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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carpenter, Frank Bicknell 1830- (search)
Carpenter, Frank Bicknell 1830- Painter and author; born in Homer, N. Y., in 1830; was mostly self-educated in art; settled in New York in 1851, and became an associate of the National Academy of Design in 1852. He painted numerous portraits of Presidents, statesmen, and other noted persons. His best-known works are the historical painting of President Lincoln signing the emancipation proclamation, now in the Capitol in Washington, and Arbitration, a view of the British and American commissioners on the Alabama claims in session in Washington in 1871, presented to Queen Victoria in 1892. He wrote Six months in the White House with Abraham Lincoln. He died May 23, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cold Harbor, battle of (search)
y in Hanover county, Va., originally known as Cool Arbor, and the old battle-ground of McClellan and Lee the year before. Gen. W. F. Smith and 16,000 men of the Army of the James had been taken in transports from Bermuda Hundred around to the White House, whence they had marched towards the Chickahominy. Sheridan had seized the point at Cold Harbor, and the Nationals took a position extending from beyond the Hanover road to Elder Swamp Creek, not far from the Chickahominy. Burnside's corps ce to seek safety in the fortifications around Richmond. The Nationals moved at four o'clock on the morning of the 3d. Wilson's cavalry was on the right flank, and Sheridan's held the lower crossings of the river, and covered the roads to the White House. Orders had been given for a general assault along the whole line. At half-past 4, or a little later, the signal for the advance was given, and then opened one of the most sanguinary battles of the war. It was begun on the right by the divi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ellsworth, Ephraim Elmer, 1837- (search)
a Zouave corps at Chicago, and in July, 1860, visited some of the Eastern cities of the Union with them and attracted great attention. On his return he organized a Zouave regiment in Chicago; and in April, 1861, he organized another from the New York Fire Department. These were among the earlier troops that hastened to Washington. Leading his Zouaves to Alexandria, Ellsworth was shot dead by the proprietor of the Marshall House, while he was descending the stairs with a Confederate flag which he Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth. had pulled down, May 24, 1861. His body was taken to Washington, and lay in state in the East Room of the White House. It was then taken to New York, where it lay in state in the City Hall, and, after being carried in procession through the streets of the city, it was conveyed to his birthplace for burial. He was young and handsome, and his death, being the first of note that had occurred in the opening war, produced a profound sensation throughout the country.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hay, John 1838- (search)
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; was first assistant Secretary of State in 1879-81; in the latter year was president of the international s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
sented the marquis with a ring containing a lock of Washington's hair. He received it with emotion. The door of the vault was opened, and there were displayed the leaden caskets which contained the coffins of Washington and his wife, decorated with flowers. Lafayette entered, kissed the casket, and reverently retired. Lafayette spent fourteen months in America. He visited Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage, and on his return to Washington his sixty-eighth birthday was celebrated at the White House. He sailed for Europe Sept. 7, 1825, in the frigate Brandywine. During the revolution of 1830, that drove Charles X. from the throne, Lafayette was made commander-in-chief of the National Guard. He sacrificed his own republican preferences for the sake of peace and order, and placed Louis Philippe on the throne. He died the acknowledged chief of the constitutional party on the continent of Europe, May 20, 1834. He received a magnificent public funeral, when his remains were conve
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Langford, Laura Carter Holloway 1848- (search)
Langford, Laura Carter Holloway 1848- Author; born in Nashville, Tenn., in 1848; graduated at the Nasville Female Academy; subsequently settled in New York City. She was twice married. For twelve years she was associate editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and for nine years president of the Brooklyn Seidl Society of Music. She was co-editor with Anton Seidl of the department of musical terms of the Standard dictionary. Her works include The Ladies of the White House; The Hearth-stone, or life at home; Chinese Gordon; Howard, the Christian hero; The Buddhist Diet book, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Robert Edward 1807- (search)
was an officer of fine culture, a soldier brave and discreet, and an engineer of great skill. He had superintended the construction and repairs of the forts at the entrance to the harbor of New York after 1841, and was a member of the board of engineers of the Atlantic coast defence. He had married, in 1832, Mary, daughter of G. W. P. Custis, the adopted son of Washington, and by her, in 1857, he became possessor of the estate of Arlington, opposite Georgetown, on the Potomac, and the White House estate, on the Pamunkey. He was in command of a regiment of cavalry in Texas in 1860, and towards the close of that year he obtained leave of absence and returned home, where he was when appointed to the command of the Virginia forces. For a while he did not have a separate command in the field, and for more than a year did not fill any important place in the Confederate army. He was nominally superintendent of fortifications at Richmond and elsewhere, and was the military adviser of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Madison, James 1751- (search)
he Declaration of Independence and the autographs of the signers, which she had also resolved to save, she hastened to the carriage, with her sister and her husband, and was borne away to a place of safety beyond the Potomac. Barker and De Peyster rolled up the picture, and, with it, accompanied a portion of the retreating army, and so saved it. That picture was left at a farm-house, and a few weeks afterwards Mr. Barker restored it to Mrs. Madison. It now hangs in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. The revered parchment is still preserved by the government. Message on British aggressions. On June 1, 1812, President Madison sent to Congress the following message detailing the existing relations between the United States and Great Britain: Washington, June 1, 1812. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States,—I communicate to Congress certain documents, being a continuation of those heretofore laid before them on the subject of our affair
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battle of Mechanicsville, or Ellison's Mill, (search)
air Oaks, battle of). He prepared to strike McClellan a fatal blow or to raise the siege of Richmond. He had quietly withdrawn Jackson and his troops from the Shenandoah Valley, to have him Mechanicsville, 1862. suddenly strike the right flank of McClellan's army at Mechanicsville and uncover the passage of that stream, when a heavy force would join him, sweep down the left side of the Chickahominy towards the York River, and seize the communications of the Army of the Potomac with the White House. McClellan did not discover Jackson's movement until he had reached Hanover Court-house. He had already made provision for a defeat by arrangements for a change of base from the Pamunkey to the James River; and when, on the morning of June 25, 1862, he heard of the advance of Jackson on his right, he abandoned all thought of moving on Richmond, took a defensive position, and prepared for a retreat to the James River. On the right side of the Chickahominy General Porter was posted with
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Niboyer, Baudoin Simon 1779- (search)
Niboyer, Baudoin Simon 1779- Author; born in Bruges, Belgium, in 1779; accompanied the British forces to the United States in 1812; and witnessed the burning of the White House in Washington, D. C. When peace was concluded he travelled through the Eastern and Northern States. His publications include History of the War between England and the United States; A picturesque journey through the United States of North America; Considerations on the Republican system of the United States compared with the Representative governments of Europe; The aristocracy of Europe and America, etc. He died near Brussels in 1834.
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