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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 155 9 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 88 2 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. 84 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 78 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 71 1 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 53 1 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 46 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 42 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 39 5 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 32 2 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
and equipped in the space of twenty days by the Loyal League of that city, marched down Broadway for the field, escorted by many of the leading citizens of the metropolis, and cheered by thousands who covered the sidewalks and filled windows and balconies. Everywhere the recruiting of this class of citizens was then going vigorously on. In that business Massachusetts had taken the lead, and Pennsylvania was a worthy imitator in zeal and success. When, late in 1864, the writer visited General Weitzel's (Twenty-fifth) corps, in front of Richmond, composed of colored troops, he found a large proportion of them from those States. So early as February, 1863, a few colored recruits were raised in Philadelphia, by Robert R. Corson and a few others, and sent to Boston to join the Fifty-fourth Regiment there. Such was the prejudice there against. employing negroes in the army, that Mr. Corson was compelled to buy the railway tickets for his recruits, and get them into the cars, one at
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
take possession. For this operation about one hundred and fifty sharp-shooters were taken from the army and distributed among the vessels. Early in the forenoon of the 8th of September, the gun-boats and trans. ports crossed the bar at Sabine Pass, and in the afternoon the Clifton, Sachem, and Arizona, went up two separate channels to attack the fort (which mounted eight heavy guns, three of them rifled), leaving the Granite City to cover the landing of a division of troops, under General Weitzel, at a proper time. The Confederate garrison was ready for them, the expedition having been in sight for twenty-eight hours, and when the three gunboats were abreast the fort they received a fire from the whole eight guns on shore. The boilers of the Clifton and Arizona were penetrated by shells, and the vessels, instantly enveloped in scalding steam, displayed white flags and surrendered. Twenty minutes after the attack, the two vessels were in tow of Confederate steamers-small bay c
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
ns of Generals Terry, Ames, and Turner, of the Tenth Corps, and of Weitzel and Wistar, of the Eighteenth. General Gillmore commanded the righerent points, and destroyed it without molestation, and then, with Weitzel in the advance, they moved on Petersburg. They were confronted bye or dispersion of Butler's army. General Heckman's brigade, of Weitzel's division, held Smith's right. After a gallant fight it was overight of Gillmore's (the former held by the divisions of Brooks and Weitzel) were fiercely attacked, but a repetition of the performance in fr and the general directions for its construction were given by General Weitzel, chief engineer of Butler's Department of Virginia and North Chmond. Butler's line of works, erected under the direction of General Weitzel, were then perfected, and were not surpassed, in completeness d. this shows a portion of the line of works constructed by General Weitzel. First, there was a strong line of earthworks, consisting of r
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
ngement, Ord and Birney crossed the river on, pontoon bridges muffled with hay on the night of the 28th, the former at Aiken's and the latter at Deep Bottom. Ord pushed along the Varina road at dawn. His chief commanders were Generals Burnham, Weitzel, Heckman, Roberts and Stannard, and Colonel Stevens. His van soon encountered the Confederate pickets, and after a march of about three miles, they came Huts at Dutch Gap. this was the appearance of the north bank of the James River, at Du the victory was gained at fearful cost. General Burnham was killed; Stannard lost an arm; Ord was severely wounded; and about seven hundred men were lost by death or maiming, chiefly of Stannard's command, which bore the brunt of the assault. Weitzel assumed the direction of the Eighteenth Corps when Ord was disabled; and Battery Harrison was named Fort Burnham, in honor of the slain general. An attempt was made to capture Fort Gilmer, a little further on, but the assailants were repulsed w
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
eptember. by means of the blockading squadron, by Generals Godfrey Weitzel and Charles K. Graham, to determine the strength ter. The immediate command of the troops was given to General Weitzel. When the arrangements were all agreed upon, after er was further instructed that should the troops under General Weitzel fail to effect a landing at or near Fort Fisher, they these questions and answers is before the writer. General Weitzel, the immediate commander of the troops, accompanied byeast the troops, and kept up continual correspondence with Weitzel, by means of signals. In the mean time the remainder ofing to roll in, making it impossible to land more troops. Weitzel, who had thoroughly reconnoitered the fort, reported that,d humanely in not attacking, under the circumstances. General Weitzel said to the writer at the time: It would have been murndred and sixty-seven men. It was nine hundred strong when Weitzel stood before it, and at least seven thousand men were with
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
request of General Grant, General Butler was relieved, and General E. 0. C. Ord was assigned to the command of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina. On being informed that the fleet had not left the vicinity of Fort Fisher, General Grant wrote to Admiral Porter, Dec. 30. asking him to remain, and promising to send a force immediately, to make another attempt to capture the Confederate defenses at the mouth of the Cape Fear. He selected for the enterprise the same troops led by Weitzel, with the addition of a thin brigade of fourteen hundred men, and two batteries. The troops consisted of 8,800 picked men from the Second Division of the Twenty-fourth Army Corps, wander General Adelbert Ames; the same number from the Third Division of the Twenty-fifth Army Corps, under General Charles J. Paine; 1,400 men from the First Division of the Twenty-fourth Army Corps, under Colonel J. C. Abbott, Seventh New Hampshire; Sixteenth New York Independent Battery, with four 3-inch gun
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
e remainder of Ord's command in charge of General Weitzel. The troops thus transferred, consisted t National troops entered that City. General Godfrey Weitzel, as we have observed, was left on thelt of pine timber, under the direction of General Weitzel. From its summit the writer saw the churtal. General George F. Shepley was now General Weitzel's chief of staff. Lieutenant De Peyster was transferred to the military family of General Weitzel, that young officer became an aid of the ht, they had forgotten to remove them. General Weitzel's whole force moved toward Richmond, and of the State Capitol. At eight o'clock, General Weitzel and staff rode in, at the head of Ripley's sessions, and, assisted by Captain Langdon, Weitzel's chief of artillery, hoisted over it the grafice of Headquarters was established; and General Weitzel made the late and sumptuously-furnished red under military rule. General Shepley General Weitzel issued an order announcing the occupation[3 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
the fleet in the James River, at nine o'clock in the morning, that Weitzel had entered Richmond, Captain Chandler left Dutch Gap with his flegig. With its crew, armed with carbines, they landed and walked to Weitzel's quarters, in the late residence of Davis, cheered on the way by le of soldiers were needed to clear the way. After a brief rest at Weitzel's, the President rode rapidly through the principal streets of Ric, nearly all of Lee's army — would accomplish it, he left with General Weitzel, on his departure from Richmond, April 6, 1865. authority to given to the President after his return to Washington, he directed Weitzel to revoke the safeguard, and allow the gentlemen who had acted as ates abused him for dissolving the assembly. In his note to General Weitzel, giving him authority to allow the so-called Virginia Legislaturnished us by the general, first visiting the Headquarters of General Weitzel's Twenty-fifth (colored) corps, whose huts were decorated with
tempt of Wheeler to recapture, 3.116. Fort Fisher, expedition against under Gens. Butler and Weitzel and Admiral Porter, 3.476-3.481; second and( successful expedition against, 3.484-3.489; visit L. Lafayette, Ga., large army concentrated at under Bragg 3.132. La Fourche expedition, Weitzel's, 2.530. Lake, Col., surprised by Gen. Green, 3.223. Lake Providence, attempt to cut a cattle of, 3.356. Rebellion, plans for, early matured, 1.84. Red River, march of Banks and Weitzel to, 2.599. Red River expedition, Gen. Banks's, 3.251-3.269. Reese, Col., surrender of to Ord and Birney against, 3.353; evacuation of, 3.545; conflagration in, 3.546; surrender of to Gen. Weitzel, 3.549; rejoicings at the fall of, 3.550; visit of President Lincoln to after the surrender, 181, 184. Wauhatchie, battle at, 3.153. Waynesboroa, final rout of Early at, 3.534. Weitzel, Gen., his expedition in the Teche region, 2.596; at the siege of Port Hudson, 2.631; at Fort Fish