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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 1,542 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 728 6 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 378 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 374 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 325 5 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 297 1 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 295 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 286 2 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 225 1 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 190 4 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brandy Station, skirmish near. (search)
Brandy Station, skirmish near. While Meade, with the Army of the Potomac, was halting on the north side of the Rappahannock River, in the summer of 1863, is cavalry were not idle. On Aug. 1, General Buford, with his troopers, dashed across that river, struck Stuart's cavalry, and pushed them back almost to Culpeper Court-House. So vigorous and sudden was the assault that the daring Confederate leader and his staff came near being captured at a house near Brandy Station, where they were about to dine. They left their dinner untouched and immediately decamped, leaving the viands to be eaten by the Union officers. Buford pursued, and from Auburn (the residence of the stanch Virginia Unionist, John Minor Botts) there was a running fight back towards Brandy Station; for, strongly confronted there by Stuart. Buford became a fugitive in turn. In that engagement he lost 140 men, of whom sixteen were killed.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bull Run, battles of. (search)
advanced line was steadily pushed back until five o'clock in the afternoon, when Longstreet turned the tide of battle by pouring a destructive artillery fire upon the Nationals. Line after line was swept away, and very soon the whole left was put to flight. Jackson advanced, and Longstreet pushed his heavy columns against Pope's centre, while the Confederate artillery was doing fearful execution. The left of the Nationals, though pushed back, was unbroken, and held the Warrenton pike, by which alone Pope's army might safely retreat. Pope had now no alternative but to fall back towards the defenses at Washington. At eight o'clock in the evening he gave orders to that effect. This movement was made during the night, across Bull Run, to the heights of Centreville, the brigades of Meade and Seymour covering the retreat. The night was very dark, and Lee did not pursue; and in the morning (Aug. 31) Bull Run again divided the two great armies. So ended the second battle of Bull Run.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chancellorsville, battle of (search)
to fight in the open country, with a communication open with the Rappahannock towards Fredericksburg. At eleven o'clock the divisions of Griffin and Humphreys, of Meade's corps, pushed out to the left, in the direction of Banks's Ford, while Sykes's division of the same corps, supported by Hancock's division, and forming the centrnts of the day. Hooker's position was a strong one. The National line extended from the Rappahannock to the Wilderness church, 2 miles west of Chancellorsville. Meade's corps, with Couch's, formed his left; Slocum's, and a division of Sickles's, his centre, and Howard's his right, with Pleasonton's cavalry near. Lee's forces habeen prostrated, and Couch took command of the army. Almost the whole National army became engaged in the battle, at different points. excepting the troops under Meade and Reynolds. Couch fell back towards the Rappahannock, and, at noon, Hooker, having recovered, resumed chief command. Lee's army was now united, but Hooker'
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
d Susquehanna created.—12. Darien, Ga., destroyed by National forces. Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania, calls out the militia and asks for troops from New York to repel threatened Confederate invasion. General Gillmore in command of the Department of the South.—14. The consuls of England and Austria dismissed from the Confederacy.—15. President Lincoln calls for 100,000 men to repel invasion.—19. Confederate invasion of Indiana.—21. Confederate cavalry defeated at Aldie Gap, Va.—28. General Meade succeeded General Hooker in the command of the Army of the Potomac. Bridge over the Susquehanna burned. The authorities of the city of Philadelphia petition the President to relieve General McClellan of command.—30. Martial law proclaimed in Baltimore.—July 1. Battle at Carlisle, Pa.—10. Martial law proclaimed at Louisville, Ky. Cavalry engagement on the Antietam battle-field.—11. Conscription under the draft begins in New York City.—12. Martial law proclaimed in Ci
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ducking-stool. (search)
Ducking-stool. The English colonies in America continued for a long time the manners and customs of their native land; among others, that of the use of the ducking-stool for the punishment of inveterate scolding women. Bishop Meade, in Old churches, ministers, and families in Virginia, says, If a woman was convicted of slander, her husband was made to pay five hundred-weight of tobacco ; but the law proving insufficient, the penalty was changed to ducking. Places for ducking were prepared at court-houses. An instance is mentioned of a woman who was ordered to be ducked three times from a vessel lying in the James River. The woman was tied to a chair at the longer end of a lever, controlled at the shorter end by men with a rope. The stool being planted firmly, the woman was raised on the lever, and then lowered so as to be plunged under the water.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
States that the Army of the Potomac, under General Meade, had again smitten the invader? Sure I am affairs, General Hooker was relieved, and General Meade was summoned to the chief command of the aneral Hancock arrived, having been sent by General Meade, on hearing of the death of Reynolds, to ahe signal—ignorant of the near approach of General Meade, you passed the weary hours of the night id probably exceeding by 10,000 the army of General Meade. And here I cannot but remark on the Pr; and if, on the evening of the third day, General Meade, like the Duke of Wellington, had had the a strong position opposite to that place. General Meade necessarily pursued with the main army, byng day. An advance was accordingly made by General Meade on the morning of the 14th; but it was sooer, General Petigru was mortally wounded. General Meade, in further pursuit of the rebels, crossedthe nature of the case admits, at 23,000. General Meade also captured three cannon and forty-one s[1 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fenian Brotherhood, the. (search)
and the men disbanded. On May 19, 1,200 stands of arms, which had been sent to Rouse's Point, were seized by the United States government, and on May 30 a similar seizure was made at St. Albans. June 1, about 1,500 men crossed into Canada at Buffalo. The Dominion militia had been called out, and on June 2 a severe skirmish occurred, in which the Fenians lost heavily in prisoners and wounded men, though not many were killed. Attempting to get back over the border into this country, 700 of them were captured by the United States authorities. Other bands had by this time reached the frontier, but as a cordon of United States troops, under General Meade, guarded the line, they made no attempt to cross. Though large sums of money were raised to aid a further invasion, and considerable excitement prevailed, the resolute action of the United States authorities prevented it. No punishment was accorded the actors in this affair beyond a brief term of imprisonment for such as were taken.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fredericksburg, battle at. (search)
all along the line. The Confederates, with 300 cannon, were well posted on the heights and ready for action. The battle was begun by a part of Franklin's corps, Meade's division, supported by Gibbon's, with Doubleday's in reserve. Meade soon silenced a Confederate battery, but very soon a terrible The attack on FredericksburgMeade soon silenced a Confederate battery, but very soon a terrible The attack on Fredericksburg. storm of shells and canister-shot, at near range, fell upon him. He pressed on, and three of the assailing batteries were withdrawn. Jackson's advance line, under A. P. Hill, was driven back, and 200 men made prisoners, with several battleflags as trophies. Meade still pressed on, when a fierce assault by Early compelled him Meade still pressed on, when a fierce assault by Early compelled him to fall back. Gibbon, who came up, was repulsed, and the shattered forces fled in confusion; but the pursuers were checked by General Birney's division of Stoneman's corps. The Nationals could not advance, for Stuart's cavalry, on Lee's right, strongly menaced the Union left. Finally, Reynolds, with reinforcements, pushed back t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gettysburg, battle of. (search)
ess on through Gettysburg to Baltimore to keep Meade from cutting Lee's communications. Lee hoped to crush Meade, and then March in triumph on Baltimore and Washington; or, in case of failure, to srect line of retreat into Virginia. Meanwhile Meade was pushing towards the Susquehanna with cautid Gettysburg; and on the 30th the left wing of Meade's army, led by General Reynolds, arrived near e great battle of Gettysburg was ended. General Meade was at Taneytown, 13 miles distant, when hmile and a half in the rear of Cemetery Hill. Meade had now given orders for the concentration of le for the possession of the rocky eminence on Meade's extreme left, where Birney was stationed. Tly upon supposed weak points. In this contest Meade led troops in person. Finally Hancock, just a, was impregnable; so Lee determined to strike Meade's centre with a force that should crush it. Atthe evening of the 3d of July, was reported by Meade to be 23,186, of whom 2,834 were killed, 13,70[2 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hanover, battle at. (search)
Hanover, battle at. General Meade's cavalry, during Lee's invasion of Maryland, before the battle of Gettysburg (q. v.), was continually hovering on the flanks of the Confederate army. The most dashing of the cavalry officers of that time were Colonels Kilpatrick and Custer. At about the same hour when Buford's division occupied Gettysburg, June 29, 1863. Kilpatrick, passing through Hanover, a few miles from Gettysburg, was suddenly surprised by Stuart's cavalry, then on their march for Carlisle. Stuart led in person, and made a desperate charge on the flank and rear of Farnsworth's brigade, at the eastern end of the village. A severe battle ensued in the town and on its borders, when Custer joined in the fight with his troops, and the Confederates were repulsed. The Nationals lost about 500 men.
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