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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 6 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 6 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 6 0 Browse Search
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 6 0 Browse Search
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 6 0 Browse Search
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dornin, Thomas Aloysius, 1800-1874 (search)
Dornin, Thomas Aloysius, 1800-1874 Naval officer; born in Ireland about 1800; entered the United States navy in 1815; prevented William Walker's expedition from invading Mexico in 1851; later sailed to Mazatlan and secured the release of forty Americans there held as prisoners; afterwards captured two slavers with more than 1,400 slaves, and took them to Liberia; was promoted commodore and retired during the Civil War. He died in Norfolk, Va., April 22, 1874.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834 (search)
Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834 Clergyman; born in Coventry, Conn., Oct. 16, 1777; was ordained in the Methodist ministry; went as a missionary to Ireland in 1799 and 1805; introduced camp-meetings into England; and through a discussion which resulted from these the Primitive Methodist Church was organized. On account of his eccentricities he was nicknamed Crazy Dow. He died in Georgetown, D. C., Feb. 2, 1834.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Downie, George, 1812- (search)
Downie, George, 1812- Naval officer; born in Ross, Ireland; at an early age entered the British navy; in 1812 was given command of the squadron on the Lakes and commanded the British fleet at the battle of Plattsburg, in which he was killed, Sept. 11, 1814.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Duane, William John, 1780-1865 (search)
Duane, William John, 1780-1865 Lawyer; born in Ireland in 1780; was Secretary of the United States Treasury in 1833, but was opposed to General Jackson's action in the matter of the United States Bank, and was therefore removed from office. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 27, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eagan, Charles Patrick, 1841- (search)
Eagan, Charles Patrick, 1841- Military officer; born in Ireland in January, 1841; served through the Civil War in the 1st Washington Territory Infantry; was commissioned 2d lieutenant 9th United States Infantry in 1866; and became brigadiergeneral and commissary-general May 3, 1898. During the American-Spanish War he was in charge of the commissary department of the army, and in January, 1899, was tried by court-martial for criticising General Miles during an investigation into the character of supplies furnished to the army during the war; was suspended from rank and duty for six years on Feb. 9; and was restored and immediately retired Dec. 6, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Elliott, Charles, 1792-1869 (search)
Elliott, Charles, 1792-1869 Clergyman; born in Greenconway, Ireland, May 16, 1792; became a member of the Wesleyan Church; came to the United States about 1815; joined the Ohio Methodist conference in 18. He was the author of History of the Great secession from the Methodist Episcopal Church; Southwestern Methodism; two publications against slavery, etc. He died in Mount Pleasant, Ia., Jan. 6, 1869.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Embargo acts. (search)
t Congress passed (March 26, 1794) a joint resolution laying an embargo on commerce for thirty days. The measure seemed to have chiefly in view the obstructing the supply of provisions for the British fleet and army in the West Indies. It operated quite as much against the French. Subsequently (April 7) a resolution was introduced to discontinue all commercial intercourse with Great Britain and her subjects, as far as respected all articles of the growth or manufacture of Great Britain or Ireland, until the surrender of the Western posts and ample compensation should be given for all losses and damages growing out of British aggression on the neutral rights of the Americans. It was evident from the course that the debate assumed and from the temper manifested by the House that the resolution would be adopted. This measure would have led directly to war. To avert this calamity, Washington was inclined to send a special minister to England. The appointment of John Jay (q. v.) follo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Embury, Philip, 1729-1775 (search)
Embury, Philip, 1729-1775 Clergyman; born in Ballygaran, Ireland, Sept. 21, 1729; came to New York in 1760, and at the solicitation of Barbara Heck he began to hold services in his own house, and later on in a rigging-loft. This was the foundation of Methodism in the United States. The first Methodist church was built in John Street in 1768, under the supervision of Embury, he himself working on the building gratuitously. He died in Camden, N. Y., in August, 1775.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1763-1827 (search)
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1763-1827 Patriot; born in Cork, Ireland, April 24, 1763; graduated at Trinity College, Dublin; first studied medicine, and then law, and was admitted to the Dublin bar in 1791. He became a leader of the Association of United Irishmen, and was one of a general committee whose ultimate object was to secure the freedom of Ireland from British rule. With many of his associates, he was arrested in 1798, and for more than two years was confined in Fort George, Scotland. His brother Robert, afterwards engaged in the same cause, was hanged in Dublin in 1803. Thomas was liberated and banished to France after the treaty of Amiens, the severest penalties being pronounced against him if he should return to Great Britain. His wife was permitted to join him, on condition that she should never again set foot on British soil. He came to the United States in 1804, and became very eminent in his profession in the city of New York. He was made attorneygeneral of the S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Engineering. (search)
and deep for piles and staging, and the cantilever system in this site would have increased the cost. The solution of the problems presented at Hawkesbury gave the second introduction of American engineers to bridge building outside of America. The first was in 1786, when an American carpenter or shipwright built a bridge over Charles River at Boston, 1,470 feet long by 46 feet wide. This bridge was of wood supported on piles. His work gained for him such renown that he was called to Ireland and built a similar bridge at Belfast. Tunnelling by compressed air is a horizontal application of compressed-air foundations. The earth is supported by an iron tube, which is added to in rings, which are pushed forward by hydraulic jacks. A tunnel is now being made under an arm of the sea between Boston and East Boston, some 1,400 feet long and 65 feet below tide. The interior lining of iron tubing is not used. The tunnel is built of concrete, reinforced by steel rods. Success in
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