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Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 20 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 18 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 18 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 23, 1865., [Electronic resource] 18 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 14 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.) 14 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 14 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson 14 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 14 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 14 4 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, Charles 1811- (search)
them, Preston S. Brooks (q. v.), assaulted Senator Sumner while he was writing at his desk in the Se points and conclusions: The history of Mr. Sumner's preparation for statesmanship covers the pthod, opinion, style, or manner, which came to Sumner after that day, except, perhaps, a certain heae is here disclosed. Before he left college Sumner had become a good scholar in Latin and Greek. of the prints of Burke and some likenesses of Sumner. Sumner had been a student of Burke, and had al questions. But here the resemblance ends. Sumner had none of Burke's subtlety of intellect. Herences in things apparently the most similar. Sumner planted himself on the most general statementsed conscience he implicitly trusted. When Mr. Sumner had any important question to deal with, heother committee could show such a record. Mr. Sumner was pained by the vote of the legislature ofe means—if this be statesmanship, then was Charles Sumner a great statesman, if one ever trod the fa[27 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, increase 1746-1799 (search)
Sumner, increase 1746-1799 Jurist; born in Roxbury, Mass., Nov. 27, 1746; admitted to the bar in 1770, and began parctice in his native town; was a representative in the State legislature in 1776-80, and in the State Senate in 1780-97; associate judge of the Supreme Court in 1782-97; governor of Massachusetts in 1797-99; and a member of the convention that adopted the national Constitution in 1789. He died in Roxbury, Mass., June 7, 1799.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ulke, Henry 1821- (search)
Ulke, Henry 1821- Portrait-painter; born in Frankenstein, Prussia, Jan. 29, 1821; studied under Professor Wach, in Berlin, in 1842-46; employed in fresco-painting in the Royal Museum, Berlin, in 1846-48; came to the United States in 1851; settled in Washington in 1857. His works include portraits of General Grant, James G. Blaine, Gen. John Sherman, Charles Sumner, Secretary Edwin M. Stanton, Attorney-General Garland, etc., for the United States government.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
f Lawrence, Kan., by the pro-slavery party......May 21, 1856 Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, beaten down in the Senate chamber by Prestonshington indicts Preston S. Brooks for assault and battery upon Charles Sumner, June 22; on trial Brooks admits the facts, and is fined $300.. 4, 1871 Speaker of the House, James G. Blaine, of Maine. Charles Sumner, chairman of Senate committee on foreign relations, replaced bybinations of armed men in South Carolina......March 24, 1871 Senator Sumner's speech on the resolutions regarding the employment of the navm Rhode Island a statue of Roger Williams......Jan. 11, 1872 Senator Sumner's speech on civil rights......Jan. 15, 1872 Liberal Republicnt and Wilson for President and Vice-President......May 23, 1872 Sumner assails the President in the Senate......May 31, 1872 B. Gratz Bllmore, born 1800, dies at Buffalo, N. Y.......March 8, 1874 Charles Sumner, born 1811, dies at Washington, D. C.......March 11, 1874 Bi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
ol. E. D. Baker, organized......April 21, 1861 Citizens' meeting in San Francisco declares for Union......May 11, 1861 Daily overland mail established from the Missouri River to San Francisco over the central route to replace that through northern Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California, established in 1858......July 1, 1861 Telegraph line from Denver, Col., to Sacramento, Cal., completed......September, 1861 Ex-Senator Gwin and Attorney-General Benham arrested by General Sumner, charged with complicity in Rebellion......Nov. 14, 1861 One hundred and fifty convicts escape from the State prison. In their recapture three are killed and twenty-two wounded......July 22, 1862 Pacific Methodist College at Santa Rosa opened, 1861; chartered......1862 Ground broken for the Central Pacific Railroad at Sacramento by Governor Stanford......Feb. 22, 1863 At San Francisco, United States officers seize the schooner Chapman, about to sail, as a Confederate private
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
Congressional investigating committee reaches Lawrence......April 18, 1856 Sheriff Jones attempts to arrest S. N. Wood in Lawrence, charged with aiding in the rescue of Branson in November previous, but is prevented, shot at, and wounded. Colonel Sumner, United States army, arrives at Lawrence with his command......April 19-25, 1856 Major Buford, of Alabama, arrives at Westport, Mo., with a large body of men from Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina......April 29, 1856 Grand jury of Dopts Mr. Douglas's report providing for a constitutional convention to be held in December......July 3, 1856 Acting Governor Woodson issues a proclamation forbidding the meeting of the Topeka legislature, which convenes, but is dispersed by Colonel Sumner under orders from Woodson, whom Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War, had instructed him to obey. The movement is considered insurrectionary......July 4, 1856 Convention of Kansas aid committees at Buffalo, N. Y., to raise money for Kansas,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
North.] Senatorial contest in the State legislature between Charles Sumner (Freesoil) and Robert C. Winthrop. Charles Sumner elected on tCharles Sumner elected on the twenty-sixth ballot......April 24, 1851 Daniel Webster dies at Marshfield, aged seventy......Oct. 24, 1852 Law fixing the hours of laheld at Worcester, nominates Henry Wilson for governor and Increase Sumner for lieutenant-governor......Sept. 7, 1854 Congress consents to , the southwesterly corner of Berkshire county......Jan. 3, 1855 Sumner's speech in the United States Senate on the admission of Kansas, known as the Crime against Kansas ......May 20, 1856 Senator Sumner assaulted and beaten down by Preston S. Brooks, of South Carolina, in the1807; dies at Cambridge......Dec. 14, 1873 United States Senator Charles Sumner, born in Boston, 1811, dies at Washington......March 11, 1874 Governor Washburn, elected United States Senator to succeed Sumner, resigns executive office to Lieut.-Gov. Thomas Talbot......April 30,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williamsburg, battle of (search)
e night of May 3, 1862, the Confederate troops evacuated Yorktown and Gloucester and fled towards Williamsburg, vigorously pursued by horse-artillery and cavalry under General Stoneman, followed by several divisions under the chief command of General Sumner. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, who had hastened to the peninsula after the evacuation of Manassas, was now in chief command in front of McClellan. Leaving a strong guard at Williamsburg to check the pursuers, Johnston fell back with his main armynfederates had made a fierce charge and been repulsed, and in one of these quick movements five of the National cannon were captured, with 300 prisoners. For nearly nine consecutive hours Hooker fought almost unaided. He had called repeatedly on Sumner for help, but in vain; but between four and five o'clock the brave and dashing General Kearny came up with his division, with orders from General Heintzelman to relieve Hooker's worn and fearfully thinned regiments. They had then lost in the bat
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