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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 0 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) 1 1 Browse Search
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rbytown Road, and Fair Oaks. It was discontinued December 3, 1864 and merged in the new Twenty-fourth Corps. One division and a brigade of the Twenty-fourth, under Major-General Terry, went to Fort Fisher, and, after its capture, the Tenth Corps was reorganized March 27, 1865, in the Department of North Carolina, from Terry's troops. Besides Major-General Terry, Brevet Major-General Adelbert Ames had command from May 13 to August 1, 1865, when the corps was discontinued. Major-General Ormsby McKnight Mitchel ´╝łU. S.M. A. 1829) was born in Union County, Kentucky, August 28, 1810, and served as assistant professor of mathematics at West Point until 1831, later becoming professor of mathematics, philosophy, and astronomy at Cincinnati College. For a time he practised law. He was director of the Dudley Observatory at Albany, New York, when the Civil War broke out, and entered the army, receiving a commission of brigadier-general of volunteers. From September to November, 1861, he
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mitchel, Ormsby McKnight 1810- (search)
Mitchel, Ormsby McKnight 1810- Astronomer and soldier; born in Union county, Ky., Aug. 28, 1810; graduated at West Point in 1829, and was assistant Professor of Mathematics there until 1831. He became a lawyer, and for ten years (1834-44) was Professor of Mathematics, Philosophy, and Astronomy in Cincinnati College. When an he became its director. Soon afterwards he became engineer of a railroad, and from 1859 to 1861 he was director of the Dudley Observatory at Albany, N. Y. Professor Mitchel was a very popular lecturer on astronomy, but the breaking out of the Civil War turned his extraordinary energies into another field of effort. In August, 1861, he was made Ormsby McKnight Mitchel. a brigadier-general of volunteers and ordered to the Department of the Ohio. The Confederate forces under Gen. A. S. Johnston, when they passed through Nashville (q. v.) pushed on to Murfreesboro, and there, taking a southwesterly course, joined the forces under Beauregard at Corinth,