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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
tation of the United States at any international monetary conference hereafter, and the President authorized to promote an international agreement......March3, 1897 Congress at Venezuela ratifies arbitration treaty......March 30, 1897 Universal Postal Union Congress opens at Washington, D. C.......May 2, 1897 Arbitration treaty with Great Britain rejected by the Senate......May 5, 1897 Berliner telephone case dicided by United States Supreme Court in favor of Bell Company......May 10, 1897 Belligerency of Cuba recognized......May 20, 1897 Fifty thousand dollars appropriated for the relief of United States destitute citizens in Cuba......May 24, 1897 Severe earthquake in Central States......May 31, 1897 Venezuela boundary treaty ratified at Washington......June 14, 1897 Immigrant buildings on Ellis Island burned......June 15, 1897 Trans-Mississippi International Exposition at Omaha, Neb., authorized......June 30, 1897 An act to provide revenue for the go
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The private soldier of the C. S. Army, and as Exemplified by the Representation from North Carolina. (search)
The private soldier of the C. S. Army, and as Exemplified by the Representation from North Carolina. An address by Hon. R. T. Bennett, late Colonel 14th North Carolina Infantry, C. S. A. before the Ladies' Memorial Association at Raleigh, N. C., May 10, 1897. Madam President, Ladies of the Memorial Association, My Countrymen . Every people has its heroes—of these heroes some are enshrined as champions of human liberty. There are many elevations between the level of the plain and the height of Parnassus. From the outbreak of the war between the Government and the Confederate States until Palm Sunday, in 1865, when the unpowerful regiments of the Army of Northern Virginia lowered their banners and dispersed to find ruined homes and a country girded with sackcloth and sprinkled with ashes, the United States employed 1,700 regiments of infantry, 270 regiments of cavalry and 900 batteries of artillery, an estimated total in excess of 2,600,000 men. Against this for