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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. 28 28 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 20 20 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 19 19 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 14 14 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
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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) 8 8 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 5 5 Browse Search
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 4: Five Forks. (search)
Chapter 4: Five Forks. After such a day and night as that of the 31st of March, 1865, the morning of April 1st found the men of the Fifth Corps strangely glad they were alive. They had experienced a kaleidoscopic regeneration. They were ready for the next new turn-whether of Fortunatus or Torquemada. The tests of ordinary probation had been passed. All the effects of humiliation, fasting, and prayer, believed to sink the body and exalt the spirit, had been fully wrought in them. At the weird midnight trumpet-call they rose from their sepulchral fields as those over whom death no longer has any power. Their pulling out for the march in the ghostly mists of dawn looked like a passage in the transmigration of souls — not sent back to work out the remnant of their sins as animals, but lifted to the third plane by those three days of the underworld,--eliminating sense, incorporating soul. The vicissitudes of that day, and the grave and whimsical experiences out of which we e
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States: headquarters Commandery of the State of Maine. (search)
whom it falls to my honorable and happy lot to speak to-day, and to respond for to your welcome, and say that they are deserving of it. On the 22nd of February, 1866, he delivered an address on Loyalty before the Pennsylvania Commandery. The only record there is of this address is in the papers of the day. In the War papers published by this Commandery there appear the following papers by General Chamberlain: in Volume I, The Military Operations on the White Oak Road, Virginia, March 31, 1865, read December 6, 1893; in Volume II, Five Forks, read May 2, 1900; in Volume III, Reminiscences of Petersburg and Appomattox, October, 1903, read March 2, 1904, and The Grand review of the Army of the Potomac, read May 2, 1906. Among the papers in the hands of the Publication Committee awaiting publication is one by him entitled Abraham Lincoln Seen from the Field in the War for the Union, read before the Commandery of the State of Pennsylvania, February 12, 1909, and subsequently read
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
at that time thirty-five thousand; but after Five Forks, and in the encounters of March 31st, April 1st and 2d, he had only twenty thousand muskets available, and of all arms not over twenty-five thousand, when he began the retreat that terminated at Appomattox Court House. The opposing horsemen, commanded by General Wesley Merritt, were composed of three divisions, under Thomas C. Devin, Custer, and Crook and formed part of the mixed command of Sheridan. From the morning report of March 31, 1865, they numbered thirteen thousand two hundred and nine present for duty, exclusive of a division under General Ronalds Mackenzie-about two thousand effectives. The cavalry corps of the Army of the Potomac numbered over fifteen thousand men in the saddle. In other words, where Lee had one infantry or cavalry or artillery soldier Grant had three! He possessed the enormous advantage, too, of being able to hold his formidable works with a force equal to the whole of Lee's army and still ma
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 15: evacuation of Richmond and the Petersburg lines.--retreat and surrender. (search)
and four divisions of cavalry, including Mackenzie, formed a living rampart of over forty thousand troops Ord left Petersburg with twenty thousand troops all arms; Fifth Corps, fifteen thousand nine hundred and seventy-three. (Report of March 31, 1865.) Sheridan's cavalry, thirteen thousand eight hundred and ten, to which add one thousand for the Fifth Corps artillery, makes fifty thousand seven hundred and eighty-three. to the advance of Gordon and Fitz Lee's five thousand. Directly behind Lee were the Second and Sixth Corps, over twenty-five thousand troops. Second Corps report, March 31, 1865: Twenty-one thousand one hundred and sixty-seven infantry, artillery, and seventy guns. Sixth: Eighteen thousand three hundred and eighty-four artillery and infantry and fifty-four guns=thirty-nine thousand five hundred and fifty-one, and one hundred and twenty-four guns. Gracefully General Lee yielded to the inevitable. The splendid army, with whose courage and heroism a world
gainst the enemy in the neighbourhood of Petersburg. But two weeks before he had been married in St. Paul's Church, in the presence of a crowd of relatives and friends, to the celebrated Miss H. C., of Baltimore. All was bright and beautiful. Happiness beamed from every eye. Again has St. Paul's, his own beloved church, been opened to receive the soldier and his bride — the one coffined for a hero's grave, the other, pale and trembling, though still by his side, in widow's garb. March 31st, 1865. A long pause in my diary. Every thing seems so dark and uncertain that I have no heart for keeping records. The croakers croak about Richmond being evacuated, but I can't and won't believe it. There is hard fighting about Petersburg, and General A. P. Hill has been killed. Dreadful to think of losing such a man at such a time; but yet it comes nearer home when we hear of the young soldiers whom we have loved, and whose youth we have watched with anxiety and hope as those on w
rom Captain Sheridan, en route to army headquarters with the first tidings, and sent this telegram to General Grant: headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, March 31, 1865. 9:45 P. M. Lieutenant-General Grant: Would it not be well for Warren to go down with his whole corps and smash up the force in front of Sheridan? Humphree other two. G. G. Meade, Major-General. An hour later General Grant replied in these words: headquarters armies of the United States, Dabney's Mills, March 31, 1865, 10:15 P. M. Major-General Meade, Commanding Army of the Potomac. Let Warren move in the way you propose, and urge him not to stop for anything. Let Ggrity, and great intelligence of General Warren. These are attested by a long record of most excellent service, but in the clash of arms at and near Five Forks, March 31 and April 1, 1865, his personal activity fell short of the standard fixed by General Sheridan, on whom alone rested the great responsibility for that and succeed
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of batteries Gregg and Whitworth, and the Evacuation of Petersburg. (search)
a very heavy skirmish going on about Burgess' mill, and on Cooke's brigade, near where the line intersected Hatcher's run, below the mill, and on Lane's brigade, to the left of Cooke. It was so heavy and threatening about the mill that Gen. Heth sent to me for a brigade, I being in charge of the lines from the run back to near Petersburg; but the firing increasing on my own front, and ,being probably heard and properly appreciated by him, he sent me the note below: Headquarters, &c., March 31, 1865. Gen. Wilcox, Commanding, &c. : Maj.-Gen. Heth directs me to say that you must not compromise your line. He wants the brigade sent for by Maj. Starke, but you must be the judge as to whether or not you can spare it. Respectfully, W. H. Palmer, Assist. Adjutant-General. This left me free to choose between two evils, each equally dangerous; we, Gen. Heth and myself, were too weak to support the one, the other, or to maintain our own line if attacked with force and spirit. The
ilroad, in which a large number of the men were captured. In this action the divisions were commanded by Griffin, Ayres, and Crawford, these officers remaining in command of their divisions until the close of the war. On October 27th the Corps participated in the first of the battles at Hatcher's Run (Boydton Road), in which it sustained a loss of 279. On February 5th, 1865, it was again engaged at Hatcher's Run (Dabney's Mills), with a loss of 1,319 killed, wounded, and missing. On March 31, 1865, just before the final campaign, the morning reports show the corps strength to have been 17,073, present for duty, equipped. In the closing battles of the war, from March 29th to April 9th, 1865--including Gravelly Run, White Oak Road, and Five Forks--the casualties in the corps aggregated 2,465 in killed, wounded, and missing. Its last battle was fought at Five Forks, in which action the corps, still under Warren, captured 3,244 men, 11 flags, and 1 battery of artillery. The war hav
, Va., May 8, 1864 1 Dinwiddie C. H., Va., March 31, 1865 27 South Anna, Va., May 10, 1864 2 Deat at the Boydton Road; and at Cat Tail Run--March 31, 1865--the regiment sustained its severest loss., Va., June 18, 1864 6 Hatcher's Run, Va., March 31, 1865 2 Island Ford, Va., July 18, 1864 3 For Va., June 24, ‘64 7 Dinwiddie C. H., Va., March 31, 1865 2 Sulphur Springs, Va., Oct. 12, 1863 4(6 cos.)   2 29 31 White Oak Road, Va., March 31, 1865 5 23 2 30 Sutherland Station, Va., ApriWapping Heights, Va. 1 Hatcher's Run, Va., March 31, 1865 1 Mine Run, Va. 2 Petersburg, Va., Aprimes H. Hart was killed at Dinwiddie C. H., March 31, 1865. First New Jersey Infantry. First gaged in the battle near Hatcher's Run, on March 31, 1865, an engagement known as White Oak Road, orotsylvania, Va., May 12 21 White Oak Road, March 31, 1865 4 Spotsylvania, Va., May 18 7 Sutherlan Bowling Green, Va. 1 Gravelly Run, Va., March 31, 1865 1 North Anna, Va. 1 Five Forks, Va., Ap[1 more...]
ime as mounted infantry. Only one vacancy occurred in the list of Illinois regiments; the 121st failed to complete its organization. One regiment, known as the Mechanics-Fusileers or 56th Illinois Infantry, organized in November, 1861, to serve three years, was disbanded within four months, and another regiment, subsequently organized, was designated as the 56th Regiment. This latter regiment lost 11 officers and 195 men by the burning of the steamer General Lyon, off Cape Hatteras, March 31, 1865. The 19th Illinois lost 38 killed and 91 wounded in an accident on the Ohio & Mississippi R. R., near Vincennes, Ind., September 17, 1861. The 97th Illinois lost 18 killed and 67 wounded in a railroad accident in Louisiana, November 3, 1863. In addition to the Illinois regiments specially mentioned in Chapter X, there were many other regiments from this State which had records equally meritorious, although their casualties in action may not have been as numerous. The 41st Illi
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