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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 112 0 Browse Search
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eed to, and the bill passed. In the House, Mr. Stevens moved to take up the bill for consideration but Mr. Crisfield, of Maryland, objected. Mr. Stevens appealed to him to withdraw his objection. for completing the defences of Washington. Mr. Stevens asked for immediate action on the bill, whi in opposition to the passage of the bill. Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylvania, advocated the passage of York, in the chair. After debate, in which Mr. Stevens, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Cox, Mr. Schenck, Mr. Garfnew sections as a substitute. On motion of Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylvania, the original bill was ameo the conference, and the Speaker appointed Mr. Stevens, Mr. Schenck, and Mr. Morrison, of Illinoisone hundred and twenty-one. On motion of Mr. Stevens, the House further insisted, asked a furtheg arms. Mr. Pike, of Maine, moved to amend Mr. Stevens's amendment requiring the enrolment of persended was then passed. On the thirtieth, Mr. Stevens moved that the amendment to assess on incom[32 more...]
probably known at Shakopee. One Indian advanced and shot him through the heart. He fell, and died without speaking a word. The scouts fired, and the Indians fell back behind the ridge, returning the fire, one shot taking effect upon scout Solon Stevens, of Mankato. It proved to be but a slight wound in the hip. The ball had first passed through his rubber blanket, which was rolled up on his saddle. An ambulance was promptly sent out, which met the body of Doctor Weiser, being brought in orson's companies — was promptly ordered to the scene of Doctor Weiser's death, where the scouts were skirmishing with the Indians. They found the ground so broken that they dismounted and sent their horses back to camp. Major Bradley, with Captains Stevens and Gilfillan's companies of the Seventh, were ordered to the support of the cavalry. The General, with a six-pounder, advanced to a hill on the left of the ravine, and began to shell the Indians at the head of the ravine and about the Big
Fourth Georgia volunteers, Colonel P. H. Colquitt commanding; the Twenty-fourth South Carolina volunteers, Colonel C. H. Stevens commanding; the Sixth South Carolina volunteers, Colonel James McCullough commanding; the Eighth Georgia battalion of vo and though it wavered and recoiled under the shock, yet by the exertions of the gallant Colquitt, nobly seconded by Colonels Stevens, Capers, and other brave and true officers, order was promptly restored, and for some twenty-five minutes the terrifhat the lamented Colquitt was mortally wounded whilst cheering on his command; and, in quick succession, the iron-nerved Stevens and the intrepid Capers were seriously wounded and, among others who deserve to live in their country's memory, yielded ties. I would recommend to the favorable notice of the General commanding, the distinguished gallantry of Colonel C. H. Stevens, Twenty-fourth South Carolina volunteers, who, besides being severely wounded, had two horses killed under him. I hav
, having recrossed the river, advanced to the support of the right wing; but the Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania battery, Lieutenant Stevens commanding, being unable to follow the brigade through the woods, took a position near the pike, and received the en, commanding Gen. Robert B. Potter. ford on the extreme left; Captain Swallow, on his right, near the railroad; Lieutenant Stevens also near the railroad, but on the left of Captain Swallow. The batteries of the First division between the railroieutenant Parsons. Seeing that Lieutenant Osburn was in position (between Lieutenants Parsons and Estep) I rode to Lieutenant Stevens' Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania battery, and directed him to change front to fire to the left, and open fire ; and then 12  Seventh Indiana, Captain Swallow,147  Third Wisconsin, Lieutenant Livingston,  4  Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant Stevens, 27  Eighth Indiana, Lieutenant Estep,  66 Tenth Indiana, Captain Cox, 14  Sixth Ohio, Captain Bradley, 221
ifles41 bolts (75 lb.), 45 shot  2  7 shells93 Cummins' Point, 65 shots.110-in. ColumbiadShot37 19-in. DahlgrenShells28 Battery Wagner, 26 shots.132-pounder RifleShells9 124-pounder RifleShells1 232-poundersShot16 No. of Guns69  Total number of Shots fired2209 Wm. H. Echols, Major Engineers. Official: G. Thos. Cox, Lieutenant Engineers. Report from batteries at Fort Johnson, of engagement of Seventh April, 1863. headquarters at East lines, April 12, 1863. Colonel C. H. Stevens, commanding East Division, James Island, S. C.: Colonel: I have the honor to report that one of my companies, Company I, Captain Humbert, stationed at Fort Johnson, had a small share in the glorious little fight of the seventh instant, with the turreted iron-clads in Charleston harbor. About half-past 2 o'clock of that afternoon, eight (8) iron-clads were seen approaching for the purpose of engaging Fort Sumter, and when within easy range, they opened fire upon her. My guns of heavy c
cers of the Ninth regiment fell killed on the field: Major Sandford, Captain Launius, Lieutenant Spencer. The following were wounded: Colonel White, Adjutant Thomas, Lieutenants Kelly, Essleman, and Kerr. In Pindall's battalion were wounded: Captains Cake and Phillips, and Lieutenant Armstrong. In the Eighth regiment were killed: Lieutenants Foster and Farley. Wounded: Lieutenant-Colonel Murray; Captains McRill, Bradley and Johnson; Lieutenants Pierce, McBride, Gibson, Dudley, Good, Stevens, and Weatherford. In the Seventh regiment were killed: Captains Cocke and Perry. Wounded: Lieutenant-Colonel Cummings; Adjutant Waisburg, Captain Gillett, Stemmons, and McGee; Lieutenants Austin, Anderson, Weims, Wight, Strong, Wall, Finley, West, Gonce, and Bronaugh. Colonel Lewis captured. In the Tenth regiment were wounded: Lieutenants Wright, Baker, and Hanley. The following is a summary of my losses in each regiment, battalion, and the artillery detachment: Seventh regimen
orrect the error, industriously spread by the official reports of the enemy, touching the destruction of the Arkansas. She was no trophy won by the Essex, nor did she receive injury at Baton Rouge from the hands of any of her adversaries. Lieutenant Stevens, her gallant commander, finding her unmanageable, moored her to the shore. On the cautious approach of the enemy, who kept at a respectful distance, he landed his crew, cut her from her moorings, fired her with his own hands, and turned hebore down upon the enemy, and gave him battle. Her guns were discharged as the flames reached them, and when her last shot was fired the explosion of her magazine ended the brief but glorious career of the Arkansas. It was beautiful, said Lieutenant Stevens, while the tears stood in his eyes, to see her, when abandoned by commander and crew, and dedicated to sacrifice, fighting the battle on her own hook. I trust that the official report of Commodore Lynch will do justice to the courage, cons