General David Birney

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, October 15, 1864

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OCTOBER 15, 1864.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

661

MAJOR-GENERAL DAVID B. BIRNEY.[PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRADY.]

MAJOR-GENERAL E. O. C. ORD.--[PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANTHONY.]

GENERALS BIRNEY AND ORD.

GENERALS BIRNEY and ORD, whose portraits are above given, command respectively the Tenth and Eighteenth Corps of BUTLER'S army. These officers had charge of the late operations north of the James River, in which Major-General ORD was wounded.

General DAVID B. BIRNEY was born in Alabama. He was the son of a rich planter, JAMES B. BIRNEY, who, although a Southerner by birth and a slaveholder, became a radical abolitionist. He carried his political creed into practice by coming to Ohio and emancipating his slaves. He was a Presiden

tial candidate in 1844, when HENRY CLAY was the Whig nominee, and is said to have defeated the election of the latter by dividing the Whig party. CLAY and BIRNEY together had a popular majority of more than 24,000. General BIRNEY was doing business in Philadelphia when the present war began. In August, 1861, he took the field as Colonel of the Twenty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers. From a Colonel BIRNEY was steadily promoted until he was appointed Major-General. He commanded a division in the Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac previous to assuming the command of the Tenth Corps.

Major-General E. O. C. ORD, a native of the Dis

trict of Columbia, was a son of Lieutenant JAMES ORD. He graduated from West Point in 1839 with the rank of Second Lieutenant of Artillery. In September, 1850, he was promoted to a Captaincy. General ORD was attached to M`CALL'S division of the Army of the Potomac, commanding the Third Brigade. This division of M`CLELLAN'S army held the extreme right, and in the engagement at Drainsville, at the close of 1861, General ORD'S command acted a prominent part. General ORD was during the next year transferred to the West, where he held a command under General GRANT. He has proved himself a faithful and efficient officer, and has under him now "Baldy" SMITH'S old command.

His wound, which is a slight one, was received on Thursday, September 28, while he was engaged in giving orders for an assault on fortifications still beyond those which he had captured at Chapin's Farm.

MAJOR-GENERALS CROOK AND
TORBERT.

WE give below portraits of Generals CROOK and TORBERT, the most efficient cavalry officers under SHERIDAN.

Major-General GEORGE CROOK graduated at (Next Page)

MAJOR-GENERAL GEORGE CROOK.-[PHOTOGRAPHED BY MORSE, NASHVILLE, TENN.]

MAJOR-GENERAL TORBERT.--[PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANTHONY.]

General Devid Birney
General Ord
General George Crook
General Torbert

 

 

  

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