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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 4: The Cavalry (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 9 1 Browse Search
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The rest of us scrambled over the opposite fence and ran for a scrub-oak thicket, one or two hundred yards across a field. Federal cavalry guarding the Chattanooga station General Rosecrans looked narrowly to his line of communications when he set out from Nashville to attack General Braxton Bragg in the latter part of December, 1862. The Confederate cavalry leader, General Wheeler, was abroad. At daylight on December 30th he swooped down at Jefferson on Starkweather's brigade of Rousseau's division, in an attempt to destroy his wagon-train. From Jefferson, Wheeler proceeded to La Vergne, where he succeeded in capturing the immense supply trains of McCook's Corps. Seven hundred prisoners and nearly a million dollars' worth of property was the Union Government's penalty for not heeding the requests of the commanding general for more cavalry. A train at Rock Spring and another at Nolensville shared the same fate at Wheeler's hands, and at two o'clock on the morning of the 3
ll the celebrated movements and engagements of Sherman's army between May and August, 1864. Protecting the rear and preventing the destruction of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad by Wheeler's enterprising cavalry, some Union cavalry under Rousseau remained at Decatur until by a rapid and circuitous march around Johnston's Confederate army, in which he destroyed immense quantities of stores and damaged several railroads, Rousseau joined Sherman near Atlanta. After the fall of the latter cRousseau joined Sherman near Atlanta. After the fall of the latter city, a cavalry division of over five thousand men under Kilpatrick, accompanied Sherman on his famous march to the sea. Up to this time the activities of the Union cavalry in the Southwest, while noted for boldness and celerity of movement, for endurance, and for accomplishment of results, though hampered by many drawbacks, were not yet distinguished by any of those great cavalry combats which marked the development of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac. Richmond at last-april, 1865
cavalry raid toward Richmond. In April, 1864, he was made commander of a cavalry corps in the Army of the Ohio, and in the Atlanta campaign undertook a raid against Macon and Andersonville. For three months he was a prisoner. Major-General Lovell Harrison Rousseau General Rousseau was born in Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky., in 1818. He fought in the Mexican War, distinguished himself at Buena Vista, and later settled in Louisville. In 1860 he raised the Fifth Kentucky regiment, of whichGeneral Rousseau was born in Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky., in 1818. He fought in the Mexican War, distinguished himself at Buena Vista, and later settled in Louisville. In 1860 he raised the Fifth Kentucky regiment, of which he was made colonel, and in 1861 he was made brigadier-general. He served with great credit at Shiloh, and was made major-general of volunteers for gallant conduct at Perryville. He commanded the Fifth Division of the Army of the Cumberland at Stone River and at Chickamauga, and in 1864 made a cavalry raid into Alabama. In the Nashville campaign he had command of Fort Rosecrans under General Thomas, and did his share in achieving the notable results of that battle. At the time of his death
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alaska, (search)
c cable. Early in 1867 negotiations were begun for the purchase of the Territory by the United States, and a treaty to that effect was ratified by the United States Senate May 20 the same year. The price paid was $7.200,000. In October Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau. a commissioner for the purpose, formally took possession of the region. The Territory remained under military government till 1884, when a district government was established and a land office opened. This form of administration provfficult than the Chilkoot. The Dalton route, which crosses the Chilkoot Pass, joins the others at Fort Selkirk. Up to that year the Chilkoot route had been the most popular one, but it was then believed that the Teslin route would prove the most advantageous in the future. Governors of the Territory. Military Governor. Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau1867-- Civil Governors. John H. Kinkead1884-85 Alfred P. Swineford1885-89 Lyman E. Knapp1889-93 James Sheakley1893-97 John G. Brady1897-1901
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rough Riders, (search)
Rough Riders, The popular name of two regiments of cavalry organized at the beginning of the American-Spanish War. The most conspicuous one was the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, of which Dr. Leonard Wood, a surgeon in Lovell Harrison Rousseau. the regular army, was commissioned colonel, and Theodore Roosevelt, who had resigned the office of assistant Secretary of the Navy for the purpose, lieutenantcolonel. The regiment greatly distinguished itself in the Santiago campaign, particularly in the engagements at El Caney and San Juan Hill. For their services in this campaign Colonel Wood was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, and Lieutenant-Colonel Roosevelt colonel of the regiment.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rousseau, Lovell Harrison 1818- (search)
Rousseau, Lovell Harrison 1818- Military officer; born in Lincoln county, Ky., Aug. 4, 1818; in early life worked at roadmaking, but finally studied law and was admitted to the bar at Bloomfield, Ind., in 1841. He served in the Indiana legislature and in the war against Mexico. Settling at Louisville in 1849, he soon took a high place as a criminal lawyer. He was a member of the Kentucky Senate in 1860, and took a decided stand for the Union. At the outbreak of the Civil War he raised two regiments, but was obliged to encamp on the Ohio side of the river, where he established Camp Joe Holt. In September (1861) he crossed the river to protect Louisville, and in October was made brigadier-general of volunteers. With a part of Buell's army he fought at Shiloh and took a conspicuous part in the battle of Perryville, for which he was promoted major-general of volunteers. He was also conspicuous in the battle at Stone River; was in the campaign in northern Georgia, in 1863, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
s conducted by Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and George Francis Train with the Hutchinson family of singers......September–October, 1867 General amnesty proclaimed by the President......Sept. 7, 1867 National cemetery at Antietam dedicated......Sept. 17, 1867 Gold discovered in Wyoming, and South Pass City established......October, 1867 Elias Howe, inventor, born 1819, dies at Brooklyn, L. I.......Oct. 3, 1867 Formal transfer of Alaska by Russia to General Rousseau of the United States service at New Archangel, Sitka......Oct. 9, 1867 Congress reassembles......Nov. 21, 1867 Congress adjourns sine die after a twelve days session......Dec. 2, 1867 Second session meets......Dec. 2, 1867 President's message received by Congress......Dec. 3, 1867 Resolution to impeach the President negatived in the House of Representatives......Dec. 7, 1867 Maj.-Gen. George C. Meade appointed to command of 3d Military District, succeeding Pope, remove
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wheeler, Joseph 1836- (search)
crossed to the north side of the Chattahoochee, Wheeler swept around Allatoona, and, appearing before Dalton, demanded its surrender. The little garrison held out until Wheeler was driven away by General Steedman, who came down from Chattanooga. Then he pushed into east Tennessee, made a circuit around Knoxville, by way of Strawberry Plains, crossed the Clinch River, went over the Cumberland Mountains, and appeared before McMinnville, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. National cavalry, under Rousseau, Steedman, and Granger, was on the alert, and soon drove the raiders into northern Alabama, by way of Florence. Although Wheeler had destroyed much property, his damage to Sherman's communications was very slight. After the war he engaged in law practice; was a Democratic Representative in Congress in 1881-99; commissioned major-general of volunteers, May 4, 1898; commanded the cavalry division of the Army of Santiago, taking part in the battles of Las Guasimas and San Juan; and was sen