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5. Doubleday, A., Mar. 13, 1865. Dyer, Alex. B., Mar. 13, 1865. Easton, L. E., Mar. 13, 1865. Eaton, Amos B., Mar. 13, 1865. Elliott, W. L., Nov. 13, 1865. Emory, Wm. H., Mar. 13, 1865. Fessenden, F., Mar. 13, 1865. Foster, John G., Mar. 13, 1865. Franklin, Wm. B., Mar. 13, 1865. French, Wm. H., Mar. 13, 1865. Fry, James B., Mar. 13, 1865. Garrard, Kenner, Mar. 13, 1865. Getty, Geo. W., Mar. 13, 1865. Gibbon, John, Mar. 13, 1865. Gibbs, Alfred, Mar. 13, 1865. Gibson, Geo., May 30, 1848. Gillem, Alvan G., April 12, 1865. Gilmore, Q. A., Mar. 13, 1865. Granger, Gordon, Mar. 13, 1865. Granger, Robt. S., Mar. 13, 1865. Grierson, B. H., Mar. 2, 1867. Griffin, Charles, Mar. 13, 1865. Grover, Cuvier, Mar. 13, 1865. Hardie, James A., Mar. 13, 1865. Harney, Wm. S., Mar. 13, 1865. Hartsuff, G. L., Mar. 13, 1865 Hatch, Edward, Mar. 2, 1867. Hawkins, J. P., Mar. 13, 1865. Hazen, Wm. B., Mar. 13, 1865. Heintzelman, S. P., Mar. 13, 1865. Hoffman, Wm., Mar. 13, 1865. H
28, 1864, the thanks of Congress for the skill, courage and endurance which compelled the surrender of Port Hudson and thus removed the last obstruction to the free navigation of the Mississippi River. Mustered out, Aug. 24, 1865. Barnard, John Gross. Born at Sheffield, Mass., May 19, 1815. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1833. Brevet Second Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1833. Second Lieutenant, May 15, 1835. Captain, July 7, 1838. Brevet Major, May 30, 1848. Major, Dec. 13, 1858. Chief Engineer of the department of Washington, Apr. 21 to July 2, 1861. In the Manassas campaign of July, 1861; being present at the action of Blackburn's Ford, July 18; and battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; having directed the preliminary reconnoissance upon which it was planned. Member of Joint Board constituted by the Navy department, June 25, 1861, to devise measures for promoting the efficiency of the blockade of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U. S. a
l Officers. Sprague, John Titcomb. Born in Massachusetts. Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marines, July, 1834, to July, 1837. Resigned, July 3, 1837. Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Infantry, July 3, 1837. Transferred to 8th U. S. Infantry, July 7, 1838. First Lieutenant, May 1, 1839. Regimental Adjutant, Dec. 12, 1839, to Sept. 1, 1842, and from Nov. 1, 1843, to Sept. 1, 1845. Brevet Captain, U. S. Army, Mar. 15, 1842. Captain, 8th U. S. Infantry, Sept. 21, 1846. Brevet Major, U. S. Army, May 30, 1848. Major, 1st U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861. Lieut. Colonel, 11th U. S. Infantry, Mar. 13, 1863. Colonel, 7th U. S. Infantry, June 12, 1865. Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869. Retired, Dec. 15, 1870. Died, Sept. 6, 1878. Stackpole, Joseph Lewis. Born in Massachusetts. Captain, 24th Mass. Infantry, Sept. 2, 1861. Captain, Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 30, 1862. Major, Judge Advocate, July 11, 1863. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Resigned, Ap
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States. (search)
itted it to the Senate, February 23, recommending amendments. It was amended by the Senate, and ratified as amended, March 10, by a vote of 39 to 14. Hon. Ambrose H. Sevier, of Arkansas, and Hon. Nathaniel Clifford, as envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary, carried the ratification of the amended treaty to Mexico with full powers. The treaty, with a protocol attached by the two ministers, was accepted by the Mexican senate by a vote of 33 to 5, ratifications were exchanged May 30, 1848, and the treaty was promulgated by proclamation, July 4 By this treaty the boundary was established at the Rio Grande, and all claims of Mexico to Texas, New Mexico and California were ceded to the United States. In consideration of these cessions, the United States agreed to pay $15,000,000 to Mexico, and to assume debts of Mexico to citizens of the United States, not to exceed $3,250,000. The treaty contained twenty-three articles, all of which were liberal. The area of the ceded t
ng in the North believed in the justice of the Southern cause and sympathized with the Southern people in their desperate struggle against overwhelming odds. General Smith was born at New York City, in 1819. He entered the United States military academy in 1838 and was graduated in 1842 as brevet second lieutenant, topographical engineers. He became full second lieutenant in 1843; served during the Mexican war as lieutenant of topographical engineers, and was brevetted first lieutenant May 30, 1848, for meritorious conduct while making surveys in the enemy's country. He was also employed by the government in making surveys for the improvement of Savannah river and for a ship canal across the Florida peninsula. In July, 1856, he was commissioned captain for fourteen years continuous service. During this time he had also been engaged in surveys in the department of Texas. From 1856 to 1861 he was chief engineer of the Fernandina & Cedar Keys railroad in Florida. Spending most of