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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 12, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ond Market has been called to these creatures. They swarm through the market every morning, and buy up the major part of the fruit brought in by the country people, and take it to their houses to retail. As they understand the world, a jug of whisky and a half-dozen melons, and a dozen hard-boiled eggs, constitute a respectable store.--Richmond Examiner. M. Larue Harrison, commanding a force of National troops three hundred strong, attacked the combined forces of the rebels Coffee and Brown at Seneca Station, one mile west of Enterprise, at the mouth of Buffalo Creek, Indian Territory, at ten o'clock this morning, and after an engagement of two hours, completely routed them, driving them southward in disorder. As the engagement occurred in a dense grape-vine thicket, it was impossible to estimate the loss of the rebels; five were ascertained to have been killed, among them a Captain W. R. Johnson. Colonel Harrison lost none, either in killed, wounded, or missing.--A magazine o
September 25. The English steamer William Penn, which was captured near the Rio Grande, arrived at New Orleans.--Spencer Kellogg Brown, condemned by the rebels as a spy, was hung at Richmond, Va.--A fight took place near Upperville, Va., between Major Cole's command of National cavalry, and about one hundred and fifty guerrillas belonging to Mosby's gang, in which the latter were defeated and put to flight. Major Cole recaptured seventy-five horses and mules, and one man belonging to the Nineteenth New York cavalry, besides killing one of the guerrillas and capturing nine.--A party of guerrillas attacked the Union garrison at Donaldsonville, La., but were repulsed, and compelled to retire with slight loss.
ded in carrying off all of their wounded and many of their dead. Fifteen dead rebels were found and buried. Colonel Hatch captured seventy-five prisoners, among whom was a rebel chief of artillery. A rebel force, under the command of Colonel William L. Jackson, attacked the outpost of General B. F. Kelley's army, at Bulltown, Braxton County, Va., this morning, and after a severe fight were compelled to retreat with heavy loss. They were pursued by the Union cavalry. The Union force in the engagement consisted of detachments of the Sixth and Eleventh Virginia regiments, numbering about four hundred, commanded by Captain William H. Mattingly, of the former regiment. He was dangerously wounded. The other casualties were slight. The rebel loss was sixty wounded and nine killed.--General Kelley's Despatch. A fight took place near Merrill's Crossing, Mo., between the Union troops under General Brown and the rebels under Shelby, in which the latter was defeated.--(Doc. 195.)
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
use of their family and official connections. The Confederate authorities at Richmond were exasperated, and sought an opportunity for retaliation in kind. It was offered a few months later, when a young man from Northern New York, named Spencer Kellogg Brown, only twenty-one years of age, was brought to Richmond from the Mississippi. He had been in the naval service under Commodore Porter, as a common sailor, and had charge of a gun on the Essew when the ram Arkansas (see page 529, volume II25th of September, 1863, was hung as a spy in the presence of all Richmond. The circumstances of his capture had none of the conditions of a spy; and his execution, judged by the laws and ethics of civilized warfare, was simply a savage murder. Brown was a very promising young man. He was enthusiastic as a patriot, and was a sincere. manly, religious soldier. Congress made provision (June, 1864) for his young widow, in the form of a pension. The former still lay at Murfreesboroa and vicinit
The Daily Dispatch: October 12, 1863., [Electronic resource], Farewell address of Lieut.-Gen'l Leonidas Polk. (search)
The recent execution of a spy. --Admiral Porter is out in a letter in the Philadelphia Inquirer, in which he states that Spencer Kellogg, recently executed in Richmond as a spy, was Spencer Kellogg Brown, a son of Orvill Brown, and grandson of the famous John Brown. He avers that he was one of the most intelligent warrant officers in the U. S. Navy, and that he was not a spy. Brown will be recollected by the citizens of Charlestown as the young grandson of John Brown who came on to that town with Mrs. Brown before her husband's execution. Orvill Brown, the father of the spy; was killed in the melee at the Harper's Ferry arsenal.