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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 18 0 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 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 16 6 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 7 1 Browse Search
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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
's Battery (Va.). See--Staunton Artillery (Va.) Gay, Edward S., 42 Georgia Infantry: 7th Regiment, 254- 55; 8th Regiment, 254-55; 12th Regiment, 120-22; 60th Regiment, 135, 282-83. Germans in Northern armies, 136 Gettysburg Campaign, 22, 26, 50, 52, 64, 139, 150-51, 156, 185, 192-228, 231, 267 Gibson, George, 295 Gibson, John, 295 Gilmer, Jeremy Francis, 182 Gilmer, Louisa Alexander (Mrs. Jeremy F.), 182 Goggin, James M., 174, 274 Gordon, Charles George, 367 Gordon, John Brown, 188, 210-12, 215-16, 218 Gordonsville, Va., 356 Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 238-40, 244, 248, 266-67, 269-70, 276, 285-88, 297, 303-10, 317, 341, 347 Grapevine army news, 162, 166 Greer, George, 212 Gregg, John, 276, 286 Griffith, Richard, 64, 85-86, 95 Grover, Benjamin, 63, 234 Guns, capture of by Confederates, 57- 58, 62, 78, 125, 197 Hagerstown, Md., 222, 231 Hallock, Gerard, 37-38. Hamilton, S. P., 156 Hancock, Winfield Scott, 79-80, 248, 305 Hand-to-hand
turn to the campaign. Lee's boldness and extraordinary capacity on the field enabled him, however, to fight the drawn battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam, on September 17th with remarkable skill, yet with dreadful losses to Lee—the General who shouldered all the responsibility The nobility revealed by the steadfast lips, the flashing eyes in this magnificent portrait is reflected by a happening a few days before its taking. It was 1865. The forlorn hope of the Confederacy had failed. Gordon and Fitzhugh Lee had attacked the Federal lines on April 9th, but found them impregnable. Lee heard the news, and said: Then there is nothing left me but to go and see General Grant.—Oh, General, what will history say to the surrender of the army in the field?—Lee's reply is among the finest of his utterances: Yes, I know they will say hard things of us; they will not understand how we were overwhelmed by numbers; but that is not the question, Colonel; the question is, is it right to surren<
Peninsula; later he commanded a division and, after the Wilderness, Longstreet's Corps. John Brown Gordon. This Intrepid leader of forlorn Hope assaults rose from a civilian captain to the Secondndoah campaign of 1864, and in the closing months of the war around Petersburg, by Lieutenant-General John B. Gordon. Major-General Gustavus Woodson Smith (U. S.M. A. 1842) was born in Georgetoh 2, 1894. He is recognized as one of the ablest of the Confederate generals. Lieutenant-General John Brown Gordon was born in Upson County, Georgia, February 6, 1832. He became a lawyer, but , and was commander-inchief of the United Confederate Veterans, after the death of Lieutenant-General John B. Gordon, in 1904. He died at Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 28, 1908. Wheeler's Cavalry Cn the Federal lines. Before the surrender of Appomattox, General Lee with his cavalry aided General Gordon in keeping back the Union advances and protecting the wagon-trains of the Confederate army.
of United Confederate Veterans, with F. S. Washington, of New Orleans, as president, and J. A. Chalaron, secretary. A constitution was adopted, and Lieutenant-General John B. Gordon, of Georgia, was elected general and commander-in-chief. At this meeting there were representatives from the different Confederate organizations alrrans, which, from the very outset, was clear in the minds of its founders. It was created on high lines, and its first commander was the gallant soldier, General John B. Gordon, at the time governor of Georgia, and later was United States senator. General Gordon was continued as commander-inchief until his death. The nature ad of the country. The Confederates have not pursued the excellent method of rotation in office in their organization, as have the Grand Army comrades. General John B. Gordon sought to retire repeatedly, but his comrades would not consent. At his death General Stephen D. Lee, next in rank, became commander-in-chief. It was a
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), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
ight, for many years in charge of Confederate records at the United States War Department, Washington. Some ranks appropriate to high commands, and fully justified, were never legally confirmed. In such cases, as those of Joseph Wheeler and John B. Gordon, General Wright has followed the strictest interpretation of the Confederate records below. As for the body of this History it has been thought best to employ the titles most commonly used, and found in the popular reference works. The high S., Jan. 17, 1863. Elzey, Arnold, Dec. 4, 1862. Fagan, James F., April 25, 1864. Field, Chas. W., Feb. 12, 1864. Forney, John H., Oct. 27, 1862. French, S. G., Aug. 31, 1862. Gardner, F., Dec. 13, 1862. Grimes, Bryan, Feb. 15, 1865. Gordon, John B., May 14, 1864. Heth, Henry, Oct. 10, 1862. Hindman, T. C., April 14, 1862. Hoke, Robert F., April 20, 1864. Huger, Benj., Oct. 7, 1861. Johnson, B. R., May 21, 1864. Johnson, Edward, Feb. 28, 1863. Jones, David R., Oct. 11, 1862. Jon
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexandria, (search)
contains a number of high-grade educational institutions, and has important manufacturing industries. In 1890 the population was 14,339; in 1900, 14,528. In August, 1814, while the British were making their way across Maryland towards Washington, a portion of the British fleet, consisting of two frigates of thirty-six guns and thirty-eight guns, two rocket-ships of eighteen guns, two bomb-vessels of eight guns, and one schooner of two guns, sailed up the Potomac under the charge of Commodore Gordon, of the Sea Horse, and easily passed the guns of Fort Washington, the defenses of which the government a neglected. The British squadron appeared before the fort (Aug. 27), when the commander blew up the magazine and fled. The squadron passed and anchored in front of Alexandria, prepared to lay the city in ashes with bombs and rockets if demands were not Fort Washington. complied with. There was no effective force at Alexandria to oppose the invaders, for the able-bodied men and he
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Antietam, battle of. (search)
veteran leader was mortally wounded. The command then devolved on General Williams, who left his division in the care of General Crawford, and the latter seized a piece of woods near by. Hooker had lost heavily; Doubleday's guns had silenced a Confederate battery; Ricketts was struggling against constantly increasing numbers on his front; and the National line began to waver, when Hooker, in the van, was wounded and taken from the field. Sumner sent Sedgwick to the support of Crawford, and Gordon and Richardson and French bore down upon the Confederates more to the left. The Nationals now held position at the Dunker Church, and seemed about to grasp the palm of victory (for Jackson and Hood were falling hack), when fresh Confederate troops, under McLaws and Walker, supported by Early, came up. They penetrated the National line and drove it back, when the unflinching Doubleday gave them such a storm of artillery that they, in turn, fell back to their original position. Sedgwick, t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cedar Creek, battle of. (search)
make a simultaneous attack upon both flanks of the Nationals. He moved soon after midnight (Oct. 19, 1864), with horse, foot, and artillery, along rugged paths over the hills, for he shunned the highways for fear of discovery. The divisions of Gordon, Ramseur, and Pegram formed his right column; his left was composed of the divisions of Kershaw and Wharton. At dawn these moving columns fell upon the right, left, and rear of the Nationals. It was a surprise. So furious was the assault beforerates. Emory tried in vain to stop the fugitives, but very soon his own corps gave way, leaving several guns behind. These, with Crook's, eighteen in all, were turned upon the fugitives with fearful effect, while Early's right column, led by Gordon, continued their flanking advance View at Cedar Creek battle-ground. with vigor, turning the Nationals out of every position where they attempted to make a stand. Seeing the peril of his army, Wright ordered a general retreat, which was cove
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
en. T. H. Ruger1867-68 Rufus B. Bullock1868-72 James Milton Smith1872-77 Alfred H. Colquitt1877-82 Alexander H. Stephens1882-83 Henry D. McDaniel1883-86 John B. Gordon1886-90 William J. Northen1890-94 William Y. Atkinson1895-98 Allen D. Candler1898– United States Senators. NameNo. of CongressDate. William Few1st andrson34th to 36th1855 to 1861 36th to 41st1861 to 1871 Joshua Hill41st to 42d 1871 to 1873 H. V. M. Miller41st1871 Thomas M. Norwood42d to 43d1871 to 1875 John B. Gordon43d to 46th1873 to 1881 Benjamin H. Hill45th to 47th1877 to 1882 Joseph E. Brown47th to 51st1881 to 1891 Pope Barrow47th1882 Alfred H. Colquitt48th to 53d1Norwood42d to 43d1871 to 1875 John B. Gordon43d to 46th1873 to 1881 Benjamin H. Hill45th to 47th1877 to 1882 Joseph E. Brown47th to 51st1881 to 1891 Pope Barrow47th1882 Alfred H. Colquitt48th to 53d1883 to 1894 John B. Gordon52d to 55th1891 to 1897 Augustus O. Bacon54th to ——1895 to —— Alexander S. Clay55th to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gordon, John Brown 1832- (search)
Gordon, John Brown 1832- Military officer; born in Upson county, Ga., Feb. 6, 1832; was educated at the University of Georgia; studied law; was admitted to the bar, and shortly after he began to practise the Civil War broke out, and he entered the Confederate army as a captain of infantry. He passed successively through all grades to the rank of lieutenant-general. During the war he was wounded in battle eight times, the wound received at Antietam being very severe. He was a candidate fowas a member of the National Democratic conventions of 1868 and 1872, and presidential elector for the same years. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1873; re-elected in 1879; and resigned in 1880. In 1886 he was elected governor of Georgia, serving till 1897. On May 31, 1900, he was elected commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans. General Gordon attained wide popularity, especially in the cities of the North, as a lecturer on the events and lessons of the Civil War.
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