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A. J. Bennett, private , First Massachusetts Light Battery, The story of the First Massachusetts Light Battery , attached to the Sixth Army Corps : glance at events in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah, from the summer of 1861 to the autumn of 1864. 10 10 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 10 10 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 9 9 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 9 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 9 9 Browse Search
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army 9 9 Browse Search
Wiley Britton, Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border 1863. 9 9 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 9 9 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 9 9 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 9 9 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hewes, Joseph 1730-1779 (search)
Hewes, Joseph 1730-1779 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Kingston, N. J., in 1730. His parents were Quakers, and he was educated at the College of New Jersey. He was engaged in business at Edenton, N. C., in 1760, and was a member of the colonial legislature in 1763. Mr. Hewes was a delegate in the first Continental Congress, and was on the committee to state the rights of the colonies. He was active in the most important committees of that body. At the head of the naval committee, he was, in effect, the first Secretary of the United States Navy. He declined a re-election in 1777, but resumed his seat in 1779, which he resigned in October on account of failing health. He died in Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1779.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holidays, legal. (search)
esignating a day of Thanksgiving only makes it a legal holiday in those States which provide by law for it. The following is a list of the legal holidays in the various States and Territories: Alabama. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, Mardi-Gras, Good Friday, April 26, July 4, first Monday in September, Dec. 25. Arizona. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, Arbor Day, May 30, July 4, Dec. 25, any day of Thanksgiving or general election. California. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, Sept. 9, first Monday in October, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Colorado. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, Arbor Day, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Connecticut. Jan. 1, Feb. 12 and 22, Fast Day, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. Delaware. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. District of Columbia. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, March 4, May 30, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgivi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holland. (search)
ified in January, 1783. Late in 1780 Great Britain, satisfied that the Netherlands would give national aid to the rebellious colonies, and desirous of keeping that power from joining the Armed Neutrality League, sought a pretext for declaring war against the Dutch. British cruisers had already depredated upon Dutch commerce in time of peace, and the British government treated the Netherlands more as a vassal than as an independent nation. The British ministry found a pretext for war in October (1780), when Henry Laurens, late president of the American Congress, was captured on the high seas by a British cruiser, and with him were found evidences of the negotiation of a treaty between the United States and the Netherlands, which had been in progress some time. On Dec. 20 King George declared war against Holland. Before the declaration had been promulgated, and while efforts were making at The Hague to conciliate England and avoid war, British cruisers pounced upon and captured
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hudson River, discovery of the. (search)
ee, five, three, and two fathomes and an halfe. And then three, foure, five, sixe, seven, eight, nine and ten fathomes. And by twelve of the clocke we were cleere of all the inlet. Then we took in our boat, and set our mayne-sayle, and sprit-sayle, and our topsayles, and steered away east south-east, and south-east by east off into the mayne sea: and the land on the souther side of the bay or inlet did beare at noone west and by south foure leagues from us. The fifth was faire weather, and the wind variable betweene the north and the east. Wee held on our course south-east by east. At noone I observed and found our height to bee 39 degrees, 30 minutes. Our compasse varied sixe degrees to the west. We continued our course toward England, without seeing any land by the way, all the rest of this moneth of October: and on the seventh day of November, stilo novo, being Saturday, by the grace of God we safely arrived in the range of Dartmouth, in Devonshire, in the yeere 1609.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hutchinson, Thomas 1711-1780 (search)
e pretensions of the intruder, for the language of the charter was too clear to admit of a doubt; yet Bernard urged the interposition of the British government to keep him there. This conduct of the crown officers greatly irritated the people. When, in May, 1770, he called a meeting of the Assembly at Cambridge, that body insisted that, by the terms of the charter, the general court could only be held at Boston. A dispute arose that consumed much of the time of two sessions, and it was October before the Assembly would agree to proceed with needed business, and then under protest, after a day spent in solemn humiliation and prayer. Then they made a bitter complaint against the governor because he had withdrawn from the castle in Boston Harbor The province House. the company in the pay of the province and given the fortress up to the regulars. They also complained of the unusual number of ships-of-war in Boston Harbor; all of which they charged to misrepresentations at court
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jesuit missions. (search)
nected with the origin of every celebrated town in the annals of French America; not a cape was turned or a river entered but a Jesuit led the way. There were twenty-four different Jesuit missionaries among the Six Nations between 1657 and 1769. Their names and places of service were as follows: Paul Ragueneau, at Onondaga, from July, 1657, to March, 1658. Isaac Jogues, prisoner among the Mohawks from August, 1642, to August, 1643; a missionary to the same nation in 1646, and killed in October of the same year. Francis Joseph Le Mercier, at Onondaga, from May 17, 1656, to March 20, 1658. Francis Duperon, at Onondaga, from 1657 to 1658. Simon Le Moyne, at Onondaga, July, 1654; with the Mohawks from Sept. 16, 1655, until Nov. 9 of the same year; then again in 1656, until Nov. 5; again there (third time) from Aug. 26, 1657, until May, 1658; at Onondaga, from July, 1661, until September, 1662; ordered to the Senecas in July, 1663, but remained at Montreal. He died in Canada in 166
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Richard W. 1827-1897 (search)
Johnson, Richard W. 1827-1897 Military officer; born in Livingston county, Ky., Feb. 7, 1827; graduated at West Point in 1849. He was a captain of cavalry in the Civil War until August, 1861, when he was made lieutenant-colonel of a Kentucky cavalry regiment. In October he was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers, and served under Buell. In the summer of 1862 he commanded a division of the Army of the Tennessee, and afterwards had the same command in the Army of the Cumberland. In the battles at Stone River and near Chickamauga, and in the Atlanta campaign, he was a most useful officer. He was severely wounded at New Hope Church, and commanded a division of cavalry in the battle of Nashville, in December, 1864. He was brevetted major-general, U. S. V. and U. S. A., for gallant services during the war; was retired in 1867; and was Professor of Military Science in the Missouri State University in 1868-69, and in the University of Minnesota in 1869-71. He died in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Juarez, Benito Pablo 1806- (search)
Juarez, Benito Pablo 1806- Statesman; born in San Pablo Guelatao. Oaxaca, Mexico, March 21, 1806; was descended from the ancient Indian race. Well educated, he gained distinction as a lawyer. He was a legislator, and was governor of his native state from 1848 to 1852. Banished by Santa Ana in 1853, he lived in New Orleans until 1855, when he returned, and became minister of justice. Experiencing the vicissitudes of public life in that country, he was elected President of Mexico in June, 1861. Then came the French usurpation and the short-lived empire of Ferdinand Maximilian (q. v.). He defeated the imperial forces in 1867 and caused the Emperor to be shot. In October Juarez was re-elected President, and for five years Mexico was distracted by revolutions. Peace was restored in 1872, but Juarez, then President, worn down with perplexities, died of apoplexy in the city of Mexico, July 18 of that year.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Judiciary of the United States. (search)
Judiciary of the United States. Supreme Court. Under the confederation there was no national judicial department. The Supreme Court was organized in 1789, with one chief-justice and five associate judges. There are now eight associate justices. It holds one term annually at the seat of government, commencing on the second Monday in October. The United States are divided for judicial purposes into nine circuits, and these circuits are subdivided into two or more districts. The 1st circuit consists of the States of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island; 2d, Connecticut, New York, and Vermont; 3d, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; 4th, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; 5th, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas; 6th, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee; 7th, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin; 8th, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kellogg, Edgar Romeyn 1842- (search)
Kellogg, Edgar Romeyn 1842- Military officer; born in New York City, March 25, 1842; entered the army in April, 1861, as a sergeant in the 24th Ohio Infantry; was promoted to second lieutenant in October following; then resigned and enlisted as a private in the 16th United States Infantry. He was promoted to first lieutenant, Aug. 1, 1862: captain, Feb. 16, 1865; major of the 8th Infantry in 1888; lieutenant-colonel of the 10th Infantry in 1892; and colonel of the 6th Infantry, June 30, 1898; and was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, Oct. 1, 1898. In the Civil War he greatly distinguished himself in the battle of Murfreesboro and in the Atlanta campaign, and in the war with Spain (1898) he commanded the 10th United States Infantry in the battle of San Juan Hill, near Santiago de Cuba, on July 1.
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