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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woodbridge, William 1780-1861 (search)
Woodbridge, William 1780-1861 Governor; born in Norwich, Conn., Aug. 20, 1780; went with his father to Marietta, O., in 1791, being one of the first settlers of the Northwestern Territory; was admitted to the bar in 1806; prosecuting attorney for New London county, O., in 1808-14; made secretary of Michigan Territory by President Madison, and settled in Detroit; member of Congress in 1819-20; judge of the Michigan Supreme Court in 1828-32; governor of Michigan in 1840-41, member of the United States Senate in 1841-47. He died in Detroit, Mich., Oct. 20, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Worth, William Jenkins 1794-1849 (search)
nkins 1794-1849 Military officer; born in Hudson, N. Y., March 1, 1794; began life as a clerk in a store at Hudson, and entered the military service, as lieutenant of infantry, in May, 1813. He was highly distinguished in the battles of Chippewa and at Lundy's Lane, in July, 1814, and was severely wounded in the latter contest. He was in command of cadets at West Point from 1820 to 1828, and in 1838 was made colonel of the 8th United States Infantry. He served in the Seminole War from 1840 to 1842, and was in command of the army in Florida in 1841-42. He was brevetted a brigadiergeneral in March, 1842, commanded a brigade under General Taylor in Mexico in 1846, and was distinguished in the capture of Monterey. In 1847-48 he commanded a division, under General Scott, in the capture of Vera Cruz, and in the battles from Cerro Gordo to the assault and capture of the city of Mexico. He was brevetted major-general, and was presented with a sword by Congress, by the States of New
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Carroll Davidson 1840- (search)
Wright, Carroll Davidson 1840- Statistician; born in Dunbarton, N. H., July 25, 1840; received an academic education; member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1872-73; chief of the bureau of statistics of labor for Massachusetts in 1873-88; became United States commissioner of labor in 1885; and Professor of Statistics and Social Economics in the School of Comparative Jurisprudence and Diplomacy of Columbian University in 1900. He is the author of The factory system of the United States (United States census report for 1880, vol. II.) ; The relation of political Economy to the labor question; History of wages and prices in Massachusetts, 1752-1883; The industrial evolution of the United States; History and growth of the United States census, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Young, Samuel Baldwin marks 1840- (search)
Young, Samuel Baldwin marks 1840- Military officer; born in Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 9, 1840; joined the National army in 1861; made captain Sept. 6 of that year; served through the war, winning distinction in the campaign which closed with Lee's surrender; promoted captain in the regular Army July 28, 1866, and colonel of the 3d Cavalry June 19, 1897. He was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers May 4, 1898, and given command of the 2d Brigade in the cavalry division of the 5th Corps in General Shafter's army; promoted major-general of volunteers on July 8 following. He served with distinction in the Philippines from July 24, 1899, to March 1, 1901, being military governor of northwestern Luzon during part of that period. He was promoted brigadier-general, United States army, Jan. 2, 1900, and major-general, United States army, Feb. 2, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Zouaves, (search)
Zouaves, The name originally adopted by a body of French infantry, who took it from a tribe in Algeria, whose fighting men have been noted throughout northern Africa for generations. A body of these troops were incorporated with the French army. After 1840 the Zouaves were all native Frenchmen. In the Crimean War they were the élite of the French infantry. They retained the picturesque costume of the African Zouaves, and their peculiar discipline. Their dress consisted of a loose jacket and waistcoat of dark-blue cloth, red Turkish trousers, red fez with yellow tassel, green turban, sky-blue sash, yellow leather leggings, and white gaiters. At the beginning of the American Civil War a few volunteer regiments were uniformed as Zouaves, and were so called; but the costume, which made a conspicuous mark for bullets, was soon exchanged for the more sober blue and gray. The first regiment of Zouaves was that of Colonel Ellsworth— New York fire Zouaves. Some were more picturesq
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