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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) 9 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 1 Browse Search
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al troops. Major-General Benjamin F. Butler was the first commander. He was followed by Major-Generals N. P. Banks, S. A. Hurlbut, and E. R. S. Canby, who commanded after the close of the war. There were, at first, many separate bodies of troops sJ. Osterhaus commanded the Fifteenth Corps in 1864. J. A. Mower commanded the Seventeenth Corps in the Carolinas. S. A. Hurlbut commanded the Sixteenth Corps in 1863. J. G. Foster commanded the Eighteenth Army Corps in 1864. John H. Martindd from three divisions and troops of several districts of the Thirteenth Army Corps on December 18, 1862, with Major-General S. A. Hurlbut in command. The corps was much divided during its existence, and divisions were several times exchanged for oest Mississippi and assisted in the last operations around Mobile. It was discontinued July 20, 1865. Major-General Stephen Augustus Hurlbut was born in Charleston, South Carolina, November 29, 1815, and was admitted to the bar in 1837. In 18
actual service when called upon in time of war, instead of providing a substitute, and suggesting, for the consideration of those in authority, the bestowal of positions of honor and profit upon worthy and competent soldiers and sailors. General S. A. Hurlbut, of Illinois, was elected commander-in-chief and Doctor Stephenson, adjutant-general. The national organization of the Grand Army of the Republic was thus fairly started. The Second National Encampment was held at Philadelphia, Januartown, and village, and it has earned the good — will and support of the entire American people. Among its leaders have been some of the most prominent men of the country. Its commanders-in-chief have been: B. F. Stephenson,Illinois,1866 S. A. Hurlbut,Illinois,1866-67 John A. Logan,Illinois,1868-70 Ambrose E. Burnside,Rhode Island,1871-72 Charles Devens,Massachusetts,1873-74 John F. Hartranft,Pennsylvania,1875-76 John C. Robinson,New York,1877-78 William Earnshaw,Ohio,1879 Louis Wag
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand army of the republic, the. (search)
lic. This was held in Indianapolis, Ind., on Nov. 20 following, and representatives were present from the States of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana, and the District of Columbia. Gen. S. A. Hurlbut was elected as commander-in-chief. During the year 1867 the order spread rapidly. The various States completed their work of department organization, and posts were formed in all the large cities and in many counties. The second nationala principle which has ever since been strictly adhered to. Following is the record of the national encampments of the Grand Army of the Republic held thus far, with the names of the commanders-in-chief elected: 1. Indianapolis, Ind., 1866; S. A. Hurlbut, Illinois. 2. Philadelphia, Pa., 1868; John A. Logan, Illinois. 3. Cincinnati, O., 1869; John A. Logan, Illinois. 4. Washington, 1870; John A. Logan, Illinois. 5. Boston, Mass., 1871; A. E. Burnside, Rhode Island. 6. Cleveland, O
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hurlbut, Stephen Augustus 1815- (search)
Hurlbut, Stephen Augustus 1815- Military officer; born in Charleston, S. C., Nov. 29, 1815; became a lawyer; served in the Florida War; and in 1845 settled in Illinois. He was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers in May, 1861; commanded a division at the battle of Shiloh; and was made major-general in 1862. He served under Sherman in Mississippi; succeeded Banks in command of the Department of the Gulf; in 1869-72 was minister to Colombia, South America; and from 1881 till his death, March 27, 1882, was minister to Peru.
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onfederate army now numbered about 40,000 men. Grant had made his headquarters at Savannah, on the Tennessee, and he there continued until the first week in April, having very little apprehension of an attack from the Confederates. General Sherman's division was just behind Shiloh Meeting-house. General Prentiss was encamped across the road to Corinth, with General McClernand's division behind his right. Their three divisions formed the advanced line. In the rear, near the river, lay General Hurlbut's division and that of General Smith, under the command of Gen. W. H. L. Wallace, of Illinois. General Stuart's brigade, of Sherman's division, lay on the Hamburg road, and the division of Gen. Lew. Wallace was at Crump's Landing, below Pittsburgh Landing. Such was the Battle of Shiloh. disposition of the National army on Sunday morning, April 6. Buell had been marching very tardily across Tennessee in the direction of Corinth. Hearing of his approach, Johnston resolved not to wa