Cleveland, OH


The harbor at the mouth of the Cuyahoga, since its improvement, by piers on each side extending into the water, is one of the best on Lake Erie, and its position at the northern terminus of the Ohio Canal, and the fertile country and enterprising population by which it is surrounded, have given it a very rapid growth, which as yet is but just commencing. It is already the second commercial town in Ohio, and bids fair even to rival Cincinnati. Besides its intercourse with the interior of the state by the Ohio Canal, and its extensive lake commerce, it communicates by the Ohio and Pennsylvania Canal with Pittsburg. and by the New York and Welland Canals with the Atlantic coast.... (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

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    - A Southern Soldier's Convention of Confederate veterans is meeting in Memphis. Campaigns/Elections
    Abraham Lincoln speaks in Pittsburgh and then continues his pre-inaugural tour to Cleveland, Ohio Campaigns/Elections
    Abraham Lincoln travels from Cleveland to Buffalo, New York meeting Grace Bedell on the way Campaigns/Elections
    Almost fifty people are killed in an horrific train wreck near Angola, New York. Crime/Disasters
    - Fourth National Women's Rights Convention held in Cleveland Legal/Political
    Freak wind storm hits Cleveland, Ohio Crime/Disasters
    - Heavy rains cause flooding and damage in Pennsylvania and Ohio Crime/Disasters
    In a Cleveland, Ohio speech, Benjamin Butler threatens President Johnson with impeachment. Campaigns/Elections
    - In Cleveland, Ohio, the Democratic-aligned Soldiers and Sailors Union, holds its first annual convention. Campaigns/Elections
    In Cleveland, Ohio, thousands hear speeches at a mass meeting of the National Union League Campaigns/Elections
    In Columbus, Ohio, thousands view President Lincoln's remains during a day at the State Capitol Personal
    In Ohio, the city of Cleveland honors Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry with a marble statue Education/Culture
    Lake Erie cargo ship explodes its boiler off Cleveland, Ohio, killing four Crime/Disasters
    Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Charles Langston is found guilty under the Fugitive Slave Law in Cleveland Legal/Political
    Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Charles Langston is sentenced to twenty days in jail Legal/Political
    Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Simeon Bushnell is found guilty in a Cleveland federal court Legal/Political
    Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Simeon Bushnell is sentenced to sixty days in jail for violation of the Fugitive Slave Law Slavery/Abolition
    President Lincoln's remains spend the day in Buffalo, New York before heading for Cleveland, Ohio Personal
    President Lincoln's remains spend the day in Cleveland, Ohio, on their journey west Personal
    - The federal trial of Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Simeon Bushnell continues in Cleveland, Ohio Legal/Political
    The first trial of the Oberlin-Wellington slave rescuers opens in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio Legal/Political
    - The National Typographical Union holds its annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio Business/Industry
    - The trial of Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Charles Langston continues in the federal court in Cleveland, Ohio Lawmaking/Litigating
    The trial of Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Charles Langston opens in the federal court in Cleveland, Ohio Lawmaking/Litigating
    William H. Seward continues his stumping tour for Republicans in Cleveland, Ohio Campaigns/Elections
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    Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH Location or Site
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    Washington (DC) National Era, "The Union," October 15, 1857
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Rescuing a Fugitive Slave,” December 14, 1858
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Health of the City,” January 3, 1859
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Republicans,” March 29, 1859
    (Omaha) Nebraskian, “Ossowatamie [Osawatomie] Brown,” April 2, 1859
    New York Herald, “The Late Scattering Elections,” April 6, 1859
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Beginning of the Presidential Campaign,” April 7, 1859
    Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Oberlin Women,” April 28, 1859
    Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The Oberlin Rescue Cases,” May 2, 1859
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Langston Sentenced,” May 12, 1859
    Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “The Oberlin Slave Rescue Cases,” May 18, 1859
    Boston (MA) Liberator, “Letter from the Hon. J. R. Giddings,” May 27, 1859
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Respect for Law,” May 30, 1859
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Glorious Fourth!,” June 28, 1859
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Another Jubilee [Jubilee] at Oberlin,” July 9, 1859
    New York Times, “Triumphal Reception of the Rescuers at Oberlin,” July 11, 1859
    Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Conviction of Brown!," November 3, 1859
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer,“Another Ray of Light,” November 7, 1859
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Harper’s Ferry Items,” January 30, 1860
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Gov. Dennison Refuses to Surrender Them,” March 10, 1860
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Wide Awakes,” August 1, 1860
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing,” September 29, 1860
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Fugitive Case,” January 24, 1861
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Interesting Incident at Camp Curtin,” April 25, 1861
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Does It Pay to Feed Passing Troops?,” July 3, 1861
    Nathan Bedford Forrest, et al, to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, September 17, 1866, Memphis, Tennessee.
    Gordon Granger, et al, to Nathan Bedford Forrest, et al., September 18, 1866, Cleveland, Ohio.
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