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THE OLD FLAG

RECOLLECTIONS OF MILITARY OPERATIONS IN
THE WAR FOR THE UNION, THE SPANISH WAR

THE BOXER REBELLION, ETC.

BY

JAMES HARRISON WILSON

BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL U. S. A.; LATE MAJOR-GENERAL U. S. V.

ENGINEER AND INSPECTOR-GENERAL ON GRANT'S STAFF
COMMANDER THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC

COMMANDER CAVALRY CORPS M. D. M., ETC.

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COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

188293

Published October, 1912

Printed in the United States of America

PREFACE

MILITARY SERVICES

June, 1855,

to June, 1860

Cadet, United States Military Academy

at West Point, five-year course.

July, 1860

to July, 1861

Brevet Second Lieutenant U. S. Topo

graphical Engineers, Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory.

September

to October, 1861

Recruiting Engineer Soldiers, Boston.

October, 1861

to

Chief Topographical Engineer on the

Staff of General T. W. Sherman, in the Port Royal Expedition; Siege and Capture of Fort Pulaski.

July, 1862

September

to October, 1862

Volunteer Aid-de-camp and Assistant

Engineer, on the Staff of General Mc-
Clellan in the Antietam Campaign.

November, 1862

to

January, 1863

First Lieutenant Topographical Engi

neers; Captain of Engineers; Chief
Topographical Engineer and Assistant
Chief Engineer in West Tennessee and
Northern Mississippi, on the Staff of
General Grant.

January, 1863

to October, 1863

Lieutenant Colonel U. S. Volunteers;

Assistant Inspector General, Department and Army of the Tennessee, in the Vicksburg Campaign, on the Staff of General Grant.

November, 1863

to February, 1864

Brigadier General U. S. Volunteers; As

sistant Inspector General Military Division of the Mississippi, in the Chattanooga Campaign, on the Staff of General Grant.

February

to May, 1864

Chief of Cavalry Bureau, War Depart

ment.

May

to August, 1864

Brigadier General U. S. Volunteers, in

command of the Third Cavalry Division Sheridan's Corps, Virginia Campaigns.

August

to September, 1864

Commanding Third Cavalry Division,

Sheridan's Valley Campaign.

October, 1864

to

July, 1865

Brigadier General and Brevet Major

General U. S. Volunteers; organized and commanded the Cavalry Corps Military Division of the Mississippi, in the Campaign against Hood in Middle Tennessee, and in the last Campaign of the War through Alabama and Georgia. Capture of Selma, Montgomery, Columbus, West Point and Macon. Pursuit and capture of Jefferson Davis; End of War.

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