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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson 1 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 1 1 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dewey, George, 1837- (search)
f the battle the Mississippi ran aground within range of the shore batteries. When it was seen Admiral George Dewey. Birthplace of Admiral Dewey. that the ship could not be saved, the officers and men set her afire and escaped in the boats. Later, Dewey served in the North Atlantic blockading squadron, and still later with the European squadron. In 1872 he was promoted to commander; in 1884 to captain; and in 1896 to commodore. He was appointed to command the Asiatic squadron in January, 1898, an assignment then considered but little short of exile. About March of the same year, when it became evident that war would be declared between the United States and Spain, Commodore Dewey, acting on orders from Washington, began to mobilize his vessels in the harbor of Hong-Kong. After the declaration of war he received orders to capture or destroy the Spanish fleet known to be in Philippine waters. It was then supposed that the harbor of Manila, where the Spanish fleet was most li
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Griggs, John William 1849- (search)
Griggs, John William 1849- Lawyer; born in Newton, N. J., July 10, 1849; graduated at Lafayette College in 1868; admitted to the bar in 1871; and began practice in Paterson, N. J. In 1876-77 he was a member of the New Jersey House of Representatives, and in 1882-88 of the State Senate, of which he was president in 1886. He was elected governor of New Jersey in November, 1895, and served till January, 1898, when he was appointed Attorney-General of the United States. In March, 1901, he resigned this office to resume private practice. His services during President McKinley's first administration and especially during the Spanish War period, were laborious, exacting, and highly appreciated by the President and his official advisers.
Governors—State. Ansel Briggsassumes office1846 Stephen Hempstead.Dec., 1850 James W. GrimesDec., 1854 Ralph P. LoweDec., 1858 Samuel J. Kirkwood Jan., 1860 William M. StoneJan., 1864 Samuel MerrillJan., 1868 C. C. CarpenterJan., 1872 Samuel J. Kirkwood. Jan., 1876 Joshua G. NewboldactingJan., 1876 John H. Gear.assumes officeJan. 1878 Buren R. Sherman Jan. 1882 William LarrabeeJan. 1886 Horace BoiesJan. 1890 Frank D. JacksonJan. 1894 Francis M. DrakeJan. 1896 Leslie M. ShawJan. 1898 United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Date. Augustus C. Dodge30th to 33d1848 to 1855 George W. Jones30th to 36th1848 to 1859 James Harlan 34th to 38th 1856 to 1865 James W. Grimes 36th to 40th 1859 to 1869 Samuel J. Kirkwood39th 1865 to 1867 James Harlan40th to 43d 1867 to 1873 James B. Howell41st 1869 to 1871 George G. Wright42d to 44th 1871 to 1877 William B. Allison43d — 1873 to — Samuel J. Kirkwood45th to 46th 1877 to 1881 James W. McDill47th 1881 to 1883 Jam<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), King, Hamilton 1852- (search)
King, Hamilton 1852- Diplomatist; born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, June 4, 1852; graduated at Olivet College, Mich., in 1878; appointed United States minister resident and consul-general to Siam, in January, 1898. He is the author of Outlines of United States history, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McKenna, Joseph 1843- (search)
McKenna, Joseph 1843- Jurist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 10, 1843; was a student in St. Joseph's College; removed to Benicia, Cal., in 1855; and was admitted to the bar there in 1865. He was twice district attorney for Solano county, and in 1875-76 a member of the State legislature. In 1885 he was elected to Congress, where he served till 1893, when he was appointed a United States circuit judge. From March, 1897, till January, 1898, he was United States Attorney-General, and then became an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monetary reform. (search)
Edmunds announced the following committees: On Metallic Currency—C. Stuart Patterson, of Pennsylvania; Louis A. Garrett, of California; and J. Laurence Laughlin, of Illinois. On Demand Obligations of the Government—Robert S. Taylor, of Indiana; Stuyvesant Fish, of New York; J. W. Fries, of North Carolina, and George Edmunds, of Vermont. On the Banking System—Charles S. Fairchild, of New York; T. G. Bush, of Alabama; W. B. Dean, of Minnesota, and George E. Leighton, of Missouri. In January, 1898, a second conference was held in Indianapolis, during which the report of the commission was unanimously adopted. The report, after reciting the facts as to the currency, the demand obligations of the government, and the banking system, gave the following plan of currency reform: I.—metallic currency and demand obligations. 1. The existing gold standard shall be maintained; and to this end the standard unit of value shall continue, as now, to consist of 25.8 grains of gold, nine-
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sigsbee, Charles Dwight 1845- (search)
lbany, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1845; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1863; was promoted ensign in October of that year, and served in the West Gulf Squadron in 1863-64, Charles Dwight Sigsbee. taking part in the battle of Mobile Bay; served in the North Atlantic Squadron in 1865, being present at both engagements with Fort Fisher. He was promoted captain March 21, 1897, and placed in command of the battle-ship Maine, which was ordered to proceed to Havana in the latter part of January, 1898, for the purpose of paying a ceremonial visit, as is customary among the navies of the world. On the night of Feb. 15, 1898, the Maine was suddenly destroyed at her assigned anchorage in Havana Harbor, by an explosion which drove her hull plates inward and upward (see Cuba). Soon after this catastrophe Captain Sigsbee was placed in command of the auxiliary cruiser St. Paul, and in the latter part of June destroyed the Spanish torpedo-boat Terror off San Juan, Porto Rico. In August of
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 1: Cambridge and Newburyport (search)
ats of his moustached colleague (little Weiss). There were present all the Appledore Islanders, including Captain Fabius Becker from Smutty Nose; all the Weisses (the baby's cradle being kept in the room adjoining), and Jonas and Lucy Thaxter. We had a merry time, closes Levi in his letter, and then I took my dear wife home in the beautiful night, bright and clear with stars and a growing moon. A letter about the Thaxters was written much later to Mrs. J. T. Fields: Cambridge, January, 1898 Dear Mrs. Fields: I have been reading your paper on Celia Thaxter with such pleasure that I wish to express it, and also to make one or two minor criticisms. I do not see what you mean by saying that Levi Thaxter went as a missionary to the wild fisher folk at Star. He was at that time my most intimate friend and we corresponded constantly. He and Weiss went, not to Star, but to the lighthouse to board with the Leightons, and were so delighted that Levi and Leighton bought Appledor
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 12 (search)
w York Stock Exchange without giving up his literary life, a combination apt to be of doubtful success. He married, at twenty, Laura Hyde Woodworth, who died before him, as did one of his sons, leaving only one son and a grand-daughter as his heirs. His funeral services took place at the Church of the Messiah on January 21, 1908, conducted by the Reverend Dr. Robert Collyer and the Reverend Dr. Henry van Dyke. Those who happen to turn back to the number of the Atlantic Monthly for January, 1898, will read with peculiar interest a remarkable paper entitled Our two most honored poets. It bears no author's name, even in the Index, but is what we may venture to call, after ten years, a singularly penetrating analysis of both Aldrich and Stedman. Of the latter it is said: His rhythmic sense is subtle, and he often attains an aerial waywardness of melody which is of the very essence of the lyric gift. It also remarks most truly and sadly of Stedman that he is of those who have su
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
lpatrick at Monroe's Farm and the engagement at Cheraw in March, 1865. After the close of hostilities he resumed the practice of law in Chesterfield, Marlborough, Darlington and Marion counties, and in 1865 was a member of the convention for the reorganization of the State government. In 1877 he was elected associate justice of the Supreme court and subsequently was re-elected every succeeding six years. In December, 1891, he became chief justice and was re-elected to that position in January, 1898. His patriotic record in war and his distinguished career in peace, as well as his high rank as a jurist, make him one of the prominent historic characters of the State. By his marriage in June, 1849, to Caroline H., daughter of Dr. Thomas E. Powe, Judge McIver has five children living: Eleanor H., Mary H., Thomas P., Edward, and Charlotte H. Robert Sinclair McKay, deceased, for many years leader among the citizens of Greenville, was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, but was reared in
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