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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 3 3 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 3 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 3 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 3 3 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 3 3 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 3 3 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 3 3 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 2 2 Browse Search
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Appropriations by Congress. (search)
list of the different objects for which the appropriations are made: Deficiencies.Forts and fortifications. Legislative, executive, and judicial.Military Academy. Post office Department. Sundry civil.Pensions. Army.Consular and Diplomatic. Navy.Agricultural Department. Indian.District of Columbia. River and harbor.Miscellaneous. The accompanying table will show that the total amount of appropriation increases with each Congress. appropriations by Congress, 1894-1901.  1894.1895.1896.1897.1898.1899.1900.1901. Deficiencies$21,226,495$9,450,820$8,519,981$13,900,106$8,594,447.64$347,165,001.82$46,882,724.75$13,767,008.75 Legislative, Executive, and Judicial21,866,30321,343,97721,885,81821,519,75121,690,766.9021,625,846.6523,394,051.8624,175,652.53 Sundry Civil27,550,15825,856,43235,096,04529,812,11334,344,970.4733,997,752.7039,381,733.8649,594,309.70 Support of the Army24,225,64023,592,88523,252,60823,278,40323,129,344.3023,193,392.0080,430,204.06114,220,095.55 Nav
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arctic exploration. (search)
a small island in 83° 24′ N., and until 1896 this was the most northern point ever reached by an explorer. Greely's vessel became icebound, and for two years the members of the expedition passed a miserable existence. Many died. The survivors were rescued just as the last six of the expedition were dying of hunger, by Lieutenant Peary, in charge of two government vessels, sent by the United States to the relief of Greely in 1882. Lieutenant Peary made other voyages to the Arctic waters in 1895 and 1897. Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, of Norway, in 1896, succeeded in getting within 200 miles of the north pole, and returned in safety with all of his companions. He sailed from Christiania in 1893, and his plan differed much from that of others. He thought that if he could get his vessel caught in the ice the current would carry him to the pole. He reached lat, 86° 15′ N. In 1896 a Swedish explorer, Major Andree, planned to reach the pole in a balloon, but after making elaborate plans gave u<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas, (search)
to 1844 Samuel Adams1844 Thomas S. Drew1844 to 1848 John S. Roane1848 to 1852 Elias N. Conway1852 to 1860 Henry M. Rector1860 to 1862 Harris Flanagin1862 to 1864 Isaac Murphy1864 to 1868 Powell Clayton1868 to 1871 Orzo H. Hadley1871 to 1872 Elisha Baxter1872 to 1874 Augustus H. Garland1874 to 1876 Wm. R. Miller1877 to 1881 Thos. J. Churchill1881 to 1883 Jas. H. Berry1883 to 1885 Simon P. Hughes1885 to 1889 James P. Eagle1889 to 1893 Wm. M. Fishback1893 to 1895 James P. Clarke1895 to 1897 Daniel W. Jones1897 to 1901 Jefferson Davis1901 to---- United States Senators from the State of Arkansas. names.No. of Congress.Date. William S. Fulton24th to 28th1836 to 1844 Ambrose H. Sevier24th to 30th1836 to 1848 Chester Ashley28th to 30th1844 to 1848 Solon Borland30th to 33d1848 to 1853 Wm. K. Sebastian30th to 36th1848 to 1861 Robert W. Johnston33d to 36th1853 to 1861 37th, 38th, and 39th Congresses vacant. Alexander McDonald40th to 42d1868 to 1871 Benj. F.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Atlanta, (search)
Atlanta, City, county-seat of Fulton county, and capital of the State of Georgia; 171 miles north by west of Augusta: popularly known as The Gate City ; is noted for the historical events of which it was the centre, for its extensive commercial and manufacturing interests, and for its educational institutions. In its suburbs is Fort McPherson, one of the most complete of the modern military posts in the country. Cotton expositions were held here in 1881 and 1895. The population in 1890 was 65,533; in 1900, 89,872. In the Civil War the main National and Confederate armies remained quiet in their camps after their arrival at the Chattahoochee until the middle of July, 1864. Sherman was 8 miles from the city. On the 17th he resumed offensive and active operations, by throwing Thomas's army across the Chattahoochee, close to Schofield's right, with directions to move forward. McPherson moved against the railway east of Decatur, and destroyed (July 18) 4 miles of the track.
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), Bagley, worth, 1874- (search)
Bagley, worth, 1874- Naval officer; born in Raleigh, N. C., April 6, 1874; was graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1895. After serving two years on the Montgomery, Texas, and the Maine, he was made ensign July 1897. He was a short time on the Indiana, and then became the executive clerk of Capt. Charles D. Sigsbee on the Maine. In November, 1897, he was appointed inspector of the new torpedo-boat Winslow. and when she went into commission on Dec. 28, he was made her executive officer, under Lieut. J. B. Bernadou, her commander. In April, 1898, the Winslow was with the fleet mobilized for operations in Cuban waters. On the morning of May 11 she prepared, with the Hudson and Wilmington, to force an entrance to the harbor of Cardenas. She was fired upon by one of several Spanish gunboats, and immediately there was a general engagement. the Winslow, was soon disabled, and was with difficulty hauled out of range of the Spanish guns. The guns of the enemy were silen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ballou, Maturin Murray, 1820-1895 (search)
Ballou, Maturin Murray, 1820-1895 Journalist; born in Boston, Mass., April 14, 1820; was educated in the Boston High School. In 1838 he entered journalism on the Olive branch, a weekly. Later he became proprietor and editor of Ballou's monthly and Gleason's pictorial. He became one of the founders of the Boston Daily globe in 1872, and for many years was its chief editor. He also had a part or whole interest in Ballou's pictorial ; The flag of our Union, and the Boston Sunday budget. His works include Due West; Due South; Due North ; Under the Southern cross; The New El Dorado; Aztec land; The story of Malta; Equatorial America; Biography of the Rev. Hosea Ballou. He died in Cairo, Egypt. March 27, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beardslee, Lester Anthony, 1836- (search)
Beardslee, Lester Anthony, 1836- Naval officer; born in Little Falls, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1836; was graduated at the Naval Academy in 1856; brought the Confederate steam-sloop Florida, captured off Bahia, Brazil, to the United States as prize master in 1864; and while in command of the Jamestown in 1879, discovered, surveyed, and named Glacier Bay, Alaska; promoted rear-admiral in 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Billings, John Shaw, 1839- (search)
Billings, John Shaw, 1839- Surgeon and librarian; born in Switzerland county, Ind., April 12, 1839; was graduated at Miami University in 1857; was Demonstrator of Anatomy at the Medical College of Ohio in 1860-61; served in the medical department during the Civil War, rising to the rank of deputy surgeon-general in 1864. After the war he was on duty in the office of the surgeon-general in Washington till his retirement from the service in 1895. He was Professor of Hygiene in the University of Pennsylvania in 1893-96, and in the last year became director of the New York Public Library. He is a member of numerous scientific societies, both in the United States and in Europe. He has published Principles of Ventilation and heating; Index catalogue of the Library of the surgeon-general's office, United States army; National Medical dictionary, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bird, Charles, 1838- (search)
Bird, Charles, 1838- Military officer: born in Delaware, June 17, 1838 entered the volunteer service in 1861: appointed to the regular army in 1866; promoted major in 1895: colonel of volunteers throughout the war with Spain, in 1898, serving in the quartermaster-general's office.
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