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tly in view, and demonstrate the necessity for a Confederate army in that quarter to guard the entrances to the land. It certainly never had force to spare. on the 15th of September, 1861, in orders no. 1, General Johnston assumed command of the department, and Lieutenant-Colonel W. W. MacKALLall was announced as assistant adjutant-general and chief of staff. A little later, order no. 2, as follows, was issued: orders no. 2.headquarters, Western Department, Columbus, Kentucky, September 26, 1861. The following officers are announced as the personal and departmental staff of General Albert S. Johnston, commanding, viz.: personal staff.-Aide-de-Camp: R. P. Hunt, lieutenant C. S. Army. Volunteer Aides: Colonels Robert W. Johnson, Thomas C. Reynolds, Samuel Tate; Majors George T. Howard, D. M. Haydon, and Edward W. Munford. Department of Orders.-Assistant Adjutant-Generals: Lieutenant-Colonel W. W. Mackall, Captain H. P. Brewster, First-Lieutenant N. Wickliffe (acting
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., McClellan organizing the grand Army. (search)
ogether, it may be inferred that frome the first days of his assuming command, the scheme of postponing Mt. Olivet Church on the old Fairfax road — picket post of the 40th New York Volunteers. From a sketch made in Sept., 1861. till spring the operations of the Army of the Potomac was explicitly determined on. McClellan wisely concealed from every one this Claremont, the residence of Commodore French Forrest, C. S. N.--picket post of the 14th New York Volunteers. From a sketch made Sept. 26, 1861. resolution, the objections to which he understood better than any one. But his soldiers were not slow to comprehend; often the crowd has sagacious instincts, and may divine the calculations of even the most wary statesman. The army proved it in this case by constructing, with all the ready skill of American backwoodsmen, log-huts to protect them from the inclemencies of the season. They did well. When the snow and ice rendered military operations impossible, veritable pioneers' vill
64. hymn for the National fast, September 26, 1861. With humbled hearts, great God, this day, Before Thy throne we sorrowing stand; O hear our prayer, forgive our sins, And turn Thy judgments from our land. Our fathers placed their trust in Thee, And Thou didst lead them like a flock; Through Thee they stemm'd the wintry waves, Through Thee they braved the battle's shock. Be to the sons once more, O God, As to their sires Thou wert so long; Revive our faith, rebuke our fears, And let us in Thy might be strong. The clouds which thicken o'er our path, 'Tis Thine alone to chase away; O! show the brightness of Thy face, And turn our darkness into day. Pour forth Thy Spirit, gracious Lord, To help us in this hour of need; Appease the rage which rends our land, And bid its wounds no longer bleed. In vain we burnish sword or shield, Without a blessing from on high; If radiant with no smile from Thee, In vain our banners sweep the sky. Give counsel to our chosen chiefs; Give courag
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
circumlocution, or How not to do it. Nevertheless, being regulations, one has to comply with the requirements, however foolish they may seem. Our mess is very comfortable. Dr. Stocker is caterer, and I have a young man from one of the regiments acting as my adjutant general, till the arrival of Captain Baird. Captain Ringwalt, a Chester County farmer, has been assigned to me as quartermaster. He is said to be a most respectable and wealthy farmer of Chester County. Tenallytown, September 26, 1861. Yesterday, Baldy Smith Brigadier-General William F. Smith, commanding a division, and an old. Detroit friend of the Meade family. made one of his reconnoissances, and our division was held in readiness all day to move at a moment's notice to support him, in case of emergency. He returned, however, without encountering any force of consequence, though we could see him from my tent firing his artillery at small bodies hovering around him. To-day being the day set apart by the P
elessness with which he writes. Mr. Davis should have inserted that document in his book. His criticisms would then have been better appreciated. Why he abstained from doing so is not, however, hard to understand. As General Beauregard has no like reasons to refrain from giving full publicity to it (we know that Generals Johnston and Smith think as he does on the subject), we now lay the whole paper before the reader, asking his most careful consideration of it. On the 26th of September, 1861, General Joseph E. Johnston addressed a letter to the Secretary of War, in regard to the importance of putting this army in condition to assume the offensive; and suggested that his Excellency the President, or the Secretary of War, or some one representing them, should at an early day come to the headquarters of the army, then at or near Fairfax Court-House, for the purpose of deciding whether the army could be reinforced to the extent that the commanding general deemed necessary fo
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Kentucky, 1861 (search)
ES--Gunboats "Tyler" and "Lexington." Sept. 5-6: Expedition from Cairo, Ill.,, to PaducahILLINOIS--Battery "K," 1st Light Arty.; 9th and 12th Infantry. Sept. 6: Occupation of PaducahILLINOIS--Battery "K," 1st Light Arty.; 9th and 12th Infantry. Sept. 18: Occupation of Bowling GreenBy Confederate forces. Sept. 19: Skirmish, BarboursvilleKENTUCKY--Recruits. Sept. 21-22: Reconn, toward ColumbusILLINOIS--7th Infantry. Sept. 22: Skirmish, Mayfield CreekILLINOIS--7th Infantry (Detachment). Sept. 26: Affair, Muddy RiverDestruction of Lock, at mouth of. Sept. 26-30: Exp. from Cumberland Ford to Clay CountyConfederate reports. Sept. --: Skirmish, Laurel CreekConfederate reports. Sept. 29: Skirmish, HopkinsvilleKENTUCKY--Home Guard. Sept. 29: Affairs at Albany and TravisvilleKENTUCKY--12th Infantry. Oct. 8: Skirmish, HillsboroughKENTUCKY--Flemingsburg Home Guard. Union loss, 3 killed, 2 wounded. Total, 5. Oct. 12: Skirmish, Upton's HillINDIANA--39th Infantry. Oct. 12-13: Skirmishes
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1861 (search)
OsceolaKANSAS--5th and 6th Cavalry; 1st Battery Light Arty.; 5th Infantry (2 Co's). Union loss, 7 killed, 10 wounded. Total, 17. Sept. 22: Skirmish, Elliott's Mills, Camp CrittendenIOWA--7th Infantry. Union loss, 1 killed, 5 wounded. Total, 6. Sept. 26: Skirmish Hunter's Farm, near BelmontILLINOIS--22d Infantry. Sept. 26: Skirmish, Lucas BendILLINOIS--Stewart's Cavalry Company. Sept. 27: Skirmish near NorfolkILLINOIS--22d Infantry. Oct. 1: Skirmish, ButlerKANSAS--5th Cavalry. Oct. 2: ExpedSept. 26: Skirmish, Lucas BendILLINOIS--Stewart's Cavalry Company. Sept. 27: Skirmish near NorfolkILLINOIS--22d Infantry. Oct. 1: Skirmish, ButlerKANSAS--5th Cavalry. Oct. 2: Expedition from Bird's Point to CharlestonILLINOIS--11th and 20th Infantry. IOWA--2d Infantry. Oct. 5: Skirmish, West PointKANSAS--5th Cavalry. Oct. 5-16: Expedition to LexingtonILLINOIS--Irish Dragoons; 23d Infantry. MISSOURI--1st Cavalry (Co's "C," "L"). Oct. 7: Reconnoissance of Lucas BendU. S. Gunboats "Tyler" and "Lexington." Oct. 12: Skirmish, Cameron, Ray CountyMISSOURI--Major James' Cavalry. Union loss, 1 killed, 4 wounded. Total, 5. Oct. 12: Skirmish, ClintonvilleMISSOURI--Militia. Oct
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Connecticut Volunteers. (search)
hts, September 28-29. Chaffin's Farm, September 29-30. Duty in trenches before Richmond till April, 1865. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28, 1864. Occupation of Richmond April 3 and duty there and at Lynchburg, Va., till December. Mustered out December, 1865. Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 112 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 141 Enlisted men by disease. Total 264. 9th Connecticut Regiment Infantry. Organized at New Haven September 26, 1861. Moved to Lowell, Mass., November 4, thence to Boston and embarked on steamer Constitution for Ship Island, Miss., November 25, arriving there December 3. Duty at Ship Island till April 15, 1862. Attached to Butler's New Orleans Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Phelps' 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1862. Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf to March, 1863.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
18, 1865. Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 50 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 173 Enlisted men by disease. Total 234. 4th Illinois Regiment Cavalry Organized at Ottawa, Ills., and mustered in September 26, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ills., October, 1861, and duty in that district till February, 1862. (Co. A detached as escort to General Grant, November, 1861, to August, 1863.) Attached to District of Cairo to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1sto District of Cairo to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. Service. Duty at Cape Girardeau, Bird's Point and Cairo till February, 1862. Skirmish at Huntley's Farm, near Belmont, Mo., September 26, 1861. Lucas Bend September 26. Operations about Ironton and Fredericktown October 12-25. Engagement at Fredericktown October 21. Expedition from Cairo into Kentucky January 10-21, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., Februa
Iowa Volunteers. 1st Iowa Regiment Cavalry Organized at Davenport August and September, 1861. Accepted by the United States Government June 13, 1861. Owned its own horses and equipment, and was first Regiment of three years Cavalry accepted into United States Volunteers. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., September 26, 1861; thence moved to Benton Barracks and to Otterville, Mo., October. Attached to Fremont's Army of the West and Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. District of Central Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Davidson's 1st Cavalry Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Divi
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