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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 191 93 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 185 3 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. 182 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 156 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 145 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 128 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 106 18 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 103 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 84 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 80 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
Santa Rosa IslandOct. 9, 1861 Ball's Bluff (Va.)Oct. 21, 1861 Port Royal Expedition (S. C.)Oct. to Nov., 1861 Belmont (Mo.)Nov. 7, 1861 Middle Creek (Ky.)Jan. 10, 1862 Fort Henry (Tenn.)Feb. 6, 1862 Roanoke Island (N. C.)Feb. 7 and 8, Fort DonelsonFeb. 16, 1862 Valvend (New Mexico)Feb. 21, 1862 Pea Ridge (Ark.)Mar. 7 and 8, Hampton Roads (Monitor and Merrimac)Mar. 9, 1862 Shiloh (Tenn.)April 6 and 7, Island Number10 (Surrendered)April 7, 1862 Forts Jackson and St. PhilipApril 18Santa Rosa IslandOct. 9, 1861 Ball's Bluff (Va.)Oct. 21, 1861 Port Royal Expedition (S. C.)Oct. to Nov., 1861 Belmont (Mo.)Nov. 7, 1861 Middle Creek (Ky.)Jan. 10, 1862 Fort Henry (Tenn.)Feb. 6, 1862 Roanoke Island (N. C.)Feb. 7 and 8, Fort DonelsonFeb. 16, 1862 Valvend (New Mexico)Feb. 21, 1862 There has been, from colonial times, desultory warfare quite frequently between the English-American colonists and the Indian tribes. The most formidable of these encounters were the Pequ<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823- (search)
Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823- Military officer; born in Kentucky in 1823; was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1844; was Assistant Professor of Ethics there for two years, and then engaged in the war with Mexico. in which he was wounded, and brevetted captain. After that war he was again a tutor at West Point; resigned in 1855: practised law in Kentucky: and became one of the most prominent Knights of the Golden circle (q. v.) in that State. After the Civil War began he became commander of the Kentucky State Guard, and adjutant-general of the State. He soon joined the Confederate army, and surrendered the fort and garrison of Fort Donelson (q. v.) in February, 1862, when he was sent a prisoner to Fort Warren. After his release, he continued in the Confederate service until the close of the war. He became a lieutenant-general in the army; was selected by General Grant to be one of his pall-bearers; and was elected governor of Kentucky in 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cemeteries, National (search)
,398 Beaufort, S. C.4,7484,493 Florence, S C.1992,799 Andersonville, Ga12,793921 Marietta, Ga7,1882,963 Barrancas, Fla 798657 Mobile, Ala756113 Corinth, Miss 1,7893,927 Natchez, Miss3082.780 Vicksburg, Miss3,89612,704 Alexandria, La534772 Baton Rouge, La2,469495 Chalmette, La 6,8375,674 Port Hudson, La5963,223 Brownsville, Tex 1,4171,379 San Antonio, Tex324167 Fayetteville, Ark 431781 Fort Smith, Ark 7111,152 Little Rock, Ark 3,2652,337 Chattanooga, Tenn 7,9994,963 Fort Donelson, Tenn158511 Knoxville, Tenn2,0901,046 Memphis, Tenn 5,1608,817 Nashville, Tenn 11,8254,701 Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.. 1,2292,361 Stone River, Tenn3,8212,324 Camp Nelson, Ky2,4771,165 Cave Hill, Louisville, Ky3,344583 Danville, Ky 3358 Lebanon, Ky 591277 Lexington, Ky805108 Logan's, Ky 345366 Crown Hill, Indianapolis, Ind.68132 New Albany, Ind. 2,139676 Camp Butler, Ill. 1,007355 Mound City, Ill. 2,5052,721 Rock Island, Ill. 27719 Jefferson Barracks, Mo 8,5842,906 Jefferson
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
e Confederates assembled at Richmond.—10. Confederate government ordered all Union prisoners to be released.—20. Fully 4,000 Confederates, sent to reinforce Fort Donelson, captured on the Cumberland River.— 21. First execution of a slave-trader under the laws of the United States took place at New York, in the case of N. P. Gordted.—Feb. 1. National troops occupy Franklin, Tenn.—2. United States House of Representatives passed a bill providing for the employment of negro soldiers.—3. Fort Donelson invested by Confederate troops, who were repulsed.—4. Skirmish near Lake Providence, La.—5. Second attack on Fort Donelson by Confederates repulsed.— 6. ThFort Donelson by Confederates repulsed.— 6. The Emancipation Proclamation published in Louisiana.—7. Mutiny of the 100th Illinois Regiment. Confederates declare the blockade at Galveston and Sabine Pass opened.—S. Circulation of the Chicago Times suppressed.—10. Official denial that the blockade at Charleston had been raised.—11. Confederates attempt t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fort Donelson, (search)
Fort Donelson, A notable fortification on the Cumberland River in Tennessee, 63 miles northwest of Nashville. After the capture of Fort Henry (q. v.)there was no hinderance to the river navy gracy. Foote sent Lieut.-Com. S. L. Phelps, with three vessels, to reconnoitre the borders Fort Donelson. of that river. They penetrated to Florence, Ala., seizing Confederate vessels and destroyiled hand of the Confederate leaders. Phelps's report caused an immediate expedition against Fort Donelson, situated on the high left bank of the Cumberland River, at Dover, the capital of Stewart c attack. On the morning of Feb. 12, 1862, the divisions of McClernand and Smith marched for Fort Donelson, leaving Wallace with a brigade to hold the vanquished forts on the Tennessee. On the same evening Fort Donelson was invested. Grant resolved to wait for the arrival of the flotilla bearing troops that would complete Wallace's division before making the attack. General Pillow was in co
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Floyd, John Buchanan 1807- (search)
seventy-one columbiads and seven 32-pounders to be sent from the same arsenal to an embryo fort at Galveston, Tex., which would not be ready for armament in five years. When Quartermaster Taliaferro (a Virginian) was about to send off these heavy guns, an immense public meeting of citizens, called by the mayor, was held, and the guns were retained. When Floyd fled from Washington his successor, Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, countermanded the order. Indicted by the grand jury of the District of Columbia as being privy to the abstracting of $870,000 in bonds from the Department of the Interior, at the close of 1860 he fled to Virginia, when he was commissioned a general in the Confederate army. In that capacity he was driven from West Virginia by General Rosecrans. The night before the surrender of Fort Donelson (q. v.) he stole away in the darkness, and, being censured by the Confederate government, he never served in the army afterwards. He died near Abingdon, Va., Aug. 26, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foote, Andrew Hull 1806- (search)
d upon by the Celestials. His demand for an apology was refused, and he stormed and captured four Chinese forts, composed of granite walls 7 feet thick and mounting 176 guns, with a less of forty men. The Chinese garrison of 5,000 men lost 400 of their number killed and wounded. In the summer of 1861 Foote was made captain, and in September was appointed flag-officer of a flotilla of gunboats fitted out chiefly at Cairo, and commanded the naval expedition against Fort Henry (q. v.) and Fort Donelson (q. v.) on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, early in 1862, in co-operation with General Grant. In the attack on the latter he was severely wounded in the ankle by a fragment of a shell. Though suffering, he commanded the naval attack on Island number ten (q. v.). After its reduction he returned to his home at New Haven. He was promoted to rear-admiral in July, 1862; and in May, 1863, was ordered to take command of the South Atlantic squadron, but died while preparing in New York t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Force, Manning Ferguson (search)
Force, Manning Ferguson Author; born in Washington, D. C., Dec. 17, 1824; graduated at Harvard in 1845; admitted to the bar, Cincinnati, 1850; appointed major of the 20th Ohio Regiment in 1861; took part in the battles at Fort Donelson and Shiloh, and in the siege at Vicksburg. He was with Sherman in the Atlanta campaign and was mustered out of service as brevet major-general of volunteers. In 1889 he became commandant of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home. Among his publications are From Fort Henry to Corinth; The Mound builders; Prehistoric man; The Vicksburg campaign; Marching across Carolina, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grant, Ulysses Simpson (search)
f Mexico. He was made captain in 1853, and resigned the next year, when he settled in St. Louis. He was one of the first to offer his services to the national government when the Civil War broke out, but, as no notice was taken of him, became colonel of the 21st Illinois Infantry. In May, 1861, he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, and placed in command at Cairo. He occupied Paducah, broke up the Confederate camp at Belmont, and in February, 1862, captured Forts Henry and Donelson. He was then promoted to major-general; conducted the battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh, and for a while was second in command to Halleck. He performed excellent service in the West and Southwest, especially in the vicinity of the Mississippi River, and at and near the Tennessee River, in 1863. He was promoted to lieutenant-general March 1, 1864, and awarded a gold medal by Congress. He issued his first order as general-in-chief of the armies of the Ulysses S. Grant. United Sta
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, Fort (search)
ote opened (Feb. 6) a heavy fire on Fort Henry. It was so severe that in an hour the garrison were panic-stricken. The troops outside of the fort had fled to Fort Donelson (q. v.), 12 miles distant, on the Cumberland River; and only the commander and less than 100 men remained in the fort to surrender to Foote. Grant and the lanex. This victory was a very important one. The Nationals were now fairly planted in the rear of the Confederates at Columbus, Ky.; and if they should capture Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland, the Confederates believed their cause would be ruined in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri. The first great step towards the capture of Fort Donelson had been taken. Halleck telegraphed to McClellan, Fort Henry is Map of Fort Henry. ours! The flag of the Union is re-established on the soil of Tennessee. It will never be removed. The Secretary of the Navy wrote to Foote: The country appreciates your gallant deeds, and this department desires to convey to you
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