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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 942 140 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 719 719 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 641 1 Browse Search
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battles are considered great in proportion to the loss of life resulting from them. Bloodless battles excite no interest. A campaign of mancoeuvres is accorded but a small place in history. There have been battles as decisive as Waterloo and Gettysburg; but they cost few lives and never became historic. Great as were the results, Waterloo and Gettysburg would receive but little mention were it not for the terrible cost at which the results were obtained. Still, it is difficult to compreheGettysburg would receive but little mention were it not for the terrible cost at which the results were obtained. Still, it is difficult to comprehend fully what is implied by the figures which represent the loss of life in a great battle or a war. As the numbers become great, they convey no different idea, whether they be doubled or trebled. It is only when the losses are considered in detail — by regiments, for instance — that they can be definitely understood. The regiment is the unit of organization. It is to the army what a family is to the city. It has a well known limit of size, and its losses are intelligible; just as a loss in
liamsburg Hooker's Third 97 24th Michigan Gettysburg Wadsworth's First 94 57th Massachusetts WSpotsylvania Potter's Ninth 68 19th Maine Gettysburg Gibbon's Second 68 3d Vermont Wilderness sburg Meade's First 66 151st Pennsylvania Gettysburg Doubleday's First 66 2d Michigan Petersbu864. Willcox's Ninth 65 26th Pennsylvania Gettysburg Humphreys's Third 65 36th Illinois Stone'ver Sheridan's Fourteenth 65 82d New York Gettysburg Gibbon's Second 65 146th New York Wildernetam Greene's Twelfth 64 72d Pennsylvania Gettysburg Gibbon's Second 64 4th New York Antietam French's Second 64 126th New York Gettysburg Alex. Hays's Second 64 3d Ohio Chaplin Hills Rousis regiment appears again in this same list. Gettysburg Schurz's Eleventh 61 121st New York Spotsylvania Russell's Sixth 60 134th New York Gettysburg Steinwehr's Eleventh 60 27th Michigan Spotsylvania Getty's Sixth 52 137th New York Gettysburg Geary's Twelfth 52 1st Michigan (S. S.) S[16 more...]
orps. On the afternoon of the second day at Gettysburg, the Union line was driven back in confusionke the sudden loss of the First Minnesota at Gettysburg, its casualties occurred in three different Gettysburg Gibbon's 440 68 15+ 20th Maine Gettysburg Barnes's 386 41 10+ 2d Massachusetts CedaSedgwick's 606 108 17+ 15th Massachusetts Gettysburg Gibbon's 239 38 15+ 18th Massachusetts Manson's 545 94 17+ 9th Massachusetts Bat'y Gettysburg Reserve Artillery 104 11 10+ 5th Michiganrg Alex. Hays's 402 64 15+ 134th New York Gettysburg Steinwehr's 400 60 15+ 137th New York Wauio Manassas Schenck's 335 39 11+ 73d Ohio Gettysburg Steinwehr's 300 40 13+ 82d Ohio Gettysbur Caldwell's 202 27 13+ 148th Pennsylvania Gettysburg Caldwell's 210 31 14+ 149th Pennsylvania nth 338 27 135 40 59.7 148th Pennsylvania Gettysburg Second 210 19 101 5 59.5 15th Indiana Missas Fifth 320 33 114 31 55.6 19th Indiana Gettysburg First 288 27 133 In addition to the kill[68 more...]
ly the excess of the loss in officers. At Gettysburg, the officers lost 27 per cent. in killed anwas one-half greater than in the latter. At Gettysburg, the fighting was done in open fields, whereequon Grover's Nineteenth 8 24th Michigan Gettysburg Wadsworth's First 8 120th New York GettysGettysburg Humphreys's Third 8 In addition, mention should be made of the loss of officers in the he Brigadier-General Stephen W. Weed Killed at Gettysburg. Brigadier-General Elon J. Farnsworth Killed at Gettysburg. Brigadier-General Strong Vincent Killed at Gettysburg. Brigadier-General Wi Colonel Edward E. Cross, 5th New Hampshire, Gettysburg. Colonel George L. Willard, 125th New Yor Colonel Eliakim Sherrill, 126th New York, Gettysburg. Colonel Haldinand S. Putnam, 7th New Ham Rev. Horatio S. Howell, 90th Pennsylvania, Gettysburg. Rev. Thomas L. Ambrose, 12th New Hampshi, of the Ninetieth Pennsylvania, was shot at Gettysburg during the retreat through the town, and die[5 more...]
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington, Chapter 5: casualties compared with those of European wars — loss in each arm of the service — deaths from disease — classification of deaths by causes. (search)
t battles of the age, in point of loss, are Waterloo and Gettysburg. Between them there is a remarkable similarity, both inlison. the Allies numbered 72,000 men, and 186 guns. At Gettysburg, the Union Army numbered 82,000 men, and 300 guns; Then, and 250 guns. General Lee had about 60,000 men at Gettysburg, present in action. His cavalry were absent. At Waterloo, Wellington's army lost 23,185; at Gettysburg, Meade's army lost 23,003. The loss of the French at Waterloo has never beeut has been estimated at 26,300; the Confederate loss at Gettysburg, as officially reported by the Confederate Surgeon-Generds at Washington. In short, the battles of Waterloo and Gettysburg were fought with from 70,000 to 82,000 men on each side,46,000 troops engaged, exclusive of 65,000 reserves. At Gettysburg, Meade's army sustained a greater loss with half the num Borodino was greater, numerically, than at Waterloo and Gettysburg, the percentage of loss was very much less. The large
ures. In scanning the remarks attached to the names there are the ever recurring phrases which recall vividly its thrilling scenes. Killed, July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg; and one thinks of Pickett's charge, or other incidents of that historic field. Killed, May 3, 1863, at Marye's Heights; and the compiler lays down his penci Jan. 3, 1863, of wounds received at Fredericksburg while carrying the colors. Seventh Wisconsin, Company H:--Jefferson Coates; wounded at South Mountain and Gettysburg; loss of both eyes; brevetted Captain, with medal of honor for gallantry at Gettysburg. Forty-sixth Pennsylvania, Company D:--Charles D. Fuller detected as bGettysburg. Forty-sixth Pennsylvania, Company D:--Charles D. Fuller detected as being a female; discharged, date unknown. One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania, Company F:--Sergeant Frank Mayne: deserted Aug. 24, 1862; subsequently killed in battle in another regiment, and discovered to be a woman; real name, Frances Day. Second Michigan, Company F:--Franklin Thompson; deserted. (Charge of desertion
division commander at Fredericksburg. At Gettysburg, the corps took a prominent part in the battul price from its assailants. Its losses at Gettysburg were 578 killed, 3,026 wounded, and 606 misstown Ford Fredericksburg Chancellorsville Gettysburg Rappahannock Station Mine Run Wilderness o his place; the divisions were commanded at Gettysburg by Generals Barnes, Ayres, and Crawford. Thnd Newton. The corps was held in reserve at Gettysburg, excepting Shaler's Brigade, which was sent on. During the pursuit of Lee's Army, after Gettysburg, the Vermont Brigade was engaged in a very cSulphur Springs Manassas Chancellorsville Gettysburg Wauhatchie Lookout Mountain Missionary Rintain Manassas Antietam Chancellorsville Gettysburg Wauhatchie Lookout Mountain Missionary RiFord, Va., June 9, 1863 81 403 382 866 Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-4, 1863 90 352 407 849 Gettysbrg campaign, June 12--July 24, not including Gettysburg 219 866 1,471 2,556 Brandy Station, Va., [20 more...]
s, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and in the Wilderness campaign. At Frederi often only three. At Gaines's Mill, and at Gettysburg, they sustained a terrible percentage of losrps, and was composed of nine months troops, Gettysburg being its only battle. Iron Brigade. total, 894, out of about 2,000 engaged. At Gettysburg, General Meredith commanding, the five regimaged, or 61 per cent. Most of the missing at Gettysburg were killed or wounded. The Iron Brigade waMountain, and Antietam; General Meredith, at Gettysburg; and General Cutler at the Wilderness. Cutliments became so reduced in numbers that, at Gettysburg, they were consolidated into two companies econd Corps. This brigade was commanded at Gettysburg by General Alex. S. Webb, and was the one whn any one action during the war, occurred at Gettysburg, in Harrow's (1st) Brigade, Gibbon's (2d) DiThe Iron Brigade, also, lost 61 per cent, at Gettysburg; but the loss includes 267, captured or miss[2 more...]
ous campaigns. When it entered the field at Gettysburg, it numbered 14 officers and 196 rifles; of g; Major Whitcomb fell, mortally wounded, at Gettysburg, and Major Grey was killed at the Wildernesssburg, Va. 36 Strawberry Plains, Va. 2 Gettysburg, Pa. 15 Deep Bottom, Va. 6 Auburn, Va. 1 Ret soon after. The division was commanded at Gettysburg by General Barnes, and fought in the wheat fncellorsville, Va. 5 Pine Knob, Ga. 10 Gettysburg, Pa. 52 Nose's Creek, Ga. 1 Wauhatchie, Ten June, and in the Maryland march, soon after Gettysburg. From Warrenton, Va., the regiment went to orsville, Va. 62 Jerusalem Road, Va. 1 Gettysburg, Pa. 49 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 4 Auburn Vorsville, Va. 1 Bethesda Church, Va. 4 Gettysburg, Pa. 66 Cold Harbor, Va. 1 Wilderness, Va. slightly engaged at Chancellorsville, but at Gettysburg the brigade (Smith's) did some hard fightingsburg, Va. (1863) 1 Deep Bottom, Va. 4 Gettysburg, Pa. 27 Ream's Station, Va. 3 Mine Run, Va.[284 more...]
ng the leading regiments in point of loss at Gettysburg, as given here, the Twelfth Corps is scarcele no place in the list of those prominent at Gettysburg, by reason of their casualties. Granted, th04 officers and men into its famous fight at Gettysburg. But, 80 men seem to have been a common sstory of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. At Gettysburg, young Cushing shouts to his general that heorses, killed in battle. Bigelow lost, at Gettysburg, 50 horses killed and 15 wounded, according Appears twice in this list. 1st Rhode Island Gettysburg 3 28 1 32 Wood's A, 1st Illinois Shiloh26 -- 30 Randolph's E, 1st Rhode Island Gettysburg 3 26 1 30 Bigelow's -- 9th Massachusett0 -- 25 Woodruff's I, 1st United States Gettysburg 1 24 -- 25 Turnbull's F & K, 3d United 18 -- 21 Seeley's K, 4th United States Gettysburg 2 19 4 25 Haley's -- 1st Maine Cedar Cramauga 6 7 12 25 Stevens's -- 5th Maine Gettysburg 3 13 7 23 Monroe's D, 1st Rhode Island [10 more...]
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