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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., A hot day on Marye's Heights. (search)
ust where Mr. Florence had been looking an instant before. We thought surely he had met his fate, but in a moment we were pleased to see his gray head bob up serenely, determined to see what was the gage of the battle. After withdrawing from the hill the command was placed in bivouac, and the men threw themselves upon the ground to take a much-needed rest. We had been under the hottest fire men ever experienced for four hours and a half, and our loss had been three killed and twenty-four wounded. Among them was Sergeant John Wood, our leading spirit in camp theatricals, who was severely injured and never returned to duty. One gun was slightly disabled, and we had exhausted all of our canister, shell and case shot, and nearly every solid shot in our chests. At 5: 30 another attack was made by the enemy, but it was easily repulsed, and the battle of Fredericksburg was over, and Burnside was baffled and defeated. Winter sport in a Confederate camp. Confederate theatricals.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
s. Kentucky.--William O. Butler, James B. Clay, Joshua F. Bell, Charles S. Morehead, James Guthrie, Charles A. Wickliffe. Missouri.--John D. Coalter, Alexander W. Doniphan, Waldo P. Johnson, Aylett H. Buckner, Harrison Hough. Ohio.--Salmon P. Chase, John C. Wright, William S. Groesbeck, Franklin T. Backus, Reuben Hitchcock, Thomas Ewing, V. B. Horton, C. P. Wolcott. Indiana.--Caleb B. Smith, Pleasant A. Hackleman, Godlove S. Orth, E. W. H. Ellis, Thomas C. Slaughter Illinois.--John Wood, Stephen T. Logan, John M. Palmer, Burton C. Cook, Thomas J. Turner. Iowa.--James Harlan, James W. Grimes, Samuel H. Curtis, William Vandever. Kansas.--Thomas Ewing, Jr., J. C. Stone. H. J. Adams. M. F. Conway. When they were not appointed by Legislatures, they were chosen by the Governors. Many of these delegates were instructed, either by formal resolutions of the appointing power or by informal expressions of opinion. Much caution was exercised, because there were well-grounded
, left foot, severe,19th December. 2Frederick Hoff,Corporal, 5th Ohio volunteers,Wounded, left foot, slight,16th December. 3John Cooper,Private, 29th Ohio volunteers,Wounded, right thigh, slight,11th December. 4S. G. Johnson,Private,A,66th Ohio volunteers,Killed,19th December. 5Joseph Powell,Private,B,66th Ohio volunteers,Killed,19th December. 6James Atkinson,Private,D,66th Ohio volunteers,Killed,19th December. 7E. Kyle,Corporal,E,66th Ohio volunteers,Wounded, severe,19th December. 8John Wood,Private,E,66th Ohio volunteers,Wounded, slight,19th December. 9S. Keltner,Private,I,66th Ohio volunteers,Wounded, severe,19th December. 10Levi S. Mathart,Private,C,147th Pennsylvania volunteers,Wounded, head, slight,13th December. 11Louis Harry,Private,I,147th Pennsylvania volunteers,Wounded, leg, mortal, since died,19th December. 12Martin Sachs,Private,F,147th Pennsylvania volunteers,Wounded, head, mortal, since died,20th December. Inventory of ordnance and ordnance stores, taken
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Amidas, Philip, 1550-1618 (search)
shalbe given, we resolved to leave the countrey, and to apply ourselves to returne for England, which we did accordingly, and arrived safely in the West of England about the middest of September. And whereas wee have above certified you of the countrey taken in possession by us to her Majesties use, and so to yours by her Majesties grant, wee thought good for the better assurance thereof to record some of the particular Gentlemen & men of accompt, who then were present, as witnesses of the same, that thereby all occasion of cavill to the title of the countrey, in her Majesties behalfe may be prevented, which otherwise, such as like not the action may use and pretend, whose names are: Master Philip Amadas,Captaines. Master Arthur Barlow, William Greenvile, John Wood, James Browewich, Henry Greene, Benjamin Wood, Simon Ferdinando, Nicholas Petman, John Hewes, of the companies. We brought home also two of the Savages, being lustie men, whose names were Wanchese and Manteo.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Illinois. (search)
interest and never been presented for payment. The population in 1890 was 3,826,351; in 1900, 4,821,550. See United States, Illinois, vol. IX. Territorial Governor. Ninian EdwardscommissionedApril 24, 1809 State governors. Shadrach Bondassumes office1818 Edward Coles1822 Ninian Edwards1826 John Reynolds1830 William L. D. Ewingacting1834 Joseph Duncanassumes office1834 Thomas Carlin1838 Thomas Ford1842 Augustus C. French1846 Joel A. Matteson1853 William H. Bissell1857 John WoodactingMarch 18, 1860 Richard Yatesassumes officeJanuary, 1861 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1865 John M. PalmerJanuary, 1869 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1873 John L. BeveridgeactingMarch 4, 1873 Shelby M. Cullomassumes officeJanuary, 1877 John M. HamiltonactingFeb. 7, 1883 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1885 Joseph W. FiferJanuary, 1889 John P. AltgeldJanuary, 1893 John R. TannerJanuary, 1897 Richard YatesJanuary, 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. Ninian Edwa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Knowlton, Frank Hall 1860- (search)
Knowlton, Frank Hall 1860- Botanist; born in Brandon, Vt., Sept. 2, 1860; graduated at Middlebury College, Vermont, and appointed an aid in the United States National Museum in 1884; became assistant curator of botany in 1887; and assistant paleontologist of the United States Geological Survey in 1889. In 1887-96 he was Professor of Botany in Columbia University. He wrote the botanical definitions for the Century dictionary and later had charge of the department of botany in the Standard dictionary, writing about 25,000 definitions for the last work. He is the author of Fossil Wood and lignite of the Potomac Formation; Fossil Flora of Alaska; Catalogue of the Cretaceous and Tertiary plants of North America, etc.; and is the editor of The plant world.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
tion, contrary to the integrity of the Union, or which will prove inimical to the liberties of the people or the peace of the whole country. At the Astor House, in New York, he said to a multitude who greeted him: When the time does come for me to speak, I shall then take the ground that I think is right—right for the North, for the South, for the East, for the West, and for the whole country. Mr. Lincoln was received by the municipal authorities of New York City at the City Hall, where Mayor Wood, who had recently set forth the advantages that the commercial mart would derive from its secession from all government, admonished the President-elect that it was his duty to so conduct public affairs as to preserve the Union. Mr. Lincoln arrived in Philadelphia Feb. 21, where he was informed of a plan in Baltimore to assassinate him, on his way through that city Spot where the cabin stood in which Lincoln was born. to Washington. On the following morning (Washington's birthday) he ho
he prohibitory liquor law just passed leads to a riot, April 21; city placed under martial law......April 22, 1855 Northwestern University, at Evanston, chartered in 1851, is opened......1855 Illinois State University at Normal opened......1857 Many prisoners from the old penitentiary at Alton removed to the new penitentiary at Joliet......May 22, 1858 Debate between Lincoln and Douglas throughout the State on slavery Summer and autumn, 1858 Governor Bissell dies; Lieut.-Gov. John Wood succeeds......March 18, 1860 Abraham Lincoln nominated for President by the Republican National Convention at Chicago......May 16, 1860 Abraham Lincoln inaugurated President......March 4, 1861 General Swift, with six companies and four cannon, leaves Chicago to occupy Cairo, under telegraphic order from the Secretary of War to Governor Yates, of April 19......April 21, 1861 Twenty-one thousand stands of arms seized at the St. Louis arsenal by forces under Captain Stokes,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wood, John 1775-1822 (search)
Wood, John 1775-1822 Author; born in Scotland about 1775; emigrated to the United States in 1800; became editor of the Western world in Kentucky in 1816; and had charge of The Atlantic world, Washington, D. C.; removed to Richmond, Va., where he was employed in making county maps. He wrote History of the administration of John Adams; Full statement of the trial and acquittal of Aaron Burr; Full Exposition of the Clintonian faction, and the Society of the Columbian Illuminati; Narrative of the suppression, by Colonel Burr, of the history of the administration of John Adams, with a biography of Jefferson and Hamilton. etc. He died in Richmond, Va., in May. 1822. Pioneer; born in Moravia, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1798; moved to Illinois in 1819, and three years later erected the first cabin in the present city of Quincy; was prominent for sixty years in the affairs of that place; member of the State Senate in 1850-54; elected governor of Illinois in 1859. He was made colonel of the
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
; in 1865, $3,935.06. Total amount $11.823.10. Burlington Incorporated Feb. 28, 1799. Population in 1860, 606; in 1865, 594. Valuation in 1860, $328,461; in 1865, $408,136. The selectmen in 1861 were Nathan Blanchard, William Winn, John Wood; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, Nathan Blanchard, William Winn, Abner Shed; in 1865, Nathan Blanchard, William Winn, John Wood. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was Samuel Sewell, Jr. 1861. The first meeting, to considerJohn Wood. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was Samuel Sewell, Jr. 1861. The first meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held April 30th, at which Oakes Tirrill, William Winn, Nathan Blanchard, Charles G. Foster, and Marshall Wood were chosen to consider the subject of an appropriation of money to volunteers and report at an adjourned meeting. May 7th, The committee reported that ten dollars a month be paid by the town to each unmarried volunteer, and twenty dollars a month to each married volunteer, who shall enlist and be mustered in to the credit of the town, the pay to conti
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