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Civil War Harper's Weekly, April 8, 1865

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[APRIL 8, 1865.

212

COLONEL O. M. POE.[PHOTOGRAPHED BY GEORGE N. BARNARD.]

BRIGADIER-GENERAL H. A. BARNUM.[PHOTOGRAPHED BY GEORGE N. BARNARD.]

CHARGE OF THE FIRST ALABAMA AND FIFTH KENTUCKY, UNDER COLONEL SPENCER, AT WHITE POND, FEBRUARY 8, 1865.
[SKETCHED BY THEODORE R. DAVIS.]

GEN. SHERMAN'S
ARMY.

WE continue in this week's issue our illustrations of General SHERMAN'S march through the Carolinas. Not the least interesting of these will be the portraits which we are able to give of General BARNUM and Colonel POE.

Brigadier-General H. A. BARNUM entered the service as a private of the Twelfth New York Regiment. With this regiment, having been promoted to the rank of Captain, he served in the several campaigns of the Army of the Potomac. After the battle of Malvern Hill he was reported killed. The citizens of his county recovered what they supposed to be his body, took it home, buried it with the highest honors, and inscribed upon his tombstone his excellent qualities. But BARNUM turned up again. He had had a perilous escape, with a great hole in his side, which can never be closed without causing his death. On his return he was commissioned Colonel of the One Hundred and Forty - ninth New York. He was wounded at Lookout Mountain;

and in that battle his regiment captured the greatest proportion of rebel colors. General BARNUM was the first to discover that the enemy were leaving Savannah, and was the first to enter the place when he received the surrender of the city, At General SHERMAN'S suggestion he was recently made Brigadier - General by brevet.

Colonel ORLANDO M. POE was appointed to West Point from Ohio in 1852. At the completion of his course he was commissioned Brevet Second Lieutenant of Topographical Engineers, and assisted Captain MEADE in the survey of the Northern Lakes. At the breaking out of the war he went to Columbus, Ohio, and assisted Governor DENNISON in organizing the first two regiments of Ohio Volunteers. He was chief Topographical Engineer on Gen. M'CLELLAN'S staff in Western Virginia. September 16, 1861, he was appointed Colonel of the Second Michigan, and was attached to BERRY'S brigade of KEARNEY'S division, in which capacity he served until KEARNEY'S death. On November 22, 1862, he received the com- (Next Page)

CAPTAIN AINSWORTH MOVING UP CAPE FEAR RIVER TO OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH SHERMAN.
[SKETCHED BY THEODORE R. DAVIS]

LIEUTENANT GRINNELL AND ENSIGN COLBY BEARING DISPATCHES TO GENERAL SHERMAN.
[SKETCHED BY THEODORE B. DAVIS]

Colonel Poe
General Barnum
Battle of White Pond
Cape Fear River
Liutenant Grinnell

 

 

  

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