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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 14.53 (search)
se men under peculiar dangers — of these men of the 1st North Carolina. On the 1st of February, 1864, a large Confederate force, under the command of Major-General G. E. Pickett, made an advance upon New Berne, N. C., and after destroying the United States gun-boat Underwriter, burning a bridge or two, and capturing some prisoneas convened, composed of Virginians, and twenty-two of these loyal North Carolinians were convicted of and executed for (constructive) desertion. June 1st, 1865, Pickett applied to President Johnson for a pardon. Secretary Stanton and Judge Advocate-General Holt were for trying him, and his application hung fire. March 12th, 186s a harsh one, but it was in time of war, and when the enemy no doubt felt it necessary to retain by some power the services of every man within their reach. General Pickett I know personally to be an honorable man, but in this case his judgment prompted him to do what cannot well be sustained, though I do not see how good, either
uring one piece of artillery and a large quantity of commissary and quartermaster stores. The enemy are flying to Portsmouth, burning bridges, and leaving every thing behind. We pursued them beyond Bernard's Mills. M. W. Ransom, Brig.-Gen. G. E. Pickett, Major-Gen. Forty of the Thirtieth Pennsylvania cavalry were captured by guerrillas about a mile and a half from Bristoe Station, Virginia. They were surrounded and compelled to surrender. Several of them afterward escaped. The s N. C.: The moment when we are threatened with an advance by the enemy, is the proper time to remind the gallant officers and soldiers of this command of the results of the recent operations in North-Carolina. Besides the repulse of General Pickett's army at Newbern, the following have been captured: Six officers, two hundred and eighty-one prisoners and dangerous rebels, five hundred contrabands, two hundred and fifty arms and accoutrements, one hundred and thirty-eight horses and mul
ant, Commanding U. S. Armies: General:--I have the honor to enclose official copies of the correspondence between General Pickett, commanding Confederate forces, District of North Carolina, and General Peck, commanding United States forces in saimmanding. [Inclosure no 1.] headquarters Armiy and district of North Carolina, New Berne, N. C, Feb. 11, 1864. Major-General Pickett, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Confederate Army, Petersburg: General:--I have the honor to enclosneral. [Inclosuire no. 2.] headquarters Army and district of North Carolina, New Berne, N. C., Feb. 13, 1864. Major-General Pickett, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Confederate Army : General:--I have the honor to enclose a list offor every man you hang I will hang ten of the U. S. Army. I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant, G. E. Pickett, Major-General Commanding. [no. 15. see page 619.] Yorktown, Feb. 4, 1864. General:--Accept my grateful and sin
emy, represented to be in force about fifteen thousand strong, consisting of Hope's brigade and Pickett's entire division. It being impracticable to make adequate defence, our force fell back in goot Newbern. There is no doubt that a despatch was received yesterday by the Government that General Pickett had found it necessary to fall back to Kinston, and was then performing that movement. Whatever may have been the result of the affair, we are left to conclude that General Pickett found the enemy's works at Newbern too strong to carry by assault, and has retired; his six brigades of in feet wide, with a gunboat stationed at each of its extremities. Official despatch from General Pickett. Kinston, February 5, 1864. To General S. Cooper: I made a reconnoissance within a flags. Commander Wood, confederate States Navy, captured and destroyed the United States gunboat Underwriter. Our loss thirty-five killed and wounded. G. E. Pickett, Major-General Commanding.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations against Newbern in 1864. (search)
Operations against Newbern in 1864. Report of General Pickett. Headquarters Department North Carolina, February 15,4. Major,--In obedience to orders, I reported to Major-General Pickett, with letters to him from the Commanding-General, opture of several rich camps pleased them wonderfully. General Pickett has, no doubt, reported the extent of our captures. Trwarded to General Lee. The original has been sent to General Pickett, now at Goldsboroa, N. C., and I desire to avoid the d the south, that my forces should be withdrawn to join General Pickett, and assault on the west. I was already, by the nearest practicable route, (24) twenty-four miles from General Pickett. This detour by Evan's Mill, while it added nothing to our works and field batteries. The resistance offered to General Pickett's advance seemed to be so obstinate, as indicated by l despatched several messengers, scouts and couriers to General Pickett informing him of the posture of affairs and asking ins
unication in Appendix. The movements of the enemy in the direction of Petersburg, and the pressing despatches of General Pickett, commanding there, at last opened the eyes of the War Department to the imminent peril of the moment. It now realiat to which Petersburg was subjected, aroused the apprehensions of the President to such an extent that, in spite of General Pickett's urgent demand for reinforcements, Hagood's brigade, from South Carolina—which General Beauregard desired to have h Petersburg, May 10th, 1864. Am organizing rapidly brigades already here and those arriving into two divisions, under Pickett and Hoke, with battalion of artillery to each division. Many batteries are still en route. Hope to be in position for o Weldon, and also to see General Whiting, then just arriving to take command of the forces in Petersburg and relieve General Pickett, who on the day before had reported himself ill. Butler's army now seriously menaced the position of Drury's Bluf
had just been completed and armed with a few heavy guns received from Richmond when General Beauregard determined to evacuate those lines. He ordered Colonel Harris, his Chief-Engineer, to dismount the guns and bury them, with their carriages and chassis, in the most favorable locality in the vicinity of the battery, and to carefully cover the spot with sod, leaves, and bushes, so as to conceal them from the enemy. These instructions were carried out to the letter; and when, on the 18th, Pickett's division drove off the Federals from the Howlett Battery and the Bermuda Hundreds line, these guns and their appurtenances, being unearthed and found uninjured, were placed again in position, and used with telling effect on the Federal ironclads and other vessels lying in the long reach of Dutch Gap, facing the battery. Thus reinforced, General Beauregard had under him a total effective force of about 10,000 men, of all arms, confronting Hancock's corps (the 2d) and Smith's (the 18th)
everything available as fast as practicable. Pickett has already been relieved; his troops will foegram. Weldon, N. C., May 5th, 1864. Major-Genl. G. E. Pickett, Petersburg, Va.: Have telegraphe Telegram. Weldon, N. C., May 5th, 1864. Genl. Pickett, Petersburg, Va.: Corse's and Kemper's w in sight of City Point. I have ordered General Pickett, for the present, to remain in command of G. T. Beauregard, Weldon, etc.: Order General Pickett not to stop Hagood's brigade; send it immm. Weldon, N. C., May 5th, 1864:4.30 P. M. Genl. Pickett, Petersburg, Va.: General Bragg directsfederate flag and raised the Yankee flag. —G. E. Pickett, Major-Genl. Is it not advisable to stegram. Weldon, N. C., May 6th, 1864. Major-Genl. G. E. Pickett, Petersburg, Va.: Destroy bridges. Cooper, A. and I. G., Richmond, Va.: General Pickett reports three thousand enemy's cavalry haGenl. Braxton Bragg, Richmond, Va.: Major-General Pickett reported himself sick yesterday evenin[14 more...]
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Introduction. (search)
ed on our right, that our cavalry would be unable to resist successfully his advance upon our communications, I detached Pickett's division to support it. At first Pickett succeeded in driving the enemy, who fought stubbornly, and, after being reinfPickett succeeded in driving the enemy, who fought stubbornly, and, after being reinforced by the Fifth corps (U. S. A), obliged Pickett to recede to the Five Forks, on the Dinwiddie Courthouse and Ford's road, where, unfortunately, he was yesterday defeated. To relieve him I had to again draw out three brigades under General AnderPickett to recede to the Five Forks, on the Dinwiddie Courthouse and Ford's road, where, unfortunately, he was yesterday defeated. To relieve him I had to again draw out three brigades under General Anderson, which so weakened our front line that the enemy last night and this morning succeeded in penetrating it near the Cox road, separating our troops around the town from those on Hatcher's Run. This has enabled him to extend to the Appomattox, thue progress of the trains would permit, or as they could be directed on roads further west. General Anderson, commanding Pickett's and B. R. Johnson's divisions, became disconnected with Mahone's division, forming the rear of Longstreet. The enemy'
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