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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883 (search)
Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883 Statesman; born in Franklin county, Ky., May 10, 1813; was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1836, and served a while in the 2d Artillery in Florida, against the Seminole Indians. He resigned in 1836; became a practising lawyer in st. Louis, Mo., in 1837; from 1839 to 1843 was United States district attorney for the district of Missouri, and was judge of the St. Louis Court of Common Pleas from 1843 to 1849. In 1842 he was mayor of St. Louisorney for the district of Missouri, and was judge of the St. Louis Court of Common Pleas from 1843 to 1849. In 1842 he was mayor of St. Louis. President Pierce appointed him solicitor to the United States Court of Claims in 1855, but, becoming a Republican, President Buchanan removed him. Mr. Blair was counsel for the plaintiffs in the famous Dred Scott case (q. v.). He was appointed Postmaster-General in March, 1861, and served about three years. He died in Silver Spring, Md., July 27, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
ranger Nov.28, 1801 Return J. Meigs, Jr March17, 1814 John McLean June 26, 1823 William T. BarryMarch 9, 1829 Amos Kendall May 1, 1835 John M. Niles. May 25, 1840 Francis GrangerMarch 6, 1841 Name.Appointed. Charles A. Wickliffe Sept.13, 1841 Cave Johnson March 6, 1845 Jacob Collamer March 8, 1849 Nathan K. Hall July 23, 1850 Samuel D. Hubbard Aug. 31, 1852 James Campbell March 5, 1853 Aaron V. Brownarch 6, 1857 Joseph Holt March14, 1859 Horatio King Feb. 12, 1861 Montgomery Blair March 5, 1861 William Dennison Sept.24, 1864 Alexander W. RandallJuly 25, 1866 John A. J. Creswell March 5, 1869 Marshall JewellAug. 24, 1874 James N. TynerJuly 12, 1876 David McK. KeyMarch12, 1877 Horace Maynard June2, 1880 Thomas L. JamesMarch 5, 1881 Timothy O. HoweDec. 20, 1881 Walter Q. GreshamApril 3, 1883 Frank Hatton Oct. 14, 1884 William F. VilasMarch 6, 1885 Don M. DickinsonJan. 16, 1888 John Wanamaker March 5, 1889 Wilson S. BissellMarch 6, 1893 William L. Wil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Champion Hills, battle of (search)
erton before such junction could take place. He ordered a concentration of his forces at Edwards's Station, 2 miles from the railway bridge over the Big Black River. While Sherman tarried in Jackson long enough to destroy the railways, military factories, arsenal, bridges, cotton factories, stores, and other public property, the remainder of the army turned their faces towards Vicksburg. Pemberton was at or near Edwards's Station, with about 25,000 troops and ten batteries of artillery. Blair moved towards the station, followed by McClernand and Osterhaus; while McPherson, on another road, kept up communication with McClernand. Pemberton had advanced to Champion Hills, when a note from Johnston caused him to send his trains back to the Big Black River; and he was about to follow with his troops. when Grant, close upon him. compelled him to remain and fight (May 16, 1863). General Hovey's division now held the advance directly in front of Pemberton. At eleven o'clock a battle b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chandler, Zachiariah 1813-1879 (search)
Chandler, Zachiariah 1813-1879 Legislator; born in Bedford, N. H., Dec. 10, 1813; settled in Detroit, Mich., in 1833. In 1857 he was elected United States Senator, and held the seat until 1874, when he was appointed Secretary of the Interior; and in 1879 was again elected to the Senate. He was active in the organization of the Republican party; and sent a famous letter to Governor Blair, of Michigan, on Feb. 11, 1861, in which he used the words, Without a little blood-letting this Union will not, in my estimation, be worth a rush. He died in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 1, 1879.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
of New York, Secretary of State; Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury; Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania, Secretary of War; Gideon Welles, of Connecticut, Secretary of the Navy; Caleb Smith, of Indiana, Secretary of the Interior; Montgomery Blair, of Maryland, Postmaster-General; and Edward Bates, of Missouri, Attorney-General. These were immediately confirmed by the Senate. At the beginning of his second administration he retained his cabinet— namely, W. H. Seward, Secretary of StWar; Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy; William Dennison, Postmaster-General; J. P. Usher, Secretary of the Interior; James Speed, Attorney-General. There had been previously some changes in his cabinet. At the request of the President, Montgomery Blair had resigned the office of Postmaster-General, and was succeeded by Mr. Dennison, of Ohio. On the death of Chief-Justice Taney, Salmon P. Chase had been made his successor, and the place of the latter in the cabinet had been filled by Hugh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
, all south as slave States. To guarantee free navigation of the Mississippi forever to all States. To give the South protection in the United States Senate from unconstitutional or oppressive legislation upon slavery ......Dec. 9, 1860 Col. W. S. Featherstone as commissioner from Mississippi visits Frankfort to urge Kentucky to co-operate in efficient measures for the common defence and safety ......Dec. 25, 1860 Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, Secretary of War......Dec. 31, 1860 Montgomery Blair, of Frankfort, Postmaster-General......March 7, 1861 Governor Magoffin answers a War Department call for troops: I say emphatically, Kentucky will furnish no troops for the wicked purpose of subduing her sister Southern States ......April 15, 1861 Union meeting at Louisville declared that Kentucky would not take sides, but maintain a neutral position and remain loyal until the government became the aggressor......April 18, 1861 Capt. Joseph Desha, with a company of over 100 men