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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 404 404 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 37 37 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 16 16 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 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 10 10 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 6 6 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 5 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 5 5 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Advance on Cold Harbor-an anecdote of the war- battle of Cold Harbor-correspondence with Lee-Retrospective (search)
supporting him on the left and [Charles, Jr.] Devens on the right succeeded in gaining the outer-probably picket --rifle-pits. Warren and Burnside also advanced and gained ground — which brought the whole army on one line. Near Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, 7 A. M. Major-General Meade, Commanding A P. The moment it becomes certain that an assault cannot succeed, suspend the offensive; but when one does succeed, push it vigorously and if necessary pile in troops at the successful point from whne: Burnside thought something could be done in his front, but Warren differed. I concluded, therefore, to make no more assaults, and a little after twelve directed in the following letter that all offensive action should cease. Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, 12.30 P. M. Major-General Meade, Commanding A. P. The opinion of corps commanders not being sanguine of success in case an assault is ordered, you may direct a suspension of farther advance for the present. Hold our most advanced posi
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 21 (search)
No. 17. report of Capt. William H. Jamison, Twenty-first Illinois Infantry, of operations June 3-September 8. Hdqrs. Twenty-First Illinois Volunteers, Near Atlanta, Ga., September 11, 1864. Captain: I have the honor to report that the Twenty-first Illinois, numbering about 200 men, under command of Maj. James E. Calloway, joined the First Brigade, First Division, Fourth Army Corps, at Kingston, Ga., on the 3d day of June, 1864. On the 4th we marched from Kingston at 4 p. m., as guard to supply train. That evening we marched eight miles and halted at ] 1 p. m. at the village of Etowah, on the bank of the Euharlee Creek. On the 5th we moved but slowly, on account of bad roads, and halted at Raccoon Creek. On the morning of the 6th we moved at 6 a. m., crossed the creek and began the ascent of Allatoona Mountain, camping near Burnt Hickory at 11 p. m., having marched since dark by torchlight. On the 7th we marched at sunrise, crossing Pumpkin Vine Creek at 9 a. m. On the 8
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 21: Cold Harbor of 1864. (search)
l side was not then generally known or appreciated by us, namely, that Grant had attacked in column, in phalanx, or in mass. The record of the Official Diary of our corps (Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. VII., p. 503), under date of June 3, 1864, i. very peculiar and is in part in these words: Meantime the enemy is heavily massed in front of Kershaw's salient. Anderson's, Law's, and Gregg's brigades are there to support Kershaw. Assault after assault is made, and each time repulsed d to obey, and that at least some of Grant's corps generals approved of this refusal of their men to repeat the useless sacrifice. Here, then, is the secret of the otherwise inexplicable and incredible butchery. A little after daylight on June 3, 1864, along the lines of Kershaw's salient, his infantry discharged their bullets and his artillery fired case-shot and doubleshotted canister, at very short range, into a mass of men twenty-eight (28) deep, who could neither advance nor retreat,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
At dawn on the morning of the 3d, the National army was in battle order, Hancock's corps on the Dispatch Station road on the left, the Sixth next, Smith's command adjoining these, and Warren and Burnside on the right, extending to the Tolopatomoy Creek. Wilson's cavalry were on the right flank, and Sheridan's were holding the lower crossings of the Chickahominy, and covering the roads to White House. Orders had been given for a general assault along the whole lines, at half-past 4. June 3, 1864. A few minutes later the signal for advance was given, and then opened one of the most sanguinary battles of the war. The Confederates were equally ready, equally brave, and equally determined to gain a victory. Swiftly the Nationals advanced to the attack. On the right it was made by the divisions of Barlow and Gibbon, of Hancock's corps, that of Birney supporting. Barlow drove the Confederates from a strong position in a sunken road, in front of their works, captured several hundre
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
ure some river steamer would be fitted out by young officers, who showed great cleverness and gallantry in most of the planned expeditions undertaken, particularly in one by General Gordon, opposite Palatka — backed by the Navy; and, though they were of no great import, were always successful. It is pleasant to see that the Navy service was appreciated by the Army, as will appear by the following letter: Headquarters of Auxiliary Column To Gordon's Command, Jacksonville, Florida, June 3, 1864. Captain — It is a duty and pleasure to express through you to the officers and privates of your branch of the service, my high sense of the efficient aid rendered by them to my column in their advance, auxiliary to Gordon's late expedition. We found the whole extent of the waters to be traversed by one portion of the expedition had been thoroughly searched for torpedoes, and that, in the vicinity of our landing, your picket-boats had pervaded and patrolled every part of the surface
Poplar Spring Church, Va. 14 Bethesda Church, June 3, 1864 29 Picket, Va., Dec. 1, 1864 1 Cold Harbor Tr4 1 Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 17 Salem Church, June 3, 1864 3 Cedar Springs, Nov. 12, 1864 4 Cashtown, Ju, Va. Peebles's Farm, Va. 7 Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864 43 Fort Stedman, Va. 26 Petersburg, Va. (assa at the latter place it embarked for Washington, June 3, 1864, en route for home. It was mustered-out at PhilAnna, Va. 2 Camden, N. C. 4 Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864 17 Manassas, Va. 1 Petersburg, Va. (assault) 6 Fall of Petersburg, Va. 2 Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864 6 Nov. 1864, Place unknown 1 Present, also W. Norton was killed near New Hope Church, Ga., June 3, 1864. The regiment lost at Spring Hill and Franklin,ll of Petersburg, Va. 3 Bethesda Church, Va., June 3, 1864 25     Present, also, at Jamestown, Ky.; V1864 49 Deep Bottom, Va. 12 Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864 26 Ream's Station, Va. 9 Cold Harbor Trenches
nth 18 52 6 76 27th Michigan Willcox's Ninth 17 57 -- 74 48th Pennsylvania Potter's Ninth 10 57 2 69 14th New York H. A. Crittenden's Ninth 15 43 61 119 100th Pennsylvania Crittenden's Ninth 10 48 14 72 5th New York Lockwood's Fifth 8 50 29 87 32d Massachusetts Griffin's Fifth 10 44 -- 54 21st Pa. Cav'y (dismounted) Griffin's Fifth 8 47 -- 55 Purnell Legion (Md.) Lockwood's Fifth 8 23 6 37 4th Delaware Cutler's Fifth 13 21 2 36 Cold Harbor, Va.             June 3, 1864. Includes the assault of the Sixth Corps on June 1st.             81st New York Brooks's Eighteenth 46 159 10 215 5th New Hampshire Barlow's Second 43 151 37 231 23d Pennsylvania Russell's Sixth 47 134 29 210 112th New York Devens's Composed of troops from the Tenth Corps temporarily attached. Eighteenth 28 140 12 180 25th Massachusetts Martindale's Eighteenth 24 142 49 215 188th Pennsylvania Brooks's Eighteenth 19 144 8 171 10th Vermont Ricketts's Sixth 28
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), IV. Cold Harbor (search)
it, and both knew that the undertaking was hopeless. Horace Porter, an aide-de-camp of Grant, relates that, when walking among the troops on Staff duty, the evening before the battle, he noticed many of the soldiers of one of the regiments designated for the assault pinning on the backs of their coats slips of paper on which were written their names and home addresses, so that their dead bodies might be recognized on the field, and their fate be known to their families at the North. ] June 3, 1864 We had very severe fighting this morning, all along the lines. If you look on the map you may follow our lines. The line of battle faced westerly, towards Gaines's Mill and Mechanicsville, with a corps covering the right flank, and the left refused (a wing is refused when it is swung back from the direction of the main line). In some sort-this was the battle of Gaines's Mill reversed. . . . The Rebel lines were about parallel with ours and they were throwing up dirt as hard as they c
Engagement at Gaines's Landing. Report of rear-admiral D. D. Porter. flag-ship Black Hawk, Mississippi Squadron, Mound City, June 3, 1864. sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a report of Acting Ensign H. B. O'Neill, commanding United States steamer Curlew, giving an account of an attack made upon that vessel, on the morning of May twenty-fifth, by a rebel battery of ten or twelve guns, opposite Gaines's Landing. It appears that, although taken somewhat by surprise, all were quickly at their stations, and behaved well during the engagement, which lasted about twenty minutes. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, Rear-Admiral. Hon. Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Report of Acting Ensign H. B. O'Neill. United States steamer Curlew, May 24, 1864. sir: I have the honor to report to you that at five o'clock this morning, when opposite Gaines's Landing, Arkansas, we were fired into from a b
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Naval chronology 1861-1865: important naval engagements of the Civil war March, 1861-June, 1865 (search)
lymouth, N. C.; sinking of U. S. S. South-field and death of Flusser. April 23, 1864. U. S. gunboat Petrel captured by Confederates on the Yazoo River. April 25, 1864. Confederates in strong force attacked 3 of Adml. Porter's gunboats on the Red River. May, 1864. May 6, 1864. U. S. gunboat Commodore Jones blown up by Confed. torpedo in James River. May 13, 1864. Adml. Porter's fleet above Alexandria Falls released by Col. Bailey's dam. June, 1864. June 3, 1864. Capture of U. S. S. Water Witch, Lieut.-Comdr. Austin Pendergrast by boat expedition under Lieut. J. P. Pelot, C. S. N., in Ossabaw Sound, Ga., Lieut. Pelot killed. June 19, 1864. The Confed. cruiser Alabama, Capt. Semmes, was sunk off the harbor of Cherbourg, France, by U. S. sloop-of-war Kearsarge, Capt. Winslow. 70 of the Confed. crew were taken on board the Kearsarge, and 115 reached England and France. 3 persons only were wounded on the Kearsarge. The Kickapoo
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