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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 306 306 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 66 66 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 20 20 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 15 15 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
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) 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) 9 9 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 9 9 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 8 8 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 7 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cotton famine, (search)
the importation of raw material from the United States by the blockade of Southern ports during the Civil War. The English market was overstocked with American cotton at the beginning of the Civil War, and the actual distress did not begin till nearly a year thereafter. In December, 1863, it was found necessary to organize systems of relief, and at the end of that month 496,816 persons in the cotton-manufacturing cities were dependent on charitable or parochial funds for sustenance. In February, 1863, three American vessels, the George Griswold, the Achilles, and the Hope, loaded with relief supplies, contributed by the citizens of the United States, reached Liverpool, and by the end of June the distress began to diminish. At that time the sum of $9,871,015 had been contributed to the various relief funds. The action of the citizens of the United States in sending substantial relief, while in the throes of civil war, was gratefully appreciated by a large number of the public men of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamilton, Schuyler 1822- (search)
in New York City, July 25, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1841; served in the war with Mexico; and was acting aide to General Scott. He was severely wounded in a hand-to-hand engagement with Mexicans. He was bre vetted captain, and remained on Scott's staff until 1854. He left the army in 1855, but on the fall of Sumter (1861) he joined the 7th New York Regiment as a private. He became aide to General Butler at Annapolis, and soon entered the military family of General Scott at Washington. He was made brigadier-general in November, 1861, and accompanied General Halleck to Missouri, where he commanded the district of St. Louis. In February, 1862, he commanded a division of Pope's army; and by the planning and construction of a canal, greatly assisted in the capture of New Madrid and Island number ten (q. v.). In September, 1862, he was made major-general of volunteers. He resigned in February, 1863; and was hydrographic engineer for the New York department of docks in 1871-75.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sedgwick, John 1813- (search)
, Conn., Sept. 13, 1813; graduated at West Point in 1837; served in the Seminole War and the war against Mexico, where he became highly distinguished; was commissioned a brigadiergeneral of volunteers in August, 1861. In May, 1862, he was promoted to majorgeneral, and led a division in Sumner's corps in the Peninsula campaign Gen. John Sedgwick. immediately afterwards. At the battle of Antietam he was seriously wounded, and in December he was put in command of the 9th Army Corps. In February, 1863, he took command of the 6th Corps, and in the Chancellorsville campaign, in May, he made a brave attack upon the Heights of Fredericksburg, and carried them, but was compelled to retire. During the Gettysburg campaign he commanded the left wing of the army; and in November following, near the Rapidan in Virginia, he captured a whole Confederate division. He entered earnestly upon the Richmond campaign in the spring of 1864, and performed signal service in the battle of the Wilderness
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Suffolk, operations at. (search)
Suffolk, operations at. In 1863 Gen. John J. Peck (q. v.) was in command of 9,000 men at Suffolk, in southeastern Virginia, where he had erected strong defensive works. Believing he was preparing there a base of operations for a movement against Richmond, in conjunction with the Army of the Potomac, the Confederate authorities took countervailing measures, and in February, 1863, Gen. James Longstreet was placed in command of the Confederate forces in that region, then fully 30,000 strong. Early in April Longstreet made a descent upon Peck with 28,000 men. He thought his movement was so well masked that he should take the Nationals by surprise. He drove in their pickets; but Peck, aware of his expedition, was ready for him. He had been reinforced by a division under General Getty, making the number of his effective men 14,000. The Confederates were foiled; and in May, 1863, Longstreet abandoned the enterprise and retreated, pursued some distance by Generals Corcoran and Dodge a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
nnsylvania, elected speaker of the House. [States not represented in the Thirty-Seventh Congress: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas; from Louisiana two Representatives were present from February, 1863; Tennessee was represented in the Senate by Andrew Johnson, and in the House by three members, two of them from February, 1863.] President's first message to Congress......July 4, 1861 Engagement at Carthage, Mo., between the Federals uFebruary, 1863.] President's first message to Congress......July 4, 1861 Engagement at Carthage, Mo., between the Federals under Col. Franz Sigel and Confederates under General Jackson; Sigel retreats......July 5, 1861 Senate, by vote of 32 to 10, expels Mason and Hunter, of Virginia; Clingman and Bragg, of North Carolina; Chestnut, of South Carolina; Nicholson, of Tennessee; Sebastian and Mitchell, of Arkansas, Hemphill and Wigfall, of Texas......July 11, 1861 [These Senators had vacated their seats at the previous session.] Congress authorizes a loan of $250,000,000......July 17, 1861 Battle of Bull Run
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Worden, John Lorimer 1818-1897 (search)
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 Merrimac, he received t