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mud-splashed from head to hoof. Stuart himself wore no insignia of command: a common black felt hat, turned down in front and up behind; a heavy black overcoat, tightly buttoned; elegant riding-boots covering the thigh; a handsome sabre, carelessly slung by his side, and a heavy pair of Mexican spurs, that jingled and rattled on the pavements, were all I could see of this splendid horseman and dashing leader. Thickset, full-faced, close-cut hair, and ruddy complexion, he looked more like Ainsworth's gentleman of the road than a young, daring cavalry chief of thirty summers. He leaned in his saddle and communicated with General Johnston, and as both smiled, I could hear that his party had been chased by old Emory of the Fifth U. S. Dragoons, whose light artillery could now be heard blazing away south of the town. As Johnston stands conversing with General Griffiths of the Mississippi Brigade, we have a full view of that well-known officer. He is uncovered, and his small compact
and reported that there were four hundred lodges of the enemy. Upon gaining this information our guide, with two picked men from company C, were started back to your camp, to give you information of our whereabouts, and that reenforcements might be sent if they were necessary. As the ground was very uneven, and it was difficult to ascertain what defences the enemy had, it was determined to make a reconnoissance in force. For this purpose company C was sent to the left, in command of Captain Ainsworth, who with great personal bravery pushed forward with vigor and rapidity in the face of the enemy, outnumbering his force ten to one. Captain Marsh with company H also pushed forward in the same direction, with a courage which would have done honor to a veteran of a hundred battles. As soon as these companies had returned and reported, Captain Shattuck with company F was sent out to the right to ascertain the position of the enemy in that direction. While these things were being done,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
had also retreated. There, on the following day, Sherman received the cipher dispatch from Schofield, at Wilmington, already mentioned. See note 1, page 493. On that morning the army-tug Davidson, commanded by the stalwart and fear-less Captain Ainsworth, after much peril in ascending the Cape Fear River, arrived from Wilmington, with intelligence of what had occurred there and at the mouth of the stream. Just before reaching Fayetteville, Sherman had sent two of his best scouts to Wilmington, with intelligence of his position and plans. By Captain Ainsworth, who returned the same day, he sent. dispatches to Terry and Schofield, informing them that he should move on Goldsboroa on the 15th, feigning Raleigh to deceive the foe. Sherman had met with very little opposition in his march from the Catawba to the Cape Fear. The most serious encounter was by Kilpatrick with Hampton's cavalry. As the former was advancing on the extreme-left, by way of Rockingham, he struck the rear
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
ed a general letter of introduction to naval commanders, which is hereby given, to facilitate him in any investigations which Mr. Lossing may consider essential in preparing his work. The usual courtesies, not interfering with the public service, may be extended to them. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. for no passes were issued from the War Department for many days after the assassination. We went down the Chesapeake to Fortress Monroe on Sunday night, where we met the gallant Captain Ainsworth, See page 497. who took us in his tug to the double-turreted monitor Monadnoc, to visit Rear-Admiral Radford. We found him in another vessel, when he gave an order for a tug to take us to City Point, but finding better accommodations on a transport, we went up the river in that ship. We arrived at Headquarters at evening, and the next morning April 18, 1865. went up to Richmond in the mail steamer Trumpet, thridding our way among nests of torpedoes, indicated by the floats and fl
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
ds, and compelled to listen to the croakings and prognostications of open enemies. But in a very few minutes came up through the town to the arsenal on the plateau behind a group of officers, among whom was a large, florid seafaring man, named Ainsworth, bearing a small mail-bag from General Terry, at Wilmington, having left at 2 P. M. the day before. Our couriers had got through safe from Laurel Hill, and this was the prompt reply. As in the case of our former march from Atlanta, intense anxiety had been felt for our safety, and General Terry had been prompt to open communication. After a few minutes' conference with Captain Ainsworth about the capacity of his boat, and the state of facts along the river, I instructed him to be ready to start back at 6 p. M., and ordered Captain Byers to get ready to carry dispatches to Washington. I also authorized General Howard to send back by this opportunity some of the fugitives who had traveled with his army all the way from Columbia,
ohnston, made up an army superior to me in cavalry, and formidable enough in artillery and infantry to justify me in extreme caution in making the last step necessary to complete the march I had undertaken. Previous to reaching Fayetteville I had despatched to Willnington, from Laurel Hill church, two of our best scouts with intelligence of our position and my general plans. Both of these messengers reached Wilmington, and on the morning of the twelfth of March the army tug Davidson, Captain Ainsworth, reached Fayetteville from Wilmington, bringing me full intelligence of events from the outer world. On the same day this tug carried back to General Terry, at Wilmington, and General Schofield, at Newbern, my despatches to the effect that on Wednesday, the fifteenth, we would move for Goldsboro, feigning on Raleigh, and ordering them to march straight for Goldsboro, which I expected to reach about the twentieth. The same day the gunboat Eolus, Captain Young, United States Navy, also
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Warren Blues—Extra Billy's men: Roll of officers and men of a famous band of Veterans. (search)
Maddox, James, captured. Michie, Lucien A., captured at Fort Steadman. Mayo, J. R., wounded at Hatcher's Run. Munday, Castello, captured. Owens, Crede, captured. Powell, William, captured at Fort Steadman. Shelton, Austin. Shackleford, John. Snead, N. S. Shifflett, George M., surrendered at Appomattox. Tillman, Overton, captured. Woodson, Benjamin, wounded at Hatcher's Run. Wood, Ira G., wounded at Hatcher's Run. Wood, John W., wounded at Hatcher's Run. Walton, Rice, wounded at Hatcher's Run. Ward, Samuel, wounded at Hatcher's Run. Lieutenant John G. Brown and Sergeant William A. Compton, of Front Royal, Va., and John L. Jarman, Lucien A. Michie, of Albemarle County, Va., and myself, have made out the foregoing roll as accuate as possible, as no roll of the last recruits is in our possession, but one made out November 1, 1864, is in Washington, D. C., I am General Ainsworth, of which I failed to get a copy. R. D. Funkhouser.
ozen; men's under-pants, $16 to $3 per dozen; Monley's three-cord thread, 100 yards, colored, $1 per dozen; Mosley's white thread, 100 yards, $2 per dozen; Mosley's black thread, 100 yards, $3.30 per dozen; white glace thread, 100 yards, $1.60 per dozen; black glace thread, 100 yards, $2.50 per dozen; glace thread, six cord, 200 yards, white $3 per dozen; black glace thread, six-cord, 200 yards, $4.75 per dozen: white brown thread, $4.75 to $6 per pound; black thread $6 to $7.25 per pound; Ainsworth's machine thread, $1.75 to $5.50 per dozen; drab and brown thread, $5.50 per pound; Mosley's thread, assorted, $4.50 to $7.75 per dozen; Mosley's silver flax tape, 90 cents to $2.60 per dozen; Cheadle tape, 70 cents per dozen; Imperial and Chinese tape, 70 cents to $1per dozen; neck-ties, $3.50 to $5 per dozen; women's garters, $1.10 to $3 per dozen; expansion skirts, $3.50 to $3 each; spiral bustiest, $5.75 to $6.50 per dozen; men's cotton shirts, linen bosoms and collars, $12 to $19 per
killed at the battle of Great Bethel, "Cecil Dreeme" and "John Brent, " are noticed in the Northern papers. Among the other popular novels are "Chronicles of Carlingford," by Mrs. Oliphant; "The Prodigal Son," by Dalton Cook; "Abel Drake's Wife," by John Saunders; "C Wrong be Right?" by Mrs. S. C. Hall; "Marietta," by Anthony Trollope; and "Barren Honors," by the author of "Guy Livingstone." In "All the Year Round" Wilkie Collins is publishing a mysterious story entitled "No Name." Ainsworth is writing a serial called "Cardinal Pole," for Bentley's Miscellany, and the authoress of "Adam Bede" another; "Romala," for the Cornhill Magazine. Buliver is contributing some miscellanea for Blackwood, under the title of "Caxtoniani." Quite a number of pamphlets on "Cotton Cultivation," as well as upon the American war, are appearing in England. The "rebellion" is a fruitful provocative of pamphleteering at the North. Some of the titles are amusing — for instance, "The Present At