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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 5 5 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 5 5 Browse Search
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid 1 1 Browse Search
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army 1 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 1 1 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alden, James, 1810-1877 (search)
Alden, James, 1810-1877 Naval officer; born in Portland, Me.. March 31, 1810; became a midshipman in 1828; lieutenant in 1841; commander in 1855; captain, Jan. 2, 1863; commodore, July 25, 1866; and rear-admiral, June 19, 1871. He was a participant in the South Sea Exploring Expedition under Lieutenant Wilkes, and served under Commodore Conner on the Gulf coast of Mexico during the war with that country. He was active in the reinforcement of Fort Pickens; in the expedition against Galveston; as commander of the Richmond in the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip in the capture of New Orleans; and at Vicksburg, Port Hudson. Mobile Bay, and Fort Fisher. He was appointed chief of the Bureau of Navigation and Detail in 1869, and, after his promotion to rear-admiral, commander of the European squadron. He died in San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 6, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sutro, Adolph Heinrich Joseph 1830-1898 (search)
898 Mining engineer; born in Aix-la-Chapelle, Prussia, April 29, 1830; came to the United States in 1850; and later went to California, where he was in business for ten years; visited Nevada in 1860; learned of the unfavorable condition of the mines; and planned the great Sutro tunnel, through the heart of the mountain where lay the Comstock lode. He interested capitalists in the project; obtained a charter from the Nevada legislature, Feb. 4, 1865; and the authorization of Congress, July 25, 1866. The tunnel was begun Oct. 19, 1869; before the close of 1871 four vertical shafts had been opened along its line, one of which was 552 feet deep; and it was completed at a cost of nearly $4,000,000. The main tunnel is 1,650 feet from the surface, 20,000 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 10 feet high. Mr. Sutro sold his interest in the tunnel and went to San Francisco, where he invested in real estate, and became one of the richest men on the Pacific coast. He was elected mayor of San Fran
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
representation in Congress......June 18, 1866 Message from the President to Congress adverse to presenting the Fourteenth Amendment to the States......June 22, 1866 Great fire in Portland, Me.......July 4, 1866 James H. Lane, Senator from Kansas, commits suicide......July 11, 1866 Tennessee readmitted by joint resolution of Congress, approved......July 24, 1866 Congress creates the grades of admiral and vice-admiral in the navy, and revives that of general in the army......July 25, 1866 Atlantic telegraph completed......July 27, 1866 Act increasing and fixing the military peace establishment......July 28, 1866 First session adjourns......July 28, 1866 Race riot in New Orleans, many negroes killed......July 30, 1866 National Union Convention of Conservatives in Philadelphia; Senator James R. Doolittle, president......Aug. 14, 1866 This convention adopts a declaration of principles vindicating the President......Aug. 17, 1866 President proclaims the d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wisconsin, (search)
aw repealed......July, 1862 Negro-suffrage amendment to the constitution rejected by vote of 55,591 to 46,588......November, 1865 Home for soldiers' orphans opened Jan. 1, 1866; established by private subscription, becomes a State institution......March 31, 1866 Fourth Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry mustered out after a service of five years and one day, the longest term on record of a volunteer organization......May 28, 1866 Alexander W. Randall appointed Postmaster-General......July 25, 1866 Supreme Court sustains the amendment to the constitution giving suffrage to colored men, as ratified by the people in 1849......1866 Northern University at Watertown, opened 1865, chartered......1867 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment......March 9, 1869 Northwestern branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, near Milwaukee, dedicated......October, 1869 A whirlwind of fire 10 miles in width sweeps over the counties bordering on Green Bay. Loss
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Watson, John Crittenden 1842- (search)
Watson, John Crittenden 1842- Naval officer; born in Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 24, 1842; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1860; served in the Civil War, being present at the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and the Vicksburg batteries; took part in the battle of Mobile Bay, etc.; promoted lieutenant-commander, July 25, 1866; captain, March 6, 1887; and commodore, Nov. 7, 1897. On June 27, 1898, he was appointed chief of the Eastern Squadron, which was originally organized for the purpose of intercepting the Spanish fleet under Admiral Camara, which it was supposed had sailed for the United States under orders to devastate the coast cities and to cooperate with Admiral Cervera. This Spanish fleet for several weeks was variously reported as being at the Cape Verde Islands and at other points near the American seaboard, and at one time it started to go through the Suez Canal and to Manila Bay for the purpose of attacking Dewey's fleet. After the destruction