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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, David 1818-1887 (search)
Wilson, David 1818-1887 Author; born in West Hebron, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1818; graduated at Union College in 1840; admitted to the bar and began practice in Whitehall, N. Y. Later he abandoned that profession and turned his attention to literature; settled in Albany, N. Y., in 1857. His publications include Solomon Northrup, or twelve years a slave; Life of Jane McCrea; A narrative of Nelson Lee, a captive among the Comanches, etc. He died in Albany, N. Y., June 9, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, Henry 1812- (search)
ut of the wreck we would gather hundreds of thousands of changed and converted men, the best part of the body—just at that time some of our men are so anxious to embrace somebody that has always been wrong that they start out at once in a wild hunt to clasp hands with our enemies and to save the Democratic party from absolute annihilation. To do what they want us is to disband. Well, gentlemen, I suppose there are some here to-day that belonged to the grand old Army of the Potomac. If when Lee had retreated on Richmond, and Phil Sheridan sent back to Grant that if he pushed things he would capture the army—if, instead of sending back to Sheridan, as Grant did, Push things. he had said to him, Let us disband the Army of the Potomac; don't hurt the feelings of these retreating men; let us clasp hands with them, what would have been the result? I suppose there are some of you here to-day that followed Sherman—that were with him in his terrible march from Chattanooga to Atlanta —wi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Horatio Gouverneur 1820-1899 (search)
t the battle of Bull Run, and in Horatio Gouverneur Wright. the Port Royal expedition he commanded a brigade. In February, 1862, he was in the expedition that captured Fernandina, Fla., and commanded a division in the attack on Secessionville, S. C., in June, 1862. In July he was assigned to the Department of the Ohio, and commanded the 1st Division, 6th Corps, in the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. After General Sedgwick's death he was in command of the 6th Corps, which he led in the Richmond campaign until July, 1864, when he was sent to the defence of the national capital, and afterwards (August to December) was engaged in the Shenandoah campaign. He was wounded in the battle of Cedar Creek; was in the final military operations which ended with the surrender of Lee. He was brevetted major-general, United States army, in March, 1865; promoted brigadier-general and chief of engineers June 30, 1879; and was retired March 6, 1884. He died in Washington, D. C., July 2, 1899.
d at her disposal; she speaks ex cathedra; she is handed to her rostrum by the second personage in the republic; and the Speaker of the House is her gentleman usher. The chief of the State and his Ministers swell the number of her auditors. Either all this means something or nothing. If the Legislative Assembly of the United States is to be considered in the eyes of the world a mere mountebank's booth, and the Senators and Representatives only so many mimes and mummers supplied by Mr. Nelson Lee to tumble during fair time, let the Americans have the honesty at least to admit that their legislation is horse play and their debates a farce. But if the American Congress be really composed of wise and able and patriotic men, alive to a sense of their vast responsibilities, and intent on the solution of a tremendous problem, how grotesque, how unworthy does it appear to grace such an exhibition as took place on Saturday night with the stamp of official applause. At least the Jac
Lost slave. --A negro boy, about 12 years old, who gives his name as Bob, and says he belongs to Col. Brown, of Abbeville, South Carolina, was brought into the upper watch-house yesterday. The negro says he was on his way from Gen. Lee's army to South Carolina when he got lost somewhere on the Central railroad.