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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 90 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 84 10 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 78 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 74 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 48 2 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 38 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 36 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 31 1 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 30 0 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. 29 3 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
n (Md.)Sept. 14, 1862 Harper's Ferry (10,000 Nationals surrendered)Sept. 15, 1862 Antietam (Md.)Sept. 17, 1862 Iuka (Miss.)Sept. 19 and 20, Corinth (Miss.)Oct. 3, 1862 Perryville (Ky.)Oct. 8, 1862 Prairie Grove (Ark.)Dec. 7, 1862 Fredericksburg (Va.)Dec. 13, 1862 Holly Springs (Miss.)Dec. 20, 1862 Chickasaw Bayou (Miss.)Dec. 27-29, 1862 Stone River (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)Dec. 31, 1862 and Jan. 3, 1863 Arkansas Post (Ark.)Jan. 11, 1863 Grierson's RaidApril 11 to May 5, 1863 Port Gibson (Miss.)May 1, 1863 Chancellorsville (Va.)May 1-4, 1863 Raymond (Miss.)May 12, 1863 Jackson (Miss.)May 14, 1863 Champion Hill (Miss.)May 16, 1863 Big Black River (Miss.)May 17, 1863 Vicksburg (Miss.)May 19-22, 1863 Port Hudson (La.)May 27, 1863 Hanover Junction (Pa.)June 30, 1863 Gettysburg (Pa.)July 1-3, 1863 Vicksburg (Surrendered)July 4, 1863 Helena (Ark.)July 4, 1863 Port Hudson (Surrendered)July 9, 1863 Jackson (Miss.)July 16, 1863 Fort Wagner (S. C.)July 10-18, 1863 Morgan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blennerhassett, Harman, 1764- (search)
luxuriantly, and there he and his accomplished wife were living in happiness and contentment, surrounded by books. philosophical apparatus, pictures, and other means for intellectual culture, when Aaron Burr entered that paradise, and tempted and ruined its dwellers. A mob of militiamen laid the island waste, in a degree. and Blennerhassett and his wife became fugitives in 1807. He was prosecuted as an accomplice of Burr, but was discharged. Then he became came a cotton-planter near Port Gibson. Miss., but finally lost his fortune, and, in 1819, went to Montreal, and there began the practice of law. In 1822, he and his wife went to the West Indies. Thence they returned to England, where Blennerbassett died, on the island of Guernsey, Feb. 1, 1831. His widow came back to the United States to seek, from Congress, remuneration for their losses; but, while the matter was pending, she also died (1842), in poverty, in the city of New York, and was buried by the Sisters of Charity.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
o be commemorated by a fair to be held in St. Louis (q. v.), in 1903. The Americans claimed that the boundary between Louisiana and Mexico was the Rio Grande, while the Spaniards limited the territory acquired from France to a narrow strip along the western bank of the Mississippi. Both sides had hitherto regarded the Sabine as a sort of provisional boundary; but the Spanish commander in Texas crossed that river with a body of irregular cavalry, in 1805, and occupied the settlement at Bayou Pierre, on the Red River, a few miles above Natchitoches, the westernmost American military station. It was deemed necessary to repel this aggression, and orders were sent to General Wilkinson, at St. Louis, then commander-in-chief of the American army and governor of the District of Louisiana, to reinforce, from posts in his territory, the 500 regulars in the Orleans Territory, and himself to take the command, to drive back the Spaniards. Wilkinson went to the Sabine, and made a peaceful arra
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Port Gibson, battle of. (search)
Port Gibson, battle of. Grant crossed the Mississippi at Bruinsburg on the gunboats and transports which had run by Grand Gulf in 1863. His troops consisted chiefly of General McClernand's 13th Army Corps. These troops pushed forward and were met (May 1), 8 miles from Bruinsburg, by a Confederate force, which was pushed back to a point 4 miles from Port Gibson. There McClernand was confronted by a strong force from Vicksburg, under General Bowen, advantageously posted. The Nationals werals Hovey, Carr, and Smith, and on his left that of Osterhaus. The former pressed the Confederates steadily back to Port Gibson. The troops of Osterhaus were reinforced by a brigade of General Logan's division of the advance of McPherson's corps, and others were sent to help McClernand. Late in the afternoon the Confederates were repulsed and pursued to Port Gibson. Night ended the conflict, and under its cover the Confederates fled across a bayou, burning the bridges behind them, and r
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Raymond, battle of (search)
Raymond, battle of Gen. W. T. Sherman was called from operations in the Yazoo region (see Haines's Bluff) by General Grant. He marched down the western side of the Mississippi River, crossed at Hard Times, and on the following day (May 8, 1863) joined Grant on the Big Black River. Grant had intended to send down troops to assist Banks in an attack upon Port Hudson, but circumstances compelled him to move forward from Grand Gulf and Port Gibson. He made for the important railway connecting Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, with Vicksburg. His army moved in parallel lines on the eastern side of the river. These were led respectively by Generals McClernand and McPherson, and each was followed by portions of Sherman's corps. When, on the morning of April 12, the van of each column was approaching the railway near Raymond, the county seat of Hinds county, the advance of McPherson's corps, under Logan, was attacked by about 6,000 Confederates under Generals Gregg and Walker.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
e ability possible to show, he having the lead in advance and the rear in return. In the campaign and siege, terminating in the fall of Vicksburg, General McPherson has borne a conspicuous part. At the battle of Port Gibson, it was under his immediate direction that the enemy was driven, late in the afternoon, from a position that they had sueceeded in holding all day against an obstinate attack. His corps—the advance always under his immediate eye—were the pioneers in the advance from Port Gibson to Hankerson's Ferry. From the North Fork of Bayou Pierre to the Black River it was a constant skirmish, the whole skilfully managed. The enemy was so closely pressed as to be unable to destroy their bridge of boats after them. From Hankerson's Ferry to Jackson the 17th Army Corps marched upon roads not travelled by other troops, fighting the battle of Raymond alone; and the bulk of Johnston's army at Jackson also was fought by this corps entirely under the management of General McPh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
, the latter a Congregational minister, purchase land in Adams county, settle and establish a church......1772-73 James Willing secures authority from Congress to descend the Mississippi and secure the neutrality of the colonies at Natchez, Bayou Pierre, etc.......1778 Fort Panmure, formerly the French fort Rosalie, garrisoned by a company of infantry under Capt. Michael Jackson, by order of the governor of west Florida......1778 Gen. don Bernardo de Galvez, proposing to expel the Engli9, 1862 Important military operations during 1863: Colonel Grierson with Federal troops makes a raid through the State from Tennessee to Louisiana, April 17–May 5; naval battle of Grand Gulf, April 29; McClernand defeats the Confederates at Port Gibson, May 1; Raymond occupied by Federals under General McPherson, May 12; McPherson occupies Jackson, May 14; Grant defeats Pemberton at Champion Hills, May 16, and at Big Black River, May 17; Vicksburg invested by forces under General Grant, May
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Van Dorn, Earl (search)
Van Dorn, Earl Military officer; born near Port Gibson, Miss., Sept. 17. 1820; graduated at West Point in 1842, and served in the war against Mexico, receiving brevets for gallantry at Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, and at the capture of the city of Mexico, where he was wounded. After serving in several Indian campaigns, he resigned, Jan. 31, 1861, and was commissioned a colonel in the Confederate army. He was ordered to Texas in April, 1861, to secure for the Confederates the remnant of the forces betrayed by Twiggs (see Twiggs, David Emanuel). At that time seven companies, under Major Sibley, were at Matagorda Bay, preparing to embark for the North on the Star of the West, under convoy of the gunboat Mohawk. These vessels did not make their appearance, and Sibley embarked on two lighters for Tampico, Mexico. Lack of coal and provisions compelled him to turn back. Four vessels, with 1,500 Texans under Van Dorn, came into the bay, and captured Sibley and his whole comma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vicksburg, siege of (search)
e fleet. Then Grant prepared for vigorous operations in the rear of Vicksburg, on the line of the Black River. On April 27 Porter ran by the Confederate batteries at Grand Gulf, when Grant's army crossed a little below, gained a victory at Port Gibson, and calling Sherman down the west side of the Mississippi and across it to join him (May 8), the whole force pushed forward and captured Jackson, the capital of Mississippi. Then the victorious army turned westward towards Vicksburg, and, afgades of the Confederates began to march out of the lines at Vicksburg as prisoners of war. At the same time there was a great National victory at Gettysburg (q. v.) and July 4, 1863, was the turning-point in the Civil War. In the battles from Port Gibson to Vicksburg Grant lost 9,855 men, of whom 1,223 were killed. In these engagements he had made 37,000 prisoners; and the Confederates had lost, besides, 10,000 killed and wounded, with a vast number of stragglers. Two days before the surrend