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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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Browne, William Washington

David M. Fahey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking. 1346 words.

Browne, William Washington (20 October 1849–21 December 1897), fraternal society leader and banker, was born in Habersham County, Georgia, the son of Joseph Browne and Mariah (maiden name...

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Severance, Louis Henry

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking. 830 words.

Severance, Louis Henry (01 August 1838–25 June 1913), capitalist and philanthropist, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Solomon Lewis Severance, a dry goods merchant, and Mary Long....

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Payne, Oliver Hazard

William Becker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking. 1152 words.

Payne, Oliver Hazard (21 July 1839–27 June 1917), business executive and philanthropist, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Henry B. Payne, a lawyer and industrialist, and Mary Perry....

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