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The Daily Dispatch: November 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
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one gun on the corner next the bar, an eight-inch shell gun. During the night I tore away a traverse on the back face of the work, and brought another gun to bear in the same direction. The companies of my command, under Capts. Cobdon, Lamb, and Sutton, having been in action all the previous day, displaying great courage and devotion, being perfectly exhausted, I placed the batteries in charge of fresh troops, as follows: Nos. two and three of the channel battery under the command of Capt. Thos. Sparrow, assisted by his Lieutenants Shaw and Thomas; Nos. four and five of the same battery were under command of Lieut.-Col. George W. Johnston, assisted by First Lieutenant Mose and Second Lieutenant George W. Daniel; No. six, facing the bar, and No. seven, facing Fort Clark, were placed in charge of Major Henry A. Gillion, assisted by Lieutenants Johnston and Grimes; No. eight, a gun mounted on naval carriage, was commanded by Lieutenant Murdaugh, of the C. S. N, assisted by Lieutenant
one gun on the corner next the bar, an eight-inch shell gun. During the night I tore away a traverse on the back face of the work, and brought another gun to bear in the same direction. The companies of my command, under Capts. Cobdon, Lamb, and Sutton, having been in action all the previous day, displaying great courage and devotion, being perfectly exhausted, I placed the batteries in charge of fresh troops, as follows: Nos. two and three of the channel battery under the command of Capt. Thos. Sparrow, assisted by his Lieutenants Shaw and Thomas; Nos. four and five of the same battery were under command of Lieut.-Col. George W. Johnston, assisted by First Lieutenant Mose and Second Lieutenant George W. Daniel; No. six, facing the bar, and No. seven, facing Fort Clark, were placed in charge of Major Henry A. Gillion, assisted by Lieutenants Johnston and Grimes; No. eight, a gun mounted on naval carriage, was commanded by Lieutenant Murdaugh, of the C. S. N, assisted by Lieutenant
The Petersburg Express, of Thursday, publishes the following interesting account of the escape from Yankee land of two of North Carolina's brave and gallant sons: William H. Parvin and William B. Willis, of the Washington "Grays," Captain Thomas Sparrow, from Washington, North Carolina, passed through Petersburg evening before last, on their return home, after a long imprisonment at the North Their escape from further confinement, and their subsequent avoidance of detection and arrest, at until the latter part of October, when they were all put aboard a steamer and taken to Fort Warren, near Boston. On their way to Fort Warren, Parvin and Willis formed some plan of escape, and announced their intention to attempt it to Captain Sparrow, who told them they must do it at their risk. If they failed, heavy irons and close confinement for the balance of the war would be their lot. But they possessed brave hearts and were confident of success. They supplied themselves with bre