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ed of the first and second launches, armed with howitzers, with forty men. Lieut. John G. Mitchell commanded the second launch. The other officers were Wm. Carter, gunner, and Acting Master's Mate Charles W. Adams. At three o'clock in the morning the yacht was boarded and captured after a sharp conflict, in which several of the rebels were killed, though some escaped. She was then set on fire, and her gun, a light thirty-two-pounder, was spiked, and before the boats regained the ship the yacht was entirely destroyed. A few stand of arms were captured, also thirteen prisoners, (three of them wounded,) and the yacht's colors. The officers engaged exhibited great coolness and courage. Henry Garcia, seaman, was killed; and John L. Emerson, coxswain, died of his wounds. Lieut. Jouett, and Win. Carter, gunner, were wounded; also five men, Edward Conway, Gunner's Mate; Geo. Bell, Coxswain; Hugh McGregor, Ordinary seaman; Francis Brown, seaman; and Charles Hawkins, seaman.--(Doc. 192.)
hat a squad of twelve men were sent to Franklin yesterday, to arrest some Lincolnites who were said to be committing depredations in that neighborhood. They had collected to the number of twelve or fifteen at the house of one of their number, one Bell; and defying, the party fired at them, killing one man, said to be Lee, of Louisville, and wounding one or two more. Our men then charged the house, and set fire to it, burning it and all of the men in it, it is believed, but two, who escaped. A detachment of twenty-five cavalry, under Capt. Morgan, arrived at Franklin to arrest the parties implicated. A reconnoissance was made by a squadron of the Third Pennsylvania regiment, commanded by Captain Bell, in the neighborhood of Vienna, Va. From Vienna they took the right hand road toward Hunter's Mill, and had gone about a mile and a half when they found themselves hemmed in on three sides by not only a superior force of cavalry, but also of infantry. The discharges of the rebel mu
ienna, Va. It consisted of a squadron of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, composing Companies F and M, under command of Captain Bell, numbering one hundred and twenty men. The first information received from Captain Bell, was the arrival at Gen. PorteCaptain Bell, was the arrival at Gen. Porter's Headquarters this afternoon of an orderly, with the intelligence that the squadron had met the enemy in considerable force — said to be five hundred cavalry and two hundred infantry — and that our men had engaged them and suffered much. Upon lstarted to the rescue of Captain Bell's party, and met them a short distance beyond Fall's Church, on their return. Captain Bell reports that they proceeded a short distance beyond Vienna, when they encountered the rebel cavalry that General Wadswng fire upon the rear of his column, just entering the wood, by a body of infantry concealed in a house near at land. Captain Bell ordered his men forward, but on emerging from the wood, they were met by two or three hundred of the rebel cavalry, wh
named petty officers and others have been recommended to the Department, agreeably to the requirements of General Order No. 10, of April third, 1863, in such terms as, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Navy, to entitle them to the Medal of honor, authorized by an act of Congress approved December twenty-first, 1861, to be bestowed upon such petty officers, seamen, and marines as shall most distinguish themselves by gallantry in action and other seamanlike qualities during the war. George Bell, captain of the after-guard, United States frigate Santee, was pilot of the boat engaged in cutting out the rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht from Galveston Bay, November seventh, 1861, and evinced more coolness in passing the four forts and the rebel steamer General Rusk than was ever before witnessed by his commanding officer. Although severely wounded in the encounter, displayed extraordinary courage under the most painful and trying circumstances. William Thompson, Signal Quarterma
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)
nder Hood, John Kelley, Daniel Lakin, John Williams, John Breese, Alfred Patterson, Thomas C. Barton, Edwin Smith, Daniel Harrington, John Williams, J. B. Frisbee, Thomas Bourne, William McKnight, William Martin, John Greene, John McGowan, Amos Bradley, George Hollat, Charles Florence, William young, William Parker, Edward Wright, Charles Bradley, Timothy Sullivan, James Byrnes, John McDonald, Charles Robinson, Pierre Leno, Peter Colton, Charles W. Morton, William Martin, Robert Williams, George Bell, William Thompson, John Williams, Matthew Arthur, John MacKIEie, Matthew McClelland, Joseph E. Vantine, John Rush, John Hickman, Robert Anderson, Peter Howard, Andrew Brinn, P. R. Vaughn, Samuel woods, Henry Thielberg, Robert B. Wood, Robert Jordan, Thomas W. Hamilton, Frank Bois, Thomas Jenkins, Martin McHugh, Thomas E. Corcoran, Henry Dow, John Woon, Christ. Brennen, Edward Ringgold, James K. L. Duncan, Hugh Melloy, William P. Johnson, Bartlett Laffey, Richard Seward, Christopher Nugen
e of one company of Major Bowen's cavalry, (at his request,) and took position in the centre, as you found us on arrival. I observed at that time that the enemy were moving to the right. I ordered Capt. Crockett forward to support then, (knowing that they outnumbered us.) I then event to the right myself, found that Captains Switzler and Montgomery had formed a junction, and succeeded in flanking the enemy, and held them at bay. The enemy were commanded by Captains Lorrels, Wright, Thurman, Bell, Fain, and Hawthorn, and were drawn up in line of battle. My two companies threw themselves into line, and were ordered to receive their fire, return it steadily, and then charge with their sabres, and never allow the enemy time to reload their pieces, all of which order was carried out to the letter, with a coolness and determination that evinced true bravery, in both officers and men, and struck terror along the whole line. They could not stand such a charge, so prompt, so uniform, and so
brand up the hatch, and throwing that down the cabin and following it, soon started the celebrated captain Tom Chubbs up, with six others; he then lighted three berths and came up. He could not bring the vessel out of the harbor, as the pilot (George Bell) was wounded. She was filling slowly with water, the Dahlgren shell having gone through her, and the steamboats lying at the city might come and cut them off if they missed the channel, so he burned her after taking a number of arms, thirteenand cutlass wound; William Carter, gunner, cutlass wound in right arm and hand; Edward Conway, gunner's mate, cutlass wound on left wrist, and boarding-pike in left side; John L. Emmerson, shot in side, arm, knee, and body. Died on the 10th. George Bell, shot in breast and throat; Henry Garcia, shot in breast, and wounded with boarding-pike; dead when brought back to the ship; Hugh McGregor, shot through the left leg; Francis Brown, shot through the back and across the breast; Charles Hawkins
erit and call forth the commendation of the entire army. During the stay of the Army of the Potomac in the vicinity of Washington, prior to the Peninsular campaign, its subsistence was drawn chiefly from the depots which had been established by the commissary department at Washington, Alexandria, Forts Corcoran and Runyon. In the important task of designating and establishing depots of supplies Col. Clarke was ably seconded by his assistants, Col. Amos Beckwith, C. S., U. S. A.; Lieut.-Col. George Bell, C. S., U. S. A.; Lieut-Col. A. P. Porter, C. S., U. S. A.; Capt. Thomas Wilson, C. S., U. S. A.; Capt. Brownell Granger, C. S., U. S. Volunteers; Capt. W. H. Bell, C. S., U. S. A.; Capt. J. H. Woodward, C. S., U. S. Volunteers; and Capt. W. R. Murphy, C. S., U. S. Volunteers. A full knowledge of the highly creditable manner in which each and all of the above-mentioned officers discharged their duties was given in the detailed report of Col. Clarke. The remarks and suggestions c
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), City Battalion, Richmond, Va. [from the Richmond, Va., times-dispatch, February 14, 1904.] (search)
nt-Colonel. Louis J. Bossieux, Major. Thomas L. Bondurant, Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon. Oscar R. Hough, Adjutant. Jesse P. Hope, Surgeon. Joseph A. Baden, Assistant Surgeon. Henry C. Shent, Assistant Surgeon. Thaddeus B. Starke, Assistant Quartermaster. Benjamin F. Cocke, Acting Adjutant. John E. Bradley, Ensign. Company A. John H. Greaner, Captain. James T. Vaughan, First Lieutenant. Oscar R. Hough, Second Lieutenant. John Poe, Jr., Second Lieutenant. George Bell, Second Lieutenant. Robert E. Mills, Second Lieutenant. James B. Newberry, Second Lieutenant. Company B. Louis J. Bossieux, Captain. John W. Fisher, First Lieutenant and Captain. John La Touche, Second and First Lieutenant. George P. Bondurant, Second and First Lieutenant. John W. Beard, Second and First Lieutenant. Robert P. Nixon, Second and First Lieutenant. Company C. William Wirt Harrison, Captain. William H. Allison, First Lieutenant; promoted to Ca
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