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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dana, Charles Anderson, 1819- (search)
rticularly with the numerous foreign revolutions. Soon after his return to New York he became managing editor of the Tribune, and held the place till 1862, when he was appointed assistant Secretary of War. In 1866 he organized the stock company which bought the old New York Sun, of which he became editor-in-chief, continuing so till his death. In addition to his work as a journalist, in conjunction with the late George Ripley, he planned and edited the New American Cyclopaedia Charles Anderson Dana. (16 vols., 1857-63), which they thoroughly revised and reissued under the title of the American Cyclopaedia (1873-76). In 1883, in association with Rossiter Johnson, he edited Fifty perfect poems, and subsequently, in association with Gen. James H. Wilson, he wrote the Life of Ulysses S. Grant. In 1897 his Reminiscences of the Civil War and Eastern journeys were published posthumously; he was also the compiler of Household book of poetry. He died on Long Island, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1897.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mobile, Ala. (search)
t Taylor. For several months after the harbor of Mobile was sealed there was comparative quiet in that region; but when Sherman had finished his triumphal march from Atlanta to the sea the government determined to repossess Alabama, beginning with a movement against Mobile, and by other operations in the interior. Gen. Edward R. S. Canby (q. v.), commanding the West Mississippi Army, was charged with the conduct of the expedition against Mobile, and the co-operating force was that of Gen. J. H. Wilson, the eminent cavalry leader, under the direction of General Thomas. Early in 1865 Gen. A. J. Smith's corps joined Canby at New Orleans, Feb. 21. That corps went to Dauphin Island, at the entrance to Mobile Bay, where a siege-train was organized, consisting of ten batteries. Knipe's cavalry, attached to the corps, marched overland from New Orleans. Everything was in readiness for an attack on Mobile by the middle of March, with from 25,000 to 30,000 troops, including cavalry; and t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, James Harrison (search)
Wilson, James Harrison Military engineer; born near Shawneetown, Ill., Sept. 2, 1837; graduated at West Point in 1860; entered the topographical engineer corps, and became first lieutenant in SepRiver. At the close of Thomas's active campaign in middle Tennessee, the cavalry of James Harrison Wilson. the district, numbering about 20,000 men and horses, were encamped in Lauderdale countyate with the army in the capture of Mobile; also for the capture of Selma and other places. General Wilson was in command of this cavalry. He left Chickasaw Landing, on the Tennessee River, March 22, with his cavalry, was then on the Mobile and Ohio Railway, west of Columbus. But so rapid was Wilson's march that the guerilla chief could not reach him until he was far on his way towards Selma, on the Alabama River. Forrest pursued, but the movements of Wilson's troops were erratic, striking a Confederate force here and there, destroying property, and spreading great alarm. At Montevallo