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out of the latter with great loss.--Springfield Journal (Mo.), Aug. 11. W. D. Porter, commanding a division of the Mississippi gunboat flotilla, with the gunboat Essex, attacked the rebel iron-clad Arkansas, at a point about four miles above Baton Rouge, La., and after a short engagement succeeded in destroying her.--(Doc. 91.) Charles A. Carroll, a rebel colonel commanding North-west Arkansas, at Fort Smith, issued general orders compelling all persons in the counties of Benton, Washington, Madison, Carroll, and Newton, between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five to attach themselves at once to the companies raised by him, and declaring that the oaths administered by the Federals were without legal authority, having no binding efficacy with any civilized people; and a citizen who would think of regarding such iniquitous oaths would be as infamous as those who administered them; and any such would be dealt with as they deserve, understanding at the same time, that the confed
rch, Va.   3   3 Boydton Road, Va. 4 18 30 52 Sailor's Creek, Va. 5 30   35   Totals 81 396 127 604 Present, also, at Yorktown; Williamsburg; Tunstall's Station; Antietam, Strawberry Plains; Peebles's Farm; Hatcher's Run; Jettersville; High Bridge; Appomattox. Present, also, as Headquarters Guard, at Seven Days Battle; Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Mine Run. notes.--Organized at Albany in January, 1862, from companies recruited principally in Washington county. It was formed by uniting four companies of sharpshooters, which had been recruited through the efforts of Lieutenant-Colonel B. C. Butler, with companies formed under the superintendence of Colonel Crocker. The regiment left Albany on the 14th of February, 1862, with 998 rank and file, going to New York, where it encamped on Riker's Island until March 7th, when it went to Washington. Upon its arrival there it was attached to Palmer's Brigade of Casey's Division, and on March 30, 18
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 121.-General McClellan's command. (search)
Doc. 121.-General McClellan's command. The following general order defines the extent of General McClellan's new command: war Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, July 25, 1861. First--There will be added to the Department of the Shenandoah the counties of Washington, Alleghany, in Maryland, and such other parts of Virginia as may be covered by the army in its operations. And there will be added to the Department of Washington the counties of Prince George, Montgomery, and Frederick. The remainder of Maryland, and all of Pennsylvania and Delaware, will constitute the Department of Pennsylvania, Headquarters Baltimore. The Department of Washington and the Department of Northeastern Virginia will constitute a geographical division under Major-General McClellan, United States Army, Headquarters Washington. Second--All officers of volunteer regiments will be subject to examination by a Military Board, to be appointed by this department with the concurrence
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 Corps was created, which, under command of General Gordon Granger, took part in the capture of Mobile, in April, 1865. The corps was discontinued at Galveston, Texas, July 20, 1865. Brigadier-General George Washington Morgan was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, September 20, 1820. He did not graduate from West Point, which he entered in 1841, but took up the practice of law in Mount Vernon, Ohio. But he went to the Mexican War and was brevetted brigadier-general. Entering the diplomatic service, he was consul at Marseilles and minister to Portugal. When the Civil War broke Federal generals—No. 12 Missouri Egbert B. Brown originally of the 7th regiment. John D. Stevenson, originally Colonel of the 7th regiment.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Campbell, Alexander 1786-1866 (search)
Campbell, Alexander 1786-1866 Clergyman; born in County Antrim, Ireland, in June, 1786; educated at the University of Glasgow; came to the United States in 1809; and became pastor of a Presbyterian church in Washington county, Pa. In 1810 with his father he left the Presbyterian Church and founded in 1827 the sect which he named the Disciples of Christ (q. v.), and which is now known as the Campbellites. Mr. Campbell established Bethany College in 1840-41, and was its first president. He died in Bethany, W. Va., March 4, 1866. Legislator; born in Concord, Pa., Oct. 4, 1814; member of the State legislature in 1858-59; and member of Congress in 1875-77. He obtained wide repute as the Father of the greenbacks. He died in La Salle, Ill., Aug. 9, 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morgan, George Washington 1820-1895 (search)
Morgan, George Washington 1820-1895 Military officer; born in Washington county, Pa., Sept. 20, 1820. He was captain in the Texan war for independence; studied two years at West Point, 1841-43; and began the practice of law in Ohio in 1845. In the war against Mexico he became colonel of the 2d Ohio Volunteers, and for his gallantry won the brevet of brigadiergeneral. From 1856 to 1858 he was consul at Marseilles; 1858 to 1861 was minister resident at Lisbon, and in November of the latter year was made brigadier-general of volunteers. He was in command of a division in the Army of the Ohio in 1862. He served under Rosecrans, and commanded a division under Sherman at Vicksburg in 1863. That year he resigned. He was a member of Congress from 1868 to 1872. He died in Fort Monroe, July 27, 1895.
wer leaves Sumrill's Ferry on the Youghiogheny with pioneers from Danvers, Mass., and Hartford, Conn., to form a permanent settlement in Ohio......April 2, 1788 They land at Marietta......April 7, 1788 First meeting of the agents and directors of the Ohio Company west of the Alleghanies; they name the place Marietta, after Marie Antoinette, Queen of France......July 2, 1788 Gen. Arthur St. Clair arrives at Fort Harmar as governor of Northwestern Territory......July 9, 1788 Washington county formed......July 12, 1788 Governor St. Clair establishes civil government......July 15, 1788 Losantiville, afterwards Cincinnati, laid out......August, 1788 First court held in Ohio at Marietta......Sept. 2, 1788 Act confirming the territorial government passed first session, first Congress......1789 Gen. James M. Varnum, pioneer of the State, and a judge of Northwestern Territory, dies at Marietta......1789 Hamilton county formed......Jan. 2, 1790 Fort Washington
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, West Virginia Volunteers. (search)
6, 1861. Moved to Clarksburg, W. Va. Guard supply train to Rich Mountain July 5-6, thence march to Beverly. Company F organized at Pittsburg, Pa., and mustered in at Wheeling, W. Va., June 24, 1861. Company G organized at Pittsburg, Pa., and mustered in at Wheeling, W. Va., June 13, 1861. Companies F and G left Wheeling July 5, and joined Regiment at Beverly. Company H organized at Ironton, Ohio, and mustered in at Wheeling, W. Va., June 28, 1861. Company I organized in Washington County, Pa. Moved to Wheeling, W. Va., July 9-10, and mustered in July 10. Moved to Grafton, Webster and Beverly July 22-27. Company K organized at Parkersburg, W. Va., and mustered in July 21, 1861. Regiment attached to Army of Occupation, W. Va., to September, 1861. Cheat Mountain, District Dept. West Virginia, to March, 1862. Cheat Mountain District, Dept. of the Mountains, to April, 1862. Milroy's Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. Milroy's Independent Br
Epidemic among the Horses. --A number of horses having died in Washington county, Pa., of late, an opinion prevails among the farmers of the neighborhood that a lung disease similar to that which recently carried off so many fine herds of cattle in New Jersey and elsewhere, is affecting hem. Indeed, such it has been pronounced by a veterinary surgeon from Pittsburgh.
Dangerously Ill. --Judge Geo. W. Hopkins, member of the General Assembly from Washington county, was dangerously ill yesterday, and not expected by his friends to survive.
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