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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 273 19 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 181 13 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 136 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 108 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 106 2 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 71 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 57 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 56 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 54 4 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) 49 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Canals. (search)
, Ky. Miami and Erie8,062,6801835274Cincinnati, O., to Toledo, O. Morris 6,000,0001836103Easton, Pa., to Jersey City, N. J. Muscle Shoals and Elk River Shoals.3,156,919188916Big Muscle Shoals, Tenn., to Elk River Shoals, Tenn. Newbern and Beaufort3Clubfoot Creek to Harlow Creek, N C. Ogeechee 407,818184016Savannah River, Ga., to Ogeechee River, Ga. Ohio 4,695,2041835317Cleveland, O., to Portsmouth, O. Oswego5,239,526182838Oswego, N. Y., to Syracuse, N. Y. Pennsylvania7,731,7501839193Columbia, Northumberland, W1ilkesbarre, Huntingdon, Pa. Portage Lake and Lake Superior528,892187325From Keweenaw Bay to Lake Superior. Port Arthur18997Port Arthur, Tex., to Gulf of Mexico. Santa Fe 70,00188010Waldo, Fla., to Melrose, Fla. Sault Ste. Marie 4,000,00018953Connects Lakes Superior and Huron at St. Mary's River. Schuylkill Navigation Co12,461,6001826108Mill Creek, Pa., to Philadelphia, Pa. Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan99,66118811 1-4Between Green Bay and Lake Michigan. St. Mary's
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cheves, Langdon 1776-1857 (search)
an; born in Abbeville District, S. C., Sept. 17, 1776. Admitted to the bar in 1800, he soon became eminent as a lawyer and as a leader in the State legislature, which he entered in 1808. He was attorney-general of the State, and was a member of Congress from 1811 to 1816, zealously supporting all war measures introduced. When, in 1814, Henry Clay was sent to negotiate a treaty of peace with Great Britain, he succeeded the Kentuckian as speaker of the House, which place he held for a year, his casting vote defeating a bill for the rechartering of the United States Bank. The bank was rechartered in 1816; and when in trouble in 1819 Cheves was appointed president of its directors, and by his great energy and keen judgment it was saved from dissolution. He became chief commissioner under the treaty of Ghent for settling some of its provisions. He was a public advocate of disunion as early as the year 1830, but opposed nullification (q. v.). He died in Columbia, S. C., June 25, 1857.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
ms building in the Mersey, and forbid their departure.—10. Confederates defeated at Blue Springs, Tenn.—17. The President orders a levy of 300,000 men, announcing that if not furnished by Jan. 1, 1864, a draft for the deficiency would be made. —30. Union meeting at Little Rock, Ark. —31. Battle of Shell Mound, Tenn.; Confederates defeated.—Nov. 1. Plot to liberate Confederate prisoners in Ohio discovered.—2. Landing of General Banks's army in Texas.—3. Confederate cavalry defeated near Columbia, and at Colliersville, Tenn. Battle of Bayou Coteau, La.—4. Banks takes possession of Brownsville on the Rio Grande.—9. Gen. Robert Toombs denounces the course of the Confederate government in a speech in Georgia.—11. Lord Lyons, the British minister, officially informed the United States government of a contemplated Confederate raid from Canada, to destroy Buffalo, and liberate Confederate prisoners on Johnson's Island, near Sandusky. A fleet of French steamers arrived off
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, de Witt 1769-1828 (search)
Clinton, de Witt 1769-1828 Statesman; born in Little Britain, Orange co., N. Y., March 2, 1769; graduated at Columbia De Witt Clinton. College in 1786; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1788, but practised very little. He was private secretary to his uncle George, governor of New York, in 1790-95, in favor of whose administration he wrote much in the newspapers. He was in the Assembly of his State in 1797, and from 1798 to 1802 was a Democratic leader in the State Senate. He was mayor of New York City in 1803-7, 1809-10, and 1811-14. He was an earnest promoter of the establishment of the New York Historical Society and the American Academy of Fine Arts. Opposed to the War of 1812-15, he was the Peace candidate for the Presidency in 1812, but was defeated by James Madison. Mr. Clinton was one of the founders and first president of the Literary and Philosophical Society in New York, and was one of the most efficient promoters of the construction of the Erie Canal.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colfax, Schuyler 1823- (search)
n 1841 his step-father, Schuyler Colfax. Mr. Mathews, was elected county auditor, and he removed to South Bend and made Name. Greek Letters. Where Founded. Date. Kappa Alpha *k *a Union1825 Delta Phi *d *fUnion1827 Sigma Phi *s *fUnion1827 Alpha Delta Phi *a *d *fHamilton1832 Psi Upsilon*y *uUnions1833 Delta Upsilon*d *uWilliams1834 Beta Theta Pi*b *q *pMiami1839 Chi Psi*x *yUnion1841 Delta Kappa Epsilon*d *k *eYale1844 Zeta Psi*z *yNew York University1846 Delta Psi*d *yColumbia1847 Theta Delta Chi*q *d *xUnion1847 Phi Delta Theta*f *d *qMiami1848 Phi Gamma Delta *f *g *dJefferson1848 Phi Kappa Sigma.*f *k *sUniversity of Pennsylvania1850 Phi Kappa Psi*f *k *yJefferson1852 Chi Phi*x *fPrinceton1854 Sigma Chi *s *xMiami1855 Sigma Alpha Epsilon*s *a *eAlabama1856 Delta Tau Delta *d *t *dBethany1860 Alpha Tau Omega*a *t *wVirginia Military Institute1865 Kappa Alpha (south)*k *aWashington and Lee1867 Kappa Sigma*k *sVirginia1867 Sigma Nu*s *nVirginia Milit
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), College settlements, (search)
de in 1867 when Edward Denison, a graduate of Oxford University, went to live in the East End of London that he might study the grievances of the poor, and do educational work among them. A similar work was done by Arnold Toynbee, whose labors led to his death in 1883, but whose efforts and name were perpetuated by the establishment on Jan. 10, 1885, of Toynbee Hall, in Whitechapel, East London, and afterwards of Oxford Hall. The first college settlement in the United States was founded in New York City in the fall of 1889, by the graduates of several women's colleges. The building, at No. 95 Rivington Street, is located in one of the most crowded tenement districts of the East Side. On May 14, 1891, another settlement was organized in New York by the graduates of Yale, Columbia, Princeton, and other colleges. In October of the same year the graduates of Andover Theological Seminary and other ex-collegians began a similar work in the tenement district of Boston. See Addams, Jane.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbia (search)
Columbia A city and county seat of Maury county, Tenn.; on the Duck River; 47 miles southwest of Nashville. It contains a number of educational institutions, and a large United States arsenal. During the Civil War there were two encounters here between the National and Confederate forces; the first on Sept. 9, 1862, when the 42d Illinois Volunteers were engaged, and on Nov. 24-28, when a considerable part of General Thomas's army fought what is sometimes known as the battle of Duck Run.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbia, District of (search)
Columbia, District of See Washington, D. C..
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Consular service, the (search)
sonably sure on graduation of receiving an appointment to a first-class business house or to the consular or commercial service of the country. In the United States a beginning has been made on similar lines. In several universities, notably Columbia, Chicago, and Michigan, there have been established either schools of commerce or lectureships on commercial practice, in several instances, as in Columbia and Chicago, under the direct inspiration and support of local commercial bodies. ThereColumbia and Chicago, under the direct inspiration and support of local commercial bodies. There is no guarantee, however, that the national government will seek among the graduate bodies candidates for even its minor consular and commercial offices. Two views of the condition of the American consular service and of the great business need for reform therein are here presented, both by officials of large experience and of reputation commanding serious attention. I. Henry White, Secretary of embassy at London. We send out consuls, many of whom are not only ignorant of foreign la
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Corcoran, Michael 1827- (search)
Corcoran, Michael 1827- Military officer; born in Carrowkeel, Sligo, Ireland, Sept. 21, 1827; came to the United States in 1849, and first came into notice as colonel of the 69th New York Regiment, when the President called for troops, in 1861. He hastened with his regiment to Washington, and was distinguished for gallantry in the battle of Bull Run, where he was wounded and made prisoner, suffering confinement in Richmond, Charleston, Columbia, and Salisbury, while kept for execution, in case the national government put to death the crews of Confederate privateers as pirates. He was exchanged in 1862, and made a brigadier-general. He raised an Irish Legion, served in lower Virginia and upper North Carolina, and checked the advance of the Confederates on Norfolk. He died of injuries received from a fall from his horse, near Fairfax Court-house, Dec. 22, 1863.
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