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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The boat attack on Sumter. (search)
ner, July 18th, and the boat attacks on Cumming's Point and Fort Sumter, in September. On the other hand, General W. B. Taliaferro, who commanded on Morris Island at the time of the attack on Battery Wagner referred to by Major Johnson, states in the Philadelphia times, November 11th, 1882, that the Union signals were not interpreted on that occasion.--editors. Sumter was accordingly reenforced, Major John Johnson says of this statement: Sumter was not reenforced; but on the night of September 4th--5th, Rhett's enfeebled garrison had been relieved by Major Elliott and the Charleston Battalion of infantry, 320 strong. No troops after that date were sent to the fort before the boat attack on September 8th. and, when attacked, contained 450 men. One of our iron-clads was ordered to take up a position to sweep the approaches to the gorge with canister and grape. The guns in the shore batteries were loaded and trained upon the approaches to the fort, and the men were ordered to stand
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Atlanta campaign. May 3d-September 8th, 1864. (search)
W. Mercer, Col. W. Barkuloo, Lieut.-Col. M. Rawls, Lieut.-Col. C. S. Guyton, Col. C. H. Olmstead: 1st Ga., Col. C. H. Olmstead, Maj. M. J. Ford; 54th Ga., Lieut.-Col. M. Rawls, Capt. T. W. Brantley; 57th Ga., Col. William Barkuloo, Lieut.-Col. C. S. Guyton; 63d Ga., Col. G. A. Gordon, Major W. F. Allen, Capt. E. J. Craven. Bate's division, Maj.-Gen. William B. Bate, Maj.-Gen. John C. Brown. Escort, Lieut. James H. Buck. Lewis's Brigade, Assigned to Jackson's cavalry division September 4th. Brig.-Gen. Joseph H. Lewis: 2d Ky., Col. J. W. Moss, Lieut.-Col. Philip Lee, Capt. Joel Higgins; 4th Ky., Lieut.-Col. T. W. Thompson; 5th Ky., Lieut.-Col. H. Hawkins, Lieut.-Col. G. W. Connor, Maj. William Mynhier; 6th Ky., Maj. G. W. Moxson, Col. M. H. Cofer, Capt. Richard P. Finn; 9th Ky., Col. J. W. Caldwell. Tyler's (or Smith's) Brigade, Brig.-Gen. T. B. Smith: 37th Ga., Lieut.-Col. J. T. Smith; 10th Tenn., Maj. J. O'Neill, Col. William Grace, Lieut. L. B. Donoho; 15th and 37th Ten
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Confederate cruisers. (search)
off Mobile, was composed of the sloop-of-war Oneida and the gun-boat Winona, under Commander George H. Preble. The Oneida was just completing repairs to her boilers, and was working at a reduced speed. At 5 o'clock on the afternoon of the 4th of September the Florida was sighted in the distance. At this moment the Winona was just returning from a chase in company with the schooner Rachel Seaman. From the appearance of the stranger, and from her English ensign and pennant, Preble was satisfifidavits, which gave conclusive evidence of the character and destination of the rams. More forcible protests, accompanied by further affidavits, were made on the 16th, and again on the 24th of July, on the 14th of August, and on the 3d and 4th of September. All these letters met with no response from Foreign Office other than simple acknowledgment. Commander John M. Brooke, C. S. N. From a photograph. On the 29th of August the second ram was launched. It had been Mr. Adams's belief