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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 30 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 25, 1865., [Electronic resource] 13 1 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 6 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 2 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
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General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 2 (search)
the President in Washington, when his special train reached Warrenton Junction he saw a large cloud of dust to the east of the road. Upon making inquiries of the station master as to its cause, he learned that Colonel Mosby, who commanded a partizan Confederate force, called by his own people Mosby's conglomerates, and who had become famous for his cavalry raids, had just passed, driving a detachment of our cavalry before him. If the train had been a few minutes earlier, Mosby, like Christopher Columbus upon his voyage to this country, would have discovered something which he was not looking for. As the train carried no guard, it would not have been possible to make any defense. In such case the Union commander would have reached Richmond a year sooner than he finally arrived there, but not at the head of an army. General Grant now held a command the magnitude of which has seldom been equaled in history. His troops consisted of twenty-one army-corps, and the territory covered b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835- (search)
Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835- Educator and historian; born in Derby, Vt., Jan. 24, 1835; was graduated at the University of Michigan. and continued his studies in Germany, France, and Italy. In 1867-85 he was Professor of History in the University of Michigan; in 1885-92 was president of Cornell University; in 1892 became president of the University of Wisconsin; and from that year till 1895 was editor-in-chief of the revised edition of Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia. He has published many monographs and papers in reviews, and Democracy and monarchy in France; Manual of Historical Literature; British orations; Christopher Columbus, his life and work, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), America, discoverers of. (search)
there are unquestioned historical records of America for the space of over 500 years. It was undoubtedly discovered by Northern navigators early in the eleventh century, and the colony of the son of a Welsh prince. Madoc (q. v.) probably landed on the North American continent about the year 1170. There is no evidence that the Northmen saw more than the coasts of Labrador and New England--possibly Newfoundland; and the landing-place of Madoc is wholly conjectural. On Oct. 11, 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered one of the Bahama Islands, east of Florida. but not the continent. In the summer of 1498 Sebastian Cabot (commissioned by King Henry VII. of England), who sailed from Bristol in May with two caravels, discovered the North American continent at Labrador. He was seeking a northwest passage to Cathay. and, being barred from the Polar Sea by pack-ice, sailed southward, discovered Labrador, and possibly went along the coast as far as the Carolinas. He discovered and named
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbus, Bartholomew 1432-1515 (search)
Columbus, Bartholomew 1432-1515 Elder brother of Christopher Columbus; born in Genoa about 1432. In 1470, when Christopher went to Lisbon, Bartholomew was there engaged as a mariner and a constructor of maps and charts. It is believed that he visited the Cape of Good Hope with Bartholomew Diaz. Christopher sent him to England to seek the aid of Henry VII. in making a voyage of discovery. He was captured by pirates, and long retained a captive; and, on his return through France, he first heard of his brother's great discovery beyond the Atlantic, and that he had sailed on a second voyage. Bartholomew was cordially received at the Spanish Court, and Queen Isabella sent him in command of three store-ships for the colony in Hispaniola, or Santo Domingo. His brother received him with joy, and made him lieutenantgovernor of the Indies. He was uncommonly brave and energetic, and, when his brother was sent to Spain in chains, Bartholomew shared his imprisonment, was released wi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbus, Christopher 1435-1536 (search)
Columbus, Christopher 1435-1536 (Cristoforo Colombo), discoverer of America; born in or near Genoa about 1435. At the age of ten years he was placed in the University of Pavia, where he was instructed in the sciences which pertain to navigation. In 1450 he entered the marine service of Genoa, and remained in it twenty years. His brother Bartholomew (q. v.) was then in Lisbon, engaged in constructing maps and charts, and making an occasional voyage at sea. Thither Christopher went in 1470tions. The King, however, sent a caravel ostensibly with provisions for the Cape Verde Islands, but with secret instructions to the commander to pursue a course westward indicated by Columbus. The fears of the mariners caused them to Christopher Columbus. turn back from the threatenings of the turbulent Atlantic. Disgusted with this pitiful trick, reduced to poverty, and having lost his wife, he determined to leave Portugal and ask aid from elsewhere. With his son Diego, he left Lisbo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eulalia, infanta, 1864- (search)
Eulalia, infanta, 1864- Fifth child of Maria Louise Isabella, ex-Queen of Spain, born at Madrid, Feb. 12, 1864; married to Prince Antoine, son of Prince Antoine d'orleans, Duc de Montpensier, March 6, 1886. At the invitation of the United States government she, as a representative of the Spanish government, and the Duke of Veragua, as the lineal descendant of Christopher Columbus, became guests of the nation during the Columbian celebrations and World's Exposition in 1893. Princess Eulalia arrived in the United States May 20, 1893, and left June 25. During her stay she was entertained in a manner befitting her rank.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ford, Paul Leicester (search)
Ford, Paul Leicester Author; born in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1865; has published the The true George Washington; The many-sided Franklin; the political novels, The honorable Peter Sterling, and Janice Meredith; and has edited the writings of Christopher Columbus, .Thomas Jefferson, and John Dickinson; Bibliography of works written by and relating to Alexander Hamilton, and Essays on the Constitution of the United States.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Goodrich, Aaron 1807- (search)
Goodrich, Aaron 1807- Jurist; born in Sempronius, N. Y., July 6, 1807; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Stewart county, Tenn.; secretary of the United States legation at Brussels in 1861-69. He published A history of the character and achievements of the socalled Christopher Columbus.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Helps, Sir Arthur 1817-1875 (search)
Helps, Sir Arthur 1817-1875 Author; born in England in 1817; was educated at Cambridge. His publications relating to the United States include Conquerors of the New world and their bondsmen; The Spanish conquest in America, and its relation to the history of slavery; The life of Columbus, etc. He died in London, March 7, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Las Casas, Bartolome de 1474-1566 (search)
Las Casas, Bartolome de 1474-1566 Missionary; born in Seville, Spain, in 1474. His father was a companion of Columbus in his two earlier voyages, and in the seeond one he took this son, then a student at Salamanca, with him. Bartolome accompanied Columbus on his third and fourth voyages, and, on his return, entered the order of the Dominicans, that he might become a missionary among the natives of the new-found islands of the West. He went to Santo Domingo, and was there ordained a priest, in 1510, and gave the name to the island in compliment to his order. Las Casas was chaplain to Velasquez when the latter conquered Cuba, and did much to alleviate the sufferings of the conquered natives. In 1515 he went to Spain to seek redress for them, and found a sympathizer in Cardinal Ximenes, who became regent of Spain the following year, and sent out three monks to correct abuses. Their services were not satisfactory, and, returning to Spain, Las Casas was appointed Universal Prote
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