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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Exchange of prisoners. (search)
ourse pursued by the Federal authorities in relation to the paroles held by the Confederates was the chief and special cause of the suspension of the cartel. It was not a case for retaliation. The difficulty could not be obviated or cured even by that violent remedy. I know there were other hindrances in the way of a full observance of the cartel; but these, singly or altogether, were trivial in comparison. General Hitchcock, Commissioner of Exchange, in his report to Mr. Stanton, in November, 1865, lays stress on the action of Mr. Davis and the Confederate Congress in relation to officers in command of negro troops, and cites that as the chief cause of the disruption of the cartel. But no officer of the Federal army, during the progress of the war, was ever punished in any way for commanding or leading negro troops, though the Confederates had in captivity many such. They were always treated as other Federal officers, and, like them, delivered for exchange or released on parole.
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Appendix: the testimony of letters. (search)
eeds from the fact that they are voluntary offerings, generally from warm personal friends and received in the course of private correspondence. The first is from the pen of the beloved leader and is followed by tributes from Jefferson Davis, Generals D. H. Hill and W. H. Payne, Colonels Marshall and Johnston, Senator John W. Daniel, Professors Peters and Venable, Dr. McGuire, and others,--if less known to fame,--none the less ardent in the expression of their regard. Lexington, Va., Nov., 1865. General J. A. Early: I received last night your letter, which gave me the first authentic information of you I had received since the cessation of hostilities and relieved the anxiety I had felt on your account. I am very glad to hear of your health and safety, and I wish you every happiness and prosperity: you will always be present to my recollections. I desire, if not prevented, to write a history of the campaigns in Virginia; all of my records, books, orders, etc., were destroyed
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 14 (search)
ion, Sept., 1865; Mustered out, &c. N. S. White, Promotion, Sept., 1865; Captain, Nov. 18, 1865. F. S. Goodrich, Promotion, Oct., 1865; Mustered out, &c. E. W. Hyde, Promotion, Oct. 27, 1865; Mustered out, &c. Henry wood, Promotion, Nov., 1865; Mustered out, &c. Second lieutenants. J. A. Trowbidge, N. Y. Vol. Eng., Oct. 13, 1862; First Lt., Aug. 11, 1863. Jas. B. O'Neil, 1st U. S. Art'y, Oct. 13, 1862; First Lt., Jan. 10, 1863. W. W. Sampson, 8th Me., Oct. 13, 1862; Firstlson S. White, Dec. 22, 1863; First Lt., Sept., 1865. Edw. W. Hyde, Civil Life, May 4, 1864; First Lt., Oct. 27, 1865. F. S. Goodrich, 115th N. Y., May, 1864; First Lt., Oct., 1865. B. H. Manning, Aug. 11, 1864; Capt. 128th U. S. C. T., March 17, 1865. R. M. Davis, 4th Mass. Cavalry, Nov. 19, 1864; Capt. 104th U. S. C. T., May 11, 1865. Henry WooD, N. Y. Vol. Eng., Aug., 1865; First Lt., Nov., 1865. John M. Searles, 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles, June 15, 1865; Mustered out, &c.
in command of the Nineteenth Army Corps, serving until May, 1864, and was wounded at Sabine Cross Roads on the Red River expedition. From December, 1864, to November, 1865, he was at the head of a board for retiring disabled officers. On the latter date he resigned from the volunteer service, and gave up the regular army, in whcinnati. In March, 1864, he took command of the Eighth Army Corps and was defeated by Lieutenant-General Early at the Monocacy. He resigned from the army in November, 1865. After the war he was appointed Governor of New Mexico, and from 1881 to 1885 was United States minister to Turkey. Major-General Wallace was the author of e. In Sherman's campaigns to Atlanta and through Georgia and the Carolinas, he commanded the Seventeenth Army Corps. Resigning from the volunteer service in November, 1865, he was Democratic nominee for vice-president in 1868, and senator from Missouri, 1871-73. He died in St. Louis, July 8, 1875. Major-General Joseph Anthon
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The burning of Columbia, South Carolina-report of the Committee of citizens appointed to collect testimony. (search)
d not be displeasing to him. That such was their impression we have the authority of a personage not less distinguished than the officer of highest rank in the army of the invaders next after the Commander-in-Chief himself. The proof is beyond impeachment. It comes from the honored pastor of one of our city churches, Rev. P. J. Shand, to whom reference has already been made, and it is thus expressed in his written statement in the possession of the committee: As well as I recollect, in November, 1865, I went in company with a friend to see General Howard at his headquarters, in Charleston, on matters of business. Before we left, the conversation turned on the destruction of Columbia. General Howard expressed his regret at the occurrence, and added the following words: Though General Sherman did not order the burning of the town, yet somehow or other the men had taken up the idea that if they destroyed the capital of South Carolina it would be peculiarly gratifying to General Sherma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cooke, Edwin Francis 1835- (search)
Cooke, Edwin Francis 1835- Military officer; born in Brooklyn, Pa., Sept. 11, 1835; joined the Union army at the beginning of the Civil War. In 1863 while trying to lead a National force into Richmond from the south he was captured, and for several months was imprisoned in an underground cell in Libby prison where his health was ruined. Later he was confined in different prisons in South Carolina and Georgia till exchanged, March 13, 1864. In the following year he was brevetted a brigadier-general of volunteers. In November, 1865, he was appointed secretary to the Chilean legation, and served till his death in Santiago, Aug. 6, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Goss, Warren Lee 1838- (search)
Goss, Warren Lee 1838- Author; born in Brewster, Mass., Aug. 19, 1838; received an academic education and studied law; served in the Civil War; was captured and imprisoned in Libby, Belle Isle, Andersonville, Charleston, and Florence, S. C.; released in November, 1865. His publications include The soldier's story of captivity at Andersonville; The recollections of a private; In the Navy, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lawton, Henry Ware 1843- (search)
Lawton, Henry Ware 1843- Military officer: born in Manhattan, O., March 17, 1843; was brought up in Indiana; and at the beginning of the Civil War, before he was eighteen years old, he entered the army as sergeant of the 9th Indiana Infantry. In August following he was commissioned first lieutenant in the 30th Indiana Infantry; in May, 1862, was promoted to captain; in November, 1865, to lieutenant-colonel; and on March 13, 1865, was brevetted colonel for distinguished services in the field, especially before Atlanta. He was commissioned second lieutenant in the 41st United States Infantry, July 28, 1866; promoted first lieutenant, July 31. 1867; transferred to the 24th United States Infantry, Nov. 11, 1869; transferred to the 4th United States Cavalry, Jan. 1. 1871; promoted captain, March 20, 1879: major and inspector-general, Sept. 17. 1888; and lieutenant-colonel in the same department, Feb. 12, 1889. He greatly distinguished himself in several of the severest Indian camp
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
nksgiving for peace......Nov. 2, 1865 Shenandoah, Captain Waddell, reaches Liverpool, England, Nov. 6; he had first heard of the peace Aug. 2; vessel given up to British government, and crew paroled Nov. 8, and the vessel given to the American consul......Nov. 9, 1865 Captain Wirz, after military trial, begun Aug. 21, is convicted of cruelty to Federal prisoners in Andersonville, and hung......Nov. 10, 1865 Ex-President Buchanan publishes a vindication of his administration......November, 1865 Habeas corpus restored in the northern States by President's proclamation......Dec. 1, 1865 Thirty-ninth Congress, first session, convenes......Dec. 4, 1865 President's annual message presented......Dec. 4, 1865 House appoints as committee on reconstruction Messrs. Stevens, Washburn, Morrill, Grider, Bingham, Conkling, Boutwell, Blow, and Rogers......Dec. 14, 1865 Secretary Seward declares the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, ratified by twenty
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wisconsin, (search)
hes the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien......April 15, 1857 First Wisconsin Regiment mustered into service......May 17, 1861 About 700 Confederate prisoners are received at Camp Randall, Madison......April, 1862 Governor Harvey dies on his way to the battle-field of Shiloh to look after the welfare of Wisconsin soldiers......April, 1862 Personal liberty law repealed......July, 1862 Negro-suffrage amendment to the constitution rejected by vote of 55,591 to 46,588......November, 1865 Home for soldiers' orphans opened Jan. 1, 1866; established by private subscription, becomes a State institution......March 31, 1866 Fourth Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry mustered out after a service of five years and one day, the longest term on record of a volunteer organization......May 28, 1866 Alexander W. Randall appointed Postmaster-General......July 25, 1866 Supreme Court sustains the amendment to the constitution giving suffrage to colored men, as ratified by the people
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