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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 31 31 Browse Search
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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 2 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
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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 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
ies committed by the Federal troops under General Banks during the invasion of Western Louisiana in 1863 and 1864.--Copy of a newspaper printed in Louisiana in October, 1862, on wall paper, showing the shifts journalists had to resort to thus early. John F. Mayer, Richmond, Virginia.--Report of the Secretary of War, November 6th, 1863.--Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, December 7th, 1863.--Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, May 2d, 1864.--Report of the Secretary of War, April 28th, 1864.--Report of the Secretary of War, November 3d, 1864.--Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, November 7th, 1864.--Message of President Davis, November 7th, 1864.--Report of the Agent of Exchange of Prisoners, November 18th, 1864.--Report of the Agent of Exchange of Prisoners, December 3d, 1864.--Copy of Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry relative to the fall of New Orleans, February 18th, 1863.--Pamphlet, Evidences taken before the Committee of the House of Representatives, appointed
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
m, for there was no occasion for their employment in the direction of the Red River. Three days after his arrival they attacked and captured April 18. a forage train, little more than a dozen miles from the Union Operations in Missouri and Arkansas. lines, by which Steele lost two hundred and fifty men and four guns. This was followed by another disaster, five days later, when the escort of a supply-train, which had come down from Little Rock, and was returning empty, was attacked April 28, 1864. twelve miles from Camden by Shelby's cavalry. The escort consisted of a brigade of infantry, four guns, and a small cavalry force, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Drake,, of the Seventy-seventh Ohio. The assailants were beaten off, and the train and escort pressed on, until again attacked, as it emerged from a swamp at Marks's Mill, by an overwhelming force under General Fagan. A desperate fight ensued between his force and the Forty-third Indiana and Thirty-sixth Ohio, until Drake w
urg, Va. 7 Present, also, at Weldon Railroad; Hatcher's Run; Fort Sedgwick. notes.--Recruiting for this regiment commenced in September, 1863, but only eight companies were organized up to April, 1864. These companies left the State April 28, 1864. The ninth company joined the regiment in June, but the tenth did not arrive until January, 1865. Upon its arrival in Virginia it was assigned to Curtin's (1st) Brigade, Potter's (2d) Division, Ninth Corps. Within one week after its departponse to the call of February 1, 1864, for 500,000 more men, and was organized at Madison under the superintendence of Colonel Harriman, who had served previously as a captain in the Thirtieth Wisconsin. Six companies left Wisconsin on the 28th of April, 1864, two more companies joining them at Washington about two weeks later. The eight companies left Washington on the 30th of May, proceeding by steamer to White House Landing, Va., where, on June 10th, they joined the army, then at Cold Harbor
, General, that intelligent and hearty co-operation is the first wish of myself, and will be the effort of the officers and men of my command. I have the honor to be, General, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. P. Lee, Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. to Maj.-Gen. Benj. F. Butler, Commanding Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, Fortress Monroe. [no. 23. Seepage 639.] headquarters armies of the United States, Culpepper Court-House, Va., April 28, 1864. Major-General Butler, Commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina: General:--If no unforeseen accident prevents, I will move from here on Wednesday, the 4th of May. Start your forces the night of the 4th, so as to be as far up James River as you can get by daylight on the morning of the 5th, and push from that time with all your might for the accomplishment of the object before you. Should anything transpire to delay my movement, I will telegraph you. Acknowledge the rec
tfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, Rear-Admiral. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Additional report of rear-admiral D. D. Porter. flag-ship Cricket, Mississippi Squadron, off Alexandria, La., April 28, 1864. sir: I had the honor to inform you, in my communication No. 106, of the sinking of the Eastport while proceeding down to Alexandria, caused by the explosion of a torpedo under her bottom, and near her bow. On hearing this bad news, I procir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, David Porter, Rear-Admiral. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Perilous situation of the fleet. flag-ship Cricket, Mississippi Squadron, below Grand Ecore, La., April 28, 1864. sir: In my last communication I informed you of the sinking of the Eastport by a torpedo about eight miles below Grand Ecore. The moment I heard of it, I went down to Alexandria, and sent a despatch-vessel for our two steam pump-boats; o
ned) Duncan S. Walker, A. A. General. Indorsement on Report by Major-General Franklin. headquarters U. S. Forces, Western Louisiana, Grand Ecore, La., April 13, 1864. Respectfully forwarded: I desire also to express my sense of the great gallantry, and good sense and military judgment, shown by Brigadier-General Emory in the battles reported on. (Signed) Wm. B. Franklin, Major-General, commanding. headquarters First division, Nineteenth army corps, Alexandria, Louisiana, April 28, 1864. Major Wickham Hoffman, Assistant-Adjutant General: On the morning of the twenty-third instant, at twelve o'clock, after having just completed, with my division, a march of forty miles, I received orders from the Major-General commanding to march and attack the enemy at Cane River crossing, and for this purpose he placed at my disposal the following forces: My own division, General Cameron's command, General Birge's command, General Arnold's cavalry command, and his Chief of Artillery
ken's house in 1864 for exchange, and soon was involved in acrimonious controversy with Colonel Ould. General Butler, who had been appointed to command at Fortress Monroe, was, at his own suggestion, created a special agent for exchange, and from that time onward made no reports to General Hitchcock, commissioner for exchange, but assumed the title and duties of commissioner. At first, the Confederate authorities refused to treat with General Butler, but finally Secretary Seddon, on April 28, 1864, wrote: It may well excite surprise and indignation that the Government of the United States should select for any position of dignity and command a man so notoriously stigmatized by the common sentiment of enlightened nations. But it is not for us to deny their right to appreciate and select one whom they may not inappropriately, perhaps, deem a fitting type and representative of their power and characteristics. After this, Colonel Ould opened negotiations. Previously, General Butler
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official correspondence of Confederate State Department. (search)
eir treatment as pirates, whether by proceedings against them as such on the part of the Colonial authorities, or by their extradition to the United States. For the reasons stated in dispatch number four I shall remain here until the return of the next Bermuda boat, about the middle of May, when I hope to hear that the course I have taken in this matter meets with your approbation and that of the President. I remain, &c., &c., James P. Holcombe. Letter from Mr. Holcombe. April 28, 1864. Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of State, C. S. A.: Sir — The season has thus far rendered it impracticable to forward the arrangements for returning home our escaped prisoners. The ice has just begun to move in the Saint Lawrence, and it will be from the middle to the last of May before the navigation will be open. Land carriage at this time through Canadian territory is out of the question, not only on account of its expense, but the extremely limited facilities which it would aff
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holbrook, James 1812-1864 (search)
Holbrook, James 1812-1864 Journalist; born in 1812; was self-educated and learned the printer's trade. He was editor of the Norwich Aurora for several years; established the Patriot and Eagle in 1839, and The United States mail in 1859, the latter of which he edited till his death; and was also special agent of the Post-Office Department from 1845 till his death. He was author of Ten years among the mail-bags. He died in Brooklyn, Conn., April 28, 1864.
not made, or unsuccessful, a large portion of your force must be held in North Carolina, to guard the railroad. Knowing his energy and activity, the President has promoted him (General Hoke), to avoid any difficulty about commands. Urge him to action. Braxton Bragg, General. Still more, however, than the two foregoing telegrams does the following letter show what undue importance was attached to the Newbern expedition: Headquarters armies Confederate States, Richmond, Va., April 28th, 1864. General G. T. Beauregard, Weldon, North Carolina: General,—Your written communication of the 25th inst. received, and has been submitted to the President, with this endorsement, viz.: Respectfully submitted to his Excellency the President. Gracie's brigade from Southwest Virginia and Colquitt's from South Carolina are now under orders, and it is proposed to draw others from South Carolina as soon as transportation will allow. The paper was returned to me with the following endorse
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