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routed at Philadelphia, Tenn., 431. Wood, Gen. T. J., wounded at Stone River, 276; at Chickamauga, 415; at Mission Ridge, 442; at Nashville, 654-6. Wood, Maj., brings off four guns from Maryland Heights, 200. Wood, Brig.-Gen. (Rebel), wounded, 221. Wood, Col. Jas., 136th N. Y., at Wauhatchie, 436. Woodward, Judge Geo. W:, on the conscription act, 488; beaten as candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 509. Wool, Gen. John E., at Fortress Monroe, 127; occupies Norfolk and Portsmouth, 127; detached from McClellan's command, 132; his order in relation to colored contrabands, 240. Worden, Lt. John L., fights the Merrimac, in the Monitor, and is wounded, 118. Wright, Gen. H. G., assaults Secessionville, 461; at the Wilderness, 568-71; at Cold Harbor, 580-2; at Petersburg, 734. Wright, Gen. (Rebel), at Malvern Hill, 165; wounded at Antietam, 210. Wyman, Col. J. B., killed near Vicksburg, 290. Wytheville, Va., fight at, 403; Gillem takes 200 men and 8 guns at
ess at the storming of Petersburg. Over all these scenes the Greek Cross waved proudly on the banners of the corps, while its veteran legions wrought deeds which linked that badge with an unfading glory and renown. Seventh Corps. (Department of Virginia.) Deserted House Siege of Suffolk. This corps was organized under General Orders No. 84, War Department, dated July 22, 1862, and was formed from the troops then under command of General John A. Dix at Fort Monroe, Norfork, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and vicinity. Soon after its organization, its returns showed a strength of 9,574, present for duty, equipped, with an aggregate of 11,738, present and absent. In April, 1863, it comprised the divisions of Corcoran, Getty, and Gurney, including, also, two brigades which were stationed at Yorktown, under General Keyes, and one brigade at Norfolk, under General Viele; in all, 52 regiments of infantry, 9 batteries of light artillery, and 5 battalions of cavalry. The corps return
acoke Inlet, for the purpose of bringing his family from Portsmouth. I directed this person to examine the forts on Beacon y guns in Fort Beacon, and four eight-inch shell guns at Portsmouth; that the guns were spiked and the carriages burned on tated that a steamer came to Beacon Island before he left Portsmouth, for the purpose of carrying off the guns. I immediatele was so occupied, a sail-boat with two men put off from Portsmouth to cross the sound. A shot from the Fanny brought them so employed, I sent Lieutenant Eastman in the launch to Portsmouth, where he found three eight-inch navy shell guns lying obeen built but for our coming. There had been a camp at Portsmouth, called Camp Washington, but a portion of the troops wern August 28, and the remainder retired to the mainland. Portsmouth, which formerly contained four hundred and fifty inhabit disabled them. Lieutenant Eastman disabled the guns at Portsmouth by knocking off the cascables, and leaving them in the s
our dead were found--one was known to be shot one mile above town, on the bank of the Ohio River, and four in crossing the Guyandotte River. Several others are missing, and are supposed to be killed. Among the number is Capt. G. W. Bailey, of Portsmouth, who commanded a company in the railroad masked battery affair at Vienna, and also at Bull Run. Among those taken prisoners, are the Hon. K. V. Whaley, who was in command of the place; T. J. Heyslip, Clerk in the Quartermaster's Department; Cat ten wounded on our side — among them Wm. Wilson, Clement Nance, George Sines, and Amos Lambert, of the northeast part of this county. The leg of Sines was broken by a ball. Also a man named Bragg was among the wounded. Dr. G. B. Bailey, of Portsmouth, who commanded the Portsmouth Company in the First Ohio, at the Bull Run defeat, is said to have been shot in the chin, and taken prisoner. He was acting as assistant surgeon in Col. Whaley's command. We know, leaving out of account any repor
e war, one Sergeant J. W. Ambler has been teaching broadsword and bayonet exercise to the young men of Biddeford, Me., and on a recent evening, gave a public exhibition, at which it was announced there would be a sham fight between the Federals and the rebels, the latter to fall at a proper moment. But the rebels had determined not to die so easily, but instead thereof to drive the Union men from the stage; and they had nearly done it when the gallant sergeant grasped his trusty sword and the work became no joke. He slashed right and left, regardless of heads or points, and turned the scale of battle. As a result there were seven men who needed surgical attendance. The audience were too much interested to have our side win to scruple about bruised heads. Indeed, intense excitement prevailed; and the audience were all on their feet, cheering the sergeant on. One man has been in bed ever since, and the sergeant was not able to drill for several days.--Portsmouth (N. H.) Chronicle.
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
insubordinate and hostile the fighting around Drury's Bluff false despatches of Grant's successes Butler supposes him rapidly approaching and acts accordingly On the second day of November, 1863, without solicitation, I was detailed to the command of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, with headquarters at Fortress Monroe. The Union forces were then in occupation of the peninsula between the York and James Rivers, up to the line of Williamsburg, the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, and a line extending towards Suffolk, about seven miles from Norfolk, on the line of the Dismal Swamp Canal in Virginia, and by the aid of the gunboats, the Currituck, Albemarle, and Pamlico Sounds, Roanoke Island, Hatteras Bank, Morehead City, Beaufort, the line of railroad from New Berne, and the cities of New Berne, Plymouth, and Washington, and as much land as was fairly within the pickets of the garrison of those cities in North Carolina. Upon inspection of these several posts it
to spoon story, 43. Politics, early interest in, 77, 85; principles governing belief, 86; defeated for legislature in 11850, 106; elected to legislature in 1852, 110; delegate to four national conventions, 123; defeated for Congress, 123; elected to State Senate in 1858,123; defeated for governor in 1860, 149. Pope, Alex., 1001. Pope, General, 587; letter to Halleck, 460. Port Hudson, Butler advises Banks regarding, 531-532. Port Walthall Junction railroad destroyed, 645. Portsmouth, Union forces occupy, 617. Porter, Fitz John, reference to, in New York election troubles, 753. Porter, Commodore William and Rani Arkansas, 483. Porter, Admiral, telegrams of Roanoke expedition to and from, 780; delays expedition, 785; reference to, 786; tardiness in reaching Fort Fisher, 786-787; message relating to powder-boat to, 788; sails within sight of Fort Fisher, 789; appoints a rendezvous, 789; reference to report of, 790; explodes powderboat at Fort Fisher, 790; refuse
Col. Prentis, the commanding officer at Cairo received the following despatch from three of the most prominent citizens of Cincinnati: General Pillow has several steamers ready at Memphis. He meditates an immediate attack on Cairo, Illinois. Col. Prentiss replied: Let him come. He will learn to dig his ditch on the right side. I am ready. --Portsmouth (N. H.) Ballot.
It was a little boy of Portsmouth, Va., who saved the splendid dry dock there from destruction at the hands of the Federal vandals. These had placed the powder for blowing up the dock, and laid a train for exploding it. When they fled, they lighted a fuse connecting with this train. Our little hero, who had been watching them from a place of concealment, turned over a plank over which the train had in part been laid, and thus broke the connection, and saved one of the most valuable naval works in the United States or in the world.--Raleigh (N. C.) Register.
Doc. 67.-martial law at Norfolk, Va: by the President of the Confederate States of America. A proclamation. Whereas, The Congress of the Confederate States has by law vested in the President the power to suspend the writ of habeas corpus in cities in danger of attack by the enemy: Now, therefore, I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, do hereby proclaim that martial law is extended over the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, and the surrounding country, to the distance of ten miles from said cities, and all civil jurisdiction, and the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, are hereby declared to be suspended within the limits aforesaid. This proclamation will remain in force until otherwise ordered. In faith whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, at the city of Richmond, on this twenty-seventh day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. Jefferson Davis.
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