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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fiske, John 1842- (search)
nce been identified with that institution as instructor, lecturer, assistant librarian, and overseer. He has also been Professor of American History in Washington University, St. Louis, and is a wellknown lecturer on historical themes. He was the son of Edmund Brewster Green, of Smyrna, Del., and Mary Fiske Bound, of Middletown, Conn. In 1852 John Fiske. his father died and three years later his mother married Edwin W. Stoughton, of New York. The same year the boy, whose name was Edmund Fiske Green, assumed the name of John Fiske, which was that of his maternal grandfather. Professor Fiske's works fall under two heads: philosophical, including the Cosmic Philosophy; Idea of God, etc.; and historical, including The critical period of American history; Civil government in the United States; The War of Independence; The American Revolution; The beginnings of New England; The discovery of America; Old Virginia and her natives. His three essays, The federal Union (q. v.); The town-m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fry, James Barnet 1827-1894 (search)
Fry, James Barnet 1827-1894 Military officer: born in Carrollton, Green co., Ill., Feb. 22, 1827; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1847. After serving as assistant instructor of artillery at West Point, he was assigned to the 3d Artillery, then in Mexico, where he remained till the close of the war. After doing frontier duty at various posts, he was again instructor at West Point in 1853-54, and adjutant there in 1854-59. On March 16, 1861, he was appointed assistant adjutant-general, and later in the same year became chief of staff to Gen. Irwin McDowell. In 1861-62 he was on the staff of Gen. Don Carlos Buell. He was appointed provost-marshal-general of the United States, March 17, 1863, and was given the rank of brigadier-general, April 21, 1864. General Fry registered 1,120,621 recruits, arrested 76,562 deserters, collected $26,366,316, and made an exact enrolment of the National forces. He was brevetted major-general in the regular army, March 13, 186