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doned the town; but reformed two miles beyond it, and continued his retreat, before Foster could bring his artillery over the injured bridge land attack him. Gen. Foster, having bewildered the enemy by feints in different directions, advanced Dec. 17. directly on Goldsboroa; but did not reach that point, because of a concentration in his front of more than double his force, under Maj.-Gen. G. W. Smith, Formerly of New York. with regiments drawn from Petersburg on the one hand, and Wilmington on the other ; but the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge over the Neuse was fired by Lt. Geo. W. Graham, 23d New York battery, after several who attempted the daring feat had been picked off by the Rebel sharpshooters. The bridge being destroyed, Gen. Foster commenced a rapid retreat on Newbern, which he effected without difficulty. His total loss in this expedition was 90 killed, (including Col. Gray, 96th New York, while charging at the head of his regiment at Kinston bridge), 478
ow nearly distracted. The coast in sight was strongly held by the enemy, whose horse patrol could be descried from the ship; and any Confederate cruiser, darting out from Cape Fear river, would have found the steamship and all on board an easy prey. An ordinary squall would very soon have broken up the vessel and strewed her wreck along the sands. Toward noon, a steamer hove in sight, which, cautiously approaching, roved to be the U. S. gunboat Mount Vernon, of the squadron blockading Wilmington. Her commander, O. S. Glisson, came on board, and placed his vessel at the service of Gen. Butler. A hawser from the Mount Vernon was attached to the Mississippi, and many fruitless attempts made to drag her off. Three hundred of the soldiers were transferred to the Mount Vernon; shells were thrown overboard; and every device known to nautical experience tried to move the imperiled ship — all in vain. As the sun went down, the wind rose, and the waves swelled, till the huge ship began t
military lines into the Southern Confederacy, and, in case of his return therefrom, lie should be confined as prescribed in the sentence of the court. Judge Leavitt, of the U. S. District Court for Ohio, was applied to for a writ of habeas corpus to take the prisoner out of the lands of the military, but refused it. This sentence was duly executed by Gen. Rosecrans, so far as to send the convict into the Confederacy; but he remained there only a few weeks, taking a blockade-runner from Wilmington to Nassau, and thence making his way in due time to Canada, where lie remained: having meantime been nominated for Governor by an overwhelming vote in a large Democratic State Convention, and with an understanding that, in case of his anticipated election, he should be escorted from the State line to its capital by a volunteer procession of Democrats strong enough to resist successfully any attempt to rearrest him. The action in this case of Gen. Burnside and his Court Martial created a
ied the justice of the claim, and were not surrendered. The steady increase of our naval force, and our successful combined operations in Pamlico and Albemarle sounds; before Charleston, Savannah, and among the Sea Islands; up the months of the Mississippi; along the coasts of Florida; and at the mouth of the Rio Grande, had gradually closed up the harbors of the Confederacy, until, by the Spring of 1864, their blockade-runners were substantially restricted to a choice of two ports-Wilmington, N. C., and Mobile — where the character of the approaches and the formidable forts that still forbade access by our blockaders to the entrance of their respective harbors, still enabled skillfully-piloted steamers, carefully built in British yards expressly for this service, to steal in and out on moonless, clouded, or foggy nights; not without risk and occasional loss, but with reasonable impunity. To close these eyes of the Rebellion was now the care of the Navy Department; and it was res
vidson and the gunboat Eolus steamed up from Wilmington with news of the capture of that city and ofthe final overthrow of the Rebellion. Wilmington, N. C., had-because of its location, so convenihe main defense of the seaward approaches to Wilmington, to determine its strength, preparatory to ace to the James, leaving the fleet still off Wilmington. Our loss in this bombardment was about fWeitzel is to close to the enemy the port of Wilmington. If successful in this, the second will be navy could enter the harbor, and the port of Wilmington would be sealed. Should Fort Fisher and the there by bad weather till the 12th; was off Wilmington that night; and commenced its landing, underg force that was likely to be sent down from Wilmington. This was effected, after some hours necessgreat fleet, unable to force a passage up to Wilmington, in part because of the shallowness of the r over his guns, and started next morning for Wilmington; crossing, on Rebel pontoons, the Brunswick [8 more...]
n the results of the campaign, 598; letter to Butler regarding the capture of Wilmington, 712; before Petersburg, 729; 730; compels Lee to surrender, 743-4; visits Shssissippi, 551; his cotton transactions in Alexandria censured, 551-2; at Wilmington, N. C., 709. Posey, Gen. (Rebel), killed at Centerville, 396. post, Col., aign, 626; fights Hood at Franklin, Tenn., 681-3; at Nashville, 685; captures Wilmington, 715. Schurz, Gen. Carl, at Gainesville, 183; at Chancellorsville, 357; atassaults Fort Wagner, 481; assaults and takes Fort Fisher, 713; helps capture Wilmington, 715. Tew, Col., 2d N. C., killed at Antietam, 210. Texas, surrender ofutler's expedition, 83, 91, 97; sent to Lafourche, 104-5; declines to assault Wilmington, 711; enters Richmond, 737. Wessells, Gen., wounded at Fair Oaks, 148. Va., battle of, 122-6. Willich, Gen., captured at Stone River, 274. Wilmington, N. C., defenses of, 710; Butler and Weitzel decline to assault, 711; Schofield