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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bull Run, battles of. (search)
h. Then the National line began to tremble, when Col. Andrew Porter sent a battalion of regulars under Major Sykes to strengthen it. More fiercely the battle raged. General Hunter was severely wounded. Colonel Slocum, of the Rhode Island troops, was killed, when Sprague, the youthful governor of the commonwealth, took command of his troops. The wearied Nationals, who had been on their feet since midnight, began to flag, when they were reinforced by troops under Heintzelman, Sherman, and Corcoran. A charge made by a New York regiment, under Col. Henry W. Slocum (q. v.), shattered the bending Confederate line, and the troops fled in confusion to a plateau whereon Gen. T. J. Jackson had just arrived with reserves. The flight was checked, and order was brought out of confusion. Alarmed by this show of unsuspected strength in the Nationals, Johnston, who had arrived and taken the chief command, looked anxiously towards the mountain gaps through which he expected more of his troops
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Corcoran, William Wilson 1798-1888 (search)
Corcoran, William Wilson 1798-1888 Philanthropist; born in Georgetown, D. C., Dec. 27, 1798; educated at Georgetown College; became a banker in Washington in 1837; and retired in 1854. He was the founder of the Corcoran Art Gallery, in Washington, D. C., to which he gave a large endowment. His contributions to public and private charities are said to have aggregated more than $5,000,000. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 24, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Roman Catholic Church. (search)
and hold their names in benediction. The younger generation of our clergy enjoys advantages denied to its predecessors; but we consider that they owe it to those predecessors if they have a degree of leisure to perfect the culture of their minds, and a faithful Catholic people to ask for the benefits which must accrue from greater learning, if it be solid and well directed. Yet I cannot admit that our older clergy were deficient in the learning of the schools. The names of England and Corcoran are at once on our lips, not to speak of a long array of others almost equally entitled to distinguished mention. If the external conditions of the diocesan clergy have improved, their relations to the Church authority have been safeguarded with even greater earnestness and efficiency. The dispositions of synods, provincial councils, and the three plenary councils of Baltimore have, we are happy to say, had little to do with questions of doctrine. They have all been held for the improvem
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Chicago......May 24, 1883 Panic on the New York and Brooklyn Bridge; twelve killed, twenty-nine injured......May 30, 1883 Remains of John Howard Payne, author of Home, sweet home, who died at Tunis, April 1, 1852, are brought, by aid of W. W. Corcoran, of Washington, and interred in Oak Hill cemetery, Washington......June 9, 1883 Verdict of not guilty in the star-route case......June 14, 1883 Celebration of the 333d anniversary of Santa Fe, N. M.......July 2, 1883 Charles H. Strat4, 1887 Secretary Lamar resigns......Jan. 7, 1888 Asa Gray, botanist, born 1810, dies at Cambridge, Mass.......Jan. 30, 1888 David R. Locke, Petroleum V. Nasby, Confederate X Roads, born 1833, dies at Toledo, O.......Feb. 15, 1888 W. W. Corcoran, philanthropist, born 1798, dies at Washington, D. C.......Feb. 24, 1888 A. Bronson Alcott, born 1799, dies at Boston, Mass., March 4, and Louise M. Alcott, his daughter, novelist, born 1832, dies at Boston......March 6, 1888 Blizzard
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
e, the only one in the world, publicly opened......June 28, 1864 Gen. Jubal Early, Confederate, attacks Fort Stevens, 6 miles north of Washington, and is repulsed......July 12, 1864 President Lincoln assassinated in Ford's Theatre, Washington......April 14, 1865 Suffrage granted to colored citizens in the District......Jan. 8, 1867 The extensions of the Capitol finished......November, 1867 Howard University chartered......1867 Corcoran Art Gallery deeded to trustees by W. W. Corcoran, the founder......May 10, 1869 Congress repeals the charters of Washington and Georgetown, and forms a territorial government for the District, with a governor and council of eleven members appointed by the President of United States for four years, and a House of Delegates elected by the people......Feb. 21, 1871 Henry D. Cooke, first governor......March 16, 1871 Alexander R. Shepherd appointed governor......Sept. 13, 1873 Congress abolishes the territorial government, subs
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Southern Historical Society: its origin and history. (search)
—Governor Benjamin G. Humphreys. Texas—Colonel Ashbel Smith. Kentucky—Major-General John C. Breckenridge. Missouri—General Trusten Polk. Arkansas—Hon. A. H. Garland. Florida—Hon. Stephen R. Mallory. District of Columbia—William Wilson Corcoran. In accordance with a resolution of the Society six thousand copies of the circular were printed, which were distributed throughout the South, partially by the aid of the several Vice-Presidents in the several States, to each of whomill. T. Martin, Mississippi. General J. B. Hood, Louisiana. Colonel T. M. Jack, Texas. Hon. A. H. Garland, Arkansas. Governor Isham G. Harris, Tennessee. General J. S. Marmaduke, Missouri. General S. B. Buckner, Kentucky. W. W. Corcoran, Esq., Washington, D. C. The President appointed the following gentlemen members of the Executive Committee: General Dabney H. Maury, Richmond, Va., Chairman. General Maury, so long and prominently identified with the Society