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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 18 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 17 1 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 12 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 7, 1861., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 8, 1863., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 13, 1860., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 24, 1860., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hill, William 1769-1852 (search)
Hill, William 1769-1852 Clergyman; born in Cumberland county, Va., March 3, 1769; graduated at Hampden-Sidney College in 1788; was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1790. He was the author of an oration in memory of General Washington, and began a History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, but only the first part was published. He died in Winchester, Va., Nov. 16, 1852.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hillsborough, wills Hill, Earl of 1718- (search)
Hillsborough, wills Hill, Earl of 1718- Statesman; born in Fairford, Gloucestershire, England, May 30, 1718; was secretary of state for the colonies in 1768-72, and principal secretary of state for the American colonies during the Revolutionary War. He died Oct. 7, 1793. William Samuel Johnson, a strict Churchman and able jurist, was agent for the colony of Connecticut in England. He was very desirous to avoid a rupture between the colonies and the mother-country, but he was faithful to the interests and rights of his colony. He called on the Earl of Hillsborough, to congratulate him on his elevation to the newly created office of secretary of state for the colonies, and told the earl that he might count on his friendship and affection, for Connecticut was a loyal colony. Hillsborough, rather curtly, complained that Connecticut had very little correspondence with the home government, and that repeated requests for copies of the laws of the colony had been disregarded. The c
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howe, William 1729- (search)
me there was much reluctance among British officers to serve against the American colonists. The Earl of Effingham and the eldest son of William Pitt resigned their commissions rather than engage in the unnatural service; and General Oglethorpe, the senior general of the royal army, declined the proffered service of commander-in-chief of the British army in America. After Gage's recall, it was offered to General Howe, and accepted. He was in chief command in the battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill, June 17, 1775, and when forced to leave Boston, March, 1776, went with his troops to Halifax. In August, the same year, he landed a large number of troops on Staten Island, near New York. With them the Americans were defeated in battle on Long Island, Aug. 27, 1776, and for this he was soon after knighted. He took possession of New York City, Sept. 15, and was defeated in battle at White Plains (q. v.), Oct. 28. On Nov. 16 he captured Fort Washington, on Manhattan Island, and in July, 17
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ingalls, John James 1833- (search)
58, and became a member of the Wyandotte Convention in 1859, secretary of the territorial council in 1869, and secretary of the State Senate in 1861. He was State Senator in 1862, and in the same year was defeated as Republican candidate for lieutenantgovernor. In 1873-91 he was a United States Senator, and in 1887-91 was president pro tem. of the Senate. On retiring from the Senate he engaged in journalism and lecturing till his death, in Las Vegas, N. M., Aug. 16, 1900. Eulogy on Senator Hill. On Jan. 23, 1882, he delivered the following eulogy on the occasion of the death of Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill, of Georgia: Mr. President,—Ben. Hill has gone to the undiscovered country. Whether his journey thither was but one step across an imperceptible frontier, or whether an interminable ocean, black, unfluctuating, and voiceless, stretches between these earthly coasts and those invisible shores —we do not know. Whether on that August morning after death, he saw a more