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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 41 41 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 29 29 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 27 27 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 14 14 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 10 10 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 8 8 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 8 8 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 7 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 7 7 Browse Search
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) 6 6 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
HuamantlaOct. 9, 1847 AtlixcoOct. 18, 1847 Civil War. Fort Sumter (Evacuated)April 14, 1861 Big Bethel (Va.)June 10, 1861 Booneville (Mo.)June 17, 1861 Carthage (Mo.)July 6, 1861 Rich Mountain (Va.)July 10, 1861 Bull Run (Va.) (first)July 21, 1861 Wilson's Creek (Mo.)Aug. 10, 1861 Hatteras Forts CapturedAug. 26-30, 1861 Carnifex Ferry (Va.)Sept. 10, 1861 Lexington (Mo.)Sept. 20, 1861 Santa Rosa IslandOct. 9, 1861 Ball's Bluff (Va.)Oct. 21, 1861 Port Royal Expedition (S. C.)Oct. HuamantlaOct. 9, 1847 AtlixcoOct. 18, 1847 Civil War. Fort Sumter (Evacuated)April 14, 1861 Big Bethel (Va.)June 10, 1861 Booneville (Mo.)June 17, 1861 Carthage (Mo.)July 6, 1861 Rich Mountain (Va.)July 10, 1861 Bull Run (Va.) (first)July 21, 1861 Wilson's Creek (Mo.)Aug. 10, 1861 Hatteras Forts CapturedAug. 26-30, 1861 Carnifex Ferry (Va.)Sept. 10, 1861 Lexington (Mo.)Sept. 20, 1861 Santa Rosa IslandOct. 9, 1861 Ball's Bluff (Va.)Oct. 21, 1861 Port Royal Expedition (S. C.)Oct.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blackburn's Ford, battle at. (search)
Blackburn's Ford, battle at. Preliminary to the severe conflict at Bull Run (July 21, 1861) was a sharp fight on the same stream. at Blackburn's Ford. This ford was guarded by a Confederate force under Gen. James Longstreet. Some National troops under Gen. D. Tyler, a part of McDowell's advancing army, went out towards this ford on a reconnoissance on the 18th. The troops consisted of Richardson's brigade, a squadron of cavalry, and Ayres's battery. Sherman's brigade was held in reserve. He found the Confederates there in strong force, partly concealed by woods. Hoping to draw their fire and discover their exact position, a 20-pound gun of Ayres's batter fired a slot at random among them. A battery in view only responded with grape-shot. Richardson sent forward the 2d Michigan Regiment as skirmishers, who were soon engaged in a hot contest on low ground. The 3d Michigan, 1st Massachusetts, and 12th New York pushed forward, and were son fighting severely. Cavalry and two
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, (search)
odman process of hollow casting, cooled from the interior; adopted by the United States for all sea-coast cannon, 1860. First 10-lb. Parrot gun, of iron, cast hollow, cooled from the inside and strengthened by an exterior tube made of wrought-iron bars spirally coiled and shrunk on; made at the West Point foundry, 1860. 15-in. Rodman gun, weighing 49,000 lbs., cast by the South Boston Iron Company, 1860. Parrott gun first put to test of active warfare in the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861. Gatling rapid-firing gun, from five to ten barrels around one common axis; tenbarrel Gatling discharges 1,200 shots a minute; range, 3,000 yds.; invented in 1861. S. B. Dean, of South Boston Iron Company, patents a process of rough boring bronze guns and forcibly expanding the bore to its finished size by means of mandrels, 1869. Pneumatic dynamite torpedo-gun built and mounted at Fort Lafayette (founded on invention of D. M. Mefford, of Ohio), 1885. Congress makes an approp
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
nz Sigel and Confederates under General Jackson; Sigel retreats......July 5, 1861 Senate, by vote of 32 to 10, expels Mason and Hunter, of Virginia; Clingman and Bragg, of North Carolina; Chestnut, of South Carolina; Nicholson, of Tennessee; Sebastian and Mitchell, of Arkansas, Hemphill and Wigfall, of Texas......July 11, 1861 [These Senators had vacated their seats at the previous session.] Congress authorizes a loan of $250,000,000......July 17, 1861 Battle of Bull Run......July 21, 1861 Gen. George B. McClellan ordered to Washington......July 22, 1861 Congress authorizes the enlistment of 500,000 men......July 22, 1861 Gen. William S. Rosecrans assumes command of the Department of the Ohio......July 23, 1861 Gen. John C. Fremont assumes command of the Western Department......July 25, 1861 Gen. George B. McClellan assumes command of the Division of the Potomac......July 27, 1861 State troops of Tennessee transferred to the Confederate government......J
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
te government by the governor......June 8, 1861 Affair at Big Bethel, near Fortress Monroe......June 10, 1861 General Patterson crosses the Potomac at Williamsport......July 2, 1861 Affair at Rich Mountain, W. Va.; the Confederates under Col. George H. Pegram defeated by the Federals under General Rosecrans......July 11, 1861 Battle at Carricksford, W. Va.; Confederates defeated, with the loss of their general, Robert S. Garnett......July 14, 1861 Battle of Bull Run......July 21, 1861 General Patterson relieves Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks in command of the Department of the Shenandoah......July 25, 1861 Maj.-Gen. George B. McClellan appointed to the Army of the Potomac......July 27, 1861 Holding or accepting office under the federal government declared treason by the State......Aug. 1, 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff......Oct. 21, 1861 West Virginia votes for a separation from Virginia; vote substantially unanimous......Oct. 24, 1861 Confederate armies in Vi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Willcox, Orlando Bolivar 1823- (search)
., April 16, 1823; graduated at West Point in 1847; served in Texas and in Florida, and resigned in 1857. In May, 1861, he became colonel of the 1st Michigan Infantry, and was the first to arrive at Washington. D. C., after the call of the President in April, 1861. With Colonel Ellsworth he took possession of Alexandria. He commanded a brigade in the battle of Bull Run, where he was severely wounded and made prisoner. On his exchange in 1862 he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, his commission dating from July 21, 1861. He was active in the Army of the Potomac until after the battle at Fredericksburg, and was temporarily in command of the 9th Army Corps in central Kentucky. In 1863-64 he was engaged in eastern Tennessee; and in the Richmond campaign, ending in the surrender of Lee, he commanded a division in the 9th Corps. In March. 1865, he was brevetted majorgeneral, United States army; in 1886 promoted brigadier-general, United States army, and in 1887 was retired.