hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 28 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 22 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 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 20 0 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 18 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 12 0 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 12 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 12 0 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Browsing named entities in Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing). You can also browse the collection for Capitol (Utah, United States) or search for Capitol (Utah, United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 14 results in 12 document sections:

1 2
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Botetourt, Norborne Berkeley, Baron, (search)
and other in-signia of vice-regal pomp: and entered upon his duties with a determination to enforce submission to parliamentary authority. With a generous mind he perceived the righteousness of colonial indignation because of the taxation schemes of the ministry, and he forwarded to England remonstrances of the representatives of the people, with his own opinion against the wisdom and justice of parliamentary measures. In interfering with the wishes of the people, he obeyed instructions rather than the promptings of his own will. A malarial fever which attacked him was so aggravated by chagrin because of the aspect of political affairs that he died at his post Oct. 15, 1770. The colony erected his statue in front of the capitol in 1774, for he was generally beloved by the people. In 1797 it was removed to the front of William and Mary College, of which he was a benefactor; and thence it was talked to the enclosure of the Asylum for the Insane in Williamsburg during the Civil War.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (search)
nothing—and we will have no complications. If the other States join our Confederacy, they can freely come in on our terms. Our separation from the Union is complete, and no compromise, no reconstruction, can now be entertained. The inaugural ceremonies took place at noon, Feb. 18, on a platform erected in front of the portico of the State-house. Davis and the Vice-President elect, Alexander H. Stephens (q. v.), with Rev. Dr. Marly, rode in an open barouche from the Exchange Hotel to the capitol, followed by a multitude of State officials and citizens. The oath of office was administered to Davis by Howell Cobb, president of the Congress, at the close of his inaugural address. In the evening President Davis held Jefferson Davis. a levee at Estelle Hall, and the city was brilliantly lighted up by bonfires and illuminations. President Davis chose for his constitutional advisers a cabinet comprising Robert Toombs, of Georgia, Secretary of State; Charles G. Memminger, of South C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hale, Nathan 1755- (search)
otes unsuspected. A Tory kinsman knew and betrayed him. He was taken to Howe's headquarters at the Beekman mansion, and confined in the green-house all night. He frankly avowed his name, rank, and character as a spy (which his papers revealed), and, without even the form of a trial, was handed over to the provostmarshal (Cunningham) the next morning (Sept. 22, 1776) to be hanged. That infamous officer denied Hale the services of a clergyman and the use of a Bible; but the more humane officer who superintended the execution furnished him with materials to write letters to his mother, his betrothed, and sisters. These the brutal Cunningham destroyed before the face of his victim, while tears and sobs marked the sympathy of the spectators. With unfaltering voice, Hale said, at the last mo- Hale's execution. ment, I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. Statues of the patriot have been erected in the capitol in Hartford and in City Hall Park, New York City.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kossuth, Lajos (Louis) 1802- (search)
em lies in the dust. Our Saviour taught all humanity to say, Our father in heaven ; and his Jerusalem is lasting to the end of days. There is a community in mankind's destiny. That was the greeting which I read on the arch of welcome on the Capitol Hill of Massachusetts. I pray to God the republic of America would weigh the eternal truth of those words, and act accordingly. Liberty in America would then be sure to the end of time. But if you say American liberty, and take that grammar fotion which thrilled through my heart was something like that Lazarus must have felt when the Saviour spoke to him, Rise ; and, when I looked up with a tender tear of heartfelt gratitude in my eyes, I saw the motto of Massachusetts all along the capitol, We seek with the sword the mild quietness of liberty. You have proved this motto not to be an empty word. The heroic truth of it is recorded in the annals of Faneuil Hall; it is recorded on Bunker Hill; recorded in the Declaration of Independ
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Liberty cap. (search)
were a people front the shores of the Euxine Sea, and they conquered and took possession of the entire eastern part of Asia Minor. To distinguish themselves from the natives, the conquerors wore a close-fitting cap and had it stamped on their coins. The Romans took the fashion of wearing caps from the Phrygians, but they were only worn by freedmen. When a slave was set free, a red cap called the pileus was put on his head, and this was a token of his manumission. When Saturnius took the capitol in 263, he had a cap set up on the top of a spear as a promise of liberty to all slaves who would join him. Marius used the same expedient to incite the slaves to take arms with him against Sylla. When Caesar was murdered, the conspirators carried a cap on a spear, as a token of the liberty of Rome, and a medal was struck with the same device on this occasion, which is still extant. The statue of the Goddess of Libertyon the Aventine Hill carried in her hand a cap as an emblem of freedo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nashville, (search)
rdered the troops there to fly to Nashville, for General Mitchel, of Buell's army, was pressing on them. They did so, after destroying property valued at $500,000. They were followed by the Army of the Ohio. At the same time National gunboats were ascending the Cumberland River to co-operate with the troops. The Confederates of Nashville were fearfully excited. The governor of Tennessee (Harris) rode through the streets, and with his associates gathered as many papers as possible at the capitol as concerned themselves and fled by railway to Memphis. The officers of banks bore away their specie. Citizens, with their most valuable portable possessions, fled by railway to Decatur and Chattanooga. The public stores were thrown wide open, and everybody was allowed to carry away provisions and clothing. Johnston and his troops passed rapidly through the city, southward, and Nashville was surrendered to the Nationals, Feb. 26, 1862, by the civil authorities. Andrew Johnson (q. v.) w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama (search)
es the office, recognizing the court-house legislature .... .............. Nov. 25, 1872 Legislative dispute referred to Attorney-General of the United States, who proposes a compromise to take effect Dec. 18, when the Senate organizes at the capitol, the court-house Assembly continuing its sessions .............. Dec. 18, 1872 Pursuant to adjournment, Dec. 21, both Houses meet Jan. 13, 1873, to examine contested seats and transact business independently until a joint resolution passed byon county, as commissioner......Sept. 1, 1883 Congress grants the State 46,080 acres of land for the benefit of the university......April 23, 1884 Foundation of a monument to the Confederate soldiers of the State laid on the grounds of the capitol in Montgomery by Jefferson Davis......April 29, 1886 State agricultural and mechanical college burned; loss, $100,000......June 24, 1887 Lease of convicts in State penitentiary awarded to the East Tennessee Coal, Iron, and Railroad Company
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
ing the selling or giving away of intoxicating liquors within 5 miles of the University of Mississippi......1882 Inter-State levee convention assembles at Vicksburg......Oct. 1, 1883 General local option law passed......1886 Extensive negro emigration from the hill country of Mississippi to the river bottoms along the Mississippi in the Yazoo section commences in Hinds and Rankin counties......November, 1886 Laying the corner-stone of the monument to the Confederate dead on the capitol grounds at Jackson......May 25, 1888 Legislature introduces the Australian ballot system of voting in all except congressional elections......1890 State Treasurer Hemingway convicted of embezzling $315,612.19 by the Supreme Court......Dec. 1, 1890 Constitutional convention which meets at Jackson, Aug. 12, 1890, adjourns Nov. 1, having promulgated a new constitution to take effect......Jan. 1, 1891 Monument to Confederate dead unveiled at Jackson......June 3, 1891 A fire start
s readmits Texas into the Union......March 30, 1870 Public school system inaugurated......September, 1871 A special election for State officers: Richard Coke, Democrat, elected governor by 85,549 votes to 42,663 for Governor Davis, Republican......Dec. 2, 1873 Supreme Court decides that the law authorizing the election of Dec. 2, 1873, is unconstitutional......Jan. 5, 1874 New legislature organizes; not recognized by Governor Davis; old legislature meets in the basement of the capitol......Jan. 13, 1874 Old legislature adjourns......June 7, 1874 Constitution, framed by a convention which sat at Austin, Sept. 6 to Nov. 24, 1875, ratified by the people......Feb. 17, 1876 State Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas at College Station, chartered 1871, opened......1876 Armed band of Mexican outlaws enter Rio Grande City, break open the jail, release two notorious criminals, Esproneda and Garza, and escape with them to Mexico......Aug. 12, 1877 Mob of Mex
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vanderlyn, John 1776-1852 (search)
Vanderlyn, John 1776-1852 Painter; born in Kingston, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1776; received instructions in painting from Gilbert Stuart at the age of sixteen years, and in 1796, through the aid of Aaron Burr, went to Paris, and studied there five years. He returned, but went to Europe again, where he resided from 1803 to 1815. There he painted a large picture of Marius seated amid the ruins of Carthage, for which he was awarded the gold medal at the Louvre in 1808, and was the recipient of high commendation from Napoleon. On his return to the United States he painted portraits of distinguished citizens, and introduced the panoramic method of exhibiting pictures. In 1832 he received a commission to paint a full-length portrait of Washington for the House of Representatives; and in 1839 he painted for one of the panels of the rotunda of the Capitol The Landing of Columbus. He died in Kingston, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1852.
1 2