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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)
already preparing for them? The official recognition referred to by Mrs. Fremont is indicated in the following electrographs:-- St. Louis, Missouri, November 11, 1861. Maj.-Gen. George B. Mcclellan, Commanding-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.:-- I would regard it as an act of personal courtesy and kindness to me, if yon willowe more than the usual consideration accorded to the rank and file of the army. J. C. Fremont, Maj.-Gen. U. S. A. Headquarters of the Army, Washington, Nov. 11, 1861. Maj.-Gen. J. C. Fremont:-- Before receiving your dispatch, I had given instructions that the cavalry corps, known as your Body-Guard, should be otherwise dthe 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. H. Bell, Nov. 11, 1861. Cotemporaries and eye-witnesses on both sides related many deeds of special daring by individuals. The repulse of Grant did not relieve the Confederates of
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)
s by far the most powerful of the defenses, and upon it the bolts of the fleet were chiefly hurled. The order of battle comprised a main squadron ranged, in a line ahead, and a flanking squadron, which was to be thrown off on the northern section of the harbor, to engage the enemy's flotilla (Tatnall's), and prevent them taking the rear ships of the main line when it turned to the southward, or cutting off a disabled vessel. Report of Commodore Dupont to the Secretary of the Navy, November 11th, 1861. The main squadron consisted of the Wabash, Commander C. R. P. Rogers, leading; frigate Susquehlanna, Captain J. L. Lardner; sloop Mohican, Commander L W. Gordon; sloop Seminole, Commander J. P. Gillis; sloop Pawnee, Lieutenant commanding T. H. Stevens; gunboat Pembina, Lieutenant commanding J. P. Bankhead; sailing sloop Vandalia, towed by the Isaac P. Smith, Lieutenant commanding J. W. A. Nicholson. The flanking squadron consisted of the gunboats Bienville, Commander Charles Steedm