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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 106 0 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 84 0 Browse Search
John Beatty, The Citizen-Soldier; or, Memoirs of a Volunteer 47 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 46 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 42 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 35 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 13 1 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 II. 13 1 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.) 10 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 10 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agnew, David Hayes, 1818-1892 (search)
Agnew, David Hayes, 1818-1892 Anatomist and author: born in Lancaster county, Pa., Nov. 24, 1818: was graduated at the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1838; became professor in the Philadelphia School of Anatomy; demonstrator of anatomy in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, and surgeon at the Pennsylvania and the Orthopaedic hospitals, all in Philadelphia. During the Civil War he became widely known as a daring and successful operator in cases of gunshot wounds. After the war he was elected Professor of Operative Surgery and of the Principles and Practice of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Agnew was the consulting and operating surgeon in the case of President Garfield in 1881. Among his numerous publications are Practical Anatomy; Anatomy and its relation to medicine and Surgery; and The principles and practice of Surgery. He died in Philadelphia, March 22, 1892.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arthur, Chester Alan, 1830-1886 (search)
He gained much celebrity in a suit which involved the freedom of some slaves, known as the Lemmon case. He procured the admission of colored persons to the street-cars of New York City by gaining a suit against a railway company in 1856. Mr. Arthur did efficient service during the Civil War as quartermaster-general of the State of New York. In 1872 he was appointed collector of the port of New York, and was removed in 1878. In 1880, he was elected Vice-President, and on the death of President Garfield, Sept, 19, 1881, he became President. He died in New York City, Nov. 18, 1886. Veto of Chinese immigration bill. On April 4, 1882, President Arthur sent the following veto message to the Senate: To the Senate,--After a careful consideration of Senate Bill No. 71, entitled An act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to Chinese. I herewith return it to the Senate, in which it originated, with my objections to its passage. A nation is justified in repudiating it
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barnes, Joseph K., 1817-1883 (search)
Barnes, Joseph K., 1817-1883 Medical officer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 21, 1817; was appointed an assistant surgeon in the army in 1840; assigned to duty in the office of the surgeon-general in 1861; became surgeon-general in 1863; attended Presidents Lincoln and Garfield; brevetted major-general in 1865. At his suggestion the Army Medical Museum and the Surgeon-General's Library were established. He died in Washington, D. C., April 5, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893 (search)
ively of the two great wings of the party, and again a dark horse, Garfield, was selected. President Garfield appointed Senator Blaine SecretPresident Garfield appointed Senator Blaine Secretary of State, which post he resigned in December, 1881, soon after the accession of President Arthur. In 1884 Mr. Blaine received the Presidenating him for the Presidency. See protection. Oration on President Garfield.--The following is the concluding portion of Mr. Blaine's oraent, delivered before both Houses of Congress on Feb. 27, 1882: Garfield's ambition for the success of his administration was high. With s to be a source of contention with others, have become. so far as Garfield is concerned, as much a matter of history as his heroism at Chickaonsequences personal to himself. . . . The religious element in Garfield's character was deep and earnest. In his early youth he espoused irit of investigation. . . . The crowning characteristic of General Garfield's religious opinions, as, indeed, of all his opinions, was his
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chickamauga, battle of (search)
h the ridge and gorge. Very soon a greater portion of the Confederate army were swarming around the foot of the ridge, on which stood Thomas with the remnant of seven divisions of the Army of the Cumberland. The Confederates were led by Longstreet. There seemed no hope for the Nationals. But Thomas stood like a rock, and his men repulsed assault after assault until the sun went down, when he began the withdrawal of his troops to Rossville, for his ammunition was almost exhausted. General Garfield, Rosecrans's chief of staff, had arrived with orders for Thomas to take the command of all the forces, and, with McCook and Crittenden, to take a strong position at Rossville. It was then that Thomas had the first reliable information of disaster on the right. Confederates seeking to obstruct the movement were driven back, with a loss of 200 men made prisoners. So ended the battle of Chickamauga. The National loss was reported at 16,326, of whom 1,687 were killed. The total loss
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coffin, Charles Carleton 1823-1896 (search)
Coffin, Charles Carleton 1823-1896 (pen-name Carleton), author; born in Boscawen, N. H., July 26, 1823; during the Civil War was war correspondent of the Boston Journal. His publications include Days and nights on the battle-field; Following the flag; Four years of fighting; Caleb Krinkle, a story of American life; Story of liberty; Old times in the colonies; Life of Garfield, etc. He died in Brookline, Mass., March 2, 1896.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colfax, Schuyler 1823- (search)
Omega*a *t *wVirginia Military Institute1865 Kappa Alpha (south)*k *aWashington and Lee1867 Kappa Sigma*k *sVirginia1867 Sigma Nu*s *nVirginia Military Institute1869 Schuyler his deputy. There he studied law, and finally established a weekly newspaper. In 1850 he was a member of the Indiana State constitutional convention, and the next year was a candidate for Congress, but was not elected. In 1856 the newly formed Republican party elected him to Congress, and he was reelected for six consecutive terms. In December, 1863, he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, and was reelected in 1865 and 1867. In November, 1868, he was elected Vice-President, with General Grant as President. After his retirement to private life in 1873 he frequently lectured to large audiences upon men he had known and subjects connected with his long career in public life. His best lecture was undoubtedly that on Lincoln and Garfield. He died suddenly, in Mankato. Minn., Jan. 13, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Corbin, Henry Clark 1842- (search)
Corbin, Henry Clark 1842- Military officer; born in Clermont county, O., Sept. 15, 1842; received an academic education, and studied law. In 1862 he joined the National army as a second lieutenant in the 79th Ohio Volunteers; served through the remainder of the war; and was then appointed to the regular army. He was with President Garfield when the latter was shot, and also present at his bedside when he died. In 1880 he was promoted major and assistant adjutant-general; in 1898, adjutant-general; and in June, 1900, major-general, being the first adjutantgeneral of the regular army to reach that rank.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Edgar, Henry Cornelius, 1811-1884 (search)
Edgar, Henry Cornelius, 1811-1884 Clergyman; born in Rahway, N. J., April 11, 1811; graduated at Princeton College in 1831; became a merchant; was licensed to preach by the Presbyterian Church in 1845. During the Civil War he spoke was forcibly against slavery. His published orations and sermons include Three lectures on slavery; Four discourses occasioned by the death of Lincoln; An Exposition of the last nine wars; Christianity our nation's wisest policy; A discourse occasioned by the death of President Garfield, etc. He died in Easton, Pa., Dec. 23, 1884.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Farman, Elbert Eli 1831- (search)
Farman, Elbert Eli 1831- Jurist; born in New Haven, Oswego co., N. Y., April 23, 1831; graduated at Amherst College in 1855, and studied in Warsaw, N. Y., where he was admitted to the bar in 1858. He studied in Europe in 1865-67, and on returning to the United States was made district attorney of Wyoming county, N. Y. In March, 1876, he was appointed United States consul-general at Cairo, Egypt, and there became a member of the commission to revise the international codes. Later President Garfield appointed him a judge of the international court of Egypt. He was also a member of the international committee appointed to investigate the claims of citizens of Alexandria for damages caused by the bombardment of that city by the British in 1882. It was principally through his efforts that the obelisk known as Cleopatra's needle, which stands near the Metropolitan Art Museum in Central Park, New York City, was secured. When he left Egypt, Mr. Farman received from the Khedive the de
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