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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 9 1 Browse Search
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etely demolished that not one brick was left standing upon the other. The barracks caught fire on the first day several times, and were put out several times by Mr. Hart, of New York, a volunteer, who particularly distinguished himself for his coolness and bravery, assisted by others. Half a million dollars will hardly suffice thile the shells were bursting in every direction. [The flagstaff was located in the open parade, which is about the centre of the open space within the fort.] Sergeant Hart saw the flag of Fort Sumter half-way down, and, supposing that it had been cut by the enemy's shot, rushed out through the fire to assist in getting it up. Sho buildings, with our own shells and those of the enemy bursting among us. The interior of the fort is a scene of frightful desolation; it is indescribable. Mr. Hart, a volunteer from New York, particularly distinguished himself in trying to put out the flames in the quarters, with shells and shot crashing around him. lie was
rn, Hunter, Johnson, Lane, Minnis, McClellan, McNeilly, Payne, Peters, Stanton, Thompson, Wood, and Speaker Stovall. Nays.--Messrs. Boyd, Bradford, Hildreth, Nash, Richardson, and Stokes. Absent and not voting--Messrs. Bumpass, Mickley, Newman, Stokely, and Trimble. The following is the vote in the House: Yeas.--Messrs. Baker of Perry, Baker of Weakley, Bayless, Bicknell, Bledsoe, Cheatham, Cowden, Davidson, Davis, Dudley, Ewing, Farley, Farrelly, Ford, Frazie, Gantt, Guy, Havron, Hart, Ingram, Jones, Kenner, Kennedy, Lea, Lockhart, Martin, Mayfield, McCabe, Morphies, Nail, Hickett, Porter, Richardson, Roberts, Shield, Smith, Sewel, Trevitt, Vaughn, Whitmore, Woods, and Speaker Whitthorne. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Brazelton, Butler, Caldwell, Gorman, Greene, Morris, Norman, Russell, Senter, Strewsbury, White of Davidson, Williams of Knox, Wisener, and Woodard. Absent and not voting--Messrs. Barksdale, Beaty, Bennett, Britton, Critz, Doak, East, Gillespie, Harris, Heb
l., John H. Wilcox;. Major, J. J. Dimock; Adjutant, A. V. Rea; Special Aid, Capt. Joseph Byrne; Quartermaster, H. R. Foote; Assistant Quartermaster, Clinton Berry; Surgeon, Alfred Powell; Assistant Surgeon, George Ferguson; Commissary,------Coffin; Ordnance officer, John Armour; Paymaster, W. H. Newman: Captain of Engineers, E. H. Sage; Chaplain, W. H. Reynolds; Acting Chaplain, Alfred Stevens. The Company officers are:-- Company A--Captain Graham; 1st Lieut., Henry A. Maxwell; 2d Lieut., Julius Hart. Company B--Captain Reed; 1st Lieut., Thomas W. Baird; 2d Lieut., Richard Campbell. Company C--Captain Sted; 1st Lieut., John Bookhout; 2d Lieut.,------Robinson. Company D--Captain Kennedy; 1st Lieut., John Vaughan; 2d Lieut., not appointed. Company E--Captain Houston; 1st Lieut., Robert Burns; 2d Lieut., John Murray. Company F--Captain Brady; 1st Lieut., J. Hughes; 2d Lieut., Jas. Mullvehill. Company G--Captain Dowling; 1st Lieut., S. Meinbeir; 2d Lieut., Oscar Hoefar.