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ing two and wounding two or three. A few tents were struck and injured, rendering it prudent to move the encampment some distance back. Shot and shell were. thrown rapidly into the Confederate encampments, doing, as is believed, serious damage. The rebels were also obliged to move their quarters.--Cincinnati Gazette, October 30. Yesterday, at Charleston, S. C., Judge A. G. Magrath, in the Confederate court, delivered an opinion with regard to questions raised by J. L. Pettigru, Nelson Mitchell, and William Whaley, as to the constitutionality of the rebel sequestration act.--(Doc. 109.) At a banquet given at Inverary, Scotland, the Duke of Argyle declared that no more tremendous issues were ever submitted to the dread arbitrament of war, than those which are now submitted to it upon the American continent; that it is the absolute duty of Great Britain to remain entirely neutral; and that we ought to admit, in fairness to the Americans, that there are some things worth fig
Doc. 109. rebel Sequestration act. Judge Magrath's opinion. In the Confederate Court, at Charleston, S. C., the following proceedings were had on the 24th of October: Judge Magrath delivered the opinion of the Court with regard to the questions raised by Messrs. J. L. Pettigru, Nelson Mitchell, and Wm. Whaley, Esqrs., as to the constitutionality of the Sequestration Act. The Judge, before giving his opinion, in some preliminary remarks, alluded to the great ability with which the questions raised had been discussed, and said that in the decision he was about to render he had been assisted by the labor and impressed by the zeal which had been exhibited in the arguments. While he entertained no doubt that he had reached a conclusion altogether reconcilable with and supported by authority and reason, it was competent for the parties to refer to another tribunal the correctness of this decision. The Judge then proceeded with his opinion, which was listened to with the clos
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 5: the greater assault on Wagner. (search)
uch prompt and vigorous enunciations had a salutary effect; and the enemy did not proceed to extremities. But the Fifty-fourth men were demanded by Governor Bonham, of South Carolina, from the military authorities. A test case was made; and Sergt. Walter A. Jeffries of Company H, and Corp. Charles Hardy of Company B, were actually tried for their lives. They were successfully defended by the ablest efforts of one of the most brilliant of Southern advocates, the Union-loving and noble Nelson Mitchell, of Charleston, who, with a courage rarely equalled, fearlessly assumed the self-imposed task. Thenceforth never noticed, this devoted man died a few months after in Charleston, neglected and in want, because of this and other loyal acts. For months no list could be obtained of the Fifty-fourth prisoners, the enemy absolutely refusing information. After long imprisonment in Charleston jail, they were taken to Florence stockade, and were finally released in the spring of 1865. The be
forced to fall back by the enemy's fire, their brave colonel giving the command, Follow your colors! and himself leading on horseback, the Fifty-fifth turned the bend, rushed up the road, and in the face of a deadly fire advanced to the creek. But it was fruitless, for the pitiless shot and shell so decimated the ranks that the survivors retired after losing over one hundred men in five minutes, including Color Sergeant King, killed, and Sergeant-Major Trotter, Sergeant Shorter, and Sergeant Mitchell, wounded. Colonel Hartwell, wounded and pinned to the ground by his dead horse, was rescued and dragged to the wood by the gallant Lieut. Thomas F. Ellsworth of his regiment. Captains Crane and Boynton were both killed after displaying fearless gallantry. The One Hundred and Twenty-seventh New York supported this charge by an advance, but after the repulse retired also. On the right the Twenty-fifth Ohio and Thirty-second United States Colored Troops, swinging to the left, moved f
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
ort S. C; dis. Trsfd from Co. D. $50. Middleton, Samuel 23, mar.; farmer; Catskill, Pa. 21 Mch 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Mitchell, Edward 20, sin.; seaman; New York. 17 Jly 63; 5 Jly 65 Charleston, S. C.; dis. ——. Monroe, George C. 20, sin.; laboded 18 Apl 65 Boykins Mills, S. C. $50. Miller, John A. 18, sin.; laborer; Goshen, N. Y. 8 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Mitchell, William 22, sin.; farmer; Oberlin, O. 8 Apl 63; wounded and pris. 20 Feb 64 Olustee, Fla.; supposed dead. $50. Molesan 65 $100. Madison, Leonard E. 15 Feb 65 $100. McLane, Charles 6 Feb 65 $184.66. Miner, Thomas 27 Je 64 —— Mitchell, Perry 7 Jly 64 $260.66. Montgomery, John W. 5 Jan 65 $207.33. Morey, Benjamin 29 Aug 64 $100. Munroe, Peter F. 64 —— —— Mason, Charles 2 Nov 64 —— $325. Mayhugh, Isaiah 29 Apl 63 —— —— McCormick, Andrew 19 Feb 64 —— —— Mitchell, Thomas 24 Nov 63 —— —— Morris, James 20 Oct 63 —— —— Murray, James 2
ayne, and A. P. Aldrich to prosecute, and Nelson Mitchell and Edward McCrady, lawyers of eminent abt and informed him that, having consulted Nelson Mitchell, the latter held that the captives were nan's) own views regarding retaliation. Nelson Mitchell, who became their counsel, the prisoner Sates remembers, and says:— A lawyer named Mitchell came to the jail and offered to defend us befdy, who went to trial as the two test cases. Mitchell did this without pay, and was very kind to us What was written on page 97 regarding Nelson Mitchell was gleaned largely from Harper's Weekly says:— There was a man in Charleston, Nelson Mitchell by name, who died about eight months ago,ing the last ten or twelve sessions, and that Mitchell's eloquence was perfectly startling. . . . He want. Every night, before going to bed, Nelson Mitchell took his wife and children to his room, a., to prosecute, and two eminent lawyers, Nelson Mitchell and Edward McCrady, Esqrs., to defend the
Donough, gunboat, 52, 201. McGirt's Creek, Fla., 174, 178. McGuire, P., 121. McKay, George F., 260. McLaws, Lafayette, 267, 272, 275. Medal of Honor, 134. Merceraux, Thomas J., 256. Metcalf, Henry, 161. Michie, P. S., 109, 118. Middleton Depot, S. C., 306. Military Situation, close 1862, 1. Mill Branch, S. C., 293. Miller, Andrew, 301. Milton, Governor, steamer, 52. Mingoe, gunboat, 237. Mitchel, John C., 190, 218. Mitchell, Charles L., 243. Mitchell, G., 15. Mitchell, Nelson, 97. Mitchell, William, 183. Moleneux, E. L., 287. Money for recruiting, 11, 15. Money sent home, 228. Monk's Corner, S. C., 295. Monohansett, steamer, 148. Montauk, monitor, 209. Montgomery, James, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 51, 63, 114, 115, 130, 159, 162, 164, 166, 168, 188, 193, 212, 214. Monument to Shaw and others, 229, 230. Moore, Henry, 161. Moorehouse, S. W., 166, 301. Morgan Guards, 10. Morgan, S. Griffiths, 10. Morris Island, S. C., 51,
The Daily Dispatch: October 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], Another Southerner sent to Fort Lafayette. (search)
he legality of the writ of garnishment, to which Messrs. James L. Pettigru, Wm. Whaley, and Nelson Mitchell had demurred. The court-room was crowded. The Courier gives the following report of the d form, he should hear the argument of both of the counsel before called upon to reply. Nelson Mitchell, Esq., also proposed, if convenient to the court, that the demurrer filed by him, though somatter at the same time. Mr. Miles interposed no objection, but asked that he might hear Mr. Mitchell, also, before replying. Mr. Miles notified the court that he had asked the assistance of, with the view of laying these arguments before our readers in full in another issue. Nelson Mitchell, Esq., followed, and after a brief explanation of the position he occupied, proposed to sho administer justice, under the State which recognizes sovereignty in its true principle. Mr. Mitchell contended that the writ was not conformable to the act, and that the act was derived from no