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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 58 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 45 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 27 7 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 25 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 19 3 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. 18 0 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 14 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 14 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 14 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ayres, Romeyn Beck, 1825-1888 (search)
Ayres, Romeyn Beck, 1825-1888 Military officer; born in East Creek, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1825; was graduated at West Point in 1847. He served in the artillery in the war with Mexico, and commanded a battery in the battle of Bull Run. In October, 1861, he became chief of artillery of Gen. W. F. Smith's division, and soon afterwards of the 6th Corps. He was in the campaign on the Peninsula, and the chief battles afterwards in Virginia and Maryland. He served with distinction through the Richmond campaign of 1864-605; was brevetted major-general of volunteers in March, 1865; promoted to colonel of the 3d Artillery. July 18, 1879; and died in Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Campbell, Lewis Davis 1811- (search)
Campbell, Lewis Davis 1811- Diplomatist; born in Franklin, O., Aug. 9, 1811; engaged in journalism for several years; then practised law in Hamilton; Whig representative to Congress in 1849-58; colonel of an Ohio infantry regiment in 1861-62; appointed minister to Mexico in December, 1865. In the latter service he was empowered to assure President Juarez of the moral support of the United States, and to offer him the aid of the United States military forces in restoring order. He returned to the United States in 1868, and again held a seat in Congress in 1871-73. He died Nov. 26, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cincinnati, Oh., city (search)
osite the mouth —mouth of Licking Creek. It was afterwards called Cincinnati. The name was suggested by General St. Clair in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati. The fort was made of a number of strongly built log cabins, hewn from the timber that grew on the spot. These were a story and a half high, arranged for soldiers' barracks, and occupied a hollow square enclosing about an acre of ground. In the autumn of 1792 Governor St. Clair arrived at the post and organized the county of Hamilton, and the village of Cincinnati, then begun around the fort, was made the county seat of the territory. In 1812 it contained about 2,000 inhabitants. During the Civil War, when Gen. E. Kirby Smith invaded Kentucky in advance of Bragg. he pushed on towards the Ohio River with the purpose of capturing Cincinnati. The invader was confronted by an unexpected force near that city. Gen. Lew. Wallace was at Cincinnati when the news of the disaster at Richmond. Ky., reached that place. He
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Edwards, Oliver, 1835- (search)
Edwards, Oliver, 1835- Military officer; born in Springfield, Mass., Jan. 30, 1835; was commissioned first lieutenant in the 10th Massachusetts Volunteers at the outbreak of the Civil War, and was promoted brigadier-general, May 19, 1865, for conspicuous gallantry. He received the surrender of Petersburg, Va., and commanded Forts Hamilton and Lafayette, in New York Harbor, during the draft riots of .1863. He was mustered out of the army in 1866.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Homestead laws. (search)
for sale, and they eagerly pushed these in the market, underbidding the government to check Western immigration, and the Spaniards holding land in Illinois offered farms without charge to actual settlers. After the meeting of the first Congress under the Constitution the matter was referred to Hamilton, who, in July, 1790, submitted to the House of Representatives a plan for the disposal of the public territory. Congress, however, was very slow to act in the matter, and neither adopted Hamilton's plan nor framed any other. In 1796 the present system of surveying lands was in substance adopted, and provision was made for the public sale of lands in sections one mile square, at a price not less than $2 per acre. In 1800 land offices and land registers were established, and important changes were made in the provisions of the land laws that governed the terms of payment. The lands were to be sold for not less than $2 per acre, but only a fourth part of the purchase money was requi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pickens, Fort (search)
ould be on guard. The plot was revealed to Slemmer by a loyal man in the Confederate camp named Richard Wilcox, and the catastrophe was averted by the timely reinforcement of the fort by marines and artillerymen under Captain Vogdes. A few days afterwards the Atlantic and Illinois arrived with several hundred troops under the command of Col. Henry Brown, with ample supplies of food and munitions of war; and Lieutenant Slemmer and his almost exhausted little garrison were sent to Fort Hamilton, New York, to rest. By May 1 there was a formidable force of insurgents menacing Fort Pickens, numbering nearly 7,000, arranged in three divisions. The first, on the right, was composed of Mississippians, under Col. J. R. Chalmers; the second was composed of Alabamians and a Georgia regiment, under Colonel Clayton; and the third was made up of Louisianians, Georgians, and a Florida regiment— the whole commanded by Colonel Gladdin. There were also 500 troops at Pensacola, and General Bragg
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. Clair, Arthur 1734-1818 (search)
ding prairies, destroyed some villages of Kickapoos, and made his way to the Falls of the Ohio, opposite Louisville. These forays caused the Indians to fight more desperately for their country. Congress then prepared to plant forts in the Northwestern Territory, and in September there were 2,000 troops at Fort Washington, under the immediate Map of the Northwestern Territory. command of Gen. Richard Butler. With General St. Clair as chief, these troops marched northward. They built Fort Hamilton, on the Miami River, 20 miles from Fort Washington, and garrisoned it. Forty-two miles farther on they built Fort Jefferson, and, when moving from that post, late in October, there were evidences that Indian scouts were hovering on their flanks. The invaders halted and encamped on a tributary of the Wabash, in Darke county, O., 100 miles north from Fort Washington (now Cincinnati). There the wearied soldiers slept (Nov. 3), without suspicion of danger near. During the night the sent
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Symmes, John Cleves 1780-1814 (search)
arried a daughter of Gov. William Livingston, of New Jersey. In 1785-86 he was a member of the Continental Congress; was judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and chief-justice. Making a purchase of a vast tract of land between the Great and Little Miami rivers, Ohio, he settled there towards the close of the eighteenth century. He died in Cincinnati, Feb. 26, 1814. His daughter Anna was the wife of President William Henry Harrison. His nephew, John Cleves, born in New Symmes's monument. Jersey in 1780, was a soldier in the War of 1812, but is known as the author of the theory that the earth is hollow; habitable within, open at the poles for the admission of light, and containing within it half a dozen concentric hollow spheres, also open at their poles. He petitioned Congress to fit out an expedition to test his theory. It was first promulgated in 1818. He died in Hamilton, O., May 28, 1829; and over his grave is a short column, surmounted by a globe showing open poles.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Twiggs, David Emanuel 1790-1862 (search)
the National forces in that State, about 2,500 in number, and with them all the stores and munitions of war, valued, at their cost, at $1,200,000. He surrendered all the forts in his department. By this act Twiggs deprived the government of the most effective portion of the regular army. When the government heard of it, an order was issued (March 1) for his dismissal from the army of the United States for treachery to the flag of his country. Twiggs threatened, in a letter to the ex-President, to visit Buchanan in person, to call him to account for officially calling him a traitor. The betrayed troops, who, with most of their officers, remained loyal, were allowed to leave Texas, and went to the North, taking quarters in Fort Hamilton, at the entrance to New York Harbor. General Twiggs was then given an important position in the Confederate army, and was for a short time in command at New Orleans, resigning towards the close of 1861. He died in Augusta, Ga., Sept. 15, 1862.
Campbell, abolishing two public boards of Cincinnati, and creating a nonpartisan board of improvement, appointed by the mayor, and adjourns......Oct. 24, 1890 Charles Foster, Secretary of the United States Treasury......Feb. 25, 1891 Modified Australian ballot act passed at an adjourned session of the legislature......Jan. 6–May 4, 1891 People's party organized at the National Union Conference, held at Cincinnati, 1,418 delegates from thirty-two States......May 19, 1891 City of Hamilton celebrates its centennial......Sept. 19, 1891 William McKinley, Jr., inaugurated governor......Jan. 11, 1892 National Prohibition Convention meets at Cincinnati......June 29, 1892 Gen. John Pope, born in 1823, dies at Sandusky......Sept. 23, 1892 Ex-President Hayes, born in 1822, dies at his home at Fremont......Jan. 17, 1893 Gen. J. S. Coxey's army of the commonweal, numbering seventy-five men, organizes at Massillon, moves from that place to Canton, 8 miles......March 26, 1
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