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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of West Virgina, (search)
of West Virginia. Montani Semper Liber (mountaineers are always free), and the new commonwealth took its place as the thirty-fifth State of the Union, covering an area of 23,000 square miles. Populalation in 1890, 762,794; in 1900, 958,800. See United States, West Virginia, in vol. IX.; Virginia. State governors. Arthur I. Boremaninaugurated1863 William E. Stevensoninaugurated1869 John J. Jacobinaugurated1871 Henry M. Matthewsinaugurated1877 Jacob B. Jacksoninaugurated1881 E. Willis Wilsoninaugurated1885 A. B. Fleminginaugurated1890 William A. MacCorkleinaugurated1893 George W. Atkinsoninaugurated1897 Albert B. Whiteinaugurated1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Waitman T. Willey38th to 42d1863 to 1871 Peter G. Van Winkle38th to 41st1863 to 1869 Arthur I. Boreman41st to 44th1869 to 1875 Henry G. Davis42d to 48th1871 to 1883 Allen T. Caperton44th1875 to 1876 Samuel Price44th1876 Frank Hereford44th to 47th1877 to 1881 Johnson N. Camden47
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilderness, battle of the (search)
Wilderness, battle of the At midnight on May 3, 1864, the Army of the Potomac, fully 100,000 strong, fresh and hopeful, and with an immense army-train, began its march towards Richmond. The right was composed of the corps of Warren and Sedgwick, and the left of that of Hancock. Warren's cavalry, preceded by that of Wilson, crossed the Rapidan at Germania Ford on the morning of the 4th, followed by Sedgwick. The left, preceded by Gregg's cavalry, and followed by the entire army-train of wagons, 4,000 in number, crossed at Ely's Ford at the same time. Burnside's 9th Corps, left behind in anticipation of a possible move of Lee on Washington, crossed the Rapidan and joined the army on the 5th, when the whole force had pushed on into the region known as The wilderness, beyond Chancellorsville, and well on the right flank of the Confederate army lying behind strong intrenchments on Mine Run. The whole force of the National army was now about 130,000 men, of whom a little more than