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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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A brave Jerseyman.--A newspaper correspondent writing from Roanoke Island, says: The most remarkable case in hospital is a man named John Lorrence, of Gloucester county, N. J., a corporal of company K, Ninth New-Jersey, who had both legs carried away by a canister-shot, in the battle of the eighth ultimo. One leg was amputated by Dr. Thompson, Surgeon of the First brigade, and the other by Dr. Rivers, of the Fourth Rhode Island. The brave fellow had hardly recovered from the effects of the chloroform administered, when the wild cheers of the army told the story of our success. He raised himself upon his arm and with an enthusiasm which thrilled the bystanders, waved his cap in the air and gave three hearty cheers for the Union. Baltimore American, March 19.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hopper, Isaac Tatem 1771-1852 (search)
Hopper, Isaac Tatem 1771-1852 Philanthropist; born in Gloucester county, N. J., Dec. 3. 1771; accepted the Quaker faith early in life, and later adhered to the doctrines promulgated by Elias Hicks, whose followers became known as Hicksites. As a member of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society he often protected the negro people of Philadelphia from the slave kidnappers who infested that city. Later he became widely known through his efforts for the reform of convicts, and lived to see an asylum established by his daughter, Mrs. Abby H. Gibbons, in behalf of these unfortunates, and named in his honor the Isaac T. Hopper home. He died in New York City, May 7, 1852.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jeffers, William Nicholson 1824-1883 (search)
Jeffers, William Nicholson 1824-1883 Naval officer; born in Gloucester county, N. J., Oct. 6, 1824; joined the navy in 1840; served in the war with Mexico, and also through the Civil War; was promoted commodore in February, 1878. His publications include Short methods in navigation; Theory and practice of naval gunnery; Inspection and proof of cannon; Marine surveying; Ordnance instructions for United States Navy, etc. He died in Washington, D. C., July 23, 1883.
s was in all cases to be quieted. The portion of New Netherland which thus gained popular freedom, was at that time almost a wilderness. The first occupation of Fort Nassau in Gloucester, and the grants to Godyn and Blomaert, above Cape May. had been of so little avail that, in 1634, not a single white man dwelt within the Bay of the Delaware. The pioneers of Sir Edmund Ployden, and the restless emigrants from New Haven, had both been unsuccessful. Here and there, in the counties of Gloucester and Burlington, a Swedish farmer may have preserved his dwelling on the Jersey side of the river; and, before 1664, perhaps three Dutch families were established about Burlington; but as yet West New Jersey had not a hamlet. In East Jersey, of which the hills had been praised by Verrazzani, and the soil trodden by the mariners of Hudson, a trading station seems, in 1618, to have been occupied at Bergen. In December, 1651, Augustine Herman purchased, but hardly took possession of the lan