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C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 206 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.) 194 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 172 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 II. 163 1 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 154 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 147 5 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 146 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 144 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 142 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 138 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Binney, Horace, 1780-1875 (search)
Binney, Horace, 1780-1875 Lawyer: born in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 4. 1780: was graduated at Harvard College in 1797, and was admitted to the bar in 1800. He practised law with great success until 1830, when his health became impaired and led to his retirement. Soon afterwards he was elected to Congress as a Republican. He declined a renomination. and for many years, devoted himself to writing opinions on legal questions. In 1844, by a masterly argument before the Supreme Court of the United States, on the case of Bidal vs. Girard's executors, he raise the laws governing charities out of the confusion and obseurity which previously existed. He was author of The life and character of justice Bushrod Washington; An inquiry into the formation of Washington's farewell address, and three pamphlets in support if the power claimed by President Lincoln to suspend the writ of Habeas corpus. He died in Philadlelphia. Pa., Aug. 12, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Black, Jeremiah Sullivan, 1810-1883 (search)
Black, Jeremiah Sullivan, 1810-1883 Jurist; born in Somerset county, Pa., Jan. 10, 1810; was Attorney-General of the united States in 1857-60; Secretary of State in 1860-61; retired from political life after President Lincoln's inauguration; and was afterwards engaged in many notable law Cases. He died in York, Pa., Aug. 19, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carpenter, Frank Bicknell 1830- (search)
Carpenter, Frank Bicknell 1830- Painter and author; born in Homer, N. Y., in 1830; was mostly self-educated in art; settled in New York in 1851, and became an associate of the National Academy of Design in 1852. He painted numerous portraits of Presidents, statesmen, and other noted persons. His best-known works are the historical painting of President Lincoln signing the emancipation proclamation, now in the Capitol in Washington, and Arbitration, a view of the British and American commissioners on the Alabama claims in session in Washington in 1871, presented to Queen Victoria in 1892. He wrote Six months in the White House with Abraham Lincoln. He died May 23, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
93132,03315,898 * Decrease. Cities with population exceeding 25,000.—Continued. City.population.increase since 19001890.1890. Norfolk, Va 46,62434,87111,753 Waterbury, Conn 45,85928,64617,213 Holyoke, Mass.45.71235.63710,075 Fort Wayne, Ind. 45,11535,3939,722 Youngstown, O.44,88533.22011,665 Houston, Tex44,63327,55717,076 Covington, Ky42,93837,3715,567 Akron, O.42,72827,60115,127 Dallas, Tex 42,63838,0674,571 Saginaw, Mich.42,34546 322*3,977 Lancaster, Pa41,45932,0119,448 Lincoln, Neb40,16955,154*14,985 Brockton, Mass.40,06327,29412,769 Binghamton, N. Y 39,64735.0054,642 Augusta, Ga39,41133,3006,141 Pawtucket, R. I.39,23127.63311,598 Altoona, Pa38,97330,3378,636 Wheeling. W. Va 38,87834,5224,356 Mobile, Ala38,46931,0767,393 Birmingham, Ala 38,41526,17812,237 Little Rock, Ark38,30725,87412,433 Springfield, O.38,25331,8956,358 Galveston, Tex 37,78929,0848,705 Tacoma, Wash37,71436,0061,708 Haverhill, Mass. 37,17527,4129,763 Spokane. Wash36,84819,92216,9
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chandler, William Eaton (search)
Chandler, William Eaton Born in Concord, N. H., Dec. 28, 1835; graduated at the Harvard Law School, and admitted to the bar in 1855; appointed reporter of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in 1859; was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1862-1864, being twice elected speaker. In 1865 President Lincoln appointed him judge-advocate-general of the navy, and soon afterwards he was made Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. He resigned in 1867, and began practising law in New Hampshire. During the Presidential campaigns of 1868, 1872, and 1876 he rendered effective work for the Republican party as secretary of the National Republican Committee. After the campaign of 1876 he was active in the investigation of the electoral counting in Florida and South Carolina; and in 1878-79 was an important witness in the cipher despatch investigation. He was appointed solicitor-general of the United States, March 23, 1881, but his nomination was rejected by the Senate; an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charleston, S. C. (search)
t of the wealthy city, containing a population of 15.000 inhabitants, white and black. The city was then defended by less than 2,000 effective troops, under General Lincoln, who cast up intrenchments across Charleston Neck. Commodore Whipple had sunk some of his armed vessels in the channels of the harbor, after transferring theunmolested, April 9. On the following day Clinton and Arbuthnot demanded the surrender of the city, which was promptly refused, and a siege began. On the 13th Lincoln and a council of officers considered the propriety of evacuating the city to save it from destruction, for the American troops were too few to hope for a successf00 heavy guns shook the city, and fiery bombshells were rained upon it, setting the town on fire in different places. At two o'clock on the morning of the 12th Lincoln proposed to yield, and on that day the city and garrison were surrendered, and the latter, as well as the adult citizens, became prisoners of war. The latter were
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chase, Salmon Portland 1808-1873 (search)
egislature elected him (1849) to a seat in the United States Senate, where he opposed the Fugitive Slave Bill and other compromise measures, and, on the nomination of Mr. Pierce for the Presidency, he separated from the Democratic party. He opposed the Kansas-Nebraska bill (q. v.), and in 1855 was elected governor of Ohio. He was one of the founders of the Republican party in 1856, and was governor until 1859. In 1861 he became Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, under President Lincoln, and managed the finances of the nation with great ability until October, 1864, when he was appointed Chief-Justice of the United States in place of Judge Taney, deceased. In that capacity he presided at the trial of President Johnson in the spring of 1868. Being dissatisfied with the action of the Republican majority in Congress, Mr. Chase was proposed, in 1868, as the Democratic nominee for President. He was willing to accept the nomination, but received only four out of 663 votes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chippewa, battle of (search)
British force, advancing in battle order. A desperate struggle ensued. Finally the British made a furious charge with bayonets. Hearing nothing from Scott, Porter ordered a retreat. It became a tumultuous rout. It was now towards evening. Brown had been watching Porter's movements with great anxiety, and had ordered Scott to cross Street's Creek, when Porter's flying troops were observed. Riall had sent forward some Royal Scots, part of another regiment of regulars, a regiment of Lincoln militia, and about 300 Indians. Street's Creek Bridge in 1861, looking North. These composed the force that fought Porter. Scott crossed Street's Creek in the face of a heavy cannonade, and very soon the battle raged with fury along the entire line of both armies. Several times the British line was broken and closed up again. Finally a flank movement and a furious charge were made by Major McNeill with Colonel Campbell's 11th regiment, and a terrific fire from a corps under Major Je
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
r, in Charleston Harbor, in April, 1861, President Lincoln, recognizing the fact that a part of theswick, Ga., captured by Union troops.—6. President Lincoln asks Congress to declare that the United an immense destruction of property.—16. President Lincoln signed the bill for the abolition of slahad been burned by the Confederates.—12. President Lincoln proclaimed that the ports of Beaufort, Nmish at Turkey Bend, on the James River. President Lincoln calls for 600,000 additional volunteers.ry fight near Lebanon Junction, Ky.— 22. President Lincoln's preliminary Proclamation of Emancipatitria dismissed from the Confederacy.—15. President Lincoln calls for 100,000 men to repel invasion. and approved the emancipation measure. President Lincoln, in a proclamation, put forth his plan fl troops enter Petersburg at 3 A. M. —4. President Lincoln sent a despatch dated Jefferson Davis's red for him.—26. Booth, the murderer of President Lincoln, found in a barn belonging to one Garnet[8
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, George 1739- (search)
Clinton, George 1739- Naval officer and colonial governor; youngest son of Francis, sixth Earl of Lincoln, and rose to distinction in the British navy. In 1732 he was commissioned a commodore and governor of Newfoundland. In September, 1743, he was appointed governor of the colony of New York, and retained that office ten years. His administration was a tumultuous one, for his temperament and want of skill in the management of civil affairs unfitted him for the duties. He was unlettered; and being closely connected with the Dukes of Newcastle and Bedford, he was sent to New York to mend his fortune. In his controversies with the Assembly he was ably assisted by the pen of Dr. Cadwallader Colden, afterwards lieutenant-governor of the province. His chief opponent was Daniel Horsmanden, at one time chief-justice of the colony. After violent quarrels with all the political factions in New York, he abandoned the government in disgust, and returned home in 1753. He became gove
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