Entries in Civil War (1862)

Sherman's Body-Guard
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 »
Shields' 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 »
Shiloh, Battle of
The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a land engagement fought on April 6 and 7, 1862 close to the Shiloh Church, near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Sickles, Daniel E.
Daniel Sickles was a Congressman, United States diplomat, and prominent Union Civil War general, who was infamous for his disreputable lifestyle before, during, and after the War Between the States. Continue Reading »
Sigel, Franz
During the American Civil War, Franz Sigel, one of President Abraham Lincoln's "political generals," achieved the rank of major general in the volunteer army and served as a corps commander with the Army of the Potomac. Continue Reading »
Slocum, Henry W.
One of the youngest major generals and corps commanders in the American Civil War, Henry Slocum led Union troops in many key battles of the Eastern and Western Theaters. Continue Reading »
Slough, John Potts
Ohioan John Potts Slough was a brigadier-general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Smith, Edmund Kirby
Kirby Smith was one of seven full general's in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He was also the Confederacy's last full general to pass away. Continue Reading »
Smith, William F. "Baldy"
Commonly known as "Baldy," Major General William F. Smith was a prominent officer in both theaters of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Smith, William Sooy
A native of Tarlton, Ohio, Brigadier General William Sooy Smith served in many of the Western Theater's important campaigns during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Smithnight'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 »
South Mountain, Battle of
The Battle of South Mountain was fought in Frederick and Washington counties, Maryland, on September 14, 1862, during Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Maryland Campaign. Continue Reading »
Spear'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 »
Special Field Orders, No. 161 (Department of the Mississippi)
On July 16, 1862, Major General Henry W. Halleck expanded the District of West Tennessee commanded by Major General Ulysses S. Grant. Continue Reading »
Special Field Orders, No. 35 (Department of the Mississippi)
On April 30, 1862, Major General Henry W. Halleck transferred Major General George H. Thomas from the Army of the Ohio to command the Army of the Tennessee in place of Major General Ulysses S. Grant who became Halleck's second-in-command. Continue Reading »
Special Field Orders, No. 90 (Department of the Mississippi)
On June 10, 1862, Major General Henry W. Halleck issued Special Field Orders, No. 90, dividing his army near Corinth, Mississippi into three separate armies. Continue Reading »
Special Orders, No. 22 (CSA)
On June 1, 1862, Robert E. Lee issued Special Orders, No. 22, taking command of Confederate troops in Eastern Virginia and North Carolina that would henceforth be known as the Army of Northern Virginia. Continue Reading »
Special Orders, No. 223 (Headquarters of the Army)
On September 5, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No. 223, announcing that Joseph Hooker was assigned to command of the 5th Army Corps and that Fitz John Porter, William B. Franklin, and Charles Griffin were relieved of their commands. Continue Reading »
Special Orders, No. 240 (CSA)
On October 14, 1862 the Confederate War Department issued Special Orders, No. 270 announcing the promotion of John C. Pemberton to lieutenant general and expanding his command to include forces in Southern Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Special Orders, No. 45 (CSA)
On February 25, 1862 the Confederate War Department issued General Orders, No. 45 appointing Major General Kirby Smith to command the Department of East Tennessee. Continue Reading »

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