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Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 79 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource] 18 0 Browse Search
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 16 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 14 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 12 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 12 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 11 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861 (search)
was a candidate of the Democratic party in 1860 for President of the United States, but was defeated by Abraham Lincoln. He died in Chicago, Ill., June 3, 1861. See Kansas. The Douglas-Lincoln debate. In opening this famous debate, in Ottawa, Ill., on Aug. 21, 1858, Mr. Douglas spoke as follows: Ladies and Gentlemen,—I appear before you to-day for the purpose of discussing the leading political topics which now agitate the public mind. By an arrangement between Mr. Lincoln and my I can proclaim them alike in the North, the South, the East, and the West. My principles will apply wherever the Constitution prevails and the American flag waves. I desire to know whether Mr. Lincoln's principles will bear transplanting from Ottawa to Jonesboro? I put these questions to him to-day distinctly, and ask an answer. I have a right to an answer; for I quote from the platform of the Republican party, made by himself and others at the time that party was formed, and the bargain
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
Lincoln died. holds the musket of the militia-man. Near them are the emblems of industry and progress. Over the altar is a triangle, emblematic of trinity—the trinity of man's inalienable rights—liberty, equality, and fraternity. Reply to Stephen A. Douglas. The speech of Senator Douglas, which is given in full in the article on that statesman, and the reply of Abraham Lincoln, which here follows, constitute what is known as the first Douglas and Lincoln debate. It was opened in Ottawa, Ill., Aug. 21, 1858. My fellow-citizens, when a man hears himself somewhat misrepresented, it proyokes him—at least, I find it so with myself, but, when misrepresentation becomes very gross and palpable, it is more apt to amuse him. The first thing I see fit to notice is the fact that Judge Douglas alleges, after running through the history of the old Democratic and the old Whig parties, that Judge Trumbull and myself made an arrangement in 1854 by which I was to have the place of General<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pontiac, (search)
Pontiac, Ottawa chief; born on the Ottawa River in 1720; became an early ally of the French. With a body of Ottawas he defended the French tradingpost of Detroit against more northerly tribes, and it is supposed he led the Ottawas who assisted the French in defeating Braddock on the Monongahela. In 1760, after the conquest of Canada, Major Rogers was sent to take possession of the Western posts. Pontiac feigned friendship for the. English for a while, but in 1763 he was the leader in a conspiracy of many tribes to drive the English from the Ohio country back beyond the Alleghany Mountains. The French had won the affection and respect of the Indian tribes with whom they came in contact, by their kindness, sociability, and religious influence; and when the English, formidable enemies of the red men, supplanted the French in Pontiac. the alleged possession of the vast domain acquired by the treaty of Paris, expelled the Roman Catholic priests, and haughtily assumed to be a
ion, proposed convention to amend the constitution permitting slavery defeated by 4,972 to 6,640......August, 1824 Illinois and Michigan Canal Association incorporated......Jan. 19, 1825 Reception given General Lafayette at Kaskaskia......April 30, 1825 Congress grants 224,322 acres to the State of Illinois to aid the Illinois and Michigan Canal......March 2, 1827 Father of Abraham Lincoln removes from Indiana with his family to Macon county, Ill......1830 Towns of Chicago and Ottawa surveyed and laid out by a board of canal commissioners, and maps prepared by James Thompson bearing date......Aug. 4, 1830 United States troops under General Gaines, having burned the old Sac village on the Mississippi deserted by Black Hawk and his warriors, encamp at Rock Island, where Black Hawk, summoned to a council, signs an agreement not to recross the Mississippi to the Illinois side without permission from the governor or the President of the United States......June 30, 1831
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wagner, Arthur Lockwood 1853- (search)
Wagner, Arthur Lockwood 1853- Military officer; born in Ottawa, II., March 16, 1853; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1875; promoted captain, April 2, 1892; major, Nov. 17, 1896; lieutenant-colonel and assistant adjutant-general, Feb. 26, 1898; was instructor of the art of war in the United States infantry and cavalry school at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 1886-97; served on the staff of General Miles during the war with Spain; detached for duty on the staff of Major-General Lawton until the fall of Santiago; ordered to the Philippines in December, 1899, where he was adjutantgeneral of the 1st Division of the 8th Army Corps, on the staff of Major-General Bates till April, 1900; was then appointed adjutant-general for the Southern Department of Luzon. His publications include The campaign of Koniggratz; Organization and tactics; The service of security and information; A catechism of outpost duty; The military necessities of the United States and the best provisi