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Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Biddle, James, 1783-1848 (search)
delphia, Pa., Feb. 29, 1783; was edueated at the University of Pennsylvania, and entered the navy, as midshipman, Feb. 12, 1800. He was wrecked in the frigate Philadelphia, off Tripoli, in October, 1803, and was a prisoner nineteen months. As first lieutenant of the Wasp, he led the boarders in the action with the Frolic, Oct. 18, 1812. Captured by the Poitiers. he was exchanged in March, 1813; and was made master commander in charge of a flotilla of gunboats in the Delaware River soon afterwards. In command of the Hornet he captured the Penguin. March 23, 1813. For this victory Congress voted him a gold medal. Made captain in February, 1815, he held important commands in different parts of the world. While in command of a squadron in the Mediterranean (1830-32), he was given a commission to negotiate a commercial treaty with the Turkish government. In 1845 he performed diplomatic service in China, and visited Japan. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 1, 1848. James Riddle.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
14th1813 to1817 Nicholas Van Dyke15th to 19th1817 to1827 Caesar A. Rodney17th1821 to 1823 Thomas Clayton18th to 19th1824 to 1827 Daniel Rodney19th1826 Henry M. Ridgely.19th to 20th1827 to 1829 Louis McLane20th to 21st1827 to 1829 John A. Clayton21st to 23d1829 to 1835 Arnold Naudain.21st to 23d1830 to 1836 Richard H. Bayard24th to 28th1836 to 1845 Thomas Clayton24th to 29th1837 to 1847 John M. Clayton29th to 30th1845 to 1849 Name.No. of CongressDate. John Wales30th to 31st1849 to 1851 Presley Spruance30th to 32d1847 to 1853 James A. Bayard32d to 38th1851 to 1864 John M. Clayton33d to 34th1853 to 1856 Joseph P. Comegys34th1856 Martin Bates35th1858 Willard Saulsbury36th to 41st1859 to 1871 George Read Riddle38th to 40th1864 to 1867 James A. Bayard40th1867 to 1869 Thomas Francis Bayard41st to 48th1869 to 1885 Eli Saulsbury42d to 50th1871 to 1889 George Gray49th to 56th1885 to 1899 Anthony Higgins51st to 54th1889 to 1895 Richard R. Kenney54th to 56th1897 to 1901
lly seemed to have a charmed life. Upon reorganization, John H. Kelly was elected colonel; Wilson, lieutenant-colonel, and Capt. G. F. Baucum, major. Lieutenant-Colonel Wilson resigned, and Anderson Watkins was elected major. Upon the promotion of Colonel Kelly to brigadier-general, Baucum became colonel, and Anderson Watkins, lieutenant-colonel. The regiment took part in the battle of Murfreesboro, as part of Liddell's brigade, and captured two stand of colors, which were taken by Private James Riddle, of Company C, and Corp. N. A. Horn, of Company E. Colonel Kelly was wounded the second day and borne off the field, when Lieut.-Col. G. F. Baucum commanded the regiment. Lieuts. T. H. Beard, S. B. Cole, Colvin Ead and H. J. McCurdy, of the Eighth, were killed. The regiment was in the battles of Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap (consolidated with the Eighth and Nineteenth, under Lieutenant-Colonel Hawthorn), Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, Ezra Chu
Martin, S. C. Brown, J. G. Fletcher, W. E. Wilkerson, M. M. Duffie (wounded); Lieuts. J. A. Reeves, Sergeant-Major Eddins, Sergeant Bratton, Private Halse (Capt. J. T. Armstrong and Lieuts. J. E. Nicholson and Henry Fisher were killed). In Helena artillery: Lieut. Robert Fitzpatrick. In Eighth Arkansas: Adjt. H. J. McCurdy (killed), Lieuts. H. J. Cole (killed), S. B. Cole (killed), W. M. Bass (wounded), Calvin East (killed), T. H. Beard (killed), B. A. Terrett; Capt. W. H. Lankford, Private James Riddle, Corp. N. A. Horn. In Thirteenth Arkansas: Lieut. John Dolan, Color-Bearer Felix E. Lipe, Private William Sanford. In Fifteenth Arkansas: Maj. C. H. Carlton (wounded), Capts. T. H. Osborne and George Dixon (wounded), Sergt. J. M. Harkleroad, Lieut. W. H. Pearce (wounded), Capt. W. H. Kinsey. On General Liddell's staff: W. R. Liddell (wounded), Lieut. W. R. Young (wounded), Surg. W. R. Kibler (wounded), Adjt.-Gen. G. A. Williams, Lieutenant Bostick, Lieutenant Dulin and Bugler Jacob