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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabell, James Laurence 1813- (search)
Cabell, James Laurence 1813- Sanitarian; born in Nelson county, Va., Aug. 26, 1813; graduated at the University of Virginia in 1833; studied medicine in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Paris; and became Professor of Anatomy and Surgery in the University of Virginia. He was in charge of the Confederate military hospitals during the Civil War. When yellow fever broke out at Memphis he was appointed chairman of the National Sanitary Conference, and devised the plan which checked the spread of the epidemic. From 1879 till the time of his death, which occurred in Overton, Va., Aug. 13, 1889, he was president of the National Board of Health.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pollard, Edward Albert 1828-1872 (search)
Pollard, Edward Albert 1828-1872 Journalist; born in Nelson county, Va., Feb. 27, 1828; graduated at the University of Virginia in 1849; studied law in Baltimore, Md., and was editor of the Richmond examiner in 1861-67. He was a stanch advocate of the Confederacy during the Civil War, but bitterly opposed Jefferson Davis's policy; was captured near the end of the war and held a prisoner for eight months. His publications include Letters of the Southern spy in Washington and elsewhere; Southern history of the War; Observations in the North; Eight months in prison and on parole; The lost cause; A New Southern history of the War of the Confederates; Lee and his Lieutenants; The lost cause regained; Life of Jefferson Davis, with the secret history of the Southern Confederacy; Black diamonds gathered in the Darky homes of the South; and The Virginia tourist. He died in Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 12, 1872.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rives, William Cabell 1793- (search)
Rives, William Cabell 1793- Diplomatist; born in Nelson county, Va., May 4, 1793; was educated at Hampden-Sidney and William and Mary colleges; studied law under the direction of Jefferson, a member of the State constitutional convention in 1816; of the State legislature in 1817-19 and in 1822, and of Congress in 1823-29; was minister to France in 1829-32; and United States Senator in 1832-45. He was again minister to France in 1849-53. He sympathized with the secession movement, and in February, 1861, was a member of the peace congress. After Virginia joined the Confederacy, he became a member of the Confederate Congress. He died near Charlottesville, Va., April 25, 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tucker, St. George 1752-1828 (search)
but entered the public service at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, planning and assisting personally in the seizure of a large amount of stores in a fortification at Bermuda. He commanded a regiment at the siege of Yorktown, where he was severely wounded. After the war he became a Virginia legislator, a reviser and digester of the laws of Virginia, professor in the College of William and Mary, and member of the convention at Annapolis in 1786 which led to that of 1787 that framed the national Constitution. He was a judge in the State courts nearly fifty years, and of the court of appeals from 1803 to 1811. In 1813 he was made a judge of the United States district court. Judge Tucker was possessed of fine literary taste and keen wit, and he was a poet of no ordinary ability. He wrote some poetical satires under the name of Peter Pindar; also some political tracts; and in 1803 published an annotated edition of Blackstone. He died in Edgewood, Nelson co., Va., Nov. 10, 1828.