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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 10: (search)
n of Pennsylvania, Fenton of New York, and innumerable others, including many army and navy heroes were there, among them that illustrious Illinois soldier Major-General James H. Wilson, whose daring as a cavalry-officer placed him in the front rank of officers of that arm of the service. The capture of President Jefferson Davis, as he was fleeing from Richmond, was the crowning glory of his brilliant career. I remember seeing a group of such men as Porter, Farragut, Du Pont, Dahlgren, and Rogers together, while Generals Sherman, Logan, McDowell, Meade, Burnside, Hancock, Thomas, Sickles, and a host of others recalled the stirring events of the war so recently over. Celebrities from every part of the country were among the numbers who were glad to honor General and Mrs. Grant by their presence, making the inauguration ceremonies of 1869 the most notable up to that time in the history of the Government. The 5th of March found the city full of weary people, who felt themselves almos
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 13: (search)
l Fred D. Grant, eldest son of General Grant, to the lovely Miss Ida-Marie Honore. The Honores had a beautiful house in the centre of South Park in Chicago, which was surrounded with grand old trees and was in every sense a charming summer home. It was ideal in its interior appointments. Mrs. Potter Palmer having previously lived in the house, it was filled with statuary and other articles of virtu, among them Miss Hosmer's Puck, The veiled Cupid, or Secret 7, Love, by Rossetti, and a replica of Randolph Rogers's exquisite statue of Nydia, the Blind girl of Pompeii. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Mr. Errett, of the Christian Church, Mr. and Mrs. Honored being members of that church. Miss Honore was attended by Miss Levy, Miss Rucker, Miss Houston, and Miss Hall, while Lieutenant-Colonel Grant was attended by his brother Ulysses. The bride and groom left that afternoon for their bridal tour, Colonel Grant carrying away from Chicago one of its most attractive young women.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Dec. 4, 1891 Secretary of War Redfield Proctor resigns......Dec. 5, 1891 France removes restrictions on American pork......Dec. 6, 1891 Fifty-second Congress, first session, meets......Dec. 7, 1891 Annual message of President Harrison......Dec. 9, 1891 United States Senate ratifies the general act passed by the anti-slavery conference in Brussels, July 2, 1890......Jan. 11, 1892 Forest preserve in New Mexico set apart by proclamation of President......Jan. 11, 1892 Randolph Rogers, sculptor, born 1825, dies at Rome, N. Y.......Jan. 14, 1892 Congressman Bland introduces a freecoinage bill in the House......Jan. 21, 1892 Ultimatum of the United States served on the Chilean government by Secretary Blaine, through Minister Montt, demanding an apology for the assault upon the sailors of the Baltimore in the streets of Valparaiso, an indemnity, and the withdrawal of the insulting circular of Minister Matta......Jan. 21, 1892 Satisfactory answer to the ultimatu
Statue of Gov. Nelson. --The statue of that old Revolutionary hero and patriot, Governor Thomas Nelson, ordered by the Legislature of Virginia, to be placed with his compatriots on the Washington Monument, may be expected here in a few months. It will cost about $4,500. Mr. Randolph Rogers, who has the contract for finishing the remaining figures, is now at Rome, busily engaged in the performance of that undertaking. No doubt, during the summer most of them will have been completed Thomas Nelson, Jr., who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born at York, December 26, 1738, was a member of the Continental Congress, Governor of this State, &c.; and at the siege of Yorktown by the American army, under Washington, had command of the first battery which opened upon the town. The first object to which he directed his attention was his own house, because filled with British officers. The marks of cannon balls can be seen to this day. History awards him a prominent
Randolph Rogers, the sculptor, has left Cincinnati for Italy, taking with him orders for work to the amount of $22,000.