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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 8 8 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 6 6 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 4 4 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 2 2 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) 2 2 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. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 2 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 2 2 Browse Search
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for all that is dearest to men; and though opposed to a foe who disregards many of the usages of civilized war, your humanity to the wounded and the prisoners was the fit and crowning glory to your valor. Defenders of a just cause, may God have you in his keeping. Jefferson Davis. The General will cause the above to be read to the troops under his command. The following, printed in extremely large type, appeared, by General Butler's orders, in his organ, the New-Orleans Delta, June twelfth, 1862: On May thirty-first, Richmond was evacuated, and General McClellan took possession of the city! General Banks had driven Stonewall Jackson headlong to the foot of General McDowell, who before this had probably kicked him over the border. So end the drama!-it is enough (!) Comment is unnecessary. There was much inquiry among the soldiers at other parts of the line regarding the particulars of the engagement, but the victory was looked upon as a matter of course. Notwithstanding the
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the two governments. (search)
r Department. Secretary of War: Joseph Holt (appointed Jan. 18, 1861); Simon Cameron (appointed March 5, 1861) Secretary of War: Edwin M. Stanton (appointed January 15, 1862). Assistant secretaries of War: Assistant Secretary of War: Thomas A. Scott (appointed Aug. 3, 1861 Assistant Secretary of War: Peter H. Watson (appointed Jan. 24, 1862) Assistant Secretary of War: John Tucker (appointed Jan. 29, 1862) Assistant Secretary of War: Christopher P. Wolcott (appointed June 12, 1862 Assistant Secretary of War: resigned Jan. 23, 1863) Assistant Secretary of War: Charles A. Dana (appointed August, 1863). (Colonel Scott was regularly commissioned under the act of August 3, 1861, authorizing the appointment of one assistant secretary of war. Subsequently three assistant secretaries were authorized by law.) Adjutant-General's Department Colonel Samuel Cooper * (resigned March 7, 1861) Brig.-Gen. Lorenzo Thomas (assigned to other duty March 23, 186
, and we often escaped as by a miracle from the dangers which surrounded us. It was only by this exposure of himself that he could insure the extraordinary success which invariably crowned his expeditions and military operations. The object of this excursion soon appeared. Our cavalry force received orders to provide themselves with rations for three days, and on the 12th we commenced that ride round the army of General McClellan which attracted so much attention even in Europe. June 12, 1862. It was two o'clock in the morning, and we were all fast asleep, when General Stuart's clear voice awoke us with the words, Gentlemen, in ten minutes every man must be in his saddle! In half the time all the members of the Staff were dressed, and the horses had been fed; and the ten minutes were scarcely up when we galloped off to overtake the main body, which we reached by about five o'clock. Our command was composed of parts of the different regiments of the brigade, and consiste
oes not seem to be dispirited by his late reverses. The New York Herald acknowledges the defeat of the 31st, but says they recovered their loss next day; but the whole tone of that and other Northern papers proves that they know that their defeat was complete, though they will not acknowledge it. They are marshalling their forces for another On to Richmond. O God, to Thee, to Thee alone, do we look for deliverance. Thou, who canst do all things, have mercy upon us and help us! June June 12, 1862. We are more successful in Virginia than elsewhere. The whole Mississippi River, except Vicksburg and its environs, is now in the hands of the enemy, and that place must surrender, though it holds out most nobly, amidst the most inveterate efforts to take it. Memphis has fallen! How my spirit chafes and grieves over our losses I O God, let us not be given over a hissing and a reproach to our enemies. June 15th, 1862. General Stuart has just returned to camp after a most wonder
moving into the battle of Cross Keys they passed General Ewell. He said to the commanding officer, Colonel Johnson, you ought to affix a bucktail to your colors as a trophy. Whereupon Colonel Johnson took a bucktail from the cap of one of the men in ranks and tied it to the color lance above the colors, where it was carried in pride and triumph in all the battles of the regiment. After the battle of Port Republic, General Ewell issued the following order: Headquarters Third Division, June 12, 1862. General Order, No. 30. In commemoration of the gallant conduct of the First Maryland Regiment on June 6th, instant, when led by Colonel Bradley T. Johnson, they drove back with loss the Pennsylvania Bucktail Rifles, in the engagement near Harrisonburgh, Buckingham County, Virginia, authority is given to have one of the captured bucktails (the insignium of the Federal Regiment) appended to the color staff of the First Maryland Regiment. By order of Major-General Ewell. James B
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
's men as prisoners. So overwhelming was the number of Jackson's troops that Tyler was compelled to retreat. This was done in good order, save the stampede of those who ran before the fight was fairly opened. Tyler's Report to Shields, June 12, 1862. He was pursued about five miles, gallantly covered by Carroll and his cavalry. Upon him I relied, said Tyler, and was not disappointed. Report of General Tyler to General Shields, June 12, 1862. The National troops employed in third strJune 12, 1862. The National troops employed in third struggle were the Seventh Indiana; Fifth, Seventh, and Twenty-ninth Ohio; and the First Virginia, with sections of Captains Clarke and Huntington's batteries, on the right; and the Eighty-fourth and One Hundred and Tenth Pennsylvania; Sixty-sixth Ohio, and sections of Captains Clarke, Huntington, and Robinson's batteries, and a company each of the Fifth and Sixty-sixth Ohio, as skirmishers, on the left, which was the key of the position. In the engagement and retreat the Confederates captured four
March 28-June 18, 1862.-Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) campaign. Events. Mar. 28, 1862.-Brig. Gen. George W. Morgan, U. S. Army, assigned to command of Seventh Division, Army of the Ohio, and ordered to operate against Cumberland Gsp. April 29, 1862.-skirmish near Cumberland Gap. June 10, 1862.-skirmish at Wilson's Gap.-skirmish at Rogers' Gap. June 11-12, 1862.-skirmishes in Big Creek Gap June 15, 1862.-action at Big Creek Gap. June 18, 1862.-skirmish at Wilson's Gap.--Cumberland Gap occupied by Union forces. Reports, etc. No. 1.-Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, U. S. Army, with dispatches relating to Brigadier-General Morgan's report. No. 2.-Brig. Gen. George W. Morgan, U. S. Army, commanding Seventh Division, Army of the Ohio. No. 3.-Capt. Jacob T. Foster, First Wisconsin Battery, Chief of Artillery of operations June 6-18. No. 4.-Brig. Gen. Samuel P. Carter, U. S. Army, commanding Twenty-fourth Brigade, Army of the Ohio, of operations June 8-16. No. 5.-Brig. Gen.
hat our expedition has accomplished all we expected to do, has determined me to retire the forces, taking different routes, so as to drive Starnes to Knoxville. I shall make another demonstration against Chattanooga this morning, during which time the trains will be descending the mountain. Colonel Turchin's command may be expected via Bellefonte. Yours, very truly, Jas. S. Negley, Brigadier-General, Commanding. General O. M. Mitchel, Huntsville, Ala. Shelbyville, Tenn., June 12, 1862. Our expedition into East Tennessee has proved successful. We are returning with 80 prisoners, including a number of prominent officers. Also captured a drove of cattle and a large quantity of horses intended for the rebel army. The defeat of General Adams' rebel forces in Sweeden's Cove was much more complete than reported. He escaped without sword, hat, or horse. We silenced the enemy7s batteries at Chattanooga on the evening of the 7th after a fierce cannonading of three hours
tant-General. General orders, no. 29. Hdqrs. Army of the Mississippi, Tupelo, July 17, 1862. Division commanders may authorize all regiments, battalions, and batteries of this army, engaged at Shiloh on the 6th and 7th of April, 1862, that did not behave discreditably on that field, to inscribe Shiloh on their standards and colors. By command of Major-General Hardee: T. B. Roy, Assistant Adjutant-General. Armament, &c., of the troops stationed in and around Grenada, Miss., June 12, 1862. Name of company, battalion, or regiment. Number and kind of arms. Number unarmed. Amount of ammunition. Total present. Total absent. Total present and absent 1st Alabama Regiment       111 58 169 33d Mississippi Regiment 397 condemned muskets 979 Without ammunition 669 310 979 Pointe Coupee Light Artillery 6 3-inch rifled, 2 howitzers, 4 smooth-bores, 3 3/4 inches.   150 3-inch rifle fixed ammunition; 600 rounds fixed 6-pounder smooth-bore; 200 rounds 12-pounder howitze
on or Chattanooga, or else hold the position, and concentrate all the force you can spare at such a point. McMinnville and some strong mountain position not far in advance of that, within supporting distance, between Dunlap and McMinnville, would be a good position if you have time to take it. The road to Mc-Minnville should immediately be put in order. The choice of the alternatives depends on the force of the enemy. D. C. Buell. headquarters Department of the Mississippi, Corinth, June 12, 1862. Major-General Buell, Commanding, &c.: General: I have just been shown a letter from General Nelson to Colonel Kelton, complaining that newspapers have done him injustice in stating that the troops of General Pope and some of the troops of General Sherman were the first in Corinth. In my reports to the Secretary of War I stated precisely what was officially reported to me and in the order of time as reported. General Sherman was the first to report to me that his troops were inside
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