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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
rney through New Mexico); United States, New Mexico, in vol. IX. Governors [A list of the governors ruling in New Mexico previous to 1846, with notes, may be found in Historical sketches of New Mexico, by L. Bradford Prince. A list of names only, in The annual statistician and economist, L. P. McCarty, 1889, and elsewhere.] Military governors. Gen. Stephen W. Kearnyassumes office Aug. 22, 1846 Charles Bent appointed Sept. 22, 1846 Donaciano Vigilacting Jan. 19, 1847 Lieut.-Col. J. M. Washington appointed 1848 Maj. John Munroeappointed 1849 Territorial governors. James S. Calhoun assumes office March 3, 1851 Col. E. V. Sumner acting 1852 John Greiner acting1852 William Carr Lane appointed1852 William S. Messervyacting 4 months 1853 David Meriwether appointed 1853 W. H. H. Davis acting 1857 Abraham Rencher appointed 1857 Henry Connelly1857 1861 W. F. M. Arny acting 1865 Robert B. Mitchell appointed 1866 William A. Pileappointed 1869 Marsh Giddings appointe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, John Marshall 1797- (search)
Washington, John Marshall 1797- Military officer; born in Virginia in October, 1797; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1814; promoted first lieutenant of artillery in 1820; participated in the Seminole War in Florida in 1836-39, and was on duty near the frontier in the troubles with Canada in 1839-40. During the war with Mexico he won great distinction in the battle of Buena Vista, where he held the key of the American position, and repeatedly checked assaults by the enemy. He was promoted major a few days prior to the action of Buena Vista, for his services in which he was brevetted lieutenantcolonel. He was with his regiment, the 3d Artillery, on the San Francisco when that vessel was lost off the Capes of the Delaware on Dec. 24, 1853, when he, many officers, and 180 soldiers were drowned.