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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 16 16 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 12 12 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 6 6 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.) 4 4 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 21, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 3 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 2 2 Browse Search
Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 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) 2 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
ssissippi Legislature, he suggested to that body the propriety of sending such troops as could be immediately raised and armed, to assist in the defense of the important post of Columbus. I deem the safety of our position and forces at Columbus as of such vital importance to this State, he said, as to claim the prompt and decisive action of all the State authorities. Governor Harris, of Tennessee, was urged to increase his efforts in raising volunteers. He had telegraphed to Pillow, Nov. 14, 1861. saying: I congratulate you and our gallant volunteers upon their bloody but brilliant and glorious victory; and a week later he added, I am organizing, as rapidly as possible, thirty thousand volunteers and militia, armed with country guns. The hope thus held out was fallacious, for nearly all the troops that Harris could then muster, by force or persuasion, were soon needed in the interior of his State, in keeping in check the Loyalists of East Tennessee; in aiding Zollicoffer in his
Doc. 192. burning of the Royal Yacht. Lieut. Jouett's report. United States frigate Santee, off Galveston bar, Texas, Nov. 14, 1861. sir: In obedience to your orders of the 7th instant, I took the first and second launches, and at twenty minutes to twelve P. M. that day, proceeded into the harbor, intending, if we could pass the armed schooner guarding the channel, and the Bolivar and Point Forts, to try to surprise and burn the man-of-war steamer General Rusk, lying under Pelican Island Fort. We succeeded in passing the schooner and two forts, but in attempting to avoid the sentinels on Pelican Fort we grounded on Bolivar Spit. At this juncture we were discovered. Deeming it imprudent, after discovery, to encounter so large a vessel and one so heavily armed and manned, I determined to abandon that portion of the expedition. As had been my intention, in returning we boarded, and, after a sharp conflict, captured the armed schooner Royal Yacht. We took a few stand
Doc. 202 Thanksgiving in Virginia. November 28, 1861. Gov. Pierpont, of Virginia, issued the following proclamation, November 14th, 1861: In the midst of war and its afflictions, we are more forcibly reminded of our dependence upon Divine Providence; and, while in all we suffer, we should own His chastening hand, we should be ready to acknowledge that it is of His mercy that we are not destroyed, and that so many of the blessings of life are preserved to us. Seed-time and harvest have not failed; the early and the latter rain have fallen in their seasons, and the toil of the husbandman has been abundantly repaid. It is, therefore, becoming, that while we earnestly pray that the days of our affliction may be shortened, we should thankfully acknowledge the manifold mercies, of which, nationally and individually, we are still the recipients. Now, therefore, I, Francis H. Pierpont, Governor of Virginia, do hereby recommend to the good people of the Commonwealth the obs
flag, beating the long roll on his drum, is Newton Peters. He enlisted at fifteen, in the fall of 1861, and served throughout the four years, not being mustered out until June 29, 1865. The boy standing in the front line at his left is Samuel Scott, aged sixteen when he entered the army as a drummer in August of 1862. He, too, was faithful to the end, receiving his discharge on June 1, 1865. The leader, standing forward with staff in his right hand, is Patrick Yard, who served from November 14, 1861, to July 1, 1865, having been principal musician or drum-major from July 1, 1862. These are only a few of the forty thousand boy musicians who succeeded in securing enlistment in the Union armies, and followed the flag. vedettes—the widely dispersed army of Lee had been undergoing a great religious revival, until they entered upon their final and fateful campaign with fervent hope and prayer and self-devotion. Along the north bank, the spirit of the Union host, as compared with th
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), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
negan, Joseph, April 5, 1862. Finley, Jesse J., Nov. 16, 1863. Floyd, John B., May 23, 1861. Forney, John H., Mar. 10, 1862. Frazer, John W., May 19, 1863. Frost, Daniel M., Mar. 3, 1862. Gano, Rich. M., Mar. 17, 1865. Gardner, Wm. M., Nov. 14, 1861. Garland, Sam., Jr. , May 2, 1862. Garnett, Rich. B., Nov. 14, 1861. Garnett, Robt. S., June 6, 1861. Garrott, I. W., May 28, 1863. Gartrell, Lucius J., Aug. 22, 1864. Gary, Martin W., May 19, 1864. Gatlin, Richard C., July 8, 1861. GNov. 14, 1861. Garnett, Robt. S., June 6, 1861. Garrott, I. W., May 28, 1863. Gartrell, Lucius J., Aug. 22, 1864. Gary, Martin W., May 19, 1864. Gatlin, Richard C., July 8, 1861. Gholson, S. J., May 6, 1864. Gist, States R., Mar. 20, 1862. Gladden, A. H., Sept. 30, 1861. Godwin, Arch. C., Aug. 5, 1864. Gordon, James B., Sept. 28, 1863. Govan, Dan'l C., Dec. 29, 1863. Confederate generals no. 24 Virginia David A. Weisinger, defender of the Petersburg Crater. Gabriel C. Wharton, in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. Philip St. G. Cocke, First defender of Virginia, in 1861. Patrick T. Moore, in command of Reserves defending Richmond. Edwin G. Lee,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Christian commission, United States (search)
st he suggested the combination of all the Young Men's Christian Associations of the land in the formation of a society similar to that of the United States Sanitary Commission. The suggestion was acted upon, and at a meeting of the Young Men's Christian Association, held in New York, Sept. 23, 1861, a committee was appointed to conduct the correspondence, and make arrangements for holding a national convention of such associations. A convention was called, and assembled in New York, Nov. 14, 1861, when the United States Christian Commission was organized, with George H. Stuart, of Philadelphia, as president. Its specific work was to be chiefly for the moral and religious welfare of the soldiers and sailors, conducted by oral instruction, and the circulation of the Bible and other proper books, with pamphlets, newspapers, etc., among the men in hospitals, camps, and ships. The commission worked on the same general plan pursued by the United States Sanitary Commission. Its lab
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, Francis 1789- (search)
Jackson, Francis 1789- Social reformer; born in Newton, Mass., March 7, 1789; president of the Anti-Slavery Society in Boston for many years. He published a History of Newton, and died there Nov. 14, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
' meeting in San Francisco declares for Union......May 11, 1861 Daily overland mail established from the Missouri River to San Francisco over the central route to replace that through northern Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California, established in 1858......July 1, 1861 Telegraph line from Denver, Col., to Sacramento, Cal., completed......September, 1861 Ex-Senator Gwin and Attorney-General Benham arrested by General Sumner, charged with complicity in Rebellion......Nov. 14, 1861 One hundred and fifty convicts escape from the State prison. In their recapture three are killed and twenty-two wounded......July 22, 1862 Pacific Methodist College at Santa Rosa opened, 1861; chartered......1862 Ground broken for the Central Pacific Railroad at Sacramento by Governor Stanford......Feb. 22, 1863 At San Francisco, United States officers seize the schooner Chapman, about to sail, as a Confederate privateer......March 15, 1863 Congress grants the Yosemite V
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
e of Port Royal, S. C., November 7, 1861. du Pont Captain Samuel F. Du Pont, U. S. N., in command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. has covered himself with glory. The whole affair was most skillfully executed, and reflects great credit on the navy. It has inspirited all of us, and the talk is now, When are we going to do something? I should not be surprised if a movement was made in a very few days. For my part I hope so. To John Sergeant Meade: camp Pierpont, Va., November 14, 1861. I am very badly off for horses. The horse Baldy, remained with General Meade in the field until the spring of 1864. He was wounded twice at the first battle of Bull Run under General Hunter, and under General Meade he was wounded in the flank at the second battle of Bull Run, shot through the neck at Antietam, wounded at Fredericksburg, and again at Gettysburg, the ball remaining in his body. In the spring of 1864, General Meade, fearing that he might become an embarrassment i
t of the United States, though not without its defects, comes nearer the objects of all good government than any other on the face of the earth. He pronounced it a model republic, the best that the history of the world gives us any account of; and he asked in triumph, Where will you go, following the sun in his circuit round the globe, to find a government that better protects the liberties of the people, and secures to them the blessings which we enjoy? See Speech of A. H. Stephens, Nov. 14, 1861, seq. This, you will observe again, was the language of a very leading Southern statesman, the second officer.of the new Confederacy, no longer ago than last November; and, in truth, the South had and has greater cause than any other part of the Union, to be satisfied with the Government under which she lives and on which she is making war. Respected abroad as an integral portion of one of the greatest powers of the earth, mainly in virtue of the navy of the Union, of which the stren
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