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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 272 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 122 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. 100 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 90 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 84 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 82 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 II. 82 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 74 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion 70 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 70 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Allen, James Lane, 1849- (search)
Allen, James Lane, 1849- Author; born in Kentucky in 1849; was graduated at Transylvania University; taught in the Kentucky University, and later became Professor of Latin and Higher English in Bethany College, West Virginia. Since 1886 he has been engaged in authorship. His publications include Flute and violin; The Blue grass region, and other sketches of Kentucky; John Gray, a novel; The Kentucky; John Gray, a novel; The Kentucky Cardinal; Aftermath; A summer in Arcady; The choir invisible, etc.
orts and arsenals in the North had been so stripped of defenders, by Floyd, Buchanan's Secretary of War, that the government was threatened with sudden paralysis. On the day after the battle of Bull Run (q. v.), General McClellan, then in western Virginia, was summoned to Washington and placed in charge of the shattered army there. The Departments of Washington and of Northeastern Virginia were created and placed under the command of McClellan. The Department of the Shenandoah was also created, and Gen. N. P. Banks was placed in command of it, relieving Major-General Patterson. McClellan turned over the command of the troops in western Virginia to General Rosecrans, and on July 27 he entered with zeal upon the duty of reorganizing the army in the vicinity of the national capital. He brought to the service youth, a spotless moral character, robust health, untiring industry, a good theoretical military education, the prestige of recent success, and the unlimited confidence of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Averill, William woods, 1832- (search)
een comparative quiet in that region after the close of 1861 until the summer and fall of 1863, when General Averill, with a cavalry force, made extensive raids in that mountainous country. Before the close of that year he had nearly purged western Virginia of armed Confederates, and seriously interrupted railway communication between the William woods Averill. armies of Lee and Bragg. Col. John Tolland had led a cavalry raid in these mountain regions in July, 1863. He made a descent upon Wl (W. S.) Jackson to a post on the top of Droop Mountain, in Greenbrier county; stormed them (Nov. 6, 1863), and drove them into Monroe county, with a loss of over 300 men, three guns, and 700 small-arms. Averill's loss was about 100 men. West Virginia was now nearly free of armed Confederates, and Averill started, in December, with a strong force of Virginia mounted infantry, Pennsylvania cavalry. and Ewing's battery, to destroy railway communications between the armies of Lee in Virginia
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Benham, Henry W., 1817-1884 (search)
Benham, Henry W., 1817-1884 Military officer; born in Cheshire, Conn., in 1817; was graduated at West Point, first in his class, in 1837. He served under General Taylor in the war with Mexico, and was wounded in the battle of Buena. Vista. Early in the Civil War he was active in western Virginia, and afterwards on the South Carolina coast. He assisted in the capture of Fort Pulaski; and in 1863-64 he commanded an engineer brigade in the Army of the Potomac. He was brevetted brigadier-general for services in the campaign ending with the surrender of Lee, and major-general (March, 1865) for meritorious services in the rebellion. He died in New York, June 1, 1884.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blenker, Louis, 1812-1863 (search)
Blenker, Louis, 1812-1863 Military officer; born in Worms, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, July 31, 1812; was one of the Bavarian Legion. raised to accompany King Otho to Greece. In 1848-49, he became a leader of the revolutionists, and finally fled to Switzerland. Ordered to leave that country ( September, 1849). he came to the United States. At the beginning of the Civil War he raised a regiment, and, early in July, 1861, was put at the head of a brigade, chiefly of Germans. In the Army of the Potomac he commanded a division for a while, which was sent to western Virginia, and participated in the battle of cross Keys (q. v.). He died in Rockland county, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blooming Gap, skirmish at. (search)
Blooming Gap, skirmish at. Gen. F. W. Lander was sent, early in January, 1862, to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railway. He had a wily and energetic opponent in Stonewall Jackson. who was endeavoring to gain what the Confederates had lost in western Virginia, and to hold possession of the Shenandoah Valley. With about 4,000 men Lander struck Jackson at Blooming Gap (Feb. 14), captured seventeen of his commissioned officers. nearly sixty of his rank and file, and compelled him to retire.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carnifex Ferry, battle of. (search)
Carnifex Ferry, battle of. The Confederate troops left by Garnett and Pegram in western Virginia in the summer of 1861 were placed in charge of Gen. Robert E. Lee. At the beginning of August he was at the head of 16,000 fighting men. John B. Floyd, the late Secretary of War, was placed in command of the Confederates in the region of the Gauley River. From him much was expected, for he promised much. He was to drive General Cox out of the Kanawha Valley, while Lee should disperse the army of 10,000 men under Rosecrans at Clarksburg, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and so open a way for an invading force of Confederates into Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Early in September Rosecrans marched southward in search of Floyd. He scaled the Gauley Mountains, and on the 10th found Floyd at Carnifex Ferry, on the Gauley River, 8 miles from Summersville, the capital of Nicholas county, Va. Already a detachment of Floyd's men had surprised and dispersed (Aug. 26, 1861.) some Nati
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carrington, Henry Beebee 1824- (search)
Carrington, Henry Beebee 1824- Military officer; born in Wallingford, Conn., March 2, 1824; graduated at Yale College in 1845. When the first call for troops was issued at the beginning of the Civil War he raised nine regiments of militia in western Virginia for three-months' volunteers; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in November, 1862; and served throughout the war with distinction. In 1870-73 he held the chair of Military Science and Tactics at Wabash College, Ind. His publications include American classics, or incidents of Revolutionary suffering; Crisis thoughts; Absa-ra-ka, land of massacre, and Indian operations on the Plains; Battles of the American Revolution; Battle-maps and charts of the American Revolution; Patriotic reader, or human liberty developed; Columbian selections; Beacon lights of patriotism; The Washington obelisk and its voices; Washington, the soldier; Lafayette and American Independence, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
213142,020,616 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..........302415151614132,069,042 Wyoming9,118................4747475092,531 In the taking of the ninth census the act corporated villages; reports were proof 1850 was substantially fo1,151,149189,167 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 Total76,295,22063,069,75613,225,464 * Decrease. tenth census; served till 1893; and was succeeded by Carroll D. Wright. The eleventh census (1900) was take
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Centre of population, (search)
following table shows the movement of the centre of population since 1790: Census Year.North Latitude.West Longitude.Approximate Location by Important Town. 1790 39° 15′ 5″76° 11′ 2″Twenty three miles east of Baltimore, Md. 1800 39° 16′ 1″76° 56′ 5″Eigh-teen miles west of Baltimore, Md. 1810 39° 11′ 5″77° 37′ 2″Forty miles northwest by west of Washington, D. C. 1820 39° 5′ 7″78° 33′ 0″Sixteen miles north of Woodstock, Va. 1830 38° 57′ 9″79° 16′ 9″Nineteen miles west-southwest of Moorefield, W. Va. 1840 39° 2′ 0″81° 18′ 0″Sixteen miles south of Clarkshutrg. W. Va. 1850 38° 59′ 0″81° 19′ 0″Twenty-three miles southleast of Parkersburg, W. Va. 1860 39° 0′ 4″82° 48′ 8″Twent miles south of Chillicothe. O. 1870 39° 12′ 0″83° 35′ 7″Forty-eight miles east by north of Cincinnati, O. 1880 39° 4′ 1″84° 39′ 7″Eitht miles west by south of Cincinnati, O. 1890 39° 11′ 9″85° 32
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