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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 2 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 2 0 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 2 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 2 0 Browse Search
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House 2 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 2 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Booth, John Wilkes, (search)
Booth, John Wilkes, Assassin born in Harford county, Md., in 1839: son of Junius Brutus Booth, and brother of Edwin T. Booth: made his appearance as an actor in early manhood. When the Civil War broke out he took sides with the South. Brooding over the lost cause of the Confederacy he formed a conspiracy with Powell, Surratt, and others, to assassinate President Lincoln. O n the evening of April 14, 1865, the President, Mrs. Lincoln, and a party of friends went to Ford's Theatre, in Washington, to witness a performance of Our American cousin. While the play was in progress Booth entered the President's box, and shot the President in the back of the head. Then, shouting Sic semper tyrannis! the assassin leaped upon the stage and made his escape on a horse in waiting. He was pursued and overtaken, concealed in a bar n near Bowling Green . Va., and, refusing John Wilkes Booth. to surrender, was shot dead, April 26, 1865. See Lincoln, Abraham.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Keene, Laura 1820- (search)
y Moss; made her first appearance on the stage in London, in 1845; was married to Henry W. Taylor in 1847, and to John Lutz in 1857. She won her greatest successes in light comedy. She first appeared in the United States at Wallack's Theatre, New York, in 1852, where she subsequently took the management of the Varieties Theatre, and later opened a theatre under her name, which she managed till 1863. At this house, in 1858, she first brought out Our American cousin, in which Joseph Jefferson took the part of Asa Trenchard and Edward A. Sothern that of Lord Dundreary, then a minor character, which Mr. Sothern afterwards made the principal one in a new version of the play. In 1860 she brought out The seven sisters, which ran for 169 nights. It was while her company was playing Our American cousin, at Ford's Theatre, Washington, on April 14, 1865, that President Lincoln was fatally shot. She remained on the stage till within two years of her death, in Montclair, N. J., Nov. 4, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
ashington, and attended a meeting of the cabinet at eleven o'clock. An arrangement was made at the close of the meeting for the President and the general to attend Ford's Theatre in the evening, and a box was engaged. The general was called to New York, and did not attend. The President, with Mrs. Lincoln and a little party, was American cousin; and just before its close, at a little past ten o'clock, John Wilkes Booth, an actor, entered the President's box, closed and fastened the door Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was assassinated. behind him, and, with a derringer pistol in one hand and a dagger in the other, he rested the former on the back of the with a decision of the Supreme Court of Illinois, because they had decided that a governor could not remove a Secretary of State. You will find the whole story in Ford's History of Illinois, and I know that Judge Douglas will not deny that he was then in favor of overslaughing that decision by the mode of adding five new judges
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
g and further purchase of war materials......April 13, 1865 General Sherman occupies Raleigh, N. C.......April 13, 1865 Stars and stripes raised over Fort Sumter, Charleston......April 14, 1865 President Lincoln shot by J. Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington......April 14, 1865 Secretary Seward and his son wounded in his own house by an assassin......April 14, 1865 President Lincoln dies at about 7.30 A. M.......April 15, 1865 Chief-Justice Chase administers the oath of o into effect June 24......June 5, 1893 Edwin T. Booth, actor, born near Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13, 1833, dies in New York City......June 7, 1893 Gold reserve in the United States treasury falls below $89,600,000......June 8, 1893 Floor of Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. C., used by the pension record division of the War Office, falls while nearly 400 government clerks are at work in the building; twenty-one killed, sixty-eight injured......June 9, 1893 Battle-ship Massachusetts launch
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
to President Lincoln......June 18, 1861 Congress emancipates all slaves, to be valued by commissioners and paid for at a maximum of $300......April 16, 1862 Collegiate department of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, known as the National Deaf-Mute College, the only one in the world, publicly opened......June 28, 1864 Gen. Jubal Early, Confederate, attacks Fort Stevens, 6 miles north of Washington, and is repulsed......July 12, 1864 President Lincoln assassinated in Ford's Theatre, Washington......April 14, 1865 Suffrage granted to colored citizens in the District......Jan. 8, 1867 The extensions of the Capitol finished......November, 1867 Howard University chartered......1867 Corcoran Art Gallery deeded to trustees by W. W. Corcoran, the founder......May 10, 1869 Congress repeals the charters of Washington and Georgetown, and forms a territorial government for the District, with a governor and council of eleven members appointed by the Preside
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, George (search)
selections from his large correspondence upon this important subject while it was pending will indicate the character of that influence and of Washington's sentiments concerning the new national government. The student is referred to vol. XI. of Ford's edition of the writings of Washington for the complete collection of his letters during this period. He will also find in that volume Washington's diary during the constitutional convention, which, although but a skeleton, will give him an insi in all human probability, result from the indulgence of my wishes. Oct. 3, 1788. To Alexander Hamilton. See Hamilton's letter upon the importance of Washington serving as first President of the United States under the Constitution, in Ford's edition of Washington, XI. 329. On your acceptance of the office of President, Hamilton wrote, the success of the new government in its commencement may materially depend. Although I could not help observing, from several publications and let
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Westminster Abbey. (search)
s that of Barton Booth, the actor, who died in 1733. His passion for acting was first stimulated by the applause which he won at the annual play of Terence, performed by the Westminster boys. He was at Westminster under the plagosus Orbilius of the school, the celebrated Dr. Busby, and he escaped to Ireland to go on the stage. Among his lineal descendants are Mr. Edwin Booth, distinguished like his ancestor for his Shakespearian representations, and Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Lincoln in Ford's Theatre, Washington, on Good Friday, 1865. How many destinies, how many generations, were influenced by the applause given to a dashing Westminster boy about the year 1695! While we are in Poets' Corner we may as well save time by stepping into the ancient chapter-house, in which were held not only the capitular meetings of the abbot and monks, but also, for three centuries, the sessions of the English Parliament. The stained-glass windows, originally designed by the picturesque sensib
de the stitching operation commences; two needles, provided with hooks, passing through the middle of the sheet about an inch distant from each other, draw through the cotton unwound from a bobbin and cut to the required length. The sheet is then folded a third time by a knife acting at right angles with the second one, which takes hold of the sheet and pushes it between a pair of ribbed rollers, whence it passes directly to another pair of polished rollers, and is deposited on the table. Ford's combination of a folding-machine with a printing-press (1872) is arranged so that the flyer of the press will deposit the papers upon tapes instead of on the ordinary tables, the papers being thence, by and upon, the tapes, conveyed to the folding apparatus, and there folded as rapidly as they are printed. See folding-machine. Pa′per-gage. (Printing.) An instrument for measuring the type-face or measure of printed matter and the width of margin. It is usually a squared stick on th
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
ber 1, 1861, as Company H. Jenks' Company Dragoons, 36th Illinois, organized at Camp Hammond, Ill., September 23, 1861, as Company I. Sherer's Company Dragoons, 36th Illinois, organized at Camp Hamilton, Ills., September 23, 1861, as Company K. Ford's Cavalry Company, 53rd Illinois, organized at Ottawa, Ills., January 1, 1862, as Company L. Company K, 1st Illinois Cavalry, assigned as Company M, but mustered out December 27, 1862. Regiment attached to District of Columbus, 16th Army Corps on Mobile and Ohio R. R. April 29-May 14, and skirmish at Purdy, Tenn., May 4. March to Purdy and Jackson, Tenn., June 4-7, and duty there till July. Assigned to Stewart's Battalion, Illinois Cavalry, as Company C, July, 1862, which see. Ford's Independent Cavalry Company. Organized at Ottawa, Ills., with 53rd Illinois Infantry, January 1, 1862. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., to November, 1862. District of Corinth, Miss., 13th Army Corps (Old), Department of the Tennes
eral Gibbons' corps, by a most gallant charge, captured two strong, enclosed works — the most salient and commanding south of Petersburg — thus materially shortening the line of investment necessary for taking in the city. The enemy south of Hatcher's run retreated west-ward to Sutherland's station, where they were overtaken by Miles' division. A severe engagement ensued, and lasted until both his right and left flanks were threatened by the approach of General Sheridan, who was moving from Ford's station toward Petersburg, and a division sent by General Meade from the front of Petersburg, when he broke in the utmost confusion, leaving in our hands his guns and many prisoners. This force retreated by the main road along the Appomattox river. During the night of the second the enemy evacuated Petersburg and Richmond, and retreated toward Danville. On the morning of the third pursuit was commenced. General Sheridan pushed for the Danville road, keeping near the Appomattox, followed
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