A report on Edward Ord

Edward O. C. Ord and his family
Edward Ord
Grave of Edward Ord in Arlington National Cemetery

American engineer and United States Army officer who saw action in the Seminole War, the Indian Wars, and the American Civil War.

- Edward Ord

33 related topics with Alpha

Overall

The Siege of Vicksburg

Army of the Tennessee

5 links

Union army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, named for the Tennessee River.

Union army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, named for the Tennessee River.

The Siege of Vicksburg
Brigadier General Grant and staff, Cairo, October 1861
Battle of Fort Henry and the movements to Fort Donelson.
Shiloh: Crucible of the Army of the Tennessee
General Henry Wager Halleck
Grant's Operations against Vicksburg
Grant discussing the terms of the capitulation of Vicksburg with defeated Confederate General Pemberton
Major General Sherman, second commander of the Army of the Tennessee
Major General McPherson, third commander of the Army of the Tennessee
Sherman's March to the Sea
Sherman's Carolinas Campaign
General Sherman at war's end with Generals Howard, Logan, Hazen, Davis, Slocum, and Mower; Howard and Logan were the last two commanders of the Army of the Tennessee
Sherman's Atlanta Campaign
Confederate
Union

On June 18, essentially on grounds of insubordination, Grant replaced the ever-political McClernand in command of the XIII Corps with Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord.

Photograph by Mathew Brady of Sherman at Washington, D.C., in May 1865. The black ribbon of mourning on his left arm is for President Abraham Lincoln.

William Tecumseh Sherman

3 links

American soldier, businessman, educator, and author.

American soldier, businessman, educator, and author.

Photograph by Mathew Brady of Sherman at Washington, D.C., in May 1865. The black ribbon of mourning on his left arm is for President Abraham Lincoln.
Sherman's childhood home in Lancaster
Young Sherman in military uniform
California Registered Historic Landmark plaque at the location in Jackson Square, San Francisco, of the branch of the Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. that Sherman directed from 1853 to 1857
Two cannons on display in front of the Military Science building at Louisiana State University, which were used at the Battle of Fort Sumter and procured by Sherman for the university after the U.S. Civil War.
Portrait by Mathew Brady, c. undefined 1864
Oil portrait of Sherman by George P. A. Healy, 1866
Engraving depicting Admiral Porter's flotilla of gunships and transports arriving below Vicksburg on April 16, 1863. General Sherman is rowing out to the flagship, the USS Benton, in a yawl.
Map of the Battles for Chattanooga, 1863
Map of Sherman's campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas, 1864–1865
Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7, after the Atlanta Campaign, September 1864
Green–Meldrim House, which served as Sherman's headquarters after his capture of Savannah in December 1864
The Burning of Columbia, South Carolina (1865) by William Waud for Harper's Weekly
From left to right, Sherman, Grant, Lincoln, and Porter meet on board the River Queen on March 27, 1865, near City Point, Virginia. The 1868 oil painting The Peacemakers by G. P. A. Healy is in the White House collection.
Sherman with Howard, Logan, Hazen, Davis, Slocum, and Mower, photographed by Mathew Brady, May 1865
Portrait by Mathew Brady or Levin C. Handy, between 1865 and 1880
Photograph by G. N. Barnard of Sherman's troops destroying a railroad in Atlanta, 1864
An 1868 engraving by Alexander Hay Ritchie depicting the March to the Sea
Map of Sherman's advance from Atlanta to Goldsboro
Cover of sheet music for a song celebrating the March to the Sea (1865)
Sherman (third from left) and other Indian Peace Commissioners in council with native chiefs and headmen, at the signing of the Treaty of Fort Laramie in 1868
Portrait of Sherman in the frontispiece of the second edition of his Memoirs (1886). The engraving is based on a photograph taken ca. 1885 by Napoleon Sarony.
Shoulder strap insignia, introduced by Sherman in 1872 for his use as General of the Army
Sherman in his later years, in civilian evening clothes
Sherman's death mask
William Tecumseh Sherman monument by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1902, located at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan, New York, incorporates a statue of Nike titled Victory

Along with fellow Lieutenants Henry Halleck and Edward Ord, Sherman embarked from New York City on the 198-day journey around Cape Horn, aboard the converted sloop USS Lexington.

General Edward Ord, his wife Mary and one of their daughters.

Edward Otho Cresap Ord, II

3 links

United States Army Major who served with the 22nd Infantry Regiment during the Indian Wars, the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War.

United States Army Major who served with the 22nd Infantry Regiment during the Indian Wars, the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War.

General Edward Ord, his wife Mary and one of their daughters.
The 22nd Infantry Regiment coat of arms.
Thank God For the Soldiers, depicting US Army soldiers bringing in critical supplies for the survivors.
Soldiers reported looting during the aftermath of the fire.

His father, Edward Otho Cresap Ord, married Mary Mercer Thompson (1831–1894) on October 14, 1854.

William Rosecrans

4 links

American inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and U.S. Army officer.

American inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and U.S. Army officer.

Rosecrans's principal opponent, Gen. Braxton Bragg
A romantic image of Rosecrans at Murfreesboro, January 2, 1863
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood
Rosecrans in later life
Opening of Iuka-Corinth Campaign
Battle of Iuka
Second phase of the Iuka-Corinth Campaign
Battle of Corinth, October 3, 1862
Battle of Corinth, October 4, 1862
Movements and positions the night of December 30 to December 31.
December 31, 8:00 a.m.
December 31, 11:00 a.m.
January 2, 4:00 p.m.
Initial movements in the Chickamauga Campaign, August 15 – September 8, 1863
September 18 movements on the eve of the Battle of Chickamauga
Actions, morning of September 19
Actions, early afternoon of September 19
Actions, late afternoon to dark, September 19
Polk's Right Wing assaults, morning of September 20
Longstreet's Left Wing assaults, mid-day September 20
Defense of Horseshoe Ridge and Union retreat, afternoon and evening of September 20
U.S.A.T. Rosecrans at the foot of University Street next to U.S.A.T. Lawton
U.S.A.T. Rosecrans and Lawton docked at the foot of University St. in Seattle, preparing to transport U.S. troops to China, 1900
U.S.A.T. Rosecrans sailing for Nome. With Co's A and K 7th Reg. No. 1.
Sailing out of Seattle
Tullahoma Campaign
Confederate
Union

Grant sent Brig. Gen. Edward Ord with three Army of the Tennessee divisions (about 8,000 men) along the Memphis and Charleston Railroad to move upon Iuka from the northwest.

Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 4, 1862. Hand-colored lithograph by Currier and Ives, 1862

Second Battle of Corinth

3 links

Fought October 3–4, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi.

Fought October 3–4, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi.

Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 4, 1862. Hand-colored lithograph by Currier and Ives, 1862
Second phase of the Iuka–Corinth Campaign
Plan of the second Battle of Corinth
Battle of Corinth, October 3, 1862
The defense of Battery Robinett
Confederate dead outside the parapet of Battery Robinett on October 5. Col. William P. Rogers of the 2nd Texas lies in the left background-his dead horse is to the right
Confederate dead lay gathered at the bottom of the parapet of Battery Robinett on October 5. Col. William P. Rogers of the 2nd Texas (left foreground) seized his colors to keep them from falling again and jumped a five-foot ditch, leaving his dying horse and assaulted the ramparts of the battery. When canister shot killed him, he was the fifth bearer of his colors to fall that day.
Battle of Corinth, October 4, 1862
<center>Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans</center>
Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
<center>Brig. Gen. David S. Stanley</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Charles S. Hamilton</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Davies</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Thomas J. McKean</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. John McArthur</center>
<center>Maj. Gen. Earl van Dorn</center>
<center>Maj. Gen. Sterling Price</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Louis Hébert</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Dabney H. Maury</center>
<center>Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell</center>

(Grant's second column approaching Iuka, commanded by Maj. Gen. Edward Ord, did not participate in the battle as planned.

John Alexander McClernand

4 links

American lawyer and politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War.

American lawyer and politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War.

General McClernand during the Civil War
Embarkation of General McClernand's Brigade at Cairo
McClernand (right) with Abraham Lincoln during his inspection of the Antietam battlefield; Allan Pinkerton is standing at left.

He was relieved of his command on June 18, two weeks before the fall of Vicksburg, and was replaced by Maj. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord.

Union assault on Fort Harrison, September 29 (after a sketch by William Waud)

Battle of Chaffin's Farm

2 links

Fought in Virginia on September 29–30, 1864, as part of the siege of Petersburg in the American Civil War.

Fought in Virginia on September 29–30, 1864, as part of the siege of Petersburg in the American Civil War.

Union assault on Fort Harrison, September 29 (after a sketch by William Waud)
Map of the action at New Market Heights
Company I of the 36th Colored Regiment, which served in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.
James H. Harris, of the 38th Colored Infantry Unit, who earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.

His XVIII Corps under Maj. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord, would cross the James River to Aiken's Landing by a newly constructed pontoon bridge.

XIII Corps (Union Army)

2 links

Corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

It was first led by Ulysses S. Grant and later by John A. McClernand and Edward O.C. Ord.

Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, opposing commanders in the Appomattox campaign

Appomattox campaign

2 links

Series of American Civil War battles fought March 29 – April 9, 1865, in Virginia that concluded with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to forces of the Union Army under the overall command of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, marking the effective end of the war.

Series of American Civil War battles fought March 29 – April 9, 1865, in Virginia that concluded with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to forces of the Union Army under the overall command of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, marking the effective end of the war.

Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, opposing commanders in the Appomattox campaign
Major General John B. Gordon
<center>Maj. Gen.
The Peacemakers by George Peter Alexander Healy, 1868, depicts the historic 1865 meeting on the River Queen
Actions at Petersburg before and during the Battle of Five Forks
Brigadier General Joshua Chamberlain
Brigadier General (Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer
Brigadier General W.H.F. "Rooney" Lee
Colonel Thomas T. Munford
Major General Philip Sheridan
Major General George Pickett
<center>Maj. Gen.
<center>Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee</center>
Grant's assault on the Petersburg line and the start of Lee's retreat.
Major General Horatio G. Wright
<center>Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill</center>
Major General Cadmus Wilcox
<center>Maj. Gen.
Major General Henry Heth
Brigadier General Nelson A. Miles
Brigadier General John R. Cooke
Thomas Wallace House at Petersburg, Virginia
Lee's retreat and Grant's pursuit, April 2–9, 1865
Brigadier General Rufus Barringer
Captain Thomas Custer
Davies captures the wagon train
High Bridge
Picture by Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1865
Brigadier General Thomas Alfred Smyth
Colonel Ely S. Parker
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant
Colonel Charles Marshall
General Robert E. Lee
Union soldiers at the courthouse in April 1865.
Appomattox Centennial, 1965 issue.
Generals Sherman, Grant and Sheridan, 1937 Issue
Generals Lee and Jackson, 1937 Issue.
<center>Maj. Gen.
<center>Maj. Gen.
<center>Maj. Gen.
<center>Maj. Gen.
<center>Maj. Gen.
<center>Maj. Gen.
<center>Maj. Gen.
<center>Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, First Corps</center>
<center>Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon</center>
<center>Lt. Gen. Richard H. Anderson</center>
<center>Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell</center>
<center>Brig. Gen. Henry A. Wise</center>
Fascine Trench Breastworks, Petersburg, Va. – NARA – 524792. Although identified as Confederate Trenches this is actually Union Fort Sedgwick aka "Fort Hell" which was opposite Fort Mahone aka "Fort Damnation"<ref>Civil War talk Forum</ref>
Confederate defenses at Petersburg, Virginia, 1865 showing the site of "Fort Mahone"
Union Army 9th Corps attacking Fort Mahone aka "Fort Damanation" sketch by Alfred Ward.
Confederate artilleryman killed during the final Union assault against the trenches at Petersburg. Photo by Thomas C. Roche, April 3, 1865.<ref>Frassanito, p. 360.</ref><ref>See website Petersburg Project on location of Many of the Roche photographs at Petersburg April 1865</ref> Although prints of this picture list it as being taken at Ft Mahone, historians at the "Petersburg Project" believe it was taken at Confederate Battery 25<ref>Dead Artilleryman comments Petersburg Project</ref>

Grant ordered Major General Edward Ord, to quietly move units from the Army of the James to fill in the portion of the Petersburg line that the II Corps then occupied.

Negro quarters, Army of the James

Army of the James

3 links

Union Army that was composed of units from the Department of Virginia and North Carolina and served along the James River during the final operations of the American Civil War in Virginia.

Union Army that was composed of units from the Department of Virginia and North Carolina and served along the James River during the final operations of the American Civil War in Virginia.

Negro quarters, Army of the James

Maj. Gen. Edward Ord was placed in command of the Army of the James.