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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
ne established, 1872; Red Star line1873 Steamship Faraday, 5,000 tons, 360 feet long, 52 feet wide, and 36 feet deep, launched at NewcastleFeb. 17, 1874 First export of live cattle by steamer, 373 head, shipped from United States to England in the steamship EuropeanJuly, 1874 Dead-meat trade between United States and England by refrigeration commences on White Star liners Celtic and Britannic1874 Bessemer saloon steamer launched at Hull, Sept. 24, 1874, makes first voyage to GravesendMarch 5, 1875 Thingvalla line established1879 Anthracite, a steamer 84 feet long, planned by Loftus Perkins, of England, with very high-pressure engines, crosses the Atlantic, 3,316 miles, in 22 1/2 days, consuming only twenty-five tons of coal1880 Cunard steamer Etruria arrives at Quarantine, port of New York, one hour before the McKinley bill goes into effect, and Captain Haines reaches the custom-house barely a minute before midnight, saving thousands of dollars in increased dutiesMidnight,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Contract with James B. Eads for jettywork at the mouth of the Mississippi River, by act......March 3, 1875 Enabling act for Colorado passed......March 3, 1875 Supplementary immigration act passed......March 3, 1875 Act authorizing 20-cent pieces of silver......March 3, 1875 Part of island of Mackinac made a national park, by act......March 3, 1875 Forty-third Congress adjourns......March 4, 1875 Special session of Senate convenes, T. W. Ferry president pro tem.......March 5, 1875 Gold discovered in Deadwood and Whitewood gulches, S. Da.......March 14, 1875 Special session of Senate adjourns......March 24, 1875 Wheeler adjustment of Louisiana State government......April 14, 1875 Centenary of the battle of Lexington......April 19, 1875 Whiskey frauds in Western States, causing a loss to the United States of $1,650,000 in revenue in ten months, exposed......May 1, 1875 Secret investigation of the whiskey ring by Secretary Bristow, aided by Myron Co
Territory, he also performed the duties of superintendent of Indian affairs. He directed many important military movements, and it was under his orders that Gen. Stand Watie (a Cherokee Indian) and General Gano made large and important captures. He was given command of a cavalry division in 1865. Returning to the practice of law, after the close of the war, he was elected Supreme court judge, which office he declined. In 1874 he was elected to the United States Senate, took his seat March 5, 1875, and was re-elected January 25, 1881. While in the Senate, he efficiently served on the committees on Territories, on military operations, on education and labor, and was chairman of the committee on postoffices. His labors to secure frontier protection were of great value. He advocated liberal appropriations for the improvement of rivers and harbors, the enlargement of postal facilities, and was the author of a bill which was the first to assert the right of way to railroads through