Campaigns of the Civil War: Supplement

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Scribner, 1883 - United States
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Page 77 - That the President of the United States shall have power, whenever in his opinion it shall be expedient, to purchase cemetery grounds, and cause them to be securely enclosed, to be used as a national cemetery for the soldiers who shall die in the service of the country.
Page 77 - War was authorized and required "to take immediate measures to preserve from desecration the graves of soldiers of the United States who fell in battle or died of disease in...
Page 9 - Washington has recently issued a statement of the number of men called for by the President of the United States, and the number furnished by each State and Territory and the District of Columbia, from April 15, 1861, to the close of the war. From this statement we learn that under the call of April 15, 1861, for 75,000 three months' militia, the States furnished 91,816.
Page 66 - TERRY, and to the officers and men under his command, for the unsurpassed gallantry and skill exhibited by them in the attack upon Fort Fisher, and the brilliant and decisive victory by which that important work has been captured from the rebel forces and placed in the possession and under the authority of the United States, and for their long and faithful services and...
Page 65 - Oliver O. Howard, and the officers and soldiers of [the Army of the Potomac], for the skill and heroic valor which, at Gettysburg, repulsed, defeated, and drove back, broken and dispirited, beyond the Rappahannock, the veteran army of the rebellion.
Page 64 - Resolution to provide for the presentation of "medals of honor" to the enlisted men of the Army and Volunteer Forces who have distinguished, or may distinguish, themselves in battle during the present rebellion.
Page 27 - Annapolis, including the country for twenty miles on each side of the railroad from Annapolis to the city of Washington, as far as Bladensburgh ; under the command of Gen.
Page 28 - ... thence to the mouth of the Monocacy, in the Department of Washington ; the remainder in the Middle Department. June 24, 1863, to July 23, 1863.— That part lying west of Hancock, Washington County, in the Department of West Virginia ; that north of the Potomac River from Piscataway Creek to Annapolis Junction, and thence to the mouth of the Monocacy, in the Department oE Washington ; the remainder in the Middle Department.
Page 41 - already involved in war," and said, " We cannot stand neutral and see our Southern brothers butchered." On the 1st of May the Legislature authorized the Governor to enter into a military league with the "Confederate States," by which the whole military rule of the Commonwealth should be subjected to the will of Davis.
Page 64 - December 30, 1861. Joint Resolution expressive of the recognition by Congress of the gallant and patriotic services of the late Brigadier-General Nathaniel Lyon and the officers and soldiers under his command at the battle of Springfield, Mo.

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