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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 »
General Orders, No. 46 (Department of the South)
On July 12, 1863, Major General David Hunter issued General Orders, No. 46 announcing that Brigadier General Q. A. Gillmore had temporarily replaced him as commander of the Department of the South. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 11, (Department of the South)
On May 9, 1862, Major General David Hunter, commanding the Department of the South, issued General Orders, No. 11, freeing all slaves in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. President Abraham Lincoln rescinded this order on May 19, 1862. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 7 (Department of the South)
On April 13, 1862, Major General David Hunter issued General Orders, No. 7 (Department of the South) freeing the people formerly held in slavery at Fort Pulaski and on Cockspur Island, Georgia. Continue Reading »
Special Orders, No. 249 (Headquarters of the Army)
On June 3, 1863, the Department of the Army issued Special Orders, No. 249 replacing Major General David Hunter with Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore as commander of the Department of the South. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 26 (U.S. War Department)
On March 15, 1862 the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 26 announcing the creation of the Department of the South commanded by Major General David Hunter. Continue Reading »
Anthony, Susan Brownell
Susan B. Anthony is frequently recognized as the most influential leader in the struggle for women's suffrage in America. Continue Reading »
Freedman's Village
Officially dedicated on December 4, 1863, Freedman's Village was a federal refuge for former slaves near Washington, D.C., throughout the last half of the 19th Century. Continue Reading »
Truth, Sojourner
Born into bondage in New York, escaped slave Sojourner Truth was a renowned champion for abolition, women's rights, temperance, and prison reform during the 19th Century. Continue Reading »

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