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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
war may last ten years. Where are our ranks to be filled from then? And again he writes: I am very anxious about you. You have to move, and make arrangements to go to some point of safety which you must select. The Mount Vernon plate and pictures ought to be secured. War is inevitable, and there is no telling when it will burst around you. Virginia yesterday, I understand, joined the Confederate States. What policy they may adopt I can not conjecture. And Mrs. Lee, from Arlington, May 5, 1861 , sent the following note to General Scott in Washington: my dear General: Hearing that you desire to see the account of my husband's reception in Richmond, I have sent it to you. No honors can reconcile us to this fratricidal war which we would have laid down our lives freely to avert. Whatever may happen, I feel that I may expect from your kindness all the protection you can in honor afford. Nothing can ever make me forget your kind appreciation of Mr. Lee. If you knew all you
58. God for our native land! by Rev. Dr. Bethune. Sung at his church, 21st Street, New York city, May 5, 1861. God's blessing be upon Our own, our native land! The land our fathers won By the strong heart and hand, The keen axe and the brand, When they felled the forest's pride, And the tyrant foe defied, The free, the rich, the wide; God for our native land! Up with the starry sign, The red stripes and the white! Where'er its glories shine, In peace, or in the fight, We own its high command; For the Flag our fathers gave, O'er our children's heads shall wave, And their children's children's grave! God for our native land! Who doth that Flag defy, We challenge as our foe; Who will not for it die, Out from us he must go! So let them understand. Who that dear Flag disclaim, Which won their fathers' fame, We brand with endless shame! God for our native land! Our native land! to thee, In one united vow, To keep thee strong and free, And glorious as now-- We pledge each heart an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mordecai, Alfred 1804-1887 (search)
Mordecai, Alfred 1804-1887 Military officer; born in Warrenton, N. C., Jan. 3, 1804; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1823; promoted captain of ordnance in 1832; became a member of the ordnance hoard in 1839; was appointed assistant inspector of arsenals in 1842; and resigned from the Army May 5, 1861. His publications include Digest of military laws; Ordnance manual for the use of officers in the United States army; Reports of experiments on gunpowder; and Artillery for the United States land service, as devised and arranged by the ordnance board. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 23, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
n flag raised and saluted with artillery on Federal Hill, Baltimore, but on the third round the cannon are seized and the flag pulled down......April 18, 1861 Attack on Massachusetts troops in Baltimore by a mob, several soldiers and civilians killed and wounded......April 19, 1861 House of Delegates rejects a secession ordinance by 53 to 13......April 29, 1861 United States volunteers under General Butler take possession of the Relay house on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad......May 5, 1861 General Butler, at the head of 900 men, occupies Baltimore without opposition......May 13, 1861 Confederates invade the State and occupy Frederick, Sept. 8, 1862. General Lee issues a proclamation to the people of Maryland promising protection and assistance in regaining their rights. On Sept. 10 the Confederates evacuate the city, and it is occupied by the Army of the Potomac......Sept. 12, 1861 Battle of South Mountain, Sept. 14, and Antietam......Sept. 17, 1861 State legis
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Virginia, 1861 (search)
1861 April 20: Destruction of Norfolk Navy YardMASSACHUSETTS--3d Infantry; U. S. Navy "Pawnee." May 5: Evacuation of AlexandriaBy Confederates. May 9: Engagement, Gloucester PointU. S. Navy--"Yankee." May 18-19: Engagement, Sewell's PointU. S. Navy--"Monticello." May 20: Demonstration on HamptonVERMONT--1st Infantry. May 24: Occupation of Arlington HeightsMICHIGAN--1st Infantry. NEW JERSEY--1st, 2d and 3d Infantry. NEW YORK--Varian's Battery Light Arty.; 5th, 7th S. M., 11th, 12th S. M., 14th S. M., 25th S. M., 28th S. M., and 69th S. M. Infantry. UNITED STATES--2d Cavalry (Co. "I"), Battery "E" 3d Arty. May 24: Occupation of AlexandriaMICHIGAN--1st Infantry. NEW YORK--11th (Ellsworth's Zouaves) Infantry; Ellsworth killed. May 29: Occupation of Newport NewsNEW YORK--1st and 2d Infantry. June 1: Skirmish, Fairfax Court HouseUNITED STATES--2d Cavalry (Co. "B"). Union loss, 1 killed, 4 wounded. Total, 5. June 1: Skirmish, Arlington MillsMICHIGAN--1st Infantry (Co. "E"). NEW YOR
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (search)
Infantry. Organized at Harrisburg June 22, 1863, for the protection of Pennsylvania against Lee's invasion. Duty in Dept. of the Susquehanna, near Gettysburg, Pa., June 26. Mustered out July 31, 1863. 27th Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry.--(Washington Brigade) Organized at Philadeuphia January, 1861. Moved to Baltimore, Md., April 18. Attacked in streets of Baltimore April 19. Returned to Philadelphia and reorganized for three years. Mustered in May 31 to date from May 5, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., June 17-18. Attached to 1st Brigade, Miles' Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Blenker's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Stahel's Brigade, Blenker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Blenker's 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Blenker's Division, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps,
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), To the same. (search)
To the same. Wayland, May 5, 1861. I am glad to witness the universal enthusiasm for the U. S. flag, though the sight of that flag always inspires a degree of sadness in my own breast. I should so delight in having it thoroughly worthy of being honored! But every flap of the stars and stripes repeats to me the story of those poor slaves who, through great perils and sufferings, succeeded in making their way to Fort Pickens, strengthened by the faith that President Lincoln was their friend, and that his soldiers would protect them. They were chained and sent back to their masters, who whipped them till they nearly died under the lash. When such things are done under the U. S. flag, I cannot and I will not say, God bless it! Nay, unless it ceases from this iniquity, I say, deliberately and solemnly, May the curse of God rest upon it! May it be trampled in the dust, kicked by rebels, and spit upon by tyrants! But I think it will cease from this iniquity. These wicked things
n, Aide-de-Camp, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 10, 1862. Resigned, May 12, 1863. Brevet Major, Lieut. Colonel and Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Capron, Adin B. Born in Massachusetts. Sergeant and Sergeant Major, 2d R. I. Infantry, May 5, 1861; mustered, June 6, 1861. Second Lieutenant, July 24, 1861. First Lieutenant, July 24, 1862. First Lieutenant, U. S. Signal Corps, Mar. 3, 1863. Brevet Captain, U. S. Army, Dec. 5, 1864, and Brevet Major, U S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Muster Madison. Born in Massachusetts. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860. Brevet Second Lieutenant, 2d U. S. Artillery, July 1, 1860. Second Lieutenant, 3d U. S. Artillery, Sept. 27, 1860. Transferred to Ordnance Corps, May 5, 1861. First Lieutenant, Ordnance, July 1, 1861. Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863. Brevet Major, Mar. 13, 1865. Major, Ordnance, June 23, 1874. Lieut. Colonel, Ordnance, Aug. 2, 1879. Colonel, Ordnance, Jan. 3, 1887. Whittier, Charles Albert.
Henry. Born in Massachusetts. Chaplain, 114th N. Y. Infantry; commissioned, Feb. 5, 1863, to rank, Sept. 8, 1862. Resigned, Sept. 29, 1863. Capron, Adin Ballou. Born in Massachusetts. Sergeant and Sergeant Major, 2d R. I. Infantry, May 5, 1861; mustered, June 6, 1861. Second Lieutenant, July 24, 1861. First Lieutenant, July 24, 1862. First Lieutenant, U. S. Signal Corps, Mar. 3, 1863. See U. S. Army. Capron, Horace. See General Officers. Caraher, Andrew Patrick. Born in61. Resigned, Aug. 28, 1861. Major, Surgeon, 10th N. Y. Cavalry, Nov. 20, 1861. First Lieutenant, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 2, 1863. See U. S. Army. Penniman, Jesse B. Born in Massachusetts. Private, 2d Iowa Infantry, May 5, 1861; mustered, May 28, 1861. Second Sergeant, 15th Iowa Infantry, Nov. 16, 1861. Sergeant Major, Dec. 1, 1861. Second Lieutenant, Feb. 20, 1862. Killed at the battle of Shiloh, Tenn., Apr. 6, 1862. Pent, Samuel. Private, 38th Mass. Infantry
, 1864, Colonel Bowles in command. (1238) November 30th, Capt. A. D. McInnis in command. (1364) December 31st, Colonel Bowles in command. No. 95—(1268) Law's brigade, Field's division, Appomattox campaign, Lieutenant-Colonel Scruggs in command of regiment. (1171) January 3, 1865, Colonel Bowles in command. (1179) Inspection reports. (1269) February 28, 1865. Lieutenant-Colonel Scruggs in command. The Fifth Alabama infantry. The Fifth Alabama regiment was organized at Montgomery, May 5, 1861. Its first duty was at Pensacola, Fla. In August it was ordered to report to the commanding officer of the army of Northern Virginia. Its first colonel was the renowned Robert E. Rodes, who was promoted to brigadier-general, October 21, 1861, and to the rank of major-general, May 2, 1863. He was distinguished in all the battles of Northern Virginia and was wounded and disabled at Seven Pines, but recovered sufficiently to resume command of the brigade at the battles of Boonsboro and
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