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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
ent was promptly met by the garrison, and a severe struggle ensued. At first some of the Confederates were driven within their works, and the Nationals, under General Birge, attempted to scale them, but were repulsed. The only soldier who reached the parapet was the gallant young Connecticut officer, Lieutenant Stanton Allyn, who, under Colonel Smith, of the One Hundred and Fourteenth New York, to be supported by the brigades of Colonels Kimball and Morgan, under the general command of General Birge, the whole forming the storming party on the right. In conjunction with these, and on their left, moved a column under General Paine, composed of the old diviender, and the commander proposed to Banks the appointment of joint commissioners to arrange the terms. This was agreed to, and General Charles P. Stone, Colonel Henry W. Birge, and LieutenantColonel Richard B. Irwin were chosen for the purpose on the part of Banks. The terms agreed upon were the surrender of the post and its ap
In November, 1863, he received a division of the Fourth Corps and became its head in July, 1864, when Major-General Howard took command of the Army of the Tennessee. Major-General Stanley was wounded at Franklin, November 30, 1864, and this ended his active service in the war, although he again headed the corps from February to August, 1865. Later on, he was given a colonelcy in the regular army and fought against the Indians in the Federal generals--no. 2 Connecticut Henry W. Birge, of Connecticut, commander of a division in the 19th Corps. Orris S. Ferry, of Connecticut, Colonel of the 5th regiment, later U. S. Senator. Joseph R. Hawley, of Connecticut, distinguished at the battle of the Olustee. Henry W. Wessells, of Connecticut, led troops on the Peninsula in 1862. H. H. Lockwood, of Delaware, commander of a brigade at Gettysburg. Daniel Tyler, of Connecticut, led the advance at Bull Run, 1861. Robert O. Tyler, of Connecticut, commanded artillery a
ar. 13, 1865. Ayres, R. B., Aug. 1, 1864. Bailey, Joseph, Mar. 13, 1865. Baker, Benj. F., Mar. 13, 1865. Banning, H. B., Mar. 13, 1865. Barnes, James, Mar. 13, 1865. Barney, Lewis T., Mar. 13, 1865. Barnum, H. A., Mar. 13, 1865. Barry, H. W., Mar. 13, 1865. Bartlett, Jos. J., Aug. 1, 1864. Bartlett, Wm. F., Mar. 13, 1865. Baxter, Henry, April 1, 1865. Beal, Geo. L., Mar. 13, 1865. Beatty, Samuel, Mar. 13, 1865. Belknap, Wm. W., Mar. 13, 1865. Benton, Wm. P., Mar. 26, 1865. Birge, H. W., Feb. 25, 1865. Birney, Wm., Mar. 13, 1865. Bowen, James, Mar. 13, 1865. Brayman, Mason, Mar. 13, 1865. Brisbin, James, Mar. 13, 1865. Brooke, John R., Aug. 1, 1864. Buckland, R. P., Mar. 13, 1864. Bussey, Cyrus, Mar. 13, 1865. Byrne, James J., Mar. 13, 1865. Caldwell, John C., Aug. 19, 1865. Cameron, R. A., Mar. 13, 1865. Capehart, Henry, June 17, 1865. Carr, Joseph B., Mar. 13, 1865. Carter, Samuel P., Mar. 13, 1865. Catlin, Isaac S., Mar. 13, 1865. Chamberlain, J. L., Ma
Henry W. Birge Brigadier GeneralAug. 6, 1864, to Oct. 19, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2d Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, Department of the Shenandoah Brigadier GeneralDec. 28, 1864, to Jan. 6, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2d Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, Department of the Shenandoah Brigadier GeneralDec. 8, 1864, to Dec. 28, 1864. 2d Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, Department of the Shenandoah Brigadier GeneralJan. 6, 1865, to Feb. 12, 1865. 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, Northern District--Folly Island and Morris Island, Department of the South Brigadier GeneralNov. 10, 1864, to Dec. 8, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2d Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, Department of the Shenandoah Brigadier GeneralOct. 19, 1864, to Nov. 10, 1864. 2d Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Mil<
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