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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 37 37 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 37 37 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 35 35 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 35 35 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 34 34 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 34 34 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 34 34 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 34 34 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 33 33 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 33 33 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bartlett, William Francis, 1840-1876 (search)
Bartlett, William Francis, 1840-1876 Military officer; born in Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 6, 1840; was graduated at Harvard in 1862. He entered the volunteer army as captain in the summer of 1861; was engaged in the battle of Ball's Bluff (q. v.), and lost a leg in the siege of Yorktown in 1862. He was made colonel of a Massachusetts regiment in November, 1862, and took part in the capture of Port Hudson in 1863. In the siege of Petersburg (1864) he commanded a division of the 9th Corps, andmer of 1861; was engaged in the battle of Ball's Bluff (q. v.), and lost a leg in the siege of Yorktown in 1862. He was made colonel of a Massachusetts regiment in November, 1862, and took part in the capture of Port Hudson in 1863. In the siege of Petersburg (1864) he commanded a division of the 9th Corps, and at the explosion of the mine there he was made prisoner, but exchanged in September. In 1865 he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He died in Pittsfield, Mass., Dec. 17, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bates, John Coalter, 1842- (search)
Bates, John Coalter, 1842- Military officer; born in St. Charles county, Mo., Aug. 26, 1842; educated at Washington University (St. Louis). He entered the army in 1861, and served on the staff of Gen. George G. Meade from the battle of Gettysburg to the close of the war. In 1863-62 he held the rank of captain; in 1882-86 that of lieutenant-colonel: in 1886-92 that of colonel. He was president of the board which devised the present drill and firing regulations, and a member of the board which adopted the Krag-Jorgensen rifle. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War he was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers, and for the Santiago campaign was promoted major-general. In 1899 he was appointed military governor of Cienfuegos, Cuba. On the reorganization of the regular army in February, 1901. he was appointed one of the new brigadier-generals.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beauregard, Pierre Gustave toutant, (search)
tic firesides, to rally to the standard of their State and country, and by every means in their power compatible with honorable warfare, to drive back and expel the invaders from the land. The speech of President Davis at Richmond and this proclamation of Beauregard were lauded by the Confederates at Washington and Baltimore as having the ring of true metal. After the battle of Bull Run (q. v.), in July, he was promoted to major-general. He took command of the Army of the Mississippi, under Gen. A. S. Johnston, and directed the battle of Shiloh in April, 1862, after the death of Johnston. He successfully defended Charleston in 1862-63, and in May, 1864, he joined Lee in the defence of Petersburg and Richmond. As commander of the forces in the Carolinas in 1865, he joined them with those of Gen. J. E. Johnston, and surrendered them to Sherman. At the close of the war, with the full rank of general in the Confederate service, he settled in New Orleans, where he died, Feb. 20, 1893.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Belknap, George Eugene, 1832- (search)
Belknap, George Eugene, 1832- Naval officer; born in Newport, N. H., Jan. 22, 1832; entered the navy as midshipman in 1855, and in 1862 became lieutenant-commander. He became executive officer of the ironclad New Ironsides in 1862, and was with her in her contests with the forts in charleston Harbor in 1863, receiving commendation from Rear-Admiral Dahlgren. In the attacks on Fort Fisher (q. v.) he commanded the iron-clad Canonicus, and his services were officially commended by Rear-Admirin 1862 became lieutenant-commander. He became executive officer of the ironclad New Ironsides in 1862, and was with her in her contests with the forts in charleston Harbor in 1863, receiving commendation from Rear-Admiral Dahlgren. In the attacks on Fort Fisher (q. v.) he commanded the iron-clad Canonicus, and his services were officially commended by Rear-Admiral Porter. He was placed in command of the Norfolk navy-yard in 1883; was promoted to rear-admiral in 1889; and was retired in 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bell, Charles H., 1798-1875 (search)
Bell, Charles H., 1798-1875 Naval officer; born in New York, Aug. 15, 1798; entered the naval service in June, 1812; served with Decatur in 1813-14; with Chauncey, on Lake Ontario, in 1814; and with Decatur again, in the Mediterranean, in 1815. He was with the squadron in the West Indies (1824-29) operating against the pirates there. In 1860 he was in command of the Norfolk navy-yard: commanded the Pacific squadron in 1862-64, and the navy-yard at Brooklyn 1865-68. In July, 1866, he was made a rear-admiral. he died in New Brunswick, N. J., Feb. 19, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Benedict, George Grenville, 1826- (search)
Benedict, George Grenville, 1826- Military officer; born in burlington, Vt., Dec. 10, 1826; graduated at the University of Vermont in 1847; served in the 12th Vermont Volunteers in 1862-63; and was author of Vermont at Gettysburg; Vermont in the Civil War; Army life in Virginia, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Benedict, Lewis, 1817- (search)
Benedict, Lewis, 1817- Military officer; born in Albany, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1817; was a graduate of Williams College; was admitted to the bar in 1841; was surrogate of Albany county in 1848, and member of Assembly in 1861. He entered the military service as lieutenant-colonel of volunteers in 1861; served in the campaign on the Peninsula in 1862; was captured, and confined in Libby and Salisbury prisons several months, and when exchanged was sent to the Department of the Gulf, where he was distinguished for his wisdom and bravery. he served as brigadiergeneral in the Red River campaign, till killed in the battle of Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Berry, Hiram George, 1824- (search)
Berry, Hiram George, 1824- Military officer; born in Thomaston (now Rockland), Me., Aug. 27, 1824; was first a carpenter, then a navigator, and finally became a State legislator and mayor of Rockland. He was colonel of Maine volunteers in the battle of Bull Run; became brigadier-general in May, 1862; and was active in the Army of the Potomac throughout the campaign on the Peninsula in 1862 and until the battle of Chancellorsville (May 2, 1863), were he was killed. His brigade was especially distinguished in the battle of Fredericksburg, in December, 1862. In March, 1863, he was made major-general of volunteers, and was commanding a division in the 3d Corps when he fell.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah, 1862- (search)
Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah, 1862- Lawyer; born in Highland county, O., Oct. 6, 1862; was graduated at De Pauw University, and began the practice of law in Indianapolis. In 183 he became a politician, and soon stood in the front rank of effective orators. He was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican, Jan. 17, 1899. After his election he went to the Philippine Islands to study their material and political conditions. Returning, he delivered a most thrilling address in favor of the administration's policy towards these new possessions at the December session of Congress.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Birge, Henry Warner, 1825-1888 (search)
Birge, Henry Warner, 1825-1888 Military officer; born in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 25. 1825; was one of Governor Buckingham's aides when the Civil War began. He entered the service in June, 1861, as major, and early in 1862 was made colonel. For services on the lower Mississippi he was made brigadier-general, Sept. 19, 1863. He was in the Red River campaign and in Sheridan's campaign in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. In June. 1865, he was appointed to command the military district of Savannah. For his services in the army he was brevetted major-general of volunteers, and voted the thanks of the Connecticut legislature. He died in New York City. June 1, 1888.
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