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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
anford ; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, P. C. Whidden Acting-Assistant Paymaster, W. L. G. Thayer; Engineers: Second-Assistant, J. P. Kelly; Acting-Second-Assistant, J. J. Sullivan; Acting-Third-Assistants, Wm. Norie, T. T. Sanborn and G. W. Wakefield. Wamsutta--Fourth-rate. Acting-Master, Charles W. Lee; Acting-Ensigns, E. R. Warren and T. R. Dayton; Acting-Master's Mates, F. L. Wheeler and Thos. Nickerson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Charles Loucks; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, William Johnston; Acting-Third-Assistants, B. F. Napheys, David McDonald and T. T. Risbell. Amaranthus--Fourth-rate. Acting-Master, Enos O. Adams; Acting-Ensign, Wm. R. Cox; Acting-Master s Mates, Washington Van Wyck, James O'Donnell and A. D. Damon; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, C. R. Jones; Acting-Third-Assistants, Samuel Fowler and H. W. Force. Ethan Allan--Fourth-rate. Acting-Masters, J. A. Pennell, W. L. Kempton and Jos. McCart; Acting-Ensigns, J. H. Bunting and Wm. Mero; Acting
s. Lieutenants Williams, Smith, and Fitzgerald, of the Fifty-fourth; Brown, of the Sixth, with a few others, plunged into the river and swam safely over; but, unfortunately, some others were drowned. Lieutenant-Colonel H. Jones, Jr., of the Fifty-seventh, and Captain White, of the Sixth, plunged in to swim, but the coldness of the water compelled them to put back. The casualties of our brigade are small in killed and wounded. Adjutant Mebane, of the Sixth, wounded in arm and side; William Johnston, Captain White's company, wounded in thigh severely, though not mortally; Sergeant Crisman, Captain Hooper's company, killed. The brigade is almost annihilated. The Fifty-fourth regiment has only one captain (Paschall) left, with five lieutenants, and about fifteen men remaining. The fragments of the brigade are now collected under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Tate, of the Sixth, and attached to the Louisiana brigade. These fragments now number about two hundred and seventy-fiv
enemy, under the command of Generals Pemberton and Johnston, might yet effect a junction, as it was known thats captured, General Sherman was sent in pursuit of Johnston's forces. The latter retreated to Jackson, Missishe garrison of Vicksburgh from the covering arm of Johnston. This movement was followed by the battles of Rayts were being drawn from Bragg's army to reenforce Johnston in Mississippi. Reenforcements were sent to Generto two armies acting independently of each other. Johnston and Bragg are acting on interior lines between yous as to prevent his sending more reenforcements to Johnston? I do not write this in a spirit of faultfinding,widely separated, that for Bragg to materially aid Johnston he must abandon our front substantially, and then , Sept. 13, 1863. It is possible that Bragg and Johnston will move through Northern Alabama to the Tennesse knew Bragg had been reenforced, by troops sent by Johnston from Mississippi, and it was afterward ascertained
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnston, William 1780- (search)
Johnston, William 1780- Revolutionist; born in Canada, in 1780; was an American spy on the Canada frontieradventurous man, and cordially hating the British, Johnston was easily persuaded by the American sympathizers r the use of the patriots. With a desperate band, Johnston rushed on board of the Peel at Wells's William JWilliam Johnston. Island, not far below Clayton, on the night of May 29, 1838. They were armed with muskets and bayoner), set on fire, and sent blazing over Niagara. Johnston's commission. Falls. The passengers and baggage o manage her. Governor Marcy, of New York, declared Johnston an outlaw, and offered a reward of $500 for his pe of any person concerned in the infamous outrage. Johnston, in a proclamation issued from Fort Watson, declard States. Fort Watson was a myth. It was wherever Johnston was seated among the Thousand Islands, where for ast night, and soon joined her. They went home, and Johnston was not molested afterwards. The patriots urged h
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
Edgecombe, William S. Battle, George Howard, Jr.; Forsyth, Rufus L. Patterson; Gaston, Sidney X. Johnston; Guilford, John A. Gilmer, R. P. Dick; Halifax, Richard H. Smith; Henderson, William M. Shipp; Iredell, Anderson Mitchell; Mecklenburg, William Johnston, James W. Osborne; New Hanover, R. H. Cowan. Robert Strange; Northampton, D. A. Barnes; Orange, William A. Graham; Perquimans, Joseph S. Cannon (?); Person, John W. Cunningham; Pitt, Bryan Grimes; Randolph, William J. Long, Alfred G. Fosteommissioned August 26, 1863, and in July 1862, had been made a Major-General of N. C. S. T. The first assistant Adjutant General, was J. F. Hoke (1861); the first Quartermaster General was L. O'B. Branch; the first Commissary General was Col. William Johnston. Matt. W. Ransom was made a Major-General in 1865 and Col. John D. Barry was commissioned a Brigadier-General, with temporary rank, on the third of August, 1864. In the medical department we find Dr. Peter E. Hines as the Medical Direc
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.16 (search)
en alike honorable in peace and war. The officers wounded in the battle were, Lieutenant-Colonel R. D. Johnston, Captain William Johnston, Captain I. J. Young, Lieutenant McDonald. Lieutenants Luria and Knott, both of Granville, were killed. The kilranks wounded. These figures are taken from Moore's Roster, and we believe, are about the actual casualties. Lieutenant-Colonel Johnston, was wounded in the arm, face and neck, had his horse killed under him, and was shot down within fifty feet ofenty-five men, according to the statement of Captain A. T. Cole, who commanded Company D after the reorganization. General Johnston having been badly wounded at Seven Pines, General Robert E. Lee was now in command. After Seven Pines, the boys wenVirginia, he was captured, his terrible wound having forced him to stop for rest at a farm house. Colonels Christie and Johnston were also captured in an ambulance, but were rescued by Confederate cavalry and taken to Williamsport. The former died
The Daily Dispatch: February 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], The oil discoveries in Western Virginia. (search)
Passengers per Steamship Yorktown, Parrish, master, from New York. --Wm. Johnston, Isaac H. Small, F. H. Doremus, John Morgan, R. H. Robinson, Geo. Robbins, Capt. R. R. Parker, W. W. Griggs, Dr. J. B. Brooks, Mrs. Simons, S. R. Olmstead, G. W. Thompson, J. Horsman, Miss Sally G. Sydnor, G. L. Kirby, Chas. Van Pelt, V. H. Tatum, Wm. A. Smith, Mrs. Campbell and child, and 15 steerage. Also, from Norfolk.--Robt. Dickson, Dr. E. C. Robinson, Geo. Foy. Wm. Hinchman, Jno. Askew, R. S. Thomas, T. A. Walters, J. J. Whitehurst.
end was really approaching. This animated and sustained us through all the heat and dust, and delay and sickness from Corinth to Mobile. And here the news of the 31st and 1st from our cannon-guarded and gloriously defended Capital, comes over the wires, and we feel that Richmond lives and with Richmond lives the Confederacy. Each soldier feels, "If Rome falls, then falls the world," and so they have felt and fought at Richmond, and saved the cause. Winchester and Richmond — Jackson and Johnston — have crushed McClellan, and brought us not only exultation and thanksgiving, but rest and confidence, and peace ere long, we hope. The wish of the animated and impatient has been gratified, and at last " somebody" has done "something. " Now, for wrath and execration at Halleck's lies — Corinthian falsehoods, elaborated exaggerations, "enlarging even the horizon of mendacity." He took 10,000 prisoners and deserters, 15,000 stand of arms, nine locomotives, and a million worth of stor<
A sharp contest for the gubernatorial office is progressing in the North Carolina newspapers. The rival candidates are Wm. Johnston and Colonel Vance. A severe hail storm occurred in the country on James river, some distance below Richmond, last Sunday afternoon. Martial law and the liquor blockade being firmly established in Petersburg, a theatrical company is playing "The Drunkard" at Phœnix Hall. There are at present over $30,000,000 worth of goods in the various bonded warehouses of New York. Hon. D'Arcy McGee was re-elected by acclamation to the Canadian Parliament for Montreal West on the 5th.
doubt to be in the hands of all the Quartermaster.--There are some of them who will notice the worst from the information it imparts. They can have no excuse for irregularities and neglect with such a guide as this their hands. Published by Wm. Johnston. "War; A Poem with Copious Notice founded on the Revolution of 1861-62 (up to the battles before Richmond inclusive) By John H. H Witt. Published by West & Johnston. We have not had time to examine this production but the reputation of H Witt. Published by West & Johnston. We have not had time to examine this production but the reputation of the author and the profound interest of the subject will no doubt give it a wide circulation. "Cary's Bayonet Exercise and Skirmisher's Drill." This is from the present the same publishers, and in a valuable contribution to the military literature of the country. The handsome style in which their publications are executed enhances the great reputation of the Richmond publishers.
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