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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cairo, occupation of (search)
o and Mississippi rivers, 175 miles below St. Louis. It is a point of great importance as the key to a vast extent of navigable waters, and to it National troops were sent at an early period in the Civil War. Both the national government and Governor Yates, of Illinois, had been apprised of the intention of the Confederates to secure that position, hoping thereby to control the navigation of the Mississippi to St. Louis, and of the Ohio to Cincinnati and beyond. They also hoped that the absolute control of the Mississippi below would cause the Northwestern States to join hands with the Confederates rather than lose these great trade advantages. The scheme was foiled. Governor Yates, under the direction of the Secretary of War, sent Illinois troops at an early day to take possession of and occupy Cairo. By the middle of May there were not less than 5,000 Union volunteers there, under the command of Gen. B. M. Prentiss, who occupied the extreme point of the peninsula, where they cas
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Illinois. (search)
canassumes office1834 Thomas Carlin1838 Thomas Ford1842 Augustus C. French1846 Joel A. Matteson1853 William H. Bissell1857 John WoodactingMarch 18, 1860 Richard Yatesassumes officeJanuary, 1861 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1865 John M. PalmerJanuary, 1869 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1873 John L. BeveridgeactingMarch 4, 1873 John M. HamiltonactingFeb. 7, 1883 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1885 Joseph W. FiferJanuary, 1889 John P. AltgeldJanuary, 1893 John R. TannerJanuary, 1897 Richard YatesJanuary, 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. Ninian Edwards15th to 18th1818 to 1824 Jesse B. Thomas15th to 19th1818 to 1826 John McL1861 James Shields31st to 33d1849 to 1855 Lymnan Trumbull34th to 42d1855 to 1871 Orville H. Browning37th1861 William A. Richardson37th to 39th1863 to 1865 Richard Yates39th to 42d1865 to 1871 John A. Logan42d to 45th1871 to 1877 Richard J. Oglesby43d to 46th1873 to 1878 David Davis45th to 47th1877 to 1883 John A. Logan46th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Logan, John Alexander 1826-1886 (search)
Illinois Infantry, of which he was commissioned colonel; was wounded at Fort Donelson; and the following month (March, 1862) was made a brigadier-general. In April of the same year he was promoted to major-general, and commanded a division in the Vicksburg and Atlanta campaigns (1863-64). He was one of the most successful volunteer generals. He was again elected to Congress in 1866 and remained in the House till March 4, 1871, when he entered the Senate, having been elected to succeed Richard Yates. At the expiration of this term in 1877 he was defeated for reelection; but in 1879 he was a successful candidate, and held this seat by re-election in 1885 till his death. In 1884 he was the Republican candidate for Vice-President of the United States on the unsuccessful ticket headed by James G. Blaine. He died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 26, 1886. General Logan was an aggressive and effective speaker, and during his service in the United States Senate his voice was heard discuss
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
wing to personal differences with Secretary Fish......Nov. 25, 1871 Second session convenes......Dec. 4, 1871 Fish-Catacazy correspondence published......Dec. 6, 1871 Attorney-Gen. A. T. Akerman resigns his office......Dec. 13, 1871 Tweed committed to the Tombs, but released on writ of habeas corpus......Dec. 16, 1871 President's message, with report of civil service reform commission......Dec. 19, 1871 Brigham Young arrested in Salt Lake City as implicated in murder of Richard Yates......Jan. 2, 1872 Col. James Fisk, Jr., shot in the Grand Central Hotel, New York, by Edward S. Stokes, Jan. 6, dies......Jan. 8, 1872 Congress accepts from Rhode Island a statue of Roger Williams......Jan. 11, 1872 Senator Sumner's speech on civil rights......Jan. 15, 1872 Liberal Republican movement 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
upy Cairo, under telegraphic order from the Secretary of War to Governor Yates, of April 19......April 21, 1861 Twenty-one thousand stands rail......April 26, 1861 U. S. Grant tenders his services to Governor Yates, and is assigned to command of camps Yates, Grant, and Douglas.Yates, Grant, and Douglas......April, 1861 Stephen A. Douglas dies at Chicago, aged forty-eight......June 3, 1861 A convention chosen to form a new constitution dist general conference convenes at Chicago......May 2, 1900 Richard Yates nominated for governor by Republican State convention at Peoria, on fortieth anniversary of nomination of his father, Richard Yates, Sr., for same office......May 9, 1900 Democratic State convention at 5, 1900 Election carried by Republicans......Nov. 6, 1900 Richard Yates inaugurated governor on fortieth anniversary of inauguration of his father, Richard Yates, Sr., in same office......Jan. 14, 1901 S. M. Cullom elected United States Senator fourth time......Jan. 22, 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yates, Richard 1818-1873 (search)
Yates, Richard 1818-1873 War governor; born in Warsaw, Ky., Jan. 18, 1818. In early youth he went to Illinois; graduated at Illinois College; studied law, and became eminent in the profession. He was often a member of the State legislature. He Richard Yates. was a member of Congress from 1851 to 1855, and governor of IllRichard Yates. was a member of Congress from 1851 to 1855, and governor of Illinois from 1861 to 1865—a most active war governor during that exciting period. The legislature of Illinois met on Jan. 7, 1861. The governor's message to them was a patriotic appeal to his people; and he summed up what he believed to be the public sentiment of Illinois, in the words of President Jackson's toast, given thirty yea Illinois, in the words of President Jackson's toast, given thirty years before: Our federal Union: it must be preserved. Governor Yates was elected to the United States Senate in 1865, and served therein six years. He died in St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 27, 1873. His son, Richard, was elected governor of Illinois for the term 1901-