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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thomas, George Henry 1816-1870 (search)
of the Army of the Cumberland, doing eminent service in the battles of Stone River and Chickamaugua (qq. v.). In October, 1863, he George Henry Thomas. was placed in command of the Department and Army of the Cumberland, and was promoted brigadier-general, United States army. He was in the battle of Missionary Ridge (q. v.), and did signal service in the Atlanta campaign, when he took post at Nashville and defended Tennessee against the invasion of Hood. For this service he was made a major-general, and received the thanks of Congress, and from the legislature of Tennessee a gold medal. In February, 1868, he was offered the brevet of lieutenant-general by President Johnson, but he declined to receive it. He died in San Francisco, Cal., March 28, 1870. On Nov. 19, 1879, an exquisitely wrought equestrian statue of General Thomas, in design and execution by J. Q. A. Ward, was unveiled at the national capital, with very imposing ceremonies, such as had never been seen there before.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
waters by act......Sept. 4, 1890 Direct Trade Convention, with delegates from six cotton-producing States, organizes at Atlanta, Ga.......Sept. 10, 1890 Strike of trainmen on the New York Central Railroad declared off......Sept. 17, 1890 Act amending section 3,894 of Revised Statutes, relating to advertising of lottery tickets, approved......Sept. 19, 1890 River and harbor bill, appropriating $24,981,295, approved......Sept. 19, 1890 Bronze statue of Horace Greeley, by John Quincy Adams Ward, unveiled in front of the Tribune building, New York City......Sept. 20, 1890 Act reserving as a public park the bigtree groves in townships 17 and 18 south, in California......Sept. 25, 1890 Coinage of $3 and $1 gold pieces, and 3-cent nickel pieces discontinued by act......Sept. 26, 1890 Celebration, at Providence, R. I., of the centennial of the introduction of cottonspinning into America......Sept. 29, 1890 Pension of Sarah Dabney, widow of John Q. Dabney, Revolution
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830- (search)
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830- Sculptor; born in Urbana, O., June 29. 1830; studied under and assisted Henry K. Browne, in 1850-57; resided in Washington, D. C., in 1850-61, where he made portrait busts of many of the public men, and in New York City since 1861. Among his statues are The Indian Hunters; 7th Regiment citizen soldiers; and The Pilgrims, all in Central Park, New York City; The Freedman, in Washington, D. C.; Henry Ward Beecher; Commodore Perry; and the crowning group of Victory on the naval arch in New York City, erected for the Dewey reception.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yorktown monument. (search)
g feature of the official exercises was the execution of the following Presidential order: In recognition of the friendly relations so long and so happily subsisting between Great Britain and the United States, in the trust and confidence of peace and good — will between the two countries for all centuries to come, and especially as a mark of the profound respect entertained by the American people for the illustrious sovereign and gracious lady who sits upon the British throne, it is hereby ordered that, at the close of these ceremonies in commemoration of the valor and success of our forefathers in their patriotic struggle for independence, the British flag shall be saluted by the forces of the army and navy of the United States now at Yorktown. The Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy will give orders accordingly. The monument, which was the joint work of J. Q. A. Ward, sculptor, and of Richard M. Hunt and Henry Van Brunt, architects, was unveiled on Oct. 19, 188