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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 31 1 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 14 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 11 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 14, 1862., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 9 5 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 8 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 I. 7 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crittenden, George Bibb 1812-1880 (search)
Crittenden, George Bibb 1812-1880 Military officer; born in Russellville, Ky., March 20, 1812; graduated at West Point in 1832. He resigned the next year, served in the war against Mexico (1846-48) under General Scott, joined the Confederates, and became a major-general and, with Zollicoffer, was defeated in the battle at Mill Spring, in January, 1862. He was a son of John J. Crittenden. He died in Danville, Ky., Nov. 27, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas 1815- (search)
Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas 1815- Military officer; second son of John J. Crittenden; born in Russellville, Ky., May 15, 1815; studied law with his father, and became commonwealth's attorney in 1842. He served under General Taylor in the war against Mexico, and when the latter became President of the United States he sent Crittenden to Liverpool as United States consul. He returned in 1853, and in September, 1861, was made a brigadier-general and assigned a command under General Buell. For gallantry in the battle of Shiloh he was promoted to major-general of volunteers and assigned a division in the Army of the Tennessee. He afterwards commanded the left wing of the Army of the Ohio under General Buell. Then he served under Rosecrans, taking part in the battles at Stone River and Chickamauga. His corps was among the routed of the army in the last-named battle. He commanded a division of the 9th Corps in the campaign against Richmond in 1864. In March, 1865, he was brevet
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
tate of the horrors of war. All Kentucky, for 100 miles south of the Ohio River, was made a military department, with Gen. Robert Anderson, the hero of Fort Sumter, for its commander. Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, was in command of the Confederate Western Department, which included southern and western Kentucky, then held by the Confederates, and the State of Tennessee, with his headquarters at Nashville. Under the shadow of his power the Confederates of Kentucky met in convention at Russellville, Oct. 29, 1861. They drew up a manifesto in which the grievances of Kentucky were recited, and the action of the loyal legislature was denounced. They passed an ordinance of secession, declared the State independent, organized a provisional government, chose George W. Johnston provisional governor, appointed delegates to the Confederate Congress at Richmond, and called Bowling Green the State capital. Fifty-one counties were Site of the last Indian settlement in Kentucky. represent
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Preston, William -1887 (search)
Preston, William -1887 Military officer; born near Louisville, Ky., Oct. 16, 1806; served, in the war against Mexico, as lieutenant-colonel of Kentucky volunteers, and afterwards was in his State legislature. In 1851 he was elected to Congress, and in March, 1859, President Buchanan appointed him minister to Spain. When the Civil War broke out he resigned his office, and hastened home. At the Secession Convention at Russellville, he was appointed a commissioner to visit Richmond, and negotiate for the admission of Kentucky into the Confederacy, and accepted the commission of brigadier-general in the Confederate army. He was aide to his brother-inlaw, Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, at the battle of Shiloh, and served under Bragg in his invasion of Kentucky. After the war he was again elected to the legislature. He died in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 21, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
governor to call out the State troops to drive out the Southern invaders, and resolves, that Kentucky expects the Confederates or Tennessee troops to be withdrawn from her soil unconditionally ......Sept. 12, 1861 S. B. Buckner issues from Russellville an address to the people, calling on them to take up arms against the usurpation of Abraham Lincoln......Sept. 12, 1861 Resolution passed over the governor's veto requesting Gen. Robert Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter, to take charge of hree roads leading to Mount Vernon, London, and Richmond. Kentucky Infantry under Col. Theodore T. Garrard unsuccessfully attacked by Confederates under Brig.-Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer......Oct. 4, 1861 Sovereignty convention in session at Russellville for three days. Over 200, representing sixty-five counties, adopt an ordinance of secession, choose Col. George W. Johnson provisional governor, with Bowling Green the new seat of government......Nov. 18, 1861 Confederate Congress admits Ke