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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
iam Wilkins Feb. 15, 1844 William L. Marcy March 6, 1845 George W. Crawford March 8, 1841 Charles M. Conrad Aug.15, 1850 Jefferson Davis March 5, 1853 John B. Floyd March 6, 1857 Joseph Holt Jan. 18, 1861 Simon Cameron March 5, 1861 Edwin M. Stanton Jan. 15, 1862 Ulysses S. Grant, ad interimAug.12, 1867 Lorenzo Thomas, ad interimFeb. 21, 1868 John M. Schofield May 28, 1868 John A. Rawlins March11, 1869 William W. Belknap Oct. 25, 1869 Alphonso Taft March 8, 1876 James D. Camero,1841 John Nelson July 1,1843 John Y. MasonMarch 6,1845 Nathan Clifford Oct. 17,1846 Isaac Toucey June 21,1848 Reverdy Johnson March 8,1849 John J. Crittenden July 22,1850 Caleb Cushing March 7,1853 Jeremiah S. BlackMarch 6,1857 Edwin M. StantonDec. 20,1860 Edward Bates March 5,1861 Titian J. Coffey, ad interim.June 22,1863 James Speed Dec. 2,1864 Henry Stanbery July 23,1866 William M. EvartsJuly 15,1868 E. Rockwood HoarMarch 5,1869 Amos T. Ackerman June 23,1870 George H.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carpenter, Matthew Hale 1824-1881 (search)
mont bar in 1847; settled in Wisconsin in the following year, and later in Milwaukee, Mich. During the Civil War he was a stanch Union man. In March, 1868, with Lyman Trumbull, he represented the government in the famous McCardle trial, which involved the validity of the reconstruction act of Congress of March 7, 1867. Up to that time this was the most important cause ever argued before the United States Supreme Court, and Carpenter and Trumbull won. After his argument was completed Secretary Stanton put his arms around his neck, exclaiming, Carpenter, you have saved us! Later Judge Black spoke of him as the finest constitutional lawyer in the United States. He was a member of the United States Senate in 1869-75 and 1879-81. He was counsel for Samuel J. Tilden before the Electoral Commission in 1877. His greatest speeches in the Senate include his defence of President Grant against the attack of Charles Summer; and on the Ku-Klux act, President Johnson's amnesty proclamation, a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
and rams preparatory to evacuating the city.—3. Rejoicing throughout the loyal States because of the evacuation of Richmond by the Confederate troops and flight of the Confederate government. National troops enter Petersburg at 3 A. M. —4. President Lincoln sent a despatch dated Jefferson Davis's late residence in Richmond, and held a reception in that mansion.—8. The last of the state-prisoners in Fort Lafayette discharged. First review of Union troops in Richmond took place.—9. Secretary Stanton ordered a salute of 200 guns at West Point, and at each United States post, arsenal, and department and army headquarters, for Lee's surrender.—10. The American consul at Havana hoisted the American flag, when the Confederate sympathizers there threatened to mob him, but were prevented by the authorities.—11. A proclamation was issued to the effect that hereafter all foreign vessels in American ports were to have exactly the same treatment that ours have in foreign ports.—13.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879 (search)
aimed for different persons, and it was asserted that General Dix was only the medium for its official communication. In reply to an inquiry addressed to General Dix at the close of August, 1873, he responded as follows from his country residence: Seafield, West Haven, N. Y, Sept. 21, 1873. Your favor is received. The order alluded to was written by myself, without any suggestion from any one, and it was sent off three days before it was communicated to the President or cabinet. Mr. Stanton's letter to Mr. Bonner, of the Ledger, stating that it was wholly mine, was published in the New York Times last October or late in September, to silence forever the misrepresentations in regard to it. After writing it (about seven o'clock in the evening), I gave it to Mr. Hardy, a clerk in the Treasury Department, to copy. The copy was signed by me, and sent to the telegraph office the same evening, and the original was kept, like all other original despatches. It is now, as you state,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ellet, Charles, 1810- (search)
; born in Penn's Manor, Bucks co., Pa., Jan. 1, Charles Ellet. 1810; planned and built the first wire suspension bridge in the United States, across the Schuylkill at Fairmount; and planned and constructed the first suspension bridge over the Niagara River below the Falls, and other notable bridges. When the Civil War broke out he turned his attention to the construction of steam rams for the Western Ellet's stern-wheel ram. rivers, and a plan proposed by him to the Secretary of War (Mr. Stanton) was adopted, and he soon converted ten or twelve powerful steamers on the Mississippi into rams, with which he rendered great assistance in the capture of Memphis. In the battle there he was struck by a musket-ball in the knee, from the effects of which he died, in Cairo, Ill., June 21, 1862. Mr. Ellet proposed to General McClellan a plan for cutting off the Confederate army at Manassas, which the latter rejected, and the engineer wrote and published severe strictures on McClellan's m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Andrew 1808- (search)
Secretary for the Department of War, said Edwin M. Stanton having been theretofore duly appointed an Respectfully yours, Andrew Johnson. Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Washington, D. C. Which order was retary of the Department of War, the said Edwin M. Stanton being then and there Secretary of War, anen and there in the custody and charge of Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary for said Department, contrary March 2, 1867, and to unlawfully prevent Edwin M. Stanton, then being Secretary for the Department ontrive, means by which he should prevent Edwin M. Stanton from forthwith resuming the functions of answer to the first article he says: that Edwin M. Stanton was appointed Secretary for the Departmenrty now in your custody and charge. Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. To which said orde By the first order the respondent notified Mr. Stanton that he was removed from the said office, ase in issuing the orders for the removal of Mr. Stanton, and the authority given to the said Thomas[23 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
, Secretary of the Treasury; Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania, Secretary of War; Gideon Welles, of Connecticut, Secretary of the Navy; Caleb Smith, of Indiana, Secretary of the Interior; Montgomery Blair, of Maryland, Postmaster-General; and Edward Bates, of Missouri, Attorney-General. These were immediately confirmed by the Senate. At the beginning of his second administration he retained his cabinet— namely, W. H. Seward, Secretary of State; Hugh McCulloch, Secretary of the Treasury; Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War; Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy; William Dennison, Postmaster-General; J. P. Usher, Secretary of the Interior; James Speed, Attorney-General. There had been previously some changes in his cabinet. At the request of the President, Montgomery Blair had resigned the office of Postmaster-General, and was succeeded by Mr. Dennison, of Ohio. On the death of Chief-Justice Taney, Salmon P. Chase had been made his successor, and the place of the latter in the cabinet h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Orleans. (search)
l of the lower Mississippi and Texas. The Department of the Gulf was created, which included all these points, and Gen. Benjamin F. Butler (q. v.) was placed in command of it. It was proposed to send a competent land and naval force first to capture New Orleans. General McClellan did not think the plan feasible, for it would take 50,000 men, and he was unwilling to spare a man from his army of more than 200,000 men lying around Washington. President Lincoln approved of the project, and Mr. Stanton said to General Butler, The man who takes New Orleans shall be made a lieutenant-general. Butler called for troops. New England was alive with enthusiasm, and furnished them, in addition to her thousands in the Army of the Potomac. He sailed from Fort Monroe, Feb. 25. 1862, with his wife, his staff, and 1,400 New England troops. Storms and delays made the passage long, and it was thirty days before he landed on dreary Ship Island (his place of destination), off the coast of Mississi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Norfolk, destruction of (search)
The possession of these places and of Harper's Ferry were important acquisitions for the Confederates, preliminary to an attempt to seize Washington. While stationed at Fort Monroe, in 1862, General Wool saw the eminent advantage of the James River as a highway for supplies for McClellan's army moving up the Peninsula, and urged the government to allow him to capture Norfolk, and so secure the free navigation of that stream. After the evacuation of Yorktown, President Lincoln and Secretary Stanton visited Fort Monroe and granted Wool's request. Having made personal reconnoissance, he crossed Hampton Roads with a few regiments, landed in the rear of a Confederate force on the Norfolk side of the Elizabeth River, and moved towards the city. General Huger, of South Carolina, was in command there. He had already perceived his peril, with Burnside in his rear and McClellan on his flank, and immediately retreated, turning over Norfolk to the care of Mayor Lamb. Norfolk was surrend
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry on-to-richmond- (search)
On to Richmond! At the beginning of 1862 the loyal people became very impatient of the immobility of the immense Army of the Potomac, and from every quarter was heard the cry, Push on to Richmond! Edwin M. Stanton succeeded Mr. Cameron as Secretary of War, Jan. 13, 1862, and the President issued a general order, Jan. 27, in which he directed a general forward movement of all the land and naval forces on Feb. 22 following. This order sent a thrill of joy through the heart of the loyal people, and it was heightened when an order directed McClellan to move against the inferior Confederate force at Manassas. McClellan remonstrated, and proposed to take his great army to Richmond by the circuitous route of Fort Monroe and the Virginia peninsula. The President finally yielded, and the movement by the longer route was begun. After the Confederates had voluntarily evacuated Manassas, the army was first moved in that direction, not, as the commander-in-chief said, to pursue them and
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