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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clingman, Thomas Lanier 1812-1897 (search)
Clingman, Thomas Lanier 1812-1897 Legislator; born in Huntsville, N. C., July 27, 1812; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1832; settled in Asheville, N. C.; United States Senator from 1858 till 1861, when he resigned, with other members from the Southern States. He joined the Confederate army, and was made a brigadier-general in May, 1862. In 1855 he located the highest point of the Black Mountain, which has since been known as Clingman's Peak ; and he also discovered the highest point of the Smoky Mountain in 1858, now known as Clingman's dome. He died in Morgantown, N. C., Nov. 3, 1897.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado (search)
ident Lincoln John Evans1862-65President Lincoln Alexander Cummings1865-67President Johnson A. C. Hunt1867-69President Johnson Edward M. McCook1869-73President Grant Samuel H. Elbert1873-74President Grant Edward M. McCook1874-75President Grant John L. Routt1875-76President Grant State governors. Name. Term. John L. Routt 1876 to 1878 Fred. W. Pitkin1879 to 1882 James B. Grant1883 to 1886 Benj. H. Eaton 1885 to 1886 Alvah Adams 1887 to 1888 Job A. Cooper 1889 to 1890 John L. Routt1891 to 1893 Davis H. Waite 1893 to 1895 A. W. McIntyre 1895 to 1897 Alvah Adams 1897 to 1899 Charles S. Thomas 1899 to 1901 James B. Orman 1901 to 1903 United States senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Jerome B. Chaffee44th to 45th1876 to 1879 Henry M. Teller44th to 47th 1877 to 1883 Nathaniel P. Hill46th to 48th1879 to 1885 Thomas M. Bowen48th to 50th1883 to 1889 Henry M. Teller 49th 1885 to — Edward O. Wolcott51st to 57th1889 to 1901 Thomas Patterson57th to —1901
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conger, Edwin Hurd 1843- (search)
Conger, Edwin Hurd 1843- Diplomatist; born in Knox county, Ill., March 7, 1843; graduated at Lombard University, Galesburg, Ill., in 1862; served in the 102d Illinois Regiment in the Civil War from 1862-65; and was brevetted major. After the war he entered the Albany Law School, where he graduated in 1866; practised law in Galesburg, Ill.; and after 1868 was enagaged in banking and stockraising in Iowa. He was State treasurer Edwin Hurd Conger. of Iowa in 1882-85; member of Congress in 1885-91; and minister to Brazil in 1891-95, being reappointed to the latter post in 1897. On Jan. 12, 1898, he was transferred to China, and served in Peking during the critical days of the Boxer uprising in 1900, and the subsequent negotiations for peace and the restoration of order in that country. See China.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut (search)
oseph R. Hawley 1866 to 1867 James E. English1867 to 1869 Marshall Jewell 1869 to 1870 James E. English 1870 to 1871 Marshall Jewell1871 to 1873 Charles R. Ingersoll 1873 to 1876 R. D. Hubbard 1876 to 1879 Charles B. Andrews 1879 to 1881 H. B. Bigelow 1881 to 1883 Thomas M. Waller 1883 to 1885 Henry B. Harrison 1885 to 1887 Phineas C. Lounsbury 1887 to 1889 Morgan G. Bulkeley 1889 to 1891 to 1891 to 1893 Luzon B. Morris1893 to 1895 O Vincent Coffin 1895 to 1897 Lorrin A. Cooke 1897 to 1899 George E. Lounsbury 1899 to 1901 George P. McLean 1901 to 1903 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. Oliver Ellsworth 1st to 4th1789 to 1797 William S. Johnson 1st1789 to 1791 Roger Sherman 2d1791 to 1793 Stephen Nix Mitchell 3d1793 to 1795 James Hillhouse 4th to 11th1796 to 1811 Jonathan Trumbull4th1795 to 1796 Uriah Tracy 4th to 9th1796 to 1807 Chauncey Goodrich 10th to 12th1807 to 1813 Samuel W. Dana 11th to 16th1810 to 1821 David Daggett 13th to 15th1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Couch, Darius Nash 1822-1897 (search)
Couch, Darius Nash 1822-1897 Military officer; born in South East, Putnam co., N. Y., July 23, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1846; served in the war with Mexico; aided in suppressing the last outbreak of the Seminoles, and resigned in 1855. In January, 1861, while residing in Taunton, Mass., he was commissioned colonel of a Massachusetts regiment, and made a brigadier-general of volunteers in August. He commanded a division in General Keyes's corps in the battle of fair Oaks, or seven Pines (q. v.). He also distinguished himself at Williamsburg and at Malvern Hills, and on July 4, 1862, was promoted to major-general. Soon after his service at Antietam he was put in command of Sumner's corps, and took a prominent part in battles under Burnside and Hooker; also under Thomas, in the defeat of Hood at Nashville (q. v.), and in North Carolina early in 1865. He was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 1865; was collector of the port of Boston i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crane, Stephen 1871- (search)
Crane, Stephen 1871- Author; born in Newark, N. J., Nov. 1, 1871; was educated there and studied at Lafayette College. When sixteen years old he engaged in journalism, serving for several years as a reporter. In 1896 he began his career as a story-writer, and in 1897 was the correspondent for the New York Journal in the Graeco-Turkish War. His books include Maggie, a girl of the streets; The Block Riders, and other lines; The Red badge of courage; George's mother; The little Regiment; The open boat; The third violet; The eternal patience, etc. He died June 5, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crooks, George Richard 1822-1897 (search)
Crooks, George Richard 1822-1897 Clergyman; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 3, 1822; graduated at Dickinson College in 1840; ordained a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1841; professor in Dickinson College in 1842-48, when he returned to the pastorate until his election in 1860 as editor of The Methodist, the organ of the supporters of lay representation. The paper was discontinued when their efforts were successful in 1872, and Dr. Crooks again returned to the pastorate. He died in Madison, N. J., Feb. 20, 1897.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dabney, Richard Heath, 1860- (search)
Dabney, Richard Heath, 1860- Educator; born in Memphis, Tenn., March 29, 1860; graduated at the University of Virginia in 1881; became Professor of History and Economical Science in the University of Virginia in 1897. He is the author of John Randolph; The causes of the French Revolution, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dana, Charles Anderson, 1819- (search)
rticularly with the numerous foreign revolutions. Soon after his return to New York he became managing editor of the Tribune, and held the place till 1862, when he was appointed assistant Secretary of War. In 1866 he organized the stock company which bought the old New York Sun, of which he became editor-in-chief, continuing so till his death. In addition to his work as a journalist, in conjunction with the late George Ripley, he planned and edited the New American Cyclopaedia Charles Anderson Dana. (16 vols., 1857-63), which they thoroughly revised and reissued under the title of the American Cyclopaedia (1873-76). In 1883, in association with Rossiter Johnson, he edited Fifty perfect poems, and subsequently, in association with Gen. James H. Wilson, he wrote the Life of Ulysses S. Grant. In 1897 his Reminiscences of the Civil War and Eastern journeys were published posthumously; he was also the compiler of Household book of poetry. He died on Long Island, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1897.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, George Whitefield, 1839- (search)
eld, 1839- Military officer; born in Thompson, Conn., July 26, 1839; entered the Union army as quartermaster's sergeant in the 11th Connecticut Infantry, Nov. 27, 1861; became first lieutenant in the same regiment April 5, 1862; captain and assistant quartermaster and major and quartermaster in May, 1865; and was mustered out of the service, April 20, 1866. On Jan. 22, 1867, he was appointed captain in the 14th United States Infantry; in 1894 was promoted to major of the 11th Infantry; in 1897 transferred to the 9th Infantry; and in 1898 promoted to lieutenant-colonel of the 14th Infantry. At the beginning of the war with Spain he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers; was honorably discharged under that commission and reappointed to the same rank, April 14, 1899. On Oct. 19, 1899, he was Brig.-Gen. George Whitefield Davis. promoted to colonel of the 23d United States Infantry; and on the reorganization of the regular army, in February, 1901, he was appointed one o
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