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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 14.53 (search)
rmission from General Burnside to make an attempt to get to Fort Monroe through my proposed route, for the purpose of having an important conference with General Wool. I embarked Company K of the 9th New York, with its battery of rifled naval boat-guns, on board the small side-wheel steamer Port Royal. All the canal obstructions not being removed, I decided to Passage of Union boats through the Dismal Swamp Canal. (see map, page 634.) from a war-time sketch. pick my way outside in Currituck Sound through a narrow, crooked channel. The result can best be told by a dispatch to the New York Tribune from Fort Monroe: May 30th, 1862. This morning the side-wheel steamer Port Royal arrived here from Roanoke Island, via the Currituck Sound and Dismal Swamp Canal. Colonel Hawkins and a company of his gallant Zouaves are the first to open communication between Generals Wood and Burnside. By this movement we can dispense with all seaward transportation, and forward supplies, etc., in a
re salt works were levelled to the ground, and over one thousand bushels of salt destroyed. A sloop lying near by, containing four hundred bushels, was destroyed. After all this had been accomplished, the expedition visited Wales Neck, and there found a large lot of pans and lumber, intended to be used in the construction of other salt works. The lumber was burned, as were some additional five hundred cords of fire-wood that were intended for fuel. The pans were rendered useless. Currituck Sound was, then struck, where the expedition halted all night on Wednesday, having marched nearly forty miles a day up to that time. The Major and his men wended their way slowly back, reaching Portsmouth yesterday afternoon. This morning the horses and mules, numbering about a hundred, were brought across the river, and taken to the Custom-House yard, to be delivered over to the military authorities. Many of the animals were of an indifferent character, but there were a number of valuab
ce that the gunboat North State, which had been sent from Old Point with orders to report to General Wild, had burst her steam-pipe, and was lying disabled in Currituck Sound. This disaster promised to a prove a serious blow to the success of the expedition, which contemplated cooperation by water. Besides, it was not improbable on Roanoke Island. Two hundred men, under command of Captain Frye, were sent to a point near the mouth of the Pasquotank, with orders to scour the country to Currituck Sound. The long train of wagons to accompany the main column was ordered to be in readiness by daylight the next morning, and lastly a courtmartial was convened tooff the village. These the General loaded with contrabands and sent them to Roanoke Island. The next day Colonel Draper was sent with two hundred men across Currituck Sound to Knott's Island, with orders to burn all the houses of guerrillas he could find, and to destroy if possible the camp of the company existing in that neighbo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Canals. (search)
er transportation. An interesting feature of recent canal construction and improvement is the adaptation of these waterways to vessels of large tonnage, using steam or other swift motive power. The old-fashioned canal, accommodating small boats drawn by mules or horses, has given way to the ship-canal, through which a war-ship can safely speed. Canals in the United States. name.Cost.Completed.LengthLOCATION. in miles. Albemarle and Chesapeake$1,641,363186044Norfolk, Va., to Currituck Sound, N. C. Augusta1,500,00018479Savannah River, Ga., to Augusta, Ga. Black River3,581,954184935Rome, N. Y., to Lyons Falls, N. Y. Cayuga and Seneca 2,232,632183925Montezuma, N. Y., to Cayuga and Seneca Lakes, N. Y. Champlain 4,044,000182281Whitehall, N. Y., to Waterford. N. Y. Chesapeake and Delaware3,730,230182914Chesapeake City, Md., to Delaware City, Del. Chesapeake and Ohio11,290,3271850184Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D. C. Chicago Drainage. See next page. Companys 90,000184722
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, North Carolina, 1862 (search)
N. Seymour," "Picket," "Pioneer" and "Chasseur." Union loss, 37 killed, 214 wounded, 13 missing. Total, 264. Feb. 10: Action, Elizabeth CityUNITED STATES--Gunboats "Delaware," "Hetzel," "Putnam," "Ceres," "Brinker," "Underwriter," "Seymour," "Valley City," "Morse," "Louisiana," "Shawsheen," "Whitehead" and "Commodore Perry." Union loss, 3 wounded. Feb. 18-21: Expedition to WinstonNEW JERSEY--9th Infantry. Feb. 19: Skirmish, WinstonNEW JERSEY--9th Infantry. Feb. 19-20: Expedition in Currituck Sound(No Reports.) March 11-13: Movement to NewberneCONNECTICUT--8th, 10th and 11th Infantry. MASSACHUSETTS--21st, 23d, 24th, 25th and 27th Infantry. NEW JERSEY--9th Infantry. NEW YORK--Marine Arty. (Detachment); 51st and 99th (Union Coast Guard, Co. "B") Infantry. PENNSYLVANIA--51st Infantry. RHODE ISLAND--4th and 5th (Battalion) Infantry. March 14: Battle, NewberneCONNECTICUT--8th, 10th and 11th Infantry. MASSACHUSETTS--21st, 23d, 24th, 25th and 27th Infantry. NEW JERSEY--9th Infantry. NE
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Massachusetts Volunteers. (search)
orth Carolina, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1863. Jourdan's Independent Brigade, Defenses of New Berne, N. C., to June, 1863. 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to July, 1863. Service. Garrison duty at New Berne till June, 1863. (Cos. A and E detached as garrison at Roanoke Island, N. C., December 4, 1862, to July 12, 1863.) Companies G and K garrison Fort Totten till June 24, 1863. Expedition up Currituck Sound against guerrillas and to destroy Salt Works February 1-6, 1863. Companies B and F detached February 7 for garrison duty at Roanoke Island. Company B ordered to Elizabeth City February 10, and duty there till April 16, when rejoined Regiment. Reconnoissance toward Trenton March 16-17. Expedition to relief of Washington April 7-10. Reconnoissance toward Kinston April 16-21. Duty in the Defenses of New Berne, at Fort Totten, Camp Coffin, Fort Thompson and Camp Jourdan till
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Rhode Island Volunteers. (search)
ision, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. North Carolina, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1863. Lee's Brigade. Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept. North Carolina, to July, 1863. Service. Burnside's Expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C., January 7-February 8, 1862. Battle of Roanoke Island February 9. At Roanoke Island till March 11. Expedition up Currituck Sound February 19. Advance to New Berne March 11-13. Battle of New Berne March 14. Operations against Fort Macon March 19-April 26. Moved to Havelock Station, Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad, March 19-20. Companies A, B and C to Newport Barracks March 23, thence Battalion moved to Carolina City April 4. At Bogue Banks April 6-30. Camden, South Mills, April 19. At Fort Macon April 30-June 30. At Beaufort, N. C., till August 7. At New Berne till December. Exp
vessels of all kinds, twenty-six of them gunboats, and with at least fifteen thousand men. It readily became apparent that Roanoke Island was the first object of his attack. This important island lies in the broad inlet between Pamlico and Currituck Sounds, and about midway between the main land and the narrow strip of bank which dykes out the ocean. It was of great moment to the South to defend it, for its possession by the enemy would unlock to them Albemarle and Currituck Sounds, open to tCurrituck Sounds, open to them eight rivers, give them access to the country chiefly supplying provisions to Norfolk, and enable them to menace that city, and the four canals and two railroads running through the country by which it was surrounded. Gen. Henry A. Wise, who had been ordered to the command of the department embracing Roanoke Island, declared that it should be defended at the expense of twenty thousand men, and many millions of dollars. But to his estimates of the importance of the position he found that
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
n., to Louisa, Ky 95, 3 Cumberland River, Ky. 9, 2; 135-A; 150, D2 Cumberland River, Tenn. 24, 3; 30, 2; 112, 4; 114, 5; 115, 2, 115, 5; 117, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 150, E3; 171 Cumberland Valley Railroad 25, 6; 43, 7; 82, 3; 136, C6 Fort Cummings, N. Mex. 98, 1 Cummings Point, S. C. 4, 1; 23, 6; 26, 2; 131, 1 Views, Feb. And March, 1861 1, 3; 2, 1, 2, 3 Current River, Mo. 47, 1; 153, A5, 153, D7 Currituck Inlet, N. C. 138, B12; 171 Currituck Sound, N. C. 138, B12 Cushingville, Ga. 71, 7 Cynthiana, Ky. 118, 1; 135-A; 141, C2; 151, E13; 171 Cypress Creek, La. 158, B12 Cypress Creek, Tenn. 149, C1; 154, B13 Dabney's Mill, Va. 66, 9; 74, 1, 74, 2; 77, 2; 93, 1; 94, 8, 94, 9; 100, 1, 100, 2 Dakota Territory 163-171 Sioux Expedition, June 16-Sept. 13, 1863 33, 2, 33, 4, 33, 5 Dallas, Ga. 43, 5, 43, 6, 43, 9; 48, 3, 48, 4; 56, 5; 57, 1, 57, 3; 58, 2, 58, 4; 59, 3, 59, 5; 61, 13; 62, 1; 76
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Thrilling incident. (search)
at relief. The woman seemed much alarmed, but when she learned that ninety-four Confederate officers had just escaped all alarm and caution fled from her face. She told us we would be safe if we could reach the Dismal Swamp. But, said she, Currituck sound is between you and the swamp, and there is not a boat nearer than thirty miles. If you can get to the salt-works, thirty miles down the coast, and surprise the men in camp, you can take their boats and cross the sound before the Federal cavfast we decided to rest that day and cross the sound in the captured boats that night. When night came on we entered our captured boats, pushed off, and hoisted sail, but having contrary winds we toiled all night, making twelve miles across Currituck sound. As we reached the shore after daylight a large schooner was seen bearing down upon us, but we were in shoal water and she could not approach us nearer than one hundred yards. We made a display of our twelve guns, and not knowing but that w
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