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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 303 289 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 60 60 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 41 41 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 31 29 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 11 11 Browse Search
Francis Glass, Washingtonii Vita (ed. J.N. Reynolds) 10 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 6 4 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) 6 2 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Academy of natural Sciences, (search)
Academy of natural Sciences, An institution in Philadelphia, Pa.; founded in 1812; has published Journals since 1817, and Proceedings since 1841; and is noted for its very large collection of specimens in natural history.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Robert, Jr., (search)
Adams, Robert, Jr., Legislator; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 26, 1849; was. graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1869. He entered Congress in 1893 as representative from the 2d Pennsylvania District, and in 1898 was acting chairman of the committee on foreign affairs which reported the Cuban resolutions and the declaration of war against Spain.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 (search)
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 Author; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 29, 1832; daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott. In 1862 she volunteered as a nurse, and for mouths labored in the military hospitals. In 1868 she published Little women, which almost immediately made her famous. Her other works are, Flower Fables, or fairy tales; Hospital sketches; An old-fashioned girl; a series called Aunt Jo's scrap bag, containing My boys, Shawl straps, Cupid and Chow-Chow, My girls, Jimmy's cruise in the Pinafore, and An old-fashioned Thanksgiving; Work, a story of experience; Eight cousins; Rose in bloom; Silver pitchers; Under the Lilacs; Jack and Gill; Moods; Proverb stories; Spinning-wheel stories; Lulu's Library, etc. She died in Boston, Mass., March 6, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bache, Alexander Dallas, 1806- (search)
Bache, Alexander Dallas, 1806- Physicist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 19. 1806; was a great-grandson of Dr. Franklin, and was graduated at the United States Military Academy with high honor in 1825, receiving the appointment of lieutenant of engineers, and remaining in the academy a while as assistant professor. Two years he was under Colonel Totten in the construction of military works in Newport, where he married Miss Fowler, who, as his wife, was his great assistant in astronomical observations. He resigned from the army in 1827, and from that time until 1832 he was a professor in the University of Pennsylvania. Ardently devoted to scientific pursuits, he made important discoveries. In 1836 he was chosen president of the board of trustees of Girard College, and he was very efficient in the organization of that institution. He visited Europe to study various institutions of learning there; and in 1839 he published a Report on the European system of Edducationi. In 184
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bache, Franklin, 1792-1864 (search)
Bache, Franklin, 1792-1864 Chemist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 25, 1792; became Professor of Chemistry at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and at the Philadelphia Medical College; published System of Chemistry for students of Medicic, and was associated with Professor Wood in compiling Dispensatory of the United States. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., March 19, 1864. Bache, Franklin, 1792-1864 Chemist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 25, 1792; became Professor of Chemistry at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and at the Philadelphia Medical College; published System of Chemistry for students of Medicic, and was associated with Professor Wood in compiling Dispensatory of the United States. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., March 19, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bache, Hartman, 1798-1872 (search)
Bache, Hartman, 1798-1872 Engineer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 3, 1798; was graduated at West Point in 1818, and while in the army served continuously as a topographical engineer, on surveys for harbor and river improvements, coast defence, roads, and canals. On March 3, 1865, he was promoted to brigadier-general, the highest rank in the engineer corps, and in 1867 was retired. His most important engineering works were the construction of the Delaware breakwater and the successful sly as a topographical engineer, on surveys for harbor and river improvements, coast defence, roads, and canals. On March 3, 1865, he was promoted to brigadier-general, the highest rank in the engineer corps, and in 1867 was retired. His most important engineering works were the construction of the Delaware breakwater and the successful application of iron screw-piles in the building of foundations of light-houses upon coral-reefs and sandy shoals. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 8, 1872.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bache, Sarah, 1744- (search)
Bache, Sarah, 1744- Philanthropist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 11, 1744; daughter of Benjamin Franklin and wife of Richard Bache; was distinguished throughout the Revolutionary War for her efforts to relieve the condition of the American troops, collecting money, prchasing medicines and other supplies, and directing nearly 3,000 women in the work of making clothing and other necessities for the army. She also performed valuable service in the hospitals as a nurse. She died Oct. 5, 1808.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baird, Henry Martyn, 1832- (search)
Baird, Henry Martyn, 1832- Educator; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 17, 1832; became Professor of Greek in the New York University in 1859; wrote a number of books upon the Huguenots in France and in America.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baker, Lafayette C., 1826-1868 (search)
Baker, Lafayette C., 1826-1868 Detective; born in Stafford, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1826: was a member of the vigilance committee in San Francisco in 1856. offered his services to the federal government in 1861; and was sent to Richmond, where he succeeded in collecting much information, and returned to Washington within a month. While in Richmond, he was arrested and imprisoned as a spy, and had several interviews with the President of the Confederacy. When the secret-service bureau was transferred to the War Department, he was appointed its chief, with the rank of colonel, and subsequently was promoted brigadier-general. When president Lincoln was shot by Booth, General Baker organized pursuit, and was present at Booth's capture and death. He published History of the United States secret service. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., July 2, 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barker, Wharton, 1846- (search)
Barker, Wharton, 1846- Banker; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 1, 1846; was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1866, after having served in the Union army in the Civil War; founded the banking firm of Barker Brothers & Co., which in 1878 was appointed financial agent in the United States of the Russian government, and supervisor of the building of four cruisers for its navy; and was the Presidential nominee of the Middle-of-the-Road or Anti-Fusion People's party, in 1900.
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