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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 236 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 114 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 44 0 Browse Search
James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion 42 0 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 20 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 20 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. 18 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 21, 1865., [Electronic resource] 16 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1 14 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 12 0 Browse Search
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, P. I. Commander, Brig.-Gen. William A. Kobbe. Department of Alaska.--Territory of Alaska; headquarters, Fort St. Michael, Alaska. Commander, Brig.-Gen. George M. Randall. Department of California.--States of California and Nevada, the Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies; headquarters, San Francisco, Cal. Commander, Maj.-Gen. William R. Shafter. Department of the Colorado.--States of Wyoming (except so much thereof as is embraced in the Yellowstone National Park), Colorado, and Utah, and the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico: headquarters, Denver, Col. Commander, Brig.-Gen. Henry C. Merriam. Department of the Columbia.--States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho (except so much of the latter as is embraced in the Yellowstone National Park) ; headquarters, Vancouver Barracks, Wash. Commander,------. Department of Cuba.--Consisting of the provinces of the Island of Cuba; headquarters, Havana, Cuba. Commander, Brig.-Gen. Leonard Wood. Department of Dakota.--States
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Asphalt, (search)
Asphalt, A solid bituminous substance. probably derived from decayed vegetable matter; used as building material in ancient Babylon. The artificial asphalt from gas-works began to be used as pavement about 1838. Various kinds of asphalt pavement have been since laid in New York, and the leading cities of the United States and Europe. The most celebrated deposit of natural bitumen is on the island of Trinidad, whence the United States obtains its chief supply. although in the calendar year 1809 the United States had an aggregate production of asphalt and bituminous rock of 75.085 short tons, valued at $553,904, the mining being in California. Kentucky, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Texas. Colorado, and Utah, the principal amount being mined in California.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beet sugar. (search)
en treated with lime-water and the whites of eggs, and stirred till it is slightly alkaline. It is then placed in copper pans, and while boiling is constantly stirred and scummed. After sufficient concentration the substance is placed in a warm room for several days till it crystallizes. The juice or molasses which remains is drained off, and the solid part is raw sugar. This may be further refined by dissolving again and using albumen and blood. Experiments in beet sugar production were stimulated by the United States bounty law, in operation from July 1, 1891, to Aug. 27, 1894. In the period 1890-1900 the output in the United States was increased from 2,800 tons to 74,944 tons. The following table shows the production, in long tons, in the United States in the season of 1899-1900: California37,938 Nebraska4,591 Utah8,574 New Mexico446 New York1,607 Michigan16,699 Minnesota2,053 Oregon982 Illinois804 Colorado804 Washington446   Totals for United States74,944
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boycotting, (search)
Boycotting, A practice which derives its name from Capt. C. C. Boycott, of Lough Mask House, in Mayo, Ireland, who in 1880, as land agent of Lord Erne, an Irish nobleman, evicted a large number of tenants. These with their friends refused to either work for him or trade with him, and would not permit others to do so. Finally sixty Orangemen from the north of Ireland, armed with revolvers and supported by a strong escort of cavalry, organized themselves into a Boycott relief expedition, and after gathering his crops carried him to a place of safety. In the United States and England the boycott is sometimes used by trade unions in times of strikes. More or less stringent laws against boycotting have been enacted in Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Connecticut. Maine. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Alabama. Florida, Georgia. Michigan, North Dakota, Oklahoma. Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Vermont.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
ompromise was needed to avoid serious difficulty, for already the representatives of the slave interest had taken action, and the Southern members in Congress boldly declared their intention to break up the Union if California should be admitted under such a constitution. A joint resolution was adopted to appoint a committee of thirteen (six Northern and six Southern members, who should choose the thirteenth) to consider the subject of a territorial government for California New Mexico, and Utah, with instructions to report a plan of compromise embracing all the questions thus arising out of the subject of slavery. Henry Clay was made chairman of that committee. He had already presented (Jan. 25, 1850) a plan of compromise to the South, and spoke eloquently in favor of it (Feb. 5); and on May 8 he reported a plan of compromise in a series of bills, intended to be a pacification. This was called the omnibus bill (q. v.). It made large concessions to the slave-holders, and yet it wa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, George Q. 1827- (search)
Cannon, George Q. 1827- Mormon leader; born in Liverpool, England, Jan. 11, 1827; came to the United States in 1844; brought up in the Mormon faith; was driven out of Nauvoo, Ill., with the other Mormons in 1846, and settled in Utah in 1847. In 1857 he was chosen an apostle; in 1872-82 represented the Territory of Utah in Congress; and during this period his right to a seat in that body was many times hotly contested. He became the object of public scorn and suffered much personal calumni in 1847. In 1857 he was chosen an apostle; in 1872-82 represented the Territory of Utah in Congress; and during this period his right to a seat in that body was many times hotly contested. He became the object of public scorn and suffered much personal calumniation both in Congress and in the press, but held his seat till absolutely forced to retire. When Utah was seeking admission into the Union he was one of the chief promoters of the movement. He died in Monterey, Cal., April 12, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
73835413,536 Pennsylvania434,3732233222222226,302,115 Rhode Island68,825151617202324282932333534428,556 South Carolina249,07376689111418222123241,340,316 Tennessee35,69117151097551091213142,020,616 Texas212,592............25231911763,048,710 Utah11, 3808............353739394043276,749 Vermont85,425121315161721232830323640343,641 Virginia747,61011123445101415171,854,184 Washington11,594..............4042423433518,103 West Virginia442,014................27292828958,800 Wisconsin30,945.. Oregon413,536313,76799,769 Pennsylvania6,302,1155,258,0141,044,101 Rhode Island428,556345,50683,050 South Carolina1,340,3161,151,149189,167 South Dakota401,570328,80872,762 Tennessee2,020,6161,767,518253,098 Texas3,048,7102,235,523813,187 Utah276,749207,90568,844 Vermont343,641332,42211,219 Virginia1,854,1841,655,980198,204 Washington518,103349,390168,713 West Virginia958,800762,794196,006 Wisconsin2,069,0421,686,880382,162 Wyoming92,53160,70531,826 Total76,295,22063,069,75613,22
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado (search)
Colorado A State occupying a mountainous and high plateau region, between Kansas and Nebraska on the east, Utah on the west, Wyoming on the north, and New Mexico and Texas on the south, organized as a Territory Feb. 28, 1861, from parts of its several contiguous neighbors, and admitted to the Union July 4, 1876, hence known as the Centennial State. The portion north of the Arkansas River, and east of the Rocky Mountains, was included in the Louisiana purchase of 1803 and the remainder in the Mexican cession of 1848. Francis Vasquez de Coronado is believed to have been the first European explorer of this region in 1540. In 1806 President Jefferson sent an expedition, under Lieut. Z. M. Pike, to explore this region, and it nearly crossed the territory from north to south in the mountain region, and discovered State seal of Colorado. the mountain known as Pike's Peak. In 1820 another expedition, under Col. S. H. Long, visited this region; and in 1842-44 Col. John C. Fremont cr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connor, Patrick Edward 1820-1891 (search)
Connor, Patrick Edward 1820-1891 Military officer; born in Ireland, March 17, 1820; came to the United States and was educated in New York City; served in the war with Mexico and then engaged in business in California. When the Civil War broke out he recruited a band of 200 men and was ordered to Utah to drive plundering Indians out of the overland routes of travel, and to check the threatened revolt among the Mormons. After marching 140 miles he fell upon a fortified camp of 300 Indians in Washington Territory and destroyed the whole band. At the close of the war he received the brevet of majorgeneral. Later he commanded 2,000 cavalry to punish the Sioux and Arapahoe Indians for their robberies. He met and defeated the latter at Tongue River in August, 1865. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 18, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Divorce laws. (search)
her out-of-doors, and refusing or neglecting to provide for her. Residence required, two years; on absolute divorce either may remarry, but on divorce for infidelity guilty one shall not marry party with whom crime was committed during life of other. Texas. Desertion for three years; excesses; conviction of felony and imprisonment in State prison; cruel treatment or outrages, if of nature to render living together insupportable. Residence required, six months; either may remarry. Utah. Conviction of felony; habitual drunkenness; wilful neglect to provide for wife; wilful desertion more than one year; cruel treatment as to cause bodily injuries or mental distress. Residence required, one year; either may remarry. Vermont. Sentence to hard labor in State prison for life or for three years or more; fraud or force in procuring marriage, or either under age of consent; husband grossly, wantonly, and cruelly neglecting to provide; wilful desertion three years, or absen
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