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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 5: (search)
Goldsboro. The aggregate of all arms at Goldsboro on the 18th could not have reached 7,000 effectives, and General Foster's army, after its losses on the 13th, 14th and 17th, was fully 10,500 of all arms. General Evans in his official report mentioned especially the gallant conduct of Adjt. W. P. Du Bose and Capt. M. G. Zeigler, of the Holcombe legion; Capt. S. A. Durham, Twenty-third South Carolina; his personal staff, and Lieutenant-Colonels Mallett and Pool, and Colonels Radcliffe and Baker of the North Carolina troops. The expedition of General Foster with so large a force, and the reported presence of a large fleet of transports, carrying an army under General Banks, in the waters of Beaufort, made General Whiting, commanding at Wilmington, apprehensive of an attack on that city. Pending the movement of Foster, General Whiting telegraphed to General Beauregard urgently to send troops to his assistance, as Wilmington was protected only by its forts and a small garrison. G
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 21: (search)
ion about 2 1/2 miles from Boyd's Neck. Our loss was 88 killed, 623 wounded and 43 missing. Our loss in every arm of the service, General Smith reported, was 8 men killed and 42 wounded. The enemy left over 200 of their dead upon the field, and their whole loss in killed and wounded is believed to be upward of 1,000. About 4:30 p. m., General Robertson arrived with reinforcements from Charleston, and by the next morning General Chestnut was up with 350 South Carolina reserves, and General Baker with a North Carolina brigade. Of his subsequent operations, General Foster reported: From November 30th to December 5th, while keeping the greater part of the force at Boyd's Neck, I made at different points, with the assistance of the navy, several demonstrations, in one of which the Twenty-fifth Ohio marched six miles into the interior toward Pocotaligo and captured two pieces of artillery at Church bridge. On the night of December 5th, I embarked a force under command of Brig
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
Confederate Veterans. He was married in 1882 to Miss Dora A. Reid, of Spartanburg, who is still living. Lieutenant George William Baker Lieutenant George William Baker was born in Edgefield county, S. C., June 28, 1839. When nine years of aLieutenant George William Baker was born in Edgefield county, S. C., June 28, 1839. When nine years of age he went to Graniteville (now in Aiken county) and commenced work as a factory hand in the cotton mill at that place. He was so engaged when the war began, and on June 3, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company F, Seventh South Carolina infantrand Fredericksburg. At the battle of Sharpsburg he received two wounds, one through the wrist and one in the head. Lieutenant Baker's company had four captains, three being killed in battle and the fourth was made a cripple for life. They had fiftwar and has two sons, both residents of Langley, S. C., one a practicing physician and the other a merchant. Lieutenant Baker has never entered the political arena, but has filled various important municipal positions at Graniteville. Beaufort