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e, and Jesse, the youngest, they are immortalized in the painting by Cogswell, known as Grant and his family. In the Grant home on I Street, I witnessed one historic gathering which will ever be most vivid in my mind. After the nomination of Grant and Colfax at Chicago, the committee appointed to wait upon them and notify them of their nomination was composed of J. R. Hawley of Connecticut, Lewis Barker of Maine, C. N. Riottet of Texas, Willard Warner of Alabama, J. M. Hedrik of Iowa, John Evans of Colorado, S. M. Cullom of Illinois, R. T. Van Horn of Missouri, J. K. Dubois of Illinois, T. L. Tullock of Virginia, J. W. Holden of North Carolina, T. F. Lee of North Carolina, W. C. Goodloe of Kentucky, Valentine Dill of Arkansas, J. H. Harris of North Carolina, A. McDonald of Arkansas, B. F. Rice of Arkansas, H. A. Pierce of Virginia, and others. They came to Washington, and it was arranged that Mr. Colfax should go to General Grant's house, and that the committee should call upon t
by rebel sentinel while stepping on dead-line at Andersonville, Aug. 5, 1864. First Indiana Cavalry, Company L:--Andress (Greene; drafted for nine months; killed in action. Twenty-second Indiana, Company C:--Private Eli P. Wells; promoted Chaplain. Fifth New York Cavalry, Company H:--Lt. J. A. Benedict; died from amputation of right arm resulting from the bite of a man on thumb, Dec. 11, 1861. From records attached to regimental history. Fifth New York Cavalry, Company G:--John Evans; March 7, 1865, had a ball pass through a pack of cards and a plug of tobacco, lodging against the skin opposite his heart. From records attached to regimental history. Twenty-first Wisconsin, Company I:--August Meyer; left camp while insane, and not heard from afterwards. Thirty-first Maine, Company A:--Fred R. Cole; killed in his tent, Aug. 14, 1864. before Petersburg. Seventh Indiana, Company E:--__________________; Sentenced by G. C. M. to work on fortifications 12 months
woman named Mary Owens, who had just returned from the army in full uniform. This remarkable woman accompanied her husband to the army, and fought by his side until he fell. She was in the service eighteen months, and took part in three battles, and was wounded twice; first in the face above the right eye, and then in her arm, which required her to be taken to the hospital, where she confessed the deception. She had enlisted in Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, under the name of John Evans, and gives as her reason for this romantic undertaking the fact that her father was uncompromising in his hostility to her marriage with Mr. Owens, threatening violence in case she disobeyed his commands; whereupon, after having been secretly married, she donned the United States uniform, enlisted in the same company with her husband, endured all the hardships of the camp, the dangers of the battle-field, saw her husband fall dead by her side, and is now wounded and a widow. Mrs. Owens lo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado (search)
er, tellurium, salt, gypsum, and pottery clays are plentiful. Mining and smelting are the most important industries after that of agriculture. Cattle and sheep herding are declining in consequence of the multiplication of small farms. In 1899 the total assessed valuation of taxable property was $212,202,886, and the net debt $2,728,667. The population in 1890 was 412,198; in 1900, 539,700. Territorial governors. Name.Term.Remarks Appointed by William Gilpin1861-62President Lincoln John Evans1862-65President Lincoln Alexander Cummings1865-67President Johnson A. C. Hunt1867-69President Johnson Edward M. McCook1869-73President Grant Samuel H. Elbert1873-74President Grant Edward M. McCook1874-75President Grant John L. Routt1875-76President Grant State governors. Name. Term. John L. Routt 1876 to 1878 Fred. W. Pitkin1879 to 1882 James B. Grant1883 to 1886 Benj. H. Eaton 1885 to 1886 Alvah Adams 1887 to 1888 Job A. Cooper 1889 to 1890 John L. Routt1891 to 1893 Dav
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Pennsylvania, (search)
tary after the battle of Bull Run. See United States, Pennsylvania, in vol. IX. colonial governors of Pennsylvania. [Under the proprietary government, when there was no deputy governor the president of the council acted as such.] William PennProprietor and Governor1682 Thomas LloydPresident1684 John BlackwellDeputy Governor1688 Benjamin FletcherGovernor1693 William MarkhamGovernor1693 William PennGovernor1693 Andrew HamiltonDeputy Governor1701 Edward ShippenPresident1703 John EvansDeputy Governor1704 Charles GookinDeputy Governor1709 Sir William KeithDeputy Governor1717 Patrick GordonDeputy Governor1726 James LoganPresident1736 George ThomasDeputy Governor1738 Anthony PalmerPresident1747 James HamiltonDeputy Governor1748 Robert H. MorrisDeputy Governor1754 William DennyDeputy Governor1756 James HamiltonDeputy Governor1759 John PennGovernor1763 James HamiltonPresident1771 Richard PennGovernor1771 John PennGovernor1773 [Proprietary government ended by
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pensions. (search)
Pensions. According to an official statement by United States Pension Commissioner Evans, on Aug. 17, 1901, high-water mark in the history of the Pension Bureau was reached on June 30, 1901, when the number of pensioners on the roll was 997,735. The pensioners on the rolls were classified as follows: Survivors, 8,655; invalids, 739,994; widows, 249,086. These comprised 13,124 widows and the 8,655 survivors on account of wars prior to 1861; 297,675 invalids, and 88,802 on account of general laws, disability of service, origin, mostly Civil War; 438,114 invalids, and 145,111 widows on account of the June, 1890, act, Civil War disability not due to service; 650 army nurses, and 3,555 invalids and 2,049 widows on account of the war with Spain. The total amount paid to pensioners as first payments on the allowance of their claims in 1901 was $9,934,764, or $106,238 more than the first payments in 1900. This amount represents the arrears of pension, aggregating 675 claims allow
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Railroads. (search)
Railroads. The steam-carriage was dimly shadowed by Evans's Oracter Amphibolis. It suggested the locomotive. His drawings and specifications, sent to England in 1787 and 1794-95, were copied there, and became the basis of all subsequent inventions of that nature. In 1804 Evans said, The time will come when a steam-carriage will set out from Washington in the morning, the passengers will breakfast at Baltimore, dine at Philadelphia, and sup in New York. The prophecy is fulfilled. The Evans said, The time will come when a steam-carriage will set out from Washington in the morning, the passengers will breakfast at Baltimore, dine at Philadelphia, and sup in New York. The prophecy is fulfilled. The first railroad charter granted in America was given by the legislature of New York to the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad Company in 1825. The road was completed in the fall of 1831. The next charter was given A modern locomotive designed for fast passenger service. by the legislature of Maryland (1827) to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. The same year Horatio Allen was sent to England by the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company to buy for them locomotives and iron for a railway which th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Santiago, naval battle of (search)
one ship. On they go, driving through the water, firing steadily and ever getting closer, and presently the Spanish cruisers, helpless, burning, twisted wrecks of iron, are piled along the shore, and we see the younger officers and the men of the victorious ships perilling their lives to save their beaten enemies. We see Wainwright on the Gloucester, as eager in rescue as he was swift in fight to avenge the Maine. We hear Philip cry out: Don't cheer. The poor devils are dying. We watch Evans as he hands back the sword to the wounded Eulate, and then writes in his report: I cannot express my admiration for my magnificent crew. So long as the enemy showed his flag, they fought like American seamen; but when the flag came down, they were as gentle and tender as American women. They all stand out to us, these gallant figures, from admiral to seaman, with an intense human interest, fearless in fight, brave and merciful in the hour of victory. And far away along the hot ridges o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schley, Winfield Scott 1839- (search)
the vessels of the entire squadron, closing in rapidly, soon diverted this fire and did magnificent work at close range. I have never before witnessed such deadly and fatally accurate shooting as was done by the ships of your command as they closed in on the Spanish squadron, and I deem it a high privilege to commend to you for such action as you may deem proper the gallantry and dashing courage, the prompt decision and skilful handling of their respective vessels of Captain Philip, Captain Evans, Captain Clark, and especially of my chief of staff, Captain Cook, who was directly under my personal observation, and whose coolness, promptness, and courage were of the highest order. The dense smoke of the combat shut out from my view the Indiana and the Gloucester, but as these vessels were closer to your flag-ship no doubt their part in the conflict was under your immediate observation. Eighth. Lieutenant Sharp, commanding the Vixen, acted with conspicuous courage; although unab
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., List of Massachusetts officers and soldiers who died of wounds. (search)
Emory, John S.,11th Mass. Inf.,Manassas, Va., Aug. 29, 1862.Sept. 28, 1862. English, James,38th Mass. Inf.,Port Hudson, La., May 27, 1863.Louisiana, Sept. 9, 1863. Eppler, John,21st Mass. Inf.,June 2, 1864,Bethesda Church, Va., June 2, 1864. Evans, Horace B , Sergt.,12th Mass. Inf.,– –May 6, 1864. Evans, John,12th Mass. Inf.,Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.Columbian Hosp., Washington, D. C., June 7, 1864. Everett, Charles F., Musician,57th Mass. Inf.,May 6, 1864,Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864Evans, John,12th Mass. Inf.,Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.Columbian Hosp., Washington, D. C., June 7, 1864. Everett, Charles F., Musician,57th Mass. Inf.,May 6, 1864,Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864. Everett, George,1st Mass. Inf.,Gettysburg, Pa.,July 12, 1863. Everett, Manton,38th Mass. Inf.,Bisland, La., April 13, 1863.Bisland, La., April 16, 1863. Ewell, Job L., Corp.,7th Mass. Inf.,– –June 5, 1864. Ewing, Samuel,33d Mass. Inf.,– –June 1, 1864. Falls, Benjamin F., Sergt.,19th Mass. Inf.,– –Spotsylvania, Va., May 10, 1864. Farnham, Orrin L., 2d Lieut.,1st Mass. H. A.,Petersburg, Va.,June 17, 1864. Farnsworth, David W.,30th Mass. Inf.,– –Louisiana, Sept. 2, 1862. Far
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