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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 1 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 1 1 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The death of Generals Cleburne and Adams. (search)
The death of Generals Cleburne and Adams. In the Bivouac for October, 1885, James Barr, of Company E, 65th Illinois Volunteers, writing from Barwell, Kansas, said: I was somewhat interested in that terrible affair at Franklin. I was a prisoner near the cotton-gin for about three or four minutes, was ordered to the rear by some of the Confederates, and would have had a trip to Andersonville had it not been for that devil-may-care counter-charge made by Illinoisans and Kentuckians. Our Colonel Stewart (65th Illinois) tried hard to save the life of General John Adams, of Mississippi. Colonel Stewart called to our men not to fire on him, but it was too late. Adams rode his horse over the ditch to the top of the parapet, undertook to grasp the old flag from the hands of our color-sergeant, when he fell, horse and all, shot by the color-guard. I was a reenlisted veteran, and went through twenty-seven general engagements, but I am sure that Franklin was the hardest-fought fi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cheatham, Benjamin Franklin 1820-1886 (search)
Cheatham, Benjamin Franklin 1820-1886 Mil- itary officer; born in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 20, 1820. He entered the Mexican War as captain in the 1st Tennessee Regiment; distinguished himself in the battles of Monterey, Medelin, and Cerro Gordo, and became colonel of the 3d Tennessee Regiment. At the conclusion of the war he was appointed major-general of the Tennessee militia. When the Civil War broke out he organized the whole supply department for the Western Army of the Confederacy—a work in which he was employed when he was appointed brigadiergeneral (September, 1861). He participated in the battles of Belmont and Shiloh and accompanied Bragg on his expedition into Kentucky in September, 1862. Later he was promoted to major-general, and was engaged at Chickamauga, Chattanooga,, Nashville, and other places. After the war he applied himself chiefly to agriculture. In October, 1885, he was made postmaster of Nashville. He died in Nashville, Sept. 4, 188
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
incorporated......June 17, 1881 First annual territorial fair held at Albuquerque......Oct. 3-8, 1881 Public school law passed, creating the office of county superintendent, and providing for the election by the people of three commissioners for each precinct......1884 Act of Assembly passed establishing an orphans' home and industrial school at Santa Fe......1884 Destructive raids in the southwestern portion of the Territory by Apache Indians from Arizona......May, June, and October, 1885 Territorial prison at Santa Fe completed and opened......1885 New Mexico school for the deaf and dumb at Santa Fe opened......1885 New capitol building completed at Santa Fe, under act of March 28, 1884, creating a capitol-building committee......1886 Legislature passes over the governor's veto an act abolishing the office of attorney-general and substituting that of solicitor-general......Feb. 15, 1889 Acts of the legislature passed creating a State university at Albuquer
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
ndeed attracting any general attention. Ante, p 77; Works, vol. VI. pp. 499, 500; vol. IX. pp. 333-335. Adam Badeau, in the Century Magazine, May, 1885, p. 160, states that Sumner waited, at the head of a committee, on General Grant, soon after the close of the war, and proposed (Badeau present) a picture of the surrender at Appomattox to be placed in the rotunda of the Capitol, and that the general declined. This statement was replied to by C. W. Eldridge in the same magazine for October, 1885, p. 957. It is incredible on its face, and exhibits well the quality of that untrustworthy narrator. What had been done without censure and with little observation in the midst of the intense heats of the Civil War strangely enough now provoked indignant protests in the name of patriotism, at a time when there had been an opportunity for the passions of war to subside, and the policy of restoration and reconciliation to take their place. Time and circumstance showed that the professed