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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 104 10 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 34 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 14 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 12 2 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 8 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 8 0 Browse Search
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 5 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 4 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1865., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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iladelphia and Baltimore was taken possession of by the U. S. Government. Orders were given from the Navy Department at Washington to the officers of the various United States vessels, that all persons found sailing under Jefferson Davis' letters of marque and reprisal be treated as pirates. That the contumacious be immediately hung from the yard-arms, and the crew and the more penitent officers be placed in irons to await their trial as ocean brigands.--Times, April 21. The people of Oswego and Rochester, N. Y., Toledo, Dayton, and Zanesville, Ohio, subscribed large sums of money for the support of the volunteers and their families; at the latter place, large property holders agreed to give rent free to volunteers during their absence.--Albany Journal. General Scott telegraphed to Senator Crittenden of Kentucky, as follows: I have not changed; have no thought of changing; always A Union man. --(Doc. 78.) George William Brown, mayor of Baltimore, Md., had a consu
of the male population has gone to Maryland for fear of being impressed in the Confederate service. A perfect reign of terror prevails here; business is suspended, and our citizens are compelled to stand on guard without board or pay. Neither friend nor foe is allowed to cross the river at this place or Hancock, but fortunately the river is very low, and we can occasionally steal away and wade across at other places, to get our mails. Two gentlemen from Maryland were arrested here yesterday and taken to Headquarters at Berkeley Springs, upon what charge I have not been able to learn. I presume they will be released to-day. It is impossible for us to learn the object of these troops, though it is reported to-day that they intend to march over to Hancock and take possession of a large quantity of flour and grain for the use of the army at Winchester.--Baltimore American, July 6. The Twenty-Fourth Regiment New York S. V. from Oswego, arrived at Washington.--N. Y. Tribune, July 4.
and his command for their heroic defence of Lexington, Mo., and authorizing the Twenty-third regiment of Illinois, to inscribe on their colors the name Lexington. General Burnside arrived at Annapolis, Md., this evening to take command of the expedition destined for the North Carolina coast. Seven hundred regulars of the force surrendered to the rebels in Texas by major Lynde, passed through Rochester, N. Y., destined for Rome and Syracuse, whence they went to Sackett's Harbor and Oswego, to garrison the forts at those places. An engagement took place to-day near Drainesville, on the Leesburg turnpike, Va., between a foraging party under command of Brig.-Gen. E. O. C. Ord, (consisting of his brigade, a regiment of rifles, a battery of light artillery, and two squadrons of cavalry,) and four regiments of rebel infantry, with a six-gun battery, commanded by Gen. Stuart. The rebels were completely routed, lost many killed and taken prisoners. The National loss was seven
nia infantry, and about eighty of his command were surprised and captured at Summerville, Va., by a superior force of rebel cavalry under the command of Major Bailey. Large and enthusiastic meetings were this day held at Pittsburgh, Pa., Oswego, N. Y., Stamford and Middletown, Conn., to promote enlistments into the army under the call of President Lincoln for additional troops. At the meeting at Stamford two thousand five hundred dollars were collected for the families of volunteers, and in that of Oswego resolutions were unanimously adopted in favor of a more vigorous prosecution of the war; the confiscation of rebel property; the employment of the slaves of fugitive and rebel masters in the military and naval forces of the Union, and pledging united and determined resistance against foreign intervention in the affairs of America. The Board of Supervisors added fifty dollars to the bounty of each recruit, and a number were obtained on the spot. A company of rebel cavalry
June 2. The circulation of the newspapers, Chicago Times and New York World, was prohibited, in the Department of the Ohio, by a general order from Major-General Burnside, their repeated expressions of disloyal and incendiary sentiments being calculated to exert a pernicious and treasonable influence. --at Nashville, Tenn., C. F. Jones was arrested for writing treasonable correspondence to the Freeman's Journal of New York.--F. H. Pierpont, Governor of Virginia, issued a proclamation, calling upon the commandants of the State militia to hold their regiments in readiness for the field at an hour's warning, as the enemies of their liberty and prosperity were again threatening their homes. --the Twenty-fourth regiment of New York volunteers returned to Oswego.--the city government of Portsmouth, Va., was organized.--West-Point, Va., was evacuated by the Union troops.--the ship Amazonian was captured in latitude 11° 15′, longitude 34° 30′, by the rebel privateer, Al
August 4. The draft in Philadelphia, Pa., and Oswego, N. Y., was completed this day.--the launch of the National steamer Wabash, containing a crew of twenty-two men, under the command of Acting Master E. L. Haines, of the gunboat Powhatan, and carrying a twelve-pound howitzer, was captured by the rebel blockade-runner Juno, near Cummings Point, in Charleston Harbor.--A force of rebel cavalry attacked General Buford's pickets, near Rappahannock Station, but were repulsed and driven back beyond Brandy Station, with slight loss. The National loss was one killed and two wounded.--the steamer Ruth, with two million five hundred thousand dollars in funds, belonging to the United States, was burned on the Mississippi River.
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 8: our northern frontier defences.—Brief description of the fortifications on the frontier, and an analysis of our northern campaigns. (search)
f that number of French and Indians. The second division, of fifteen hundred, proceeded to attack Fort Niagara by way of Oswego, but returned without success. The third, of three thousand seven hundred men, met and defeated Dieskau's army of twelve campaign of 1760 opened, the little French army was concentrated at Montreal. As the English divisions advanced, one by Oswego, one by Lake Champlain, and the third by Quebec, they afforded to the French a fine opportunity for the strategic movemenof their northern army was to concentrate at Albany. One division of fifteen hundred men, including Indians, advanced by Oswego, Wood Creek, and the Mohawk; but Fort Stanwix, with a garrison of only six hundred men, arrested their progress and force The fifth works are near Buffalo. The sixth works are at the mouth of the Niagara river The seventh works are at Oswego. The eighth works are at Sacketts Harbor. The ninth works are below Ogdensburg. The tenth works are at Rouse's P
N. C.; Free Bridge, N. C.; Williamston, N. C. Dismal Swamp, Va.: Proctor's Creek, Va.; Bermuda Hundred, Va.; Fall of Richmond. notes.--Recruited principally at Oswego, in the fall of 1861. It left Oswego January 20, 1862, with 750 men, and at Albany received 250 more, who had been recruited in Oneida county. It left the StateOswego January 20, 1862, with 750 men, and at Albany received 250 more, who had been recruited in Oneida county. It left the State in February, 1862, and upon its arrival at Washington was assigned to Palmer's Brigade, Casey's Division, Fourth Corps. The regiment fought well at Fair Oaks, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel DeForest, who was wounded, and Major McAmbly, who was killed there. Upon the withdrawal of the Army from the Peninsula, the Eighty-fir at Chancellorsville; Totopotomoy; Boydton Road; Hicksford; Chapel House; Appomattox. notes.--The One Hundred and Forty-seventh was organized in the city of Oswego, N. Y., from companies recruited in Oswego county, and was mustered into service on September 23, 1862. Its first casualties in battle occurred May 29, 1863, in the
121. to arms! to arms! by Dr. Reynolds, Assistant Surgeon, Twenty-fourth N. Y. Regt., (Oswego.) Respectfully Inscribed to Gen. Van Valkenburgh, the Soldier and the Gentleman. To arms! to arms! Columbia's foe Their banners flaunt on high; To arms! to arms! and overthrow The rebel host, or die; For more than life we freemen prize The blessings freedom gives; Each hour the trembling coward dies-- 'Tis only courage lives. chorus — To arms! to arms! &c. Let cravens yield their struggling breath In agony and tears; Be ours the warrior's glorious death, 'Midst battle's joys and cheers. Let others seek a sculptured stone In consecrated ground; Our monument be foes o'erthrown Our martyred corpse around. chorus — To arms! to arms! &c. Kind Heaven to us in mercy gave One worthy of all love,-- Great Washington, the wise and brave, A man man's race above; Immortal as our heroic sage Is every law he made; The earth, the heavens, may fade from age, But his laws cannot fade. cho
J. C. Wright of Oswego, from Washington, says that General Scott remarked to a group of gentlemen, who pointed to him the report about his resignation :--He could more easily believe that they would trample the American flag in the dust than he be suspected of resignation at this hour of trial. No, sirs! please God, I will fight for many years yet for this Union, and that, too, under the protecting folds of the star spangled banner. --Exeter News Letter, May 6.
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