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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, Melancthon 1780-1893 (search)
orn in New York City, May 24, 1810; son of the preceding; entered the navy as midshipman in 1826, and was made captain in July, 1862. He served in the Seminole War, and was in command of the steamer Massachusetts in 1861. He was active in the movements against New Orleans in 1862, and with the Mississippi he ran the ram Manassas ashore and destroyed her. His vessel grounded while passing Port Hudson (March 14, 1863), when he set her on fire. With her he had participated in several engagements. He assisted in the capture of Port Hudson, and afterwards commanded a sloop-of-war in the North Atlantic blockading squadron. In May, 1864, he engaged with the Confederate ram Albemarle (q. v.), and was in command of the Wabash, in both attacks on Fort Fisher. In 1866 he was made chief of the bureau of equipment and recruiting; in 1870 was promoted rearadmiral; in 1871 was retired; and was afterwards governor of the Naval Asylum in Philadelphia. He died in Green Bay, Wis., July 19, 1893.
5. Returning then to Montgomery, he again took up the practice of law. In 1868 he was a delegate to the Democratic convention that nominated Seymour and Blair, was a district presidential elector in 1876, and elector for the State at large in 1888. In February, 1893, he was appointed by Governor Jones a member of the State railroad commission to succeed Gen. Levi W. Lawler, deceased. His appointment gave universal satisfaction. His useful career as a citizen was cut short by death on July 19, 1893. Brigadier-General George Doherty Johnston was born in 1832, at Hillsboro, N. C. His father was a merchant of that town and his mother was a Miss Bond, granddaughter of Maj. George Doherty, a colonial officer in 1776. His parents moved to Alabama and settled at Greensboro in 1833. That same year his father died and his mother moved to Marion, where he was reared, and educated at Howard college. He studied law and, being admitted to the bar at Lebanon, Tenn., opened an office at Mar
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), United Confederate Veterans. (search)
United Confederate Veterans. Fourth official report of Joseph Jones, M. D., L. L. D., of New Orleans, La., Surgeon-General of the United Confederate Veterans, covering the period extending from April 9, 1892, to July, 1893, rendered at the Fourth Annual meeting held at Birmingham, Ala., July 19th and 20th, 1893. 156 Washington avenue, New Orleans, La., July, 1893. Honorable John B. Gordon, General Commanding United Confederate Veterans, Birmingham, Ala.: General,—I have the honor to submit the following report of the results of my labors in behalf of the United Confederate Veterans during the past year—February, 1892, to July, 1893: The Third Annual Meeting and Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans was held in New Orleans, La., April 8th and 9th, 1892, and my labors up to this date were submitted to the General Commanding, and form a portion of the official report of the minutes of the third annual meeting and reunion as reported and published by General Georg