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Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
Col. J. J. Dickison, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.2, Florida (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 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: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 1 1 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 8: Soldier Life and Secret Service. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 1 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 1 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 1 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1865., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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lable to the troops in the field. When chaplains were connected with regiments in active service, any improvised tent or barrel for an altar or pulpit was utilized for the minister's benefit. The question of denomination rarely entered the minds of the men. Where a church edifice was near the camps, or when located near some village or city, services were held within the edifice, but this was very infrequent. The camp at Arlington Heights was located directly opposite Washington and Georgetown, D. C., overlooking the banks of the Potomac River on the Virginia side. The Ninth Massachusetts was a regiment composed of Irish volunteers from the vicinity of Boston. The Catholic chaplains were very assiduous in their attention to the ritual of the Church, even on the tented field. Many of these chaplains have since risen to high positions in the Church. Archbishop Ireland was one of these splendid and devoted men. An example of the fearless devotion of the Catholic chaplains was the a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carroll, John 1735- (search)
hn Carroll. Upper Marlboro, Md., Jan. 8, 1735; was educated at St. Omer's, Liege, and Bruges; ordained a priest in 1769, and entered the order of Jesuits soon afterwards. He travelled through Europe with young Lord Staunton in 1770 as private tutor, and in 1773 became a professor in the college at Bruges. In 1775 he returned to Maryland, and the next year, by desire of Congress, he accompanied a committee of that body on a mission to Canada. That committee was composed of Dr. Franklin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and Samuel Chase. He was appointed the papal vicargeneral for the United States in 1786, and made Baltimore his fixed residence. In 1790 he was consecrated the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States. He founded St. Mary's College in 1791, and in 1804 obtained a charter for Baltimore College. Liberal in his views, he maintained the friendship of all Protestant sects. A few years before his death, in Georgetown, D. C., Dec. 3, 1815, he was made archbishop.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Corcoran, William Wilson 1798-1888 (search)
Corcoran, William Wilson 1798-1888 Philanthropist; born in Georgetown, D. C., Dec. 27, 1798; educated at Georgetown College; became a banker in Washington in 1837; and retired in 1854. He was the founder of the Corcoran Art Gallery, in Washington, D. C., to which he gave a large endowment. His contributions to public and private charities are said to have aggregated more than $5,000,000. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 24, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834 (search)
Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834 Clergyman; born in Coventry, Conn., Oct. 16, 1777; was ordained in the Methodist ministry; went as a missionary to Ireland in 1799 and 1805; introduced camp-meetings into England; and through a discussion which resulted from these the Primitive Methodist Church was organized. On account of his eccentricities he was nicknamed Crazy Dow. He died in Georgetown, D. C., Feb. 2, 1834.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817- (search)
Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817- Military officer; born in Georgetown, D. C., Feb. 8, 1817; graduated at West Point in 1840; served in the Mexican War, and received the brevet of captain. He joined. the Confederate army in 1861; was Richard Stoddert Ewell. promoted to major-general in 1862; and was conspicuous in the Shenandoah Valley, in the battles near Richmond, Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Gettysburg, the Wilderness. Spottsylvania Court-house, and during the siege of Petersburg. In the battle of Groveton (q. v.) he lost a leg, and in May, 1863, was made lieutenant-general. He was engaged in stock-raising in Spring Hill, Tenn., at the time of his death, Jan. 25, 1872.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaither, Henry 1751-1811 (search)
Gaither, Henry 1751-1811 Military officer; born in Maryland in 1751; was actively engaged throughout the Revolutionary War; served under General St. Clair in the campaign against the Miami Indians in 1791; and at one time was in command of Fort Adams and Fort Stoddart. He died in Georgetown, D. C., June 22, 1811.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Getty, George Washington 1819- (search)
Getty, George Washington 1819- Military officer; born in Georgetown, D. C., Oct. 2, 1819; was graduated at West Point in 1840; served in the war with Mexico, and in the Seminole War in Florida; and, becoming brigadier-general of volunteers in 1862, did excellent service in the campaign on the Peninsula. He was in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, and Fredericksburg in 1862; also in the campaign against Richmond in 1864 until August, when he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He was in the army in the Shenandoah Valley the remainder of the year. He was also in the battle at Sailor's Creek, and at the surrender of Lee. On Aug. 1, 1864, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers, and March 13, 1865, major-general in the regular army. He was commissioned colonel of the 37th Infantry in 1866; transferred to the 3d Artillery in 1871: and retired Oct. 2, 1883. His last service was as commander of the United States troops along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad during
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iturbide, Augustin de 1783-1873 (search)
the nation, and established a regency. He was declared Emperor, May 18, 1822, but rivals and public distrust caused him to abdicate, and he went to Europe in 1823. An insurrection in his favor in Mexico induced him to return in 1824, when he was seized and shot, in Padilla, July 19, 1824. His widow was granted a pension of $8,000 a year on condition that she should reside in the United States. She lived a long time in Philadelphia, and finally went to Europe. Angel, the eldest son of the Emperor, married Miss Alice Green, of Georgetown, D. C., and their son Augustin was adopted by the Emperor Maximilian as his heir. After the fall of the empire, young Augustin was educated in Georgetown College, and subsequently returned to Mexico, where his mother had large estates, and where he entered the army. In April, 1890, Lieutenant Iturbide published an attack on the Mexican government, for which he was court-martialed. The Emperor's youngest son died in Paris, France, in May, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby 1789-1858 (search)
Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby 1789-1858 Naval officer; born in Virginia, in 1789; entered the navy in 1805. From 1808 to 1812 he was engaged in the Gulf of Mexico in the suppression of piracy, smuggling, and the slave-trade. He fought the British flotilla on Lake Borgne late in 1814, when he was wounded and made captive. He commanded the Pacific squadron in 1842. He died in Georgetown, D. C., May 30, 1858.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
received orders from the King to give up his expedition; but he disobeyed, and sailed for America. The women of Paris applauded his heroism; the Queen gave him tokens of her admiration; the people extolled him for his strong enthusiasm in a good cause; and to his young wife, who was about to become a mother a second time, he wrote from the Victory: From love to me, become a good American; the welfare of America is closely bound up with the welfare of mankind. The party landed near Georgetown, S. C., April 19, 1777. They travelled by land to Philadelphia, where Lafayette immediately addressed a letter to Congress, asking leave to serve as a volunteer in the Continental army without pay. In consideration of his zeal and illustrious family and connections, that body gave him the commission of major-general, July 31, and Washington invited him to become a member of his military family. He joined the Continental army near a house on Neshaminy Creek in August. At that time he was l
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