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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wheaton, Frank 1833- (search)
he was employed in the Mexican boundary surveys (1850-55), and, in the latter year, became a lieutenant of United States cavalry, and was employed against the Indians. He was made captain of the 1st United States Cavalry early in 1861, and was lieutenant-colonel of the 2d Rhode Island Volunteers at the battle of Bull Run. He served through the campaign on the Peninsula, and fought in the battles of Manassas, Antietam, and Fredericksburg, and commanded a brigade at Gettysburg; was active in the campaign against Richmond in 1864, and commanded a division of the 6th Corps in the Shenandoah Valley under Sheridan. He went with Sheridan to the siege of Petersburg, and was at the surrender of Lee. He was brevetted brigadier and major general of volunteers, and in March, 1865, major-general, United States army, for meritorious services during the Rebellion. In 1874 he was promoted colonel of the 2d United States Infantry; in 1892 brigadier-general; in 1897 major-general, and was retired.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wildes, Frank 1843- (search)
Wildes, Frank 1843- Naval officer; born in Boston, Mass., June 17, 1843; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1863, and assigned to the steam-sloop Lackawanna, in the West Gulf blockading squadron; participated in the battle of Mobile Bay, and aided in the capture of Fort Morgan; served on the monitor Chickasaw during the actions in Mobile Bay in March and April, 1865; promoted master in 1866; commander in 1880; and captain in 1894. He commanded the protected cruiser Boston in the battle of Manila Bay on May 1, 1898; was appointed captain of the United States navy-yard in Brooklyn, N. Y., April 1, 1899; and was promoted rear-admiral, Oct. 14, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Seth 1822-1866 (search)
Williams, Seth 1822-1866 Military officer; born in Augusta, Me., March 21, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1842, served under Scott in Mexico as aide-de-camp to General Patterson, and after the war was in the adjutant-general's department. Early in September, 1861, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, after serving as adjutant-general of the army of General McClellan in western Virginia. He held the same position under General Meade. In May, 1864, he was made acting inspector-general on Grant's staff, and in August of that year was brevetted major-general of volunteers for meritorious services since Gettysburg ; also, in March, 1865, was brevetted major-general, United States army, for gallant and meritorious services during the rebellion. He died in Boston, March 23, 1866.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, James Harrison (search)
being with Thomas in his campaign against Hood, driving the cavalry of the latter across the Harpeth River during the battle of Franklin. He was also distinguished at Nashville in defeating Hood and driving him across the Tennessee River. At the close of Thomas's active campaign in middle Tennessee, the cavalry of James Harrison Wilson. the district, numbering about 20,000 men and horses, were encamped in Lauderdale county, in northern Alabama. Well disciplined, they prepared, in March, 1865, for an expedition into Alabama to co-operate with the army in the capture of Mobile; also for the capture of Selma and other places. General Wilson was in command of this cavalry. He left Chickasaw Landing, on the Tennessee River, March 22, with about 13,000 men and six batteries. His men were all mounted excepting 1,500, who were used as an escort for baggage and supply-trains of 250 wagons. There was also a pontoon-train of thirty boats, conveyed by fifty-six mule wagons. This for
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woods, Charles Robert 1827-1885 (search)
les Robert 1827-1885 Military officer; born in Newark, O., Feb. 19, 1827; graduated at West Point in 1852. Early in 1861 he was quartermaster on General Patterson's staff, and in October became colonel of the 76th Ohio Volunteers. He was at the capture of Fort Donelson and in the battle of Shiloh. In the Southwest, after July, 1862, he commanded a brigade in the 15th Corps, performing gallant service at Arkansas Post (see Hindman, Fort). He was in nearly all the battles around Vicksburg in 1863, and was made brigadier-general in August of that year. He commanded and led a brigade in the contests on Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, and in the Atlanta campaign he was conspicuous. In the campaign through Georgia to the sea, and through the Carolinas, he led a division of Osterhaus's corps. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general, United States army, and in 1874 was promoted colonel of the 2d United States Infantry and retired. He died in Newark, O., Feb. 26, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Horatio Gouverneur 1820-1899 (search)
t 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 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 campaign. He was wounded in the battle of Cedar Creek; was in the final military operations which ended with the surrender of Lee. He was brevetted major-general, United States army, in March, 1865; promoted brigadier-general and chief of engineers June 30, 1879; and was retired March 6, 1884. He died in Washington, D. C., July 2, 1899.
3 5.00 May, 1863 1.50 June, 1863 6.50 July, 1863 9.00 August, 1863$14.00 b. par. September, 1863$14.00 October, 1863 14.00 November, 1863 15.00 December, 1863 20.00 January, 1864 21.00 February, 1864 21.00 March, 1864 23.00 April, 1864 20.00 May, 1864 19.00 June, 1864 10.00 July, 1864 21.00 August, 1864 23.00 September, 186425.00 October, 1864 26.00 November, 1864 39.00 December, 1864 49.00 January, 1865 50.00 February, 1865 56.00 March, 1865 60.00 April, 1865 100.00 The administration relied mainly on the issue of Treasury notes and call certificates, which it could not redeem, and then on the compulsory funding of these in bonds. The result of this financiering was constant embarrassment, followed by a steady decline of credit. Only $11,000,000 were due abroad when the Confederate government went down. The true resource of the country was neglected, and very little money was obtained in Europe. 4. The diplomac
62. Cavalry Brigade, Second Army Corps, Army of Virginia Brigadier GeneralMarch 24, 1864, to Apr. 25, 1864. District of Florida., Department of the South Brigadier GeneralMarch 28, 1862, to Apr. 4, 1862. Cavalry command, Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralMay 1, 1864, to May 26, 1864. Department of the South Brigadier GeneralNov. 14, 1864, to Nov. 28, 1864. 1st Separate brigade, Morris and folly islands, Northern District--Folly Island and Morris Island, Department of the South Brigadier GeneralNov., 1864, to March, 1865. Coast Division, Northern District--Folly Island and Morris Island, Department of the South Brigadier GeneralOct. 26, 1864, to Nov. 14, 1864. 4th Separate Brigade, Northern District--Folly Island and Morris Island, Department of the South Brigadier GeneralSept. 12, 1862, to Sept. 14, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Second Army Corps, Army of the Potomac Brigadier GeneralSept. 14, 1862. 1st Division, Second Army Corps, Army of the
C. H. Van Wyck Col. 56th N. Y. InfantryJan. 23, 1865, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, Coast Division, Northern District--Folly Island and Morris Island, Department of the South
igade and the brigades of Battle, Cook and Cox, Army of Northern Virginia. 95William W. AllenAlabamaGen. Jos. WheelerMarch, 1865.March, 1865.   Commanding cavalry division composed of the brigades of Crews and Hagan; Brigadier-General Robert H. AnMarch, 1865.   Commanding cavalry division composed of the brigades of Crews and Hagan; Brigadier-General Robert H. Anderson's cavalry brigade was subsequently added. 96W. Y. C. HumesTennesseeGen. Jos. WheelerMarch, 1865.March, 1865.   Commanding division in Lieutenant-General Wheeler's cavalry corps, composed of the brigades of Ashby, Harrison and Williams. 97HaMarch, 1865.March, 1865.   Commanding division in Lieutenant-General Wheeler's cavalry corps, composed of the brigades of Ashby, Harrison and Williams. 97Harry T. HaysLouisianaGen. E. K. SmithApril, 1865.April, 1865.   On special duty in Trans-Mississippi Department. 98E. M. LawAlabamaGen. J. E. JohnstonApril 9, 1865.April, 1865.   Commanding General Hampton's old cavalry division. 99M. W. GaryS. CarMarch, 1865.   Commanding division in Lieutenant-General Wheeler's cavalry corps, composed of the brigades of Ashby, Harrison and Williams. 97Harry T. HaysLouisianaGen. E. K. SmithApril, 1865.April, 1865.   On special duty in Trans-Mississippi Department. 98E. M. LawAlabamaGen. J. E. JohnstonApril 9, 1865.April, 1865.   Commanding General Hampton's old cavalry division. 99M. W. GaryS. CarolinaGen. R. E. Lee1865.1865.   Division assigned, but never concentrated, consisting of his old brigade and Robert's brigade of North
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