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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 40 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 22, 1860., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 4 0 Browse Search
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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 2 0 Browse Search
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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: 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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repeated, gaining continually in intensity of feeling and solemn splendor of display, in every city through which the procession passed. The reception in New York was worthy alike of the great city and of the memory of the man they honored. The body lay in state in the City Hall, and a half-million people passed in deep silence before it. Here General Scott came, pale and feeble, but resolute, to pay his tribute of respect to his departed friend and commander. The train went up the Hudson River by night, and at every town and village on the way vast waiting crowds were revealed by the fitful glare of torches, and dirges and hymns were sung. As the train passed into Ohio, --the crowds increased in density, and the public grief seemed intensified at every step westward. The people of the great central basin were claiming their own. The day spent at Cleveland was unexampled in the depth of emotion it brought to life. Some of the guard of honor have said that it was at this point
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 14: the great Uprising of the people. (search)
e citizens to refrain from violence. The proprietor of the obnoxious sheet displayed the American flag. The Mayor hoisted it over the building, and the crowd dispersed. The people said Amen! and no city in the Union has a brighter record of patriotism and benevolence than Philadelphia. New Jersey was also aroused. Burlington, Trenton, Princeton, Brunswick, Rahway, Elizabethtown, Newark, and Jersey City, through which we passed, were alive with enthusiasm. And when we had crossed the Hudson River, and entered the great city of New York, May 1, 1861. with its almost a million of inhabitants, it seemed as if we were in a vast military camp. The streets were swarming with soldiers. Among the stately trees at the Battery, at its lower extremity, white tents were standing. Before its iron gates sentinels were passing. Rude barracks, filled with men, were covering portions of the City Hall Park; and heavy cannon were arranged in line near the fountain, surrounded by hundreds of sol
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
appeared probable that the Confederate footmen might have an undisturbed promenade between the Susquehanna and the Schuylkill, and that the horses of their cavalry might speedily be watered in the Delaware, and possibly neigh on the banks of the Hudson. Rumor and fear, magnifying and disturbing truth, made pale faces everywhere. Now the invaders were marching toward Pittsburg, and would scale the Alleghanies; then on Harrisburg, and would destroy the State buildings and archives; now on Philae, which you will please put in a dry place. even the city of New York was considered unsafe in the last week in June, and for that reason precious things were sent from Philadelphia as far as the writer's home, more than seventy miles up the Hudson River. while troops from farther north were hurrying through the city to meet the impending danger. But Philadelphia soon aroused from its stupor. Its mayor issued a stirring appeal to the citizens to close their manufactories, workshops, and stor
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of the late General S. Cooper. (search)
, and on other sanguinary fields, and continued to wield the sword in defence of his country until victory crowned her arms. At the close of the Revolutionary War, Major Cooper married Miss Mary Horton, of Dutchess county, New York. Two sons and six daughters were born from this marriage. George and Samuel (the subject of this memoir) were the sons. The former graduated at West Point, but afterwards went into the navy. Adjutant-General Cooper was born in 1798, at Hackensack on the Hudson river, at the family seat of his maternal ancestors, the Hortons. He entered the United States Military Academy at West Point when only fifteen years old, the term of service there then being two years only. His first service was as a lieutenant of light artillery. He was promoted a first lieutenant in the Third artillery, and in 1824 was transferred to the Fourth. From 1828 to 1836 he served as aid-de-camp to General Macomb, then commanding the American army, and was promoted to rank as ca
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Algonquian, or Algonkian, Indians, (search)
ateras family, below the Corees. The Nanticokes were upon the peninsula between the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. The Lenni-Lenapes, or Delawares, comprised powerful families — namely, the Minsis and Delawares proper. The former occupied the northern part of New Jersey and a portion of Pennsylvania, and the latter inhabited lower New Jersey, the banks of the Delaware River below Trenton, and the whole valley of the Schuylkill. The Mohegans were a distinct tribe on the east side of the Hudson River, and under that name were included several independent families on Long Island and the country between the Lenni-Lenapes and the New England Indians. The New England Indians inhabited the country from the Connecticut River eastward to the Saco, in Maine. The principal tribes were the Narragansets on Rhode Island; the Pokanokets and Wampanoags on the eastern shore of Narraganset Bay and in a portion of Massachusetts; the Massachusetts in the vicinity of Boston and the shores southward; a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Charles 1731- (search)
hree-fourths of a century after his death a document was found among Sir William Howe's papers endorsed Mr. Lee's plan, 29th March, 1777, in the handwriting of Henry Strachy, Howe's secretary. The writing within was in Lee's own hand, and it embodied a plan of operations by the British fleet and army which it was thought was best calculated to insure the subjugation of the colonies. It was upon this plan that Howe acted in going to the Chesapeake in the summer of 1777, instead of up the Hudson River to assist Burgoyne, and so ruined the latter general. This document cast a flood of light upon the character and conduct of Lee during the Revolution, and proved beyond cavil that he was a traitor to the cause which he professed to serve. This document and circumstantial evidence of his treason are given in a small volume by George H. Moore, Ll.D., entitled The treason of Charles Lee. Through false pretensions, as well as misrepresentations and misapprehensions, the Americans had unb
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York City (search)
The American guard fled at the first fire, and two brigades that were to support them ran away in a panic. But the British were kept back long enough to allow Putnam, with his rear-guard, to escape along a Beekman's mansion. road near the Hudson River, and gain Harlem Heights. This was done chiefly by the adroit management of Mrs. Murray, a Quakeress, living on the Incleberg (now Murray Hill), who entertained the British officers with wines and other refreshments, and vivacious conversatioto the Bowling Green were burned. The fire crossed Broadway and swept all the buildings on each side as far as Exchange Street, and on the west side to Partition (Fulton) Street, destroying Trinity Church. Every building westward towards the Hudson River perished. The Tories and British writers of the day charged the destruction of the city to Whig incendiaries. Some of, these citizens who came out of the gloom to save their property were murdered by British bayonets or cast into the flames.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
StateAug. 20, 1781 Combined armies of Americans and French start for Yorktown, Va., from the Hudson River Aug. 25, 1781 Count de Grasse, with the French fleet, arrives in the Chesapeake Aug. 30, 178their positive weakness and easy conquest. It contemplated the seizure of the valleys of the Hudson River and Lake Champlain, and the establishment of a line of military posts between the mouth of thed the French forces, which had lain idle at Newport many months, to move immediately for the Hudson River, to form a junction with the Continental army there under Washington. A part of them moved oAmericans were encamped on Valentine's Hill, in two lines, with the right wing resting on the Hudson River near the ferry. The French army was stationed on the hills at the left, in a single line, retil noon. Early in the morning Mrs. Day, who kept a boarding-house in Murray Street, near the Hudson River, ran up the American flag upon a pole at the gable end of her house, Cunningham, the British
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
New Jersey, chosen president of the Continental Congress......Nov. 4, 1782 Constitution for the Society of the Cincinnati formed at the army quarters on the Hudson River......May 13, 1783 Washington writes on the situation to each of the State governors......June 8, 1783 Seventh Continental Congress adjourns; session, 1,8rn 1828, dies at New York City......July 9, 1890 Act admitting Wyoming as a State (the forty-fourth)......July 10, 1890 Act authorizing a bridge over the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, and incorporating the North River Bridge Company......July 11, 1890 Maj.-Gen. John C. Fremont, born 1813, dies at New York. Gen. John M. Corse, the hero of Allatoona, Ga., dies at the Hemlocks, Mass.......April 27, 1893 International Columbian naval review in New York Harbor and Hudson River; President Cleveland reviews the fleet on the Dolphin, passing between lines of ships three miles in length; ten nations represented by thirty-six war-ships
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
latures of both States in February, and by act of Congress......June 28, 1834 Mahlon Dickerson appointed Secretary of the Navy under President Jackson......June 30, 1834 St. Mary's Hall, college for the superior instruction of women, chartered and opened at Burlington......1837 John Stevens, engineer and inventor, petitions Congress for protection to inventors, which results in the patent laws of April 10, 1790. He builds a steamboat propelled by twin screws that navigates the Hudson River in 1804. Establishes a steam ferry from Hoboken to New York City, Oct. 11, 1811, and at the age of seventy-eight builds an experimental locomotive, which carries passengers at 12 miles an hour on his experimental track at Hoboken, in 1826. He dies at Hoboken......March 6, 1838 At the State election for members of the House of Representatives, the returns are contested, the Democratic candidates claiming a majority of about 100 votes in a poll of 57,000. The Whig candidates receive c
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