Entries in Civil War (1862)

General Orders, No. 62 (District of West Tennessee)
On July 17, 1862, Major General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders, No. 62 (Department of West Tennessee) announcing that he was assuming command of the Army of theTennessee, the Army of the Mississippi, and District of Mississippi and Cairo. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 63, (U.S. War Department)
On June 10, 1862, the US War Department issued General Orders, No. 63, announcing wholesale appointments to fill the ranks of general officers for the new volunteer army. This is a transcript of the appointments to the ranks of major general and brigadier general. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 73 (CSA)
On October 1, 1862, the Confederate War Department issued General Orders, No. 73, creating the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana under the command of Major General John C. Pemberton. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 73 (U.S. War Department)
On July 4, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 73 announcing numerous promotions and appointments, including the appointment of twelve officers to the rank of brigadier general. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 75 (Headquarters Western Department, CSA)
On June 17, 1862, Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard issued General Orders, No. 75, announcing that he was taking a brief sick leave and temporarily transferring command of the Army of the Mississippi to General Braxton Bragg. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 76 (Headquarters Western Department, CSA)
On June 17, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg issued General Orders, No. 76, announcing that he had assumed command of the Army of the Mississippi while General P.G.T. Beauregard was away on sick leave. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 93 (U.S. War Department)
On August 2, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 93, announcing appointments to the ranks of major and brigadier. This is a transcript of those appointments. Continue Reading »
Giddings, Joshua Reed
Joshua Giddings was a leader in the founding of the Republican Party and an outspoken opponent of the extension of slavery during his twenty-year career as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue Reading »
Glendale, Battle of
The Battle of Glendale, also known as the battles of Frayser’s Farm, Frazier's Farm, Charles City Crossroads, New Market Road, and Riddell's Shop, was fought on June 30, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia. It was the fifth of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Glorieta Pass, Battle of
Often referred to as the Gettysburg of the West, the Battle of Glorieta Pass, fought on March 26-28, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, was the decisive turning-point of the American Civil War in the Far Western Theater. Continue Reading »
Granger, Gordon
A career United States Army officer, Major General Gordon Granger held numerous commands and participated in many engagements in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Grate, John Henry
John Henry Grate served in the 6th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War and served as the commander of Ohio’s and eventually the national Grand Army of the Republic near the end of his life. Continue Reading »
Gregg, David McMurtrie
Brevet Major General David McMurtrie Gregg was the longest tenured Federal cavalry division commander during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Hadley's Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
Hampton III, Wade
A prominent Confederate cavalry officer, Wade Hampton III also served as governor of South Carolina and as a United States Senator from the Palmetto State after the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Hampton Roads, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack and the Battle of the Ironclads, the Battle of Hampton Roads was the most notable naval battle of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Hardee, William J.
William J. Hardee was a prominent Confederate corps commander in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, who briefly commanded the Army of Tennessee on two occasions. Continue Reading »
Harlan's Light Cavalry
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
Harney, William Selby
Co-author of the Price-Harney Agreement, Brigadier-General William S. Harney was a forty-five-year veteran of the United States Army, who participated in the Seminole Wars, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican-American War, the Mormon Expedition, and the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Harpers Ferry, Battle of
The Battle of Harpers Ferry, which took place between September 12 and September 15, 1862, resulted in the largest surrender of Union soldiers during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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