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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 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.) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 1 1 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crosby, Peirce (search)
Crosby, Peirce Naval officer; born near Chester, Pa., Jan. 16, 1823; entered the navy as midshipman in 1844; was engaged in the war with Mexico; and was very active as commander on the coast of North Carolina during portions of the Civil War. He was specially brave and skilful in the capture of the forts at Cape Hatteras, at the passage of the forts on the lower Mississippi in the spring of 1862, and at Vicksburg in June and July the same year. He was in command of the Metacomet during the operations which led to the capture of Mobile in 1865. In 1882 he was promoted to rearadmiral, and in the following year was retired. He died near Washington, D. C., June 15, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dennison, William 1815-1882 (search)
Dennison, William 1815-1882 War governor; born in Cincinnati, O., Nov. 23, 1815; was educated at the Miami University, and graduated in 1835. Admitted to the bar in 1840, he became an eminent practi, tioner. In 1848-50 he was a member of the Ohio legislature; and he took an active part in financial and railroad matters. Mr. Dennison was one of the founders of the Republican party in 1856. In 1860 he was chosen governor of Ohio, which office he held two years, during which time he performed most important official service in putting troops into the field for the Union army. From October, 1864, to July, 1866, he was Postmaster- William Dennison. General, when he withdrew from the cabinet of President Johnson. He died in Columbus, O., June 15, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eagle, Henry, 1801-1882 (search)
Eagle, Henry, 1801-1882 Naval officer; born in New York City, April 7, 1801; entered the navy in 1818; and had command of the bomb-vessel aetna and also a part of the Gulf fleet during the Mexican War. At the beginning of the Civil War he carried important messages from Brooklyn to Washington. While in command of the Monticello he was engaged in the first naval engagement of the war, silencing the guns of Sewell's Point battery, Va., May 19, 1861. He was promoted commodore in 1862; retired in January, 1863. He died in November, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Edmunds, George Franklin, 1828- (search)
Edmunds, George Franklin, 1828- Statesman; born in Richmond, Vt., Feb. 1, 1828; took an early and active part in Vermont politics, serving several terms in both houses of the legislature; was speaker of the House of Representatives and president pro tem. of the Senate. In 1866 he entered the United States Senate as a Republican, and till 1891 was one of the foremost men in Congress. Towards the close of his senatorial career he was the author of the acts of 1882 and 1887 for the suppression of polygamy and the regulation of affairs in Utah, and of the anti-trust law (1890). In 1886 he framed the act for counting the electoral vote. He resigned his seat in 1891 at the conclusion of twenty-five years of uninterrupted service. In 1897 he was chosen chairman of the monetary commission George Franklin Edmunds. appointed by the Indianapolis monetary conference, which reported to Congress a scheme of currency reform.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eldridge, Hamilton N., 1831-1882 (search)
Eldridge, Hamilton N., 1831-1882 Military officer; born in South Williamstown, Mass., Aug. 23, 1831; graduated at Williams College in 1856; and engaged in law practice in 1857. He recruited the 127th Illinois Regiment in July, 1862; was promoted colonel; and was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers in recognition of his bravery at Vicksburg. He died in Chicago, 11., Nov. 27, 1882. election bill, federal
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Elections, federal control of. (search)
encourage systematic disregard of law, even for purposes deemed justifiable, without injury to all other laws and to its own moral sense. It only needs to have the fence broken down in one place to have the bad cattle range through the whole garden. While this state of things exists in Mississippi, a glance at South Carolina will give even more food for reflection. In that State, by law there was but one registration at the home of the voter (at the polling precinct), which took place in 1882. Since that time all additions to the list have been made at the county seats. Whenever a man moves not merely from county to county, not merely from town to town, not only from precinct to precinct, but whenever he removes from house to house in the same precinct, he must have a new certificate from the supervisor of registration, who, nominally at least, has his office at the county seat. Without this changed certificate, he is disfranchised. If he travels to the county seat and cannot
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), Farman, Elbert Eli 1831- (search)
mherst College in 1855, and studied in Warsaw, N. Y., where he was admitted to the bar in 1858. He studied in Europe in 1865-67, and on returning to the United States was made district attorney of Wyoming county, N. Y. In March, 1876, he was appointed United States consul-general at Cairo, Egypt, and there became a member of the commission to revise the international codes. Later President Garfield appointed him a judge of the international court of Egypt. He was also a member of the international committee appointed to investigate the claims of citizens of Alexandria for damages caused by the bombardment of that city by the British in 1882. It was principally through his efforts that the obelisk known as Cleopatra's needle, which stands near the Metropolitan Art Museum in Central Park, New York City, was secured. When he left Egypt, Mr. Farman received from the Khedive the decoration of Grand Officer of the Imperial Order of the Medjidi, an honor rarely bestowed upon a foreigner.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Farmer, Silas 1839- (search)
Farmer, Silas 1839- Historian; born in Detroit, Mich., June 6, 1839. In 1882 he was elected historiographer of Detroit, and in 1884 published a History of Detroit and Michigan.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Field, James Gaven 1826- (search)
Field, James Gaven 1826- Lawyer; born in Walnut, Va., Feb. 24, 1826; went to California as paymaster United States army in 1848; was a secretary of the convention that framed the first constitution of California; returned to Virginia in 1850; admitted to the bar in 1852; was commonwealth attorney for Culpeper county in 1860-65; enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861; and lost a leg at the battle of Cedar Creek (q. v.). He was attorney-general of Virginia in 1877-82; and the candidate of the People's party for Vice-President in 1892.
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