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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
l H. W. Halleck was appointed to the command of the Missouri Department. On the morning of the 4th, Fremont and his Staff left the army for St. Louis. The parting with his devoted soldiers was very touching, and his reception in St. Louis Nov. 8 1861. was an ovation like that given to a victor. Crowds of citizens greeted him at the railway station and escorted him to his Headquarters. An immense torch-light procession passed through the streets that night in honor of his arrival; Thefire of three times their number for four hours.--Pollard's First Year of the War, 203. and Polk six hundred and thirty-two. Official reports of Grant and Polk, and their subordinate officers; private letter of General Grant to his father, Nov. 8th, 1861; Grant's Revised Report, June 26th, 1865; Pollard's First Year of the War. The latter gives the Confederate loss as it is above recorded. Ms. Reports of Acting Brigadier-General R. M. Russell, Nov. 9, and of Colonels E. Ricketts, Jr., and T.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
was made to leak badly. Dupont reported it at thirty-one, of whom eight were killed. The Confederate officers reported their loss in both forts at fifty, of whom ten were killed in Fort Walker, but none in Fort Beauregard. On the evening succeeding the battle, a procession of seventeen boats, from the Wabash, conducted the remains of the dead to their burial-place on Hilton Head, near Pope's mansion, in a grove of palm and orange trees, not far from the fort; and on the following day, Nov. 8, 1861. Dupont issued a stirring general order, in which,. after speaking in praise of his officers and men, he said: The flag-officer fully sympathizes with the officers and men of the squadron, in the satisfaction they must feel at seeing the ensign of the. Union once more in the State of South Carolina, which has been the, chief promoter of the wicked and unprovoked rebellion they have been called upon to suppress. The flags captured at the forts were sent to the Navy Department, where they