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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 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. 1 1 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
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cupied his thoughts. He was, according to his father, the genus of the family. His neighbors assert that he professed to discover hidden treasures by the use of a peep-stone --a large crystal through which he looked-and that he was also a water-witch, who found wells with the hazel-rod. According to his own account, at the age of fifteen, he had a vision in which Christ appeared to him and warned him against all existing creeds and sects. He received his call as a prophet on the 23d of September, 1823, when Nephi, a messenger of God, appeared to him in a vision, and told him that God had a work for him to do, etc. It is not necessary to recapitulate here the steps by which a bold imposture rose to a formidable fanaticism. Smith began his practices in 1823, at the age of eighteen, but it was seven years later before Mormonism began to take shape as a sect. His shallow pretenses of the discovery of the book of Mormon, and of miraculous spectacles to read it with, and his other
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Black, James, 1823- (search)
Black, James, 1823- Lawyer; born in Lewisburg, Pa., Sept. 23, 1823; was the Presidential nominee of the Prohibition party at its first convention held in Colum bus, O., Feb. 22. 1872, with the Rev. John Russell, of Michigan, for Vice-President.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lippincott, Sara Jane 1823- (search)
Lippincott, Sara Jane 1823- (better known by her pen-name of Grace Greenwood), author; born in Pompey, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1823; married Leander K. Lippincott in 1853; was long engaged in magazine and newspaper work. Her books were written chiefly for the young. They include Greenwood leaves; Stories and legends of travel; New life in New lands; Victoria, Queen of England; Records of five years; Recollections of my childhood, etc.
ptured 2,000 men, 9 pieces of artillery and many flags; at Burgess' Mill. in November, 1864, and in all the struggles on the right, and lastly commanded at Burgess' Mill when the Confederate lines were broken. He conducted his division on the retreat and surrendered with the army on April 9th. During the following years he gave his attention to mining for a time, and then engaged in insurance at Richmond, Va. Brigadier-General Eppa Hunton Brigadier-General Eppa Hunton was born September 23, 1823, in Fauquier county, Va. The Huntons originally settled in New England, but the ancestor of General Hunton removed at an early period to Lancaster county, Va., where his great-grandfather, William Hunton, married Judith Kirk, and afterward made his home in Fauquier county. From him the descent is through his fourth son, James, and through the latter's second son Eppa. The senior Eppa Hunton was in the service of his country during the war of 1812, at Bladensburg and Craney island, an