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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 162 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 20 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2 18 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. 12 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 10 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 8 0 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 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arizona, (search)
y of the Gila alone. Arizona was settled by Spanish missionaries from Mexico as early as 1687. These missions were principally seated on the Lower Colorado and Gila rivers. The Territory formed a part of Mexico until its purchase by the United States in 1850. It was organized into a Territory by act of Congress, Feb. 24, 1863, with its area described as comprising all the United States lands west of longitude 109° to the California line. Since then the northwest corner has been ceded to Nevada. It is a mountainous region, and some of the northern portion remains unexplored. Population in 1890, 59,691; in 1900, 122,212. To one of the pioneer explorers of the Arizona region the Zuni Indians gave the following account of their origin as preserved in their traditions. Their legend relates that in the beginning a race of men sprang up out of the earth, as plants arise and come forth in the spring. This race increased until they spread over the whole earth, and, after continuing
the Island of Mindanao and all islands east of the Straits of Surigao; headquarters, Iloilo, P. I. Commander, Brig.-Gen. Robert P. Hughes. Department of Mindanao and Jolo.--Includes all the remaining islands of the Philippine Archipelago; headquarters, Zamboanga, P. I. Commander, Brig.-Gen. William A. Kobbe. Department of Alaska.--Territory of Alaska; headquarters, Fort St. Michael, Alaska. Commander, Brig.-Gen. George M. Randall. Department of California.--States of California and Nevada, the Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies; headquarters, San Francisco, Cal. Commander, Maj.-Gen. William R. Shafter. Department of the Colorado.--States of Wyoming (except so much thereof as is embraced in the Yellowstone National Park), Colorado, and Utah, and the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico: headquarters, Denver, Col. Commander, Brig.-Gen. Henry C. Merriam. Department of the Columbia.--States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho (except so much of the latter as is embraced in t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bailey, Joseph, 1827- (search)
y, Joseph, 1827- Military officer; born in Salem, O., April 28, 1827; entered the Union army as a private in 1861; acquired great fame by his skill in damming the Red River at Alexandria (May, 1864), by which the squadron of iron-clad gunboats, under Admiral Porter, was enabled to pass down the rapids there when the water was low. He had been a lumberman in Wisconsin, and in that business had learned the practical part which he used in his engineering at Alexandria, where he was acting chief-engineer of the 19th Army Corps. Other engineers said his proposition to .dam the river was absurd, but in eleven days the boats, by his method, passed safely down. For this achievement he was promoted to colonel, brevetted brigadier-general, voted the thanks of Congress, and presented with a sword and $3,000 by the officers of the fleet. He settled in Missouri after the war, where he was a formidable enemy of the bushwhackers, and was shot by them in Nevada, in that State, on March 21, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bland, Richard Parks, -1899 (search)
Bland, Richard Parks, -1899 Lawyer; born near Hartford, Ky., Aug. 19, 1835; received an academic education, and later settled in Nevada, beginning the practice of law in Virginia City. Removing to Missouri, he practised law in Rolla in 1865-69, and then at Lebanon. He was a member of Congress in 1873-95, and from 1897 till his death; and was the recognized leader in the House of the free-silver movement. At the National Democratic Convention in 1896 he received many votes for the Presidential nomination, which was ultimately given to William J. Bryan (q. v.). Mr. Bland was the author of the free-silver coinage bill, which afterwards became known as the Bland-Allison act. He died in Lebanon, Mo., June 15, 1899. See Bland silver bill.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
20,982 Minnesota6,077............3630282620191,751,394 Mississippl8,850..20202122171514181821201,551,270 Missouri20,845....2323211613855553,106,665 Montana20,595................43454444243,329 Nebraska28,841..............39363026271,066,300 Nevada6,857..............414043495242,335 New Hampshire141,885101116151822222731313336411,588 New Jersey184,139910121314181921171918161,883,669 New Mexico61,547............323437414345195,310 New York340,1205321111111117,268,012 North Carolina393,7Massachusetts2,805,3462,238,943566,403 Michigan2,420,9822,093,889327,093 Minnesota1,751,3941,301,826449,568 Mississippi1,551,2701,289,600261,670 Missouri3,106,6652,679,184427,481 Montana243,329132,159111,170 Nebraska1,068,5391,058,9109,629 Nevada42,33545,761*3,426 New Hampshire411,588376,53035,058 New Jersey1,883,6691,444,933438,736 New Mexico195,310153,59341,717 New York7,268,0125,997,8531,270,159 North Carolina1,893,8101,617,947275,863 North Dakota319,146182,719136,427 Ohio4,157,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clemens, Samuel Langhorne 1835- (search)
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne 1835- (penname, mark Twain), author; born in Florida, Mo., Nov. 20, 1835; educated at Hannibal, Mo.; learned the printer's trade; served as a Mississippi River pilot; and became territorial secretary of Nevada. He spent several years in mining and newspaper work. In 1884 he established the publishing house of C. L. Webster & Co., in New York. The failure of this firm, after it had published General Grant's Personal memoirs, and paid over $250,000 to his widow, involved Mr. Clemens in heavy losses; but by 1900 he had paid off all obligations by the proceeds of his books and lectures. He has travelled extensively in Europe, Australia, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. and other places. His books include The jumping frog; The innocents abroad; Roughing it; Adventures of Tom Sawyer; The adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Prince and the pauper; A tramp abroad; Life on the Mississippi; A Yankee at King Arthur's Court; Tom Sawyer abroad; Pudd'nhead Wilson; Joa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Divorce laws. (search)
Nebraska. Extreme cruelty; utter desertion two years; sentenced to imprisonment for life or for three years or more; habitual drunkenness; wilful desertion for five years. Divorce from bed and board or from bonds of matrimony may be granted for extreme cruelty by personal violence or other means, utter desertion two years, or failure of husband to provide. Previous residence, six months; neither can remarry within time allowed for appeal, nor before final judgment if appeal is taken. Nevada. Neglect of husband to provide for one year; extreme cruelty; wilful desertion one year; conviction of felony or infamous crime; habitual gross drunkenness. Residence required, six months; either may remarry. New Hampshire. Conviction of crime and imprisonment for one year; extreme cruelty; where either party has treated other as to injure health or endanger reason; habitual drunkenness three years; absent and unheard of three years; desertion for three years with refusal to cohabi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Elective franchise. (search)
over. The registration of voters is required in the following States and Territories: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming. In some counties in Georgia registration is required by local law. In Kentucky registration is required in cities; in Kansalien who has declared intention thirty days prior to election; must have resided in State six months, county forty days, town or precinct ten days; idiots, insane, convicted of treason or felony unless pardoned, soldiers and sailors excluded. Nevada Citizen; must have resided in State six months, town or precinct thirty days; idiots, insane, convicted of treason or felony, unamnestied Confederates who bore arms against the United States excluded. New Hampshire Inhabitants, native or
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Exemptions from taxation. (search)
urniture up to $250, certain farm products, tools of trade, cemeteries, school and church property, and until 1900 certain specified manufactories. Missouri. Cemeteries, church property, school property including land not to exceed 1 acre in the city and 5 acres in the country. Montana. Books of educational institutions, school property and church property in actual use. Nebraska. Libraries of schools and charitable institutions, school and church property in actual use. Nevada. Household furniture of widows and orphans, property of educational institutions established by State laws, church property up to $5,000. New Hampshire. Certain farm products, school and church property. New Jersey. Household furniture of firemen, soldiers and sailors up to $500, libraries of educational institutions, school and church property. New Mexico. Public libraries, school and church property, mines and mining claims for ten years from date of location, irrigati
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Federal Union, the John Fiske (search)
of unequal size. The simple device by which this difficulty was at last surmounted has proved effectual, although the inequalities between the States have greatly increased. To-day the population of New York is more than eighty times that of Nevada. In area the State of Rhode Island is smaller than Montenegro, while the State of Texas is larger than the Austrian Empire, with Bavaria and Wurtemberg thrown in. Yet New York and Nevada, Rhode Island and Texas each send two Senators to WashingtNevada, Rhode Island and Texas each send two Senators to Washington, while on the other hand in the lower House each State has a number of representatives proportioned to its population. The upper House of Congress is therefore a federal, while the lower House is a national body, and the government is brought into direct contact with the people without endangering the equal rights of the several States. The second great compromise of the American Constitution consists in the series of arrangements by which sovereignty is divided between the States and the
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