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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of the crater, July 30, 1864. (search)
al very imperfect and erroneous. I commanded Elliott's brigade that day, the line on which was theies under my command on the 30th July, 1864. Elliott's brigade occupied the position marked A, the no distinct recollection what troops were to Elliott's right and beyond the centre; I think Wise'scrater, is shown in the sketch to the rear of Elliott's Headquarters, and extending out from the co the heads of our men in the line occupied by Elliott's brigade. From the moment of the explosio. This fire, together with the musketry from Elliott's brigade and other troops along the line withe says: The dread upheaval has rent in twain Elliott's brigade, and the men to the right and left eded ten minutes after the explosion, I found Elliott's men standing firm and undaunted, almost up and delivered their fire. So stubbornly did Elliott's men contest every inch of ground, that the ately withdrawn. I think it was at this time Elliott was wounded. The saddest sight I saw was the[14 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Stephen Elliott, Lieutenant James A. Hamilton, and Elliott's torpedoes. (search)
Hamilton. I am very confident that General Stephen Elliott was among the first, (if he was not tter, just after the fall of Fort Pulaski, Captain Elliott, with a few of his men, secreted some of actors in this affair no one knew of it; Captain Elliott kept his own counsel, and was the more sunel Rhett to another field of service Colonel Stephen Elliott was placed in charge of Fort Sumter. the fort within a fort, is for a gifted pen. Elliott, the genius of war, lifted the drooping crest and were being discussed in Charleston. Colonel Elliott wrote to his friend and late brother offihe dark nights, I am yours truly, &c., Stephen Elliott. To Lieutenant James A. Hamilton. Then, whom his leader trusted in any emergency. Elliott is a paragon, said the younger to me; Jim is ; he was a man for work. The torpedoes which Elliott used were his own invention; they consisted oone to the enemy can never be told. Both General Elliott and his Lieutenant were painfully reticen[4 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of John C. Mitchel, of Ireland, killed whilst in command of Fort Sumter. (search)
he was entitled to her love by his services in her dark days of trial, and he inherited his father's high abilities and noble character. It is indeed most probable that he would have been sent to Congress, as the Irish element exercises great weight in Charleston, and our late representative, Mr. M. P. O'Connor, was elected by Irish influence. When the war-cloud at length burst over that devoted city, he took his full share in all the dangers and fatigues of the siege, and after Colonel Stephen Elliott's promotion, he was placed in command of Fort Sumter, which had been reduced to a silent mass of ruins, that only showed the redoubtable spirit of its defenders by the little flag that defied the utmost hatred of its foes, and fluttered day after day in the soft salt breeze before their eyes, despite their fierce attacks by land and by sea. It was sometimes shot down as often as six times during the course of a single day, but was always instantly replaced under fire of the heaviest
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Frank H. Harleston — a hero of Fort Sumter. (search)
intended as soon as he was released, to go up to Columbia and visit his family, who were joyfully awaiting his arrival, after the great dangers and hardships of the past months. He had written to his mother, I will be with you to-night, but Colonel Elliott, who at the time was the commander of the fort, asked him to remain a few days longer, until the dark nights were past, he depended so much upon Captain Harleston's vigilance and ability. Of course he readily and cheerfully acceeded to this complimentary request, as he always did to the call of every duty. It was destined to be the last, for to Colonel Elliott's great regret it was the occasion of his death. My pen falters and my heart grows heavy as I record the sad fate of this much loved young soldier. At 4 o'clock, on the morning of November 24th, 1863, a sentinel reported to him that the tide had washed aside some of the chevaux-de-frise that protected the outside of the fort from an assault, and he at once proceeded to