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essee, and a large body of rebel guerrillas under Col. Bennett, resulting in a complete rout of the latter with a loss of forty killed, a large number wounded, and thirty-nine taken prisoners. Col. Bennett was wounded, and his brother, Robert Bennett, was among the prisoners.--Louisville Journal, Oct. 13. A party of nine National pickets captured a rifle-pit near Bachelor's Creek, about fifteen miles from Newbern, N. C., and dispersed a superior force of rebels.--The Unionists in Camden County, N. C., petitioned President Lincoln for permission to drive all the rebel families out of the county. If granted, they promised two loyal regiments for the Union. The United States Western gunboat fleet was this day transferred from the War to the Navy Department. The Richmond Whig of this date speaks of President Lincoln's proclamation as ordaining a servile insurrection in the confederate States, and says it is not misunderstood North or South. It is a dash of the pen to destro
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
onse to a call to hasten to the defense of Richmond, then seriously threatened by the armies of the Potomac and the James. See chapter XIII. For several months after this there was quiet in Albemarle Sound, and all along the coast of North Carolina. There were some raids that disturbed the peace of the Confederates in that region during the summer. One of the most formidable of these was made by General Wild, from Roanoke Island, with some colored troops. They penetrated into Camden County well up toward the Dismal Swamp, and after destroying much grain and other property, returned with many horses and cattle, and about twenty-five hundred slaves. Wild lost thirteen men. The conquests made by Burnside, in 1862, had been in some degree recovered by the Confederates, and very little remained to the Nationals excepting Roanoke Island and New Berne. The Albemarle was a bugbear to the blockading vessels; and finally, late in October, Lieutenant William B. Cushing, one of th
besieges Wessells in Plymouth the Rebel ram Albemarle disables our vessels Wessells surrenders the Albemarle fights our fleet off the mouth of the Roanoke is beaten off by them blown up by Lt. Cushing Plymouth retaken wild's raid into Camden county. the XXXVIIIth Congress having assembled, Dec. 7, 1863. and the House been organized by the friends of the Administration and the War — Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, Speaker, Vote: Colfax, 101; all others, 81. and Edward McPherson, ofWashington; and Hoke was intent on reducing our possessions still further, when the pressure of our advance in Virginia summoned the greater part of his force to the defense of Richmond. Two or three unimportant raiding expeditions were sent out from Newbern during the Summer; and one from Roanoke island, led by Gen. Wild and composed of colored troops, penetrated far into Camden county; bringing off 2,500 slaves, many horses and cattle, and destroying much grain; at a total cost of 13 men
he Ninth New-York. The Surgeon will point out the place of his interment. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your. obedient servant, J. L. Reno, Brigadier-General. Department of Norfolk, headquarters Third brigade Volunteers, Camden Co., N. C., April 21. To Brig.-Gen. J. L. Reno, U. S. A.: General: In reply to your letter of the twentieth instant, I have to state that I have referred the subject of the wounded men to department headquarters, and am instructed to inform you thapshire,12   Total,1598 Among the number killed was one commissioned officer, Adjutant Gadsden, of the Zouaves, and two non-commissioned officers. This engagement took place on the nineteenth of April, in the extreme northern part of Camden County, near the State line, twenty miles from Norfolk, and has been designated as the battle of Camden. The day will long be remembered as the anniversary of that on which the first blood was spilled in the streets of Baltimore. Gen. Burnside i
ar River Bridge, the next morning the prisoners and the long contraband train, with the cavalry and artillery, were sent forward to Norfolk, when General Wild started with the remainder of his brigade for Indiantown, fifteen miles distant, in Camden County, at which point Colonel Draper had been ordered to join him. At first, the country was poor, and the houses were mean and far apart. But about noon we struck another road, and entered a region of great beauty and fertility, reminding one of me were pronounced fatal, and one man died while I was present. As before stated, a force of four hundred men had been sent from Elizabeth City, under command of Colonel Draper, of the Second North-Carolina, to scour the lower districts of Camden County for contrabands, with orders to unite with the main column at Indiantown. The region was found to abound with fine plantations, and the result of the first day's canvass was twenty teams. Encamping that night at Shiloh — a village of about
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, North Carolina, 1862 (search)
s Plantation(No Reports.) April 6-11: Expedition into Laurel ValleyConfederate Reports. April 7: Skirmish near NewportNEW JERSEY--9th Infantry. Union loss, 1 wounded, 9 missing. Total, 10. April 7-8: Expedition to Elizabeth CityNEW HAMPSHIRE--6th Infantry. NEW YORK--9th Infantry. April 12: Skirmish, Fort MaconCONNECTICUT--8th Infantry. April 13: Skirmish, Gillett's Farm, Pebbly RunNEW YORK--103d Infantry. Union loss, 2 killed, 3 wounded. Total, 5. April 19: Engagement, South Mills, Camden CountyMASSACHUSETTS--21st Infantry. NEW HAMPSHIRE--6th Infantry. NEW YORK--1st Marine Arty. (Detachment); 9th and 89th Infantry. PENNSYLVANIA--51st Infantry. RHODE ISLAND--5th Heavy Arty. Union loss, 13 killed, 101 wounded, 13 missing. Total, 127. April 19: Skirmish, Trent RoadRHODE ISLAND--Battery "F," 1st Light Arty. April 25-26: Bombardment and Capture, Fort MaconNEW JERSEY--9th Infantry. NEW YORK--Battery "I," 3d Light Arty. RHODE ISLAND--4th Infantry. UNITED STATES--Gunboats "Daylight,"
y more in close confinement, to be summarily dealt with under Gen. Halleck's stringent orders. It is confidently expected that our moving columns will as effectually, in a few days, break up bridge burning in North Missouri as the rebellion has been crushed south of the river. No mercy will be shown the scoundrels. Gen. Halleck's emphatic orders with reference to all bridge burners, are to shoot down every one making the attempt. Maj. Glover has just returned from a co in Camden county, with ten wagon l of subsistence, a rebel captain, and thirteen men who left Price's army when the retreat commenced. General Pope's official report of his expedition into Central Missouri has been received, but contains nothing important that has not been previously reported. In accordance with orders from Gen. Halleck, the Provost Marshal General directs that the six slaves now confined in the county jail, and advertised for sale under the State statute, be released from pris
The Daily Dispatch: August 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] (search)
ung Sharp, a worthy, quiet young man, taking him on board their ships. In this county, and in the counties of Chowan and Nansemond, the Yankee squads under the direction of negro guides, have outraged humanity most shockingly. They have carried off many of our best citizens, who were quietly attending to their agricultural pursuits; insulted most grossly delicate females, and destroyed millions of property. If Government would send a few regiments as far down as Elizabeth City, and enable planters to harvest their immense crops, it would be an excellent move. Several recruiting officers of Colonel Wheeler's regiment of Mounted Rangers are quietly moving among the people of Gates and Chowan, and hope that he will soon be able to take the field at the head of 1,000 effective men. Could he form a junction with Col. Dennis Ferebee, of Camden county, they would be able, with the assistance of a battery of 10 or 12 cannon, soon to drive the scoundrel is from our soil. Reveille.
terfeit small notes, which were found in a bundle thrown away by one of the Yankee prisoners, captured at the battle of Cedar Run. One of these is a twenty-five cent note of the corporation of Richmond, exceedingly well executed and calculated to deceive. Another, is a one dollar note, corporation of Richmond, first issue, dated April 19, 1861. This note bears only a slight resemblance to the genuine and may be easily detected. The third is a twenty-five cent note of the county of Camden, North Carolina. Not having one of the original notes before us we cannot say whether the counterfeit is likely to impose upon the public. The fourth is a fifty cent note on the "Mechanics Savings and Loan Association," of Savannah, Ga. This counterfeit is said, by those who have seen the original note, to be well executed and difficult of detection. The one before us certifies that "J. Ross" has deposited fifty cents with the Association, and is numbered 155--Douglas, eng. N. O. No other people
The Daily Dispatch: January 2, 1864., [Electronic resource], The recent expedition of the enemy to Elizabeth City, N. C. (search)
oops into Elizabeth City, N. C., has been announced. It appears that the beast selected a fit representative to command the expedition.--The Raleigh (N. C.) Journal says: The expedition was commanded by Brig. Gen. Wilde, and consisted of two regiments of negroes, one of which was commanded by Ex Gov Todd, of Ohio. They landed at Elizabeth City on Friday, 18th ult., and spent some eight days before they returned, during which they destroyed ten buildings in the counties of Pasquotank, Camden, and Currituck, and outraged and plundered the people in the most heartless manner. Whilst in Elizabeth City the officers were all quartered on the most respectable families, indiscriminately, (the commissioned officers being white, the non-commissioned black,) and did not pay a dollar for anything they received. In most cases they compelled the white ladies to cook and wash for them. Reporting at Wilde's headquarters daily, they were questioned to know if they had been treated as "gentle
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