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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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The Height of Union Army Recruits

Edited by Sven E. Wilson and Clayne L. Pope.

in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle

August 2003; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 11746 words.

This chapter investigates family and community influences on adult height using newly collected data on Union Army recruits. In addition to providing new estimates for family and community...

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The Effect of Hernias on the Labor Force Participation of Union Army Veterans

Edited by Chen Song and Louis L. Nguyen.

in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle

August 2003; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 20532 words.

This chapter focuses on the labor supply implications of hernias, a specific chronic disability that can be extremely debilitating, and examines the retirement behavior of 3,406 older men....

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Botha, Louis (1862–1919), prime minister of the Union of South Africa and army officer

Christopher Saunders.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; African Politics. 3468 words.

Botha, Louis (1862–1919), prime minister of the Union of South Africa and army officer, was born on 27 September 1862 at Honigfontein, near Greytown, Natal, the ninth child of Louis Botha...

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Internal Migration, Return Migration, and Mortality: Evidence from Panel Data on Union Army Veterans

Edited by Mario A. Sánchez.

in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle

August 2003; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 10727 words.

This chapter, which examines internal migration in the United States in the nineteenth century, studies the characteristics of intercounty migrants and estimates the hazard rate of changing...

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Zeppelin, Ferdinand, Count von (1838–1917)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 55 words.

Zeppelin served in the armies of Württemburg and Prussia. While an observer with the Union Army during the US Civil

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Anaconda Plan

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A military strategy to defeat the Confederacy proposed in 1861 by the Commanding General of the Union Army, Gen. Winfield Scott. Scott's plan was to employ Union army and navy ...

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Green Berry Raum

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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(1829–1909) Union army officer, born in Illinois. Raum entered the Union army at the outbreak of the Civil War and fought in a number of major engagements, including Vicksburg...

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Army of the Cumberland

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A Civil War division of the Union army. Organized after Fort Sumter and first commanded by George Thomas, the army was reorganized as the Army of the Ohio in late ...

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William Thomas Clark

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1831–1905) Union army officer and politician, born in Norwalk, Connecticut. Clark helped to raise the 13th Iowa Infantry Regiment at Davenport in 1861, and, serving with the Army of the ...

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Edward S. Bragg

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1827–1912) Union army officer, U.S. congressman, and diplomat, born in Unadilla, Otsego County, New York. In the Civil War, as a colonel, Bragg commanded the “Iron Brigade,” the Army of ...

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Eugene Asa Carr

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1830–1910) Union army officer, born in Concord, Erie County, New York. A decorated Civil War general, Carr was ranked among the army's most effective American-Indian fighters. He...

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Samuel Sprigg Carroll

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1832–93) Union army officer, born in Washington, D.C. As a colonel in the volunteer army, he fought Stonewall Jackson's forces in the Shenandoah Valley, at Kernstown, Port Republic, and...

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John Fulton Reynolds

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1820–63) Union army officer, born in Pennsylvania. When the Civil War broke out, Gen. George B. McClellan asked to have him assigned to the Army of the Potomac. In 1862 ...

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Thomas Howard Ruger

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1833–1907) Union army officer, born in New York but raised in Wisconsin. Ruger was part of the Army Corps of Engineers but preferred civilian life, so he resigned and studied ...

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Andrew Jackson Smith

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1815–97) Union army officer, born in Pennsylvania. Smith held several routine postings in the U.S. Army and he served in the Mexican War (1846–48). When the Civil War broke out ...

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Battle of South Mountain

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A battle between Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's forces and Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. McClellan's forces attacked Lee's army on ...

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David Sloane Stanley

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1828–1902) Union army officer. An Ohioan, Stanley spent his early military career fighting the Cheyenne. He was offered a commission by the Confederate army at the outbreak of the Civil ...

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Isaac Ingalls Stevens

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1818–62) Union army officer. From Massachusetts, Stevens joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after graduation from the U.S. Military Academy in 1839. In 1853 he was appointed governor...

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John Adams Dix

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1798–1879) Union army officer, born in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Dix joined the army at the age of fourteen to fight in the War of 1812, serving in the battles of ...

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Alfred Alexander Woodhull

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1837–1921) U.S. army medical officer. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Alfred Alexander Woodhull earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1859. He entered the Union Army...

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