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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,756 1,640 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 979 67 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 963 5 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 742 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 694 24 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 457 395 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. 449 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 427 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 420 416 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 410 4 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbe, Cleveland, 1838- (search)
Cleveland, 1838- Meteorologist; born in New York, Dec. 3, 1838. He was graduated at the College of the City of New York in 1857; studied astronomy with Brunnow at Ann Arbor. Mich., and with Gould at Cambridge, Mass.; and, after serving four years in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. spent two years in study at the Nicholas Central Observatory at Pulkowa, Russia. In 1868 he became director of the Cincinnati Observatory, and while there began making daily weather reports to the local Chamber of Commerce. The value of this work induced the United States government to establish a similar bureau. He was appointed meteorologist to the United States signal service (q. v.) in 1871, and in 1879 became meteorologist to the United States weather Bureau (q. v.). In addition to his duties in this field, he also became editor of the Monthly weather review, Professor of Meteorology in Columbian University, Washington D. C., and Lecturer on Meteorology in Johns Hopkins University.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abert, John James, 1778-1863 (search)
Abert, John James, 1778-1863 Military engineer; born in Shepherdstown, Va., Sept. 27, 1778: was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1811; soon afterwards resigned; studied law, and was admitted to the bar; served as a private soldier in the defence of the national capital in the War of 1812, and in 1814 was re-appointed to the army as a topographical engineer, becoming chief of the corps in 1838. He was associated with the construction of many of the early national works of engineering, and was one of the organizers of the National Institute of Science, which was merged into the Smithsonian Institution. He died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 27, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adee, Alvey Augustus, 1842- (search)
Adee, Alvey Augustus, 1842- Diplomatist; born in Astoria, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1842; was educated privately. On Sept. 9, 1870, he was appointed secretary of the American legation in Madrid, where he also served at different times as charge d'affaires; July 9, 1877, was transferred to the Department of State in Washington, D. C.; June 11, 1878, became chief of the Diplomatic Bureau; July 18. 1882, third assistant Secretary of State; and Aug. 3, 1886, second assistant Secretary of State. He was present when the peace protocols were signed between the United States and Spain, in Washington.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexandria, (search)
Alexandria, City, port of entry, and county seat of Alexandria county, Va.; on the Potomac River, here a mile wide and providing an excellent harbor, and 6 miles below Washington, D. C. The city contains a number of high-grade educational institutions, and has important manufacturing industries. In 1890 the population was 14,339; in 1900, 14,528. In August, 1814, while the British were making their way across Maryland towards Washington, a portion of the British fleet, consisting of two frigates of thirty-six guns and thirty-eight guns, two rocket-ships of eighteen guns, two bomb-vessels of eight guns, and one schooner of two guns, sailed up the Potomac under the charge of Commodore Gordon, of the Sea Horse, and easily passed the guns of Fort Washington, the defenses of which the government a neglected. The British squadron appeared before the fort (Aug. 27), when the commander blew up the magazine and fled. The squadron passed and anchored in front of Alexandria, prepared
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ammen, Daniel, 1820-1898 (search)
he South Atlantic blockading fleet. His bravery was conspicuous in the battle of Port Royal, Nov. 7, 1861. Later, under Dupont's command, he took part in all the operations on the coasts of Georgia and. Florida. In the engagements with Fort McAllister, March 3, 1863, and with Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863, he commanded the monitor Patapsco. In the attacks on Fort Fisher, in December, 1864, and January, 1865, he commanded the Mohican. He was promoted to rear-admiral in 1877, and was retired June 4, 1878. Afterwards he was a member of the board to locate the new Naval Observatory, and a representative of the United States at the Interoceanic Ship Canal Congress in Paris. He designed a cask balsa to facilitate the landing of troops and field artillery; a life-raft for steamers; and the steel ram Katahdin. His publications include The Atlantic coast in The Navy in the Civil War series; Recollections of Grant; and The old Navy and the New. He died in Washington, D. C., July 11, 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Andrade, Jose, (search)
Andrade, Jose, Diplomatist; born in Merida, Venezuela, in 1838; studied law in Columbia College; was successively treasurer, secretary, and governor of the state of Zulia in 1880-84; representative for the same state in the National House of Representatives in 1884-88; and was appointed plenipotentiary to settle the claims of France against Venezuela in 1888. In 1889-90 he represented Venezuela in Washington, D. C., as a member of the Venezuelan and Marine Commissions; was also a delegate to the International Maritime Conference, and to the Pan-American Congress; in 1893 served in the National Assembly which framed the new constitution of Venezuela and in the same year was appointed minister to the United States. In 1895 he was a member of the United States and Venezuela Claims Commission in Washington. On Feb. 2, 1897, he signed the treaty of arbitration between Venezuela and England to arrange the boundary dispute: the same year was a delegate to the Universal Postal Congres
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820- (search)
In 1854-55 she held conventions in each county in New York in behalf of female suffrage. She was a leader in the anti-slavery movement, and one of the earliest advocates of the coeducation of women. Greatly through her influence, the New York legislature, in 1860, passed the act giving married women the possession of their earnings, and the guardianship of their children. In 1868, with Mrs. E. C. Stanton and Parker Pillsbury, she began the publication of the Revolutionist, a paper devoted to the emancipation of women. In 1872 she cast test ballots at the State and congressional elections in Rechester, N. Y., and was indicted and fined for illegal voting, but the fine was never exacted. She attended, as a delegate, the International Council of Women, in London, in 1899. In 1900 her birthday was celebrated by a popular demonstration in Washington. D. C., and she retired from the presidency of the National American Woman Suffrage association, which she had held for several years.
batteries of 160 men each; with bands, etc.; total, 18,862. Infantry, 30 regiments (12 companies of 104 men), with bands, etc.; total, 38,520. Engineers, 3 battalions (4 companies of 104 men), with bands, etc.; total, 1,282. Staff department, signal corps, etc., 2,783. Total number of enlisted men, 77,287. Under the act of March 4, 1899, military divisions and departments were reorganized as follows: Headquarters of the army.--Commander, Lieut.-Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Washington, D. C. division of the Philippines.--Consisting of the Departments of Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and Jolo, comprising all the islands ceded to the United States by Spain; headquarters, Manila, P. I. Commander, Maj.-Gen. Arthur MacArthur. Department of Northern Luzon.--Includes all that part of the Island of Luzon north of Laguna de Bay and the province of Laguna, the same being the provinces of Abra, Bontoc, Benguet, Bataan, Bulacan, Cagayan, Ilocos, Infanta, Mo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ashburton, Alexander Baring, Lord, (search)
74; son of Sir Francis Baring, an eminent merchant: was employed, in his youth, in mercantile affairs, in the United States, and married an American wife. In 1810 he became the head of his father's business house; in 1812-35 sat in Parliament, and in 1835 was raised to the peerage under the title of Baron Ashburton. The unsettled condition of the Northeastern boundary question led Sir Robert Peel to send Baron Ashburton to the United States, as being widely acquainted with American affairs. Here he concluded, Aug. 9, 1842, with Daniel Webster, the Webster-Ashburton treaty, which settled the northeastern boundary between the United States and the British dominions. For this achievement he was accorded, in both Houses of Parliament, a complimentary vote of thanks, and an earldom was offered him, which he declined. He was privy councillor, a trustee of the British Museum, and received the D. C.L. degree from Oxford. He died in Longleat, England, May 13, 1848. See Webster, Daniel.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Auger, Christorpher Colon, 1821-1898 (search)
Auger, Christorpher Colon, 1821-1898 Military officer; born in New York July 10, 1821; was graduated at West Point in 1843. He served as aide-de-camp to Generals Hopping and Cushing in the war with Mexico, and in 1861 was made a brigadiergeneral of volunteers, after serving under McDowell. He took command of a division under Banks. and was wounded at the battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862; the same month he was made major-general of volunteers. In November, 1862, he. reported to General Banks for service in a Southern expedition, and was very active in the siege and capture of Port Hudson. From October, 1863, to August, 1866, he had command of the Department of Washington. and in 1867 he was assigned to the Department of the Platte. In 1869 he was made brigadier-general U. S. A., and in 188,5 was retired. He died in Washington, D. C., Jan. 16. 1898.
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