The Army of the US Historical Sketches of Staff and Line with Portraits of Generals-in-Chief
This work contains information on the Army branches of service, its regiments, and its Commanders, through the 1880's.
THEOPHILUS FRANCIS RODENBOUGH BVT. BRIGADIER GENERAL U.S.A.
WILLIAM L. HASKIN MAJOR, FIRST ARTILLERY
NEW YORK MAYNARD, MERRILL, & CO. 1896
MAYNARD, MERRILL, & CO.
It is with pleasure that I avail myself of an opportunity to commend this effort of the Military Service Institution to provide an authentic and condensed account of the services of the Army, from the creation of our military establishment to the present day. Each staff-corps and regiment of the line has here its chosen historian and its modest memoir replete with biographical as well as historical data. Its form gives it a unique character of special value as a work of reference. It represents a completion of a series of historical sketches which have appeared from time to time during the last few years in the Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, and comprises an amount of gratuitous labor by contributors and of public spirit on the part of the publishers that merits public acknowledgment. I have no hesitation in saying that it deserves a place in every public library, and is worthy of preservation by all collectors of military works.
NELSON A. MILES,
Commanding the Army.
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
WASHINGTON, D. C., NOV. 15, 1895.
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|INTRODUCTION||Maj.-Gen. Nelson A. Miles||iii|
|ESPRIT DE CORPS||Capt. Charles King||ix|
STAFF CORPS AND DEPARTMENTS.
|Adjutant General's Department||Gen. J. B. Fry||1|
|Inspector General's Department||Major J. P. Sanger||12|
|Judge Advocate General's Department||Col. J. W. Clous||33|
|Quartermaster's Department||Capt. O. F. Long||38|
|Subsistence Department||Gen. J. W. Barriger||67|
|Medical Department||Major Chas. Smart||83|
|Pay Department||Col. A. B. Carey||100|
|Corps of Engineers||Gen. H. L. Abbot||111|
|Ordnance Department||Major C. E. Dutton||126|
|Signal Corps||Capt. Wm. A. Glassford||136|
|First Regiment of Cavalry||Capt. R. P. P. Wainwright||153|
|Second Regiment of Cavalry||Major A. E. Bates and Capt. E. J. McClernand||173|
|Third Regiment of Cavalry||Capt. Chas. Morton||193|
|Fourth Regiment of Cavalry||Gen. T. F. Rodenbough||211|
|Fifth Regiment of Cavalry||Capt. Eben Swift||221|
|Sixth Regiment of Cavalry||Capt. Wm. H. Carter||232|
|Seventh Regiment of Cavalry||Major R. A. Garlington||251|
|Eighth Regiment of Cavalry||Capt. C. M. O'Connor||268|
|Ninth Regiment of Cavalry||Lieut. Grote Hutcheson||280|
|Tenth Regiment of Cavalry||Capt. John Bigelow, Jr||288|
|First Regiment of Artillery||Major W. L. Haskin||301|
|Second Regiment of Artillery||Lieut. W. A. Simpson||312|
|I.||Circular of the Publication Committee||703|
|II.||Extract from the Minutes of the Publication Committee||704|
|III.||The First Infantry||704|
|IV.||The Seventh Infantry||704|
|V.||The Fourteenth Infantry||705|
|VI.||Dates of Important Campaigns, etc.||706|
|VII.||Table of Losses of Regular Regiments during 1861-65||709|
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GENERAL OFFICERS COMMANDING THE ARMY.
|Josiah Harmar, Brevet Brigadier-General||1789-91||ix|
|Arthur St. Clair, Major-General||1791-92||33|
|Anthony Wayne, Major-General||1792-96||83|
|James Wilkinson, Brigadier-General||1796-98
|George Washington, Lieut.-General||1798-99||title|
|Alexander Hamilton, Major-General||1799-1800||153|
|Henry Dearborn, Major-General||1812-15||193|
|Jacob Brown, Major-General||1821-28||251|
|Alexander Macomb, Major-General||1828-41||301|
|Winfield Scott, Major-General||1841-61||351|
|George Brinton McClellan, Major-General||1862-62||401|
|Henry Wager Halleck, Major-General||1862-64||452|
|Ulysses Simpson Grant, General||1864-69||511|
|William Tecumseh Sherman, General||1869-83||545|
|Philip Henry Sheridan, General||1883-88||575|
|John McAllister Schofield, Lieut.-General||1888-95||629|
|Nelson Appleton Miles, Major-General||1895||657|