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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 105 5 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 100 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 95 3 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. 72 6 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 71 7 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 70 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 67 9 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 52 2 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 50 0 Browse Search
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 47 3 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Granger, Gordon 1821-1876 (search)
Granger, Gordon 1821-1876 Military officer; born in New York City, in 1821; graduated at West Point in 1845; served in the war with Mexico, and was made captain of cavalry in May, 1861. He served under Halleck and Grant in the West, and was made major-general of volunteers, Sept. 17, 1862. He commanded the district of Central Kentucky, was put in command of the 4th Army Corps after the battle of Chickamauga, was engaged in the struggle on Missionary Ridge, November, 1863, and was active in the military movements that led to the capture of Mobile in 1864, for which he was brevetted major-general of the United States army. He was mustered out of the volunteer service in 1866; was promoted to colonel in the regular army the same year; and died in Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 10, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mobile, Ala. (search)
obile Bay, 30 miles below the city of Mobile, with a fleet of eighteen vessels, four of them iron-clad, while a co-operating land force, 5,000 strong, under Gen. Gordon Granger (q. v.), was sent from New Orleans to Dauphin Island. Farragut entered the bay Aug. 5, 1864. That entrance is divided into two passages by Dauphin Island.vacuation of the city; and on the 11th, after sinking two powerful rains, he fled up the Alabama River with 9,000 men on gunboats and transports. On the 12th General Granger and Rear-Admiral Thatcher demanded the surrender of the city. This was formally done the same evening by the civil authorities, and on the following day Veatch's division entered the city and hoisted the National flag on the public buildings. Generals Granger and Canby entered the city soon afterwards. A large amount of cotton and several steamboats were burned by order of the military authorities, before the city was given up. The repossession of Mobile cost the national government
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Foxhall Alexander 1821-1879 (search)
Parker, Foxhall Alexander 1821-1879 Naval officer; born in New York City, Aug. 5, 1821; graduated at the Naval Academy in 1843; served through the Civil War with distinction; was promoted commodore in 1872. His publications include Fleet tactics under steam; Squadron tactics under steam; The naval howitzer afloat; The naval howitzer ashore; The battle of Mobile Bay and the capture of forts Powell, Gaines, and Morgan, under the command of David G. Farragut and Gordon Granger, etc. He also contributed naval biographies to Johnson's universal Cyclopaedia. He died in Annapolis, Md. June 10, 1879.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Political parties in the United States. (search)
esident, 1876; James B. Weaver, 1880; Benjamin F. Butler, 1884; Alson J. Streeter, 1888. These various elements, uniting with the Farmers' Alliance, form the People's or Populists' party party, 1891 A meeting was held at St. Louis, December. 1889, of the Farmers and laborers' Union of America, for the purpose of consolidating the various bodies of organized farmers in the United States, which had at different times and places formed since 1867, and known under the general term of The Granger movement. This meeting was a success, and the consolidated body was called the Farmers' Alliance and industrial Union. Dec. 2, 1890, a national convention was held at Ocala, Fla.; thirty-five States and Territories were represented by 163 delegates: at this convention independent political action was decided upon, and a platform adopted embracing the following principles: (1) The abolition of the national banks, establishment of sub-treasuries to loan money to the people at 2 per cent., i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
Station, after a sharp engagement, captured some of his antagonists and drove Van Dorn beyond the Duck River. He returned to Murfreesboro with nearly 100 prisoners, with a loss of ten men killed and wounded. On March 18, Col. A. S. Hall with 1,400 men was attacked by Morgan, the guerilla, and 2,000 men at Milton, 12 miles from Murfreesboro. With the aid of Harris's battery, in a three hours struggle Hall repulsed Morgan, who lost 300 or 400 men killed and wounded. Early in April, Gen. Gordon Granger was in command at Franklin, building a fort near. He had about 5,000 troops. Van Dorn attacked him there (April 10) with 9,000 Confederates. The latter intended if successful to push on and seize Nashville, but he was repulsed with a loss of about 300 men. Rosecrans sent Col. Abdel D. Streight (q. v.) on an extensive raid in Alabama and Georgia in April and May, which resulted in the capture of the leader and his men. Late in November, 1863, Gen. Sherman (q. v.) arrived in the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
shville for refusing the oath of allegiance to the United States......April 5, 1862 Two days battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh......April 6-7, 1862 Union meetings held at Nashville, May 12, and at Murfreesboro......May 24, 1862 Memphis surrendered to Commodore Davis......June 6, 1862 Battle of Murfreesboro......Dec. 31, 1862–Jan. 4, 1863 Battle of Spring Hill; Confederates under Gen. Earl Van Dorn victorious......March 5, 1863 Van Dorn repulsed by Federals under Gen. Gordon Granger at Franklin......April 10, 1863 Federal raid under Col. Abel D. Streight starts from Nashville......April 11, 1863 Kingston and Knoxville, evacuated by Confederates under Gen. Simon B. Buckner, occupied by Federal troops under Gen. A. E. Burnside......Sept. 1, 1863 Chattanooga abandoned by Confederates under Gen. Braxton Bragg, Sept. 8; Cumberland Gap surrendered to Federals......Sept. 9, 1863 Confederates under Gen. James Longstreet defeat Federals at Philadelphia, east
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wheeler, Joseph 1836- (search)
de of the Chattahoochee, Wheeler swept around Allatoona, and, appearing before Dalton, demanded its surrender. The little garrison held out until Wheeler was driven away by General Steedman, who came down from Chattanooga. Then he pushed into east Tennessee, made a circuit around Knoxville, by way of Strawberry Plains, crossed the Clinch River, went over the Cumberland Mountains, and appeared before McMinnville, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. National cavalry, under Rousseau, Steedman, and Granger, was on the alert, and soon drove the raiders into northern Alabama, by way of Florence. Although Wheeler had destroyed much property, his damage to Sherman's communications was very slight. After the war he engaged in law practice; was a Democratic Representative in Congress in 1881-99; commissioned major-general of volunteers, May 4, 1898; commanded the cavalry division of the Army of Santiago, taking part in the battles of Las Guasimas and San Juan; and was senior member of the commi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson's Creek, battle of. (search)
suddenly they displayed a Confederate flag and attacked the Nationals in the most furious manner, capturing Sigel's battery and scattering all but 300 of his men. He saved one field-piece, but lost his regimental colors. Twice afterwards during the battle the same trick was played, but the last time without success. The belligerents were fighting desperately after Lyon's death. The Union column stood firm a long time against an overwhelming force. At length it began to bend, when Captain Granger dashed forward with portions of Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri regiments, supported by Dubois's battery, and smote the Confederates so fearfully that they fled from the field in broken masses to the shelter of the woods. The battle ended, and the Confederates held the field. The Nationals fell back to Springfield, and at 3 A. M. the next day, under the general command of Colonel Sigel, the entire Union force began a successful retreat, in good order, to Rolla, 125 miles distant, safely c