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Daniel Tyler, of Connecticut, led the advance at Bull Run, 1861. Robert O. Tyler, of Connecticut, commanded artillery at Fredericksburg. Delaware Lorenzo Thomas, of Delaware, adjutant-general of the United States Army. Dakota John B. S. Todd, of Dakota Territory, appointed Brigadier-General to date from September 19, 1861. Northwest. He was made brigadier-general in 1884, and was retired in 1892. He died in Washington, D. C., March 13, 1902. Major-General Thomas John wood (U. S. M. A. 1845) was born in Mumfordville, Kentucky, September 25, 1823, and served in the Mexican War. As brigadier-general of volunteers he had a brigade and then a division in the Army of the Ohio, a division of the Left Wing (Fourteenth Corps), Army of the Cumberland, which was continued in the Twenty-first Corps when the Left Wing was reorganized, and likewise in the Fourth Corps until it was discontinued. He had command of the Twenty-first and Fourth corps for short
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lookout Mountain, battle on (search)
t Creek, with reserves in the valley. Hooker moved to the attack on the morning of Nov. 24. Geary, supported by Cruft, marched to Wauhatchie and crossed Lookout Creek there, while the rest of the troops crossed in front of the Confederates on temporary bridges. A heavy mist enveloped mountain and plain. Geary crossed at eight o'clock, seized a picket-guard of forty men, and extended his line to the foot of the mountain. Gross's brigade seized the bridge below the railway crossing, and T. J. Wood's brigade crossed half a mile above. Two batteries had been planted on a hill near, and by eleven o'clock Hooker was endeavoring to drive the Confederates from the mountain. His adversary in immediate Confederate battery on the top of Lookout Mountain. command before him was General Walthall. Hooker's guns all opened at once on the breastworks and rifle-pits along the steep wooded acclivity. The brigades just mentioned formed a junction, and, sweeping everything before them, captur
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McMinnsville, battle near (search)
Chattanooga and its vicinity. Buell disposed his line from Huntsville, Ala., to McMinnsville, Warren co., Tenn. So lay the opposing armies when Kirby Smith left Knoxville to invade Kentucky. Bragg crossed the Tennessee, just above Chattanooga, on Aug. 21, with thirty-six regiments of infantry, five of cavalry, and forty guns. Louisville was his destination. He advanced among the rugged mountains towards Buell's left at McMinnsville as a feint, but fairly flanked the Nationals. This was a cavalry movement, which resulted in a battle there. The horsemen were led by General Forrest, who, for several days, had been hovering around Lebanon, Murfreesboro, and Nashville. Attempting to cut off Buell's communications, he was confronted (Aug. 30) by National cavalry under E. P. Fyffe, of Gen. T. J. Wood's division, who had made a rapid march. After a short struggle the Confederates were routed. Supposing Bragg was aiming at Nashville, Buell took immediate measures to defend that city.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nashville, (search)
inted provisional governor of Tennessee with the military rank of brigadier-general. He entered upon the duties in Nashville on March 4. Gen. A. J. Smith had arrived at Nashville when Schofield reached there (see Franklin, battle of), and Thomas's forces there were put in battle array on Dec. 1, 1864. They were on an irregular semicircular line on the hills around the city, on the southern side of the Cumberland River. General Smith's troops were on the right; the 4th Corps, under Gen. T. J. Wood (in the absence of the wounded Stanley), was in the centre; and the 23d Corps, under Gen. John M. Schofield, was on the left. About 5,000 troops, outside of these corps—white and colored —were posted on the left of Schofield. To these were added the troops comprising the garrison at Nashville and Wilson's cavalry at Edgefield, on the north side of the Cumberland. The troops of Thomas were better and more numerous than those of Hood, but, on account of the absence of cavalry and a def
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
uft, proceeded to Wauhatchie, crossing Lookout Creek there, the rest of the troops crossing in front of Battle of Lookout Mountain. the Confederates on temporary bridges. Geary crossed at eight o'clock, and, seizing a picket-guard of forty men, extended his line to the base of the mountain. By eleven o'clock Hooker was striving to drive the Confederates from the mountain; all his guns opened at once upon the breastworks and rifle-pits along the steep wooded acclivity, and Gross's and T. J. Wood's brigades, sweeping everything before them, captured the rifle-pits. At the same time the troops scaled the heights, driving the Confederates from the hollow to a plateau well up towards the crest and around towards the Chattanooga Valley. At considerably past noon the plateau was cleared, and the Confederates were retreating in confusion towards the Chattanooga Valley. Hooker established his line on the easterly face of the mountain; so that, by an enfilading fire, he completely comma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wood, Thomas John 1823- (search)
Wood, Thomas John 1823- Military engineer; born in Munfordville, Ky., Sept. 25, 1823; graduated at West Point in 1845, entering the corps of topographical engineers. He served under General Taylor in the war with Mexico, and afterwards against the Indians on the Texan frontier. In 1855 he became captain of cavalry; in October, 1861, was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers; and in November following was promoted colonel of the 2d United States Cavalry. In February, 1862, he was placed in command of a division in the Army of the Ohio, and took part in the battle of Shiloh. In the fall he was engaged in the battle of Perryville and in the pursuit of Bragg. In the battle of Stone River he was wounded. He commanded a division in the battle of Chickamauga and at Missionary Ridge. He also assisted in the relief of Knoxville, and was active in the Atlanta campaign (1864), being wounded at Lovejoy's Station. He commanded the 4th Corps in the campaign against Hood in Tenne
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 27: Chattanooga and the battle of Missionary Ridge (search)
but as Thomas, for want of horses, could not then move his artillery, Grant delayed his order. But now (November 23d), as Hooker on our extreme right and Sherman on our extreme left were in position, Grant concluded to occupy the attention of the enemy while he himself was making ready for his main attack, and so ordered Thomas to make a reconnoissance in force. The Fourth Corps, then commanded by General Gordon Granger, was selected for this duty. It had three divisions under Stanley, T. J. Wood, and P. H. Sheridan. The Fourteenth Corps, under Palmer, was to watch and support the right of the Fourth, while mine (the Eleventh Corps) was kept in reserve near at hand ready to support, should the exigencies of reconnoissance require it, the left, right, or center. There was a considerable hillock or knoll about halfway from Fort Wood to the foot of Missionary Ridge, a third the height of the ridge, called Orchard Knob. Confederate Bragg held this eminence as an outpost, and had a l
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 28: Atlanta campaign; battle of Dalton; Resaca begun (search)
ned that the order was already prepared for consolidating the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps into one body to form the new Twentieth, of which Hooker was to have command. Slocum was in Vicksburg, Miss., to control operations in that quarter, and I was to go to the Fourth Corps to enable Gordon Granger to take advantage of a leave of absence. I was to gain under these new orders a fine corps, 20,000 strong, composed mainly of Western men. It had three divisions. Two commanders, Stanley and T. J. Wood, then present for duty, were men of large experience. A little later General John Newton, who will be recalled for his work at Gettysburg, and in other engagements, both in the East and West, an officer well known to every soldier, came to me at Cleveland, East Tennessee, and was assigned to the remaining division which General Wagner had been temporarily commanding. I set out promptly for the new command, taking with me my personal staff. The Fourth Corps was much scattered, as I fou
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 29: battle of Resaca and the Oostanaula (search)
ehaved like old soldiers. Newton showed here his wonted tenacity. He secured all the ground he could gain by a steady advance, and, stopping from time to time, returned fire for fire, until the fierce artillery and rifle fusillade on both sides diminished to a fitful skirmish. Palmer's corps was doing similar work to my right. Farther toward the left, over the rough ground east of Camp Creek, and amid the underbrush and scattered chestnut trees, I beheld my third division in line. Thomas J. Wood commanded it; covered by a complete skirmish front, every man and officer was in his place. He waited, or he advanced cautiously, so as to support Newton. I came forward and was with him as his men advanced into place. The movement was like a dress parade. I observed Wood's men with interest. How remarkably different the conduct of his veteran soldiers compared with new troops I They were not, perhaps, braver, but they were less given to excitements, and knew always what was comi
rning of May 21st, when, it being about refreshment time, some officer proposed that the whole party go over to his tent, and have a drink all around. General Thomas John Wood, one of my division commanders, eminent in war, undertook to rally me on my oddities and exclusiveness. He wound up by saying: What's the use, Howard, of your being so singular? Come along and have a good time with the rest of us. Why not? Sherman interposed with some severity, saying: Wood, let Howard alone I want one officer who don't drink! There is a letter which I wrote from that Cassville camp, which, coming back to me, has in it some new items: Near Cassville, May trike quick blows. In the three days of rest, there was not much real resting. It was a busy command throughout. We hadn't much luggage before the halt, but, as Wood said, We razeed still more. We distributed the food and rations, reorganized some commands, selected garrisons for Cartersville and Rome, and, in brief, stripped
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