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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Birney, James Gillespie, 1792-1864 (search)
Birney, James Gillespie, 1792-1864 Statesman born in Danville, Ky., Feb. 4, 1792; graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1812; studied law with A. J. Dallas, of Philadelphia and began its practice in Kentucky in 1814. He was a member of the State legislature at the age of twenty-two; became a planter in Alabama; served in the Alabama legislature; and practised law in Huntsville. Returning to Kentucky in 1834, he emancipated his slaves, and proposed to print there an anti-slavery paper. He could not find a printer to undertake it; so he went to Ohio and established one, at great personal risk, the opposition to abolitionists then being very vehement everywhere. About 1836 he was in New York as secretary of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and tried to build up a political party upon that sole issue. He went to England in 1840, and took part in the anti-slavery movements there. In 1844 he was the candidate of the liberty party (q. v.) for the Presidency, the result of w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blackburn, Joseph Clay styles, 1838- (search)
Blackburn, Joseph Clay styles, 1838- Lawyer; born in Woodford county, Ky., Oct. 1, 1838; was graduated at Centre College, Danville, in 1857; served in the Confederate army during the Civil War; was elected to the legislature in 1871, to Congress in 1874, and to the United States Senate in 1885 and 1891. He was a leader in the free-coinage movement.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burchard, Samuel Dickinson, 1812-1891 (search)
Burchard, Samuel Dickinson, 1812-1891 Clergyman; born in Steuben, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1812; was graduated at Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1836; became a temperance lecturer and later a Presbyterian minister in New York. In 1884, near the close of the Presidential campaign, he unexpectedly brought himself into notoriety by speaking of the Democrats at the close of an address to a party of Republicans as the party of Rum, Romanism, and rebellion. These words were scarcely uttered before the leaders of the Democratic party published them throughout the country. The election was very close, and it was several days before the official count of New York State was received. That State went Democratic by a small majority. The remark of Dr. Burchard was said to have influenced many thousands of votes, and to have lost the election to Mr. Blaine. He died in Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 25, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cemeteries, National (search)
more, Md2326 Soldiers' Home, D. C.5,314288 Battle, D. C.43 Grafton, W. Va634620 Arlington, Va11,9154,349 Alexandria, Va 3,402124 Ball's Bluff, Va124 Cold Harbor, Va6731,281 City Point, Va3,7781,374 Culpeper, Va456911 Known.Unknown. Danville. Va1,172155 Fredericksburg, Va2,48712,770 Fort Harrison, Va236575 Glendale, Va 234961 Hampton, Va4,930494 Poplar Grove, Va2,1973,993 Richmond, Va8425,700 Seven Pines, Va 1501,208 Staunton, Va 233520 Winchester, Va 2,0942,365 Yorktown,,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,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
d by National troops.—6. Battle of La Vergne, Tenn.; the Confederates were defeated.—7. Expedition to destroy the saltworks on the coast of Florida. Confederates evacuate Lexington, Ky.—9. Stuart's cavalry start on their famous expedition into Pennsylvania; reached Chambersburg on the 10th, and on the 11th destroyed much property there.—11. General Wool arrived at Harrisburg and assumed command of the troops for the defence of the State of Pennsylvania. Battle between Harrodsburg and Danville, Ky., in which the Confederates were defeated.— 13. The Confederate Congress adjourned, to meet again early in January, 1863.— 14. In the State elections held in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, the Republicans were defeated.—15. Severe battle between Lexington and Richmond, in which 45,000 Confederates were repulsed by 18,000 Nationals. There was heavy loss on both sides.—18. The guerilla chief Morgan dashed into Lexington, Ky., and took 125 prisoners.—20. In the early hour
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crittenden, George Bibb 1812-1880 (search)
Crittenden, George Bibb 1812-1880 Military officer; born in Russellville, Ky., March 20, 1812; graduated at West Point in 1832. He resigned the next year, served in the war against Mexico (1846-48) under General Scott, joined the Confederates, and became a major-general and, with Zollicoffer, was defeated in the battle at Mill Spring, in January, 1862. He was a son of John J. Crittenden. He died in Danville, Ky., Nov. 27, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
Kentucky, In 1776 Kentucky was made a county of Virginia, and in 1777 the first court was held at Harrodsburg. Conventions held at Danville in 1784-85 recommended a peaceable and constitutional separation from Virginia. In 1786 an act was passed by the Virginia legislature complying with the desires of Kentucky. There was delay in consummating the change. Other conventions were held urging the matter. In 1790 Kentucky became a separate Territory, and on June 1, 1792, it was admitted into the Union as a State. Its population at that time was about 75,000. For several years much uneasiness was felt among the people of Kentucky on account of Indian depredations and the cloudiness of the political skies, for the great questions of the free navigation of the Mississippi River and the ultimate possession of Louisiana were unsettled. These were settled satisfactorily by the purchase of Louisiana in 1803. During the War of 1812 Kentucky took an active part, sending fully 7,000 me
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), O'Hara, Theodore 1820- (search)
O'Hara, Theodore 1820- Poet; born in Danville, Ky., Feb. 11, 1820; graduated at St. Joseph Academy, Bardstown, Ky.; and admitted to the bar in 1845. He was appointed captain and assistant quartermaster in the army in June, 1846, and served with distinction throughout the Mexican War. After the remains of the Kentucky soldiers who fell at Buena Vista were reinterred in their native State he wrote for that occasion the well-known poem, The bivouac of the dead, the first stanza of which is: The muffled drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo. No more on life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame's eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread; And Glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead. During the Civil War he enlisted in the Confederate army and became colonel of the 12th Alabama Regiment. He died near Guerryton, Ala., June 6, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Owsley, William 1782-1862 (search)
Owsley, William 1782-1862 Jurist; born in Virginia in 1782; taken to Kentucky by his father in 1783, where he became a lawyer and a member of the State legislature. He served as a judge of the Kentucky Supreme Court from 1812 to 1828; elected governor of the State in 1844, serving two terms. He died in Danville, Ky., December, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Todd, Charles Scott -1871 (search)
Todd, Charles Scott -1871 Military officer; born near Danville, Ky., Jan. 22, 1791; graduated at William and Mary College in 1809; was a subaltern and judge-advocate of Winchester's division of Kentucky volunteers in 1812; made captain of infantry in May, 1813; and was aide to General Harrison in the battle of the Thames (q. v.). In March, 1815, he was made inspector-general, with the rank of colonel; and in 1817 was secretary of State of Kentucky. In 1820 he was confidential agent to Colombia, and in 1841-45 was United States minister to Russia. He died in Baton Rouge, La., May 17, 1871.
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