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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sheridan, Philip Henry 1831-1888 (search)
e Congress, made nervous, wanted to adjourn and depart, but they were persuaded to remain. From Columbia, where Sheridan rested a day, he dashed off to the Virginia Central Railway, which he destroyed for the distance of 15 miles. Then Custer in one direction, and Devin in another, made complete destruction of railways and bridges, as well as supplies, in Lee's rear, inflicting a more serious blow to the Confederate cause than any victory during the last campaign. Sheridan then swept around by the White House, and joined the army before Petersburg on March 26. He had disabled fully 200 miles of railway, destroyed a vast number of bridges, and property to the value of several million dollars. After the war he was in command in Louisiana and Texas, and enforced the reconstruction acts there, for which he was removed by President Johnson in August, 1867. He was made lieutenantgeneral in March, 1869, and general of the army, June 1, 1888. He died in Nonquitt, Mass., Aug. 5, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
l......July 4, 1888 Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States, continuing until Oct. 28, is opened at Cincinnati, O.......July 4, 1888 Debate on Mills tariff bill in the House closed, July 19, and bill passed by 162 to 149......July 21, 1888 Second timber-raft launched at Toggins, Bay of Fundy, July 25, containing 22,000 logs averaging 40 feet in length, is towed in safety to New York, arriving about......Aug. 5, 1888 Gen. P. H. Sheridan, born 1831, dies at Nonquitt, Mass......Aug. 5, 1888 Candidates of Prohibition party publish letters of acceptance......Aug. 6, 1888 Gen. J. M. Schofield succeeds to command of army of the United States......Aug. 14, 1888 James Langdon Curtis, of New York, nominated for President, and James R. Greer (replaced by P. D. Wigginton, Oct. 2) for Vice-President, by the American party in convention at Washington......Aug. 15, 1888 President's message outlining a plan of retaliation in the matter of the fishery treaty
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
and Greenfield Railroad sold to Fitchburg Railroad Company......1887 First Monday in September (Labor Day) made a legal holiday at session of legislature, which adjourns......June 16, 1887 Spencer F. Baird, naturalist, born 1823; dies at Wood's Holl......Aug. 19, 1887 Asa Gray, botanist, born 1810, dies at Cambridge......Jan. 30, 1888 Ballot law modelled on the Australian system adopted by legislature at session ending......May 29, 1888 Gen. P. H. Sheridan, born 1831, dies at Nonquit......Aug. 5, 1888 Maria Mitchell, astronomer, born 1818, dies at Lynn......June 28, 1889 Maritime exhibition opens at Boston......Nov. 4, 1889 Great fire at Lynn; 296 buildings destroyed; 80 acres burned over; loss, $5,000,000......Nov. 26, 1889 Haverhill celebrates its 250th anniversary......July 2, 1890 Cyclone visits the suburbs of South Lawrence, the most severe ever recorded in the New England States; over $100,000 worth of property destroyed......July 26, 1890 John B