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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 874 98 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 411 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 353 235 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 353 11 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 345 53 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 321 3 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 282 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 253 1 Browse Search
Allan Pinkerton, The spy in the rebellion; being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion, revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public, compiled from official reports prepared for President Lincoln , General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General . 242 0 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 I. 198 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolitionists. (search)
o the British colony of Sierra Leone. In 1820, the society tried and became dissatisfied with Sherbrook Island, and on Dec. 15, 1821, a permanent location was purchased at Cape Mesurado. In 1847. the colony declared itself an independent republic under the name of Liberia (q. v.), its capital being Monrovia. It was in 1830 that the abolitionist movement proper began. In 1829-30, William Lloyd Garrison engaged with Benjamin Lundy in publishing The genius of universal emancipation, in Baltimore. Garrison's first efforts were directed against the Colonization Society and gradual abolition. He insisted on the use of every means at all times towards abolition without regard to the wishes of slave-owners. The effects were almost immediately apparent. Abolition, with its new elements of effort and intention, was no longer a doctrine to be quietly and benignantly discussed by slave-owners. On Jan. 1, 1831, Garrison began publishing The liberator, in Boston; the New England Anti-Sl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexandria, (search)
defence of Washington. They were powerless, and were compelled to submit. The invader contented himself with burning one vessel and loading several others with plunder, for he became in too great a hurry to depart to wait for the hidden merchandise and the raising of the scuttled vessels. The squadron sailed down the Potomac, annoyed all the way by batteries and the militia on the shore, the former quickly constructed and armed with heavy guns from vessels sent by Commodore Rogers from Baltimore, and also others sent down from Washington. The British squadron, having an aggregate of 173 guns, passed out safely into Chesapeake peake Bay on Sept. 5. In the Civil War the city was occupied by National troops on May 25, 1861. and the same day Col. Ephraim Elmer ells worth (q. v.), commanding the 11th New York Volunteers (Fire Zouaves) was killed as he was descending from the roof of the Marshall House, where he had hauled down a Confederate flag, by James T. Jackson, the keeper of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Annapolis, (search)
ital of the State of Maryland: on the Severn River, 20 miles south by east of Baltimore: is the seat of the United States Naval Academy and of St. John's College; po and extensive commerce, being a port of entry long before the foundations of Baltimore were laid. On the morning of Oct. 15, 1774, a vessel owned by Anthony Stew April 19, 1861, when he first heard of the assault on Massachusetts troop in Baltimore. He had orders to go to Washington through Baltimore. It was evident that hBaltimore. It was evident that he could not do so without trouble, and he took counsel with (Gen. Robert Patterson, the commander of the Department of Washington. He also consulted Commodore Duponed up in expectation of the arrival of a body of Confederates, by water, from Baltimore, to assist them in seizing the venerable and venerated frigate Constitution, ilway to within 4 miles of the capital. The 7th Regiment were the first troops that reached Washington after the tragedy at Baltimore a week before. See Baltimore.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Aqueducts. (search)
at Syracuse. The most famous Roman aqueducts were the Aqua Apia, 10 miles in length; the Aqua Martia, 60 miles; the Aqua Julia, 15 miles, and the Aqua Claudia, 46 miles. With the exception of the Claudia, all these were constructed before the birth of Christ. Among the most important aqueducts in the United States are the following: The old Croton, New York City, built 1837-42, length, 38 1/4 miles, capacity, 100 million gallons daily. The new Croton, built 1884-90, length 30 1/2 miles, capacity, 250 million gallons daily. Washington Aqueduct, built 1852-59, two 4-foot pipes. Boston, from Sudbury River, built 1875-78, length, 16 miles. Baltimore, from Gunpowder River, built 1875-81, length, 7 miles. The Sutro tunnel, 4 miles long, constructed to drain the Comstock Lode, Nevada, at a depth of 1,600 feet. It was chartered February 4, 1865, and completed June 30, 1879. Many important works for the purpose of irrigation are now under construction in the Western States of the Union.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Armistead, George, 1780- (search)
others in the military service in the second war for independence--three in the regular army and two in the militia service. Because of his bravery in defending Baltimore, he was brevetted a lieutenant-colonel; and the citizens presented him with an elegant silver service in the form of a vase fashioned like a bombshell, with goblets and salver. After his death at Baltimore, April 25, 1818, a fine marble monument was erected there to his memory. The George Armistead. grateful citizens also erected a large monument, designed by Maximilian Godefroy, and wrought in white marble, in memory of all the defenders of Baltimore. It The Armistead vase. is a ceateful citizens also erected a large monument, designed by Maximilian Godefroy, and wrought in white marble, in memory of all the defenders of Baltimore. It The Armistead vase. is a cenotaph, and was erected in 1815, at a cost of $60,000. It bears the names, in bronze letters, of the officers who perished in defence of the city.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, (search)
is popularly known as The Monumental City. Baltimore has a history dating back to 1662, when its Jones, the first settler on the A view of Baltimore to-day. site of Baltimore, in 1682, gave hisBaltimore, in 1682, gave his name to a small stream that runs through the city. In January, 1730, a town was laid out on the wfirst minister of the Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, and Rev. William White, of the Episcopal Cheen in session at Richmond, had adjourned to Baltimore, and claimed the right to sit in the conventlegraphwires on all the leading lines out of Baltimore, excepting the one that kept up a communicatneral Scott planned a grand campaign against Baltimore. He proposed to move simultaneously upon thf gunpowder said to be stored in a church in Baltimore. Towards the evening of the 13th the entiree opposer of the government in Maryland. In Baltimore he was the head of the Confederate movements and cause to be executed the police laws of Baltimore, with the aid and assistance of the subordin[33 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, Lords. (search)
Baltimore, Lords. I. George Calvert, Born about 1580, at Kipling, Yorkshire, Eng.; was graduated at Oxford; travelled on the Continent; became secretary of Robert Cecil; married Anne Minne in 1604; was a clerk of the privy council; was knighted in 1617; became a secretary of state soon afterwards, and in 1620 was granted a lf a Roman Catholic, he resigned his office, but King James retained him in the privy council; and a few days before that monarch's death he was created Baron of Baltimore in the Irish peerage. Calvert had already entered upon a colonizing scheme. In 1620 he purchased a part of Newfoundland, and was invested with the privileges atimore obtained a charter from Charles I. of the territory on the Chesapeake now forming the State of Maryland. What will you call the country? asked the King. Baltimore referred the matter to his Majesty. Then let us name it after the Queen (Henrietta Maria), said Charles, and call it Mariana. The expert courtier dissented, bec
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806 (search)
Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806 A negro mathematician; born in Maryland, Nov. 9, 1731. He taught himself mathematics; and for many years, while engaged in daily labor, made the necessary calculations for and published an almanac for Maryland and the adjoining States. Mr. Jefferson presented one of his almanacs to the French Academy of Sciences, where it excited wonder and admiration, and the African almanac became well known to the scientific circles of Europe. In 1790 he was employed by the commissioners in the survey of the boundaries of the District of Columbia. His grandmother was an Englishwoman, who purchased a small plantation in Maryland, bought two slaves from a ship just from Africa and married one of them. He died in Baltimore, in October, 1806.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barney, Joshua, 1759- (search)
Barney, Joshua, 1759- Naval officer; born in Baltimore, Md., July 6, 1759. Inclined to a seafaring life, he went to sea in his early youth: and when he was only sixteen years of age, an accident caused the care of his ship to devolve upon him. He met the exigency with courage and skill. He entered the Continental navy, at its first organization in 1775, as master's mate, in the sloop Hornet, and joined Commodore Hopkins. In an action between the Continental schooner Wasp and British brig Tender, in Delaware Bay, before he was seventeen years of age, his conduct was so gallant that he was made a lieutenant. In that capacity he served in the Sachem (Capt. I. Robinson), and after a severe action with a British brig, in which his commander was wounded, young Barney brought her into port. Soon afterwards he was made a prisoner, but was speedily released, and in the Andrea Doria he was engaged in the defence of the Delaware River in 1777. He was again made prisoner, and was exchan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beauregard, Pierre Gustave toutant, (search)
nction, invited the people of Virginia to a vindication of their patriotism, by the name and memory of their Revolutionary fathers, and by the purity and sanctity of their domestic firesides, to rally to the standard of their State and country, and by every means in their power compatible with honorable warfare, to drive back and expel the invaders from the land. The speech of President Davis at Richmond and this proclamation of Beauregard were lauded by the Confederates at Washington and Baltimore as having the ring of true metal. After the battle of Bull Run (q. v.), in July, he was promoted to major-general. He took command of the Army of the Mississippi, under Gen. A. S. Johnston, and directed the battle of Shiloh in April, 1862, after the death of Johnston. He successfully defended Charleston in 1862-63, and in May, 1864, he joined Lee in the defence of Petersburg and Richmond. As commander of the forces in the Carolinas in 1865, he joined them with those of Gen. J. E. Johns
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