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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
very loyal State, who bore their part in the tremendous struggle—alike those who nobly sacrificed their lives for their country, and those who survive, many of them scarred with honorable wounds, the objects of our admiration and gratitude. The astonishingly minute, accurate, and graphic accounts contained in the journals of the day, prepared from personal observation by reporters who witnessed the scenes and often shared the perils which they describe, and the highly valuable notes of Professor Jacobs, of the university in this place, to which I am greatly indebted, will abundantly supply the deficiency of my necessarily too condensed statement. General Reynolds, on arriving at Gettysburg in the morning of the 1st, found Buford with his cavalry warmly engaged with the enemy, whom he held most gallantly in check. Hastening himself to the front, General Reynolds directed his men to be moved over the fields from the Emmettsburg road, in front of McMillan's and Dr. Schumucker's under
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jacobs, Benjamin Franklin 1834- (search)
Jacobs, Benjamin Franklin 1834- Philanthropist; born in Paterson, N. J., Sept. 18, 1834; received a liberal education; and engaged in business in Chicago in 1854. At an early age he became deeply interested in Sunday-school work. In 1856 he was superintendent of the First Baptist Mission Sunday-school of Chicago, and in 1864 director of the First Baptist Sunday Choir. During the Civil War he was secretary of the northwestern branch of the United States Christian Commission. He founded the Waif's Mission in Chicago, and with others organized the Immanuel Baptist Church there in 1881, becoming superintendent of its Sunday-school. He originated the International Sunday-school lessons which are used now by all evangelical denominations, In 1872 he became a member of the international lesson committee. For several years he has been chairman of the executive committee of the International Sunday-school Association.