Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931, [manuscript].

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Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931, [manuscript].

Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931, [manuscript].

Correspondence, military papers, speeches, photographs, printed material and memorabilia. Military papers of Hillyer include district provost marshall reports; special and general orders of Grant, Sherman, Hillyer and others, especially one of congratulations on Port Gibson; passes; accounts; oaths of allegiance; and a receipt for Ulric Dahlgren's ring. Correspondence of Hillyer, his parents, children, and Grant chiefly pertains to the Civil War. There are discussions of the secession riots in St. Louis, and Grant's "Jew Order" of Dec. 17, 1862; a denial of Grant's drunkeness at Ft. Donelson; references to various services by blacks; and descriptions of the battles of Iuka, Holly Springs, Campbell's Station and Chickamauga, and of the Chattanooga campaign. Of unusual interest are a signed copy of Grant's letter to Simon B. Buckner demanding unconditional surrender at Ft. Donelson; a draft of a letter from Grant to Henry Halleck asking either relief from Command or full restoration to it; a letter of Grant's discussing his plans for the Vicksburg campaign; and a photocopy of Robert E. Lee's April 9, 1865, letter asking for a suspension of hostilities with a forwarding note by E.O.C. Ord mentioning Sheridan. Other Civil War papers concern a Union Army scout; a claim from a spy near Richmond who supplied information for Hugh Kilpatrick's Rappahannock raid; the military service of John H.H. Ward; the Senate investigation of George K. Leet; Hillyer's connection with Mann's Accoutrement Manufacturing Company; and a reunion of the Army of the Tennessee. Hillyer family letters include considerable correspondence between Anna Rankin Hillyer and Julia Dent Grant; and correspondence of Hillyer's father from Henderson, Ky., 1825-1833. There are impressions of a Mississippi voyage to New Orleans, 1834; Lafayette College, 1842; a temperance speech by Richard Johnson, 1842; Washington, D.C., 1868-1869, including Grant's inauguration, and visits to Johnson, Grant, and Hancock; and Sewanee and the University of the South, 1873. Additional items of interest include an 1870 letter from Horace Greeley mentioning Hillyer's Congressional nomination; a lampoon of Lew Wallace; and an account of how New York Daily News reporter Benjamin Wood scooped the news of Andrew Johnson's acquittal.

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Founder and editor of Portland Courier and satirist. From the description of Collection: 1838-1851. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 122318723 Author and editor of Portland, Maine, and New York City. His wife, Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith, was an author, lyceum lecturer and early women's rights activist. From the guide to the Seba Smith papers, 1813-1867, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Satirist; founde...

Donaldson, James Lowry, 1814-1885

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American army officer. From the description of Signature to a "Statement of Forage," : Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1862 Feb. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538932 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to Ben B. Groom, 1869 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270515477 James Lowry Donaldson was an officer in the United States Army, 1836-1869, who served in the Second Seminole War, military occupation of Texas, the Mexican War, and the Civil Wa...

Ordway, Albert, 1843-1897

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New York (N.Y.) Board of Commissioners.

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Riggin, John, d. 1886.

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Dunn, W. McKee (William McKee), 1814-1887

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American congressman and army official. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "War Department," to Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, 1869 Nov. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744084 U.S. Army officer and U.S. representative from Indiana. From the description of Petition recommending W. McKee Dunn, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983358 ...

Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891

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Confederate general. From the description of Letter (copy), 1861 Sept. 11 : Manassas, Va., to G.T. Beauregard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489351 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Selma [Alabama], to Colonel Blanton Duncan, 1867 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489683 From the description of Letter, October 9, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443082432 Benjamin Stoddert E...

United States. Army. Department of the Tennessee

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University of the South

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Bates, Edward, 1793-1869

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Lawyer, politician, and U.S. attorney general. From the description of Edward Bates papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1861-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979981 Epithet: Clerk at the Treasury British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x0001e0 St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer, judge and legislator; candidate for Republican nomination for president, 1860; United States attorney general under Abraham L...

Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford, 1818-1871.

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Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863

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U.S. naval officer; commander of U.S.S. Perry off west coast of Africa and of U.S.S. Portsmouth as part of East India Squadron involved in Battle of the Barrier Forts near Canton, China (1856). From the description of Andrew H. Foote papers, 1824-1865. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 435675954 American naval officer. From the description of Autograph telegraph signed : [n.p.], to Lieut. J.P. Sanford, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham), 1816-1892

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United States engineer and architect, Meigs served in the Army Corps of Engineers as supervising architect of the United States Capitol from 1853 to 1861, during which time the building was expanded with wings and the central dome was designed and constructed. From the description of United States Capitol architectural drawings, circa 1853-1861. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269260958 American army officer. From the descriptio...

Anderson's Collegiate Institute.

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Col. Mann's Infantry and Cavalry Accoutrements.

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Moody, James L.

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Principal planner for the city of Johnson City, Tenn. From the description of James D. Moody collection, 1889-1954. (East Tennessee State University). WorldCat record id: 36311663 ...

Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874

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U.S. Provost Marshall General, Department of the Tennessee, 1862-1863; Bvt. Brigadier General; personal friend of Ulysses Grant. From the description of Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931, [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647821186 Hillyer was born in Kentucky, educated in Indiana and admitted to the Indiana bar before he was 21. He practiced law and served in the Indiana Legislature. In 1855 he moved to St. Louis, Mo., where...

Sprague, William, 1830-1915

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American army officer, and United States senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Providence, to an unidentified recipient, 1862 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575332 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Providence?, to Judge G.W. Paschal, 1875 Jun. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575325 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Providence, to Judge G.W. Paschal, 1873 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270...

Lafayette College (Easton, Northampton County, Pa.)

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Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898

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General during the Civil War; congressman from California (1881-1885); U.S. Register of the Treasury (1885-1893). From the description of Papers, 1864-1895. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 24039377 William Starke Rosecrans was an inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and United States Army officer during the Civil War. He was the victor at prominent Western Theater battles such as Second Corinth, Stones River, and the Tullahoma Campaign,...

Republican Party (N.Y.)

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The Republican Party in New York predates the national party, which was not officially formed until 1854. From the guide to the Republican Party Broadside, 1837, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...

Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (b. April 27,1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-d. July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and later served as the Union general who brought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to an end. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States and served two terms. Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek P...

Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

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American jurist and politician. From the description of Letter signed : "War Department," to William Pitt Fessenden, 1862 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580939 U.S. secretary of war 1862-1868. From the description of Telegram (draft) : ms. : Washington, D.C., to Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox C.H., Va., 1865 Apr. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380613 Secretary of War; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. ...

Van Dorn, Earl, 1820-1863

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Major General Earl Van Dorn was a Confederate general, originally from Mississippi. He was born near Port Gibson (Miss.) on Sept. 17, 1820. After graduating from West Point (N. Y. ) in 1842, he began a long career in the army. He was recognized for gallant and meritorious service during the Mexican War in 1848. He also served in the Seminole Indian War and in the West. When he resigned his U.S. Army commission, he was a major in the famous 2nd Cavalry Regiment. He was commissioned a colonel of c...

Chambers, Alexander, 1832-1888.

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Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896

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Mathew Brady was a prominent American photographer, best known for his battlefield photos during the Civil War. From the description of Mathew Brady letter, Washington, D.C., to E.C. Stedman, 1879 March 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 82087446 From the description of Letter, Washington, D.C., to E.C. Stedman, 1879 March 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50061938 Mathew B. Brady (ca. 1823-1896) was a...

Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

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Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennes...

Silliam, Benjamin, 1816-1885.

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Shields, Charles W. (Charles Woodruff), 1825-1904

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Van Lew, Elizabeth L., 1818-1900

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Elizabeth L. Van Lew (1818-1900) was an American abolitionist and federal agent during the U.S. Civil War. She aided the Union cause by providing intelligence reports from Richmond, Virginia, where she lived. She helped Union prisoners escape from their captors and also was involved in the "underground railroad". After the war, President Grant appointed her Postmaster of Richmond; then in 1877 she went to Washington, D.C. to work in the U.S. Post Office Department. She returned to Richmond durin...

Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895

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U.S. secretary of state, secretary of the treasury, postmaster general, jurist, statesman, and soldier. From the description of Walter Quintin Gresham papers, 1857-1932 (bulk 1883-1895). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84052759 Walter Quintin Gresham was a lawyer, soldier, judge, and politician. A native of Harrison County, Ind., Gresham practiced law in Corydon, served a term in the state legislature, served with the 38th and 53rd Indiana Regiments during the Civil War, ran ...

Rawlins, John A. (John Aaron), 1831-1869

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American lawyer and soldier. From the description of Document signed : War Department, 1869 Aug. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616341 Colonel and close friend of Grant. From the description of John A. Rawlins letter, 1863 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 631793518 Lawyer from Galena, Ill. who was a military aide to General Grant during the Civil War and his close personal friend. From the description of Letter, April 5, 1866. (A...

Wells, William, 1837-1892.

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Longstreet, James, 1821-1904

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U.S. railroad commissioner, army officer, and diplomat. From the description of James Longstreet papers, 1858-circa 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980713 James Longstreet, military man, businessman, diplomat, and railway commissioner, was born 8 January 1821, in Edgefield District, South Carolina, and died 2 January 1904, in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (1842) and served in the Mexican War before he resigned from the U.S. Army ...

Williams, John Stuart

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Resident of Bucks County, Pa. From the description of Genealogical notes and correspondence, 1818-1930. (Bucks County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 70963542 ...

Grant, Julia Dent, 1826-1902

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Wife of Ulysses S. Grant. From the description of Letter : [New York], N.Y., to [Anna Rankin] Hillyer, [18]85 Feb. 28. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 31860776 Wife of President Grant. From the description of Autograph note in pencil signed : [Washington, D.C.], to General Albert J. Myer, [1874?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590745 From the description of Autograph letter signed (in pencil) : "Executive Mansion," "Dear G...

Hillyer, Catherine, d.1836.

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Fenton, Reuben E. (Reuben Eaton), 1819-1885

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Born in the Town of Carroll, Chautauqua County, New York on 4 July 1819, and was educated in a rural school. At the age of twenty he moved to Jamestown, where he entered the lumber business and soon became a prosperous merchant. He also studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. Elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1852, he vigorously opposed the extention of Slavery, and soon afterward joined the Republican Party and was elected to Congress of that party, representing the Chautauqua Distr...

Grant, Jesse Root, 1858-1934

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Grant settled in California and in the 1890s was an early developer of Tia Juana now Tijuana, Mexico, as a gambling resort. He married Elizabeth Chapman, who was from a prominent family in San Francisco (her father was William Chapman, one of the founders of the California Academy of Sciences). From the description of Jesse R. Grant papers, circa 1915-1934. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26786462 ...

Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872

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Union Army general. From the description of Civil War letters, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70978909 From the description of Civil War letters and general order of George Gordon Meade, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166428745 United States Army general during the Civil War. From the description of George G. Meade letter, 1867 Nov. 5. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255632060 Meade was a US Army officer, ...

Buckingham, William A. (William Alfred), 1804-1875

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U.S. senator and governor of Connecticut. From the description of Letter of William A. Buckingham, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452131 Gov. of Connecticut. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Hubert P. Main, 1870 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530879 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Norwich, Connecticut, to O.D. Barrett, 1873 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526212 From...

Douglas, Robert M. (Robert Martin), 1849-1917

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Son of Stephen A. Douglas; lawyer, Greensboro, North Carolina; private secretary to Ulysses S. Grant; U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Letters and biographical sketch: Greensboro, N.C., to Frank E. Stevens, Chicago, Ill., 1908-1910. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29551849 Son of Stephen A. Douglas; lawyer, Greensboro, N.C.; private secretary to Ulysses S. Grant; U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Le...

Ward, William Thomas, 1808-1878.

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Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925

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Soldier, railroad builder, and author. From the description of James Harrison Wilson papers, circa 1862-1923 (bulk 1890-1915). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452964 Military engineer, Civil War general and cavalry commander, post-war railroad man. From the description of Papers, 1864-1876. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 62725438 American soldier and engineer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Keo...

Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

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Writer, newspaper correspondent and editor, and Civil War reporter. From the description of Cabinet photograph, 1863 June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70971318 Editor of the NEW YORK SUN. From the description of Papers, 1865-1885. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 42584183 American newspaper editor, member of Brook Farm and Assistant Secretary of War. From the description of Papers of Charles A. Dana manuscript], 1844-1895. (U...

Grover, Cuvier, 1828-1885,

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Ward, John Henry Hobart, 1823-1901.

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Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887

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A native of Maine, Washburne became a Galena, Illinois lawyer and served in the U. S. House of Representatives from Illinois (1853-1869). A supporter of both Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, he was American minister to France (1869-1877). From the description of Letter, 1854, 1857, and 1877. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 443060766 From the description of Letters, 1849-1872, nd. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 226...

McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900

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Illinois politician and soldier. From the description of Report, 1861 Nov. 12. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49252333 Prior to his appointment as Brigadier General of the volunteers by Abraham Lincoln, McClernand had served in the Black Hawk War, studied law and passed the bar, been elected to the Illinois legislature and to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served under Grant at Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Arkansas Post, until ...

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

Smith, Thomas Kilby, 1820-1887.

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Thomas Kilby Smith, Union general. From 1843 to 1853, practiced law in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1853 he became special agent in the Post Office Department at Washington, and later served as U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Ohio and deputy clerk of Hamilton County. In October 1861, Thomas Kilby Smith was commissioned Colonel of the 54th Regiment of Ohio Infantry, which he commanded at Shiloh and the advance on Corinth. He 1863-1864 he fought in under Sherman and Grant in Mississippi and Tenn...

Webster, J. D. (Joseph Dana), 1811-1876

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Curtin, Andrew Gregg, 1817-1894.

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Governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Attorney General Hoar, 1869 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527031 Andrew Gregg Curtin was the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Governor of Pennsylvania during the Civil War. From the description of A.G. Curtin letter to James T. Hale, 1855 March 29. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 49839092 ...

Ramsay, George Douglas, 1802-1882

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Sharpe, George Henry, 1828-1900

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Born February 26, 1828, in Kingston, New York, Sharpe attended Yale University and graduated from Rutgers University in 1847. He entered private practice in New York City, New York from 1848 to 1851, with the firm of Bidwell & Strong (now known as Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft). He was Secretary of the United States Legation in Vienna, Austrian Empire for the United States Department of State from 1851 to 1852. He resumed private practice in Kingston from 1854 to 1861. He served in the United St...

Ingalls, Rufus, 1818-1893

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U.S. Army Captain and assistant quartermaster assigned to duty at Fort Vancouver; of Denmark, Me. From the description of Rufus Ingalls letter, 1853 Sept. 9. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70978486 General Rufus Ingalls (1820-1893), went to Oregon in 1849 as quartermaster with the rank of captain, under Major Hathaway, who established the post at Fort Vancouver. From the description of Letter : to Major General Thomas S. Jesup, Quartermas...

Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870

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Thomas was born at Newsom's Depot, Southampton County, Virginia, five miles (8 km) from the North Carolina border. His father, John Thomas, of Welsh descent, and his mother, Elizabeth Rochelle Thomas, a descendant of French Huguenot immigrants, had six children. George had three sisters and two brothers. The family led an upper-class plantation lifestyle. By 1829, they owned 685 acres (2.77 km2) and 24 slaves. John died in a farm accident when George was 13, leaving the family in financial diffi...

Veatch, James Clifford, 1819-1895

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A native and resident of Spencer County, Ind., James Clifford Veatch was a farmer, lawyer, local politician, and member of the Indiana State Legislature before serving as an officer with the 25th Indiana Regiment in the Civil War. He served with the Army of the Tennessee, with William T. Sherman, and the Department of the Gulf. By 1868 he resumed his legal practice, served as collector of internal revenue, and was a presidential elector in 1884. Afterwards he retired, but maintained his politica...

Dodge, Grenville M., 1831-1916

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Grenville M. Dodge of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Civil War general; prominent national railroad surveyor and engineer; and U.S. Representative. Dodge conducted surveys for the Illinois Central, Rock Island (Mississippi to Missouri line), and the Union Pacific railroads before the Civil War. He was commissioned as Colonel with the 4th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and promoted to Brigadier General of the United States Volunteers in 1862 and then Major General in 1864. In addition to combat, he...

Washburn, C. C. (Cadwallader Colden), 1818-1882

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Governor of and U.S. representative from Wisconsin, industrialist, lawyer, and army officer. From the description of C. C. Washburn correspondence, 1877 August 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981317 American soldier, congressman and industrialist; Gov. of Wisconsin. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to E.R. Hoar, Attorney General, 1869 Mar. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659714 ...

Van Wyck, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1824-1895

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Lawyer from New York, serving in Congress at the time of this letter, then served in the Civil War and returned to Congress. Later moved to Nebraska. From the description of Letter, March 9, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 56089354 ...

Leet, George K.

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Cramer, Mary France Grant, 1939-

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