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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 48 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 46 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 44 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 44 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 44 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 42 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 42 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) 42 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 40 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 40 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electoral commission. (search)
to the success of a candidate. It was decided after the election that Mr. Tilden had 184. Then ensued a long and bitter contest in South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana over the official returns, each party charging the other with fraud. There was intense excitement in the Gulf region. In order to secure fair play, President G that legal boards of canvassers of the votes cast at the election were unmolested. He also appointed distinguished gentlemen of both political parties to go to Louisiana and Florida to be present at the reception of the returns and the counting of the votes. The result was that it was decided, on the count by returning boards, tHouse of Representatives. On Dec. 4 a resolution was adopted, providing for the investigation of the action of returning boards in South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana. There was much excitement in Congress and anxiety among the people. Thoughtful men saw much trouble at the final counting of the votes of the electoral colleg
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emancipation proclamations. (search)
s and parts of States wherein the people thereof, respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit: Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terre Bonne, Lafourche, Ste. Marie, St. Maras111,104 Alabama435,132 Florida61,753 Georgia462,232 Mississippi436,696 North Carolina275,081 South Carolina402,541 Texas180,682 Virginia (part)450,437 Louisiana (part)247,734 The pen with which President Lincoln wrote his emancipation proclamation. The institution was not disturbed by the proclamation in eight States, which contained 831,780 slaves, distributed as follows: Delaware1,798 Kentucky225,490 Maryland87,188 Missouri114,465 Tennessee275,784 Louisiana (part)85,281 West Virginia12,761 Virginia (part)29,013 The remainder were emancipated by the Thirteenth Amendment to the national Constitution, making the whole number set free
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emory, William Helmsley, 1811-1887 (search)
t. 9, 1811; graduated at West Point in 1831. He was appointed lieutenant of the topographical engineers July 7, 1833; was aide to General Kearny in California in 1846-47, and was made lieutenant-colonel, Sept. 30, 1847. He was astronomer to the commission to determine the boundary between the United States and Mexico. He was serving as captain of cavalry in Mexico when the Civil War broke out, and brought his command into Kansas in good order. In May, 1861, he was made lieutenant-colonel of the 6th Cavalry; served in the campaign of 1862 in the Army of the Potomac, and was made brigadier-general of volunteers in March of that year. He did good service under Banks in Louisiana, and under Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. He was made colonel of the 5th Cavalry in the fall of 1863; in March, 1865, was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general of the United States army; and in 1876 was retired with the full rank of brigadiergeneral. He died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 1, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Essex Junta, the. (search)
that in a case of civil war the aid of Great Britain to effect that purpose would be as surely resorted to as it would be indispensably necessary to the design. A rumor of such a design was alluded to, at about the same time, by De Witt Clinton, in New York, and in the Boston Patriot, a new administration paper, to which the Adamses, father and son, were contributors. Such a plot, if it ever existed, was confined to a few Federalist members of Congress, in consequence of the purchase of Louisiana. They had proposed to have a meeting in Boston, to which Hamilton was invited, though it was known that he was opposed to the scheme. The meeting was prevented by Hamilton's sudden and violent death. A series of articles signed Falkland had appeared in New England papers, in which it was argued that if Virginia, finding herself no longer able to control the national government, should secede and dissolve it, the Northern States, though thus deserted, might nevertheless be able to take c
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eustis, James Biddle, 1834-1899 (search)
eginning of the Civil War, when he entered the Confederate army; served as judge-advocate on the staff of General Magruder till 1862, and then on the staff of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. When the war closed he entered the State legislature, where he served in each House. In 1876 he was elected to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy, and after the expiration of the term took a trip through Europe. Returning to the United States, he was made Professor of Civil Law in the University of Louisiana. In 1884 he was again elected to the United States Senate, and became a member of the James Biddle Eustis. committee on foreign relations. He was appointed minister to France in March, 1893, and had charge of the negotiations which finally secured the release of John I. Waller, ex-United States consul in Madagascar, who had been convicted of illegally communicating with the Hovas during the French campaign, and who had been sentenced to serve twenty-one years in prison. After his retu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
s, not only all the sacrifices I have named, not only the cession to them, a foreign and hostile power, of all the territory of the United States at present occupied by the rebel forces, but the abandonment to them of the vast regions we have rescued from their grasp—of Maryland, of a part of eastern Virginia, and the whole of western Virginia; the sea-coast of North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida; Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri; Arkansas and the larger portion of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas—in most of which, with the exception of lawless guerillas, there is not a rebel in arms; in all of which the great majority of the people are loyal to the Union. We must give back, too, the helpless colored population, thousands of whom are perilling their lives in the ranks of our armies, to a bondage rendered tenfold more bitter by the momentary enjoyment of freedom. Finally, we must surrender every man in the southern country, white or black, who has moved a finger or spo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Exemptions from taxation. (search)
rty including residences of teachers and land up to 640 acres, church property in actual use. Kansas. Household furniture up to $200 for each family, private libraries up to $50 and all public libraries, sugar manufactories, school buildings including land not to exceed 5 acres, church property in actual use including land not exceeding 10 acres. Kentucky. Articles manufactured in family for family use, public libraries, certain farm products, all church and school property. Louisiana. Household furniture up to $500, public libraries, school and church property, and until 1899 certain specific manufacturing property. Maine. Household furniture up to $200 for each family, libraries for benevolent or educational institutions, a mechanic's tools necessary for his business, certain farm products, vessels being constructed or repaired, school property, church property in use and parsonages up to $6,000 each. Maryland. Libraries of charitable or educational ins
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Farmers' Alliance, (search)
Farmers' Alliance, A political organization that originated soon after the close of the Civil War. The main purpose of this movement was the mutual protection of farmers against the encroachment of capital. The first body was organized in Texas to prevent the wholesale purchase of public land by private individuals. In 1887 the Farmers' Union of Louisiana united with the Texas organization under the name of the Farmers' Alliance and Co-operative Union of America. The movement soon spread into Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. In 1889 a similar organization, which had been formed in 1877 in Illinois, and which had spread into neighboring States, was amalgamated with the Southern Alliance, and the name of Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union was adopted. The founders of the alliance held that the party was formed along political lines because the parties already existing failed to undertake to solve the problems cove
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Federal Union, the John Fiske (search)
d anything of this sort ever happen—should American towns ever come to be ruled by prefects appointed at Washington, and should American States ever become like the administrative departments of France, or even like the counties of England at the present day—then the time will have come when men may safely predict the break — up of the American political system by reason of its overgrown dimensions and the diversity of interests between its parts. States so unlike one another as Maine and Louisiana and California cannot be held together by the stiff bonds of a centralizing government. The durableness of the federal union lies in its flexibility, and it is this flexibility which makes it the only kind of government, according to modern ideas, that is permanently applicable to a whole continent. If the United States were to-day a consolidated republic like France, recent events in California might have disturbed the peace of the country. But in the federal union, if California, as a<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
ured by Sir Francis Drake in 1586. The domain of Florida, in those times, extended indefinitely westward, and included Louisiana. La Salle visited the western portion in 1682, and in 1696 Pensacola was settled by Spaniards. At the beginning of he western boundary was defined, when a greater part of the inhabitants emigrated to the United States. When, in 1803, Louisiana was ceded to the United States by France, it was declared to be ceded with the same extent that it had in the hands of Florida bordering on the Mississippi early in 1810. That region undoubtedly belonged to the United States as a part of Louisiana bought from the French, but Spain had refused to relinquish it. The inhabitants were mostly of British or American bin claims for spoliation, for the satisfaction of which the United States agreed to pay to the claimants $5,000,000. The Louisiana boundary, as fixed by the treaty, was a compromise between the respective offers heretofore made, though leaning a good
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