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the banners of the Blue and of the Gray have been furled; the dead of the conflict have sacred sepulchre; flowers bloom for the now peaceful warriors as they sleep side by side in their mingled dust; monuments dot the hillsides and plains where the battle once raged, telling of the matchless heroism of American soldiers. Federal and Confederate chieftains sit in the same Senate and House as national lawmakers; in the same cabinet of Presidential advisers, and heroes of both armies represent the reunited Republic in foreign lands. Peace has spread her silver wings over the desolation and bereavements of the terrible conflict, and Liberty and Law are the declared attributes of free government for all classes, conditions and races amongst us. Of such a country and such a people the truth of history must be the grandest eulogy, and The annals of the War will be the most welcome of eulogiums, because the most faithful record of their achievements. A. K. M. Philadelphia, January, 1879.
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 15: (search)
nate. We found also that the many letters which we had written from Washington in reply to inquiries from General Logan's friends as to what he would do had been most effective. At the November election, although it was an off year (meaning that it was not a Presidential-election year), the Republican party won many victories, and changed the complexion of Illinois politics completely. There was no longer any doubt as to which party would control the legislature when it should meet in January, 1879, or who would succeed Senator Oglesby, whose time was to expire March 4, 1879. Oglesby was a candidate himself, but from written pledges sent to General Logan and his friends it was well known that General Logan had a majority of the legislature. Although feeling confident of success, General Logan insisted that I should accompany him to Springfield, as he was loath to go into any contest unless I was near him. It was evident that there would be no such scenes as were enacted in the
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.20 (search)
on was made, under the name, Comite daEtude du Haut Congo (which afterward became practically identified with the International ). Plans were adopted on a modest scale; the sum of twenty thousand pounds was subscribed for immediate use; and Stanley was put in charge of the work. Colonel Strauch, of the Belgian Army, was chosen President of the Society; and he, and his associates, selected Stanley's European assistants, and acted as his base of supplies during the five and a half years--January, 1879, to June, 1884--which he spent in the work. The story of that work is told at large in Stanley's book, The Congo, and the Founding of its free State. Less full of adventure and wonder than his preceding and following works, it is rich in material for whoever studies the relations, actual and possible, between civilised and savage men. The merest outline of it is given here, with quotations chosen mainly to illustrate the character of its leader. For the nucleus of his working force,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
be willing to be without, and which should at the same time find a place in every well selected library. It has a high historic value, not only in showing the character of the men whom the University has sent out to bless the world, but also in illustrating the statement that much the larger part of the intelligence, education and moral worth of the South entered the Confederate army. The book can be had of Captain Joseph Van Holt Nash, of Atlanta, Georgia. The Southern Review for January, 1879, has been laid on our table by the new editor and proprietor, C. J. Griffith, Esq., Richmond, Virginia, by whom this quarterly will be hereafter published. Under the able management of Dr. A, T. Bledsoe and his accomplished daughter, Mrs. S. Bledsoe Herrick, the Review won a wide reputation, which has not suffered during the period since Dr. Bledsoe's death, when it has been under the management of Mrs. Herrick, who, during her father's life, was accustomed to contribute to the Review a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Erie, Lake, battle on. (search)
battle of Lake Erie. Assured of victory, Perry sat down, and, resting his naval cap on his knee, wrote to Harrison, with a pencil, on the back of a letter, the famous despatch: We have met the enemy, and they are ours—two ships, two brigs, one schooner, and one sloop. The name of Perry was made immortal. His government thanked him, and gave him and Elliott each a gold medal. The legislature of Pennsylvania voted him thanks and a gold medal; and it gave thanks and a silver medal to each man who was engaged in the battle. The Americans lost twenty-seven killed and ninety-six wounded. The British loss was about 200 killed and 600 made prisoners. At about nine o'clock in the evening of the day of the battle, the moon shining brightly, the two squadrons weighed anchor and sailed into Put-in-Bay, not far from Sandusky, out of which the American fleet had sailed that morning. The last survivor of the battle of Lake Erie was John Norris, who died at Petersburg, Va., in January, 1879
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
scovery of silver, the number of inhabitants had risen to 16,000. The number of tribal Indians in the State in 1874 was between 4,000 and 5,000. Population in 1880, 62,266; in 1890, 45,761; in 1900, 42,335. See United States, Nevada, in vol. IX. Territorial Governor. James W. NyecommissionedMarch 22, 1861 State governors. James W. Nye actingOct. 31, 1864 Henry G. Blasdelassumes officeDec. 5, 1864 Luther R. Bradley, Demassumes officeJan. 1871 John H. Kinkead, Repassumes officeJan., 1879 Jewett W. Adams, Demassumes officeJan., 1883 Chris. C. Stevenson, Repassumes officeJan., 1887 Frank Bellacting Sept. 21, 1891 Roswell K. Colcord, Repassumes officeJan., 1891 John E. Jonesassumes officeJan., 1895 Reinhold Sadierassumes office April 10, 1896 United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term James W. Nye39th to 43d 1865 to 1873 William M. Stewart39th to 44th 1865 to 1875 John P. Jones43d to —1873 to — William Sharon44th to 47th 1875 to 1881 James G. Fair47th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
Aaron V. BrownAssumes officeOct., 1845 Neil S. BrownAssumes officeOct., 1847 William TrousdaleAssumes officeOct., 1849 William B. CampbellAssumes officeOct., 1851 Andrew JohnsonAssumes officeOct., 1853 Isham G. HarrisAssumes officeOct., 1857 Andrew JohnsonAssumes officeprov. March 12, 1861 W. G. BrownlowAssumes officeApril, 1865 DeWitt C. SenterAssumes officeOct., 1869 John C. BrownAssumes officeOct., 1871 James D. Porter, JrAssumes officeJan., 1875 Albert S. MarksAssumes officeJan., 1879 Alvin HawkinsAssumes officeJan., 1881 William B. BateAssumes officeJan., 1883 Robert L. TaylorAssumes officeJan., 1887 John P. BuchananAssumes officeJan., 1891 Peter TurneyAssumes officeJan., 1893 H. Clay EvansAssumes officeJan., 1895 Robert L. TaylorAssumes officeJan., 1897 Benton McMillinAssumes officeJan., 1899 Benton McMillinAssumes officeJan., 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of CongressTerm. William Blount4th to 5th1796 to 1797 William Cocke4th to 9th1796 to 1805
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
tate governors—Continued. H. R. Runnelsassumes officeDec., 1857 Samuel Houstonassumes officeDec., 1859 Edward Clarkassumes officeMarch 20, 1861 F. R. Lubbockassumes officeDec., 1861 P. Hurrahassumes officeDec., 1863 A. J. Hamiltonassumes officeJuly 21, 1865 J. W. Throckmortonassumes officeAug. 13, 1866 E. M. Peaseassumes officeJuly 30, 1867 E. J. Davisassumes officeJan., 1870 Richard Cokeassumes officeJan., 1874 R. B. Hubbardassumes officeJan., 1877 Oran M. Robertsassumes officeJan., 1879 John Irelandassumes officeJan., 1883 Lawrence S. Rossassumes officeJan., 1887 James S. Hoggassumes officeJan., 1891 James S. Hoggassumes officeJan., 1893 Charles A. Culbersonassumes officeJan., 1895 Charles A. Culbersonassumes officeJan., 1897 Joseph D. Sayersassumes officeJan., 1899 Joseph D. Sayersassumes officeJan., 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Samuel Houston29th to 36th1846 to 1859 Thomas J. Rusk29th to 35th1846 to 1857 J. Pinckney Henderson35
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nebraska, (search)
ature authorizes $50,000 in State bonds for relief of sufferers by locusts and famine......1875 New constitution framed by a convention which met at Lincoln, May 11, 1875, completing its labors June 12, is ratified by the people......Oct. 12, 1875 Convention of governors from the Western States and Territories at Omaha to consider the grasshopper pest......October, 1876 Ponco chief Standing Bear and twenty-five followers on their way from the Indian Territory, which they left in January, 1879, to their old home in Dakota are arrested on the Omaha reservation by Brigadier-General Crook, to be returned to the Indian Territory. On April 8, H. Tibbles, assistant editor of the Omaha Herald, applies for a writ of Habeas corpus on their behalf, to be served on General Crook. This writ was issued by Judge Dundy, of the United States district court of Nebraska, who decides that an Indian has a right to a Habeas corpus in a federal court. The Secretary of War at Washington issues im
have, and I thought, since this generation will listen to nothing but stories, why not tell them? The book thus referred to was Poganuc people, that series of delightful reminiscences of the New England life of nearly a century ago, that has proved so fascinating to many thousands of readers. It was published in 1878, and, as Mrs. Stowe foresaw, was her last literary undertaking of any length, though for several years afterwards she wrote occasional short stories and articles. In January, 1879, she wrote from Mandarin to Dr. Holmes:-- Dear doctor,--I wish I could give to you and Mrs. Holmes the exquisite charm of this morning. My window is wide open; it is a lovely, fresh, sunny day, and a great orange tree hung with golden balls closes the prospect from my window. The tree is about thirty feet high, and its leaves fairly glisten in the sunshine. I sent Poganuc people to you and Mrs. Holmes as being among the few who know those old days. It is an extremely quiet sto
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