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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 360 360 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 27 27 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 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) 12 12 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 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 10 10 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 9 9 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 9 9 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 8: Soldier Life and Secret Service. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 8 8 Browse Search
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) 8 8 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clayton, Powell 1833- (search)
Clayton, Powell 1833- Diplomatist; born in Bethel, Pa., Aug. 7, 1833; received an academical education; removed to Kansas. At the beginning of the Civil War he joined the Union army; in May, 1863, he scattered a band of guerillas and captured Confederate stores at White River, Ark.; figured in other important actions; and was promoted brigadier-general in August, 1864. After the war he removed to Arkansas, where he was elected governor in 1868. He was a United States Senator in 1871-77; appointed minister to Mexico in 1897; and raised to rank of ambassador there in 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Farragut, David Glasgow -1870 (search)
ar. He commanded the naval expedition against New Orleans in the spring of 1862, having the Hartford as his flag-ship. Organizing the West Gulf blockading squadron, on his arrival in the Gulf of Mexico, by boldness and skill, with admirable assistants, he went up to New Orleans triumphantly. He operated with great vigor on the Mississippi River, afterwards, between New Orleans and Vicksburg; and on July 16, 1862, was placed first on the list of proposed admirals. In 1863 he co-operated in the capture of Port Hudson, and in August, 1864, defeated the Confederate forces in Mobile Bay. His exploits in the Gulf region gave him great fame, and in December, 1864, he received the thanks The Hartford, Farragut's flag-ship. of Congress, and the rank of vice-admiral was created expressly for him. In July, 1866, he was promoted to admiral. He visited Europe in 1867-68, and was received with the highest honors. He died in Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 14, 1870. See Mobile, Ala.; New Orleans.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fasts, days of (search)
Fasts, days of Observed by many nations from remote antiquity: by the Jews (2 Chron. XX. 3); by the Ninevites (Jonah III.). Days of humiliation, fasting, and prayer appointed by the presidents of the United States: Wednesday, May 9, 1798, by President John Adams; Thursday, Jan. 12, 1815, by President Madison; last Thursday of September, 1861, by President Lincoln; Thursday, April 30, 1863, by President Lincoln; first Thursday in August, 1864, by President Lincoln; Thursday, June 1, 1865, by President Johnson; Monday, Sept. 26, 1881, by President Arthur.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gregg, David McMurtrie 1833- (search)
Gregg, David McMurtrie 1833- Military officer; born in Huntingdon, Pa., April 10, 1833; graduated at West Point in 1855, entering the dragoon service. He was in expeditions against the Indians in Washington Territory and the State of Oregon (1858-60), and was promoted to captain of cavalry in May, 1861. He was colonel of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry through the campaign in Virginia in 1862, and in November of that year was promoted to brigadier-general of volunteers. He commanded a division of cavalry in the Army of the Potomac from December, 1862, until February, 1865, when he resigned. In August, 1864, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He was appointed United States consul at Prague, Bohemia, in 1874.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hammond, William Alexander 1828- (search)
Hammond, William Alexander 1828- Surgeon; born in Annapolis, Md., Aug. 28, 1828; graduated at the University of the City of New York in 1848; was in the medical service of the regular army in 1849-60, when he was appointed Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Maryland. When the Civil War opened he re-entered the army, and in April, 1862, was commissioned surgeongeneral. In August, 1864, he was tried before a court-martial on a charge of official irregularities, and was dismissed from the army. This ban rested on him till 1878, when Congress passed a special bill directing the President to review the proceedings of the court-martial. As a result of this examination, he was honorably restored to his former rank in the army, and then placed on the retired list. Later, he became Professor of the Nervous System and Diseases of the Mind in the New York and Baltimore medical colleges. His professional writings include Military hygiene; Physiological essays; Sle
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lemmon, John Gill 1832- (search)
Lemmon, John Gill 1832- Botanist; born in Lima, Mich., Jan. 2, 1832; received a normal school education; engaged in teaching; entered the University of Michigan, but left it to join the 4th Michigan Cavalry, June 8, 1862; was captured in August, 1864; and became an Andersonville prisoner. In 1866 he went to California, where he engaged in botanical exploration. In 1880 he married Sara Allen Plummer, herself a botanist, and together they explored the Pacific coast from Mexico to British Columbia, in search of specimens. He became a specialist in forestry, and for four years was botanist of the California State board of forestry. He has added several kinds of trees and numerous species of plants to accepted classifications. His publications include Recollections of rebel prisons; Ferns of the Pacific; Discovery of .the potato; Handbook of West American Cone-bearers, etc. His wife is author of Marine Algoe of the West, and Western Ferns.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McClellan, Carswell 1835- (search)
McClellan, Carswell 1835- Civil engineer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 3, 1835; graduated at Williams College in 1855; joined the 32d New York Regiment, and became topographical assistant on the staff of Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys in 1862. In August, 1864, he was taken prisoner, and on being paroled in the following November he resigned his commission. He published Personal memoirs and military history of Ulysses S. Grant, vs. The record of the army of the Potomac.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mower, Joseph Anthony 1827-1870 (search)
Mower, Joseph Anthony 1827-1870 Military officer; born in Woodstock, Vt., Aug. 22, 1827; was a private in an engineer company in the Mexican War, and entered the United States army as lieutenant in 1855. He was made captain in 1861, and was prominent in the battle of Island number ten (q. v.). He was conspicuous at other places; was promoted brigadiergeneral of volunteers in November, 1862; commanded a brigade in front of Vicksburg in 1863; and a division under Banks in the Red River expedition in 1864; promoted major-general of volunteers in August, 1864, and was placed in command of the 20th Corps. In July, 1866, he was commissioned colonel in the United States army, and was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general in the same. He died in New Orleans, La., Jan. 6, 1870.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nicholson, James William Augustus 1821-1887 (search)
Nicholson, James William Augustus 1821-1887 Naval officer; born in Dedham, Mass., March 10, 1821; entered the navy as midshipman in 1838; was acting master during the war with Mexico; and promoted rear-admiral in 1881. In the Civil War, during the engagement with the Confederate ram Tennessee, his vessel, the Manhattan, fired the only shots which pierced the former's armor plate. In August, 1864, he bombarded Fort Morgan and compelled it to surrender. In July, 1882, when the British fleet bombarded Alexandria, Egypt, he was present as commander of the European Station. After the action he sent 100 marines ashore to protect the consulate of the United States. His conduct throughout the bombardment received high commendation in Europe as well as the United States. He died in New York City, Oct. 28, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sheridan, Philip Henry 1831-1888 (search)
brigade carried them at that point and made 100 prisoners. The inner works were too strong for cavalry. The Confederates gathered, and in a fight Sheridan was repulsed. He led his command across the Chickahominy, fighting a Confederate force at Meadow Bridge; destroyed a railway bridge; rested three days at Haxhall's Landing, on the James, and procured supplies; and then, by way of the White House, leisurely returned to the Army of the Potomac. In the campaign against Richmond until August, 1864, he did signal service in making destructive raids on Lee's communications. On Aug. 1 he was detached to the valley of the Shenandoah, where he defeated the Confederates in several en gagements. During this campaign Gen- Sheridan's ride. eral Wright was defeated by General Early on Oct. 18, 1864, at Cedar Creek (q. v. ). Sheridan at the time was in Winchester, and as soon as he got the news he rode to the front at a swinging gallop, rallied the Nationals, and crushed Early. Sheridan
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