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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. battle of Port Royal, S. C. Fought November 7, 1861. (search)
s deemed proper to first reduce the fort on Hilton Head, though to do this a greater or less fire mrong, admirably-built fortification, called Fort Walker, mounting 23 guns, on the one side of the Bthe batteries of the enemy on Bay Point and Hilton Head and Forts Walker and Beauregard, and succee made all satisfied with the superiority of Fort Walker, and to that I directed my especial effortsl. Terry. office of Chief Engineer, E. C., Hilton head, S. C., Nov. 8. Brig.-Gen. Wright, Commandi officer of the gunboat Unadilla: off Hilton head, Port Royal, S. C., U. S. Gunboat Unadilla,ht, on Bay Point, the other on the left, on Hilton Head. The former mounting eighteen guns, and thOn these two points two forts were erected--Fort Walker on Hilton Head, and Fort Beauregard on Bay ng the artillery and conducting the fire of Fort Walker, were Col. Wagoner, Major Arthur Huger, and having come within range, the batteries of Forts Walker and Beauregard were opened, and the steamer[33 more...]
ughout the engagement with the batteries at Hilton Head. I took passage on the Bienville, which lehat a letter was subsequently discovered at Hilton Head, from Commodore Tatnall to the garrison offceeded cautiously, carrying a white flag to Fort Walker or Hilton Head. He found nobody there to rone of the wounded rebels taken prisoner at Fort Walker, I gather some interesting details of the ce fleet. New York times narrative. Hilton head Island, S. C. Friday, Nov. 8, 1861. I sh a destructive enfilading fire to bear upon Hilton Head, by stationing themselves in a cove, about W. National Intelligencer account. Hilton head, Port Royal entrance, S. C. Friday, Novembein the discovery of a formidable battery at Hilton Head, on the south or left of the entrance to Brof fifteen vessels inside the entrance, and Fort Walker, beside a large number outside the island. There were five hundred men in Fort Walker, which was the total force engaged with the enemy, ther[22 more...]
A correspondent of the New York Herald, gives the following account of this capture:-- Fort Walker, Port Royal harbor, S. C., November 11, 1861. On Saturday noon last, in pursuance of the o of obliging them to continue in a state of slavery, and that they might go to Beaufort or to Hilton Head, as they pleased. They left, saying that they would return to Beaufort and make arrangements to remove, and they thought that all the slaves would come down to Hilton Head. Some of them have already arrived, and others will pour in here until we shall be overrun by them. Nearly two hundre were burned by the rebels immediately after they had received intelligence of the capture of Fort Walker and battery Beauregard, on Bay Point. So one of the objects of the expedition was not attain of artillery as made the whole State tremble. God grant that it may forever float there! Hilton Head, upon which the south fort stands, is ten feet above high water. The parapet of the fort is
of being the Thirtieth Virginia, whom they expected, it was a party of these cussed Yankees, and clapping spurs to their horses, scampered off to the woods, followed by a volley of balls. One of them was evidently wounded, as he dropped his gun, (a double-barrelled shot gun,) and blood could be traced some distance. The party proceeded several miles, but finding that the rebels were encamped at Hampstead, nine miles from the Point, and that they had the evening before been reinforced by Walker's battery of three pieces of artillery, and that they were hourly expecting Col. Carey's Thirtieth Virginia, from Brooks' Station, it was deemed advisable to return. A portion of Company E had, however, in the mean time, surprised Mr. George Dent and his son, prominent Maryland rebels, for whom the authorities have long been searching. Mr. Dent was fully armed, and at first attempted to draw a revolver, but he saw resistance to be useless. He has long been connected with the Confederate s
beacon and light, and that the Savannah has been ordered to take the same position. The abandonment of Tybee Island, on which there is a strong martello tower, with a battery at its base, is due to the terror inspired by the bombardment of Forts Walker and Beauregard, and is a direct fruit of the victory of the 7th. By the fall of Tybee Island, the reduction of Fort Pulaski, which is within easy mortar distance, becomes only a question of time. The rebels have themselves placed suffici, as soon as Flag-officer Dupont and Gen. Sherman are advised of the capture. We hear, upon what we consider reliable authority, that Commodore Tatnall says the rebels must abandon all their coast defences, for after the sample of firing at Hilton Head by our fleet, nothing they have erected can stand before it. The abandonment of their strong works on Tybee Island may be considered as confirming this report. The panic throughout the Southern coast from our success at Port Royal is inten
Doc. 200. the defence of Charleston, S. C. Among the documents found in Fort Walker, S. C., was the following order from General De Saussure, providing for the defence of Charleston in case of an attack: Headquarters Fourth Brigade S. C. M., Charleston, October 12, 1861. orders No. Xlix.--I. In case of an alarm, requiring the prompt assembling of all the troops in the City of Charleston, the signal for each assembling will be fifteen strokes upon all the fire bells; an interval of one minute and the fifteen strokes will be repeated. The strokes will be repeated five times. II. Upon the sounding of such a signal, the troops in the city will immediately assemble, under arms, and in marching order, at the respective regimental muster grounds, and being formed in line will await further orders. III. The regiment of reserves will assemble on the street immediately in front of the Citadel, the color company resting on the gate of the Citadel, and will be retained in
Doc. 206. the schooner E. Withington. The following particulars of the capture of the schooner is taken from a letter dated Hilton Head, December 1st: I received an invitation to go down to Tybee Light in steamer Ben Deford, and gladly accepted the opportunity to see the rebel country. Before starting, we took on board three hundred soldiers as guard, and started on Friday afternoon at four o'clock. We arrived off Tybee Light at dusk, and waited till morning to enter the channel and land the men. Next morning we got under way, and having anchored, prepared to disembark the men. While disembarking, we discovered a schooner with all sail set, steering dead on to the beach. Our captain immediately exclaimed, That is a rebel schooner trying to run the blockade, and finding she cannot, the captain will beach her. As soon as we had landed the men, the captain of the Ben Deford, young Deford of Baltimore, Pilot Norris, and myself, took a boat and started for the schooner.
mond. The morning after their arrival there Messrs. Bocock and Pryor, of Virginia, and Keitt and Boyce, of South Carolina, called upon Mr. Ely and stated that they should use their influence to secure his release. They made an application for this purpose to Jeff. Davis, who called a meeting of his Cabinet and the result was a consultation of several hours. The Cabinet generally favored Mr. Ely's release, but Davis, Benjamin, and Hunter were opposed to it, on grounds of public policy, and Walker, the Secretary of War, sent an elaborate communication stating that the Cabinet had come to the conclusion to deny the application. Mr. Ely's arrival was announced by the Richmond papers and the whole press of the South, by which he soon became notorious. Visitors came to see him by hundreds, and it was not unfrequently the case that he had forty in his room at a time. Among them were Breckinridge, Humphrey Marshall, and ex-Minister Preston, who expressed the opinion that his being held