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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carrington, Henry Beebee 1824- (search)
Carrington, Henry Beebee 1824- Military officer; born in Wallingford, Conn., March 2, 1824; graduated at Yale College in 1845. When the first call for troops was issued at the beginning of the Civil War he raised nine regiments of militia in western Virginia for three-months' volunteers; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in November, 1862; and served throughout the war with distinction. In 1870-73 he held the chair of Military Science and Tactics at Wabash College, Ind. His publications include American classics, or incidents of Revolutionary suffering; Crisis thoughts; Absa-ra-ka, land of massacre, and Indian operations on the Plains; Battles of the American Revolution; Battle-maps and charts of the American Revolution; Patriotic reader, or human liberty developed; Columbian selections; Beacon lights of patriotism; The Washington obelisk and its voices; Washington, the soldier; Lafayette and American Independence, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electoral commission. (search)
s of the Supreme Court of the United States, who should, on Jan. 30, select another of the justices of the Supreme Court, the entire commission to be presided over by the associate justice longest in commission. After much debate, the bill passed both Houses. It became a law, by the signature of the President, Jan. 29, 1877. The next day the two Houses each selected five of its members to serve on the Electoral Commission, the Senate members being George F. Edmunds (Vt.), Oliver P. Morton (Ind.), Frederick T. Frelinghuysen (N. J.), Thomas F. Bayard (Del.), and Allen G. Thurman (O.), and the House members, Henry B. Payne (O.), Eppa Hunton (Va.), Josiah G. Abbott (Mass.), James A. Garfield (O.), and George F. Hoar (Mass.). Senator Francis Kernan (N. Y.) was afterwards substituted for Senator Thurman, who had become ill. Judges Clifford, Miller, Field, and Strong, of the Supreme Court, were named in the bill, and these chose as the fifth member of associate justices Joseph P. Bradle
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Owen, Robert 1771-1858 (search)
was part proprietor of a cotton-mill, and became a proprietor of cotton-mills at Lanark, Scotland, where he introduced reforms. In 1812 he published his New views of Society, etc., and afterwards his Book of the New moral world, in which he maintained a theory of modified communism. Immensely wealthy, he distributed tracts inculcating his views very widely, and soon had a host of followers. In 1823 he came to the United States and bought 20,000 acres of land—the settlement at New Harmony, Ind.—with dwellings for 1,000 persons, where he resolved to found a communist society. This was all done at his own expense. It was an utter failure. He returned in 1827, and tried the same experiment in Great Britain, and afterwards in Mexico, with the same result. Yet he continued during his life to advocate his peculiar social notions as the founder of a system of religion and society according to reason. During his latter years he was a believer in spiritualism, and became convinced of t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
e......March 1, 1892 John W. Foster, Secretary of State......June 29, 1892 Walter Q. Gresham appointed Secretary of State......1893 Popular welcome at Indianapolis to ex-President Harrison on his arrival at the close of his administration......March 6, 1893 State home for soldiers established at Lafayette......1895 National Democratic party meets at Indianapolis (declares for the gold standard)......Sept. 3, 1896 National Monetary Association meets at Indianapolis......Jan. 12, 1897 Daniel W. Voorhees, ex-United States Senator, dies at Washington, D. C.......April 10, 1897 The monetary convention meets at Indianapolis......Jan. 25, 1898 Ex-Governor Matthews dies suddenly while making a speech......Aug. 28, 1898 George W. Julian dies at Irvington, Ind......July 7, 1899 Ex-Secretary of the Navy Richard W. Thompson dies at Terre Haute......Feb. 9, 1900 Ex-Governor Mount dies......Jan. 16, 1901 Ex-President Harrison dies......March 22, 1901 Iowa