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Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 603 3 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 112 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 49 1 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 34 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 II. 18 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 14 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 13 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 6 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carpenter, Matthew Hale 1824-1881 (search)
824-1881 Lawyer; born in Moretown, Vt., Dec. 22, 1824; was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1847; settled in Wisconsin in the following year, and later in Milwaukee, Mich. During the Civil War he was a stanch Union man. In March, 1868, with Lyman Trumbull, he represented the government in the famous McCardle trial, which involved the validity of the reconstruction act of Congress of March 7, 1867. Up to that time this was the most important cause ever argued before the United States Supreme Court, and Carpenter and Trumbull won. After his argument was completed Secretary Stanton put his arms around his neck, exclaiming, Carpenter, you have saved us! Later Judge Black spoke of him as the finest constitutional lawyer in the United States. He was a member of the United States Senate in 1869-75 and 1879-81. He was counsel for Samuel J. Tilden before the Electoral Commission in 1877. His greatest speeches in the Senate include his defence of President Grant against the attack of Cha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861 (search)
ists. In 1854 Mr. Abraham Lincoln and Mr. Lyman Trumbull entered into an arrangement, one with thterms of that arrangement between Lincoln and Trumbull have been published by Lincoln's special friech was then about to become vacant, and that Trumbull should have my seat when my term expired. Li that he was then as good a Whig as ever; and Trumbull went to work in his part of the State preachiass, for the Republican party to stand upon. Trumbull, too, was one of our own contemporaries. He ng out that arrangement. Matheny states that Trumbull broke faith; that the bargain was that Lincshould be the Senator in Shields's place, and Trumbull was to wait for mine; and the story goes that Trumbull cheated Lincoln, having control of four or five abolitionized Democrats who were holding onds that he shall have the place intended for Trumbull, as Trumbull cheated him and got his; and TruTrumbull is stumping the State, traducing me for the purpose of securing the position for Lincoln, in o[2 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886 (search)
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886 Painter and engraver; born in Jefferson, N. J., Aug. 21, 1796. His paternal ancestors were Huguenots. His father was a watch-maker, and in his shop he learned engraving. In 1812 he became an apprentice to Peter Maverick, an engraver on copper-plate, and became his partner in 1817. Mr. Durand's first large work was his engraving on copper of Trumbull's Declaration of Independence. He was engaged upon it a year, and it gave him a great reputation His engravings of Musidora and Ariadne (the latter from Vanderlyn's painting place him among the first line-engravers of his time. In 1835 he abandoned that art for painting, and became one of the best of American landscape-painters. His pictures are always well selected as subjects, pleasing in tone, and exquisite in coloring. Mr. Durand was one of the first officers of the National Academy of Design, and was its president for several years. He died in South Orange, N. J., Sept. 17, 1886, leaving Gen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Elliott, Charles Loring, 1812-1868 (search)
Elliott, Charles Loring, 1812-1868 Painter; born in Scipio, N. Y., in December, 1812; was the son of an architect, who prepared him for that profession. He became a pupil of Trumbull, in New York, and afterwards of Quidor, a painter of fancy-pieces. Having acquired the technicalities of the art, his chief employment for a time was copying engravings in oil, and afterwards he attempted portraits. He practised portrait-painting in the interior of New York for about ten years, when he went to the city (1845), where he soon rose to the head of his profession as a portrait-painter. It is said that he painted 700 portraits, many of them of distinguished men. His likenesses were always remarkable for fidelity, and for beauty and vigor of coloring. He died in Albany, Aug. 25, 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fine Arts, the. (search)
Custis (afterwards Mrs. Washington) and her husband, about 1756. He was an Englishman. At the period of the Revolution, Charles Wilson Peale, who had learned the art from Hesselius, a portraitpainter, was the only American, if we except young Trumbull, who might be called a good artist, for Copley had gone to England. So it was that the fine art of painting was introduced. At that time there were no professional architects in the country. Plans for churches, other than the ordinary builrmed late in 1802, but it was not incorporated until 1808. Meanwhile Mr. Livingston had obtained fine plaster copies of ancient statues and sent them over. In the board of managers were distinguished citizens, but there was only one artist—Colonel Trumbull. It bore the corporate title of Academy of Fine Arts. It had a feeble existence, though it numbered among its honorary members King George IV. of England, and the Emperor Napoleon, who contributed liberally to its establishment. De Witt
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greeley, Horace 1811-1872 (search)
in which I acknowledged and accepted your nomination at our meeting on the 12th. That your convention saw fit to accord its highest honor to one who had been prominently and pointedly opposed to your party in the earnest and sometimes angry controversies of the last forty years is essentially noteworthy. That many of you originally preferred that the Liberal Republicans should present another candidate for President, and would more readily have united with us in the support of Adams or Trumbull, Davis or Brown, is well known. I owe my adoption at Baltimore wholly to the fact that I had already been nominated at Cincinnati, and that a concentration of forces upon any new ticket had been proved impracticable. Gratified as I am at your concurrence in the nominations, certain as I am that you would not have thus concurred had you not deemed me upright and capable, I find nothing in the circumstance calculated to inflame vanity or nourish self-conceit. But that your convention saw
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
ithout visible badge of military service; sentenced to death and hanged; trial occurs......December, 1864 Capt. Henry Wirtz, commander of Andersonville prison during the war, for cruelty; trial begins Aug. 21; Wirtz hanged......Nov. 10, 1865 Conspirators for assassination of President Lincoln......1865 John H. Surratt......1867 In the case of William H. McCardle, of Mississippi, testing the constitutionality of the reconstruction act of 1867; Matthew H. Carpenter, of Wisconsin, Lyman Trumbull, of Illinois, and Henry Stanberry, Attorney-General, appear for the government, and Judge Sharkey, Robert J. Walker, of Mississippi, Charles O'Conor, of New York, Jeremiah S. Black, of Pennsylvania, and David Dudley Field for McCardle; reconstruction act repealed during the trial; habeas corpus issued......Nov. 12, 1867 Andrew Johnson impeachment......1868 Colonel Yerger, for murder of Colonel Crane, U. S. A., at Jackson, Miss.......June 8, 1869 William H. Holden, governor of No
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trumbull, Lyman 1813-1896 (search)
Trumbull, Lyman 1813-1896 Legislator; born in Colchester, Conn., Oct. 12, 1813; taught when sixteen years of age; studied law at the Academy of Georgia, and was admitted to the bar in 1837; removed to Belleville, Ill.; was secretary of state in 1841; a justice of the State Supreme Court in 1848; Democratic member of the State legislature in 1854; and elected a United States Senator in 1855, 1861, and in 1867, serving for eighteen years. He abandoned the Democratic party on account of his opposition to the extension of slavery, and labored with the anti-slavery workers. He voted against the impeachment of President Johnson and afterwards acted with the Democratic party, and was its candidate for governor of Illinois in 1880. He supported Horace Greeley for President in 1872, and joined the Populists in 1894. He died in Chicago, Ill., June 25, 1896.
...Aug. 14, 1895 First earthquake on record in Chicago......Oct. 31, 1895 Death of Eugene Field, poet, lecturer, and journalist......Nov. 4, 1895 Republican State Convention at Springfield nominates John R. Tanner for governor, and instructs national convention delegates for William McKinley for President......April 29-30, 1896 Illinois State Convention at Peoria renominates John P. Altgeld for governor, and declares for free silver at 16 to 1......June 23, 1896 Death of Lyman Trumbull, justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1848-53; United States Senator, 1855-73.......June 25, 1896 National Democratic Convention at Chicago nominates William J. Bryan, of Nebraska, for President......July 10, 1896 Election carried by Republicans by overwhelming majority......Nov. 3, 1896 John R. Tanner (Republican) inaugurated governor of Illinois......Jan. 11, 1897 William E. Mason (Republican) elected United States Senator......Jan. 20, 1897 Passage by legislature of A
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892 (search)
tionists were everywhere spoken against, their persons threatened, and in some instances a price set on their heads by Southern legislators. Pennsylvania was on the borders of slavery, and it needed small effort of imagination to picture to one's self the breaking up of the convention and maltreatment of its members. This latter consideration I do not think weighed much with me, although I was better prepared for serious danger than for anything like personal indignity. I had read Governor Trumbull's description of the tarring and feathering of his hero MacFingal, when, after the application of the melted tar, the feather bed was ripped open and shaken over him, until Not Maia's son, with wings for ears, Such plumes about his visage wears, Nor Milton's six-winged angel gathers Such superfluity of feathers ; and, I confess, I was quite unwilling to undergo a martyrdom which my best friends could scarcely refrain from laughing at. But a summons like that of Garrison's bugle-bl
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