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 US Civil War Soldiers flag  Lewis Henry  DOUGLASS

  (b. 9 October 1840New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA   d. 19 September 1908Washington, DC, USA )  
Summary: Lewis Henry DOUGLASS was born 9 October 1840 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. Lewis Henry DOUGLASS was the child of Frederick Augustus Washington (BAILEY) DOUGLASS and Anna MURRAY

He married  Helen Amelia LOGUEN .  Helen Amelia LOGUEN  was born 1 May 1843 in Steuben County New York, USA .  She died 21 June 1936 in Washington, DC, USA . 

Lewis Henry DOUGLASS died 19 September 1908 in Washington, DC, USA.
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9 October 1840
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Washington, July 4, 10 o'clock, P.M.
Mr. Harper: - I have just returned from the scene of a sudden ...Read MORE...

World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
"The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of...Read MORE...

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S. - February 2, 1848

News 1850 - Better Get Married
Out of 258 deaths in New Bedford, Massachusetts, last year, 56 were married females, and 183 single.
The Sun - Baltimore, Maryland - January 16, 1850

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet...Read MORE...

News 1851 - December 24 – The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., burns. - December 24, 1851

USA 1853 - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations was a World's Fair held in 1853 in what is now Bryant...Read MORE...

USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated...Read MORE...

News 1857 - Unseasonable Weather
On the 22d of December, the weather was so unseasonable in the neighborhood of New Bedford,...Read MORE...

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861. education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html - December 20, 1860

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States - February 8, 1861

News 1861 - February 23 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C. after an assassination attempt in Baltimore, Maryland. - February 23, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia. - April 20, 1861

Standard of Aug. 9

The New-Bedford (Mass.) says:

"Deputy United States Marshal, S.H....

The passenger train which left Washington at a quarter to seven o'clock, yesterday morning, for...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ...Read MORE...

News 1862 - Slaves owned in Washington were emancipated on April 16, 1862, nine months before Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863. resources/ state-facts/ washington-dc.html -

News 1862 - Whale Ship Burned by Confederates
September 18, 1862

The whale ship Elisha Dunbar of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was captured and...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union). - July 3, 1863

News 1863 - A Drafted Clergyman.; HE DETERMINES TO SHOULDER THE MUSKET.
Rev. W.J. POTTER, Unitarian clergyman, in New-Bedford, Mass., was among the drafted in that town,...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known ...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west,...Read MORE...

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at...Read MORE...

News 1866 - Stole Money from Letters
A lad seventeen years of age, employed as a clerk in the postoffice at New Bedford, Massachusetts,...Read MORE...

News 1866 - A New Sect.
We see by our Eastern exchanges that a new religious sect has sprung up in New Bedford,...Read MORE...

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was...Read MORE...

News 1868 - Wealthiest in America
In proportion to population, New Bedford (Mass.) is the wealthiest city in America.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - September 3, 1868

News 1869 - Strange Assault
A man in Washington recently went to the house of a woman very sick with consumption, and beat her...Read MORE...

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

News 1870 - Babies Abandoned
A pair of baby girls have been left at a house in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and it has been...Read MORE...

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

News 1870 - 4th of July, Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving Federal Holidays
WASHINGTON, June 24. - SENATE. - The bill making the 4th of July, Christmas, New Year's and...Read MORE...

News 1870 - Our Frozen Possessions - A Sea Captain's Opinion About Mr. Seward's Purchase - The North-West Pasasge.
We make the following extracts from a letter recently written to the Titusville Herald by Capt....Read MORE...

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

News 1872 - 5 Drowned
New Bedford, Mass., January 22. - A sad accident occurred here yesterday. Five boys, two named...Read MORE...

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis &...Read MORE...

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans...Read MORE...

News 1875 - Measles
The measles keep eight hundred children out of the public schools of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Harrisburg Telegraph - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - May 31, 1875

News 1876 - July 31 - US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA) -

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped ...Read MORE...

News 1876 - Fell from Ship Topmast
Robert H. Auld, a ship-rigger, fell from the topmast of a vessel at New Bedford, Massachusetts, on...Read MORE...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those...Read MORE...

USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country. - May 1, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date. - December 6, 1884

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at...Read MORE...

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885). - January 29, 1886

News June 2, 1886: Grover Cleveland became the first president to marry in the White House

The Old Farmer's Almanac - June 2, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed. - February 2, 1887

News 1888 - January 13 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.. - January 13, 1888

News 1888 - October 9 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public in Washington, D.C. - October 9, 1888

News 1888 - It was decided by the commissioners of the District of Columbia on the 25th to honor the memory of General Sheridan by naming a new street intersection Sheridan circle.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - November 3, 1888

News 1888 - Two earthquake shocks occurred at New Bedford, Mass., on the 29th.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - November 3, 1888

News June 2, 1889 - A great flood on the Potomac River in Washington, DC flooded streets and took out a span of Long Bridge (today's 14th Street Bridge). The flood stage reached was not equaled until 1936.

National Weather Service (NOAA) - June 2, 1889

News 1890 - October 11 – In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded. - October 11, 1890

News 1890 - Explosion of Dynamite at New Bedford.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 5 - Workmen engaged in the excavation of a sewer trench in Grape street...Read MORE...

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city...Read MORE...

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition
World's Columbian Exposition is held in Chicago, commemorating the 400th anniversary of European exploratory voyages to the western hemisphere. ...Read MORE...

News 1893 - TERRIBLE. Eighty Persons Killed by a Falling Building.
Ford's Theatre in Washington Collapsed Carrying Over 400 People into the Wreck-The Place Condemned...Read MORE...

News 1893 - Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass - June 20, 1893

USA 1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It...Read MORE...

World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

Washington, May 19 - Fire swept away a whole block of commercial buildings opposite the Smithsonian ...Read MORE...

News 1896 - An Eastern Cyclone - New Bedford, Massachusetts is Devastated by Wind.
THE LOSS IS OVER $100,000.
Buildings Blown Down and Many Persons Injured - Fire Adds to the...Read MORE...

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under...Read MORE...

USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996 -

News 1898 - The Highest Monument in the world is in Washington, D.C.
It was erected in honor of George Washington. It is 555 feet high, 55 feet square at the base, and...Read MORE...

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud...Read MORE...

News February 12, 1899 - Washington D.C. hit 15 degrees below zero. -

News February 14, 1899 - A great blizzard struck the eastern U.S. Washington D.C. received 20.5 inches of snow to bring their total snow depth to nearly three feet. -

USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress,...Read MORE...

USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday....Read MORE...

World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII. - January 22, 1901

News 1901 - HAT COST HIS LIFE. Richard P. Walker Jumped Into Bay and Became Exhausted.
Washington, Aug. 9. — While endeavoring to recover the hat of a friend, which had blown off into...Read MORE...

News 1902 - January 28 – The Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, DC with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie. - January 28, 1902

World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a...Read MORE...

USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

June 16, 1903

USA 1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St....Read MORE...

News 1904 - Lightning Struck The Great Shaft. Bolt Entered Top Of Washington Monument And Followed Iron Work To Ground.
Washington, May 13.-Colonel Symons, in charge of public buildings and grounds, has reported to...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

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World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. - April 7, 1906


19 September 1908
Washington, DC, USA

Death of Lewis H. Douglass, Journalist, Printer, and Soldier. A Brilliant Record

Lewis Henry Douglass, eldest son of the late Hon. Frederick Douglass, whose death occurred Saturday morning last at his late residence 2002 17th Street, N. W., was born in New Bedford, Mass, Oct 9, 1840. Several years later the family moved to Lynn Mass., and then to Rochester, N.Y., where Lewis entered the public school of that city. At the age of sixteen he entered his father's printing office, and began to learn the printing trade.

The foreman of the office was a Scotchman, but after completing his trade, Lewis became foreman.

At the time of the capture of old John Brown, his father having suddenly to flee to England, Lewis took full charge of his father's extensive business though only nineteen years of age.

In 1863, he was teaching a school New Jersey, but when he learned that his younger brother Charles had enlisted in the 54th Infantry, he immediately resigned from this school and enlisted in the same regiment, becoming its Sergeant Major. He took part in the famous assault on Fort Wagner, where his Colonel, Robt. G. Shaw, and several hundred of the enlisted men fell. He was disabled at that time, and a year later was discharged for disability.

After the war he went across the continent seeking his fortune, and finally located in Denver, Colorado. He was employed as a compositor on the Denver News, a Democratic paper. He was forced out of that job by the "Union." He then came to Washington, and was appointed the first of his race a compositor in the Government Printing Office, and was later promoted to proof reader, but during all this time the typographical Union No. 101, of this city, was making a spirited war upon the Public Printer, Hon. A. M. Clapp, for his (Douglass') removal. This was under the administration of President Grant, who visited the office during Douglass' employment there and urged him to "stick," and he did stick; the "Union" for its own safety being obliged to open its doors to colored membership, though Douglass was made the target for the bitterest and most cowardly kind of intimidation. Threats of death, cross bones and skulls, and every other means to force him out were employed, but he would not surrender. Thus he opened the way for many others of his race who have since found employment there.

He afterwards began the publication of the New National Era. He was Editor-in Chief. This paper was the largest enterprise in the printing business ever undertaken by colored men, and the paper itself was the largest colored weekly ever published by colored men. They had their own steam presses, and all the matter printed was original matter. The paper was ably edited and conducted, but the race at that time did not measure up to the importance of such a Journal, and for lack of support it had to be suspended. Over ten thousand dollars was sunk in this enterprise.

Douglass was also a member of the Upper House in the District of Columbia Territorial Government. He took a deep interest in the organization of our present Public School system. He made a steady fight for the best that was to be had for our schools, and up to the day of his death he took a deep interest in them.

He was at one time Deputy U. S. Marshal for the District of Columbia, and at another, inspector for the Post Office Department.

Before the war he was an able support to his father, and father-in-law, the late Bishop J. W. Loguen, in docuting fugitive slaves into Canada, via the Under-ground Railroad. In politics he was a straight out Republican. He had hosts of friends in every walk of life, and especially among the younger set.

He was passionately fond of children, and children took a great liking to him, though he had none of his own.

He leaves a widow, and brother Major Charles R Douglass who is the last survivor of Frederick Douglass' family.

During Mr. Douglass' long illness he had the devoted care and attention of a loving wife, ably assisted by her niece, Miss Kathryn Crummell, who from her early youth has been a member of her Uncle Lewis' family. Interment at Harmony Cemetery.

Washington Bee, Washington, DC
Saturday, Sept 26, 1908

Lewis is buried at: National Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery Hyattsville Prince George's County Maryland, USA
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