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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 952 952 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 65 65 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 33 33 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 20 20 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 20 20 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 18 18 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 18 18 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 17 17 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 15 15 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 11 11 Browse Search
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x. At the same time, Gen. A. V. Kautz, with 3,000 cavalry, moving swiftly from Suffolk, south of the James, struck the Weldon Railway south of Petersburg, and burned a bridge over Stony Creek, while Col. R. M. West, with 1,800 cavalry (mostly colored men), moved from Williamsburg up the north bank of the James, keeping abreast of the grand flotilla. The bewildered Confederates made no serious opposition to these movements. A division of National troops took quiet possession of City Point (May 5) and the war vessels took a position above the mouth of the Appomattox. At the same time a heavy force landed on a triangular piece of land between the James and Appomattox, called Bermuda Hundred, and there established an intrenched camp. In the space of twenty-four hours, Butler gained an important foothold within 15 miles of Richmond in a straight line, and only about 8 miles from Petersburg. The movement produced great consternation at Richmond; but before Petersburg could be seriousl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chancellorsville, battle of (search)
sides. At six o'clock in the evening the Confederates attacked him. His forces gave way and retreated to Banks's Ford, and before morning the remains of Sedgwick's corps had crossed the Rappahannock over pontoon bridges. Gibbon also withdrew from Fredericksburg to Falmouth that night, and, on Tuesday, Lee had only Hooker to contend with. He concentrated his forces to strike Hooker a crushing blow before night, but a heavy rain-storm prevented. Hooker prepared to retreat, and did so on the night of May 5 and morning of the 6th, crossing the Rappahannock and returning to the old quarters of the army opposite Fredericksburg. The losses of each army had been very heavy. That of the Confederates was reported at 12,277, including 2,000 prisoners, and that of the Nationals was 17,197, including about 5,000 prisoners. The latter also lost thirteen heavy guns, about 20,000 small-arms, seventeen colors, and a large amount of ammunition. The Union Generals Berry and Whipple were killed.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cornwallis, Lord Charles 1738-1805 (search)
t to leave the North Carolina coast, Clinton sent Lord Cornwallis, at the instigation of Governor Martin, to burn the house of Hooper, a delegate in the Continental Congress, and to burn and ravage the plantation of Gen. Robert Howe. Cornwallis landed in Brunswick county with about 900 men. Lord Cornwallis (from an English print). and proceeded to his assigned work. In this ignoble expedition—his first in America—he lost two men killed and one taken prisoner. Clinton, in a proclamation (May 5), invited the people to appease the vengeance of an incensed nation by submission, and offered pardon to all, excepting General Howe and Cornelius Harnett. Howe sent Cornwallis in November, 1777, with a strong body of troops, by way of Chester, to Billingsport to clear the New Jersey banks of the Delaware. Washington immediately sent General Greene with a division across the river to oppose the movement. Cornwallis was reinforced by five British battalions front New York, while expected
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, John 1812-1829 (search)
s with the disaffected for the purpose of bringing about resistance to the laws, and eventually, in concert with a British force, of destroying the Union and forming the eastern part thereof into a political connection with Great Britain. Both political parties endeavored to make capital out of these disclosures, but the excitement created soon died away. Mr. Foster, the British minister at Washington, declared publicly that he had no knowledge of the affair. Lord Holland called upon the British government (May 5) for an explanation, and gave notice that he should call for an investigation. Every pretext was brought to bear to defeat such a measure; but when it could no longer be resisted, the ministry cast the odium of the transaction on Sir James Craig. Lord Holland declared that, until such investigation should be had, the fact that Great Britain had entered into a dishonorable and atrocious intrigue against a friendly power would stand unrefuted. And so it stands to this day.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, Sheldon 1834- (search)
Jackson, Sheldon 1834- Clergyman; born in Minaville, N. Y., May 18, 1834; graduated at Union College in 1855, and at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1858, and was ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church on May 5 of the latter year. The same year he went as a missionary to the Choctaw Indians. In 1859-69 he was engaged in missionary work in western Wisconsin and southern Minnesota; in 1869-70 was superintendent of the Presbyterian missions in western Iowa, Nebraska, and the Rocky Mountain Territories; and in 1877 became superintendent of the Presbyterian missions in Alaska. In 1885 he was appointed United States general agent of education for the Territory of Alaska. In 1887 he organized at Sitka the Alaskan Society of Natural History and Ethnology; in 1884 induced Congress to grant a district organization to Alaska; in 1891 introduced reindeer into that region; and in 1898 was authorized to secure a colony of Laplanders for Alaska. He was several times a commissione
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), John Adams, the (search)
y, put to sea, and ran to the northeast to cross the track of the West India merchantmen. She made a few prizes, and on March 25 she captured the Indiaman Woodbridge. While taking possession of her the commander of the Adams (Capt. Charles .Morris) observed twenty-five merchant vessels, with two ships-of-war, bearing down upon her with a fair wind. Morris abandoned his prize, and gave the Adams wings for flight from danger. In April she entered the harbor of Savannah for supplies, and on May 5 sailed for the Manila Reef to watch for the Jamaica convoy, but the fleet passed her in the night. She gave chase in the morning, but was kept at bay by two vessels of war. She crossed the Atlantic, and on July 3 was off the Irish coast, where she was chased by British vessels, but always escaped. For nearly two months the weather was foggy, cold, and damp, because the ocean was dotted with icebergs. Her crew sickened, and Captain Morris determined to go into port. He entered Penobscot B
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
the hands of the opponents of slavery; and, finally, at the close of January, 1861, that Territory was admitted into the Union as a freelabor State. During the political excitement in Kansas there was actual civil war, and some blood was shed. Early in April, 1856, armed men from Southern States, under Colonel Buford, arrived in Kansas. The United States marshal there took Buford's men into the pay of the government, and armed them with government muskets. Lawrence was again besieged (May 5), and on the 21st the inhabitants, under a promise of safety to persons and property, were induced to give up their arms to the sheriff. The invaders immediately entered the town, blew up and burned the hotel, destroyed two printing-offices, and plundered stores and houses. The free-labor party were furnished with arms from the free-labor States. Collisions occurred, and on May 26 a fight took place at Ossawatomie, in which the anti-slavery men were led by John Brown (q. v.), where five
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Meigs, Fort (search)
ar of the fort, and these the vanguard of Clay encountered. When the latter officer drew near he received explicit orders from Harrison to detach 800 men from his brigade, to be landed on the left bank of the river, a mile and a half above Fort Meigs, to attack the British batteries, spike their guns, destroy their carriages, and then cross the river to the fort; the remainder of Clay's troops to fight their way to the fort. These orders met Clay as he was descending the Maumee in boats (May 5). Colonel Dudley was appointed to lead the expedition against the British batteries. The work was successfully performed; but a band of riflemen, under Capt. Leslie Combs, being attacked by some Indians in ambush, Dudley led reinforcements to them. The Indians were soon put to flight, but Dudley, unmindful of his instructions, pushed on in pursuit, leaving Col. Isaac Shelby in charge of the batteries. Both the British and Indians were reinforced; the batteries were retaken; and after a sh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Orr, James Lawrence 1822- (search)
Orr, James Lawrence 1822- Statesman; born in Craytonville, S. C., May 12, 1822; graduated at the University of Virginia in 1842; became a lawyer at Anderson, S. C.; and edited a newspaper there in 1843. After serving in the State legislature, he became a member of Congress in 1849, and remained such by re-election until 1859. He was speaker of the Thirty-Fifth Congress. In the South Carolina convention of Dec. 20, 1860, he voted for secession, and was appointed one of three commissioners to treat with the national government for the surrender of the United States forts in Charleston Harbor to the Confederates. He was a Confederate Senator from 1862 to 1865, and provisional governor of South Carolina from 1866 to 1868, under the appointment of the President. He afterwards acted with the Republican party, and in 1870 was made judge of the United States circuit court. In 1873 he was appointed United States minister to Russia, and died soon after his arrival there, May 5.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
f-government, reconcilable with just, stable, effective, and economical administration, and compatible with the sovereign rights and obligations of the United States. April 22–May 17. General Lawton led an expedition to San Isidro. April 25–May 5. General MacArthur captured Calumpit and San Fernando. June 10-19. Generals Lawton and Wheaton advanced south to Imnus. June 26. General Hall took Calamba. Aug. 16. General MacArthur captured Angeles. Sept. 28. General MacArthur, afteMarch. Civil commission appointed by President McKinley (Win. H. Taft, Dean C. Worcester, Luke E. Wright, Henry C. Ide, Bernard Moses). They reached the Philippines in April. April 7. General Otis relieved. General MacArthur succeeds him. May 5. Gen. Pantelon Garcia, the chief Filipino insurgent in central Luzon, is captured. May 29. Insurgents capture San Miguel de Mayamo, five Americans killed, seven wounded, and Capt. Charles D. Reports made a prisoner. June 8. Gen. Pio del
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