Charles Graham Halpine was born in Oldcastle, co. Meath, Ireland to Reverend Nicholas John Halpin and Anne Grehan.
In 1849 John Jacob Astor gave Halleck an annuit of forty pounds a year, on which Halleck retired with his unmarried sister to his native town. During this period, Halleck composed many poems, including "Connecticut" and "Young America."
Following his resignation from the army in 1864, Halpine took up permanent residence in New York and became editor and later proprietor of The Citizen, a journal that "advocated for reform in the civil administration in New York city".
Appleton cites as Heron's gretaest theatrical achievement as being her role in Camille, for which she earned about $200,000.
Homer was elected an associate of the National academy in 1864, and an academician the following year.
Among his works for the Japanese government, House worked to secure the return of the "Simonoeski Indemnity" From the US government, which was effected in 1882.
In 1886 Howells accepted a salaried position with Harper's Magazine as head of the "Editor's Study," in which he outlined his thoery for modern fiction.
Joseph Jefferson III made his chidlhood stage debut at the age of three in "Pizzaro,, or the Death of Rolls."
Among Keene's threatrical successes is her production of "The Seven Sisters" which ran for 169 nights beginning on Oct. 26, 1860.
Kellogg debut as Gilda in Rigoletto" in 1864 at the Academy of music in New York; however, she did not gain fame until 1864 as Marguerite in Gounod's "Faust."
In 1863, on returning to Philadelphia from Boston, Leland wrote and illustrated his political satire "The Book of Cooperheads."
Appleton claims Lester to be a descendant of Jonathan Edwards on his maternal side.
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