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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 395 13 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 214 4 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. 79 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 74 22 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 55 45 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 31 1 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 31 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 25 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 23 3 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 16 4 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carthage, battle of (search)
men, who seemed to be scouting, and a few miles from Carthage, the capital of Jasper county, he came upon the main body, under General Jackson, who was assisted by General Rains and three other brigadiergenerals. They were drawn up in battle order on the crown of a gentle hill. A battle commenced at a little past ten o'clock, by Sigel's field-pieces, and lasted about three hours, when, seeing his baggage in danger and his troops in peril of being outflanked, Sigel fell back and retreated, in perfect order, to the heights near Carthage, having been engaged in a running fight nearly all the way. The Confederates pressed him sorely, and he continued the retreat (being outnumbered three to one) to Springfield, where he was joined by General Lyon (July 13), who took the chief command of the combined forces. This junction was timely, for the combined forces of Generals McCulloch, Rains, and others had joined those of Price, making the number of Confederates in that region about 20,000.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cemeteries, National (search)
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, Ill. 2,5052,721 Rock Island, Ill. 27719 Jefferson Barracks, Mo 8,5842,906 Jefferson City, Mo 349412 Springfield, Mo845713 Fort Leavenworth, Kan..835928 Fort Scott, Kan 390161 Keokuk, Iowa61233 Fort Gibson, Indian Territory2152,212 Fort McPherson, Neb.152291 City of Mexico, Mexico 284750 —————— Total17
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
eld, O.38,25331,8956,358 Galveston, Tex 37,78929,0848,705 Tacoma, Wash37,71436,0061,708 Haverhill, Mass. 37,17527,4129,763 Spokane. Wash36,84819,92216,926 Terre Haute, Ind.36,67330,2176,456 Dubuque, Ia 36,29730,3115,986 Quincy, Ill. 36,25231,4944,758 South Bend, Ind.35,99921,81914,180 Salem, Mass. 35,95630,8015,155 Johnstown, Pa35,93621,80514,131 Elmira, N. Y 35,67230,8934,779 Allentown, Pa 35,41625,22810,188 Davenport, Ia35,25426,8728,382 McKeesport, Pa 34,22720,74113,486 Springfield. Ill.34,15924,9639,196 Chelsea, Mass. 34,07227,9096,163 Chester, Pa33,98820,22613,762 York, Pa33,70820,79312,915 Malden, Mass.33,66423,03110,633 Topeka, Kan33.60831,0072,601 Newton, Mass.33,58724,3799,208 Sioux City, la33,11137,806*4,695 Bayonne, N. J.32,72219,03313,689 Knoxville, Tenn32,63722,53510,102 Chattanooga, Tenn32,49029,1003,390 Schenectady, N. Y 31,53119,90211,780 Fitchburg, Mass.31,68222,0379,494 Superior, Wis 31,09111,98319,108 Rockford, Ill. 31,05123,5847,467
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
Sullivan fought Forrest near Lexington, Tenn. Emancipation jubilee of the negroes at Hilton Head, S. C.—2. Gold at New York, 133 1/4 @ 133 7/8.—3. Department of the East created, and General Wool assigned to its command.—4. Confederates defeated at Moorefield, W. Va. The Confederate General Magruder declares the port of Galveston, Tex., opened to the commerce of the world. Clarkesville, Tenn., surrenders to the Union forces.—5. An indignation meeting of the opposition was held at Springfield, Ill., to protest against the President's Emancipation Proclamation.—8. Confederates drive Union forces out of Springfield, Miss.—9. Exchange of 20,000 prisoners effected.—10. Cavalry skirmish at Catlett's Station. Bombardment of Galveston. The National gunboat Hatteras sunk by the Alabama on the coast of Texas.—11. General Weitzel destroyed the Confederate gunboat Cotton on the Bayou Teche.—12. Jefferson Davis recommends the Confederate Congress to adopt retaliatory measure
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861 (search)
ate preaching abolitionism in its milder and lighter form, and trying to abolitionize the Democratic party, and bring old Democrats handcuffed and bound hand and foot into the abolition camp. In pursuance of the arrangement the parties met at Springfield in October, 1854, and proclaimed their new platform. Lincoln was to bring into the abolition camp the old-line Whigs, and transfer them over to Giddings, Chase, Fred Douglass, and Par- Monument to Stephen A. Douglas. son Lovejoy, who were e benefit of deserters from Whiggery and deserters from Democracy, and having laid down the abolition platform which I have read, Lincoln now takes his stand and proclaims his abolition doctrines. Let me read a part of them. In his speech at Springfield to the convention which nominated him for the Senate he said: In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure per
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand army of the republic, the. (search)
Grand army of the republic, the. The order of the Grand Army of the Republic was organized in the State of Illinois, early in the year 1866. To Dr. B. F. Stephenson, of Springfield, Ill., belongs the honor of suggesting the formation of this union of veteran soldiers, and of launching the organization into existence. The object of the combination was to afford assistance to disabled and unemployed soldiers. Dr. Stephenson had been a surgeon in a volunteer regiment during the war, and w. A ritual was drafted under his supervision, and the first post of the new order was formed at Decatur, Ill. Other posts were soon mustered throughout Illinois and contiguous States, and the first department (State) convention was held at Springfield, Ill., July 12, 1866. Gen. John M. Palmer was there elected department commander. Oct. 31, 1866, Dr. Stephenson, as provisional commander-in-chief, sent out an order to all the posts then formed, calling for the first national convention of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hay, John 1838- (search)
Hay, John 1838- Statesman; born in Salem, Ind., Oct. 8, 1838; studied in an academy in Springfield, Ill., and graduated at Brown University in 1858; studied law and was admitted to the Illinois bar. He was a friend of Abraham Lincoln, whom he accompanied to Washington at the, time of his inauguration, and served as his assistant private secretary, till 1863, when he joined General Hunter in South Carolina as aide-decamp. In the same year he was appointed assistant adjutant-general, and assigned to the staff of Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore (q. v.), and was subsequently ordered to duty at the White House, where he remained until President Lincoln's assassination. Later he was brevetted colonel of volunteers. In 1865-67 he was secretary of legation in Paris; in 1867-68 at Vienna; and then till 1870 at Madrid. During 1870-75 he was an editorial writer on the New York Tribune; then removed to Cleveland. He was active in the Republican Presidential campaigns of 1876, 1880, and 1884; w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Knyphausen, Baron Wilhelm von 1716-1800 (search)
Knyphausen, Baron Wilhelm von 1716-1800 Military officer; born in Lutzberg, Germany, Nov. 4, 1716; began his military career in the Prussian service in 1734, and became a general in the army of Frederick the Great in 1775. He arrived in America in June, 1776, and was first engaged in battle here in that of Long Island in August following, in which he commanded a body of Hessian mercenaries. Knyphausen was in the battle of White Plains; assisted in the capture of Fort Washington, which was named by its captors Fort Knyphausen; was conspicuous in the battle of Brandywine in 1777, and in Monmouth in 1778; and commanded an expedition to Springfield, N. J., in June, 1780. In the absence of Sir Henry Clinton he was in command of the city of New York. He died in Cassel, Dec. 7, 1800.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
ded a company in the Black Hawk War. Appointed postmaster at Salem, he began to study law, was admitted to practice in 1836, and began his career as a lawyer at Springfield. He rose rapidly in his profession, became a leader of the Whig party in Illinois, and was a popular though homely speaker at political Abraham Lincoln. Ab and just as it closed was assassinated at the national capital, dying April 15, 1865. His journey to the capital. The President-elect left his home in Springfield, Ill. Feb. 11, 1861, for Washington, D. C. accompanied by a few personal and political friends. To the crowd at the railway station, evidently impressed with th sides who would not hold slaves under any circumstances; and others who would gladly introduce slavery anew if The Lincoln monument in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill. it were out of existence. We know that some Southern men do free their slaves, go North, and become tip-top abolitionists; while some Northern ones go Sou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Robert Todd 1843- (search)
Lincoln, Robert Todd 1843- Lawyer; born in Springfield, Ill., Aug. 1, 1843; eldest son of Abraham Lincoln; graduated at Harvard College in 1864; studied at its Law School, but left to enter the army, acting as assistant adjutant-general on the staff of General Grant. He resumed the study of law in Chicago, where he was admitted to the bar in 1867. In 1881-85 he was Secretary of War, and in 1889-93 was United States minister to Great Britain. After the death of George M. Robert Todd Lincoln. Pullman, in 1897, for whose company he had been counsel, he was made acting president of the Pullman Palace Car Company.
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