him to mount, and escorted him to the public square. Then they seized and secured a pro
scharged, May 9, 1863. Bliss, Alexander. Born in Massachusetts. Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, Feb. 3, 1862. Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1863. Lieut. Colonel and Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 20, 1863, to Aug. 1, 1865. Brevet Major, Lieut. Colonel and Colonel, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865. Colonel, Quartermaster, May 7, 1866, to Jan. 1, 1867. On leave of absence at Berlin, Germany, as Secretary of Legation, July, 1867, to July, 1868. Resigned, Mar. 30, 1868. Blodget, John J. Born in Massachusetts. Captain, Assistant Adj. General, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 7, 1862. Resigned, Nov. 12, 1863. Blood, Henry B. Born in Massachusetts. Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 15, 1862. Brevet Major and Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Lieut. Colonel, Quartermaster, assigned, May 22 to Sept. 15, 1865. Mustered out, Nov. 9, 1865. Bodfish, Sumner Homer. Born in Massachusetts.
et, built, 1646 Kept by John Viall, Vintner, 1655 Injured by an earthquake, 1663 Owned by Thomas Hutchinson, 1713 Purchased by the James family, 1794 Street widened, house removed, 1859 Stackpole, removed for Post-Office site, July, 1868 Triangular Warehouse, Roebuck passage, built, 1700 Merchants Row, removed, 1824 Williams House, Washington st., above Dover, removed, Sept., 1866 Old persons Aquitamong, an Indian, aged 112 years, visited Boston, Apr., 1723 Ned Link alley, 1708 Swan, kept near Scarlet's Wharf, 1709 Sun, kept in Corn court, 1727 In Batterymarch street, 1797 Salutation, in Salutation alley, 1731 Stackpole, kept in Milk street, built, 1732 Removed for new Post-Office, July, 1868 Spear's, kept in Purchase street, by Spear, 1789 Three Horse Shoes, kept near the Mall, 1732 Tant's, kept in Ann street, by Tant, 1789 Taft's, kept in Wing's lane, by Taft, 1789 Tavern Tue's, 13 Middle st., kept by Peter Tue
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