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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The first year of the War in Missouri. (search)
e his brother Montgomery was already practicing law. For that profession, to which he too had been educated, Frank had no taste, and, having in it no success, quickly turned his attention to politics. In 1852 he was elected to the Legislature as a Benton Democrat. Shortly afterward he and B. Gratz Brown established the St. Louis Democrat. When the Kansas conflict broke out in 1854, he identified himself with the Free-soil party, and in 1856 supported Fremont for the Presidency, though Senator Benton, Fremont's father-in-law, refused to do this. He was elected to Congress that year, for the first time. In the presidential canvass of 1860 he had been the leader of the Republicans of Missouri, and it was through him chiefly that Lincoln received 17,000 votes in the State. Immediately after the secession of South Carolina, he had begun to organize his adherents as Home Guards and had armed some of them, and was drilling the rest for the field, when the election of delegates to the S
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The opposing forces at Pea Ridge, Ark. (search)
loss: w, 1. First Brigade, Col. Frederick Schaefer: 2d Mo., Lieut.-Col. Bernard Laiboldt; 15th Mo., Col. Francis J. Joliat. Brigade loss: k, 8; w, 34; m, 22 = 64. Unattached: Fremont Hussars Mo. Cavalry, Major Emeric Meszaros; 5th Mo. Cavalry (Benton Hussars), Col. Joseph Nemett; 1st Mo. Horse Battery, Capt. G. M. Elbert; 2d Ohio Battery, Lieut. W. B. Chapman. Loss: k, 12; w, 29: m, 14 = 55. Third division, Col. Jefferson C. Davis. First Brigade, Col. Thomas Pattison: 8th Ind., Col. William P. Benton; 18th Ind., Lieut.-Col. Henry D. Washburn; 22d Ind., Lieut.-Col. John A. Hendricks (m w), Major David W. Daily, Jr.; 1st Ind. Battery, Capt. Martin Klauss. Brigade loss: k, 17; w, 88; in, 6 = 111. Second Brigade, Col. Julius White: 37th Ill., Lieut.-Col. M. S. Barnes; 59th Ill., Lieut.-Col. C. H. Frederick; Peoria Ill. Battery, Capt. P. Davidson. Brigade loss: k, 29; w, 195; in, 3 = 227. Cavalry: 1st Mo., Col. C. A. Ellis. Loss: k, 2; w, 2; m, 2 = 6. Fourth division, Col. Euge
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces in the Vicksburg campaign: May 1st-July 4th, 1863. (search)
56th Ohio, Col. William H. Raynor. Brigade loss: Port Gibson, k, 16; w, 62; m, 11 = 89. Champion's Hill, k, 108; w, 365; in, 93=566. Artillery: A, 1st Mo., Capt. George W. Schofield; 2d Ohio, Lieut. Augustus Beach; 16th Ohio, Capt. James A. Mitchell (mw), Lieut. George Murdock, Lieut. Russell P. Twist. Artillery loss: Port Gibson, w, 3. Fourteenth division, Brig.-Gen. Eugene A. Carr. Escort: G, 3d Ill. Cav., Capt. Enos McPhial (k), Capt. Samuel S. Marrett. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. William P. Benton, Col. Henry D. Washburn, Col. David Shunk: 33d Ill., Col. Charles E. Lippincott; 99th Ill., Col. George W. K. Bailey, Lieut.-Col. Lemuel Parke; 8th Ind., Col. David Shunk, Maj. Thomas J. Brady; 18th Ind., Col. Henry D. Washburn, Capt. Jonathan H. Williams; 1st U. S. (siege guns), Maj. Maurice Maloney. Brigade loss: Port Gibson, k, 28; w, 134=162. Champion's Hill, k, 1; w, 2 =3. Big Black Bridge, k, 1; w, 22; m, 1= 24. Vicksburg, assault May 22d, k, 61; w, 273; m, 7=341. Second B
s, under General Ord, moved with the Army to Jackson, Miss., and assisted in the investment of that place. Carr's Division at this time was commanded by General William P. Benton. In the operations about Jackson the corps lost 85 killed, 501 wounded, and 165 missing; total, 751. This includes the loss in Lauman's Division, of thganized, Feb. 18, 165, and Major-General Gordon Granger, of Chickamauga fame, was placed in command; the divisions were commanded by Generals Veatch, Andrews, and Benton. The corps proceeded to Mobile, and it participated in the investment of that city, and in the storming of Fort Blakely, April 9, 1865, which was the last generation Sherman's March Ogeechee River Siege of Savannah Combahee River Pocataligo River's Bridge Edisto River Orangeburg Cheraw Fayetteville Bentonville Benton; Second, or Red River Division. Vaughn's Station; Second, or Red River Division. Jackson (July 6, 1864); Second, or Red River Division. Fort De Russy;
. A. Carr's Sixteenth. Sept., ‘64 50th Missouri Enlisted for one year.         65 65 65     Mar., ‘65 51st Missouri Enlisted for one year.   2 2   47 47 49     Jan., ‘63 Missouri Marine Brigade   11 11 1 161 162 173     May, ‘61 Benton Co. Regiment 2 25 27   8 8 35     May, ‘61 Lawrence Co. Regiment 1 14 15 2 30 32 47     May, ‘61 Stone Co. Regiment 1 7 8   16 16 24     May, ‘61 Greene Co. Regiment 1 3 4 2 14 16 20     May, ‘61 Cole Co. Regiment   4 4   2 2 6     of the noted generals of the war were Indianians: Generals Lew. Wallace, Hovey, Jefferson C. Davis, Meredith, Wagner, Jos. J. Reynolds, Kimball, Foster, Cruft, Harrow, Colgrove, Miller, Cameron, Gresham, Coburn, Hascall, Harrison, Veatch, Manson, Benton, Scribner, Wilder, Grose, and others. The age and height of 118,254 Indiana soldiers (out of about 200,000 enlistments) was recorded, with the following interesting result: Height. No. of men. Height. N
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, Chapter 13: aggregate of deaths in the Union Armies by States--total enlistment by States--percentages of military population furnished, and percentages of loss — strength of the Army at various dates casualties in the Navy. (search)
5 Winona Nichols Vicksburg Ram, Arkansas. 1 2 -- 3 July 15 Sciota Lowry Vicksburg Ram, Arkansas. -- 2 -- 2 July 15 Richmond Alden Vicksburg Ram, Arkansas. -- 2 -- 2 Oct. 3 Commodore Perry Flusser Blackwater 2 11 -- 13 Dec. 27 Benton Gwin Drumgold's Bluff 2 8 -- 10 1863.               Jan. 1 Fleet Renshaw Galveston -- -- -- 150 Jan. 10 Louisville Owen Arkansas Post 6 25 -- 31 Jan. 10 De Kalb Walker Arkansas Post Jan. 11 Hatteras Blake Alabama 2 5 -- 7 Jan. 3atross Hart Grand Gulf Mch. 11 Chillicothe Foster Fort Pemberton 2 11 -- 13 Mch. 16 Chillicothe Foster Fort Pemberton 4 16 -- 20 Mch. 16 De Kalb Walker Fort Pemberton 3 3 -- 6 April 16 Fleet Porter Vicksburg -- 13 -- 13 April 29 Benton Greer Grand Gulf 9 19 -- 28 April 29 Tuscumbia Shirk Grand Gulf 6 24 -- 30 April 29 Pittsburg Hoel Grand Gulf 6 13 -- 19 April 29 Lafayette Walke Grand Gulf -- 1 -- 1 May 4 Albatross Hart Fort De Russy 2 4 -- 6 May 27 Cincinnati
headlong to mother earth. One convulsive shudder, and he was no more. His bridle-hand clutched the reins in death. A comrade loosened his grasp, and his faithful gray stood quietly beside the corps. Another bullet went through the jaw of Lieut. Benton's beautiful chestnut. Smarting with pain, he struck violently with his hoofs at the invisible tormentor. Benton dismounted and awaited the anticipated catastrophe — but he rode his horse again, all through that fiery day. One or two other hBenton dismounted and awaited the anticipated catastrophe — but he rode his horse again, all through that fiery day. One or two other horses were hit, and the cavalcade rushed from that line fire to another, just in time to be splashed with mud from the spat of a six-pound shot. It seemed that there was not a square yard on the field free from fire. The rattle of musketry and roar of artillery was deafening. Still the General charged through it as if it had been harmless rain. It was wonderful that he escaped-fortunate that his uniform was covered by an overcoat. Galloping down again to the extreme front, an officer in ran
the conduct of some individuals seems to merit special mention, even at the risk of leaving out deserving men whose names have not been reported to me. These shall receive their due credit as soon as I am informed of their merits. Brigadier-General W. P. Benton distinguished himself for daring, gallantry, and good management, during the whole battle. Indiana continues to be glorified by her sons. Colonel C. S. Harris, Eleventh Wisconsin, though he had been obliged to give up the command of Lieutenant William Hill, company B, Eighth Indiana, for acting as Aid temporarily. Our list of killed and wounded is attached and made a part of this report. I have the honor to be, Captain, with great respect, your obedient servant, William P. Benton, Brigadier-General Commanding First Brigade, Fourteenth Division, Thirteenth Army Corps. Official report of Colonel MacAULEYULEYuleyuley. headquarters Eleventh Indiana Zouaves, near Willow Springs, Mississippi, May 5. Captain Jos.
e ravine and commenced ascending the hill on which that fort was situated, amid the concentrated fire of a half-dozen forts. The Twenty-second Iowa had planted their flag on the outer edge. Some of the Pioneer corps, with picks, were trying to dig into the works. A few reached the inside and were fighting hand to hand. While this was transpiring on the left of the railroad, equally heroic actions were being performed on the right. Burbridge's brigade had been ordered to the support of Benton. Colonel Washburn, of the Eighteenth, shouted to his men: The Hoosiers are coming. Colonel Lucas answered, as with gun on his shoulder he led up his men: Here's your mule. Some of the Eighteenth had jumped into the ditch and could not get out. Smith ordered Burbridge to send two regiments from his right to the left, to which the answer was: I cannot move; they are rolling down cotton-bales and trying to flank us. Major Montgomery and Captain De Grasse, of the Eighth Missouri cavalry, wen
29th regiment; wounded at Stone's River. Charles Cruft, conspicuous at Stone's River and Chattanooga. Jeremiah C. Sullivan fought in the Shenandoah and Vicksburg campaigns. Robert A. Cameron, originally Colonel of the 34th regiment. W. P. Benton commanded a brigade at Pea Ridge. F. Knefler, originally Colonel of the 79th regiment. Walter Q. Gresham, engaged in the Nashville campaign. William Grose led a brigade under Thomas. War, Dix was appointed major-general of volunteers, active service (two divisions) took place in the Red River campaign of 1864. New commanders of the corps while in the Army of the Gulf were Major-General N. J. T. Dana, and Brigadier-Generals T. E. G. Ransom, R. A. Cameron, M. K. Lawler, and W. P. Benton. On June 11, 1864, the troops of the corps were transferred to other commands, but they were largely brought together again for the Reserve Corps, Army of the Gulf, in December, 1864, out of which on February 18, 1865, a new Thirteenth Army C
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