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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Pea Ridge campaign. (search)
entered into the earnest business now before us. The army left Lebanon on the 10th of February, arrived at Marshfield on the 11th, at McPherson's Creek, about 12 miles from Springfield, on the 12th, where a light engagement with the rear-guard of the enemy's troops occurred, and took possession of Springfield on the 13th. Price's army, of Missourians, about 8000 strong, had retired and was on its way to Cassville. On entering Springfield we found it pitifully changed,--the beautiful Garden City of the South-west looked desolate and bleak; most of the houses were empty, as the Union families had followed us to Rolla after the retreat of General Hunter in November, 1861, and the secessionists had mostly followed Price. The streets, formerly lined with the finest shade trees, were bereft of their ornament, and only the stumps were left. General Price had applied his vacation-time well in organizing two brigades under Colonel Little and General Slack for the Southern Confederacy,
30, 1864) he was placed on waiting orders September 28th, when he was put in command of the Northern Department. He retired from active service October 15, 1868, with the full rank of major-general in the regular army. General Hooker died at Garden City, Long Island, New York, October 31, 1879. The army of Georgia—on parade, General Slocum at the head Very different from the march through Georgia and the Carolinas was this magnificent parade of the Army of Georgia down Pennsylvania Aven, 1864, he was placed at the head of the Northern Department, and served at the head of other departments until he was retired, as the result of a paralytic stroke, with full rank of major-general, in October, 1868. His death occurred at Garden City, New York, October 31, 1879. Major-General George Gordon Meade (U. S. M.A. 1835) was born in Cadiz, Spain, December 31, 1815, while his father was American naval agent at that city. He saw service in the Seminole War, and then resigned in 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hooker, Joseph 1814-1879 (search)
Hadley, Mass., Nov. 13, 1814; graduated at West Point in 1837, entering Joseph Hooker. the artillery. He served in the war with Mexico, and was brevetted lieutenantcolonel for bravery therein. He resigned in 1853 and settled in California, where he was residing when, in May, 1861, he was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers and assigned to the Army of the Potomac, in which he acquired the name of Fighting Joe Hooker. In May, 1862, he was promoted to major-general. He was severely wounded in the battle of Antietam, and soon afterwards was commissioned brigadier-general in the United States army. Early in 1863 he succeeded Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (q. v.) in the command of the Army of the Potomac, and was himself succeeded by Gen. George G. Meade (q. v.) in June. He performed efficient service near Chattanooga in the fall of 1863, and in the Atlanta campaign of 1864. In 1868 he was retired with the full rank of major-general. He died in Garden City, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1879.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stewart, Alexander Turney 1803-1876 (search)
ail store in the world. At the time of his death his wealth was estimated at $50,000,000. His gifts to charity include $50,000 to the sufferers by the Chicago fire, 50,000 francs to the sufferers by the floods in Silesia, and other donations to similar objects. He died in New York City, April 10, 1876, and was buried on April 13, in St. Mark's church-yard, from which his remains were stolen on Nov. 7, 1878. In the midst of the excitement following the discovery of the robbery it was alleged that Judge Hilton, the executor of Mr. Stewart's estate, had been notified by one of the robbers that the remains would be surrendered on the payment of a specified sum, and that while the widow was willing to accede to the demand Judge Hilton declined negotiations on account of the large amount asked. It was afterwards stated that the remains were recovered and deposited in the mausoleum of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, erected by Mrs. Stewart in memory of her husband, at Garden City, L. I.
8, 1864. In command of northern department, headquarters at Cincinnati, Sept. 28, 1864, to July 5, 1865; of department of the East, headquarters, New York City, July 8, 1865, to Aug. 6, 1866, and department of the Lakes, Aug. 23, 1866, to June 1, 1867. Brevet Maj. General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865. Mustered out of volunteer service, Sept. 1, 1866. Retired, as Maj. General, from active service at his own request, Oct. 15, 1868, for disability contracted in the line of duty. Died at Garden City, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1879. Hoyt, George H. Born in Massachusetts. Second Lieutenant, 7th Kan. Cavalry, Dec. 11, 1861. Captain, May 27, 1862. Resigned, Sept. 3, 1862. Lieut. Colonel, 15th Kan. Cavalry, Oct. 17, 1863. Brevet Colonel and Brig. General, U. S. Vounteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Resigned, July 19, 1865. Hutchins, Rue Pugh. Born in Massachusetts. Captain, 94th Ohio Infantry, Aug. 24, 1862. Major, May 23, 1863. Lieut. Colonel, Jan. 19, 1864. Brevet Colonel and Brig. General, U.