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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 10 0 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 10 0 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 8 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 8 0 Browse Search
Judith White McGuire, Diary of a southern refugee during the war, by a lady of Virginia 8 0 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 8 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 8 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 8 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 8 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conway, Thomas 1733- (search)
Conway, Thomas 1733- Military officer; born in Ireland, Feb. 27, 1733; taken to France when he was six years old, was educated there, attained the military rank of colonel, came to America in 1777, and entered the Continental army as brigadier-general. He was engaged in the conspiracy with Gates and others to supplant Washington as commander-in-chief, and, when discovered, he left the service and returned to France. In 1784 Conway was made a field-marshal, and appointed governor of all the French settlements in the East Indies. When the French Revolution broke out he was compelled to flee from France. He died about 1800.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coppinger, John J. 1834- (search)
Coppinger, John J. 1834- Military officer; born in Ireland, Oct. 11, 1834; entered the National army at the beginning of the Civil War, and was made captain of the 14th United States Infantry; served with distinction throughout the war; promoted brigadier-general, U. S. A., April 25, 1895; appointed a major-general of volunteers, May 4, 1898; and retired Oct. 11, 1898. He married Alice, daughter of James G. Blaine.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cornwallis, Lord Charles 1738-1805 (search)
n India in 1786; and was victorious in war there in 1791-92, compelling Tippoo Saib to cede, as the price of peace, half his dominions to the British crown. He returned to England in 1793; was created a marquis; and appointed lord-lieutenant of Ireland in 1798. He negotiated the treaty of Amiens in 1802, and was governor-general of India in 1805. He died at Ghazipoor, India, Oct. 5, 1805. In 1776 Sir Henry Clinton waited long on the Cape Fear River for the arrival of Sir Peter Parker's n object Cornwallis's Cave. of mercy. His lieutenant, Lord Rawdon, was particularly hard on deserters from his Irish regiment. I will give the inhabitants, he proclaimed, 10 guineas for the head of any deserter belonging to the volunteers of Ireland, and 5 guineas only if they bring him in alive. To punish Sumter, who had commanded a Continental regiment, a British detachment turned his wife out-of-doors and burned his dwelling-house. These proceedings, and others equally atrocious, were
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Croghan, George 1746-1782 (search)
Croghan, George 1746-1782 Indian agent; born in Ireland; was educated in Dublin; emigrated to Pennsylvania; and in 1746 was engaged in trade with the Indians. Acquiring their language and friendship, Pennsylvania made him Indian agent. Captain in Braddock's expedition in 1755, he showed such excellence in military matters that in 1756 he was intrusted with the defence of the western frontier of Pennsylvania, and was made by Sir William Johnson his deputy, who, in 1763, sent him to England to confer with the ministry about an Indian boundary-line. On that voyage he was wrecked on the coast of France. In May, 1776, Croghan founded a settlement 4 miles above Fort Pitt (now Pittsburg). He was active in securing the attachment of the Indians to the British interest until 1776, but took no active part in the events of the Revolution. He died in Passayunk, Pa., in August, 1782. Military officer; born near Louisville, Ky., Nov. 15, 1791; educated at the College of William a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Croker, Richard 1843- (search)
Croker, Richard 1843- Politician; born in Black Rock, Ireland, Nov. 24, 1843; was brought to the United States when two years old; received a public school education in New York; was alderman in 1868-70 and 1883; coroner in 1873-76; fire commissioner in 1883; and city chamberlain in 1889-90. He took a prominent part in opposing the Tweed Ring, and since the death of John Kelly has been the recognized leader of Tammany Hall. For several years Mr. Croker has passed a large part of his time annually in England.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cromwell, Oliver 1599- (search)
dvantage of these distractions and divisions, and did practise accordingly in the three Nations of England, Scotland and Ireland. We know very well that Emissaries of the Jesuits never came in such swarms as they have done since those things were snd as I said deplorable condition. And in the mean time all endeavors possible were used to hinder the work of God in Ireland, and the progress of the work of God in Scotland; by continual intelligences and correspondences, both at home and abroad, from hence into Ireland, and from hence into Scotland. Persons were stirred up, from our divisions and discomposure of affairs, to do all they could to ferment the War in both these places. To add yet to our misery, whilst we were in this condiwhich, I assure you, it will not be, without your counsel and advice. You have great works upon your hands. You have Ireland to look unto. There is not much done to the Planting thereof, though some things leading and preparing for it are. It i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dare, Virginia, 1587- (search)
wed upon him the title of baron, as Lord of Roanoke— the first and last peerage ever created on the soil of the American republic. It became necessary for the ships to return to England for supplies, and, to hasten them, White went with them, leaving behind eighty-nine men, seventeen women, and two children. Among the women was his married daughter, Eleanor Dare, who had given birth to a daughter, in August, 1587, to whom they gave the name of Virginia. On his way home, White touched at Ireland, where he left some potatoes which he took from Virginia— the first of that kind ever seen in Europe. He started back with two ships laden with supplies; but his greed made him neglect his duty to the colonists, and, instead of going directly to Virginia, he pursued Spanish ships in search of plunder. His vessels were so battered that he was obliged to return to England, and Spanish war-vessels in British waters prevented his sailing for America again until 1590. He found Roanoke a desol
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Henrietta Christine, (search)
ng period of years, was less capable of earning his living than the youth who had grown up half naked and half starved in his parents' cottage in the peat bogs of Ireland. The pauper child, helpless and hopeless, had made an appeal to nature, and nature had avenged him. In place of the promise of youth and the ideals which were e mean time a remedy for the evil had already arisen. In 1828, an education inquiry commission, reporting upon the condition of the Protestant charter schools of Ireland, found so discreditable a state of things that the schools were abolished, no provision being made, meanwhile, for the orphans of that faith. Not long afterwardss, as well as by the differences of race and creed, the state care of children is evolving from institutionalism to the natural conditions of home life. England, Ireland, Russia, Italy, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and other European countries have their several modifications of the boarding-out system, attributable to the vary
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Disciples of Christ, (search)
Disciples of Christ, A religious body founded in Washington, Pa., 1811, by Thomas Campbell, a minister who had left the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and came to the United States in 1807. He deplored the divided state of the Church and the evils which arose therefrom. He held that the only remedy for this was a complete restoration of primitive apostolic Christianity. This view met with some approval, a new sect was formed, and the first church was organized on May 4, 1811. In addition to the fundamental truths which the Disciples of Christ hold in common with all Christian bodies the following may be cited as some of their more particular principles: 1. The Church of Christ is intentionally and constitutionally one; and all divisions which obstruct this unity are contrary to the will of God, and should be ended. 2. As schisms sprang from a departure from the New Testament Christianity, the remedy for them is to be found in the restoration of the Gospel in its purity. 3.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715 (search)
Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715 Colonial governor; born in Castletown, county Kildare, Ireland, in 1634; a younger son of an Irish baronet; was a colonel in the royal army, and served under the French King. In 1678 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Tangier, Africa, whence he was recalled in 1680. The relations between England and France were then delicate, and Dongan being a Roman Catholic, like the proprietor of New York, he was chosen by Duke James governor of that province (1683), as it was thought his experience in France might make it easier to keep up friendly relations with the French on the borders. Dongan caused a company of merchants in New York to be formed for the management of the fisheries at Pemaquid, a part of the duke's domain, and he took measures to protect the territory from encroachments. Dongan managed the relations between the English, French, and Indians with dexterity. He was not deceived by the false professions of the French rulers or the wiles of
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