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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 18 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 11 3 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) 8 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 28, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Index, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 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: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clayton, John Middleton 1796-1856 (search)
Clayton, John Middleton 1796-1856 Jurist; born in Dagsboro, Sussex co., Del., July 24, 1796; graduated at Yale College in 1815, and at the famous Litchfield Law School; began practice in 1818; and, after serving in the State legislature, and as Secretary of State, was elected to the United States Senate in 1829 and 1835. In 1837 he resigned to become chief-justice of Delaware; from 1845 till 1849 was again in the United States Senate; in the latter year became Secretary of State under President Taylor; and from 1851 till his death was again in the United States Senate. It was during his service as Secretary of State that he negotiated with the British government what has since become known as the Clayton-Bulwer treaty (q. v.). He died in Dover, Del., Nov. 9, 1856.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Miller, Samuel 1769-1850 (search)
Miller, Samuel 1769-1850 Ll.D., theologian; born in Dover, Del., Oct. 31, 1769; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1789; minister of a Presbyterian church in New York City from 1793 to 1813, and was noted as a political and theological writer. From 1813 to 1849 he was Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church Government in the Theological Seminary at Princeton. His published works are quite numerous. Dr. Miller was an early member of the American Philosophical Society. He died in Princeton, N. J., Jan. 7, 1850.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rodney, Cesar 1728-1784 (search)
Rodney, Cesar 1728-1784 A signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Dover. Del., Oct. 7, 1728. At the age of twenty-eight he was appointed sheriff of Kent county, Del., and afterwards was a judge. He represented his district in the legislature, and was sent to the Stamp Act Congress in 1765. For several years he was speaker of the Delaware Assembly; was a member of the committee of correspondence, and of Congress in 1774 arid afterwards. Made a brigadier-general, he was activesented his district in the legislature, and was sent to the Stamp Act Congress in 1765. For several years he was speaker of the Delaware Assembly; was a member of the committee of correspondence, and of Congress in 1774 arid afterwards. Made a brigadier-general, he was active in supplying Delaware troops to the army under Washington, and, early in 1777, was in command of the Delaware line in New Jersey. From 1778 to 1782 he was president of his State. He died in Dover, Del., June 29, 1784.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rodney, Cesar Augustus 1772-1824 (search)
Rodney, Cesar Augustus 1772-1824 Legislator; born in Dover, Del., Jan. 4, 1772; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1789; admitted to the bar in 1793: elected to Congress from Delaware in 1803; became Attorney-General of the United States in 1807. He served in the War of 1812; was appointed by President Monroe to report upon the status of the Spanish-American republics in 1817; reelected to Congress in 1820, and to the United States Senate in 1822; appointed minister to the Argentine Republic in 1823. He published a Report upon the present State of the United provinces of South America (1819). He died in Buenos Ayres, South America, June 10. 1824.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Saulsbury, Willard 1825-1882 (search)
Saulsbury, Willard 1825-1882 Legislator; born in Kent county, Del., June 2, 1825; received a collegiate education; admitted to the bar and practised in Georgetown, Del.; attorney-general of the State in 1850-55; United States Senator in 1858-71; delivered an important speech on the Staterights resolution of Jefferson Davis, April 2, 1860; and became chancellor of Delaware in 1873. He died in Dover, April 6, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sykes, George 1822-1880 (search)
Sykes, George 1822-1880 Military officer; born in Dover, Del., Oct. 9, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1842; served in the war with Mexico; and was brevetted captain for gallant services at Cerro Gordo. He became assistant commissary of Twiggs's division of the army in Mexico, and was promoted to captain in 1855. In May, 1861, he was commissioned major, United States army; in September was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and in 1862 was promoted to major-general. He commanded a division of the 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac under Generals Fitz-John Porter and Butterfield, and took a conspicuous part in nearly all the battles fought by that army. In June, 1863, he was placed in command of the 5th Corps, with which he fought at Gettysburg, and afterwards was active in Virginia. General Sykes was brevetted major-general, United States army, for services in the war, and was afterwards colonel of the 20th Infantry. He died in Brownsville, Tex., Feb. 9, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
Congress at New York......Oct. 7, 1765 Caesar Rodney chosen commissioner to erect State-house and public buildings in Dover......1772 Thomas McKean, George Read, and Caesar Rodney elected delegates to the first Continental Congress......1774 une 15, 1776 Convention at New Castle frames a new constitution, assumes the name The Delaware State, and designates Dover as capital......Aug. 27, 1776 Evening after battle of Brandywine, President McKinley captured by a party of British; Gd States Secretary of the Treasury......Aug. 8, 1831 State constitution revised by a convention of thirty delegates at Dover......Nov. 8, 1831 Wilmington made a city......1832 New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad, 16 1/2 miles long, completed. (Subsequently two regiments of about 1,000 each were enlisted for the war)......April 23, 1861 A peace convention at Dover resolves against the war and for a peaceable recognition of the Confederacy......June 27, 1861 Delaware raises its quo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wessels, Henry Walton 1809-1889 (search)
Wessels, Henry Walton 1809-1889 Military officer; born in Litchfield, Conn., Feb. 20, 1809; graduated at West Point in 1833; was engaged in the Seminole War and in the war with Mexico. He became a brigadier-general of volunteers in 1862, serving in the campaign on the Peninsula, and was wounded at Fair Oaks. He distinguished himself by his services on the coast of North Carolina, and was in command of Plymouth in 1863-64, where he was made a prisoner in April, 1864. He was brevetted brigadier-general, United States army, in 1865; retired Tan. 1, 1871. He died in Dover, Del., Jan. 12, 1889.