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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 452 452 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 26 26 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 10 10 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 10 10 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 10 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 10 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) 6 6 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 5 5 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 5 5 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Auger, Christorpher Colon, 1821-1898 (search)
Auger, Christorpher Colon, 1821-1898 Military officer; born in New York July 10, 1821; was graduated at West Point in 1843. He served as aide-de-camp to Generals Hopping and Cushing in the war with Mexico, and in 1861 was made a brigadiergeneral of volunteers, after serving under McDowell. He took command of a division under Banks. and was wounded at the battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862; the same month he was made major-general of volunteers. In November, 1862, he. reported to General Banks for service in a Southern expedition, and was very active in the siege and capture of Port Hudson. From October, 1863, to August, 1866, he had command of the Department of Washington. and in 1867 he was assigned to the Department of the Platte. In 1869 he was made brigadier-general U. S. A., and in 188,5 was retired. He died in Washington, D. C., Jan. 16. 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eaton, John, 1829- (search)
Eaton, John, 1829- Educator; born in Sutton, N. H., Dec. 5, 1829; was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1854; applied himself to educational pursuits till 1859, when he entered Andover Theological Seminary, and in 1862, after his ordination, was appointed chaplain of the 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In November of the same year he was made superintendent of freedmen, and later was given supervision of all military posts from Cairo to Natchez and Fort Smith. In October, 1863, he became colonel of the 63d United States Colored Infantry, and in March, 1865, was brevetted brigadier-general. He was editor of the Memphis Post in 1866-67, and State superintendent of public instruction in Tennessee in 1867-69. From 1871 to 1886 he was commissioner of the United States Bureau of Education, and then became president of Marietta College, O., where he remained until 1891; was president of the Sheldon Jackson College of Salt Lake City in 1895-98, when he was appointed inspector of public
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Leary, Richard Phillips 1860- (search)
Leary, Richard Phillips 1860- Naval officer; born in Baltimore, Md.; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1860; became ensign in October, 1863; master in May, 1866; lieutenant in February, 1867; lieutenant-commander in March, 1868; commander in June, 1882; and captain in April, 1897. During 1863-65 he served on the blockading squadron off Charleston, S. C. In 1888 he was senior naval officer at Samoa during the revolution in which the Tamasese government was overthrown. In recognition of his meritorious services at that time, the Maryland legislature voted him a gold medal. In 1897-98 he was in command of the cruiser San Francisco, which convoyed to the United States the New Orleans, the American name of one of two vessels built for the Brazilian government in London and purchased by the United States immediately before the declaration of war against Spain. At the close of the war with Spain he was appointed the first American governor of the island of Guam. He wa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
Pillager band of Chippewas at Leech Lake occurred in October, 1898, because of continued impositions by the whites; but it was quickly suppressed by a detachment of the regular army. See United States, Minnesota, in vol. IX. Territorial governors. Alex. Ramsey, of Pennsylvaniaappointed April 2, 1849 Willis A. Gorman, of IndianaappointedMarch 4, 1853 Samuel Medaryappointed1857 State governors. Henry H. Sibley elected 1857 Alexander RamseyelectedOct. 1858 Stephen Miller elected Oct. 1863 William R. Marshall, RepelectedNov. 7, 1865 Horace Austin, Rep elected Nov. 1869 Cushman K. Davis, Rep elected Nov. 1873 John S. Pillsbury, RepelectedNov. 2, 1875 Lucius F. Hubbard, RepelectedNov. 1881 Andrew R. McGill, RepelectedNov. 2, 1886 William R. Merriam, Repelected Nov. 1888 William R. Merriam, Repterm beginsJan. 1891 Knute Nelson, Repterm begins Jan. 1893 Knute Nelson, Repterm begins Jan. 1, 1895 David M. Clough term begins Jan. 24, 1895 John Lindterm begins Jan. 1, 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pine Bluff, battle of. (search)
Pine Bluff, battle of. Fifty miles below Little Rock, on the south side of the Arkansas River, is Pine Bluff, the county seat of Jefferson county, Ark. In October, 1863, it was occupied by Col. Powell Clayton, with about 350 men and four guns. Marmaduke attempted to capture it with over 2,000 men and twelve guns. He advanced upon the post in three columns. Clayton had just been reinforced by Indiana cavalry, making the number of his fighting men about 600. About 200 negroes had built barricades of cotton-bales in the streets. The attack was made (Oct. 25) by Marmaduke, and was kept up for about five hours. The Confederates were repulsed with a loss of 183 men killed, wounded, and prisoners; the Nationals lost 57, of whom 17 were killed. The town was badly shattered, and the court-house and many dwellings were laid in ashes.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rappahannock Station, battle of. (search)
Rappahannock Station, battle of. In the pursuit of Lee, in his retreat towards Richmond from the vicinity of Bull Run, in October, 1863, the 6th Corps, under General Sedgwick, found the Confederates strongly intrenched in works cast up by the Nationals on the north side of the Rappahannock, at Rappahannock Station. They were about 2,000 in number. Sedgwick advanced (Nov. 7, 1863) upon each flank of the works, with the division of Gen. D. A. Russell marching upon the centre. The first brigade, under Col. P. C. Ellmaker, was in the van of Russell's division, and just before sunset, in two columns, stormed the works with fixed bayonets. The van of the stormers rushed through a thick tempest of canister-shot and bullets, followed by the remainder of the brigade, and after a struggle of a few moments the strongest redoubt was carried. In that charge the slaughter of the Unionists was fearful. At the same time two regiments of Upton's brigade charged the rifle-pits, drove the C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
on's Corps and Hovey's division of the 13th Corps. In the assault of May 22 on the fortifications of Vicksburg, and during the entire siege, General McPherson and his command won unfading laurels. He is one of our ablest engineers and most skilful generals. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Major-General. He commanded one of the three corps in the siege of Vicksburg. After the fall of Vicksburg he operated successfully against Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. In October, 1863, he was made commander of the Department of the Tennessee, and joined Grant at Chattanooga in the middle of November; was in the battle of Missionary Ridge (Nov. 25); and then moved to the relief of Burnside in east Tennessee. When he was called to Chattanooga, he left Gen. J. B. McPherson in command at Vicksburg; but soon after Bragg was driven southward from Chattanooga Sherman suddenly reappeared in Mississippi. At the head of 20,000 troops he made a most destructive raid (February
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thomas, George Henry 1816-1870 (search)
mber, 1861, till March, 1862, he commanded a division of the Army of the Ohio, defeating the Confederates in the battle of Mill spring (q. v.) in January. At Corinth, Miss., he commanded the right wing of the Army of the Tennessee, and was second in command of the Army of the Ohio at Perryville in October. For nearly a year from November, 1862, he commanded the 14th Corps of the Army of the Cumberland, doing eminent service in the battles of Stone River and Chickamaugua (qq. v.). In October, 1863, he George Henry Thomas. was placed in command of the Department and Army of the Cumberland, and was promoted brigadier-general, United States army. He was in the battle of Missionary Ridge (q. v.), and did signal service in the Atlanta campaign, when he took post at Nashville and defended Tennessee against the invasion of Hood. For this service he was made a major-general, and received the thanks of Congress, and from the legislature of Tennessee a gold medal. In February, 1868, he
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Viele, Egbert Ludovickus 1825- (search)
neer; born in Waterford, N. Y., June 17, 1825; graduated at West Point in 1847; served through a portion of the war against Mexico. He resigned in 1853, and was appointed State engineer of New Jersey. In 1857 he was engineer-in-chief of the Central Park (N. Y.) commission, and, in 1860, of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. In August, 1861, he was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers, and accompanied the expedition to Port Royal. In the siege of Fort Pulaski he was in command of the investing forces; and he led the advance in the capture of Norfolk, of which place he was made military governor in August, and remained so until his resignation in October, 1863. Since then he has been a civil engineer in New York City. He became a park commissioner in New York City in 1883, and a Democratic member of Congress in 1884. He is author of a Hand-book for active service; Reports on the Central Park; Topographical survey of New Jersey; A topographical Atlas of the City of New York, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Webb, Alexander Stewart 1835- (search)
. Entering the artillery, he served against the Seminoles in Florida in 1856, and from 1857 to 1861 was assistant Professor of Mathematics at West Point. In May, 1861, he was made captain of infantry, and in June, 1863, brigadier-general of volunteers. He was one of the defenders of Fort Pickens; fought at Bull Run and through the campaign on the Peninsula; was chief of staff of the 5th Corps at Antietam and Chancellorsville; served with distinction at Gettysburg, and commanded a brigade in the 2d Corps, in Virginia, from October, 1863, to April, 1864. He commanded a brigade in the campaign against Richmond in 1864-65, and in January, 1865, was General Meade's chief of staff. In March he was brevetted majorgeneral, United States army, and was discharged in 1870. In 1869 he was chosen president of the College of the City of New York. His publications include The Peninsula: McClellan's campaign of 1862; and a number of articles relating to the Civil War in the Century magazine.