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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 296 296 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
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 13 13 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 12 12 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) 11 11 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 11 11 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 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 8 8 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 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 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 6 6 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Albemarle, the, (search)
Albemarle, the, A powerful Confederate iron-clad vessel that patrolled the waters off the coast of North Carolina during Ram Albemarle. a part of the Civil War. Late in October, 1864, Lieut. W. B. Cushing, a daring young officer of the United States navy, undertook to destroy it. It was lying at Plymouth, behind a barricade of logs 30 feet in width. With a small steam-launch equipped as a torpedo-boat, Cushing moved in towards Plymouth on a dark night (Oct. 27), with a crew of thirteen officers and men, part of whom had volunteered for this service. The launch had a cutter in tow. They were within 20 yards of the ram before the were discovered, when its pickets began firing. In the face of a severe discharge of musketry. Cushing pressed to the attack. He drove his launch far into the log barricade, lowered his torpedo boom, and drove it directly under the overhang of the ram. The mine was exploded, and at the same moment one of the guns of the Albemarle hurled a heavy bol
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cedar Creek, battle of. (search)
Cedar Creek, battle of. In October, 1864, the National army, commanded by General Wright, in the temporary absence of Sheridan at Washington, were so strongly posted behind Cedar Creek that they had no expectation of an attack. They were mistaken. Early felt keenly his misfortune, and, having been reinforced by Kershaw's division and 600 cavalry sent by Lee, he determined to make a bold movement, swiftly and stealthily, against the Nationals. He secretly gathered his forces at Fisher's Hill behind a mask of thick woods, and formed them in two columns to make a simultaneous attack upon both flanks of the Nationals. He moved soon after midnight (Oct. 19, 1864), with horse, foot, and artillery, along rugged paths over the hills, for he shunned the highways for fear of discovery. The divisions of Gordon, Ramseur, and Pegram formed his right column; his left was composed of the divisions of Kershaw and Wharton. At dawn these moving columns fell upon the right, left, and rear of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chase, Salmon Portland 1808-1873 (search)
osed the Fugitive Slave Bill and other compromise measures, and, on the nomination of Mr. Pierce for the Presidency, he separated from the Democratic party. He opposed the Kansas-Nebraska bill (q. v.), and in 1855 was elected governor of Ohio. He was one of the founders of the Republican party in 1856, and was governor until 1859. In 1861 he became Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, under President Lincoln, and managed the finances of the nation with great ability until October, 1864, when he was appointed Chief-Justice of the United States in place of Judge Taney, deceased. In that capacity he presided at the trial of President Johnson in the spring of 1868. Being dissatisfied with the action of the Republican majority in Congress, Mr. Chase was proposed, in 1868, as the Democratic nominee for President. He was willing to accept the nomination, but received only four out of 663 votes in the convention. He then withdrew from the political field, but in 1872 he
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dennison, William 1815-1882 (search)
Dennison, William 1815-1882 War governor; born in Cincinnati, O., Nov. 23, 1815; was educated at the Miami University, and graduated in 1835. Admitted to the bar in 1840, he became an eminent practi, tioner. In 1848-50 he was a member of the Ohio legislature; and he took an active part in financial and railroad matters. Mr. Dennison was one of the founders of the Republican party in 1856. In 1860 he was chosen governor of Ohio, which office he held two years, during which time he performed most important official service in putting troops into the field for the Union army. From October, 1864, to July, 1866, he was Postmaster- William Dennison. General, when he withdrew from the cabinet of President Johnson. He died in Columbus, O., June 15, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hayes, Rutherford Birchard 1822-1893 (search)
, from 1877 to 1881; Republican; born in Delaware, O., Oct. 4, 1822; graduated at Kenyon College, O., in 1842, and at the Cambridge Law School in 1845; practised law in Cincinnati until 1861, when he became first major, and then colonel, of the 23d Regiment Ohio Volunteers, first serving in western Virginia. He was wounded in the battle of South Mountain, Md.; and from December, 1862, to September, 1864, commanded the 1st Brigade, Kanawha division. He was appointed brigadier-general in October, 1864, for gallant conduct at Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek. In March, 1865, he was brevetted majorgeneral of volunteers, and in the same year was elected to Congress. In 1867 he was elected governor of Ohio, and in 1869 and 1875 was re-elected. In 1877 he was declared President of the United States by a majority of one in the Electoral College over Samuel J. Tilden (see electoral commission). He died in Fremont, O., Jan. 17, 1893. March 4, 1877, fell on Sunday. President-e
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hood, John Bell 1831-1879 (search)
ost a leg at Chickamauga. In the Atlanta campaign in 1864 he was with Longstreet, and superseded Johnston in command of the army at Atlanta in July. He invaded Tennessee late in that year; was defeated at Nashville; driven into Alabama, and was relieved of command by Gen. Richard Taylor. He died in New Orleans, Aug. 30, 1879. Instructed by the chief of the Confederacy to draw Sherman out of Georgia, for his presence was creating great disaffection to the Confederate cause, Hood, in October, 1864, moved rapidly towards Tennessee, threatening important points on the railway. Sherman followed as rapidly, and, by forced marches, saved Kingston (Oct. 10), which was one of the threatened places. Hood turned westward towards Rome. Sherman followed, and sent Garrard's cavalry and the 23d Corps across the Oostenaula, to strike Hood's flank if he should turn northward. By quick movements Hood avoided the intended blow, and, appearing before Resaca, demanded its surrender. A vigorous
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ricketts, James Brewerton 1817-1887 (search)
City, June 21, 1817; graduated at West Point in 1839; served in the war against Mexico; and when the Civil War began was placed in command of the 1st Battery of rifled guns. He distinguished himself in the battle of Bull Run, where he was severely wounded, taken prisoner, and confined eight months in Richmond, when he was exchanged. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers; was in the second battle of Bull Run, in which he commanded a division of the Army of Virginia, and was wounded; and in the battle of Antietam he commanded General Hooker's corps after that officer was wounded. He was engaged in the campaign against Richmond from March until July, 1864, and in James Brewerton Ricketts. the Shenandoah campaign from July until October, 1864. He was brevetted brigadier-general, United States army, for gallantry at Cedar Creek, and major-general for meritorious services through the war, and was retired because of wounds in 1867. He died in Washington, D. C., Sept. 22, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Roberts, Benjamin Stone 1811-1875 (search)
t lieutenant of mounted rifles, and served under General Lane. In 1861 he was major of the 3d Cavalry on duty in New Mexico, and afterwards being in command of the Southern District under General Canby, he defended Fort Craig against Texan forces under Sibley. He was ordered to Washington; commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers (July 20, 1862) ; and was assigned to duty in the Army of Virginia under Pope, as chief of cavalry. He commanded a division of the 19th Corps in Louisiana in the summer of 1864, and from October, 1864, to Jan. 24, 1865, was chief of cavalry in the Department of the Gulf. In the summer of 1865 he was in command in west Tennessee. In 1866 he was brevetted major-general of volunteers and promoted lieutenant-colonel of the 3d United States Cavalry. He was Professor of Military Science at Yale College from 1868 till his retirement in 1870. He died in Washington, D. C., Jan. 29, 1875. General Roberts invented the breech-loading rifle bearing his name.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Torbet, Alfred Thomas Archimedes 1833- (search)
Torbet, Alfred Thomas Archimedes 1833- Military officer; born in Georgetown, Del., July 1, 1833; graduated at West Point in 1855, serving in Florida in 1856-57. He became colonel of the 1st New Jersey Volunteers in September, 1861, and was active in the Peninsular campaign. He commanded a brigade in the battles of Groveton, or second battle of Bull Run, South Mountain (where he was wounded), and Antietam. In November, 1862, he was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers; was engaged at Gettysburg; and commanded a division of cavalry in the Army of the Potomac from May to July, 1864. He was chief of cavalry in the Shenandoah campaign from August to October, 1864. and was brevetted major-general, United States army, in March, 1865. He resigned in October, 1866, and in 1871 was sent as consul-general to Havana. He was drowned in the wreck of the steamer Vera Cruz off the coast of Florida, Sept. 30, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
Ordinance adopted by the State convention, ordaining that slavery should cease, July 4, 1870, subject to provisions with regard to age, etc.......July 1, 1863 Death of Governor Gamble......Jan. 31, 1864 Robbery and general massacre of citizens and Federal soldiers in Centralia by guerilla band under Bill Anderson......Sept. 27, 1864 General Price invades Missouri; defeats Curtis at Little Blue, Oct. 21, but is repulsed by Nationals at Big Blue, Little Osage, and Newtonia......October, 1864 Constitutional convention meets at St. Louis, Jan. 6, 1865, adopts an ordinance abolishing slavery......Jan. 11, 1865 State board of immigration organized under act of legislature......1865 State convention vacates on May 1 the offices of judges of the Supreme Court, of all circuit courts, and others......March 17, 1865 New constitution completed April 10. Article II., section 9, provides that after sixty days no person shall be permitted to practise as an attorney, nor be c
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