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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 1 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 1 1 Browse Search
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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 18: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam. (search)
elf to make a map of the Confederate works. A non-commissioned officer, without orders, adjusted his gun, carefully aimed it, and fired. At the report of the gun all eyes were turned to see the occasion of it, and then to observe the object, when the shell was seen to explode as if in the hands of the officer. It had been dropped squarely upon the drawing-table, and Lieutenant Wagner was mortally wounded. Of this shot, Captain A. B. More, of Richmond, Virginia, wrote, under date of June 16, 1886,-- The Howitzers have always been proud of that shot, and, thinking it would interest you, I write to say that it was fired by Corporal Holzburton, of the Second Company, Richmond Howitzers, from a ten-pound Parrott. Of the first shot, Major Alfred A. Woodhull, under date of June 8, 1886, wrote,--On the 17th of September, 1862, I was standing in Weed's battery, whose position is correctly given in the map, when a man on, I think, a gray horse, appeared about a mile in front of us,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bridges. (search)
r north of the Brooklyn Bridge. It has four channel piers, 135 feet above high-water. The bridge will be 2 miles in length, with two channel spans of 846 feet each, and one across Blackwell's Island of 613 feet. Girder and miscellaneous bridges. Arthur Kill Bridge, between Staten Island and New Jersey, consists of two shore-spans of 150 feet each, covered by fixed trusses, and a draw 500 feet in length; can be opened and closed in two minutes; bridge authorized by act of Congress June 16, 1886; completed at a cost of $450,000, June 13, 1888. Wooden bridge, over the Connecticut at Hanover, with a single arch of 236 feet; erected in 1796. Potomac Run Bridge, a famous trestle-work 400 feet long and 80 feet high; built in nine days by soldiers of the Army of the Potomac under the supervision of Gen. Herman Haupt. It contained more than 2,000,000 feet of lumber, chiefly round sticks, fresh cut from the neighboring woods; erected May, 1862. Portage Bridge, over the Genesee
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whipple, Edwin Percy 1819-1886 (search)
Whipple, Edwin Percy 1819-1886 Author; born in Gloucester, Mass., March 8, 1819; received a high school education; became a forceful debater, ready writer, and a popular lecturer on social, critical, biographical, and other topics. His publications include Rufus Choate; Washington and the principles of the American Revolution; Daniel Webster as a master of English style, etc. He died in Boston, Mass., June 16, 1886.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
reviews (2 vols., 1848-49); selected lectures entitled Literature and life (1849) ; Character and characteristics of men (1866) ; The literature of the age of Elizabeth (1869) ; and Success and its conditions (1871). He also edited with James T. Fields the Family Library of British poetry (1878). There were issued posthumously Recollections of eminent men (1887); American literature, and other papers (1887); and Outlooks on society, literature and politics (1888). Died in Boston, Mass., June 16, 1886. Whitman, Walt Or Walter. Born in West Hills, Long Island, N. Y., May 31, 1819. He was, in early life, a printer in summer and a school teacher in winter, and helped edit several country papers. He served as an army nurse in the Civil War and later held several government positions. His works include Leaves of grass (1855); Drum Taps (1865) ; Memoranda during the War (1867); Democratic Vistas (1870); Passage to India (1870), containing his poem, The burial Hymn of Lincoln; afte