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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 1 1 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 1 1 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 1 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 1 1 Browse Search
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant 1 1 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 1 1 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 1 1 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 1 1 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fillmore, Millard 1800- (search)
rness, with few settlements, the nearest house to that of the Fillmores being 4 miles distant. Mr. Fillmore's early education was limited, and at the age of fourteen years he was apprenticed to a fuller. He became fond of reading, and at the age of nineteen years desired to study law. He made an arrangement with his master to pay him $30 for the two years of the unexpired term of his apprenticeship, and studied law with Walter Wood, who gave him his board for his services in his office. In 1821 he went on foot to Buffalo, where he arrived, an entire stranger, with $4 in his pocket. There he continued to study law, paying his expenses by teaching school and assisting in the postoffice. In 1823, although he had not completed the requisite period of study to be admitted to the bar, he was admitted, and began practice at Aurora, Cayuga co., where his father then resided. In a few years he stood in the rank of the foremost lawyers in the State. He was admitted to practice in the hi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fine Arts, the. (search)
the plates for the Continental money. Amos Doolittle was one of the earliest of our better engravers on copper. Dr. Alexander Anderson (q. v.) was the first man who engraved on wood in this country—an art now brought to the highest perfection here. The earliest and best engraver on steel was Asher B. Durand (q. v.), who became one of the first lineengravers in the world, but abandoned the profession for the art of painting. The art of lithography was introduced into the United States in 1821, by Messrs. Burnet and Doolittle, and steadily gained favor as a cheap method of producing pictures. It is now extensively employed in producing chromo-lithographic pictures. Photography, the child of the daguerreotype, was first produced in England by Mr. Talbot, and was introduced here chiefly by the labors in science of Dr. J. W. Draper, of New York. Indeed, the discovery of the process of making pictures by employing sunlight as the artist was the result of the previous experiments and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Finley, James Bradley 1781-1856 (search)
Finley, James Bradley 1781-1856 Clergyman; born in North Carolina, July 1, 1781; became a Methodist minister in 1809; was a missionary among the Wyandotte Indians in 1821-27. His publications include History of the Wyandotte mission; Sketches of Western Methodism; Personal reminiscences illustrative of Indian life, etc. He died in Cincinnati, O., Sept. 6, 1856.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
ate, and, in expectation of a speedy ratification by Spain, an act was passed to authorize the President to take possession of the newly ceded territory. But there was great delay in the Spanish ratification. It did not take place until early in 1821. The ratified treaty was received by the President in February. Before the Florida ordinance of secession was passed Florida troops seized, Jan. 6, 1861, the Chattahoochee arsenal, with 500,000 rounds of musket cartridges, 300,000 rifle cartrihole Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras to Perdido Bay, west of Fort Pickens (excepting Charleston and its vicinity), had been abandoned by the Confederates. See United States, Florida, vol. IX. Territorial governors. NameTerm. Andrew Jackson1821 to 1822 William P. Duval1822 to 1834 John H. Eaton1834 to 1836 Richard K. Call1836 to 1839 Robert R. Reid1839 to 1841 Richard K. Call1841 to 1844 John Branch1844 to 1845 State governors. NameTerm. William D. Moseley1845 to 1849 Thomas
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Floyd, William 1734-1821 (search)
Floyd, William 1734-1821 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Brookhaven, Suffolk co., N. Y., Dec. 17, 1734; took an early and vigorous part in the Revolution; was a member of the New York committee of correspondence; and a member of the first Continental Congress in 1774, and until 1777. He was again a member after October, 1778. He was a State Senator in 1777. During the occupation of Long Island by the British, for nearly seven years, his family were in exile. He held the commission of brigadier-general, and commanded the Suffolk county militia in repelling an invasion of Long Island by the British. General Floyd was a member of the first national Congress, and as Presidential elector gave his vote for Jefferson in 1801. He died in Weston, Oneida co., N. Y., Aug. 4, 1821.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foote, Samuel Augustus 1780-1846 (search)
Foote, Samuel Augustus 1780-1846 Legislator; born in Cheshire, Conn., Nov. 8, 1780; graduated at Yale College in 1797; engaged in mercantile business in New Haven; was for several years a member of the State legislature; was a Representative in Congress in 1819-21, 1823-25, and 1833-34; and was United States Senator in 1827-33. He resigned his seat in Congress in his last term on being elected governor of Connecticut. In 1844 he was a Presidential elector on the Clay and Frelinghuysen ticket. In 1829 he introduced a resolution in the Senate which was the occasion of the great debate between Robert Young Hayne, of South Carolina, and Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts. The resolution, which seemed a simple affair to elicit such a notable debate, was as follows: Resolved, that the committee on public lands be instructed to inquire and report the quantity of the public lands remaining unsold within each State and Territory, and whether it be expedient to limit, for a certain pe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Forrest, Nathan Bedford 1821-1877 (search)
Forrest, Nathan Bedford 1821-1877 Military officer; born in Bedford county, Tenn., July 13, 1821; joined the Tennessee Mounted Rifles in June, 1861; and, in July following, raised and equipped a regiment of cavalry. By 1863 he had become a famous Confederate chief; and early in 1864 the sphere of his duties was enlarged, and their importance increased. He was acknowledged to be the most skilful and daring Confederate leader in the West. He made an extensive raid in Tennessee and Kentucky, with about 5,000 mounted men, in March and April, 1864. He had been skirmishing with Gen. W. S. Smith in northern Mississippi, and, sweeping rapidly across the Tennessee Nathan Bedford Forrest. River into western Tennessee, rested a while at Jackson, and then (March 23) pushed on towards Kentucky. A part of his force captured Union City the next day, with the National garrison of 450 men. Forrest then pushed on to Paducah, on the Ohio River, with 3,000 men, and demanded the surrender of Fo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fox, Gustavus Vasa 1821-1883 (search)
Fox, Gustavus Vasa 1821-1883 Naval officer; born in Saugus, Mass., June 13, 1821; appointed to the United States navy Jan. 12, 1838; resigned with the rank of lieutenant July 10, 1856; was sent to Fort Sumter for the purpose of opening communication with Major Anderson. Before the expedition reached Charleston the Confederates had opened fire on Fort Sumter and forced Major Anderson to surrender. He was subsequently appointed assistant Secretary of the Navy, and held this post until the end of the war. He planned operations of the navy, including the capture of New Orleans. He was sent by the United States government on the monitor Miantonomoh to convey the congratulations of the United States Congress to Alexander II. on his escape from assassination. This was the longest voyage that had ever been made by a monitor. His visit to Russia materially aided the acquisition of Alaska by the United States government. He died in New York City, Oct. 29, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
ham Baldwin6th to 9th1799 to 1807 James Jackson7th to 8th1801 to 1806 John Milledge9th to 12th1806 to 1809 George Jones10th1807 William H. Crawford10th to 12th1807 to 1813 United States Senators (continued). NameNo. of Congress.Date. Charles Tait11th1809 William B. Bullock13th1813 Williams Wyatt Bibb13th to 14th1813 to 1816 George M. Troup14th to 15th1816 to 1819 John Forsyth15th1819 John Elliott16th to 18th1819 to 1824 Freeman Walker16th1819 to 1821 Nicholas Ware17th to 18th1821 to 1824 Thomas W. Cobb18th to 20th1824 to 1828 John McPherson Berrien19th to 20th1825 to 1829 Oliver H. Prince20th1828 John Forsyth21st to 23d1829 to 1834 George M. Troup21st to 22d1829 to 1833 Alfred Cuthbert23d to 27th1834 to 1843 John P. King23d to 24th1833 to 1837 Wilson Lumpkin25th to 26th1837 to 1841 John McPherson Berrien27th to 32d1841 to 1852 Walter T. Colquitt28th to 30th1843 to 1848 Herschel V. Johnson30th1848 William C. Dawson31st to 33d1849 to 1855 Robert M. Charlton
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes 1805-1877 (search)
Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes 1805-1877 Naval officer; born in Washington, D. C., Feb. 18, 1805; was appointed midships Louis M. Goldsborough. man in 1821, and lieutenant in 1825. In the Seminole War (q. v.) he commanded a company of mounted volunteers, and also an armed steamer. Made commander in 1841, he took part in the Mexican War. From 1853 to 1857 he was superintendent of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. In the summer of 1861 he was placed in command of the North Atlantic blockading squadron, and with Burnside commanded the joint expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. For his services in the capture of Roanoke Island Congress thanked him. He afterwards dispersed the Confederate fleet under Lynch in North Carolina waters. He was made rear-admiral July 16, 1862; became commander of the European squadron in 1865; and was retired in 1873. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 20, 1877.
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