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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 8 8 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 8 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 7 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 6 6 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) 3 3 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 3 3 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Holding Kentucky for the Union. (search)
to establish a camp. The Kentucky secessionists had opened a recruiting rendezvous near Clarksville, Tennessee, a few miles from the Kentucky border, which they called Camp Boone, and recruits began to gather there early in July. Buckner resigned from the State Guard a few days after the battle--of Bull Run and soon took his way southward. During the neutrality period it would appear that the Union authorities were in doubt as to which side General Buckner would espouse, since on August 17th, 1861, President Lincoln wrote to the Secretary of War: Unless there be reason to the contrary, not known to me, make out a commission for Simon [B.] Buckner, of Kentucky, as a brigadier-general of volunteers. It is to be put into the hands of General Anderson, and delivered to General Buckner or not, at the discretion of General Anderson. Of course it is to remain a secret unless and until the commission is delivered. This letter bears the indorsement, this day made.--editors. His exampl
August 17. At Clarksburg, Virginia, this day, Gen. Rosecrans issued the following order in reference to the arrest and discharge of prisoners: Headquarters army of occupation, Clarksburg, Western Va., Saturday, Aug. 17, 1861. Great looseness and irregularity prevail in the arrest and discharge of prisoners. Much care and discretion must be exercised in the arrest of persons merely suspected, and proofs obtained if possible; but when proofs exist, and particularly when taken with arms in hand, or with any evidence of intention or preparation to pursue other than a perfectly peaceable course, no prisoner whatever will be released, but as soon as practicable he will be forwarded, with a full statement of his case, to these Headquarters. By order of Brig.--Gen. Rosecrans. Geo. L. Hartsuff, Assistant Adjutant-General. At Louisville, Ky., a peace meeting, called by prominent secessionists for this evening, was held at the Court House in that city. As the crowd enter
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 17: events in and near the National Capital. (search)
iculties of communicating with the Government rendered necessary; and they most earnestly request the War Department and the President of the United States to ratify and approve the conduct and action of Major-General Wool in these particulars; and also, that he may be continued in command in this city and of this Department. Resolved, That copies of the preceding resolutions, properly authenticated, be transmitted to the President of the United States, Lieutenant-General Scott, and Major-General Wool. The people were not satisfied, and, they complained. Their murmurs were heeded; and, a few weeks August 17, 1861. later, General Wool was called from his retirement and a August 17, placed in command of the Department of Southeastern Virginia, 1861. which had been recently created, with his Headquarters at Fortress Monroe. He succeeded General Butler, who was assigned to another field of active duty. The Union Generals. George W Childs 628 & 630 Chestnut St. Philadelphia.
Malvern Hill, Va. 1 Spotsylvania, Va. 12 Manassas, Va. 31 Totopotomoy, Va. 1 Fredericksburg, Va. 4 Petersburg, Va. 6 Chancellorsville, Va. 19 Picket Line 1 Present, also, at Chantilly; Wapping Heights; North Anna; Cold Harbor. notes.--Recruited mostly in Middlesex County. The colonelcy was tendered to Powell T. Wyman, a graduate of West Point, who was in Europe when the war broke out, but returned and offered his services to his State. The regiment left Massachusetts August 17, 1861, and proceeded to Old Point Comfort, Va., where it encamped for the winter. In May, 1862, it went to Suffolk, and in June joined McClellan's army, then before Richmond, when it was assigned to Grover's (1st) Brigade, Hooker's (2d) Division, Third Corps. Within a few days after its arrival there, the regiment was ordered to develop the enemy's position in the woods on the Williamsburg Road--June 18, 1862--in which affair the Sixteenth established a reputation for efficiency under fire;
ry, Commanding Light Company F. Captain Gordon Granger, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the West. Lt. Dubois' report. camp near Rolla, Mo., Aug. 17, 1861. Captain Gordon Granger, United States Army, Acting Adjutant-General, Army of the West: Captain: I have the honor to report that after the pickets of the enedient servant, John V. Dubois, Second Lieutenant Mounted Rifles, Commanding Light Artillery Battery. Captain Steele's report. camp near Rolla, Mo., August 17, 1861. Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my battalion, at the battle near Springfield, Mo., on the 10th instant. They respectfully, your obedient servant, Fred. K. Steele, Captain Second Infantry, Commanding Battalion. Report of Captain Carr. camp near Rolla, Mo., August 17, 1861. sir: Having been requested, through Major Sheppard, to write a report of my share in the late battle, I have the honor to state that:--On the afternoon of
Doc. 191.-Louisville (Ky.) peace resolutions, adopted August 17, 1861. Whereas,--(the preamble sets forth that there is no mistaking the position of Kentucky in the present civil war, as she is unalterably for peace.) Resolved, That while this State desires to be true to the Union, she also desires to be at peace with all the States. Resolved, That we earnestly desire the restoration of peace to every part of our beloved country, and as the speediest and surest method of effecting that result, we appeal for a cessation of the war now being made on the Union. Resolved, That we behold a dissolution of the Union a remedy for no evils, but an aggravation of all. Resolved, That we do not see how peace, enduring and substantial, is to be attained by the establishment of two independent governments within the present Union. Resolved, That we deprecate the attempt being made to produce by force the disruption of the Union. Resolved, That, for the purpose of restoring p
Doc. 192.-proclamation of Gov. Yates. State of Illinois Executive Department, Springfield, Aug. 17, 1861. To the people of Illinois:-- After urging upon the proper authorities, before and since the outbreak of hostilities, the propriety of granting to all the gallant sons of Illinois the privilege of volunteering to vindicate the supremacy of the Government, I have at length succeeded in obtaining instructions from the Secretary of War to accept all companies which shall offer themselves for the three years service. I have now the pleasure to announce that all companies which shall report, fully organized, within twenty days from this date, will be received, and that orders for the transportation, sustenance, and equipment of troops have already been given. Equipments of the best quality will be furnished in the shortest practicable period, and arms will be procured as soon as possible. An admirable camp, with ample drill and parade grounds, abundance of pure water,
Doc. 193.-nurses in the National army. General orders, no. 59. war Department, Adjutant-General's office Washington, August 17, 1861. First. So much of paragraph three of special orders, No. one hundred eighty-five from this office, dated July 12, 1861, as relates to the allowances of female nurses employed in permanent or general hospitals, is hereby rescinded, and such persons will receive, from and after the 3d inst., forty cents per day and one ration in kind or by computation, at cost price, in lieu of all emoluments except transportation in kind. Second. The minimum standard of height for one recruits is fixed at five feet three inches, instead of five feet four and a half inches, as heretofore established. Third. Every officer of the army will immediately report his address to this office, and thereafter every change of address, no matter whether permanent or temporary. Fourth. All volunteers in the service of the United States will be mustered for pa
Doc. 201.-Gen. McClellan's staff. Headquarters army of the Potomac, Washington, Aug. 20, 1861. In compliance with General Order No. 15, of August 17, 1861, from the Headquarters of the army, I hereby assume command of the Army of the Potomac, comprising the troops serving in the former departments of Washington and Northeastern Virginia, in the Valley of the Shenandoah, and in the States of Maryland and Delaware. The organization of the command into divisions and brigades will be announced hereafter. The following-named officers are attached to the staff of the Army of the Potomac: Major S. Williams, assistant adjutant-general; Captain Alex. V. Colburn, assistant adjutant-general; Col. R. B. Marcy, inspector-general; Col. T. M. Key, aide-de-camp; Capt. N. B. Swetzer, First Cavalry, aide-de-camp; Captain Edward McK. Hudson, Fourteenth infantry, aide-de-camp; Captain L. A. Williams, Tenth infantry, aide-de-camp; Major A. J. Myers, signal officer; Major Stewart Van Vleit,
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)
st Cavalry, Hughes', Thornton's, Wingo's, Foster's Infantry, Rives', Campbell's Cavalry, 3d, 4th, 5th Ark., 1st Cavalry, Woodruff's, Reid's Battery, 1st, 2d Mounted Riflemen, South Kansas-Texas Mounted Regiment, 3d La. Losses: Union 223 killed, 721 wounded, 291 missing. Confed. 265 killed, 800 wounded, 30 missing. Union Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel Lyon killed. August 10, 1861: Potosi, Mo. Union, Mo. Home Guards. Losses: Union 1 killed. Confed. 2 killed, 3 wounded. August 17, 1861: Brunswick, Mo. Union, 5th Mo. Reserves. Losses: Union 1 killed, 7 wounded. August 19, 1861: Charleston or Bird's Point, Mo. Losses: Union 1 killed, 6 wounded. Confed. 40 killed. August 20, 1861: Hawk's Nest, W. Va. Losses: Union 3 wounded. Confed. 1 killed, 3 wounded. August 26, 1861: Cross Lanes or Summerville, W. Va. Losses: Union 5 killed, 40 wounded, 200 captured. August 27, 1861: ball's Cross Roads, Va. Losses: Union 1 killed, 2
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