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November, encouraged by the victories of Farragut at Mobile, Sherman in Georgia, and Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, they had reflected him President of the United States by an electoral vote of 212 to 21. Since the election, continued Northern victories had made certain the speedy termination of the war. Not long since, his oe; charity for all. Indeed the dominant feeling in his speech is one of sorrow and sympathy for the cruel sufferings of both North and South. Not only in the United States, but throughout the civilized world, the address made a profound and immediate impression. Grant at Appomattox—Lee at Gettysburg—those are the men for me! War-time portraits of Federal soldiers who contributed to the photographic history half a century later Captain A. W. Greely, 1863; later Maj.-Gen., U. S. A.; chief, signal service (Signals; Telegraph). Private Geo. L. Kilmer in 1864, wearing the Veteran Stripe at 18 (Military editor). Private J. E. Gilman, lost
s commanders of the Army of the Potomac in unsuccessful attempts to accomplish the same result in the same field. Grant's total of killed and wounded was 19,597 less than the average number killed and injured annually by the railroads of the United States during the four years ending 1910. Those who control the destiny of to-morrow are those who are the most apt in learning that, in great matters, it is Before Vicksburg The close-set mouth, squared shoulders and lowering brow in this bedient to larger suggestions than those of personal ambition and self-glorification. This explains Grant, as it explains Lincoln and Washington. Sam Grant, as his colleagues at the Military Academy were accustomed to call him, because of the U. S., Uncle Sam, in his name; Sam Grant, as one of those same colleagues once said, was as honest a man as God ever made. Honest, not merely in a pecuniary sense but in all of his mental processes, and in this simple honesty of his nature we find th
ard sign of a spiritual fact, since, after all, he was and had long been the true Southern commander, and never more so than when he bore privation with his troops in the wintry trenches around Petersburg. Lee and his staff as the war ended: men who stayed through Appomattox. These twelve members of General Robert E. Lee's staff surrendered with him at Appomattox Court House, and with him signed a parole drawn up by Grant, to the effect that they would not take up arms against the United States until or unless they were exchanged. This military medallion was devised by the photographer Rockwell during General Lee's stay in Richmond in April, 1865. These facts are furnished by Major Giles B. Cooke (No. 12, above), who had verified them by writing General Lee himself after the surrender. Late in March and early in April, the Federals made Lee's position untenable, and he pressed on to Amelia Court House, where the expected supplies failed him, Richmond having meanwhile surr
ral J. A. Mower, Commanding the Twentieth Army Corps The armies of the United States were led in 1864-65 by two generals, to whom, more than to any other militaOhio, February 8, 1820. The family was of New England origin, and had come to America from England in the seventeenth century. About two hundred years later, Shermt of this sketch was adopted into the family of Thomas Ewing, who was later United States senator, and Secretary of the Interior in the cabinets of Harrison and Tyledistrusted by the people, and the promised support was not given him by the United States military authorities, with the result that his plans failed. During the promoted to the lieutenant-generalship. When Grant became President of the United States, March 4, 1869, Sherman succeeded him as general. An attempt was made to rhe would not remain at the seminary; that he would take no part against the United States. It is said that he wept bitterly when he heard of the withdrawal of South
Chapter 4: Stonewall Jackson—a memory Allen C. Redwood Fifty-fifth Virginia Regiment, Confederate States Army Thomas J. Jackson in the forties a portrait taken during the Mexican War, where Jackson served as a second lieutenant, the year after his graduation from West Point when the early details of the first important collision between the contending forces in Virginia, in 1861, began to come in, some prominence was given to the item relating how a certain brigade of Virginia troopdemanding more! of this mass of fiction—of unthreshed grain—there remains yet one kernel of veracious history, and the incident was predestined to exercise significant and far-reaching influence Thomas Jonathan Jackson as first lieutenant, U. S. A. Jackson's very soul impressed itself on the glass of this early negative through his striking features—more clearly read than later, when a heavy beard had covered the resolute lips, and the habit of command had veiled the deep-seeing, somber e
he Civil War, and what they mean Hilary A. Herbert Late Colonel, Eighth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army, and late Secretary of the Navy of the United States Men of the famous VermoUnited States Men of the famous Vermont brigade, all from the one state, which suffered more heavily than any other Federal brigade during the war—within a week at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, it lost 1,645 out of 2,100 effective me2. of some of the Confederate generals, and, in some measure, jealousy at the power of the United States have ranged the sympathies of the world during the war and ever since to a large degree on te Bureau of Confederate Archives. (In the report for 1865-66, made by General James B. Fry, United States Provost Marshal-General.) These returns are incomplete, and nearly all the Alabama rolls arerch July 29, 1864. Some casualties of Confederate regiments General Marcus J. Wright, Confederate States Army At the time when Lieutenant-Colonel William F. Fox, U. S. V., published his valuab
wentieth army corps The armies of the United States in the Civil War By the provisions of the Constitution, the President of the United States is commanderin-chief of the army and navy. Duras defeated for the vice-presidency of the United States on the Republican ticket of 1884. He diedHe resigned from the army in 1869, and was United States treasurer in New York city, 1869-1870. Her of New Mexico, and from 1881 to 1885 was United States minister to Turkey. Major-General Wallacer in Baltimore, and later was register and United States pension-agent in New York city. He was wethe practice of law. Lincoln appointed him United States minister to Spain, but he resigned to takefter the war, he was governor of Illinois, United States senator, and candidate of the Gold Democrathe time of his death, March 27, 1882, was United States minister to Peru. Major-General Grenvilrmined the boundary between Mexico and the United States. As colonel, he entered the Civil War in [5 more...]
ic, June 9, 1862. The armies of the Confederate States The permanent Constitution of the ConConfederate States of America provided that the President should be commander-in-chief of the army andd that he had been Secretary of War of the United States. As Secretaries of War in the Confederatecers who held the rank of General in the Confederate States Army are shown here, excepting Robert E.er to Turkey, and in 1898 he was appointed United States railway commissioner. He died at Gainesvicame prominent in Georgia politics and was United States senator from that State, 1873-1880, and in1857 to 1861, he was vice-president of the United States. In 1860, he was a candidate for the presF. Jackson of Missouri, in defiance of the United States military government, issued a call for fify, and was commissioned a colonel in the Confederate States army in March, 1861. His first commandsy Walthall, conspicuous at Franklin; later United States Senator. Charles Clark commanded a divis[12 more...]
peaceful pursuits of American citizenship, and in a few short months the vast armies of the United States had disappeared. The great war was ended, but it would have been strange indeed if the mewell as many naval organizations. Among them, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States was the first society formed by officers honorably discharged from the service. It was firssistance of disabled soldiers, and the establishment and defense of the late soldiery of the United States, morally, socially, and politically, with a view to inculcate a proper appreciation of theirllinois,1911 The United Confederate Veterans S. A. Cunningham, late Sergeant-Major, Confederate States Army, and Founder and Editor of The Confederate veteran The organization known as the U the gallant soldier, General John B. Gordon, at the time governor of Georgia, and later was United States senator. General Gordon was continued as commander-inchief until his death. The nature a
Chapter 9: roster of general officers both Union and Confederate The General-in-chief of the armies of the United States a picture of Grant with his favorite charger Cincinnati taken at Cold Harbor on June 4, 1864, in the midst of the hammering policy that in ten months terminated the war General officers of the Union Army This roster includes in alphabetical order under the various grades the names of all general officers either of full rank or by brevet in the United StateUnited States (Regular) Army and in the United States Volunteers during the Civil War. The highest rank attained, whether full or by brevet, only is given, in order to avoid duplications. It is, of course, understood that in most cases the actual rank next below that conferred by brevet was held either in the United States Army or the Volunteers. In some cases for distinguished gallantry or marked efficiency brevet rank higher than the next grade above was given. The date is that of the appointment.