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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 5 5 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 2 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson 1 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 1 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 1 1 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 8, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, (search)
shot, 130 lbs.; shell, 90 lbs.; charge of powder, 18 lbs., Sept. 6, 1839. Character of gun iron definitely fixed by the metallo-dynamoter, a testing-machine invented by Major Wade, 1840. First 12-in. columbiad; weight, 25,510 lbs.; extreme range, 5,761 yds.; weight of shell, 172 lbs.; charge of powder, 20 lbs.; cast at the South Boston foundry, July 8, 1846. Dahlgren gun, of iron, cast solid and cooled from the exterior, very thick at breech and diminishing to muzzle; first cast, May, 1850. Rodman gun, a columbiad model, smooth-bore, made by the Rodman process of hollow casting, cooled from the interior; adopted by the United States for all sea-coast cannon, 1860. First 10-lb. Parrot gun, of iron, cast hollow, cooled from the inside and strengthened by an exterior tube made of wrought-iron bars spirally coiled and shrunk on; made at the West Point foundry, 1860. 15-in. Rodman gun, weighing 49,000 lbs., cast by the South Boston Iron Company, 1860. Parrott gun fir
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kane, Elisha Kent 1820- (search)
Kane, Elisha Kent 1820- Explorer; born in Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1820; was educated at the universities of Virginia and Pennsylvania, taking his medical degree in 1843. Ill-health led to his entering the navy, and he sailed as physician to the embassy to China in 1843. He travelled extensively in Asia and Europe, traversed Greece on foot, explored western Africa to some extent, was in the war with Mex- Elisha Kent Kane. ico, and in May, 1850, sailed as surgeon and naturalist under Lieut. Edwin J. De Haven, in search of Sir John Franklin. Sir John, an English navigator, had sailed on a voyage of discovery and exploration with two vessels, in May, 1845. Years passed by, and no tidings of him or his companions came. Expeditions were sent from England in search of him. Public interest in the fate of Sir John was excited in Europe and the United States, and in May. 1850, Henry Grinnell, a merchant of New York, fitted out two ships, the Advance and Rescue, and placed them in cha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mormons, (search)
were uttered, chants were sung, and, in the midst of bishops in their sacerdotal robes, the voice of the Seer (Brigham Young) was heard pronouncing the temple dedicated to the service of Almighty God. Over the door was placed this inscription: The House of the Lord. built by the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints. holiness to the Lord. On the day when the temple was dedicated it was abandoned to the Gentiles. Thirty months afterwards it was destroyed by fire; and in May, 1850, the City of Beauty was desolated by a tornado, and the partially restored temple was cast to the earth a heap of ruins. Smith had been almost absolute in power and influence; and as early as 1838 he had by persuasion corrupted several women, calling them spiritual wives, although he had a lawful wife to whom he had been married eleven years. She naturally became jealous, and, to pacify her, Smith pretended to receive (July 12, 1843) a revelation authorizing men to have more than one wi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stockton, Robert field 1795-1866 (search)
Stockton, Robert field 1795-1866 Naval officer; born in Princeton, N. J., Aug. 20, 1795; grandson of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; entered the navy as midshipman in 1811; was conspicuous in several of the battles of the War of 1812-15; became captain in 1838, and resigned in May, 1850. In the Mediterranean and on the coast of Africa he was active and efficient—against the Algerine pirates in the first instance, and the slavers in the second—and in 1821 he made treaties with African chiefs by which was obtained the territory of Liberia (see Colonization Society, American). He also broke up the nests of many West India pirates. He was among the foremost in advocating steam-vessels for the navy, and the Princeton, built after his plan, in 1844, was the pioneer. In 1845 he was sent to the Pacific with 1,500 men, including 600 sailors, in a small squadron, and in a few months he was chiefly instrumental in conquering California and forming a provisi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
851 James Fenimore Cooper, author, dies at Cooperstown, N. Y., aged sixty-two......Sept. 14, 1851 Hudson River Railroad opened from New York to Albany......Oct. 8, 1851 Kossuth leaves the Mississippi at Gibraltar and embarks on the Madrid, an English passenger steamer, for Southampton, England......Oct. 15, 1851 President Fillmore issues a proclamation forbidding military expeditions into Mexico......Oct. 22, 1851 Grinnell expedition, sent out in search of Sir John Franklin, May, 1850, returns to New York......October, 1851 Thirty-second Congress, first session, assembles......Dec. 1, 1851 Speaker of the House, Linn Boyd, of Kentucky. Kossuth arrives at New York from England......Dec. 5, 1851 Resolution of welcome to Louis Kossuth by Congress approved......Dec. 15, 1851 Henry Clay resigns his seat in the Senate (to take effect September, 1852)......Dec. 17, 1851 A fire in the library of Congress destroys 35,000 of its 55,000 volumes......Dec. 24, 1851