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Saint George

(Encyclopedia) Saint George, town (1991 pop. 1,648), on St. George's Island, Bermuda. It was the capital of Bermuda until 1815, when it was replaced by Hamilton. During the American Civil War it…

Cairnes, John Elliot

(Encyclopedia) Cairnes, John Elliot kârnz, 1823–75, Irish economist, a follower of John Stuart Mill. His Slave Power (1862), a defense of the North in the American Civil War, made a great impression…

Chatham

(Encyclopedia) Chatham, city (1991 pop. 43,557), S Ont., Canada, E of Detroit, Mich., on the Thames River. It is an industrial center in a rich mixed farming and fruit-raising region. It was a…

Faust, Drew Gilpin

(Encyclopedia) Faust, Drew Gilpin (Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust), 1947–, American historian and educator, b. New York City, grad. Bryn Mawr (B.A. 1968), Univ. of Pennsylvania (M.A. 1971, Ph.D. 1975).…

Bickerdyke, Mary Ann

(Encyclopedia) Bickerdyke, Mary Ann, 1817–1901, Union nurse in the American Civil War, b. Mary Ann Ball in Knox co., Ohio. Generally called Mother Bickerdyke, she served throughout the war in the…

Shaw, Robert Gould

(Encyclopedia) Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837–63, Union hero in the American Civil War, b. Boston. An ardent white abolitionist, he was colonel of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first body of black…

Libby Prison

(Encyclopedia) Libby Prison, in Richmond, Va., a Confederate prison for captured Union officers in the American Civil War. It was previously a tobacco warehouse. Living conditions were extremely bad…

Charlotte Amalie

(Encyclopedia) Charlotte Amalie əmäl´ē, town (2010 pop. 10,354), capital of the Virgin Islands of the United States, on St. Thomas Island. It is the commercial center of the islands, a free port, and…

Lyon, Nathaniel

(Encyclopedia) Lyon, Nathaniel, 1818–61, Union general in the American Civil War, b. Eastford, Conn. After serving against the Seminole and in the Mexican War, he was stationed in California and…

Zeppelin, Ferdinand, Graf von

(Encyclopedia) Zeppelin, Ferdinand, Graf von zĕp´əlĭn, Ger. fĕr´dēnänt gräf fən tsĕp˝əlēn´, 1838–1917, German army officer and airship inventor and builder. He entered the Prussian army in 1858 and…