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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 122 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 2 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) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spottsylvania Court-house, battle of (search)
Nationals lost about 1,300 men. The commanders of several regiments fell. One Michigan regiment went into battle with 200 men, and came out with 23. The day was intensely hot, and many suffered from sunstroke. Monday, the 9th, was comparatively quiet in the morning. There was skirmishing nearly all day. In the afternoon General Sedgwick was killed by the bullet of a sharp-shooter while superintending the planting of cannon on a redoubt, and his command of the 6th Corps devolved on Gen. H. G. Wright. Towards night Grant ordered another advance on the Confederates. The divisions of Gibbon and Birney, of Hancock's corps, crossed a branch of the Po River, and had a severe struggle. Hancock attempted to capture a wagon-train. He had made a lodgment with three divisions, and was pushing forward, when he was recalled for other service. On his return he was attacked, and lost heavily. The woods between a part of his troops and the river had taken fire, and many of his men perished
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
of shortening the war. . . . That the rebellion is now sustained by the hope of such intervention......March 3, 1863 Congress empowers the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus......March 3, 1863 Congress authorizes loans of $300,000,000 for 1863, and $600,000,000 for 1864......March 3, 1863 Thirty-seventh Congress adjourns......March 4, 1863 Proclamation of the President relative to desertions in the army......March 10, 1863 Major-General Burnside supersedes Maj.-Gen. H. G. Wright in the Department of the Ohio......March 25, 1863 Admiral Farragut passes the Confederate batteries at Grand Gulf, Miss., with three gun-boats.......April 1, 1863 Raid of mounted infantry from Tuscumbia, Ala., towards Rome, Ga. The entire force, 1,700 men, with Col. A. D. Streight, captured by the Confederates......April 7–May 3, 1863 Major-General Burnside orders that death shall be the penalty for aiding the Confederates, sympathizers with rebellion to be sent into the Con
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Horatio Gouverneur 1820-1899 (search)
Wright, Horatio Gouverneur 1820-1899 Military engineer; born in Clinton, Conn., March 6, 1820; graduated at West Point in 1842, remaining two years as assistant Professor of Engineering. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers in September, 1861, and major-general in July, 1862. He was chief engineer of Heintzelman's division at the battle of Bull Run, and in Horatio Gouverneur Wright. the Port Royal expedition he commanded a brigade. In February, 1862, he was in the expedition thaHoratio Gouverneur Wright. the Port Royal expedition he commanded a brigade. In February, 1862, he was in the expedition that captured Fernandina, Fla., and commanded a division in the attack on Secessionville, S. C., in June, 1862. In July he was assigned to the Department of the Ohio, and commanded the 1st Division, 6th Corps, in the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. After General Sedgwick's death he was in command of the 6th Corps, which he led in the Richmond campaign until July, 1864, when he was sent to the defence of the national capital, and afterwards (August to December) was engaged in the Shenandoah ca