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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Danenhower, John Wilson, 1849-1887 (search)
Danenhower, John Wilson, 1849-1887 Explorer; born in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 30, 1849; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1870; served on the Vandalia during Gen. U. S. Grant's visit to Egypt and the Levant; and was promoted lieutenant in 1879. He joined the Arctic steamer Jeanette as second in command in 1878. The vessel sailed from San Francisco on July 8, 1879, through Bering Straits into the Arctic Ocean, where it was held in the ice-pack for twenty-two months. From the place where the steamer was caught the crew travelled south for ninety-five days over the ice, drawing three boats with them. They then embarked, but were separated by a storm. Lieutenant Danenhower's boat reached the Lena delta, where the Tunguses saved the crew, Sept. 17, 1881. After making an unsuccessful search for the other boats he left engineer George W. Melville (q. v.) to continue the search for Lieut. George W. De long (q. v.), and with his crew made a journey of 6,000 miles to Orenbu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grant, Ulysses Simpson (search)
m a general on the retired list; and, to make further provision for his family, he began compiling Personal memoirs of U. S. Grant, a work that was completed shortly before his death, on Mount McGregor, N. Y., July 23, 1885. His remains lie in the tion, while it constantly reduces the national debt. Let us have peace. With great respect, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant. The following is General Grant's address at his first inaugural March 4, 1869: Citizens of the United States,or nineteen years a punishment that never should be inflicted upon any but the most guilty, I am, Very truly yours, U. S. Grant. On Feb. 4, 1882, in order to still further impress his convictions of General Porter's innocence upon influential tate to whomsoever it may seem to you proper and necessary my present convictions upon this case. Very truly yours, U. S. Grant. Perhaps no person unconnected with the army contributed in so great a degree to General Grant's success in the Civ
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jenney, William Le Baron 1832- (search)
Jenney, William Le Baron 1832- Architect; born in Fairhaven, Mass., Sept. 25, 1832; was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; graduated at the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Metiers, Paris, in 1856. He also studied art and architecture in Paris studios in 1858-59. On his return he was commissioned a captain in the United States army; was assigned to engineer duty; and served on the staff of Gen. U. S. Grant from the battle of Cairo to Corinth, and then on that of Gen. W. T. Sherman until 1866, receiving the brevet of major in 1864; he settled in Chicago as an architect in 1868; was landscape engineer for the West Chicago parks in 1870-71; invented the skeleton construction (now generally used in tall buildings) in 1883; and was the architect for the Union League Club and the Siegel & Cooper Building, in New York City; The Fair, and the Horticultural Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, in Chicago, and other notable structures.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ku-klux Klan, (search)
nt for present emergencies is not clear. Therefore, I urgently recommend such legislation as in the judgment of Congress shall effectually secure life. liberty, and property, and the enforcement of law in all parts of the United States. It may be expedient to provide that such law as shall be passed in pursuance of this recommendation shall expire at the end of the next session of Congress. There is no other subject on which T would recommend legislation during the present session. U. S. Grant. The result of the investigations was the passage by Congress of an act entitled An act to enforce the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes, popularly known as the Force bill, which was approved by the President April 20. This act was as follows: Force bill of 1871.—Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that any person who under color of any l
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Robert Edward 1807- (search)
Northern Virginia. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General, Commanding Armies of the United States. on condition of its surrender. R. E. Lee, General. To Lieut.-Gen. U. S. Grant, Commanding Armies of the United States. III. Apa will be received. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General, Commanding Armies of the United States. I subscribe myself, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General, U. S. A. VI. April 9, 1865. Geneace will meet me. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. VIII. Appomattox Court-House, Aprild the laws in force where they may reside. Very respectfully, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. IX. headquarters army of Northern Virginia. April 9, 1865. Lieut.-Gen. U. S. Grant, Commanding, U. S. A.: General,—I have received your letter of this date, containing the t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newman, John Philip 1826-1899 (search)
ry; entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1849; travelled in Europe, Palestine, and Egypt in 1860-61; and, returning to the United States, had charges at Hamilton, N. Y., Albany, N. Y., and New York City. In 1864-69 he organized three annual conferences in the South, two colleges, and a religious paper; and in the latter year founded and was made the first pastor of the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington. D. C.; was chaplain of the United States Senate in 1869-74; inspector of United States consulates in Asia in 1874-76; and again pastor of the Metropolitan Church, Washington, in 1876-79. In 1879-88 he held pastorates in New York and Washington. Dr. Newman attended Gen. U. S. Grant in his last illness. In 1888 he was elected a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was author of From, Dan to Beersheba; Thrones and palaces of Babylon and Nineveh; America for Americans; And the supremacy of law. He died in Saratoga, N. Y., July 5, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Ely Samuel -1895 (search)
Parker, Ely Samuel -1895 Military officerborn on the Seneca Indian reservation, Tonawanda, N. Y., in 1828; became chief of the Six Nations; was educated for a civil engineer; was a personal friend of Gen. U. S. Grant, and during the Civil War was a member of his staff and military secretary. In the latter capacity lie drew up the first copy of the terms of capitulation of General Lee's army. He was commissioned a first lieutenant of United States cavalry in 1866; brevetted brigadier-general U. S. A. in 1867; and was commissioner of Indian affairs in 1869-71. He died in Fairfield, Conn., Aug. 31, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
f General McPherson. At Champion Hill, the 17th Army Corps and General McPherson were conspicuous. All that could be termed a battle there was fought by two divisions of General McPherson's Corps and Hovey's division of the 13th Corps. In the assault of May 22 on the fortifications of Vicksburg, and during the entire siege, General McPherson and his command won unfading laurels. He is one of our ablest engineers and most skilful generals. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Major-General. He commanded one of the three corps in the siege of Vicksburg. After the fall of Vicksburg he operated successfully against Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. In October, 1863, he was made commander of the Department of the Tennessee, and joined Grant at Chattanooga in the middle of November; was in the battle of Missionary Ridge (Nov. 25); and then moved to the relief of Burnside in east Tennessee. When he was called to Chattanooga, he left Gen. J. B. McPherson in command at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
g slaves, of enemies of the United States......Aug. 6, 1861 Gen. U. S. Grant assumes command of the District of Ironton, Mo......Aug. 8, 18he Army of the Potomac and A. P. Hill......Oct. 14, 1863 Maj.-Gen. U. S. Grant appointed to the Division of the Mississippi, including there given: 1st.2d.34th.35th.36th. James A. Garfield117250399 U. S. Grant304305312313306 James G. Blaine2842822755742 John Sherman939410 the United States on the retired list with rank and full pay (Gen. U. S. Grant so appointed by President Arthur), approved......March 3, 1885n March; payments to Mr. Roach suspended......July 19, 1885 Gen. U. S. Grant dies at Mount McGregor, near Saratoga, N. Y., 8.08 A. M..........June 26, 1886 Franking privilege granted to the widow of Gen. U. S. Grant by act of Congress......June 28, 1886 Act to legalize incor. H. Vanderbilt the presents of various foreign governments to Gen. U. S. Grant......Aug. 5, 1886 First session adjourns......Aug. 5, 1886
tands of arms seized at the St. Louis arsenal by forces under Captain Stokes, and removed to Alton by boat, thence to Springfield by rail......April 26, 1861 U. S. Grant tenders his services to Governor Yates, and is assigned to command of camps Yates, Grant, and Douglas......April, 1861 Stephen A. Douglas dies at Chicago, ag67 Horace Capron, United States Commissioner of Agriculture......Dec. 4, 1867 University of Illinois at Urbana, chartered 1867, opened......March, 1868 U. S. Grant nominated for President by the Republican National Convention at Chicago......May 20, 1868 Corner-stone of the new capitol at Springfield laid......Oct. 5, 1868 First river-tunnel in this country completed under the Chicago River; 810 feet long......December, 1868 U. S. Grant inaugurated President......March 4, 1869 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution; vote, in Senate 17 to 7; in House, 52 to 27......March 5, 1869 Elihu B. Washburne appointed Se
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