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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown 2 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906 2 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909 2 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 2 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 15, 1860., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1865., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dunlap, William, 1766-1839 (search)
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839 Painter, dramatist, and historian; born in Perth Amboy, N. J., Feb. 19, 1766. His father, being a loyalist, went to New York City in 1777, where William began to paint. He made a portrait of Washington at Rocky Hill, N. J., in 1783. The next year he went to England and received instructions from Benjamin West. He became an actor for a short time, and in 1796 was one of the managers of the John Street Theatre, New York. He took the Park Theatre in 1798. From 1814 to 1816 he was paymaster-general of the New York State militia. He began a series of paintings in 1816. In 1833 he published a History of the American theatres, and in 1834 a History of the Arts of design. His history of New Netherland and the State of New York was published in 1840. Mr. Dunlap was one of the founders of the National Academy of Design. He died in New York City, Sept. 28, 1839.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dwight, Theodore, 1764-1846 (search)
ngress, where he became a prominent advocate for the suppression of the slave-trade. During the War of 1812-15 he edited the Mirror, at Hartford, the leading Federal newspaper in Connecticut; and was secretary of the Hartford convention (q. v.)in 1814, the proceedings of which he published in 1833. He published the Albany Daily Advertiser in 1815, and was the founder, in 1817, of the New York Daily Advertiser, with which he was connected until the great fire in 1835, when he retired, with hi the poetical essays of the Echo in the Hartford Mercury. He was also the author of a Dictionary of roots and Derivations. He died in New York City, July 12, 1846. Author; born in Hartford, Conn., March 3, 1796; graduated at Yale College in 1814; settled in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1833. In association with George White it is said that he induced about 9,000 people to leave the East and settle in Kansas. He was the author of a New Gazetteer of the United States (with William Darby); History
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Easton, Langdon Cheves, 1814-1884 (search)
Easton, Langdon Cheves, 1814-1884 Military officer; born in St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 10, 1814; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1838; and served in the Florida, Mexican, and Civil wars. In December, 1863, he was appointed chief quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland; and in May, 1864, was assigned the same post in the army under General Sherman. He received the brevet of major-general in March, 1865; retired in January, 1881. He died in New York City, April 29, 1884.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ellis, George Edward, 1814-1894 (search)
Ellis, George Edward, 1814-1894 Clergyman; born in Boston, Mass., Aug. 8, 1814; graduated at Harvard in 1833; ordained a Unitarian pastor in 1840; president of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and author of History of the battle of Bunker Hill, and biographies of John Mason, William Penn, Anne Hutchinson, Jared Sparks, Count Rumford, etc. He died in Boston, Mass., Dec. 20, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Embargo acts. (search)
of this Embargo Act. It pretty effectually suppressed extensive smuggling, which was carried on between the United States and Canada and at many sea-ports, especially in New England. But the opposition clamored for its repeal. At the opening of 1814 there were expectations, speedily realized, of peace near; also of a general pacification of Europe. These signs were pointed to by the opposition as cogent reasons for the repeal. These considerations had weight, added to which was the necessity for increasing the revenue. Finally, on Jan. 19 (1814), the President recommended the repeal of the Embargo Act, and it was done by Congress on April 14. There were great rejoicings throughout the country, and the demise of the Terrapin was hailed as a good omen of commercial prosperity. The Death of the embargo was celebrated in verses published in the Federal Republican newspaper of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. These were reproduced in the New York Evening post, with an ill
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emott, James, 1771-1850 (search)
Emott, James, 1771-1850 Jurist; born in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., March 14, 1771; graduated at Union College in 1800, and began the practice of law at Ballston Centre, but soon removed to Albany. He represented that district in the legislature in 1804. He practised law a while in New York City, and then returned to Poughkeepsie. He was in Congress from 1809 to 1813, and was a leader of the Federal party therein. He was again in the legislature (1814-17), and was speaker of that body. From 1817 to 1823 he was first judge of Dutchess county, and was judge of the second circuit from 1827 to 1831, when, in compliance with the then law of the State, that prohibited the holding of a judicial office by a citizen over sixty years of age, he retired from public life with his intellect in full vigor. He died in Poughkeepsie, April 10, 1850.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Erie, Fort, (search)
d at $200,000. On Aug. 4, 1814, the British, under Lieutenant-Colonel Drummond, began a siege of Fort Erie, with about 5,000 men. Drummond perceived the importance of capturing the American batteries at Black Rock and seizing or destroying the armed schooners in the lake. A force 1,200 strong, that went over to Black Rock, were repulsed by riflemen, militia, and volunteers, under Major Morgan. Meanwhile Drummond had opened fire on Fort Erie with some 24-pounders. From Aug. 7 to Aug. 14 (1814) the cannonade and bombardment was almost incessant. General Gaines had arrived on the 5th, and taken the chief command as Brown's lieutenant. On the morning of the 7th the British hurled a fearful storm of round-shot upon the American works from five of their heavy cannon. Day by day the siege went steadily on. On the 13th Drummond, having completed the mounting of all his heavy ordnance, began a bombardment, which continued through the day, and was renewed on the morning of the 14th. Wh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Evans, Sir George de Lacy, 1787-1870 (search)
Evans, Sir George de Lacy, 1787-1870 military officer; born in Moig, Ireland, in 1787; entered the British army at the age of twenty years; served in the East Indies, and early in 1814 came to the United States with the rank of brevet-colonel. He was engaged in the battle of Bladensburg (q. v.)in August, and led the troops that entered Washington, D. C., and destroyed the public buildings there. He was with General Ross in the expedition against Baltimore in September, and was near that general when he fell. Evans was also with Pakenham in the attempt to capture New Orleans. He was wounded in the battle that occurred below that city. Returning to Europe, he served under Wellington. Afterwards he was elected to Parliament, and was subsequently promoted to lieutenant-general. In the latter capacity he served in the war in the Crimea in 1854. He died in London, Jan. 2, 1870.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Exmouth, Edward Pellew, Viscount, 1757-1833 (search)
naval officer; born in Dover, England, April 19, 1757; entered the navy at the age of thirteen years; first distinguished himself in the battle on Lake Champlain, in 1776; and rendered great assistance to Burgoyne in his invasion of New York. He became a post-captain in 1782. For the first capture of a vessel of the French navy (1792), in the war with France, Pellew was knighted and employed in blockading the French coast. For bravery in saving the people of a wrecked ship at Plymouth, in 1796, he was made a baronet. Pellew was in Parliament in 1802, but in 1804 was again in the naval service; was promoted to rear-admiral, and made commander-in-chief in the East Indies, when he annihilated the Dutch naval force there. He was created Baron Exmouth in 1814; made a full admiral of the blue, and allowed a pension of $10,000 a year. With a fleet of nineteen ships, he brought the Dey of Algiers to terms in 1816, and liberated about 1,200 prisoners. He died in Teignmouth, Jan. 23. 1833.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Flint, Timothy 1780-1840 (search)
Flint, Timothy 1780-1840 Clergyman; born in Reading, Mass., July 11, 1780; graduated at Harvard in 1880; became minister of the Congregational Church at Lunenburg, Mass., in 1802, but resigned in 1814. He went West as a missionary, but was obliged to give up in consequence of ill health. He then devoted himself to literature, and edited the Western review in Cincinnati, and, for a short time, the Knickerbocker magazine in New York. Among his publications are Recollections of ten years passed in the Valley of the Mississippi; Biography and history of the Western States in the Mississippi Valley (2 volumes); Indian wars of the West; Memoir of Daniel Boone, etc. He died in Salem, Mass., Aug. 16, 1840.
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