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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baker, Edward Dickinson, 1811- (search)
Baker, Edward Dickinson, 1811- Military officer; born in London, England, Feb. 24, 1811. His family came to the United States when he was a young child, and settled first in Philadelphia and afterwards (1825) in Illinois. Young Baker chose the law for a vacation, and entered upon its practice in Green county, Ill. In 1837, wBaker chose the law for a vacation, and entered upon its practice in Green county, Ill. In 1837, while residing in Springfield, he was elected to the legislature. he was a State Senator in 1840-44, and then a member of Congress until the beginning of war with Nexico. In that war (1846-47) he served as colonel of Illinois Edward Dickinson Baker. volunteers, and was again elected to Congress in 1848. He settled in CaliforniaEdward Dickinson Baker. volunteers, and was again elected to Congress in 1848. He settled in California in 1852, where he became distinguished in his profession, and as and orator in the ranks of the Republican party (q. v.). In 1859 he removed to Oregon, where he was elected United States Senator in 1860. He was in that service at the outbreak of the Civil War, when he raised a body of troops in New York and Philadelphia. Those
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baker, remember, (search)
Baker, remember, A captain of Green Mountain boys (q. v.); born in Woodbury, Conn., about 1740. He went to the New Hampshire Grants in 1764, before the Allens took up their abode there. He was a soldier in the French and Indian War, and was in the fierce battle at Ticonderoga in 1758. He settled at Arlington, on the Grants, and was very active with Ethan Allen in resisting the claims of New York to Vermont territory. Baker was arrested, and was cruelly treated while a prisoner, by the New-Yorkers. The government of that province had outlawed him and set a price upon his head. Captain Baker was with Allen when he took Ticonderoga, in May, 1775. He was killed, while on a scout in the Continental service, by the Indians on the Sorel, the outlet of Lake Champlain, in August, 1775.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ball's Bluff, battle at. (search)
co-operate with General McCall, which he did by Map of Ball's Bluff. making a feint of crossing the river at the two ferries above named on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 20. At the same time part of a Massachusetts regiment, under Colonel Devens (see Devens, Charles), was ordered to take post upon Harrison's Island, in the Potomac, abreast of Ball's Bluff. Devens went to the island with four companies in flat-boats taken from the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. About 3,000 men, under Col. Edward D. Baker. q. v.), of the national Senate, acting as brigadier-general, were held in readiness as a reserve in case of a battle. With that reserve was a fine body of Pennsylvanians known as the 1st California Regiment. These movements of the Nationals caused an opposing one on the part of the Confederates, who had watched their antagonists with keen vigilance at a point of concealment not far off, Misinformed as to the position of the confederates and supposing McCall to be near enough to gi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Oregon, (search)
n Whiteakerassumes office1859 Addison C. Gibbsassumes office1862 George L. Woodsassumes office1866 Lafayette Groverassumes office1870 S F. ChadwickactingFeb. 1, 1877 W. W. Thayerassumes office1878 Zenas Ferry Moodyassumes office1882 Sylvester Pennoyer, Demassumes officeJan. 1, 1887 William Paine Lordassumes office1895 Theodore T. Geerassumes office1899 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Delazon Smith35th1859 to 1860 Joseph Lane35th to 37th1859 to 1861 Edward D. Baker36th1860 to 1861 Benjamin Stark37th1862 Benjamin F. Harding37th to 39th1862 to 1865 James W. Nesmith37th to 40th1861 to 1867 George H. Williams39th to 42d1865 to 1871 Henry W. Corbett40th to 43d1867 to 1873 James K. Kelly42d to 45th1871 to 1877 John H. Mitchell43d to 45th1873 to 1879 Lafayette F. Grover45th to 47th1877 to 1883 James H. Slater46th to 49th1879 to 1885 Joseph N. Dolph47th to 54th1883 to 1895 John H. Mitchell48th to 55th1885 to1897 George W. McBride54th to ——1895
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
consisting of seven officers, sixty-one non-commissioned officers and privates, and thirteen musicians, occupies Fort Sumter......night of Dec. 26, 1860 Ralph Farnham, last survivor of the battle of Bunker Hill, dies at Acton, N. H., aged 104 1/2......Dec. 27, 1860 Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie seized by South Carolina State troops......Dec. 27, 1860 United States arsenal, with 75,000 stands of arms, seized by South Carolina State troops at Charleston......Dec. 30, 1860 Edward D. Baker, of Oregon, answers the plea of Judah P. Benjamin, of Louisiana, in the Senate for the right of secession......Jan. 2, 1861 Fort Pulaski, at the mouth of the Savannah River, Ga., seized by Georgia State troops......Jan. 3, 1861 United States arsenal seized at Mount Vernon, Ala., by the Alabama State troops......Jan. 4, 1861 Forts Morgan and Gaines, at the entrance of Mobile Bay, seized by the Alabama State troops......Jan. 5, 1861 Fernando Wood, mayor of New York, recommen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
, Mo., Sept. 16, 1858; arrives at San Francisco......Oct. 10, 1858 Forty-two prisoners escape from State prison in open day, and 100 others following are fired upon and driven back......June 27, 1859 David C. Broderick wounded by David S. Terry in a duel Sept. 12; dies......Sept. 16, 1859 First pony express leaves Sacramento for St. Joseph, Mo.......April 4, 1860 A Japanese embassy of seventy-two men are the guests of San Francisco......March 29, 1860 California regiment, Col. E. D. Baker, organized......April 21, 1861 Citizens' meeting in San Francisco declares for Union......May 11, 1861 Daily overland mail established from the Missouri River to San Francisco over the central route to replace that through northern Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California, established in 1858......July 1, 1861 Telegraph line from Denver, Col., to Sacramento, Cal., completed......September, 1861 Ex-Senator Gwin and Attorney-General Benham arrested by General Sumner
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wallace, Joseph 1834- (search)
Wallace, Joseph 1834- Lawyer; born in Carroll county, Ky., Sept. 30, 1834; received a collegiate education; admitted to the bar in 1858 and engaged in practice in Springfield, Ill. He is the author of Biography of Col. Edward D. Baker; History of Illinois and Louisiana under the French rule; and (joint author) Springfield City code.