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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
the House over the colonnade bore the words, in large black letters, the House Jeff. Built. the region was then in possession of the National forces, and Union soldiers occupied the mansion and the plantation. Davis was the owner of a large number of slaves, and on his estate were found. Every implement employed in Slave-labor and its management in that rich cotton district. Among other things. Found there was a lash for beating the slaves, represented in the engraving, which Colonel James Grant Wilson, of General Banks's staff, sent to his home in Poughkeepsie. It is a Slave-lash. terrible instrument for punishment. The lash is twenty-five inches in length and a little more than two inches in width, composed of five thicknesses of heavy leather, sewed together with saddler's thread in seven rows, making the whole half an inch thick. This lash is inserted in a handle made of hickory, a little more than a foot long, and fastened by three screws on each side. Sometimes these
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
that the Admiral asked him to send Colonel Bailey to him at once, and the latter soon appeared, in company with Colonel James Grant Wilson. The Admiral was so impressed with Bailey's plans that he agreed with him that they ought to be tried, and he e asleep, and I feared they would not be ready to move by morning. This letter was delivered to him (the Admiral) by Colonel Wilson, at 1 o'clock (A. M.) that night. Admiral Porter said he would attend to it, etc., etc. Further along, General Banksff Alexandria, May 11th, 1864. Major-General N. P. Banks, Commanding Department of the Gulf, Alexandria, La.: General--Colonel Wilson called to see me this morning, and seemed to think the Navy were relaxing their exertions above. There is reallent persons: Lieutenant-Colonel Bailey, acting-military engineer, 19th army corps, in charge of the work. Colonel James Grant Wilson, of General Banks' staff. Lieutenant-Colonel Pearcall, assistant. Colonel Dwight, acting-assistant inspec
s lawyers, writers and statesmen are General Carl Schurz who became Minister to Spain, Secretary of the Interior, and editor of the New York Evening Post; and General Lewis Wallace, Governor of New Mexico, Minister to Turkey, and author of Ben Hur and other historical novels. Brevet Brigadier-General Stewart L. Woodford, Lieut.-Gov. Of New York, 1866-68; President electoral College, 1872; M. C., 1873-75; U. S. Dist. Atty., 1877-83; U. S. Minister to Spain, 1879-98. Brevet Brigadier-General James Grant Wilson, author of Addresses on Lincoln, Grant, Hull, Farragut, etc.; President, New York Genealogical and biographical Society and of American Ethnological Society. Brevet Major-General William B. Hazen, chief signal officer, raised 41st Ohio volunteers; marched with Sherman to the sea; commanded 15th Army Corps; U. S Military Attache to France. Major-General Carl Schurz. Major-General Lewis Wallace. Colonel George E. Waring, Jr., led a brigade of Cavalry; reorganized St
to the defense of Washington. Afterward it joined the Army of the Shenandoah and was prominent at the Opequon, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek. In December, 1864, the corps returned to Petersburg and continued with the Army of the Potomac until it was discontinued, June 28, 1865. Federal generals—No. 4 Illinois P. S. Post. originally Colonel of the 59th regiment, led a brigade at Stone's River and Nashville. Julius white, originally Colonel of the 37th regiment. James Grant Wilson, originally Colonel of the 4th U. S. Cavalry. John W. Turner, commander of a division at Drewry's Bluff and in the siege of Petersburg. August Mersy, originally Colonel of the 9th Infantry. Leonard F. Ross, originally Colonel of the 17th regiment. Benjamin M. Prentiss, noted for his heroic defense at Shiloh. John Eugene Smith, originally Colonel of the 45th regiment. Richard J. Oglesby, conspicuous at Corinth, where he was wounded. John C. black, originally Colonel of
5. Whittlesey, H. M., Mar. 13, 1865. Wilcox, Jas. A., Feb. 13, 1865. Wilcox, John S., Mar. 13, 1865. Wilder, John T., Aug. 7, 1864. Wildes, Thos. F., Mar. 11, 1865. Wildrick, A. C., April 2, 1865. Wiles, G. F., Mar. 13, 1865. Wiley, Aquila, Mar. 13, 1865. Wiley, Dan'l D., Mar. 13, 1865. Williams, A. W., Mar. 13, 1865. Williams, Jas. M., July 13, 1865. Williams, John, Mar. 13, 1865. Williams, R., Mar. 13, 1865. Williams, T. J., Sept. 22, 1862. Willian, John, April 9, 1865. Wilson, J. G., Mar. 13, 1865. Wilson, James, Mar. 13, 1865. Wilson, Lester S., Mar. 13, 1865. Wilson, Thomas, Mar. 13, 1865. Wilson, Wm. T., Mar. 13, 1865. Wilson, Wm., Nov. 13, 1865. Winkler, Fred. C., June 15, 1865. Winslow, Bradley, April 2, 1865. Winslow, E. F., Dec. 12, 1864. Winslow, R. E., Mar. 13, 1865. Wise, Geo. D., Mar. 13, 1865. Wisewell, M. N., Mar. 13, 1865. Wister, L., Mar. 13, 1865. Witcher, John S., Mar. 13, 1865. Withington, W. H., Mar. 13, 1865. Wolfe, Edw. H., Mar. 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fiske, John 1842- (search)
r Green, of Smyrna, Del., and Mary Fiske Bound, of Middletown, Conn. In 1852 John Fiske. his father died and three years later his mother married Edwin W. Stoughton, of New York. The same year the boy, whose name was Edmund Fiske Green, assumed the name of John Fiske, which was that of his maternal grandfather. Professor Fiske's works fall under two heads: philosophical, including the Cosmic Philosophy; Idea of God, etc.; and historical, including The critical period of American history; Civil government in the United States; The War of Independence; The American Revolution; The beginnings of New England; The discovery of America; Old Virginia and her natives. His three essays, The federal Union (q. v.); The town-meeting; and Manifest destiny, were published in one volume under the title of American political ideas from the stand-point of universal history. With James Grant Wilson he edited Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American biography. He died at Gloucester, Mass., July 4, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, James Grant 1832- (search)
Wilson, James Grant 1832- Author; born in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 28, 1832; was brought to the United States in infancy; engaged in the publishing business with his father; served through the Civil War, attaining the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers; and at its close settled in New York City and engaged in literary work. He was author of Bryant and his friends; General Grant; Centennial history of the diocese of New York; Life of Fitz-Greene Halleck; Sketches of illustrious soldiers; editor of Fitz-Greene Halleck's poems; and, with Prof. John Fiske, of Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American biography; Great commanders series; and Memorial history of the City of New York; and president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society since 1885.
condition to take advantage of the completion of the dam; and feeling that it could not stand another day, I wrote a note to Admiral Porter at one o'clock on the morning of the ninth, which was delivered in person at two o'clock A. M., by Colonel J. G. Wilson, stating my belief as to the condition of the dam and fleet, and asking that measures should be taken to put the boats in condition to move over the rapids at the earliest possible moment in the morning. My apprehensions were fully verifi him with a highly complimentary letter from Admiral Porter. The officers and regiments who had the honor of assisting Lieutenant-Colonel Bailey, and to whom he expresses in his report his deep sense of obligation, are as follows: Colonel James Grant Wilson, of General Banks' staff; Colonel Charles C. Dwight, Inspector-General Nineteenth army corps; Lieutenant-Colonel W. B. Kinsey, One Hundred and Sixty-first regiment New York volunteers; Lieutenant-Colonel N. B. Pearsall, Ninety-seventh U
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
onist (1883) ; the destiny of man Viewed in the light of his origin (1884) ; The idea of God as affected by modern knowledge (1885) ; and American political ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of universal history (1885) ; joint editor with Gen. James Grant Wilson of Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American biography (1886-89). He died July 4, 1901. Franklin, Benjamin Statesman and philosopher, born at Boston, Mass., Jan. 17, 1706, the son of a soap-boiler and tallow-chandler. He learned the prinonymously in the New York Evening post a series of good-humored'verses called the Croaker papers. His poem Fanny appeared in 1819 ; Marco Bozzaris (1825); Alnwick castle, with other poems (1827). His Poetical writings (1869) were edited by Gen. J. G. Wilson. He died at Guilford, Conn., Nov. 17, 1867. Harte, Francis Bret Born in Albany, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1839. Went to California in 1854. After attempting various occupations, such as teacher, miner, express-agent and printer's apprentice,
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
him low down on two committees,—that of privileges and elections, of which Morton was chairman; and that of education and labor, of which Flanagan was chairman. Wilson, Vice-President, though suffering a permanent disability, made it a point to attend on the first day, with the hope of harmonizing the relations of the majority aightest reference in public to General Grant. Nothing in the language of either Sumner or General Sherman justified the imputation. No one present, as General James Grant Wilson, one of the guests, certifies, suspected Sumner to have intended any such personal reference. It is surprising that Mr. Depew, who in the election of 1 W. Bird, December 26:— I note and value your warning. My case is less menacing than the Vice-President's. I have latterly done my eleven hours work a day. Wilson's work on his book will bring death or worse. I agree with you on the bankrupt law. Mr. Tremain Lyman Tremain of New York. The bill of repeal, which passed t