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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Irving, Sir Henry 1838- (search)
inton, near Glastonbury, England, Feb. 6, 1838. His real name was John Henry Brodribb, but he preferred the name of Irving, and in 1887 was permitted by royal license to continue the use of it. He was educated in a private school in London, and began his dramatic career in 1856, when he took the minor part of Orleans in Richelieu. In 1866 he established his reputation as an actor of merit at the St. James Theatre, in London, as Doricourt in The Belle's stratagem. In 1870 he appeared as Digby Grant in the Two Roses, which was played for 300 nights; and in 1871, after playing the part of Mathias in The bells at the Lyceum Theatre, he came to be regarded as the greatest actor in England. He assumed the management of the Lyceum Theatre in 1878, and raised that house to an international reputation. In May, 1881, he opened a memorable engagement with Edwin Booth, producing Othello, in which the two actors alternated the parts of Othello and Iago. He has made several successful tours o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iuka Springs, battle near (search)
astward to Tuscumbia. His forces were known as the Army of the Mississippi, with headquarters at Corinth. There were no more stirring events in the region of General Grant's command (under whom was Rosecrans) than guerilla operations, from June until September. At the beginning of September the Confederates under Price and Van Dorn moved towards the Tennessee River, and, when Bragg moved into Tennessee, Price attempted to cut off communications between Grant and Buell. General Armstrong (Confederate), with over 5,000 cavalry, struck the Nationals, Aug. 30, 1862, at Bolivar, with the intention of severing the railway there. He was repulsed by less than 1arkness ended the battle of Iuka. The National loss was nearly 800, killed, wounded, and missing; that of the Confederates was nearly 1,400. Ord, meanwhile, whom Grant had sent to assist Rosecrans, had been watching the movements of Confederates who were making feints on Corinth. Expecting to renew the battle at Iuka in the morn
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, (search)
,920; in 1900, 7,816. In 1863, while the troops of General Senate Chamber at Jackson, Miss. Grant were skirmishing at Raymond, he learned that Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was hourly expected at Jackson. To make sure of that place, and to leave no enemy in his rear, Grant pushed on towards Jackson. McPherson entered Clinton early in the afternoon of May 13, without opposition, and began tearis were unfurled over the State House by the 59th Indiana Regiment. Entering Jackson that night, Grant learned that Johnston had arrived, taken charge of the department, and had ordered Gen. J. C. Peurg and attack the National rear. After the fall of Vicksburg, Johnston hovered menacingly in Grant's rear. Sherman had pushed out to press him back. Grant sent Sherman reinforcements, giving tGrant sent Sherman reinforcements, giving that leader an army 50,000 strong. With these he crossed the Big Black River, during a great drought. In dust and great heat the thirsty men and animals went on to Jackson, Johnston retiring before