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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
quadron ever fitted out under that flag, which you have so gallantly vindicated, and which you will bear onward to continued success. On the receipt of your dispatches announcing the victory at Port Royal, the Department issued the enclosed general order, which, with this letter, you will cause to be read to your command. I am, respectfully, etc., Gideon Welles. Flag-Officer Samuel F. Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. General order. Navy Department, November 13, 1861. The Department announces to the Navy and to the country its high gratification at the brilliant success of the combined Navy and Army forces, respectively commanded by Flag-officer S. F. Du-Pont and Brigadier-General W. T. Sherman, in the capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, commanding the entrance of Port Royal harbor, South Carolina. To commemorate this signal victory, it is ordered that a national salute be fired from each Navy Yard at meridian on the day after the receipt
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Letters relating to the battle of Port Royal and occupation of the Confederate forts. (search)
quadron ever fitted out under that flag, which you have so gallantly vindicated, and which you will bear onward to continued success. On the receipt of your dispatches announcing the victory at Port Royal, the Department issued the enclosed general order, which, with this letter, you will cause to be read to your command. I am, respectfully, etc., Gideon Welles. Flag-Officer Samuel F. Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. General order. Navy Department, November 13, 1861. The Department announces to the Navy and to the country its high gratification at the brilliant success of the combined Navy and Army forces, respectively commanded by Flag-officer S. F. Du-Pont and Brigadier-General W. T. Sherman, in the capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, commanding the entrance of Port Royal harbor, South Carolina. To commemorate this signal victory, it is ordered that a national salute be fired from each Navy Yard at meridian on the day after the receipt
an $4 per monthly; and that all ablebodied colored persons, not employed as aforesaid, will be immediately put to work in the Engineer's or the Quartermaster's Department. By a subsequent order, Nov. 1, 1861. he directed that the compensation of contrabands working for the Government should be $5 to $10 per month, with soldiers' rations. Maj.-Gen. Dix, being about to take possession of the counties of Accomac and Northampton, Va., on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, issued Nov. 13, 1861. a Proclamation, which says: The military forces of the United States are about to enter your counties as a part of the Union. They will go among you as friends, and with the earnest hope that they may not, by your own acts, be forced to become your enemies. They will invade no rights of person or property. On the contrary, your laws, your institutions, your usages, will be scrupulously respected. There need be no fear that the quietude of any fireside will be disturbed, unless t
ficers and men of our party took no apparent notice of the remarks that were made, and acted with the greatest forbearance. Respectfully, Jas. A. Greer. Report of Ass't Engineer Houston. United States steamer San Jacinto, At sea, Nov. 13, 1861. sir: In obedience to your order of the 11th instant, I respectfully report: That, upon going alongside of the English steamer Trent, on the 7th of this month, Lieutenant Fairfax went on board, ordering the boatswain and myself to remaithe San Jacinto. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, J. B. Houston, 2d Ass't Engineer U. S. Steamer San Jacinto. Captain Charles Wilkes, Commanding. Report of Ass't Engineer Hall. United States steamer San Jacinto, At sea, Nov. 13, 1861. sir: In obedience to your order of the 11th instant, I respectfully make the following report of what came under my observation on board the mail steamer Trent, whilst hove — to under our guns on the 8th instant: I boarded the steamer
ound in the November rains without a murmur. With scarce half rations, you have pressed forward with unfailing perseverance. The only place that the enemy made a stand, though ambushed and very strong, you drove him from in the most brilliant style. For your constancy and courage I thank you, and with the qualities which you have shown that you possess, I expect great things from you in the future. W. Nelson. Secession report: report of Colonel Williams. Camp near pound Gap, Nov. 13, 1861. General: Since my last report to you, I have been compelled to abandon Piketon by an overwhelming force, that advanced upon me in two columns--one directly up the river from Prestonburg, sixteen hundred strong, with a battery of six pieces; and the other from Louisa, up John's Creek, a branch of the Sandy, numbering one thousand eight hundred men, with a battery of field-pieces. Both of these columns converged upon Piketon. My whole force consisted of one thousand and ten men, incl
Doc. 157. Col. Cochrane's speech, delivered at Washington, D. C., Nov. 13, 1861. The following is Colonel Cochrane's speech, made to his soldiers on the occasion of the presentation of a flag: soldiers of the First United States Chasseurs (bravo Colonel): I have a word to say to you to-day. You have engaged in an arduous struggle. You have prosecuted it; you intend to prosecute it; you have stood unflinchingly before the enemy; you have proved yourselves patriotic, able, and tried soldiers, and you are entitled to the meed of praise. I, your commander, this day feel that it is a proud duty to extend to you the hand of approbation, and to declare that you are worthy of your country. Soldiers, you have undergone labor; you have faced the enemy; you have stood without retreating before their fire; you have borne the inclemencies of the season, and you are ready to advance with that grand army of which you are a part. Your country opens its arms, receives you to its bosom.
ce too strong to be successfully opposed — a force which cannot be resisted in any other spirit than that of wantonness and malignity. If there are any among you, who, rejecting all overtures of friendship, thus provoke retaliation and draw down upon themselves consequences which the Government is most anxious to avert, to their account must be laid the blood which may be shed, and the desolation which may be brought upon peaceful homes. On all who are thus reckless of the obligations of humanity and duty, and all who are found in arms, the severest punishment warranted by the laws of war will be visited. To those who remain in the quiet pursuit of their domestic occupations the public authorities assure all they can give peace, freedom from annoyance, protection from foreign and internal enemies, a guaranty of all Constitutional and legal rights, and the blessings of a just and parental Government. John A. Dix, Major-General Commanding. Headquarters, Baltimore, Nov. 13, 1861.
Doc. 172 1/2. capture of the Beauregard. Lieutenant Rogers' report. United States bark W. G. Anderson, Bahama channel, Nov. 13, 1861. sir: I last had the honor of addressing you under date of November 4, per schooner J. J. Spencer, enclosing abstract log of the United States bark W. G. Anderson to that date, and, to my regret, had nothing to report to the department of any moment. I now have the gratification to inform you that we have been fortunate enough to capture the rebel privateer schooner Beauregard, one hundred and one tons, of and from Charleston, seven days out, and manned by a captain, two lieutenants, purser, and twenty-three seamen--twenty-seven, all told — and carrying a rifled pivot-gun throwing a twenty-four-pound projectile. This occurred under the following circumstances: Since November 4, we have cruised along to the northward of the West India Islands and passages, steering westwardly, without seeing but one sail. After standing to within se
The following advertisement has appeared in the Norfolk Day Book: attention, Rattlesnakes.--Charge with fell poison and be prepared to strike. We find many subjects in this town who must receive the force of our venom. Call early at the Hole and hear the Big Snake. Little snakes, keep your eyes open and bring in the list of those unfriendly to our holy cause. By order of the Big rattle. November 13, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cumberland Gap, actions at (search)
Cumberland Gap, actions at Cumberland Gap is a passage through the Cumberland Mountains, on the line between Kentucky and Tennessee and the western extremity of Virginia. It is a place about which clusters many a Civil War incident. It was occupied by Zollicoffer in his retreat, Nov. 13, 1861. On March 22, 1862, a reconnoissance in force was made from Cumberland Fort to this place. The Confederate pickets were driven in, and firing began early in the morning, which continued all day, without any definite results. The Gap was occupied by the National forces under General Morgan, June 18. Skirmishing was of almost daily occurrence. In an engagement, Aug. 7, the Confederates lost, in killed and wounded, 125 men; National loss, 3 killed, 15 wounded, and 50 prisoners, large quantities of forage, tobacco, stores, horses and mules. General Morgan destroyed everything of value as war material, and evacuated the place Sept. 17, and, though surrounded by the enemy, he succeeded in
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