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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wood, Fernando 1812-1881 (search)
Wood, Fernando 1812-1881 Legislator; born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 14, 1812; removed to New York in 1820, and became a shipping merchant; was active in public matters; chairman of the Young Men's Political Organization in New York City in 1839; member of Congress in 1841-43; elected mayor of New York in 1854, 1856, 1859, and 1861; and was again a member of Congress in 1863-65 and 1867-77. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 14, 1881. See New York City. The following is the text of Mayor Wood's message of Jan. 6, 1861, in favor of establishing New York City as an independent State. To the Honorable the Common Council: Gentlemen,—We are entering upon the public duties of the year under circumstances as unprecedented as they are gloomy and painful to contemplate. The great trading and producing interests of not only the city of New York, but of the entire country, are prostrated by a monetary crisis; and although similar calamities have before befallen us, it is the fi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woodbridge, William 1780-1861 (search)
Woodbridge, William 1780-1861 Governor; born in Norwich, Conn., Aug. 20, 1780; went with his father to Marietta, O., in 1791, being one of the first settlers of the Northwestern Territory; was admitted to the bar in 1806; prosecuting attorney for New London county, O., in 1808-14; made secretary of Michigan Territory by President Madison, and settled in Detroit; member of Congress in 1819-20; judge of the Michigan Supreme Court in 1828-32; governor of Michigan in 1840-41, member of the United States Senate in 1841-47. He died in Detroit, Mich., Oct. 20, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woolsey, Theodore Dwight 1801-1889 (search)
Woolsey, Theodore Dwight 1801-1889 Educator; born in New York City, Oct. 31, 1801; graduated at Yale College in 1820; studied theology at Princeton; was licensed to preach in 1825, and became Professor of Greek in Yale in 1831. He was elected president of Yale College in 1846, and resigned the office in 1871. He resided in New Haven afterwards, giving instruction in the Law School. Dr. Woolsey was the author of several valuable works, and editor of classical volumes. He died in New Haven, Conn., July 1, 1889.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Worth, William Jenkins 1794-1849 (search)
Worth, William Jenkins 1794-1849 Military officer; born in Hudson, N. Y., March 1, 1794; began life as a clerk in a store at Hudson, and entered the military service, as lieutenant of infantry, in May, 1813. He was highly distinguished in the battles of Chippewa and at Lundy's Lane, in July, 1814, and was severely wounded in the latter contest. He was in command of cadets at West Point from 1820 to 1828, and in 1838 was made colonel of the 8th United States Infantry. He served in the Seminole War from 1840 to 1842, and was in command of the army in Florida in 1841-42. He was brevetted a brigadiergeneral in March, 1842, commanded a brigade under General Taylor in Mexico in 1846, and was distinguished in the capture of Monterey. In 1847-48 he commanded a division, under General Scott, in the capture of Vera Cruz, and in the battles from Cerro Gordo to the assault and capture of the city of Mexico. He was brevetted major-general, and was presented with a sword by Congress, by
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrangel, Ferdinand, Baron von 1796-1870 (search)
Wrangel, Ferdinand, Baron von 1796-1870 Explorer; born in Esthonia, Russia, Dec. 29, 1796; educated in the Naval Academy of St. Petersburg; made two voyages around the world in 1817-19 and 1825-27; commanded an expedition to the Polar Sea in 1820-24; and was governor of the Russian possessions in North America (Alaska) in 1829-34. He died in Dorpat, Russia, June 6, 1870. wrecks
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Frances 1795-1852 (search)
Wright, Frances 1795-1852 Reformer; born in Dundee, Scotland, Sept. 6, 1795; travelled in the United States in 1818-20 and again in 1825; and purchased in the latter year 2,000 acres of land in Tennessee, where she established a colony of emancipated slaves. She lectured extensively on slavery and established what were called Fanny Wright societies. She published Views on Society and manners in America, etc. She died in Cincinnati, O., Dec. 14, 1852.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Horatio Gouverneur 1820-1899 (search)
Wright, Horatio Gouverneur 1820-1899 Military engineer; born in Clinton, Conn., March 6, 1820; graduated at West Point in 1842, remaining two years as assistant Professor of Engineering. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers in September, 1861, and major-general in July, 1862. He was chief engineer of Heintzelman's division at the battle of Bull Run, and in Horatio Gouverneur Wright. the Port Royal expedition he commanded a brigade. In February, 1862, he was in the expedition that captured Fernandina, Fla., and commanded a division in the attack on Secessionville, S. C., in June, 1862. In July he was assigned to the Department of the Ohio, and commanded the 1st Division, 6th Corps, in the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. After General Sedgwick's death he was in command of the 6th Corps, which he led in the Richmond campaign until July, 1864, when he was sent to the defence of the national capital, and afterwards (August to December) was engaged in the Shenandoah cam
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