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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 14.53 (search)
Zouaves), a message from General Benjamin F. Butler came through the signal corps station from Fort Monroe asking if I would like to go upon an expedition. An affirmative answer brought General Butler to my headquarters the same afternoon, and he explained the objects of the proposed expedition, which was to be composed of military and naval forces for joint offensive action on the coast of North Carolina. Capture and defense of Hatteras Island. At 11 o'clock in the forenoon of August 26th, 1861, all arrangements having been completed, the combined forces set sail for Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, with Uniform of Hawkins's Zouaves, the 9th N. Y. Flag-Officer Silas H. Stringham in command of the fleet and Major-General B. F. Butler of the land forces. The same afternoon the fleet arrived off Hatteras, and at 10 o'clock on the morning of the 28th began the bombardment of Forts Clark and Hatteras (the latter mounting twenty-five guns), which was continued throughout a part o
gust 20, 1861. We are rejoicing over a victory at Springfield, Missouri-General Lyon killed and his troops routed. Our loss represented large. I have only seen the Northern account. No news from home, and nothing good from that quarter anticipated. We are among dear, kind friends, and have the home feeling which only such genuine and generous hospitality can give; but it sometimes overpowers me, when I allow myself to think of our uncertain future. Norwood, near Berryville, August 26, 1861. On a visit of a few days to our relative, Dr. M. The people of this neighbourhood occupied as they are in the one I left. All hearts and hands seem open to our army. Four heavily laden wagons have left Berryville within a few days, for the hospitals below. We are all anxious about Western Virginia, of which we can hear so little. General Lee and General Floyd are there, and if they can only have men and ammunition enough we have nothing to fear. The army in Fairfax seems qu
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 13: responsibility for the failure to pursue. (search)
to be a synopsis of your report of the battle of July 21st, last, and in which it is represented that you have been overruled by me in your plan for a battle with the enemy, south of the Potomac, for the capture of Baltimore and Washington, and the liberation of Maryland. I inquired for your long-expected report, and it has been to-day submitted for my inspection. It appears, by official endorsement, to have been received by the Adjutant-General on October 18th, though it is dated August 26, 1861. With much surprise I found that the newspaper statements were sustained by the text of your report. I was surprised, because if we did differ in opinion as to the measure and purposes of contemplated campaigns, such facts could have no appropriate place in the report of a battle; further, because it seemed to be an attempt to exalt yourself at my expense; and, especially, because no such plan as that described was submitted to me. It is true that, some time before it was ordered,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
meet Johnston, and suggest the propriety of his sending down a part of his force by the way of Aldie, to fall upon the flank and rear of the Nationals at Centreville. Lack of transportation prevented that movement. See Beauregard's Report, August 26, 1861. whence the infantry were conveyed by railway, while the cavalry and artillery, because of a lack of rolling stock This technical term means the engines and cars, with their appurtenances. on the road, were compelled to continue their mar hundred of Stuart's cavalry, of the Army of the Shenandoah, and two companies of Radford's cavalry, were in reserve not far from Mitchell's Ford. Near them was a small brigade under General Holmes, and some cavalry. Beauregard's Report, August 26, 1861. The three divisions of the National army moved from Centreville in the bright moonlight at the appointed hour. July 21, 1861. They advanced slowly, for raw troops were difficult to handle. After crossing Cub Run, Hunter and Heintzelma
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
ng of a ferry-boat. His command was severed; most of his cavalry and four pieces of artillery being on the southern side of the river, whilst his infantry and a small portion of his cavalry were on the opposite shore. Tyler had information of this affair, and hoped to strike Floyd before he could reunite his troops. But he was a little too late. lie was encamped at Cross. Lanes, not far from Summersville, on the night of the 25th of August, and, while at breakfast the next morning, Aug. 26, 1861. his command was surprised by a force of Virginians sent out stealthily by Floyd, severely handled, and dispersed with the loss of about fifty men. General Rosecrans, soon after this defeat of Tyler, marched to the aid of Cox against Floyd. He issued a stirring proclamation to the loyal inhabitants of Western Virginia, and promised them ample protection. General Cox, of Ohio, in the mean time, had advanced from Charleston to the site of Gauley bridge, which Wise, in his hasty flight
over to South Carolina by her officers in the infancy of Secession. Running out of Charleston on a cruise, the Petrel soon encountered the St. Lawrence, gunboat, and, mistaking her for a merchantman, fired at her as a summons to surrender. The St. Lawrence at once returned the compliment with a broadside, sinking the Rebel craft off-hand, with five of her crew. The residue, thirty-six in number, were sent to Fort Mifflin, on the Delaware, as prisoners. Gen. Benj. F. Butler sailed, August 26, 1861, from Fortress Monroe, as commander of a military and naval force whose destination was secret. It consisted of the fifty-gun frigates Minnesota, Wabash, and Cumberland, with four smaller national vessels and two steam transports, carrying 800 soldiers, with two tugs laden with supplies; the Naval force under the command of Corn. Stringham. Arriving the second night off the entrance through Hatteras Inlet to Pamlico Sound, it was found defended Hatteras. Explanations to the plan
  C 2 26 28   7 7 148   D 1 15 16   11 11 158   E 1 10 11   10 10 122   F 1 13 14   9 9 138   G   19 19 1 9 10 128   H   15 15   10 10 139   I 1 17 18   10 10 114   K 1 24 25   6 6 129 Totals 10 174 184 2 87 89 1,365 184 killed == 13.4 per cent. Total of killed and wounded, 682; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 15. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Scouting Party, W. Va. (1861) 1 Dumfries, Va. 1 Cross Lanes, W. Va., August 26, 1861 13 Chancellorsville, Va. 22 Kernstown, Va. 30 Gettysburg, Pa. 2 Port Republic, Va. 19 Ringgold, Ga. 25 Cedar Mountain, Va. 55 Resaca, Ga. 1 Snicker's Gap, Va. 1 New Hope Church, Ga. 6 Antietam, Md. 8     Present, also, at Lookout Mountain, Tenn; Missionary Ridge, Tenn; Rocky Face Ridge, Ga. notes.--One of the finest regiments in the service. It was raised in Northern Ohio, with rendezvous at Cleveland, and was composed of exceptionally good mater
enjamin F. Butler, Major-General U. S. A., commanding. S. Barron, Flag-Officer C. S. Navy, Com'g Naval Forces Virginia and North Carolina. William F. Martin, Colonel Seventh Light Infantry, N. C. Vols. W. L. G. Andrews, Major Com'g Forts Hatteras and Clark. Com. Stringham's official report. United States flag-ship Minnesota, New York harbor, September 2, 1861. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of Navy: sir: I have the honor to inform the Department that I left Hampton Roads August 26, 1861, the earliest moment the weather would permit, with the flag-ship Minnesota, Captain G. A. Van Brune, having in company the United States steamers Wabash, Captain Samuel Mercer; Monticello, Commander John P. Gillis; Pawnee, Commander S. C. Rowan; Harriet Lane, Captain John Faunce; United States chartered steamers Adelaide, Commander Henry S. Stellwagen; George Peabody, Lieutenant R. B. Lowry; and tug Fanny, Lieutenant Pierce Crosby, all of the United States Navy. The transports Adela
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 11. intelligence to the enemy. (search)
Doc. 11. intelligence to the enemy. war Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, August 26, 1861. By the fifty-seventh article of the act of Congress entitled An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States, approved April 10, 1806, holding correspondence with or giving intelligence to the enemy, either directly or indirectly, is made punishable by death, or such other punishment as shall be ordered by the sentence of a court-martial. Public safety requires strict enforcement of this article. It is therefore ordered that all correspondence and communication, verbally or by writing, printing, or telegraphing, respecting operations of the army, or military movements on land or water, or respecting the troops, camps, arsenals, intrenchments, or military affairs, within the several military districts, by which intelligence shall be, directly or indirectly, given to the enemy, without the authority and sanction of the G
Doc. 12. correspondence with the South. post office Deparrment, August 26, 1861. The President of the United States directs that his proclamation of the 16th instant, interdicting commercial intercourse with the so-called Confederate States, shall be applied to correspondence with these States, and has devolved upon this Department the enforcement of so much of its interdict as relates to such correspondence. The officers and agents of this Department will, therefore, without further instructions, lose no time in putting an end to written intercourse with these States, by causing the arrest of any express agent or other persons, who shall, after the promulgation of this order, receive letters to be carried to or from these States, and will seize all such letters and forward them to this Department. M. Blair, Postmaster-General.
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