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ternoon.--N. Y. Tribune, April 19. At Philadelphia, Pa., Parson Brownlow was received at Independence Hall by the city authorities this morning--Mr. Tregg, President of the Common Council, receiving him with words of the heartiest welcome. Mr. Brownlow replied in a characteristic address of some length, delivered from a stand erected in front of the Hall, to an immense audience. He recited the tribulations East-Tennessee Unionists had undergone.--Philadelphia Press, April 19. Wm. Gilchrist, arrested some months ago on the charge of furnishing aid and comfort to the enemy, and sent to Fort Warren, and afterward upon his release, by order of the Government, arrested by Detective Franklin, on the charge of treason, has now been discharged unconditionally, after months' imprisonment, without trial.--N. Y. Commercial, April 19. Gen. Mcclellan, before Yorktown, Va., telegraphed as follows to the War Department: At about one half-hour after midnight, the enemy attacked
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
g Squadron. Report of Commander Charles Steedman. United States Steamer Bienville, Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 8, 1861. Sir — I have the honor to report that in the action of yesterday with the forts this vessel was struck several times, one shot passing through and through her, another striking bulwarks, forward, unfortunately mortally wounding two men, Patrick McGuigan and Alexander Chambers (since dead), and slightly wounding three others, Peter Murphy, Alexander Finey and William Gilchrist, while gallantly fighting at their guns. The other shots did but little damage. It affords me the utmost gratification to bring to your notice the excellent conduct of the officers and men. It would be impossible to particularize the bearing of any one officer or man, such was their gallant conduct. During the engagement, we fired from this vessel eighty-four 32 solid shots, thirty-nine 32-pound shell, and sixty-two rifle-shell. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient ser
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Letters relating to the battle of Port Royal and occupation of the Confederate forts. (search)
g Squadron. Report of Commander Charles Steedman. United States Steamer Bienville, Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 8, 1861. Sir — I have the honor to report that in the action of yesterday with the forts this vessel was struck several times, one shot passing through and through her, another striking bulwarks, forward, unfortunately mortally wounding two men, Patrick McGuigan and Alexander Chambers (since dead), and slightly wounding three others, Peter Murphy, Alexander Finey and William Gilchrist, while gallantly fighting at their guns. The other shots did but little damage. It affords me the utmost gratification to bring to your notice the excellent conduct of the officers and men. It would be impossible to particularize the bearing of any one officer or man, such was their gallant conduct. During the engagement, we fired from this vessel eighty-four 32 solid shots, thirty-nine 32-pound shell, and sixty-two rifle-shell. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient ser
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)
nary seaman. Mohican--Killed, one--John A. Whittemore, Third Assistant Engineer. Wounded seriously, three--W. Thompson, Isaac Seyburn, Acting Master, and Sherman Bascom, ordinary seaman. Wounded slightly, four--Mayland Cuthbert, Third Assistant Engineer; John O. Pittman, Master's Mate; John W. Townsend, ordinary seaman, and Charles Browne, ordinary seaman. Bienville--Killed, two--Patrick McGuigan and Alexander Chambers. Wounded slightly, three--Peter Murphy, Alexander Ferey, and Wm. Gilchrist. Seminole--A few slightly wounded. The number not reported. total — Killed, 8; wounded severely, 6; wounded slightly, 17. I have the honor to be, respectfully, your obedient servant, S. F. Dupont, Flag-officer Commanding United States Atlantic Blockading Squadron. flag-ship Wabash, off Hilton head, Port Royal, Nov. 9, 1861. Hon. Gideon Welles: sir: Since writing my official despatches, I have sent gunboats to take possession of Beaufort and to protect the inhabitants; but
on, officers and soldiers are anxiously awaiting the arrival of paymasters, with the reward of their labors and sufferings. The State prisoners in Fort Warren--Release of Capt. Shields. Boston, Nov. 6. --Parker H. French has been sent to Fort Warren. By orders from Washington the following political prisoners were discharged at Fort Warren this afternoon, after taking the oath of allegiance: Capt. H. L. Shields, formerly of the United States army, arrested October 25; William Gilchrist, arrested in Philadelphia October 25; William Eakins, of Richmond, Va., arrested at Philadelphia August 26; Peter Riley, of Charleston, S. C., arrested September 23. Arrival of Lieut. Kurtz in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Nov. 6. --Lieut. Kurtz. of the United States navy, whose arrival at Washington from Richmond, on his parole of honor, has been previously noticed, is now stopping in this city. His parole, which is for fifty days, was obtained chiefly through the interces
--Alfred Washburn, (Master's Mate;) Jacob Hause, (O. S.;) Patrick Quinn, (O. S.) Mohican.--Killed, 1--Jon. A. Whittemore, (3d Ass't Eng.) Wounded seriously, 3--W. Thompson; Isaac Seyburn, (Acv'g Mrster;) and Sherman Bascodt, (O. S.Wounded slightly, 4--Maryland Cuthbert, 3d Ass't Eng.;) John C. Pitman, (Master's Mate;) John W. Townsend, (O. S.) Charles Blown, (O. S.) Bicaville.--Killed, 2--Patrick McGuigan, Alexander Chambers. Wounded slightly, 3--Peter Murphy, Alexander Fivey, Wm. Gilchrist Seminole.--A few slightly wounded; not reported. Total killed, 8; wounded seriously, 6; wounded slightly, 17. Total killed and wounded, 31. I have the honor to be, respectfully, your obedient servant, S. F. DuPony, Flag Officer Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Hon. Gidson Wedes, Sec'y of Navy. [South Dispatch.] Flag-Ship Wabash, off Hilton Head,Port Royal Harbor Nov. 9, 1861. Sir: --Since writing my official dispatch, I have sent gun-boats to