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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McDowell, Irvin 1818-1885 (search)
McDowell, Irvin 1818-1885 Military officer; born in Columbus, O., Oct. 15, 1818. Educated partly at a military school in France, he graduated at West Point in 1838, and was assistant instructor of tactics there in 1841. He was adjutant of the post until 1845. In 1846 he accompanied General Wool to Mexico as aide-de-camp, winning the brevet of captain at Buena Vista. In 1856 he became assistant adjutant-general, and brigadier-general United States army in May, 1861. General McDowell had command of the first army gathered at Washington, and commanded at the battle of Bull Run. After McClellan took command of the Army of the Potomac, McDowell led a division under him. In March, 1862, he took command of a corps, and was appointed major-general of volunteers. In April his corps was detached from the Army of the Potomac, and he was placed in command of the Department of the Rappahannock. He co-operated with the forces of Banks in the Shenandoah Valley, and was of great assistance
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shirley, Paul 1820-1876 (search)
Shirley, Paul 1820-1876 Naval officer; born in Kentucky, Dec. 19, 1820; joined the navy in 1839; promoted lieutenant in 1853; served with distinction in the Civil War. In 1863, while in command of the sloop Cyane, he captured the J. M. Chapman, a piratical cruiser, and later, while commanding the Survanel, captured the piratical steamer Colon. He died in Columbus, O., Nov. 24, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Siebert, Wilbur Henry 1866- (search)
Siebert, Wilbur Henry 1866- Educator; born in Columbus, O., Aug. 30, 1866; graduated at the Ohio State University in 1888, and studied in Germany in 1890-91; was appointed associate Professor of European History at the Ohio State University in 1898. He is the author of The underground Railroad from slavery to freedom; Hand-book of Ohio government, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spahr, Charles Barzillai 1860- (search)
Spahr, Charles Barzillai 1860- Journalist; born in Columbus, O., July 20, 1860; graduated at Amherst College in 1881, and studied in Europe in 1884-85; became associate editor of The outlook in 1886. He is the author of Present distribution of wealth; America's working people; and papers on The taxation of labor; The single tax; and Giffen's case against bimetallism.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Swayne, wager 1834- (search)
Swayne, wager 1834- Military officer; born in Columbus, O., Nov. 10, 1834; son of Judge Noah H. Swayne; graduated at Yale College in 1856; became a lawyer; and was a useful officer in the Civil War (1861-65), entering the army as major of the 43d Ohio Infantry, serving at the battles of Iuka and Corinth and in the Atlanta campaign, losing a leg at Salkahatchie. In June, 1865, he was promoted major-general of volunteers, and was afterwards assistant commissioner of refugees, freedmen, and abandoned lands. He was commissioned colonel of the 45th Infantry in 1866, and retired in 1870.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thurman, Allen Granbery 1813-1895 (search)
Thurman, Allen Granbery 1813-1895 Statesman; born in Lynchburg, Va., Nov. 13, 1813; practised law in Chillicothe, O., and became eminent at the bar; was a life-long Democrat. In 1845-47 he represented Ohio in the national House of Representatives, and in 1851-55 was a judge of the State Supreme Court. In 1867 he was the candidate for governor in opposition to Rutherford B. Hayes, and the campaign was close and exciting, though Hayes won. During two terms, 1869 to 1881, Thurman was a member of the United States Senate, where he served on the judiciary committee and on the electoral commission of 1877, and was a leader of the party and an authority on constitutional questions. He had been a candidate for the Presidential nomination, and in 1888 he accepted the second place on the ticket with Grover Cleveland. In the election Cleveland and Thurman were defeated by Harrison and Morton. Senator Thurman died in Columbus, O., Dec. 12, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
t begins with a convention held at Jefferson City, Mo.......Jan. 24, 1872 Martin J. Spalding, Roman Catholic archbishop of Baltimore and primate of the Church in America, born 1810, dies......Feb. 7, 1872 Labor Reform Convention meets at Columbus, O., Feb. 21, and nominates Judge David Davis, of Illinois, for President, and Judge Joel Parker, of New Jersey, for Vice-President......Feb. 22, 1872 National Prohibition Convention at Columbus, O., nominates James Black, of Pennsylvania, for Columbus, O., nominates James Black, of Pennsylvania, for President, and John Russell, of Michigan, for Vice-President......Feb. 22, 1872 Yellowstone National Park established by act approved March 1, 1872 Imperial Japanese embassy, of 114 persons, is presented to the President of the republic at the executive mansion......March 4, 1872 United States Centennial commissioners and alternates meet in Philadelphia and organize, electing Joseph R. Hawley president......March 4, 1872 Statues of Jonathan Trumbull and Roger Sherman presented to t
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 6 (search)
r boy was in the right path as far as human infirmity admitted. I hear from City Point this evening that McClellan's resignation has been accepted, and that Sheridan has been appointed a major general in the regular army. It is also reported that General Canby, commanding in Louisiana, has been mortally wounded whilst going up Red River. An officer called to see me to-day, just from Detroit, bringing me many kind messages from friends. This officer says that, whilst at a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, he heard a man publicly proclaim that the Army of the Potomac, under my influence, was going to vote for McClellan. My friend told the individual his statement was false, that he knew me and the army, and he knew I would never influence a man for either side, and he knew the army would vote largely for Mr. Lincoln. But this report of my interference was circulated all through the Western country. To John Sergeant Meade: Son of General Meade. Headquarters army of the Potomac, Novemb
s much needed here for despatch boat, picket boat, etc. Can she be ordered up? I suggest that Governor Harris be requested to call out the militia in the four surrounding counties, and order them to report here, in case of an attack. Acting entirely on the defensive alone has produced the worst effect. General Pope replies to the proposition for an exchange that he thinks there will be no difficulty in effecting an exchange at a more convenient time. I learn our men have been sent to Columbus, Ohio, and other places. J. B. Villepigue, Brig.-Genl. Comdg. Telegram. Fort Pillow, April 13th, 1832. To Genl. G. T. Beauregard: General Rust has arrived here, and, being my senior, will have to supersede me in the command. He has no orders to show. Please let me know if it is done by your direction. J. B. Villepigue, Brig.-Genl. Comdg. Corinth, April 13th, 1862. Brig.-Genl. J. B. Villepigue, Comdg. Fort Pillow: General Sam. Jones will take command at Fort Pillow. Meantime ret
icago are 700 feet deep, and discharge about 1,250,000 gallons daily, with a head of 125 feet above the surface of Lake Michigan. The water is very pure and cool for the depth from which it comes, having a temperature of 57°. The well at Louisville, Kentucky, is even deeper than this, and yields a medicinal water allied in quality to the Blue Lick and Big-Bone Lick, springs of the same state. Some years ago a boring was commenced in the public square surrounding the State House at Columbus, Ohio, with the intention of endeavoring to obtain a head of water which could be carried to the upper part of that building for its ordinary supply, as well as in case of fire, etc. A depth of rather more than 2,700 feet was penetrated, mostly, if not entirely, through Silurian strata, but none was reached where the water had a sufficient head to rise to the surface. Artesian wells were made in ancient times in the Oasis of El-Bacharich, and were described by Olympiodorus, a native of Theb
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