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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895 (search)
Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895 Military officer; born in New York, Dec. 29, 1831; served on the staff of General Sherman early in the Civil War; was severely wounded at Port Hudson; joined General Grant, and became his military secretary, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, in January, 1864; and was made aide-de-camp to the general of the army, with the title of colonel, in March, 1865; and retired in 1869, holding the rank of captain, U. S. C., and brevet brigadier-general, U. S. V. He was consul-general in London in 1870-81; accompanied General Grant on his journey around the world in 1877-78; and was consul-general in Havana in 1882-84. After General Grant's death Badeau lost a suit against the heirs for compensation for alleged services in the preparation of General Grant's Memoirs. He published Military history of Ulysscs S. Grant; Grant in peace, and several romances. He died in Ridgewood, N. J., March 19, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bancroft, Frederic, 1860- (search)
Bancroft, Frederic, 1860- Historian: born in Galesburg, Ill., Oct. 30, 1860; was graduated at Amherst College in 1882; appointed chief of the Bureau of Rolls and Library, Department of State. Washington, D. C., in 1888; has lectured on historical and diplomatic subjects: contributed many articles to the press: and published Life of William H. Scward; The negro in politics, etc. Bancroft, George
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bancroft, George, (search)
German Empire. In August, 1868, Mr. Bancroft received from the University of Bonn the honorary degree of Doctor Juris ; and in 1870 he celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the reception of his first degree at Gottingen. Mr. Bancroft was a contributor of numerous essays to the North American review. In 1889 he published Martin Van Buren to the end of his public career, which he had written many years before. His History of the United States has been translated into several languages. In 1882 he published a History of the formation of the Constitution in 2 volumes. This completed his great work, in accordance with his original plan. He died Jan. 17, 1891. The death of Lincoln.--On April 25, 1865, Mr. Bancroft delivered the following oration on the death of President Lincoln, in New York City, at a great gathering in Union Square, after the remains of the murdered President had started for Chicago: Our grief and horror at the crime which has clothed the continent in mournin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barnard, John gross, 1815-1882 (search)
Barnard, John gross, 1815-1882 Military engineer: born in Sheffield, Mass., May 19, 1815; was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1833, and entered the engineer corps. He was made captain in 1838; major in 1858; brevet brigadier-general of volunteers in 1861; lieutenant-colonel of regulars in 1863; brevet major-general of volunteers in 1864; brevet brigadier-general and brevet major-general of regulars, March, 1865; and colonel of the corps of engineers, regular army, Dec. 28, the same year. During the war with Mexico he fortified Tampico, and made surveys of the battle-fields around the capital. In 1850-51 he was chief engineer of the projected Tehuantepec Railroad; and in 1855-56 he was superintendent of the United States Military Academy. He was chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac, 1861-62; also chief engineer of the construction of the defences of the national capital from September, 1862, to May, 1864. He was chief engineer of the armies in the field
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bates, John Coalter, 1842- (search)
Bates, John Coalter, 1842- Military officer; born in St. Charles county, Mo., Aug. 26, 1842; educated at Washington University (St. Louis). He entered the army in 1861, and served on the staff of Gen. George G. Meade from the battle of Gettysburg to the close of the war. In 1863-62 he held the rank of captain; in 1882-86 that of lieutenant-colonel: in 1886-92 that of colonel. He was president of the board which devised the present drill and firing regulations, and a member of the board which adopted the Krag-Jorgensen rifle. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War he was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers, and for the Santiago campaign was promoted major-general. In 1899 he was appointed military governor of Cienfuegos, Cuba. On the reorganization of the regular army in February, 1901. he was appointed one of the new brigadier-generals.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bryce, James, 1838- (search)
Bryce, James, 1838- Historian; born in Belfast, Ireland. May 10, 1838; was graduated at Oxford University in 1862; practised law in London till 1882; and was Professor of Civil Law in Oxford in 1870-93. He was first elected to the British Parliament as a Liberal in 1880. He has distinguished himself alike in politics and historical literature, and is best known in the United States for his work on The American commonwealth.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, George Q. 1827- (search)
Cannon, George Q. 1827- Mormon leader; born in Liverpool, England, Jan. 11, 1827; came to the United States in 1844; brought up in the Mormon faith; was driven out of Nauvoo, Ill., with the other Mormons in 1846, and settled in Utah in 1847. In 1857 he was chosen an apostle; in 1872-82 represented the Territory of Utah in Congress; and during this period his right to a seat in that body was many times hotly contested. He became the object of public scorn and suffered much personal calumniation both in Congress and in the press, but held his seat till absolutely forced to retire. When Utah was seeking admission into the Union he was one of the chief promoters of the movement. He died in Monterey, Cal., April 12, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Casey, Silas 1807-1882 (search)
Casey, Silas 1807-1882 Military officer; born in East Greenwich, R. I., July 12, 1807; was graduated at West Point in 1826; served with Worth in Florida (1837-41) and under Scott in the war with Mexico (1847-48) ; was also in the operations against the Indians on the Pacific coast in 1856. Early in the Civil War he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and organized and disciplined the volunteers at and near Washington. He was made major-general of volunteers in May, 1862, and commanded a division in General Keyes's corps on the Peninsula, and received the first attack of the Confederates in the battle of fair Oaks (q. v.). General Casey was brevetted major-general U. S. A. in March, 1865, for meritorious service during the rebellion, and the legislature of Rhode Island gave him a vote of thanks in 1867. He was author of a System of Infantry tactics (1861) and Infantry tactics for colored troops (1863). He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chandler, William Eaton (search)
e New Hampshire Supreme Court in 1859; was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1862-1864, being twice elected speaker. In 1865 President Lincoln appointed him judge-advocate-general of the navy, and soon afterwards he was made Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. He resigned in 1867, and began practising law in New Hampshire. During the Presidential campaigns of 1868, 1872, and 1876 he rendered effective work for the Republican party as secretary of the National Republican Committee. After the campaign of 1876 he was active in the investigation of the electoral counting in Florida and South Carolina; and in 1878-79 was an important witness in the cipher despatch investigation. He was appointed solicitor-general of the United States, March 23, 1881, but his nomination was rejected by the Senate; and in 1882-85 was Secretary of the Navy. In 1887 he was elected United States Senator to fill a vacancy; in 1889 and 1895 was re-elected; and in 1900 was defeated.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chester, Joseph Lemuel 1821-1882 (search)
Chester, Joseph Lemuel 1821-1882 (pen name Julian Cramor), antiquarian; born in Norwich, Conn., April 30, 1821; removed to London, England, in 1858, and devoted himself to the history and genealogy of the early settlers in New England. His publications include Educational laws of Virginia; The personal narrative of Mrs. Margaret Douglas; John Rogers (with a genealogy of the family), etc. He died in London, England, May 28, 1882.
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