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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 3. 1 1 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. 1 1 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Kershaw's brigade at Fredericksburg. (search)
Kershaw's brigade at Fredericksburg. General J. B. Kershaw writes to the editors as follows, December 6th,.1887: General Ransom's letter, in The Century for December, 1887, in regard to his services at Fredericksburg, contains an error in relation to the operations of my brigade. In the morning of that day, my troops were stationed at the foot of Lee's Hill. After the assaults on General Cobb's position had commenced, I was directed to send two of my regiments to reenforce Cobb, and did so. Before they had reached him, tidings arrived of the fall of General Cobb, and I was immediately ordered to take the rest of my brigade to the position held by his forces, and assume command of the troops of McLaws's division there. I preceded my troops, and as soon as possible arrived at the Stevens House at the foot of Marye's Hill. As my brigade arrived they were placed--two regiments, the 3d and the 7th South Carolina, at Marye's House on the hill, and the rest of them in the sunk
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cleveland, Grover 1837- (search)
ing both of his administrations President Cleveland gave much thought to the question of the tariff, and in several of his messages to Congress he urged a reform based on the conditions of the day. Towards the close of 1887 he deemed the condition of the national finances so important as to justify a special expression of his views thereon, and accordingly he devoted his entire message of Dec. 6 to a consideration of the subject. The following is the text of the message: Washington, Dec. 6, 1887. To the Congress of the United States,— You are confronted at the threshold of your legislative duties with a condition of the national finances which imperatively demands immediate and careful consideration. The amount of money annually exacted, through the operation of present laws, from the industries and necessities of the people largely exceeds the sum necessary to meet the expenses of the government. When we consider that the theory of our institutions guarantees to every c
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
urne, born 1816, dies at Chicago, Ill.......Oct. 22, 1887 Sentence of anarchists Fielden and Schwab commuted to imprisonment for life; Lingg kills himself by exploding a bomb in his mouth......Nov. 10, 1887 Chicago anarchists Spies, Fischer, Engel, and Parsons hanged......Nov. 11, 1887 Johann Most, anarchist, of New York, arrested for incendiary language......Nov. 17, 1887 Fiftieth Congress, first session, opens......Dec. 5, 1887 President Cleveland's third annual message......Dec. 6, 1887 Anarchist Most sentenced to one year's imprisonment......Dec. 8, 1887 Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, geologist, born 1829, dies at Philadelphia......Dec. 22, 1887 Ex-Secretary of the Treasury Manning, born 1831, dies at Albany, N. Y.......Dec. 24, 1887 Secretary Lamar resigns......Jan. 7, 1888 Asa Gray, botanist, born 1810, dies at Cambridge, Mass.......Jan. 30, 1888 David R. Locke, Petroleum V. Nasby, Confederate X Roads, born 1833, dies at Toledo, O.......Feb. 15, 1888
tor, representative, and a member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1855-56, of which he became president in 1856. He was distinguished by his brilliancy as a presiding officer. His ability in this capacity is one of the foremost and distinguished facts which those who remember him relate. He was of the firm of Baker and Sullivan, and later of Baker, Sullivan & Hayes. He removed to Darlington, South Carolina, where he became Judge of Probate of Darlington County, and died in that place December 6, 1887. Charles Russell was born in Plymouth in July, 1835, admitted to the bar in 1858, and practiced in Medford a number of years. He occupied many of the town offices. He was a lawyer of military tastes, who believed in making rain with repeated discharges of cannons, and raising dead bodies out of ponds in which there were none by the same process. He was the first captain of the Magoun Battery, and enlisted with the 5th Massachusetts in ‘61. As a lawyer he did not attain much promi