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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
oduced the badge designation into his army with excellent effect. The idea originated with General Kearney at the battle of Fair Oaks. See page 411, vol. II. The occasion was as follows: It was imhat used by enlisted men. Officers and men were thus dressed alike. To distinguish them apart, Kearney issued an order that the field and staff officers of his division should wear a red patch on thng the different colored disks, were triangular in shape. Additional honors were paid to General Kearney. It was agreed that all commissioned officers who had been, in action under him should wear a Kearney decoration, which should consist of a golden Maltese cross, suspended by a red silk ribbon on the left breast of the dress coat. After the battle of Chancellorsville, General Birney causcers and privates of his division as especially distinguished themselves in that engagement. Kearney decoration. All were actuated by feelings of confidence and devotion to the cause, he said, and
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)
(Sickles's) Corps, then guarding Ashby's Gap, to hasten forward to the support of Buford, who was calling for re-enforcements. This was done with so much rapidity, that the corps reached Piedmont before dark. Birney's division, temporarily under the command of General Hobart Ward, was sent immediately forward to Buford's aid, followed by the remainder of the corps, and on the following day July 24, 1863. there was a warm engagement at Wapping's Heights, where the Third and Fourth Maine--Kearney's veterans — and the Excelsior (New York) Brigade, led by General Spinola, gained renown by successful charges under the direction of General Prince, which drove the Confederates. The latter consisted of one of Ewell's brigades, which had been holding the Gap while a portion of Lee's army was passing by; and when, the next morning, the National troops pressed on to Front Royal, Lee's columns had all passed, and there was no foe to assail. Meade was disappointed. His detention at the Gap
185. Judge, Thomas J., commissioner to Washington from Alabama, 1.286. K. Kanawha Valley, operations of Gen. Cox in; 1.537; operations of Rosecrans against Floyd in, 2.101. Kane, George P., an instrument of Conspirators in Baltimore, 1.281; machinations of, 1.551. Kansas, Gen. Hunter's operations in, 2.184. Kautz, Gen., his raid against railways south and southwest of Richmond, 3.323. Kautz and Wilson, operations of against railways south of Petersburg, 3.338. Kearney, Gen., Philip, at the battle of Williamsburg, 2.380; death of at the battle of Chantilly, 2.461. Kearsarge and Alabama, history of the conflict between, 3.435. Kelley, Col. B. F., commands the First Virginia Regiment, 1.493; his march against insurgents at Philippi, 1.495; operations of in Western Virginia, II 102. Kelly's Ford, cavalry battle near, 3.22. Kenesaw Mountain, operations of Sherman at, 3.380. Kenly, John R., provost-marshal in Baltimore, 1.552. Kennedy, John A., inte