He was the only Union general to achieve a major victory against the Confederates in the. Prior to the arrival of. Battle of Rutherford's (Carter's) Farm.
After the war, Averell was appointed by President. As a diplomat to British North America, serving 1866 to 1869. Also an entrepreneur and inventor with interests in the coal, steel and related infrastructure industry, Averell became wealthy by inventing an improved technique for laying.
He co-wrote a history of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War years; it was published in 1905. It was discovered in the late 20th century and published in an annotated edition in 1978.As a boy, he worked as a drugstore clerk in the nearby town of. In 1855 and was commissioned a.
His early assignments included garrison duty at. During two years of service in.
He was wounded in action against the. In October 1858, and was placed on the disabled list until the outbreak of the Civil War.Averell made a risky solo journey across the country to the. With a message to summon his old mounted rifle regiment to the East to join the fighting. Averell first saw action at the.
First Battle of Bull Run. While acting as assistant adjutant general to. In August 1861, he was appointed. Of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry regiment, which he led through the.Immediately after that campaign, on July 6, 1862, he was given command of the 1st Cavalry Brigade in the. As he recovered from a bout of. This was known at the time as "Chickahominy Fever". S cavalry rode around the Union Army and raided. Appointed Averell a brigadier general of volunteers on September 26, 1862 to rank from that date. Lincoln had to nominate Averell three times before the. Confirmed the appointment on March 11, 1863. Averell commanded the Cavalry Brigade of the Center Grand Division of the Army of the Potomac. Command-the 2nd division of the Cavalry Corps-on February 12, 1863. Battle of Kelly's Ford. On March 17, 1863, notable as the first engagement in which Union cavalrymen claimed victory against their Confederate counterparts. But the 2nd Division's reputation was diminished as it participated in.
S fruitless cavalry raid in the. On May 2, 1863, Union Army commander Maj. Relieved Averell of his command due to his slow performance during the raid.Hooker sent an angry telegram to the War Department informing them that Averell seems to have contented himself between April 29 and May 4 with having marched... 28 miles, meeting no enemy deserving of the name, and from that point reporting to me for instructions. Averell left the Army of the Potomac after his relief at Chancellorsville. He fought a series of minor engagements in the Department of West Virginia at the brigade and division level. In November 1863, he conducted what is called Averell's West Virginia Raid against the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. He received a brevet promotion to. In the regular army for the.
In West Virginia on November 6, 1863, and to colonel for actions at. In the spring of 1864, he led another cavalry raid toward Saltville but was stopped by Confederate generals.At Cove Gap in the. Returning to West Virginia, Averell later commanded a cavalry division under Maj. In his failed raid on.
In the summer of 1864, when CSA. Had invaded Maryland and defeated a series of Union commanders, Averell proved to be the only Union commander to achieve victory against the Confederates in the Shenandoah Valley before the arrival of. On July 20, 1864, inflicting 400 casualties and capturing a four-gun battery, in spite of Averell's being significantly outnumbered. To the ground on July 30, Averell tracked him down near.Using intelligence gathered from his scouts, Averell routed McCausland in a sunrise attack upon the Confederate camp, capturing hundreds of prisoners and another four-gun battery in the. Against Early, Averell fought under Maj. He was relieved of command a second time in his career on September 23, 1864, following a dispute with Sheridan about Averell's actions after the. Battle of Fisher's Hill.
This incident truly devastated him and he could not hide his misery. A staff officer wrote I saw General Averell sitting in front of his tent... He was dreadfully depressed and broken. I believe he started for the rear within a few moments after we left him, and never was employed again during the war.Averell resigned from the Union Army volunteers and from the U. On July 17, 1866, President. Nominated Averell for appointment to the grades of. In the regular army, to rank from March 13, 1865. Senate confirmed the appointments on July 23, 1866.
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