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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conduct of the War, (search)
ate and four from the House to inquire into the conduct of the war, the committee to have power to send for persons and papers, and to sit through that session of Congress. The House concurred in the resolution on the following day, and on the 17th and 19th the committee was appointed, consisting of Senators Benjamin F. Wade, of Ohio; Zachariah Chandler, of Michigan, and Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee; and Representatives Daniel W. Gooch, of Massachusetts; John Covode, of Pennsylvania; George W. Julian, of Indiana, and Moses F. Odell, of New York. On Dec. 20 the committee held its first session and chose Senator Wade as chairman. This committee became an important factor in the early movements of the National army and navy. During its existence there were frequently complaints from officers in the field that their freedom of action was seriously impeded by this committee; and in other quarters it was asserted that many of the early campaigns were planned by civilians in Washington,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hale, John Parker 1806-1873 (search)
Parker 1806-1873 Politician; born in Rochester, N. Ht., March 31, 1806: graduated at Bowdoin College in 1827; studied in his native town, and was there admitted to the bar in 1830. He was appointed United States district attorney in 1834 and reappointed in 1838, but was removed, June 17, 1841, by President Tyler on party grounds. In 1842 he was elected to Congress; and in 1847-53 was a United States Senator. He was counsel, in 1851, in the trials which resulted from the forcible rescue of the fugitive slave Shadrach from the custody of the United States marshal in Boston. He was nominated by the Free-soil party for President of the United States, with George W. Julian for Vice-President, in 1852, and received 157,680 votes. In 1855 he was returned to the United States Senate for the four years of the unexpired term of Mr. Atherton, deceased, and in 1859 was re-elected for a full term. He was United States minister to Spain in 1865-69. He died in Dover, N. H., Nov. 19, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Julian, George Washington -1899 (search)
Julian, George Washington -1899 Legislator; born near Centreville, Ind., May 5, 1817. He was self-educated; and was admitted to the bar in 1840. After practising for five years, he was elected to the legislature, and in 1849-51 represented the Free-soil party in Congress, and in 1852 was the candidate for the Vice-Presidency on the Free-soil ticket. He also received five votes for Vice-President in the electoral college of 1872. He was a strong opponent of slavery, and a stanch supporter of the homestead policy. He was again a member of Congress in 1861-71. During the last period he was a member of the committees on conduct of the war, on reconstruction, and on the preparation of articles of impeachment against President Johnson. In 1872 he joined the Liberal Republican party. In 1885-89 he was surveyor-general of New Mexico. His publications include Speeches on political questions; Political recollections; Later speeches; and Life of Joshua H. Giddings. He died in Irvi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
n Pierce For foot-note references see page 291.N. H.Dem1,601,474220,896254William R. King For foot-note references see page 291.AlaDem254 Winfield ScottN. J.Whig1,380,57642William A. GrahamN. C.Whig42 John P. HaleN. H.F. D. (i)156,149George W. JulianInd.F. D. Daniel Webster (k)Mass.Whig1,670 1856. James Buchanan For foot-note references see page 291.PaDem1,838,169496,905174J. C. Breckinridge For foot-note references see page 291.KyDem174 John C. FremontCalRep1,341,264114William*Ill.Rep3,597,070762,991286Henry Wilson*Mass.Rep286 Horace GreeleyN. Y.D. & L.2,834,079(g)B. Gratz BrownMoD. L.47 Charles O'ConorN. Y.Dem29,408John Q. AdamsMass.Dem James BlackPa.Temp5,608John RussellMich.Temp Thomas A. HendricksInd.Dem42George W. JulianInd.Lib5 B. Gratz BrownMo.Dem18A. H. ColquittGaDem5 Charles J. JenkinsGa.Dem2John M. PalmerIll.Dem3 David DavisIll.Ind.1T. E. BramletteKyDem3 W. S. GroesbeckO.Dem1 Willis B. MachenKyDem1 N. P. BanksMass.Lib1 1876. Samuel J. TildenN. Y
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
d seventy-five......June 29, 1852 Branch of the United States mint established at San Francisco, Cal.......July 3, 1852 Free-soil convention at Pittsburg, Pa.......Aug. 11, 1852 [Named John P. Hale, New Hampshire, for President, and George W. Julian, Indiana, for Vice-President.] First session adjourns (after a session of 275 days)......Aug. 31, 1852 Daniel Webster dies at Marshfield, Mass., aged seventy......Oct. 24, 1852 Seventeenth Presidential election takes place......Nov......Dec. 10, 1861 This committee consists of Senators Benjamin F. Wade, of Ohio; Zachariah Chandler, of Michigan; and Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, Dec. 17; and Congressmen Daniel W. Gooch, of Massachusetts; John Covode, of Pennsylvania; George W. Julian, of Indiana; and Moses F. Odell, war Democrat, of New York.. Dec. 19, 1861 Committee convenes; Mr. Wade, chairman......Dec. 20, 1861 Affair at Dranesville, Va......Dec. 20, 1861 Government suspends specie payment......Jan. 1, 1862
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
re......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