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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blackburn, Luke Pryor, 1816-1887 (search)
Blackburn, Luke Pryor, 1816-1887 Physician; born in Fayette county, Ky., June 16, 1816; was graduated at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1834, and settled in that city. He removed to Natchez, Miss., in 1846, and when yellow fever broke out in New Orleans in 1848, as health-officer of Natchez he ordered the first quarantine against New Orleans that had ever been established in the Mississippi Valley. He was a surgeon on the staff of the Confederate General Price during the Civil War. When yellow fever appeared in Memphis, he hastened to that city. and organized corps of physicians and nurses, and later went to Hickman. Ky., and gave aid to the yellow fever sufferers there. In 1879 he was elected governor of Kentucky. Dr. Blackburn established the Blackburn Sanitarium for Nervous and Mental Diseases in 1884. He died in Frankfort. Ky., Sept. 14, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877 (search)
Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877 Educator; born in Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 9, 1809; graduated at West Point in 1830, and served in the army about two years. when he resigned; appointed a colonel in the Confederate army in 1861, and soon made Assistant Secretary of War. In 1863 he went to England and did not return until 1866. Among his writings are Is Davis a traitor? liberty and slavery, etc. He died in Alexandria, Va., Dec. 8, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boone, Daniel, 1735-1820 (search)
m, and taken to Chillicothe, beyond the Ohio, and thence to Detroit. Adopted as a son in an Indian family, he became a favorite, but managed to escape in June following, and returned to his fort and kindred. In August, about 450 Indians attacked his fort, which he bravely defended with about fifty men. At different times two of his sons were killed by the Indians. Boone accompanied General Clarke on his expedition against the Indians on the Scioto, in Ohio, in 1782, soon after a battle at the Blue Licks. Having lost his lands in Kentucky in consequence of a defective title, he went to the Missouri country in 1795, and settled on the Osage Woman River, where he continued the occupations of hunter and trapper. Again he was deprived of a large tract of land in Missouri, obtained under the Spanish authority, by the title being declared invalid. He died in Charette, Boone's Fort. Mo., Sept. 26, 1820. Boone's remains, with those of his wife, rest in the cemetery near Frankfort, Ky.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Border States, (search)
Border States, A phrase applied to Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri, during the Civil Wa.r, because they were located on the border line between the free and the slave States. At the suggestion of Virginia, a Border State Convention was held at Frankfort, Ky., on March 27, 1861. The Unionists in Kentucky had elected nine of their representatives and the Confederates one. The convention was a failure. No delegates from Virginia appeared, and only five besides those from Kentucky. the venerable John J. Crittenden presided. Four of the five outside of Kentucky were from Missouri. and one from Tennessee. The wrongs of the South and the sectionalism of the North were spoken of as the principal cause of the trouble at hand. It condemned rebellion, but did not ask the loyal people to put it down. Its chief panacea for existing evils was, in substance, the Crittenden Compromise; and the convention regarded the national protection and fostering of the slave sy
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bragg, Braxton, -1876 (search)
ly to Lexington, after defeating a National force near Richmond, in that State, and was warmly welcomed by the Confederates. The alarmed legislature, sitting at Frankfort, fled to Louisville; while Smith pressed on towards the Ohio, where he was confronted by strong fortifications opposite Cincinnati. The invader recoiled, and, falling back to Frankfort, awaited the arrival of Bragg, who entered Kentucky (Sept. 5) with forty regiments and as many cannon. His advance, 8,000 strong, under General Chalmers, encountered a National force under Colonel Wilder at Mumfordsville, on the line of the Nashville and Louisville Railway. The Confederates were repulsed; but Wilder was compelled to yield to General Polk a few days later. Bragg joined Smith at Frankfort, where the combined armies numbered about 65,000 effective men. He now expected to make an easy march to Louisville, but was confronted by General Buell, who had been marching abreast of Bragg. Buell suddenly turned upon Bragg wit
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burr, Aaron, 1716- (search)
ould die in the last ditch before I would see the Union disunited. Daviess, United States district attorney for Kentucky, watched Burr, and finally applied to the court for process for his arrest. Burr was summoned before a grand jury (Nov. 25), but, the attorney failing to get such witnesses as he desired. the jury not only failed to find a bill, but declared their belief that Burr intended nothing against the integrity of the Union. This triumph for Burr was celebrated by a ball at Frankfort. Meanwhile the President of the United States had commissioned Graham, secretary of the Orleans Territory, to investigate the reports about Burr, and, if well founded, to take steps to cut short his career. On Nov. 27 the President issued a proclamation that he had been informed of an unlawful scheme set on foot for invading the Spanish dominions; warning citizens of the United States not to engage in it; and directing all in authority to endeavor to suppress it. Before this Graham had d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
e of Gen. Robert E. Lee, killed while reconnoitring in western Virginia.—18. Bank of New Orleans suspended specie payments.—21. John C. Breckinridge fled from Frankfort, Ky., and openly joined the Confederates.—24. Count de Paris and Due de Chartres entered the United States service as aides to General McClellan.— Oct. 11. Marsha.; Confederates routed.—31. Skirmish at Weldon, Va.; Confederates defeated.—Sept. 1. The legislature of Kentucky, alarmed by Confederate raids, adjourned from Frankfort to Louisville. Battle at Britton's Lane, near Estanaula, Tenn.; Confederates defeated. Skirmish near Jackson, Tenn.; Confederates defeated.—2. General McClella Newbern, but were forced to retreat in disorder.—27. Nearly all the political prisoners released from forts and government prisons. Confederates defeated near Frankfort, Va.—28. General Grant's army marched towards Holly Springs, Miss. Confederates crossed the Potomac and captured nearly two companies of Pennsylvania
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crittenden, John Jordon 1787- (search)
asures ought to be adopted for the suppression of the African slave-trade. On March 2, two days before the close of the session, Mason, of Virginia, the author of the Fugitive Slave Law, called up the Crittenden propositions and resolutions, when Clarke's resolutions were reconsidered and rejected, for the purpose of obtaining a direct vote on the original proposition. After a long debate, continued into the small hours of Sunday, March 3, 1861, the Crittenden Compromise was rejected by a vote of twenty against nineteen. A resolution of the House of Representatives was then adopted, to amend the Constitution so as to prohibit forever any amendment of that instrument interfering with slavery in any State. Senator Crittenden's term in the Senate expiring in March, 1861, he entered the Lower House as a representative in July following, in which he was a very ardent but conservative Union man, but was opposed to the emancipation of slaves. He died near Frankfort, Ky., July 26, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fairbank, Calvin 1816-1898 (search)
freed others, bringing the number of those whom he had helped to escape up to forty-seven. In 1843 he heard of a nearly white slave-girl at Lexington who was to be sold at auction. In order to buy her freedom he raised $2,275, and had the promise of $25,000 more if required. He secured her liberty for $1,485, and took her to Cincinnati, where she was educated. In 1844, with Miss D. A. Webster, he opened the way for the escape of the Hayden family. For this offence he was sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment, and Miss Webster to two years. He was pardoned in 1849. Later he was again detected in the violation of the Fugitive Slave Law, and sentenced a second time to fifteen years in prison at Frankfort, where he was cruelly treated, receiving about 35,000 lashes on his naked body. In 1864 he was set at liberty, after spending over seventeen years in jail. He published How the way was prepared (in which is told the story of his life). He died in Angelica, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hampden, action at. (search)
by Lieutenant-Colonel St. John. The expedition sailed on Sept. 1, 1814, and the next morning General Gosselin took possession of Belfast, on the western shore of Penobscot Bay, at the head of 600 troops. The expedition landed some troops at Frankfort, which marched up the western side of the river. The flotilla, with the remainder, sailed on, and arrived near Hampden at five o'clock in the evening, when the troops and about eighty mariners were landed and bivouacked. They found the militibout 200 seamen and marines, prepared to defend his crippled ship to the last extremity. She had been much damaged by striking a rock when she entered Penobscot Bay, and had run up to Hampden to avoid capture. The British detachment landed at Frankfort, and moved forward cautiously, in a dense fog, to join the other invaders, with a vanguard of riflemen. Blake had sent a body of militia to confront the invaders. These were suddenly attacked, when they broke and fled in every direction, leav
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