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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wolcott, Oliver 1747-1797 (search)
, Conn., Jan. 11, 1760; a son of the preceding; graduated at Yale College in 1778, and was a volunteer to repel the British and Hessian marauders on the Connecticut coast towns in 1779. He became a volunteer aide to his father, and was afterwards a commissary officer. Admitted to the bar in 1781, he was employed in the financial affairs of Connecticut; and in 1784 was appointed a commissioner to settle its accounts with the United States. He was comptroller of national accounts in 1788-89, auditor of the United States treasury front 1789 to 1791, comptroller from 1791 to 1795, and Secretary of the Treasury from 1795 to 1800, when he was appointed United States circuit judge. In 1802 he engaged in mercantile business in New York City, in which he continued until the breaking out of the War of 1812-15, when, with his son, he established an extensive manufactory of textile goods at Wolcottville, Conn. He was governor of Connecticut in 1818-27. He died in New York City, June 1, 1833.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woods, Charles Robert 1827-1885 (search)
Woods, Charles Robert 1827-1885 Military officer; born in Newark, O., Feb. 19, 1827; graduated at West Point in 1852. Early in 1861 he was quartermaster on General Patterson's staff, and in October became colonel of the 76th Ohio Volunteers. He was at the capture of Fort Donelson and in the battle of Shiloh. In the Southwest, after July, 1862, he commanded a brigade in the 15th Corps, performing gallant service at Arkansas Post (see Hindman, Fort). He was in nearly all the battles around Vicksburg in 1863, and was made brigadier-general in August of that year. He commanded and led a brigade in the contests on Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, and in the Atlanta campaign he was conspicuous. In the campaign through Georgia to the sea, and through the Carolinas, he led a division of Osterhaus's corps. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general, United States army, and in 1874 was promoted colonel of the 2d United States Infantry and retired. He died in Newark, O., Fe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woodward, Augustus B. 1775-1827 (search)
Woodward, Augustus B. 1775-1827 jurist; born in Virginia, presumably in 1775; studied law; went to Michigan in 1805, and became a judge there. In 1824 he was made a judge in the Territory of Florida. His publications include Considerations on the executive government of the United States of America, etc. He died in Florida in 1827. Woodward, Augustus B. 1775-1827 jurist; born in Virginia, presumably in 1775; studied law; went to Michigan in 1805, and became a judge there. In 1824 he was made a judge in the Territory of Florida. His publications include Considerations on the executive government of the United States of America, etc. He died in Florida in 1827.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woolsey, Melancthon Taylor 1782-1838 (search)
Woolsey, Melancthon Taylor 1782-1838 Naval officer; born in New York, in 1782; studied law for a while, but entered the navy as a midshipman, April 9, 1800. He served with credit in the West Indies and the Mediterranean. In 1807 he was commissioned a lieutenant, and in 1808 was sent to Sackett's Harbor to superintend the construction of the Oneida. He served with credit under Commodore Chauncey on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812-15. Woolsey was made master-commandant in July, 1813, and captain in April, 1816. He commanded the Constellation in the West Indies in 1825-26; had charge of the Pensacola navy-yard in 1827, and performed his last duty afloat on the coast of Brazil. He died in Utica, N. Y., May 18, 1838.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrangel, Ferdinand, Baron von 1796-1870 (search)
Wrangel, Ferdinand, Baron von 1796-1870 Explorer; born in Esthonia, Russia, Dec. 29, 1796; educated in the Naval Academy of St. Petersburg; made two voyages around the world in 1817-19 and 1825-27; commanded an expedition to the Polar Sea in 1820-24; and was governor of the Russian possessions in North America (Alaska) in 1829-34. He died in Dorpat, Russia, June 6, 1870. wrecks
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Silas 1795- (search)
Wright, Silas 1795- Legislator; born in Amherst, Mass., May 24, 1795; began business life as a lawyer at Canton, N. Y., in 1819; became a member of the State Senate in 1823; was a Representative in Congress, 1827-29; advocated a protective tariff; was comptroller of the State of New York, 1829-33; United States Senator, 1833-44; supported Jackson in his war against the United States bank; opposed the extension of slavery; was chosen governor of New York in 1844, and at the close of his term of office retired to private life, near Canton, N. Y., where he died, Aug. 27, 1847.
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