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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 48 4 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 12 2 Browse Search
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jor-generals commanders of the seventh, eighth and ninth army corps John A. Dix commanded the Seventh Corps (East) in 1862. J. J. Reynolds commanded the Sere merged in the Eighteenth Army Corps. It was commanded in turn by Major-General John A. Dix and Brigadier-Generals H. M. Naglee and G. W. Getty. Its principal etest strength, present for duty, was about thirty-three thousand. Major-General John Adams Dix was born in Boscawen, New Hampshire, July 24, 1798. In 1812, heed in the Nashville campaign. William Grose led a brigade under Thomas. War, Dix was appointed major-general of volunteers, and was given command of the Departmecame part of the Army of the Potomac, when it was organized. On March 22, 1862, Dix's Division was organized with other troops into tie Middle Department, which he ps of which were organized into the Seventh Army Corps, in July. In July, 1863, Dix was transferred to the Department of the East with headquarters at New York, and
lunt, James G., Nov. 29, 1862. Brooks, W. T. H., June 10, 1863. Buell, Don Carlos, Mar. 21, 1862. Buford, John, July 1, 1863. Buford, N. B., Mar. 13, 1865. Burnside, A. E., Mar. 18, 1862. Butler, Benj. F., May 16, 1861. Cadwalader, G. B., Apr. 25, 1862. Clay, Cassius M., April 11, 1862. Couch, Darius N., July 4, 1862. Cox, Jacob Dolson, Oct. 6, 1862. Crittenden, T. L., July 17, 1862. Curtis, S. R., Nov. 21, 1862. Dana, N. J. T., Nov. 29, 1862. Davies, Henry E., May 4, 1865. Dix, John A., May 16, 1861. Dodge, G. M., June 7, 1864. Doubleday, A., Nov. 29, 1862. Garfield, J. A., Sept. 19, 1863. Hamilton, C. S., Sept. 18, 1862. Hamilton, S., Sept. 17, 1862. Herron, F. J., Nov. 29, 1862. Hitchcock, E. A., Feb. 10, 1862. Federal generals—No. 25-Pennsylvania Samuel P. spear, originally Colonel of the 11th Cavalry. Roy Stone, commander of the Bucktail brigade. William A. Nichols, promoted for faithful service in the War. Israel Vodges, promoted for g
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
1816 Richard Rush March 7, 1825 Samuel D. Ingham March 6, 1829 Louis McLane Aug. 2, 1831 William J. Duane May 29, 1833 Roger B. Taney Sept.23, 1833 Levi Woodbury June 27, 1834 Thomas Ewing March 5, 1841 Walter Forward Sept.13, 1841 John C. Spencer March 3, 1843 George M. Bibb June 15, 1844 Robert J. Walker March 6, 1845 William M. Meredith March 8, 1849 Thomas Corwin July 23, 1850 James Guthrie March 7, 1853 Howell Cobb March 6, 1857 Philip F. Thomas Dec. 12, 1860 John A. Dix Jan. 11, 1861 Name.Appointed. Salmon P. Chase March 7, 1861 William Pitt Fessenden July 1, 1864 Hugh McCullochMarch 7, 1865 George S. Boutwell March 11, 1869 William A. Richardson March 17, 1873 Benjamin H. Bristow June 4, 1874 Lot M. Morrill July 7, 1876 John Sherman March 8, 1877 William Windom March 5, 1881 Charles J. Folger Oct. 27, 1881 Walter Q. Gresham Sept.24, 1884 Hugh McCulloch Oct. 28, 1884 Daniel Manning March 6, 1886 Charles S. Fairchild April 1, 1887
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879 (search)
Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879 Military officer; born in Boscawen, N. H., July 24, 1798. After he my as a cadet in 1812, when the war with John Adams Dix. England began. While his father, LieutenLieutenant-Colonel Dix, was at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, young Dix pursued his studies at St. Mary's Collegermy. After visiting Europe for his health, Captain Dix settled as a lawyer in Cooperstown, N. Y. Hnted him adjutant-general of the State. General Dix's order In 1833 he was elected secretary the navy. Jones gave the captain an order from Dix to sail to the North. Breshwood absolutely reflegraphed back his famous order, of which The Dix medal. a fac-simile is given on the opposite pan the other, in two circles, the last clause of Dix's famous order. After the war the authorship odifferent persons, and it was asserted that General Dix was only the medium for its official communnow, as you state, in possession of my son, Rev. Dr. Dix, No. 27 West Twenty-fifth street, New York.[6 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hunkers, (search)
on bank charters by the Loco-Foco (q. v.) faction, although it aided in passing a State banking law in 1838. In 1840-46 they opposed the demand of the radical Democrats for a revision of the State constitution, a cessation of unprofitable canal enterprises, and an elective judiciary, but in this movement were also defeated. In 1846-52 they met with success in their advocacy of the abolition of the State branch of the Democratic party in antagonism to the national organization. After this the Marcy Hunkers, known as softs, supported the Pierce administration, while the Dickinson Hunkers, known as hards, opposed it. The latter during the Civil War were generally war Democrats. The principal Hunker leaders were: Daniel S. Dickinson, Edwin Closwell, William C. Bouck, William L. Marcy, Horatio Seymour, and Samuel Beardsley; and their leading opponents were Martin Van Buren, Silas Wright, A. C. Flagg, John A. Dix, Reuben E. Fenton, Samuel Young, and Michael Hoffman. See Albany regency.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morrell, Imogene Robinson 1778- (search)
Morrell, Imogene Robinson 1778- Painter; born in Attleboro, Mass.; educated in Newark, N. J., and in New York City; later studying in Europe. Her works include The first battle of the Puritans; Washigton Welcoming the provision trains at Newburg, N. Y., in 1778; Historical portrait of Gen. John A. Dix; portraits of Howell Cobb and John C. Spencer, exSecretaries of the Treasury, etc. Morrill, Justin Smith
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
Alvan Stewart. John YoungWhig 1846 Silas Wright, JrDemocrat. Ogden Edwards. Henry Bradley. Hamilton FishWhig1848 John A. Dix Democrat. Reuben H. Walworth. William Goodell. Washington HuntWhig 1850Horatio SeymourDemocrat Horatio SeymourDJohn T. HoffmanDemocrat John T. HoffmanDemocrat. 1868John A. GriswoldRepublican 1870 Stewart L. WoodfordRepublican John A. DixRepublican 1872 Francis KernanDemocrat. Samuel J. TildenDemocrat 1874 John A. DixRepublican Lucius RobinsonDemocrat 1John A. DixRepublican Lucius RobinsonDemocrat 1876 Edwin D. MorganRepublican Alonzo B. CornellRepublican 1879 Lucius RobinsonDemocrat. John Kelly Tam.-Dem. Harris Lewis. John W. Mears. Grover ClevelandDemocrat 1882 Charles J. FolgerRepublican Alphonso A. HopkinsProhibition Epenetus How 1832 Silas Wright, Jr.22d to 28th 1832 to 1844 Nathaniel P. Tallmadge23d to 28th1833 1844 Henry A. Foster28th1844 John A. Dix28th to 31st1845 to 1849 Daniel S. Dickinson28th to 32d1845to 1851 William H. Seward31st to 37th1849to 1861 Hamilton
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Robinson, John Cleveland 1817-1897 (search)
Robinson, John Cleveland 1817-1897 Military officer; born in Binghamton, N. Y., April 10, 1817; took a partial course of study at West Point, leaving it to study law; served in the war against Mexico, and at the beginning of the Civil War was in command of Fort McHenry, Baltimore. As brigadier-general he took command of a division in Heintzelman's corps in the battle before Richmond in 1862. He was in the principal battles in Virginia and Pennsylvania in 1863; was brevetted major-general of volunteers and majorgeneral, United States army, lost a leg at Spottsylvania; was awarded a congressional medal of honor; and was retired as a major-general, United States army, in 1869. In 1872 he was elected lieutenant-governor of New York on the ticket headed by Gen. John A. Dix, He died in Binghamton, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1897.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ottsylvania Court-house, Va.......May 10, 1864 Battle at New Market, Va.; Sigel repulsed by Confederates......May 15, 1864 Confederates under Johnston evacuate Resaca, Ga......May 15, 1864 Act for a postal money-order system......May 17, 1864 Offices of the New York Journal of commerce and World, which had published a forged proclamation of the President, calling for 400,000 troops, seized and held several days by order of the Secretary of War......May 19, 1864 [On July 1 Gen. John A. Dix and others were arrested, in accordance with a letter from Governor Seymour to District Attorney A. Oakey Hall, for seizing these offices.] Nathaniel Hawthorne dies at Plymouth, N. H., aged sixty......May 19, 1864 Battles near Dallas, Ga.......May 25-28, 1864 Act creating Montana Territory out of part of Idaho approved......May 26, 1864 Convention of radicals at Cleveland, O., protests against the government's policy, and nominates Gen. John C. Fremont for President, and Gen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
ils from New York in the United States ship Polaris, on an Arctic exploring expedition......June 29, 1871 William M. Tweed arrested in New York City......Oct. 27, 1871 [His bail bond was fixed at $2,000,000.] Legislature establishes a commission of State parks......May 23, 1872 Topographical survey of the Adirondack wilderness begun by the State under the supervision of Verplanck Colvin......1872 Susan B. Anthony and some other women vote at Rochester......Nov. 5, 1872 Gen. John A. Dix elected governor......November, 1872 Horace Greeley dies......Nov. 29, 1872 Commercial panic beginning in the Stock Exchange of New York spreads throughout the country......Sept. 19, 1873 International Railway Bridge crossing Niagara River at Black Rock (Buffalo) to Canada, built under authority of Congress and the British Parliament and the State and province governments at a cost of over $1,500,000. Total length 3,651 1/2 feet, over the river proper 1,967 1/2 feet. Began 187