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rdinary seaman, severely; J. R. Sanders, marine, contusion; Mr. Wells, seaman, contusion; Robert Hamson, ordinary seaman, contusion; J. Hassett, landsman, contusion; G. Coventry, gunner, contusion; L. Killion, marine, slightly; Cornelius Martin, ordinary seaman, probably mortally; James H. Powell, ordinary seaman, slightly; H. O. Buskin, ordinary seaman, severely; John Willis, ordinary seaman, severely; John Daurin, landsman, slightly; James Welbey, captain of the mizzen-top, severely; Alexander Anderson, landsman, severely; James Black, Quartermaster, slightly; Joseph----, seaman, slightly; John Griffith; James Williams, captain of the main-top, slightly. Total, twenty-six. On the Pensacola — John Ryan, Quartermaster, mortally; George Mowry, Quartermaster, mortally; Jonathan Roberts, ordinary seaman, severely; Michael McKeene, landsman, severely; Gustavus Mason, landsman, severely; Thomas Kelly, boatswain's mate; Edward Brown, captain of the guard, severely; John Sherlock, ship's
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anderson, Alexander, 1775- (search)
Anderson, Alexander, 1775- The first engraver on wood in America; born in New York, April 21, 1775. His father was a Scotchman, who printed a Whig newspaper in New York, called The constitutionte, until he was driven from the city by the British in 1776. At the age of twelve years young Anderson made quite successful attempts at engraving on copper and type-metal, and two or three years la of M. D. from Columbia College, writing for the occasion a thesis on Chronic mania. He Alexander Anderson. practised the profession for a few years, and engraved at the same time, liking that empl an edition of Bewick's History of quadrupeds, illustrated with wood-engravings by that master, Anderson first learned that Wood was used for such a purpose. He tried it successfully; and from that t before his death, in Jersey City, N. J., Jan. 17. 1870. A vast number of American books illustrated by Anderson attest the skill and industry of this pioneer of the art of wood-engraving in America.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Embargo acts. (search)
ished in the Federal Republican newspaper of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. These were reproduced in the New York Evening post, with an illustration designed by John Wesley Jarvis, the painter, and drawn and engraved on wood by Dr. Alexander Anderson. The picture was redrawn and engraved by Dr. Anderson, on a reduced scale, in 1864, after a lapse of exactly fifty years. The lines which it illustrates are as follows: Terrapin's address. Reflect, my friend as you pass by, As youDr. Anderson, on a reduced scale, in 1864, after a lapse of exactly fifty years. The lines which it illustrates are as follows: Terrapin's address. Reflect, my friend as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I: As I am now, so you may be— Laid on your back to die like me! I was, indeed, true sailor born; To quit my friend in death I scorn. Once Jemmy seemed to be my friend, But basely brought me to my end! Of head bereft, and light, and breath, I hold Fidelity in death: For Sailors' Rights I still will tug; And Madison to death I'll hug, For his perfidious zeal displayed For Sailors' Rights and for Free-trade. This small atonement I will have— I'll lug down Jemmy to the gra
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fine Arts, the. (search)
irst in the form of psalm-singing, from the earliest settlements. Now its excellent professors and practitioners are legion in number. The graphic art in our country is only a little more than a century old. Nathaniel Hurd, of Boston, engraved on copper portraits and caricatures as early as 1762. Paul Revere, also, engraved at the period of the Revolution. He engraved the plates for the Continental money. Amos Doolittle was one of the earliest of our better engravers on copper. Dr. Alexander Anderson (q. v.) was the first man who engraved on wood in this country—an art now brought to the highest perfection here. The earliest and best engraver on steel was Asher B. Durand (q. v.), who became one of the first lineengravers in the world, but abandoned the profession for the art of painting. The art of lithography was introduced into the United States in 1821, by Messrs. Burnet and Doolittle, and steadily gained favor as a cheap method of producing pictures. It is now extensivel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fox, Gustavus Vasa 1821-1883 (search)
asa 1821-1883 Naval officer; born in Saugus, Mass., June 13, 1821; appointed to the United States navy Jan. 12, 1838; resigned with the rank of lieutenant July 10, 1856; was sent to Fort Sumter for the purpose of opening communication with Major Anderson. Before the expedition reached Charleston the Confederates had opened fire on Fort Sumter and forced Major Anderson to surrender. He was subsequently appointed assistant Secretary of the Navy, and held this post until the end of the war. HeMajor Anderson to surrender. He was subsequently appointed assistant Secretary of the Navy, and held this post until the end of the war. He planned operations of the navy, including the capture of New Orleans. He was sent by the United States government on the monitor Miantonomoh to convey the congratulations of the United States Congress to Alexander II. on his escape from assassination. This was the longest voyage that had ever been made by a monitor. His visit to Russia materially aided the acquisition of Alaska by the United States government. He died in New York City, Oct. 29, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
1809 Jenkin Whiteside11th to 12th1809 to 1811 George W. Campbell12th to 13th1811 to 1814 Jesse Wharton13th to 14th1814 to 1815 John Williams14th to 18th1815 to 1823 George W. Campbell14th to 15th1815 to 1818 United States Senators—--continued. Name.No. of Congress.Term. John Henry Eaton15th to 21st1818 to 1829 Andrew Jackson18th to 19th1823 to 1825 Hugh Lawson White19th to 26th1825 to 1840 Felix Grundy21st to 25th1829 to 1838 Ephraim H. Foster25th to 26th1838 to 1839 Alexander Anderson26th to 27th1840 to 1841 Felix Grundy26th1839 to 1840 Alfred O. P. Nicholson26th to 28th1841 to 1843 Ephraim H. Foster28th to 29th1843 to 1845 Spencer Jarnagin28th to 30th1843 to 1847 Hopkins L. Turney29th to 32d1845 to 1851 John Bell30th to 36th1847 to 1859 James C. Jones32d to 35th1851 to 1857 Andrew Johnson35th to 38th1857 to 1862 Alfred O. P. Nicholson36th1859 to 1861 37th and 38th Congresses vacant. David T. Patterson39th to 41st1866 to 1869 Joseph S. Fowler39th to 42d1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wood-engraving. (search)
ngraving. No department of art in the United States has manifested greater progress towards perfection than engraving on wood, which was introduced by Dr. Alexander Anderson (q. v.) in 1794. Before that time engravings to be used typographically were cut on typemetal, and were very rude. As a specimen of the state of the art in the United States when Anderson introduced wood, a facsimile is here given of the frontispiece to the fourteenth edition of Webster's Spelling-book, issued in 1791. It is a portrait of Washington, then President of the United States. This was executed on type-metal. When Anderson's more beautiful works on wood appeared, he ook, issued in 1791. It is a portrait of Washington, then President of the United States. This was executed on type-metal. When Anderson's more beautiful works on wood appeared, he was employed by Webster's publishers to make new designs and engravings for the Spelling-book, and the designs then made were used for many years.