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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations against Newbern in 1864. (search)
Operations against Newbern in 1864. Report of General Pickett. Headquarters Department North Carolina, February 15, 1864. General,--I have the honor to report that, in accordance with instructions received from General Lee, under date of January 20, 1864, the expedition left Kingston as follows: General Barton with his own brigade and that of Kemper, and three regiments of Ranson's, eight rifle-pieces, six Napoleons, and six hundred cavalry on the morning of the 30th ultimo to cross the Trent and take the works in front of Newbern, in reverse, and prevent the enemy being reinforced by land or water. Later in the day I sent off the Fifteenth and Seventeenth Virginia to report to Colonel Dearing on the north side of the Neuse river — with this three pieces of artillery,--Whitford's regiment, and three hundred cavalry. He was to have attacked, if practicable, Fort Anderson --Barrington's. Commander Wood, of the navy, with his boat party, left on the 31st ultimo, and I,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Capture of General Seammon. (search)
boarded the boat with only twelve men. Colonel Ferguson, whom I sent with his regiment, the Sixteenth Virginia cavalry, to the lower Kanawha, some weeks since, has made several captures, and rendered valuable service. (Signed), Sam. Jones, Major-General. [Official copy of telegram received, and respectfully submitted to the Honorable Secretary of War.] (Signed), Jno. Withers, A. A. General. Letter from General Jones. Headquarters Department West Virginia, Dublin, February 15, 1864. General,--I enclose with this a copy of a letter received this morning from Major Nounnan, of the Sixteenth regiment Virginia cavalry, together with a parole signed by twenty-three enlisted men of the United States army. Lieutenant Vertigan, of the same regiment, of whom the major speaks in complimentary terms, will start to-morrow for Richmond with Brigadier-General Scammon and the two officers of his staff, Lieutenants Pinckard and Millward. Major Nounnan and his small part