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lion of dollars by the operation our mind is perfectly clear and settled. Charles Henry Foster, Union member of Congress from North Carolina, arrived at Philadelphia, Pa., to-day, en route for Washington, to confer with the administration upon affairs connected with his State. Rebel scouts lay in wait for him in Virginia, whose vigilance he successfully eluded.--N. Y. Times, Sept. 4. The President of the United States made the following appointments of Brigadier-Generals: Captain George C. Meade, of the Topographical Engineers; Major Lawrence P. Graham, of the Dragoons, a Virginian by birth, and breveted for gallantry in Mexico; Colonel Abercrombie; Colonel Biddle; Colonel Duryea; Colonel Casey, who is lieutenant-colonel by brevet in the regular army; Hon. William A. Richardson, of Illinois; Eleazer A. Paine, of Illinois; Justus McKinstry, assistant quartermaster of the Army; O. O. Howard, of Maine; Charles D. Jameson, of Maine; A. McD. McCook, of Ohio; Ebenezer Dumont, of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
enaced. The remainder of Lee's army crossed the Potomac on the 24th and 25th, and pressed on after Ewell towards the Susquehanna. Hooker's army, now fully 100,000 strong, crossed the river at Edwards's Ferry. Regarding Harper's Ferry, at that moment, of little account, he asked for the abandonment of that vicinity by 11,000 National troops. The general-in-chief (Halleck) would not consent, and Hooker, at his own request, was at once relieved of his command, and was superseded by Gen. George C. Meade on June 28. At the beginning of July, 1864, Maryland was invaded by the Confederates for Confederates crossing the Potomac. the third time. The Confederate General Early had been gathering troops for the purpose in the Shenandoah Valley, and with from 15,000 to 20,000 men, of all arms, he swept rapidly down the valley towards Williamsport. General Sigel, too weak to resist, fled into Maryland, with a heavy loss of stores, and General Weber, in command at Harper's Ferry, retired
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ooklyn, L. I.......Oct. 3, 1867 Formal transfer of Alaska by Russia to General Rousseau of the United States service at New Archangel, Sitka......Oct. 9, 1867 Congress reassembles......Nov. 21, 1867 Congress adjourns sine die after a twelve days session......Dec. 2, 1867 Second session meets......Dec. 2, 1867 President's message received by Congress......Dec. 3, 1867 Resolution to impeach the President negatived in the House of Representatives......Dec. 7, 1867 Maj.-Gen. George C. Meade appointed to command of 3d Military District, succeeding Pope, removed......Dec. 28, 1867 Senate refuses to approve of the suspension of Secretary Stanton......Jan. 13, 1868 Act exempting cotton from internal tax......Feb. 3, 1868 President Johnson removes Stanton, and appoints Gen. Lorenzo Thomas Secretary of War ad int.; act declared illegal by the Senate......Feb. 21, 1868 Mr. Stanton refuses to vacate, and has Thomas arrested and held to bail (discharged Feb. 24)...
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama (search)
secession ...... Sept. 25, 1865 New constitution adopted..Nov. 5: 1865 [This constitution was not ratified until November, 1875.] State admitted to a representation in Congress by act passed over President's veto ....................June 25, 1868 Under proclamation of Gov.-elect W. H. Smith, June 26, the legislature assembles and ratifies the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States ............. July 13, 1868 State turned over to civil authorities by General Meade ...........July 14, 1868 Immigration convention meets at Montgomery ....................June 2, 1869 Governor Smith, claiming majority in State election of Nov. 8, files injunction restraining president of Senate from counting votes for governor ... Nov. 25, 1870 Votes for lieutenant-governor being counted, E. H. Moren is declared elected and is inaugurated; as ex-officio president of the Senate he then counts the votes for governor-R. B. Lindsay, 77,721; W. H. Smith, 76,292. .
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
organize, but disagree as to the eligibility of four of their number......Jan. 20, 1868 Fifteen members of the constitutional convention decide not to attend the meetings......Feb. 1, 1868 D. Richards, president of convention, announces for twenty or twenty-two delegates that they, a legal quorum, have framed and adopted a constitution ignoring the constitution of 1865......Feb. 6, 1868 Fifteen members meet at Tallahassee and elect Horatio Jenkins president......Feb. 8, 1868 General Meade calls the delegates together, and Colonel Sprague acting as chairman, Richards and Jenkins resign, and Jenkins is appointed president of the convention......Feb. 18, 1868 State constitution adopted; eight delegates sign under protest, nine refuse......Feb. 25, 1868 New constitution ratified by the people......May, 1868 Legislature meets and adopts the Fourteenth Amendment......June, 1868 Military and civil governments surrendered to Harrison Reed, who is inaugurated as govern
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
s the name Union Republican party of Georgia, and pledges hearty support of reconstruction measures......July 4, 1867 Convention of native white citizens of Georgia, at Macon, under name of Conservative party of Georgia ......Dec. 5, 1867 Constitutional convention, called by order of General Pope, meets at Atlanta......Dec. 9, 1867 Convention makes Atlanta the capital......Jan. 8, 1868 Governor Jenkins, refusing warrant for expenses of constitutional convention, is removed by General Meade, military governor; Maj.-Gen. Thomas H. Ruger made provisional governor......Jan. 13, 1868 State central committee of conservative party meets at Macon and adopts the title The central executive committee of the national Democratic party of Georgia ......Feb. 13, 1868 New constitution ratified......March 11, 1868 Rufus B. Bullock, Republican, elected governor......April 20, 1868 Farming out of penitentiary convicts begun by General Ruger......May 11, 1868 Governor Bullock
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Webb, Alexander Stewart 1835- (search)
. Entering the artillery, he served against the Seminoles in Florida in 1856, and from 1857 to 1861 was assistant Professor of Mathematics at West Point. In May, 1861, he was made captain of infantry, and in June, 1863, brigadier-general of volunteers. He was one of the defenders of Fort Pickens; fought at Bull Run and through the campaign on the Peninsula; was chief of staff of the 5th Corps at Antietam and Chancellorsville; served with distinction at Gettysburg, and commanded a brigade in the 2d Corps, in Virginia, from October, 1863, to April, 1864. He commanded a brigade in the campaign against Richmond in 1864-65, and in January, 1865, was General Meade's chief of staff. In March he was brevetted majorgeneral, United States army, and was discharged in 1870. In 1869 he was chosen president of the College of the City of New York. His publications include The Peninsula: McClellan's campaign of 1862; and a number of articles relating to the Civil War in the Century magazine.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Seth 1822-1866 (search)
Williams, Seth 1822-1866 Military officer; born in Augusta, Me., March 21, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1842, served under Scott in Mexico as aide-de-camp to General Patterson, and after the war was in the adjutant-general's department. Early in September, 1861, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, after serving as adjutant-general of the army of General McClellan in western Virginia. He held the same position under General Meade. In May, 1864, he was made acting inspector-general on Grant's staff, and in August of that year was brevetted major-general of volunteers for meritorious services since Gettysburg ; also, in March, 1865, was brevetted major-general, United States army, for gallant and meritorious services during the rebellion. He died in Boston, March 23, 1866.
eir guns on his line, and after thirty minutes Meade's and Doubleday's divisions boldly came forwara.? On the 27th he was relieved and Maj.-Gen. George C. Meade was assigned to the command of the aired under orders. On the 14th of July, General Meade telegraphed General Halleck at Washingtonetrator a falsehood and correct an error. General Meade reported to his government that Kilpatricklling Waters. After General Lee's denial, General Meade reaffirmed his first statement upon the aux's divisions of Hills' corps, which, said General Meade, was done at first successfully; but theseupon General Beauregard and his troops. General Meade, in reporting this affair to General Grantn. Was the money genuine? On the 18th, General Meade advanced his forces and made a general asszed as the miserable failure of Saturday. General Meade admitted a loss of 4,400 killed, wounded a at between 5,000 and 6,000. On the 31st, General Meade asked for and obtained a cessation of host[1 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Unveiling of Valentine's Recumbent figure of Lee at Lexington, Va., June 28th, 1883. (search)
vent the fall of Washington—and a sixth commander has come to its head—General George C. Meade. Then follows the boldest and grandest assault of modern war— the c eyes. Returning to Virginia in martial trim and undismayed, and followed by Meade with that slow and gingerly step which is selfex-plaining, we next behold our G ever a great quality—firmness of mind in war. In September, while he confronts Meade along the Rapidan, he detaches the entire corps of Longstreet, and ere Meade isMeade is aware of this weakening of his opponent's forces, Longstreet is nine hundred miles away, striking a terrible blow at Chickamauga. The year 1863 passes by without other significant event in the story of the Army of Northern Virginia. Meade indeed, once in November, deployed his lines along Mine Run in seeming overtures of bapring, tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching, and Grant (who had succeeded Meade), crossing the Rappahannock with 141,000 men, plunges boldly into the Wilderne
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