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al Marmaduke at the battle of Springfield, on the 8th instant, as already stated, consisted chiefly of State Militia. And in the engagement, they stood as firm as veterans until the enemy were driven from the field. To-day, February 2d, Major Foreman had erected on the Court House Square, Neosho, a high flagstaff, and run up our National Flag, and its folds floated to the breeze for the first time since a detachment of General Sigel's men were captured in the Court House here on the 3d July, 1861. Expressions from some of the rebel families in town show that they regard it scornfully, and would, if they dared, trail it in the dust. But as we are just beginning to develop our strength, while the enemy is unquestionably beginning to show signs of weakness, we will hardly withdraw our troops from this section again. Those who do not like the sight of our National Flag, should therefore move south, and join their friends who carry the Confederate Flag. As we have occupied all th
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 6: first campaign in the Valley. (search)
by his larger forces. But the superior sagacity of the latter discerned the true intention, viz., to prepare for co-operation with the army of General McDowell, the Federal commander, who was about to assail the Confederate forces under General Beauregard at Manassa's Junction, and at the same time, to prevent the army of the Valley from extending that aid which would be so much needed by him. Upon his return to Winchester, Colonel Jackson received the following note:-- Richmond, 3d July, 1861. My dear General,--I have the pleasure of sending you a commission of Brigadier-General in the Provisional army; and to feel that you merit it. May your advancement increase your usefulness to the State.--Very truly, R. E. Lee. General Johnston had recommended him for this promotion, immediately after the affair of Haines' Farm; but it had been already determined upon by the Confederate Government, and the letter of appointment was dated as early as June 17th. General Jackson wa
ced. Measles prevailing there, and near Winchester, among the troops. There has been a slight skirmish in Hampshire, on New Creek, and another at Vienna, in Fairfax County. We repulsed the enemy at both places. Captain Kemper, of Alexandria, led our men in the latter fight, and is much extolled for his dexterity and bravery. July 1, 1861. A rumour of a skirmish, in which the Messrs. Ashby were engaged, and that Richard Ashby was severely wounded. I trust it may not be true. July 3, 1861. A real fight has occurred near Williamsport, but on the Virginia side of the Potomac. General Cadwallader crossed the river with, it is said, 14,000 men, to attack our force of 4,000 stationed there under Colonel Jackson. Colonel J. thought it folly to meet such an army with so small a force, and therefore ordered a retreat ; but quite a body of artillery remained to keep the enemy at bay. They retained with them but one gun, a six-pounder. The Rev. Dr. Pendleton, now captain of a
and low, and meek. Her gentle form was near him, her footstep he could mark, “But 'tis growing very dark, mother — mother — very dark.” And the eye that once had kindled, flashing forth with patriot light, Slowly gazing, vainly strove to pierce the gathering gloom of night, Ah! poor soldier — oh! fond mother, you are severed now for aye, Cold and pulseless, there he lies now, where he breathed his life away. Through this heavy cloud of sorrow shines there not one heavenly spark? Ah! it has grown dark, mother — very, very dark. Gather round him, soldiers, gather, fold his hands and close his eyes, Near another one is dying, “Rally round our flag!” he cries; “Heaven protect it — fight on, comrades, speedily avenge our death!” Then his voice grew low and faltering, slowly came each painful breath. Two brave forms lay side by side there; Death had loved a shining mark, And two sad mothers say, “It has grown dark, ah! very dark.” Salem, Ind., July 3, 1861
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
egislature......June 8, 1861 Virginia State troops transferred to the Confederate government......June 8, 1861 Engagement at Big Bethel, Va.......June 10, 1861 Governor of Missouri calls for 50,000 State militia to repel invasion......June 12, 1861 Harper's Ferry abandoned by the Confederates......June 15, 1861 General Banks arrests George P. Kane, chief of police, at Baltimore......June 27, 1861 And police commissioners......July 1, 1861 Western Department constituted......July 3, 1861 Thirty-seventh Congress, first session (extra), assembles......July 4, 1861 Galusha A. Grow, of Pennsylvania, elected speaker of the House. [States not represented in the Thirty-Seventh Congress: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas; from Louisiana two Representatives were present from February, 1863; Tennessee was represented in the Senate by Andrew Johnson, and in the House by three members, two of them from February, 1863.]
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
Illinois Volunteers. 1st Illinois Regiment Cavalry Seven Companies, A to G, organized at Alton, Ill., and mustered in July 3, 1861. (Cos. I, H and K were not mustered with Regiment and never served with it.) Attached to Dept. of Missouri. Moved to St. Charles, Mo., thence to Jefferson City, Mexico, Hannibal and Lexinisted men by disease. Total 331. 21st Illinois Regiment Infantry. Organized at Mattoon, Ill., and mustered in June 28, 1861. Ordered to Ironton, Mo., July 3, 1861. Operations on line of Hannibal & St. Jo. R. R. at Mexico, Mo., till August. Reached Ironton, Mo., August 9. Attached to Department of Missouri to Maen killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 119 Enlisted men by disease. Total 261. 35th Illinois Regiment Infantry. Organized at Decatur, Ill., July 3, 1861, and accepted by the Secretary of War as Giles A. Smith's Independent Regiment July 23, 1861. Moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., August 4-5. Mustered in a
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
ia.--(Jackson Horse Guard) Volunteered for three months United States service and left State for Washington, D. C., July 3, 1861. Mustered in at Washington July 14, and Provost duty in the Defenses of that city till October. Participated in ngers. Organized at New York City May 11, 1861. Mustered in June 28, 1861, and left State for Washington, D. C., July 3, 1861. Attached to Garrison at Fort Albany, Defenses of Washington, till July 21. McCunn's Brigade, Army of Northeast sease. Total 99. 33rd New York Regiment Infantry--Ontario Regiment. Organized at Elmira, N. Y., and mustered in July 3, 1861, to date May 22, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 8. Attached to W. F. Smith's Brigade, Division of the PoHerkimer Regiment.) Organized at Albany, N. Y., and mustered in June 15, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., July 3, 1861. Attached to Stone's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Gorman's 2nd Brigade, Stone's (Sedgwick
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Thirteenth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
inia to Washington September 2. As part of General Sedgwick's Division the regiment met the greatest loss during its service in the charge made on the morning of September 17 at the battle of Antietam. It was engaged at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, and encamped for the winter of 1863 near Falmouth, Va. May 2, 1864, it left camp and took part the next day at the battle of Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg it was closely engaged July 2, when Colonel Ward was mortally wounded, and it took part also July 3 and 4. It moved with the army into Virginia and engaged in the Mine Run campaign, encamping afterward for the winter near Stevensburg. In the campaign of 1864 the regiment formed part of the 1st Brigade, 2d Division 2d Army Corps, shared with it in the battles of the Wilderness, May 5 and 6, and engaged in all the actions about Spotsylvania, North Anna and Cold Harbor, moving to Petersburg in June, greatly reduced in numbers by losses in action. On June 22, while stationed on the Jerusale
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, I. List of officers from Massachusetts in United States Navy, 1861 to 1865. (search)
Credit, Roxbury.Mass.Mass.Mass.Aug. 28, 1863.Actg. Ensign.Fort Jackson.North Atlantic.Oct. 12, 1865.Hon. discharged.Actg. Ensign. Home, David B.Mass.Mass.Mass.July 3, 1861.Actg. Master.Nightingale.West Gulf.May 19, 1863. .Dismissed.Actg. Master. Hosmer, Charles E., Credit, Bedford. See enlistment, June 2, 1864.Mass.Mass.Massgister. Mass.Mass.Mass.Apr. 12, 1864.Mate.Savannah; R. R. Cuyler; Berberry; Arietta.North Atlantic.--- Lee, Robert G , Credit, Somerville.Mass.Mass.Mass.July 3, 1861.Actg. Master.J. C. Kuhn; Hunchback.West Gulf; North Atlantic.Sept. 19, 1865.Hon. discharged.Actg. Master. Leonard, Ezra, Credit, Somerville. Transferred. Credit, New Bedford.Mass.Mass.Mass.Jan. 9, 1864.Actg. Master's Mate.Constellation.Recg. Ship.Sept. 13, 1867.Hon. discharged.Mate. Mosman, D. F.,-Mass.Mass.July 3, 1861.Actg. Master.Vincennes. Flag; Fort Henry; J. S. Chambers.Gulf East Gulf.Nov. 2, 1862.Resigned.Actg. Master. Mulford, Joseph W.,Mass.Mass.Mass.July 12, 1864.A
7 to Nov. 16, 1838. Captain, 3d U. S. Artillery, Nov. 30, 1841. Major, 1st Artillery, Oct. 12, 1858. Lieut. Colonel, staff, Military Secretary to the General-in-Chief, Jan. 1, 1860, to Apr. 19, 1861. Organizing an expedition to relieve Fort Pickens, Fla , Apr. 1-20, 1861. Colonel, 11th U. S. Infantry, May 14, 1861. Brig. General, U. S. Volunteers, May 17, 1861. On the staff of Governor Morgan of New York, Apr. 21 to June 25, 1861. Recruiting his regiment at Boston, Mass., June 25 to July 3, 1861. In the defences of Washington, July, 1861. In the Manassas campaign of July, 1861; engaged in the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the defences of Washington, July 22, 1861, to Mar. 10, 1862. In the Virginia Peninsular campaign, commanding 4th Corps, Army of the Potomac, Mar.–Sept., 1862; engaged in the action at Lee's Mills, Apr. 5, 1862; siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862. Maj. General, U. S. Volunteers, May 5, 1862. In the skirmish at Bottom's Bridge, May 22, 1862; act
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