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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whitcomb, James -1852 (search)
Whitcomb, James -1852 Governor; born near Windsor, Vt., Dec. 1, 1795; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1822; began practice in Bloomington, Ind., in 1824; was governor of Indiana in 1843-49, and during his last term recruited five infantry regiments for the Mexican War. He was elected United States Senator in 1849. He died in New York City, Oct. 4, 1852. He was the author of Facts for the people a pamphlet in favor of freetrade.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White, Richard Grant 1822-1885 (search)
White, Richard Grant 1822-1885 Journalist; born in New York City, May 22, 1822; graduated at the University of the City of New York in 1839; studied both law and medicine, and was admitted to the bar in 1845. He soon afterwards devoted himself entirely to newspaper and literary work, and especially to the study of languages. He was a frequent contributor to the Galaxy and the Atlantic Monthly; and wrote National hymns, a Lyrical and National study for the times; The American view of the copyright question; Poetry of the Civil War, etc. He died in New York City, Aug. 8, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Willey, Benjamin Glazier 1796-1867 (search)
Willey, Benjamin Glazier 1796-1867 Author; born in Conway, N. H., Feb. 1, 1796; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1822; studied theology and was installed as associate pastor with the Rev. Asa Cummings in 1824; held subsequent charges in East Sumner, Me., and in Milton and Farmington, N. H. He was the author of Incidents in the White Mountains, which after his death was republished under the title, History of the White Mountains, together with many interesting anecdotes, illustrating life in the Backwoods. He died in East Sumner, Me., April 17, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Seth 1822-1866 (search)
Williams, Seth 1822-1866 Military officer; born in Augusta, Me., March 21, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1842, served under Scott in Mexico as aide-de-camp to General Patterson, and after the war was in the adjutant-general's department. Early in September, 1861, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, after serving as adjutant-general of the army of General McClellan in western Virginia. He held the same position under General Meade. In May, 1864, he was made acting inspector-general on Grant's staff, and in August of that year was brevetted major-general of volunteers for meritorious services since Gettysburg ; also, in March, 1865, was brevetted major-general, United States army, for gallant and meritorious services during the rebellion. He died in Boston, March 23, 1866.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wood, John 1775-1822 (search)
Wood, John 1775-1822 Author; born in Scotland about 1775; emigrated to the United States in 1800; became editor of the Western world in Kentucky in 1816; and had charge of The Atlantic world, Washington, D. C.; removed to Richmond, Va., where he was employed in making county maps. He wrote History of the administration of John Adams; Full statement of the trial and acquittal of Aaron Burr; Full Exposition of the Clintonian faction, and the Society of the Columbian Illuminati; Narrative of the suppression, by Colonel Burr, of the history of the administration of John Adams, with a biography of Jefferson and Hamilton. etc. He died in Richmond, Va., in May. 1822. Pioneer; born in Moravia, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1798; moved to Illinois in 1819, and three years later erected the first cabin in the present city of Quincy; was prominent for sixty years in the affairs of that place; member of the State Senate in 1850-54; elected governor of Illinois in 1859. He was made colonel of the
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