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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 24, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 8, 1862., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 4 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) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 22, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 4 0 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Uncle Sam, (search)
Uncle Sam, A popular name of the government of the United States. Its origin was as follows: Samuel Wilson, commonly called Uncle Sam, was an inspector of beef and pork, in Troy, N. Y., purchased for the government after the declaration of war against England in 1812. A contractor named Elbert Anderson purchased a quantity of provisions, and the barrels were marked E. A., the initials of his name, and U. S., for United States. The latter initials were not familiar to Wilson's workmen, who inquired what they meant. A facetious fellow answered, I don't now, unless they mean uncle Sam. A vast amount of property afterwards passed through Wilson's haned through Wilson's hands, marked in the same way, and he was rallied on the extent of his possessions. The joke spread, and it was not long before the initials of the United States were regarded as Uncle Sam, which name has been in popular parlance ever since. The song says: Uncle Sam is rich enough to give us all a farm.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
5 Richmond evacuated by Confederates and partly burned......April 2, 1865 Selma, Ala., captured with large stores......April 2, 1865 Ewell's division, some 8,000 men, cut off, surrounded, and captured at Sailor's Creek, Va.......April 6, 1865 Correspondence between United States Minister Adams in London and Earl Russell, respecting the Alabama, begins......April 7, 1865 Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Court-house, Va.......April 9, 1865 Montgomery, Ala., surrenders to Wilson......April 11, 1865 Mobile evacuated by Confederates......April 12, 1865 Secretary of War issues orders to stop drafting and further purchase of war materials......April 13, 1865 General Sherman occupies Raleigh, N. C.......April 13, 1865 Stars and stripes raised over Fort Sumter, Charleston......April 14, 1865 President Lincoln shot by J. Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington......April 14, 1865 Secretary Seward and his son wounded in his own house by an assassin.....