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and valuables.--The United States steam sloop-of-war Ticonderoga, was this day successfully launched from the Navy-Yard, Brooklyn, New York. A reconnoissance by part of the army of the Potomac was made from Harper's Ferry this morning. General Humphrey's division, supported by that of General Porter, crossed the Potomac River at Blackford's Ford and advanced on Shepherdstown. He was met by a strong force of the rebels, who opened a heavy fire upon him; and as General Humphrey had no artilGeneral Humphrey had no artillery, and the object of the reconnoissance having been accomplished, he withdrew his forces across the river. The steamer John H. Dickey, plying between St. Louis, Mo., and Memphis, Tennessee, was this day attacked by a band of rebel guerrillas, in the vicinity of Pemiscot Bayou, Missouri, but escaped without much injury. No one was killed, and only one person slightly wounded.--The rebel Brigadier-General George B. Anderson, who was wounded at Sharpsburgh, Md., died at Raleigh, North-Caro
in driving the Nationals about half a mile. Colonels Wolford, Graham, Foster, and others were engaged. The musketry fire was very heavy. The whole movement was made with a well-contrived plan to cut off and capture General Shackleford and command; and a heavy force of rebel cavalry moved down the left bank of the Holston River, with the intention of crossing at Kelly's Ford and coming in his rear. This portion of the programme was checked by General Ferrero, who sent the brigade of General Humphrey to hold the ford. The rebels fired across the river with artillery upon the brigade, but with little effect.--(Doc. 36.) The United States bark Roebuck captured a small sloop-boat called the Gopher, containing two men, sixteen bags of salt, and one box of notions, off Indian River, Florida.--Governor Thomas E. Bramlette, of Kentucky, addressed a letter to Captain Edward Cahill, recruiting colored troops, questioning his right to recruit in that State.--Colonel Watkins, commanding
April 11. At Huntsville, Alabama, a caisson of Croswell's Illinois battery exploded, killing instantly privates Jacob Englehart, John Olsin, Wm. Humphrey, David Roach, Wm. Mattison, and Horace Allen, and wounding George Barnes, and Wm. Regan. Several of the bodies of the killed were blown to atoms, and portions were found five hundred feet distant. The horses attached to the caisson were killed. The railroad depot was badly shattered. One citizen had his thigh broken, and several others were slightly injured.--last night a gang of guerrillas burned two houses, and stole several horses on the Kentucky side of the river, opposite Cairo, Ill.--the Mexican schooner Juanita, while attempting to evade the blockade, was captured and destroyed by the steamer Virginia, off San Luis Pass, Texas.--the schooner Three Brothers was captured in the Homasassa River, by the National vessel Nita.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 7.42 (search)
Alexander Hays; 105th Pa., Col. Amor A. McKnight, Lieut.-Col. William W. Corbet, Capt. Calvin A. Craig. Brigade loss: k, 56; w, 310; m, 161==527. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. David B. Birney: 3d Me., Lieut.-Col. C. A. L. Sampson, Maj. Edwin Burt; 4th Me., Col. Elijah Walker; 38th N. Y., Col. J. H. H. Ward; 40th N. Y., Col. Thomas W. Egan; 101st N. Y., Col. Enrico Fardella. Brigade loss: k, 10; w, 53; m, 185==248. Third Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Hiram G. Berry: 2d Mich., Maj. Louis Dillman, Capt. William Humphrey; 3d Mich., Lieut.-Col. Ambrose A. Stevens; Maj. Byron R. Pierce; 5th Mich., Maj. John D. Fairbanks (mn w), Capt. Judson S. Farrer; 1st N. Y., Col. Garrett Dyckman; 37th N. Y., Col. Samuel B. Hayman. Brigade loss: k, 28; w, 225, m, 176 == 429. Artillery: E, 1st R. I., Capt. George E. Randolph; G, 2d U. S., Capt. James Thompson. Artillery loss: k, 2; w, 16; m, 5==23. reserve artillery, Capt. Gustavus A. De Russy: 6th N. Y., Capt. Walter M. Bramhall; 2d N. J., Capt. John E. Beam (k
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Cumberland Gap. (search)
intelligence and skill, had been the geologist of Kentucky, and was familiar with every foot of the State. Pointing out to him the region I had marked across the map I said, Can I take my division by that route to the Ohio River? Yes, possibly, by abandoning the artillery and wagons. However, there was practically no choice. To retreat on Lexington would have placed my division, with its reduced numbers, between Stevenson in our immediate rear, Smith in our front, Bragg on our left, and Humphrey View of Cumberland Gap from the South, Sept. 14, 1862. from a Lithograph. A, Battery No. 1; B, Battery No. 2; C, Fort McClellan; D, Battery No. 3; E, Fort Halleck; 1, 1st Tennessee Regt.; 2, 2d Tennessee; 5, 49th Indiana; 6, 14th Kentucky; 8, Headquarters Provost Guard; 9, 3d Kentucky; 10, 33d Indiana; 11, General Baird's Headquarters; 12, General Carter's Headquarters; 13, House used as General Morgan's Headquarters. Marshall on our right, with the passes of the Wild Cat or of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces in the Vicksburg campaign: May 1st-July 4th, 1863. (search)
Tennessee, Maj.-Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Escort: A, 4th Ill. Cav., Capt. Embury D. Osband. Engineers: 1st Batt. Eng. Regt. of the West, Maj. W. Tweeddale. Ninth Army Corps (joined June 14-17), Maj.-Gen. John G. Parke. First division, Brig.-Gen. Thomas Welsh. First Brigade, Col. Henry Bowman: 36th Mass., Lieut.-Col. John B. Norton; 17th Mich., Lieut.-Col. Constant Luce; 27th Mich., Col. Dorus M. Fox; 45th Pa., Col. John I. Curtin. Third Brigade, Col. Daniel Leasure: 2d Mich., Col. William Humphrey; 8th Mich., Col. Frank Graves; 20th Mich., Lieut.-Col. W. Huntington Smith; 79th N. Y., Col. David Morrison; 100th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Mathew M. Dawson. Artillery: D, Pa., Capt. G. W. Durell. Second division, Brig.-Gen. Robert B. Potter. First Brigade, Col. Simon G. Griffin: 6th N. H., Lieut.-Col. Henry H. Pearson; 9th N. H., Col. Herbert B. Titus; 7th R. I., Col. Zenas R. Bliss. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Edward Ferrero: 35th Mass., Col. Sumner Carruth; 11th N. H., Lieut.-Col. Mose
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The defense of Knoxville. (search)
he Kingston road, quickly deployed his division in such manner as to confront McLaws, and at the same time cover the Loudon road along which our trains were moving. During the movement from Lenoir's, Burnside's rear-guard, composed of Colonel William Humphrey's brigade, had several sharp encounters with Jenkins's advance, in which Humphrey handled his forces so well as to excite the admiration of both friends and foes, always standing long enough, but never too long. Scarcely had HartranftHumphrey handled his forces so well as to excite the admiration of both friends and foes, always standing long enough, but never too long. Scarcely had Hartranft's dispositions been made when McLaws appeared and attacked, but Hartranft steadfastly held his ground until the remainder of our troops and all our trains had safely passed. The trains continued on the road to Knoxville, while the troops were formed in line of battle about half a mile beyond the junction, with Ferrero's division on the right, and White's in prolongation to the left, whereupon Hartranft withdrew from his advanced position and took his place in line on the left of White. A smal
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Knoxville, Tenn.: November 17th-December 4th, 1863. (search)
rig.-Gen. Edward Ferrero. First Brigade, Col. David Morrison: 36th Mass., Maj. William F. Draper; 8th Mich., Lieut.-Col. Ralph Ely; 79th N. Y., Capt. William S. Montgomery; 45th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Francis M. Hills. Brigade loss: k, 4; w, 19; m, 6==29. Second Brigade, Col. Benjamin C. Christ: 29th Mass., Col. Ebenezer W. Peirce; 27th Mich., Maj. William B. Wright; 46th N. Y., Capt. Alphons Serieri; 50th Pa., Maj. Edward Overton, Jr. Brigade loss: k, 15; w, 25; m, 24==64. Third Brigade, Col. William Humphrey: 2d Mich., Maj. Cornelius Byington (m w), Capt. John C. Ruehl; 17th Mich., Lieut.-Col. Lorin L. Comstock (k), Capt. Frederick W. Swift; 20th Mich., Maj. Byron M. Cutcheon; 100th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Matthew M. Dawson. Brigade loss: k, 18; w, 102; m, 46==166. Artillery: 34th N. Y., Capt. Jacob Roemer; D, 1st R. I., Capt. William W. Buckley. Artillery loss: w, 2. Second division, Col. John F. Hartranft. First Brigade, Col. Joshua K. Sigfried: 2d Md., Col. Thomas B. Allard; 21st Mass.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at the beginning of Grant's campaign against Richmond. (search)
nry Pleasants; 7th R. I., Capt. Theodore Winn. Second Brigade, Col. Simon G. Griffin: 31st Me., Lieut.-Col. Thomas Hight; 32d Me., Maj. Arthur Deering; 6th N. H., Lieut.-Col. Henry H. Pearson; 9th N. H., Lieut.-Col. John W. Babbitt; 11th N. H., Col. Walter Harriman; 17th Vt., Lieut.-Col. Charles Cummings. Artillery: 11th Mass., Capt. Edward J. Jones; 19th N. Y., Capt. Edward W. Rogers. Third division, Brig.-Gen. Orlando B. Willcox. First Brigade, Col. John F. Hartranft: 2d Mich., Col. William Humphrey; 8th Mich., Col. Frank Graves; 17th Mich., Col. Constant Luce; 27th Mich. (1st and 2d Co's Mich. Sharp-shooters attached), Maj. Samuel Moody; 109th N. Y., Col. Benjamin F. Tracy; 51st Pa., Lieut.-Col. Edwin Schall. Second Brigade, Col. Benjamin C. Christ: 1st Mich. Sharp-shooters, Col. Charles V. De Land; 20th Mich., Lieut.-Col. Byron M. Cutcheon; 79th N. Y., Col. David Morrison; 60th Ohio (9th and 10th Co's Ohio Sharp-shooters attached), Lieut.-Col. James N. McElroy; 50th Pa., Lieut
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Cold Harbor. June 1st, 1864. (search)
riffin: 2d Md.,----; 31st Me., Col. Thomas Hight; 32d Me., Lieut.-Col. John M. Brown; 6th N. H., Maj. Phin. P. Bixby; 9th N. H., Capt. Andrew J. Hough; 11th N. H., Capt. Hollis O. Dudley; 17th Vt., Lieut.-Col. Charles Cummings. Acting Engineers: 51st N. Y., Capt. George W. Whitman. Artillery, Capt. Edward W. Rogers: 11th Mass., Capt. Edward J. Jones; 19th N. Y., Capt. Edward W. Rogers. Third division, Brig.-Gen. Orlando B. Willcox. First Brigade, Col. John F. Hartranft: 2d Mich., Col. William Humphrey; 8th Mich., Lieut.-Col. Ralph Ely; 27th Mich. (1st and 2d Co's Sharp-shooters attached), Col. Dorus M. Fox: 109th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Isaac S. Catlin; 51st Pa., Lieut.-Col. Edwin Schall. Second Brigade, Col. Benjamin C. Christ: 1st Mich. Sharp-shooters, Capt. Levant C. Rhines; 20th Mich., Col. Byron M. Cutcheon; 60th Ohio (9th and 10th Co's Sharp-shooters attached), Lieut.-Col. James N. McElroy; 50th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Edward Overton, Jr. Acting Engineers. 17th Mich., Col. Constant Luce
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