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William Latham Candler

Papers, 1861-63, Ms1997-007


Civil War persons mentioned in Candler letters:

Andrew, John Albion (1818-1867)

Governor of Massachusetts, 1860-1866.

Austin, Albert S., USA

Mustered into service as a 1st Lieutenant in the !st Massachusetts in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on May 25, 1861.
Went on to U.S. Commisary Subsistence on July17, 1862.

Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss (1816-1894), USA

Major General, U.S. Volunteers (May 16, 1861).
Command Division, Department of Annapolis (ca. May-June 11, 1861).
Command of the Department (June 11-July 19, 1861).
Command, Department of the Shenandoah (July 25-August 17, 1861).
Command Division, Military District of the Potomac (August 17-October 3, 1861).
Command Division, Army of the Potomac (October 3, 1861-March 13, 1862).
Command, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac (March 13-April 4, 1862).
Command, Department of the Shenandoah (April 4-June 26, 1862).
Command, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia (June 26-September 4, 1862).
Command, Military District of Washington, Army of the Potomac (September 7-October 27, 1862).
Command, 19th Corps, Department of the Gulf (December 16, 1862-August 20, 1863).
Command of the Department (December 17, 1862-September 23, 1864 and April 22-June 3, 1865).

Burnside, Ambrose Everett (1824-1881), USA

Colonel, 1st Rhode Island (May 2, 1861).
Command, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia (June-July 1861).
Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers (August 6, 1861).
Command, North Carolina Expeditionary Corps (December 1861-April 1862).
Command, Department of North Carolina (January 13-July 10, 1862).
Major General, U.S. Volunteers (March 18, 1862).
Command, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac (July 22-September 3, 1862; March 17-19, 1863; April 13-August 14, 1864).
Command, Left Wing, Army of the Potomac (September 1862).
Command, Army of the Potomac (November 9, 1862-January 26, 1863).
Command, Department of the Ohio (March 25-December 11, 1863).

Carruth, Sumner (?-1892), USA

Captain 1st Massachusetts (May 23, 1861).
Major, 35th Massachusetts (August 21, 1862).
Colonel, 35th Massachusetts (May 1, 1863).
Command, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Corps, Department of the Ohio (February 20-March 1864).
Command, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division (March-April 1864).
Command, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac, 1st Brigade, 1st Division (April 25-May 6, 1864).
Command, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division (January 23-February 11 and May 4-June 9, 1865).

Chandler, Charles Peleg, USA

Mustered into service as a Major May 22, 1861, in 1st Massachusetts. Killed in Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862.

Cowdin, Robert (1805-1874), USA

Colonel, 1st Massachusetts (May 25, 1861)
Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers (September 26, 1862)
Command, 1st Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Military District of Washington, Army of the Potomac (October 1662-February 2, 1863).
Commission expired March 4, 1863.

Franklin, William Buel (1823-1903), USA

Colonel, 12th Infantry (May 14, 1861).
Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers (May 17, 1861).
Command, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia (June-August 17, 1861).
Command Brigade, Division of the Potomac (August 17-October 3, 1861).
Command Division, Army of the Potomac (October 3, 1861-March 13, 1862).
Command, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac (march 13-April 4, 1862).
Command, 1st Division, Department of Rappahanock (April 4-May 18, 1862).
Command, 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac (May 18-November 16, 1862).
Major General, U.S. Volunteers (July 4, 1862).
Command, Left Grand Division, Army of the Potomac (November 16, 1862-January 25, 1863).
Command, 19th Corps, Department of the Gulf (August 20, 1863-May 2, 1864).

Grover, Cuvier (1828-1885), USA

Captain, 10th Infantry (since September 17, 1858).
Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers (April 14, 1862).
Command, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac (April 27-September 16, 1862).
Commanding in the Division (briefly in August 1862).
Command Brigade, Military District of Washington, Army of the Potomac (October-November 1862).
Command, U.S. Forces Baton Rouge, Department of the Gulf (December 16, 1862-January 3, 1863).
Command, 4th Division, 19th Corps, Department of the Gulf (January 3-July 30, 1863).
Major, 3rd Infantry (August 31, 1863).
Command, 3rd Division, 19th Corps, Department of the Gulf (October 2, 1863-January 12, 1864).
Command, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, Department of the Gulf (February 15-June 18 and June 25-July 5, 1864).
Command, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, Army of the Shenandoah (August 6-
October 19, November 10-December 8, 1864, and December 28, 1864-
January 6, 1865).
Commanding the Corps (December 8-28, 1864).
Command Division, Department of the South (January 6-February 12, 1865).
Command, District of Savannah, Department of the South (February 12-June 5, 1865).

Hancock, Winfield Scott (1824-1886), USA

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster (since November 7, 1855).
Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers (September 23, 1861).
Command, 3rd Brigade, Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac (October 3, 1861-March 13, 1862).
Command, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th (6th after May 18) Corps, Army of the Potomac (March 14-September 17, 1862).
Command, 1st Division , 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac (September 17,
1862-January 24, 1863 and February 20 May 22, 1863).
Major General, U.S. Volunteers (November 29, 1862).
Commanding the Corps (May 22-July 1, and July 2-3, 1863 and March 24-June 18 and July 27-November 26, 1864).
Major and Quartermaster (November 30, 1863),
Brigadier General, U.S. Army (August 12, 1864).
Command, 1st Veteran Volunteer Corps (November 27, 1864-February 27, 1865).
Command, Middle Military Division (February 27-June 27, 1865).
Command, Department of West Virginia (February 28-March 1, March 7-20, and March 22-June 27, 1865).
Major General, U.S. Army (July 26, 1866).

Heintzelman, Samuel Peter (1805-1880), USA

Colonel, 17th Infantry (May 14, 1861).
Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers (May 17, 1861).
Command, 3rd Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia (June- August 17, 1861).
Command Brigade, Division of the Potomac (August 17-October 3, 1861).
Command Division, Army of the Potomac (October 3, 1861-March 13, 1862). Command 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac (March 13, October 30, 1862).
Major General, U.S. Volunteers(may 5, 1862).
Command, Military District of Washington, Army of the Potomac (October 27, 1862-February 2, 1863).
Command, 22nd Corps, Department of Washington (February 2-October 13, 1863).
Command, Northern Department (January 20-October 1, 1864).

Henry, George E., USA

Mustered into service as 1st Lieutenant in Boston (July 13, 1861).
Captain (July 12, 1862).
Mustered out on May 25, 1864.

Hill, Ambrose Powell (1825-1865), CSA

Resigned as a first lieutenant and joined the south (March 1, 1861).
Colonel, 13th Virginia (spring 1861).
Brigadier General, C.S. Army (February 26, 1861).
Command Brigade, Longstreet's Division, Department of Northern Virginia (ca. February 26-May 27, 1862).
Major General, C.S. Army (May 26, 1862).
Command, Light Division, 1st Corps (June 29, 1862).
Command, Light Division, 2nd Corps (July 27, 1862).
Army of Northern Virginia (May 27, 1862-May 2, 1863).
Command, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (May 2 and 6-30, 1863).
Lieutenant General, C.S. Army (May 24, 1863).
Command, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (May 30, 1863-May 7, 1864 and May 21, 1864-April 2, 1865).

Hooker, Joseph (1814-1879), USA

Brigadier General Commanding Division, Army of the Potomac (October 3, 1861-March 13, 1862).
Major General, U.S. Volunteers (May 5, 1862).
Brigadier General, U.S. Army (September 20, 1862).
Commander of Department and Army of the Potomac (January 26-June 28, 1863).
Commander of Army of the Cumberland (1863-1864).
Commander of the Northern Department (October 1, 1864-June 27, 1865)

Jackson, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" (1824-1863), CSA

Professor at Virginia Military Institute.
Command, 1st Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah (May-July 20, 1861).
Brigadier General, C.S. Army (June 17, 1861).
Command, 1st Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac (July 20-October 1861).
Major General, C.S. Army (October 7, 1861).
Command, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia (November 4, 1861-June 26, 1862).
Command, 2nd Corps, Army of northern Virginia (June 26, 1862-May 2, 1863).
Lieutenant General, C.S. Army (October 10, 1862).

Kearny, Philip (1815-1862), USA

Lost his left arm in the Mexican War (ca. 1851).
Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers (August 7, 1861).
Command Brigade, Division of the Potomac (August 17-October 3, 1861).
Command, 1st Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac (October 3, 1861-March 13, 1862).
Command, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac (March 13-April 4, 1862).
Command, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Department of Rappahannock (ca. April 4- 30, 1862).
Command, 3rd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac (April 30-August 5, 1862).
Major General, U.S. Volunteers (July 4, 1862).
Command 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac (August 5-September 1, 1862).

Lawrence, William H., USA

Mustered into service as 1st Lieutenant on May 25, 1861, in Boston.
A.D.C. General Hooker's Staff as a Major (November 10, 1862).
Brevet Brigadier General, 1865).

Lee, Robert Edward (1807-1870), CSA

Resigned as colonel, 1st cavalry, U.S. Army (April 1861).
Major General, Virginia's Land and Naval Forces (April 23, 1861).
Command Virginia's Forces (April 23-July 1861).
Brigadier General, C.S. Army (May 14, 1861).
General, C.S. Army (from June 14, 1861).
Command, Department of Northwestern Virginia (late July-October 1861).
Command, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida (November 8, 1861-March 3, 1862).
Command, Army of Northern Virginia (July 1, 1862-April 9, 1865).

Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865), USA

President of the United States of America, 1860-1865.
Assassinated while in office on April 14, 1865, died April 15, 1865.

Longstreet, James (1821-1904), CSA

Brigadier General, C.S. Army (June 17, 1861).
Command Brigade (in 1st Corps after July 20), Army of the Potomac (July 2-October 7, 1861).
Major General, C.S. Army (October 7, 1861).
Command Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac (October 14-22, 1861).
Command Division (in Potomac District until march 1862), Department of Northern Virginia (October 22, 1861-July 1862).
Command, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (July 1862-February 25, 1863; May-September 9, 1863; April 12-May 6, 1864; and October 19, 1864-April 9, 1865).
Lieutenant General, C.S. Army (October 9, 1862).
Command, Department of Virginia and North Carolina (February 25-May 1863).
Command, Corps, Army of Tennessee (September 19-November 5, 1863).
Command, Department of East Tennessee (November 5, 1863-April 12, 1864).

Martindale, John Henry (1815-1881), USA

Brigadier General, U.S, Volunteers (August 9, 1861).
Command, 2nd Brigade, Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac (October 3, 1861-March 13, 1862).
Command, 1st Brigade, 1st Dvision, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac (May 18-July 10, 1862).
Command, District of Washington, 22nd Corps, Department of Washington (February 2-September 16, 1863 and October 1, 1863-May 2, 1864).
Command, 2nd Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James (May 20-July 10, 1864).
Command of the Corps (July 10-21, 1864).

McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885), USA

Commander of the Military Division of the Potomac (July 15-August 15, 1861).
Commander Army and Department of the Potomac (August 15, 1861-November 9, 1862.
Commander in Chief, USA (November 5, 1861-March 11, 1862).

Munroe, Francis LeBaron, USA

Assistant Surgeon in 1st Massachusetts
Mustered into service on September 3, 1861.

Pope, John (1822-1892), CSA

Captain, Topographical Engineers (since July 1, 1856).
Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers (June 14, 1861).
Command, District of North Missouri, Western Department (July 29-October 1861).
Command, 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, Western Department (October-November 9, 1861).
Command, 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, Department of the Missouri (November 9-December 1861).
Command, District of Central Missouri, Department of the Missouri (December 1861-February 18, 1862).
Command, Army of the Mississippi (February 23-June 26, 1862).
Major General, U.S. Volunteers (March 21, 1862).
Command, Army of Virginia (June 26-September 2, 1862).
Brigadier General, U.S. Army (July 14, 1862).
Command, Department of the Northwest (September 16-November 28, 1862 and February 13, 1863-February 13 1865).

Rosecrans, William Starke (1819-1898), USA

Volunteer Aide-de-camp, Ohio Volunteers (April 23, 1861).
Colonel, Engineers, Ohio Volunteers (April 23, 1861).
Command Brigade, Army of Occupation--West Virginia, Department of Ohio (May-July 23, 1861).
Colonel, 23rd Ohio (June 12, 1861).
Brigadier General, USA (June 17, 1861; to rank from May 16).
Command, Army of Occupation--West Virginia, Department of the Ohio (July 23-October 11, 1861).
Command of the Department (July 23-September 21, 1861).
Command, Department of West Virginia (October 11, 1861-March 11, 1862).
Command, Mountain Department (March 14-29, 1862)
Command, Right Wing, Army of the Mississippi (May-June 1862).
Command, Army of the Mississippi (June 26-October 24, 1862).
Command, District of Corinth, Army of the Tennessee (July-September 24, 1862).
Command, 3rd Division, Army of the Tennessee (September 24-October 20, 1862).
Major General, U.S. Volunteers (September 17, 1862; reappointed to rank October 25 to rank from March 21, 1862).
Command, 14th Corps, Army of Cumberland (October 24, 1862-January 9, 1863).
Command, Army and Department of the Cumberland (October 30, 1862-October 20, 1863).
Command, Department of Missouri (January 30-December 9, 1864).

Scott, Winfield (1786-1866), USA

Commander in Chief, US Army, until his retirement on November 1, 1861.

Seward, William Henry (1801-1872), USA

Secretary of State, U.S.A. (1860-1868).

Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1814-1869), USA

Secretary of War for USA (January 1862-May 1868).

Sumner, Edwin Vose (1797-1863), USA

Brigadier General, U.S. Army (March 16, 1861).
Command, Department of the Potomac (April 25-October 20, 1861).
Command, Division, Army of the Potomac (November 25, 1861-March 13, 1862).
Command, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac (March 13-October 7, 1862).
Major General, U.S. Volunteers (July 4, 1862).
Command, Right Grand Division, Army of the Potomac (November 14, 1862-January 25, 1863).

Sutherland, William H., USA

Mustered into service the 1st Massachusetts on May 25, 1861 in Boston.
Killed in action, June 30, 1862 in Battle of Glendale.

Walker, Gardner, USA

Mustered into service as a Captain May 22, 1861, in Boston.
Major (September 8, 1862).
Mustered out on May 28, 1864.

Ward, John Henry Hobart (1823-1903), USA

7th Infantry during the Mexican War.
Colonel, 38th New York (June 8, 1861).
Command, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia (July 21-August 17, 1861).
Command, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac (May 30-June 9, 1862).
Command, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac (September 1-13, 1862; October 30, 1862-January 26, 1863; Februaty 15-March, April-May 29, June 3-July 2, July 7-August, and September-December 29, 1863; January 17-28 and February 17, March 24, 1864).
Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers (October 4, 1862).
Command Division (May 29-June 3, July2-7, 1863 and January 28-February 17, 1864).
Command, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps, Army Commanding 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Corps, Army of the Shenandoah (September 21-December 6, 1864).
Captain, 8th Infantry (October 8, 1864).
of the Potomac (April 20-may 12, 1864).

Wells, George D., USA

Mustered into service May 22, 1861, in Boston
Colonel, 34th Massachusetts Volunteers (July 11, 1862).
Brevet Brigadier General (September 1864).

Wild, Edward A., USA

Captain, 1st Massachusetts (May 22, 1861).
Shot in the hand at the Battle of Fair Oaks (June 25, 1862).
Major, 32nd Massachusetts Regiment (July 24, 1862).


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