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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
ernors under the Continental Congress and the Constitution—Continued. Name.Term. James Barbour1812 to 1814 Wilson C. Nicholas1814 to 1816 James P. Preston1816 to 1819 Thomas M. Randolph1819 to 1822 James Pleasants1822 to 1825 John Tyler1825 to 1826 William B. Giles1826 to 1829 John Floyd1829 to 1833 Littleton W. Tazewell1833 to 1836 Wyndham Robertson1836 to 1837 David Campbell1837 to 1840 Thomas W. Gilmer1840 to 1841 John Rutherford1841 to 1842 John M. Gregory1842 to 1843 James McDowell1843 to 1846 William Smith1846 to 1849 John B. Floyd1849 to 1851 John Johnson1851 to 1852 Joseph Johnson1852 to 1856 Henry A. Wise1856 to 1860 John Letcher1860 to 1864 William Smith1864 to 1865 Francis A. Pierpont1865 to 1867 Henry A. Wells1867 to 1869 Gilbert C. Walker1869 to 1874 James L. Kemper1874 to 1878 F. W. M. Holliday1878 to 1882 W. E. Cameron1882 to 1886 Fitz-Hugh Lee1886 to 1890 Philip W. McKinney1890 to 1894 Charles T. O'Ferrall1894 to 1898 J. Hoge Tyler1898 t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wadsworth, James Samuel 1807- (search)
but never practised, having sufficient employment in the management of a large patrimonial estate. He was a member of the peace convention in 1861, and was one of the first to offer his services to the government when the Civil War broke out. When communication between Washington and Philadelphia was cut off in April, 1861, he chartered a vessel and filled it with supplies, with which he sailed for Annapolis with timely relief for Union soldiers there. In June he was volunteer aide on General McDowell's staff, and was noted for bravery in the battle of Bull Run. In August he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and in March, 1862, military governor of the District of Columbia. In that year he was Republican candidate for governor of New York, but was defeated by Horatio Seymour. In December he commanded a division under Burnside in the battle of Fredericksburg; also in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg in 1863. Early in 1864 he was sent on special service to th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whipple, Amiel weeks 1818- (search)
Whipple, Amiel weeks 1818- Military engineer; born in Greenwich, Mass., in 1818; graduated at West Point in 1841. Before the Civil War he was engaged, as topographical engineer, in ascertaining the northern boundary between New York and Vermont, and was an assistant of the Mexican boundary commission in 1849. Early in 1861 he was made chief engineer on the staff of General McDowell, and was in the first battle of Bull Run. In April. 1862, he was on General McClellan's staff, and was made brigadier-general of volunteers. He was assigned to duty at Washington as commander of the defences of that city. Having asked to be sent to the field, his division was assigned to the 9th Corps. He fought gallantly at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and was mortally wounded in battle at the latter place, dying in Washington, D. C., May 7, 1863.