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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 5 5 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) 4 4 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 4 4 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 4 4 Browse Search
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown 4 4 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 4 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 4 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 8, April, 1909 - January, 1910 3 3 Browse Search
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 3 3 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 3 3 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dalzell, Robert M., -1873 (search)
Dalzell, Robert M., -1873 Inventor; born near Belfast, Ireland, in 1793; was driven into exile with his family by the Irish Rebellion of 1798, and came to New York. In 1826 he settled in Rochester, N. Y., where he became a millwright. Later he invented and introduced the elevator system for handling and storing grain. He died in Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Daniel, William, 1826- (search)
Daniel, William, 1826- Prohibitionist; born in Somerset county, Md., Jan. 24, 1826; graduated at Dickinson College in 1848; admitted to the bar in 1851; elected to the Maryland legislature in 1853, and to the State Senate in 1857; was an ardent supporter of temperance measures, and in 1884 joined the National Prohibition party, which nominated him for Vice-President of the United States with William St. John for President. The Prohibition ticket received about 150,000 votes.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Andrew Jackson, 1826- (search)
Davis, Andrew Jackson, 1826- Spiritualist; born in Blooming Grove, Orange co., N. Y., Aug. 11, 1826. While a shoemaker's apprentice in Poughkeepsie, early in 1843, remarkable clairvoyant powers were developed in him by the manipulation of mesmeric influences by William Levingston. He was quite uneducated, yet while under the influence of mesmerism or animal magnetism he would discourse fluently and in proper language on medical, psychological, and general scientific subjects. While in a magnetic or trance state he made medical diagnoses and gave prescriptions. In March, 1844, he fell into a trance state without any previous manipulations, during which he conversed for sixteen hours, as he alleged, with invisible beings, and received intimations and instructions concerning the position he was afterwards to occupy as a teacher from the interior state. In 1845, while in this state, he dictated to Rev. William Fishbough his first and most considerable work, The principles of natu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De forest, John William, 1826- (search)
De forest, John William, 1826- Military officer; born in Humphreysville (now Seymour), Conn., March 31, 1826; entered the National army as captain at the beginning of the Civil War; served continuously till January, 1865; and was adjutant-general of the Veteran Reserve Corps in 1865-68. His publications include The history of the Indians of Connecticut, from the earliest-known period to 1850, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Doniphan, Alexander William, 1808-1887 (search)
Doniphan, Alexander William, 1808-1887 Military officer; born in Kentucky, July 9, 1808; graduated at Augusta College in 1826; admitted to the bar in 1830. In addition to his legal studies he was interested in military matters and became brigadier-general in the Missouri State militia. In 1838 he compelled the Mormons (q. v.)under Joseph Smith, to give up their leaders for trial, lay down their arms, and leave the State. In 1846 he entered the United States service as colonel of the 1st Missouri Regiment; in December of that year he defeated a superior force of Mexicans at Brazito River (q. v.); two days later he occupied El Paso. In February, 1847, with less than 1,000 men, after a march of over 200 miles through a sterile country, he met a force of 4,000 Mexicans at the pass of Sacramento. He attacked with such vigor that the Mexicans were soon overpowered, having lost over 800 in killed and wounded, Doniphan's own loss being one man killed, eleven wounded. He subsequently
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Edwards, Ninian, 1775-1833 (search)
Edwards, Ninian, 1775-1833 Jurist; born in Montgomery county, Md., in March, 1775. William Wirt directed his early education, which was finished at Dickinson College, and in 1819 he settled in the Green River district of Kentucky. Before he was twenty-one he became a member of the Kentucky legislature; was admitted to the bar in Kentucky in 1798, and to that of Tennessee the next year, and rose very rapidly in his profession. He passed through the offices of circuit judge and judge of appeals to the bench of chief-justice of Kentucky in 1808. The next year he was appointed the first governor of the Territory of Illinois, and retained that office until its organization as a State in 1818. From 1818 till 1824 he was United States Senator, and from 1826 to 1830 governor of the State. He did much, by promptness and activity, to restrain Indian hostilities in the Illinois region during the War of 1812. He died in Belleville, Ill., July 20, 1833.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Edwards, Pierrepont, 1750-1826 (search)
Edwards, Pierrepont, 1750-1826 Jurist; born in Northampton, Mass., April 8, 1750; the youngest son of Jonathan Edwards, Sr.; graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1768. His youth was spent among the Stockbridge Indians, where his father was missionary, and he acquired the language perfectly. He became an eminent lawyer; espoused the cause of the patriots, and fought for liberty in the army of the Revolution. He was a member of the Congress of the Confederation in 1787-88, and in the Connecticut convention warmly advocated the adoption of the national Constitution. He was judge of the United States District Court in Connecticut at the time of his father's death. Mr. Edwards was the founder of the Toleration party in Connecticut, which made him exceedingly unpopular with the Calvinists. He died in Bridgeport, Conn., April 5, 1826.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 (search)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 Author; leader of the transcendental school of New England; born in Boston, May 25, 1803; graduated at Harvard in 1821; taught school five years, and in 1826 was licensed to preach by the Middlesex (Unitarian) Association. In the winter of 1833-34, after returning from Europe, he began the career of a lecturer and essayist. Marrying in 1835, he fixed his Ralph Waldo Emerson residence at Concord, Mass., and was a contributor to, and finally editor of, The dial, a quarterly magazine, and organ of the New England transcendentalists. He lived the quiet life of a literary man and philosopher, with the reputation, for more than forty years, of a profound thinker and elegant writer. He published essays, poems, and lectures, and died in Concord, Mass., April 27, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ericsson, John, 1803-1889 (search)
Ericsson, John, 1803-1889 Engineer; born in Wermeland, Sweden, July 31, 1803. He became an eminent engineer in his own country, and attained the rank of captain in the Swedish army. In 1826 he visited England with a view to the introduction of his invention of a flame engine. He engaged actively in mechanical pursuits, and made numerous inventions, notably that of artificial draft, which is still used in locomotive engines. He won the prize offered by the Manchester and Liverpool Railway for the best locomotive, making one that attained the then astonishing speed of 50 miles an hour. He invented the screw propeller for navigation, but the British admiralty being unwilling to believe in its capacity and success, Ericsson came to the United States in 1839, and resided in the city of New York or its immediate vicinity till his death. In 1841 he was engaged in the construction of the United States ship-ofwar Princeton, to which he applied his propeller. She was the first steams
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ewing, Hugh Boyle, 1826- (search)
Ewing, Hugh Boyle, 1826- Military officer; born in Lancaster, O., Oct. 31, 1826; son of Thomas Ewing; studied in the United States Military Academy; went to California in 1849; returned to Lancaster in 1852; and began the practice of law. In 1861 he entered the National army as brigadier-inspector of Ohio volunteers; promoted brigadier-general Nov. 29, 1862; brevetted major-general in 1865. His publications include The Grand Ladron: a tale of early California, etc.
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