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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman silver act, (search)
Sherman silver act, Passed July 17, 1890. See silver legislation.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shiloh, battle of (search)
ters at Savannah, on the Tennessee, and he there continued until the first week in April, having very little apprehension of an attack from the Confederates. General Sherman's division was just behind Shiloh Meeting-house. General Prentiss was encamped across the road to Corinth, with General McClernand's division behind his rightr, near the river, lay General Hurlbut's division and that of General Smith, under the command of Gen. W. H. L. Wallace, of Illinois. General Stuart's brigade, of Sherman's division, lay on the Hamburg road, and the division of Gen. Lew. Wallace was at Crump's Landing, below Pittsburgh Landing. Such was the Battle of Shiloh. dp to-morrow night. Almost the first intimation of the near presence of the Confederates was the wild cry of pickets flying into camp, and the sharp attack upon Sherman's troops by Hardee's division, before daylight had fairly appeared. It was a surprise. Screaming shells dashed through the forest and bullets whistled among the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Slocum, Henry Warner 1827-1894 (search)
ision. He served with distinction in the campaign on the Peninsula, in 1862, and on July 4, 1862, he was promoted major-general. In the battle of Groveton (or second battle of Bull Run), at South Mountain, and Antietam, he was signally active, and in October, 1862, was assigned to the command of the 12th Corps, which he led at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. At the latter he commanded the right wing of Meade's army. From September, 1863, to April, 1864, he guarded the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, and in the Atlanta campaign commanded the 20th Corps. In the march to the sea he commanded one of the grand divisions of Sherman's army; also through the Carolinas, until the surrender of Johnston. He resigned Sept. 28, 1865; was defeated as Democratic candidate for secretary of state of New York in 1865; was a Presidential elector in 1868; elected .to Congress in 1868 and 1870, and as Representative at large in 1884. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., April 14, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, John Eugene 1816-1897 (search)
Smith, John Eugene 1816-1897 Military officer; born in Berne, Switzerland, Aug. 3, 1816; removed to Philadelphia, where he was educated; then settled in Illinois; was aide-de-camp to Governor Yates when the Civil War began; became colonel of the 45th Illinois Volunteers in July, 1861, and served well at Forts Henry and Donelson, and in the battles of Shiloh and Corinth. In November he was made brigadier-general of volunteers; in 1862 he commanded a division in the 16th Army Corps, and was in all the operations against Vicksburg in 1863. He was afterwards in the battles near Chattanooga, and in 1864 was in the Atlanta campaign under Sherman, also in his subsequent campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas to the surrender of Johnston. He was brevetted major-general, in 1867, and retired in 1881. He died in Chicago, Ill.. Jan. 29, 1897.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, Morgan Lewis 1822-1874 (search)
the outbreak of the Civil War he re-entered the service; raised the 8th Missouri Regiment, whose members were bound by an oath never to surrender, and was chosen its colonel in 1861; brevetted brigadiergeneral, United States volunteers, in 1862. He fought at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson (where he made his famous charge up the hill in face of the enemy's fire), Shiloh, Corinth, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign, etc. Was dangerously wounded at Chickasaw Bayou. During his disability Gen. W. T. Sherman wrote him, under date of May 25, 1863: No man would prefer more than I to send you first into Vicksburg, but as things now stand you must be content to have the honor in your family, and I hope Giles Smith will be the first to lead his brigade across that cursed ditch and parapet. Was temporarily in command of the 15th Army Corps. After the war he became United States consul at Honolulu, having declined the governorship of Colorado Territory. He died in Jersey City, N. J., Dec. 29,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Terry, Alfred Howe 1827-1890 (search)
, Nov. 10, 1827; educated at Yale College; admitted to the bar in 1848, and practised from 1854 to 1860. He entered the National army as colonel of the 2d Connecticut Volunteers; led the regiment in the battle of Bull Run, retiring in good order when defeat was certain, hurrying up the rear of the retreat, and saving a large amount of government property. Returning home and raising the 7th Connecticut Volunteers, he was attached to the expedition to the coast of South Carolina, under Gen. W. T. Sherman, and occupied Hilton Head. He assisted in the capture of Port Royal and Fort Pulaski, and was placed in command of the latter; and during the summer of 1862 had command of the posts and forts on the eastern coast of Florida, having been made brigadier-general of volunteers in March. He led a division in the operations against Fort Wagner. and afterwards in the Army of the James, in its operations against Petersburg and Richmond. From May to December, 1864, he commanded the 10th Co
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
l assumes command of the Department of the Ohio......Sept. 21, 1861 Gen. William T. Sherman supersedes General Anderson in the Department of the Cumberland..... Mankato, Minn., for participation in the massacres......Dec. 26, 1862 Gen. W. T. Sherman, aided by Admiral Porter, assaults Vicksburg on the north sacres......Dec...Jan. 9, 1863 Arkansas post captured by the United States forces under W. T. Sherman and McClernand, with a fleet of gun-boats under Admiral Porter......Jan. 11burg, N. Y.......Oct. 18, 1883 Lieut.-Gen. Philip H. Sheridan succeeds Gen. W. T. Sherman, retired, in command of United States army......Nov. 1, 1883 Dr. J. Maxon Porter, born 1814, dies at Washington, D. C.......Feb. 13, 1891 Gen. William T. Sherman, born 1820, dies at New York......Feb. 14, 1891 Gen. Nathaniel P. B92 Congress appropriates $50,000 for site and pedestal for a statue of Gen. W. T. Sherman......July 5, 1892 Pinkerton detectives, attempting to land from a barg
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
the amount of $32,745.69......March 4, 1890 Semi-centennial of the laying of the corner-stone of the State university at Columbia celebrated......July 4, 1890 Limited Kansas City express on the Missouri Pacific Railroad is held up by seven highwaymen at Otterville, and express car robbed of $90,000......Aug. 17, 1890 Representatives from the Union Labor, Prohibition, and Greenback parties meet at St. Louis, Sept. 3, and organize the National Reform party......Sept. 5, 1890 Gen. W. T. Sherman dies at New York City, Feb. 14, is buried at St. Louis......Feb. 21, 1891 Legal rate of interest fixed at 8 per cent. by act of legislature, which adjourns......March 24, 1891 National industrial conference (over 650 delegates from Farmers' Alliance and mutual benefit associations) meets at St. Louis and decides to act with the People's party in the Presidential campaign......Feb. 22, 1892 National Nicaragua Canal convention, with delegates from twenty-five or more States, mee
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
17, 1890 Governor Hill is elected United States Senator from New York, receiving eightyone votes on joint ballot, to seventy-nine for Evarts......Jan. 21, 1891 Secretary of the Treasury, William Windom, born 1827, dies suddenly at a banquet at Delmonico's, New York......Jan. 29, 1891 Board of regents of the University adopt a plan for university extension under a university extension council of five representatives of colleges to be appointed annually......Feb. 11, 1891 Gen. William T. Sherman, born 1820, dies at New York......Feb. 14, 1891 Ex-Gov. Lucius Robinson dies at Elmira, aged eighty-one......March 23, 1891 Ground broken for Grant monument in New York......April 27, 1891 Charles Pratt, philanthropist, born 1830, dies at New York......May 4, 1891 School-children of the State choose the rose as State flower by a vote of: Rose, 294,816; golden-rod, 206,402; majority, 88,414......May 8, 1891 Benson John Lossing, historian, born 1813, dies at Chestnut Ri
mboat built at Cincinnati......1816 United States bank opened at Cincinnati......Jan. 28, 1817 German community established at Zoar......1817 United States bank opened at Chillicothe......October, 1817 Indians of Ohio cede all their remaining lands in that State, about 4,000,000 acres, to the State......Sept. 27, 1818 Medical college opened at Cincinnati......1819 First steamboat on Lake Erie......1819 William S. Rosecrans born at Kingston......Dec. 6, 1819 William Tecumseh Sherman born at Mansfield......Feb. 8, 1820 Population: 581,295, 14.1 to the square mile; fifth State in population......1820 Ulysses S. Grant born at Point Pleasant......April 27, 1822 Rutherford B. Hayes born at Delaware......Oct. 4, 1822 County tax of 1/2 mill levied for the support of common schools......1825 Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr., one of the first settlers of Marietta and governor of the State, 1810-14, dies at Marietta......March 29, 1825 Great tornado, the Burl
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