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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Great Eastern, the. (search)
me, also, the British government occasionally employed her as a transport ship. In 1867 she was again fitted up for a passenger vessel to ply between New York and Europe; sailed for New York March 26, 1867, with accommodations for 2,000 firstclass passengers, and returned with 191, and was immediately seized by the seamen as security for their unpaid wages. After this matter was adjusted, the vessel was leased by a cable construction company. She laid the French Atlantic telegraph cable in 1869; went to the Persian Gulf and laid the cable from Bombay to Suez in 1870; in 1873 laid the fourth Atlantic telegraph cable; in 1874 laid the fifth, and was further used to some extent in cable construction. When there seemed to be no more use for her in that line, she was made to serve as a show. After the vessel had been tried by the government as a coal barge, and proved too unwieldy to do good service, she was condemned to be broken up and sold as junk. Great Lakes and the Navy, the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Green, Beriah 1794-1874 (search)
Green, Beriah 1794-1874 Reformer; born in New York in 1794; graduated at Middlebury College in 1819; became an independent clergyman; settled in Ohio in 1821, and became president of the Oneida Institute in 1824; was a leader in the organization of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and for some time its president. He was the author of History of the Quakers. He died in Whitestown, N. Y., May 4, 1874.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gregg, David McMurtrie 1833- (search)
Gregg, David McMurtrie 1833- Military officer; born in Huntingdon, Pa., April 10, 1833; graduated at West Point in 1855, entering the dragoon service. He was in expeditions against the Indians in Washington Territory and the State of Oregon (1858-60), and was promoted to captain of cavalry in May, 1861. He was colonel of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry through the campaign in Virginia in 1862, and in November of that year was promoted to brigadier-general of volunteers. He commanded a division of cavalry in the Army of the Potomac from December, 1862, until February, 1865, when he resigned. In August, 1864, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He was appointed United States consul at Prague, Bohemia, in 1874.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Habberton, John 1842- (search)
Habberton, John 1842- Author; born in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1842; was educated in the public schools of Illinois, and in 1859 went to New York and learned the printer's trade. In the Civil War he served in the Union army from 1862 to 1865, rising from private to lieutenant. After the war he entered the service of Harper & Brothers, where he remained till 1872. In 1874-77 he was literary editor of the Christian Union; in 1876-93 was on the editorial staff of the New York Herald; and in 1893-94 on the editorial staff of Godey's magazine. His writings include Yelen's Babies; Other people's children; The Barton experiment; The Jericho road; Who was Paul Grayson? the Scripture Club of Valley rest; Country luck; Grown — up Babies; Life of Washington; My mother-in-law; The worst boy in town; All he knew; Honey and Gall; The Lucky lover; etc. Deacon Crankett, his only drama, has been performed with much succes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Asaph 1829- (search)
ry of Harvard College, where he served as assistant in 1857-62. In August of the latter year he was made aide in the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, and in the following year was appointed Professor of Mathematics with the relative rank of captain. In 1895 he became Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University. He has led many astronomical expeditions for the government, among them being that to Bering Sea, in 1869, to observe the solar eclipse, and that to Vladisvostok, Siberia, in 1874, to study the transit of Venus. His most important discovery, which won him great distinction, was that of the two moons of Mars, which he located in August, 1877, and which he named Deimos and Phobos (Terror and Fear). The Royal Astronomical Society of London awarded him its gold medal in 1879. In 1875 he became a member of the National Academy of Sciences, of which he was president in 1901. He has contributed articles to many astronomical journals in the United States and Europe.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Nathan Kelsey 1810-1874 (search)
Hall, Nathan Kelsey 1810-1874 Statesman; born in Marcellus, N. Y., March 10, 1810; admitted to the bar in 1832; appointed judge of the court of common pleas in 1841; elected to the Assembly in 1845; to Congress in 1847. President Fillmore appointed him Postmaster-General in 1850 and United States district judge in 1852. He died in Buffalo, N. Y., March 2, 1874.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harrison, Carter Henry 1825- (search)
Harrison, Carter Henry 1825- World's fair mayor ; born in Fayette county, Ky., Feb. 15, 1825; graduated at Yale in 1845; removed to Chicago, where he was elected county commissioner in 1871; elected to Congress in 1874; elected mayor of Chicago, in 1879, serving five terms. He was assassinated in that city Oct. 28, 1893. Harrison, William Henry
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hartsuff, George Lucas 1830-1874 (search)
Hartsuff, George Lucas 1830-1874 Military officer; born in Tyre, N. Y., May 28, 1830; graduated at West Point in 1852, and served first in Texas and Florida. In 1856 he was assistant instructor in artillery and infantry tactics at West Point. He was made assistant adjutantgeneral, with the rank of captain, in March, 1861; served at Fort Pickens from April till July, 1861, and then in western Virginia, under General Rosecrans. In April, 1862, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and commanded Abercrombie's brigade in the battles of Cedar Mountain, Manassas, and Antietam, receiving a severe wound in the latter engagement. In November he was promoted to major-general; and in the spring of 1863 was sent to Kentucky, where he commanded the 23d Corps. He was in command of the works at Bermuda Hundred in the siege of Petersburg, 1864-65. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general in the United States army; in 1867-71 was adjutant-general of the 5th Military Division and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, Guy Vernor 1839-1899 (search)
ry as second lieutenant. In the battle of Pocotaligo, S. C., Oct. 22, 1862, he distinguished himself and was brevetted captain. In the autumn of 1863 he was made colonel of the 40th Massachusetts Regiment. He served in the Army of the James and before Petersburg. On Sept. 29, 1864, he was brevetted Guy Vernor Henry. lieutenantcolonel, and, at the close of the war, brevetted colonel in the regular army and brigadier-general of volunteers. He served with distinction in the Indian wars of 1874-76. With a detachment of the 9th Cavalry he made a notable march in December, 1890, to the relief of the Pine Ridge Agency after the sanguinary conflict between the Sioux and the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek. He became lieutenant-colonel of the 7th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1892; was given command of Fort Myer, Va.; was commissioned colonel of the 10th Cavalry, June 1, 1897; appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, May 4, 1898; in October of the latter year was promoted to brigadier-gene
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hewitt, Abram Stevens 1822- (search)
Hewitt, Abram Stevens 1822- Manufacturer; born in Haverstraw, N. Y., July 31, 1822; graduated at Columbia College in 1842; admitted to the bar in 1845. Shortly after beginning the practice of law he was forced to abandon it, owing to poor eyesight; became a partner of Peter Cooper, his father-in-law, in the iron business; was active in the plan of the Cooper Union, and as secretary of its board of trustees has managed its financial and educational details; became a member of Congress, and, with the exception of one term, held a seat in the House of Representatives in 1874-86; was mayor of New York City in 1887-89. He published an address on A century of mining and metallurgy in the United States.
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