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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., McDowell's advance to Bull Run. (search)
me the New York 79th had closed up, and in like manner it was ordered to cross the brow of the hill and drive the enemy from cover. It was impossible to get a good view of this ground. In it there was one battery of artillery, which poured an incessant fire upon our advancing columns, and the ground was very irregular, with small clusters of pines, affording shelter, of which the enemy took good advantage. The fire of rifles and musketry was very severe. The 79th, headed by its colonel (Cameron), charged across the hill, and for a short time the contest was severe. They rallied several times under fire, but finally broke and gained the cover. of the hill. This left the field open to the New York 69th, Colonel Corcoran, who in his turn led his regiment over the crest, and had in full open view the ground so severely contested. The firing was very severe, and the roar of cannon, muskets, and rifles incessant. It was manifest the enemy was here in great force, far superior to us
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The opposing armies at the first Bull Run. (search)
., Col. A. H. Terry 3d Conn., Col. John L. Chatfield. Brigade loss: k, 19; w, 50; m, 154 = 223. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Robert C. Schenck 2d N. Y. (militia), Col. G. W. B. Tompkins 1st Ohio, Col. A. McD. McCook 2d Ohio, Lieut.-Col. Rodney Mason E, 2d U. S. Arty., Capt. J. H. Carlisle. Brigade loss: k, 21; w, 25; m, 52 = 98. Third Brigade, Col. W. T. Sherman 13th N. Y., Col. I. F. Quinby 69th N. Y., Col. M. Corcoran (w and c), Capt. James Kelly 79th N. Y., Col. James Cameron (k) 2d Wis., Lieut.-Col. H. W. Peck E, 3d U. S. Arty., Capt. R. B. Ayres. Brigade loss: k, 107; w, 205; m, 293 = 605. Fourth Brigade, Col. Israel B. Richardson 1st Mass., Col. Robert Cowdin 12th N. Y., Col. Ezra L. Walrath 2d Mich., Major A. W. Williams 3d Mich., Col. Daniel McConnell G, 1st U. S. Arty., Lieut. John Edwards M, 2d U. S. Arty., Capt. Henry J. Hunt. This brigade was only slightly engaged in front of Blackburn's Ford, with the loss of one officer kil
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 5: Sumter. (search)
d's baseless despatches, appears to have made up his mind that the garrison would be withdrawn; and he expresses himself as being greatly surprised when on April 7th he received a confidential letter, drafted by Lincoln, but copied and signed by Cameron, under date of April 4th, informing him that a relieving expedition would be sent; requesting him to hold out, if possible, till its arrival; stating also, however, that the President desired to subject him and his command to no unusual danger orizing him to capitulate when in his judgment it might become necessary. One of the few faults chargeable to Anderson is that to this thoughtful and considerate instruction, framed by Lincoln himself (but which he supposed to be the language of Cameron), he replied in a petulant and ill-natured spirit, writing: I frankly say that my heart is not in the war which I see is to be thus commenced. His subsequent gallantry, and steadfast loyalty, however, justify his countrymen in a liberal forgive
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 11: Kentucky. (search)
ing armed and equipped by the Government. Ohio hurried off her earliest levies to Cincinnati; those of Indiana were sent to her several exposed river towns. At the extreme southern point of Illinois was the city of Cairo, small in population and commerce, but in a military point of view the commanding centre and key of the whole western river system. Its value was comprehended both east and west. No sooner had the Border Slave State Governors forwarded their disloyal refusals, than Secretary Cameron (April 19th), by telegraph requested the Governor of Illinois to send a brigade of four regiments to occupy it. There was not yet that total of militia in the whole State; but within forty-eight hours an improvised expedition, numbering five hundred and ninety-five men and four six-pounders, started from Chicago to carry out the Secretary's orders, arriving at Cairo on the morning of April 23d, where they were speedily reinforced to the required numbers. Under the Sumter bombardmen
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Appendix A. (search)
onel Alfred H. Terry. 3d Connecticut, Colonel John L. Chatfield. Second Brigade. Brigadier-General Robert C. Schence. 2d New York (militia), Colonel George W. B. Tompkins 1st Ohio, Colonel A. McD. McCook. 2d Ohio, Lieut.-Colonel Rodney Mason. Company E, 2d U. S. Artillery, Captain J. H. Carlisle. Third Brigade. Colonel William T. Sherman. 18th New York, Colonel Isaac F. Quinby. 69th New York, Col. Michael Corcoran (wounded and captured), Capt. James Kelly 79th New York, Colonel James Cameron (killed). 2d Wisconsin, Lieut.-Colonel Henry W. Peck. Company E, 3d U. S. Artillery, Captain R. B. Ayres. Fourth Brigade. Colonel Israel B. Richardson. 1st Massachusetts, Colonel Robert Cowdin. 12th New York, Colonel Ezra L. Walrath. 2d Michigan, Major Adolphus W. Williams. 3d Michigan, Colonel Daniel McConnell. Company G, 1st U. S. Artillery, Lieutenant John Edwards. Company M, 2d U. S. Artillery, Captain Henry J. Hunt. second Division. (1.) Colonel David Hunter (woun
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
y were estimated at about fifteen hundred, which would make the total National loss two thousand nine hundred and ninety-two. Beauregard reported his loss three hundred and seventy-eight killed, one thousand four hundred and eighty-nine wounded, and thirty missing--in all, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven. His estimate of missing is much below the mark. More than one hundred, captured during the day, were sent to Washington. Among the killed of the National Army were Colonel James Cameron, of the Seventy-ninth New York (Highlanders); Colonel John Slocum and Major Ballou, of the Second Rhode Island; and Lieutenant-Colonel Haggerty, of the New York Sixty-ninth (Corcoran's Irish Regiment). Among the wounded were Colonels Hunter, Heintzelman, Wilcox, Gilman, Martin, Wood, H. W. Slocum, Farnham, and Corcoran, and Major James D. Potter. Wilcox, Corcoran, and Potter, were made prisoners. Such was the immediate and most dreadful result of this first great conflict of the
on the Potomac. Col. J. B. Richardson, commanding the 4th brigade of Tyler's division, remained unmolested in position one mile in advance of Centerville, on the Blackburn's Ford road, until 2 A. M. of Monday; then retreated, per order, through Centerville to Fairfax and Arlington, entirely unassailed. Gen. McDowell reports our losses in this engagement at 481 killed and 1,011 wounded, but says nothing of how many wounded or others were taken prisoners. Among our killed were Col. James Cameron, brother of the Secretary of War--of the 79th New York (Highlanders); Col. Slocum, and Major Ballou, of the 2d Rhode Island; and Lieut. Col. Haggerty, of the 69th New York. Among our wounded were Gen. David Hunter and Gen. S. P. Heintzelman--commanding divisions; Col. Oliver B. Wilcox, of Michigan; Col. Gilman Marston, of the 1st New Hampshire; Col. A. M. Wood, of the 14th New York; Col. H. W. Slocum, of the 27th New York; and Col. N. L. Farnham, of the 11th New York (Fire Zouaves). C
Third and Fourth Divisions fought at Grand Coteau, La., November 3, 1863. The winter of 1863-4 was spent in the vicinity of New Orleans and the Lower Mississippi, a part of the corps being stationed in Texas. Corps headquarters were in Texas, but were moved to Alexandria, La., on the 18th of April, as the Third and Fourth Divisions had accompanied Banks on his Red River Expedition of April, 1864. General McClernand was again in command of the corps; the Third Division was commanded by General Cameron, and the Fourth, by General Landram. The First and Second Divisions remained in Texas during the Red River Expedition, excepting Lawler's (2d) Brigade, of the First Division, which joined Banks' Army about the 20th of April. The Third and Fourth Divisions of the Thirteenth Corps were actively engaged at the battle of Sabine Cross Roads, La., April 8, 1864, in which they sustained considerable loss. They were also engaged at Cane River, and at Cloutiersville, La. The corps organiza
One Hundred and Forty-seventh New York. Seventy-Ninth New York Infantry.--Highlanders. Christ's Brigade — Willcox's Division--Ninth Corps. (1) Col. James Cameron (Killed). (3) Col. Addison Farnsworth; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. (2) Col. Isaac I. Stevens, W. P.; Major-Gen (Killed). (4) Col. David Morrison; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. d to First Bull Run, where it sustained one of the heaviest losses on that field. its casualties amounting to 32 killed, 5 wounded, 115 missing or captured. Colonel Cameron, brother of the Secretary of War, was killed there while in command of the regiment. At the battle of James Island (Secessionville), it was in Stevens's Divition. It was then in Raynor's (2d) Brigade, McGinniss's (3d) Division, Thirteenth Corps. At the battle of Sabine Cross Roads, this division was commanded by General Cameron. The regiment was then transferred to the Nineteenth Corps, accompanying it to Virginia, where it fought in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, during which C
3 310 115th New York Seymour's Tenth 29 208 59 296 47th New York Seymour's Tenth 30 197 86 313 48th New York Seymour's Tenth 32 163 49 244 35th U. S. Colored Seymour's Tenth 21 132 77 230 7th New Hampshire Seymour's Tenth 17 71 121 209 Buzzard Roost, Ga.             Feb. 25-27, 1864.             10th Michigan Davis's Fourteenth 16 36 14 66 Sabine Cross Roads, La.             April 8, 1864.             161st New York Emory's Nineteenth 9 43 38 90 28th Iowa Cameron's Thirteenth 8 30 32 70 130th Illinois Landram's Thirteenth 2 23 232 257 3d Mass. Cavalry Lee's Cavalry Nineteenth 8 52 11 71 Pleasant Hill, La.             April 9, 1864.             32d Iowa Mower's Sixteenth 35 115 60 210 162d New York Including loss at Sabine Cross Roads. Emory's Nineteenth 16 48 47 111 30th Maine Including loss at Sabine Cross Roads. Emory's Nineteenth 11 58 69 138 14th Iowa Mower's Sixteenth 19 61 9 89 24th
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