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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 427 5 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 290 68 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 128 4 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 89 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 49 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. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 40 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 32 2 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 29 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 28 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 28 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alsop, Richard, 1761-1815 (search)
Alsop, Richard, 1761-1815 A witty poet and essayist; born in Middletown, Conn., Jan. 23, 1761. He is best known in literature as the principal author of a series of burlesque pieces, begun in 1791 and ended in 1805, entitled, in collective form, The echo. They were thus published in 1807. Dwight, Hopkins, and Trumbull were associated with Alsop in the production of The echo, which, from a work provocative of mirth, became a bitter political satirist of the Democratic party. He wrote a Monody on the death of Washington, in heroic verse, which was published in 1800. Alsop ranked among the Hartford wits at the close of the eighteenth century. He died in Flatbush, L. L., Aug. 20, 1815.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863- (search)
Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863- Historian; born at Wethersfield, Conn., Feb. 22, 1863; was graduated at Trinity College, Hartford, in 1884; and was called to the Chair of History in Bryn Mawr College in 1889. His publications include The River towns of Connecticut; The old English Manor; The Historical development of modern Europe; and articles in reviews and historical periodicals.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 (search)
and nearly $50.000 in gold. He made his headquarters at the house of Beverly Robinson, a Tory, opposite West Point, and the time chosen for the consummation of the treason was when Washington should be absent at a conference with Rochambeau at Hartford. Arnold and Andre had negotiated in writing: the former wished a personal interview, and arrangements were made for it. Andre went up the Hudson in the British sloop-of-war Vulture to Teller's (afterwards Croton) Point, from which he was taken commander (Colonel Jameson) did not seem to comprehend the matter, and unwisely allowed Andre (who bore a pass from Arnold in which he was called John Anderson ) to send a letter to Arnold telling him of his detention. Washington returned from Hartford sooner than he expected. He rode over from Fishkill towards Arnold's quarters early in the morning. Two of his military family (Hamilton and Lafayette) went forward to breakfast with Arnold, while Washington tarried to inspect a battery. Whil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bacon, Delia, 1811- (search)
Bacon, Delia, 1811- Author; born in Tallmadge, O., Feb. 2, 1811; a sister of Dr. Leonard Bacon (q. v.). She published in 1857 The Philosophy of Shakespeare's plays, in which she put forth the hypothesis that these plays were not written by Shakespeare, but by Sir Francis Bacon. She died in Hartford, Conn., Sept. 2, 185,9.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barlow, Joel, 1754- (search)
Barlow, Joel, 1754- Poet; born in Reading, Conn., March 24, 1754; was graduated at Yale College in 1778; studied theology and was licensed a Congregational minister; and from 1778 to 1783 was a chaplain in the army, writing patriotic songs and addresses to keep up the spirits of the soldiers. When the army was disbanded (1783) he settled at Hartford, where he began to study law, and was admitted to the bar in 1785. He had tried book-selling; Joel Barlow. and, in 1792, he established a weekly newspaper, entitled the American mercury, published at Westford. His poetic talents becoming widely known, he was requested by several Congregational ministers to revise the phraseology of Watts's hymns. He also attempted to revise the Bible in the same way. A cousin of Benedict Arnold, who would talk in doggerel rhyme, was asked by Barlow to give him a specimen of his poetic talent. Arnold looked the poet sharply in the face, and said, instantly: You've proved yourself a sinful cr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barnard, Henry, 1811- (search)
Barnard, Henry, 1811- Educator; born in Hartford, Conn., Jan. 24, 1811; was graduated at Yale College in 1830; admitted to the bar in 1835, and elected to a seat in the State legislature in 1837. He was twice re-elected. In that body he effected a reorganization of the Connecticut State school system, and was for four years secretary of the board of school commissioners, during which he wrote a number of able reports on the public schools. His first report (1839) was pronounced by Chanchington, he was appointed the first commissioner (March, 1867). He resigned this office in 1870. Dr. Barnard wrote much and well on the subject of popular education. A London review, speaking of his work on National education in Europe (1854), said: He has collected and arranged more valuable information and statistics than can be found in any one volume in the English language. Dr. Barnard received the degree of Ll.D. from Harvard, Yale, and Union colleges. He died in Hartford, July 5, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Birge, Henry Warner, 1825-1888 (search)
Birge, Henry Warner, 1825-1888 Military officer; born in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 25. 1825; was one of Governor Buckingham's aides when the Civil War began. He entered the service in June, 1861, as major, and early in 1862 was made colonel. For services on the lower Mississippi he was made brigadier-general, Sept. 19, 1863. He was in the Red River campaign and in Sheridan's campaign in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. In June. 1865, he was appointed to command the military district of Savannah. For his services in the army he was brevetted major-general of volunteers, and voted the thanks of the Connecticut legislature. He died in New York City. June 1, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Block, or Blok, Adriaen, 1610- (search)
Block, or Blok, Adriaen, 1610- Navigator; born in Amsterdam, Holland. In 1610 he made a successful voyage to Manhattan (now New York) Bay, taking back to Amsterdam a cargo of rich furs. In 1614 he bought a merchant ship, the Tiger, and again visited Manhattan. the Tiger was accidentally destroyed by fire, but with his crew he made a yacht, named the Unrest, and with this explored adjacent waters. He was the first European to sail through Hell Gate, and he discovered the rivers now known by the names of Housatonic and Connecticut. The latter he explored as far as the site of Hartford, and still pushing east discovered Block Island, which was named for him. After reaching Cape Cod he left the Unrest, and returned to Holland on one of the ships which had sailed with him on his westward cruise.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blockade. (search)
skirmish ensued between the Confederates on shore and< the Nationals on their vessels. While Captain Ward was managing one of his cannon, he was mortally wounded in the abdomen by a Minie bullet from the shore. He lived only forty-five minutes. His was the only life lost on the Union side on that occasion. Captain Ward was the first naval officer killed during the war. His body was conveyed to the navy-yard at Brooklyn, where, on the North Carolina, it lay in state, and was then taken to Hartford, where imposing funeral ceremonies were performed in the Roman Catholic cathedral. In September, 1861, General McClellan was ordered to co-operate with the naval force on the Potomac River in removing the blockade, but he failed to do so; and it was kept up until the Confederates voluntarily abandoned their position in front of Washington in 1862. See Charleston, S. C.; Mobile, Ala.; Savannah, Ga.; Wilmington, N. C. On April 22, 1898, President McKinley proclaimed a blockade of all p
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
52,32450,655 Omaha, Neb.102,555140,452*37,897 Los Angeles, Cal.102,47950,39552,084 Memphis, Tenn.102,32064,49537,825 Scranton, Pa.102,02675,21526,811 Lowell, Mass.94,96977,69617,273 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,
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