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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 41 7 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 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 17 5 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 11 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 7 3 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 7 1 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 6 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 5 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 14, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cooke, Philip St. George -1895 (search)
Cooke, Philip St. George -1895 Military officer; born near Leesburg, Va., June 13, 1809; graduated at West Point in 1827. He served in the war against Mexico, and late in 1861 was made brigadiergeneral of volunteers. He had seen much service in wars with the Indians, commanded in Kansas during the troubles there, and took part in the Utah expedition in 1858. He commanded all the regular cavalry of the Army of the Potomac, and was distinguished in the campaign on the Peninsula in 1862. He was retired with the rank of brevet major-general, in 1873, and died in Detroit, Mich., March 20, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaines's Mill, battle of. (search)
vision occupied the left, Sykes's regulars and Duryee's Zouaves the right, and McCall's division formed a second line, his left touching Butterfield's right. Seymour's brigade and horse-batteries commanded the rear, and cavalry under Gen. Philip St. George Cooke were on flanking service near the Chickahominy. The brunt of the battle first fell upon Sykes, who threw the assailants back in confusion with great loss. Longstreet pushed forward with his veterans to their relief, and was joined bywith it several batteries. Then the whole line fell back. Porter called up all of his reserves and remaining artillery (about eighty guns), covered the retreat of his infantry, and checked the advance of the victors for a moment. Just then General Cooke, without orders, attacked the Confederate flank with his cavalry, which was repulsed and thrown into disorder. The horses, terrified by the tremendous roar of nearly 200 cannon and the rattle of thousands of muskets, rushed back through the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hillabee towns, the (search)
Hillabee towns, the In 1813 there was an existing jealousy between the west Tennessee troops, under Generals Jackson and Coffee, and the east Tennessee troops, under Generals Cooke and White, both intent upon punishing the Creeks. After the battle of Talladega (q. v.), the Hillabee Creeks were disposed to peace, and offered to make terms with Jackson. He cordially responded, and preparations were made for the transaction. Meanwhile Generals Cocke and White, ignorant of this measure, came down upon the Hillabees, and spread destruction in their path. Ockfuskee and Genalga, two deserted villages—one of thirty and the other of ninety houses— were laid in ashes; and on the morning of Nov. 18, the troops appeared before the principal town. The inhabitants were unsuspicious of danger, and made no resistance; yet General White, for the purpose of inspiring terror in the minds of the Creek nation, fell furiously upon the non-resistants, and murdered no less than sixty warriors. Th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hopkins, Esek 1718-1802 (search)
Hopkins, Esek 1718-1802 Naval officer; born in Scituate, R. I., in 1718. Governor Cooke commissioned him a brigadier-general at the breaking out of the Revolution. In December, 1775, Congress commissioned him commander-in-chief of the inchoate navy, and he put to sea in the first squadron in February, 1776, consisting of four ships and three sloops, sailing for the Bahama Islands. There he captured a large quantity of ordnance stores and ammunition, and 100 cannon. He captured two British vessels on his return. Complaint was made that he had not annoyed the British ships on the southern coast, and he was arraigned before the naval Esek Hopkins. committee of Congress on the charge. He was acquitted, but unavoidable delays in getting vessels to sea afterwards caused other charges to be made, and he was dismissed the service, Jan. 2, 1777. During his long life he exerted great political influence in Rhode Island. He died in North Providence, R. I., Feb. 26, 1802.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
ress to prohibit in the Territories those twin relics of barbarism—polygamy and slavery ......June 17, 1856 James F. Legate arrested June 19, for treason, and confined with others in tents about 2 miles from Lecompton, guarded by soldiers. John Brown, Jr., and H. H. Williams added to the prisoners......June 23, 1856 Governor Shannon leaves Lecompton for St. Louis, June 23, having written Buford on the 10th that he had resigned......June 23, 1856 Secretary Woodson writes to Col. P. St. George Cooke, in command at Fort Riley. to scour the country between that post and the crossing opposite Topeka, for the purpose of repelling a threatened invasion of the Territory (refers to the expected entrance of General Lane's emigrants by way of Nebraska, known as Lane's army of the North ......June 29, 1856 Report of the special committee appointed to investigate the troubles in Kansas is published by the government. It contains the affidavits of prominent men in both political part