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Lossing, Benson John 1813-1891

Overview
Works: 834 works in 2,152 publications in 2 languages and 24,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Poetry  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Engraver, Composer, Illustrator, Honoree, Former owner, Correspondent
Classifications: E468.7, 973.7
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Mathew Brady's illustrated history of the Civil War, 1861-65 and the causes that led up to the great conflict by Benson John Lossing( Book )

22 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a chronological summary and record of every engagement compiled from the official records of the War Department
The pictorial field-book of the revolution ; or, illustrations, by pen and pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the war for independence by Benson John Lossing( Book )

71 editions published between 1850 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of the young nation and the sacrifices that made the colonies' dream of freedom become a reality
The pictorial field-book of the War of 1812 : or, Illustrations, by pen and pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the last war for American independence by Benson John Lossing( Book )

51 editions published between 1868 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial history of the Civil War in the United States of America by Benson John Lossing( Book )

43 editions published between 1866 and 1990 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Philip Schuyler by Benson John Lossing( Book )

32 editions published between 1860 and 2000 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections and private memoirs of Washington by George Washington Parke Custis( Book )

15 editions published between 1859 and 2008 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and times of Washington by John Frederick Schroeder( Book )

10 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hudson, from the wilderness to the sea by Benson John Lossing( Book )

29 editions published between 1866 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes bibliographical references
The home of Washington; or, Mount Vernon and its associations, historical, biographical, and pictorial by Benson John Lossing( Book )

26 editions published between 1859 and 2000 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M'Fingal : an epic poem by John Trumbull( Book )

19 editions published between 1857 and 1881 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the literary productions of that day, having for its theme the character and doings of the men and times of the Revolution, the remarkable epic entitled M'Fingal is confessedly most deserving of immortality. For the manners of the poem, there is no record of the period which supplies so vivid a presentation of the old Revolutionary Whig habits of thinking and acting. - Introduction
Lives of the signers of the Declaration of Independence : a reprint of the 1848 original by Benson John Lossing( Book )

11 editions published between 1848 and 1998 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1776, fifty-six Americans signed a simple document which unalterably changed the course of this country. Most know of the importance of the Declaration of Independence, but few know much about its Signers. This book (originally published in 1848 by eminent 19th-century historian, Benson J. Lossing) provides a brief biography of each signer of the Declaration. Accompanied by fifty engravings, these biographies shed light on what Lossing terms, 'the chief events in the lives of the men who stood sponsors at the baptism in blood of our infant republic.' Through this book - long used in American schools - we, too, can discover the private and public virtues of those venerated Americans who helped create the most stable and enviable nation in the world."--Page 4 of cover
The Empire State : a compendious history of the Commonwealth of New York by Benson John Lossing( Book )

13 editions published between 1887 and 1996 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Washington's Mount Vernon, or : Mount Vernon and its associations, historical, biographical, and pictorial by Benson John Lossing( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details George Washington's public and private life that includes his forty-five year campaign as chief architect and planner of the Mount Vernon estate
Mary and Martha, the mother and the wife of George Washington by Benson John Lossing( Book )

7 editions published between 1886 and 1985 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historic volume features detailed biographies of Mary Ball Washington, the first President's mother, and Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, his wife. With his father dead by the time Washington was 11 and his wife spending many years beside him in military camps, these women played a vital role in the first President's childhood and adult life. Mary Ball married Augustine Washington in 1731 at the age of 17. She would go on to have six children, George, Betty, Samuel, John Augustine, Charles and Mildred, before her husband's death in 1743. Unlike most widows at the time, Mary would never remarry. She managed the estate and plantation where her family lived until her eldest son, George, came of age to take over. Mary would teach George everything he needed to know about managing the real estate and would inspire him to obtain more property and wealth in the days before his military and presidential career. Today, her home is a public museum, and a university in Fredericksburg, Virginia is named in her honor. Martha Custis was exceedingly wealthy even before she met George Washington. Shortly after their marriage in 1759, Washington led the Continental Army, and Martha traveled with him, spending many weeks in the Revolutionary War winter encampments at Valley Forge. One winter, Martha traveled ten days and hundreds of miles to be with her husband after a battle in 1777. After Washington was elected President, Martha opposed his accepting of the title, but continued to host events and important politicians in their home. She has been honored with memorials of various kinds, including having been the only woman whose portrait has appeared on the face of a U.S. currency note and the first American woman to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp. While they often do not receive much credit, these strong women taught him about business, provided him with great wealth, stayed with him during his long military career, and participated in politics by his side. They say behind every good man is a great woman, but in George Washington's case, he had two extraordinary ones
Eminent Americans, comprising brief biographies of leading statesmen, patriots, orators and others, men and women, who have made American history by Benson John Lossing( Book )

39 editions published between 1855 and 1977 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vassar college and its founder. by Benson John Lossing( Book )

14 editions published between 1867 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the United States. For families and libraries by Benson John Lossing( Book )

24 editions published between 1857 and 2000 in English and German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lives of the signers of the Declaration of Independence : a reprint of the 1848 original
Alternative Names
Benson John Lossing American journalist

Lossing, Benson 1813-1891

Lossing, Benson J.

Lossing, Benson J. 1813-1891

Lossing, Benson J. (Benson John), 1813-1891

Lossing, Benson John 1813-1891

Lossing (Benson John Lossing) 1813-1891

Languages
English (525)

German (4)

Covers
The pictorial field-book of the War of 1812 : or, Illustrations, by pen and pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the last war for American independencePictorial history of the Civil War in the United States of AmericaBiographical sketches of the signers of the Declaration of American independence : the Declaration historically considered ; and a sketch of the leading events connected with the adoption of the Articles of confederation and of the Federal ConstitutionLives of the signers of the Declaration of Independence : a reprint of the 1848 originalGeorge Washington's Mount Vernon, or : Mount Vernon and its associations, historical, biographical, and pictorialVassar college and its founder.My heart goes home : a Hudson Valley memoir