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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Antietam, battle of. (search)
National line were the corps of Hooker and Sumner. In the advance, and near the Antietam, General Richardson's division of Sumner's corps was posted. On a line with this was Sykes's (regular) divisided and taken from the field. Sumner sent Sedgwick to the support of Crawford, and Gordon and Richardson and French bore down upon the Confederates more to the left. The Nationals now held positiofifteen minutes. The Confederates were driven far back. Meanwhile the divisions of French and Richardson had been busy. The former received orders from Sumner to press on and make a diversion in favor of the right. Richardson's division, composed of the brigades of Meagher, Caldwell, and Brooks (who had crossed the Antietam at ten o'clock), gained a good position. The Confederates, reinforced by fresh troops, fought desperately. Finally, Richardson was mortally wounded, and Gen. W. S. Hancock succeeded him in command, when a charge was made that drove the Confederates in great confusion.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
4 Thomas Ewing March 5, 1841 Walter Forward Sept.13, 1841 John C. Spencer March 3, 1843 George M. Bibb June 15, 1844 Robert J. Walker March 6, 1845 William M. Meredith March 8, 1849 Thomas Corwin July 23, 1850 James Guthrie March 7, 1853 Howell Cobb March 6, 1857 Philip F. Thomas Dec. 12, 1860 John A. Dix Jan. 11, 1861 Name.Appointed. Salmon P. Chase March 7, 1861 William Pitt Fessenden July 1, 1864 Hugh McCullochMarch 7, 1865 George S. Boutwell March 11, 1869 William A. Richardson March 17, 1873 Benjamin H. Bristow June 4, 1874 Lot M. Morrill July 7, 1876 John Sherman March 8, 1877 William Windom March 5, 1881 Charles J. Folger Oct. 27, 1881 Walter Q. Gresham Sept.24, 1884 Hugh McCulloch Oct. 28, 1884 Daniel Manning March 6, 1886 Charles S. Fairchild April 1, 1887 William Windom March 5, 1889 Charles Foster Feb. 21, 1891 John G. Carlisle March.6, 1893 Lyman J. Gage March 5, 1897 March 5, 1901 Secretaries of War. Henry Knox Sept. 12
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Illinois. (search)
to 18th1818 to 1824 Jesse B. Thomas15th to 19th1818 to 1826 John McLean18th to 20th1824 to 1830 Elias Kent Kane19th to 23d1826 to 1835 David J. Baker21st1830 John M. Robinson21st to 27th1831 to 1841 William L. D. Ewing24th1836 United States Senators—Continued. Name.No. of Congress.Date. Richard M. Young25th to 27th1837 to 1843 Samuel McRoberts27th1841 to 1843 Sidney Breese28th to 31st1843 to 1849 James Semple28th1843 to 1846 Stephen A. Douglas29th to 37th1847 to 1861 James Shields31st to 33d1849 to 1855 Lymnan Trumbull34th to 42d1855 to 1871 Orville H. Browning37th1861 William A. Richardson37th to 39th1863 to 1865 Richard Yates39th to 42d1865 to 1871 John A. Logan42d to 45th1871 to 1877 Richard J. Oglesby43d to 46th1873 to 1878 David Davis45th to 47th1877 to 1883 John A. Logan46th to 49th1879 to 1886 Shelby M. Cullum48th to —1883 to — Charles B. Farwell50th to 51st1887 to 1891 John M. Palmer52d to 55th1891 to 1897 William E. Mason55th to 58th1897 t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nebraska, (search)
was vetoed by the President It was passed over his veto by a vote of 30 to 9 in the Senate and of 120 to 44 in the House, and Nebraska was admitted as the thirty-seventh State of the Union, March 1, 1867. Lincoln was chosen as the seat of government soon afterwards Population in 1890, 1,058,910; in 1900 1,069,539. See United States, Nebraska, in vol. IX. Territorial governors. Francis Burtappointed1854 Thomas B. CumingactingOct. 13, 1854 Mark W. IzardappointedOct. 13, 1854 William A. Richardsonappointed1857 J. Sterling Mortonacting1858 Samuel Blackappointed1859 Alvin Saundersappointed1861 State governors. David Butlerterm began1867 William H. JamesactingJune 2, 1871 Robert W. Furnassterm beganJan. 9, 1873 Silas Garberterm beginsJan. 9, 1875 Albinus Nanceterm beginsJan. 9, 1879 James W. Dawesterm beginsJan. 9, 1883 John M. Thayerterm beginsJan. 9, 1887 Lorenzo Crounseterm beginsJan. 9, 1893 Silas A. Holcombterm beginsJan. 9, 1895 William A. Poynterterm begin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Richardson, William Adams 1821- (search)
Richardson, William Adams 1821- Jurist; born in Tyngsboro, Mass., Nov. 2, 1821; graduated at Harvard in 1843; admitted to the bar in 1846; appointed to revise the statutes of Massachusetts in 1855; judge of probate in 1866-72; Secretary of the United States Treasury in 1873-74; resigning to accept the appointment of judge in the United States court of claims, of which he was chief-justice from 1885 till his death, in Washington, D. C., Oct. 19, 1896.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Savage's Station, battle at (1862) (search)
etely deceived; and it was late that night when the astounding fact was announced to him that the Army of the Potomac was far on its way towards a new position on the James River; that a large portion of the stores at the White House had been removed; and that the remainder, together with the mansion (his wife's property), were in flames. He immediately put in operation measures to overtake and destroy the retreating army. McClellan's rear-guard, composed of the divisions of Sedgwick, Richardson, Heintzelman, and Smith, of Franklin's corps, were at Savage's Station, under the general command of Sumner. There they were assailed by a Confederate force under Magruder, who first attacked Sedgwick at about 9 A. M. on June 29. He was easily repulsed. Supposing the Nationals to be advancing, he sent to Huger for aid; but finding they were only a covering party, these troops did not join him. By a misconception of an order the National line had been weakened, and at 4 P. M. Magruder fe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
s Sumner, born 1811, dies at Washington, D. C.......March 11, 1874 Bill to inflate the currency, fixing the maximum limit at $400,000,000, passed by Senate, April 6, by 29 to 24; and House, April 14, by 140 to 102, vetoed......April 22, 1874 Condition and status of the fur trade in Alaska to be investigated by special government agent, by act......April 22, 1874 Proclamation of President commanding turbulent and disorderly gatherings in Arkansas to disperse......May 15, 1874 W. A. Richardson, Secretary of the Treasury, resigns......June 1, 1874 President to invite foreign governments to take part in the Centennial Exposition, by act......June 5, 1874 Territorial government for the District of Columbia abolished, and a board of three governing regents provided for, by act......June 20, 1874 Congress appropriates $300 or less to purchase and restore to the family of Lafayette the watch presented him by General Washington, lost during his visit to the United States in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
nominated for governor by the Labor Reform party......Sept. 8, 1870 Boston University, Boston, chartered 1869; opened......1871 World's peace jubilee and international musical festival begins in Boston......June 17, 1872 Great fire in Boston; 709 brick and stone and 67 wooden buildings burned; loss $70,000,000; nearly 65 acres burned over; fourteen lives lost......Nov. 9-10, 1872 Legislature meets in extra session to devise means of relief for Boston......Nov. 19, 1872 William A. Richardson appointed Secretary of the Treasury......March 17. 1873 Oakes Ames, M. C., father of the Credit Mobilier, dies (aged sixty-nine)......May 8, 1873 Massachusetts Normal Art School at Boston opened......May 8, 1873 Charlestown. Brighton, and West Roxbury annexed to Boston by vote at election held.......Oct. 7, 1873 Hoosac tunnel completed......Nov. 27, 1873 Prof. Louis J. R. Agassiz, scientist, born 1807; dies at Cambridge......Dec. 14, 1873 United States Senator Cha