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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 1,234 1,234 Browse Search
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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 181 181 Browse Search
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ains and careless outposts; and Stuart's picturesque and gallant promenade around McClellan's unguarded encampment on the Chickahominy, in 1862, the war record of the Southern horse notwithstanding its subsequent decline and the final disasters of 1864-65 will always illumine one of the brightest pages of cavalry history. The Gettysburg campaign, June 1 to July 4, 1863, was exceptionally full of examples of the effective use of mounted troops. They began with the great combat of Beverly Fordreat battles, as at Chickamauga, where the obstinate stand of two brigades of [Rosecrans'] cavalry against the Confederate infantry gave time for the formation of the Union lines. The most conspicuous cavalry operations of the war were those of 1864-65: Sheridan's Richmond raid, in which the South lost the brilliant and resourceful Stuart, and the harassing flank attacks on Lee's army in advance of Grant's infantry, which, ending in the campaign at Appomattox, simultaneously with Wilson's suc
section of the Federal cavalry organization in 1864: At Belle Plain Landing on the Potomac lay ph was taken at Brandy Station in the spring of 1864. The sign on the wooden door of the little tenipped horse of the first Massachusetts cavalry--1864: Captain E. A. Flint's horse. Union supply train. Just before Sheridan came, 1864: the eighteenth Pennsylvania cavalry. This photograph sholies during the operations about Petersburg, in 1864. Sheridan at last was handling his cavalry as lry used the ‘41 Tactics until late in the year 1864, and thereafter a system of drill formulated bytime the photograph above reproduced was taken, 1864, the business of transporting hay to the army iginia: sentry guarding feed for Federal horses, 1864. The army which McClellan took to the Peninsve irresistible after 1863. In the fiscal year 1864 the Union Government bought and captured nearlynear Washington, they handled 170,622 horses in 1864, and in June, 1866, they had only 32 left. Thi[1 more...]
of the Second, Sixth, Seventh, A sad sight for the cavalryman This pitiful scene after the battle of Gettysburg illustrates the losses of mounts after each engagement, which told heaviest on the Southern cavalry. Up to the next winter, 1863-4, it was well organized and had proved its efficiency on many fields. But from that period its weakness increased rapidly. The sources of supplies of both men and horses had been exhausted simultaneously; many of the best and bravest of men and ofe. Rosser and his command were present at Appomattox, but did not participate in the surrender, but while that ceremony was in progress, this command passed on to Lynchburg, and dissolved into their individual elements. Up to the winter of 1863-64, the Confederate cavalry was well organized and had proven its efficiency on many fields, but its weakness from that period grew rapidly. The sources of supplies of both men and horses had been exhausted, and the best and the bravest of men and of
s attack, finally withdrew across the Chickahominy and joined General Butler on the Peninsula, March 3, 1864. The Kilpatrick raid failed in its main object, but that it might easily have succeeded seems evident from Confederate correspondence, which shows that the interception of a despatch from Dahlgren to Kilpatrick, asking what hour the latter had fixed for a simultaneous attack upon Richmond, alone made it possible for the Confederates successfully to defend the city. When, early in 1864, General Grant gave Sheridan the long hoped for opportunity to whip Stuart, and until the final end at Appomattox, this peerless cavalry leader never missed an opportunity to cut loose from the main army, drawing off from Grant's flanks and rear the enterprising and oftentimes dangerous Confederate cavalry, cutting Lee's communications with the South and Southwest time and again, and destroying immense quantities of the precious and carefully husbanded supplies of the Army of Northern Virgini
d of a bastioned line, on a radius of nearly three miles, extending from the Alabama River below to the same above the city. The part west of the city is covered by a miry, deep, and almost impassable creek; that on the east side by a swamp, extending from the river almost to the Summerfield Cavalry raids in Mississippi. The burning of all bridges and trestles north and south of Tupelo and the destruction of the railroad was the result of General A. J. Smith's raid on that point in 1864. General Smith started from Lagrange, Tenn., on July 1st, accompanied by a cavalry division under General Grierson, who took a prominent part in defeating the formidable General Forrest as he had probably never been defeated before. The Union cavalry raids in the West were more uniformly successful than the raids of the cavalry with the Army of the Potomac. The greater part of the Confederate cavalry was busy attacking the supply-trains of the armies in the North or striking at the long lin
the magnificently equipped Union pioneer corps was able to lay rails nearly as fast as they were destroyed by the Confederates, and when the Army of Northern Virginia shot its weight in men from the ranks of Grant's army in the fearful campaign of 1864, the ranks were as constantly replenished. In the wake of the raiders stirrup leather, trudged on through the slush and ice to keep from freezing. Daylight found us several miles south of Lebanon and the strong Federal command concentrated. Halisy of the Sixth Kentucky Cavalry. As he came near Eastin, the latter fired at him with his six-shooter, which fire Halisy returned. Both missed, and as Eastin now had the drop on his adversary, The railroad bridge across the Cumberland, 1864: gates ready to be shut against the Confederates By all means, telegraphed Grant to Thomas, avoid a foot-race to see which, you or Hood, can beat to the Ohio. This was the voicing of the Union general's fear in December, 1864, that Hood would
s as best he could. Frequently his men were captured. But Mosby seemed to bear a charmed life, and in spite of rewards for his capture and all manner of plans to entrap him, he continued his operations as a valuable ally to the main Confederate army. Of course much of his success was due to the fact that he was ever operating in a friendly country. He could always be assured of authentic information, and wherever he went was certain of food, fresh horses, and means of concealment. In 1864, Mosby was shot during one of his forays, and was left, apparently dying, by the Union troops, who failed to recognize him, in the house where he had been surprised. Learning soon after that the wounded Confederate was the famous leader of Mosby's rangers, the troops hastily returned to capture him or secure his dead body. But in the meantime, Mosby's men had spirited him away, and within a short time he and his men were again raiding Federal trains and outposts. Until the very end of th
campaigning. Cavalry guarding the Orange & Alexandria railroad, 1864: ready to forestall a Confederate raid. Here it is apparent why tion cavalry to outnumber and outwear the exhausted Southern horse in 1864 and 1865. and daybreak, when all was still and dark and mysterious strategic point known as Varuna Landing, across the James River, in 1864, are engaged in no unimportant task. The Federals were by no means ould not again make a daring move northward. However, by this time (1864) the true value of the Federal cavalry had been appreciated by the ae tremendous breaking-down of horse-flesh. Indeed, it was not until 1864 that Sheridan impressed upon Meade the wastefulness of thus renderinmfortable. This, like the scene below, was taken near City Point in 1864. Quickly improvised stalls: quarters for horses The trooper's d horses. The haze in the distance indicates the Virginia summer of 1864--a trying one for members of the mounted service. as this, and Spi
hands. The enemy did not renew the fight, and we remained in possession of the field until relieved by our infantry. It was, however, in the fall of the year (1864) that under Sheridan's brilliant leadership the Union cavalry won its greatest laurels. On September 19th, at Opequon Creek, Sheridan's infantry and cavalry achie This finally weakened the Confederates, and as both their General Torbert in the Shenandoah This photograph, made in the Shenandoah Valley in the fall of 1864, shows General Alfred T. A. Torbert, immaculately clad in a natty uniform, on the steps of a beautiful vine-clad cottage. Virginia homes such as this fared but baheir part. This photograph shows the Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry, or Cameron Dragoons, part of the second brigade, in winter-quarters. It was taken in the fall of 1864, on the scene of the engagement at Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, October 29th of that year. Brigadier-General August V. Kautz had led them on a raid on the Peters
sburg, where he was wounded three times, and was made major-general on August 3d following. He was engaged in opposing the advance of Sheridan toward Lynchburg in 1864, and showed such high qualities as a cavalry commander that he was commissioned lieutenant-general in August of that year, and placed in command of all of Lee's care, and in the latter year he raised a cavalry battalion, of which he was made major. Subsequently he commanded the First Confederate Regiment of Maryland, and in 1864 headed the advance of the forces of General Jubal A. Early into that State, and, being familiar with the country, made a successful raid north of Baltimore. He car-general of volunteers for gallant conduct at Perryville. He commanded the Fifth Division of the Army of the Cumberland at Stone River and at Chickamauga, and in 1864 made a cavalry raid into Alabama. In the Nashville campaign he had command of Fort Rosecrans under General Thomas, and did his share in achieving the notable resu
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