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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 776 776 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 37 37 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 17 17 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 15 15 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) 13 13 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 11 11 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 11 11 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 11 11 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 10 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 10 10 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881 (search)
after the close of the campaign on the Peninsula, and was active and skilful as a corps commander in many of the most important military events of the war. General Burnside served in the campaign in Maryland under McClellan, and was in the battles at South Mountain and Antietam. On Nov. 7, 1862, he superseded McClellan in command of the Army of the Potomac. Failing of success in his attack upon Lee at Fredericksburg (December, 1862), he resigned, and was succeeded by General Hooker in January, 1863. Assigned to the command of the Department of the Ohio in May, he was active there in suppressing the disloyal elements in that region. In the fall he freed eastern Tennessee of Confederate domination, where he fought Longstreet. He was in command of his old corps (the 9th) in Grant's campaign against Richmond in 1864-65, where he performed important work. He resigned April 15, 1865. In 1866 he was elected governor of Rhode Island, and was twice re-elected. Being in Europe in the f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
rks on the coast of Florida. Confederates evacuate Lexington, Ky.—9. Stuart's cavalry start on their famous expedition into Pennsylvania; reached Chambersburg on the 10th, and on the 11th destroyed much property there.—11. General Wool arrived at Harrisburg and assumed command of the troops for the defence of the State of Pennsylvania. Battle between Harrodsburg and Danville, Ky., in which the Confederates were defeated.— 13. The Confederate Congress adjourned, to meet again early in January, 1863.— 14. In the State elections held in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, the Republicans were defeated.—15. Severe battle between Lexington and Richmond, in which 45,000 Confederates were repulsed by 18,000 Nationals. There was heavy loss on both sides.—18. The guerilla chief Morgan dashed into Lexington, Ky., and took 125 prisoners.—20. In the early hours of the morning a small Confederate force destroyed a National train of wagons near Bardstown, Ky., and at daylight they cap
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cumberland, army of the (search)
Cumberland, army of the One of the principal armies of the United States during the Civil War. On Oct. 24, 1862, the troops under Gen. William S. Rosecrans (q. v.), commanding the Department of the Cumberland, were ordered to constitute the 14th Army Corps, and the same day the former Army of the Ohio, commanded by Gen. Don Carlos Buell, was renamed the Army of the Cumberland. In January, 1863, the Army of the Cumberland was divided into the 14th, 20th, and 21st Army Corps, and in September of the same year the 20th and 21st Corps were consolidated into the 4th Corps. In the following month the 11th and 12th Corps were added to the Army of the Cumberland, and Gen. George H. Thomas (q. v.) was placed in command, and at the beginning of 1864 the 11th and 12th Corps were consolidated into the 20th Corps.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eagle, Henry, 1801-1882 (search)
Eagle, Henry, 1801-1882 Naval officer; born in New York City, April 7, 1801; entered the navy in 1818; and had command of the bomb-vessel aetna and also a part of the Gulf fleet during the Mexican War. At the beginning of the Civil War he carried important messages from Brooklyn to Washington. While in command of the Monticello he was engaged in the first naval engagement of the war, silencing the guns of Sewell's Point battery, Va., May 19, 1861. He was promoted commodore in 1862; retired in January, 1863. He died in November, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hoyt, Henry Martyn 1830-1892 (search)
Hoyt, Henry Martyn 1830-1892 Governor; born in Kingston, Pa., June 8, 1830; graduated at Williams College in 1849; became a lawyer in 1853; served in the Civil War; promoted lieutenant-colonel; was taken prisoner in January, 1863, while making a night assault on Fort Johnson, and was imprisoned at Macon, Ga. At the close of the war he was brevetted brigadier-general; was governor of Pennsylvania in 1878-83. He was the author of Controversy between Connecticut and Pennsylvania; and Protection vs. Free trade. He died in Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 1, 1892.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McClernand, John Alexander 1812- (search)
ohn Alexander 1812- Military officer; born in Breckenridge county, Ky., May 30, 1812. His family removed to Illinois while he was a small child. He was admitted to the bar in 1832 served in the Black Hawk War: engaged in trade and journalism; and was in the Illinois legislature at different times between 1836 and 1842. He was in Congress in 1843-51 and 1859-61, when, the war breaking out, he resigned and, with others, raised a brigade of volunteers. He distinguished himself at Belmont (q. v.), and was made brigadier-general. After the battle of Fort Donelson (q. v.) he was promoted major-general; commanded a division at the battle of Shiloh; succeeded General Sherman in command of the army engaged in the Vicksburg expedition in January, 1863; distinguished himself in the battles that followed; commanded the 13th Army Corps till July, 1863; and resigned his commission Nov. 30, 1864. Subsequently he engaged in law practice in Springfield, Ill., till his death, Sept. 20, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Osterhaus, Peter Joseph 1820- (search)
er Joseph 1820- Military officer; born in Coblentz, Germany, about 1820; served as an officer in the Prussian army; removed to St. Louis, Mo., where he entered the National service in 1861 as major of volunteers. He served under Lyon and Fremont in Missouri, commanding a brigade under the latter. He Fort Oswegatchie in 1812. commanded a division in the battle of Pea Ridge, and greatly distinguished himself. In June, 1862, he was made brigadier-general, and, commanding a division, he helped to capture Arkansas late in January, 1863. He was in the campaign against Vicksburg and in northern Georgia, and in 1864 he was in the Atlanta campaign In command of the 15th Corps, he was with Sherman in his march through Georgia and South Carolina. In July, 1864, he was made major-general, and in 1865 he was Canby's chief of staff at the surrender of Kirby Smith. He was mustered out of the service and appointed consul at Lyons, France, and afterwards made his home in Mannheim, Germany.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
ermanently rid of armed Confederates. The loyal inhabitants of that region Burnside's army at Cumberland Gap Lookout Mountain in September, 1863. received the National troops with open arms. After the battle of Stone River, or Murfreesboro, the armies of Rosecrans and Bragg lay confronting each other, the former at the scene of the battle and the latter below the Duck River. Bragg's main base of supplies was at Chattanooga. In that relative position the two armies continued from January until June, 1863. Meanwhile detached parties were very active in various parts of Tennessee. At the beginning of February (1863), General Wheeler, Bragg's chief of artillery, with 4,500 mounted men, with Brigadier-Generals Forrest and Wharton, attempted to recapture Fort Donelson. The chief object of the Confederates there was to interrupt the navigation of the Cumberland River, and thus interfere with the transportation of supplies for Rosecrans's army. The Confederates failed in their
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Worden, John Lorimer 1818-1897 (search)
. 11 following, when he was paroled and ordered to report to the Confederate government at Richmond, and, on the 18th, was exchanged for Lieutenant Sharpe, of the Confederate navy. Worden was the first prisoner of war held by the Confederates. In March, 1862, he commanded the Monitor, which fought the Merrimac (see Monitor and Merrimac), when he was severely injured about the head. In command of the Montauk, in the South Atlantic blockading squadron, he engaged Fort McAllister, Ga., in January and February, 1863, and attacked and destroyed the Nashville, under the guns of that fort, on Feb. 28. He was engaged in the attempt to capture Charleston, under the command of Dupont, in April, 1863. From 1869 to 1874 he was superintendent of the naval academy at Annapolis, and in 1876 was in command of the European Station. He was promoted rear-admiral Nov. 20, 1872; and was retired under a special act of Congress, Dec. 23, 1886. For his important services in encountering the Merrima
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Joseph Albert 1810-1867 (search)
Wright, Joseph Albert 1810-1867 Governor; born in Washington, Pa., April 17, 1810; settled in Bloomington, Ind.; admitted to the bar in 1829 and began practice in Rockville, Ind.; member of Congress in 1843-45; governor of Indiana in 1849-57; minister to Prussia in 1857-61; and a United States Senator from March, 1862, to January, 1863. In the latter year he was a second time made minister to Prussia. He died in Berlin, Germany, May 11, 1867.