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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The First cavalry. (search)
tive service, undergoing a thorough course of drill at Chestnut Hill, under the instructions of James H. Stevenson, who had just returned from California, after serving a term of enlistment as sergeant in the First United States Dragoons. William Rotch Wister, Esq., was captain of the troop, and, on hearing of Colonel Schurz's authority, he visited Washington to try and have his men accepted as part of Schurz's regiment. On his return, the following note was received: War Department, June 14th, 1861. Captain William Rotch Wister, Philadelphia: Dear Sir :--This department, I am instructed by the Secretary to say to you, will accept your light horse company, to be attached to the regiment of cavalry being formed to serve for three years, or during the war, if ready to be so mustered, and will, in that event, furnish the holsters, pistols, and swords, but not the uniforms, horses, or equipments. Very respectfully, (Signed) J. P. Sanderson, Chief Clerk. They felt very muc
military strategy. Of camp gossip one would suppose that a man so eminent as General Johnston would take no cognizance, still less repeat it as the substance of a charge against another. In connection with the foregoing letter of General Johnston, it may be as well to give here the roster of the Generals of the Confederate army in 1861-62. They were as follows: Samuel Cooper, to rank May 16, 1861. Albert Sidney Johnston, to rank May 30, 1861. Robert E. Lee, to rank June 14, 1861. J. E. Johnston, to rank July 4, 1861. G. T. Beauregard, to rank July 2r, 1861. Braxton Bragg, to rank April 12, 1862. To explain even more fully the position taken by Mr. Davis in assigning the abovenamed officers to their relative rank, the following extract is taken from Destruction and reconstruction by General Richard Taylor. He writes: Near the close of President Buchanan's administration, in 1860, died General Jessup, Quartermaster-General of the United Stat
Doc. 35.-proclamations of Gov. Letcher, June 14, 1861. To the People of North-Western Virginia: The sovereign people of Virginia, unbiassed, and by their own free choice, have, by a majority of nearly one hundred thousand qualified voters, severed the ties that heretofore bound them to the Government of the United Statest Huttonsville. Come with your own good weapons and meet them as brothers! [L. S.] Given under my hand, and under the seal of the Commonwealth, this 14th day of June, 1861, and in the 35th year of the Commonwealth. By the Governor: John Letcher. Geo. W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. To the People of Virginia: ry, 1861, is now in full force in this Commonwealth, and must be respected and obeyed. [L. S.] Given under my hand, as Governor, and under the seal of the Commonwealth, this 14th day of June, 1861, and in the eighty-fifth year of the Commonwealth. John Letcher. By the Governor, Geo. W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
n of the Confederate records below. As for the body of this History it has been thought best to employ the titles most commonly used, and found in the popular reference works. The highest rank attained is given in every case together with the date of the commission conferring such rank. Generals, regular Beauregard, P. G. T., July 21, 1861. Bragg, Braxton, April 6, 1862. Cooper, Samuel, May 16, 1861. Johnston, A. S., May 30, 1861. Johnston, J. E., July 4, 1861. Lee, Robert E., June 14, 1861. General, provisional army Smith, E. Kirby, Feb. 19, 1864. Generals, provisional army (with temporary rank) Hood, John B., July 18, 1864. Lieutenant-generals, provisional army Buckner, S. B., Sept. 20, 1864. Ewell, Richard S., May 23, 1863. Forrest, N. B., Feb. 28, 1865. Hampton, Wade, Feb. 14, 1865. Hardee, Wm. J., Oct. 10, 1862. Hill, Ambrose P., May 24, 1863. Hill, Daniel H., July 11, 1863. Holmes, T. H., Oct. 13, 1862. Jackson, T. J., Oct. 10, 1862. Lee, Steph
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
he largest city of his native State. His personal courage had been severely tested on several occasions; notably at Hernando, Mississippi, where he was assaulted in the streets by three Matlock brothers and their overseer Bean. Pistols and bowieknives were freely used, and after a terrible fight, in which thirteen shots were fired, the three Matlocks and Forrest all wounded, his assailants fled and left him master of the field. Lieutenant-Colonel of a cavalry battalion. On the 14th of June, 1861, Nathan Bedford Forrest was enrolled as a private in a Confederate cavalry company, and went into camp near Randolph, Tennessee. About the 10th of July, 1861, Hon. Isham G. Harris, the great war Governor of Tennessee, knowing Forrest well and having a high regard for the man, telegraphed him to come to Memphis, and there, through the aid of General Polk, procured authority for him to raise a regiment of cavalry for Confederate service. This was somewhat difficult authority to obtain
Doc. 250.-speech of John S. Carlisle, in the Wheeling Convention, June 14, 1861. I think, sir, that a moment's consideration will satisfy this Convention that upon this question there is at least no difference of opinion between the advocates of a separation of this State. If I may be allowed, I can claim some credit for my sincerity, when I say that it has been an object for which I have labored at least since the year 1850. The Convention that met in Richmond in that year and adopted our present State Constitution, clearly disclosed, to my mind, the utter incompatibility consistent with the interests of the people of North-western Virginia of remaining in a connection with the Eastern portion of the State. And, sir, the first favorable opportunity that discovered itself to me for affecting that separation was in the Convention that met in this city in May last. And I appeal to members who are present, and who were members of that Convention, to say if I did not zealously p
ir men killed or wounded: Companies A, Capt. Fusch; C, Capt. Stone; D, Capt. Richardson; E, Capt. Cole; F, Capt. Gratz; G, Capt. Cavender; K, Capt. Burke. Company B, Capt. Maurice, has one wounded and one missing; Company H, Capt. Yates, has one killed and four wounded; Company I, Capt. Miller, one wounded. The following interesting documents were found among others equally interesting and more decidedly treasonable: Headquarters First Regiment Rifles, M. S. G., Booneville, Mo., June 14, 1861. General orders no. 3.--The commanders of companies of the regiment and of the troops attached will bring their companies to Booneville with the greatest despatch. They will proceed to move the instant this order is received, bringing with them all arms and ammunition it is possible to procure. The expenses of said movements will be paid by the State. All orders of a prior date conflicting with this from any Headquarters whatever will be disobeyed. By order of Colonel J. S. Marm
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, California, 1861 (search)
nt) and Volunteers. May 28: Skirmish, South Fork, Eel RiverUNITED STATES--7th Infantry (Detachment) and Volunteers. May 30: Skirmish, Keatuck CreekUNITED STATES--7th Infantry (Detachment) and Volunteers. June 2: Skirmish, Larabee's HouseUNITED STATES--4th Infantry (Detachment) and Volunteers. June 4: Skirmish, Eel River, opposite Bell SpringUNITED STATES--7th Infantry (Detachment) and Volunteers. June 8: Skirmish, Larabee's HouseUNITED STATES--4th Infantry (Detachment) and Volunteers. June 14: Skirmish, South Fork, Eel RiverUNITED STATES--4th Infantry (Detachment) and Volunteers. June 16: Skirmish, South Fork, Eel RiverUNITED STATES--4th Infantry (Detachment) and Volunteers. June 17: Skirmish, KettenshawUNITED STATES--4th Infantry (Detachment) and Volunteers. July 21: Skirmish, South Fork, Eel RiverUNITED STATES--6th Infantry (Detachment) and Volunteers. Aug. 3-12: Scout from Fort Crook, to Round ValleyUNITED STATES--1st Dragoons (Detachment Co. "F"). Aug. 5: Skirmish, Pitt
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Maryland, 1861 (search)
tia Infantry. May 13: Occupation of Baltimore by U. S. TroopsMASSACHUSETTS--6th Militia Infantry; Cook's Battery Light Arty. NEW YORK--8th Militia Infantry. June 10-July 7: Expedition to RockvilleDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--2d, 3d, 5th and 8th Battalions Infantry. NEW HAMPSHIRE--1st Infantry. NEW YORK--9th State Militia Infantry. PENNSYLVANIA--17th Infantry. UNITED STATES--Griffin's Battery "D," 5th Arty.; 1st Dragoons (Owens' Company). June 11: Occupation of CumberlandINDIANA--11th Infantry. June 14: Skirmish, Seneca MillsDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--2d Battalion Infantry. June 17: Skirmish, Conrad's FerryNEW HAMPSHIRE--1st Infantry (5 Cos.). June 18: Skirmish, Goose Creek (Edward's Ferry)PENNSYLVANIA--1st and 17th Infantry. UNITED STATES--1st Dragoons (Cos. "B," "C," "D" and "I"). Union loss, 1 killed, 4 wounded. Total, 5. June 18: Action, Edward's FerryUNITED STATES--Battery "D," 5th Arty (Section). July 7: Skirmish, Great FallsDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--8th Battalion Infantry. Loss, 2 kille
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1861 (search)
1861 April 20: Seizure of Liberty ArsenalBy Confederates. May 4: Affair at Kansas CitySeizure of Property. May 10: Capture of Camp JacksonMISSOURI--3d Infantry; 1st, 3d and 4th Reserve Corps. May 10: Riot, St. Louis, Fifth and Wainut StreetsMISSOURI--5th Reserve Corps. May 15: Expedition from St. Louis to PotosiMISSOURI--1st (Co. "A") and 5th (Co. "A") Infantry. June 13-17: Expedition from St. Louis to BoonevilleUNITED STATES--Battery "F" 2d Arty.; 2d Infantry Co. "B"). June 14: Capture of Jefferson CityMISSOURI--1st and 2d Infantry. UNITED STATES--Battery "F" 2d Arty.; 2d Infantry (Co. "B"). June 17: Engagement, BoonevilleMISSOURI--1st and 2d Infantry. UNITED STATES--Battery "F" 1st Arty.; 2d Infantry (Co. "B"); 2 Co's Recruits U. S. Army. Union loss, 2 killed, 17 wounded. Total, 19. June 17: Skirmish, IndependenceMISSOURI--Detachment of Volunteers under Capt. Stanley. June 18: Skirmish, Camp ColeUnion Home Guard. Union loss, 15 killed, 52 wounded. Total, 67. June 22-23: E
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