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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 20 0 Browse Search
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tanding a rapid fire was continued for half an hour before Griffin's battery could be got in position to bear on the enemy. Chasseurs was ordered to advance and protect a section of Griffin's battery, which had taken position a little in advance aned fire with shell, killing two men and wounding three. Griffin's battery silenced the enemy's battery. Our men then cameates Chasseurs, four pieces of the West Point battery, Captain Griffin; one company of United States Cavalry, Lieut. McLane ce firing was kept up for ten minutes, when a section of Capt. Griffin's battery, consisting of two ten-pounder rifled cannon, six-pounders, the rifled guns being heavier than those of Griffin's battery. A thirty-two-pounder was sent after the force, but did not get up with Colonel Stevens until after Griffin had silenced the enemy's guns. A single shell was afterward thrd; then came a flying battery, eight pieces of artillery, (Griffin's,) which soon took position about six hundred yards to ou
from two ten-pound howitzers from on board the transport Cotton Plant, when about one mile from the shore. As soon as the colonel opened fire, they began to retreat. The howitzers were commanded by Lieutenant J. R Sturgis, with forty men. When the colonel saw they were about to retreat, he embarked the guns of his three companies on board of a flat-boat, for the purpose of effecting a landing and putting chase after them. Company H, commanded by Capt. Nesmit, Company E, commanded by Captain Griffin, and Company N, commanded by Captain Jones, were landed immediately, leaving the remaining portion of the Third Georgia regiment, and the North Carolina regiment, some four or five miles in the rear, on board the other vessels of the fleet. The three companies that landed consisted of two hundred and ten men, while the enemy, from their muster-rolls, were about one thousand two hundred strong. When the colonel landed, he had signalled the remaining portion of the Georgia Third to ad
e, Army of Potomac. 53. Those having a * affixed are dead, or have resigned since the commencement of the war. Philip St. George Cocke, Virginia, died in Virginia. 54. R. F. Rhodes, Alabama, Army of Potomac. 55. Richard Taylor, Louisiana, army of Potomac. 56. Louis T. Wigfall, Texas, Army of Potomac. 57. James H. Trapier, South Carolina, Coast of Florida. 58. Samuel G. French, Mississippi, Army of Potomac. 59. William H. Carroll, Tennessee, East Tennessee. 60. Hugh W. Mercer, Georgia,----. 61. Humphrey Marshall, Kentucky, Kentucky. 62. John C. Breckinridge, Kentucky, Kentucky. 63. Richard Griffin, Mississippi, Army of Potomac. 64. Alexander P. Stewart, Kentucky, Kentucky. 65. William Montgomery Gardner, Georgia, on furlough. 66. Richard B. Garnett, Virginia, Army of Potomac. 67. William Mahone, Virginia, Norfolk. 68. L. O'Brien Branch, North Carolina, Coast of North Carolina. 69. Maxey Gregg, South Carolina, Coast of South Carolina.