The Cyclopedic Review of Current History Volume 6

The Cyclopedic Review of Current History Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...June 24, 1849. In 1851 he became prefect of the Vincentian College at Cape Girardeau. In 1857 he was summoned to Paris, and there appointed head of the community in the United States. He became bishop of Buffalo in 1868, and immediately thereafter was called to Rome to take part in a council. He witnessed the bombardment of Rome by Garibaldi's forces. He was several times called to important missions abroad, and he was very popular in his diocese, being beloved by Catholics, Protestants, and unbelievers alike. Silliman, Justus M., for twenty-five years professor of mining engineering in Lafayette College, Easton, Penn.; born in New Canaan, Conn., Jan. 25, 1842; died Apr. 15. He served three years in the Army of the Potomac in the Civil War; then taught for five years in Troy (N. Y.) Academy, and was graduated in 1870 at the Troy Polytechnic Institute. He had been at Lafayette College since 1871. Smith," Gustavus W., military officer; born in Kentucky Jan. 1, 1822; died in New York city June 23. Was graduated at West Point in 1842, and served two years in construction of fortifications at New London, Conn.; was for one year professor of engineering and the art of war at West Point. He distinguished himself in the Mexican war, being twice brevetted for gallantry--at Cerro Gordo and at Contreras and Churubusco. At the outbreak of the Civil War he entered the Confederate service as major-general in the Army of Northern Virginia. At Fair Oaks he was in chief command of the army after the wounding of General Joseph E. Johnston. At the close of the war he was in command of the Georgia state militia. He was afterward engaged in business enterprises, and was for a time insurance commissioner of Kentucky. Steers, James Rich, last survivor of the firm...
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  • English
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  • 1236493796
  • 9781236493798