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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 12 0 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), French, Mansfield 1810-1876 (search)
French, Mansfield 1810-1876 Clergyman; born in Manchester, Vt., Feb. 21, 1810; settled in New York City in 1858, where he became an earnest abolitionist. In 1862 he examined the conditions of the negroes at Port Royal, and on his return to New York held a great meeting at Cooper Institute, Feb. 10, 1862, which resulted in the establishment of the National Freedman's Relief Association with himself as general agent. In March, 1863, with a corps of teachers, he returned to Port Royal and taught the negroes methods of farming. He rendered important service to the government by organizing an expedition which during one period of the Civil War intercepted telegraphic messages from the Confederate armies and forwarded them to Washington. He died at Pearsall's, L. I., March 15, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fuller, Sarah Margaret, Marchioness D'ossoli 1810- (search)
Fuller, Sarah Margaret, Marchioness D'ossoli 1810- Author; born in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 1810; at the age of seventeen read French, Italian, Spanish, and German fluently; became a teacher in Boston in 1835; and, two years later, in Providence, R. I. She formed classes for young ladies in Boston for training in conversation, and the next year (1840) became editor of the Dial, the organ of the Transcendentalists (q. v.), to which she contributed articles on the social condition of women. In 1844 she became literary editor of the New York Tribune. Miss Fuller travelled in Europe, and, visiting Italy in 1847, she married the Marquis d'ossoli. In 1850, returning to her native country with her husband and child, the vessel was wrecked on the southern coast of Long Island, and all three were drowned, July 16, 1850. Her writings are held in the highest estimation, and have made a deep impression upon features of social life in America.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaines's Mill, battle of. (search)
ef, and was joined by Jackson and D. H. Hill. Ewell's division also came into action. The Confederate line, now in complete order, made a general advance. A very severe battle ensued. Slocum's division was sent to Porter's aid by McClellan, making his entire force about 35,000. For hours the struggle along the whole line was fierce and persistent, and for a long time the issue was doubtful. At five o'clock Porter called for more aid, and McClellan sent him the brigades of Meagher and French, of Richardson's division. The Confederates were making desperate efforts to break the line of the Nationals, but for a long time it stood firm, though continually growing thinner. Finally a furious assault by Jackson and the divisions of Longstreet and Whiting was made upon Butterfield's brigade, which had long been fighting. It gave way and fell back, and with it several batteries. Then the whole line fell back. Porter called up all of his reserves and remaining artillery (about eight
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gibault, Peter (search)
Gibault, Peter Roman Catholic priest. The bishop of Quebec in 1770 sent him to the territory now included in Illinois and Louisiana. He lived a portion of the time in Vincennes, Kaskaskia, Cahokia, and St. Genevieve. During the Revolutionary War, through his influence, the settlers in this territory, who were mostly French, became ardent advocates of the American cause, and he also induced the Indians to remain neutral. Judge Law says: Next to Clark and Vigo, the United States are indebted more to Father Gibault for the accession of the States comprised in what was the original Northwest Territory than to any other man.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hopkins, Stephen 1707-1785 (search)
t their liberty. And the question is whether all colonies, as compared with one another, enjoy equal liberty, or whether all enjoy as much freedom as the inhabitants of the mother state; and this will hardly be denied in the case of the Spanish, French, and other modern foreign colonies. By this it fully appears that colonies in general, both ancient and modern, have always enjoyed as much freedom as the mother state from which they went out; and will any one suppose the British colonies of we shall not in many years be able to extricate ourselves. Hard will be the fate, and cruel the destiny of these unhappy colonies, if the reward they are to receive for all this is the loss of their freedom; better for them Canada still remained French, yea, far more eligible that it should remain so, than that the price of its reduction should be their slavery. If the colonies are not taxed by Parliament, are they therefore exempt from bearing their proper shares in the necessary burdens of