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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 16 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 16 0 Browse Search
John Bell Hood., Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies 14 0 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 12 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 10 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 7 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
96977,69617,273 Albany, N. Y.94,15194,923*772 Cambridge, Mass.91,88670,02821,858 Portland, Ore.90,42646,38544,041 Atlanta. Ga.89,87265,53324,339 Grand Rapids, Mich.87,56560,27827,287 Dayton, O.85,33361,22024,113 Richmond, Va.85,05081,3883,662 Nashville, Tenn.80,86576,1684,697 Seattle, Wash.80,67142,83737,834 Hartford, Conn.79,85053,23026,620 Reading, Pa.78,96158,66120,300 Wilmington, Del.76,50861,43115,077 Camden, N. J.75,93558,31317,622 Trenton, N. J.73,30757,45815,849 Bridgeport, Conn.70,99648,86622,130 Lynn, Mass.68,51355,72712,786 Oakland, Cal.66,96048,68218,278 Lawrence, Mass.62,55944,65417,905 New Bedford. Mass.62,44240,73321,709 Des Moines, Ia.62,13950,09312,046 Springfield, Mass.62,05944,17917,880 Somerville, Mass.61,64340,15221,491 Troy, N. Y.60,65160,956*305 Hoboken, N. J.59,36443,64815,716 Evansville, Ind.59,00750,7568,251 Manchester. N. H.56,98744,12612,861 Utica, N. Y.56,38344,00712,376 Peoria. Ill.56,10041,02415,076 Charleston, S. C.55,80
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Edwards, Pierrepont, 1750-1826 (search)
Edwards, Pierrepont, 1750-1826 Jurist; born in Northampton, Mass., April 8, 1750; the youngest son of Jonathan Edwards, Sr.; graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1768. His youth was spent among the Stockbridge Indians, where his father was missionary, and he acquired the language perfectly. He became an eminent lawyer; espoused the cause of the patriots, and fought for liberty in the army of the Revolution. He was a member of the Congress of the Confederation in 1787-88, and in the Connecticut convention warmly advocated the adoption of the national Constitution. He was judge of the United States District Court in Connecticut at the time of his father's death. Mr. Edwards was the founder of the Toleration party in Connecticut, which made him exceedingly unpopular with the Calvinists. He died in Bridgeport, Conn., April 5, 1826.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mallory, Stephen Russell 1813-1821 (search)
Mallory, Stephen Russell 1813-1821 Military officer; born in Trinidad, West Indies, in 1813; was the son of a sea-captain of Bridgeport, Conn., who died in Key West in 1821. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in Key West in 1833. He was appointed inspector of customs. there, and a judge, and in 1845 was made collector of customs in the same place. From 1851 to 1861 he was United States Senator from Florida; and, on the organization of the Confederate government in February, 1861, he was appointed Stephen Russell Mallory Secretary of the Navy. At the close of the war he was a state prisoner for some time, and after his release on parole practised law till his death, in Pensacola, Nov. 9, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sanitary commission, the United States (search)
Sanitary commission, the United States ; one of two great popular organizations established to promote the relief and comfort of the National soldiers and sailors during the American Civil War, the other body being the United States Christian commission (q. v.). The corporate names of the two organizations indicate their respective spheres of operation. On the day that President Lincoln issued his call for 75,000 men, the women of Bridgeport, Conn., organized a society for the purpose of affording relief and comfort to the volunteers. This was the first in all the land. On the same day (April 15, 1861) a woman in Charlestown, Mass. (Miss Almena Bates), took steps to form a similar organization, and a few days later the women of Lowell did the same. They proposed to supply nurses for the sick and wounded, and provisions, clothing, and other comforts not furnished by the government; also to send books and newspapers to the camps, and to keep up a constant communication with
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stratton, Charles Heywood 1838-1883 (search)
Stratton, Charles Heywood 1838-1883 (popularly known as Tom Thumb), dwarf; born in Bridgeport, Conn., Jan. 4, 1838. The attention of P. T. Barnum, the showman, was first drawn to Stratton in November, 1842, when the midget was about four years old. He was then less than 2 feet high, weighed less than 16 lbs., was beautifully formed, a blond, with ruddy cheeks and mirthful eyes. Barnum introduced him to the public Dec. 8, 1842, by the name of Gen. Tom Thumb. He paid him $3 a week and expenses for himself and his mother for the first four weeks, after which he engaged him for a year at $7 a week, but, as the boy proved a great attraction, he soon raised the wages to $25 a week. In January, 1846, under a contract of $50 a week, Mr. Barnum took him to Europe, where he made a profitable tour through England, France, and Germany. He was presented to Queen Victoria, Louis Philippe, King William of Prussia, and other rulers, who treated him with marked kindness. The next year he
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
jury trial, are massacred......March 14, 1891 Baron Fava, Italian minister at Washington, protests against the New Orleans lynching......March 15, 1891 Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, born 1807, dies at Washington, D. C.......March 21, 1891 Italian minister Fava recalled......March 31, 1891 Gen. Albert Pike, born 1809, dies at Washington, D. C.......April 2, 1891 Senator George F. Edmunds resigns, to take effect Nov. 1......April 6, 1891 Phineas T. Barnum, born 1810, dies at Bridgeport, Conn.......April 7, 1891 Patent centennial opened in Washington by President Harrison......April 8, 1891 President Harrison and party leave Washington for an extended trip in the South and West......April 14, 1891 Resignation of Senator John H. Reagan, of Texas, to take effect June 10......April 24, 1891 China formally objects to Henry W. Blair as minister from the United States because of his speech in Congress against the Chinese......April 28, 1891 Charles Pratt, philanthro
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, Allen Benjamin 1827-1888 (search)
Wilson, Allen Benjamin 1827-1888 Inventor; born in Willett, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1827; learned the cabinet-making trade. In 1849, while working at his trade in Pittsburg, Mass., he perfected the sewing-machine, afterwards known as the Wheeler & Wilson. He introduced the rotary hook, stationary bobbin, and the four-motion feeding-plate. In 1850 he met Nathaniel Wheeler, and with him and two others started the Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Company in Bridgeport, Conn. He died in Woodmont, Conn., April 29, 1888.