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ind the crest of the hill. They again advanced, but were driven back. This was done for the third time, when they took position behind the crest of the hill. At this time the firing was very heavy. I now sent back for the Ninety-fourth Ohio, Colonel Frizell commanding, but was informed that they had been directed by Major-Gen. McCook to support a section of artillery which General Terrell was working. The positions of the other regiments had all been changed. The Second Ohio, Lieut.-Col. John Bell commanding, and the Thirty-third Ohio, Lieut.-Col. O. F. Moore commanding, were fiercely engaged with the enemy, who were making desperate efforts to pierce the centre. It was at this point that Lieut.-Col. Moore was wounded and taken prisoner. I saw the necessity of holding my position, with or without support, until the right was successful or compelled to retire, and I determined to do so. If I had been driven back, the Seventeenth brigade would have been cut off from the main
ect, and defend, separately and unitedly, those great principles of public liberty and national safety against all enemies at home and abroad. Its nominees were John Bell of Tennessee and Edward Everett of Massachusetts, both of whom had long been distinguished members of the Whig party. The people of the United States now had principles on the great and absorbing question at issue may be briefly recapitulated as follows: 1. The Constitutional-Union party, as it was now termed, led by Bell and Everett, which ignored the territorial controversy altogether, and contented itself, as above stated, with a simple declaration of adherence to the Constitutiove acted unitedly, they could certainly have carried the election, and averted the catastrophe which followed. Nor were efforts wanting to effect such a union. Bell, the Whig candidate, was a highly respectable and experienced statesman, who had filled many important offices, both state and federal. He was not ambitious to th
300, 301,302, 303, 305, 306,307, 308, 309, 312, 315, 317, 382, 386, 387, 396. Dispatches from Confederate Commissioners at Washington, 238. Correspondence concerning bombardment of Fort Sumter, 244-49. Bombardment of Fort Sumter, 252-53. Conference with Davis, 312-13. Letters from Davis concerning Manassas, 317-18. Plan for Manassas and endorsement, 319-21. Letter from Davis concerning organization of troops by states, 385-86. Beckham, Lieut., 325. Bee, Gen., Barnard, 310. Bell, John, 44, 45. Belmont (Mo.), Battle of, 345-46. Beltzhoover, —, 345. Benjamin, Judah P., 391. Selected as Attorney-General (Confederacy), 207-09. Berrien, —, 13-14. Bethel Church, Battle of, 297. Bigler, —, 58. Bingham, S. K., 215. Blair, Austin, 215. Col. F. P., 359, 364. Montgomery, 233-34, 238. Bonham, Gen. M. L., 260,307, 308, 309. Booneville, Battle of, 364. Boston Memorial Presentation to Congress, 140. Extract on equality of states, 153. <
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Charles Francis, 2nd 1835- (search)
hen we stood like a wall of stone vomiting fire from the heights of Gettysburg, nailed to our position through three long days of mortal hell, did we ask each other whether that brave officer who fell while gallantly leading the counter-charge, whether that cool gunner steadily serving his piece before us midst the storm of shot and shell, whether the poor, wounded, mangled, gasping comrades, crushed and torn, and dying in agony around us, had voted for Lincoln or Douglas, for Breckenridge or Bell? We then were full of other thoughts. We prized men for what they were worth to the common country of us all, and recked not of empty words. Was the man true, was he brave, was he earnest, was all we thought of then, not did he vote or think with us, or label himself with our party name. This lesson let us try to remember. We cannot give to party all that we once offered to country, but our duty is not yet done. We are no longer, what we have been, the young guard of the republic; we ha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bell, John, -1869 (search)
Bell, John, -1869 Statesman; born near Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 15, 1797; was graduated at Cumberland College (now the University of Nashville) in 1814, and studied law in Franklin, Tenn. In 1817 he was elected to the State Senate. After the expiration of his term he practised law till 1827, when he was elected to Congress. he served in the House of Representatives till 1841 by re-elections. After abandoning his free-trade views, he became one of the founders of the Whig party (q. v.), and was elected speaker of the House of Representatives in 1834. President Harrison appointed him Secretary of War in 1841, but he resigned with other members of the cabinet (excepting Daniel Webster) when President Tyler left the Whig party. In 1847-59 he was a member of the United States Senate, and in 1860 he was the unsuccessful candidate of the constitutional Union party (q. v.) for President, with Edward Everett for Vice-President. He died in Cumberland, Tenn., Sept. 10, 1869.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
x Sept. 12, 1789 Timothy Pickering Jan. 2, 1795 James McHenryJan. 27, 1796 Samuel Dexter May 13, 1800 Roger Griswold Feb. 3, 1801 Henry Dearborn March 5, 1801 William Eustis March 7, 1809 John Armstrong Jan. 13, 1813 James Monroe Sept.27, 1814 William H. Crawford Aug. 1, 1815 George Graham Ad interim John C. Calhoun Oct. 8, 1817 James Barbour March 7, 1825 Peter B. Porter May 26, 1828 John H. Eaton March 9, 1829 Lewis Cass Aug. 1, 1831 Joel R. Poinsett .March 7, 1837 John Bell March 5,1841 John C. Spencer Oct. 12, 1841 James M. Porter March 8, 1843 William Wilkins Feb. 15, 1844 William L. Marcy March 6, 1845 George W. Crawford March 8, 1841 Charles M. Conrad Aug.15, 1850 Jefferson Davis March 5, 1853 John B. Floyd March 6, 1857 Joseph Holt Jan. 18, 1861 Simon Cameron March 5, 1861 Edwin M. Stanton Jan. 15, 1862 Ulysses S. Grant, ad interimAug.12, 1867 Lorenzo Thomas, ad interimFeb. 21, 1868 John M. Schofield May 28, 1868 John A. Rawlins March11
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curfew Bell, (search)
Curfew Bell, The name applied to a bell signal introduced in England in 1068. It was rung at 8 P. M., and all fires and candles were to be immediately extinguished. The curfew was abolished in 1100, so far as its original purpose was concerned. In the United States there has been quite an agitation within the last few years for the enactment of laws providing for the ringing of bells at 9 P. M., as a signal for all youth of a specified age playing or wandering in the streets to return immediately to their homes. In several States laws for this purpose have already been enacted, and the name of curfew bell has been popularly given to the signal rung out on a church or fire bell.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire. (search)
es office1786 John Langdonassumes office1788 John Sullivanassumes office1789 Josiah Bartlettassumes office1794 John Taylor Gilman.assumes office1794 John Langdon assumes office1805 Jeremiah Smithassumes office1809 John Langdonassumes office1810 William Plumerassumes office1812 John Taylor Gilman assumes office1813 William Plumerassumes office1816 Samuel Bellassumes office1819 Levi Woodburyassumes office1823 David L. Morrillassumes office1824 Benjamin Pierceassumes office1827 John Bellassumes office1828 Benjamin Pierceassumes office1829 Matthew Harveyassumes office1830 Joseph M. HarperactingFeb., 1831 Samuel Dinsmoorassumes officeJune, 1831 William Badgerassumes office1834 Isaac Hillassumes office1836 John Pageassumes office1839 Henry Hubbardassumes office1842 John H. Steeleassumes office1844 Anthony Colbyassumes office1846 Jared W. Williamsassumes office1847 Samuel Dinsmoorassumes office1849 Noah Martin assumes office1852 Nathaniel B. Baker.assumes office1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
see page 291.PaDem1,838,169496,905174J. C. Breckinridge For foot-note references see page 291.KyDem174 John C. FremontCalRep1,341,264114William L. DaytonN. J.Rep114 Millard FillmoreN. Y.Amer874,5388A. J. DonelsonTennAmer8 1860. Abraham Lincoln For foot-note references see page 291.Ill.Rep1,866,352491,195180Hannibal Hamlin For foot-note references see page 291.MeRep180 Stephen A. DouglasIll.Dem1,375,15712H. V.JohnsonGaDem12 J. C. BreckinridgeKyDem845,76372Joseph LaneOreDem72 John BellTennUnion589,58139Edward EverettMass.Union39 Electoral and popular votes—Continued. Year of Election and Candidates for President.States.Political Party.Popular Vote.Plurality.Electoral Vote.Candidates for Vice-President.States.Political Party.Electoral Vote. 1864. Abraham Lincoln*Ill.Rep2,216,067407,342(e) 212Andrew Johnson*TennRep212 George B. McClellanN. J.Dem1,808,72521George H. PendletonO.Dem21 1868. Ulysses S. Grant*Ill.Rep3,015,071305,456(f) 214Schuyler Colfax*Ind.Rep214 H
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. Louis, (search)
der the inspiration of a graduate of the West Point Academy, Daniel M. Frost, and under the lead of the governor of Missouri (C. F. Jackson), an attempt was made in May, 1861, to seize the United States Arsenal at St. Louis. The Confederates had already seized one unguarded arsenal at Liberty, Clay county, under the direction of the governor, but the one at St. Louis. Was guarded by 500 regular troops, under Capt. Nathaniel Lyon, who had been appointed commander of the post in place of Major Bell, a Confederate. The governor had sent orders to the militia officers of the State to assemble their respective commands and go into encampment for a week, the avowed object being to attain a greater degree of efficiency and perfection in discipline. For weeks before the President's call for troops the Confederates of St. Louis were drilled in the use of fire-arms in a building in that city; were furnished with State arms by the governor; received commissions from him, and were sworn into
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