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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence and fall of Fort Fisher. (search)
ssion of the fort, &c. My mind was easy. General Colquitt and his reinforcements were hurried forwaby telegraph that the fort was captured. General Colquitt soon returned and reported. He landed atly wounded. * * The enemy soon approached and Colquitt barely had time to escape in his small boat. he fort required his prompt relief. Brigadier-General Colquitt was accordingly sent to relieve him.5--sent at 1.25 P. M. General Whiting: Colonel Colquitt assigned to immediate command of Fort Fis General Bragg says further along: General Colquitt soon returned and reported. He landed at fast asleep. The enemy soon approached, and Colquitt barely had time to escape in his small boat. to me as having retired in good order. General Colquitt came up to me and I told him even then, iey met. One of my officers suggested that General Colquitt should carry me off, but I refused to leaI wished to share their fate, but I asked General Colquitt to take General Whiting, as he was a volu[1 more...]