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amendment was adopted. Mr. Rives proposed that the amendment in the bill respecting the term of the enlistment of negroes, be amended to make the term ninety days, instead of a hundred and eighty. His reason for this was the fact that the families of many of the free negroes so enlisted, having no other means of support, would — as had been the case in his own county — suffer very much from want. Mr. Prince agreed to compromise with the gentleman on one hundred and twenty days. Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, hoped that the amendment would not pass. One hundred and eighty days were only six months; and if white men could be drafted for two years, he saw no reason why free negroes should be entitled to such charitable discrimination. Mr. Rives replied, that he made the proposition from no particular friendship to free negroes; if it were in his power, he would convert them all into slaves to-morrow. But it was simply to call the attention of the House to the fact that, in his
lumn, composed of the Fourth and Fifth Rhode-Island, and the Ninth New York regiments hastened through the dense woods and swamps toward either flank of the enemy's position, without attracting his attention. A desperate attempt soon afterwards was made to turn the right flank of the central column of attack; and a very spirited encounter between parties from the Twenty-third and Twenty-seventh Massachusetts regiments and the Second Battalion of the Wise Legion, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Anderson, resulted in the utter repulse of the latter with heavy loss, including Captain Robert Coles, killed, and Capt. O. Jennings Wise, mortally wounded. During this engagement the two flanking columns approached the works. That on the right (General Parke's) passed the right of the central column, when the Ninth New Yorkers (Hawkins' Zouaves) were ordered to charge. Major Kimball headed the storming party, and with the peculiar cheer of the regiment, the men dashed forward.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
the Island. These consisted of his own regiment; the Thirty-first North Carolina Volunteers, under Colonel J. V. Jordan; three companies of the Seventeenth North Carolina, under Major G. H. Hill. And four hundred and fifty men, under Lieutenant-Colonel Anderson. Benjamin Huger. several batteries had been erected on prominent points of the shores of Roanoke, which commanded the Sounds on its eastern and western sides; and upon its narrowest part, between Shallowbag Bay and Croatan Sound,ew York, Colonel Ferrero; Fifty-first Pennsylvania, Colonel Hartrauf, and Ninth New Jersey. He pushed through the tangled swamps and took a position on Foster's right, with the intention of turning the Confederate left flank, where Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Anderson was in command of a battalion of Wise's Legion. the fight in that direction soon became warm, while it continued to rage fiercely in the front. Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey troops were zealous rivals in dee
The Richmond correspondent of the Charleston Courier, of the 15th, has the following paragraph:--The filibusteros who filled the world with so much angry declamation a few years ago, are figuring prominently in the Southern armies at the present time. The tall and martial Henningsen left to-day for the West, to assume the colonelcy of the Third regiment in Wise's brigade. Frank Anderson will be his lieutenant-colonel. Colonel Charles Carroll Hicks is a lieutenant in a company of Colonel McLaw's regiment, now at Yorktown. General Bob Wheat greatly distinguished himself as commander of a New Orleans military corps at Manassas. Major O'Hara, of Cuban fame, has a commission in the army. Colonel Rudler, I see, is raising a company for the war in Georgia. An English filibuster, one Major Atkins, a tall, big-whiskered, loose-trowsered, haw-haw specimen of a Londoner, who was with Garibaldi in Sicily, and who is just over, fought gallantly by the side of Wheat, at Manassas.
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), 59. God save the flag of our native land. (search)
and, A bulkwark to guard it well, shall stand; God save the flag of our native land. II. It gladdened the eyes of Washington, John Hancock swore to defend it well; At Yorktown, Bunker, and Bennington, Heroes defending it, bravely fell. Shot and sabre were nought to them, Guarding our banner, bought with blood, A scar for its sake was a diadem, Coveted nobly by field and flood. American freemen, hand to hand, A bulwark to guard it well, shall stand; God save the flag of our native land. III. Anderson guarded it through the fray, With his gallant band, all staunch and true; When a thousand years have passed away, Sumter shall loom over the waters blue, A monument true to the Stripes and Stars-- They are dear as the veins that warm the heart Crushed be the craven hand that mars Their beauty or tears the folds apart. American freemen, hand to hand, A bulwark to guard it well, shall stand; God save the flag of our native land. IV. By the shot that struck it from Moultrie's height, When Jasp
rs, pet pups and terrified kittens, and the picture presented by such an odd array of soldier-traps in straggling squads in close order, and all bobbing up and down as their carrier's foothold was momentarily lost and regained, the picture, I repeat, was grotesquely awkward. The men ridiculed one another's outre appearance, cheered as they plunged into the clear stream, and raised an echoing chorus of miscellaneous songs. Dixie, Carry me back to Ole Virginny, Gay and happy, Bully for Major Anderson, the Star-spangled Banner, Red, White, and Blue, and as many more were sung wildly in Pennsylvania Dutch, American slang, and ever-rich Milesian accent. Music for the million by the ten thousand was the order of the day, added to which there was occasional music by the band. The train wagons experienced but little difficulty in riding over the hard bed of the river, save one or two which got a little below the ford proper, and narrowly missed being capsized.--Boston Transcript, July 9.
ing their part on the contemplated points of attack, the enemy suddenly appeared, driving in our pickets. The next morning the summit of the Big Sewell was whitened with his tents, and skirmishing commenced and continued till the evening. On our side two gun detachments of the artillery and three companies of the Second regiment of the Legion, of which Col. Henningsen is colonel, but in consequence of his having charge of the infantry and artillery, under the immediate command of Lieut.-Col. Frank Anderson--who distinguished himself by the daring exploit of capturing Castillo, in Nicaragua, with forty-eight men, after Lockridge and Titus had failed with eight hundred--Capt. Imboden's, Capt. Lewis's, and Capt. Crane's University company were the companies engaged, with one six-pounder and one howitzer, under Major Gibbs, of South Carolina, Capt. McComas and Lieut. Pairo, of Richmond. The casualties were but trifling on our side, though we have to regret the death of Lieut. Howell, of
mbus. Gen. Reynolds accomplished all he sought by the movement. His loss was small, and he now thoroughly understands the position of the enemy before him. When he gets ready to move forward, he can take that position without trouble. Lieut. Anderson, of Cincinnati, aid to Gen. Reynolds, exhibited great bravery in conveying the orders of his chief. He was constantly galloping over the ground through showers of shot. Capt. McDonald, of Indiana, also aid to the General, was subjected to ate to his men, and as it was parallel with the Colonel's forehead, it received a cannister-shot. But for this obstruction, the shot would have entered the Colonel's forehead. He behaved most gallantly throughout the entire engagement. Col. Anderson's coolness was the subject of general remark. In the flank movement he set an example to his men that nerved them to the task. I could detail a thousand interesting incidents, but must defer until my next. The following are the names o
and several members of the signal corps. Lieut. Anderson, accompanied by Lieut. Flager, was in comn, Wise Legion, under the command of Lieut.-Col. Frank Anderson, (fillibustero,) resulted in the repia volunteers,) under the command of Lieut. Col. Frank Anderson. One company was under the command otalion of the Wise Legion, commanded by Col. Frank Anderson. His regiment had been stationed at Fo twenty-three years old in December. Lieut. Col. Frank Anderson succeeded, much to the vexation of ohe Fifty-ninth Virginia regiment, under Col. Frank Anderson, with two companies of the Forty-sixth Finding it impossible to proceed further, Col. Anderson ordered the boats to return to the upper ere. Running as near in shore as possible, Col. Anderson ordered the barges grounded, and then procible. The disembarkation was conducted by Col. Anderson and Capt. O. J. Wise, in an orderly mannergallant conduct. Collecting his forces, Col. Anderson marched down the island some five or six m
ed his management of his battery, as do also those who assisted him. Capt. McRae having passed from this stage of action, his name having been recorded among those of the world's heroes, and his memory enshrined in the hearts of his countrymen, we will not here attempt to add even a spark to the lustre of a fame early won and to be worn throughout time. His lieutenants, Michler and Bell, stood by the brave captain until all was lost beyond redemption. The former was killed — the latter escaped with a very slight wound. Lieutenants Anderson and Nicodemus are said to have acted with great gallantry. The former had his horse shot under him by a cannon-ball, but fortunately escaped without personal injury. There may be some officers who were engaged in the action, the omission of whose names here would be an act of injustice, and if such should be the case, it arises from the fact that they have not been reported to us, and not from any design on our part. Santa Fe Gazette
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