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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of West Virgina, (search)
,794; in 1900, 958,800. See United States, West Virginia, in vol. IX.; Virginia. State governors. Arthur I. Boremaninaugurated1863 William E. Stevensoninaugurated1869 John J. Jacobinaugurated1871 Henry M. Matthewsinaugurated1877 Jacob B. Jacksoninaugurated1881 E. Willis Wilsoninaugurated1885 A. B. Fleminginaugurated1890 William A. MacCorkleinaugurated1893 George W. Atkinsoninaugurated1897 Albert B. Whiteinaugurated1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Waitman T. Willey38th to 42d1863 to 1871 Peter G. Van Winkle38th to 41st1863 to 1869 Arthur I. Boreman41st to 44th1869 to 1875 Henry G. Davis42d to 48th1871 to 1883 Allen T. Caperton44th1875 to 1876 Samuel Price44th1876 Frank Hereford44th to 47th1877 to 1881 Johnson N. Camden47th to 50th1881 to 1887 John E. Kenna48th to 52d1883 to 1893 Charles E. Faulkner50th to 56th1887 to 1899 Johnson N. Canden53d to 54th1893 to 1895 Stephen B. Elkins54th to —1895 to — Nathan B. Scott56th to —189
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Seth 1822-1866 (search)
Williams, Seth 1822-1866 Military officer; born in Augusta, Me., March 21, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1842, served under Scott in Mexico as aide-de-camp to General Patterson, and after the war was in the adjutant-general's department. Early in September, 1861, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, after serving as adjutant-general of the army of General McClellan in western Virginia. He held the same position under General Meade. In May, 1864, he was made acting inspector-general on Grant's staff, and in August of that year was brevetted major-general of volunteers for meritorious services since Gettysburg ; also, in March, 1865, was brevetted major-general, United States army, for gallant and meritorious services during the rebellion. He died in Boston, March 23, 1866.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Thomas 1815- (search)
Williams, Thomas 1815- Military officer; born in New York in 1815; graduated at West Point in 1837; was assistant Professor of Mathematics there, and aide to General Scott from 1844 to 1850, behaving gallantly in the war with Mexico. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers in September, 1861; commanded for a time the forts at Hatteras, and accompanied Butler in the expedition to New Orleans. He was engaged in cutting the canal in front of Vicksburg, and was placed in command at Baton Rouge in August, 1862. General Van Dorn sent Gen. J. C. Breckinridge to seize the post. He expected to be aided by the ram Arkansas. He attacked the Nationals vigorously on the morning of Aug. 5. Williams had only about 2,500 men to oppose the assailants; Breckinridge had 5,000. The first blow struck fell upon Maine, Indiana, and Michigan troops, who were pushed back; when others from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin, with two sections of a battery, hastened to their relief. The b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wool, John Ellis 1784-1869 (search)
ational capital was arranged between them. At that time all communication with the government was cut off by the Confederates in Baltimore. The general-in-chief (Scott) could not communicate with a regiment outside of the national capital, and Wool was compelled to act in conformity to the demands of the crisis, and to assume great responsibilities. Knowing General Scott's disposition, Wool said, I shall probably be the only victim; but, under the circumstances, I am ready to make the sacrifice, if, thereby, the capital may be saved. With the tireless energy of a man of forty years he labored. Ships were chartered, supplies were furnished, and troops weheir respective States in good order. When the troops sent to Washington by Wool had opened communication with that city, the first despatch that he received from Scott was an order (April 30) to return to his headquarters at Troy for the recovery of his health, known to be feeble. The general's health was then perfect. A month
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Worth, William Jenkins 1794-1849 (search)
ttles of Chippewa and at Lundy's Lane, in July, 1814, and was severely wounded in the latter contest. He was in command of cadets at West Point from 1820 to 1828, and in 1838 was made colonel of the 8th United States Infantry. He served in the Seminole War from 1840 to 1842, and was in command of the army in Florida in 1841-42. He was brevetted a brigadiergeneral in March, 1842, commanded a brigade under General Taylor in Mexico in 1846, and was distinguished in the capture of Monterey. In 1847-48 he commanded a division, under General Scott, in the capture of Vera Cruz, and in the battles from Cerro Gordo to the assault and capture of the city of Mexico. He was brevetted major-general, and was presented with a sword by Congress, by the States of New York and Louisiana, and by his native county, Columbia. A monument was erected to his memory at the junction of Broadway and Fifth Avenue, New York City, by the corporation of that city. He died in San Antonio, Tex., May 17, 1849.