Entries in Civil War (1864)

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 »
Sherman's March to the Sea
Also known as the Savannah Campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea, was a Union offensive in late 1864 that cut a swath of destruction across Georgia about 60 miles wide and 250 miles long, from Atlanta to Savannah. 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 »
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 »
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. 120 (Division of the Mississippi)
On November 9, 1864, Major General William T. Sherman issued Special Orders No. 120, establishing the chain-of-command, objectives, and directives for the Savannah Campaign. Continue Reading »
Special Field Orders, No.11 (Department of the Tennessee)
On January 27, 1864, William T. Sherman issued General Field Orders, No. 11, launching his Meridian Campaign. 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 »
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 »
Special Orders, No. 230 (U.S. War Department)
On July 7, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No. 230 relieving Major General Franz Sigel and Major General Julius Stahel from duty in the District of Harper's Ferry. 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, No. 5 (Department of Tennessee and Georgia, CSA)
On September 28, 1864, General John Bell Hood issued Special Orders, No. 5, Department of Tennessee and Georgia, announcing that William J. Hardee was relieved from duty with the Army of Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of
Fought between May 8 and 21, 1864, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House was the second major engagement of Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Continue Reading »

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