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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 131 131 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 33 33 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 7 7 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. 6 6 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 6 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 5 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 4 Browse Search
History of the First Universalist Church in Somerville, Mass. Illustrated; a souvenir of the fiftieth anniversary celebrated February 15-21, 1904 3 3 Browse Search
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which he remained till Appomattox, serving in the Wilderness, at Spotsylvania, and the siege of Petersburg. On February 26, 1864, he had been appointed brigadier-general of Artillery. Within two weeks after Lee's surrender he was at the Brandreth House in New York city attempting to arrange for a commission in the Brazilian army. Later, he became general manager and president of various Southern railroads, Government director of the Union Pacific Railroad Company from 1885 to 1887, and in 1901 engineer arbitrator in charge of the mooted boundary survey between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. use of shell, spherical case, or canister, and was most effective at close quarters; the latter, because it was light and easily handled, and its range and accuracy remarkable. At the siege of Petersburg, in the summer of 1864, a battery of 20-pound Parrotts from a Confederate work shelled passing trains behind the Union lines, which excited the ire of some 3-inch rifle batteries. The Confederate
e. He died on November 18, 1909. moved all discrimination against former Confederate officers, and one of the conspicuous Southern leaders entered the service of the armies against Spain. Newspapers and magazines were filled with expressions of cordiality, such as Joined the Blues and Wheeler at Santiago. This new patriotism was no spasmodic affair of the moment. Political parties were still fervidly debating about imperialism and the colonial policy when the assassination of McKinley, in 1901, startled the whole country. Professor William P. Trent, an acute observer, remarked to me in conversation: I recall vividly how I had to make a flying trip from North to South at the time, and how impressed I was with the fact that not a particle of difference could be noticed between the sections-both were deep in grief. . . . I should say that few events of our time have brought out our essential unity more clearly than his assassination. The justice of Professor Trent's observation is
t, Goddard, Rosecrans, Garfield, Porter, Bond, Thompson, Sheridan. War-time portraits of six soldiers whose military records assisted them to the Presidential Chair. Brig.-Gen. Andrew Johnson President, 1865-69. General Ulysses S. Grant, President, 1869-77. Bvt. Maj.-Gen. Rutherford B. Hayes President, 1877-81. Maj.-Gen. James A. Garfield President, March to September, 1881. Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Benjamin Harrison President, 1889-93. Brevet Major William McKinley, President, 1897-1901. many cases between fighters and non-combatants. This is true, even when the latter are represented in full army overcoats, with swords and the like, as was customary to some extent with postmasters, quartermasters, commissariat and hospital attendants. The features are distinctive of the men who have stood up under fire, and undergone the even severer ordeal of submission to a will working for the common good, involving the sacrifice of personal independence. Their dignity and quiet se
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Altgeld, John Peter, 1847- (search)
Altgeld, John Peter, 1847- Lawyer; born in Germany, in December, 1847; was brought to the United States in infancy by his parents, who settled near Mansfield, O.; received a public school education; entered the Union army in 1863, and served till the close of the war. In 1869 he was admitted to the Missouri bar; in 1874 was elected State attorney of Andrew county, Mo.; in the following year removed to Chicago; in 1886-91 was judge of the superior court of that city; and in 1893-97 was governor of Illinois. His action in pardoning (June 27, 1893) Fielden, Schwab, and Neebe, who had been imprisoned for complicity in the Haymarket atrocity by alleged anarchists, excited strong and general criticism (see anarchists; Chicago). His publications include Our penal machinery and its victims; Lice questions; Oratory; Its requirements and its rewards (1901); etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), America's cup, (search)
contests in 1870, 1871, 1876, 1881, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1893, 1895, and 1899, and in each instance the cup was defended by American yachts, with success. In 1895 Lord Dunraven's yacht, Valkyrie, after having been defeated in one race, won the second, but was deprived of the victory because of a foul. The Englishman claimed that he had been cheated, and refused to race again. He charged the American yachtsmen with unsportsmanlike conduct, and visited this country to press his charges. His complaints were dismissed and he was dropped from the list of members of the New York Yacht Club, under whose auspices the races had been held. One of the most notable of the several contests was that in 1899, when Sir Thomas Lipton sailed the Shamrock against the American defender Columbia. The contest was characterized by the highest type of international courtesy and good feeling, and resulted in the issue of a second challenge by Sir Thomas Lipton for a contest in 1901. Americus Vespucius
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Appropriations by Congress. (search)
plomatic. Navy.Agricultural Department. Indian.District of Columbia. River and harbor.Miscellaneous. The accompanying table will show that the total amount of appropriation increases with each Congress. appropriations by Congress, 1894-1901.  1894.1895.1896.1897.1898.1899.1900.1901. Deficiencies$21,226,495$9,450,820$8,519,981$13,900,106$8,594,447.64$347,165,001.82$46,882,724.75$13,767,008.75 Legislative, Executive, and Judicial21,866,30321,343,97721,885,81821,519,75121,690,766.9021901. Deficiencies$21,226,495$9,450,820$8,519,981$13,900,106$8,594,447.64$347,165,001.82$46,882,724.75$13,767,008.75 Legislative, Executive, and Judicial21,866,30321,343,97721,885,81821,519,75121,690,766.9021,625,846.6523,394,051.8624,175,652.53 Sundry Civil27,550,15825,856,43235,096,04529,812,11334,344,970.4733,997,752.7039,381,733.8649,594,309.70 Support of the Army24,225,64023,592,88523,252,60823,278,40323,129,344.3023,193,392.0080,430,204.06114,220,095.55 Naval Service22,104,06125,366,82729,416,07730,562,66133,003,234.1956,098,783.6848,099,969.5861,140,916.67 Indian Service7,884,24010,754,7338,762,7517,390,4977,674,120.897,673,854.907,504,775.818,197,989.24 Rivers and Harbors14,166,15320,0
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas, (search)
n S. Roane1848 to 1852 Elias N. Conway1852 to 1860 Henry M. Rector1860 to 1862 Harris Flanagin1862 to 1864 Isaac Murphy1864 to 1868 Powell Clayton1868 to 1871 Orzo H. Hadley1871 to 1872 Elisha Baxter1872 to 1874 Augustus H. Garland1874 to 1876 Wm. R. Miller1877 to 1881 Thos. J. Churchill1881 to 1883 Jas. H. Berry1883 to 1885 Simon P. Hughes1885 to 1889 James P. Eagle1889 to 1893 Wm. M. Fishback1893 to 1895 James P. Clarke1895 to 1897 Daniel W. Jones1897 to 1901 Jefferson Davis1901 to---- United States Senators from the State of Arkansas. names.No. of Congress.Date. William S. Fulton24th to 28th1836 to 1844 Ambrose H. Sevier24th to 30th1836 to 1848 Chester Ashley28th to 30th1844 to 1848 Solon Borland30th to 33d1848 to 1853 Wm. K. Sebastian30th to 36th1848 to 1861 Robert W. Johnston33d to 36th1853 to 1861 37th, 38th, and 39th Congresses vacant. Alexander McDonald40th to 42d1868 to 1871 Benj. F. Rice40th to 43d1868 to 1873 Powell Clayton42d to 45th1871
War, from first to last, 2,690,401 men, including reinforcements, were enrolled, equipped, and organized into armies. The regular army during that war was raised to something over 50,000 men, but was reduced, at its close, to 30,000 men. The standing army in 1890 numbered 25,220 men, and was mainly used in garrisoning the permanent fortifications, protecting the routes of commerce across the continent, and preserving order among the Indian tribes west of the Mississippi River. The army in 1901. The organization of the regular army on the permanent peace basis of one soldier to each 1,000 of population, under the act of Congress of Feb. 2, 1901, was announced in the general order of May 13, 1901: Cavalry, 15 regiments (12 troops of 85 men), with band, etc.; total, 15,840. Artillery, 126 companies of 109 men each; 30 batteries of 160 men each; with bands, etc.; total, 18,862. Infantry, 30 regiments (12 companies of 104 men), with bands, etc.; total, 38,520. Engineers,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arsenals. (search)
Arsenals. In 1901, arsenals, armories, and ordnance depots were established at the following places: Arsenals--Allegheny, Pa.; Augusta, Ga.; Benicia, Cal.; Columbia, Tenn.; Fort Monroe, Va.; Frankford, Pa.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Kennebec (Augusta), Me.; New York (Governor's Island), N. Y.; Rock Island, Ill.; San Antonio, Tex.; Watertown, Mass.; and Watervliet, N. Y. Armory--Springfield, Mass. Powder Depots--St. Louis, Mo., and Dover, N. J. Ordnance Proving Ground--Sandy Hook (Fort Hancock), N. J.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Assay offices (search)
Assay offices In the United States are government establishments where the precious metals are officially tested to determine their purity, and where, also, individuals may deposit gold and silver bullion and receive therefor its market value, less the charge of assaying. In 1901 these offices were located in New York City; Boise City, Idaho; Helena, Mont.; Denver, Col.; Seattle, Wash.; San Francisco, Cal.; Charlotte, N. C.; and St. Louis, Mo. See coinage.
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