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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
William W. Bennett, A narrative of the great revival which prevailed in the Southern armies during the late Civil War 2 0 Browse Search
Allan Pinkerton, The spy in the rebellion; being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion, revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public, compiled from official reports prepared for President Lincoln , General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General . 2 0 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 2 0 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) 2 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gibault, Peter (search)
Gibault, Peter Roman Catholic priest. The bishop of Quebec in 1770 sent him to the territory now included in Illinois and Louisiana. He lived a portion of the time in Vincennes, Kaskaskia, Cahokia, and St. Genevieve. During the Revolutionary War, through his influence, the settlers in this territory, who were mostly French, became ardent advocates of the American cause, and he also induced the Indians to remain neutral. Judge Law says: Next to Clark and Vigo, the United States are indebted more to Father Gibault for the accession of the States comprised in what was the original Northwest Territory than to any other man.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gibbon, Edward 1737- (search)
Gibbon, Edward 1737- Historian; born in Putney, Surrey, England, April 27, 1737; was from infancy feeble in physical constitution. His first serious attempt at authorship was when he was only a youth—a treatise on the age of Sesostris. He was fond of Oriental research. Reading Bossuet's Variations of Protestantism and Exposition of Catholic doctrine, he became a Roman Catholic, and at length a free-thinker. He was a student at Oxford when he abjured Protestantism, and was expelled. He read with avidity the Latin, Greek, and French classics, and became passionately fond of historical research. He also studied practically the military art, as a member of the Hampshire militia, with his father. In 1751 he published a defence of classical studies against the attacks of the French philosophers. In 1764 he went to Rome, and studied its antiquities with delight and seriousness, and there he conceived the idea of writing his great work, The decline and fall of the Roman Empire. It
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gmeiner, John 1847- (search)
Gmeiner, John 1847- Clergyman; born in Baernan, Bavaria, Dec. 5, 1847; came to the United States in 1849 with his parents, who settled in Milwaukee, Wis.; was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1870; became Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Homiletics in the Seminary of St. Francis of Sales, Milwaukee, in 1876. His publications include The Church and the various nationalities of the United States, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Huguenots. (search)
ots there, and hanged some of them upon trees, with the inscription over them, Not as Frenchmen, but as Lutherans. The number of Huguenots murdered there was 142. Ribault's vessels meanwhile had been wrecked below St. Augustine, and while making his way towards Fort Carolina, with about 300 men, they were caught by the Spaniards and massacred. Laudonniere and a few others escaped from the St. John, and so ended the Huguenot colony. A fiery Frenchman, Chevalier Dominic de Gourges, a Roman Catholic, determined to avenge this outrage. He sold his property to obtain money to fit out an expedition to Florida. He kept his destination a secret, even from his followers. He arrived in Florida in the spring of 1568, and was joined by the natives in an attack upon two forts on the St. John occupied by the Spaniards below Fort Carolina. The strong places were captured, and the whole of the Spaniards were slaughtered, excepting a few whom De Gourges hanged upon trees, under the words, Not
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Huntington, Jedediah Vincent 1815-1862 (search)
Huntington, Jedediah Vincent 1815-1862 Author; born in New York City, Jan. 20, 1815; graduated at the New York University in 1835; and at the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1838; became a Protestant Episcopal minister in 1841, and a Roman Catholic in 1849. His publications include Alban, or the history of a young Puritan; America discovered, etc. He also translated Franchere's Narrative of a voyage to the Northwest coast of America. He died in Paris, France, March 10, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ireland, John 1838- (search)
emperance. In 1869 he established the first total abstinence society in Minnesota. He also became active in colonizing the Northwest with Roman Catholics. In 1887 he went to Rome with Bishop Keane, of Richmond, for the purpose of placing before the Pope the need of a Roman Catholic University at Washington, D. C., which has since been established under the name of the Catholic Archbishop John Ireland. University of America. In 1891 a memorable controversy arose over the action of a Roman Catholic priest in Faribault, Minn., in transferring the parochial school to the control of the public school board. The transfer and the conditions were approved by Archbishop Ireland, and the experiment became known as the Faribault plan. The conditions in brief were that the city should bear all the expenses of the school; that the text-books and general management should be the same as in the public schools; that the priest should have the right of nominating teachers for the school of hi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), James ii., 1633-1671 (search)
rles I. was beheaded. He entered the French service (1651), and then the Spanish (1655), and was treated with much consideration by the Spaniards. His brother ascended the British throne in 1660 as Charles ii., and the same year James married Anne Hyde, daughter of the Earl of Clarendon. She died in 1671, and two years afterwards, James married Maria Beatrice Eleanor, a princess of the House of Este, of Modena, twenty-five years younger than himself. While in exile James had become a Roman Catholic, but did not acknowledge it until 1671. He had become a commander in the British navy, but the test-act of 1673 caused him to leave all public employments. Being sent to Scotland as head of the administration there, he treated the Covenanters with great cruelty. When Charles died, James became King (Feb. 6, 1685). The prime object of his administration was to overthrow the constitution of England and give the control of the nation to Roman Catholics. His rule was vigorous—oftentimes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Keen, Gregory Bernard 1844- (search)
Keen, Gregory Bernard 1844- Librarian; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 3, 1844; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1861, and at the Divinity School of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, in 1866; became a Roman Catholic in 1868; was librarian of the University of Pennsylvania in 1887-97; and became librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1898. He is the editor of the Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography, and the author of a number of articles on The descendants of Joran Kyn, the founder of Upland, and the chapters on New Sweden and New Albion in the Narrative and critical history of America.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), La Tour, Charles -1656 (search)
ion of the peninsula, and one of his lieutenants was Charles La Tour, to whom was assigned a large portion of the territory. He and Seigneur D'Aulnay Charissy (another lieutenant), who controlled a section extending westward to the Kennebee River, were both engaged in trade, and bitter quarrels arose between them, on account of mutual (alleged) infringements of rights. After the death of Razille, D'Aulnay, an unscrupulous man, attempted to assume control of the whole country. He was a Roman Catholic; La Tour was a Protestant. Through the powerful influence at Court of Cardinal Richelieu, the King revoked the commission of La Tour, and ordered his arrest. The latter denied the allegations of D'Aulnay, and refused to submit to arrest. With 500 men in vessels, D'Aulnay appeared off the mouth of the St. John River, in the spring of 1643, and blockaded La Tour in his fortified trading-house. A ship was daily expected from Rochelle, with a company of 140 emigrants, and might fall in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Leisler, Jacob 1660- (search)
med at a high price. In 1683 he was appointed a commissioner of the court of admiralty in New York City. Democracy had then taken firm root among the people in New York, and when news of the accession of William and Mary reached the city the people were much excited by it. The military force of the city consisted of five military companies, of which Nicholas Bayard, a member of the governor's council, was colonel, and Leisler was senior captain. The people were zealous Protestants. A Roman Catholic collector appointed by King James had been retained in place, and a rumor spread of a horrible plot and intended massacre by the opponents of the deposed monarch. A crowd of citizens, followed by the five militia companies, surrounded the house of Leisler and induced him to lead a movement for the seizure of the fort. Bayard attempted to disperse them, but was compelled to fly for his life. A distinct line was soon drawn between the aristocrats, headed by Bayard, Livingston, and other
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