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t him, which would be an everlasting disgrace to the State. We reluctantly complied: went to Trumbull and elected him. I remember that Judge S. T. Logan gave up Lincoln with great reluctance. He begged hard to try him on one or two ballots more, but Mr. Lincoln urged us not to risk it longer. I never saw the latter more earnest and decided. He congratulated Trumbull warmly, although of course greatly disappointed and mortified at his own want of success. --Joseph Gillespie, letter, September 19, 1866. This frustration of Lincoln's ambition had a marked effect on his political views. It was plain to him now that the irrepressible conflict was not far ahead. With the strengthening of his faith in a just cause so long held in abeyance he became more defiant each day. But in the very nature of things he dared not be as bold and out spoken as I. With him every word and sentence had to be weighed and its effects calculated, before being uttered: but with me that operation had to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barnes, James, 1866-1869 (search)
Barnes, James, 1866-1869 author: born in Annapolis, Md., Sept. 19, 1866; was graduated at Princeton College in 1891: author Of naval actions of 1812; For King or country; A loyal traitor; Midshipman Farragut, etc. military officer; born in Boston, Mass., about 1809); was graduated at West Point in 1829, and resigned in 1836. He became colonel of a Massachusetts volunteer regiment in 1861, and in November of that year was made brigadier-general in the Army of the Potomac, participating in its most exciting operations. He commanded a division at the battle of Gettysburg, and was severely wounded. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers in March, 1865, and was mustered out of the service Jan. 15, 1866. He died in Springfield, Mass., Feb. 12, 1869.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oregon, (search)
Rocky Mountains, is established......July, 1865 Mount Hood, not previously in eruption since the settlement of California, continues for a month or more to emit smoke and flames, followed by the earthquake of......Oct. 8-9, 1865 Oregon ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution......Dec. 11, 1865 Oregon ratifies the Fourteenth Amendment by one majority, and this act is disputed, as secured by the votes of two Republican members of the House afterwards expelled......Sept. 19, 1866 Cincinnatus H. Miller (Joaquin Miller) appointed judge of Grant county......1866 Cargo of wheat shipped from Oregon direct to Australia by bark Whistler......1867 Grading for Oregon Central Railroad begun at Portland, April 14; grading of the rival Oregon and California Railroad begun......April 16, 1868 First full cargo of wheat exported from Oregon direct to Europe by Joseph Watt to Liverpool by the Sallie Brown......1868 State agricultural college at Corvallis opened...
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 51: reconstruction under Johnson's policy.—the fourteenth amendment to the constitution.—defeat of equal suffrage for the District of Columbia, and for Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee.—fundamental conditions.— proposed trial of Jefferson Davis.—the neutrality acts. —Stockton's claim as a senator.—tributes to public men. —consolidation of the statutes.—excessive labor.— address on Johnson's Policy.—his mother's death.—his marriage.—1865-1866. (search)
irectly; so I must claim of you to be the bearer of my regard, and to charge her to include me henceforward among her friends, having so many years been included among yours. I hope your marriage will prove not only fraught with blessings for you and for her, but an omen of peace to the country, in whose history you have gained yourself so lasting a name. Mrs. Bancroft joins in all I have written, and more. I am ever, dear Sumner, most faithfully yours, George Bancroft. Boston, Sept. 19, 1866. My dear Bancroft,—Your beautiful note has gratified and touched me much. It revives the past and it opens the future. Most sincerely do I trust that I may fulfil all your pleasant auguries. You shall be my soothsayer. I am an idealist, and now I hope to live my idea. Mrs. Bancroft may perhaps recall conversations many years ago in which I expressed my longings and aspirations. She will surely remember something that was said when I was at your house last December while on my w
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, I. List of officers from Massachusetts in United States Navy, 1861 to 1865. (search)
ic.Jan. 27, 1866.Hon. discharged.Actg. 1st Asst. Engr. Sept. 19, 1862.Actg. 2d Asst. Engr. Feb. 1, 1865.Actg. 1st Asst. Engr. Brisco, John A., In service prior to 1861. See Navy Register.Mass.Mass.Mass.—--, 1861.Boatswain.St. Lawrence; Ticonderoga.East Gulf; South Atlantic.--- Brock, Oliver S., Credit, Roxbury.Maas.Mass.Mass.Nov. 22, 1861.Actg. Master.Hydrangea; Honeysuckle.So. Atlantic; E. GulfMar. 19, 1862.Appointment revokedActg. Master Oct. 30, 1863.Actg. Master's Mate.Sept. 19, 66Actg. Ensign Aug. 30, 1864.Actg. Ensign.Hon. discharged. Brooks, Everett W.,Mass.Mass.Mass.June 12, 1863.Actg. Asst. Paymr.Howquah.East Gulf.Oct. 25, 1865.Hon. discharged.Actg. Asst. Paymr. Brooks, G. H.,N. Y.Mass.Mass.Oct. 29, 1861. ,Gunner.De Soto.East Gulf.Nov. 29, 1862.Dismissed.Gunner. Brooks, Horace, Credit, Chesterfield.Mass.Mass.Mass.Mar. 30, 1863.Actg. Master's Mate.Bermuda; Proteus.Supply Ship; E.Aug. 20, 1865.Hon. discharged.Actg. Ensign. Oct. 12, 1864.Actg. Ensign.Gul