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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 1 1 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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detached batteries, guarding the entrance of Ship Channel, and extending along the whole Morris Island beach. They were manned by detachments taken from Gregg's regiment, and from both the German and the Columbia Artillery, under Colonel Lamar, Major Warley, and Captains Huger, Nohrden, and Green. Sullivan's Island was under Brigadier-General R. G. M. Dunovant; and the command of all its batteries had been assigned to Lieutenant-Colonel Ripley, of the First Artillery Battalion. Captain Ransom Calhoun was stationed at Fort Moultrie, and Captain Hallonquist at the Enfilade or masked battery. They were assisted by Lieutenants Wagner, Rhett, Yates, Valentine, Mitchel, and Parker. Captain Butler was on duty at the mortar battery, east of Fort Moultrie. Captain J. R. Hamilton commanded his own floating battery and the Dahlgren gun. Captain Martin was at the Mount Pleasant mortars; Captain George S. Thomas at Fort Johnson; and Castle Pinckney had been placed under the charge of an offi
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)
attention. After six months disability he returned to the college. In June, 1861, after the college company returned from Sullivan's island, a second company of students was formed, with Prof. C. S. Venable as captain and Iredell Jones as first lieutenant, but it was not accepted by Governor Pickens on account of the youth of most of its members. After recovering partially from wounds received in battle, he was commissioned second lieutenant by the governor and ordered to report to Col. Ransom Calhoun, at Fort Sumter, where he was assigned to Company I, Capt. John Mitchell, First South Carolina artillery, was later transferred to Company D, Captain Harleston, and then promoted first lieutenant of Company B, Capt. D. G. Flemming. As an artillery officer he had an active and gallant career. In January, 1863, he was ordered with Colonel Yates' battalion to John's island for the capture of the Federal steamer Isaac P. Smith, after the successful performance of which he took charge o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Extracts from the diary of Lieutenant-Colonel John G. Pressley, of the Twenty-Fifth South Carolina Volunteers. (search)
or the position. None of the officers of the Twenty-fifth South Carolina volunteers were examined. They were exempted from the operation of the order, as they had organized for the war. It affected principally the twelve months volunteers which had reorganized within the limits of their original regiments. While the Board of Examiners were in session a Court of Inquiry, composed of Colonels Stevens, Colquit, and Lamar, was held at the Military Hall to inquire into the killing of Colonel Ransom Calhoun, of the First regiment South Carolina artillery regulars, by Major Alfred Rhett, of the same regiment. While the practice of duelling was condemned, the finding of the court was not such as to deter General Beauregard, who had succeeded Pemberton in the command of the Department, from recommending the promotion of Rhett to fill Calhoun's place. There was a great deal of fever in the city during the summer and fall. A few cases of yellow fever were reported Colonel J. B. Lamar, w