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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Native American party. (search)
igners to become voters, had enabled the adopted citizens to hold the balance of power between the two great parties, Whigs and Democrats, in the city elections. The consequence was that when either party gained a victory the adopted citizens claimed, as was alleged, an unreasonable share of the spoils, and the amount of the patronage controlled by the mayor and common council of New York was very great. The native citizens became alarmed, and it was resolved to endeavor to make the naturalization laws more stringent. A large number of citizens, including many of the most respectable in character and wealth, united in forming a Native American party. They nominated James Harper for mayor, and he was elected by a majority of 4,316, with a greater portion of the aldermen. The Native American party immediately extended its influence, and for some years held a conspicuous place in the politics of the republic. See American party; American protective Association; know-nothing party.
greater satisfaction to you than the old, well-known, and highly respected merchant, Mr. Moses H. Grinnell. (Cheers.) Those in favor of having Mr. Grinnell as our presiding officer will please say Aye. A tremendous aye was the response, and amid enthusiastic cheering, Mr. Grinnell assumed the duties of President of the meeting. Mr. Grinnell now said the next thing in order would be the nomination of Vice-Presidents, and the following list was accordingly read:-- Vice-Presidents. James Harper, Wm. V. Brady, C. V. S. Roosevelt, A. R. Eno, Edward J. Jaffray, Eli White, M. O. Roberts, George Briggs, Simeon Baldwin, W. J. Peck, Thomas Adams, Willard Parker, Jas. Watson Webb, A. A. Low, Charles Partridge, Luke Kiernan, U. A. Murdock, Charles Butler, W. C. Wetmore, Hiram Ketchum, Lathrop Sturges, B. W. Bonney, Fred. Schuchardt, John J. Cisco, J. Sampson, Edward Haight, Henry Coullard, John Moncreif, Wm. H. Johnson, C. P. Lever
Doc. 264.-Harper's Ferry. Reason of the evacuation. the Richmond Enquirer says: We are now at liberty, on the best authority, to make public the true motives actuating General Johnston in what the Northern and some of the Southern papers have called the Evacuation of Harper's Ferry. The general, like other military men of education, had long known that Harper's Ferry, in itself, is faulty and untenable, from the facility with which it can be turned. It lies, as it were, in the small end of a funnel, the broader end of which could with great ease be occupied by the enemy. The heads directing the operations of the Yankee forces were well aware of this fact, but forgot that there were fully as astute heads on our side. The minute and able investigations of Major Whiting, chief engineer to General Johnston, had satisfied our leaders of the justness of these views. General Scott's plan was to turn Harper's Ferry by a column from Pennsylvania under General Patterson, effect a
y the Missourians or by my regiment. To this may be added the following from Colonel Churchill's report immediately following the battle: The adjutant, James Harper, was shot down, mortally wounded, at his post, with his sword in hand, leading and cheering on the men. The sergeant-major, N. T. Roberts, was wounded in the sd by their colors, and had to be taken from the field. The lieutenant-colonel and major evinced great bravery in leading their different wings in the charge. Major Harper at one time was taken prisoner by the enemy, but made his escape. Captain Alexander was killed at the head of his company. At the same time fell Lieutenants ent. The following is a list of the killed and wounded among the Arkansas troops in this battle: Churchill's regiment. Field and staff: Killed—James Harper, adjutant. Wounded—N. Terry Roberts, sergeant-major; and A. H. Sevier, aid. Capt. J. S. Pearson's company, Des Arc Rangers: Killed, 4—James M. Williamson, B. <
ments and Swett's battery. McCown's division included McCray's regiment in Brig.-Gen. W. L. Cabell's brigade; the Fourth infantry, First Riflemen dismounted (Colonel Harper), Second Riflemen (Colonel Williamson), Fourth battalion infantry, Turnbull's battalion infantry, and Humphreys' battery, in General Churchill's brigade. Ihe enemy three-fourths of a mile across the Chattanooga road. In the last charge the gallant Hufstedler fell, with five wounds. The First and Second rifles, Colonels Harper and Williamson, and the Fourth, Thirty-first and Fourth battalion (consolidated), Major Ross, charged soon afterward and also cleared the road of the enemy. wept back to his breastworks and through them. Moving on irresistibly, McNair's brigade charged a hill near Dyer's house. About this time General McNair and Colonel Harper were wounded, the latter mortally, and Colonel Coleman took command. The battle here raged with great fury for three hours, for the possession of Snodgrass h
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Terry's Brigade, formerly John M. Jones's. (search)
C. J. Joye, A. G. Murphy, Private H. H. Scarborough, N. B. Scarborough, A. H. Weeks, R. E. Wilson, H. G. Foxworth, Joshua Myers. [100] Twenty-sixth South Carolina Regiment. Field and Staff. Q.-M. Sergeant H. C. Stubbs, Hosp. Steward H. J. Graham. C. S. Sergeant Joseph Enzoe, Co. A. Private A. Bourn, Private W. P. Jordan, H. Cannon, W. Russ, J. Cannon, T. Singleton, C. Cook, W. Smith, J. Cook, J. Williams, A. Duncan, J. K. Todd, J. E. Duesenbery, James Harper. C. Hux, Co. B. Private A. H. Blakeny, Private H. F. Liles, T. F. Dean, P. W. Massey, R. F. Hancock, Darling Baker. J. A. Huntley, Co. C. Sergeant S. Campbell, Private J. L. Himon, J. M. Wiggins, W. E. Haselden, H. W. Miller, T. F. G. Haselden, Corporal B. Rogers, E. Hays, J. W. Sanderson, W. Israel, Private J. M. Anderson, P. Miller, J. Berry, J. B. Phillips, W. H. Bigham, C. W. Wiggins. J. Bellock, W. H. Wiggins, H. Davis, K. M. Robins, W. H. Cotti
that of the Federal forces. The fighting of the Southern men, he say, was magnificent. --They fired with the precision of veterans.--They would fall to permit their artillery to fire, and then rising, discharge their muskets and charge bayonets in splendid order. Some of the evolutions were superb, and performed with perfect rapidity, coolness, and discipline. more Supplies for the Confederates. The National Intelligencer, of Monday week, says: The steamer Columbia, Capt. James Harper, left Baltimore on Saturday afternoon for Washington, with a cargo consisting of stores for the army, composed in part of flour, bacon, sugar, coffee, tea, and whiskey. The steamer was pretty well loaded, and left under the protection of an armed guard, able to resist any attack which the Confederates might make upon her. It is expected that this steamer will continue in the service of the Government for the transportation of supplies. Our own river steamers were yesterday princi