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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas, (search)
— there was tremendous cheering. The negative vote was given by Isaac Murphy, who was the Union governor of Arkansas in 1864. Meanwhile the State authorities had seized the national property in the State. During almost the whole period of the war, National or Confederate troops occupied the State; and one of the most hotly contested battles of the war was fought on its soil (see Pea Ridge). On Oct. 30, 1863, a meeting of loyal citizens, representing about twenty counties, was held at Fort Smith, to take measures for reorganizing the State government. In January following, a convention, composed of representatives of State seal of Arkansas. forty-two counties, assembled at Little Rock, and framed a loyal constitution, which was ratified by the people in March, 1864. Members of the legislature were elected, and in April a State government was organized. In 1867 military rule was established in Arkansas, which, with Mississippi, constituted a military district. A new constitut
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bonneville, Benjamin L. E., 1795-1878 (search)
Bonneville, Benjamin L. E., 1795-1878 Explorer; born in France about 1795; was graduated at West Point in 1815; engaged in explorations in the Rocky Mountains in 1831-36. Washington Irving edited his journal entitled Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and the far West. He served throughout the Mexican War, and was wounded at the battle of Churubusco. In 1865 he was brevetted brigadier-general for long and faithful service. He died at Fort Smith, Ark., June 12, 1878.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cemeteries, National (search)
N. C.2,1771,077 Raleigh, N. C.619562 Salisbury, N. C.9412,032 Wilmington, N. C 7101,398 Beaufort, S. C.4,7484,493 Florence, S C.1992,799 Andersonville, Ga12,793921 Marietta, Ga7,1882,963 Barrancas, Fla 798657 Mobile, Ala756113 Corinth, Miss 1,7893,927 Natchez, Miss3082.780 Vicksburg, Miss3,89612,704 Alexandria, La534772 Baton Rouge, La2,469495 Chalmette, La 6,8375,674 Port Hudson, La5963,223 Brownsville, Tex 1,4171,379 San Antonio, Tex324167 Fayetteville, Ark 431781 Fort Smith, Ark 7111,152 Little Rock, Ark 3,2652,337 Chattanooga, Tenn 7,9994,963 Fort Donelson, Tenn158511 Knoxville, Tenn2,0901,046 Memphis, Tenn 5,1608,817 Nashville, Tenn 11,8254,701 Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.. 1,2292,361 Stone River, Tenn3,8212,324 Camp Nelson, Ky2,4771,165 Cave Hill, Louisville, Ky3,344583 Danville, Ky 3358 Lebanon, Ky 591277 Lexington, Ky805108 Logan's, Ky 345366 Crown Hill, Indianapolis, Ind.68132 New Albany, Ind. 2,139676 Camp Butler, Ill. 1,007355 Mound City,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eaton, John, 1829- (search)
Eaton, John, 1829- Educator; born in Sutton, N. H., Dec. 5, 1829; was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1854; applied himself to educational pursuits till 1859, when he entered Andover Theological Seminary, and in 1862, after his ordination, was appointed chaplain of the 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In November of the same year he was made superintendent of freedmen, and later was given supervision of all military posts from Cairo to Natchez and Fort Smith. In October, 1863, he became colonel of the 63d United States Colored Infantry, and in March, 1865, was brevetted brigadier-general. He was editor of the Memphis Post in 1866-67, and State superintendent of public instruction in Tennessee in 1867-69. From 1871 to 1886 he was commissioner of the United States Bureau of Education, and then became president of Marietta College, O., where he remained until 1891; was president of the Sheldon Jackson College of Salt Lake City in 1895-98, when he was appointed inspector of public
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, Guy Vernor 1839-1899 (search)
Henry, Guy Vernor 1839-1899 Military officer; born in Fort Smith, Indian Territory, March 9, 1839; graduated at West Point in 1861, and assigned to the 1st Artillery as second lieutenant. In the battle of Pocotaligo, S. C., Oct. 22, 1862, he distinguished himself and was brevetted captain. In the autumn of 1863 he was made colonel of the 40th Massachusetts Regiment. He served in the Army of the James and before Petersburg. On Sept. 29, 1864, he was brevetted Guy Vernor Henry. lieutenantcolonel, and, at the close of the war, brevetted colonel in the regular army and brigadier-general of volunteers. He served with distinction in the Indian wars of 1874-76. With a detachment of the 9th Cavalry he made a notable march in December, 1890, to the relief of the Pine Ridge Agency after the sanguinary conflict between the Sioux and the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek. He became lieutenant-colonel of the 7th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1892; was given command of Fort Myer, Va.; was commis
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sturgis, Samuel Davis 1822-1889 (search)
Sturgis, Samuel Davis 1822-1889 Military officer; born in Shippensburg, Pa., June 11, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1846, entering the dragoons. His first service was in the war with Mexico, in which he was active. Before the battle of Buena Vista he was made prisoner, but was soon exchanged. For his energy in warfare with the Indians he was promoted to captain in 1855, and was in command of Fort Smith, Ark., until 1861, when all his officers resigned and joined the Confederates. He took an active and important part in the military service during the entire period of the Civil War—first with General Lyon in Missouri; then in command of the fortifications around Washington; in operations in Kentucky; as chief of cavalry in the Department of the Ohio; and in conflicts in Tennessee and Mississippi. He was commissioned a brigadiergeneral of volunteers in August, 1861, and was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general, United States army, in March, Samuel Davis Sturgis.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
......Aug. 25, 1884 International electrical exhibition opens at Philadelphia......Sept. 2, 1884 Charles J. Folger, ex-Secretary of the Treasury, born 1818, dies at Geneva, N. Y.......Sept. 4, 1884 Mrs. Belva Lockwood, of Washington, accepts the nomination of the California Women's Rights Convention for President......September, 1884 Messrs. Fisher and Mulligan publish letters of J. G. Blaine, upon which he is charged with corruption in legislation, favoring the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad in 1876......Sept. 16, 1884 International prime meridian conference opens in Washington, D. C., Oct. 1, twenty-five nations represented; the meridian of Greenwich is recommended by twenty-one nations, Santo Domingo opposing it, and France and Brazil not voting......Oct. 13, 1884 Secretary of the Treasury Gresham resigns......Oct. 28, 1884 Famous alliterative sentence of Dr. Burchard, who, at the reception by Mr. Blaine of a delegation of clergymen in New York City, refers
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas (search)
ts area to the present limits of the State......1828 Admitted into the Union, the twenty-fifth State. Population, 52,240......June 15, 1836 United States arsenal at Little Rock seized by the State authorities......Feb. 8, 1861 Arkansas convention meets about......March 1, 1861 Was visited by William S. Oldham, of the Confederate Congress, and a commissioner from Jefferson Davis; but voted against secession (vote, 39 to 35)......March 16, 1861 Arsenals seized at Napoleon and Fort Smith......April 23-24, 1861 Act of secession adopted by the legislature—yeas, 69; nay, 1......May 6, 1861 [The negative vote was cast by Dr. Isaac Murphy, afterwards (1864-68) governor.] Battle of Pea Ridge between Union and Confederate forces. March 6-7, 1862 Union troops under General Washburne occupy Helena......July 11, 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove. United States Gens. Francis J. Herron and James G. Blunt; Confederate Gen. Thomas C. Hindman. Confederates retire during the n