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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Warmoth, Henry Clay 1842- (search)
Warmoth, Henry Clay 1842- Lawyer; born in McLeansboro, Ill., May 9, 1842; was admitted to the bar in Lebanon, Mo., in 1861; entered the National army as lieutenant-colonel of the 32d Missouri Infantry in 1862; served later on the staffs of Gen. John A. McClernand and Gen. E. O. C. Ord; participated in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain, etc.; was appointed military judge in the Department of the Gulf, where he served till the close of hostilities, having jurisdiction over civil, criminal, and military cases; was with President Johnson during his swing around the circle through the Northern and Eastern States; governor of Louisiana in 1868-73; and collector of customs in New Orleans in 1889-93. In 1890 he built the New Orleans, Fort Jackson, and Grand Isle Railroad, of which he became president.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White League. (search)
he was or not is not altogether certain, nor is it any more certain that his competitor, McEnery, was chosen. The election was a gigantic fraud, and there are no reliable returns of its result. Kellogg obtained possession of the office, and in my opinion has more right to it than his competitor. On Feb. 20, 1873, the committee on privileges and elections of the Senate made a report, in which they say they were satisfied by testimony that the manipulation of the election machinery by Warmoth and others was equivalent to 20,000 votes; and they add, to recognize the McEnery government would be recognizing a government based upon fraud, in defiance of the wishes and intention of the voters of the State. Assuming the correctness of the statements in this report (and they seem to have been generally accepted by the country), the great crime in Louisiana, about which so much has been said, is, that one is holding the office of governor who was cheated out of 20,000 votes, against an