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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 29 1 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George (William Frederick) 1737-1820 (search)
lly, to whom, on account of his coolness and adroitness, he had given the name of Arch rebel. The King carried his prejudices so far that Sir John Pringle was driven to resign his place as President of the Royal Society in this wise: The King unjustly requested the society to publish, with the authority of its name, a contradiction of a scientific opinion of the rebellious Franklin. Pringle replied that it was not in his power to reverse the order of nature, and resigned. The pliant Sir Joseph Banks, with the practice of a true courtier, advocated the opinion patronized by his majesty, and was appointed president of the Royal Society. As before stated, King George was greatly disturbed by the action of Parliament concerning the cessation of war in America. He said they had lost the feelings of Englishmen; and he took to heart what he called the cruel usage of all the powers of Europe, who, excepting Spain, had expressed a desire for the freedom and independence of the United St
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield -1892 (search)
band. His fame as a cornet player soon spread throughout the country. After having been bandmaster in nearly 1,000 concerts he established in 1858 what became popularly known as Gilmore's Band, and which later gave concerts throughout the United States and in more than half of Europe. When the Civil War broke out Gilmore and his band volunteered and went to the front with the 24th Massachusetts Regiment. He was with General Burnside in North Carolina, and later, while in New Orleans, General Banks placed him in charge of all the bands in the Department of the Gulf. After the war he returned to Boston and resumed his profession. In 1869 he organized a great peace jubilee in Boston, in which over 20,000 people, 2,000 musicians, and the best military bands of Europe took part. He conducted a similar grand musical event in 1872. In 1873 he removed to New York, and became bandmaster of the 22d Regiment. During 1873-76 he gave more than 600 concerts in what was known as Gilmore's G
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greene, George Sears 1801-1899 (search)
Greene, George Sears 1801-1899 Military officer; born in Warwick, R. I., May 6, 1801; graduated at West Point in 1823. He resigned in 1836; became a civil engineer; and was employed in the construction of the High Bridge and Croton reservoir in New York City. In January, 1862, he was appointed colonel of the 60th New York Regiment, and commanded in Auger's division in Banks's corps. Having been appointed brigadier-general, he took command of Auger's division on the latter's promotion, and fought gallantly under Mansfield at Antietam. He was in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was wounded at Wauhatchie in 1863; and was in eastern North Carolina early in 1865; was brevetted major-general of volunteers, March 13, 1865; and was mustered out of the service, April 30, 1866. As the oldest graduate of West Point, Congress authorized his reappointment to the regular army as a first lieutenant of artillery, Aug. 2, 1894, and he was retired on the 11th. He died in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grierson, Benjamin Henry 1826- (search)
scattered in several detachments, striking Confederate forces here and there, breaking up railways and bridges, severing telegraph wires, wasting public property, and as much as possible diminishing the means of transportation of the Confederates in their efforts to help their army at Vicksburg. Finally, on May 2, having Benjamin Henry Grierson penetrated Louisiana, this great raid ceased, when Grierson, with his wearied troops and worn-out horses, entered Baton Rouge, where some of General Banks' troops were stationed. In the space of sixteen days he had ridden 600 miles, in a succession of forced marches, often in drenching rain, and sometimes without rest for forty-eight hours, through a hostile country, over ways most difficult to travel, fighting men and destroying property. His troops had killed and wounded about 100 Confederates, captured and paroled full 500, destroyed 3,000 stand of arms, and inflicted a loss on their foes of property valued at $6,000,000. Grierson's l
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Groveton, battle of. (search)
here he was joined by Stuart, with two cavalry brigades. At twilight Stuart was at Bristow Station, in Pope's rear, and between the latter and Washington. He and Banks had no suspicion of this movement. Jackson knew the perils of his position, and the necessity for quick action. He sent Stuart forward to Manassas Junction befort McDowell, while Pope moved along the railway towards Manassas Junction with Hooker's division. He directed General Porter to remain at Warrenton Station until Banks should arrive there to hold it, and then hasten to Gainesville. McDowell reached Gainesville without interruption; but near Bristow Station, Hooker encountered Gen after dusk this sharp and important battle at Groveton ended, without victory on either side, and each having lost about 7;000 men. Pope's entire army (excepting Banks's forces at Bristow Station) and a part of McClellan's were in this action. Pope's effective men had been reduced in numbers by various causes, and it was estimat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hart, Albert Bushnell 1854- (search)
rida and Texas the edge of the great valley was rounded out and became a part of the United States. Thus the Mississippi Valley, from 1783 to 1845, was well accustomed to schemes of annexation; and perhaps for that reason the influence of Western sentiment has been in favor of the increase of the Union by taking territory on the Pacific and in outlying islands. Several other great lines of public policy have been dominated, if not created, by the West. The first and second United States Banks were Eastern concerns founded by Eastern and foreign capital, and the West instinctively disliked them both; hence Jackson, in his war upon the bank, was in a way a champion of the Mississippi Valley against the Atlantic coast, and to this day there is a feeling of rivalry, or rather of injury, in the minds of the people of the West against what they believe to be an undue advantage of Eastern capital, a feeling which is as yet too little understood or heeded by the older sections of the Uni
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Herron, Francis Jay 1837- (search)
Herron, Francis Jay 1837- Military officer; born in Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 17, 1837; graduated at the Western University of Pennsylvania in 1853; entered the Union army as a captain in the 1st Iowa Volunteers in 1861. He was in the battle of Wilson's Creek; and in the battle of Pea Ridge, he commanded the 9th Iowa Regiment, which he had raised, and of which he was lieutenant-colonel. In July, 1862, he was promoted to brigadier-general, and distinguished himself in Arkansas. In November, 1862, he was made a majorgeneral; and in 1863 took part in the capture of Vicksburg. He was with General Banks afterwards in his operations in Louisiana. After the war he practised law in New Orleans, and became United States marshal for Louisiana, and Secretary of State.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hurlbut, Stephen Augustus 1815- (search)
Hurlbut, Stephen Augustus 1815- Military officer; born in Charleston, S. C., Nov. 29, 1815; became a lawyer; served in the Florida War; and in 1845 settled in Illinois. He was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers in May, 1861; commanded a division at the battle of Shiloh; and was made major-general in 1862. He served under Sherman in Mississippi; succeeded Banks in command of the Department of the Gulf; in 1869-72 was minister to Colombia, South America; and from 1881 till his death, March 27, 1882, was minister to Peru.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), International law, (search)
rly known as the Law of Nations. It is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages, and to have been first applied for the purpose of regulating commercial transactions. From this fact it took the name of commercial law, and subsequently was extended to transactions other than commercial of an international character. Today the aim of international law is to prevent war. The distinctive features of Summary of receipts in 1880-1900 Fiscal Years. Spirits. Tobacco. Fermented Liquors. Banks and Banker. Miscellaneous. Adhesive Stamps. Collections Under Repealed Laws 1880$61,185,509 $38,870,149 $12,829,803 $3,350,985 $383,755 $7,668,394 188167,153,975 42,854,991 13,700,241 3,762,208 231,078 7,924,708 $152,163 188269,873,408 47,391,989 16,153,920 5,253,458 199,830 7,570,109 78,559 188374,368,775 42,104,250 16,900,616 3,748,995 305,803 7,053,053 71,852 1884 76,905,385 26,062,400 18,084,954 289,144265,068 1885 67,511,209 26,407,088 18,230,782222,681 49,361 1886 69,092,266 27,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jenkinson's Ferry, battle of. (search)
vy body of Confederates. He started southward, March 23, with 8,000 troops, cavalry and infantry. He was to be joined by General Thayer at Arkadelphia, with 5,000 men, but this was not then accomplished. Steele pushed on for the purpose of flanking Camden and drawing out Price from his fortifications there. Early in April Steele was joined by Thayer, and on the evening of the 15th they entered Camden as victors. Seriously menaced by gathering Confederates, Steele, who, by the retreat of Banks, had been released from duty elsewhere, moved towards Little Rock. He crossed the Washita on the night of April 26. At Jenkinson's Ferry, on the Sabine River, he was attacked by an overwhelming force, led by Gen. Kirby Smith in person. Steele's troops, though nearly famished, fought desperately during a most sanguinary battle that ensued. Three times the Confederates charged heavily, and were repulsed. The battle was fought by infantry alone, and the Nationals finally drove their adve
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