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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 320 4 Browse Search
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quartermaster stores were burnt. About one hundred and fifty animals, and thirty prisoners, were captured by them; and some one hundred men and about three hundred women and children, negroes, followed them in.--General Foster's Report. The Twenty-seventh regiment of Maine volunteers, Colonel Wentworth, passed through Boston, Mass., on their return from the seat of war.--the steamers Alice Dean, and J. S. McCombs, were captured by a party of rebels, at Brandenburgh, Kentucky.--Colonel William Birney opened an office in Baltimore, Md., for the recruiting of negro troops.--at Washington, the victories at Gettysburgh and Vicksburgh were celebrated with great enthusiasm. Speeches were made by President Lincoln, Secretaries Stanton and Seward, General Halleck, Senator Wilson of Massachusetts, and Representatives E. B. Washburne and Arnold, of Illinois. The expedition sent out from White House, Va., by General Dix, on the first instant, returned.--Colonel Roddy, with eleven comp
contest was maintained, the enemy making desperate but unsuccessful efforts to secure it. Notwithstanding the stubborn resistance of the Third corps, under Major-General Birney, (Major-General Sickles having been wounded early in the action,) superiority in numbers of corps of the enemy enabling him to outflank its advanced position, General Birney was counselled to fall back and re-form, behind the line originally desired to be held. In the mean time, perceiving the great exertions of the enemy, the Sixth corps, Major-General Sedgwick, and part of the First corps, to which I had assigned Major-General Newton, particularly Lockwood's Maryland brigade, tled anew against it with a fierceness unfruitful of success — fruitful of carnage, as before. The strong position occupied by General Geary, and that held by General Birney, met the first and hardest assaults, but only fell back a short distance before fearful odds, to readvance, to reassume and to hold their places in company wi
nt mountain-pass, through which it seemed probable the enemy intended to force his way, and they were calling loudly for reinforcements, representing that the entire rebel army was menacing them. In this emergency the Third army corps, then guarding Ashby's Gap, was ordered down to Manassas Gap. The order was received late in the day, and by four o'clock the corps was in motion. By an almost unprecedented march they reached Piedmont before dark, when, without halting, the First division, (Birney's command,) temporarily commanded by General Ward, was thrown forward to support General Buford, who was found to be ten miles in advance up the gap. Thus it was nearly midnight when this division reached its camping ground, in the vicinity of Linden, a little town close in among the mountains. Early on the following morning General French moved the rest of the corps up to support the First division, and despatched his chief of staff, Colonel Hayden, to ascertain the position of the enemy.
Doc. 116. Slaves in Baltimore, Md. Colonel Birney's official report. Baltimore, July 24. To Lieutenant-Colonel Wm. H. Cheesebrough, Assistant Adjutant-General: sir: I have the honor to report that immediately on the receipt of Special Order No. 202, of this date, I proceeded to Camlin's slave-pen, in Pratt street, accompanied by Lieutenant Sykes and Sergeant Southworth. I considered any guard unnecessary. The part of the prison in which slaves are confined incloses a brick pave. The women are in number thirty-three. These unfortunates were all liberated in accordance with your orders. It appears from their statements that this slave-pen has been used chiefly for the purpose of holding persons, in evasion of the law of Congress, entitled to their freedom in the District of Columbia, and persons claimed as slaves by rebels or rebel sympathizers. Respectfully submitted. Wm. Birney, Colonel Second United States Colored Troops, Inspector and Mustering Officer.
entions; so an order came for the troops to march in the dead of night. On Tuesday morning, as our infantry were returning toward Auburn, on nearing the ford, which is in a dry ravine, with close trees and underwood, the enemy's dismounted cavalry opened a brisk fire on the front of the column from their sheltered position. The front line was composed of Graham's brigade, the Sixty-third Pennsylvania being in advance — a regiment chiefly of conscripts, and commanded by Colonel Danks. General Birney seeing them wavering, rode up, and cried out, Come on, boys! Go into them, and charged. The regiment at once rallied and forced back the enemy. The First division of the Third corps lost in this short but stubborn encounter, eleven men killed and forty-two wounded. Lieutenant Miller and Captain Consort were both wounded severely. The rebels retired, leaving eight killed and a large number of wounded, besides a lot of arms and accoutrements, behind them. Among the wounded were the bu
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The opposing forces at the Second Bull Run. August 16th-September 2d, 1862. (search)
ler; 63d Pa., Col. Alexander Hays (w), Capt. James F. Ryan; 105th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Calvin A. Craig (w), Maj. Jacob W. Greenawalt. Brigade loss: k, 26; w, 166; m, 25=217. Second Britgade, Brig.-Gen. David B. Birney, Col. J. H. Hobart Ward: 3d Me., Capt. Moses B. Lakeman, Maj. Edwin Burt; 4th Me., Col. Elijah Walker; 1st N. Y., Maj. Edwin Burt, Capt. Joseph Yeamans; 38th N. Y., Col. J. H. Hobart Ward; 40th N. Y., Col. Thomas W. Egan; 101st N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Nelson A. Gesner; 57th Pa., Maj. William Birney. Brigade loss: k, 56; w, 459; m, 114 = 629. Third Brigade, Col. Orlando M. Poe: 37th N. Y., Col. Samuel B. Hayman; 99th Pa., Col. Asher S. Leidy; 2d Mich., Lieut.-Col. Louis Dillman; 3d Mich., Col. Stephen G. Chamnplin, Maj. Byron R. Pierce; 5th Mich., Capt. William Wakenshaw. Brigade loss: 1, 25; w, 115; in, 38 = 178. Artillery: E, 1st R. I., Capt. George E. Randolph; K, 1st U. S., Capt. William M. Graham. Artillery loss: k, 2; w, 1 = 3. Second division, Maj.-Gen. Joseph Hooker
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Fredericksburg, Va. (search)
ps, Brig.-Gen. George Stoneman. First division, Brig.-Gen. David B. Birney. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John C. Robinson: 20th Ind., Col. John Van Valkenburg; 63d Pa., Maj. John A. Danks; 68th Pa., Col. Andrew H. Tippin; 105th Pa., Col. Amor A. McKnight; 114th Pa., Col. Charles H. T. Collis; 141st Pa., Col. Henry J. Madill. Brigade loss: k, 14; w, 106; m, 26 == 146. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. J. H. Hobart Ward: 3d Me., Col. Moses B. Lakeman; 4th Me., Col. Elijah Walker; 38th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. William Birney (w); 40th No Y., Lieut.-Col. Nelson A. Gesner (w); 55th N. Y., Col. P. Regis de Trobriand; 57th Pa., Col. Charles T. Campbell (w), Lieut.-Col. Peter Sides; 99th Pa., Col. Asher S. Leidy (w), Lieut.-Col. Edwin R. Biles. Brigade loss: k, 79; w, 397; m, 153 == 629. Third Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Hiram G. Berry: 17th Me., Col. Thomas A. Roberts; 3d Mich., Maj. Moses B. Houghton; 5th Mich., Lieut.-Col. John Gilluly (k), Maj. Edward T. Sherlock; 1st N. Y., Col. J. Frederick Pierson; 37th N.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces in the Chancellorsville campaign. (search)
ert O. Tyler: B, 1st Conn., Lieut. Albert F. Brooker; M, 1st Conn., Capt. Franklin A. Pratt; 5th N. Y., Capt. Elijah D. Taft; 15th N. Y., Capt. Patrick Hart; 29th N. Y., Lieut. Gustav von Blucher; 30th N. Y., Capt. Adolph Voegelee; 32d N. Y., Lieut. George Gaston; K, 1st U. S., Lieut. Lorenzo Thomas, Jr.; C, 3d U. S., Lieut. Henry Meinell; G, 4th U. S., Lieut. Marcus P. Miller; K, 5th U. S., Lieut. David H. Kinzie; C, 32d Mass., Capt. Josiah C. Fuller. Train Guard, 1st N. J. (7 co's), Col. William Birney, Capt. Robert S. Johnston. First Army Corps, Maj.-Gen. John F. Reynolds. Escort: L, 1st Me. Cav., Capt. Constantine Taylor. First division, Brig.-Gen. James S. Wadsworth. First Brigade, Col. Walter Phelps, Jr.: 22d N. Y., Maj. Thomas J. Strong; 24th N. Y., Col. Samuel R. Beardsley; 30th N. Y., Col. Wm. M. Searing; 84th N. Y. (14th Militia), Col. Edward B. Fowler. Brigade loss: w, 37. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Lysander Cutler: 7th Ind., Lieut.-Col. Ira G. Grover; 76th N. Y., C
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., From Gettysburg to the coming of Grant. (search)
ture was caused by burning buildings and piles of railway ties fired by the Confederates when they abandoned this region. [See p. 84.] The troops on the left are Birney's division, Third Union Corps. hannock were two formidable works, both on the left of the railroad, and connected by a curtain or chain of rifle-pits; a further ct routes as possible, while, as diversions, and to cover his movement, Custer, with 2000 cavalry, was to make a raid beyond Gordonsville, and the Sixth Corps and Birney's division of the Third were to move in support of Custer to Madison Court House on Robertson's River. No effort was made to conceal this movement, as it was intended to convey the impression to the enemy that a formidable attempt was to be made upon his left flank. Upon the arrival of Sedgwick and Birney at Robertson's River at nightfall of the 27th of February, Custer went by with his command, with instructions to proceed toward Charlottesville, and, if possible, to destroy the railway
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Kilpatrick's and Dahlgren's raid to Richmond. (search)
s. His force was to be chosen from the cavalry corps, mostly from his own — the Third--division; and Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, separating from him near Spotsylvania, with five hundred picked men, was to cross the James, enter Richmond on the south side, after liberating the Belle Isle prisoners, and unite with Kilpatrick's main force entering the city from the north at 10 A. M. of Tuesday, March 1st. General Meade aided the enterprise with simultaneous demonstrations of the Sixth Corps and of Birney's division of the Third against Lee's left, and of Custer's cavalry division toward Charlottesville. Reaching Spotsylvania Court House at early dawn of February 29th, Kilpatrick moved south through Chilesburg to the Virginia Central Railroad, which [he struck during the day at Beaver Dam Station, The telegraph operator was seized, the wires were cut, the track was destroyed, and the station buildings were burned. Detachments were also sent to destroy bridges and track on the Fredericksbu
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