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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 16: (search)
he outlook for the future seemed most propitious, and General Logan was supremely happy in having his family about him in a home of his own. After the adjournment of Congress we returned to Chicago, having accepted an invitation from General Russell A. Alger, of Detroit, to accompany him and his family in his private car to San Francisco, where the national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic was held. It was one continuous ovation for General Logan from the time we left Chicago unreceived was beyond description. It was impossible to get in or out of the Baldwin Hotel, where we stayed at the time. On the day of the procession the committee provided a magnificent landau with four beautiful horses, which General Logan, General Alger, and the chairman of the committee were to occupy in the procession. The parade ended at a great hall where there were to be speeches and addresses by the prominent men of the Grand Army. At that time there were very many men surviving who
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter28: Gettysburg-Third day. (search)
.-Col. John K. Robison. Third division, Brig.-Gen. Judson Kilpatrick:--Headquarters Guard, 1st Ohio, Co. C, Capt. Samuel N. Stanford. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth, Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond; 5th N. Y., Maj. John Hammond; 18th Pa., Lieut.-Col. William P. Brinton; 1st Vt., Lieut.-Col. Addison W. Preston; 1st W. Va. (10 cos.), Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond, Maj. Charles E. Capehart. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. George A. Custer; 1st Mich., Col. George H. Town; 5th Mich., Col. Russell A. Alger; 6th Mich., Col. George Gray; 7th Mich. (10 cos.), Col. William D. Mann. horse artillery :--First Brigade, Capt. James M. Robertson; 9th Mich. Batt., Capt. Jabez J. Daniels; 6th N. Y. Batt., Capt. Joseph W. Martin; 2d U. S., Batts. B and L, Lieut. Edward Heaton; 2d U. S., Batt. M, Lieut. A. C. M. Pennington, Jr.; 4th U. S., Batt. E, Lieut. Samuel S. Elder. Second Brigade, Capt. John C. Tidball; 1st U. S., Batts. E and G, Capt. Alanson M. Randol; 1st U. S., Batt. K, Capt. William
ent much disappointed, for in those days, for some unaccountable reason, the War Department did not favor the appointment of regular officers to volunteer regiments, and I feared a disapproval at Washington. After a further consultation with Captain Alger and Lieutenant Walbridge, I determined to go to the General again and further present the case. Enlarging on my desire for active service with troops, and urging the utter lack of such opportunity where I was, I pleaded my cause until Generaed to make a raid to the south of the enemy, then occupying Corinth, and that if I could turn over my property, it would probably be well for me to join my command immediately, so that I could go with the expedition. I returned to my tent, where Alger and Walbridge were still waiting, and told them of the success of my interview, at the same time notifying them that I would join the regiment in season to accompany the expedition of which Halleck had spoken. In the course of the afternoon I
and two from the Second Iowa, and placing Captain Alger, of the former regiment, in command of the out the purpose now in view, I instructed Captain Alger to follow the wood road as it led around t it would be obliged to pass. I also informed Alger that I should take the reserve and join the mach numerical strength that fear of disaster to Alger increased my anxiety terribly as the time set prevent his being led astray, and confident of Alger's determination to accomplish the purpose for and the demoralization wrought in his rear by Alger, who had almost entirely accomplished the purpreed upon before leaving Booneville. After Alger had reached and turned up the Blackland road, lackland, with little or no attempt to capture Alger's command, which might readily have been done.nd a few temporarily missing. Among these was Alger himself, who was dragged from his saddle by the strength in this fight was 827 all told, and Alger's command comprised ninety officers and men. [1 more...]
l. Lieutenant-Colonel John B. Howard, Chief-Quartermaster. Lieutenant-Colonel George H. Woods, Chief-Commissary of Subsistence. Surgeon Roger W. Pease, Medical Director. Captain Michael V. Sheridan, Aide-de-camp. Captain Thomas W. C. Moore, Aide-de-camp. escort. Sixth United States Cavalry, Captain Ira W. Claflin. first division. Brigadier-General Alfred T. A. Torbert. first brigade. Brigadier-General George A. Custer. First Michigan, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Stagg. Fifth Michigan, Colonel Russell A. Alger. Sixth Michigan, Major James H. Kidd. Seventh Michigan, Major Henry W. Granger. Second brigade. Colonel Thomas C. Devin. Fourth New York, Lieutenant-Colonel William R. Parnell. Sixth New York, Lieutenant-Colonel William H. Crocker. Ninth New York, Colonel William Sackett. Seventeenth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel James Q. Anderson. reserve brigade. Brigadier-General Wesley Merritt. Nineteenth New York (First Dragoons), Colonel Alfred Gibbs. Sixth Pennsylvania, Major James Starr.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1st-3d, 1863. (search)
division, Brig.-Gen. Judson Kilpatrick. Headquarters Guard: C, 1st Ohio, Capt. Samuel N. Stanford. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth (k), Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond: 5th N. Y., Maj. John Hammond; 18th Pa., Lieut.-Col. William P. Brinton; 1st Vt., Lieut.-Col. Addison W. Preston; 1st W. Va., Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond, Maj. Charles E. Capehart. Brigade loss: k, 21; w, 34; m, 43 =98. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. George A. Custer: 1st Mich., Col. Charles H. Town; 5th Mich., Col. Russell A. Alger; 6th Mich., Col. George Gray; 7th Mich., Col. William D. Mann. Brigade loss: k, 32; w, 147; m, 78 = 257. horse artillery. First Brigade, Capt. James M. Robertson: 9th Mich., Capt. Jabez J. Daniels; 6th N. Y., Capt. Joseph W. Martin; B and L, 2d U. S., Lieut. Edward Heaton; M, 2d U. S., Lieut. A. C. M. Pennington; E, 4th U. S., Lieut. Samuel S. Elder. Brigade loss: k, 2; w, 6=8. Second Brigade, Capt. John C. Tidball: E and G, 1st U. S., Capt. Alanson M. Randol; K, 1st U. S., Capt
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at the beginning of Grant's campaign against Richmond. (search)
leton; L and M, 3d U. S., Lieut. Erskine Gittings. Provisional Brigade, Col. Elisha G. Marshall: 24th N. Y. Cav. (dismounted), Col. William C. Raulston; 14th N. Y. Heavy Art'y, Lieut.-Col. Clarence H. Corning; 2d Pa. Prov. Heavy Art'y, Col. Thomas Wilhelm. cavalry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Philip H. Sheridan. Escort: 6th U. S., Capt. Ira W. Claflin. first division, Brig.-Gen. A. T. A. Torbert. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. George A. Custer: 1st Mich., Lieut.-Col. Peter Stagg; 5th Mich., Col. Russell A. Alger; 6th Mich., Maj. James H. Kidd; 7th Mich., Maj. Henry W. Granger. Second Brigade, Col. Thomas C. Devin: 4th N. Y. (guarding trains), Lieut.-Col. William R. Parnell; 6th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. William H. Crocker; 9th N. Y., Col. William Sackett; 17th Pa., Lieut.-Col. James Q. Anderson. Reserve Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Wesley Merritt: 19th N. Y. (1st Dragoons), Col. Alfred Gibbs; 6th Pa., Maj. James Starr; 1st U. S., Capt. Nelson B. Sweitzer; 2d U. S., Capt. T. F. Rodenbough; 5th U. S., Capt. A
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Cold Harbor. June 1st, 1864. (search)
Capt. George W. Durell; 3d Vt., Capt. Romeo H. Start. Reserve artillery, Capt. John Edwards, Jr.: 27th N. Y., Capt. John B. Eaton; D, 1st R. I., Capt. William W. Buckley; H, 1st R. I., Capt. Crawford Allen, Jr.; E, 2d U. S., Lieut. Samuel B. McIntire. cavalry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Philip H. Sheridan. Escort: 6th U. S., Capt. Ira W. Claflin. first division, Brig.-Gen. Alfred T. A. Torbert. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. George A. Custer: 1st Mich., Lieut.-Col. Peter Stagg; 5th Mich., Col. Russell A. Alger; 6th Mich., Maj. James H. Kidd; 7th Mich., Maj. Alexander Walker. Second Brigade, Col. Thomas C. Devin: 4th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. William R. Parnell; 6th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. William H. Crocker; 9th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. George S. Nichols; 17th Pa., Lieut.-Col. James Q. Anderson. Reserve Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Wesley Merritt: 19th N. Y. (1st Dragoons), Col. Alfred Gibbs; 6th Pa., Maj. William P. C. Treichel; 1st U. S., Capt. Nelson B. Sweitzer; 2d U. S., Capt. Theophilus F. Rodenbough; 5th U. S
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Sheridan's Trevilian raid. (search)
o enable us to enfilade a battery of the enemy. Number one at the gun had his axe uplifted in the act of striking, when we discovered a line of dismounted rebel cavalry getting over a rail-fence, about a hundred yards on our right. Custer ordered every one to get out of there,--and we lost no time. In the meanwhile part of Hampton's force attacked Custer, killing some of the men and horses of the battery before it could gallop into a more favorable position and open on the enemy. Colonel Alger, 5th Michigan Cavalry, got in between Hampton's dismounted men and their led horses, capturing about 350 men and horses. Custer sent his captures to his rear,--that is, toward Louisa Court House,--where also were parked his wagons and the caissons of Pennington's battery. It was supposed that Hampton's entire force was then in front. It appears, however, that Fitz Lee, who should have been closed up on Hampton, was late in getting out that morning, and Custer, without knowing it, stru
killed, but the regiment participated in many others in which it lost men wounded or captured. Fifth Michigan Cavalry. Custer's Brigade — Kilpatrick's Division--Cavalry Corps, A. P. (1) Col. Joseph T. Copeland; Brig.-Gen. (3) Col. Russell A. Alger; Bvt. Major-Gen. (2) Col. Freeman Norvell. (4) Col. Smith H. Hastings. companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment. Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total. Field andthe brigade while on its march to Gettysburg, where it had its first opportunity to distinguish itself under fire. The brigade sustained the heaviest loss at Gettysburg of any cavalry brigade in that battle. The Fifth was commanded there by Colonel Alger, who had served previously as a Major in the Second Michigan Cavalry, from which he was promoted to the Lieutenant-Colonelcy of the Sixth, and thence to the Colonelcy of the Fifth; he was one of the ablest cavalry officers in the Army. Th
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