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wed carefully, and soon invested us close into our lines with a parallel system of rifle-pits. He also began at once to erect permanent lines of earthworks on Missionary Ridge and to establish himself strongly on Lookout Mountain. He then sent Wheeler's cavalry north of the Tennessee, and, aided greatly by the configuration of the ground, held us in a state of partial siege, which serious rains might convert into a complete investment. The occupation of Lookout Mountain broke our direct commway I carried men and animals through our beleaguerment in pretty fair condition, and of the turkeys, chickens, ducks, and eggs sent in for the messes of my officers we often had enough to divide liberally among those at different headquarters. Wheeler's cavalry never discovered my detached company, yet the chances of its capture were not small, sometimes giving much uneasiness; still, I concluded it was better to run all risks than to let the horses die of starvation in Chattanooga. Later,
the left and rear of the enemy's general line was Fitzhugh Lee, covering from Stephenson's depot west across the Valley pike to Apple-pie Ridge. My army ORGANIZATION of the Union forces, commanded by Major-General Philip H. Sheridan, at the battle of Winchester (or the Opequon), Virginia, September 19, 1864. headquarters escort: Sixth United States Cavalry, Captain Ira W. Claflin. Sixth Army Corps: Major-General Horatio G. Wright. escort: First Michigan Cavalry, Company G, Lieutenant William H. Wheeler. first division: (1) Brigadier-General David A. Russell. (2) Brigadier-General Emory Upton. (3) Colonel Oliver Edwards. first brigade: Lieutenant-Colonel Edward L. Campbell. Fourth New Jersey, Captain Baldwin Hufty. Tenth New Jersey, Major Lambert Boeman. Fifteenth New Jersey, Captain William T. Cornish. Second brigade: (1) Brigadier-General Emory Upton. (2) Colonel Joseph E. Hamblin. Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie. Sixty-fifth New York (1), Co
Va., October 19, 1864. Army of the Shenandoah. Major-General Horatio G. Wright.[Commanded during General Sheridan's temporary absence in the early part of the battle.] escort. Seventeenth Pennsylvania Cavalry (detachment), Major Weidner H. Spera. Sixth United States Cavalry, Captain Ira W. Claflin. Sixth Army Corps. (1) Brigadier-General James B. Ricketts. (2) Brigadier-General George W. Getty. (3) Major-General Horatio G. Wright. escort. First Michigan Cavalry, Company G, Lieutenant William H. Wheeler. first division. Brigadier-General Frank Wheaton. first brigade: (1) Colonel William H. Penrose. (2) Lieutenant-Colonel Edward L. Campbell. (3) Captain Baldwin Hufty. Fourth New Jersey, Captain Baldwin Hufty. Tenth New Jersey (1), Major Lambert Boeman. Tenth New Jersey (2), Captain Charles D. Claypool. Fifteenth New Jersey (1), Lieutenant-Colonel Edward L. Campbell. Fifteenth New Jersey (2), Captain Jas. W. Penrose. Second brigade: (1) Colonel Joseph E. Hamblin. (2) Co
Pennington, Clark, Woodruff, and Hamilton, of battery M, Second artillery, for the zeal and ability displayed by each on this occasion. My thanks are personally due to the following named members of my staff, who on many occasions exhibited remarkable gallantry in transmitting and executing my orders on the field: Captain G. A. Drew, Sixth Michigan cavalry, Assistant Inspector-General. First Lieutenant R. Baylis, Fifth Michigan cavalry, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General. First Lieutenant William H. Wheeler, First Michigan cavalry, A. D. C. First Lieutenant William Colerick, First Michigan cavalry, A. D. C. I desire also to mention two of my buglers, Joseph Fought, company D, Fifth U. S. cavalry, and Peter Boehn, company B, Fifth U. S. cavalry; also, Orderlies Norval Churchill, company L, First Michigan cavalry, George L. Foster, company C, First Michigan cavalry, and Benjamin H. Butler, company M, First Michigan cavalry. Respectfully submitted, G. A. Custer, Brigadier-
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864. (search)
. Sheridan. Escort: 17th Pa. Cavalry (detachment), Maj. Weidner H. Spera; 6th U. S. Cavalry, Capt. Ira W. Claflin. Sixth Army Corps, Brig.-Gen. James B. Ricketts (w), This roster may be incomplete as regards the indication of officers who were killed (k) or wounded (w). Brig.-Gen. George W. Getty, Maj.-Gen. Horatio G. Wright. Commanded the army during General Sheridan's temporary absence in the early part of the battle. Staff loss: w, 2. Escort: G, 1st Mich. Cavalry, Lieut. William H. Wheeler. first division, Brig.-Gen. Frank Wheaton. First Brigade, Col. William H. Penrose (w), Lieut.-Col. Edward L. Campbell, Capt. Baldwin Hufty: 4th N. J., Capt. Baldwin Hufty; 10th N. J., Maj. Lambert Boeman, Capt. Charles D. Claypool; 15th N. J., Lieut.-Col. Edward L. Campbell, Capt. James W. Penrose. Brigade loss: k, 17; w, 129; m, 19 =165. Second Brigade, Col. Joseph E. Hamblin, Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie (w), Lieut.-Col. Egbert Olcott: 2d Conn. Heavy Artillery, Col. Ranald S. Ma
2. Wheeler, Parmenus E. Second Lieutenant, 24th Mass. Infantry, Aug. 1, 1862. First Lieutenant, Mar. 7, 1864. Mustered out, Nov. 12, 1864. Wheeler, Richard P. Second Lieutenant, 23d Mass. Infantry, Mar. 15, 1862. First Lieutenant, Dec. 9, 1862. Died at Fort Jackson, Va., June 2, 1864, of wounds received in action at Drewry's Bluff, Va. Wheeler, William Fiske. Captain, 51st Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., Sept. 25, 1862. Mustered out, July 27, 1863. Wheeler, William H. Private, 16th Mass. Infantry, July 2, 1861. Second Lieutenant, July 6, 1864. Transferred to 11th Mass. Infantry, July 11, 1864. First Lieutenant, Oct. 9, 1864. Captain, July 11, 1865; not mustered. Mustered out, July 26, 1865, as First Lieutenant. Wheeler, William J. Private, 1st Battery Mass. Light Artillery, Sept. 13, 1861. Second Lieutenant, 4th Mass. Heavy Artillery, Sept. 2, 1864. Resigned, Feb. 8, 1865. Wheelock, Lucius A. Second Lieutenant, 43d Infantry, M. V
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
Whall, C. F., 152 Wheat, J. L., 369 Wheatland, George, Jr., 232 Wheaton, C. M., 369 Wheaton, Charles, 369, 452, 565 Wheeler, Asahel, 369 Wheeler, C. A., 391 Wheeler, C. P., 369 Wheeler, Charles, 369 Wheeler, E. R., 391 Wheeler, E. S., 152 Wheeler, F. A., 152 Wheeler, H. L., 497, 565 Wheeler, Henry, Navy, 152 Wheeler, Henry, 46th Mass. Inf., 369 Wheeler, J. P., 452 Wheeler, J. R., 152 Wheeler, P. E., 369 Wheeler, R. P., 369 Wheeler, W. D., 452 Wheeler, W. F., 369 Wheeler, W. H., 369 Wheeler, W. J., 369 Wheeler, William, 573 Wheelock, J. H., 233, 453 Wheelock, L. A., 369 Wheelock, W. R., 369 Wheelwright, J. W., 32d Mass. Inf., 370 Wheelwright, J. W., 585 Wheelwright, W. D., 585 Whelan, J. H., 497 Wheldon, C. M., 233 Whicher, J. D., Mrs., 585 Whicher, Paul, 585 Whidden, J. H., 370 Whiddon, P. C., 152 Whipp, J. B., 370 Whipple, A. W., 200, 453, 565 Whipple, G. M., 369 Whipple, H. C., 453, 482 Whipple, L. W., 497, 482 Whiston, David, 370 Whist
Death of Lieut. Wheeler. Augusta, Ga., Dec. 27. --Lieut. Wm. H. Wheeler, of the Walker Light Infantry, (one of the Georgia companies engaged in the Rich Mountain battle last summer,) died in this city last night, by disease contracted in Western Virginia. Lieut, Wheeler was an affable gentlemen, a gallant officer and soLieut. Wm. H. Wheeler, of the Walker Light Infantry, (one of the Georgia companies engaged in the Rich Mountain battle last summer,) died in this city last night, by disease contracted in Western Virginia. Lieut, Wheeler was an affable gentlemen, a gallant officer and soldier; a lawyer by profession, and for some years an efficient member of the City Council of Augusta. Infantry, (one of the Georgia companies engaged in the Rich Mountain battle last summer,) died in this city last night, by disease contracted in Western Virginia. Lieut, Wheeler was an affable gentlemen, a gallant officer and soldier; a lawyer by profession, and for some years an efficient member of the City Council of Augusta.