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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 185 3 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 14 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 8 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 1, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 6 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 4 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 (search)
snow-storm, they suddenly appeared at Point Levi, opposite Quebec, only 750 in number. It was almost two months after they left Cambridge before they reached the St. Lawrence. Their sufferings from cold and hunger had been extreme. At one time they had attempted to make broth of boiled deer-skin moccasins to sustain life, and a dog belonging to Henry (afterwards General) Dearborn made savory food for them. In this expedition were men who afterwards became famous in American history — Aaron Burr, R. J. Meigs, Henry Dearborn, Daniel Morgan, and others. Arnold assisted Montgomery in the siege of Quebec, and was there severely wounded in the leg. Montgomery was killed, and Arnold was promoted to brigadier-general (Jan. 10, 1776), and took command of the remnant of the American troops in the vicinity of Quebec. Succeeded by Wooster, he went up Lake Champlain to Ticonderoga, where he was placed in command of an armed flotilla on the lake. With these vessels he had disastrous battl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bayard, James Ashton, 1767- (search)
descent; was graduated at Princeton in 1784; studied law under Gen. Joseph Reed; was admitted to the bar in 1787, and, settling in Delaware, soon acquired a high reputation as a lawyer. Mr. Bayard was a member of Congress from 1797 to 1803, and a conspicuous leader of the Federal party. In 1804 he was elected to the United States Senate, in which he distinguished himself in conducting the impeachment of Senator Blount. He was chiefly instrumental in securing the election of Jefferson over Burr in 1800; and made, in the House of Representatives, in 1802, a powerful defence of the existing judiciary system, which was soon overthrown. He was in the Senate when war was declared against Great Britain in 1812. In May, 1813, he left the United States on a mission to St. Petersburg, to treat for peace with Great James Ashton Bayard. Britain under Russian mediation. The mission was fruitless. In January, 1814, he went to Holland, and thence to England. At Ghent, during that year, he,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blennerhassett, Harman, 1764- (search)
rietta, built an elegant mansion, furnished it luxuriantly, and there he and his accomplished wife were living in happiness and contentment, surrounded by books. philosophical apparatus, pictures, and other means for intellectual culture, when Aaron Burr entered that paradise, and tempted and ruined its dwellers. A mob of militiamen laid the island waste, in a degree. and Blennerhassett and his wife became fugitives in 1807. He was prosecuted as an accomplice of Burr, but was discharged. ThBurr, but was discharged. Then he became came a cotton-planter near Port Gibson. Miss., but finally lost his fortune, and, in 1819, went to Montreal, and there began the practice of law. In 1822, he and his wife went to the West Indies. Thence they returned to England, where Blennerbassett died, on the island of Guernsey, Feb. 1, 1831. His widow came back to the United States to seek, from Congress, remuneration for their losses; but, while the matter was pending, she also died (1842), in poverty, in the city of New York
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burr, Aaron, 1716- (search)
Burr, Aaron, 1716- educator; born in Fairfield, Conn., Jan. 4, 1716; was of German descent; graduated atborn at Newark. N. .J., Feb. 6, 1756; a son of Rev. Aaron Burr, President of the College of New Jersey, and of acting brigade major for a while. He left the Aaron Burr. army in Canada. and joined the military family he became lieutenant-colonel of Malcolm's regiment. Burr distinguished himself in the battle of Monmouth in 1t of ill-health, he left the army in March, 1779. Burr was a born intriguer, and was naturally drawn towardber of the United States Senate from 1791 till 1797, Burr was a conspicuous Democratic leader in that body; ann favor of Jefferson on the thirty-sixth ballot, and Burr became Vice-President. In July, 1804, he killed Aleesulted in his trial for treason. In March, 1805, Burr's term of office as Vice-President ended, and he desleft office. With several nominal objects in view. Burr started for the Mississippi Valley in company with G
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carrington, Edward 1749-1810 (search)
Carrington, Edward 1749-1810 Military officer; born in Charlotte county, Va., Feb. 11, 1749; became lieutenant-colonel of a Virginia artillery regiment in 1776; was sent to the South; and was made a prisoner at Charleston in 1780. He was Gates's quartermaster-general in his brief Southern campaign. Carrington prepared the way for Greene to cross the Dan, and was an active and efficient officer in that officer's famous retreat. He commanded the artillery at Hobkirk's Hill, and also at Yorktown. Colonel Carrington was foreman of the jury in the trial of Aaron Burr (q. v). He died in Richmond, Va., Oct. 28, 1810. His brother Paul, born Feb. 24, 1733, became an eminent lawyer; was a member of the House of Burgesses, and voted against Henry's Stamp Act resolutions; but was patriotic, and helped along the cause of independence in an efficient manner. He died in Charlotte county, Va., June 22, 1818.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chase, Samuel 1741- (search)
nder (Callender, J. T.), and two on a late charge to a Maryland grand jury. Having been summoned by the Senate to appear for trial, he did so (Jan. 2, 1805), and asked for a delay until the next session. The boon was refused, and he was given a month to prepare for trial. His case excited much sympathy and indignation, even among the better members of the administration party. His age, his Revolutionary services, and his pure judicial character, all pleaded in his favor, and not in vain, for he was acquitted. The Senate—the tribunal before which he was tried—was presided over by Aaron Burr, Vice-President of the United States, who had returned from his flight southward after his duel with Hamilton. He had taken a seat in the Senate, notwithstanding his reputation was permanently blasted and an indictment for murder was impending over him. Judge Chase's trial served to check the overbearing demeanor of the judges on the bench which prevailed in his time. He died June 19, 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824 (search)
Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824 Statesman; born in Elizabethtown, N. J., Oct. 16, 1760; son of Elias; graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1776; entered the army as paymaster of his father's regiment in August; aided in storming a redoubt at Yorktown, which was taken by Lafayette; and served faithfully until the close of the war. He was a member of the convention that framed the national Constitution in 1787, and was a representative in Congress from 1791 to 1799. He was speaker in 1795, and was made United States Senator in 1799. He held the seat until 1805. He served in both branches of his State legislature. Suspected of complicity in Burr's conspiracy, he was arrested, but was never prosecuted. He died in Elizabethtown, Oct. 9, 1824.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eaton, William, -1811 (search)
appointed American consul at Tunis, and arrived there in 1799. He acted with so much boldness and tact that he secured for his country the freedom of its commerce from attacks by Tunisian cruisers. He returned to the United States in 1803; was appointed naval agent of the United States for the Barbary States, and accompanied the American fleet to the Mediterranean in 1804. He assisted Hamet Caramelli, the rightful ruler of Tripoli, in an attempt to recover his throne, usurped by his brother. Soon afterwards Eaton returned to the United States, and passed the remainder of his life at Brimfield. For his services to American commerce the State of Massachusetts gave him 10,000 acres of land. The King of Denmark gave him a gold box in acknowledgment of his services to commerce in general and for the release of Danish captives at Tunis. Burr tried to enlist General Eaton in his conspiracy, and the latter testified against him on his trial. He died in Brimfield, Mass., June 1, 1811.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Edwards, Jonathan, 1703- (search)
heologian; born in East Windsor, Conn., Oct. 5, 1703; graduated at Yale College in 1720, having begun to study Latin when he was six years of age. He is said to have reasoned out for himself his doctrine of free-will before he left college, at the age of seventeen. He began preaching to a Presbyterian congregation before he was twenty years old, and became assistant to his grandfather, Rev. Mr. Stoddard, minister at Northampton, Mass., whom he succeeded as pastor. He was dismissed in 1750, because he insisted upon a purer and higher standard of admission to the Jonathan Edwards. communion-table. Then he began his missionary work (1751) among the Stockbridge Indians, and prepared his greatest work, on The freedom, of the will, which was published in 1754. He was inaugurated president of the College of New Jersey, in Princeton, Feb. 16, 1758, and died of small-pox, March 22, 1758. He married Sarah Pierrepont, of New Haven, in 1727, and they became the grandparents of Aaron Burr.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamilton, Alexander 1757- (search)
discussed, and Hamilton, in a speech, spoke of Burr as an unsuitable candidate, because no relianceaced in Mr. Burr. In the election which ensued Burr was defeated, and, though Hamilton had taken noart in the canvass, his influence was such that Burr attributed his defeat to him. Burr, defeated anof Judge Taylor, where Hamilton spoke freely of Burr's political conduct and principles only, to whished letters, said: Duel between Hamilton and Burr. Hamilton and Kent both consider Burr, politicaBurr, politically, as a dangerous man, and unfit for the office of governor. He also wrote that Hamilton and Kentpicable opinion which Hamilton had expressed of Burr. The latter made these private expressions of political topics, and did not attribute to Colonel Burr any instance of dishonorable conduct, nor r. This was all an honorable man could ask. But Burr seemed to thirst for Hamilton's life, and he pritement, without regard to party, was intense. Burr fled from New York and became for a while a fug[7 more...]
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