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Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 4 4 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 6, April, 1907 - January, 1908 4 4 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. 4 4 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 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 3 3 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 3 Browse Search
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 3 3 Browse Search
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 3 Browse Search
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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 3 Browse Search
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he close of hostilities such services had been needed in the circle of forts that surrounded the city. The officer stands erect with the intensity and eagerness that characterized Southern troops in battle. A generation later, the Spanish war of 1898 became a magnificent occasion for proof that the hostile relations and feelings of the 1860's had melted away. Those who had once stood in opposing ranks, and their sons with them, in ‘98 marched and fought shoulder to shoulder, inspired by love e Johnnies their bunting, With greetings from Blue to the Gray; We are ‘Brothers-in-blood,’ and ‘Good Hunting’ Is America's watchword to-day. John Howard Jewett. One country from comes one with a song, by frank Lebby Stanton; copyright, 1898. used by special permission of the publisher, the Bobbs-Merrill Company. The author of this poem, it should be noted, is a native of South Carolina, the first state to secede from the Union, and has long been connected with the Atlanta co
y, and author of Ben Hur and other historical novels. Brevet Brigadier-General Stewart L. Woodford, Lieut.-Gov. Of New York, 1866-68; President electoral College, 1872; M. C., 1873-75; U. S. Dist. Atty., 1877-83; U. S. Minister to Spain, 1879-98. Brevet Brigadier-General James Grant Wilson, author of Addresses on Lincoln, Grant, Hull, Farragut, etc.; President, New York Genealogical and biographical Society and of American Ethnological Society. Brevet Major-General William B. Hazen, chhor of Antietam and Fredericksburg in 1882; author of many Scholarly and important papers. Lieutenant E. Benjamin Andrews: wounded at Petersburg, 1864; professor of History and political History, Brown University, 1882-88; President thereof, 1889-98. Brevet Brigadier-General Francis A. Walker, superintendent Ninth and Tenth Censuses; commissioner of Indian affairs in 1872; President, Mass. Institute of Technology, 1881. well as the general, the captain as well as the colonel, and the priv
1863, he was put in command of the left wing of the Sixteenth Army Corps as major-general of volunteers, and was wounded on August 19, 1864, at Jonesboro, Georgia, in the Atlanta campaign. In December, 1864, he succeeded Major-General Rosecrans in the Department of Missouri, and remained there until the close of the war. He resigned front the service in May, 1866, and became chief engineer of the Union Pacific and Texas Pacific railways. In 1866-67, he was member of Congress from Iowa. In 1898, he was at the head of the commission appointed to investigate the conduct of the SpanishAmerican war. Major-General Andrew Jackson Smith (U. S. M.A. 1838) was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1815, and served in the Mexican War and in the West. He was made major in the cavalry when the Civil War broke out. His appointment of brigadier-general of volunteers was dated March 17, 1862. He had a division in the Army of the Ohio, but his name is chiefly associated with the Ar
corps in October. After the war, he engaged in business in New Orleans and held several political offices. In 1880– 81 he was American minister to Turkey, and in 1898 he was appointed United States railway commissioner. He died at Gainesville, Georgia, January 2, 1904. Lieutenant-generals of the Confederacy—group no. 2 resident Cleveland, consul-general at Havana from 1896 to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. President McKinley appointed him major-general of volunteers in 1898 and placed him at the head of the Seventh Army Corps. He was made military governor of Havana in 1899. Later, he commanded the Department of the Missouri. He reappointed lieutenant-general, February 28, 1865. After the war, he was a member of Congress from 1881 to 1899. He was commissioned major-general of volunteers in 1898, and went to the Spanish War, commanding the troops at Las Guasimas, and was senior field-officer at the battle of San Juan Hill. He was senior member of the comm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Lyman, 1835- (search)
er's magazine, and conductor of the Illustrated Christian weekly; and for a time was associated with Henry Ward Beecher (q. v.) in the editorship of The Christian Union., In 1888 he succeeded Mr. Beecher as pastor of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn. In 1898 he resigned and took full editorial charge of The outlook, formerly The Christian Union. Among his publications is A dictionary of religious knowledge. See Indian problem, the. An Anglo-American understanding. Dr. Abbott in 1898 suggested 1898 suggested the following as the basis of an Anglo-American understanding: The American people wisely attach great importance to Washington's Farewell address, and give deserved weight to his counsels. Not one of those counsels has been more influential and more safe-guarding than his admonition to his countrymen to avoid entangling alliances with European nations. Yet Americans must not forget that changes wrought by human progress make inapplicable in one century advice which was wise in the preced
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Acerraderos, (search)
Acerraderos, A town in the province of Santiago, Cuba, on the Caribbean Sea, a few miles west of the entrance to the harbor of Santiago. It was here that General Garcia, the commander of the Cuban army, established his camp just before the opening of the Santiago campaign in 1898. The United States fleet arrived off Santiago on June 21, and as soon as possible General Shafter and Admiral Sampson went ashore and arranged with General Garcia for the co-operation of the Cubans under his command. The landing of the United States troops and the operations of the American army from that time till the surrender of Santiago were greatly facilitated by General Garcia and his army. See Daiquiri.
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Adams, Robert, Jr., Legislator; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 26, 1849; was. graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1869. He entered Congress in 1893 as representative from the 2d Pennsylvania District, and in 1898 was acting chairman of the committee on foreign affairs which reported the Cuban resolutions and the declaration of war against Spain.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agrarian party, (search)
Agrarian party, A political organization in Germany inspired in 1869. and practically founded in 1876. The members in recent years have become widely noted for their opposition to German commercial relations with the United States, especially in the matters of all kinds of food-stuffs. In 1898 and 1899 this opposition assumed a phase that was exceedingly annoying to the German government, and the defeat of many Agrarians for the Reichstag was attributed to the direct influence of high German officials, who feared a disturbance of commercial relations with the United States. agreement of the people
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agricultural colleges. (search)
ney for every hour of labor given to the institution; and by this means students are materially aided in defraying the expenses of their education. In these colleges the mechanic arts and certain branches of the fine arts are studied. The movement in Congress was undoubtedly suggested by the success of the Pennsylvania Agricultural College, established in 1854 by the late Dr. Evan Pugh. It was the first institution of the kind established in this country. At the close of the school year 1898-99, there were in the several States and Territories a total of fifty agricultural and mechanical colleges for white students, and fourteen for the colored race. The receipts of the year were: From the federal government under the original and subsequent acts of Congress, $1,769,716, from State and Territorial treasuries, $2,570,427; and from other sources, $1,852,873--a total of $6,193,016. There were 2,655 men and 312 women teachers, 26,121 men and 9,337 women students, 4,390 students in t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agriculture. (search)
production, 2,078,143,933; value, $629,210,110-oats, acreage, 26,341,380; production, 796,177,713; value, $198,167,975-rye, acreage, 1,659,308; production, 23,961,741; value, $12,214,118--buckwheat, acreage, 670,148; production, 11,094,473; value, $6,183,675--barley, acreage, 2,878,229; production, 73,381,563; value, $29,594,254--potatoes, acreage, 2,581,353; production, 228,783,--232; value, $89,328,832--hay, acreage, 41,328,462; production, in tons, 56,655,756; value, $411,926,187--cotton (1898-99), production, in bales, 11,189,205; value, $305,467,041. Here are nine branches of this great industry, which in a single crop-year yielded products of an aggregate value of $2,001.637,451. The extent of domestic agricultural operations is still further shown in the reports of the census of 1890. The number of farms exceeding three acres in extent was 4,564,641, aggregating 623,218,619 acres, of which 357,616,755 acres were improved; and the number of farms cultivated by owners was 3,2
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