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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
of Fort de Russy, on Red River. —6. Confederates put to flight near Tupelo, Miss. Battle near Clinton, Miss.— 15. Corbin and Grau hung at Sandusky for recruiting within the Union lines.— 18. Democratic convention in New York City expresses sympathy with Vallandigham.—22-23. Battle of Gum Swamp, N. C., —28. First negro regiment from the North left Boston.—June 1. Democratic convention in Philadelphia sympathized with Vallandigham.—3. Peace party meeting in New York, under the lead of Fernando Wood.—8. Departments of Monongahela and Susquehanna created.—12. Darien, Ga., destroyed by National forces. Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania, calls out the militia and asks for troops from New York to repel threatened Confederate invasion. General Gillmore in command of the Department of the South.—14. The consuls of England and Austria dismissed from the Confederacy.—15. President Lincoln calls for 100,000 men to repel invasion.—19. Confederate invasion of Indiana.—2
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York City (search)
urch. The property destroyed was valued at more than $20,000,000. In Civil War days. Fernando Wood was mayor of the city of New York at the beginning of 1861, and sympathized with the Confedew, the most stately and pretentious organ of the slave-holders, pronounced this proposition of Mayor Wood the most brilliant that these times have given birth to. Wood seems to have been startled by Wood seems to have been startled by his own proposition, for he immediately added, Yet I am not prepared to recommend the violence implied in these views. The board of aldermen, a majority of whom were Wood's political friends, orderedWood's political friends, ordered the Sky-line of New York as it is to-day. printing of 3,000 copies of this message in document form. The patriotic action of the New York legislature, and the official suggestion of Mayor WoodMayor Wood, alarmed the commercial classes of that emporium, and these and large capitalists hastened to propose conciliation by making any concession to the demands of the South. A war would sweep thousands o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
y the Alabama State troops......Jan. 4, 1861 Forts Morgan and Gaines, at the entrance of Mobile Bay, seized by the Alabama State troops......Jan. 5, 1861 Fernando Wood, mayor of New York, recommends secession to the common council......Jan. 6, 1861 United States arsenal at Apalachicola, Fla., seized by the Florida State trm M. Tweed convicted......Nov. 19, 1873 Forty-third Congress, first session, opens......Dec. 1, 1873 Vote for speaker of the House: James G. Blaine, 189; Fernando Wood, 76; S. S. Cox, 2; Hiester Clymer, 1; Alexander H. Stephens, 1......Dec. 1, 1873 Prof. Louis J. R. Agassiz, scientist, born 1807, dies at Cambridge, Mass.... 26, 1901 Captain Connell and 45 officers and men massacred by bolomen at Balangiga......Sept. 28, 1901 The Cuban Constitutional Convention dissolved by General Wood......Oct. 3, 1901 Pan-American Congress opened in the City of Mexico......Oct. 22, 1901 Andrew Carnegie gives $10,000,000 to the United States for advanc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wood, Fernando 1812-1881 (search)
Wood, Fernando 1812-1881 Legislator; born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 14, 1812; removed to New York in 1820, and became a shipping merchant; was active in public matters; chairman of the Young Men's Political Organization in New York City in 1839; member of Congress in 1841-43; elected mayor of New York in 1854, 1856, 1859, an61; and was again a member of Congress in 1863-65 and 1867-77. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 14, 1881. See New York City. The following is the text of Mayor Wood's message of Jan. 6, 1861, in favor of establishing New York City as an independent State. To the Honorable the Common Council: Gentlemen,—We are entericommon sympathy. We have not participated in the warfare upon their constitutional rights or their domestic institutions. While other portions of our State Fernando Wood. have unfortunately been imbued with the fanatical spirit which actuates a portion of the people of New England, the city of New York has unfalteringly preserv