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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 23: the fall of 1864 (search)
however, he replied to Lee from Curdsville, as follows:— April 9, 1865. General: Your note of yesterday is received. I have no autasked to have it sent to overtake Grant on his long ride. April 9, 1865. General: I received your note of this morning on the picketo unpleasant surprises were to be expected. It read: — April 9, 1865. Gen. R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S.A:— Your note of this date , Grant's note being as follows:— Appomattox C. H., Va., April 9, 1865. General: In accordance with the substance of my letter to y the following note:-- headquarters army of Northern Va., April 9, 1865. General: I received your note of this date containing the t under the command of Gen. Robert E. Lee, from June 1, 1862, to April 9, 1865. In this brief period of a thousand days, with inferior number MeadeJune 28, 1863, to May 4, 186431,530 GrantMay 4, 1864, to April 9, 1865124,390 Aggregate262,141 These figures include nothing for
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
864 Allatoona Pass (Ga.)Oct. 6, 1864 Hatcher's Run (Va.)Oct. 27, 1864 Franklin (Tenn.)Nov. 30, 1864 Fort McAllister (Ga.)Dec. 14, 1864 Nashville (Tenn.)Dec. 15 and 16, Fort Fisher (N. C.; First Attack on)Dec. 24 and 25, Fort Fisher (N. C.; Capture of)Jan. 15, 1865 Hatcher's Run (Va.)Feb. 5, 1865 Averasboro (N. C.)Mar. 16, 1865 Bentonville (N. C.)Mar. 18, 1865 Five Forks (Va.)Mar. 31 and April 1, 1865 Petersburg (Carried by Assault)April 2, 1865 Appomattox Court-House (near)April 9, 1865 Mobile (Capture of)April 8-12, 1865 War with Spain. Destruction of Spanish fleet in Manila BayMay 1, 1898 Bombardment of San Juan. Porto RicoMay 12, 1898 Bombardments of forts, Santiago de CubaMay 31, 1898 Daiquiri, CubaJune 21-22, 1898 Juragua, Cuba (Capture)June 24, 1898 Las Guasimas, CubaJune 24, 1898 El Caney, CubaJuly 1, 1898 San Juan Hill, CubaJuly 2, 1898 Destruction of Spanish fleet off SantiagoJuly 3, 1898 Santiago (Military and Naval Bombardment)July 10-17, 1898 Ni
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grant, Ulysses Simpson (search)
iver, and at and near the Tennessee River, in 1863. He was promoted to lieutenant-general March 1, 1864, and awarded a gold medal by Congress. He issued his first order as general-in-chief of the armies of the Ulysses S. Grant. United States at Nashville, March 17, 1864. In the grand movements of the armies in 1864, he accompanied that of the Potomac, with his headquarters in the field, and he remained with it until he signed the articles of capitulation at Appomattox Court-house, April 9, 1865. In 1866 he was promoted to general of the United States army. After the war Grant fixed his headquarters at Washington. When President Johnson suspended Stanton from the office of Secretary of War, Grant was put in his place ad interim. Stanton was reinstated by the Senate, Jan. 14, 1868. In 1868, Grant was elected Ulysses S. Grant. President of the United States by the Republican party, and was re-elected in 1872. He retired from the office March 4, 1877, and soon afterwards ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Robert Edward 1807- (search)
. He was finally compelled to surrender his army to General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865, on most generous terms for himself and his followers. He had been appointed general-in-chiined in vigorous pursuit of the Confederates, and Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court-house. April 9, 1865. Terms of the surrender. The following is the correspondence that passed between Gener respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General, U. S. A. VI. April 9, 1865. General,—I received your note of this morning on the picket-line, whither I had come to ur obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. VIII. Appomattox Court-House, April 9, 1865. Gen. R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S. A.: In accordance with the substance of my letter to yofully, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. IX. headquarters army of Northern Virginia. April 9, 1865. Lieut.-Gen. U. S. Grant, Commanding, U. S. A.: General,—I have received your letter of t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stoneman, George 1822-1894 (search)
movements. Before he was ready to move, Sherman had advanced so far that the raid into South Carolina was unnecessary, and Stoneman proceeded to strike and destroy the Virginia and Tennessee Railway, in southwestern Virginia. It was torn up to within 4 miles of Lynchburg by a part of his command. At the same time Stoneman, with his main body, advanced on Christiansburg, and, sending troops east and west, destroyed about 90 miles of the railroad. Then he turned his force southward (April 9, 1865), and struck the North Carolina Railway between Danville and Greensboro. He sent Colonel Palmer to destroy the railway between Salisbury and Greensboro and the factories at Salem, N. C., while the main body moved on Salisbury, forcing the Yadkin at Huntsville (April 11, and skirmishing near there. Palmer captured a South Carolina regiment of 400 men. Ten miles east of Salisbury (which was a depot for Union prisoners) the raiders encountered 3,000 Confederates, under Pemberton, Grant's
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
of Five Forks, Va.......March 31–April 1, 1865 Richmond evacuated by Confederates and partly burned......April 2, 1865 Selma, Ala., captured with large stores......April 2, 1865 Ewell's division, some 8,000 men, cut off, surrounded, and captured at Sailor's Creek, Va.......April 6, 1865 Correspondence between United States Minister Adams in London and Earl Russell, respecting the Alabama, begins......April 7, 1865 Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Court-house, Va.......April 9, 1865 Montgomery, Ala., surrenders to Wilson......April 11, 1865 Mobile evacuated by Confederates......April 12, 1865 Secretary of War issues orders to stop drafting and further purchase of war materials......April 13, 1865 General Sherman occupies Raleigh, N. C.......April 13, 1865 Stars and stripes raised over Fort Sumter, Charleston......April 14, 1865 President Lincoln shot by J. Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington......April 14, 1865 Secretary Seward and his so
Clement L. Vallandigham for governor......June 11, 1863 Confederate Gen. John H. Morgan, with cavalry, crosses the Ohio on a raid through Indiana and Ohio......July 3, 1863 Captured with most of his command at New Lisbon......July 26, 1863 Confined in Ohio penitentiary, he escapes......November, 1863 Soldiers' monument erected at Cincinnati......1864 Number of men, reduced to a threeyears' standard, furnished by Ohio for the Civil War, 240,514, from April 15, 1861, to......April 9, 1865 University of Wooster established at Wooster......1866 Cincinnati suspension bridge opened to the public......1867 Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, State control, opened at Columbus......1870 Cincinnati University opened at Cincinnati......1870 Population, 2,665,260; 65.3 to square mile......1870 Vallandigham accidentally kills himself with a revolver while illustrating in court a case of homicide......June 18, 1871 Completion of the canal around Louisvill
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
in Virginia begins......May 4, 1864 Gen. B. F. Butler forbids civil government in Norfolk by F. H. Pierpont as loyal governor of Virginia.......June 30, 1864 Maj.-Gen. Philip H. Sheridan appointed to the Army of the Shenandoah......Aug. 7, 1864 Battle of Winchester......Sept. 19, 1864 Battle of Fisher's Hill......Sept. 22, 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek......Oct. 19, 1864 Confederates abandon and partly burn Richmond......April 2, 1865 Surrender of Lee at Appomattox......April 9, 1865 Francis H. Pierpont recognized as governor of Virginia by a proclamation of President Johnson......May 9, 1865 Governor Pierpont assumes office......May 26, 1865 Fourteenth Amendment rejected by Virginia......1866 By act of Congress the federal government assumes the government of Virginia......March 2, 1867 General Schofield assigned to the 1st Military District......March 13, 1867 General Schofield prescribes regulations for registering voters for a State convention..
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, treaty of (search)
oceedings of the tribunal or board, be considered and treated as finally settled, barred, and thenceforth inadmissible. Claims of British subjects. Art. 12. The high contracting parties agree that all claims on the part of corporations, companies, or private individuals—citizens of the United States—upon the government of her Britannic Majesty arising out of acts committed against the persons or property of citizens of the United States during the period between April 13, 1861, and April 9, 1865, inclusive (not being claims growing out of the acts of the vessels referred to in Art. 1 of this treaty), and all claims, with the like exception on the part of corporations. companies, or private individuals, subjects of her Britannic Majesty, upon the government of the United States arising out of acts committed against the persons or property of subjects of her Britannic Majesty during the same period, which may have been presented to either government for its interposition with the
n, Capt., I, 27, 35, 42, 45. Alexander, Edward P., II, 124. Almonte, Gen., I, 58, 89. Alsops, I, 76. Ames, Adelbert, II, 49, 51, 65, 92, 99. Ampudia, Gen., I, 50, 54, 56, 57, 60, 62, 66, 70-72, 97, 99, 125, 137-139, 141, 142, 144, 147. Anderson, Joseph R., I, 294, 296. Anderson, Richard H., II, 26, 53, 69, 75, 81, 84, 88, 108. Andrewses, I, 9. Anthony, Mr., II, 253, 257. Antietam, battle of, Sept. 17, 1862, I, 310-312, 315, 317; II, 314. Appomattox C. H., April 9, 1865, II, 270. Archer, Jas. J., I, 294; II, 32, 46, 47, 59. Arden, Thomas B., I, 12. Arista, Gen., I, 33, 57, 60, 61, 65, 73, 80, 85, 88, 89, 93, 95, 97, 102, 105, 118, 119, 130. Armistead, Lewis A., I, 196; II, 360. Atocha, Señor, I, 185, 190. Atwell, Lieut., II, 99. Augur, C. C., II, 192, 211, 212, 216. Averill, W. W., I, 316, 361. Avery, Isaac E., II, 50, 92, 93. Ayres, Romeyn B., II, 64, 83, 86, 100. B Bache, Alexander D., I, 211. Bache, Hartman, I,
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