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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 6 0 Browse Search
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 4 0 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 4 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 4 0 Browse Search
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William A. Smith, DD. President of Randolph-Macon College , and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy., Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as exhibited in the Institution of Domestic Slavery in the United States: withe Duties of Masters to Slaves. 4 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eric the Red, (search)
Eric the Red, A Scandinavian navigator, who emigrated to Ireland about 982, after which he discovered Greenland, where he planted a colony. He sent out an exploring party under his son Lief, about 1000, who seems to have discovered the continent of America, and landed somewhere on the shores of Massachusetts or the southern portion of New England.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Evans, Sir George de Lacy, 1787-1870 (search)
Evans, Sir George de Lacy, 1787-1870 military officer; born in Moig, Ireland, in 1787; entered the British army at the age of twenty years; served in the East Indies, and early in 1814 came to the United States with the rank of brevet-colonel. He was engaged in the battle of Bladensburg (q. v.)in August, and led the troops that entered Washington, D. C., and destroyed the public buildings there. He was with General Ross in the expedition against Baltimore in September, and was near that general when he fell. Evans was also with Pakenham in the attempt to capture New Orleans. He was wounded in the battle that occurred below that city. Returning to Europe, he served under Wellington. Afterwards he was elected to Parliament, and was subsequently promoted to lieutenant-general. In the latter capacity he served in the war in the Crimea in 1854. He died in London, Jan. 2, 1870.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fenian Brotherhood, the. (search)
Fenian Brotherhood, the. Notwithstanding the unfriendliness and positive enmity of the government of Great Britain to the United States during the Civil War, the latter was ever faithful to its treaty stipulations. The large numbers of Irish soldiers disbanded in 1865 were greatly excited by the Fenian troubles at that time prevalent in Ireland. In October, 1865, at a convention of Fenians in New York, the invasion of Canada was determined upon. In the following February another convention was held, at which there was a strong sentiment in favor of the invasion. Shortly after this, the former head-centre of the organization was displaced from office by the election of Col. William R. Roberts, and this change interfered seriously with the unanimity of action in the body. Early in April an attempt was made to gather arms and men for an advance upon New Brunswick, and 500 Fenians assembled at Eastport, Me. The United States authorities interfered, however; aid which was expec
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), France, early relations with. (search)
tification buried the hatchet that had so long been active between the French and the English colonies in America. The latter regarded all Frenchmen as their friends, and proclaimed Louis XVI. the protector of the rights of mankind. On the evening of April 12, 1779, the representatives of France and Spain signed a convention for an invasion of England, in which the Americans were considered and concerned. By its terms France bound herself to undertake the invasion of Great Britain and Ireland; and, if the British could be driven from Newfoundland, the fisheries were to be shared with Spain. France promised to use every effort to recover for Spain Minorca, Pensacola, and Mobile, the Bay of Honduras, and the coast of Campeachy; and the two courts agreed not to grant peace nor truce, nor suspension of hostilities, until Gibraltar should be restored to Spain. Spain was left free to exact from the United States, as the price of her friendship, a renunciation of every part of the ba
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Freemasonry, (search)
f the order and on Aug. 4, 1753, was made a master mason. The first masonic hall in the United States was built in Philadelphia in 1754. The returns of the grand lodges of the United States and British America for 1899-1900 were as follows: Whole number of members, 857,577; raised, 46,175; admissions and restorations, 21,325; withdrawals, 16,603; expulsions and suspensions. 597; suspensions for non-payment of dues, 16,844; deaths, 13,507. Gain in membership over preceding year, 21,028. These grand lodges are in full affiiation with the English grand lodge, of which the Duke of Connaught is the grand master, and the grand lodges of Ireland, Scotland, Cuba, Peru, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Mexico, and also with the masons of Germany and Austria. They are not in affiliation and do not correspond with the masons under the jurisdiction of the grand orient of France; they, however, affiliate with and recognize masons under the jurisdictions of the supreme council.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Free trade. (search)
English landlord coaxed our rural laborers, when we used to get our best wheats from Dantzig, by exhibiting the starvation wages of the Polish peasant. But there is also a variation in the musical phrase. Our low wages, it is said, form the basis of our cheap production. So it is desired, as Mr. McKay apprises me, to get some relief from the American government ; by which I understand that he calls for more protection. For example: I have learned that turfs are occasionally sent from Ireland to America to supply the Irish immigrant with a rude memorial of the country he was forced to leave, but has not ceased to love; and that these turfs are dear to his affectionate patriotism, and have been bought by him at prices relatively high. But they are charged (I am told) as unenumerated articles, at 15 per cent. on the value. I hope there is no strong turbary interest in America, for I gather that, to secure high wages to the diggers, you would readily, and quite consistently, rais
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaine, Hugh 1726-1807 (search)
Gaine, Hugh 1726-1807 Journalist; born in Ireland in 1726; emigrated to America and became a printer in New York City in 1750; established The mercury in 1752, originally a Whig journal. After the capture of New York by the English, The mercury was a strong advocate of the British. Upon the conclusion of the Revolutionary War he was permitted to remain in New York, but was obliged to give up the publication of his newspaper. He died in New York City, April 25, 1807.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George (William Frederick) 1737-1820 (search)
pain, war with revolutionized France began in 1793, and the most arbitrary rule was exercised in England, driving the people at times to the verge of revolution. Ireland was goaded into rebellion, which was suppressed by the most cruel methods—equal in atrocity to any perpetrated by the French in La Vendee and Brittany. The union of Great Britain and Ireland was effected in 1800, the parliament of the latter ceasing to exist. Against the King's wishes, peace was made with France in 1802; but war was again begun the next year. Then came the struggle with Napoleon Bonaparte, which lasted until the overthrow of that ruler at Waterloo, June, 1815. In 1810 for orders to withdraw the British forces employed in America; and the Duke of Richmond, in the House of Lords, proposed a total change of measures in America and Ireland. In both Houses these sensible measures were supported by increasing numbers. North was frequently dropping hints to the King that the advantages to be gained
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George, Henry 1839- (search)
offered a place on the staff of the San Francisco Times, of which he later became managing editor. He was subsequently connected with the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Herald, and the Oakland Recorder. In 1872 he was a delegate to the convention which nominated. Horace Greeley for the Presidency, and in the same year he established the San Francisco Evening post, the first one-cent paper on the Pacific coast. In 1880 he removed to New York, and in the following year went to Ireland to write up the land question for several American newspapers. In 1886 he was the candidate of the United labor party (q. v.) for mayor of New York, and in the election polled 68,110 votes. In 1887 he founded The standard and with the Rev. Edward McGlynn, D. D. (q. v.), an eminent Roman Catholic priest, organized the Antipoverty Society. In the same year he was an unsuccessful candidate for secretary of state. In 1889 he went to England, and in 1890 visited Australia. In the autumn of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Germain, Lord George, Viscount Sackville 1716-1785 (search)
Germain, Lord George, Viscount Sackville 1716-1785 Statesman; born in England, Jan. 26, 1716; third son of the first Duke of Dorset, lord-lieutenant of Ireland; was educated there; entered the army, and rose to the rank of lieutenant-general. He entered Parliament in 1761, and was made colonial secretary in 1775, ever evincing a most vindictive spirit towards the Americans. He became so unpopular at home that, during the London riots in 1780, he felt compelled to barricade his house in the city. So consonant were his views with those of the King that he was a great favorite at court. His influence over the young King at the time of his coronation, and soon afterwards, was so well known that a handbill appeared with the words, No Lord George Sackville! No Petticoat Government! alluding to the influence of the monarch's mother. He died in England, Aug. 26, 1785. Lord George seemed to take pride an comfort in employing agents who would Lord George Germain. incite the s
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