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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McCormick, Richard Cunningham 1832- (search)
McCormick, Richard Cunningham 1832- Journalist; born in New York, May 23, 1832; received a classical education; was a war correspondent in the Crimea in 1854-55; served in the same capacity in the Civil War in 1862-63; was governor of Arizona in 1866-69; and represented that Territory in the United States House of Representatives in 1869-75. He was a delegate to the National Republican Conventions of 1872, 1876, and 1880; commissioner to the Centennial Exhibition in 1876; assistant Secretary of the Treasury in 1877-78: and commissioner-general of the United States to the Paris Exposition in 1878. He was made a commander of the Legion of Honor of France in the latter year. His publications include Visit to the camp before Sebastopol; Arizona: its resources, etc.; and he edited Reports of the United States commissioners to the Paris Exposition (6 volumes).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Naval ships. (search)
d slowly, as it tends to do in the absence of emergency. In the attack on Vera Cruz, in 1848, Farragut was present, and was greatly impressed, as with a novelty, by the effect of what he called the shell shot, a hybrid term which aptly expresses the transition state of men's minds at the time. The Crimean War followed, and in 1854 the wooden steamships-of-the-line of the allies, vessels identical in fighting characteristics with those of Trafalgar, attempted to silence masonry works at Sebastopol. Though the disaster was not so great, the lesson of Sinope was reaffirmed. Louis Napoleon, a thoughtful man though scarcely a man of action, had foreseen the difficulty, and had already directed the construction of five floating batteries which were to carry armor. Before the war ended these vessels attacked the forts at Kinburn, which they compelled to surrender, losing, themselves, no men except by shells that entered the gun ports. Their armor was not pierced. Horizontal shell f