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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 17, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 2 0 Browse Search
Col. John C. Moore, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.2, Missouri (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 2 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 27, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 1: from the U. S.A. Into the C. S.A. (search)
ar 1861 found me a second lieutenant of Engineers, U. S. A., on duty with Co. A, Engineer troops, at Fort Steilacoom, Washington Territory. I had entered West Point from Georgia in 1853, and graduated in 1857. For three years after my graduation I served, generally at the Military Academy, as an assistant instructor, but on two occasions was absent for six month at a time upon special details. On the first, with Capt. James C. Duane and 64 men of the Engineer Company, we were sent out to Utah for duty with Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston in what was then called the Mormon War. In 1857 the Mormons had refused to receive a governor of the territory, appointed by President Buchanan, and assumed a hostile attitude. Johnston was sent with about 2000 men to install the new governor, Alfred Cumming of Georgia. The Mormons took arms, fortified the passes of the Wasatch Mountains, and captured and burned trains of supplies for the troops. The near approach of winter decided the War Depart
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Chapter XXVIII (search)
ajor-General Commanding. by the President of the United States of America. A proclamation. Whereas, by reason of unlawful obstructions, combinations, and assemblages of persons, it has become impracticable, in the judgment of the President, to enforce, by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, the laws of the United States at certain points and places within the States of North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, and California, and the Territories of Utah and New Mexico, and especially along the lines of such railways traversing said States and Territories as are military roads and post routes, and are engaged in interstate commerce and in carrying United States mails; And whereas, for the purpose of enforcing the faithful execution of the laws of the United States, and protecting property belonging to the United States or under its protection, and of preventing obstructions of the United States mails and of commerce between the States and
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
major-general, 109, 110; end of S.'s difficulties with, 117 ; impeachment of Pres. Johnson, 404, 414-419; confirms S.'s appointment as Secretary of War, 401; S.'s nomination as Secretary of War before, 414-419; the Fitz-John Porter case before, 465 United States Treasury, the, depleted condition during the war, 255, 314, 315, 383, 529-532; restrictions on Southern trade, 373; War Department versus, 482, 483; anecdote of Pies. Grant and, 483 United States Volunteers. See Volunteers. Utah, Territory of, obstruction of rail-roads in, 512 V Valley Head, Ga., S. moves to, 161,162 Values, the law of, 533, 534 Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Gen. Otis commanding at, 510, 511 Vaughan, Maj., 99 Vera Cruz, Mex., French bombardment and capture of, 388 Veterans, difference between volunteers and, 142; the example of, 522 Vicksburg, Miss., S. seeks service at, 64-66; S. sends reinforcements to Grant at, 64, 90, 98, 110, 233; fall of, 70; importance of the capture of, 70,
, P. I. Commander, Brig.-Gen. William A. Kobbe. Department of Alaska.--Territory of Alaska; headquarters, Fort St. Michael, Alaska. Commander, Brig.-Gen. George M. Randall. Department of California.--States of California and Nevada, the Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies; headquarters, San Francisco, Cal. Commander, Maj.-Gen. William R. Shafter. Department of the Colorado.--States of Wyoming (except so much thereof as is embraced in the Yellowstone National Park), Colorado, and Utah, and the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico: headquarters, Denver, Col. Commander, Brig.-Gen. Henry C. Merriam. Department of the Columbia.--States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho (except so much of the latter as is embraced in the Yellowstone National Park) ; headquarters, Vancouver Barracks, Wash. Commander,------. Department of Cuba.--Consisting of the provinces of the Island of Cuba; headquarters, Havana, Cuba. Commander, Brig.-Gen. Leonard Wood. Department of Dakota.--States
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Asphalt, (search)
Asphalt, A solid bituminous substance. probably derived from decayed vegetable matter; used as building material in ancient Babylon. The artificial asphalt from gas-works began to be used as pavement about 1838. Various kinds of asphalt pavement have been since laid in New York, and the leading cities of the United States and Europe. The most celebrated deposit of natural bitumen is on the island of Trinidad, whence the United States obtains its chief supply. although in the calendar year 1809 the United States had an aggregate production of asphalt and bituminous rock of 75.085 short tons, valued at $553,904, the mining being in California. Kentucky, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Texas. Colorado, and Utah, the principal amount being mined in California.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beet sugar. (search)
en treated with lime-water and the whites of eggs, and stirred till it is slightly alkaline. It is then placed in copper pans, and while boiling is constantly stirred and scummed. After sufficient concentration the substance is placed in a warm room for several days till it crystallizes. The juice or molasses which remains is drained off, and the solid part is raw sugar. This may be further refined by dissolving again and using albumen and blood. Experiments in beet sugar production were stimulated by the United States bounty law, in operation from July 1, 1891, to Aug. 27, 1894. In the period 1890-1900 the output in the United States was increased from 2,800 tons to 74,944 tons. The following table shows the production, in long tons, in the United States in the season of 1899-1900: California37,938 Nebraska4,591 Utah8,574 New Mexico446 New York1,607 Michigan16,699 Minnesota2,053 Oregon982 Illinois804 Colorado804 Washington446   Totals for United States74,944
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boycotting, (search)
Boycotting, A practice which derives its name from Capt. C. C. Boycott, of Lough Mask House, in Mayo, Ireland, who in 1880, as land agent of Lord Erne, an Irish nobleman, evicted a large number of tenants. These with their friends refused to either work for him or trade with him, and would not permit others to do so. Finally sixty Orangemen from the north of Ireland, armed with revolvers and supported by a strong escort of cavalry, organized themselves into a Boycott relief expedition, and after gathering his crops carried him to a place of safety. In the United States and England the boycott is sometimes used by trade unions in times of strikes. More or less stringent laws against boycotting have been enacted in Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Connecticut. Maine. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Alabama. Florida, Georgia. Michigan, North Dakota, Oklahoma. Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Vermont.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
ompromise was needed to avoid serious difficulty, for already the representatives of the slave interest had taken action, and the Southern members in Congress boldly declared their intention to break up the Union if California should be admitted under such a constitution. A joint resolution was adopted to appoint a committee of thirteen (six Northern and six Southern members, who should choose the thirteenth) to consider the subject of a territorial government for California New Mexico, and Utah, with instructions to report a plan of compromise embracing all the questions thus arising out of the subject of slavery. Henry Clay was made chairman of that committee. He had already presented (Jan. 25, 1850) a plan of compromise to the South, and spoke eloquently in favor of it (Feb. 5); and on May 8 he reported a plan of compromise in a series of bills, intended to be a pacification. This was called the omnibus bill (q. v.). It made large concessions to the slave-holders, and yet it wa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, George Q. 1827- (search)
Cannon, George Q. 1827- Mormon leader; born in Liverpool, England, Jan. 11, 1827; came to the United States in 1844; brought up in the Mormon faith; was driven out of Nauvoo, Ill., with the other Mormons in 1846, and settled in Utah in 1847. In 1857 he was chosen an apostle; in 1872-82 represented the Territory of Utah in Congress; and during this period his right to a seat in that body was many times hotly contested. He became the object of public scorn and suffered much personal calumni in 1847. In 1857 he was chosen an apostle; in 1872-82 represented the Territory of Utah in Congress; and during this period his right to a seat in that body was many times hotly contested. He became the object of public scorn and suffered much personal calumniation both in Congress and in the press, but held his seat till absolutely forced to retire. When Utah was seeking admission into the Union he was one of the chief promoters of the movement. He died in Monterey, Cal., April 12, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
73835413,536 Pennsylvania434,3732233222222226,302,115 Rhode Island68,825151617202324282932333534428,556 South Carolina249,07376689111418222123241,340,316 Tennessee35,69117151097551091213142,020,616 Texas212,592............25231911763,048,710 Utah11, 3808............353739394043276,749 Vermont85,425121315161721232830323640343,641 Virginia747,61011123445101415171,854,184 Washington11,594..............4042423433518,103 West Virginia442,014................27292828958,800 Wisconsin30,945.. Oregon413,536313,76799,769 Pennsylvania6,302,1155,258,0141,044,101 Rhode Island428,556345,50683,050 South Carolina1,340,3161,151,149189,167 South Dakota401,570328,80872,762 Tennessee2,020,6161,767,518253,098 Texas3,048,7102,235,523813,187 Utah276,749207,90568,844 Vermont343,641332,42211,219 Virginia1,854,1841,655,980198,204 Washington518,103349,390168,713 West Virginia958,800762,794196,006 Wisconsin2,069,0421,686,880382,162 Wyoming92,53160,70531,826 Total76,295,22063,069,75613,22
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