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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 254 78 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 58 12 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 48 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 40 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) 34 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 31 5 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 26 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 24 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 20 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 20 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Benjamin Vaughan, 1830-1890 (search)
Abbott, Benjamin Vaughan, 1830-1890 Legal writer; born in Boston, Mass., June 4, 1830. He was graduated at the New York University in 1850; was admitted to the bar two years afterwards; and, after engaging in general practice with his brother Austin for several years, applied himself to a compilation of works on legal subjects. Alone, or in conjunction with his brother, he compiled nearly 100 volumes of digests, reports, legal treatises, and other allied works, including Dictionary of terms in American and English Jurisprudence, National digest, and a revison of the United States statutes. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1890.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Lyman, 1835- (search)
thers Benjamin Vaughan and Austin. Subsequently he studied theology with his uncle, John Stevens Cabot, and was ordained as a Congregational minister in 1860. He was secretary of the Freedmen's Commission in 1865-68; became editor of the Literary record in Harper's magazine, and conductor of the Illustrated Christian weekly; and for a time was associated with Henry Ward Beecher (q. v.) in the editorship of The Christian Union., In 1888 he succeeded Mr. Beecher as pastor of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn. In 1898 he resigned and took full editorial charge of The outlook, formerly The Christian Union. Among his publications is A dictionary of religious knowledge. See Indian problem, the. An Anglo-American understanding. Dr. Abbott in 1898 suggested the following as the basis of an Anglo-American understanding: The American people wisely attach great importance to Washington's Farewell address, and give deserved weight to his counsels. Not one of those counsels has been more in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Julius Walker, 1812-1899 (search)
Adams, Julius Walker, 1812-1899 Engineer; born in Boston, Mass., Oct. 18, 1812. He was the pioneer engineer of the East River Bridge. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 13, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barlow, Francis Channing, 1834-1896 (search)
Barlow, Francis Channing, 1834-1896 Military officer; born in Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1834; was graduated at Harvard University in 1855. After serving as a three months man, at the beginning of the Civil War, he became a lieutenant-colonel of a New York regiment, and as colonel distinguished himself in the campaign on the Peninsula in 1862. In the battle of Antietam he captured two stands of colors and 300 men, and was soon afterwards wounded and carried off the field for dead. He was made brigadier-general in September, and he commanded a division in the battle of Chancellorsville in May, 1863. He was wounded at Gettysburg, and was also distinguished in the Richmond campaign in 1864. He rendered essential service in the final struggle that ended with the surrender of Lee; was mustered out of the service in 1865 with the rank of major-general; was secretary of state of New York in 1865-68; United States marshal in 1868-69; and attorney-general of New York in 1871-73. He d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813- (search)
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813- Clergyman; born in Litchfield, Conn., June 24, 1813; son of Lyman Beecher; was graduated at Amherst College in 1834. He afterwards studied theology in Lane Seminary. For a few years he was pastor of a Presbyterian church in Indiana, first at Lawrenceburg and then at Indianapolis. In Henry Ward Beecher. 1847 he was called to the pastorate of a new Congregational organization in Brooklyn, called Plymouth Church, over which he presided as pastor till his death, March 8, 1887. From the beginning of his ministry, Mr. Beecher held a high rank as a public teacher and pulpit orator, with a constantly increasing reputation. Laying aside the conventionalities of his sacred profession, and regarding the Gospel minister as peculiarly a leader in social life, his sermons were always marked by practical good-sense, and embraced in their topies the whole field of human society. They were largely made up of illustrations drawn from every phase of life and the in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beecher, Lyman, 1775-1863 (search)
Beecher, Lyman, 1775-1863 Clergyman; born in New Haven, Conn., Oct. 2, 1775; was graduated at Yale in 1797, and ordained in 1799. In 1832 he accepted the presidency of lance Seminary. Cincinnati, and served the seminary in that capacity twenty years. He had seven sons, all of whom became Congregational clergymen — William, Edward, George. Henry Ward, Charles, Thomas, and James. His daughters were Catharine Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Beecher Perkins, and Isabella Beecher Hooker. He died in Brooklyn, Jan. 10, 186
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bell, Charles H., 1798-1875 (search)
Bell, Charles H., 1798-1875 Naval officer; born in New York, Aug. 15, 1798; entered the naval service in June, 1812; served with Decatur in 1813-14; with Chauncey, on Lake Ontario, in 1814; and with Decatur again, in the Mediterranean, in 1815. He was with the squadron in the West Indies (1824-29) operating against the pirates there. In 1860 he was in command of the Norfolk navy-yard: commanded the Pacific squadron in 1862-64, and the navy-yard at Brooklyn 1865-68. In July, 1866, he was made a rear-admiral. he died in New Brunswick, N. J., Feb. 19, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blockade. (search)
alled off because the number of the Confederates was overwhelming. A spirited skirmish ensued between the Confederates on shore and< the Nationals on their vessels. While Captain Ward was managing one of his cannon, he was mortally wounded in the abdomen by a Minie bullet from the shore. He lived only forty-five minutes. His was the only life lost on the Union side on that occasion. Captain Ward was the first naval officer killed during the war. His body was conveyed to the navy-yard at Brooklyn, where, on the North Carolina, it lay in state, and was then taken to Hartford, where imposing funeral ceremonies were performed in the Roman Catholic cathedral. In September, 1861, General McClellan was ordered to co-operate with the naval force on the Potomac River in removing the blockade, but he failed to do so; and it was kept up until the Confederates voluntarily abandoned their position in front of Washington in 1862. See Charleston, S. C.; Mobile, Ala.; Savannah, Ga.; Wilmington
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bridges. (search)
assengers; has a span of 1,260 feet; begun 1867; completed in 1869; blown down Jan. 10, 1889, and a new structure of iron, hung on steel cables, opened May 7, 1889. Brooklyn Bridge, a wire cable suspension bridge connecting New York City with Brooklyn; designed by John A. Roebling, and built by his son, W. A. Roebling; carriage-way, 5,989 feet, and including extensions, 6,537 feet; a central span of 1,595 feet, and two side spans of 930 feet each, with a clear headway under the centre of the ables. composed of 5,296 galvanized steel wires, bound together, but not twisted; width of bridge. 85 feet; cost, $15,000,000; bridge begun 1870; opened May 24. 1883. New East River Bridge (under construction), connecting New York City with Brooklyn: north of the Brooklyn Bridge. The roadway of this bridge is supported by six steel cables passing over steel towers on each side of the river. North River Bridge (under construction), across the Hudson, between New York City and Hoboken, N.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brooklyn, (search)
Brooklyn, A former city and county seat of Kings county, N. Y., at the west end of Long Island; since Jan time of the surrender to the English. At or near Brooklyn occurred the battle of Long Island (see long Islann 1776. The government established a navy-yard in Brooklyn in 1801. During the War of 1812-15 (August, 1814), there were stirring scenes at Brooklyn, when hosts of citizens went over from New York to assist in strength by the British. In the Civil War the citizens of Brooklyn contributed largely to the support of the Union cas Sanitary Commission yielded the sum of $402,943. Brooklyn was incorporated a village in April, 1816, and becdge across the East River, connecting New York and Brooklyn, was designed by John A. Roebling (q. v.). It was r. The cost was $15,000,000, of which the city of Brooklyn paid $10,000,000 and New York City $5,000,000. Theuate for the enormous traffic between New York and Brooklyn, and a second and larger bridge on steel piers was
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