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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
t Brown, John H. James, Thomas Cripps, John Brazell, James H. Morgan, John Smith, James B. Chandler., William Jones, William Doolen, James Smith, Hugh Hamilton, James McIntosh, William M. Carr, Thomas Atkinson, David Sprowle, Andrew Miller, James Martin, William Phinney, John Smith, Samuel W. Kinnard, Patrick Dougherty, Michael Cassidy, George Taylor,,Louis G. Chaput, James Ward, Daniel Whitfield, John M. Burns, John Edwards, Adam McCulloch, James Sheridan, John E. Jones, William Gardner, John Preston, William Newland, David Naylor, Charles B. Woram, Thomas Kendrick, James S. Roan, tree, Andrew Jones, James Seanor, William C. Connor, Martin Howard, James Tallentine, Robert Graham, Henry Brutsche, Patrick Colbert, James Haley, John F. Bickford, Charles A. Read, William Smith, William Bond, Charles Moore, George H. Harrison, Thomas Perry, John Hayes, George E. Read, Robert Strahan, James H. Lee, Joachim Pease (colored), William B. Poole, Michael Aheam, Mark G. Ham, John W. Loyd, Charles
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
orders. The pilot, Mr. John V. Grivet, served part of the time on board the Galena, and part of the time on this ship. That part of his conduct which came under my observation merits praise. For the crew, they stood to their guns most nobly. Many deserve mention, but I shall only name those that came under my own observation. The following men are then honorably mentioned by Lieutenant Huntington: James Sheridan and John E. Jones, Quartermasters; William Gardner, Seaman; John Preston, Landsman; William Newland, Ordinary Seaman; David Nailor, Landsman; Charles Wooram, Ordinary Seaman; Thomas Kendrick, Coxswain. The marines conducted themselves with the usual distinguished gallantry of their corps. Sergeant James S. Roantree is particularly deserving of notice. Additional Reports of Captain T. A. Jenkins, commanding U. S. S. Richmond: Sir — I have the honor to report that in obedience to your general order and plan of battle for attacking Fort Morgan and
wounded. After the wheel-ropes were shot away he went on the poop to assist at the signals, and remained there until ordered to reeve new wheelropes, Wm. Gardner, seaman, behaved so coolly under fire as to draw my particular attention to him. John Preston, landsman, though severely wounded, remained at his gun until obliged to go to the Surgeon. He reported himself slightly hurt, assisted in taking care of the wounded below, and wanted to return to his station on deck. On examination, it was lded; William Mitchell, landsman, scalded; John Nelson, landsman, scalded; William Ager, coal-heaver, scalded; William Burtis, first-class fireman, scalded; Samuel Vanasery, coal-heaver, scalded; William New-land, ordinary seaman, flesh-wound; John Preston, landsman, eyes; Charles Matthews, landsman. Wounded slightly — William H. Hunt, Chief-Engineer, scalded; George A. Ebbets, Captain's Clerk, contusion; William P. Treadwell, Paymaster's Clerk, scalded; Peter McKeloye, second-class fireman,
rable state of the weather and worse condition of the roads, prevented me from moving fast, and it was the twenty-seventh before I reached Charlestown on the Hiawassee River. On the morning of the twenty-eighth, I commenced moving my train across a temporary bridge on the ties of the railroad structure, but had only a few wagons over when it was found necessary to dig a new road in the railroad dyke. Whilst this was being done, Wheeler, with two divisions of cavalry, (Generals Kelly's and Preston's,) made a rush at the train. I immediately advanced my skirmishers, and silently formed my command in line of battle, covering completely, at the same time, all avenues of approach. I then saw the whole of my train safely over the river, and ordered a small cavalry force to be stationed at that post under my immediate command, stationing them in a convenient position for a charge. I had, up to that time, strictly forbidden all firing from the lines; but now, being in readiness, I char
living, and one must die; the counties of Wayne and Logan are cleared by it of the plundering guerrillas who had been infesting them. The results of this success are more important than that of Middle Creek, inasmuch as a larger number were killed and captured here than in that engagement — this work gratuitously done by the generous and efficient Colonel Gallup. His command has captured over one thousand prisoners in this valley, and he is still pushing the work vigorously along. Lieutenant Preston, of the Thirtieth, who was sent up Sandy on a scout a short time since, returned on the twenty-second with eleven prisoners. Reuben Patrick, a contract scout, brought in a rebel captain and ten privates the same day. Lieutenant Brown, of company G, Fourteenth, with twenty-five men, left on the eighteenth for Cat's Fork, to break up a thieving band which had been disturbing that quarter. He returned the following day, having killed one and captured two of the marauders. Captain Charle
tery upon the camp of General Davies's brigade, and immediately after charged the camp of the Seventh Michigan. The men, though taken entirely by surprise, seized their carbines, and under Colonel Litchfield, supported by the First Vermont, Colonel Preston, handsomely repulsed the enemy, who, owing to the camp-fires, had decidedly the advantage over our troops, owing to their occupying a position between the enemy and the camp-fires. After forcing the enemy back, the Commanding General deciden in different directions. Wednesday morning, at about nine o'clock, a large force of cavalry came upon the rear of the column. General Kilpatrick was not unprepared for this, and decided to give them battle. The First Vermont, under Lieutenant-Colonel Preston, ably assisted by Captains Grant and Cummings, and the First Maine, bore the brunt of this fight, which lasted something over an hour; while the Sixth Michigan and other regiments of General Davies's brigade were in position to render w
The Daily Dispatch: September 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], Another interesting narrative of a cruise in the ocean. (search)
General Floyd. Gen. Floyd, upon the first opportunity afforded him, has vindicated his claim to that military talent which is the inheritance of his family on both sides of the house--Preston and Floyd. All the older Prestons were warriors. Gen. Francis and Gen. John Preston both fought bravely in the revolutionary war, and Col. James (afterwards Governor of the State and Postmaster of this city) distinguished himself highly in the war of 1812.--In the Mexican war, the present Col. JamGen. John Preston both fought bravely in the revolutionary war, and Col. James (afterwards Governor of the State and Postmaster of this city) distinguished himself highly in the war of 1812.--In the Mexican war, the present Col. James Preston marched through Christiansburg with a company of mountain boys bound for the scene of strife, when an aged citizen remarked that he had seen his father and grandfather do the same thing before him, in the Revolution and in the war of 1812. Gen. Floyd's grandfather, on the father's side, was one of the most successful officers that fought the Indians in the early days of Kentucky history. His father, though be had no opportunity of putting his military talent to the test, was a man o
Mr. Thos. Preston, son of Col. John Preston, of Washington county, Va., was killed in the battle of Shiloh.
as they should have done, we could have killed and captured hundreds of their fleeing forces; but instead of this we imagined that they had a force of 20,000 and continued our retreat on to Abingdon. The skirmish took place at or near Col. John Preston's. From there to this place they tore up the railroad and burnt every bridge, some six or seven in number, most of which are small ones and can be rebuilt in a few weeks. We learn from Mr. Minor, the agent of the road at this place, that t Banghman's Ford, and captured four of their number, killing some three, also-- then made his escape by cutting his way through them with his sabre. Cols. Bottles's and Witcher's commands have captured, since the retreat of the enemy from Col. Preston's, six miles above here, some 40 or 50 of the invaders. Among them we may mention one of the murderers of Lieut. Tipton, one deserter from the 24th Virginia regiment, and one young man that had enlisted under their banner from near this place
yeas, 31; nays, 26. Mr. Turner, of North Carolina, offered the following: "Resolved, That the report of General John Preston, Superintendent of Conscription, shows laxity and culpable neglect in the execution of the conscript law. "Re delay or partiality in their execution must rest upon the President and not on General Pillow. "Resolved, That General Preston is in error as to the number of conscripts furnished by the State of North Carolina, as well as in the number of his so-called quasi volunteers." Mr. Turner stated that General Preston had done great injustice to North Carolina, and that this was not the first time in the reports of that officer, or in the remarks of gentlemen on this floor, that the State a in various battles. Mr. Miles replied at some length in vindication of the character and official capacity of General Preston, and deprecating the apparent attempt of the member from North Carolina--consistent, however, with his past conduct