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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamilton, Andrew Jackson 1815-1875 (search)
Hamilton, Andrew Jackson 1815-1875 Jurist; born in Madison county, Ala., Jan. 28, 1815; removed to Texas in 1846; elected to Congress in 1859; opposed the secession of Texas. On Nov. 14, 1862, he was appointed brigadier-general of United States volunteers and military governor of Texas; in 1865 he became provisional governor; and in 1866 justice in the Supreme Court of the State. He died in Austin, Tex., April 10, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
whole command to General Canby (May 26), but exhibited the bad faith, said Grant in his report, of first disbanding most of his army, and permitting an indiscriminate plunder of the public property. So ended the Civil War in the field. Andrew J. Hamilton was appointed by the President provisional governor in the summer of 1865, and measures were taken for the reorganization of civil government there. Under the reconstruction acts of 1867, Texas, with Louisiana, was made a military districtumes office1853 State governors—Continued. H. R. Runnelsassumes officeDec., 1857 Samuel Houstonassumes officeDec., 1859 Edward Clarkassumes officeMarch 20, 1861 F. R. Lubbockassumes officeDec., 1861 P. Hurrahassumes officeDec., 1863 A. J. Hamiltonassumes officeJuly 21, 1865 J. W. Throckmortonassumes officeAug. 13, 1866 E. M. Peaseassumes officeJuly 30, 1867 E. J. Davisassumes officeJan., 1870 Richard Cokeassumes officeJan., 1874 R. B. Hubbardassumes officeJan., 1877 Oran M. Rober
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
s......June 2, 1865 Galveston, Tex., the last seaport held by the South, surrenders......June 5, 1865 French government rescinds its recognition of the Confederates as belligerents......June 6, 1865 Judge William L. Sharkey appointed provisional governor of Mississippi by President Johnson......June 13, 1865 Proclamation of President removing restrictions on trade east of the Mississippi after July 1, and declaring insurrection in Tennessee suppressed......June 13, 1865 Gen. A. J. Hamilton appointed provisional governor of Texas by President......June 17, 1865 James Johnson appointed provisional governor of Georgia......June 17, 1865 Lewis E. Parsons proclaimed provisional governor of Alabama......June 21, 1865 Proclamation of the President rescinding the blockade June 23, 1865 Restriction of trade west of the Mississippi removed by proclamation of President......June 24, 1865 Benjamin F. Perry proclaimed provisional governor of South Carolina......June 3
on, born in Virginia, dies at Huntersville, aged seventy......July 25, 1863 Battle of Aransas Pass; General Ransom captures the Confederate works......Nov. 18, 1863 Battle of Fort Esperanza, Matagorda Bay; Gen. C. C. Washburn defeats the Confederates......Nov. 30, 1863 Last fight of the war; Federals under Colonel Barret defeated in western Texas by Confederates under General Slaughter......May 13, 1865 Gen. Kirby Smith surrenders last Confederate army......May 26, 1865 Gen. A. J. Hamilton, appointed provisional governor by President Johnson, arrives at Galveston......July 21, 1865 Constitution, framed by a convention which met at Austin, Feb. 10, and adjourned April 2, is ratified by the people, 34,794 to 11,235......June, 1866 Gov. J. W. Throckmorton enters upon his duties......Aug. 13, 1866 Gen. P. H. Sheridan appointed commander of the 5th Military District, comprising Louisiana and Texas......March 19, 1867 Governor Throckmorton removed, E. M. Pease app