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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Miller, Walter 1864- (search)
Miller, Walter 1864- Philologist; born in Ashland county, O., May 5, 1864; graduated at the University of Michigan in 1884, and studied in the University of Leipsic in 1884-85 and 1889-91. He was instructor of Latin and Sanskrit in 1887-88 and acting assistant professor in 1888-89. In 1892 he was called to the chair of Classical Philology in the Stanford University. He is the author of Excavations upon the Akropolis at Athens; The Theatre of Thoricus; Latin prose composition for College use; Pronunciation of Greek and Latin proper names; History of the Akropolis of Athens; Johannes Orerbeck; Scientific names of Latin and Greek derivation; The Roman religion; Steller's Great sea beasts, etc.
ory of some of his adventures and escapes. Harry Newcomer is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in Lancaster county, in March, 1829. He was born and brought up in a hotel, and was employed as a bar tender in his boyhood. At the age of fourteen, his mother died, and his father broke up housekeeping, and soon afterward he was apprenticed to a miller in Ohio. After serving out his time, he continued for some years in the business, until his brother-in-law was elected sheriff of Ashland county, Ohio, when he was appointed one of his deputies. In 1857, he removed to Cleveland, and was employed by United States Marshal Jabez Fitch, as a detective officer. He retained this situation for about three years, and was successful in ferreting out and bringing to punishment a number of noted cases of crime, especially of counterfeiters. At that time the authorities had ascertained that a large business was done in the manufacture and sale of counterfeit money in Geauga county, Ohio, but