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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 15 15 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 9 9 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 9 9 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 5 5 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 4 4 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 14, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 3 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 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 3 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 3 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 2 2 Browse Search
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uthority of the United States Government and of a State Convention, the Southerners under that of the Governor and Legislature. There were many skirmishes, and in the swamps of the southeast a guerrilla, war was maintained by the Missourians. At Carthage there was an engagement, almost reaching the dignity of a battle in the numbers present, but in no other respect. The first occasion on which the opposing forces measured arms, under their leaders and with real purpose, was on the 10th of August, 1861, at the battle of Wilson's Creek or Oak Hills, near Springfield, Missouri. Lyon had followed the Missourians to this remote quarter with a small, though well organized, drilled, and disciplined, army. According to the official report, he had 5,868 men, including 1,200 regulars, inured to war and strong in the mutual dependence of an exact discipline. He had sixteen guns, manned by experienced gunners. His officers were trained soldiers, and his army a compact machine. The a
to Richmond, Charlottesville, and the larger hospitals. They are supplied, to a very great degree, by private contributions. It is beautiful to see the self-denying efforts of these patriotic people. Everybody sends contributions on the appointed day to Millwood, where the wagon is filled to overflowing with garments, brandy, wine, nice bread, biscuit, sponge cake, butter, fresh vegetables, fruit, etc. Being thoroughly packed, it goes off for a journey of fifty miles. The Briars, August 10, 1861. Nothing new from the army. All seems quiet; no startling rumours within the past week. The family somewhat scattered: M. P. has gone to the Hot Springs, J. to Capon Springs, both in quest of health; E. P. and E. M. are at Long branch (Mr. H. N's) on a visit to a young friend. J. P. has just called, having resigned his commission in the United States Navy, and received one in the Confederate; he is on his way to Richmond for orders. He tells me that my dear W. B. P. has come i
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
hen I screwed up my utmost resolution, the y's would still run into long streaks, and the letters combine most curiously, and my eyes closed, and my pen slipped. After a brief nap, he was aroused by a messenger from Lord Lyons, to inquire after him, and invite him to supper. I resumed my seat, he says, haunted by the memory of the Boston mail, which would be closed in a few hours, and I had much to tell, although I had not seen the battle. On the testimony thus given, the Times said (August 10, 1861): It is evident that the whole volunteer army of the Northern States is worthless as a military organization . . . . a screaming crowd ; and spoke of it as a collection of New York rowdies and Boston abolitionists, desolating the villages of Virginia. It excited among the ruling classes in Europe a derision of the loyal people and the Government of the United States, and the desires of the enemies of republicanism and the sovereignty of the people were gratified. The ruin of the Grea
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
ing the earth strewn with their dead and wounded. The confusion caused by this disaster spread over the entire Confederate line, and in broken masses they fell back to the shelter of the woods. At the same time, their wagon-train was on fire, its huge columns of black smoke in the distance giving heart to the Nationals by its seeming indications of a design on the part of the enemy to fly. But this they did not do. They held the field. Thus ended, at eleven o'clock in the morning, August 10, 1861. the battle of Wilson's Creek, The Confederates called this the Battle of Oak Hill. after a struggle of five or six hours, which was not surpassed in intensity and prowess, on both sides, during the great war that followed. The example of Lyon in the campaign, which for him ended at Springfield, inspired all of his followers, with the most soldierly qualities, and they were eminently displayed afterward. From his little army a large number of commanders emanated, and were conspic
growing in the legislative as well as the popular On the day after the bull Run rout, the writer first heard this conviction openly declared. The credit of the avowal belongs to Gen. John Cochrane. mind — that Slavery had closed with the Union in mortal strife — a struggle which both could not survive. Hon. Elisha R. Potter, of Rhode Island--who may be fairly styled the hereditary chief of the Democratic party of that State--made a speech on the War to the Senate thereof on the 10th of August, 1861. After distributing the blame of inciting the War between the Northern and the Southern ultras, dilating on the resources of the South, and elucidating the no-fighting, anaconda mode of warfare proposed by Gen. Scott, and apparently acceded to by the Cabinet, he proceeds: I have said that the war may assume another aspect, and be a short and bloody one. And to such a war--an anti-Slavery war--it seems to me we are inevitably drifting. It seems to me hardly in the power of hum
Ga. 4 New Hope Church, Ga. 2 Congaree River, S. C. 1 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. 11 Bentonville, N. C. 1 Ezra Church, Ga. 7     Present, also, at The Siege of Corinth, Miss.; Siege of Savannah. notes.--Mustered in at Springfield August 10, 1861. On the 13th it moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and thence to Paducah, Ky., where it encamped during the winter. In March, 1862, the regiment embarked for Pittsburg Landing, where, three weeks later, it took part in the battle of Shiloh.Mo.; Trenton, Tenn.; Tallahatchie, Miss.; Big Black River, Miss.; Yazoo City, Miss. notes.--Organized at Leavenworth in May, 1861, and in June, was ordered into Missouri where it joined General Lyon's forces. It fought at Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861, a desperate battle in which General Lyon was killed, and in which the regiment suffered an unusual loss, its casualties amounting to 77 killed, 187 wounded, and 20 missing; a total of 284, out of 644 engaged; four line officers were killed,
, 1861.             13th Indiana Rosecrans's ---------- 8 9 -- 17 Blackburn's Ford, Va.             July 18, 1861.             1st Massachusetts Tyler's ---------- 10 8 14 32 12th New York Tyler's ---------- 5 19 10 34 First Bull Run, Va.             July 21, 1861.             1st Minnesota Heintzelman's ---------- 42 108 30 180 69th New York Tyler's ---------- 38 59 95 192 79th New York Tyler's ---------- 32 51 115 198 Wilson's Creek, Mo.             August 10, 1861.             1st Missouri Lyon's ---------- 76 208 11 295 1st Kansas Lyon's ---------- 77 187 20 284 Carn Fex Ferry, W. Va.             Sept. 10, 1861.             10th Ohio Rosecrans' ---------- 9 50 -- 59 Ball's Bluff, Va.             Oct. 21, 1861.             15th Massachusetts Baker's ---------- 14 61 227 302 20th Massachusetts Baker's ---------- 13 40 228 281 Belmont, Mo.            
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, Chapter 15: Confederate losses — strength of the Confederate Armies--casualties in Confederate regiments — list of Confederate Generals killed — losses in the Confederate Navy. (search)
ly wounded.Wounded. Missing. Total. First Bull Run, Va.             July 21, 1862.             8th Georgia Bartow's Johnston's 41 159 -- 200 4th Alabama Bee's Johnston's 40 157 -- 197 7th Georgia Bartow's Johnston's 19 134 -- 153 33d Virginia Jackson's Johnston's 45 101 -- 146 27th Virginia Jackson's Johnston's 19 122 -- 141 4th Virginia Jackson's Johnston's 31 100 -- 131 Hampton Legion ---------- Beauregard's 19 100 2 121 Wilson's Creek, Mo.             August 10, 1861.             3d Arkansas ---------- Pearce's 25 84 1 110 3d Missouri S. G Graves's Rains's 22 49 3 74 Ball's Bluff, Va.             Oct. 21, 1861.             18th Mississippi Evans's ---------- 22 63 -- 85 Belmont, Mo.             Nov. 7, 1861.             13th Tennessee ---------- Pillow's 27 73 49 149 Camp Alleghany, Va.             Dec. 13, 1861.             12th Georgia E. Johnson's ---------- 6 3
efore concluding this report, I must bear testimony to the gallant and meritorious conduct of Captain A. L. Mason, of Company C, who fell in a charge, at the head of his company. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Wm. H. Merritt, Lieut.-Colonel Commanding. Captain Totten's report. Springfield, Mo., Aug. 11, 1861. sir: In obedience to instructions, I have the honor to make the following report relative to the part taken by my company in the battle on Wilson's Creek, Aug. 10, 1861: Light Company F, 2d regiment of Artillery, marched in company with the other troops comprising Gen. Lyon's command from Springfield on the evening of Friday, Aug. 9, for the position occupied by the enemy. Early on the following morning, Aug. 10, the camp of the Southern army was discovered about one mile and a half south of the head of Gen. Lyon's column, and soon after the infantry of our advance was fired upon by the pickets of the enemy. From that time our march, as directed by
of the State of Tennessee: You are hereby requested to issue to each constable in your respective counties an order requiring him to make diligent inquiry at each house in his civil district for all muskets, bayonets, rifles, swords, and pistols belonging to the State of Tennessee, to take them into possession, and deliver them to you. A reward of one dollar will be paid to the constable for each musket and bayonet or rifle, and of fifty cents for each sword or pistol thus reclaimed. You will forward the arms thus obtained, at public expense, to the military authorities at Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis, as may be most convenient; and will inform the Military and Financial Board by letter, addressed to them at Nashville, of the result of your action and of the expenses incurred. A check for the amount will be promptly forwarded. It is hoped that every officer will exert himself to have this order promptly executed. Isham G. Harris, Governor, &c. Nashville, August 10, 1861.
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