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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 133 133 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 38 38 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 23 23 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.) 17 17 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 9 9 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 6 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 6 6 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
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 4 4 Browse Search
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covered by heavy forest and undergrowth, and intersected by numerous roads, and thus capable of defense by a force inferior to the invader. General Johnston, desiring to improve the organization of the army, had directed its withdrawal from its advanced positions near Green River; but, upon consideration, he countermanded this order, for the reasons given in the following letter, which also indicates his policy at the time: headquarters, Western Department, Bowling Green, Kentucky, October 21, 1861. sir: I am instructed by General Johnston to say that his order to you was based on the great deficiency in, and the great necessity for, organization of this army corps, But, on further reflection, this must yield to other considerations, and be effected by other means. The backward movement from Green River might, and probably would, be interpreted by the enemy into a retreat, and, if it did not encourage them to a move in rapid advance, would discourage our friends and elate o
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 8: winter campaign in the Valley. 1861-62. (search)
Chapter 8: winter campaign in the Valley. 1861-62. The appointment of General Jackson to the command of a separate district under General Joseph E. Johnston, consisting of the Valley of Virginia, was made on October 21st, 1861. On the 4th of November he took leave of his brigade, and set out, in compliance with his orders.from the Commander-in-Chief, for Winchester, by railroad, and reached that place on the same day. On his arrival there, the only forces subject to his orders, in the whole district, were three fragmentary brigades of State militia, under Brigadier-Generals Carson, Weem, and Boggs, and a few companies of irregular cavalry, imperfectly armed, and almost without discipline or experience. The first act of the General was to call out the remaining militia of those brigades from the adjoining counties. The country people responded with alacrity enough to raise the aggregate, after a few weeks, to 3000 men. To the disciplining of this force he addressed himself with
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Ball's Bluff and the arrest of General Stone. (search)
position to cover that road. Their design is to draw us on, if they are obliged to retreat, as far as Goose Creek, where they can be reinforced from Manassas and have a strong position. Report the opposing forces at Ball's Bluff, Va.--October 21ST, 1861. Union Forces: Colonel Edward D. Baker Colonel Baker received the appointment of Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, August 6th, 1861, to rank from May 17th, 1861. This he declined, August 31st, 1861. On September 21st, 1861, he wasing = 921. frequently, so that when they are pushed, Gorman [at Edwards Ferry] can come in on their flank. Yours respectfully and truly, Chas. P. Stone, Brigadier-General, Commanding. headquarters Corps of observation. Edwards Ferry, October 21st, 1861.--Colonel E. D. Baker, Commanding Brigade. Colonel: In case of heavy firing in front of Harrison's Island, you will advance the California regiment of your brigade, or retire the regiments under Colonels Lee and Devens upon the Virginia si
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah. (search)
Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah. by John D. Imboden, Brigadier-General, C. S. A. Soon after the battle of Bull Run Stonewall Jackson was promoted to major-general, and the Confederate Government having on the 21st of October, 1861, organized the Department of Northern Virginia, under command of General Joseph E. Johnston, it was divided into the Valley District, the Potomac District, and Aquia District, to be commanded respectively by Major-Generals Jackson, Beauregard, and Holmes. On October 28th General Johnston ordered Jackson to Winchester to assume command of his district, and on the 6th of November the War Department ordered his old Stonewall brigade and six thousand troops under command of Brigadier-General W. W. Loring to report to him. These, together with Turner Ashby's cavalry, gave him a force of about ten thousand men all told. A Confederate of 1862. His only movement of note in the winter of 1861-62 was an expedition at the end of December to Bath and Ro
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 9: proceedings in Congress.--departure of conspirators. (search)
d fraternal affection, and rally round the altar of our common country, and lay the Constitution upon it as our last libation, and swear by our God, by all that is sacred and holy, that the Constitution shall be saved and the Union preserved. From this lofty attitude of patriotism he never stooped a line during the fierce struggle that ensued. Senator Baker, of Oregon, who attested his devotion to his country by giving his life in its defense on the battle-field a few months later, October 21, 1861. made a most eloquent appeal for the preservation of the Union. January 12. He and others had been powerfully moved by the treasonable speech of Toombs. He drew a graphic picture of the terrible effects that might be expected from secession-nationality destroyed, and on its ruins several weak republics established, without power to carry on any of the magnificent schemes in hand for the development of the resources of the continent. He spoke of the continual incentives to war between
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
of that oligarchy. Therefore the triumphal march of the French invaders toward the Mexican capital, in the spring of 1863, was hailed with delight by the authorities at Richmond. Soon after the late civil war broke out, England, France, and Spain, entered into negotiations for a triple alliance, ostensibly for the purpose of compelling Mexico to pay its debts due to citizens of those countries, or punishing it for wrongs inflicted on those citizens. The treaty was signed on the 21st of October, 1861. Diplomatic relations with Mexico were broken off by those powers, and each ally sent a fleet with troops to the Gulf of Mexico, numbering in all 61 vessels and 88,000 men. They appeared off Vera Cruz on the 8th of December, 1861, where they landed without much difficulty, the commanders assuring the Mexicans that there was no intention to interfere with their form of government, or to abridge their liberties. It was soon discovered by the representatives of Great Britain and Spain
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), The assassination. (search)
one. Mr. Brooks died in his bed, and outside the jail; and his mourning friends have erected to his green and fragrant memory a sky-pointing pyramid. For what? Why, for attempting an assassination. Would they have done less for its accomplishment? There is hardly a leader --that is, a man who plays at being a leader of this crazy Confederacy — who has not fought duels, or engaged in bar-room brawls, or headed a lynching of some luckless Abolitionist. Does Mr. Everett find it in his kindly nature even to believe, if these notable guides had been informed of the projected murder of the President, that they would have lifted a finger for its prevention? If not, then they were at any rate morally assassins, and did in theory aid and abet. Would lewd and unknown fellows have undertaken such a momentous enterprise without the sanction, tacit or implied, of their superiors in social position? This is a question which the thinking reader can answer for himself. October 21, 1861
and Gen. McClellan on the evening of that day. But it was now too late. No relief was sent while relief could have availed. Even McCall retired from Dranesville southward on the day of the fatal fight. Col. Baker has been widely blamed for rashness in this conflict, and even for disregard of orders — it would seem most unjustly. The following orders, found in his hat after his death, deeply stained with his life-blood, are all the foundation for this charge: Edwards's Ferry, Oct. 21st, 1861. Col. E. D. Baker, Commander of brigade: Colonel: In case of heavy firing in front of Harrison's Island, you will advance the California regiment of your brigade, or retire the regiments under Cols. Lee and Devens, now on the [almost rendered illegible with blood] Virginia side of the river, at your discretion — assuming command on arrival. Very respectfully, Colonel, your most obedient servant, Charles P. Stone, Brig.-General Commanding. The second order was received on the
Va. 34 Peeble's Farm, Va. 17 Spotsylvania, Va. 13 Fall of Petersburg, Va. 11 Present, also, at Fredericksburg; Vicksburg, Miss.; Ny River, Va.: Weldon Railroad; Hatcher's Run. notes.--Organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, Pa., on October 21, 1861, the men having been enlisted mostly in Tioga, Centre, and Lancaster Counties. It embarked at Baltimore, November 19th, for Fort Monroe, and after remaining there a month re-embarked for Hilton Head, S. C. It returned to Virginia in August, 15   19 19 112 Totals 9 119 128   149 149 1,115 128 killed == 11.4 per cent. Total of killed and wounded 473. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Laurel Creek, Va, Sept. 23, 1861 1 Kenesaw, Ga. 12 Little Birch, Va., Oct. 21, 1861 1 Nickajack Creek, Ga. 1 South Mountain, Md. 24 Battle of Atlanta, Ga. 4 Antietam, Md. 23 Ezra Chapel, Ga. 9 Vicksburg Assault, May 22d 13 Siege of Atlanta, Ga. 7 Siege of Vicksburg, Miss 5 Jonesboro, Ga. 2 Jackson, Miss. 1 For
uly 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.             Nov. 7, 1861.             7th Iowa Grant's ---------- 26 93 -- 119 22d Illinois Grant's ---------- 23 74 -- 97 Camp Alleghany, W. Va.             Dec. 13, 1861.             25th Ohio Milroy's ---------- 6 54 6 66 Dranesville, Va.             Dec. 20, 1
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