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cellent officer, and much respected in the command. The battle of Hagerstown and Williamsport. Early on Monday morning, July sixth, General Kilpatrick hearing that the enemy had a train near Hagerstown, moved upon that place. The enemy's pickets were met near the edge of the town. A squadron of the Eighteenth Pennsylvania cavalry, under Captain Lindsey, and led by Lieutenant-Colonel Brinley, of the Eighteenth, and accompanied by Captains Dahlgren, late of General Hooker's staff, and Chauncey, Russell, and Snyder, of General Kilpatrick's staff, and a scout, charged into the town. The enemy's advance was commanded by Colonel Davis, of the Tenth Virginia cavalry, who was captured. The party charged up the first street into town fifty rods, to where it enters Potomac street. The scout was a little in advance. Colonel Davis, likely to escape, by the superior fleetness of the horse he rode, the scout fired and killed the horse. The main portion of the party turned to the right,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 5: capture of the works at Hatteras Inlet by Flag officer Stringham.--destruction of the privateer Judah. (search)
emy had thrown up heavy earthworks to protect the most important smuggling route then in operation; for, although Charleston and Mobile were considered important ports for smuggling supplies to the South, Hatteras Inlet was none the less so. For the purpose of capturing the defences of Hatteras Inlet a squadron under command of Commodore Stringham was fitted out. It consisted of the Minnesota, Captain Van Brunt, Wabash, Captain Mercer, Monticello, Commander J. P. Gillis, Susquehanna, Captain Chauncey, Pawnee, Commander Rowan, Cumberland, Captain Marston, and the Revenue Steamer Harriet Lane, Captain Faunce. Three transports accompanied the squadron The Adelaide, Commander Stellwagen, George Peabody, Lieut.-Commanding Lowry, and the Fanny, Lieut.-Commanding Crosby. They carried about 900 troops under command of Major-General B. F. Butler. On the 27th of August, 1861, the day after leaving Hampton Roads, the squadron The sounds of North Carolina. anchored off Hatteras Island,
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 4: California. 1855-1857. (search)
aughter Minnie, with her grandparents, and we arranged that S. M. Bowman, Esq., and wife, should move into our new house and board us, viz., Lizzie, Willie with the nurse Biddy, and myself, for a fair consideration. It so happened that two of my personal friends, Messrs. Winters and Cunningham of Marysville, and a young fellow named Eagan, now a captain in the Commissary Department, were going East in the steamer of the middle of April, and that Mr. William H. Aspinwall, of New York, and Mr. Chauncey, of Philadelphia, were also going back; and they all offered to look to the personal comfort of Mrs. Sherman on the voyage. They took passage in the steamer Golden Age (Commodore Watkins), which sailed on April 17, 1855. Their passage down the coast was very pleasant till within a day's distance of Panama, when one bright moonlit night, April 29th, the ship, running at full speed, between the Islands Quibo and Quicara, struck on a sunken reef, tore out a streak in her bottom, and at onc
e under your direction, and we rely confidently on your skill and experience to render those movements effectual and crown them with victory. Although not born to the sea, yet from early boyhood you were bred to the sea — in tender years you were among those who go down to the sea in ships and do business in the great waters. At the age of nine years you received a midshipman's warrant in the navy of the United States, and, young as you then were, you served in the war of 1812, under Commodore Chauncey, chasing and skirmishing with the British fleet on Lake Ontario. Passing through all the grades of the service, you became a post-captain, and in that capacity you bravely humbled the haughty Austrian in his attempt, in a foreign port, to oppress an embryo citizen of your country; and then and otherwise, during your prolonged career, you proved your fidelity to the once glorious, but now degraded, flag of Stars and Stripes, as long as it was an honor to serve under it. We look, sir, t
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 6 (search)
. Wilson, in the Senate, in a vote of thanks for the Gettysburg campaign. Why they confined the including of my predecessors to Hooker I am at a loss to imagine. He certainly had no more to do with my operations and success at Gettysburg than either Burnside or McClellan; but I presume Mr. Wilson, who is a great friend and admirer of Hooker, was a little doubtful of a distinct resolution on his behalf getting through. Headquarters army of the Potomac, December 18, 1863. To-day Captain Chauncey handed me your letter of the 13th inst. As to politics and politicians, as I never have had anything to do with them, and have personal friends in all parties, I don't see why I am to fear them now. I think I can keep them in their proper places. Already the Tribune has charged that the gentleman in New Jersey, my correspondent, is George B. McClellan, and asks why this is not openly avowed. I have no political aspirations. I have the ambition to prove myself a good soldier, and i
ll, Samuel S., II, 92, 93, 99, 416. Carter, Judge, II, 149. Cedar Mountain, battle of, Aug. 9, 1862, I, 305, 335. Cerro Gordo, battle of, 1847, I196. Chambliss, Col., II, 22, 94, 101. Chancellorsville, battle of, May 3-5, 1863, I, 370-374, 377-382. Chandler, Zachariah, I, 248, 324, 340, 359, 379; II, 171-174, 177, 178, 212, 253, 254, 260. Chapman, Dr., I, 8. Chapman, Gen., I, 289. Chase, Salmon P., I, 9, 160, 235, 264, 380, 381, 388. Chase, W. H., I, 14. Chauncey, Capt., II, 162. Chesney, Capt., II, 248, 249, 252. Churubusco, battle of, 1847, I, 196. Clarke, A. J., II, 79. Clay, Henry, I, 16. Clymer, Dr., Meredith, I, 263. Coats, Col., William, I, 4. Cobb, Mr., I, 249. Cold Harbor, battle of, June 3, 1864, II, 200. Coles, Col., II, 241. Coles, Rev., II, 151. Colfax, Col., II, 167. Colgrove, Silas, II, 98. Colladay, Samuel R., I, 384. Collamore, Senator, II, 165. Collins, Lieut., I, 266. Collis, C. H. T.,
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
n.; moulder; Montrose, Pa. 21 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Pittsburgh, Pa. Benson, John jr. 30, —— brickmaker; —— 19 Mch 63; deserted 22 Apl 63 Readville. —— Berry, Elijah 19, sin.; laborer; Lancaster, Pa. 19 Mch 63; deserted 20 May 63 Readville. $50. Berry, Joseph Smith 22, sin.; laborer; Franklin Co, Pa 29 Apl 63; 29 May 65 St. Andrews Parish S. C. dis. Wounded 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla. $50. Boss, Caleb J. 19, —— seaman; Boston. 18 Feb 65; Je 65 Georgetown S. C. dis. $325. Briggs, Chauncey 20, mar.; farmer; Castleton, Vt. 20 July 63; died 25 Mch 65 Charleston S. C. of disease. —— Briggs, Royal A. 18, —— —— Rutland Vt. 25 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. Burns, John 21, —— laborer; Bath Co. Ky. 15 Feby 65; 20 Aug 65. $122.66. Burrell, Sylvester 19, sin.; laborer; Lancaster Co, Pa. 19 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. bush, Henry 26, sin.; seaman; Baltimore. 30 Nov 63; died 23 Feb 65 Morris Id. S. C. of accidental burns. $325. Butler, Joseph 25, sin.; farmer; Ha
tured. Harris, Hill. Private, Co. G, captured and wounded; released 25th April, 1865; and discharged 30th Sept. 1865, at Boston, Mass. Harris' statement, in a pension application, is that he was taken to Charleston Jail, and after several months to Andersonville, thence to Montgomery, Ala., and finally to Annapolis, Md. The list of men known to have been captured is closed with the following, of whose capture or release nothing further is known than the record gives:— Crossler, Chauncey. Private, Co. F; captured at Camden, S. C., 18th April, 1865; escaped and returned 2d July, 1865. In conclusion, the following tribute to the class of troops of which our regiment was composed is extracted from the report of the Congressional committee:— These troops entered the service and bore arms for the Union with the knowledge that the cold-blooded and infamous order of Jefferson Davis consigned them to death or slavery when captured, and that for them as soldiers there was t
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience, Index of names of women whose services are recorded in this book. (search)
7-108, 134,274,290. Don Carlos, Mrs. Minnie, 89. Dougherty, Miss Deborah, 408. Dykeman, Mrs. M. J., 408. Edgar, Mrs. T. D., 409. Edwards, Miss, 89. Elliott, Miss Melcenia, 48, 380-384. Ellis, Mrs. Mary, 408. Ellis, Miss Ruth L., 405. Ely, Mrs. Dr., 409. Engelmann, Mrs. Mary, 409. Etheridge, Mrs. Annie, 218, 301. Fales, Mrs. Almira, 47, 279-283. Fales, Miss, 409. Farr, Mrs. Lizzie H., 411. Felton, Miss Mary, 411. Ferris, Mrs., 408. Field, Mrs. David Dudley, 62. Filley, Mrs. Chauncey I., 408. Fisk, Mrs. Clinton B., 408. Flanders, Mrs. Benj., 89. Flanders, Miss Fanny, 89. Flanders, Miss Florence, 89. Ford, Miss Charlotte, 406. Francis, Miss Abby, 209. Freeman, Mrs. Olive, 408. Fremont, Mrs. Jessie B., 274, 408. Frietchie, Barbara, 70-72, 76. Gardiner, Miss M., 301. Gibbons, Mrs. A. H., 406. Gibson, Mrs. E. O., 396, 399, 408. Gibson, Mrs. Peter, 410. Gillis, Miss Agnes, 405. Gilson, Miss Helen L., 45, 47, 52, 55, 133-148, 232, 301, 316. Gove, Miss Emi
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874., Section Eighth: the war of the Rebellion. (search)
England England owed us no good-will plain letter to Lord John Russell his unworthy conduct England our step-mother Sumner for Colored troops author's historic statement negro troops in Washington's army Colored heroes at red Bank Commodore Chauncey's Black sailors Gen. Jackson's Proclamation in 1814 Jackson's Address to Colored troops advantages of Colored soldiers 180,000 Colored troops in the Union army Senator Arnold on public defence improvement in the Colored race an evenigs had informed him additional numbers of blacks were required to man the ships, this class of persons having proved highly valuable in the naval service. in our navy, and their names always entered on the ships' books without distinction. Commodore Chauncey thus speaks:— I regret that you are not pleased with the men sent you by Messrs. Champlin and Forrest, for, to my knowledge, a part of them are not surpassed by any seamen we have in the fleet; and 1 have yet to learn that the color of t
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