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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 9 9 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 6 6 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 4 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 3 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 3 3 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 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
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 2 2 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 2 2 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 2 2 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Appendix B: the First black soldiers. (search)
Appendix B: the First black soldiers. It is well known that the first systematic attempt to organize colored troops during the war of the rebellion was the so-called Hunter regiment. The officer originally detailed to recruit for this purpose was Sergeant C. T. Trowbridge, of the New York Volunteer Engineers (Col. Serrell). His detail was dated May 7, 1862, S. O. 84 Dept. South. Enlistments came in very slowly, and no wonder. The white officers and soldiers were generally opposed to the experiment, and filled the ears of the negroes with the same tales which had been told them by their masters,--that the Yankees really meant to sell them to Cuba, and the like. The mildest threats were that they would be made to work without pay (which turned out to be the case), and that they would be put in the front rank in every battle. Nobody could assure them that they and their families would be freed by the Government, if they fought for it, since no such policy had been adopted.
own, not intending to fight within range of the enemy's gun-boats. This makes us very anxious about Norfolk. May 5th, 1862. Yesterday we had a blessed Sabbath, undisturbed by rumours; it is generally a day of startling reports set afloat by idlers. The Bishop preached and administered confirmation at St. Paul's. The President was a candidate for confirmation, but was detained by business. It is such a blessing to have so many of our public men God-fearing, praying Christians! May 7th, 1862. Our peaceful Sabbath here was one of fearful strife at Williamsburg. We met and whipped the enemy Oh, that we could drive them from our land forever! Much blood spilt on both sides; our dear W. B. N. is reported missing --oh, that heart-sinking word! How short a time since that blessed glimpse of his bright face, as he passed through town, and now he is on his weary way to some Northern prison; at least we hope so. His poor wife and mother! Our young friend G. W. was killed! Ho
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
my part to murder your women and children, and made your letter so offensive that it will terminate our intercourse; and so soon as General Butler arrives with his forces, I shall turn over the charge of the city to him and assume my naval duties. Very respectfully, etc., D. G. Farragut, Flag-officer, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. His Honor The Mayor And City Council of New Orleans. Reports of Captain T. Bailey, Second in command. United States Gun-Boat Cayuga, At Sea, May 7, 1862. Sir — Having found it impossible to get the Colorado over the bars of the Mississippi, I sent a large portion of her guns and crew, filling up deficiencies of both in the different vessels, and, with my aid, Act. Midshipman Higginson, steward, and boat's crew, followed up myself, hoisting, by authority of the flag-officer, my red, distinguishing flag as second in command, first on the Oneida, Commander Lee, and afterwards on the Cayuga. That brave, resolute, and indefatigable offic
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
partment in regular order, and being quickly recorded as they were received, it happens that many of the events of the war are narrated out of their proper order, and the earlier performances are behind the later ones. This cannot well be helped, and it would probably make confusion if the writer attempted to remedy the evil. When General McClellan had captured Yorktown he almost immediately moved part of his army up the river in transports in the direction of West Point. On the 7th of May, 1862, Lieutenant T. H. Stevens reported that, hearing the firing of heavy cannon, he proceeded on board the Lieutenant Leonard Paulding. Wachusett, for the purpose of joining his command, which he had passed on the way up; when General Franklin telegraphed him that he was attacked by a superior force and desired the assistance of the gun-boats--that he wanted immediate support, etc. At this moment the gun-boat Maratanza was engaged. two miles below. in endeavoring to haul the gun-
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
royed some of our bridges and greatly injured the roads. We are rapidly repairing them. Our advance guards are within 6 miles of Corinth. Deserters report that Beauregard has received large re-enforcements from New Orleans, South Carolina, and Georgia, and is very confident of being able to repulse any attack we may make. This country is almost a wilderness and very difficult to operate in. H. W. Halleck, Major, federal. Hon. E. M. Stanton. Five miles from Corinth, Midnight, May 7, 1862. A few days ago Lieutenant-Colonel Adams was captured by the enemy near this place. To-day a flag of truce was sent forward to effect his exchange. The advanced forces of the enemy, under Hardee, are 2 miles outside of the defenses at Corinth. The evidences are strong that the enemy are in force at Corinth. Pope's whole army will move forward in the morning to drive the enemy within his works. A severe battle will probably be fought. H. W. Halleck, Major-General. Hon. E. M.
pointed by corps or division commanders and for company officers by brigade commanders. By command of General Beauregard: Thomas Jordan, Assistant Adjutant-General. General orders, no.--. Hdqrs. Army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., May 7, 1862. The command of the Army of the Mississippi having been devolved upon me, is assumed with unfeigned diffidence, but with a confidence inspired by the justice of our cause, which nothing can shake. Removed to a higher position by the junction of another army with us, our late commander, who never meets a foe but to conquer, will still lead us to victory. Braxton Bragg, General, Commanding. headquarters Western Department, Corinth, Miss.,., May 7, 1862. General Braxton Bragg, Comdg. Army of the Mississippi: General: It has been brought to the notice of the commanding general that on yesterday about noon one of our regiments on the Monterey road fell back more than a mile in disorder and without cause, firing cannon at the
onnaissance to-day on the Corinth road and also on a road which strikes off to Farmington. The enemy's pickets were about 4 miles ahead of us on the Corinth road yesterday, and we have repaired the road that far. D. C. Buell. headquarters, May 7, 1862. General Mitchel, Huntsville: All the troops on the Nashville and Decatur and the Nashville and Chattanooga lines are placed under your orders. As matters now stand you can do nothing more than render secure Nashville and Middle Tennessee.ins than to establish small intermediate stations along your lines. Shelbyville should be occupied. Call upon Generals Dumont and Negley for information as to troops thus put under your command. James B. Fry, Chief of Staff. headquarters, May 7, 1862. Col. W. W. Duffield, Nashville: Proceed instantly to Louisville and assume command of all troops in Kentucky, except the Seventh Division, under General Morgan, at Cumberland Gap. You are authorized to appoint provost-marshals and organ
ommenced in Kansas, and over 600 men were soon mustered in. The regiment, however, was not mustered into the United States service until January 13, 1863. It was then designated the First Kansas Colored Volunteers, but its name was changed, in December, 1864, to the 79th United States Colored Infantry. Recruiting for a black regiment had, also, been undertaken in South Carolina by General Hunter, and an officer, Sergeant C. T. Trowbridge, had been detailed for that purpose as early as May 7, 1862. The recruiting progressed slowly, and was attended with so many difficulties and discouragements that a complete regimental organization was not effected until Jan. 31, 1863. Some of the companies, however, were organized at an earlier date. Colonel T. W. Higginson was assigned to the command of this regiment, his commission dating back to November 10, 1862. Trowbridge was made Captain of the first company organized, and subsequently promoted to the Lieutenant-Colonelcy. This regime
2.             9th New York Burnside's ---------- 8 61 6 75 Farmington, Miss.             May 3, 1862.             2d Iowa Cavalry Pope's ---------- 2 45 4 51 Williamsburg, Va.             May 5, 1862.             70th New York Hooker's Third 79 138 113 330 72d New York Hooker's Third 59 90 46 195 8th New Jersey Hooker's Third 35 122 4 161 6th New Jersey Hooker's Third 39 74 26 139 5th Michigan Kearny's Third 29 115 -- 144 West Point, Va.             May 7, 1862.             31st New York Franklin's Sixth 23 33 27 83 McDowell, Va.             May 8, 1862.             25th Ohio Milroy's ---------- 6 51 1 58 82d Ohio Milroy's ---------- 6 50 1 57 Russell House, Miss             May 17, 1862.             8th Missouri Sherman's ---------- 10 30 -- 40 Princeton, W. Va.             May 17, 1862.             37th Ohio Cox's ---------- 13 45 -- 58 S
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
le to get a day's rations. The small depot at Gloucester Point lost little or nothing. The meat from there came to the army at Baltimore Cross-roads. Small amount, at Jamestown Island, not removed, of little value. To sum up, then: the amount of loss sustained by the department by the withdrawal of the Army I regard as so inconsiderable in comparison with the number of troops as to justify me in stating that the loss was nothing. (Signed) R. G. Cole. Headquarters, Barhamsville, May 7, 1862. General: The enemy has a large fleet of gunboats (seven iron-clads) and transports at West Point. He has been landing troops and artillery under his guns, but in a position in which we cannot reach him. The want of provision, and of any mode of obtaining it here-still more the dearth of forage-makes it impossible to wait to attack him while landing; the sight of the iron-clad boats makes me apprehensive for Richmond, too-so I move on in two columns, one by the New Kent road, under Ma
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