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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McDowell, Irvin 1818-1885 (search)
owell had command of the first army gathered at Washington, and commanded at the battle of Bull Run. After McClellan took command of the Army of the Potomac, McDowell led a division under him. In March, 1862, he took command of a corps, and was appointed major-general of volunteers. In April his corps was detached from the Army of the Potomac, and he was placed in command of the Department of the Rappahannock. He co-operated with the forces of Banks in the Shenandoah Valley, and was of great assistance to General Pope in the operations of the Army of Virginia. He was relieved, at his own request, Sept. 5, 1862, and subsequently commanded the Department of the Pacific. He received the brevet of majorgeneral United States army in March, 1865. In September, 1866, he was mustered out of the volunteer service, and afterwards commanded the Departments of the Irvin McDowell. East, the South, and the Pacific till his retirement, Oct. 15, 1882. He died in San Francisco, May 4, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mumfordsville, battle of. (search)
Mumfordsville, battle of. The Confederates under General Bragg crossed the Cumberland at Lebanon, and entered Kentucky on Sept. 5, 1862. His advance, 8,000 strong, pushed on towards Louisville; and on the 13th two of Buckner's brigades encountered about 2,000 Nationals, under Col. T. J. Wilder, at Mumfordsville, where the railway crossed the Green River. There the Nationals had hastily constructed some earthworks. A demand for a surrender being refused, the Confederates drove in the National pickets early the next morning. Then a battle began, which lasted about five hours, when a reinforcement reached Wilder, and the assailants were repulsed with heavy loss. Assured of final success, the Confederates remained quiet until the 16th, when a heavy force under General Polk, not less than 25,000 strong, appeared. Wilder had been reinforced, and, with 4,000 effective men, sustained a battle nearly a whole day, hoping Buell (then at Bowling Green) would send him promised relief.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shafter, William Rufus 1835- (search)
Shafter, William Rufus 1835- Military officer; born in Kalamazoo county, Mich., Oct. 16, 1835; received a common school education; entered the National army as first lieutenant in the 7th Michigan Infantry, Aug. 22, 1861; became major of the 19th Michigan Infantry, Sept. 5, 1862; was promoted lieutenant-colonel, June 5, 1863; colonel of the 17th United States Colored Infantry, April 19. 1864; and was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers. March 13, 1865. He was commissioned lieutenantcolonel in the regular army in January, 1867, and was promoted brigadier-general in May, 1897. When the American-Spanish War began he was appointed major-general of volunteers and ordered to Tampa, Fla., to command the invading William Rufus Shafter. army of Cuba. He conducted the military operations which ended in the surrender of Santiago de Cuba in July, 1898. Shafter was selected to lead the American troops in Cuba, according to General Corbin, on account of his rank and conceded abil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
1862 Kirby Smith, with Bragg's right, advances on Richmond, Ky., and defeats the Union forces......Aug. 30, 1862 Battle of Chantilly, Va......Sept. 1, 1862 General Pope asks to be relieved from his command of the Army of Virginia, and transferred to the Department of the Northwest......Sept. 3, 1862 Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, appointed judge-advocate-general of the United States......Sept. 3, 1862 Confederate forces cross the Potomac and occupy Frederick City, Md.......Sept. 4-5, 1862 Department of the Northwest created of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Territories of Dakota and Nebraska; General Pope commanding......Sept. 6, 1862 General Lee issues a proclamation on entering Maryland......Sept. 8, 1862 Capture of Munfordville, Ky., by the Confederate forces under Bragg......Sept. 14-16, 1862 Harper's Ferry surrenders to Stonewall Jackson......Sept. 15, 1862 Battles of South Mountain, Md.......Sept. 15, 1862 Advance of Gen. Kirby Smith appears befo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
and of the Confederate forces in Virginia......June 3, 1862 Battle of Cross-Keys; General Fremont attacks a part of Jackson's command under General Ewell, but retires......June 8, 1862 Battle of Port Republic; the Federals with two brigades (3,000) defeated by Stonewall Jackson (8,000)......June 9, 1862 Maj.-Gen. John Pope appointed to the Army of Virginia......June 26, 1862 Lee advances into Maryland; Stonewall Jackson crosses the Potomac at White's Ford, near Leesburg......Sept. 5, 1862 Stonewall Jackson captures Harper's Ferry......Sept. 15, 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg......Dec. 13, 1862 Battle of Chancellorsville......May 2-4, 1863 Federals under Millroy driven out of Winchester by the Confederate General Ewell......June 15, 1863 Grant's campaign in Virginia begins......May 4, 1864 Gen. B. F. Butler forbids civil government in Norfolk by F. H. Pierpont as loyal governor of Virginia.......June 30, 1864 Maj.-Gen. Philip H. Sheridan appointed to th