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The Daily Dispatch: September 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], The capture of gunboats on the Rappahannock. (search)
he sprang forward to slip the cable, but was met by Lieut. Hoge, who ran forward to encounter him, and was almost instantly shot through the body with a pistol. At the same time Lieut. Hoge received a dangerous wound through the neck, and fell beside the water tank. Although wounded, Captain Walters sprang to the pilot-house and blew the whistle to get help from the Satellite, but he was soon secured. --There was sharp firing on the decks, both with rifles and revolvers, during which Midshipman Cook, who was foremost in the fight, received a wound in the side, and one of the seamen was shot through the arm. Several wounded Yankees lay around the decks, and one negro was stiff in death. In fifteen minutes after the attack both vessels were secured, the prisoners were put in irons until they could be confined, and the wounded taken below. The new crew went to their work readily; the engineers got up steam, the firemen took their places, the pilot was at the wheel, the quarterma
ot Moore. The engineers, Messrs. Bowman and Tennent, soon got up steam and reported the vessels ready to move. I was on the Reliance at the time, having gone there to attend the wounds of Lieut. Hoge and Capt. Walters, both seriously hit, and lying side by side in the cabin. The former was the first upon her decks, and fought with great daring; but, alas! just in the moment of victory he was struck in the neck by a pistol ball, falling upon the deck close beside the Yankee Captain. Midshipman Cook was also hit by two balls, but as the wounds were slight he insisted upon doing his duty as soon as the flow of blood was checked. A deserter from our army lay dying upon the deck, and three or four Yankees and negroes had wounds from cutlass or pistol. On the other vessel the wounded were more numerous, but they were attended by the Surgeon's steward on the steamer. None of our men were hurt on board of her. Just as the first gray streak of day appeared in the east the Satellit
The Daily Dispatch: September 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], The capture of gunboats on the Rappahannock. (search)
mall one just below the elbow of the left arm. 5. Phil, sentenced in James City county February 4th, 1862, at the age of 23 years; black complexion, black hair, black eyes, 5 feet 2½ inches high; small scar on the left shin. 6. Joe Davis, a free man, sent from Danville, Va, on the 18th of August, 1862; born in Halifax county, aged 28 years, 5 feet 7½ inches high, bright mulatto, black hair and eyes; scar on the right arm, and one small one in the outer corner of the left eye. 7. Wm Cook, a free man, from Rockingham county; sent March 20th, 1863; born in Hardy county, aged 25 years, 5 feet 5½ inches high, bright mulatto, black hair, and dark hazel eyes; scar on the back of the left hand, and one on the right knee, and a half circle in indelible ink on the right arm, just below the elbow. 8. Pompey, a slave, the property of Patrick Roney at the time he was condemned by the County Court of Dinwiddie; aged 24 years when sent mulatto, black eyes and hair, 5 feet 6 inches hi
The Daily Dispatch: September 4, 1863., [Electronic resource], From Tennessee — the evacuation of Knoxville. (search)
small one just below the elbow of the left arm. 5. Phil, sentenced in James City county February 4th, 1862, at the age of 23 years; black complexion, black hair, black eyes, 5 feet 3½ inches high, small scar on the left shin. 6. Joe Davis, a free man, sent from Danville, Va, on the 18th of August, 1862, born in Halifax county, aged 28 year, 6 feet 7½ inches high, bright mulatto, black hair and eyes; scar on the right arm, and one small one in the outer corner of the left eye. 7. Wm Cook, a free man, from Rockingham county; sent March 20th, 1863; born in Hardy county, aged 25 years, 5 feet 5½ inches high, bright mulatto, black hair, and dark hazel eyes; scar on the back of the left hand, and one on the right knee, and a half circle in indelible ink on the right arm, just below the elbow. 8. Pompey, a stave, the property of Patrick Roney at the time he was condemned by the County Court of Dinwiddie; aged 24 years when sent; mulatto, black eyes and hair, 5 feet 6 inches h