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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Folsom, George 1802- 1869 (search)
Folsom, George 1802-1869 Historian; born in Kennebunk, Me., May 23, 1802; graduated at Harvard in 1822; practised law in Massachusetts until 1837, when he removed to New York, where he became an active member of the Historical Society. He was appointed charge d'affaires at The Hague in 1850 and held the office for four years. He collected a valuable library and was the author of Sketches of Saco and Biddeford; Dutch annals of New York; Address on the discovery of Maine. He died in Rome, Italy, March 27, 1869.
Frost, John 1800-1859 Author; born in Kennebunk, Me., Jan. 26, 1800; graduated at Harvard in 1822; was the author of History of the world; Pictorial history of the United States; Book of the army; Book of the Navy, etc. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 28, 1859. Soldier; born in Kittery, Me., May 5, 1738; was a captain of colonial troops in the Canadian campaign of 1759, and lieutenant-colonel at the siege of Boston in 1775. In 1776 he was promoted to colonel and served under General Gates until Burgoyne's surrender, when he was ordered to Washington's army and participated in the battle of Monmouth and other engagements. After the close of the war he was appointed judge of the court of sessions for York county. Me. He died in Kittery, Me., in July, 1810.
McCulloch, Hugh 1808- Financier; born in Kennebunk, Me., Dec. 7, 1808; was educated at Bowdoin College; and removed to Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1833, where lie practised law till 1835, when he became manager of a branch of the State Bank of Hugh McCulloch. Indiana. He remained in this post till 1856, when the charter of this branch expired, and then accepted the presidency of the newly organized State Bank of Indiana. In 1863 he was appointed comptroller of the currency under the new national banking law, and two years later became Secretary of the Treasury. At this time there was a tremendous financial strain upon the government, on account of the heavy war expenses. In less than six months, however, after his appointment as Secretary of the Treasury, a large amount of the money due 500,000 soldiers and sailors was paid, and besides the payment of other obligations a considerable reduction was made in the national debt. His conversion of more than $1,000,000,000 of short-tim
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience, chapter 8 (search)
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter
: preparation for college; 2 Monmouth and Yarmouth Academies (search)
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter
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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Genealogical Register (search)
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, W. (search)
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, chapter 16 (search)