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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 2 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 2 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 31, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 4, 1860., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 21, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 2 0 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Custom-house, (search)
ans. Maine—Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Castine, Eastport, Ellsworth, Houlton, Kennebunk, Machias, Portland, Saco, Waldoborough, Wiscasset, York. Maryland—Annanolis, Baltimore. Crisfield. Massachusetts—Barnstable, Boston, Edgarton, Fall River, Gloucester, Marblehead, Nantucket, New Bedford, Newburyport, Plymouth. Salem. Michigan—Detroit, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids. Marquette, Port Huron. Minnesota—Duluth, St. Paul. Mississippi—Natchez, Shieldsborough, Vicksburg. Missouri—Kansas City, St. Joseph, St. Louis. Montana—Fort Benton. Nebraska—Omaha. New Hampshire—Portsmouth. New Jersey—Bridgeton, Newark, Perth Amboy, Somers Point, Trenton, Tuckerton. New York—Albany, Buffalo, Cape Vincent, Dunkirk, New York, Ogdensburg, Oswego, Patchogue, Plattsburg, Port Jefferson, Rochester, Sag Harbor, Suspension Bridge. North Carolina—Beaufort, Edenton, Newberne, Wilmington. Ohio–Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Sandusky, Toledo. Oregon–Ast
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Field, Eugene 1850-1895 (search)
Field, Eugene 1850-1895 Poet; born in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 2, 1850; was educated at Williams and Knox colleges, and at the University of Missouri; studied abroad, and on his return to the United States entered journalism. He was on the editorial staff of several newspapers in Kansas City and St. Louis, and on the Denver Tribune. Later he moved to Chicago, and in 1883 became a member of the editorial staff of the Chicago Daily news, in which his poem entitled Sharps and Flats was first published. His poems for children are admirable for their simplicity. His Wynken, Blynken and nod; Little boy Blue; Intry-Mintry, and other poems for little folks are widely known. His other works comprise Love songs of childhood; A little book of Western verse; A second book of verse; The Holy cross and other tales; With trumpet and drum, and the unfinished work, The love affair of a Bibliomaniac. He died in Chicago, Nov. 4, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Funston, Frederick 1865- (search)
Funston, Frederick 1865- Military officer; born in Ohio, Nov. 9, 1865; attended the Kansas State University, but did not graduate; became a newspaper reporter in Kansas City in 1890; botanist of the United States Death Valley Expedition in 1891; and special commissioner of the Department of Agriculture to explore Alaska, with a view of reporting on its flora, 1893-94; joined the Cubans in 1896 and served in their army for a year and a half. At the beginning of the war with Spain he was commissioned colonel of the 20th Kansas Volunteers, which he accompanied to the Philippines, where he subsequently made an exceptionally brilliant record. On March 31, 1899, he was the first man to enter Malolos, the Filipino insurgents' capital. On May 2, 1899, President McKinley promoted him to brigadiergeneral in the newly organized volunteer service, on the recommendation of Frederick Funston. Generals Otis and MacArthur, for signal skill and gallantry in swimming across the Rio Grande at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hart, Albert Bushnell 1854- (search)
land; and the stolid peasant in Bohemia or Hungary lays down his guldens for a slip of pasteboard upon which are printed the talismanic words New York—St. Louis—Kansas City— Helena. Into a land which a century ago had not 100,000 people has converged a stream of settlers from East, South, and North, heaping up activity and prosperte of Minnesota only one-fourth of the people in 1890 were born even of American parents. The foreign passer-by in the streets of Cincinnati, or St. Louis, or Kansas City, may well say with the Jews of old time: And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellerthat the Mississippi Valley has run rather to great cities than to notable communities. New Orleans is the one ancient city in the whole region. St. Louis and Kansas City, Omaha, St. Paul, and Minneapolis, Memphis, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, and Denver, are most of them still in the rough, everywhere edges showing, vacant lots gaping<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
moral force of its opponents if necessary. Combinations were formed under various names—Social Band, Friends' Society, Blue Lodge, The Sons of the South, etc. A powerful organization under the title of the Emigrant Aid Society had been formed in Boston under the sanction of the legislature of Massachusetts immediately after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill (May, 1854) ; and the Southern societies just mentioned were organized to oppose this Emigrant Aid Society. At a meeting at Westport, Mo., early in July, 1854, it was resolved that Missourians who formed the associations represented there should be ready at all times to assist, when called upon by pro-slavery citizens of Kansas, in removing from the Territory by force every person who should attempt to settle under the auspices of the Emigrant Aid Society. Both parties planted the seeds of their respective systems in Kansas. They founded towns: those from the free-labor States founded Lawrence, Topeka, Boston, Grasshoppe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McCrary, George Washington 1835-1890 (search)
McCrary, George Washington 1835-1890 Statesman; born in Evansville, Ind., Aug. 29, 1835; received an academic education; was admitted to the bar in Keokuk, Ia., in 1856; was a Republican Representative in Congress in 1868-77. He brought before Congress the first bill suggesting the creation of an electoral commission; was appointed Secretary of War, March 12, 1877, but resigned in December, 1879, to become a judge of the United States circuit court. He served in this office till March, 1884, when he resigned and settled in Kansas City, Mo., where he resumed private practice. Among his publications is American law of elections. He died in St. Joseph, Mo., June 23, 1890.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McKinley, William 1843- (search)
rever retired. We reaffirm the demand for the reopening of the mints of the United States for the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, the immediate increase in the volume of silver coins and certificates thus created to be substituted, dollar for dollar, for the bank-notes issued by private corporations under special privilege granted by law of March 14, 1900, and prior national banking laws. The platform of the Silver party, adopted at Kansas City, July 6, 1900, makes the following announcement: We declare it to be our intention to lend our efforts to the repeal of this currency law, which not only repudiates the ancient and time-honored principles of the American people before the Constitution was adopted, but is violative of the principles of the Constitution itself; and we shall not cease our efforts until there has been established in its place a monetary system based upon the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Silver Republican party, (search)
Silver Republican party, A political organization in the United States which adopted a platform in national convention in Kansas City, Mo., July 6, 1900; the essential points of which are: Adherence to bimetallism. We declare our adherence to the principle of bimetallism as the right basis of a monetary system under our national Constitution, a principle that found place repeatedly in Republican platforms from the demonetization of silver in 1873 to the St. Louis Republican convention of 1896. The currency law. This currency law destroys the full money power of the silver dollar, provides for the payment of all government obligations and the redemption of all forms of paper money in gold alone; retires the time-honored and patriotic greenbacks, constituting one-sixth of the money in circulation, and surrenders to banking corporations a sovereign function of issuing all paper money, thus enabling these corporations to control the prices of labor and property by increa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ecretary of War of the Confederate States; died 1889.] President Lincoln calls for 42,034 volunteers for three years, and adds 22,714 men to the regular army and 18,000 to the navy......May 3, 1861 United States ordnance stores seized at Kansas City......May 4, 1861 Ordinance of secession of Arkansas adopted in convention by 69 to 1......May 6, 1861 President proclaims martial law and suspends the habeas corpus in Key West, the Tortugas, and Santa Rosa......May 10, 1861 Baltimore...March 5, 1886 Knights of Labor strike on the Gould Southwestern railway system......March 6, 1886 Blair educational bill is referred to House committee on education......March 9, 1886 Masked strikers disable twelve locomotives at Kansas City, Mo.......March 23, 1886 United States troops ordered to St. Louis and other points, to prevent interruption of mail transportation......March 26, 1886 Pension of $2,000 per annum granted to the widow of Gen. W. S. Hancock......March 29, 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
g-press brought to Kansas by Rev. Jotham Meeker, set up at the Shawnee Baptist Mission in Johnson county, fall of......1833 First stock of goods landed below Kansas City, at Francis Chouteau's log warehouse......1834 Congress makes all United States territory west of the Mississippi not in the States of Missouri and Louisiana shot at, and wounded. Colonel Sumner, United States army, arrives at Lawrence with his command......April 19-25, 1856 Major Buford, of Alabama, arrives at Westport, Mo., with a large body of men from Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina......April 29, 1856 Grand jury of Douglas county indict Robinson, Reeder, and others for killed by a party under Capt. John Brown......May 24, 1856 Governor Reeder, after escaping arrest by the United States marshal at Lawrence, May 7, goes to Kansas City, May 11, and is concealed at the American Hotel, where he remained until May 21, when, assuming a disguise, he secured passage on a steamer and escaped to Illin
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