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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. 134 134 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Name Index of Commands 44 44 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 40 40 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 24 24 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) 10 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 10 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 9 9 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 6 6 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 6 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 6 6 Browse Search
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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Morale of General Lee's army. (search)
uld have let them drive the Yankees into the river ), a Georgia boy, who seemed to be not over sixteen, rushed up to me with his two middle fingers shattered, and exclaimed (mistaking me for a surgeon), Doctor, I want you, please, to cut off these fingers and tie them up as soon as you can. The boys are going into another charge directly, and I want to be with them. I procured him a surgeon, the wound was dressed, and the brave boy hurried to the front again. At Cedar Creek, on the 19th of October, 1864, Sergeant Trainum, the color-bearer of the Thirteenth Virginia Infantry, was surrounded by a number of Sheridan's troopers, but-exclaiming, You may kill me, but I will never give up my colors --he fought until he fell insensible, and the flag was stripped from his body, around which he had wrapped it. Looking through a port-hole in the trenches, below Petersburg, one day, a sudden gust of wind lifted my hat off, and landed it between the two lines. Private George Haner, of Compan
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Appendix: the testimony of letters. (search)
writing a history of the war to insert a letter from a former Federal soldier acknowledging kindness received while he was held as prisoner within Southern lines. The one chosen gives the address at the National Military Home in Montgomery County, Ohio: General J. A. early: I write in memory of old times and a special act of kindness on your part, when in the midst of battle, with your self-earned brave army around, and General Sheridan's army contending at Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19th, 1864. I was wounded, early at dawn of day, in the face and right thigh, and was unable to walk on account of my wounds. Your men came to me and asked how long since I was paid off; and then searched me, but I had no money, as I had not lately been paid. One of the men came up to me and took my canteen; just then you came riding along and spoke to me, asking if I was badly hurt. I said Yes, sir, I am. I looked earnestly at you and said to you, Do you allow a man to rob another of the la
he 19th, so about 10 o'clock I went to bed greatly relieved, and expecting to rejoin my headquarters at my leisure next day. organization of the Union forces commanded by Major-General Philip H. Sheridan at the battle of Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. Army of the Shenandoah. Major-General Horatio G. Wright.[Commanded during General Sheridan's temporary absence in the early part of the battle.] escort. Seventeenth Pennsylvania Cavalry (detachment), Major Weidner H. Spera. Sixth United General Sheridan. with great pleasure I render to you and your brave army the thanks of the nation, and my own personal admiration and gratitude, for the month's operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and especially for the splendid work of October 19, 1864. your Obt. Servt. Abraham Lincoln. old camps at once re-established a morale which for some hours had been greatly endangered by ill-fortune. It was not till after the battle that I learned fully what had taken place before my arriva
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
ving him from it; and I determined to attack. From reports made by General Gordon and a staff-officer who ascended Three Top Mountain to reconnoiter the Union position, and the result of a Hill at Cedar Creek occupied by Sheridan's left, October 19, 1864, as seen from Kershaw's Ford. From a photograph taken in 1865. reconnoissance made at the same time by General Pegram toward the right flank of the Union army, General Early concluded to attack by secretly moving a force to turn Sheridan'stack commenced. A brigade sent on reconnoissance to the right had opened with its guns some minutes before the main attack on the left, for it had met the cavalry sent by Early to make a demonstration on our right. Battle of Cedar Creek. Oct. 19, 1864. The disintegration of Crook's command did not occupy many minutes. With a force of the enemy passing through its camp of sleeping men, and another powerful column well to their rear, it was not wonderful that the men as fast as they wer
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864. (search)
The opposing forces at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864. The Union Army. Army of the Shenandoah, Maj.-Gen. Philip H. Sheridan. Escort: 17th Pa. Cavalry (detachment), Maj. Weidner H. Spera; 6th U. S. Cavalry, Capt. Ira W. Claflin. Sixth Army Corps, Brig.-Gen. James B. Ricketts (w), This roster may be incomplete as regards the indication of officers who were killed (k) or wounded (w). Brig.-Gen. George W. Getty, Maj.-Gen. Horatio G. Wright. Commanded the army during General Sheridan's temporary absence in the early part of the battle. Staff loss: w, 2. Escort: G, 1st Mich. Cavalry, Lieut. William H. Wheeler. first division, Brig.-Gen. Frank Wheaton. First Brigade, Col. William H. Penrose (w), Lieut.-Col. Edward L. Campbell, Capt. Baldwin Hufty: 4th N. J., Capt. Baldwin Hufty; 10th N. J., Maj. Lambert Boeman, Capt. Charles D. Claypool; 15th N. J., Lieut.-Col. Edward L. Campbell, Capt. James W. Penrose. Brigade loss: k, 17; w, 129; m, 19 =165. Second Brigade, Co
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
re-enforced by Kershaw's division and six hundred cavalry from Lee's army before Petersburg, he determined to make a bold movement, swiftly and stealthily, against the authors of his misfortunes, to retrieve the loss of his reputation. For this purpose he gathered his forces at Fisher's Hill, and in secresy, behind a mask of woods, he formed them in two columns, for the purpose of making a simultaneous attack upon both flanks of the Nationals. He moved soon after midnight, in October, Oct. 19, 1864 almost noiselessly along rugged paths that stretched over steep wooded hills, with horse, foot, and artillery, not daring to take the highway for fear of discovery. The divisions of Gordon, Ramseur, and Pegram, forming his right column, thus crept softly toward the National left along the line of the Manassas Gap railway. They twice forded the north fork of the Shenandoah, the last time at a point a little east of the mouth of Cedar Creek, when they turned in the direction of Sheridan'
Samuel A. Rice, commanding the First Brigade of Salomon's (1st) Division, was mortally wounded in this battle. At this time the corps was composed of 17 regiments of infantry, 5 batteries of light artillery, and 10 regiments of cavalry. Eighth Corps. Cloyd's Mountain New Market Piedmont Lynchburg Monocacy Island Ford Carter's Farm Martinsburg Halltown Winchester Berryville Opequon Fisher's Hill Cedar Creek. These battles, which occurred between May 9th and October 19th, 1864, were fought wholly, or in part, by the Army of West Virginia, which was, for the most part, identical with the forces in the two divisions under General George Crook. These two divisions, by a provisional arrangement, formed a part of the Eighth Corps, and eventually came to he known as the corps itself. The Eighth Corps proper was created by General Orders No. 84, July 22, 1862, which designated the troops under Major-General John E. Wool as the Eighth Corps. These forces were s
New Market, Va., May 15, 1864 39 Strasburg, Va., Oct. 13, 1864 15 Piedmont, Va., June 5, 1864 22 Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864 5 Lynchburg, Va., June 18, 1864 6 Hatcher's Run, Va., March 31, 1865 2 Island Ford, Va., July 18, 1864 3 Fort G8 Opequon, Va., Sept. 19, 1864 11 Manassas, Va., Aug. 30, 1862 15 Beaver Dam, Va., May 9, 1864 2 Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864 7 Brentsville, Va., Jan. 9, 1863 3 Yellow Tavern, Va., May 11, 1864 14 Picket, Va., Dec. 14, 1864 1 Fort Scott, Woodstock, Va., Oct. 8, 1864 1 Cashtown, Md., July 5, 1863 1 Yellow Tavern, Va., May 11, 1864 5 Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864 4 Boonsboro, Md., July 8, 1863 3 Hawes's Shop, Va., May 28, 1864 15 Newtown, Va., Nov. 12, 1864 3 Hagerstown, Modstock, Va., Oct. 9, 1864 1 Hunterstown, Pa., July 2, 1863 2 Yellow Tavern, Va., May 11, 1864 3 Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864 5 Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863 1 Meadow Bridge, Va., May 12, 1864 2 Winchester, Va., Nov. 18, 1864 2 Williamsp
rket Road, Va.             Oct. 7, 1864.             16th N. Y. H. A. (7 Cos.) Terry's Tenth 11 54 -- 65 5th Penn. Cavalry Kautz's ---------- 10 32 67 109 Darbytown Road, Va.             Oct. 13, 1864.             67th Ohio Ames's Tenth 3 60 2 65 39th Illinois Ames's Tenth 1 45 4 60 10th Connecticut Ames's Tenth 5 37 3 45 Strasburg, Va.             Oct. 13, 1864.             34th Massachusetts Thoburn's Eighth 9 48 40 97 Cedar Creek, Va.             Oct. 19, 1864.             47th Pennsylvania Dwight's Nineteenth 37 89 28 154 29th Maine Dwight's Nineteenth 20 107 -- 127 114th New York Dwight's Nineteenth 21 86 8 115 12th Connecticut Dwight's Nineteenth 22 57 93 172 30th Massachusetts Dwight's Nineteenth 12 96 -- 108 8th Vermont Dwight's Nineteenth 17 66 23 106 102d Pennsylvania Getty's Sixth 12 80 -- 92 65th New York Wheaton's Sixth 12 74 4 90 10th Vermont Ricketts's Sixth 16 65
tee on Military Affairs. On the twenty-fifth, Mr. Deming, of Connecticut, reported it back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. The substitute declared: That the thanks of Congress be tendered to Major-General Philip H. Sheridan and the officers and men under his command, for the gallantry, military skill, and courage displayed in the brilliant series of victories achieved by them in the valley of the Shenandoah, and especially for their services at Cedar Run, on the nineteenth of October, 1864, which retrieved the fortunes of the day and averted a great disaster; and it further requested the President of the United States to communicate the resolution to Major-General Sheridan, and through him to the officers and soldiers under his command. The substitute was agreed to, and the resolution as amended passed — yeas, one hundred and thirty-one; nays, two. In the Senate, on the first day of February, Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom it had been r
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