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Fredericksburg, Battle of
The most one-sided Confederate victory in the American Civil War, the Battle of Fredericksburg, was fought in and around the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia, from December 11 to December 15, 1862. Continue Reading »
Reynolds, John Fulton
One of the Union's leading general officers, Major General John F. Reynolds was killed during the first day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. Continue Reading »
Hooker, Joseph
Joseph Hooker was a prominent Union officer who commanded the Army of the Potomac from January 26, 1863 to June 28, 1863 during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Gettysburg Campaign
Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North, the Gettysburg Campaign climaxed with the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1 - July 3, 1863). Continue Reading »
Army of the Potomac (USA)
The Army of the Potomac was the Union's primary fighting force in the Eastern Theater throughout most of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Gettysburg, Battle of
Often referred to as the turning point in the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from July 1 to July 3, 1863. Continue Reading »
Meade, George Gordon
Victorious commander at the Battle of Gettysburg, Major General George G. Meade commanded the Army of the Potomac throughout the Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, Overland, Petersburg, and Appomattox Campaigns. Continue Reading »
Irish Brigade
Composed mostly of Irishmen from New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, including eleven Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, the Irish Brigade suffered the third-highest number of battlefield casualties of any Union brigade during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Antietam, Battle of
The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was the first major battle of the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. Fought near the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, on September 17, 1862, it was the bloodiest single day of battle in the war. Continue Reading »
Official Union Documents of the Civil War Indexed by Date
Below is an annotated list of links to official Union Civil War documents related to entries in Ohio Civil War Central. The list is indexed by date. Click on any link to view a transcript of the selected document. Continue Reading »
Official Union Documents of the Civil War Indexed Alpha-numerically
Below is an annotated list of links to official Union Civil War documents related to entries in Ohio Civil War Central. The list is indexed alpha-numerically. Click on any link to view a transcript of the selected document. Continue Reading »
Letter from Henry W. Halleck to Quincy A. Gillmore (January 30, 1865)
On January 30, 1865 Major General Henry W. Halleck ordered Major General Quincy A. Gillmore to relieve Major General John G. Foster as commander of the Department of the South. Continue Reading »
Letter from U.S. Grant to Benjamin F. Butler
On June 17, 1864, Lieutenant General U.S. Grant wrote to Major General Benjamin Butler asking him to withdraw his special order relieving Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command of the Tenth Army Corps under conditions that Grant would relieve Gillmore "at his own request." Continue Reading »
Special Orders, No. 36 (Headquarters, Armies of the United States)
On June 17, 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant issued Special Orders, No. 36 (Armies of the United States) announcing that he was relieving Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command of the Tenth Army Corps at his own request. Continue Reading »
Special Orders (Department of Virginia and North Carolina) (Unnumbered 6/17/1864)
On June 17, 1864, Major General Benjamin F. Butler issued special orders announcing that he was with drawing his previous orders relieving Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command. Continue Reading »
Letter from Benjamin F. Butler to U.S. Grant
On June 17, 1864, Major General Benjamin F. Butler wrote to Lieutenant General U.S. Grant agreeing to rescind his order to relieve Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of his command of the Tenth Army Corps. Continue Reading »
Special Orders (Department of Virginia and North Carolina) (Unnumbered 6/14/1864)
On June 14, 1864, Major General Benjamin F. Butler relieved Major General Quincy A. Gillmore of command of the Tenth Army Corps operating within the Department of Virginia and North Carolina. Continue Reading »
Letter from Henry W. Halleck to Quincy A. Gillmore (April 4, 1864)
On April 4, 1864, Major General Henry W. Halleck, wrote to Major General Quincy A. Gillmore , directing him to move the Tenth Army Corps from the Department of the South and join Major General Benjamin F. Butler at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Continue Reading »
Gillmore, Quincy A.
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General Orders, No. 47 (Department of the South)
On July 12, 1863, Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore issued General Orders, No. 47 announcing that he had assumed command of the Department of the South. Continue Reading »

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