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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clark, Charles Edgar 1843- (search)
ar 1843- Naval officer; born in Bradford, Vt., Aug. 10, 1843; was Charles Edgar Clark. trained in the naval academy in 1860-63, becoming ensign in the latter year. In 1863-65 he served on the sloop Ossipee, and participated in the battle of Mobile Bay, Aug. 5, 1864, and the bombardment of Fort Morgan, Aug. 23. He was promoted lieutenant in 1867; lieutenantcommander in 1868; commander in 1881; and captain, June 21, 1896; and was given command of the Monterey. He held this post till March, 1898, when he was given command of the battle-ship Oregon, then at San Francisco, under orders to hurry her around Cape Horn to the vicinity of Cuba. He made the now famous run of 14,000 miles to Key West in sixty-five days, arriving at his destination on May 26. This was the longest and quickest trip of any battle-ship afloat. Despite her long voyage, the Oregon immediately joined Admiral Sampson's squadron. Captain Clark's excellent discipline was evident in the effective work against t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Proctor, Redfield 1831- (search)
Proctor, Redfield 1831- Statesman; born in Proctorsville, Vt., June 1, 1831; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1851; subsequently studied law in the Albany Law School; entered the National army at the outbreak of the Civil War as lieutenant; was mustered out as colonel in 1865. He was elected to the State legislature in 1867; to the State Senate in 1874; lieutenant-governor in 1876; governor in 1878; was Secretary of War in 1889-91; and then became a United States Senator. At the request of the President, Senator Proctor visited Cuba in March, 1898, and his report on the conditions existing there powerfully influenced public opinion in the United States.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
6 W. J. Deboe, Republican, of Crittenden county, is elected to succeed Blackburn in the United States Senate, for six years, beginning March 5, 1897......April 28, 1897 The legislature passes an election law, known as the Goebel law......March, 1898 The legislature creates a board of prison commissioners, consisting of three members, to administer the affairs of the two penitentiaries of the State, which have hitherto devolved on the commissioners of the sinking fund......March, 1898 March, 1898 The legislature appropriates $500 to mark and properly preserve the graves of the Confederate soldiers slain at the battle of Perryville in 1862......March 16, 1898 Under the call of the President for troops to serve during the Spanish War four regiments of Kentuckians are tendered to the War Department and accepted as follows: The Louisville Legion (1st Kentucky Infantry), Col. John B. Castleman; 2d Kentucky Infantry, Col. E. H. Gaither; 3d Kentucky Infantry, Col. T. J. Smith; and 4th Ken