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a division of the Fifth Army Corps and was commander for several short periods, notably at the battle of Gettysburg. His commission of major-general of volunteers was dated November 29, 1862. In SeptemberOctober, 1864, he was in command of the District of South Kansas. After leaving the volunteer service he was made colonel in the regular army, where he remained until he died in Brownsville, Texas, February 9, 1880. Major-General Charles Griffin (U. S.M. A. 1847) was born in Licking County, Ohio, in 1826, and served in the Mexican War and on the frontier. He was captain when the Civil War broke out, at the head of the Fifth Artillery. His battery fought with great bravery at Bull Run. As brigadier-general of volunteers, he had a brigade and then a division in the Fifth Army Corps, and took part in most of its important battles. He was given command of the corps on April 1, 1865, from which dated his appointment as major-general of volunteers. He led his corps in the fina
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Griffin, Charles 1826- (search)
Griffin, Charles 1826- Military officer; born in Licking county, O., in 1826; graduated at West Point in 1847, and entered the artillery. He was made captain of artillery in April, 1861, and with his battery fought bravely in the battle of Bull Run. He was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in July, 1862; served under General Potter in the campaign against Richmond, and was active in the Army of the Potomac until the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court-house, where, as. commander of the 5th Corps, he received the arms and colors of the Army of Northern Virginia. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general, United States army, and received other brevets for meritorious services during the Rebellion. In the winter of 1865-66 he was placed in command of the Department of Texas, with headquarters in Galveston. On Sept. 5, 1867, when that city was scourged with yellow fever, he was given a temporary command in New Orleans, but he refused to leave his post, and died of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Moorehead, Warren King 1866- (search)
Moorehead, Warren King 1866- Archaeologist; born in Siena, Italy, of American parents, March 10, 1866; received a liberal education, and applied himself to archaeo- logical study in Licking county, O. Later he studied with D. Thomas Wilson, curate of Prehistoric Anthropology in the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D. C. He had charge of archaeological work in the Ohio Valley, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, for the World's Columbian Exposition, and while so engaged made important discoveries in the altar mounds of the Scioto Valley. In 1898 he was engaged in explorations in the West. He is a member of the Victoria Institute of England, and a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Science. His publications include Primitive man in Ohio; Fort ancient; Wanneta, the Sioux, and many reports.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mound-builders, (search)
these people practised cremation. The sacrificial mounds, on which temples probably stood, are truncated pyramids, with graded approaches to the tops, like those found by the Spaniards in Central America and Mexico. The animal mounds usually rise only a few feet above the surface of the surrounding country. Some of these cover a large area, but conjecture is puzzled in endeavoring to determine their uses. The great Serpent Mound, in Adams county, O., is 1,000 feet in length; and in Licking county, O., is Alligator Mound, 250 feet in length and 50 feet in breadth. The Grave Creek Sepulchral Mound, not far from Wheeling, W. Va., is 70 feet in height and 900 feet in circumference. The great age of these sepulchral mounds is attested, not only by the immense forest trees that grow upon them, but by the condition of human bones found in them, which do not admit of their removal, as they crumble into dust on exposure to the air. Bones in British tumuli, or mounds, older than the Chri
Feb. 8, 1820 Population: 581,295, 14.1 to the square mile; fifth State in population......1820 Ulysses S. Grant born at Point Pleasant......April 27, 1822 Rutherford B. Hayes born at Delaware......Oct. 4, 1822 County tax of 1/2 mill levied for the support of common schools......1825 Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr., one of the first settlers of Marietta and governor of the State, 1810-14, dies at Marietta......March 29, 1825 Great tornado, the Burlington storm, passes through Licking county......May 18, 1825 Ohio and Lake Erie Canal begun, Governor Clinton, of New York, removing the first shovelful of earth......July 4, 1825 Maumee Canal begun......1825 Lafayette visits Ohio; received with great honor......1825 Ohio Mechanics' Institute established at Cincinnati......1828 County school tax increased to 3/4 mill......1829 Population: 937,903, 22.7 to square mile......1830 College of Teachers organized at Cincinnati......1831 James A. Garfield born at
cy had been dead for some years; and others believed to be dead. The brothers could not tell the precise number of their father's children at the date above given. (i) Jacob, a. of Ebenezer (1), living at Cambridge in 1842, was proprietor of the famous Fresh Pond Hotel, and father of the celebrated Rocky Mountain pioneer, Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth, who was one of the most active and energetic men ever born in Cambridge.—See Paige, 705. (6) Gad, s. of Ebenezer (1), living at McLean, Licking Co., Ohio, in 1842. He was located at Wendell, Mass., before 8 Sept. 1820. A letter to his sister Anna Cutter, dated at Wendell, 19 June, 1825, and mailed from New Salem, the adjoining town, contains some family particulars. His youngest son was David. Four of his children were living away from him in a section (name not given) where a revival of religion was in progress, and two of them (sons) had become converts. His only daughter went three hundred miles from him that winter, married Sil