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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 350 350 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 18 18 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 17 17 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 10 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 9 9 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 8 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 8 8 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: may 22, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 7 7 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 II. 7 7 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alaska, (search)
Czar. The charter of the company expired in 1867, when the government declined to renew it. In 1865-67 the country was explored by a scientific corps sent out by the United States to select a route for the Russo-American telegraph line — a project which was abandoned in consequence of the successful laying of the Atlantic cable. Early in 1867 negotiations were begun for the purchase of the Territory by the United States, and a treaty to that effect was ratified by the United States Senate May 20 the same year. The price paid was $7.200,000. In October Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau. a commissioner for the purpose, formally took possession of the region. The Territory remained under military government till 1884, when a district government was established and a land office opened. This form of administration proved adequate till the remarkable discoveries of gold in the neighborhood of the Klondike and Yukon rivers, in 1897, attracted thousands of miners to those regions, and soon made
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cornwallis, Lord Charles 1738-1805 (search)
ger hold the Carolinas. He arrived at Wilmington April 7, 1781, then garrisoned by a small force under Major Craig, where he remained long enough to rest and recruit his shattered army. Apprised of Greene's march on Camden, and hoping to draw him away from Lord Rawdon, the earl marched into Virginia and joined the forces of Phillips and Arnold at Petersburg. So ended British rule in the Carolinas forever. He left Wilmington April 25, crossed the Roanoke at Halifax, and reached Petersburg May 20. Four days afterwards he entered upon his destructive career in Virginia. A few days after he reached Williamsburg, Cornwallis received an order from Sir Henry Clinton to send 3,000 of his troops to New York, then menaced by the allied (Americans and French) armies. Clinton also directed the earl to take a defensive position in Virginia. Satisfied that after he should send away so large a part of his army he could not cope with Lafayette and his associates, Cornwallis determined to cros
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaration of Independence, Mecklenburg, (search)
ese resolutions were supplemented by a number of minor provisions to insure the safety of the citizens, and at 2 A. M. on May 20, the resolutions were unanimously adopted. A few days afterwards Capt. James Jack, of Charlotte, was appointed messengerd by a committee of the North Carolina legislature in 1831, and its report so far satisfied the people of that State that May 20 was made a State holiday. In 1838, Peter Force, a well-known scholar, announced the discovery of another set of resolutiet of resolutions numbered twenty, and made no declaration of independence. Some parties who defended the resolutions of May 20 claimed that there should be no question as to the mere day of the month on the ground that this discrepancy was explainthe document taken to Philadelphia by Captain Jack contained the twenty resolutions of May 31, and not the declaration of May 20. The foregoing are the principal facts touching this historical controversy; and while Bancroft accepts the declaration
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greeley, Horace 1811-1872 (search)
Niagara, and they used it to fire the Southern heart and to sow the seeds of discontent among the loyal people of the land. Accepting Presidential nominations. The Liberal Republican Convention, held in Cincinnati, gave him the nomination for the Presidency on May 1, 1872, and on the 3d the committee on notifications informed him of the convention's choice. On the day following the nomination Mr. Greeley retired from all connection with the editorial department of the Tribune, and on May 20 he accepted the nomination in the following letter to the committee: New York, May 20, 1872. Gentlemen,—I have chosen not to acknowledge your letter of the 3d inst. until I could learn how the work of your convention was received in all parts of our great country, and judge whether that work was approved and ratified by the mass of our fellow-citizens. Their response has from day to day reached me through telegrams, letters, and the comments of journalists independent of official patron
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
Valley Forge, with about 2,100 men and five pieces of artillery, to cut off all communication between Philadelphia and the country, and to obtain information concerning a rumored intention of the British to evacuate that city. Lafayette crossed the Schuylkill, and took post at Barren Hill, about half-way between Valley Forge and Philadelphia, occupying the Lutheran church there as headquarters. General Howe sent General Grant to make a secret night march to gain the rear of the marquis (May 20), and the next morning Howe marched with about 6,000 men, commanded by Clinton and Knyphausen, to capture the young Frenchman and send him to England. The marquis outgeneralled the British, though they surprised him, and escaped across the Schuylkill. Howe was disappointed, for he was about to depart for England under a partial cloud of ministerial displeasure, and he hoped to close his career in America by some brilliant act. Lafayette's headquarters near Chadd's Ford. After a short
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
ssippi, seemed impregnable against any National forces that might be employed against them. Their European friends gave them great encouragement, for there were strong manifestations of desires for the acknowledgment of the independence of the Confederate States of America. Feeling thus strong, the Confederate authorities ordered Lee to invade Maryland and Pennsylvania. His force was now almost equal to that of Hooker, and in better spirits than was the Army of the Potomac. As early as May 20 Hooker suspected such a movement would be undertaken, and informed the Secretary of War. Earlier than this, Clement C. Barclay, of Philadelphia, who had rare opportunities for information, had warned the authorities at Washington, Baltimore, and Harrisburg of impending danger, but they were slow to believe Lee would repeat the folly of the previous year. Lee's first movement in that direction was to get Hooker from the Rappahannock by feints and a real flanking movement. There was conside
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Memorial, or Decoration day. (search)
Memorial, or Decoration day. The 30th day of May is generally observed as a holiday by the citizens of the United States, when the touching ceremony of decorating the graves of Union soldiers and sailors all over the land is performed, in public and private cemeteries, with appropriate ceremonies. The 20th of May is observed in the Southern States as Memorial day, when the graves of Confederate soldiers and sailors are also decorated with flowers, with imposing ceremonies. In recent years there has been a happy commingling of the Boys in Blue and the Boys in Gray on these respective occasions.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
dent for 75,000 volunteers filled the people of the State with excitement and alarm. Taking advantage of this state of public feeling, the legislature authorized a convention, and ordered the election of delegates on May 13. At the same time it gave the governor authority to raise 10,000 men, and the State treasurer the power to issue $500,000 in bills of credit, in denominations as low as 3 cents. It defined the act of treason to be levying war against the State. The convention assembled May 20, and issued an ordinance of secession by a unanimous vote. On the same day the governor issued orders for the enrolment of 30,000 men, and within three weeks not less than 20,000 were under arms. The forts were again seized; also the United States mint at Charlotte. The loyal North State, placed between Virginia and South Carolina, could not withstand the pressure of the untiring Confederates of those two commonwealths. Satisfied that there was a prevailing Union sentiment in eastern N
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Secession of Southern States. (search)
. Hooker; to Alabama, Joseph W. Matthews; to Georgia, William L. Harris; to Louisiana, Wirt Adams; to Texas, H. H. Miller; to Arkansas, George B. Fall; to Florida, E. M. Yerger; to Tennessee T. J. Wharton; to Kentucky, W. S. Featherstone; to North Carolina, Jacob Thompson, the Secretary of the Interior; to Virginia, Fulton Anderson; to Maryland, A. H. Handy; to Delaware, Henry Dickinson; to Missouri, P. Russell. Ordinances of secession were passed in eleven States of the Union in the following order: South Carolina, Dec. 20, 1860; Mississippi, Jan. 9, 1861; Florida, Jan. 10; Alabama, Jan. 11; Georgia, Jan. 19; Louisiana, Jan. 26; Texas, Feb. 1; Virginia, April 17; Arkansas, May 6; North Carolina, May 20, and Tennessee, June 8. Only one of these ordinances was ever submitted to the people for their considration. See Confederate States of America; articles on the States composing the Confederacy; and suggestive titles of the persons and events that were conspicuous in the Civil War.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tariff. (search)
. 31, 1828 New tariff, with a 41 per cent. Rate, favored by Daniel Webster, is debated front March 4 to May 15; passed by House, 109 to 91; Senate, 26 to 21, and Approved......May 19, 1828 [This became known as the Tariff of Abominations. South Carolina protested against it as unconstitutional, oppressive, and unjust. North Carolina also protested, and Alabama and Georgia denied the power of Congress to lay duties for protection.] Duties on coffee, cocoa, and tea reduced by act of May 20; on molasses and salt by act......May 29, 1830 Secretary of the Treasury Ingham, in his report, advocates home valuation in place of foreign, the current value of goods in the United States to be the dutiable value......Dec. 15, 1830 National free-trade convention meets in Philadelphia......Sept. 30, 1831 National protection convention meets in New York......Oct. 26, 1831 George McDuffie, representative from South Carolina, from committee on ways and means, reports a bill propo
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