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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Illinois. (search)
tesassumes officeJanuary, 1861 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1865 John M. PalmerJanuary, 1869 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1873 John L. BeveridgeactingMarch 4, 1873 Shelby M. Cullomassumes officeJanuary, 1877 John M. HamiltonactingFeb. 7, 1883 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1885 Joseph W. FiferJanuary, 1889 John P. AltgeldJanuary, 1893 John R. TannerJanuary, 1897 Richard YatesJanuary, 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. Ninian Edwards15th to 18th1818 to 1824 Jesse B. Thomas15th to 19th1818 to 1826 John McLean18th to 20th1824 to 1830 Elias Kent Kane19th to 23d1826 to 1835 David J. Baker21st1830 John M. Robinson21st to 27th1831 to 1841 William L. D. Ewing24th1836 United States Senators—Continued. Name.No. of Congress.Date. Richard M. Young25th to 27th1837 to 1843 Samuel McRoberts27th1841 to 1843 Sidney Breese28th to 31st1843 to 1849 James Semple28th1843 to 1846 Stephen A. Douglas29th to 37th1847 to 1861 James Shields31st to 33d1849 to 1855
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, Thomas Jonathan 1824-1863 (search)
ing the 2d Artillery; served in the war with Mexico; was brevetted captain and major; and resigned in 1852 with health impaired, becoming professor in the Military Institute at Lexington, Va. He entered the Confederate service, as colonel, in April, 1861, and commanded the Army of observation at Harper's Ferry. His first engagement was at Falling Waters. Jackson commanded a brigade in the battle of Bull Run, where he received the name of Stonewall. A furious charge, made by a New York Thomas J. ( Stonewall ) Jackson. regiment, under Col. Henry W. Slocum, had shattered the Confederate line, and the troops had fled to a plateau whereon General Jackson had just arrived with reserves. They are beating us back! exclaimed Gen. Bernard E. Bee. Well, sir, replied Jackson, we will give them the bayonet. Bee was encouraged. Form! Form! he cried to the fugitives; there stands Jackson like a stone wall. The effect of these words was wonderful. The flight was checked, order was brough
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jefferson, Joseph 1829- (search)
helridge, and let us have no more of this dull, vague Shakespeare. It was not, therefore, that there were no good plays, but that the vicious public wanted bad ones, and while rakes and unprincipled gallants and vile women were the heroes and heroines of the stage, the plays of Shakespeare had been written for a hundred years. Such lovely creatures as Rosalind, Desdemona, Beatrice, Ophelia, Imogene, Portia, and Juliet, together with their noble mates, Orlando, Benedict, Hamlet, Romeo, and a host of pure and marvellous creations, were moulding on the shelves, because the managers had suffered bankruptcy for daring to produce them. Shakespeare says that the actors are the abstract and brief chronicles of the times. And so the people insisted that the actors should give them an exhibition of the licentious times rather than the splendid lessons of Shakespeare. As the social world improved in its tastes the drama followed it—nay, in some instances has led it. Jefferson, Thomas