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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. 117 117 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 29 29 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 20 20 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 11 11 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 9 9 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 9 9 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 7 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 5 5 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) 5 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 4 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Seacoast defences of South Carolina and Georgia. (search)
ored vessels sent against them were placed hors de combat. The Battery Wagner, which, on the 18th of July and for fifty days thereafter, so successfully endured a combined naval and land attack of the magnitude that no other single work, of any size or armament, ever had brought to bear upon it, was, in no respect save the site, the same work which General Pemberton had left there. As Beauregard prepared it and the supporting batteries, it not only bore the brunt successfully, on the 18th of July, 1863, for eight hours without an instant of cessation, of the Iron Sides and of five or six monitors with their 11 and 15-inch guns and of five unarmored vessels, together with several land batteries, but remained in condition to inflict one of the bloodiest defeats known in history upon the powerful column that General Gillmore sent to storm it. Nor is this all: subjected to an incessant, daily bombardment from Dahlgren's fleet and Gillmore's breaching batteries and mortars for fifty days,
come, and she is very miserable. Two mothers, one from Georgia, another from Florida, have come on in pursuit of their sons, and are searching the hospitals for them. They were not in our hospital, and we could give them no information, so they went on to others. There is more unhappiness abroad among our people than I have ever seen before. Sometimes I wish I could sleep until it is over — a selfish wish enough; but it is hard to witness so much sorrow which you cannot alleviate. July 18, 1863. This day two years ago the battle of Bull Run was fought, a kind of prelude to that of Manassas, on the 21st. Since that time what scenes have been enacted! Battles have been fought by scores, and lives, precious lives, have been sacrificed by thousands, and that, too, of the very flower of our country. Again I have heard of the death of one of our dear E. H. S. boys-William H. Robb, of Westmoreland. He was with us for four years, and was very, very dear to us all. He died of wou
Doc. 92.-captured battle-flags. General Meade's report. headquarters army of the Potomac, July 18, 1863. General: I have the honor herewith to trans. mit thirty-one battle-flags, captured from the enemy in the recent battle at Gettysburgh. Several other flags were captured on that occasion, but those sent embrace all thus far sent in by corps commanders. Very respectfully your obedient servant, George G. Meade, Major-General Commanding. Brigadier-General L. Thomas, Adjutant-General, Washington. General Barksdale's sword was given in my charge to bring with the above flags. Ed. Schriver, Inspector-General. war Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, July 10, 1863. General: By direction of the Secretary of War, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt, at the hands of Colonel Schriver, Inspector-General, of thirty-one flags and one officer's sword, a part of the trophies won by your army at the battle of Gettysburgh. These proofs of the he
Doc. 94.-the Navy on the Mississippi. Official despatches. United States Mississippi Squadron, flag-ship Black Hawk, off Vicksburgh, July 18, 1863. sir: I have made reports to the Department of the different actions that have occurred on this river since the investment of Vicksburgh; and it now remains for me to give credit to the different officers who have participated in the events trans-piring here. When I took command of this squadron, this river was virtually closed against our steamers from Helena to Vicksburgh. It was only necessary to impress the officers and men with the importance of opening communication with New-Orleans, and every one, with few exceptions, have embarked in the enterprise with a zeal that is highly creditable to them, and with a determination that the river should be. opened if their aid could effect it. With such officers and the able General who commanded the army, I have not feared for the result, though it has been postponed longer
Doc. 102.-expedition up Red River. Report of Admiral Porter. United States Mississippi Squadron. Flag-ship Black Hawk, off Vicksburgh, July 18, 1863. sir: I have the honor to inform you that the expedition I sent into the Red River region proved very successful. Ascending the Black and Tensas Rivers, (running parallel with the Mississippi,) Lieutenant Commanding Selfridge made the head of navigation — Tensas Lake and Bayou Macon, thirty miles above Vicksburgh, and within five or six miles of the Mississippi River. The enemy were taken completely by surprise, not expecting such a force in such a quarter. The rebels that have ascended to that region will be obliged to move further back from the river, if not to go away altogether. Lieutenant Commanding Selfridge divided his force on finding that the transports, which had been carrying stores to Walker's army, had escaped up some of the narrow streams. He sent the Mainton and Rattler up the Little Red River, (a small
gg accompanied us to Shepherdstown, and McIntosh's brigade was posted on our left, toward Harper's Ferry, but, with the exception of that portion of the First Pennsylvania referred to, did not participate. Captain Fisher, to whom I have referred, is well known to Philadelphia merchants as an old merchant of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. A gallant soldier, a gentleman, and a pleasant companion, his loss will be deeply regretted. Richmond despatch account. army of Northern Virginia, July 18, 1863. The heavy cannonading heard in the direction of Shepherdstown Thursday originated from a severe cavalry fight, of which you have been advised by telegraph. I will now furnish you the particulars as they have been ascertained. After the return of General Lee's army to Virginia, the enemy, evidently too much crippled for immediate pursuit, and desirous of ascertaining our movements, and feeling our position, despatched a large body of cavalry down the river to accomplish this objec
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Hancock and Howard in the first day's fight. (search)
First and Eleventh corps, numbering less than eighteen thousand men, nobly aided by Buford's division of cavalry, had engaged and held in check nearly double their numbers from 10 in the morning until 7 in the evening. They gave way, it is true, after hard fighting, yet they secured and held the remarkable position which, under the able generalship of the commander of this army, contributed to the grand results of July 2d and 3d. In a letter to President Lincoln, dated Near Berlin, July 18th, 1863 ( Official Records, Vol. XXVII., p. 700), General Howard says: The successful issue of the battle of Gettysburg was due mainly to the energetic operations of our present commanding general prior to the engagement, and to the manner in which he handled his troops on the field. The reserves have never before during this war been thrown in at just the right moment. In many cases when points were just being carried by the enemy, a regiment or brigade appeared to stop his progress and
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The army before Charleston in 1863. (search)
he neighborhood of Charleston we held all the coast line south of Morris Island, while all the other islands around the harbor, and to the northward, were either controlled or occupied by the enemy. It was found, after abolishing some of these detached posts and reducing the force at others, that the aggregate means for carrying on the contemplated operations against Charleston comprised only about 10,000 effective volunteer infantry, 600 engineer The night assault on Battery Wagner, July 18, 1863. troops, and 350 artillerists. The ordnance on hand, deemed more or less suitable for our purpose, consisted of 200-pounder, 100-pounder, and 30-pounder Parrott rifles, and some 13-inch, 10-inch, and 8-inch mortars. The projectiles for the 200-pounders, however, weighed only 150 pounds, and those for the 100-pounders only 80 pounds. With this feeble array of guns-feeble because largely wanting in the strength required for throwing, with a breaching velocity, even the light projectiles
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Butler's attack on Drewry's Bluff. (search)
all force at City Point, and marched to the neck of land between the James and the Appomattox rivers. General Butler in his plan of campaign was tempted by the short line between the rivers, and, taking into account only the ease with which this line could be defended, forgot certain elements of great importance in an offensive campaign. Major-General John A. Dix. From a photograph. General Dix took command at Fort Monroe on June 2, 1862, and was relieved by General John G. Foster, July 18, 1863, and sent to succeed General Wool at New York City, where the draft riots had been in progress. General Foster was relieved at Fort Monroe by General Butler, November 11, 1863. The James River will never again present such a scene as that of the 5th of May, 1864. An army of forty thousand men was afloat on its waters, convoyed by various vessels of the navy, then under command of Admiral Lee. It was a motley array of vessels. Coasters and river steamers, ferry-boats and tugs, scr
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
,486 72 do July 17, 1863 Roanoke, Seminole. Brig Ariel 5,249 88 1,618 61 3,631 27 do July 17, 1863 Gemsbok. Schooner Active 3,136 18 1,064 55 2,071 63 do July 18, 1863 Flambeau. Schooner Aquilla 30,104 72 1,877 90 28,226 82 do May 19, 1863 Huron, Augusta. Sloop Aurelia 20,136 71 1,277 96 18,858 75 do May 1, 1863 Arizona9 1,421 10 do.   Kanawha. Schooner Curlew 6,902 00 1,546 45 5,355 55 Key West Nov. 26, 1862 Somerset. Schooner Corelia $1,430 62 $494 96 $935 66 Key West July 18, 1863 James S. Chambers. Steamer Columbia 151,523 20 15,419 82 136,103 38 do Oct. 6, 1863 Santiago de Cuba. Schooner Courier 3,647 10 613 62 3,033 48 do Oct. 14, 1865 Beauregard. Sloop General Finnegan 3,661 05 414 37 3,246 68 do June 20, 1865 San Jacinto. Brig H. C. Brooks 51,982 52 5,467 83 46,514 69 New York July 18, 1863 Harriet Lane, Minnesota, Wabash, Cumberland, Susquehanna, Monticello, Pawnee. Steamer Henry Lewis 37,337 76 4,041 62 33,296 14 do Nov. 25, 1863 R. R. Cuyler
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