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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 14 14 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. 8 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 7 7 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Index (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 5 5 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 3 3 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 13, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1865., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carroll, John 1735- (search)
hn Carroll. Upper Marlboro, Md., Jan. 8, 1735; was educated at St. Omer's, Liege, and Bruges; ordained a priest in 1769, and entered the order of Jesuits soon afterwards. He travelled through Europe with young Lord Staunton in 1770 as private tutor, and in 1773 became a professor in the college at Bruges. In 1775 he returned to Maryland, and the next year, by desire of Congress, he accompanied a committee of that body on a mission to Canada. That committee was composed of Dr. Franklin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and Samuel Chase. He was appointed the papal vicargeneral for the United States in 1786, and made Baltimore his fixed residence. In 1790 he was consecrated the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States. He founded St. Mary's College in 1791, and in 1804 obtained a charter for Baltimore College. Liberal in his views, he maintained the friendship of all Protestant sects. A few years before his death, in Georgetown, D. C., Dec. 3, 1815, he was made archbishop.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Corcoran, William Wilson 1798-1888 (search)
Corcoran, William Wilson 1798-1888 Philanthropist; born in Georgetown, D. C., Dec. 27, 1798; educated at Georgetown College; became a banker in Washington in 1837; and retired in 1854. He was the founder of the Corcoran Art Gallery, in Washington, D. C., to which he gave a large endowment. His contributions to public and private charities are said to have aggregated more than $5,000,000. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 24, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834 (search)
Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834 Clergyman; born in Coventry, Conn., Oct. 16, 1777; was ordained in the Methodist ministry; went as a missionary to Ireland in 1799 and 1805; introduced camp-meetings into England; and through a discussion which resulted from these the Primitive Methodist Church was organized. On account of his eccentricities he was nicknamed Crazy Dow. He died in Georgetown, D. C., Feb. 2, 1834.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817- (search)
Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817- Military officer; born in Georgetown, D. C., Feb. 8, 1817; graduated at West Point in 1840; served in the Mexican War, and received the brevet of captain. He joined. the Confederate army in 1861; was Richard Stoddert Ewell. promoted to major-general in 1862; and was conspicuous in the Shenandoah Valley, in the battles near Richmond, Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Gettysburg, the Wilderness. Spottsylvania Court-house, and during the siege of Petersburg. In the battle of Groveton (q. v.) he lost a leg, and in May, 1863, was made lieutenant-general. He was engaged in stock-raising in Spring Hill, Tenn., at the time of his death, Jan. 25, 1872.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaither, Henry 1751-1811 (search)
Gaither, Henry 1751-1811 Military officer; born in Maryland in 1751; was actively engaged throughout the Revolutionary War; served under General St. Clair in the campaign against the Miami Indians in 1791; and at one time was in command of Fort Adams and Fort Stoddart. He died in Georgetown, D. C., June 22, 1811.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Getty, George Washington 1819- (search)
Getty, George Washington 1819- Military officer; born in Georgetown, D. C., Oct. 2, 1819; was graduated at West Point in 1840; served in the war with Mexico, and in the Seminole War in Florida; and, becoming brigadier-general of volunteers in 1862, did excellent service in the campaign on the Peninsula. He was in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, and Fredericksburg in 1862; also in the campaign against Richmond in 1864 until August, when he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He was in the army in the Shenandoah Valley the remainder of the year. He was also in the battle at Sailor's Creek, and at the surrender of Lee. On Aug. 1, 1864, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers, and March 13, 1865, major-general in the regular army. He was commissioned colonel of the 37th Infantry in 1866; transferred to the 3d Artillery in 1871: and retired Oct. 2, 1883. His last service was as commander of the United States troops along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad during
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iturbide, Augustin de 1783-1873 (search)
the nation, and established a regency. He was declared Emperor, May 18, 1822, but rivals and public distrust caused him to abdicate, and he went to Europe in 1823. An insurrection in his favor in Mexico induced him to return in 1824, when he was seized and shot, in Padilla, July 19, 1824. His widow was granted a pension of $8,000 a year on condition that she should reside in the United States. She lived a long time in Philadelphia, and finally went to Europe. Angel, the eldest son of the Emperor, married Miss Alice Green, of Georgetown, D. C., and their son Augustin was adopted by the Emperor Maximilian as his heir. After the fall of the empire, young Augustin was educated in Georgetown College, and subsequently returned to Mexico, where his mother had large estates, and where he entered the army. In April, 1890, Lieutenant Iturbide published an attack on the Mexican government, for which he was court-martialed. The Emperor's youngest son died in Paris, France, in May, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby 1789-1858 (search)
Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby 1789-1858 Naval officer; born in Virginia, in 1789; entered the navy in 1805. From 1808 to 1812 he was engaged in the Gulf of Mexico in the suppression of piracy, smuggling, and the slave-trade. He fought the British flotilla on Lake Borgne late in 1814, when he was wounded and made captive. He commanded the Pacific squadron in 1842. He died in Georgetown, D. C., May 30, 1858.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
received orders from the King to give up his expedition; but he disobeyed, and sailed for America. The women of Paris applauded his heroism; the Queen gave him tokens of her admiration; the people extolled him for his strong enthusiasm in a good cause; and to his young wife, who was about to become a mother a second time, he wrote from the Victory: From love to me, become a good American; the welfare of America is closely bound up with the welfare of mankind. The party landed near Georgetown, S. C., April 19, 1777. They travelled by land to Philadelphia, where Lafayette immediately addressed a letter to Congress, asking leave to serve as a volunteer in the Continental army without pay. In consideration of his zeal and illustrious family and connections, that body gave him the commission of major-general, July 31, and Washington invited him to become a member of his military family. He joined the Continental army near a house on Neshaminy Creek in August. At that time he was l
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Marion, Francis (search)
Marion, Francis Military officer; born near Georgetown, S. C., in 1732; died Feb. 29, 1793. At the age of sixteen, while on a voyage to the West Indies, the vessel in which he sailed foundered at sea, and he was rescued only when several of the crew, who, with himself, had taken to the boat, had died of starvation. Working on a farm until 1759, that year he joined an expedition against the Cherokees. In 1761 he was made a captain, under Colonel Grant. He led the forlorn hope in the battle of Etchowee, and was among the few who escaped death. On the breaking out of the Revolutionary War, Marion was elected to the South Carolina Provincial Congress; became a captain of Provincial troops; served as major in defence of Fort Sullivan; and was lieutenant-colonel of his regiment at Savannah in 1779, and at the siege of Charleston. Appointed a brigadier-general in 1780, Francis Marion. he began his famous partisan career with only sixteen men. He had gathered many partisans to
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