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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Minor operations of the South Atlantic squadron under Du Pont. (search)
wo serious disasters in the South Atlantic squadron. Toward the close of the month the force in Stono Inlet was composed of the Commodore McDonough, Lieutenant-Commander George Bacon, and the Isaac Smith, Acting-Lieutenant F. S. Conover. On the afternoon of the 30th Bacon sent the Smith up the Stono River to Legareville on a recoBacon sent the Smith up the Stono River to Legareville on a reconnoissance. Notwithstanding the vigilance of the lookouts, the Smith passed, without observing them, three batteries which the enemy had planted under a thick cover of trees at a bend in the river. The Smith was lying at anchor six hundred yards above the highest battery when it suddenly opened fire. The gun-boat replied, and Courrendered, after losing 8 killed and 17 wounded. The impossibility of bringing off the wounded prevented him from destroying the vessel. Upon hearing the firing, Bacon moved up the river in the Commodore McDonough to assist his consort, but when he arrived she had already surrendered, and he was compelled to withdraw to avoid a s
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.7 (search)
A. C. Rhind; Lieut.-Com. E. P. Williams, 1 100-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 11-inch pivot, 4 9-inch, 1 2-pounder S. B. light. Purchased steamers. South Carolina, Com. J. J. Almy, 1 30-pounder Parrott, 1 24-pounder S. B. howitzer, 4 8-inch, 2 32-pounders; Dawn, Act. Lieut. John S. Barnes, Act. Master James Brown, 2 32-pounders, 1100-pounder Parrott, 1 20-pounder Parrott, 1 12-pounder howitzer; Mercedita, Com. H. S. Stellwagen; Quaker City, Com. J. M. Frailey; Commnodore McDonough, Lieut.-Com. George Bacon, 1 9-inch pivot, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 2 50-pounder ]Dahlgren rifles, 2 24-pounder S. B. howitzers; Potomska, Act. V.-Lieut. William Budd, 5 guns; E. B. Hale, Act. Lieut. E. Brodhead, 4 32-pounders, 130-pounder Parrott pivot; Lodona, Com. E. R. Colhoun, 1100-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 30-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 9-inch, 4 24-pounder S. B. howitzers; Norwich, Com. J. M. Duncan, 4 8-inch, 1 30-pounder Parrott, 1 12-pounder rifle howitzer; Wamsutta, Act. V.-Lieut. J. W. Kittredge, 4 32-
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the campaign of the Carolinas. (search)
Klatte, Capt. Thomas G. Boag. Rhett's Brigade, Col. William Butler: 1st S. C. (regulars), Maj. T. A. Huguenin, Lieut.-Col. Warren Adams; 1st S. C. Art'y, Lieut.-Col. Joseph A. Yates; Lucas's S. C. Batt'n, Maj. J. J. Lucas, Capt. T. B. Hayne. Walthall's (late McLaws's) division, Maj.-Gen. E. C. Walthall. Harrison's Brigade, Col. George P. Harrison, Jr.: 1st Ga. (regulars), Col. R. A. Wayne; 5th Ga., Col. C. P. Daniel; 5th Ga. Reserves, Maj. C. E. McGregor; 32d Ga., Lieut.-Col. E. 11. Bacon, Jr.; 47th Ga. and Bonaud's Battalion,----. Conner's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John D, Kennedy: 2d S. C. (consolidated 2d and 20th S. C., and Blanchard's Reserves), Col. William Wallace; 3d S. C. (consolidated 3d and 8th S. C., 3d S. C. Batt'n, and Blanchard's Reserves), Col. E. T. Stackhouse; 7th S. C. (consolidated 7th and 15th S. C., and Blanchard's Reserves), Col. John B. Davis. artillery, Maj. A. Burnet Rhett: Ga. Battery, Capt. R. W. Anderson, Lieut. H. S. Greaves; Ga. Battery, Capt. John W.