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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 24 2 Browse Search
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he salients, and was constructed of sand, revetted with turf from adjoining marshes. Instead of being defended by guns with long range, it mounted twelve Both Hawkins in Battles and Leaders and Scharf fall into mistake of saying 25 guns. smooth-bore 32-pounders. The other, Fort Clark, was a redoubt of irregular figure, and moutroops and until late in the day, when a rising gale drove the ships out to sea, the fleet fiercely bombarded the forts. In this engagement Boynton, as quoted by Hawkins, Battles and Leaders. asserts that Commodore Stringham introduced the system of ships firing while in motion instead of waiting to fire from anchorage, a systeversary, and just at this time the magazine being reported on fire . . . I ordered a white flag to be shown. The immediate results of this expedition, says General Hawkins, Battles and Leaders. were the capture of 670 men, 1,000 stand of arms, 35 cannon and two strong forts; the possession of the best sea entrance to the inla
y neared the island. By 11 o'clock, says General Hawkins, the first division of army gunboats,ly afterward an expedition, commanded by Col. Rush Hawkins, Ninth New York, made its way up to Winty-seventh, and Brem's on the railroad. General Hawkins errs greatly in saying: These works were n Branch's force with positive accuracy. General Hawkins (Battles and Leaders, I, 648) makes it ben fine form and retook Brem's battery, General Hawkins again makes an error when he says: Lieutensylvania. On his way he was joined by Col. Rush Hawkins with his brigade, then stationed on Roanoke island. Hawkins says that his forces numbered 2,000 men. General Reno's whole command, includi General Reno and his second in command. Colonel Hawkins, made such glowing reports of what they hte letter to the same commander, the same General Hawkins says in reference to the same affair: Douis difficult to tell how many guns Macon had; Hawkins says, 64; Burnside, 54; and the Tenth Regimen