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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1860., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 2 2 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 2 2 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 30, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 1 1 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 1 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dismal Swamp, (search)
bered with cypress, juniper, cedar, pine, etc. Lake Drummond, near its centre, covers about 6 square miles. This swamp rises towards its centre, which is considerably higher than its margin. The canal, constructed through the swamp to connect Chesapeake Bay with Albemarle Sound, has large historic interests. The company organized to build the canal received a joint charter from the legislative assemblies of Virginia and North Carolina on Dec. 1, 1787. The canal was opened to navigation in 1822; was wholly finished in 1828; and was built with the assistance of the national government and the State of Virginia at a cost of $1,800,000. Originally it was 32 feet wide and 4 feet deep. Subsequently the width was increased to 40 feet and the depth to 6 feet, and the decaying wooden locks were replaced with stone ones. This canal was for many years the principal means of communication between the North and the South, and was a very profitable venture. After the Civil War its usefulnes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Donelson, Andrew Jackson, 1800-1871 (search)
Donelson, Andrew Jackson, 1800-1871 Statesman; born in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 25, 1800; graduated at West Point in 1820; resigned from the army in 1822; appointed minister to the republic of Texas in 1844; minister to Prussia in 1846; and to the Federal Government of Germany in 1848. He abandoned the Democratic party, joined the American party, and was its candidate for Vice-President on the ticket with Millard Fillmore in 1856. He died in Memphis, Tenn., June 26, 1871.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Durant, Henry Towle, 1822-1881 (search)
Durant, Henry Towle, 1822-1881 Philanthropist; born in Hanover, N. H., Feb. 20, 1822; graduated at Harvard College in 1841; admitted to the bar in 1846; and became connected with Rufus Choate and other celebrated lawyers in practice in Boston. Later he abandoned the practice of law to devote himself to the cause of religion and education. After a few years his plans for an institution where women might receive a higher education were realized, and Wellesley College was founded at a cost of $1,000,000. The institution was opened in September, 1875, and was maintained by him at an expense of $50,000 a year until his death, and afterwards was aided by his widow. He died in Wellesley, Mass., Oct. 3, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dwight, Theodore William, 1822-1892 (search)
Dwight, Theodore William, 1822-1892 Educator and jurist; born in Catskill, N. Y., July 18, 1822; graduated at Hamilton College in 1840; appointed Professor of Municipal Law in Columbia in 1858; Professor of Constitutional Law in Cornell in 1868, and lecturer on constitutional law in Amherst in 1869; appointed a judge of the Theodore William Dwight. commission of appeals in January, 1874. Professor Dwight was the most distinguished teacher of law in the United States. He died in Clinton, N. Y., June 28, 1892.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eckford, Henry, 1775- (search)
Eckford, Henry, 1775- Naval constructor; born in Irvine, Scotland, March 12, 1775; learned his profession with an uncle at Quebec, began business for himself in New York in 1796, and soon took the lead in his profession. During the War of 1812-15 he constructed ships-of-war on the Lakes with great expedition and skill; and soon after the war he built the steamship Robert Fulton, in which, in 1822, he made the first successful trip in a craft of that kind to New Orleans and Havana. Made naval constructor at Brooklyn in 1820, six ships-of-the-line were built after his models. Interference of the board of naval commissioners caused him to leave the service of the government, but he afterwards made ships-of-war for European powers and for the independent states of South America. In 1831 he built a war-vessel for the Sultan of Turkey, and, going to Constantinople, organized a navy-yard there, and there he died, Nov. 12, 1832.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), English, William Hayden, 1822-1896 (search)
English, William Hayden, 1822-1896 Capitalist; born in Lexington, Ind., Aug. 27, 1822; received a collegiate education and studied law; was a Democratic Representative in Congress in 1852-61; and was conspicuous there because of his opposition to the policy of his own party in the controversy over the admission of Kansas into the Union. He reported what was known as the English bill, which provided that the question of admission under the Lecompton constitution be referred back to the people of Kansas. His report was adopted, and Kansas voted against admission under that constitution. After his retirement from Congress he engaged in various financial concerns; was candidate for Vice-President on the ticket with Gen. Winfield S. Hancock in 1880; published an historical and biographical work on the constitution of the law-makers of Indiana; and bequeathed to the Indiana Historical Society, of which he was president for many years, the funds to complete and publish his History of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Alexander Hill, 1792-1847 (search)
Everett, Alexander Hill, 1792-1847 Diplomatist; born in Boston, March 19, 1792; graduated at Harvard in 1806; studied law with John Q. Adams; and in 1809 accompanied him to St. Petersburg as attache to the American legation, to which he became secretary in 1815. He became charge d'affaires at Brussels in 1818; in 1825-29 was minister to Spain; and from 1845 until his death was American commissioner in China. His publications include Europe, or a General survey of the political situation of the principal powers, with conjectures on their future prospects (1821); New ideas on population (1822) ; America, etc. (1827). He died in Canton, China, June 29, 1847. Everett, Edward
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fairfax, Donald McNeill 1822-1894 (search)
Fairfax, Donald McNeill 1822-1894 Naval officer; born in Virginia, Aug. 10, 1822; joined the navy in 1837; and served with the Pacific fleet during the war with Mexico. In 1862-63 he was with Farragut; was then given command successively of the Nantucket and the Montauk, with which he took part in a number of attacks upon the defences of Charleston Harbor; and in 1864-65 was superintendent of the Naval Academy. He was promoted rear-admiral in July, 1880; retired in 1881. He died in Hagerstown, Md., Jan. 11, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
1. St. Augustine was taken possession of about the same time by Commander C. R. P. Rogers, and the alarmed Confederates abandoned Pensacola and the fortifications opposite Fort Pickens. Before the middle of April the whole Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras to Perdido Bay, west of Fort Pickens (excepting Charleston and its vicinity), had been abandoned by the Confederates. See United States, Florida, vol. IX. Territorial governors. NameTerm. Andrew Jackson1821 to 1822 William P. Duval1822 to 1834 John H. Eaton1834 to 1836 Richard K. Call1836 to 1839 Robert R. Reid1839 to 1841 Richard K. Call1841 to 1844 John Branch1844 to 1845 State governors. NameTerm. William D. Moseley1845 to 1849 Thomas Brown1849 to 1853 James E. Broome1853 to 1857 Madison S. Perry1857 to 1861 John Milton1861 to 1865 William Marvin1865 to 1866 David S. Walker1866 to 1868 Harrison Reed1868 to 1872 Ossian B. Hart1872 to 1874 Marcellus L. Stearns1874 to 1877 George F. Drew1877 to 1881 Wil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Folsom, George 1802-1869 (search)
Folsom, George 1802-1869 Historian; born in Kennebunk, Me., May 23, 1802; graduated at Harvard in 1822; practised law in Massachusetts until 1837, when he removed to New York, where he became an active member of the Historical Society. He was appointed charge d'affaires at The Hague in 1850 and held the office for four years. He collected a valuable library and was the author of Sketches of Saco and Biddeford; Dutch annals of New York; Address on the discovery of Maine. He died in Rome, Italy, March 27, 1869.
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