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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 13 1 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) 3 1 Browse Search
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antry; promoted for Merit. Byron R. pierce, originally Colonel of the 3d Infantry. Henry A. Morrow here to fight, not to surrender—Gettysburg, July 1. Ralph Ely, leader of the brigade which was first in Petersburg. Major-General Joseph king Fenno Mansfield (U. S.M. A. 1822) was born in New Haven, Connecticut, December 22, 1803, and served in the Mexican War and in the Engineer Corps. From May, 1861, to March, 1862, he had charge of the Department of Washington, and as brigadih Corps, Army of the Cumberland. Williams was the only general to lead the same division through the whole of the war, although at various times he temporarily headed the corps in which he was placed. He was corps commander at Antietam, after Mansfield fell; at Gettysburg, and also on the march to the sea and in the campaign through the Carolinas. His brevet of major-general of volunteers for marked ability and energy, was dated January 12, 1865, and a year later he was mustered out of the s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crawford, Samuel Wylie 1829-1892 (search)
versity of Pennsylvania in 1847; studied medicine, and in 1851 was made assistant surgeon in the United States army. He was in Texas and New Mexico on duty, and in 1856 went to Mexico, where he pursued scientific researches. Dr. Crawford was surgeon of the garrison of Fort Sumter during its siege in 1861, and performed valuable military service there. Samuel Wylie Crawford. In May he was made major of infantry and inspector-general in eastern Virginia. With Banks, he bore a conspicuous part in the Shenandoah Valley and in the battle of Cedar Mountain as brigadier-general. At the battle of Antietam he commanded the division of Mansfield after that general's death. He was brevetted colonel in the United States army for his conduct at Gettysburg. In Grant's campaign (1864-65) against Richmond, General Crawford bore a conspicuous part from the Wilderness to Appomattox Court-house. He was retired in 1873 with the rank of brigadier-general. He died in Philadelphia, Nov. 3, 1892.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greene, George Sears 1801-1899 (search)
Military officer; born in Warwick, R. I., May 6, 1801; graduated at West Point in 1823. He resigned in 1836; became a civil engineer; and was employed in the construction of the High Bridge and Croton reservoir in New York City. In January, 1862, he was appointed colonel of the 60th New York Regiment, and commanded in Auger's division in Banks's corps. Having been appointed brigadier-general, he took command of Auger's division on the latter's promotion, and fought gallantly under Mansfield at Antietam. He was in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was wounded at Wauhatchie in 1863; and was in eastern North Carolina early in 1865; was brevetted major-general of volunteers, March 13, 1865; and was mustered out of the service, April 30, 1866. As the oldest graduate of West Point, Congress authorized his reappointment to the regular army as a first lieutenant of artillery, Aug. 2, 1894, and he was retired on the 11th. He died in Morristown, N. J., Jan. 28, 189
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mansfield, Joseph King Fenno 1803- (search)
Mansfield, Joseph King Fenno 1803- Military officer; born in New Haven, Conn., Dec. 22, 1803; graduated at West Point in 1822, and entered the engineer corps. He served as chief engineer under General Taylor in the war against Mexico, and was brevetted colonel for his services there. In 1853 he was inspectorgeneral, with the rank of colonel; and in May, 1861, he was made brigadier-general, and placed in command of the Department of Washington; and, for a while, that of Virginia. General inspectorgeneral, with the rank of colonel; and in May, 1861, he was made brigadier-general, and placed in command of the Department of Washington; and, for a while, that of Virginia. General Mansfield thoroughly fortified the national capital, and, after various services, was promoted major-general of volunteers, July 18, 1862, and took command of the corps formerly under General Banks. With that he went into the battle of Antietam, and was mortally wounded early in the day, dying Sept. 18.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Slavery. (search)
omerset, a negro slave of James Stewart, was taken from Virginia to England, where he refused to serve his master any longer. Stewart caused him to be arrested and put on board a vessel to be conveyed to Jamaica. Being brought before Chief-Justice Mansfield on a writ of habeas corpus (December, 1771), his Slaves on a plantation. case was referred to the full court, where it was argued for the slave by the great philanthropist, Granville Sharp. The decision would affect the estimated number of 14,000 slaves then with their masters in England, involving a loss to their owners of $3,500,000. After a careful judicial investigation of the subject in its legal aspects, Chief-Justice Mansfield gave the decision of the court that slavery was contrary to the laws of England—that slavery could not exist there. Whatever inconveniences, therefore, may follow from the decision, he said, I cannot say this case is allowed or approved by the law of England, and therefore the black must be di
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
es to fill their ranks......Jan. 17, 1861 Gideon Welles appointed Secretary of the Navy......March 5, 1861 First infantry, 780 three-months' men, leaves New Haven for Washington, under Col. Daniel Tyler......May 9, 1861 First regiment enlisted for three years, the 4th Connecticut Infantry, leaves Hartford under Col. Levi Woodhouse......June 10, 1861 Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, born in Ashford, July 14, 1819; killed in battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.......Aug. 10, 1861 Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, born in New Haven, Dec. 22, 1803; killed in battle of Antietam......Sept. 17, 1862 Rear-Admiral Andrew Hull Foote, born in New Haven, Sept. 12, 1806; dies at New York City......June 26, 1863 Maj.-Gen. John Sedgwick, born in Cornwall, Sept. 13, 1813; killed in battle of Spottsylvania......May 9, 1864 Fifty thousand six hundred and twenty-three three-years' troops furnished during the war......1861-65 State board of fish commissioners created......1865 State board of