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o ratification according to the respective constitutional forms of the two countries. Art. VI. Upon the conclusion and signing of this protocol hostilities between the two countries shall be suspended, and notice to that effect shall be given as soon as possible by each government to the commanders of its military and naval forces. Under Article IV., the following military commission was appointed for Cuba: American, Maj.-Gen. James F. Wade, Rear-Admiral William T. Sampson, Maj.-Gen. Matthew C. Butler; Spanish, Maj-Gen. Gonzales Parrado, Rear-Admiral Pastor y Landero, Marquis Montero. Under the direction of these commissioners Cuba was formally evacuated Jan. 1, 1899. After the American occupation Maj.-Gen. John R. Brooke (q. v.) was appointed the first American military governor. He served as such till early in 1900, when he was succeeded by Maj.-Gen. Leonard Wood, who had been in command of the district and city of Santiago. In September, an election was held for delegate
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dutch Gap Canal. (search)
Dutch Gap Canal. There is a sharp bend in the James River between the Appomattox and Richmond, where the stream, after flowing several miles, approaches itself within 500 yards. To flank Confederate works and to shorten the passage of the river 6 or 7 miles, General Butler set a large force of colored troops at work, in the summer of 1864, in cutting a canal for the passage of vessels across this peninsula. This canal was completed, with the exception of blowing out the bulkhead, at the close of December, 1864. It was 500 yards in length, 60 feet in width at top, and 65 below the surface of the bluff. It was excavated 15 feet below high-water mark. On New Year's Day, 1865, a mine of 12,000 lbs. of gunpowder was exploded under the bulkhead, and the water rushed through, but not in sufficient depth for practical purposes, for the mass of the bulkhead (left to keep out the water) fell back into the opening after the explosion. The canal was then swept by Confederate cannon, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of South Carolina, (search)
850 Andrew P. Butler29th to 35th1846 to 1857 Franklin H. Elmore31st1850 Robert W. Barnwell31st1850 R. Barnwell Rhett31st to 32d1851 to 1852 William F. De Saussure32d1852 Josiah J. Evans33d to 35th1853 to 1858 Arthur P. Hayne35th1858 James H. Hammond35th to 36th1857 to 1860 James Chestnut35th to 36th1859 to 1860 37th, 38th, 39th Congresses vacant. Thomas J. Robertson40th to 45th1868 to 1877 Frederick A. Sawyer40th to 43d1868 to 1873 John J. Patterson43d to 46th1873 to 1879 Matthew C. Butler45th to 54th1877 to 1895 Wade Hampton46th to 52d1879 to 1891 John L. M. Irby52d to —1891 to 1897 B. R. Tillman54th to —1895 to — John L. McLaurin54th to —1897 to — The Dispensary law. This was an act passed by the legislature in 1892, making the sale of intoxicating liquors a State monopoly. It provided for a State board of control, who should purchase all intoxicating liquors allowed to be sold in the State, and supply them to regularly appointed dispensers in each county
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stringham, Silas Horton 1798-1876 (search)
s of age, and was lieutenant at sixteen. He was with Rodgers in the affray between the President and Little Belt, and in 1815 was in Decatur's expedition against the Barbary States. In 1820 he was in the Cyane, which conveyed the first immigrants that settled on the coast of Liberia, Africa, and formed the nucleus of the republic of Liberia. In the war against Mexico, Captain Stringham, in command of the Ohio, took part in the bombardment of Vera Cruz. He was afterwards in command of different squadrons, and in 1861 was appointed flag-officer of the Atlantic blockading squadron and ordered to the Minnesota Silas Horton Stringham. as his flag-ship. With her he went as joint commander with Butler, with the land and naval expedition which captured the forts at Hatteras Inlet, Aug. 27-28. In September he was relieved at his own request; in July, 1862, was made a rearadmiral on the retired list; and in 1870-72 was port-admiral at New York. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, Charles 1811- (search)
e was found open on the day of his death, as he had left it, with his mark between the leaves at the third part of Henry VI., pp. 446, 447, and his pencil had noted the passage: Would I were dead! if God's good — will were so; For what is in this world, but grief and woe? He spent the first year after leaving college in study, reading, among other things, Tacitus, Juvenal, Persius, Shakespeare, and Milton, Burton's Anatomy, Wakefield's Correspondence with Fox, Moore's Life of Byron, Butler's Reminiscences, Hume's Essays, Hallam, Robertson, and Roscoe, and making a new attempt at the mathematics. He then, rather reluctantly, chose the law as his pursuit in life. No trace can be found in his biography of any inclination towards the practice of the legal profession, or of much respect or capacity for the logic of the common law. We do not remember that he anywhere speaks with enthusiasm of great advocates, unless, like Erskine, they have rendered some service to liberty, or m