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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 29 1 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 9 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 3 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 3 1 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 2 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Index (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 1 1 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
ant to open the way there for the army to cross the river. A failure to do so implied the necessity of throwing it across the Red River, in the presence of the enemy on both sides of that stream. A flanking movement was determined upon. General H. W. Birge was ordered to take his own brigade, that of Colonel Fessenden (Third of the First Division of the Nineteenth Corps), and General Cameron's division of the Thirteenth Corps, and, crossing the river three miles above the ferry, turn the lefcannon on the bluff, the Confederates opened fire upon them. A spirited artillery duel ensued, and was kept up at intervals a greater part of the day, while the troops were held in reserve for the purpose of forcing the passage of the river when Birge should attack. This was done, and the action lasted until dark, when, as we have observed, the Confederates fled, and the bluff was occupied by the Nationals. In the mean time, that portion of the Confederates which were expected to fall on t
swamp on the other, expected to stop here our army; which, when it should be deeply involved in front, the rest of the Rebel army was to strike in flank and rear. Banks, apprised of this arrangement, moved suddenly at daybreak April 22. from Grand Ecore, marching his army nearly the whole 40 miles, before halting for the night, so as to strike Bee unexpectedly next morning. Arrived at the river, April 23. Emory, with his 1st division, menaced the enemy directly in front; while Gen. H. W. Birge, with his own brigade and Col. Francis Fessenden's of the 19th (Franklin's) corps, moving three miles up stream, flanked the Rebel position, striking heavily on its right; the charge being led with great gallantry by Col. Fessenden, who was here severely wounded. The movement was a complete success: the worsted Rebels abandoning their position and retreating in disorder, on the Fort Jessup road, leading south-westward into Texas. Of course, the attack on Kilby Smith, covering our rear
oops, they remained in North Carolina, and, in March, 1865, the Tenth Corps was revived. As reorganized, it consisted of Birge's (1st) Division, composed of three brigades taken from Grover's Division of the Nineteenth Corps, then stationed at Sava. The Second Division having arrived at Savannah, General Grover was assigned to the command of the district, and General H. W. Birge to the command of the division. In March, 1865, Birge's Division, containing three brigades, eighteen regiments, Birge's Division, containing three brigades, eighteen regiments, was ordered to North Carolina, where it was attached temporarily to the Tenth Corps and was designated as the First Division of that corps. The Fourth Brigade of Birge's Division was left at Savannah, the whole division returning there in May. TheBirge's Division was left at Savannah, the whole division returning there in May. The Nineteenth corps remained at Savannah and vicinity until August, 1865; some of the regiments remained until 1866. The corps organization, however, was officially discontinued March 26, 1865. The portion of the corps left behind at New Orleans r
ois. First Hecker 24th Illinois. Chicago Legion 51st Illinois. Second Hecker 82d Illinois. Canton Rifles 55th Illinois. Normal regiment 33d Illinois. National Guards 57th Illinois. Rock River regiment 34th Illinois. Lyon color Guard 58th Illinois. Fox River regiment 36th Illinois. Ninth Missouri 59th Illinois. Fremont Rifles 37th Illinois. Yates Sharpshooters 64th Illinois. Highlanders 65th Illinois. Wilder's mounted Infantry 92d Illinois. Birge's Sharpshooters 66th Illinois. Wilder's mounted Infantry 98th Illinois. First Board of Trade 72d Illinois. Wilder's mounted Infantry 123d Illinois. Second Board of Trade 88th Illinois. Brackett's regiment 9th Illinois Cavalry. Railroad regiment 89th Illinois. German Guides 13th Illinois Cavalry. Excelsiors 124th Illinois.     Many of these regiments dropped their synonyms before the war closed, and were known only by their regular title; and, with some, the
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 25 (search)
hio Volunteers. 73d Ohio Volunteers. 136th New York Volunt'rs detachments. Artillery Brigade. Captain Winnegar. Battery I, 1st New York. Battery M, 1st New York. Battery C, 1st Ohio. Battery E, Independent Pennsylvania. Pontoniers, 58th Indiana Veteran Volunteers. Mechanics and Engineers, 1st Michigan. Army of the Ohio. Major-General John M. Schofield commanding. Tenth Army Corps--Major-General A. H. Terry commanding. first division. Brevet Major-General H. W. Birge. First Brigade. Colonel H. D. Washburn. 8th Indiana Volunteers. 18th Indiana Volunteers. 9th Connecticut Volunteers. 14th New Hampshire Volun. 12th Maine Volunteers. 14th Maine Volunteers. 75th New York Volunteers. Second Brigade. Colonel Harvey Graham. 159th New York Volunteers. 13th Connecticut Volunt'rs. 22d Iowa Volunteers. 131st New York Volunteers. 28th Iowa Volunteers. Third Brigade. Colonel N. W. Day. 38th Massachusetts Vol. 156th New York Volun. 1
the same time a force under command of General H. W. Birge, consisting of his own command, the Thiriver by the army. The route traversed by General Birge's command was intersected by bayous, swampand with gallantry, was severely wounded. General Birge--as in all actions in which he has been enhe passage of the river at the moment that General Birge commenced his attack on the right. The acy own division, General Cameron's command, General Birge's command, General Arnold's cavalry commanted by the enclosed copy of an order given General Birge. (For a sketch of the ground and the posio pursue the enemy. The ground over which General Birge had to pass was exceedingly difficult,--tr at the moment I heard the first rattle of General Birge's musketry, I directed a battery to take ped position, happening about the time that General Birge was carrying the enemy's flank by assault,l, with an open field in front. This hill General Birge caused to be carried by assault by the Thi[5 more...]
Banks issued an order congratulating his troops and calling for a storming party of one thousand volunteers, promising that every one so serving should receive a medal and should have his name placed upon a roll of honor in General Orders. Col. H. W. Birge of the 13th Connecticut at once volunteered to lead the party, and in spite of a good deal of disapproval, the ranks were more than filled in a few days. The surrender of Vicksburg, followed closely by that of Port Hudson, rendered unnecess was most superb. Official War Records, 91, p. 25. Also spelled Opequan, Irwin, p. 370. An impetuous charge was made by Grover's division, including the 26th and 38th Mass. Infantry and the 3d Cavalry (dismounted), upon a Georgia brigade. General Birge, commanding the brigade containing the 26th, says, As the troops entered the woods, I was ordered by General Grover to halt and hold that position, and not to go farther into the woods; but the charge was so rapid and impetuous and the men so
Bicknell, G. W., 442 Bicknell, N. D., 334 Bigelow, Alvarando, 334 Bigelow, E. J., 334 Bigelow, Elisha, 499 Bigelow, G. E., 442 Bigelow, G. L., 499 Bigelow, G. T., 334 Bigelow, J. H., 442 Bigelow, John, 9th Mass. Batt., 99, 110, 139, 188 Bigelow, John, 22d Mass. Inf., 499 Bigelow, Loring, 442 Bigelow, T. H., 442 Biggs, William, 499 Billings, J. D., 38, 138, 140 Bills, Henry, 334 Bills, W. M., 499 Bingham, C. O., 334 Bingham, S. R., 179 Bird, Frank, 334 Bird, L. J., 318 Birge, H. W., 64, 110 Birney, David B., 103, 119, 120 Biron, Frederick, 442 Bishop, N. P., 334 Bispham, J. R., 500 Bither, J., 500 Bixby, C. M., 334 Bixby, G. A., 500 Bixby, O. C., 334 Black, James, 500 Black, Patrick, 442 Blackburn, Robert, Jr., 334 Blackington, L. D., 334 Blackman, J. H., 334 Blackmer, C. A., 442 Blackstone, J., 500 Blagdon, J. R., 442 Blaine, Hugh, 334 Blair, David, 500 Blair, H. H., 334 Blair, J. W., 500 Blair, Matthew, 442 Blaisdell, C. F., 442 Blaisdell,
Big Shanty, Ga., IV., 206. Big Tybee Island, Ga., I., 361; VI., 236. Bigelow, J., II., 106, 250; VI., 25, 291. Bigelow, J., Jr. II., 121. Biglow Papers, J. R. Lowell, IX., 23, 256. Biles, E. R., VIII., 319. Billings, J. S., VII., 223. Billups, J., VII., 123. Billy, horse of G. H. Thomas, IV., 314. Biloxi, Miss., VI., 312. Bird's Point, Mo. (see also Charleston, Mo.), I., 177, 350. Birdsong Ferry, Miss., II., 340. Birge, H. W., X., 197. Birney, D. B.: II., 51, 237; III., 76, 90, 208, 321; X., 187, 212, 290. Birney, W., X., 219. Bisland, La., II., 332. Bivouac in McClellan's Army, IX., 135. Bivouac on a mountain side, Walt Whitman, IX., 132. Bixley, G. H., II., 193. Black, J., VII., 125. Black, J. C., X., 201, 296. Black, W.: youngest soldier wounded, IX., 67. Black, Judge Viii., 294. Black Burns, horse of G. B. McClellan, IV., 304. Black H