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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 15 13 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 5 1 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 4 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1860., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 2 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life 2 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 26, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burke, Edmund, 1730-1797 (search)
their own sense; and carefully to abstain from all expressions of our own. What the law has said, I say. In all things else I am silent. I have no organ but for her words. This, if it be not ingenious, I am sure is safe. There are, indeed, words expressive of grievance in this second resolution, which those who are resolved always to be in the right will deny to contain matter of fact, as applied to the present case; although Parliament thought them true, with regard to the counties of Chester and Durham. They will deny that the Americans were ever touched and grieved with the taxes. If they consider nothing in taxes but their weight as pecuniary impositions, there might be some pretence for this denial. But men may be sorely touched and deeply grieved in their privileges, as well as in their purses. Men may lose little in property by the act which takes away all their freedom. When a man is robbed of a trifle on the highway, it is not the twopence lost that constitutes the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Filson, John 1747- (search)
Filson, John 1747- Pioneer; born in Chester county, Pa., in 1747; purchased a onethird interest in the site of Cincinnati, which he called Losantiville. While exploring the country in the neighborhood of Losantiville he disappeared and it is supposed was killed by hostile Indians, about 1788. He was the author of The discovery, settlement, and present State of Kentucky; A topographical description of the Western Territory of North America; Diary of a journey from Philadelphia to Vincennes, Ind., in 1785, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Futhey, John Smith 1820- (search)
Futhey, John Smith 1820- Historian; born in Chester county, Pa., Sept. 3, 1820; admitted to the bar in 1843, and was district attorney for five years. In 1879 he became presiding judge of the district. He is the author of many historical works, including Historical collections of Chester county; Historical address on the one hundredth anniversary of the Paoli massacre; History of Chester county, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Graham, Joseph 1759-1836 (search)
Graham, Joseph 1759-1836 Military officer; born in Chester county, Pa., Oct. 13, 1759; removed to North Carolina at an early age. In 1778 he joined the Continental army and served through the remainder of the war with gallantry; in 1780 received three bullet wounds and six sabre-thrusts while guarding the retreat of Maj. W. R. Davie, near Charlotte; later, after his recovery, he defeated 600 Tories near Fayetteville with a force of 136 men.. In 1814 he was commissioned major-general, when he led 1,000 men from North Carolina against the Creek Indians. He died in Lincoln county, N. C., Nov. 12, 1836.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hayes, Isaac Israel 1832-1881 (search)
Hayes, Isaac Israel 1832-1881 Explorer; born in Chester county, Pa., March 5, 1832; graduated in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1853. He was surgeon of the second Grinnell expedition to the polar seas under Dr. Elisha Kent Kane (q. v.) Satisfied of the existence of an open polar sea, he wrote and lectured on the subject on his return. He excited such interest in the subject that, with the aid of subscriptions in Europe and the United States, he was enabled to fit out the steamer United States, of 133 tons, in which he sailed from Boston, July 9, 1860, with thirteen other persons, for the Arctic regions. They anchored, after a perilous voyage, in Port Foulke, on the west coast of Greenland, in lat. 78° 17′, on Sept. 9, where they wintered. In April, 1861, with twelve men and fourteen dogs, he pushed northward over the ice in a boat; but finally the vessel was sent back, and Dr. Hayes, with three companions and two dog-sledges, pressed on to land in lat. 81° 37′,<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McKim, Charles Follen 1847- (search)
McKim, Charles Follen 1847- Architect; born in Chester county, Pa., Aug. 24, 1847; studied at the Harvard Scientific School in. 1866-67, and then took the three years course in architecture at the. École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Returning to the United States, he became a partner of William R. Mead and Stanford White in New York. This firm soon made a notable advance in architectural construction, and have planned a number of the most attractive buildings in the country, including the new Public Library in Boston, Madison Square Garden, and the building of the American Safe Deposit Company in New York City, residences and summer cottages, music-halls and casinos, and a number of club-houses and churches
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), MacVEAGHeagh, Wayne 1833- (search)
MacVEAGHeagh, Wayne 1833- Diplomatist; born in Phoenixville, Pa., April 19, 1833; graduated at Yale College in 1853; and admitted to the bar in 1856. He was district attorney for Chester county, Pa., in 1859-64; entered the Union army as captain of cavalry when the invasion of Pennsylvania was threatened in September, 1862; was United States minister to Turkey in 1870-71; member of the Pennsylvania constitutional convention in 1872-73; and president of the MacVeagh commission to Louisiana in 1877. In 1881 he was appointed United States Attorney-General, but on the death of President Garfield he resigned, and resumed law practice in Philadelphia. He supported Grover Cleveland for President in 1892; was ambassador to Italy in 1893-97; and afterwards practised law in Washington.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Moylan, Stephen 1734-1811 (search)
Moylan, Stephen 1734-1811 Soldier; born in Ireland in 1734; was a brother of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Cork; was appointed aide-de-camp to Washington in March, 1776, and commissary-general in June. Resigning that post, early in 1777, he commanded a regiment of light dragoons, serving in the battle at Germantown, with Wayne in Pennsylvania, and with Greene in the South. In November, 1783, he was brevetted brigadiergeneral. In 1792 he was register and recorder of Chester county, Pa., and was commissioner of loans for the district of Pennsylvania. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., April 11, 1811.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Niles, Hezekiah 1777-1839 (search)
Niles, Hezekiah 1777-1839 Journalist; born in Chester county, Pa., Oct. 10, 1777; learned the trade of a printer, became a master workman in Wilmington, and for six years edited a daily paper in Baltimore. In 1811 he founded Niles's register, a weekly journal, and edited it till 1836. He republished the Register in 32 volumes, extending from 1812 to 1827, and it was continued by his son until 1849, making 76 volumes. He also compiled Principles and acts of the Revolution. He died in Wilmington, Del., April 2, 1839.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North, Caleb 1753-1840 (search)
North, Caleb 1753-1840 Military officer; born in Chester county, Pa., July 15, 1753; promoted lieutenant-colonel in 1777; rendered valuable service in the battles of Germantown and Monmouth; and conducted the British prisoners from Virginia to York and Lancaster, Pa., after the surrender of Cornwallis. He died in Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1840.
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