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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woods, Charles Robert 1827-1885 (search)
Woods, Charles Robert 1827-1885 Military officer; born in Newark, O., Feb. 19, 1827; graduated at West Point in 1852. Early in 1861 he was quartermaster on General Patterson's staff, and in October became colonel of the 76th Ohio Volunteers. He was at the capture of Fort Donelson and in the battle of Shiloh. In the Southwest, after July, 1862, he commanded a brigade in the 15th Corps, performing gallant service at Arkansas Post (see Hindman, Fort). He was in nearly all the battles around Vicksburg in 1863, and was made brigadier-general in August of that year. He commanded and led a brigade in the contests on Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, and in the Atlanta campaign he was conspicuous. In the campaign through Georgia to the sea, and through the Carolinas, he led a division of Osterhaus's corps. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general, United States army, and in 1874 was promoted colonel of the 2d United States Infantry and retired. He died in Newark, O., Fe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woodward, Ashbel 1804-1885 (search)
Woodward, Ashbel 1804-1885 Physician; born in Wellington, Conn.. June 26, 1804; graduated at the medical department of Bowdoin College in 1829, and practised in Franklin, Conn.; was surgeon of the 26th Army Corps in the Civil War and was present at the fall of Port Hudson. He spent much time in historical research. He was the author of Vindication of Gen. Israel Putnam; Historical account of the Connecticut Medical Society; Biographical sketches of the early Physicians of Norwich; Life of Gen.. Nathaniel Lyon; The two hundredth anniversary of Franklin, etc. He died in Franklin, Conn., Nov. 20, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Carroll Davidson 1840- (search)
Wright, Carroll Davidson 1840- Statistician; born in Dunbarton, N. H., July 25, 1840; received an academic education; member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1872-73; chief of the bureau of statistics of labor for Massachusetts in 1873-88; became United States commissioner of labor in 1885; and Professor of Statistics and Social Economics in the School of Comparative Jurisprudence and Diplomacy of Columbian University in 1900. He is the author of The factory system of the United States (United States census report for 1880, vol. II.) ; The relation of political Economy to the labor question; History of wages and prices in Massachusetts, 1752-1883; The industrial evolution of the United States; History and growth of the United States census, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Elizur 1804-1885 (search)
Wright, Elizur 1804-1885 Journalist; born in South Canaan, Conn., Feb. 12, 1804; graduated at Yale College in 1826; was Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Western Reserve College in 1829-33; and secretary of the American Anti-slavery Society in 1833. He was editor of Human rights in 1834-35, and the Anti-slavery magazine in 1837-38; Massachusetts abolitionist in 1839; and Daily Chronotype in 1845; was commissioner of insurance for Massachusetts in 1858-66; wrote an introduction to Whittier's Poems; and Savings Banks life insurance, etc.; contributed to the Atlantic monthly; and published several anti-slavery pamphlets. He died in Medford, Mass., Nov. 22, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Young, John Russell 1841-1899 (search)
rn to Philadelphia. After his recovery he was managing editor of the Press; again went to the war in 1864, and served under General Banks in the Red River campaign; then returned to Philadelphia and resumed editorial charge of the Press. He joined the editorial staff of the New York Tribune in 1865, and was its managing editor in 1866-69, during which time he established the Morning post in Philadelphia, and the Standard in New York; was correspondent for the New York Herald in Europe in 1871-77, when he accompanied ex-President Grant on his journey round the world. He resumed editorial work on the Herald in 1879-82, and was then appointed minister to China, which office he resigned in 1885; and was appointed librarian of Congress in 1897. He was author of Around the world with General Grant; editor of Memoral history of the City of Philadelphia, from its first settlement to the year 1895; and Narrative and critical history, 1681-1895. He died in Washington, D. C., Jan. 17, 1899.
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