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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Allen, Robert, 1815-1886 (search)
Allen, Robert, 1815-1886 Military officer; born in Ohio, about 1815; was graduated at West Point in 1836, and served with distinction in the war with Mexico. He was a very useful officer in the Civil War, and attained the rank of brigadier-general, and brevet major-general of volunteers. He was stationed at St. Louis, where his services were of great value during the war. At its close he was made assistant quartermaster-general (1866), and afterwards chief-quartermaster of the division of the Pacific. He died in Switzerland, Aug. 6, 1886.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blenker, Louis, 1812-1863 (search)
Blenker, Louis, 1812-1863 Military officer; born in Worms, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, July 31, 1812; was one of the Bavarian Legion. raised to accompany King Otho to Greece. In 1848-49, he became a leader of the revolutionists, and finally fled to Switzerland. Ordered to leave that country ( September, 1849). he came to the United States. At the beginning of the Civil War he raised a regiment, and, early in July, 1861, was put at the head of a brigade, chiefly of Germans. In the Army of the Potomac he commanded a division for a while, which was sent to western Virginia, and participated in the battle of cross Keys (q. v.). He died in Rockland county, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Centennial Exhibition, (search)
cts of their industries. There was a generous response, and thirty-three nations, besides the United States, were represented—namely, Argentine Republic, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chili, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, India and British colonies, Hawaiian Islands, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Liberia. Luxemburg Grand Duchy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Orange Free State, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Santo Domingo, Spain and Spanish colonies, Siam, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunis, Turkey, and Venezuela. A Woman's executive committee was formed, composed of Philadelphians, who raised money sufficient among the women of the Union for the erection of a building for the exhibition exclusively of women's work—sculpture, painting, engraving, lithography, literature, telegraphy, needlework of all kinds, etc.— at a cost of $30,000. The building was called the Women's pavilion. In it were exhibited beautiful needlework from England and etchings from the hand of Qu<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cooper, James Fenimore 1789-1851 (search)
Cooper, James Fenimore 1789-1851 Author; born in Burlington. N. J., Sept. 15, 1789: James Fenimore Cooper. studied at Yale College, but did not graduate. He was six years in the naval service. Choosing literature as a profession, he took the path of romance, and wrote and published in the course of his life thirty-two volumes of fiction, the most famous of which were his Leatherstocking tales. He wrote a History of the United States Navy, in 2 volumes; Lives of American naval officers; Battle of Lake Erie; Gleanings in Europe; Sketches of Switzerland; and a comedy. He died in Cooperstown, N. Y., Sept. 14. 1851.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry 1598 (search)
mories of the year 1789 are as far as possible removed from the memories which Europe retains of that pregnant year. We manifested 100 years ago what Europe lost, namely, selfcommand, self-possession. Democracy in Europe, outside of closeted Switzerland, has acted always in rebellion, as a destructive force: it can scarcely be said to have had, even yet, any period of organic development. It has built such temporary governments as it has had opportunity to erect on the old foundations and outo the man. Monarchies may be made, but democracies must grow. It is a deeply significant fact, therefore, again and again to be called to mind, that only in the United States, in a few other governments begotten of the English race, and in Switzerland, where old Teutonic habit has had the same persistency as in England, have examples yet been furnished of successful democracy of the modern type. England herself is close upon democracy. Her backwardness in entering upon its full practice i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Henrietta Christine, (search)
ren. That the problem of the state care of children was solved by the incorporation of the Protestant Orphan Society of Ireland is proved by the subsequent history of dependent child-life in nearly every civilized quarter of the globe. In places widely separated by geographical limits, as well as by the differences of race and creed, the state care of children is evolving from institutionalism to the natural conditions of home life. England, Ireland, Russia, Italy, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and other European countries have their several modifications of the boarding-out system, attributable to the varying conditions of social life, but conforming in the main to the leading features of the original plan. And although no one of these countries is yet freed entirely from the bane of institutionalism, yet year by year fosterage is becoming more popular, as its beneficent effects become more and more widely known. In Belgium, so thoroughly recognized is the value of home trai
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Diplomatic service. (search)
ister Resident and Consul-General, Bangkok. Spain. Bellamy Storer, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Madrid. Sweden and Norway. William W. Thomas, Jr., Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Stockholm. Switzerland. John G. A. Leishman, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Berne. Turkey. Oscar S. Straus, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Constantinople. Venezuela. Francis B. Loomis, Envoy Extraordinary and Minir Plenipotentiary, accredited both to the United States and Great Britain. Spain. Duke de Arcos, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Sweden and Norway. Mr. A. Grip, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Switzerland. Mr. J. B. Pioda, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Turkey. Ali Ferrouh Bey, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. Uruguay. Señor Dr. Don Juan Cuestas, Minister Resident. Venezuela. Señor Don Au
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Evangelical Alliance, the, (search)
wards a free Christian union of members from churches who hold fundamentally the same faith. It claims no legislative nor official authority that could in any way affect the internal workings of any denomination, but relies solely on the moral power of love and truth. When it was organized there were 800 Christians present, including Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Independents, Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans, Reformed, Moravians, etc., from England, the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, and other countries. At that time the following articles were adopted: 1. The divine inspiration, authority, and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures. 2. The right and duty of private judgment in the interpretation of the Holy Scriptures. 3. The unity of the Godhead, and the Trinity of the persons therein. 4. The utter depravity of human nature in consequence of the Fall. 5. The incarnation of the Son of God, his work of atonement for the sins of mankind, and his mediat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Federal Union, the John Fiske (search)
vote; but as a natural consequence these assemblies shrank into comparatively aristocratic bodies. In Aetolia, which was a group of mountain cantons similar to Switzerland, the federal union was more complete than in Achaia, which was a group of cities. In Achaia cases occurred in which a single city was allowed to deal separatelseized by the canton of Freiburg; and after awhile all these subjects and allies were admitted on equal terms into the confederation. The result is that modern Switzerland is made up of what might seem to be most discordant and unmanageable elements. Four languages— German, French, Italian, and Rhaetian— are spoken within the limits of the confederacy; and in point of religion the cantons are sharply divided as Catholic and Protestant. Yet in spite of all this, Switzerland is as thoroughly united in feeling as any nation in Europe. To the German-speaking Catholic of Altdorf the German Catholics of Bavaria are foreigners, while the French-speaking Protest
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fine Arts, the. (search)
its contents were destroyed by fire. The as- Rifles used by the principal nations. WeightCalibre nation.GunNo. of Rounds. PoundsOunceInch. AustriaMannlicher9140.3155 BelgiumMauser890.3015 ChinaLee900.4335 DennmarkKrag-Jorgensen980.3155 EnglandLee-Metford940.3038 FranceLebel940.3158 GermanyMannlicher900.3155 ItalyParravicino-Carcano860.2565 JapanMurata900.3158 PortugalKropatschek1040.3158 RussiaMouzin8130.305 SpainMauser8130.2765 Sweden and NorwayKrag-Jorgensen980 305 SwitzerlandSchmidt980.29612 TurkeyMauser890.3015 United States armyKrag-Jorgensen980.305 United States navyLee——0.2365 sociation now has a superb building on Broad Street, which was first opened to the public in April, 1876. Unwise management and alleged injustice to the younger artists who were studying in the New York Academy caused great dissatisfaction, and in the autumn of 1825 they held a meeting and organized a Society for Improvement in Drawing. This movement was made at the instigation
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