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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Seventeenth Virginia infantry at Flat Creek and Drewry's Bluff. (search)
n himself between Petersburg and Richmond; Kautz, with a strong force of cavalry, had cut the Petersburg railroad in several places, and everywhere our small armies were confronted with the enemy in larger numbers, and every command and every Confederate soldier was called to endure a strain upon nerve, heart and brain that in the long lapse of years can never be forgotten. On the 5th May the Seventeenth Virginia regiment was under Hoke in front of Newbern, N. C., right resting on the Neuse River, forming a part of our line then investing that place. When our position was revealed, by the careless firing of a picket upon a passing fishing smack, we were treated to a vigorous shelling by the enemy's gunboats. This made a lasting impression upon our memories, as we had to lie down and take it without a return shot, and with the chance of being impaled by pines, whose tops every now and then, taken off by a ten-inch shell, dropped with a crash in our midst. General Hoke's polite r
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.17 (search)
h seas. His daring intrusion into the harbor of Portland, Maine, with the schooner Archer, and capture of the United States Revenue vessel Cushing. His subsequent dash, April 23, 1865, in the river steamer Webb, through the Federal fleet at the mouth of the Red River; running the gauntlet of the Federal fleet at New Orleans the day after. John Taylor Wood, in his many daring captures by boarding, culminating in the boarding and capture of the United States gunboat Underwriter, in the Neuse River, within pistol shot of two of the enemy's forts, the night of February 1, 1864. The heroism of Huger, Kennon, Warley, Read, and others at the capture of New Orleans, fully attest the morale of the naval service, and the promise of its efficiency in a larger field, with better means of offensive action. Semmes in the Sumter and Alabama, Maffit in the Florida, with a bare handful of men, stricken with yellow fever, running the blockade of Mobile in the broad daylight, there refitting
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Forty-Ninth N. C. Infantry, C. S. A. [from the Charlotte, N. C., Observer, October 20, 27, 1895.] (search)
es of officers and men as the last space of repose and comfort which fell to our lot during the struggle. On the 30th we marched through Windsor and the lovely Indian woods to Tayloe's Ferry, on the Roanoke, which we crossed at this point; thence through Hamilton to Greenville, where it was reported that on the fall of Plymouth little Washington had been evacuated by the Federals after burning a considerable portion of the town. Pushing on from Greenville we crossed Contentnea creek, the Neuse and Trent rivers to Trenton; thence to Kinston and back to Weldon. Immediately on our arrival there we were sent to Jarratt's Station, on the Petersburg railroad, to drive back the raid and open up the road from there to Stony Creek. A raiding column of Federal cavalry had the day before succeeded in cutting the road and tearing up the track after a hard fight with the small force defending it. On May 10th we reached Petersburg, and were at once hurried to Swift Creek, on the Richmond pike
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
honor is due, and because the subject is so personal to me. A boat expedition is somewhat out of the ordinary events, and to make it understood by all, I will have to go into particulars at the risk of being tedious. After the fall of Roanoke Island in the winter of 1862, the Federals had control of the sounds of North Carolina, and of some of the rivers emptying into them. They had occupied all the towns situated on the water, and among them New Bern, which lies at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers, occupying an angle between the two—a place easily defended by the power having control of the water. They had built strong earthworks on the land side, stretching from river to river, and had several gunboats cruising about to protect the place on the water side. Among these gunboats one was the Underwriter, which had been a heavy ocean tugboat at New York, and purchased by the United States government, had been converted into quite a formidable vessel of war. She was
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
The Confederate ram Albemarle. [from the New Orleans, La., Picayune, December 28, 1902, January 4, 1903.] Built to clear the Roanoke, Neuse and Pamlico rivers, she accomplished her mission Brilliantly. By Captain James Dinkins. Early in 1863 the Federals had complete possession of all the bays and sounds and rivers along the Virginia and North Carolina coasts. Pamlico Sound afforded a fine rendezvous for vessels of all kinds, while the towns along the Roanoke, Neuse and Pamlico rivNeuse and Pamlico rivers were garrisoned by Federal troops. From these garrisoned towns foraging parties scoured the country and destroyed or carried away every movable thing, including beast and fowl. The people in that section, being robbed of everything they possessed, appealed to the authorities at Richmond for aid and relief. On March 14, 1863, General D. H. Hill sent a brigade of infantry and a battery of smoothbore guns, under General J. J. Pettigrew, in response to the call of the people, with instruct
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
s, Infantry, Stevenson's Division, Army of Tennessee. Beverley H. Robertson, captain corps artillery, C. S. A., September 14, 1861; colonel Virginia Volunteer Cavalry, August 21, 1861; captain, assistant adjutant-general, December 24, 1861; brigadier-general, June 9, 1862. Commands—Brigade composed of Second, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Virginia Regments and Lieutenant-Colonel Funston's Sixteenth Virginia Battalion; commanding at Goldsboro, N. C., 1862; commanding at White Hall, on Neuse River, December 16, 1862; assigned to command of S. E. Jones's Brigade, —— 1863; assigned to command of forces operating between Charleston and Savannah; commanding cavalry under General Hardee; commanding at John's Island, S .C., June 9, 1864; commanding cavalry forces at Honey Hill, ——, 1865. Thomas Lafayette Rosser, born in Campbell county, Va., October 15, 1836; captain Washington Artillery (Louisiana), July 21, 1861; lieutenant-colonel of artillery, June 16, 1862; colonel Fifth Virgi
Newberne, Craven County, North Carolina a town of 15,000 pop., on Neuse River, 50 miles from Pamlico Sound. Engaged in commerce and trade. On the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad, 59 miles from Goldsboro.
Goldsborough, Wayne County, North Carolina a town of 3,000 pop., on Neuse River and the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, 84 miles from Wilmington. The Atlantic & N. C. Railroad terminates here; also the Eastern terminus of the North Carolina Central Railroad. One of the most important trade centers in the state.
efugees at Richmond, Va., V., 319; enlistment of, VII., 145. Nellie gray, horse of Fitzhugh Lee, IV., 318. Nelson, W.: I., 204, 205 seq., 207, 208, 360; X., 207. Nelson, C. S. S., IV., 264. Nelson Church Hospital, Yorktown, Va. , VII., 259. Nelson Farm, Va., I., 336, 366. Nemeha,, U. S. S., IX., 169. Neosho, Mo., I., 362. Neosho,, U. S. S., VI., 147, 228. Neptune,, C. S. S.: II., 330; VI., 316. Nereus,, U. S. S., III., 342. Neuse River, N. C., VI., 320. Neutrality laws: proclaimed by foreign powers, VI., 292; broken by Corn. Collins, VI., 293, 294; observed by Capt. Winslow, VI., 305. Neviu, H. M., X., 296. New Berne, N. C.: I., 358; II., 348; Vermont Ninth Infantry hospital at, VII., 231; hospital at, VII., 333; federal barracks, IX., 55, 69; fortifications near, IX., 71. New bridge, Va.: I., 281, 285, 364; V., 320. New Creek, W. Va.: IV., 108; raid at, a Confederate success, IV., 110, 112.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
nd on the day following, the transport-ships landed Burnside's three brigades in one of the creeks of the estuary of the Neuse, situated near the Newberne and Beaufort road, about twenty-eight kilometres from each of those towns. A battery of naval howitzers, served and drawn by sailors, still accompanied the little army. The spongy ground on that alluvial coast greatly impeded the progress of the Federals, who, as soon as landed, proceeded towards Newberne, following the right bank of the Neuse. The artillery was dragged along with the utmost difficulty, the superior officers, almost all on foot, with the mud up to their knees, setting an example to their soldiers. Night obliged them to bivouac before they had met the enemy. They had travelled about sixteen miles and crossed many lines of entrenchments, abandoned on their approach. The Confederates, numbering about five or six thousand, were waiting for them nearer Newberne, inside of better constructed works, mounting a lar
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