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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
owerful associated effort. Earnest women in New York, at the suggestion of the Reverend H. W. Bellows, D. D., and Doctor Elisha Harris, met, April 29, with a few earnest men, as we have observed, See page 575, volume I. and formed the Women's Ceon. Its first officers were Rev. Henry W. Bellows, D. D., President; Professor A. D. Bache, Ll.D., Vice-President; Elisha Harris, M. D. Corresponding Secretary; George W. Cullum, Alexander E. Shiras, Robert C. Wood M. D., Wolcott Gibbs, Cornelius See page 809, volume II. an earnest worker in Vincent Colyer useful fields, who, with Frank W. Ballard, and Mrs. Dr. Harris, who represented the Ladies' Aid Society of Philadelphia, went to Washington City immediately after the first battle of Boutwell, Blow, and Rogers, as its representatives in the committee, and the Senate appointed Messrs. Fessenden, Grimes, Harris, Howland, Johnson, and Williams. to make inquiries and report. This was known as the Reconstruction Committee. This act
sons in the employ of Government, respect and further the inquiries and objects of the commission to the utmost of their ability. Mr. Frederick Law Oimsted, of New York, consents to serve as its resident secretary and general agent at Washington. Donations and subscriptions in aid of its object are earnestly solicited. They should be addressed to its treasurer, George T. Strong, 68 Wall Street, New York. Office of Sanitary Commission, Treasury Building, June 21, 1861. Henry W. Bellows, President, New York. Prof. A. D. Bache, Vice-Pres., Washington. Elisha Harris, M. D. Cor. Secretary, N. Y. Geo. W. Cullum, U. S. A., Washington. Alexander E. Shiras, U. S. A., Washington. Robt. C. Wood, M. D., U. S. A., Washington. Wm. H. Van Buren, M. D., New York. Wolcott Gibbs, M. D., New York. Samuel G. Howe, M. D., Boston. Cornelius R. Agnew, M. D., New York. J. S. Newberry, M. D., Cleveland. Geo. T. Strong, New York. Frederick law Olmsted, New York.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Rhode Island, (search)
HopkinsMay 1767 Josias LyndonMay 1768 Joseph WantonMay 1769 Nicholas Cooke Nov., 1775 William GreeneMay, 1778 John Collins May 1786 Arthur FennerMay 1790 James FennerMay 1807 William JonesMay 1811 Nehemiah R. KnightMay 1817 William C. GibbsMay 1821 James FennerMay 1824 Lemuel H. ArnoldMay 1831 John Brown FrancisMay 1833 William SpragueMay 1838 Samuel Ward KingMay 1840 Governors under the State Constitution. James Fenner 1843 Charles Jackson 1845 Byron Diman. 1846 Elisha Harris 1847 Henry B. Anthony 1849 Philip Allen 1851 William Warner Hoppin 1854 Elisha Dyer 1857 Thomas G. Turner 1859 William Sprague 1860 William C. Cozzens March 3, 1863 James Y. Smith1863 Ambrose E. Burnside 1866 Seth Padelford 1869 Henry Howard 1873 Henry Lippitt 1875 Charles C. Van Zandt (Republican) May 29, 1877 Alfred H. Littlefield (Republican) May 25, 1880 Augustus O. Bourn (Republican) May 29, 1883 George P. Wetmore (Republican) May, 1885 John W. Davis (Democrat) May
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sanitary commission, the United States (search)
id the same. They proposed to supply nurses for the sick and wounded, and provisions, clothing, and other comforts not furnished by the government; also to send books and newspapers to the camps, and to keep up a constant communication with their friends in the field. On the 19th the women of Cleveland, O., formed an association for the purpose of taking care of the families of the volunteers. Earnest women in New York, at the suggestion of Rev. Henry W. Bellows, D. D. (q. v.) and Dr. Elisha Harris, met with a few earnest men, and formed the Women's Central Association for Relief. Auxiliary associations were formed. Then an organization on a more extended and efficient plan was formed, which contemplated the co-operation of the medical department of the army, under the sanction of the government, in the care of the sanitary interests of the soldiers. Already Miss. Dorothea Dix (q. v.) had done much in that direction. She had offered her services gratuitously to the governme
Death of Ex-Gov. Harris. Providence, R. I., Feb. 2. --Ex-Gov. Elisha Harris died last night at his residence in South Coventry. Death of Ex-Gov. Harris. Providence, R. I., Feb. 2. --Ex-Gov. Elisha Harris died last night at his residence in South Coventry.
Letter from a Lincolnites doctor --We have been permitted to copy the subjoined letter from Dr. Elisha Harris, of Lincoln's Medical Staff, addressed to Gen. Beauregard's Medical Staff, which was received by Dr. J. S. D. Cullen, a gifted young physician of this city, who was, on the 18th of July, appointed by Gen. Beauregard, y of his official crew cared a ban bee for the welfare of the men that they had deluded into danger by their false and specious pretences. The communication of Dr. Harris leads to the belief that he has a heart and soul. Both articles are very much out of place where he is. It would not be going very far astray to say that he st humane and generous spirit and acts of your own staff. Mr. Breese, who conveys this letter, will confer with you further upon the question of a recognized entente cordials of medical officers of the belligerent armies for professional and humane purposes. With highest respect,I am very truly yours Elisha Harris, M. D.
ce in the history of their country. Before concluding this report, I must bear testimony to the gallant and meritorious conduct of Captain A L. Mason, of Company C, who fell in a charge at the head of his company. William H. Merritt Lieutenant Colonel Commanding. Northeast Missouri. The St. Louis Republican of the 18th says: The steamboat Jeanie Deans, which arrived on Saturday morning, brought a report from Canton, on the authority of a letter to Col. Bissel, that Gen. Harris had united with Martin Green, making their joint forces from three to five thousand. Col. Moore of the Union troops, was at Memphis, Scotland county, with but fifteen hundred men, and unless soon reinforced, it was feared that his whole command would be captured. We learn from the Bloomfield Clarion that about four hundred troops marched down from Davis and neighboring counties in Iowa, on Tuesday, to go to the assistance of Colonel Moore, and similar movements have been going on elsewhe