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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 75 3 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 12 0 Browse Search
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river to the enemy, on Saturday night, at about ten o'clock. Mr. Smith, our informant, was one of the persons who captured the negro. The story runs thus: A Captain West, a Union man, lives near the encampment. A number of the members of Duncan's company had been having their washing done at West's. On Saturday, prior to the battle, Gen. Crittenden dined with West. He gave to West some papers, which were to be transmitted across the river, by a negro, to the Northern army. A negro, Elizabeth, in the afternoon, told the negro-girl attached to Duncan's company that a certain negro (calling him by name) of her master was to go beyond the river that night, with papers, to the Northern army. The intelligence was conveyed to the members of Duncan's company, who at first disregarded the report, attaching no importance to it. But the report was emphasized by the two negroes (the girl of Capt. West and the negro of the company) visiting the camp together and repeating it, whereupon ei
Commodore Goldsborough, stating that the expedition of the gunboats against Elizabeth City and the rebel fleet has been entirely successful. He will, of course, se, I believe, which escaped through the canal. The rebels destroyed by fire Elizabeth City, to prevent its falling into the hands of our forces. The gunboats have goe guns from the wreck of the Curlew, to proceed direct with the squadron to Elizabeth City, and send express to Norfolk for ammunition. Should it arrive in time, we na regiment under the command of himself and Lieut.-Col. Poore, landed from Elizabeth City, about ten o'clock on Saturday morning, and at two o'clock they were prisonm. He was promoted to be mate. Two of the crew of the Ceres were killed at Elizabeth City. I have not learned their names. Stephen Millis, second assistant-engin with few exceptions, are rapidly recovering. All are now in a hospital at Elizabeth City, but will be removed to Norfolk as soon as proper transportation can be pro
Doc. 33.-capture of Elizabeth City, N. C. Report of Lieut. S. P. Quackenbush. United States steamer Delaware, off Elizabeth City, February 11, 1862. Commander S. C. Rowan: sir: In obedicommand of S. C. Rowan, weighed anchor for Elizabeth City. During the afternoon discovered three sm, at six o'clock A. M., weighed anchor for Elizabeth City. At eight A. M. discovered the enemy's guDelaware, which was moored to the wharf at Elizabeth City, at forty-five minutes past nine o'clock iorder. United States steamer Delaware, off Elizabeth City, February 11, 1862. The commander of th. United States steamer Delaware, off Elizabeth City, February 10, 1862. sir: I have the hap made, a portion of the fleet proceeded to Elizabeth City, for the purpose of capturing the rebel namaking fourteen in all. The distance to Elizabeth City from Roanoke Island, is some thirty-five or forty miles. We came in sight of Elizabeth City about three o'clock, and, as we approached, we
Doc. 40.-the capture of Edenton. Lieut.-Commander Maury's report. United States Steamship Louisiana, off Elizabeth City, N. C., February 12. sir: In obedience to your orders, I proceeded with this vessel, accompanied by the Underwriter, Lieut. Corn. Jeffers; the Commodore Perry, Lieut. Corn. Husser; and the Lockwood, Acting Master Graves Commanding, to the city of Edenton, west end of Albemarle Sound. At half-past 8 o'clock this morning, we arrived off the entrance to the harndred to three hundred, fled precipitately, without firing a shot. Many of the inhabitants also left, in consequence. I was told, of a vile rumor having been put in circulation by the panic-stricken enemy, that our havoc was indiscriminate at Elizabeth. I was happy in being able to stigmatize such a report as it deserved, and to restore quiet to a very excited population. There are no fortifications at or in the water approaches to Edenton. At Hornblow's Point trees have been felled, p
commanded by Wise in person, and numbering about six hundred men. Capt. Graves, with a few men, followed their rear guard to the county bridge. This is the thoroughfare between Currituck and the upper counties, and there was a battery of three guns placed to command the canal and main road. The guard had been removed. In their haste they left the axes used in destroying the dredging-machine, some canteens, haversacks, and clothing. In fact, as a contraband deserter from the Legion at Elizabeth City told me: Ever since that fight in Western Virginia, in which we lost five hundred men, we have been running all the time, and now they will never stop until they get back to Richmond. I completed the rebel works by sinking two schooners in the mouth of the canal and burning all that remained above water. The work completed, I returned to this anchorage. My thanks are due to Acting Master Graves and Assistant Engineer Lay, acting chief of the Louisiana, for the complete manner in w
who had left them upon our approach. Solitary contrabands at intervals might have been seen waving their hats with perfect delight, with the belief, apparently, that Massa Bobolition had come to free them. Not a single white man, however, was to be seen until within twenty miles of Winton, when a party of fifteen horsemen, apparently reconnoitring, was discovered on a hill some distance inland. As our mission was one of peace, we did not disturb them, more especially as we learned at Elizabeth City that five hundred Union men at Winton had raised the Stars and Stripes and desired protection, which we were about taking them. (Of the warm reception the five hundred Union men gave us I'll make mention hereafter.) Toward evening the weather became quite misty, the banks of the river assuming rather a suspicious character, being, in fact, natural embankments, affording excellent protection and concealment, either to infantry or artillery. The river at this point is not over one hundre
ril 20, 1862. To the Commanding Officer at Elizabeth City, or at South-Mills: sir: In the recent d a brigade of their best men stationed at Elizabeth City, it was evident to me that an engagement with the enemy would take place between Elizabeth City and Norfolk. When last at Elizabeth City, Id the troops some three miles this side of Elizabeth City, at midnight, when part of the force was ty as possible. The blockading squadron at Elizabeth City were in readiness to render all assistanceficers and men of the entire navy fleet at Elizabeth City, many of whom plunged into the water, and t is also evident that the rebel troops at Elizabeth City, three miles from the landing, knew nothinhe remainder of the rebel force which left Elizabeth City the day before. These were not far from t a junction with the rebel force that left Elizabeth City the day before. Along the roadside were wf the whole brigade which was stationed at Elizabeth City, over five thousand strong. So says one o[7 more...]
Doc. 147.-obstruction of Dismal swamp canal. Lieut. Com. Flusser's report. on the eighteenth of April, the forces under Gen. Reno debarked at Cobbs' Point, N. C., for the purpose of destroying the locks of the Dismal Swamp Canal. Having retired without accomplishing the object, Com. Rowan determined to destroy the canal with the naval forces under his command. The following is the report of the successful accomplishment of the work: U. S. Steamer Commodore Perry, off Elizabeth City, N. C., April 26. sir: In obedience to your orders I left this place on the twenty-third inst., in the Lockwood, with the Whitehead and Putnam, in company, each with an officer and a detachment of men on board, the Lockwood towing the wrecking schooner Emma Slade, with the apparatus for blowing up the banks to block up the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal at the mouth of the North River. We were joined by the Shawsheen, having in tow a schooner which had been sent the day before to Roanok