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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 2 Browse Search
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l Yates, Captains J. C. Mitchell, Lesesne, First South Carolina artillery; Captains Chichester, Mathews, Buckner, Dixon, Du Pass, and Lieutenant-Colonel Harris and Captains Ramsay and Barnwell, enginartillery under the admirable management of Lieutenant-Colonel Yates, with such officers as Captains Mathews and Chichester, deserve great credit for their bravery and zeal. I have the honor to be,Georgia, and a detachment of the Twentieth South Carolina volunteers, Captains Chichester's and Mathews' companies of artillery, relieved Captains Miles' and Hunter's. The different detachments of araptain Sellers commanding the land forces. The party proceeded in four boats, guided by Mr. J. Fraser Mathews, to the northern entrance of Lighthouse Creek, where Captain Sellers landed and proceedearkation, I am chiefly indebted for the success of the evacuation. My thanks are due to Mr. J. F. Mathews, engineer corps, for the use of his boat and crew, for moving troops, and bringing me off
she is probably still lying. The lower fleet, witnessing her discomfiture, soon drew off, with what damage to themselves it is impossible to say. The firing from our batteries was most excellent, and too much praise cannot be awarded to Colonel Higgins, his officers and men, for their gallantry, coolness, and skill. The enemy still continued to work steadily in completing and strengthening his line of circumvallation. His fire of musketry and artillery was continuous during each day. Major Mathews, Ordnance Officer, was instructed to have the large number of unexploded Parrott shells scattered around the city sent to Paxton's foundry and re-capped. On the morning of the twenty-ninth, the enemy opened a terrific fire from the rear, and for four hours a storm of shot and shell was rained upon the city, seriously damaging many buildings, killing and wounding a large number of soldiers and citizens. During the day Ellett's marine brigade arrived and anchored at the bend above. Two