The Patriotism of Illinois

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General Books, 2013 - 234 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... OHAPTEE XXXIII. THE POTOMAC--CAMPAIGN AND REGIMENTAL. Major-general Hunter--Then And Now--The 8th Cayalry--General Farns* Worth--General Gamble--Col. Clendenin--General Beyeridge--Major MeDill--The Chaplains--The 12th Cayalry--Col. Voss--Col. Davis--Barker's Dragoons--The. 23d Infantry--General Mulligan--The 39th Infantry--Col. Osborn--Lieut.-colonel Mann--The Sturgis Rifles. MAJOR-GENERAL DAVID HUNTER has been conspicuous in the earlier campaigns of our army. His birth-place was the District of Columbia. In 1822 he graduated at West Point, and was appointed Second Lieutenant in the infantry, his commission dating July 1, 1822. He was then twenty years of age. He early became identified with Illinois, being placed in command of Fort Dearborn, Chicago, in 1830, where he remained about one year, marrying, meanwhile, Miss Kinzie, "daughter of the first permanent resident of the city." He was regularly promoted 1st Lieutenant of Dragoons, and in 1832 was made Captain of Dragoons, and twice crossed the plains to the Rocky Mountains. In 1836 he resigned his commission and entered business. In 1842 he re-entered the army as paymaster with the rank of Major, which he held when the war began. He was made Colonel of the 3d Regiment U. S. Cavalry, and came prominently into notice at the first battle of Bull Rnn. He was placed in command in the 2d division, and while leading his command was, early in the action, severely wounded. On the 13th of August, 1861, he was commissioned Major-General of volunteers, and in November following superseded General Fremont in command of the Department of Missouri. His failure to push Price to the wall on assuming command, has subjected him to criticism. Subsequently, General Hunter commanded the Department of...

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