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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O'Conor, of New York, Jeremiah S. Black, of Pennsylvania, and David Dudley Field for McCardle; reconstruction act repealed during the trial; habeas corpus issued......Nov. 12, 1867 Andrew Johnson impeachment......1868 Colonel Yerger, for murder of Colonel Crane, U. S. A., at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
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, William 1731-1811 (search)
Williams, William 1731-1811 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Lebanon, Conn., April 18, 1731; graduated at Harvard College in 1757, and was on the staff of his relative, Col. Ephraim Williams, when he was killed near Lake George in 1755. An active patriot and a member of the committee of correspondence and safety in Connecticut, he was sent to Congress in 1776. He wrote several essays to arouse the spirit of liberty in the bosoms of his countrymen, and spent nearly all his property in the cause. He had been speaker of the Connecticut Assembly in 1775, and in 1783-84 was again a member of Congress. He was also a member of the convention of Connecticut that adopted the national Constitution. Mr. Williams married a daughter of Governor Trumbull. He died in Lebanon, Conn., Aug. 2, 1811.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yankee Doodle, (search)
air, which he called Yankey, instead of Nankey, Doodle, and commended it to the motley soldiers as very elegant. They adopted it as good martial music, and it became very popular. The air seems to have been known in the British army, for it is recorded that when, in 1768, British troops arrived in Boston Harbor the Yankee Doodle tune (says a writer of that time) was the capital piece in the band of music at Castle William. The change in the spelling of the word Yankey was not yet made. Trumbull, in his McFingal, uses the original orthography. While the British were yet in Boston, after the arrival of Washington at Cambridge in the summer of 1775, some poet among them wrote the following piece in derision of the New England troops. It is the original Yankee Doodle song: Father and I went down to camp, Along with Captain Goodwin, Where we see the men and boys As thick as hasty-puddina. There was Captain Washington Upon a slapping stallion, A giving orders to his men: I guess
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 52: President Johnson's reconstruction and further bureau legislation for 1866 (search)
vernment ought to retain control. Our military force ought to be increased and not reduced. Early in this, the last session of the thirty-ninth Congress, Senator Trumbull of Illinois, instead of simply sending for me as would have been customary, kindly came to my office and studied the operations of the Bureau. I was then strender it nugatory. This worthy senator, always of a conservative turn, warmly took the freedmen's part. I well remember those nights at my headquarters, for Mr. Trumbull's thoughts deeply impressedtme. In a subsequent speech he declared the freedmen's condition to be abject, forlorn, helpless, and hopeless. January 5, 1866,tion of John Quincy Adams. The Senate did not get a two-thirds vote to overcome the veto, several senators having changed their attitude regarding it, so that Trumbull's bill failed to become a law. But in the House the persistent chairman of the Freedmen's committee, Mr. Eliot, very soon introduced a new Bureau bill, from whic
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 54: public addresses concerning the freedmen in 1866, advocating education (search)
are schoolhouses and the Church of Christ; and our watchwords are unconditional loyalty to God and our country. As soon as the great cheering died away Senator Lyman Trumbull spoke: I am here to-day to rejoice with you in this anniversary of your freedomfreedom from the most abject bondage ever visited upon any portion of the h who has so molded events that some of us have been instruments merely in bringing about this greatest and grandest result in the history of the human race. Mr. Trumbull closed with these words: Henceforth, no matter who makes the law, it must be equal, and if it is a law that deprives you of a right, it must deprive us white men of the same right. Equality before the law belongs to you from this time henceforth, and, by the blessing of God, I trust forever. Henry Wilson followed Mr. Trumbull with a strong voice and effective utterance: As I have gazed to-day upon this mighty throng in the capital of my country, as I have looked upon these banners,
Lorenzo, I, 106, 135, 200; II, 186, 188. Thomas, Samuel, 11, 215, 217, 242, 243, 283, 301. Thompson, D. B., 11, 46. Thorn, Mrs., Peter, 1, 419. Tillson, Davis, II, 217, 249, 255, 286, 300, 301, 340. Toombs, Robert, I, 294, 302-304. Torgler, Ernst, II, 23. Tourtelotte, John E., 11, 58, 61, 63. Towne, Laura E., 11, 98. Townsend, E. D., II, 210. Treadwell, Thomas J., I, 49. Treat,. Charles G., II, 558, 559, 565. Trimble, Isaac R., I, 261. True, N. T., I, 22. Trumbull, Lyman, II, 280, 282, 322. Tucker, Isaac N., I, 118, 120. Tucker, R. S., II, 159. Tucker, Mrs. R. S., II, 159. Tunnel Hill, Ga., II, 504. Tupper, H. M., II, 412. Turner, B. S., II, 334. Twiggs, David E., I, 103, 182. Tyler, Daniel, I, 146, 150-154, 391-393. Tyler, Warren, II, 387. Tyndale, Hector, 1, 468. Underwood, Adeline B., I, 469. United States Military Academy, I, 42, 45, 55, 59, 70, 88, 89, 98. Bible Class, I, 52. Cadet at the, I, 44-58. Graduation
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 7: the National Testimonial.—1866. (search)
ersal (male) suffrage; another by Senator Wade, on his B. F. Wade. proposed amendment of the Constitution, allowing no man to be reflected to the office of President of the United States— a very bold speech in its utterance; and a third, by Senator Trumbull, distinguished for logical power and vigor of Lyman Trumbull. treatment, pulverizing the President's veto [of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill], and showing him to have falsified all its provisions and purposes. I have also listened to the readiLyman Trumbull. treatment, pulverizing the President's veto [of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill], and showing him to have falsified all its provisions and purposes. I have also listened to the reading of a speech by that Kentucky factionist, Garrett Davis, in support of the veto. The Copperhead strength is very weak, in intellect and numbers, in both houses of Congress. Last evening, I called with Harry at Secretary Stanton's Henry Villard. residence, but he and his wife had gone out to spend the evening. O. O. Howard, Supt. Freedmen's Bureau. This forenoon, I had a brief interview with General Howard, who is, of course, full of uncertainty as to what is to be the duration or po
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