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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley 2 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 2 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 2 2 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Folger, Charles James 1818-1884 (search)
Folger, Charles James 1818-1884 Jurist; born in Nantucket, Mass., April 16, 1818; graduated at Geneva (now Hobart) College in 1836; studied law in Canandaigua, N. Y.; was admitted to the bar in Albany in 1839; and returned to Geneva to practise in 1840. He was judge of the court of common pleas in Ontario county in 1843-46, and was county judge in 1852– Charles James Folger. 56. Shortly after the formation of the Republican party he left the Democrats and joined the new organization. He served as State Senator in 1861-69; for four years of that period he was president pro tem., and during the whole period was chairman of the judiciary committee. In 1869-70 he was United States assistant treasurer in New York City; in 1871 was elected associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals; and in 1880 became chief-justice. In November of the latter year he was re-elected to the Court of Appeals, but resigned in 1881 to accept the office of Secretary of the United States Treasury.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foote, Andrew Hull 1806- (search)
Naval officer; born in New Haven, Conn., Sept. 12, 1806; entered the navy as midshipman in 1822; was flag-lieutenant of the Mediterranean Andrew Hull Foote. squadron in 1833; and in 1838, as first lieutenant of the ship John Adams, under Commodore Read, he circumnavigated the globe, and took part in an attack on the pirates of Sumatra. He was one of the first to introduce (1841) the principle of total abstinence from intoxicating drinks into the United States navy; and on the Cumberland (1843-45) he delivered, on Sundays, extemporary sermons to his crew. He successfully engaged in the suppression of the slave-trade on the coast of Africa in 1849-52. In command of the China station in 1856, when the Chinese and English were at war, Foote exerted himself to protect American property, and was fired upon by the Celestials. His demand for an apology was refused, and he stormed and captured four Chinese forts, composed of granite walls 7 feet thick and mounting 176 guns, with a les
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Franklin, William Buel 1823- (search)
Franklin, William Buel 1823- Military officer; born in York, Pa., Feb. 27, 1823, graduated at West Point in 1843. In the William Buel Franklin. engineer service, he was actively engaged when the war with Mexico broke out. He served on the staff of General Taylor at the battle of Buena Vista, and was brevetted first lieutenant. Serving as Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at West Point for four years, he occupied the same chair, and that of Civil Engineering, in the New York City Free Academy, in 1852. In May, 1861, he was appointed colonel of the 12th Infantry, and in July was assigned the command of a brigade in Heintzelman's division. He was in the hottest of the fight at Bull Run; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in September, and appointed to the command of a division of the Army of the Potomac. Franklin did excellent service in the campaign of the Virginia Peninsula, and on July 4, 1862, was promoted to major-general. He served under McClel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Free trade. (search)
In a later essay, of January, 1886, Mr. Giffen touches the case of the unskilled laborer. He observes that the aggregate proportion of unskilled to skilled labor las diminished—a fact which of itself forcibly exhibits the advance of the laboring population as a whole. I will not enter upon details; but his general conclusion is this: the improvement is from 70 to 90 per cent. in the wages of unskilled non-agricultural labor. And again, comparing the laborer with the capitalist between 1843 and 1883, he estimates that, while the income from capital has risen in this country from £ 190,000,000 to £ 400,000,000, or by 210 per cent., the workingclass income, below the standard which entails liability to income-tax, has risen from £ 235,000,000 to £ 620,000,000, or at the rate of 160 per cent. Within the same period the prices of the main articles of popular consumption have not increased, but have certainly declined. The laborer's charges, except for his abode, have actually dimin<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fremont, John Charles 1813-1890 (search)
xplorations, first in the country between the Missouri River and the British possessions. He had been appointed second lieutenant of topographical engineers in July. In 1841 he married a daughter of Senator Thomas H. Benton, and in May, 1842, he began, under the authority of the government, the exploration of an overland route to the Pacific Ocean. He ascended the highest peak of the Wind River Mountains, which was afterwards named Fremont's Peak. He explored the Great Salt Lake region in 1843, and penetrated to the Pacific near the mouth of the Columbia River. In 1845 he explored the Sierra Nevada in California, and in 1846 became involved in hostilities with the Mexicans on the Pacific coast. He assisted in the conquest of California; was appointed its military governor; and, after its admission as a State, became one of its first United States Senators. He continued his explorations after the war. For his scientific researches, Fremont received, in 1850, a gold medal from the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Futhey, John Smith 1820- (search)
Futhey, John Smith 1820- Historian; born in Chester county, Pa., Sept. 3, 1820; admitted to the bar in 1843, and was district attorney for five years. In 1879 he became presiding judge of the district. He is the author of many historical works, including Historical collections of Chester county; Historical address on the one hundredth anniversary of the Paoli massacre; History of Chester county, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gallatin, Albert 1761- (search)
candidate for Vice-President, to which the dominant Democratic party nominated him. President Adams appointed him minister to Great Britain, where he negotiated several important commercial conventions. Returning to the United States in 1827, he took up his residence in the city of New York. There he was engaged in public services, in various ways, until 1839, when he withdrew from public duties and directed the remainder of his life to literary pursuits, especially in the field of history and ethnology. He was the chief founder (1842) and first president of the American Ethnological Society, and was president of the New York Historical Society from 1843 until his death, in Astoria, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1849. Although strictly in private life, Mr. Gallatin took special interest in the progress of the country, and wrote much on the subject. As early as 1823 he wrote an essay on the ethnological and philosophical characteristics of the North American Indians, at the request of Humboldt.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ganse, Hervey Doddridge 1822- (search)
Ganse, Hervey Doddridge 1822- Clergyman; born in Fishkill, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1822; graduated at Columbia University in 1839, and at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1843; was ordained to the ministry of the Dutch Reformed Church. He was the author of Bible slave-holding not sinful, a reply to Dr. Samuel B. How's Slave-holding not sinful.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
George M. Troup1823-27 John Forsyth1827-29 George R. Gilmer1829-31 Wilson Lumpkin1831-35 William Schley1835-37 George R. Gilmer1837-39 Charles J. McDonald1839-43 George W. Crawford1843-47 George W. B. Towns1847-51 Howell Cobb1851-53 Herschel V. Johnson1853-57 Joseph E. Brown1857-65 James Johnson1865 Charles J. Jenkins1843-47 George W. B. Towns1847-51 Howell Cobb1851-53 Herschel V. Johnson1853-57 Joseph E. Brown1857-65 James Johnson1865 Charles J. Jenkins1865-67 Gen. T. H. Ruger1867-68 Rufus B. Bullock1868-72 James Milton Smith1872-77 Alfred H. Colquitt1877-82 Alexander H. Stephens1882-83 Henry D. McDaniel1883-86 John B. Gordon1886-90 William J. Northen1890-94 William Y. Atkinson1895-98 Allen D. Candler1898– United States Senators. NameNo. of CongressDate. William to 1843 John P. King23d to 24th1833 to 1837 Wilson Lumpkin25th to 26th1837 to 1841 John McPherson Berrien27th to 32d1841 to 1852 Walter T. Colquitt28th to 30th1843 to 1848 Herschel V. Johnson30th1848 William C. Dawson31st to 33d1849 to 1855 Robert M. Charlton32d1852 Robert Toombs33d to 36th1853 to 1861 Alfred Iverson34th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Goldsborough, Charles Washington 1779-1843 (search)
Goldsborough, Charles Washington 1779-1843 Author; born in Cambridge, Md., April 18, 1779; became secretary of the naval board in 1841. He was the author of The United States naval chronicle; and History of the American Navy. He died in Washington, D. C., Sept. 14, 1843.
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