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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 8: Soldier Life and Secret Service. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 1 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 1 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 1 1 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 1 1 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 1 1 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, David Dixon 1813-1891 (search)
son of David Porter; entered the navy as midshipman, Feb. 2, 1829. He was attached to the coast survey from 1836 to 1840. Then he cruised in Brazilian waters, and served in the Naval Observatory at Washington for a while. He engaged in the war against Mexico on land and on water, and in 1861 joined the Gulf Squadron, in command of the Powhatan. He was in the expedition up the Mississippi against New Orleans in 1862, in command of twenty-one mortar-boats and several steamers. Porter did important service on the Mississippi and Red rivers in 1863-64, and was conspicuous in the siege of Vicksburg. For the latter service he was promoted rear-admiral, July 4, 1863. In 1864 he was in command of the North Atlantic blockading squadron, and rendered efficient service in the capture of Fort Fisher in January, 1865. He was made vice-admiral in July, 1866; admiral, Oct. 17, 1870; and was superintendent of the Naval Academy from 1866 to 1870. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 13, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ns July 1, and continues with the defeat of Confederates......July 2-3, 1863 Franklin Pierce, ex-President of the United States, addresses a Democratic mass-meeting at Concord, N. H., alluding to Vallandigham as a martyr of free speech......July 4, 1863 Vicksburg surrenders to General Grant......July 4, 1863 Four thousand Confederate raiders, with ten guns, under John H. Morgan, cross the Ohio River at Brandenburg, Ky., into Indiana......July 7, 1863 Port Hudson surrenders to GeneralJuly 4, 1863 Four thousand Confederate raiders, with ten guns, under John H. Morgan, cross the Ohio River at Brandenburg, Ky., into Indiana......July 7, 1863 Port Hudson surrenders to General Banks......July 8, 1863 Confederate army recrosses the Potomac at Williamsport during the night of......July 13, 1863 Draft riot in New York City......July 13-16, 1863 Repulse of the United States troops in their assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S. C.......July 18, 1863 Samuel Houston dies at Huntersville, Tex., aged seventy......July 25, 1863 John J. Crittenden dies at Frankfort, Ky., aged seventy-seven......July 26, 1863 President Lincoln proclaims protection of colore
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas (search)
Gens. Francis J. Herron and James G. Blunt; Confederate Gen. Thomas C. Hindman. Confederates retire during the night with a loss of 1,317. Federal loss, 1,148......Dec. 7, 1862 Arkansas Post captured with 5,000 men by the United States forces under McClernand, Sherman, and Admiral Porter......Jan. 11, 1863 Confederate Gens. T. H. Holmes and Sterling Price, with about 8,000 men, attempt to retake Helena. Gen. B. M. Prentiss, with about 4,000 men, repulses them with heavy loss......July 4, 1863 Union forces occupy Little Rock......Sept. 10, 1863 Union State convention assembles to form a new constitution......Jan. 8, 1864 Dr. Isaac Murphy provisional governor; inaugurated......Jan. 22, 1864 Constitution ratified by vote of the people......March 14, 1864 [The legislature under this constitution is not recognized by Congress.] Arkansas and Mississippi formed into the 4th Military District under Gen. Edward O. C. Ord.......1867 New constitution reported......Fe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
y: Confederates retreat after five hours engagement......March 30. 1863 Desperate engagement at Tebb's bend of Green River, Taylor county. Two hundred of 25th Michigan Infantry, under Colonel Moore, in a strong natural fortification, are attacked by 600 of Morgan's men. When summoned to surrender, Colonel Moore declined, because the Fourth of July was not an appropriate day to surrender, and the Confederates retreated after several ineffectual attempts to storm the intrenchments......July 4, 1863 General Burnside declares martial law in Kentucky......July 31, 1863 Capt. Edward Cahill having been sent into Kentucky in December, 1863, to recruit free colored men for the Union army, the legislature by resolution protests, and requests the President to remove all camps for negro soldiers, by which our slaves are enticed to leave the service of their owners ......Feb. 18, 1864 Meeting at Louisville of a Border State freedom convention. One hundred delegates from four States—K
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
rence seminary and female college at Tilton, opened 1845, receives its charter......1852 Property qualification for State officers abolished......1852 Franklin Pierce inaugurated President......March 4, 1853 Gold discovered at Plainfield, in the Connecticut Valley......1854 State teachers' association incorporated......1854 First regiment of Federal troops leaves Concord for the seat of war......May 25, 1861 Franklin Pierce's remarkable speech at Concord on the war ......July 4, 1863 Soldiers' voting bill, passed Aug. 17, is returned Aug. 26 with a veto, but becomes a law because retained in the governor's hands more than five days......Aug. 17, 1864 Law authorizing a commissioner to edit early provincial records, and Rev. Dr. Bouton, of Concord, chosen......1866 Office of superintendent of public instruction created......1867 Revision and codification of the laws, ordered by the legislature of 1865, completed......1867 New Hampshire College of Agricult
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vicksburg, siege of (search)
for a general assault. Pemberton lost hope. For forty-five days he had been engaged in a brave struggle, and saw nothing but submission in the end, and on the morning of July 3 he raised a white flag That afternoon Grant and Pemberton met and arranged terms of surrender, and at 10 A. M. the next day the vanquished brigades of the Confederates began to march out of the lines at Vicksburg as prisoners of war. At the same time there was a great National victory at Gettysburg (q. v.) and July 4, 1863, was the turning-point in the Civil War. In the battles from Port Gibson to Vicksburg Grant lost 9,855 men, of whom 1,223 were killed. In these engagements he had made 37,000 prisoners; and the Confederates had lost, besides, 10,000 killed and wounded, with a vast number of stragglers. Two days before the surrender a Vicksburg newspaper, printed on wallpaper, ridiculed a reported assurance of Grant that he should dine in that city on July 4, saying, Ulysses must first get Cave Liff in
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 5 (search)
re sent to all the corps commanders directing them as follows: July 4, 1863. Circular. Corps Commanders will report the present positiven to find and report the position and lines of the enemy. July 4, 1863. Circular. Corps commanders will retain their men in campnded to change the positions or less vigilance of the troops. July 4, 1863. Circular. General Headquarters, until further orders, ar to acquaint himself with the exact location of Headquarters. July 4, 1863. Circular. Corps Commanders will at once call upon their ors returned to their custody and sent to these Headquarters. July 4, 1863. Circular. Corps Commanders will detail burial parties to bud kind of each picked up will be reported to these Headquarters. July 4, 1863. Circular. A return of the small arm ammunition on hand per morder the victory over Lee. Headquarters, army of the Potomac, July 4, 1863. General Orders, No. 68. The Commanding General, in behal
lly and other islands about mouth of Stono are under command of Brigadier-General Vogdes, an artillery officer, as you will remember, of the regular service; his command is certainly not less than six regiments. There is about a brigade of 2000 men on Seabrook Island, North Edisto. Nothing is positively known of the enemy's land-forces at Hilton Head. Respectfully, your obdt. servt., G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg. Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., July 4th, 1863. Brig.-Genl. R. A. Gillmore, Comdg. U. S. Forces, Port Royal, S. C.: General,—In the interest of humanity it seems to be my duty to address you, with a view to effecting some understanding as to the future conduct of the war in this quarter. You are aware, of course, of the fact that on or about the 2d ultimo an expedition set on foot by your predecessor in command, Major-General Hunter, entered the Combahee River, in South Carolina, seized and carried away a large number of negro
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Arkansas, 1863 (search)
June 15: Skirmish, FayettevilleARKANSAS--1st Cavalry. June 16: Skirmish, Grand LakeMISSOURI--1st Infantry; Miss. Marine Brigade. June 22: Skirmish, BentonvilleKANSAS--2d Cavalry. June 25: Skirmish, MadisonARKANSAS--1st Cavalry. June 28: Skirmish, Gaines' LandingILLINOIS--5th Cavalry. OHIO--4th Indpt. Battery Light Arty. WISCONSIN--25th Infantry. July: Skirmish near Cross HollowsARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachment). July: Exp. from Greensborough to HelenaIOWA--1st Cavalry (Detachment). July 4: Attack on Helena. (Holmes')ARKANSAS--2d Colored Infantry. INDIANA--1st Cavalry; 43d Infantry. IOWA--3d Battery Light Arty.; 29th, 33d and 36th Infantry. KANSAS--5th Cavalry. MISSOURI--Battery "K" 1st Light Arty.; 33d and 35th Infantry. WISCONSIN--28th Infantry. Union loss, 57 killed, 146 wounded, 36 missing and captured. Total, 239. July 25: Skirmish, BrownsvilleMISSOURI--7th Cavalry. July 30: Skirmish, Elm SpringsARKANSAS--1st Cavalry (Detachment). Aug. 1-Sept. 14: Exp. against Little R
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Maryland, 1863 (search)
June 24: Skirmish, Sharpsburg(No Reports.) June 28: Skirmish, RockvilleNEW YORK--2d Cavalry. Union loss, 3 wounded, 16 missing. Total, 19. June 28: Skirmishes, Offutt's Cross Roads and Seneca(No Reports.) June 29: Skirmish, WestministerDELAWARE--1st Cavalry. June 29: Skirmishes, Lisbon and Poplar SpringsPENNSYLVANIA--3d Cavalry. June 29: Skirmish, Muddy Branch(No Reports.) June 30: Skirmish, WestministerPENNSYLVANIA--3d Cavalry. Union loss, 2 killed, 8 wounded, 39 missing. Total, 49. July 4: Action near EmmettsburgMARYLAND--1st Potomac Home Brigade, Cavalry. MASSACHUSETTS--1st Cavalry. NEW JERSEY--1st Cavalry. PENNSYLVANIA--1st and 3d Cavalry. UNITED STATES--Battery "A," 2d Arty. Union loss, 68 missing. July 5: Action, SmithsburgMICHIGAN--1st, 5th, 6th and 7th Cavalry. NEW YORK--2d, 4th and 5th Cavalry. OHIO--6th Cavalry. PENNSYLVANIA--8th and 18th Cavalry. VERMONT--1st Cavalry. UNITED STATES--Batteries "M," 2d Arty., "C," 3d Arty., and "E," 4th Arty. Union loss, 6 wounded, 4
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