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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 8 0 Browse Search
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Cole's Island, have made a force of about 11,000 men essential to guard and hold that island against a serious land attack; whereas, had Cole's Island (at the mouth of the Stono) been held, 2500 men would not only have defended James Island, but the enemy would have been excluded from the Stono, and unable to occupy and fortify Folly Island and threaten Morris Island, as is now the case. Late Northern papers say Admiral Dupont has been relieved in command of the fleet on this coast by Admiral Foote, an officer whose operations in the West evinced much activity and an enterprising spirit. And, even were considerable reductions made in the enemy's forces, the valuable coast districts would still be left a prey to such destructive raids as devastated the Combahee some days ago. Thus far, however, I can see no evidences of reduction. General Hunter was at Hilton Head on the 8th instant; his troops hold the same positions as heretofore, and apparently in the same force—a brigade on F
penetrate by such a coup de main as was attempted last year at the weakened point. James Island would then fall, and, despite our harbor defences, the City of Charleston would be thrown open to bombardment. It is not safe to have less than a regiment of infantry on Morris Island, which, if once carried by the enemy, would expose Fort Sumter to be taken in reverse and demolished. * * * Late Northern papers say Admiral Dupont has been relieved in command of the fleet on this coast by Admiral Foote, an officer whose operations in the West evinced much activity and an enterprising spirit. And even were considerable reductions made in the enemy's forces, the valuable coast districts would still be left a prey to such destructive raids as devastated the Combahee some days ago. Thus far, however, I can see no evidence of reduction. General Hunter was at Hilton Head on the 8th instant; his troops hold the same positions as heretofore, and apparently in the same force—a brigade on Foll
, in the daytime, our batteries only fire on Morris Island when they see the enemy actively at work, and at night they should fire only at irregular intervals. We must economize our ammunition and guns as much as possible for a long siege. It is the wish of the Commanding General that Fort Sumter be furnished with disinfectants, and that one company of the garrison be changed weekly. He further directs that you send a detachment of Earle's battery, under Captain Earle, with the larger Foote gun, to Buckingham Ferry, for the purpose of annoying the enemy's communication between Fort Pulaski and Hilton Head. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, John F. O'Brien, Major, and A. A. G. Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., Sept. 23d, 1863. Brig.-Genl. R. S. Ripley, Comdg. First Mil. Dist., etc., etc.: General,--It is the wish of the Commanding General that you call on Generals Hagood, Colquitt, and Taliaferro, and Colonels Keitt and Harrison,
ft, Hink's division 6,000 ——— 18th corps, infantry 21,000 Cavalry, two regiments 1,200 ——— 22,200 The effective force under General Wise of all arms was 2200. Telegram. Richmond, June 15th, 1864. To Genl. Beauregard: Gracie's brigade was sent to you in place of Ransom's, being more convenient; they can be exchanged again, should you prefer it. Braxton Bragg. Telegram. clay's House, June 15th, 1864. To Capt. Otey: General Hoke left here about six o'clock this evening. R. E. Foote, A. A. G. Telegram. Drury's Bluff, June 15th, 1864. To Genl. Beauregard: I am on the move down the Petersburg turnpike. Cannot railroad transportation be used? R. F. Hoke, Major-Genl. Telegrams to Generals Bragg and Lee as to withdrawal of Bushrod Johnson from Bermuda Hundreds line. 1. Swift Creek, Va., June 15th, 1864:1 P. M. Genl. Braxton Bragg, Richmond, Va.: Hoke's division is ordered to Petersburg. Hope it will get there in time. I will hold lines of Bermuda Hun
Phifer, and Captain Swett's Mississippi battery of four guns. The combined force, temporarily known as Hindman's legion, was first sent to Randolph, Tenn., then to the defense of Columbus, Ky., when it was bombarded by the Western flotilla under Foote, in cooperation with Federal General Grant. Hindman's regiment did effective service at Richmond and Perryville, Ky., and in Hindman's division was in that part of Sidney Johnston's line which swept through Sherman's camps at Shiloh. Hindman, wts completion as a regiment, six companies were sent to the defense of Fort Henry on the Tennessee river, and thence were transferred to the garrison at Fort Donelson on the Cumberland, twelve or fifteen miles distant. At the assault by Grant and Foote with army and navy on Fort Donelson, they were distinguished for their valor. They manned the heavy guns until they burst or were dismounted, and then led in a sortie in the snow and sleet against the Federal trenches which were in course of co
trong, Lieut. G. D. Gooding, all wounded, and Capt. John W. Lavender, Fourth regiment. The Thirtieth regiment was admiringly mentioned for coolly maintaining its organization though losing its last field officer, Maj. J. J. Franklin, and in one charge seven captains. Seven color-bearers fell in McNair's brigade. General McNair particularly commended last field officer, Maj. L. M. Ramsaur, First rifles (dangerously wounded). Others distinguished were Maj. J. J. Franklin (wounded), Adjt.-Gen. R. E. Foote, James Stone, volunteer aide, Color-Bearer Cotten, First rifles; Capt. T. F. Spence (killed), Maj. J. T. Swaith, Adjt. C. W. Woods (wounded), Second rifles; Lieut.-Col. James H. May, Maj. J. B. McCulloch, Sergeant-Major Johnson, Fourth regiment; Lieuts. W. H. Gore (wounded), O. P. Richardson, H. C. Riggin, Sergt. William Shea, Ensign Cameron, Privates S. M. Tucker, J. W. Adams, Dennis Corcoran, Duty Sergeants Thompson, Casey, Greer, Long, Brewer and Burkett, Humphreys' battery; Lieut