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Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 70 4 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 28 2 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 27 1 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 24 0 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) 22 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 20 0 Browse Search
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant 17 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 16 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 13 3 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 9 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Custom-house, (search)
is the location of the principal customhouses in the United States: Alabama—Mobile. Alaska—Sitka. California—Eureka, San Diego, San Francisco, Wilmington. Colorado—Denver. Connecticut—Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Stonington. Delaware—Wilmington. District of Columbia—Georgetown. Florida—Appalachicola, Cedar Keys, Fernandina, Jacksonville, Key West, Pensacola, St. Augustine, Tampa. Georgia—Atlanta, Brunswick, St. Mary's, Savannah. Illinois—Chicago, Galena. Indiana—Evansville, Indianapolis, Michigan City. Iowa—Burlington. Dubuque. Kentucky—Louisville, Paducah. Loulsiana—Brashear, New Orleans. Maine—Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Castine, Eastport, Ellsworth, Houlton, Kennebunk, Machias, Portland, Saco, Waldoborough, Wiscasset, York. Maryland—Annanolis, Baltimore. Crisfield. Massachusetts—Barnstable, Boston, Edgarton, Fall River, Gloucester, Marblehead, Nantucket, New Bedford, Newburyport, Plymouth. Sa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grant, Ulysses Simpson (search)
ons upon this case. Very truly yours, U. S. Grant. Perhaps no person unconnected with the army contributed in so great a degree to General Grant's success in the Civil War as the Hon. Elihu B. Washburne, to whom the following extremely interesting letter was addressed. It is certainly of great historical value, and reveals in a very interesting way some of the strongest and most admirable traits of General Grant's character. Mr. Washburne (1816-87) was the member of Congress from Galena, Ill., where Grant was employed at the beginning of the war. The two men first met at that time; they immediately became friends, and during the great struggle Washburne was the constant supporter and sturdy defender of the Silent Commander, who would never defend himself from the shameful charges that were frequently made against his private character, and also as a soldier. When Grant became President he appointed Mr. Washburne his Secretary of State, but after occupying that high office fo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rawlins, John Aaron 1831- (search)
Rawlins, John Aaron 1831- Military officer; born in East Galena, Ill., Feb. 13, 1831; was a farmer and charcoal-burner until 1854, but, studying law, was admitted to the bar at Galena in 1855. When Sumter fell he gave his zealous support to his government, going on the staff of General Grant in September, 1861, as assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of captain. He remained with General Grant throughout the war; was promoted brigadier-general in August, 1863; and majorgeneral in March, 1865. President Grant called Rawlins to his cabinet in the spring of 1869 as Secretary of War, which post he held until his death, in Washington, D. C., Sept. 9 following. After his death a popular subscription of $50,000 was made to his family, and a bronze statue was erected to his memory in Washington.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schwatka, Frederick 1849-1892 (search)
Schwatka, Frederick 1849-1892 Explorer; born in Galena, Ill., Sept. 29, 1849; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1871, and commissioned second lieutenant in the 3d United States Cavalry. He secured a leave of absence in 1878 and took command of the Sir John Franklin search expedition which sailed from New York on June 19, in the Eothen. In a fifteen months tour he succeeded in clearing up a great deal of the mystery in connection with that fated expedition. In 1886 he had charge of a special expedition to Alaska, and later made a second exploring tour in that territory. His publications include Along Alaska's Great-River; The Franklin search, under Lieutenant Schwatka; Nimrod of the North; and Children of the cold. He died in Portland, Ore., Nov. 2, 1892.
mpson bearing date......Aug. 4, 1830 United States troops under General Gaines, having burned the old Sac village on the Mississippi deserted by Black Hawk and his warriors, encamp at Rock Island, where Black Hawk, summoned to a council, signs an agreement not to recross the Mississippi to the Illinois side without permission from the governor or the President of the United States......June 30, 1831 Black Hawk, with 150 warriors, unsuccessfully attacks Apple River Fort, 12 miles from Galena......June 6, 1832 Battle of Kellog's Grove, 50 miles from Dixon; Colonel Demont attacked by Indians under Black Hawk......June 26, 1832 Chicago incorporated as a town......August, 1833 New State bank with six branches incorporated......1834 Abraham Lincoln elected to the State legislature......1834 [Also 1836, 1838, 1840.] First number of the Alton observer, an anti-slavery newspaper, published by Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy......Sept. 8, 1836 Abraham Lincoln admitted to prac
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
atboat down the Arkansas River......Aug. 20, 1875 The annals of Kansas, by Daniel W. Wilder, published......November, 1875 Incorporation of the Kansas State Historical Society......Dec. 15, 1875 Legislature abolishes all distinction of color in the laws......March 4, 1876 Kansas fruit is awarded the first premium at the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, and her agricultural products attract national attention......October, 1876 Discovery of lead deposits in Cherokee county; Galena and Empire City spring into existence......1877 Monument to John Brown dedicated at Osawatomie......Aug. 30, 1877 First refugees to Kansas; vanguard of a great migration of colored people from slave States on the Mississippi arrive at Wyandotte......April, 1879 Kansas Pacific Railroad seizes the telegraph along its line; a step in the American Union and Western Union telegraph war......February, 1880 David L. Payne and followers crowd into Indian Territory in an attempt to form
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vincent, John Heyl 1832- (search)
Vincent, John Heyl 1832- Clergyman; born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Feb. 23, 1832; began to preach when eighteen years old; joined the New Jersey Conference in 1853; ordained deacon in 1855; elder in 1857, when he was transferred to Rock River Conference; held pastorates in Galena, Chicago, and other cities in 1857-65; established the Northwest Sunday-School quarterly in 1865; corresponding secretary of the Sunday-school union in 1868-84; one of the founders and chancellor of the Chautauqua Assembly and of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle. He was elected a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1888. He wrote The Chautauqua movement; The Church at home; The modern Sunday-School, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washburne, Elihu Benjamin 1816-1887 (search)
Washburne, Elihu Benjamin 1816-1887 Diplomatist; born in Livermore, Me., Sept. 23, 1816; was first a printer and then a lawyer, and settled to practice in Galena, Ill. He was in Congress from 1853 to 1869 continuously (excepting one term), where he was a Republican leader and chairman of the committee on commerce (1857-65). He was awarded the title of Father of the House. He procured the appointment of Ulysses S. Grant as brigadier-general, and when the latter became President he called Washburne to a seat in his cabinet as Secretary of State. He soon afterwards accepted the mission to France, which he retained throughout the Franco-Prussian War. He edited History of the English settlement in Edwards county, Illinois. He died in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 22, 1887.