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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 0 Browse Search
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ries numbered about forty guns and the ships added twenty more, making probably sixty-four guns of all sorts turned against the fort and its little garrison. General Seymour, of the Union army, says: From about noon until nightfall the fort was subjected to such a weight of artillery as has probably never before been turned upon aher, or we should soon have been annihilated. Regimental History. Near dusk the artillery fire slackened and the land troops made ready for the assault. General Seymour commanded the Federal division, made up of Strong's, Putnam's and Stevenson's brigades. General Strong's brigade was in advance. His leading regiment was th maniacs back to the rear. The Defense of Charleston Harbor, p. 104. Colonel Shaw was killed; and as his men, with a few brave exceptions, rushed back, they, General Seymour reported, fell harshly upon those in their rear. The other regiments of Strong's brigade continued their forward movement, but fell in heaps before the rifle
veral years ago, leaving four daughters. Brigadier-General Collett Leventhorpe Brigadier-General Collett Leventhorpe was born May 15, 1815, at Exmouth, Devonshire, England, where his parents were then temporarily residing. He was descended from an ancient and knightly family of Leventhorpe hall, Yorkshire, who settled in Hertfordshire during the reign of Richard II, and were created baronets by James I. One ancestor was an executor of Henry V, and another married Dorothy, sister of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII. General Leventhorpe derived his Christian name from his mother, Mary Collett, a descendant of a brother of the first lord of Suffield. He was educated at Winchester college, and at the age of seventeen was commissioned ensign in the Fourteenth regiment of foot, by William IV. He was promoted captain of grenadiers, served three years in Ireland, several years in the West Indies, and a year in Canada. In 1842 he disposed of his commission, returned to England,