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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
Thomas L. JamesMarch 5, 1881 Timothy O. HoweDec. 20, 1881 Walter Q. GreshamApril 3, 1883 Frank Hatton Oct. 14, 1884 William F. VilasMarch 6, 1885 Don M. DickinsonJan. 16, 1888 John Wanamaker March 5, 1889 Wilson S. BissellMarch 6, 1893 William L. WilsonFeb. 28, 1895 James A. GaryMarch 5, 1897 Charles E. SmithApril21, 1898 March 5, 1901 Attorneys-General. Edmund Randolph Sept.26,1789 William BradfordJan.27,1794 Charles Lee Dec. 10,1795 Theophilus Parsons Feb. 20,1801 Levi Lincoln March 5,1801 Robert Smith March 3,1805 John Breckinridge Aug. 7,1805 Caesar A. RodneyJan. 28,1807 William Pinkney Dec. 11,1811 Richard Rush Feb. 10,1814 William WirtNov.13,1817 John M. BerrienMarch 9,1829 Roger B. TaneyJuly 20,1831 Benjamin F. ButlerNov. 15,1833 Felix Grundy July 5,1838 Henry D. GilpinJan. 11,1840 John J. Crittenden March 5,1841 Hugh S. LegareSept.13,1841 John Nelson July 1,1843 John Y. MasonMarch 6,1845 Nathan Clifford Oct. 17,1846 Isaac Toucey June
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Capital, National (search)
delight to honor. These paintings represent the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, the Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, and the Resignation of Washington's commission at Annapolis. To these have since been added others, of the same general size-namely, the Landing of Columbus, by John Vanderlyn; the Burial of De Soto, by George Powell; the Baptism of Pocahontas, by J. G. Chapman; the Embarkation of the Pilgrims, by Robert W. Weir; President Lincoln signing the emancipation proclamation, by Frank B. Carpenter, etc. The old Hall of Representatives is now used for a national Hall of Statuary, to which each State has been asked to contribute statues of two of its most distinguished citizens. The Capitol has already become the permanent depository of a large collection of grand paintings and statuary illustrative of the progress of the nation. The Capitol was made a vast citadel on the arrival of troops there after the close of Ap
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carpenter, Frank Bicknell 1830- (search)
Carpenter, Frank Bicknell 1830- Painter and author; born in Homer, N. Y., in 1830; was mostly self-educated in art; settled in New York in 1851, and became an associate of the National Academy of Design in 1852. He painted numerous portraits of Presidents, statesmen, and other noted persons. His best-known works are the historical painting of President Lincoln signing the emancipation proclamation, now in the Capitol in Washington, and Arbitration, a view of the British and American commissioners on the Alabama claims in session in Washington in 1871, presented to Queen Victoria in 1892. He wrote Six months in the White House with Abraham Lincoln. He died May 23, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Levi 1749-1820 (search)
Lincoln, Levi 1749-1820 Statesman; born in Hingham, Mass., May 15, 1749; graduated at Harvard in 1772; member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1796 and a State Senator in 1797. In 1800 he was elected to Congress and served until Feb. 6, 1801, when he was appointed Attorney-General of the United States, and for a short period was acting Secretary of State. He died in Worcester, Mass., April 14, 1820.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
es Bowdoin1785 to 1787 John Hancock1787 to Oct., 1793 Samuel Adams1793 to 1794 Samuel Adams1794 to 1797 Increase Sumner1797 to June, 1799 Moses Gill1799 to 1800 Caleb StrongFederal.1800 to 1807 James SullivanDem.-Rep.1807 to Dec., 1808 Levi LincolnDem.-Rep.1808 to 1809 Christopher GoreFederal.1809 to 1810 Elbridge GerryDem.-Rep.1810 to 1812 Caleb StrongFederal.1812 to 1816 John BrooksFederal.1816 to 1823 William EustisDem.-Rep.1823 to Feb., 1825 Marcus MortonDem.-Rep.Feb. to July, 1825 Levi LincolnDemocrat.1825 to 1834 John DavisWhig.1834 to March, 1835 Samuel T. ArmstrongWhig.March, 1835. to 1836 Edward EverettWhig.1836 to 1840 Marcus MortonWhig.1840 to 1841 John DavisDemocrat.1841 to 1843 Marcus MortonWhig.1843 to 1844 George N. BriggsDemocrat.1844 to 1851 George S. BoutwellWhig.1851 to 1853 John H. CliffordDem. & F. S.1853 to 1854 Emory WashburnWhig.1854 to 1855 Henry J. GardnerRepublican.1855 to 1858 Nathaniel P. BanksRepublican.1858 to 1861 governo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Miller, Samuel Freeman 1816-1890 (search)
Miller, Samuel Freeman 1816-1890 Jurist; born in Richmond, Ky., April 5, 1816; graduated at Transylvania University in 1838; removed to Iowa in 1850; appointed associate justice of the United States Supreme Court by President Lincoln in 1862. He died in Washington, D. C., Oct. 13, 1890.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monk's corner, (search)
Monk's corner, The scene of a notable surprise of American cavalry. While the British were besieging Charleston in 1780 General Lincoln endeavored to keep an open communication with the country, across the Cooper River, so as to receive reinforcements, and, if necessary, to make a retreat. To close that communication Sir Henry Clinton detached Lieutenant-Colonel Webster, with 1,400 men. The advanced guard, composed of Tarleton's legion and Ferguson's corps, surprised the American cavalry legion and Ferguson's corps, surprised the American cavalry (about 300 men), with militia attached to them, under the command of Gen. Isaac Huger, who were stationed at Biggin's Bridge, near Monk's Corner. The Americans were attacked just at dawn (April 14) and were scattered. Twenty-five of the Americans were killed; the remainder fled to the swamps. Tarleton secured nearly 300 horses, and, after closing Lincoln's communications with the country, he returned to the British camp in triumph.
pril, 1775, where he fell a martyr to liberty and American independence. Company F, Warren Light Guard, Lawrence. Officers: Benjamin F. Chadbourne, captain; Melvin Beal, Thomas J. Cate, and Jesse C. Silver, lieutenants,—all of Lawrence. Company G, Worcester Light Infantry, Worcester. Officers: Harrison W. Pratt, captain; George W. Prouty, Thomas S. Washburn, J. Waldo Denny, and Dexter F. Parker, lieutenants,—all of Worcester. This company was originally organized in 1803, by Hon. Levi Lincoln, and served in the war of 1812, under command of his brother, Captain John W. Lincoln. Company H, Watson Light Guard, Lowell. Officers: John F. Noyes, captain; George E. Davis, Andrew F. Jewett, and Benjamin Warren, lieutenants,—all of Lowell. Company I, Light Infantry, Lawrence. Officers: John Pickering, captain; Daniel S. Yeaton, A. Lawrence Hamilton, Eben H. Ellenwood, and Eugene J. Mason, lieutenants,—all of Lawrence. Company K, Washington Light Guard, Boston. Officers
ion or trial, to be followed by such vindication or punishment as to law and justice may appertain. We will only add, that these gentlemen were restored to their commands, and rank of officers. On the 13th of August, the Governor wrote to Hon. Edward Bates, Attorney-General of the United States, in which he refers to the portraits of the Attorney-Generals of the United States in his department, and adds that he noticed, when he was there the last time, that there was no portrait of Levi Lincoln, of Massachusetts, who was Attorney-General under Jefferson. He said,— Believing that there was a good portrait of him in the family of his son, the venerable Levi Lincoln, still living, who was for so many years the Governor of this Commonwealth, I made inquiry on the subject, and through D. Waldo Lincoln, Esq., now Mayor of the city of Worcester, the eldest son of ex-Governor Lincoln, I have received a photograph of it, which I inclose. Governor Andrew then inquires whether t
cord, and concludes with this paragraph— Allow me to add, that the gratification such a recognition of his son would impart to the venerable ex-Governor, Levi Lincoln, would lend to it a peculiar value merely as a matter of sentiment. More than threescore years of age, Governor Lincoln, last November, helped to cast the eleGovernor Lincoln, last November, helped to cast the electoral vote of Massachusetts, serving as an elector for the third time in his life, and probably closing with that act a long and distinguished public career. Colonel Lincoln received the brevet rank which he so well merited; and Governor Andrew, through his private secretary, Major Henry Ware, had the pleasure of communicatiColonel Lincoln received the brevet rank which he so well merited; and Governor Andrew, through his private secretary, Major Henry Ware, had the pleasure of communicating to him, on the 12th of July, the information that he had been appointed. The approaching Commencement at Harvard College, in July, was to be celebrated with more than ordinary interest. The graduates of the University who had won her scholastic honors, and renown derived from brave and conspicuous services in the red field o
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