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H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 32 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 28 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 23 1 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 21 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 18 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 16 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 12 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 12 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.) 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, John Quincy, 1767- (search)
67; was a son of President John Adams; and was graduated at Harvard College in 1787. In February, 1778, he accompanied his father to France, where he studied the French and Latin languages for nearly two years. After an interval, he returned to France and resumed his studies, which were subsequently pursued at Amsterdam and at the University of Leyden. At the age of fourteen years, he accompanied Mr. Dana to Russia as his private secretary. The next year he spent some time at Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Hamburg. He afterwards accompanied his father (who was American minister) to England and France and returned home with him early in 1785. After his graduation at Harvard, he studied law with the eminent Theophilus Parsons, practised at Boston, and soon became distinguished as a political writer. In 1791 he published a series of articles in favor of neutrality with France over the signature of Publius. He was engaged in the diplomatic service of his country as minister, successiv
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brock, Sir Isaac, 1769- (search)
Brock, Sir Isaac, 1769- Military officer; born in Guernsey, Oct. 6, 1769; entered the British army as an ensign in Medal in memory of General Brock. 1783; saw service in Holland, and was in the attack on Copenhagen in 1801. Rising by degrees, he became a major-general, and was appointed president and administrator of the government of Upper Canada, Oct. 9, 1811. When war was declared by the United States, he took prompt measures for the defence of the province. He heard of Hill's invasion from Detroit Monument where General Brock fell. on July 20, 1812. He knew the weakness of Fort Malden, below Detroit, and felt anxious. The legislature was about to assemble at York (Toronto), and he could not personally conduct affairs in the west. Divided duties perplexed him. Leaving the military which he had gathered along the Niagara frontier in charge of Lieutenant-Colonel Myers, he hastened to York, and, with much parade, opened the session of the legislature. His address was wa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Consular service, the (search)
ncial difficulties and leave their offices at the expiration of their terms, with debts unpaid. It is rather a matter of surprise that they manage as well as they appear to do. It may not, to be sure, cost a great deal for a man to live at Ceylon or Cape Town, when once he manages to reach those places; but even if that be a fact, he must live away from his family and in a most meagre manner to eke out existence upon the present allowance. So, too, in Europe, in such places as Liege, and Copenhagen, and Nice, and many others where the salary is $1,500 and the unofficial work yields hardly any return. These are only a few of the most glaring cases, but the position of a man without property of his own sufficient to make him practically independent of his salary so far as subsistence is concerned, who goes, for instance, to Trieste, Cologne, Dublin, or Leeds, or to Sydney, New South Wales, or to Guatemala, or Managua, or to Tamatave, Madagascar, or to Odessa, or Manila, or Beirut,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Diplomatic service. (search)
nister Plenipotentiary, Rio de Janeiro. Chile. Henry L. Wilson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Santiago. China. Edwin H. Conger, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Peking. Colombia. Charles Burdett Hart, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Bogota. Costa Rica. William L. Merry, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, San Jose. Denmark. Laurits S. Swenson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Copenhagen. Dominican republic. William F. Powell, Charge d'affaires, Port au Prince. Ecuador. Archbald J. Sampson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Quito. Egypt. John G. Long, Agent and Consul-General, Cairo. France. Horace Porter, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Paris. German Empire. Andrew D. White, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Berlin. Great Britain. Joseph H. Choate, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electricity in the nineteenth century. (search)
od receiver, or means for recognizing the presence or absence of current in the wire or circuit, did not exist. The art had to wait for the discovery of the effects of electric current upon magnets and the production of magnetism by such currents. Curiously, even in 1802 the fact that a wire conveying a current would deflect a compass needle was observed by Romagnosi, of Trente, but it was afterwards forgotten, and not until 1819 was any real advance made. It was then that Oersted, of Copenhagen, showed that a magnet tends to set itself at right angles to the wire conveying current and that the direction of turning depends on the direction of the current. The study of the magnetic effects of electric currents by Arago, Ampere, and the production of the electro-magnet by Sturgeon, together with the very valuable work of Henry and others, made possible the completion of the electric telegraph. This was done by Morse and Vail in America, and almost simultaneously by workers abroad,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, Francis James (search)
Jackson, Francis James British minister to the United States, who succeeded David M. Erskine in 1809. An experienced diplomatist, he had lately figured discreditably in the affair of the seizure of the Danish fleet by British men-of-war at Copenhagen. He had become known as Copenhagen Jackson, whose conduct did not commend him to the good — will of the people of the United States. The impression was that he had come with explanations of the cause of the rejection of Erskine's arrangement. The Secretary of State, finding he had nothing to offer, addressed Jackson in a letter in which a tone of discontent was conspicuous, declaring the surprise and regret of the President that he had no explanations to offer as to the non-ratification of the Erskine arrangement, or authority to substitute any new arrangement for it. The object of the letter, probably, was to draw out from Jackson an explicit admission, as a basis for an appeal to the nation, that he had no authority to treat exc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Neutrality. (search)
ich had accidentally been stranded on the coast of France in November, 1807. The ground of condemnation was that the cargo consisted of merchandise of British origin. This served as a precedent for the confiscation of a large amount of American property on the sea Already Great Britain had exhibited her intended policy towards neutrals. When she heard of the secret provisions of the treaty of Tilsit, in anticipation of the supposed designs of France she sent a formidable naval force to Copenhagen and demanded (Sept. 2) the surrender of the Danish fleet, which being refused, it was seized by force, and the vessels taken to England. Her policy was further foreshadowed by an Order in Council (Nov 11, 1807) prohibiting any neutral trade with France or her allies—in other words, with the whole of Europe, Sweden excepted—unless through Great Britain. A colorable pretext for these orders was the Berlin decree. See embargo. In 1816 it was proposed to Spain to accept, on the part of t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Sir Hyde 1739-1807 (search)
Parker, Sir Hyde 1739-1807 Naval officer; born in England in 1739; was in command of one of the ships which attacked New York City in 1776. He also participated in the capture of Savannah in 1778. He died in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 7, 1807.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
a: Treaty of Friendship, commerce, navigationWashingtonJuly 10, 1851 Convention of Adjustment of claimsSan JoseJuly 2, 1860 Denmark: Convention of Friendship, commerce, navigationWashingtonApril 26, 1826 Convention of To indemnify the U. S.CopenhagenMar. 28, 1830 Convention of Discontinuance of Sound duesWashingtonApril 11, 1857 Convention of NaturalizationCopenhagenJuly 20, 1872 Dominican Republic: Convention of Amity, commerce, navigation, extraditionSanto DomingoFeb. 8, 1867 EcuadorCopenhagenJuly 20, 1872 Dominican Republic: Convention of Amity, commerce, navigation, extraditionSanto DomingoFeb. 8, 1867 Ecuador: Treaty of Friendship, commerce, navigationQuitoJune 13, 1839 Convention of Mutual adjustment of claimsGuayaquilNov. 25, 1862 Convention of NaturalizationWashingtonMay 6, 1872 Treaty of ExtraditionQuitoJune 28, 1872 Egypt: Convention of Concerning commerce and customsCairoNov. 16, 1884 France: Treaty of AllianceParisFeb. 6, 1778 Treaty of Amity and commerceParisFeb. 6, 1778 Convention of Payment of loanVersaillesJuly 16, 1782 Convention of Power of consulsVersaillesNov. 14, 1788 Con
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
sculptor.] Icelandic manuscripts mention a bishop in Vinland in 1121, and other voyages there in 1125, 1135 and......1147 Madoc, Prince of Wales, according to tradition, sails westward, and reports the discovery of a pleasant country. ......1170 [The tradition is further that he returns to this western country with ten ships, but is never heard of again.] [The fullest relation of these discoveries is the Codex Flatoiensis, written 1387-95, now preserved in the royal library at Copenhagen, found in a monastery on the island of Flato, on the western coast of Iceland.] Eskimos appear in Greenland......1349 Pizigani's map of the Atlantic......1367-73 Nicolo Zeno with three ships belonging to Sir Henry Sinclair, Earl of the Orkney Islands, visits Greenland and possibly Vinland......1394 Communication with Greenland ceases about......1400 Berthancourt settles the Canary islands......1402 Madeira Islands rediscovered by the Portuguese......1418-20 These islan
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