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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), San Juan Hill (search)
on, Winter, McGregor, and Ray Clark, of Troop F; Troopers Bugbe, Jackson, and Waller, of Troop A; Trumpeter McDonald, of Troop L.; Sergeant Hughes, of Troop B, and Trooper Geieren, of Troop G, all continued to fight after being wounded, some very severely; most of them fought until the end of the day. Trooper Oliver B. Norton, of Troop B, who with his brother was by my side all throughout the charging, was killed while fighting with marked gallantry. Sergeant Ferguson, Corporal Lee, and Troopers Bell and Carroll, of Troop K, Sergeant Dame, of Troop E; Troopers Goodwin, Campbell. and Dudley Dean, Trumpeter Foster, of Troop B, and Troopers Greenwold and Bardehan, of Troop A, are all worthy of special mention for coolness and gallantry. They all merit promotion when the time comes. But the most conspicuous gallantry was shown by Trooper Rowland. He was wounded in the side in our first fight, but kept in the firing-line; he was sent to the hospital the next day, but left it and marc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Senate, United States (search)
March, 1813; the second from April, 1867, till March, 1869, and the third from March, 1869, till March, 1885. Three other men of the same family name also represented Delaware in the Senate—Joshua Clayton, from Jan. 19, 1798, till his death the following July; Thomas Clayton, from Jan. 8, 1824, till March 3, 1827, and again from Jan. 9, 1837, till March 3, 1847; John M. Clayton, from March 4, 1845, till Feb. 23, 1849, and again from March 4, 1853, till his death, Nov. 9, 1856. Three men named Bell, two of them brothers, the third a son of one of them, represented New Hampshire in the Senate—Samuel Bell, from March 4, 1823, till March 4, 1835; his son, James Bell, from July 30, 1855, till May 26, 1859, and Charles Henry Bell from March 13, 1879, till June 17, 1879. At one time during the Cleveland administration both of the Senators from each of three different States resided in the same city, and three Senators occupying adjoining seats and representing two States were born in adjoini
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Speaker of Congress, the (search)
1799-1801Theo. SedgwickMassachusetts17461813 7-91801-07Nathaniel MaconNorth Carolina17571837 10, 111807-11Joseph B. VarnumMasssachusetts17501821 12, 131811-14Henry ClayKentucky 17771852 131814-15Langdon ChevesSouth Carolina17761857 14-161815-20Henry ClayKentucky17771852 161820-21John W. TaylorNew York17841854 171821-23Philip P. BarbourVirginia17831841 181823-25Henry ClayKentucky17771852 191825-27John W. TaylorNew York17841854 20-231827-34Andrew StevensonVirginia17841857 231834-35John BellTennessee 17971869 24, 251835-39James K. PolkTennessee17951849 261839-41R. M. T. HunterVirginia18091887 271841-43John WhiteKentucky18051845 281843-45John W. JonesVirginia18051848 291845-47John W. DavisIndiana17991850 301847-49Robert C. WinthropMassachusetts18091894 311849-51Howell CobbGeorgia18151868 32, 331851-55Linn BoydKentucky18001859 341855-57Nathaniel P. BanksMassachusetts18161894 351857-59James L. OrrSouth Carolina18221873 361859-61William PenningtonNew Jersey 17961862 37
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), States, the, and the popular vote in Presidential elections (search)
Adams509,097836,134 Jackson687,5022193,139157,313170925 Clay530,1894910,820 Harrison1,275,0172345,449146,315174841 Van Buren1,128,7026018,811 Polk1,337,2431707,86638,17565587 Clay1,299,06810512,372 Taylor1,360,1011638,344139,557363,876 Cass1,220,5441279,610 Pierce1,601,4742546,305220,8962111,047 Scott1,380,5764332,106 Buchanan1,838,16917410,564496,905608,281 Fremont1,341,26411411,765 Lincoln1,866,35218010,368491,1951682,924 Douglas1,375,15712114,596 Breckinridge845,7367211,746 Bell589,5813915,117 Lincoln2,216,06721210,453407,3421912,138 McClellan1,808,7252186,129 Grant3,015,07121423,435305,4561342,279 Seymour2,709,6158033,870 Grant3,597,07028612,577762,9912233,421 Greeley2,834,0796344,985 Garfield4,449,05321420,7907,01859119 Hancock4,442,03515528,658 Cleveland4,911,01721922,42562,683371,694 Blaine4,848,33418226,639 Harrison5,440,21623323,348 Harrison did not have a popular plurality.65 Harrison did not have a popular plurality. Cleveland5,538,23316832,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
ontinued. Name.No. of Congress.Term. John Henry Eaton15th to 21st1818 to 1829 Andrew Jackson18th to 19th1823 to 1825 Hugh Lawson White19th to 26th1825 to 1840 Felix Grundy21st to 25th1829 to 1838 Ephraim H. Foster25th to 26th1838 to 1839 Alexander Anderson26th to 27th1840 to 1841 Felix Grundy26th1839 to 1840 Alfred O. P. Nicholson26th to 28th1841 to 1843 Ephraim H. Foster28th to 29th1843 to 1845 Spencer Jarnagin28th to 30th1843 to 1847 Hopkins L. Turney29th to 32d1845 to 1851 John Bell30th to 36th1847 to 1859 James C. Jones32d to 35th1851 to 1857 Andrew Johnson35th to 38th1857 to 1862 Alfred O. P. Nicholson36th1859 to 1861 37th and 38th Congresses vacant. David T. Patterson39th to 41st1866 to 1869 Joseph S. Fowler39th to 42d1866 to 1871 William G. Brownlow41st to 44th1869 to 1875 Henry Cooper42d to 45th1871 to 1877 Andrew Johnson44th1875 David McKendree Keyto1875 to 1877 James E. Bailey44th to 47th1877 to 1881 Isham G. Harris45th to 54th1877 to 1897 Howell E
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Thompson sent by the United States to insist on its execution......Oct. 28, 1834 [Seminole War waged 1835-42.] Second session convenes......Dec. 1, 1834 John Bell, of Tennessee, speaker in the place of Andrew Stevenson, resigned; John Hubbard, of New Hampshire, speaker pro tem. during this session. Over 500 local banks ut nominating, adjourns to meet at Baltimore June 18......May 3, 1860 Constitutional Union party holds a national convention in Baltimore......May 9, 1860 [John Bell, of Tennessee, and Samuel Houston, of Texas, were the candidates for nomination; on the second ballot Bell received 138 votes and Houston 69. Edward Everett, ofBell received 138 votes and Houston 69. Edward Everett, of Massachusetts, unanimously nominated for Vice-President.] Morrill tariff bill passes the House......May 10, 1860 [It was protective, the duties being high and specific; it passed the Senate after the Southern members withdrew; approved March 2, 1861.] Japanese embassy, numbering seventy-two, of all grades, arrive at Ham
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
minates Gen. Winfield Scott for President......June 16, 1852 Whig National Convention at Baltimore adopts the nominees of the American party, Fillmore and Donelson, for President and Vice-President......Sept. 17, 1856 George Peabody gives $300,000 to found Peabody Institute......Feb. 12, 1857 Strike of the conductors and train men on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, militia called out; amicably settled......April 29, 1857 Constitutional Union Convention at Baltimore nominates John Bell, of Tennessee, for President......May 9, 1860 Democratic National Convention meets by adjournment (from Charleston, S. C.) in Baltimore, June 18, 1860. On the 23d a large number of delegates withdraw, and the remaining delegates nominate Stephen A. Douglas for President. The seceders nominate John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky......June 23, 1860 Philip Francis Thomas, of Maryland, appointed Secretary of the Treasury......Dec. 12, 1860 A. H. Handy, commissioner from Mississippi, a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
ed 1,651 volunteers for the Florida War......1837 Felix Grundy appointed Attorney-General......July 5, 1838 National Whig Convention meets at Nashville......Aug. 17, 1840 State hospital for the insane opened near Nashville......1840 John Bell appointed Secretary of War......March 5, 1841 Cumberland University at Lebanon chartered and opened......1842 National Whig Convention held at Nashville......Aug. 21, 1844 James K. Polk elected President of the United States......Nov.e of 64 to 27, recommends abrogation of the eighth article of the Ashburton treaty, which requires the United States to keep a naval force on the coast of Africa......Aug. 10, 1857 Constitutional Union Convention at Baltimore, Md., nominates John Bell, of Tennessee, for President......May 9, 1860 Call for a State convention at Nashville, to consider secession, is defeated by a vote of the people......Feb. 9, 1861 Gov. Isham G. Harris replies to President Lincoln's call for troops, Tenn
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 3 (search)
cal horizon for some glimmer of hope that the dreaded resort to arms might be averted. No politician, in the petty sense, he was, in the highest, penetrated with a pure love of country, and believed that, if only time could be gained for reflection, the sober second thought of the people would end in their return to common-sense and reason. In accordance, therefore, with his belief in the wisdom of the most conservative course, he had, in the presidential election of 1860, cast his vote for Bell and Everett. The position at this time of officers of the regular army was an exceedingly trying one, especially for those who, like Captain Meade, were fully alive to the grave responsibility attaching to them as officers of the government, on whose example much depended. The defection of those officers who saw fit to cast their lot with the Confederacy caused the actions of all to be scrutinized, and often misunderstood, in the then excited frame of the public mind. In many instances t
, 64, 83, 84, 100, 182, 188, 327, 332, 333, 335, 337, 339, 340. Barry, Commodore, I, 3. Barstow, S. F., II, 166. Bartlett, Joseph J., II, 100, 107, 231. Bates, Mr., I, 363, 364. Baxter, Henry, II, 48, 49, 50. Bayard, Geo. D., I, 136, 232, 261, 267, 334, 336, 338. Bayfield, Capt., I, 208. Beauregard, P. G. T., I, 196, 257, 271; II, 148. Beckham, Robert F., I, 212, 258, 324, 380, 389; II, 150, 262. Beecher, Henry Ward, II, 236, 237. Belknapp, Col., I, 100. Bell, John, I, 213. Belton, Col., I, 168. Benedict, G. G., II, 350, 351. Benham, H. W., II, 281. Benning, Henry L., II, 81. Berdan, Col., II, 69, 75. Berkeley, I, 387. Bernard, General, I, 8. Berry, Lieut., I, 25. Berry, Hiram G., I, 293, 296, 334, 352, 378. Biddle, Lieut., I, 190. Biddle, Chapman, I, 339; II, 47, 50, 52, 168. Biddle, Charles J., I, 224, 232, 237. Biddle, Craig, I, 241. Biddle, James C., II, 162, 209, 249, 254, 263, 268, 269; 313, 378. Bid
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