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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, William 1801- (search)
Wilson, William 1801- Poet; born in Crieff, Scotland, Dec. 25, 1801. In 1833 Mr. Wilson came to the United States, with a moderate capital, and in the summer of that year opened a bookstore and bookbindery in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he continued the business until his death, Aug. 25, 1860. He contributed many poems to American and British periodicals, but seldom over his own name. His chosen signatures were Alpin and Allan Grant.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Winchester, battles of (search)
d. His gains were over 9,000 small-arms and 3,000 prisoners, including 700 sick and wounded. On Aug. 7, 1864, General Sheridan assumed the command of the Middle Division of the army, with his headquarters at Harper's Ferry. He spent a month in getting his forces well in hand for an aggressive campaign. Early tried to lure him up the valley, in order that he might flank him. Sheridan was too wary for him, and kept the entrance into Maryland closely guarded against Confederate raids. General Grant visited him (Sept. 16) to view the situation. Sheridan was anxious to begin offensive operations. The lieutenant-general had confidence in Sheridan, and, after deliberation, left him, with the laconic order, Go in! Sheridan and Early then confronted each other at Opequan Creek, a few miles east of Winchester. Sheridan watched his antagonist closely, and when, on Sept. 18, Early weakened his lines by sending half his army on a reconnaissance to Martinsburg (which Averill repulsed), Sh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wister, Owen 1860- (search)
Wister, Owen 1860- Author; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 14, 1860; graduated at Harvard in 1882; admitted to the bar in 1889. Among his works are Red men and Whit; Lin McLean; Life of General Grant, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Young, John Russell 1841-1899 (search)
k Tribune in 1865, and was its managing editor in 1866-69, during which time he established the Morning post in Philadelphia, and the Standard in New York; was correspondent for the New York Herald in Europe in 1871-77, when he accompanied ex-President Grant on his journey round the world. He resumed editorial work on the Herald in 1879-82, and was then appointed minister to China, which office he resigned in 1885; and was appointed librarian of Congress in 1897. He was author of Around the w77, when he accompanied ex-President Grant on his journey round the world. He resumed editorial work on the Herald in 1879-82, and was then appointed minister to China, which office he resigned in 1885; and was appointed librarian of Congress in 1897. He was author of Around the world with General Grant; editor of Memoral history of the City of Philadelphia, from its first settlement to the year 1895; and Narrative and critical history, 1681-1895. He died in Washington, D. C., Jan. 17, 1899.