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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Villereas plantation, battle of. (search)
effect. A length the British line fell back and took shelter behind the levee, more willing to endure danger from the shots of the Carolina than bullets from the rifles of the Tennesseeans. Jackson could not follow up his victory with safety in the darkness, intensified by a thick fog, so he led his troops back a short distance. The conflict ceased at about 9.30 P. M., and all was becoming quiet, when, at 11 o'clock, firing was heard below Villereas. Some Louisiana militia, under Gen. David Morgan, encamped at the English Turn of the Mississippi, had advanced and encountered British pickets at Jumonville's plantation. The loss of the Americans in this engagement was twenty-four killed, 115 wounded, and seventy-four made prisoners. The British lost about 400 men. The number of Americans engaged in the battle was about 1,800; that of the British, including reinforcements that came up during the engagement, was 2,500. the Carolina gave the Americans a great advantage. See Jacks
the brave Maj. Samuel Corley, commanding Dobbin's regiment, was killed while fighting in gallant style. To that command it was an irreparable loss, and in his death the country was deprived of the services of one of its bravest and most devoted officers. To an unflinching courage was added a sincere piety, and in him was furnished as noble a specimen of the Christian soldier as any our cause can boast. In the same regiment, Lieut. W. H. Bowers was killed, Capt. W. H. Crawford and Lieut. David Morgan wounded. On the morning of September 6th, a lamentable tragedy occurred in the vicinity of the cavalry camp. Evading arrest, which had been attempted, the general then commanding the cavalry and his next in command met in personal encounter, by appointment, attended by friends, and the senior in rank fell at the first fire. Both were officers of experience, bred to arms, of handsome presence and distinguished address, and chivalrous lovers of their native South. It was one of th
The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], Chronology of the day--battle of New Orleans. (search)
en. Garrigues. The action commenced at dawn of day, and lasted until 8 o'clock. The Americans lost in the line during the battle but seven killed and six wounded. Among the latter Major Chotard, Assistant Adjutant-General; a few men were afterwards lost in skirmishing. On the right bank of the river the Americans were not so successful; their batteries were carried by the British, led by Col. Thornton, who was wounded. On that side of the river the Americans were commanded by Brig. Gen. David Morgan. Here Lafitte, the well known pirate, gave very efficient aid to the Americans. Lafitte, the day before the battle, went and offered his services to Gen. Jackson, saying that he and his men were well acquainted with the nature of the ground and the swamps, and although they might not be of much use in distant battle, yet if it came hand to hand he would do good work. After consultation with the Governor, Gen. Jackson accepted his offer. He was placed on the left bank of the
The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1861., [Electronic resource], Chronology of the day--battle of New Orleans. (search)
ngton; a bill to amend the 4th section of an act incorporating the Jefferson Insurance Company of Albemarle; a bill to provide for electing members of a Convention and to convene the same. The Committees.--The Speaker called over the committees in order, and afterwards assigned the following positions to new members: Mr. Staples, Committee of Courts of Justice; Messrs. Crump and Burke, Committee on Military Affairs; Mr. Sherrard, Committee of Claims; Mr. Wood, Committee, of Finance; Messrs. Morgan and Preston, Committee on Armory; Mr Nelson, Committee on Library; Mr. Booker, Committee on Lunatic Asylums; Messrs. Stanins and Jett, Committee on Privileges and Elections; Mr. Booker, Committee on Auditor's Office, Mr. Nelson, Committee on Clerk's Office; Mr. Jett, Committee oh Second Auditor's Office. The Convention Bill.--The bill "to provide for electing members of a Convention, and to convene the same," being on its first reading, Mr. Kemper moved that the bill be read a secon
The Daily Dispatch: June 10, 1863., [Electronic resource], Central Railroad accommodation line. (search)
Tracing a Felony. --Some ten days since a member of the 3d S. C. regiment stopped at R. C. Hammack's house, near the 2d Market, leaving his carpet bag and contents with the proprietor. That night the baggage room was clandestinely entered, and bag and contents alluded to were taken off. When the soldier was ready to leave the city, he made out a list of his losses, and Mr. Hammack paid the bill. A few days after this David Morgan alias John W. Brooks was found in possession of a bible which was known to be in possession of the soldier, and as he could give no satisfactory account as to how he came by it, he was handed over to the police. yesterday the accused had a partial hearing before the Mayor, and was then committed. As soon as the owner of the bible can be ascertained, he will be summoned here to identify it.