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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
kerassumes officeJan. 1867 Thomas A. Hendricksassumes officeJan. 1873 James D. Williamsassumes officeJan. 1877 Albert G. Porterassumes officeJan. 1881 Isaac P. Grayassumes officeJan. 1885 Alvin P. Hovey(died in office)Jan. 1889 Ira J. Chase, lieut.-gov.actingNov. 1891 Claude Matthewsassumes officeJan. 1, 1893 James A. Mountassumes officeJan. 1897 Winfield T. Durbinassumes officeJan. 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. James Noble14th to 22d1816 to 1831 Waller Taylor14th to 19th1816 to 1825 William Hendricks19th to 24th1825 to 1837 Robert Hanna22d1831 to 1832 John Tipton22d to 25th1832 to 1837 Oliver H. Smith25th to 27th1837 to 1843 AlbertS. White26th to 28th1839 to 1844 Edward A. Hannegan28th to 30th1843 to 1849 Jesse D. Bright29th to 37th1845 to 1861 James Whitcomb31st to 32d1849 to 1852 Charles W. Cathcart32d1852 to 1853 John Petit32d to 33d1853 to 1856 Graham N. Fitch34th to 36th1857 to 1860 Henry S. Lane37th to 39th1861 to 1867 Jos
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Reverdy 1796-1876 (search)
Johnson, Reverdy 1796-1876 Statesman; born in Annapolis, Md., May 21, 1796; was admitted to the bar in 1815. After serving two terms in his State Senate, he was United States Senator from 1845 to 1849, when he became United States Attorney-General under President Taylor. Mr. Johnson was a delegate to the Peace Convention; United States Senator from 1863 to 1868; and minister to Great Britain in 1868-69, negotiating a treaty for the settlement of the Alabama claims (q. v.) Reverdy Johnson. question, which was rejected by the United States Senate. He was recalled by Richard Mentor Johnson. President Grant in 1869; supported Horace Greeley in the Presidential campaign of 1872. He died in Annapolis, Md., Feb. 10, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnston, Joseph Eccleston 1809- (search)
respective commanding generals. The national government instantly rejected it, and General Grant was sent to Raleigh to declare that rejection, which he did April 24, and proclaimed that the truce would end in forty-eight hours. This notification was accompanied by a demand for the surrender of Johnston's army, on the terms granted to Lee. The capitulation was agreed upon at the house of James Bennett, near Durham's Station, April 26. About 25,000 troops were surrendered. The capitulation included all the troops in Johnston's military department. General Taylor surrendered at Citronelle, Ala., to General Canby, on the same terms, and the Confederate navy on the Tombigbee River was surrendered by Commander Farrand to Rear-Admiral Place of Johnston's surrender to Sherman. Thatcher. Gen. Wade Hampton, of Johnston's surrendered forces, refused to comply with the terms, and dashed off, with a considerable body of cavalry, towards Charlotte, to follow the fortunes of Jefferson Davis.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kearny, Stephen Watts 1794-1847 (search)
had upon them. General Kearny was instructed to conquer the country, and upon its threshold his command had been nearly cut to pieces, and, but for relief from him (Commodore Stockton), would have been destroyed. More men were lost than in General Taylor's battle of the 8th. In regard to the remaining part of his instructions, how could he organize a government without first proceeding to disorganize the present one? His work had been anticipated; his commission was absolutely null and voidrom General Kearny to report himself at Monterey with such of the members of his topographical corps as were still under pay, prepared to set out at once for Washington. Colonel Fremont then applied for permission to join his regiment, under General Taylor's command, supposed to be on its way to Vera Cruz. This request was refused without explanation or apology, and on June 14 Colonel Fremont addressed General Kearny as follows: Colonel Fremont to General Kearny. New Helvetia, U. Cal.,