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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
orth-east end of Morris Island; all works to be pushed on day and night. On the 18th the Federal troops crowded the south end of Morris Island and took position behind their breastworks. It was clear that another attempt was about to be made against Wagner, and it was made with no less vigor than obstinacy. The New Ironsides, five monitors, and a large wooden frigate joined in the bombardment. The firing of the enemy was more rapid on that occasion than it had ever been before. General W. B. Taliaferro, of Virginia, the gallant and efficient officer in command of Battery Wagner at the time, estimated that nine hundred shot and shell were thrown in and against the battery during the eleven hours that the bombardment lasted. Wagner answered but slowly to this terrible onslaught. Not so, however, with Sumter and Gregg, which fired with even more rapidity than the enemy, and, as ever, did splendid work. After dusk on the same evening the Federal fleet, was seen to retire, and the l
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The boat attack on Sumter. (search)
m vessels inside and outside, during September 8th. We were, moreover, able to read all the signals made that day. On the 13th of April, 1863, Beauregard announced to the War Department that he had obtained a key to the signals, but suspected deception. Major John Johnson writes to the editors that advantage was taken of the signals in preparing to resist the assault on Wagner, July 18th, and the boat attacks on Cumming's Point and Fort Sumter, in September. On the other hand, General W. B. Taliaferro, who commanded on Morris Island at the time of the attack on Battery Wagner referred to by Major Johnson, states in the Philadelphia times, November 11th, 1882, that the Union signals were not interpreted on that occasion.--editors. Sumter was accordingly reenforced, Major John Johnson says of this statement: Sumter was not reenforced; but on the night of September 4th--5th, Rhett's enfeebled garrison had been relieved by Major Elliott and the Charleston Battalion of infantry, 32
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing land forces at Charleston, S. C. (search)
= 1515. The strength of the assaulting column (exclusive of Stevenson's brigade, held in reserve) is estimated at 5000. Confederate. Garrison, Brig.-Gen. William B. Taliaferro: 32d Ga., Col. George P. Harrison, Jr.; 31st N. C., Lieut.-Col. C. W. Knight; 51st N. C., Col. Hector McKethan; Charleston (S. C.) Battalion, Lieut.-.--first Military District, The troops and commanders employed in the defense of Morris Island were relieved from time to time. Tile commanders were Brig.-Gen. W. B. Taliaferro, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Hagood, Brig.-Gen. A. H. Colquitt, Col. P. F. Graham, Col. George P. Harrison, Jr., and Col. L. M. Keitt. Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley. First Subdivision, Brig.-Gen. William B. Taliaferro: 6th Ga., Col. John T. Lofton; 19th Ga., Col. A. J. Hutchins; 32d Ga., Col. George P. Harrison, Jr.; 54th Ga., Col. C. H. Way; 31st N. C., Col. John V. Jordon; 21st S. C., Col. R. F. Graham; 25th S. C., Col. C. H. Simonton; Marion (S. C.) Art'y, Capt. E. L. Parker; Chatham (Ga.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the campaign of the Carolinas. (search)
ace.Killed.Wounded.Captured or Missing.Total. Rivers's Bridge, S. C.1870 88 Near Kinston, N. C572659351257 Averysboro‘, N. C.77477 554 Bentonville, N. C.19111682871646 The Confederate Army. as constituted after April 9th, upon which date it was partly reorganized. Army of Tennessee.--General Joseph E. Johnston, General G. T. Beauregard (Second in command). Escort: Capt. E. M. Holloway. Hardee's Corps, At Bentonville consisted of the divisions of Hoke, McLaws, and W. B. Taliaferro. Maj.-Gen. Lafayette McLaws was assigned April 10th to command the District of Georgia. Lieut.-Gen. William J. Hardee. Escort and Scouts, Capts. W. C. Raum and J. B. L. Walpole. Artillery, Col. A. J. Gonzales. Brown's (late Cleburne's) division, Maj.-Gen. John C. Brown. Smith's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. James A. Smith: 1st Fla. (consolidated 1st, 3d, 4th, 6th, and 7th inf., and 1st cav.), Lieut.-Col. E. Marshburn; 1st Ga. (consolidated 1st, 57th, and 63d Ga.), Col. Charles I. Olmstea