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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Soule, Pierre 1802- (search)
s with which you are charged, on the subject of Cuba. These and other considerations which will readily occur to you suggest that much may be done at London and Paris, either to promote directly the great object in view, or at least clear away impediments to its successful consummation. Under these circumstances, it seems dest. The simplest and only very apparent means of attaining this end is for the three ministers to meet, as early as may be, at some convenient central point (say Paris), to consult together, to compare opinions as to what may be advisable, and to adopt measures for perfect concert of action in aid of your negotiations at Madrid. d France to have the consultation suggested and then to bring your common wisdom and knowledge to bear simultaneously upon the negotiations at Madrid, London, and Paris. If you concur in these views, you will please fix the time when you can repair to Paris, or such other convenient point as you may select, and give notice of i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sparks, Jared 1789- (search)
at Cambridge until his death, March 14, 1866. Dr. Sparks's earlier publications were mostly on theological subjects. In 1834 he began the publication of The writings of George Washington, with a life. It was completed in 1837 (12volumes.) He had already (1829-30) published Diplomatic correspondence of the American Revolution (12 volumes), and Life of Gouverneur Morris, 1832. He edited The American almanac for many years from 1830, and in 1840 completed The works of Benjamin Franklin (12 volumes). He also edited a series of American biography (15 volumes), of which he wrote several of the sketches. His last great labor in the field of American documentary history, in which he wrought so conscientiously and usefully, was the publication of The correspondence of the American Revolution (4 volumes, 1854). His Washington cost him nine years of labor, including researches, in 1828, in the archives of London and Paris, which were then opened for historical purposes for the first time.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
20; also of Asenath Turner, widow of Samuel Dunham, and Mary Snead, widow of Bowdoin Snead, Revolutionary pensioners......Sept. 30, 1890 McKinley tariff bill approved......Oct. 1, 1890 Act of Congress setting apart certain tracts of land in California as forest reservations......Oct. 1, 1890 First session (304 days) adjourns......Oct. 1, 1890 [This was the second longest session ever held; 16,972 bills introduced, nearly 1,400 became laws.] Louis Phillipe Albert d'orleans, Comte de Paris, volunteer aide on General McClellan's staff during the Civil War, arrives in New York......Oct. 3, 1890 Polygamy abolished as an institution of the Church of the Latter-day Saints at a general conference in Salt Lake City, Utah......Oct. 6, 1890 Daughters of the American Revolution organized at Washington......Oct. 11, 1890 Associate Justice Samuel Miller of the Supreme Court, struck with paralysis, Oct. 10, dies at Washington......Oct. 13, 1890 William W. Belknap, ex-Secret
last, though by no means least, he has seen how we endeavored to promote a cheerful and hilarious spirit among them, being present at, and encouraging them in their diversions. Immediately upon anchoring, I sent an officer to call on the Port Admiral, and ask leave to land my prisoners from the two last ships captured. This was readily granted, and the next day I went on shore to see him myself, in relation to docking and repairing my ship. My arrival had, of course, been telegraphed to Paris, and indeed, by this time, had been spread all over Europe. The Admiral regretted that I had not gone into Havre, or some other commercial port, where I would have found private docks. Cherbourg being exclusively a naval station, the docks all belonged to the Government, and the Government would have preferred not to dock and repair a belligerent ship. No positive objection was made, however, and the matter was laid over, until the Emperor could be communicated with. The Emperor was then
. She did effectually render such aid, by rescuing the commander and part of the crew of the Alabama from the pursuit of the Kearsarge, and by furtively and clandestinely conveying them to Southampton, within British jurisdiction. We learn from Paris that the intervention of the Deerhound occurred after the Alabama had actually surrendered. The proceeding of the Deerhound, therefore, seems to have been directly hostile to the United States. Statements of the owner of the Deerhound are repor never seen each other, or held the least communication together, until I was drawn out of the water by his boat's crew, and taken on board his yacht, after the battle. It was quite natural that Mr. Seward's Yankee correspondents in London and Paris, and Mr. Seward himself, should suppose that money and stealings had had something to do with Mr. Lancaster's generous conduct. The whole American war, on the Yankee side, had been conducted on this principle of giving and receiving a considerat
ministration occupied with manufacturing arms at home. nitre beds. purchase of a Navy. ten First-class steamers offered to the Confederate Government in May, 1861. offer declined. attempts to build ironclads, and late obtainment of a few ships. object not to raise the blockade, but to assail the Federal mercantile marine. efforts inefficient. financial operations. sale of time bonds in Europe secured by cotton, our true Resource.—$75,000,000 offered to the Confederates in London and Paris for time bonds secured by cotton. Administration resorted to constant issue of Treasury notes, not redeemed. compulsory funding in bonds. destroyed credit of Confederate States. diplomacy. consisted of arguments about rights and dependence of England on American cotton. Confederate Administration made no offer of commercial advantages by treaty. low duties and navigation laws. no diplomacy. defence of territory, population, and supplies. progressive losses. effect on public opinio
owell CobbGeorgiaPresident of the Provisional Congress; afterwards Brigadier-General and Major-General in the Confederate army. Hon. J. J. HooperAlabamaSecretary of the Provisional Congress. Hon. Wm. P. ChiltonAlabamaAfterwards member of Congress. Hon. Jabez L. M. CurryAlabamaAfterwards member of Congress and Lieutenant-Colonel of cavalry. Hon. Thomas FearnAlabama  Hon. Stephen F. HaleAlabama  Hon. David P. LewisAlabama  Hon. Colin J. McRaeAlabamaAfterwards special agent to London and Paris. Hon. John Gill ShorterAlabamaAfterwards Governor of Alabama. Hon. Robert H. SmithAlabamaAfterwards Colonel in Confederate Army. Hon. Richard W. WalkerAlabamaAfterwards Confederate Senator from Alabama. Hon. J. Patton AndersonFloridaAfterwards Brigadier-General and Major-General in the Confederate army. Hon. Jackson MortonFlorida  Hon. James B. OwensFlorida  Hon. Frank S. BartowGeorgiaAfterwards Brigadier-General in the Confederate army. Hon. Howell CobbGeorgiaAfterwards Brigadier-Ge
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.), Consular, Confidential and other Foreign Agents. (search)
Consular, Confidential and other Foreign Agents. Hon.Clement C. Clay, JrAlabamaSpecial Agent to Canada; formerly Confederate Senator from Alabama. Hon.Jacob ThompsonTennesseeSpecial Agent to Canada. Hon.James P. HolcombeVirginiaSpecial Agent to Canada; formerly member of Confederate Congress. Hon.Edwin De LeonSouth CarolinaSpecial Agent to Paris. Hon.Charles J. HelmKentuckySpecial Agent to Havana. L. Heylinger Special Agent to Nassau. Hon.Colin J. McRaeMississippiSpecial Agent to London and Paris; formerly deputy from Alabama to the Confederate Congress at Montgomery. Hon.George N. Saunders Special Agent to London. Hon.Beverly TuckerVirginiaSpecial Agent to London. J. L. O'Sullivan Special Agent to London. Emile Erlanger & CoFranceFinancial Agents at Paris
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Tennessee Volunteers. (search)
er 15-16, 1864. Mustered out July, 1865. 1st Tennessee Battalion Light Artillery, Battery E. Attached to District of North Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio. 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, October, 1863, to April, 1864. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to May, 1865. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, to July, 1865. Service. Duty in District of North Central Kentucky, at Booneville, Camp Nelson, Flemmingsburg, Mount Sterling and Paris, December, 1863, to April, 1864, and at Nashville and Bull's Gap, Tenn., to August, 1864. Pursuit to Greenville, Tenn., August 21-23. Blue Springs August 23. Operations in East Tennessee August 29-September 4. Park's Gap and Greenville September 4. Death of Gen. J. H. Morgan. Blue Springs September 6. Carter's Station September 30-October 1. Operations in East Tennessee October 10-28. Clinch Valley, near Sneedsville, October 21. Mossy Creek and Panther Springs Octo
endeavor to escape, I ordered a detachment of the First Kentucky Scouts to take the road as soon as possible, and march by the way of Mount Eden to Taylorsville, on which route it was thought the depredators could either be intercepted or their whereabouts ascertained. Before the scoots could march, however, we learned that Morgan in force had succeeded in getting in between us and the United States forces, under command of Brigadier-General S. G. Burbridge; had captured Mount Sterling and Paris; and had burnt the bridges on the Kentucky Central Railroad. These events, occurring on the same day the road was cut between here and Louisville, presented the view of concerted action, and led to the belief that the enemy had an objective point somewhere between the break in the Central Railroad at Paris, and that upon the road from here to Louisville. This place, it seemed to me, held out greater inducements to him than any other; inasmuch as here he could strike the greatest blow to th
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