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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 26 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 24 0 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 20 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 II. 19 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 18 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 14 0 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 12 0 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 8 0 Browse Search
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This was soon followed (July 8) by a like commission for John Chandler, of Maine. Morgan Lewis, of New York, was appointed quartermaster-general (April 3), and Alexander Smyth, of Virginia, was made inspector-general (March 30)--each bearing the commission of a brigadier-general. Thomas Cushing, of Massachusetts, was appointed adjutant-general with the rank of brigadier-general. James Wilkinson, of Maryland, the senior brigadier-general in the army, was sent to New Orleans to relieve Wade Hampton (then a brigadier-general), who was a meritorious subaltern officer in South Carolina during the Revolution. Alexander Macomb of the engineers--one of the first graduates of the United States Military Academy--was promoted to colonel, and Winfield Scott, Edward Pendleton Gaines, and Eleazer W. Ripley were commissioned colonels. In the summer of 1812, Gen. Joseph Bloomfield was sent to Lake Champlain with several regiments, and on September 1 he had gathered at Plattsburg about 8,000 m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boydton plank road, battle of. (search)
oops was defeated by the tangled swamp. These movements had been eagerly watched by the Confederates. Heth was sent by Hill to strike Hancock. It was done at 4 P. M. The blow first fell upon Pierce's brigade, and it gave way, leaving two guns behind. The Confederates were pursuing, when they, in turn, were struck by the Nationals, driven back, and the two guns recaptured. Fully 1,000 Confederates were made prisoners. Others, in their flight, rushed into Crawford's lines, and 200 of them were made prisoners. Meanwhile Hancock had been sorely pressed on his left and rear by five brigades under Wade Hampton. Gregg fought them, and with infantry supports maintained his ground until dark. In these encounters Hancock lost about 1,500 men, and the Confederates about an equal number. Hancock withdrew at midnight, and the whole National force retired behind their intrenchments at Petersburg. the movement was intended to favor Butler's operations on the north side of the James River.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hampton, Wade 1754-1835 (search)
re a large portion of his later years. He died in Columbia, S. C., Feb. 4, 1835. Military officer; born in Charleston, S. C., March 28, 1818; grandson of the preceding; graduated at the South Carolina College; served in both branches of the State legislature. In 1860 he was considered one of the richest planters in the South, and owned the largest number of slaves. When the Civil War opened he raised and partially equipped the Hampton Legion, of which he became commandant. He was Wade Hampton. wounded in the first battle of Bull Run, and at Gettysburg was wounded three times. On May 11, 1864, he was promoted to major-general, and in August of the same year became commander-in-chief of all the Confederate cavalry in northern Virginia. One of his most exciting raids was that upon General Grant's commissariat, when he captured about 2,500 head of cattle. Shortly before General Lee's surrender he was promoted to lieutenantgeneral. After the war he became conspicuous as an advo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hatcher's Run, battle of. (search)
n the Jerusalem Plank-road to Reams' Station. The divisions of Ayres, Griffin, and Crawford, of Warren's corps, moved along another road, while portions of Humphrey's corps (Mott's and Smyth's divisions) moved along still another road, with instructions to fall upon the right of the Confederate works on Hatcher's Run, while Warren should move around to the flank and strike the rear of their adversaries. The cavalry had pushed on from Reams's Station to Dinwiddie Courthouse, encountering Wade Hampton's cavalry, dismounted and intrenched. A division of Humphrey's corps carried the Confederate works on Hatcher's Run, making the passage of it safe for the Nationals. The latter cast up temporary earthworks, which were assailed in the afternoon, the Confederates pressing through a tangled swamp. They were repulsed. The Nationals lost about 300 men; their antagonists a few more. Warren's corps took position on the left of Humphrey's during the night, and the cavalry were recalled. Two
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Petersburg. (search)
ver a space of 20 miles, fighting and defeating a cavalry force under Fitzhugh Lee. Kautz pushed on, and tore up the track of the Southside and Danville railways, at and near their junction. The united forces destroyed the Danville road to the Staunton River, where they were confronted by a large force of Confederates. They were compelled to fight their way back to Reams's Station, on the Weldon road, which they had left in the possession of the Nationals; but they found the cavalry of Wade Hampton there, and a considerable body of Confederate infantry. In attempting to force their way through them, the Nationals were defeated, with heavy loss, and they made their way sadly back to camp with their terribly shattered army of troopers. Their estimated loss during the raid was nearly 1,000 men. Now, after a struggle for two months, both armies were willing to seek repose, and for some time there was a lull in the storm of strife. The Union army lay in front of a formidable li
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
lina, driving the Confederates before them wherever they appeared. Sherman's march was so rapid that troops for the defence of the capital could not be gathered in time. He was in front of Columbia before any adequate force for its defence appeared. Beauregard was in command there, and had promised much, but did little. On Feb. 17 the Nationals entered Columbia; and on the same day Charleston, flanked, was evacuated by Hardee (see Charleston). The rear guard of the Confederates, under Wade Hampton, on retiring, set fire to cotton in the streets; and the high wind sent the burning fibre into the air, setting fire to the dwellings, and in the course of a few hours that beautiful city was in ruins (Columbia). Sherman, after destroying the arsenal at Columbia, left the ruined city and pressed on with his forces to Fayetteville, N. C., his cavalry, under Kilpatrick, fighting the Confederate cavalry led by Wheeler many times on the way. He left a black path of desolation through the Caro
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of South Carolina, (search)
ens1860 M. L. Bonham1862 A. G. MagrathinauguratedDec. 19, 1864 Benj. F. Perryprovisional, appointedJune 30, 1865 James L. OrrinauguratedNov. 29, 1865 Robert K. ScottinauguratedJuly 9, 1868 F. J. Moses, Jr.1873 Daniel H. Chamberlain1875 Wade Hampton1877 William D. Simpsonassumes officeFeb. 26, 1879 T. B. Jeterassumes officeSept. 1, 1880 Johnson HagoodinauguratedNov. 30, 1880 Governors under Constitution—Continued. Hugh S. Thompson1882 John P. Richardson1886 Benjamin R. Tillmaninhestnut35th to 36th1859 to 1860 37th, 38th, 39th Congresses vacant. Thomas J. Robertson40th to 45th1868 to 1877 Frederick A. Sawyer40th to 43d1868 to 1873 John J. Patterson43d to 46th1873 to 1879 Matthew C. Butler45th to 54th1877 to 1895 Wade Hampton46th to 52d1879 to 1891 John L. M. Irby52d to —1891 to 1897 B. R. Tillman54th to —1895 to — John L. McLaurin54th to —1897 to — The Dispensary law. This was an act passed by the legislature in 1892, making the sale of intoxicating
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
er-in-chief, proposes the withdrawal of troops of both governments from advanced positions to Nacogdoches and Natchitoches respectively, which was agreed to; General Wilkinson reaches New Orleans......Nov. 25, 1806 Arrest in New Orleans of several men charged with abetting Burr's treason......December, 1806 Digest of civil law adopted, legislature adjourned......March 31, 1808 General Wilkinson, ordered to New Orleans with troops, arrives April 19. He is afterwards relieved by Wade Hampton......1809 Citizens of Baton Rouge territory attack the reduced garrison of the fort at Baton Rouge, and in the skirmish the Spanish Governor Grandpe is shot, and the garrison capitulates......September, 1810 Convention of the people of Baton Rouge territory at St. Francisville frame a constitution, elect a governor, and establish the independent Territory of west Florida......Sept. 29, 1810 Under proclamation of the President, Governor Claiborne takes possession of west Florida,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
Chamberlain elected governor, Dec. 5; sworn into office......Dec. 7, 1876 Speaker Wallace, having a certificate from the secretary of State of the votes cast for governor and lieutenant-governor, proceeds to canvass the votes and declares Wade Hampton and William D. Simpson, Democrats, elected; oath of office is administered by Trial-Judge Mackay......Dec. 12, 1876 Both governors, being invited to Washington, hold a private conference with President Hayes, which results in a proclamationtion provides that all the unfunded debts and liabilities of the State, including the bills of the bank of the State, and so much of the funded debt as is known as the Little Bonanza, be settled at the rate of 50 per cent. ......March, 1878 Wade Hampton, elected United States Senator, resigns as governor, and is succeeded by W. D. Simpson, who is installed......Feb. 26, 1879 Department of Agriculture established......1879 Act to settle State debt in accordance with decision of State Sup
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
ops at his command on the borders of Lake Ontario. On reaching Sackett's Harbor (Aug. 20), he found one-third of the troops sick, no means for transportation, officers few in number, and both officers and men raw and undisciplined. After some movements on the lake, Wilkinson returned to Sackett's Harbor in October, sick with lake fever. Armstrong was there to take personal charge of preparations for an attack upon Kingston or Montreal. Knowing the personal enmity between Wilkinson and Wade Hampton, Armstrong, accompanied by the adjutant-general, had established the headquarters of the War Department at Sackett's Harbor to promote harmony between these two old officers, and to add efficiency to the projected movements. Wilkinson, not liking this interference of Armstrong, wished to resign; but the latter would not consent, for he had no other officer of experience to take his place. After much discussion, it was determined to pass Kingston and make a descent upon Montreal. For
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