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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Webster, Joseph Dana 1811-1876 (search)
Webster, Joseph Dana 1811-1876 Military officer; born in Old Hampton, N. H., Aug. 25, 1811; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1832, and was made lieutenant of topographical engineers in July, 1838. He served with distinction through the war with Mexico; resigned in 1854, and settled in Chicago. In April, 1861, he was placed in charge of the construction of fortifications at Cairo and Paducah, and in February, 1862, became colonel of the 1st Illinois Artillery, assisting in the capture of He had charge of all the artillery in the battle of Shiloh, and was chief of General Grant's staff until October, 1862, when he was made a brigadier-general of volunteers. Grant sent him to make a survey of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and afterwards he became General Sherman's chief of staff. General Webster was with General Thomas at the battle of Nashville, and was brevetted major-general of volunteers in 1865; resigned in November following. He died in Chicago, Ill., March 12, 1876.
Colonel, 41st Mass. Infantry afterward 3d Cavalry, Sept. 6, 1862. Served in Louisiana. Resigned, Jan. 31, 1863. Lieut. Colonel, 19th Mass. Infantry, May 23, 1863. Wounded at the battle of Gettysburg and at Bristoe Station, where he was in command of brigade. Colonel, Feb. 28, 1864. Mustered out, July 28, 1864. Colonel, 60th Mass. Infantry, Aug. 6, 1864. Mustered out, Nov. 30, 1864. Brevet Brig. General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Died at Boston, Mass., Jan. 24, 1889. Webster, Joseph Dana. Born at Old Hampton, N. H., Aug. 25, 1811. Appointed from Massachusetts. Second Lieutenant, Topographical Engineers, July 7, 1838. First Lieutenant, July 14, 1849. Captain, Mar. 3, 1853. Resigned, Apr. 7, 1854. Major, Additional Paymaster, U. S. Volunteers, June 1, 1861. Colonel, 1st Ill. Light Artillery, Feb. 1, 1862. Chief of General Grant's staff. Present at the capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. Chief of artillery at the battle of Shiloh. Brig. General, U. S. Volun
Amos. Born in Massachusetts. Corporal, 1st Mass. Infantry, May 24, 1861. Second Lieutenant, May 8, 1862. First Lieutenant, Sept. 8, 1862. Mustered out, May 25, 1864. Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 1, 1864. Brevet Major and Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 9, 1865. Brevet First Lieutenant, Captain and Major, U. S. Army, Mar. 7, 1867. Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Cavalry, Mar. 7, 1867. First Lieutenant, June 9, 1868. Resigned, Apr. 15, 1869. Webster, Joseph Dana. See General Officers. Webster, Warren. Born in New Hampshire. Appointed from Massachusetts. First Lieutenant, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Army, June 23, 1860; accepted, June 29, 1860. Brevet Captain, May 3, 1863. Brevet Major, Mar. 13, 1865. Captain, Assistant Surgeon, June 23, 1865. Major, Surgeon, July 28, 1866. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, Sept. 28, 1866. Retired, Feb. 28, 1889. Weeks, Benjamin Franklin. Born in Massachusetts. Private, Sergeant Major and Q. M. Sergeant,
, Albert G. Born in Massachusetts. First Lieutenant, 134th N. Y. Infantry; commissioned, Oct. 1, 1862, to rank, Sept. 12, 1862. Captain, Nov. 10, 1862, to rank, Oct. 24, 1862. Died in camp near Falmouth, Va., Jan. 26, 1863. Washburne, George Abiel. See General Officers. Wayland, Heman L. Residence at Worcester, Mass., at time of enlistment. Chaplain, 7th Conn. Infantry, Sept. 18, 1861. Resigned, Nov. 25, 1862. Reappointed, Dec. 24, 1862. Resigned, Jan. 1, 1864. Webster, Joseph Dana. See General Officers. Wells, Charles Brown. Born in Massachusetts. First Lieutenant, Regimental Quartermaster, 52d Ill. Infantry, Sept. 13, 1861. Captain, Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 20, 1862. See U. S. Army. West, Edward Walter. See General Officers. West, George Warren. See General Officers. Westcott, James P. L. Credited to Massachusetts. Captain, 40th N. Y. Infantry, June 14, 1861. Resigned, Feb. 6, 1862. Wetherell, John O.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
, J. W., 367 Waugh, Archibald, 367 Way, F. C., 150 Wayland, H. L., 482 Weakley, J. W., 729 Weare, J. F., 367 Weaver, C. R., 150 Webb, A. F., 367 Webb, Alexander, 729 Webb, F. R., 150 Webb, J. H., 368 Webb, J. R., 150 Webb, M. E., 391 Webber, A. C., 391 Webber, C. H., 451 Webber, H. B., 368 Webber, O. H., 368 Webber, S. G., 150 Weber, Julius, 391 Webster, Amos, 368, 451, 564 Webster, Ashburton, 162 Webster, Edwin, 150 Webster, F. H., 368 Webster, Fletcher, 232, 729 Webster, J. D., 199, 452, 482, 564 Webster, M. F., 232 Webster, Milton, 150 Webster, W. H., 150 Webster, Warren, 452, 564 Weeber, C. W., 368 Weed, J. D., 150 Weeden, C. L., 150 Weeks, B. F., 368, 452, 564 Weeks, E. C., 150 Weeks, G. M., 729 Wehrun, C. C., 368 Welgand, Frederick, 368 Welr, Thomas, 368 Weiss, J., 729 Welch, Archelaus, 368 Welch, C. P., Navy, 162 Welch, C. P., 39th Mass. Inf., 368 Welch, F. M., 368, 496 Welch, H. B., 368 Welch, Richard, 500 Weld, A. D., 150 Weld, F