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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 84 14 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 77 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 56 56 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 40 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 34 0 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 30 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 30 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 24 8 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 23 23 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 I. 22 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, (search)
le, impeding the progress of the train with stones, logs, and telegraph-poles, which the accompanying police removed. The train was fired into from the hills on the way. The troops leached the Capitol that evening, and were quartered in the Senate Chamber. On the night of this fearful riot Marshal Kane and ex-Governor Lowe went to the mayor and Governor Hicks for authority to commit further outrages. Kane said he had information that other Union troops were on the way by railroad from Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and he wanted authority to destroy the bridges on those roads. The mayor cheerfully gave them power so far as his authority extended, but the governor refused. So, without his sanction, Kane and the mayor went to the office of Charles Howard, president of the board of police, and received orders for the destruction of bridges on roads entering Baltimore. A gang of men was sent out who destroyed the Canton bridge, a short distance from the city. When a train from the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
5 Hoboken, N. J.59,36443,64815,716 Evansville, Ind.59,00750,7568,251 Manchester. N. H.56,98744,12612,861 Utica, N. Y.56,38344,00712,376 Peoria. Ill.56,10041,02415,076 Charleston, S. C.55,80754,955852 Savannah, Ga.54,.24443,18911,055 Salt Lake City, Utah.53,53144,8438,688 San Antonio, Tex.53,32137,67315,648 Duluth, Minn.52,96933,11519,854 Erie, Pa.52,733 40,63412,099 Elizabeth, N. J.52,13037,76414,366 Wilkesbarre, Pa.51.72137,71814,003 Kansas City, Kan.51,41838,31613,102 Harrisburg, Pa.50,16739,38510,782 Portland, Me.50,14536,42513,720 Yonkers, N. Y.47,93132,03315,898 * Decrease. Cities with population exceeding 25,000.—Continued. City.population.increase since 19001890.1890. Norfolk, Va 46,62434,87111,753 Waterbury, Conn 45,85928,64617,213 Holyoke, Mass.45.71235.63710,075 Fort Wayne, Ind. 45,11535,3939,722 Youngstown, O.44,88533.22011,665 Houston, Tex44,63327,55717,076 Covington, Ky42,93837,3715,567 Akron, O.42,72827,60115,127 Dallas, Tex 42,63838,06
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
es drove in the Union pickets at Corinth, Miss., and on the 4th a severe battle was fought there.—5. Galveston, Tex., occupied by National troops.—6. Battle of La Vergne, Tenn.; the Confederates were defeated.—7. Expedition to destroy the saltworks on the coast of Florida. Confederates evacuate Lexington, Ky.—9. Stuart's cavalry start on their famous expedition into Pennsylvania; reached Chambersburg on the 10th, and on the 11th destroyed much property there.—11. General Wool arrived at Harrisburg and assumed command of the troops for the defence of the State of Pennsylvania. Battle between Harrodsburg and Danville, Ky., in which the Confederates were defeated.— 13. The Confederate Congress adjourned, to meet again early in January, 1863.— 14. In the State elections held in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, the Republicans were defeated.—15. Severe battle between Lexington and Richmond, in which 45,000 Confederates were repulsed by 18,000 Nationals. There was heavy los
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conner, David 1792-1856 (search)
Conner, David 1792-1856 Naval officer; born in Harrisburg, Pa., about 1792; entered the navy in January, 1809, and as acting-lieutenant was in the action between the Hornet and Peacock. He was made a lieutenant in 1813, and remained on the Hornet. In her action with the Penguin, Conner was dangerously wounded, and for his brave conduct was presented with a medal by Congress, and by the legislature of Pennsylvania with a sword. He was promoted to the rank of commander in March, 1825, and to captain in 1835. During the war with Mexico (1846-48) he commanded the American squadron on the Mexican coast, and assisted in the reduction of the fortress of San Juan de Ulloa in the spring of 1847. He captured Tampico in November, 1846. His last service was in command of the Philadelphia navy-yard. He died in Philadelphia, March 20, 1856.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Egle, William Henry, 1830- (search)
Egle, William Henry, 1830- Librarian; born in Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 17, 1830; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1859; is the author of History of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania in the Revolution; Pennsylvania genealogies; Historical, biographical, and Genealogical notes and Queries; Some Pennsylvania women in the Revolution, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
nnsylvania had been itself driven from these wellcontested heights, thrown back in confusion on Baltimore, or trampled down, discomfited, scattered to the four winds. What, in that sad event, would have been the fate of the Monumental City, of Harrisburg, of Philadelphia, of Washington, the capital of the Union, each and every one of which would have lain at the mercy of the enemy, accordingly as it might have pleased him, spurred by passion, flushed with victory, and confident of continued suche force of the enemy on that day was partly at Chambersburg, and partly moving on the Cashtown road in the direction of Gettysburg, while the detachments from Ewell's corps, of which mention has been made, had reached the Susquehanna, opposite Harrisburg and Columbia. That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but in the apparent, and perhaps real, absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter. Wherever fought, consequenc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Felton, Samuel Morse 1809-1889 (search)
Felton, Samuel Morse 1809-1889 Engineer; born in West Newbury, Mass., July 17, 1809; graduated at Harvard in 1834; connected with the Fitchburg Railroad until 1851, when he became president of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad. It was he who successfully planned the secret passage of Mr. Lincoln from Harrisburg to Washington, and thereby defeated a deep-laid plot to capture the President-elect. When communication through Baltimore was impossible (in April, 1861), he devised a plan for transporting troops via Annapolis. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 24, 1889.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Geary, John White 1819- (search)
y officer; born in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland co., Pa., Dec. 30, 1819; became a civil engineer, and served as lieutenant-colonel of a Pennsylvania regiment of volunteers in the war with Mexico, wherein he was wounded, and for gallant services was made colonel of his regiment. He was first commander of the city of Mexico after its capture. He went to San Francisco in 1848, and was the first mayor of that city. Returning to Pennsylvania, he was appointed territorial governor of Kansas in July, 1856, an office he held one year. Early in 1861 he raised and equipped the 28th regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers. In the spring of 1862 Emily Geiger's arrest. he was promoted brigadier-general, and did good service throughout the war, becoming, at the end of Sherman's march from Atlanta to the sea, military governor of Savannah and brevet major-general. In 1866 he was elected governor of Pennsylvania, and held the office till within two weeks of his death, in Harrisburg, Feb. 8, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gettysburg, battle of. (search)
Gettysburg, battle of. On the day when General Meade took command of the Army of the Potomac, June 28, 1863, Lee was about to cross the Susquehanna at Harrisburg and march on Philadelphia. The militia of Pennsylvania, who had shown great apathy in responding to the call for help, now, when danger was at their door, turned out with considerable spirit; and Lee, observing this, and hearing that the augmented Army of the Potomac was in Maryland and threatening his rear and flanks, immediately abandoned his scheme for further invasion, and ordered a retrograde movement. On the same day, Stuart, with a large force of cavalry, crossed the Potomac, pushed on to Westminster, at the right of the Nationals, crossed over to Carlisle, encountering Kilpatrick and his cavalry, and followed Ewell in his march towards Gettsyburg. Longstreet had been ordered to cross the South Mountain range, and press on through Gettysburg to Baltimore to keep Meade from cutting Lee's communications. Lee h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand army of the republic, the. (search)
e Grand Army of the Republic held thus far, with the names of the commanders-in-chief elected: 1. Indianapolis, Ind., 1866; S. A. Hurlbut, Illinois. 2. Philadelphia, Pa., 1868; John A. Logan, Illinois. 3. Cincinnati, O., 1869; John A. Logan, Illinois. 4. Washington, 1870; John A. Logan, Illinois. 5. Boston, Mass., 1871; A. E. Burnside, Rhode Island. 6. Cleveland, O., 1872; A. E. Burnside, Rhode Island. 7. New Haven, Conn., 1873; Charles Devens, Jr., Massachusetts. 8. Harrisburg, Pa., 1874; Charles Devens, Jr., Massachusetts. 9. Chicago, III., 1875; John F. Hartranft, Pennsylvania. 10. Philadelphia, Pa., 1876; John F. Hartranft, Pennsylvania. 11. Providence, R. I., 1877; John C. Robinson, New York. 12. Springfield, Mass., 1878; John C. Robinson, New York. 13. Albany, N. Y., 1879; William Earnshaw, Ohio. 14. Dayton, O., 1880; Louis Wagner, Pennsylvania. 15. Indianapolis, Ind., 1881; George S. Merrill, Massachusetts. 16. Baltimore, Md., 1882; P
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