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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shafter, William Rufus 1835- (search)
Shafter, William Rufus 1835- Military officer; born in Kalamazoo county, Mich., Oct. 16, 1835; received a common school education; entered the National army as first lieutenant in the 7th Michigan Infantry, Aug. 22, 1861; became major of the 19th Michigan Infantry, Sept. 5, 1862; was promoted lieutenant-colonel, June 5, 1863; colonel of the 17th United States Colored Infantry, April 19. 1864; and was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers. March 13, 1865. He was commissioned lieutenantcolonel in the regular army in January, 1867, and was promoted brigadier-general in May, 1897. When the American-Spanish War began he was appointed major-general of volunteers and ordered to Tampa, Fla., to command the invading William Rufus Shafter. army of Cuba. He conducted the military operations which ended in the surrender of Santiago de Cuba in July, 1898. Shafter was selected to lead the American troops in Cuba, according to General Corbin, on account of his rank and conceded abili
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
nor Michael Hahn appointed military governor of Louisiana......March 15, 1864 Enabling act for admission of Nevada and Colorado......March 21, 1864 New York Sanitary Commission fair (receipts $1,200,000) opened. April 4, 1864 Battles of Sabine Cross-roads, Pleasant Grove, and Pleasant Hill, La.......April 8-9, 1864 Fort Pillow, Tenn., captured by Confederates under Forrest, and colored garrison slaughtered......April 12, 1864 Enabling act to admit Nebraska approved......April 19, 1864 Motto In God we trust first stamped upon the bronze 2-cent coins authorized by act......April 22, 1864 Hon. Daniel Clark, of New Hampshire, elected president of the Senate pro tem........April 26, 1864 Army of the Potomac, 130,000 strong, crosses the Rapidan......May 4, 1864 Sherman advances southward from Chattanooga......May 4, 1864 Sassacus defeats the Confederate ram Albemarle in Albemarle Sound......May 5, 1864 Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia......May 5-6, 1864
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nebraska, (search)
st......May 30, 1854 Francis Burt, appointed governor, dies soon after reaching the Territory; Thomas B. Cuming acting governor......Oct. 13, 1854 Legislature and delegates to Congress first elected......Dec. 12, 1854 First legislature convenes at Omaha......Jan. 16, 1855 Capitol at Omaha completed......January, 1858 Governor Black issues a proclamation calling out volunteers for the Federal army......M ay 1, 1861 Act to enable the people to form a State government......April 19, 1864 Constitution framed by convention, Feb. 9, 1866; ratified by the people, 3,938 for and 3,838 against......June 21, 1866 Act to admit Nebraska as a State is passed over a veto, upon the fundamental condition that within the State of Nebraska there should be no denial of the elective franchise or of any other right to any person by reason of race or color, except Indians not taxed ; the Nebraska legislature accepting these conditions......Feb. 8-9, 1867 Act admitting Nebraska ac