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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 70 14 Browse Search
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 69 5 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 48 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 32 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 24 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 23 11 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 12 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 10 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 9 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 8 2 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. battle of Port Royal, S. C. Fought November 7, 1861. (search)
s were afterward ascertained to have been commanded by General Drayton. One of the forts, and probably the strongest, was siteabrook Point, the one running through the woods beyond Gen. Drayton's plantations, as distinguished from the one near the ssome repairs. On my return I increased the guard at General Drayton's plantation, at the request of the officer in charge there. I found no public property or papers at General Drayton's, with the exception of two letters, already in your possesslately imported. The rebel forces were commanded by General Drayton and Colonels Heywood and Dunovant, (the latter was kiled States steamer Pocahontas, commanded by the gallant Captain Drayton, in the action: U. S. Steamer Pocahontas, Port R captain and the Commodore: I am very glad to see you, Captain Drayton. I knew that you would be here in good time. You havor bombs. The island of Hilton Head was commanded by Gen. Drayton. The officers immediately superintending the artillery
aid to be an accomplished soldier, having had the benefit of a West Point education, and a singular circumstance of the battle was the fact that his brother, Percival Drayton, commander of the United States war steamer Pocahontas, was arrayed against him. As soon as the fleet made its appearance off Port Royal Bay, Gen. Drayton seGen. Drayton sent to Charleston for reinforcements, and the day previous to the fight five hundred German artillerists, commanded by Col. Wagner, came down. Five thousand more troops, under Gen. Ripley, were expected; but for some reason they failed to appear, and the South Carolinians were forced into the fight with less than two thousand men y, and did effectual service. Capt. Wagner was slightly wounded in the face, and the blood was trickling from the wound as he was working the battery. One of Gen. Drayton's aids was shot from his horse, and a piece of shell grazed the General's cheek. He received also a slight wound in the arm. The force on the island consisted
The negroes here would never leave their masters, they would fight and lay down their lives for them, if necessary, before they would allow Lincoln's hirelings to land upon the sacred soil. How correct they were in their estimate of the strength of these black scoundrels' love and affection for massa, and the little log hut may be easily appreciated when I state that one of the first negroes that came in was the driver on Mr. Seabury's plantation, and among others were body servants of General Drayton and Coatesworth Pinckney, whose plantations are within ten miles of us. These come, and go into ecstasies of joy, when they feel that they are safe. There are a good many cooks among them, who can get up a hoecake in a style quite gay and festive, and who know how to give that exact turn to bacon which is arrived at only by long experience, and a peculiar talent that rises to the height of the science, and embraces within its comprehensive grasp the coordinate branches of turkey roasti
o so for us, as we were working for them. The more intelligent among them told me that there was no packed cotton this year, and that not much more than half the cotton and scarcely any of the provision crop had been gathered. I forgot to mention that, as far as we could make out, on our return down the river, (the Ashepoo,) they appeared to be burning houses in the direction of the South Edisto River, or on those plantations which must have still been in the possession of the whites, and the same thing seemed to be continued during the night. I cannot finish without mentioning the obligations I am under to Captain Boutelle for the skill and untiring energy he displayed in piloting us through those inland waters; and I think the people must have been a little surprised at seeing vessels of war passing at full speed up narrow, and not overdeep, rivers, such as the Coosaw and Ashepoo. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, P. Drayton, Commander, (commanding Pawnee.)
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 221. Ashepoo River expedition. (search)
g, I transferred the charge of the fort and adjacent waters, to Lieutenant-Commanding Nicholson, who, with the Isaac Smith and Dale, will remain there until he receives further orders from yourself. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, P. Drayton, Commander. Flag-officer S. F. Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Squadron, Port Royal Harbor. As about one hundred and forty negroes, most of them in a very destitute condition, had collected at Otter Island before my departure, I directr orders from yourself. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, P. Drayton, Commander. Flag-officer S. F. Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Squadron, Port Royal Harbor. As about one hundred and forty negroes, most of them in a very destitute condition, had collected at Otter Island before my departure, I directed Lieutenant Nicholson to see that they were supplied with food, until some disposition would be made of them, or until he heard from you. Very respectfully, P. Drayton.
negroes came in and stated that the troops who had left the encampment at Rockville, being largely reinforced, showed a disposition to reoccupy that place. As the weather was too threatening to permit of my making a careful examination of the Stoco, as I intended, I determined now to return at once to this place and report to you the state of affairs at the North Edisto. This I have done, reaching my anchorage here at three o'clock to-day. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, P. Drayton, Commanding. Flag-officer S. F. Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Squadron. A secession account. The following appeared in the Charleston Courier: Gardner's corner, S. C., December 19, 1861. About half-past 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon one of the enemy's gunboats passed by Port Royal ferry. Our batteries opened fire upon her, striking her three times. Upon meeting with this rather hot reception she steamed rapidly past, and ran aground about three miles the other side o