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received and carefully considered all the reports of division commanders, I determined to assault the lines of the enemy as soon as my heavy ordnance came from Port Royal, first making a formal demand for surrender. On the seventeenth, a number of thirty-pounder Parrott guns having reached King's Bridge, I proceeded in person toliest moment when he could be ready, whilst I should proceed rapidly round by the right and make arrangements to occupy the Union Causeway from the direction of Port Royal. General Foster had already established a division of troops on the peninsula or neck between the Coosawhatchie and Tullifinney rivers, at the head of Broad River, from which position he could reach the railroad with his artillery. I went to Port Royal in person, and made arrangements to reenforce that command by one or more divisions under a proper officer, to assault and carry the railroad, and thence turn toward Savannah until it occupied the causeway in question. I went on board
d enough to write Hill, and tell him to look out for me about Christmas from Hilton Head to Savannah? During my absence, please confer freely with Major-General Thomas, who commands in my stead. Major-General Sherman. flag-ship Philadelphia, Port Royal, November 26, 1864. Hon. G. Welles, Secretary of the Navy: Sir: The information that reaches us from rebel sources shows that the army of General Sherman was this side of Milledgeville a few days since, and it is inferable that his course isdquarters military division of the Mississippi, in the field, Savannah, Jan. 7, 1865. Admiral Dahlgren, Savannah River: dear Admiral: The letter you send me is from Admiral Porter at Beaufort, N. C. I am not certain that there is a vessel in Port Royal from Admiral Porter, or I would write him. If there be one to return him, I beg you to send this, with a request that I be advised as early as possible as to the condition of the railroad from Beaufort, N. C., back to Newbern, and so on toward
after the fall of Fort Pulaski, in April, 1862, for the rest of the month it appeared impossible to effect any thing against the enemy with the few troops then available in this district, stretching along nearly two hundred miles of coast, from St. Augustine, Florida, to North-Edisto River, South-Carolina. These troops did not consist of more than about fifteen thousand effective men. At the close of April, the barge crew of General Ripley escaped from Charleston and were brought to Port Royal. They represented the troops and defences of Charleston to be very weak, comprising not more than five or six thousand men altogether, and those for a large portion raw troops or boys; so that General Benham then conceived a plan for attacking that city, which was at once informally laid before General Hunter, Commodore Du Pont, and others, and appeared to meet their cordial concurrence. This plan was to add to the force of some three thousand five hundred men, then at North-Edisto, by a
Fredericksburgh, and, as some Federal gunboats had appeared in the river, at Port Royal, and it was possible that an attempt might be made to cross in that vicinity,ed by our cavalry, and the brigade of General W. H. F. Lee was stationed near Port Royal to watch the river above and below. On the twenty-eighth, General Hampton, gome dismounted men of Beale's regiment, Lee's brigade, crossed in boats below Port Royal to observe the enemy's left, and took a number of prisoners. On the fifth Desisted by Major Pelham, of Stuart's horse artillery, attacked the gunboats at Port Royal, and caused them to retire. With these exceptions, no important movement toovanced, Major Pelham, of Stuart's horse artillery, who was stationed near the Port Royal road with one section, opened a rapid and well-directed enfilade fire, which distinguished him. Upon his withdrawal, the enemy extended his left down the Port Royal road, and his numerous batteries opened with vigor upon Jackson's line. Elic