Buell, Don Carlos, 1818-1898

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Don Carlos Buell was born in Lowell, Ohio, the eldest of nine children born to Salmon and Elizabeth Buell. He was a first cousin of George P. Buell, also a Union general. Buell's father died when he was 8 years old, and his uncle took him in and raised him. As a child, Buell had a difficult time making friends due to his distant, introverted personality and was often made fun of by other children. After winning a fight with a neighborhood bully, he became awakened to the idea that discipline and determination could overcome any obstacle. Buell's uncle sent him to a Presbyterian school which stressed duty, self-discipline, patriotism, and belief in a Supreme Being.

George Buell obtained for his nephew an appointment to West Point, but despite his high intelligence and good math skills, he accumulated numerous demerits and disciplinary problems and graduated in 1841 32nd in his class of 52. After graduation, Buell was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 3rd U.S. Infantry regiment and sent to fight in the Seminole Wars in Florida, but did not see any combat. After the 3rd Infantry was transferred to Illinois, Buell found himself court-martialed for getting into an argument with an enlisted man and beating him over the head with the blunt end of his sword. However, an Army tribunal cleared him of any wrongdoing. There was considerable opposition to the verdict, and even General Winfield Scott felt that Buell needed to be punished for his actions, but the court would not retry the case.

In the Mexican–American War, he served under both Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott. He was brevetted three times for bravery and was wounded at Churubusco. Between the wars he served in the U.S. Army Adjutant General's office and as an adjutant in California, reaching the rank of captain in 1851 and lieutenant colonel by the time the Civil War began.

At the start of the Civil War, Buell sought an important command, but instead his friend George McClellan emerged as the champion of the Union war effort. Buell himself was sent all the way out to California. After the Union defeat at Bull Run, McClellan summoned him back east where he was quickly promoted to brigadier general of volunteers, to rank from May 17, 1861. Buell received offers to take a command in Kentucky, but instead he stayed in Washington helping organize the nascent Army of the Potomac and being appointed as a division commander. In November, McClellan succeeded Winfield Scott as general-in-chief of the Army, and decided to post Buell out west, dividing the trans-Appalachia theater between him and Maj. Gen Henry Halleck. In November 1861, he succeeded Brig. Gen. William T. Sherman in command at Louisville, Kentucky, as commander of the newly-formed Army of the Ohio, which at this time was a barely-disciplined rabble. Buell immediately set himself to work shaping the raw recruits into a fighting force. Although the Lincoln administration pressured Buell to occupy Eastern Tennessee, an area of strong Unionist sentiment, Buell was in no hurry and even McClellan became impatient with his slow progress. Buell's excuse was that the railroad network in this area was poor, and he would have to rely on wagons for army supply that could be vulnerable to Confederate cavalry. Instead, he proposed a coordinated effort between him and Halleck to cut off Nashville. Halleck reluctantly agreed to the plan, which was helped along by Grant's capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. Although the city fell to the Army of the Ohio on February 25, 1862, Halleck's relationship with Buell was strained. The same month, Andrew Johnson was made military governor of Tennessee and developed a lasting grudge against Buell for failing to liberate Eastern Tennessee. On March 21, Buell was promoted to major general of volunteers, but at the same time, Halleck rose to department commander which made Buell subordinate to him.

At the start of April, Buell was ordered to reinforce Grant's Army of the Tennessee, then encamped at Pittsburgh Landing next to the Tennessee River. On the morning of April 6, the Confederates launched a surprise attack on Grant's army, beginning one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the war. After the Army of the Ohio arrived the next day, the combined Union forces repulsed the Confederates. Although Buell was the junior of the two generals in rank, he insisted that he was acting independently and would not accept orders from Grant. Buell considered himself the victor of Shiloh and denigrated Grant's contribution, writing after the war that he had no "marked influence that he exerted upon the fortune of the day." Contemporary historians, such as Larry Daniels and Kenneth W. Noe, consider that Grant actually saved himself by the conclusion of the first day of battle and that the rivalry between Grant and Buell hampered the conduct of battle on the second day. The commanders operated almost completely independently of each other and Buell "proved slow and hesitant to commit himself."

Following Shiloh, Governor Johnson objected to Buell's plans to withdraw the Nashville garrison on the grounds that Confederate sympathy in the city was still strong. However, Halleck sided with Buell and insisted that all available troops in the department were needed for the assault on Corinth. Henry Halleck arrived in person to take command of Grant and Buell's armies. The combined Union force, 100,000 men strong, began an extremely sluggish pursuit against P.G.T. Beauregard's Army of Mississippi, which had retreated into northern Mississippi. Despite a more than 2-1 numerical advantage, Halleck moved sluggishly. However, Buell was even slower and quickly caught the ire of Halleck. During the march to Corinth, Buell took extensive pauses to repair the railroad lines and would not entertain suggestions of allowing his army to live off the land. To that end, he court-martialed Col. John Turchin for allowing his soldiers to loot area homes. This action was not popular either with Buell's troops or the War Department, and President Lincoln ultimately overturned the verdict, while Turchin eventually got promoted to brigadier general.

The Siege of Corinth ended in the Confederates abandoning the city on May 25. Afterwards, Halleck split up the two armies and sent Buell eastward to capture Chattanooga while Grant remained in the Corinth area. In July, Halleck was summoned back to Washington to replace George McClellan as commander-in-chief of all Union armies, thus effectively returning the two Western armies to independent action. Buell's advance towards Chattanooga nearly rivaled the earlier march on Corinth for sluggishness, with extensive pauses to stop and repair railroad lines. When Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry then ransacked the Army of Ohio's supply lines, Buell all but terminated the effort to take Chattanooga. Thus after a busy winter and spring, activity in the Western theater during the summer of 1862 almost completely ground to a halt. On July 17, Buell was promoted to colonel in the regular army.

The summer months were increasingly frustrating for the Army of the Ohio, which was averaging barely a mile a day. Bored soldiers took to uncontrollable looting of the countryside and harassment of slaves. These infractions in their turn were punished harshly by Buell and by mid-August, morale in the army had almost collapsed. Despite protests from the War Department to move faster, Buell insisted that he could not hold Chattanooga for any length of time without proper caution and preparedness.

Grant, despite his professional rivalry following Shiloh, addressed these charges against Buell in his memoirs, writing:

General Buell was a brave, intelligent officer, with as much professional pride and ambition of a commendable sort as I ever knew. ... [He] became an object of harsh criticism later, some going so far as to challenge his loyalty. No one who knew him ever believed him capable of a dishonorable act, and nothing could be more dishonorable than to accept high rank and command in war and then betray the trust. When I came into command of the army in 1864, I requested the Secretary of War to restore General Buell to duty. ... The opportunity frequently occurred for me to defend General Buell against what I believed to be most unjust charges. On one occasion a correspondent put in my mouth the very charge I had so often refuted—of disloyalty. This brought from General Buell a very severe retort, which I saw in the New York World some time before I received the letter itself. I could very well understand his grievance at seeing untrue and disgraceful charges apparently sustained by an officer who, at the time, was at the head of the army. I replied to him, but not through the press. I kept no copy of my letter, nor did I ever see it in print; neither did I receive an answer.

In September, Confederate armies under Edmund Kirby Smith and Braxton Bragg invaded Kentucky and Buell was forced to take action. Buell wired Halleck that he planned to march on Louisville, but Halleck, already frustrated with his glacial movements in Tennessee, replied back that he did not care where Buell marched just as long as he was doing something to take the fight to the enemy. The Kentucky campaign did have the effect of re-energizing Buell's demoralized soldiers who were excited to finally be going somewhere and march into a state that had been mostly untouched by war. Louisville was occupied by the Army of the Ohio on September 25, but despite learning that Bragg's army was in nearby Munfordville, Buell, convinced that he was outnumbered, declined to pursue Bragg. A single corps of Buell's army was attacked by Bragg at the Battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862, while Buell, a couple of miles behind the action, was not aware that a battle was taking place until late in the day and thus did not effectively engage the full strength of his army to defeat the smaller enemy force. Buell was urged by his officers to counterattack the next day, but he refused on the grounds that he did not know exactly how many Confederates he was facing. By morning, Bragg ordered a retreat from the field. Although Perryville was tactically indecisive, it halted the Confederate invasion of Kentucky and forced their withdrawal back into Tennessee.

Although the battle ended with the Union army in possession of the field, the Confederates had escaped to fight another day, and Buell had not engaged most of his army in spite of having nearly 60,000 men to face a mere 16,000 Confederates. Even some of Buell's own officers and enlisted men began suspecting him of disloyalty, in part because he was one of a handful of Union generals to have owned slaves prior to the war. An Indiana artillery officer wrote "After Perryville, I became convinced that the sooner Buell was relieved of command of the Army of the Ohio, the better." When President Lincoln urged an immediate pursuit of Bragg, he was told by Buell that the route directly south from Perryville into Eastern Tennessee was rough, wooded country with few roads and would be too difficult to maneuver through. He said that the only sensible route was to go back west to Nashville, then travel east across Tennessee to Chattanooga. Halleck wired Buell telling him "The president does not understand why we cannot march as the enemy marches, live as he lives, and fight as he fights, unless we admit that there is some inherent defect in our generals and soldiers."

On October 24, Buell was relieved from command of the Army of the Ohio and replaced by Maj. Gen William Rosecrans. A military committee investigated Buell's conduct during and after Perryville, but came to no conclusions, and Buell considered his reputation vindicated as he did not compromise his principles in waging war. After his dismissal, he was ordered to Indianapolis to await future assignments, but none came. When Grant was appointed general-in-chief of the army in March 1864, he offered Buell a possible assignment but he refused to serve under either Sherman or George Thomas on the grounds that he outranked both of them. In his memoirs, Grant called this "the worst excuse a soldier can make for declining service". On May 23, Buell's volunteer commission expired and he reverted to the regular army rank of colonel. Unable to tolerate this demotion, he resigned from the army on June 1.

Following the war Buell lived again in Indiana, and then in Kentucky, employed in the iron and coal industry as president of the Green River Iron Company. He continued to be a target of criticism for his conduct during the war. Although Buell did not write any memoirs, he did produce a series of newspaper articles defending himself and criticizing Grant, particularly for the events at Shiloh, and Buell to his dying day maintained that he was the hero of the battle. The death of his wife in 1881 was very hard on him, and his final years were marked by poverty and ill health. By 1898 he was an invalid, and he died on November 19. He was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

Buell earned the nickname "The McClellan of the West" for his cautious approach and desire for a limited war that would not disrupt civilian life in the South or interfere with slavery. Although he staunchly opposed secession, he was never able to reconcile himself with the Lincoln administration's goal of abolishing slavery. Buell's wife had owned slaves prior to the war, and their marriage, although she freed them shortly after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter. Buell had no personal animosity towards slavery or the Southern way of life. He continued to be highly regarded by fellow generals, many of whom felt that the White House had been unjust towards him. William T. Sherman wrote to his brother John, a Congressman, "You have driven off McClellan, and is Burnside any better? You have driven off Buell, and is Rosecrans any better?" His harsh discipline and inability to relate to his soldiers on a personal level may have also contributed to his downfall.

Buell Armory on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky, is named after Buell.

Buell Island in his hometown of Lowell is named after him.

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contributorOf 1863 - Buell, Carlos - File No. B491 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O293 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - 1858 - File No. R233 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1872 - File No. 4784 (Buell, D C - Kentucky) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. B425 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - New Jersey - 1853 - File No. B199 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - New York - 1857 - File No. B185 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. O257 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. B416 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. B333 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. W147 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, B C - 1853 - File No. B339 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1854 - File No. B628 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - New York - 1857 - File No. B284 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1895 - File No. B50 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. B262 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D P - Texas - 1853 - File No. B45 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O3 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O285 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1854 - File No. B472 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O278 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - 1853 - File No. S589 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, B C - Texas - 1854 - File No. B461 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - State: Missouri - Year: 1859 - File Number: W35 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. T109 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Kansas - 1858 - File No. B191 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - State: [Blank] - Year: 1859 - File Number: W65 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, B C - 1853 - File No. B445 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. B131 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. B570 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - State: [Blank] - Year: 1859 - File Number: W64 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. B264 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1853 - File No. B515 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O292 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, H D - 1868 - File No. B194 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, H - Texas - 1856 - File No. B490 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. B1826 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. B210 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1852 - File No. B380 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1864 - Buell, D C - File No. B219 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - 1853 - File No. B363 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1853 - File No. B446 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Louisiana - 1852 - File No. T85 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1855 - File No. B748 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. B466 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. B1297 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. O252 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. B1531 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - State: Missouri - Year: 1859 - File Number: W7 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O284 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. C911 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. B618 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O290 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - 1850 - File No. B606 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1853 - File No. B117 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1863 - Buell, D C - File No. B207 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1855 - File No. B639 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1854 - File No. B179 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1874 - File No. 2825 (Buell, D C - New Mexico) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1852 - File No. B477 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. W160 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1851 - File No. B197 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. B305 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. O244 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. B621 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O279 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O39 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. O217 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1855 - File No. B129 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - New York - 1857 - File No. B605 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. B378 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1853 - File No. B319 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. W53 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Connecticut - 1853 - File No. B205 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - 1857 - File No. B495 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. B1313 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, Benjamin D C - Texas - 1853 - File No. B547 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1853 - File No. S685 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1853 - File No. S661 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. W283 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O288 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. B316 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1854 - File No. B579 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. B569 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. W135 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1854 - File No. B731 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. T147 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. B112 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1855 - File No. B509 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - District of Columbia - 1857 - File No. B63 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1854 - File No. B578 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O21 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1854 - File No. S803 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O291 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1855 - File No. B298 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. O253 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - State: Missouri - Year: 1859 - File Number: W19 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - 1853 - File No. B589 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. B449 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1855 - File No. B360 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1853 - File No. B97 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O38 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1861 - Buell, D C - File No. O220 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1853 - File No. B96 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Kentucky - 1858 - File No. B181 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O287 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. B59 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1855 - File No. B229 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, H D - District of Columbia - 1868 - File No. B194 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. B602 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf 1862 - Buell, D C - File No. O282 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1850 - File No. B199 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1857 - File No. B709 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - District of Columbia - 1856 - File No. B615 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. B431 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. B96 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1854 - File No. B211 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1854 - File No. B223 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Buell, Don C. -- General United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1855 - File No. B147 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1855 - File No. T283 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - 1853 - File No. B271 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1854 - File No. B367 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1895 - File No. B65 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. B157 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. w93 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1856 - File No. B94 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - New York - 1857 - File No. B421 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Texas - 1853 - File No. B152 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. W132 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Buell, D C - Missouri - 1858 - File No. W112 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Relation Name
associatedWith Airdrie Coal and Iron Company (Muhlenberg County, Ky.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Almon Ferdinand Rockwell, b. 1835 person
associatedWith Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930. person
associatedWith Boynton, Henry Van Ness, fl. 1835- person
associatedWith Brady, James, person
associatedWith Buckner, Benjamin Forsythe, 1836-1901. person
associatedWith Buell Commission of Inquiry (1863) corporateBody
associatedWith Butler, Marvin Benjamin. person
associatedWith Calvert, J. W. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Chamberlain, Sylvester. person
associatedWith Cleburne, Patrick Ronayne, 1828-1864. person
associatedWith Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881 person
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Cresson, J. G. person
associatedWith Darrah, Wallace W., d. 1864. person
correspondedWith Davis, Garrett, 1801-1872. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Doll, William Henry Harrison. person
associatedWith Dow family. family
associatedWith Ewbank, Lancelot C. 1837-1910. person
associatedWith Ex-Soldiers and Sailors Association of Columbus, Ohio corporateBody
associatedWith Fisher, Horace Cecil. person
associatedWith Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877. person
associatedWith Foster, Herbert Sidney, 1853-1932. person
associatedWith Fox, Joseph, b. 1836. person
associatedWith Fox, Perrin V. person
associatedWith Fry, James B. (James Barnet), 1827-1894. person
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. person
correspondedWith Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896. person
associatedWith Harney, William S. (William Selby), 1800-1889. person
associatedWith Herbert, George W., 1808-1872. person
associatedWith Hill, Robert. person
associatedWith Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. person
associatedWith Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870. person
associatedWith Hunter, William F. person
associatedWith John Earle, Jr., & Co., corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937. person
associatedWith Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862. person
associatedWith Kinney, Simon. person
associatedWith Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893. person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Lockwood, Philip Case, 1844-1897 person
associatedWith Long, E. B. (Everette Beach), 1919-1981 person
associatedWith Lord, Augustus Mendon, 1861-1941 person
associatedWith Marion, Frederick. person
associatedWith Markland, A. H. (Absolom Hanks) person
correspondedWith McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885. person
associatedWith McClernand, John A. (John Alexander), 1812-1900. person
associatedWith Menefee family. family
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Miller, Joseph Dana person
associatedWith Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864. person
associatedWith Mussey, R. D. (Reuben Delevan), 1833-1892 person
associatedWith Nelson, William, 1824-1862. person
associatedWith Peck, David G., b. ca. 1836. person
correspondedWith Rockwell, Almon Ferdinand, b. 1835. person
associatedWith Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898. person
associatedWith Sawyer, Warren E. (Warren Erastus), 1844-1863. person
associatedWith Scribner, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1825-1900. person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Smith, David William, b. 1827. person
associatedWith Smith, Persifor Frazer, 1798-1858. person
associatedWith Smith, William Farrar, 1824-1903. person
associatedWith Speed family. person
associatedWith Steele, William, 1834-1862. person
associatedWith Timmons, John Wesley. person
associatedWith Trowbridge, Martin H., 1821- person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
memberOf United States. Army. Department of Texas corporateBody
memberOf United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 3rd corporateBody
leaderOf United States. Army of the Ohio corporateBody
memberOf United States. Army of the Potomac corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf United States Military Academy corporateBody
associatedWith Van Zwaluwenburg, Jacob, b. 1843. person
associatedWith Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. person
associatedWith Ward, Williamson D. person
associatedWith William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana (University of Chicago) corporateBody
associatedWith Young, Brigham 1801-1877 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
West Point NY US
San Francisco CA US
Corpus Christi TX US
Perryville KY US
Kentucky KY US
Washington County OH US
Florida FL US
Shiloh TN US
Corinth MS US
Illinois IL US
Mexico City 09 MX
Louisville KY US
Subject
Richmond, Battle of, Richmond, Ky., 1862
Buell family
Generals--Correspondence
Coal mines and mining
Corinth, Battle of, Corinth, Miss., 1862
Women
Secession
Perryville, Battle of, Perryville, Ky., 1862--Sources
General
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
Railroads
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Personal narratives
Iron industry and trade
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862--Sources
Indians of North America--Government relations
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Civil War, 1861-1865
Churubusco, Battle of, Churubusco, Destrito Federal, Mexico, 1847
Occupation
Soldiers--19 century.--United States
Mining Managers
Activity

Person

Birth 1818-03-23

Death 1898-11-19

Male

Americans

English

Information

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