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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 8 8 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 8 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 7 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 6 6 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 3 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) 3 3 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.) 3 3 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 2 2 Browse Search
Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 2 2 Browse Search
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ry, Commanding Light Company F. Captain Gordon Granger, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the West. Lt. Dubois' report. camp near Rolla, Mo., Aug. 17, 1861. Captain Gordon Granger, United States Army, Acting Adjutant-General, Army of the West: Captain: I have the honor to report that after the pickets of the enedient servant, John V. Dubois, Second Lieutenant Mounted Rifles, Commanding Light Artillery Battery. Captain Steele's report. camp near Rolla, Mo., August 17, 1861. Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my battalion, at the battle near Springfield, Mo., on the 10th instant. They respectfully, your obedient servant, Fred. K. Steele, Captain Second Infantry, Commanding Battalion. Report of Captain Carr. camp near Rolla, Mo., August 17, 1861. sir: Having been requested, through Major Sheppard, to write a report of my share in the late battle, I have the honor to state that:--On the afternoon of
Doc. 191.-Louisville (Ky.) peace resolutions, adopted August 17, 1861. Whereas,--(the preamble sets forth that there is no mistaking the position of Kentucky in the present civil war, as she is unalterably for peace.) Resolved, That while this State desires to be true to the Union, she also desires to be at peace with all the States. Resolved, That we earnestly desire the restoration of peace to every part of our beloved country, and as the speediest and surest method of effecting that result, we appeal for a cessation of the war now being made on the Union. Resolved, That we behold a dissolution of the Union a remedy for no evils, but an aggravation of all. Resolved, That we do not see how peace, enduring and substantial, is to be attained by the establishment of two independent governments within the present Union. Resolved, That we deprecate the attempt being made to produce by force the disruption of the Union. Resolved, That, for the purpose of restoring p
Doc. 192.-proclamation of Gov. Yates. State of Illinois Executive Department, Springfield, Aug. 17, 1861. To the people of Illinois:-- After urging upon the proper authorities, before and since the outbreak of hostilities, the propriety of granting to all the gallant sons of Illinois the privilege of volunteering to vindicate the supremacy of the Government, I have at length succeeded in obtaining instructions from the Secretary of War to accept all companies which shall offer themselves for the three years service. I have now the pleasure to announce that all companies which shall report, fully organized, within twenty days from this date, will be received, and that orders for the transportation, sustenance, and equipment of troops have already been given. Equipments of the best quality will be furnished in the shortest practicable period, and arms will be procured as soon as possible. An admirable camp, with ample drill and parade grounds, abundance of pure water,
Doc. 193.-nurses in the National army. General orders, no. 59. war Department, Adjutant-General's office Washington, August 17, 1861. First. So much of paragraph three of special orders, No. one hundred eighty-five from this office, dated July 12, 1861, as relates to the allowances of female nurses employed in permanent or general hospitals, is hereby rescinded, and such persons will receive, from and after the 3d inst., forty cents per day and one ration in kind or by computation, at cost price, in lieu of all emoluments except transportation in kind. Second. The minimum standard of height for one recruits is fixed at five feet three inches, instead of five feet four and a half inches, as heretofore established. Third. Every officer of the army will immediately report his address to this office, and thereafter every change of address, no matter whether permanent or temporary. Fourth. All volunteers in the service of the United States will be mustered for pa
Doc. 201.-Gen. McClellan's staff. Headquarters army of the Potomac, Washington, Aug. 20, 1861. In compliance with General Order No. 15, of August 17, 1861, from the Headquarters of the army, I hereby assume command of the Army of the Potomac, comprising the troops serving in the former departments of Washington and Northeastern Virginia, in the Valley of the Shenandoah, and in the States of Maryland and Delaware. The organization of the command into divisions and brigades will be announced hereafter. The following-named officers are attached to the staff of the Army of the Potomac: Major S. Williams, assistant adjutant-general; Captain Alex. V. Colburn, assistant adjutant-general; Col. R. B. Marcy, inspector-general; Col. T. M. Key, aide-de-camp; Capt. N. B. Swetzer, First Cavalry, aide-de-camp; Captain Edward McK. Hudson, Fourteenth infantry, aide-de-camp; Captain L. A. Williams, Tenth infantry, aide-de-camp; Major A. J. Myers, signal officer; Major Stewart Van Vleit,