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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nebraska, (search)
Francis Burtappointed1854 Thomas B. CumingactingOct. 13, 1854 Mark W. IzardappointedOct. 13, 1854 William A. Richardsonappointed1857 J. Sterling Mortonacting1858 Samuel Blackappointed1859 Alvin Saundersappointed1861 State governors. David Butlerterm began1867 William H. JamesactingJune 2, 1871 Robert W. Furnassterm beganJan. 9, 1873 Silas Garberterm beginsJan. 9, 1875 Albinus Nanceterm beginsJan. 9, 1879 James W. Dawesterm beginsJan. 9, 1883 John M. Thayerterm beginsJan. 9, 1887y; but there is no man here competent, except in his own conceit, to sit in judgment on the clergy of New England. Honorable Senators, so swift with criticism and sarcasm, might profit by their example. Perhaps the Senator from South Carolina (Mr. Butler), who is not insensible to scholarship, might learn from them something of its graces. Perhaps the Senator from Virginia (Mr. Mason), who finds no sanction under the Constitution for any remonstrance from clergymen, might learn from them somet
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Negro soldiers. (search)
nce of the national flag, leaving their servants behind them to shift as best they can for themselves. A few weeks later (Aug. 25, 1862) the Secretary of War directed the military governor of the coast islands of South Carolina to arm, uniform, equip, and receive into the service of the United States such number of volunteers of African descent, not exceeding 5,000, as he might deem expedient to guard that region from harm by the public enemy. Just before, General Phelps recommended to General Butler the arming of negroes; and not long afterwards the former, impressed with the perils of his isolated situation in New Orleans, called for volunteers from the free colored men of that city. Not long afterwards three regiments of colored troops were organized there. Another year passed by, and yet there were very few colored troops in the service. There was universal prejudice against them. When a draft for soldiers appeared inevitable, that prejudice gave way; and when Lee invaded P
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nebraska, (search)
, 1890 Candidates on the Independent ticket prepare to contest the election, and taking of testimony begins at Lincoln......Dec. 5, 1890 The three candidates (Democrat, Republican, and Independent) claim the governorship......Jan. 9, 1891 Governor Thayer surrenders possession of the executive apartments to Boyd under protest......Jan. 15, 1891 Supreme Court of the State gives a decision ousting Boyd on ground that he is an alien and reinstating Thayer......May 5, 1891 Ex-Gov. David Butler dies near Pawnee City......May 25, 1891 Eight-hour law goes into effect......Aug. 1, 1891 United States Supreme Court declares James E. Boyd to be the rightful governor of the State......Feb. 1, 1892 Public demonstration in honor of inauguration of Governor Boyd takes place at Lincoln......Feb. 15, 1892 Silver anniversary of Nebraska celebrated at Lincoln......May 25, 1892 First National Convention of People's party at Omaha nominate Weaver and Field for President and V
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
April 27, 1861 State convention passes secession ordinance, revises State constitution, and ratifies the constitution of the Confederate States......May 20, 1861 Battle of Hatteras Inlet, forts Hatteras and Clark taken by Federals under General Butler and Commodore Stringham......Aug. 29, 1861 Union movement, soon after suppressed, begun by a convention in Hyde county, which declares independence of the State government, Oct. 12. A convention is called, which elects M. N. Taylor provisle......May 5, 1864 Confederate ram Albemarle blown up by Lieutenant Cushing at Plymouth......Oct. 27, 1864 Plymouth recaptured by Commodore Macomb......Oct. 31, 1864 Fort Fisher bombarded by Admiral Porter, Dec. 24, and an attack by General Butler and Admiral Porter successfully repulsed......Dec. 25, 1864 Fort Fisher captured by Admiral Porter and General Terry......Jan. 15, 1865 Federals under General Cox capture Fort Anderson......Feb. 18, 1865 Wilmington captured by Genera