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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
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force that command by one or more divisions under a proper officer, to assault and carry the railroad, and thence turn toward Savannah until it occupied the causeway in question. I went on board the Admiral's flagship, the Harvest Moon, which put to sea the night of the twentieth. But the wind was high, and increased during the night, so that the pilot judged Ossabaw Bar impassable, and ran into Tybee, whence we proceeded through the inland channels into Wassaw Sound, and thence through Romney Marsh. But the ebb-tide caught the Harvest Moon, and she was unable to make the passage. Admiral Dahlgren took me in his barge, and pulling in the direction of Vernon River, we met the army tug Red Legs, bearing a message from my Adjutant, Captain Dayton, of that morning, the twenty-first, to the effect that our troops were in possession of the enemy's lines, and were advancing without opposition into Savannah, the enemy having evacuated the place during the previous night. Admiral Dahlgre
and unfit for duty for months afterward. The Fourth thus lost his valuable services. This gallant regiment, which has never been surpassed by any troops in the world, for gallantry, subordination, and propriety, was commanded by the heroic Captain Marsh, and, after his fall, by the equally heroic Captain Latham, who shared the same fate. All the officers of this noble regiment, present at Sharpsburg, were killed or wounded. Their names deserve to be preserved. Captains Marsh, Latham, and Captains Marsh, Latham, and Osborne, Lieutenants Stansill, Colton, Allen, Parker, Brown, Weaver, Crawford, and Bonner, Sergeants John Troutman, and J. W. Shinn, Corporals J. A. Cowan, and H. H. Barnes, and private J. D. Barton, of this regiment, were greatly distinguished for their courage. Private J. B. Stinson, of same regiment, acting as courier to General Anderson, was wounded in three places at Sharpsburg, and there, as on every other battlefield, behaved most nobly. Colonel Bennet, of the Fourteenth North Carolina,
adway. Technically, in civil engineering, the earth removed to produce a level is excavation, and that which requires to be heaped up for the same purpose is embankment. A raised mound or bank of earth to form a barrier against the encroachments of the sea. See dike. Or against the overflow of a river. See levee. Or to carry a railroad, canal, or road across a tract of low ground or across a ravine or gully. See filling. The oldest embankment in England is Roman, that of Romney Marsh. In the time of Crornwell, 425,000 acres of fen and morasses were recovered, 1649-51. The embankment by which the Nile was turned from its course before the time of Abraham is mentioned under dike (which see). Reference is also there made to some of the works of Holland. The bottom part of the embankment of the Amsterdam and Haarlem Railways through the low country consists of treble ranges of fascines, tied down by longitudinal poles 39 inches apart from center to center and 10 in