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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Fortifications and their Armaments. (search)
es. In view of this sudden revolution in the rebel means of attack, what artillery has this army which can be depended upon to destroy these iron-clads in the absence of Federal iron-clads? It has only seven suitable rifles, six of which were here when no iron boats were dreamed of. A two hundred pounder and a one hundred pounder are at Plymouth. A one hundred pounder is at Hatteras; two are at Fort Macon, and two at Newbern. In case the iron-clad passes Plymouth, Roanoke Island and Hatteras will be visited. One rifle is needed at Hatteras to replace the one moved to Plymouth; and one at Macon, to replace the gun removed to Newbern. Guns are burst, and otherwise crippled in active service, and there should be at this depot, at least one or two extra, for such contingencies. The Southfield, burst a one hundred pounder in extricating the Bombshell on the Chowan. On the twenty-fourth Commander Flusser was expecting the iron-clad and an attack at Plymouth, and wrote to Co
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Chapter 22: crossing the river at Fredericksburg. (search)
etts lay upon the bank of the river they recognized and received the plaudits of the heroes of other days. Palfrey, with the Twentieth Massachusetts, Farnham, with the First Minnesota; Owens, with his regulars; Meagher, with the Irish Brigade, the Fifteenth Massachusetts and Rickett's battery recalled the Dunker Church and the terrible cornfield at Antietam; Hancock's old brigade recalled the glorious day of Williamsburg and Fort Magruder; Van Valkenburg and the Fourteenth Indiana told of Hatteras and Fort Clarke; the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-seventh Massachusetts of Roanoke Island. Then came Hawkins with the gallant heroes of the Stone Bridge of Sharpsburg; the Fourth and the Eighth Ohio, who cleared the way at South Mountain pass, and the Thirty-fifth Massachusetts, who led the old Ninth Corps through the bloody gorge of Crampton's Gap. All, all were heroes. No color flouted the winter air but recalled some glorious day. During the brief interval of searching the houses in
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 3: (search)
York to Hampton Roads. The Monitor was accompanied by the Passaic, which was in tow of the State of Georgia. All went well until the morning Of the second day, when the ships began to feel a swell from the southward. Gradually the wind freshened, and the sea broke over the pilot-house of the Monitor. The weather was threatening all day, with occasional squalls of wind and rain: but the bilge-pumps were kept at work, and the ironclads remained free from water. As evening came on, and Hatteras was passed, matters began to grow worse. The wind increased and hauled to the southward, causing a heavy sea. As the Monitor rose to the swell, the projecting armor of her bow received the shock of the advancing wave full on its flat under-surface, coming down with a clap like thunder. The sea rose fast, submerging the pilot-house, and forcing its way into the turret and blower-pipes. Trenchard, who commanded the Rhode Island, stopped his vessel, to see if the Monitor would not ride mor
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter VIII Hatteras InletRoanoke Island. (search)
The guns of the attacking vessels numbered one hundred and fifty-eight; the pivot guns, ten in number, were the most effective, to which may be added the five small rifled guns of the Harriet Lane. The character of the forts and the batteries captured will appear hereafter. Articles of capitulation were signed between Flag-Officer Stringham and General Butler on the one part, and Samuel Barron, commanding naval force, Colonel Martin, commanding land forces, and Major Andrews, commanding Fort Hatteras: It is stipulated and agreed by the contracting parties on the part of the United States Government, that the officers and men shall receive the treatment due to prisoners of war. Six hundred and fifteen prisoners were taken, among whom were several who some months before had been officers in the National navy. It is known that a certain number of the garrison escaped previous to the capitulation, some of whom were wounded. Flag-Officer Barron, in his report to the Confederate
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
even o'clock, hoisted the white flag. Cut off by Fort Clark from all communication with the land, he had no means of escape left. More than seven hundred prisoners, twenty-five pieces of artillery, with or without carriages, and two strong works, were surrendered to the Federals by the capitulation, signed a few days after. Butler and Stringham, appreciating the importance of their conquest, determined not to abandon it. The small garrisons which they left there were soon reinforced, and Hatteras became the base of naval and military operations along the whole coast of North Carolina. The capture of these forts, which had not cost the Federals a single man, was one of those unquestionable successes of which until then Fortune had been very sparing towards the North. It was the first step in a direction where many others still more decisive were to follow. The superiority of the guns on board the Federal vessels over the barbette batteries which the Confederates opposed to them wa
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
the Southern States were carrying on with England, was occupied on the 25th of March. Moorehead City, situated opposite, and Washington, on Tar River, had already been similarly occupied a few days before. But the Beaufort inlets were commanded by an old Federal fort contemporary with Fort Warren, Fort Monroe, and all the casemated works constructed on the American coast on the plans of General Bernard; this was Fort Macon, situated at the extremity of a long sand-bank similar to that of Hatteras. It was occupied by rebel troops, and could only be reduced by a regular siege. More than fifteen days were consumed in preparing for this operation, which did not commence until the 11th of April. Besides, owing to the nature of the ground, a few regiments were sufficient to invest it. The rest of the troops were occupied, for the most part, in serving as garrisons, small but numerous. Reno's brigade, being available, was sent by Burnside to land at Elizabeth City, on the north, whenc
er of hogsheads of tobacco inspected in Petersburg, Va., for April, amounted to 3,671, a falling off of 601 hhds. Field's building, next to Willard's Hote, in Washington, was totally destroyed by fire on Wednesday night. Shad are selling in Alexandria at $8 per hundred, and herring at $5,50a$6,50 per thousand. In honor of the President, the encampment near Lynchburg has been named "Camp Davis." The buoys in Pamlico Sound on the Swash, and about the inlets of Ocracoke and Hatteras, have been removed. Charles Henry Foster was notified to quit Murfreesboro', N. C., the other day, in consequence of his abolition proclivities. A storm in New York last Monday night tore down most of the Union flags. Another cargo of ice has arrived at Savannah from Nova Scotia. Mrs. Lincoln is going to New York to indulge in the luxury of a little shopping. There was a heavy fall of snow in some portions of Western Virginia last week. A new edition of Hardee'
Cruising in search of privateers. --The steam gunboat Iroquois returned to this port this morning, from a cruise for privateers. The revenue cutter Jackson, Capt., Hyde, has also returned to port, from a cruise in the Gulf, in search of privateers. She has not seen any of the pirates. On the 16th instant, forty miles south of Cape Henry, she discovered a wreck on shore, and saw one hundred or one hundred and fifty men around it; sent in a flag of truce, but they would not communicate. The men were armed with muskets, and the only reply they made was "Come ashore." After the return of the flag of truce, the Jackson threw several shot and shell among the mention shore, which dispersed the, but no force could be landed, on account of the high surf. On the 19th instant, between Capes Henry and Hatteras, the Jackson spoke the United States sloop Savannah.--N. Y. Post.
The capture of Fort Hatteras. Wilmington, N. C., Aug, 30. --Official intelligence received here this morning, states that Hatteras Battery was taken at 11 A. M., yesterday, by the Federal fleet and forces under Gen. Butler. Five hundred and thirty-five prisoners were taken, including Col. Barron and Col. Bradford. Latest.--Wilmington, 8 P. M.--The latest intelligence from Hatteras announces that Forts Hatteras and Clark, (two miles north of Hatteras,) have been taken by the Federals. Our men fought bravely, and the loss on our side in killed was about forty, and wounded twenty. Another report says that we had eighty killed and wounded. The balance of our force, from six to eight hundred, were taken prisoners. Only ten or twelve escaped.
y.] Fort Hatteras was surrendered to the Federal authorities about 11 o'clock on yesterday, Thursday. The steamer Winslow, which left there soon after the surrender on yesterday, arrived here about 10 o'clock last night. She brought up are wounded men and one dead body. From it Citizen of Capt. Lamb's company, who scaped and come up, we gathered the follow at particulars: The Federal steamers, eleven in number, commenced the bombardment on Wednesday, and the forts, Clark and Hatteras, returned the firm It was kept up until dark with but little loss on outside. On yesterday morning the conflict was renewed, and continued till about 11 o'clock, when, after a desperate resistance, our forces were compelled to surrrender, and the whole garrison are now held as prisoners, save a few who escaped. Lt. Citizen says our men fought bravely until they were compelled to surrender, and the defeat to our arms is only to be attributed to the superiority of the fleet over our bat
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