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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the two governments. (search)
rig.-Gen. Joseph K. Barnes (appointed Aug. 22, 1864). Pay Department Colonel Benjamin F. Larned (died Sept. 6, 1862) Colonel Timothy P. Andrews (retired Nov. 29, 1864) Brig.-Gen. Benjamin W. Brice. Corps of Topographical Engineers Colonel John J. Abert (retired Sept. 9, 1861) Colonel Stephen H. Long. (This corps was consolidated with the Corps of Engineers, under act of March 3, 1863.) Corps of Engineers Brig.-Gen. Joseph G. Totten (died April 22, 1864) Brig.-Gen. Richard Delafield. Ordnance Department Colonel Henry K. Craig (until April 23, 1861) Brig.-Gen. James W. Ripley (retired Sept. 15, 1863) Brig.-Gen. George D. Ramsay (retired Sept. 12, 1864) Brig.-Gen. Alexander B. Dyer. Bureau of military justice Major John F. Lee (resigned Sept. 4, 1862) Brig.-Gen. Joseph Holt. Bureau of the provost Marshal General (created by act of March 3, 1863) Brig.-Gen. James B. Fry. General officers of the United States army, January
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
easy conquest of the place. This suggestion was made just before he was ordered to New York, to keep the peace there during the Presidential election. When he returned, he found that the suggestion had been considered, that the powder experiment was to be tried, and that preparations for it were a-making. It was proposed to explode a floating mine containing between two and three hundred tons of gunpowder. The proposition was submitted to experts, and, among others, to Chief-Engineer General Richard Delafield, who made an elaborate report, showing that experience taught the impossibility of very serious or extensive injury being done in a lateral direction, by an open-air explosion of powder (which the proposed operation would be, substantially), excepting to vertical objects. He gave a description of the form and position of Fort Fisher, and also of Fort Caswell, at the more southern or old entrance to the Cape Fear River, which it was proposed to treat in the same way, and cit
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 8 (search)
o; Duane has two brevets, which brings him to a full Colonel, and will give him a colonel's pay, if he can be assigned, as they are in the regular army. We are all very melancholy over General Williams, who, though one of the most deserving officers in the whole army, could not be brevetted because that would make him rank the Adjutant-General of the whole army, Brigadier-General Thomas. They were not so careful to except Barnard, whom they formerly made a Major-General though his chief, Delafield, was only a Brigadier. It is to be considered, however, that Major-General Barnard had found leisure from his military duties to publish a criticism on the Peninsular Campaign, or, in other words, a campaign document against McClellan, which is a circumstance that alters cases. I should say, that the statement that General Meade was only a Brevet Major-General in the regular service was a mistake naturally arising from the confusion with the other letters of appointment. . . . General
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
trait, 312. Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas, 116, 128. Crow, —, 172. Cullum, George Washington, 223. Culpeper, Va., cavalry raid, 16. Cummings house, 321. Curtis, Arthur Russell, 318. Custer, George Armstrong, 77, 189; described, 17. Dabney's Mill, 330, 333. Dahlgren, John Adolph, 290. Dalton, Edward Barry, 90, 184, 210, 216. Dana, Charles Anderson, want of tact, 126. Davies, Henry Eugene, Jr., 253, 347. Dead, care for the, 48. Deatonsville, fight at, 349, 351. Delafield, Richard, 290. De Ray, —, 205. Devereux, John H., 4. Dickinson, —, 13. Division, moving a, 184. Doyle, Sir, Charles Hastings, 244. Draft, quality of, 209. Draper, Simeon, 249. Dresser, George Warren, 253. Duane, James Chatham, 196n, 223, 257, 260, 289, 291, 293, 306, 339. Dutch Gap canal, 213, 233, 282. Earle, William, lieutenant-colonel, 49. Early, Jubal Anderson, 182, 185n, 190, 210, 216, 294, 320. Early, —, 36. Earthworks, use of, 99, 143, 240. Eaton, Amos Beebe,
Carleton, J. H., Mar. 13, 1865. Carlin, Wm. P., Mar. 13, 1865. Carr, Eugene A., Mar. 13, 1865. Carroll, Sam. S., Mar. 13, 1865. Casey, Silas, Mar. 13, 1865. Clarke, Henry F., Mar. 13, 1865. Cook, P. St. G., Mar. 13, 1865. Cram, Thomas J., Jan. 13, 1866. Crawford, S. W., Mar. 13, 1865. Crook, George, Mar. 13, 1865. Crossman, G. H., Mar. 13, 1865. Cullum, Geo. W., Mar. 13, 1865. Custer, Geo. A., Mar. 13, 1865. Davidson, J. W., Mar. 13, 1865. Davis, Jef. C., Mar. 13, 1865. Delafield, Rich., Mar. 13, 1865. Donaldson, J. L., Mar. 13, 1865. Doubleday, A., Mar. 13, 1865. Dyer, Alex. B., Mar. 13, 1865. Easton, L. E., Mar. 13, 1865. Eaton, Amos B., Mar. 13, 1865. Elliott, W. L., Nov. 13, 1865. Emory, Wm. H., Mar. 13, 1865. Fessenden, F., Mar. 13, 1865. Foster, John G., Mar. 13, 1865. Franklin, Wm. B., Mar. 13, 1865. French, Wm. H., Mar. 13, 1865. Fry, James B., Mar. 13, 1865. Garrard, Kenner, Mar. 13, 1865. Getty, Geo. W., Mar. 13, 1865. Gibbon, John, Mar. 13, 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delafield, Richard, 1798-1873 (search)
Delafield, Richard, 1798-1873 Military engineer; born in New York City, Sept. 1, 1798; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1818, and entered the corps of engineers; was engaged in building the defences of Hampton Roads, the fortifications in the district of the Mississippi, and those within the vicinity of Delaware River and Bay in 1819-38; superintendent of West Point in 1838-45 and in 1856-61; and became chief of engineers in 1864. At the close of the Civil War he was brevetted major-general, U. S. A., for faithful, meritorious, and distinguished services in the engineer department during the rebellion. He was retired in 1866. He died in Washington, D. C., Nov. 5, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McClellan, George Brinton 1826-1885 (search)
et exercise at West Point, and his Manual, translated from the French, became the text-book of the service. In 1852 he was engaged with Capt. Randolph B. Marcy (afterwards his father-in-law) and Gen. C. F. Smith in explorations and surveys of Red River, the harbors of Texas, and the western part of a proposed route for a Pacific railway; also mountain ranges and the most direct route to Puget's Sound. He was next sent on a secret mission to Santo Domingo; and in 1855 he was sent with Majors Delafield and Mordecai to Europe to study the organization of European armies and observe the war in the Crimea. Captain McClellan left the army in 1857 and engaged in civil engineering and as superintendent of railroads. He was residing in Ohio when the Civil War broke out, and was commissioned major-general of Ohio volunteers by the governor. He took command of all the troops in the Department of the Ohio; and after a brief and successful campaign in western Virginia, was appointed to the co
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 7: at West Point as instructor, 1857-61; the outbreak of the Civil War (search)
honors extended to him by the corps of cadets on the plain. lie partook of a collation at Colonel Delafield's quarters, in which a few invited guests, ladies and gentlemen, participated. He then weover with patriotic fervor. Our superintendent, ex-officio commander of the post, was Colonel Richard Delafield. Twice had he served at West Point, twelve years in all, so that more than a thousands felt the direct influence of his inflexible example and the impress of his rugged nature. Delafield was the embodiment of able administration; very exacting in his requirements, and, like the ju after the teachings of experience, we forgive the apparent severities I On March 1, 1861, Colonel Delafield gave place to Colonel A. H. Bowman, who held the superintendency from that time till near 38. With a high character and long, complete record of service, he was a good man to succeed Delafield and to manage the academy during the war period. Colonel Hardee's academy service as comman
Davidson, J. W., I, 218. Davis, B. F., I, 277. Davis, Henry Winter, II, 321. Davis, James, II, 381. Davis, Jeff. C., I, 476, 497, 520, 28, 542, 557-560, 581, 584, 585; II, 29, 39, 43, 51, 52, 57, 146, 290, 345, 463. Davis, Jefferson, I, 99, 203, 488; II, 48, 93. Davis, Joseph R., I, 408, 415. Day, H. Howard, II, 327. Dayton, L. M., II, 62. Deady, M. P., II, 473. Dean, Stephen H., I, 23. DeGress, Francis, II, 13, 82, 90 119. Dehon, Arthur, I, 335. Delafield, Richard, I, 100. Delano, Columbus, II, 445, 466. Dennison, William, II, 227. Denver, J. W., I, 175. Dessaur, F., I, 377. Devens, Charles, I, 233, 328, 349, 364, 366, 368, 370, 371, 375, 376. Devereux, J. H., I, 450, 452. Devin, Thomas C., I, 406, 408. Diaz, Porfirio, II, 557. Dickinson, Joseph, I, 373. Dilger, Hubert, I, 364, 372, 413. Dodge, O. M., I, 557-559, 597, 598, 602, 611; II, 4-6, 8, 13, 15, 17-19, 21, 23-26, 32, 567. Dodge, Theodore A., I, 377.
McClellan. Gen. G. B. McClellan, who has the reputation of being the ablest officer in the Federal Army, is a native of Philadelphia, and still comparatively a young man, having been born on the 3d of December, 1826, and graduated at West Point with the class of 1846. He served with distinction in the war with Mexico, and in 1855 was appointed a member of the Commission which went to the seat of war in the Crimea and in Northern Russia. The other members of the Commission were Col. Richard Delafield, now an officer of the Confederate Army, and Major Alfred Mordecal, of North Carolina, who some time ago resigned the Superintendency of the Troy Arsenal. A report, embodying the result of his observations in the Crimea, was made by McClellan, which added to his reputation as a scientific soldier. In January, 1857, he resigned his position in the army to become Vice-President and Engineer of the Illinois Central Railroad, which post he held for three years, when he accepted the Pre