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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 16 0 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 34. attack on Santa Rosa Island. October 9, 1861. (search)
ly waited until one column was within ten feet of him, and then shot the commanding officer, Capt. Bradford. In an instant after we were formed, fronting, as I supposed, the enemy. It was so dark ths the right column was coming up and rounding the hospital, private Scott was challenged by Captain Bradford, of the rebel army, whose men, without waiting for a reply, shot Scott dead on the spot. Ttal, but hearing firing leaped out of bed, seized a musket, and was met at the tent door by Captain Bradford, commanding the enemy's right column, who asked, Who are you? I'll show you who I am, said Scotty, and levelling his piece he shot Bradford through the heart, killing him instantly. Our men took thirty-nine prisoners, including three surgeons, who were released. One of the officers, Lieuy-nine were wounded. The latter are now in the hospital at Pensacola. Among the killed are Capt. Bradford of Florida, and Lieut. Nelms of Georgia. The latter, an Adjutant of one of the Georgia regi
,) a discharge of rifles was fired at her, and, after a close shot or two at the man at the wheel, the schooner hove to and surrendered. She proved to be the Abbie Bradford, of Boston, a prize to the Sumter. Her papers were secured, and by evening she was lying at anchor near the Powhatan. Among the papers were letters from t found that the Sumter had left there on the 24th of July, and had (owing to the facilities she received there) been enabled to capture the Joseph Maxwell and Abbie Bradford off Porto Cabello. A good deal of dissatisfaction existed in Curacoa amongst the citizens, owing to the course pursued by the Governor in recognizing the Sumshe would likely turn her attention to capture prizes. Her cruise to Maranham was rather a barren one, having captured no prizes since she fell in with the Abbie Bradford and the Joseph Maxwell; the former recaptured by the Powhatan, the latter given up to the American consul at Cienfuegos. It was said in Maranham that the c