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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. 4 4 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 4 4 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 3 3 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 3 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 3 3 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 3 3 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 2 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 2 2 Browse Search
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 2 2 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arnold, Abraham Kerns, 1837- (search)
Arnold, Abraham Kerns, 1837- Military officer; born in Bedford, Pa., March 24, 1837; was graduated at the United States Military Academy and brevetted a second lieutenant in 1859; colonel of the 8th Cavalry in 1891. He served through the Civil War with distinction, and was awarded a Congressional medal of honor for exceptional bravery in the engagement at Davenport Bridge. North Anna River, Va., May 18. 1864. After the Civil War he served in the Indian country. On May 4. 1898, he was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers, and served through the American-Spanish War. He was discharged from the volunteer service May 12, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Avery, Samuel Putnam, (search)
Avery, Samuel Putnam, Benefactor; horn in New York City, March 17, 1822; began his business career as a copperplate and wood engraver; in 1865 became an art publisher and dealer; and retired in 1888. He was a founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is a life member of the American Geographicall Society, American Historical Society, American Zoological Society, and American Museum of Natural History. He has also been president of the Grolier Club, and of the Sculpture Society. In 1891 he and his wife established the Avery Architectural Library in Columbia Universit'y, in memory of their deceased son. In 1900 he gave to the New York public Library (q. v.) a collection of photographs, lithographs, and etchings. amounting in all to over 17,500 pieces, and, with this magnificent collection, a large number of art volumes.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bailey, William Henry, 1831- (search)
Bailey, William Henry, 1831- Lawyer; born in Pasquatauk county, N. C., Jan. 22, 1831; was elected and appointed to many offices in his native State; removed to Texas in 1891; is the author of The effect of Cicil War upon the rights of persons and property; Conflict of judicial decisions, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ball, Thomas, 1819- (search)
Ball, Thomas, 1819- Sculptor; born in Charlestown, Mass., June 3, 1819; educated at Mayhew School, Boston. In 1840-52 he applied himself to painting. but in 1851 undertook sculpture. He designed and executed the equestrian statue of Washington in Boston, the statue of Daniel Webster in Central Park. New York, and other similar works. In 1891-98 he was engaged on a monument of Washington for Methuen, Mass. He became an honorary fellow of the National Sculptors' Society in 1896. He is the author of My three-score years and ten: an autobiography, which attracted much attention.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 (search)
was a member of the Massachusetts legislature, and speaker of the Lower House in 1851-52. He was president of the State Constitutional Convention in 1853, and a member of Congress in 1853-57, separating from the Democratic party on the question of slavery; and, after a long contest, was elected speaker of the House of Representatives in 1855. Mr. Banks was chosen governor of Massachusetts in 1858, and served until 1861. When the Civil War broke out he Nathaniel Prentiss Banks. was president of the Illinois Central Railroad. Offering his services to President Lincoln, he was made a major-general of volunteers May 16, 1861, and appointed to command the Annapolis military district. General Banks was an active and skilful leader in various battles during the war in Virginia and in the region of the lower Mississippi and Red rivers. In 1865-73, 1875-77, and 1889-91 he was a Representative in Congress, and subsequently he was United States marshal. He died in Waltham, Sept. 1, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barnes, James, 1866-1869 (search)
Barnes, James, 1866-1869 author: born in Annapolis, Md., Sept. 19, 1866; was graduated at Princeton College in 1891: author Of naval actions of 1812; For King or country; A loyal traitor; Midshipman Farragut, etc. military officer; born in Boston, Mass., about 1809); was graduated at West Point in 1829, and resigned in 1836. He became colonel of a Massachusetts volunteer regiment in 1861, and in November of that year was made brigadier-general in the Army of the Potomac, participating in its most exciting operations. He commanded a division at the battle of Gettysburg, and was severely wounded. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers in March, 1865, and was mustered out of the service Jan. 15, 1866. He died in Springfield, Mass., Feb. 12, 1869.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battle, Kemp Plummer, 1831- (search)
Battle, Kemp Plummer, 1831- Educator; born in Franklin county, N. C., Dec. 19, 1831; was graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1849; member of the Confederate Convention of that State in 1861; State Treasurer in 1866-68; was president of the University of North Carolina in 1876-91: then resigned to become Professor of History in the same institution. He is author of History of the Supreme Court of North Carolina; History of Raleigh, North Carolina: trials and judicial proceedings of the New Testament; Life of General Jethro Sumner, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bering sea. (search)
who had asserted that Bering Sea could not be mare clausum under any circumstances. The British premier declined to recognize the claims of the United States, although he expressed regret at the wanton destruction of a valuable industry, and asked that the right of the United States to seize the Canadian vessels be submitted to a court of arbitration. While this correspondence was going on the poachers continued their depredations, and the number of seals was so materially reduced that in 1891 not more than one-fourth of the usual number of pelts were taken by the legally authorized sealers. An agreement was finally entered into to submit the matter to a court of arbitration, composed of commissioners selected by the two governments. The questions at issue to be decided by this court were as follows: 1. What exclusive jurisdiction in Bering Sea did Russia exercise prior to the cession of Alaska? 2. To what extent was this jurisdiction, especially as regarded the seal fisher
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Black Hills, (search)
Black Hills, A group of mountains situated chiefly in South Dakota and the northwestern part of Wyoming. Several of the peaks reach an altitude of from 2.000 to 3,000 feet above the surrounding plain, and the highest summit of all is Mount Harney, which is 7,400 feet. In 1875 the Dakota Indians ceded the region to the United States, and immediately a valuable mining industry sprang up. In 1875-91 the district yielded gold to the value of $45,000.000, and silver to the value of more than $2,000.000. Valuable deposits of tin have also been found on Mount Harney. For later productions in this region see gold; South Dakota.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blackburn, Joseph Clay styles, 1838- (search)
Blackburn, Joseph Clay styles, 1838- Lawyer; born in Woodford county, Ky., Oct. 1, 1838; was graduated at Centre College, Danville, in 1857; served in the Confederate army during the Civil War; was elected to the legislature in 1871, to Congress in 1874, and to the United States Senate in 1885 and 1891. He was a leader in the free-coinage movement.
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