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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Atlanta, (search)
that of the Nationals did not exceed 600. Logan captured 2.000 muskets. and took 233 prisoners. Sherman extended his right along an intrenched line to the junction of two railways at East Point. over which came the supplies for Atlanta and Hood's army; and the latter, extending a parallel line of works, stood on the defensive. Sherman's long-range guns kindled destructive fires in Atlanta. At length Hood, who had lost half his infantry in rash encounters. in sheer desperation sent out Wheeler with his cavalry to break up Sherman's communications and capture supplies. Kilpatrick made a successful counter-movement. On the 25th all of Sherman's munitions of war, supplies, and sick and wounded men were sent to his intrenched position on the Chattahoochee, the siege of Atlanta was raised, and the Nationals began a grand flanking movement, which events had delayed, and which finally caused Hood to abandon the coveted post. cross the Chattahoochee, and make a formidable raid upon
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Averasboro, battle of. (search)
Averasboro, battle of. On his march from Fayetteville to Goldsboro, Sherman's forces were menaced by the Confederates, and Kilpatrick had several skirmishes with Wheeler and Hampton. He had struck the rear of Hardee's column (March 8, 1865) in its retreat towards Fayetteville. He had fought Hampton, and was defeated, losing many men (who were made prisoners) and guns. Kilpatrick barely escaped on foot in a swamp. where he rallied his men. They fell upon Hampton, who was plundering their camp, routed him, and retook the guns. Hampton had captured 103 Nationals and killed or wounded eighty. At Fayetteville, Sherman utterly destroyed the arsenal, with all the valuable public property of the Confederates there. Moving on, Sherman in accordance with his usual plan, made movements to distract his adversary. He sent Slocum with four divisions of the left wing, preceded by cavalry, towards Averasboro and the main road to Raleigh; while two divisions of that wing, with the train, t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crook, George -1890 (search)
Crook, George -1890 Military officer; born near Dayton, O., Sept. 8, 1828; graduated at West Point in 1852. In May, 1861, he was promoted to captain. He did good service in western Virginia, and in September was made brigadiergeneral and took command of the Kanawha district. In command of a division of cavalry in the Army of the Cumberland, he was at Chickamauga (q. v.) and drove Wheeler across the Tennessee. Brevetted major-general of volunteers (July, 1864), he was put in command of the Army of West Virginia, and took part in Sheridan's operations in the Shenandoah Valley. He was made major-general of volunteers in October, and late in February, 1865, was captured by guerillas, but exchanged the next month. He was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general in the regular Army March 13, 1865, and afterwards distinguished himself in several campaigns against the Indians, and particularly in the battles of Powder River, Tongue River, and the Rosebud. He died in Chicago,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electoral commission. (search)
Electoral commission. A Republican National Convention assembled at Cincinnati, June 16, 1876, and nominated Rutherford Birchard Hayes, of Ohio, for President, and William A. Wheeler, of New York, for Vice-President. On the 27th a Democratic National Convention assembled at St. Louis and nominated Samuel J. Tilden, of New York, for President, and Thomas A. Hendricks, of Indiana, for Vice-President. A very excited canvass succeeded, and so vehement became the lawlessness in some of the Southern States that at times local civil war seemed inevitable. The result of the election was in doubt for some time, each party claiming for its candidate a majority. In the electoral college 185 votes were necessary to the success of a candidate. It was decided after the election that Mr. Tilden had 184. Then ensued a long and bitter contest in South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana over the official returns, each party charging the other with fraud. There was intense excitement in the Gu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
BrownMoD. L.47 Charles O'ConorN. Y.Dem29,408John Q. AdamsMass.Dem James BlackPa.Temp5,608John RussellMich.Temp Thomas A. HendricksInd.Dem42George W. JulianInd.Lib5 B. Gratz BrownMo.Dem18A. H. ColquittGaDem5 Charles J. JenkinsGa.Dem2John M. PalmerIll.Dem3 David DavisIll.Ind.1T. E. BramletteKyDem3 W. S. GroesbeckO.Dem1 Willis B. MachenKyDem1 N. P. BanksMass.Lib1 1876. Samuel J. TildenN. Y.Dem4,284,885250,235184T. A. HendricksInd.Dem184 Rutherford B. Hayes*O.Rep4,033,950(h) 185William A. Wheeler*N. Y.Rep185 Peter CooperN. Y.Gre'nb81,740Samuel F. CaryO.Gre'nb Green Clay SmithKyPro.9,522Gideon T. StewartO.Pro James B. WalkerIll.Amer2,636D. KirkpatrickN. Y.Amer 1880. James A. Garfield*O.Rep4,449,0537,018214Chester A. Arthur*N. Y.Rep214 W. S. HancockPa.Dem4,442,035155William H. EnglishInd.Dem155 James B. WeaverIowaGre'nb307,306B. J. ChambersTexGre'nb Neal DowMe.Pro10,305H. A. ThompsonO.Pro John W. PhelpsVt.Amer707S. C. PomeroyKanAmer 1884. Grover Cleveland*O.Dem4,911,01
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
tow, 113; on the seventh ballot, Hayes, 384; Blaine, 351; Bristow, 21; for Vice-President, William A. Wheeler, of New York, unanimously elected on first ballot......June 16, 1876 B. H. Bristow, Secican nomination......July 8, 1876 Postmaster-General Jewell resigns......July 11, 1876 W. A. Wheeler's letter of acceptance......July 15, 1876 Congress authorizes the minting of not less thaectoral commission, 8 to 7......Feb. 27, 1877 Election of R. B. Hayes as President, and William A. Wheeler as Vice-President confirmed, and joint meeting of two Houses of Congress dissolves at 4.10n—Republican, March 4, 1877, to March 3, 1881. Rutherford B. Hayes, Ohio, President. William A. Wheeler, New York, Vice-President. Special session of Senate adjourns......March 17, 1877 Jo87 Fire in horse-car barns, New York City; 1,200 horses suffocated......May 27, 1887 William A. Wheeler, ex-Vice-President, born 1819, dies at Malone, N. Y.......June 4, 1887 A recommendation
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
...Sept. 14, 1874 McEnery and Penn surrender the State buildings without resistance to General Brooke......Sept. 17, 1874 General Brooke appointed military governor, and Governor Kellogg resumes his duties......Sept. 19, 1874 Legislature meets and United States troops are called in to quell disturbance; great excitement throughout the United States......Jan. 8, 1875 Claims of the several candidates are submitted to a congressional committee or board of arbitration, in which William A. Wheeler is prominent, and the socalled Wheeler adjustment is agreed to......April 14, 1875 Immigration convention held in the chamber of commerce, New Orleans, comprising delegates from the Southern and Western States......March 1-2, 1876 At election held this day both Republican and Democratic parties claim the victory......Nov. 6, 1876 S. B. Packard, Republican, inaugurated governor at the State-house, New Orleans. Francis T. Nicholls, Democrat, inaugurated at St. Patrick's Hall, N
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wheeler, William Almon 1819-1887 (search)
Wheeler, William Almon 1819-1887 Statesman; born in Malone, N. Y., June 30, 1819; received a collegiate education; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845; district attorney of Franklin county, N. Y., William Almon Wheeler. in 1846-49;William Almon Wheeler. in 1846-49; member of Congress in 1860-62 and 1869-77; and in 1874 was the author of the celebrated Wheeler compromise, by which the political troubles in Louisiana were arranged, William P. Kellogg being recognized as governor, while the State Senate became RWheeler compromise, by which the political troubles in Louisiana were arranged, William P. Kellogg being recognized as governor, while the State Senate became Republican and the House Democratic. While he was a member of Congress the famous salary grab act was passed without his aid or approval. He took the additional salary that fell to him, but immediately he bought government bonds with it, assigned tregard to most of the cases, the undersigned are unanimous; as to the others the decision is that of a majority. George F. Hoar, W. A. Wheeler, W. P. Frye, Charles Foster, Clarkson N. Potter, William Walter Phelps, Samuel S. Marshall.