The Rebellion Record—A Diary of American Events; by Frank Moore

August 18.—The following orders were issued from the War Department at Washington: "Hereafter no appointments of Majors-General or Brigadiers-General will be given except to officers of the regular army, for meritorious and distinguished services during the war, or to volunteer officers who, by some successful achievement in the field, shall have displayed the military abilities [...]

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August 13.—A collision occurred off Ragged Point, on the Potomac River, Va., between the steamers Peabody and West-Point, by which seventy-three lives were lost. The West-Point was en route for Washington with convalescents from the army of General Burnside.—Colonel Guitar overtook Poindexter's guerrillas again at Yellow Creek, Clinton County, Mo., routed and scattered them in [...]

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