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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Petersburg and Richmond: December 31st, 1864. (search)
5 co's), Capt. Martin Wallace; 54th Pa., Capt. Franklin B. Long; 12th W. Va., Maj. Richard H. Brown. Third Brigade, Col. Milton Wells: 10th W. Va., Lieut.-Col. Moses S. Hall; 11th W. Va., Capt. Dixon R. King; 15th W. Va., Lieut.-Col. John W. Holliday. artillery Brigade, Maj. Charles C. Abell: E, 3d N. Y., Capt. George E. Ashby; H, 3d N. Y., Capt. William J. Riggs; K, 3d N. Y., Capt. James R. Angel; M, 3d N. Y., Capt. John H. Howell; 7th N. Y., Lieut. Martin V. McIntyre; 16th N. Y., Capt. Richard H. Lee; 17th N. Y., Lieut. Hiram D. Smith; A, 1st Pa., Capt. William Stitt; F, 1st R. I., Lieut. Robert B. Smith; L, 4th U. S., Lieut. Richard Wilson; A, 5th U. S., Lieut. Charles P. Muhlenberg; F, 5th U. S., Lieut. Leonard Martin. twenty-Fifth Army Corps, All the infantry were colored troops. Maj.-Gen. Godfrey Weitzel. Provost Guard: E and H, 4th Mass. Cav., Maj. Atherton H. Stevens, Jr. first division, Brig.-Gen. Charles J. Paine. First Brigade, Col. Delevan Bates: 1st U. S., Li
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Fort Fisher, N. C.: January 13-15, 1865. (search)
e. Second Brigade, Col. John W. Ames: 4th U. S., Lieut.-Col. George Rogers; 6th U. S., Maj. A. S. Boernstein; 30th U. S., Lieut.-Col. H. A. Oakman; 39th U. S., Col. O. P. Stearns. Third Brigade, Col. Elias Wright: 1st U. S., Lieut.-Col. Giles H. Rich; 5th U. S., Maj. William R. Brazie; 10th U. S., Lieut.-Col. Edward H. Powell; 27th U. S., Col. A. M. Blackman; 37th U. S., Colonel Nathan Goff, Jr. artillery: B, G, and L, 1st Conn. Heavy, Capt. William G. Pride; 16th N. Y. Battery, Capt. Richard H. Lee; E, 3d U. S., Lieut. John R. Myrick. Engineers: A, and 1, 15th N. Y., Lieut. K. S. O'Keefe. The effective strength of the force above enumerated was nearly 8000. The loss aggregated 184 killed, 749 wounded, and 22 missing = 955. By the explosion of a magazine the day after the capture there were 25 killed, 66 wounded, and 13 missing. The Confederate Army. General Braxton Bragg (department commander); Major-General W. H. C. Whiting (district commander). defenses, mouth of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the campaign of the Carolinas. (search)
de, Col. G. F. Granger: 13th Ind., Lieut.-Col. Samuel M. Zent; 9th Me., Lieut.-Col. Joseph Noble; 4th N. H., Capt. John H. Roberts; 115th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Nathan J. Johnson; 169th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Jas. A. Colvin. Artillery: 16th N. Y., Capt. Richard H. Lee. Third division Colored troops. (late Third Division, Twenty-fifth Corps), Brig.-Gen. Charles J. Paine. First Brigade, Col. Delavan Bates: 1st U. S., Lieut.-Col. Giles H. Rich; 30th U. S., Lieut.-Col. Hiram A. Oakman; 107th U. S., Ct Rhett: Ga. Battery, Capt. R. W. Anderson, Lieut. H. S. Greaves; Ga. Battery, Capt. John W. Brooks; La. Battery, Capt. G. Le Gardeur, Jr.; S. C. Battery, Capt. Ed. L. Parker; S. C. Battery, Capt. H. M. Stuart; Ga. Battery, Capt. J. F. Wheaton. Lee's Corps, At Bentonville consisted of Stevenson's, Clayton's, and Hill's divisions, commanded by Maj.-Gen. D. H. Hill. Col. J. G. Coltart commanded Hill's division.Lieut.-Gen. S. D. Lee. Escort, Capt. G. G. Ragland. Hill's division, Maj.-G
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steadman, Fort (search)
Steadman, Fort A National defensive work in front of the 9th Corps, forming a salient, not more than 100 yards from the Confederate intrenchments at Petersburg, Va. Lee assigned to the duty of assaulting the fort the two divisions of Gordon's command, with the larger portion of Bushrod R. Johnston's command in support. Behind these he massed about 20,000 men to break through the National line if the attack should prove successful. They were supplied with provisions and ammunition for a lnger near. The surprise was so complete that the assailants met with no resistance. A part of the garrison fled; the remainder were made prisoners. A brigade of the 9th Corps met the same fate, and abandoned their guns. Now was the moment when Lee's army might have passed through the National line. It did not, and the golden moment was lost forever. The Confederates attacked Fort Haskell, near by, but were repulsed. Confederate columns pressing through the gap were assailed by a murderou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, Walter Husted 1827-1867 (search)
Stevens, Walter Husted 1827-1867 Military officer; born in Penn Yan, N. Y., Aug. 24, 1827; graduated at the United States Military Academy and entered the engineer corps in 1848. In May, 1861, he joined the Confederates and became chief engineer on General Beauregard's staff; made brigadier-general and served in the Army of Northern Virginia till late in 1862; then built the defences of Richmond, after which he was chief engineer to General Lee till 1865. He died in Vera Cruz, Mexico, Nov. 12, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Suffolk, operations at. (search)
masked that he should take the Nationals by surprise. He drove in their pickets; but Peck, aware of his expedition, was ready for him. He had been reinforced by a division under General Getty, making the number of his effective men 14,000. The Confederates were foiled; and in May, 1863, Longstreet abandoned the enterprise and retreated, pursued some distance by Generals Corcoran and Dodge and Colonel Foster. The siege of Suffolk had continued for several weeks before the final dash upon it, the object being the recovery of the whole country south of the James River, extending to Albemarle Sound, in North Carolina; the ports of Norfolk and Portsmouth; 80 miles of new railroad iron; the equipment of two roads; and the capture of all the United States forces and property, with some thousands of contrabands. The services of the troops under Peck were of vast importance. Besides preserving that region from seizure, they kept Longstreet and a large Confederate force from joining Lee.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sullivan, Fort (search)
Sullivan, Fort The former name of Fort Moultrie. On the morning of July 30, 1776, General Lee reviewed the garrison of Fort Sullivan, and bestowed on them marked praise for their valor and fortitude in its defence. At the same time Mrs. Susanna Elliot, young and beautiful, with the women of Charleston, stepped forth and presented to Moultrie's regiment a pair of silken colors, one of blue, the other of crimson, both richly embroidered by their own hands. In a low, sweet voice, Mrs. Elliot said: Your gallant behavior in defence of liberty and your country entitle you to the highest honors. Accept these two standards as a reward justly due to your regiment; and I make not the least doubt, under Heaven's protection, you will stand by them as long as they can wave in the air of liberty. On receiving them Moultrie said: The colors shall be honorably supported, and shall never be tarnished. On the morning of July 4 Governor Rutledge visited the garrison, and in the name of South
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sullivan, John 1740-1795 (search)
command on the death of General Thomas, June 2, 1776, and soon General Sullivan's home. afterwards exhibited great skill in effecting a retreat from that province. On the arrival of Gates to succeed Sullivan, the latter joined the army under Washington at New York, and at the battle of Long Island, in August, he was made prisoner. He was soon exchanged for General Prescott, and, joining Washington in Westchester county, accompanied him in his retreat across New Jersey. On the capture of Lee, he took command of the troops under that officer, and performed good service at Trenton and Princeton. In August, 1777, he made an unsuccessful attack on the British on Staten Island, and then joining Washington, commanded the right wing in the battle of Brandywine. He skilfully led in the battle of Germantown, and would have driven the British from Rhode Island, or captured them, in August, 1778, had not D'Estaing failed to co-operate with him. After a sharp battle, he withdrew with slig
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tarleton, Sir Banastre 1754-1833 (search)
Tarleton, Sir Banastre 1754-1833 Military officer; born in Liverpool, England, Aug. 21, 1754; purchased a commission in the Sir Banastre Tarleton. British army (dragoons). At the beginning of the Revolutionary War he came to America, and was concerned in the capture of General Lee late in 1776. After the evacuation of Philadelphia, 1778, he commanded a cavalry corps called the British Legion, and accompanied the troops that captured Charleston in May, 1780. He was one of Cornwallis's most active officers in the Carolinas and Virginia, in 1780-81, destroying Colonel Buford's regiment at Waxhaw Creek. Tarleton's quarter was synonymous with wholesale butchery. He was one of the prisoners at the surrender of Cornwallis. He published a history of his campaign in 1780-81. He died in England, Jan. 23, 1833.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
ed him on the 16th at Campbell's Station, thereby gaining time to concentrate his army in Knoxville. Longstreet advanced, laid siege to the town, and assaulted it twice (Nov. 18 and 29), but was repulsed. Meantime Grant had defeated Bragg at Chattanooga, and Sherman, with 25,000 men, was on the way to leave Knoxville. Livingstone, compelled to raise the siege, therefore, retired up the Holston River, but did not entirely abandon eastern Tennessee until the next spring, when he again joined Lee in Virginia. On Jan. 9, 1865, a State convention assembled at Nashville and proposed amendments to the constitution abolishing slavery and prohibiting the legislative recognition of property in man. The military league with the Confederacy, the ordinance of secession, and all acts of the Confederate States government were annulled, and the payment of any debts contracted by that government was prohibited. These proceedings were ratified by the people, and William G. Brownlow (q. v.) was
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