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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eaton, William, -1811 (search)
o the Mediterranean in 1804. He assisted Hamet Caramelli, the rightful ruler of Tripoli, in an attempt to recover his throne, usurped by his brother. Soon afterwards Eaton returned to the United States, and passed the remainder of his life at Brimfield. For his services to American commerce the State of Massachusetts gave him 10,000 acres of land. The King of Denmark gave him a gold box in acknowledgment of his services to commerce in general and for the release of Danish captives at Tunis.. Soon afterwards Eaton returned to the United States, and passed the remainder of his life at Brimfield. For his services to American commerce the State of Massachusetts gave him 10,000 acres of land. The King of Denmark gave him a gold box in acknowledgment of his services to commerce in general and for the release of Danish captives at Tunis. Burr tried to enlist General Eaton in his conspiracy, and the latter testified against him on his trial. He died in Brimfield, Mass., June 1, 1811.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Keyes, Erasmus Darwin 1810-1895 (search)
Keyes, Erasmus Darwin 1810-1895 Military officer; born in Brimfield, Mass., May 29, 1810; graduated at West Point in 1832, entered the artillery, and was made assistant adjutant, with rank of captain, in 1838. Becoming full captain in 1841, he was appointed instructor of artillery and cavalry at West Point in 1844. He did service against the Indians on the Pacific coast, and when the Civil War broke out was appointed (May, 1861), colonel of infantry and brigadier-general of volunteers. At the battle of Bull Run, in July, he commanded the first brigade in Taylor's division. Early in 1862 he was appointed commander of the 4th Corps of the Army of the Potomac, and won the rank of major-general of volunteers and the brevet of brigadier-general, U. S. A., by his conduct in the peninsular campaign. He resigned May 6, 1864, and engaged in gold-mining. General Keyes published Fifty years observation of men and events. He died in Nice, France, Oct. 11, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prentiss, Charles 1774-1820 (search)
Prentiss, Charles 1774-1820 Author; born in Reading, Mass., Oct. 8, 1774; graduated at Harvard College in 1795; and entered journalism. His publications include Life of Robert treat Paine; Life of Gen. William Eaton; History of the United States; Trial of Calvin and Hopkins, etc. He died in Brimfield, Mass., Oct. 20, 1820.