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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 340 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 52 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 50 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 48 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 42 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 42 0 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. 36 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 30 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 28 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 28 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolition. (search)
in 1784, in New York in 1799, and in New Jersey in 1804. Abolition of slavery in the Northwest Territory, north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi, including the present States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota, was secured by the Ordinance of 1787. In 1807, Congress passed an act for the abolition of the slave-trade on Jan. 1, 1808. Slavery in part of the Louisiana Purchase, including the present States of Iowa, Oregon, Kansas, Nebraska, part of Colorado, and part of Minnesota, was abolished by the Missouri compromise (q. v..), whose validity was rejected by the Supreme Court (see Dred Scott decision); but the provision for abolition was embodied in the constitutions of these States as they were severally admitted. In course of tine gradual abolition took effect in the States which had adopted it by statute, and in 1850 slavery as an institution had practically disappeared from them. Slavery was finally abolished from all the territory
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Acquisition of Territory. (search)
hode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The boundaries of many of these States, as constituted by their charters, extended to the Pacific Ocean; but in practice they ceased at the Mississippi. Beyond that river the territory belonged, by discovery and settlement, to the-King of Spain. All the territory west of the present boundaries of the States was ceded by them to the United States in the order named: Virginia, 1784: Massachusetts, 1785; Connecticut, 1786 and 1800; South Carolina, 1787; North Carolina, 1790: Georgia, 1802. This ceded territory comprised part of Minnesota, all of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio (see Northwest Territory), Tennessee, and a great part of Alabama and Mississippi. Vermont was admitted as a separate State in 1791; Kentucky, then a part of Virginia, in 1792; and Maine, till that time claimed by Massachusetts, in 1820.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agricultural implements. (search)
Agricultural implements. The United States for many years has led the world in the invention and use of appliances for tilling the soil. The extension of farming to large areas, as in Minnesota, Nebraska, and the Dakotas, where farms of 50,000 acres are not unusual, has called for quicker means of ploughing, sowing, and reaping than is possible by hand. Hence inventive genius has recognized the new conditions and provided ploughs, seeding-machines, cultivators, reapers, binders, and other apparatus operated by horse and steam-power. The invention of the mowing-machine is coeval, in our country, with the reaping-machine. The Manning mower was invented in 1831. That and the Ketcham (1844) held the place of superior excellence until about 1850, when other inventors had made improvements. In 1850 less than 5,000 mowing-machines had been made in our country. Within a quarter of a century afterwards a mowing-machine was considered indispensable to every farm. The American mach
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), American protective Association, (search)
er in the political field that the conditions changed and the ambitions politician suddenly awoke to the realization that baptism in A. P. A. water was attended with pleasant and profitable political consequences. In the two years that followed the order planted itself firmly in every State and Territory in the Union, and was instrumental in overturning the entire political machinery in New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Iowa, and of California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania. Wisconsin, Washington, and Oregon, in part. With these victories commenced a general policy of active aggression, and the negative tactics of the organization were practically abandoned. The opening of the Fifty-fourth Congress demonstrated the power of the organization in the political field as no event had previously done. Nearly one hundred members of the House of Representatives were elected to office pledged to support the platform of the order, either as a whole or
the Territories of Arizona and New Mexico: headquarters, Denver, Col. Commander, Brig.-Gen. Henry C. Merriam. Department of the Columbia.--States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho (except so much of the latter as is embraced in the Yellowstone National Park) ; headquarters, Vancouver Barracks, Wash. Commander,------. Department of Cuba.--Consisting of the provinces of the Island of Cuba; headquarters, Havana, Cuba. Commander, Brig.-Gen. Leonard Wood. Department of Dakota.--States of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and so much of Wyoming and Idaho as is embraced in the Yellowstone National Park; headquarters, St. Paul, Minn. Commander, Brig.-Gen. James F. Wade. Department of the East.--New England States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and District of Porto Rico, embracing Porto Rico and adjacent islands
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Babcock, Kendric Charles, 1864- (search)
Babcock, Kendric Charles, 1864- Educator; born in South Brookfield, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1864; was graduated at the University of Minnesota in 1889; and became professor of history in the University of California in 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beet sugar. (search)
n treated with lime-water and the whites of eggs, and stirred till it is slightly alkaline. It is then placed in copper pans, and while boiling is constantly stirred and scummed. After sufficient concentration the substance is placed in a warm room for several days till it crystallizes. The juice or molasses which remains is drained off, and the solid part is raw sugar. This may be further refined by dissolving again and using albumen and blood. Experiments in beet sugar production were stimulated by the United States bounty law, in operation from July 1, 1891, to Aug. 27, 1894. In the period 1890-1900 the output in the United States was increased from 2,800 tons to 74,944 tons. The following table shows the production, in long tons, in the United States in the season of 1899-1900: California37,938 Nebraska4,591 Utah8,574 New Mexico446 New York1,607 Michigan16,699 Minnesota2,053 Oregon982 Illinois804 Colorado804 Washington446   Totals for United States74,944
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blizzard, (search)
Blizzard, A storm noted for its high wind. extreme cold, and hard, sharp, fine crystals of snow. It appears first east of the Rocky Mountains on the plains of Canada, and sweeps into the United States through Wyoming, North Dakota, and Minnesota, but seldom prevails east of the Great Lakes, excepting when the ground has had a long covering of snow. It is a very dangerous storm, as the fine snow fills the air and prevents any one exposed to it from seeing his way. In the blizzard that occurred in January, 1888, extending from Dakota to Texas. 235 persons perished. On March 11-14, 1888, a blizzard raged throughout the Eastern States that will long be remembered. New York and Philadelphia suffered the most severely of all the cities in its path. At one time the snow-laden wind blew at the rate of 46 miles an hour. Streets and railroads were blocked, telegraph-wires were blown down, and many lives were lost.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bull Run, battles of. (search)
r Palmer, advanced to turn the Confederate left, while Keyes's brigade was sent to annoy them on their right. General Heintzelman accompanied McDowell as his lieutenant in the field, and his division began the attack. Ricketts and Griffin advanced with their troops, and planted their batteries on an elevation that commanded the whole plateau, with the immediate support of Ellsworth's Fire Zouaves, commanded by Colonel Farnham. To the left of these batteries, New York, Massachusetts, and Minnesota troops took a position. As the artillery and the Zouaves were advancing, they were suddenly attacked on the flank by Alabamians in ambush, and then by Stuart's Black Horse Cavalry in the rear, and the Zouaves recoiled. At that moment Heintzelman ordered up a Minnesota regiment to support the batteries, when the Confederates in overwhelming force delivered a fire on these guns that disabled them by prostrating the men. Both sides suffered dreadfully. When Johnston heard of the slaught
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
811122,147,174 Louisiana76,556....181719191817212225231,381,625 Maine96,540111414121213162223273030694,466 Maryland319,7286781011151719202327261,188,044 Massachusetts378,7874557886777672,805,346 Michigan4,762....252727232016139992,420,982 Minnesota6,077............3630282620191,751,394 Mississippl8,850..20202122171514181821201,551,270 Missouri20,845....2323211613855553,106,665 Montana20,595................43454444243,329 Nebraska28,841..............39363026271,066,300 Nevada6,857....957 Kansas1,470,4951,427,09643,399 Kentucky2,147,1741,858,635288,539 Louisiana1,381,6251,118,587263,038 Maine694,466661,08633,380 Maryland1,190,0501,042,390147,660 Massachusetts2,805,3462,238,943566,403 Michigan2,420,9822,093,889327,093 Minnesota1,751,3941,301,826449,568 Mississippi1,551,2701,289,600261,670 Missouri3,106,6652,679,184427,481 Montana243,329132,159111,170 Nebraska1,068,5391,058,9109,629 Nevada42,33545,761*3,426 New Hampshire411,588376,53035,058 New Jersey1,883,6691,
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