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The photograph above was made in Winchester, in February, 1862, at the Rontzohn gallery, where Jackson had been persuaded to spend a few minutes by the earnest entreaties of General Bradley T. Johnson. Some five months later Jackson was to send Banks whirling down the Shenandoah Valley, to the friendly shelter of the Potomac and Harper's Ferry, keep three armies busy in pursuit of him, and finally turn upon them and defeat two of them. This, with the profile portrait taken near Fredericksburhe capture of the rich spoil of War, the supplies, of which we were already beginning to feel the need. Our daily diet of unrelieved bread and bacon grew fairly nauseating at the thought of the bounty so generously provided by Commissary-General Banks, and of the extra dainties inviting pillage in the tents of Israel—but we were to get our share, with accrued interest, later on. we had not yet ceased to marvel over these exploits when Jackson executed one of his mysterious disappearances, p
partment of the Rappahannock), those of Major-General Banks (Department of the Shenandoah), and Brippi, and in December he was relieved by Major-General Banks. On November 1st, he assumed command ofirst commander. He was followed by Major-Generals N. P. Banks, S. A. Hurlbut, and E. R. S. Canby, ained a separate existence. Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks was born in Waltham, Massac, and remained in the Shenandoah Valley, where Banks had command until that corps was merged in the After the Army of Virginia was discontinued, Banks was at the head of the Military District of Wa Army Corps was created and given to Major-General N. P. Banks. But this corps was detached, AprilVirginia, the troops of which, under Major-General N. P. Banks, had been in the Department of the Sgeneral of volunteers. He succeeded Major-General N. P. Banks in command of the Army and Departmenthe Shenandoah. It was commanded by Major-General N. P. Banks, and later by Brigadier-General A. S[4 more...]
epartment of East Tennessee. He was made general, and assumed command of the Trans-Mississippi Department in February, 1863. He surrendered his troops to Major-General Canby at Baton Rouge, May 26, 1865, having, the year before, defeated Major-General Banks in the Red Confederate generals--no. 4 Arkansas William N. R. Beall, District commander in Mississippi and Louisiana. Dandridge McRae led a brigade in battles West of the Mississippi. Alexander T. Hawthorne led a briana Paul O. Hebert commanded the Army of Louisiana defending New Orleans. Louis Hebert, active commander in the Southwest. Thomas M. Scott, originally Colonel of the 12th regiment. Franklin Gardner, defender of Port Hudson against Banks in 1863. James P. Major led a Cavalry brigade in Louisiana. Edward Higgins, conspicuous at New Orleans in 1862. Henry H. Sibley, conspicuous leader in New Mexico. Albert G. Blanchard led a brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. Ze
Vinton, D. H., Mar. 13, 1865. Warren, G. K., Mar. 13, 1865. Webb, Alex. S., Mar. 13, 1865. Weitzel, G., Mar. 13, 1865. Wheaton, Frank, Mar. 13, 1865. Whipple, A. W., May 7, 1863. Whipple, Wm. D., Mar. 13, 1865. Willcox, O. B., Mar. 2, 1867. Williams, Seth, Mar. 13, 1865. Wilson, James H., Mar. 13, 1865. Wood, Thos. J., Mar. 13, 1865. Woodbury, D. P., Aug. 15, 1864. Woods, Chas. R., Mar. 13, 1865. Wright, H. G., Mar. 13, 1865. Major-generals, U. S. Volunteers (full rank) Banks, N. P., May 16, 1861. Barlow, F. C., May 25, 1865. Berry, H. G., Nov. 29, 1862. Birney, David D., May 3, 1863. Blair, Frank P., Nov. 29, 1862. Blunt, James G., Nov. 29, 1862. Brooks, W. T. H., June 10, 1863. Buell, Don Carlos, Mar. 21, 1862. Buford, John, July 1, 1863. Buford, N. B., Mar. 13, 1865. Burnside, A. E., Mar. 18, 1862. Butler, Benj. F., May 16, 1861. Cadwalader, G. B., Apr. 25, 1862. Clay, Cassius M., April 11, 1862. Couch, Darius N., July 4, 1862. Cox, Jacob Dolson, Oc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Andrews, George Leonard, 1828- (search)
Andrews, George Leonard, 1828- Military officer; born in Bridgewater, Mass., Aug. 31, 1828; was graduated at West Point in 1851, entering the engineer corps. He resigned in 1855. In 1861 he became first lieutenant-colonel and then colonel of the 2d Massachusetts Regiment. He was made brigadier-general in 1862, and led a brigade in Banks's expedition in Louisiana and against Port Hudson in 1863. He assisted in the capture of Mobile, and was appointed Professor of French at West Point Feb. 27, 1871; was retired Aug. 31, 1892; and died April 4, 1899.
in the North had been so stripped of defenders, by Floyd, Buchanan's Secretary of War, that the government was threatened with sudden paralysis. On the day after the battle of Bull Run (q. v.), General McClellan, then in western Virginia, was summoned to Washington and placed in charge of the shattered army there. The Departments of Washington and of Northeastern Virginia were created and placed under the command of McClellan. The Department of the Shenandoah was also created, and Gen. N. P. Banks was placed in command of it, relieving Major-General Patterson. McClellan turned over the command of the troops in western Virginia to General Rosecrans, and on July 27 he entered with zeal upon the duty of reorganizing the army in the vicinity of the national capital. He brought to the service youth, a spotless moral character, robust health, untiring industry, a good theoretical military education, the prestige of recent success, and the unlimited confidence of the loyal people. Ha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 (search)
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 Military officer; born in Waltham, Mass., Jan. 30, 1816. His early education was obtained at a common school. He became a lawyer and Democratic orator; edited a newspaper in Waltham and Lowell; and during ty on the question of slavery; and, after a long contest, was elected speaker of the House of Representatives in 1855. Mr. Banks was chosen governor of Massachusetts in 1858, and served until 1861. When the Civil War broke out he Nathaniel PrentNathaniel Prentiss Banks. was president of the Illinois Central Railroad. Offering his services to President Lincoln, he was made a major-general of volunteers May 16, 1861, and appointed to command the Annapolis military district. General Banks was an active andGeneral Banks was an active and skilful leader in various battles during the war in Virginia and in the region of the lower Mississippi and Red rivers. In 1865-73, 1875-77, and 1889-91 he was a Representative in Congress, and subsequently he was United States marshal. He died i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brashear City, military operations near. (search)
hole country was half submerged by the superabundant waters of the Mississippi and its tributaries. A single railroad passed through this country from New Orleans to Brashear City, on the Atchafalaya, a distance of 80 miles, at which point the waters of the great bayou Teche meet those of the Atchafalaya and others. Near Pattersonville, on the Teche, the Confederates had erected fortifications, and gathered troops to dispute the passage of these important waters by National gunboats. Gen. N. P. Banks, in command of the Department of the Gulf, determined to expel the armed Confederates from Brashear City and its vicinity. An expedition for that purpose was led by Gen. Godfrey Weitzel, accompanied by a squadron of gunboats, under Com. McKean Buchanan, brother of the commander of the Merrimac (q.v.). They penetrated to Brashear City, and then proceeded (Jan. 11, 1863) to attack the works near Pattersonville. Weitzel's infantry were placed in the gunboats, and his cavalry and artiller
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893 (search)
operations there were paralyzed, and General Butler, as a state policy and for humane purposes, confiscated the entire property of the district, appointed a commission to take charge of it, and set the negroes to work, by which they were subsisted and the crops saved. Two congressional districts in Louisiana were thus repossessed, and the loyal citizens of New Orleans elected to seats in Congress Benjamin F. Flanders and Michael Hahn. In December, 1862, General Butler was succeeded by Gen. N. P. Banks (q. v.). in command of the Department of the Gulf. Late in 1863, he was placed in command of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, and his force was designated the Army of the James. After an unsuccessful expedition against Fort Fisher, in December, 1864, General Butler retired to his residence in Massachusetts. He was elected to Congress in 1866, and was one of the principal managers of the House of Representatives in conducting the impeachment of President Johnson. He was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
irmish near Coffeeville, Miss.—6. Confederates repulsed at Cane Hill, Ark.— 7. California steamer Ariel captured by the Alabama.—9. Concordia, on the Mississippi, burned by Union troops.—10. National gunboats shell and destroy most of the town of Front Royal, Va.—11. Skirmish on the Blackwater, Va., and National troops pushed back to Suffolk.— 12. National gunboat Cairo blown up by a torpedo on the Yazoo.—13. National troops surprise and capture Confederates at Tuscumbia, Ala.—14. Gen. N. P. Banks succeeded General Butler in command of the Department of the Gulf. Plymouth, N. C., destroyed by Confederates.—15. Confederate salt-works at Yellville, Ark., destroyed.—21. A body of Union cavalry destroyed important railroad bridges in eastern Tennessee, with locomotives, and captured 500 prisoners and 700 stand of arms.—23. Jefferson Davis issued a proclamation directing retaliatory measures to be taken because of the course of General Butler in New Orleans, and doom
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