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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 71 1 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 70 4 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 66 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 57 1 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 52 0 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 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 50 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 48 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 44 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 44 4 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 36 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877 (search)
Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877 Educator; born in Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 9, 1809; graduated at West Point in 1830, and served in the army about two years. when he resigned; appointed a colonel in the Confederate army in 1861, and soon made Assistant Secretary of War. In 1863 he went to England and did not return until 1866. Among his writings are Is Davis a traitor? liberty and slavery, etc. He died in Alexandria, Va., Dec. 8, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cooke, Philip St. George -1895 (search)
Cooke, Philip St. George -1895 Military officer; born near Leesburg, Va., June 13, 1809; graduated at West Point in 1827. He served in the war against Mexico, and late in 1861 was made brigadiergeneral of volunteers. He had seen much service in wars with the Indians, commanded in Kansas during the troubles there, and took part in the Utah expedition in 1858. He commanded all the regular cavalry of the Army of the Potomac, and was distinguished in the campaign on the Peninsula in 1862. He was retired with the rank of brevet major-general, in 1873, and died in Detroit, Mich., March 20, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (search)
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 Statesman; born in Christian county, Ky., June 3, 1808; graduated at West Point in 1828; served as lieutenant in the Black Hawk War (q. v.) in 1831-32, and resigned in 1835 to become a cotton-planter in Mississippi. He was a member of Congress in 1845-46, and served as colonel of a Mississippi regiment in the war with Mexico. He was United States Senator from 1847 to 1851, and from 1857 to 1861. He was called to the cabinet of President Pierce as Secretary of War in 1853, and remained four years. He resigned his seat in the Senate in January, 1861, and was chosen provisional President of the Southern Confederacy in February. In November, 1861, he was elected permanent President for six years. Early in April, 1865, he and his associates in the government fled from Richmond, first to Danville, Va., and then towards the Gulf of Mexico. He was arrested in Georgia, taken to Fort Monroe, and confined on a charge of treason for about two years, when he wa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dearing, James, 1840- (search)
Dearing, James, 1840- Soldier; born in Campbell county, Va., April 25, 1840; graduated at Hanover Academy; became a cadet at West Point, but at the outbreak of the Civil War resigned to join the Confederate army, in which he gained the rank of brigadier-general. He took part in the principal engagements between the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia, and was mortally wounded in a singular encounter with Brig.-Gen. Theodore Read, of the National army. The two generals at the head of their respective forces met on opposite sides of the Appomattox in April, 1865, and in a pistol fight which ensued Read was shot dead and Dearing was so severely wounded that he died soon afterwards in Lynchburg, Va.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delafield, Richard, 1798-1873 (search)
Delafield, Richard, 1798-1873 Military engineer; born in New York City, Sept. 1, 1798; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1818, and entered the corps of engineers; was engaged in building the defences of Hampton Roads, the fortifications in the district of the Mississippi, and those within the vicinity of Delaware River and Bay in 1819-38; superintendent of West Point in 1838-45 and in 1856-61; and became chief of engineers in 1864. At the close of the Civil War he was brevetted major-general, U. S. A., for faithful, meritorious, and distinguished services in the engineer department during the rebellion. He was retired in 1866. He died in Washington, D. C., Nov. 5, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817- (search)
Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817- Military officer; born in Georgetown, D. C., Feb. 8, 1817; graduated at West Point in 1840; served in the Mexican War, and received the brevet of captain. He joined. the Confederate army in 1861; was Richard Stoddert Ewell. promoted to major-general in 1862; and was conspicuous in the Shenandoah Valley, in the battles near Richmond, Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Gettysburg, the Wilderness. Spottsylvania Court-house, and during the siege of Petersburg. In the battle of Groveton (q. v.) he lost a leg, and in May, 1863, was made lieutenant-general. He was engaged in stock-raising in Spring Hill, Tenn., at the time of his death, Jan. 25, 1872.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Franklin, William Buel 1823- (search)
Franklin, William Buel 1823- Military officer; born in York, Pa., Feb. 27, 1823, graduated at West Point in 1843. In the William Buel Franklin. engineer service, he was actively engaged when the war with Mexico broke out. He served on the staff of General Taylor at the battle of Buena Vista, and was brevetted first lieutenant. Serving as Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at West Point for four years, he occupied the same chair, and that of Civil Engineering, in the New YoWest Point for four years, he occupied the same chair, and that of Civil Engineering, in the New York City Free Academy, in 1852. In May, 1861, he was appointed colonel of the 12th Infantry, and in July was assigned the command of a brigade in Heintzelman's division. He was in the hottest of the fight at Bull Run; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in September, and appointed to the command of a division of the Army of the Potomac. Franklin did excellent service in the campaign of the Virginia Peninsula, and on July 4, 1862, was promoted to major-general. He served under McClel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hill, Daniel Harvey 1821-1889 (search)
Hill, Daniel Harvey 1821-1889 Military officer; born in York District, S. C., July 12, 1821; graduated at West Point in 1842; entered the artillery; served in the war with Mexico, and was brevetted captain and major; left the army in 1849, and became Professor of Mathematics—first in Washington College, Lexington, Va., and then in Davidson College, North Carolina. In 1859 he was principal of the Military Institute at Charlotte, N. C.; and when the Civil War broke out he joined the Confederates, becoming colonel of the 1st North Carolina Volunteers. He took part in the defence of Richmond in 1862, and was active in the seven days battle. He soon rose to the rank of major-general. He commanded the Department of the Appomattox, and in February, 1865, was in command at Augusta, Ga. He was a brother-in-law of Stonewall Jackson, and a skilful commander. In 1877 he became president of the University of Arkansas, and subsequently of the Georgia Military and Agricultural College. He
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jackson, Thomas Jonathan 1824-1863 (search)
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan 1824-1863 Military officer; born in Clarksburg, Va., Jan. 21, 1824; graduated at West Point in 1846, entering the 2d Artillery; served in the war with Mexico; was brevetted captain and major; and resigned in 1852 with health impaired, becoming professor in the Military Institute at Lexington, Va. He entered the Confederate service, as colonel, in April, 1861, and commanded the Army of observation at Harper's Ferry. His first engagement was at Falling Waters. Jackson commanded a brigade in the battle of Bull Run, where he received the name of Stonewall. A furious charge, made by a New York Thomas J. ( Stonewall ) Jackson. regiment, under Col. Henry W. Slocum, had shattered the Confederate line, and the troops had fled to a plateau whereon General Jackson had just arrived with reserves. They are beating us back! exclaimed Gen. Bernard E. Bee. Well, sir, replied Jackson, we will give them the bayonet. Bee was encouraged. Form! Form! he cried to th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jordan, Thomas 1819- (search)
Jordan, Thomas 1819- Military officer; born in Luray, Va., Sept. 30, 1819; graduated at West Point in 1840; took part in the Seminole War, and in the war with Mexico; he entered the Confederate army in 1861 as lieutenant-colonel, but was made adjutant-general; served on the staff of General Beauregard, and on that of General Bragg. In 1869 he joined the Cuban insurgents, but resigned the next year and returned to the United States.
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