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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the two governments. (search)
lonel Benjamin F. Larned (died Sept. 6, 1862) Colonel Timothy P. Andrews (retired Nov. 29, 1864) Brig.-Gen. Benjamin W. Brice. Corps of Topographical Engineers Colonel John J. Abert (retired Sept. 9, 1861) Colonel Stephen H. Long. (This corps was consolidated with the Corps of Engineers, under act of March 3, 1863.) Corps of Engineers Brig.-Gen. Joseph G. Totten (died April 22, 1864) Brig.-Gen. Richard Delafield. Ordnance Department Colonel Henry K. Craig (until April 23, 1861) Brig.-Gen. James W. Ripley (retired Sept. 15, 1863) Brig.-Gen. George D. Ramsay (retired Sept. 12, 1864) Brig.-Gen. Alexander B. Dyer. Bureau of military justice Major John F. Lee (resigned Sept. 4, 1862) Brig.-Gen. Joseph Holt. Bureau of the provost Marshal General (created by act of March 3, 1863) Brig.-Gen. James B. Fry. General officers of the United States army, January 1, 1861 Brevet Lieut.-Gen. Winfield Scott (General-in-chief) Brig.-Gene
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Jackson at Harper's Ferry in 1861. (search)
of men. So we secured only the machinery and the gun and pistol barrels and locks, which, however, were sent to Richmond and Columbia, South Carolina, and were worked over into excellent arms. [See note, page 125.] Within a week about thirteen hundred Virginia volunteers had assembled there. As these companies were, in fact, a part of the State militia, they were legally under command of the three brigadiers and one Colonel Robert E. Lee. From a photograph taken before the war. April 23d, 1861, Robert E. Lee, with the rank of major-general, was appointed by Governor Letcher commander-in-chief of the military and naval forces of the State of Virginia, and assumed charge of the military defenses of the State. June 8th, 1861, in accordance with the proclamation of Governor Letcher, he transferred the command to the Confederate States, but he remained the ranking officer of the Virginia military forces. major-general of militia, who had authority over this, that, or the other or
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 24: the called session of Congress.--foreign relations.--benevolent organizations.--the opposing armies. (search)
Department, and that she will give, at all times, all necessary aid in organizing military hospitals for the care of all the sick or wounded soldiers, aiding the chief surgeons by supplying nurses, and substantial means for the comfort and relief of the suffering; also, that she is fully authorized to receive, control, and disburse special supplies bestowed by individuals or associations for the comfort of their friends or the citizen soldiers from all parts of the United States. Dated April 23, 1861, and signed Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. On the 4th of May, Miss Dix issued a circular letter to the large number of women who were offering their services as nurses, giving them information and directions, and then commenced her beneficent labors with great assiduity. and on the 1st of May, the Surgeon-General (R. C. Wood), cheerfully and thankfully recognizing the ability and energy of Miss D. L. Dix in her arrangements for the comfort and welfare of the sick soldiers in the pre
er was received: indeed, the communications with Washington were generally interrupted, and the several Governors were thus left to their own resources. Governor Dennison summoned Captain McClellan to Columbus; and he at once applied himself to the work of organizing the numerous regiments offered. A bill was also introduced into the Legislature, and rapidly passed, authorizing the Governor to select officers for the volunteers outside of the State militia. Under this act, on the 23d of April, 1861, Captain McClellan was commissioned major-general of the Ohio Militia volunteers. Under the proclamation of the President of April 15, calling out the militia, thirteen regiments of infantry were demanded from Ohio for three months, and afterwards the same number for three years. To obtain men was then easy enough, but to find suitable officers was exceedingly difficult; and arms and equipments were entirely wanting. A Department of the Ohio was formed on the 3d of May, consisting
ction in that behalf. He then made a protest against my taking possession of the railroad, because it would prevent the members of the legislature from getting to Annapolis. His letter is as follows:-- executive chamber, Annapolis, Friday, April 23, 1861. Dear Sir:--Having by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution of Maryland, summoned the legislature of the State to assemble on Friday, the 26th inst., and Annapolis being the place in which, according to law, it must assed that such occupation of said road will prevent the members of the legislature from reaching this city. Very respectfully yours, Thomas H. Hicks. To this letter I replied as follows:-- headquarters U. S. Militia, Annapolis, Md., April 23, 1861. to his excellency, Thomas H. Hicks, Governor of Maryland: You are creditably informed that I have taken possession of the Annapolis & Elk Ridge Railroad. It might have escaped your notice, but at the official meeting which was had betwee
Rumors and incidents. The Philadelphia Press contains the following: Mr. Editor: In your paper of the 1st instant is inserted a copy of a letter to a mercantile house in our city, from A. C. & A. B. Beech, of Nashville, promising to make an effort to pay their Eastern indebtedness when the war is over and the smoke of battle clears away; until then, nothing can be done! As an offset to the above, do us the favor to publish, side by side, the following patriotic letter of Morgan & Co., Nashville: Nashville, April 23, 1861. Gentlemen: Enclosed find check of the Union Bank, on Manhattan Co., New York, for three thousand dollars. We would have remitted more to-day, but could not procure the exchange. We intend to meet all our engagements promptly, war or no war! Repudiation is not the weapon we fight with, if fight we must, which God, in His infinite mercy, forbid. Your friends, Morgan & Co.
And play any tune that the people desire. So let us be merry-whatever the clatter be-- Whilst playing: “O dear! O me! what can the matter be?” I've made a great speech for the people's diversion, And talked about billet-doux, love, and coercion; Of the spot I was born, of the place I was reared, And the girl that I kissed on account of my beard. I'll settle the tariff — there's no one can doubt it-- But, as yet, I know nothing or little about it; And as for those Southerners' bluster and clatter, I know very well that there's nothing the matter. You've oft heard repeated those wonderful tales Of my beating a giant in splitting up rails; And ere I left home — you know the fact is true-- That I beat a small Giant at politics, too. Should it now be the will of the North and the Fates, I can do it up Brown by the splitting of States; And then when the State-splitting business fails, I'll resume my old trade as a splitter of rails. Baltimore, April 23, 1861. Baltimore Rep
ds given to McCall. I promptly arranged my business affairs so as to admit of a short absence, and started for Pennsylvania to see what was best to be done. At the request of several gentlemen of Cincinnati I stopped at Columbus to give Gov. Dennison some information about the conditions of affairs in Cincinnati, intending to remain only a few hours and then proceed to Harrisburg. According to the then existing laws of Ohio the command of the militia and volunteers called out must be given to general officers of the existing militia establishment. The legislature being in session, the governor caused to be presented a bill permitting him to appoint as major-general commanding, any resident of the State. This was intended for my benefit, was passed by both houses in a few hours, and the appointment offered to me the same day, the 23d of April, 1861. I at once accepted and without an hour's delay entered upon the performance of my duties, abandoning my intended trip to the East.
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), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
. Confed. S. C. Art. No casualties. April 14, 1861: evacuation of Fort Sumter, S. C. By U. S. Losses: Union 1 killed, 5 wounded by premature explosion of cannon in firing a salute to the United States flag. April 17, 1861: Virginia adopted the ordinance of secession, subject to popular vote. April 19, 1861: riots in Baltimore, Md. Union 6th Mass., 27th Pa. Baltimoreans, Citizens of Baltimore. Losses: Union 4 killed, 36 wounded. Citizens, 12 killed. April 23, 1861: Co. A 8th U. S. Infantry captured at San Antonio, Tex., by a company of organized citizen volunteers. May, 1861. May 6, 1861: Arkansas seceded. May 10, 1861: Camp Jackson, Mo. Occupied by Mo. militia, seized by Union 1st, 3d, and 4th Mo. Reserve Corps, 3d Mo. Vols. 639 militiamen taken prisoners. May 11, 1861: St. Louis, Mo. Collision of Union 5th Mo., U. S. Reserves, with citizens of St. Louis. Losses: Union 4 killed. Citizens 27 killed. May 20, 1861
d and thirty-five thousand small arms of all patterns. These fell into the hands of the Confederates, depleting considerably the already small supply for the use of the Union armies. In verbal reports to the Secretary of War, about the 23d of April, 1861, the chief of ordnance suggested that, in view of the limited capacity of the arsenals, there should be purchased from abroad from fifty thousand to one hundred thousand small arms and eight batteries of rifled cannon. There was no immediad one depot for the manufacturing and safe-keeping of ordnance and ordnance stores in the United States. There were stored in arsenals in the South about 61,000 small arms of all patterns which fell into the hands of the Confederates. About April 23, 1861, the Chief of Ordnance suggested that, in view of the limited capacity of the arsenals, there should be purchased from abroad from 50,000 to 100,000 small arms and eight batteries of rifled cannon. There was no immediate action on this reque
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