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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 451 451 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 16 16 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 12 12 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 10 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 9 9 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 8 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 8 8 Browse Search
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army 6 6 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 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 5 5 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) 4 4 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Edgren, August Hjalmar, 1840- (search)
Edgren, August Hjalmar, 1840- Author: born in Wermland, Sweden, Oct. 18, 1840; graduated at the University of Upsola; came to the United States, and joined the National army in January, 1862; was promoted first lieutenant and assigned to the Engineer Corps in August, 1863. Soon after he returned to Sweden. His publications include The Literature of America; The public schools and colleges of the United States; American antiquities, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harney, William Selby 1798-1889 (search)
1848 he was brevetted brigadier-general for his services in the battle of Cerro Gordo (q. v.). He was promoted to brigadiergeneral in 1858, and placed in command of the Department of Oregon; and in July. 1859, took possession of the island of San Juan, near Vancouver, which England claimed to be a part of British Columbia, and which the United States soon afterwards evacuated. Harney then commanded the Department of the West; and in April. 1861, while on his way to Washington, he was arrested by the Confederates at Harper's Ferry, Va., and taken to Richmond. He was soon released, and, on returning to St. Louis, issued proclamations warning the people of Missouri of the dangers of secession. In consequence of an unauthorized truce with Price, the Confederate leader. Harney was relieved of his command. He retired in August, 1863; was brevetted major-general, United States army, in March, 1865; and was a member of the Indian Commission in 1867. He died in Orlando, Fla.. May 9. 1889.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 1823- (search)
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 1823- Author; born in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 22, 1823; graduated at Harvard College in 1841; became pastor of the First Congregational Church in Newburyport, Mass., in 1847. In 1858 he gave up the ministry for literature. He entered the National army in September, 1862, and was made colonel of the 33d Colored Regiment in Thomas Wentworth Higginson. the same year. This regiment comprised the first freed slaves received into the National army. He was wounded at Willtown Bluffs, S. C., in August, 1863, and resigned in the following year. His publications include Army life in a Black Regiment; Young folks' history of the United States; History of education in Rhode Island; Young folks' book of American explorers; Short studies of American authors; Life of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (in American men of letters series, 1884) ; Larger history of the United States, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prisoners, exchange of (search)
as rebels against their masters, the national Congress took the matter up. Davis's proclamation and message were followed by his instructions to Robert Ould not to consider captive negro soldiers as prisoners of war. After that no quarter was given, in many instances, where colored troops were employed, and the black flag was carried against officers commanding them. The government felt compelled to refuse any more exchanges until the Confederates should treat all prisoners alike. In August, 1863, when the national commissioner of prisoners demanded that negro captives should be treated as prisoners of war and exchanged, Commissioner Ould replied: We will die in the last ditch before giving up the right to send slaves back to slavery. The Confederate government thus effectually shut the door of exchange, and fearfully increased the number and terrible sufferings of the Union prisoners in their hands. These sufferings have been detailed in official reports, personal narratives,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rawlins, John Aaron 1831- (search)
Rawlins, John Aaron 1831- Military officer; born in East Galena, Ill., Feb. 13, 1831; was a farmer and charcoal-burner until 1854, but, studying law, was admitted to the bar at Galena in 1855. When Sumter fell he gave his zealous support to his government, going on the staff of General Grant in September, 1861, as assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of captain. He remained with General Grant throughout the war; was promoted brigadier-general in August, 1863; and majorgeneral in March, 1865. President Grant called Rawlins to his cabinet in the spring of 1869 as Secretary of War, which post he held until his death, in Washington, D. C., Sept. 9 following. After his death a popular subscription of $50,000 was made to his family, and a bronze statue was erected to his memory in Washington.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Semmes, Raphael 1809-1877 (search)
navy as midshipman in 1826; commanded the coast survey steamer Poinsett in 1843, and the brig Porpoise in 1846. In the war against Mexico, he was volunteer aid to General Worth, and was secretary to the lighthouse board from 1859 to 1861. He accepted the command in the Confederate navy of the steamer Sumter, with which he depredated upon American commerce. In England the fast-sailing vessel Ala- Bama (q. v. ), was built, furnished, and chiefly manned for him, in which he put to sea in August, 1863, and made a destructive cruise against American vessels and American commerce. She was sunk Raphael Semmes. by the Kearsarge off Cherbourg, June 19, 1864. Afterwards Semmes was appointed Professor of Moral Philosophy in the State Seminary of Louisiana, at Alexandria. He wrote Service afloat and ashore during the Mexican War; The campaign of General Scott in the Valley of Mexico; Memoirs of service afloat during the War between the States; and The cruise of the Alabama. He died in Mo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, Thomas Kilby 1820-1887 (search)
Smith, Thomas Kilby 1820-1887 Military officer; born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 23, 1820; graduated at Cincinnati College in 1837 admitted to the bar in 1845. When the Civil War broke out he became lieutenantcolonel of the 54th Ohio Infantry; promoted colonel in October of the same year; and with his regiment was conspicuous for bravery at Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, and the Vicksburg campaign. He was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in August, 1863; won distinction in protecting the gunboats at Sabine Cross-roads when the National army fell back and the fleet withdrew down the river; was brevetted major-general of volunteers in March, 1865; and appointed United States consul at Panama in 1866. He died in New York City, Dec. 14, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
ments Negley might have captured and held the place, and Mitchel could have marched into east Tennessee. But Buell would not allow it. The Confederates had already evacuated Cumberland Gap voluntarily, and the inhabitants of east Tennessee were jubilant with hope of deliverance. But they were again disappointed and compelled to wait. The cautious Buell and the fiery Mitchel did not work well together, and the latter was soon assigned to the command of the Department of the South. In August, 1863, General Burnside was assigned to the command of the Army of the Ohio, and was ordered to take active co-operation with the Army of the Cumberland. He had gathered 20,000 men near Richmond, Ky., well disciplined and equipped. They left camp Aug. 21, climbed over the Cumberland Mountains, and entered the magnificent valley of east Tennessee, their baggage and stores carried, in many places, by pack-mules. On his entering the valley 20,000 Confederates, commanded by Gen. Simon B. Buckne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Veazey, Wheelock Graves 1835-1898 (search)
Veazey, Wheelock Graves 1835-1898 Lawyer; born in Brentwood, N. H., Dec. 5, 1835; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1859; admitted to the bar in 1860, and began practice in Springfield, Vt.; served in the Civil War in 1861-63; promoted colonel of the 16th Vermont Volunteers in October, 1862; resumed law practice in August, 1863; reporter of the Supreme Court of Vermont in 1864-72; judge of the State Supreme Court in 1879-89; member of the inter-State commerce commission in 1889-97; aided in the founding of the Grand Army of the Republic in Vermont, and was commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1890. He died in Washington, D. C., March 22, 1898.