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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 247 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 42 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 24 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 12 0 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 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 6 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 6 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 6 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 4 0 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 4 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A vindication of Virginia and the South. (search)
de by the South to satisfy it, maintain the public faith and preserve the Union, it is necessary to refer to a map of the country, and to remember that at that time neither Texas, New Mexico, California nor Arizona belonged to the United States; that the country west of the Mississippi which fell under that compromise is that which was acquired from France in the purchase of Louisiana, and which includes West Minnesota, the whole of Iowa, Arkansas, the Indian Territory, Kansas, Nebraska, and Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, embracing an area of 1,360,000 square miles. Of this the South had the privilege of settling Arkansas alone, or less than four per cent. of the whole. The sacrifice thus made by the South, for the sake of the Union, will be more fully appreciated when we reflect that under the Constitution Southern gentlemen had as much right, and the same right to go into the Territories with their slaves, that the men of the North h
settled at Green Bay, where their weakness compelled them to unite, so as to form one people with only a nominal distinction between its two members. After the destruction of the Illinois, the Sacs and Foxes took possession of their most desirable hunting-grounds, and occupied the country on both sides of the Mississippi, from the present southern boundary of Iowa to the present northern boundary of Illinois, with their most populous village at Rock Island. Other tribes of Algonquin or Dakota descent-Chippewas, Ottawas, Pottawattamies, Kickapoos, Menomonees, and Winnebagoes, Winnebago is a term of reproach, signifying Dirty-water-people; they call themselves Hochongalas, or Trout tribe. pressed upon the eastern and northern limits of the hunting-grounds of the Sacs and Foxes; while the Sioux, a powerful nation of fierce and skillful horsemen, flanked them on the west and northwest. In 1779 the Sacs and Foxes, with their allies, attacked St. Louis, then a village of less tha
is preliminary expedition were completed I started for Fort Benton, the head of navigation on the Missouri River, on the way passing through Fort Shaw, on Sun River. I expected to take at Benton a steamboat to Fort Stevenson, a military post which had been established about eighty miles south of Fort Buford, near a settlement of friendly Mandan and Arickaree Indians, to protect them from the hostile Sioux. From there I was to make my way overland, first to Fort Totten near Devil's lake in Dakota, and thence by way of Fort Abercrombie to Saint Cloud, Minnesota, the terminus of the railroad. Luckily I met with no delay in getting a boat at Benton, and though the water was extremely low, we steamed down the channel of the Missouri with but slight detention till we got within fifty miles of Fort Buford. Here we struck on a sand-bar with such force of steam and current as to land us almost out of the water from stem to midships. This bad luck was tantalizing, for to land on a bar w
of the Fifth regiment N. Y. S. V., or New York Zouaves, left their encampment at Federal Hill, near Baltimore, and took the steamer Pocahontas, for Salisbury, Md. They were commanded by Col. Governeur K. Warren.--Baltimore American, November 13. Several new military departments were defined by general order as follows: The Department of New Mexico is to be commanded by Col. E. R. S. Canby; the Department of Kansas, including Kansas, part of the Indian Territory, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota, is to be commanded by Maj.-Gen. Hunter; the Department of Missouri, including Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky west of the Cumberland River, is to be commanded by Maj.-Gen. Halleck; the Department of Ohio, including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky east of the Cumberland River, and Tennessee, is to be commanded by Brig.-Gen. Buell; the Department of Western Virginia, including that portion of the State lately in the old Department of Ohio, is to be command
August 4. Gen. James H. Lane, having been appointed by the Government to raise and organize an army in the Department of Kansas, issued a proclamation from his headquarters at Leavenworth City, calling upon the inhabitants of Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota to aid him in the work by volunteering into its ranks. In England an important debate took place in the House of Lords, on the propriety of recognizing the Southern Confederacy. Governor Sprague, of Rhode Island, issued an order calling upon the colored citizens to enlist into the Sixth regiment of that State, then forming. The regiment was to be composed entirely of colored persons. A skirmish took place near Sparta, Tenn., between a small party of Union troops, under the command of Col. Wynkoop, and a superior force of rebels, resulting, after a fight of nearly an hour's duration, in the retreat of the Nationals.--(Doc. 169.) Enthusiastic war meetings were held at Providence, R. I., and Erie, Pa.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Notes on the Union and Confederate armies. (search)
deaths among prisoners to 30,192, and maks a grand aggregate of 360,222. comparative statement of the number of men furnished Tiie United States Army and Navy, and of the deaths in the Army, 1861-5. States, territories, etc. Men furnished. Aggregate of deaths. White troops. Sailors & marines. Colored troops. Total. Alabama 2,576     2,576 345 Arkansas 8,289     8,289 1,713 California 15,725     15,725 573 Colorado 4,903     4,903 323 Connecticut 51,937 2,163 1,764 55,864 5,354 Dakota 206     206 6 Delaware 11,236 94 954 12,284 882 Dist. of Columbia 11,912 1,353 3,269 16,534 290 Florida 1,290     1,290 215 Georgia         15 Illinois 255,057 2,224 1,811 259,092 34,834 Indiana 193,748 1,078 1,537 196,363 26,672 Iowa 75,797 5 440 76,242 13,001 Kansas 18,069   2,080 20,149 2,630 Kentucky 51,743 314 23,703 75,760 10,774 Louisiana 5,224     5,224 945 Maine 64,973 5,030 104 70,107 9,398 Maryland 33,995 3,925 8,718 46,638 2,982 Massachusetts 122,781 19,9
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
the 19th took the command, with Brigadier-General George W. Cullum, an eminent engineer officer, as his chief of staff, and Brigadier-General Schuyler Hamilton as assistant chief. Both officers had been on the staff of General Scott. The Headquarters were at St. Louis. General Hunter, whom Halleck superseded, was assigned to the command of the Department of Kansas. This included the State of Kansas, the Indian Territory, west of Arkansas, and the Territories of Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota. General Don Carlos Buell had superseded General Sherman, and was appointed commander of the Department of the Ohio; This included the State of Ohio, and the portion of Kentucky lying eastward of the Cumberland River, which had formed a part of Sherman's Department of the Cumberland. and the Department of Mexico, which included only the territory of New Mexico, was intrusted to Colonel E. R. S. Canby. Such was the arrangement of the military divisions of the territory westward of the All
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
the Indians besieged Fort Ridgeley. Fort Abercrombie was also besieged, and twice assaulted by the savages; and in that region they butchered about five hundred white inhabitants, consisting mostly of defenseless women and children. General H. H. Sibley, with a body of militia, was sent to crush the Indians, but the latter were too numerous to suffer more than partial disasters here and there. Sibley attacked a large force of Indians, under Little Crow, at Wood Lake, and drove them into Dakota, with a loss of five hundred of their number made prisoners. These were tried by court-martial, and three hundred of them were found guilty and sentenced to be hanged. Their execution was stayed by the President. Finally, thirty-seven of the worst offenders were hanged at Markato, Feb. 28, 1863. and the remainder were released. But the Sioux War was not ended until the following summer, 1863. when General Pope took command of the Department, picketed the line of settlements in the far
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
er. Virginia.--Joseph Segar, L. H. Chandler, B. M. Kitchen. West Virginia.--Jacob B. Blair, William G. Brown, Killian V. Whaley. Wisconsin.--James S. Brown, Ithamar C. Sloan, Amasa Cobb, Charles A. Eldridge, Ezra Wheeler, Walter D. McIndoe. Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives. delegates from Territories. New Mexico.--Francisco Perea. Utah.--John F. Kinney. Washington.--George E. Cole. Nebraska.--S. G. Daily. Colorado.--Hiram P. Bennett. Nevada.--Gordon N. Mott. Dakota.--Contested seat. Idaho.--W. H. Wallace. Arizona.--No Delegate. were very encouraging. With the hope of weakening the moral as well as the material strength of the Confederates, the President appended to that message a proclamation, in which he offered full pardon and restoration of all rights of property, excepting as to slaves, to all persons (with specified exceptions) The persons excepted were all who were or had been civil or diplomatic agents of the so-called Confederate Governmen
Strasburg, Gen. Banks at, 2.392. Streight, Col. A. D., raid of in Georgia, 3.119; captured with his command, 3.120. strong, Gen., repulsed at Fort Wagner, 3.202, 204. Stuart, Col. J. E. B., attacks a reconnoitering force under Gen. W. F. Smith. it. 135; his raid in the rear ol the Army of the Potomac, 2.416; raid of in the rear of Pope, 2.451; at Manassas Junction, 2.454; his incursion to Chambersburg, 2.484; escape of from a perilous position, 3.104; death of, 3.312. Sturgis, Gen. S. D., at the battle of Wilson's Creek, 2.53; defeat of near Gun Town, 3.247. Suffolk, siege of, 3.41-3.44. Sumner, Gen., at the battle near Fair Oaks Station, it 412; at the battle of Fredericksburg, 2.492. Sumter, Confederate cruiser, career of, 2.568. Susquehanna River, bridge over at Wrightsville and Columbia burned, 3.54. Sweden's Cove, skirmish at, 2.800. Sykes, Gen., at the battle of Chancellorsville, 3.26. T. Tallahassee, secession convention at, 1.165. Taylor, G
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