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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
and attack the Confederates. National soldiers crossed at Shepherdstown and drove the Confederates to Martinsburg. The Western gunboat fleet transferred from the War to the Navy Department. National naval and military expedition sailed from Hilton Head for St. John's River, Fla., opened fire on the Confederate fortifications at St. John's Bluff on the 2d, and reduced the works on the 3d.—3. The Confederates drove in the Union pickets at Corinth, Miss., and on the 4th a severe battle was foued.—27. A company of Union cavalry were surprised and captured at Occoquan, Va.—31. the Monitor sunk at sea south of Cape Hatteras. 1863.—Jan. 1. General Sullivan fought Forrest near Lexington, Tenn. Emancipation jubilee of the negroes at Hilton Head, S. C.—2. Gold at New York, 133 1/4 @ 133 7/8.—3. Department of the East created, and General Wool assigned to its command.—4. Confederates defeated at Moorefield, W. Va. The Confederate General Magruder declares the port of Galveston
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cockburn, Sir George 1772-1853 (search)
nformed of these outrages, the citizens of Charleston prepared for the reception of the marauders. Fort Moultrie and other fortifications were strengthened, breast-works were thrown up at exposed places. and a body of militia was gathered at Point Pleasant. In anticipation of the coming of an army of liberation. as they were falsely informed Cockburn's men were, the negroes were prepared to rise and strike for freedom. Cockburn did not venture into Charleston Harbor, but went down to Hilton Head, from which he carried off slaves and cattle. Then he visited the Georgia coast, and at Dungenness House, the fine estate of Gen. Nathaniel Greene, on Cumberland Island, he made his headquarters for the winter, sending his marauders out in all directions to plunder the plantations on the neighboring coast. He was concerned in the sack of Washington in 1814, and in an unsuccessful attempt to capture Baltimore in the same year. He was knighted in 1815; made a major-general of marines in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emancipation proclamations. (search)
himself would make the necessary modifications. President Lincoln therefore issued a special order, Sept. 11, 1861, declaring that the emancipation clause of General Fremont's proclamation be so modified, held, and construed as to conform with and not to transcend the provisions on the same subject contained in the act of Congress approved Aug. 6, preceding. Another instance of the kind occurred at the hands of General Hunter, the following year. That officer, being in command at Hilton Head, N. C., proclaimed the States of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, in his department, under martial law, and May 9, 1862, issued an order in which occurred these words: Slavery and martial law in a free country are altogether incompatible. The persons in these States—Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina—heretofore held as slaves are therefore declared forever free. Though President Lincoln had been bitterly censured by extremists for his action towards General Fremont, and though he k
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gillmore, Quincy Adams 1825-1888 (search)
Gillmore, Quincy Adams 1825-1888 Military officer; born in Black River, Lorain co., O., Feb. 28, 1825; graduated at West Point in 1849, and entered the engineer corps. He was for four years (1852-56) assistant instructor of engineering at West Point. In October, 1861, he was appointed chief engineer of an expedition against the Southern coasts under Gen. W. T. Sherman. He superintended the construction of the fortifications at Hilton Head, and planned and executed measures for the capture of Fort Pulaski in the spring of 1862, when he was made brigadier-general of volunteers. After service in western Virginia and Kentucky, he was brevet- Quincy Adams Gillmore. ted colonel in the United States army, and succeeded Hunter (June, 1863) in command of the Department of South Carolina, when he was promoted to majorgeneral. After a long and unsuccessful attempt to capture Charleston in 1862, he was assigned to the command of the 10th Army Corps, and in the autumn of 1863, resumed
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hilton head, capture of. (search)
Hilton head, capture of. See Port Royal expedition.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mitchel, Ormsby McKnight 1810- (search)
le supply of rolling-stock, he speedily organized two expeditions to operate along the line of the railway each way from Huntsville. Colonel Sill led the expedition eastward to Stevenson, and Colonel Turchin the other westward to Tuscumbia. On April 16 Mitchel said to his soldiers: You have struck blow after blow with a rapidity unparalleled. Stevenson fell 60 miles to the east of Huntsville; Decatur and Tuscumbia have been in like manner seized, and are now occupied. In three days you have extended your front of operations more than 100 miles, and your morning-gun at Tuscumbia may now be heard by your comrades on the battle-field made glorious by their victory before Corinth. For these exploits Mitchel was promoted major-general in April, 1862. In September he was made commander of the Department of the South, with his headquarters at Hilton Head, where he was working with his usual energy in preparations for a vigorous campaign, when he died with yellow fever, Oct. 30, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Olustee Station, battle of. (search)
cretary (John Hay) a major, and sent him to Charleston to accompany a military expedition which General Gillmore was to send to Florida, Hay to act in a civil capacity if required. The expedition was commanded by Gen. Truman Seymour, who left Hilton Head (Feb. 5, 1864) in transports with 6,000 troops, and arrived at Jacksonville, Fla., on the 7th. Driving the Confederates from there, the Nationals pursued them into the interior. General Finnegan was in command of a considerable Confederate r was repulsed and retreated to Jacksonville. The estimated loss to the Nationals in this expedition was about 2,000 men; the Confederate loss, 1,000 men and several guns. Seymour carried with him about 1,000 of the wounded, and left 250 on the field, besides many dead and dying. The expedition returned to Hilton Head. The Nationals destroyed stores valued at $1,000,000. At about the same time Admiral Bailey destroyed the Confederate salt-works on the coast of Florida, valued at $3,000,000.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Port Royal Sound, expedition to (search)
r transports that were lost were gathered on the evening of Nov. 4. No human life on the perished transports had been lost. The entrance to the sound, between Hilton Head and Phillip's Island, was guarded by the Confederates with a strong battery on each side—Forts Walker and Beauregard. Within the sound was a small Confederate Forts Walker and Beauregard. Within the sound was a small Confederate flotilla, commanded by the veteran Commodore Tatnall, formerly of the United States navy. It was called the Mosquito fleet. The guns of the guarding forts were silenced, and on the morning of Nov. 7 Dupont's fleet passed into the sound and drove Tatnall's vessels into shallow water. The National forces took possession of Port R wounded. The Confederate officers reported their loss in both forts (Walker and Beauregard) at ten killed and forty wounded. Troops having taken possession of Hilton Head also, General Sherman went vigorously to work to strengthen the position. The Nationals held the islands and controlled Port Royal Sound until the end of the w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, Thomas West 1813-1879 (search)
Sherman, Thomas West 1813-1879 Military officer; born in Newport, R. I., March 26, 1813; graduated at West Point in 1836; served with General Taylor in the war against Mexico, in command of a battery; and was brevetted major. He commanded a division in the battle of Bull Run, and led the land forces in the Port Royal expedition, landing at Hilton Head Nov. 7, 1861. In March, 1862, he was superseded by General Hunter, and joined the army under Halleck at Corinth. He did excellent service in the region of the lower Mississippi in 1862-63; commanded a division in the siege of Port Hudson; received (March 13, 1865) the brevet of major-general, United States army, for services there and during the war; and was retired with the rank of major-general, Dec. 31, 1870. He died in Newport, R. I., March 16, 1879. Sherman, William Tecumseh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Terry, Alfred Howe 1827-1890 (search)
ale College; admitted to the bar in 1848, and practised from 1854 to 1860. He entered the National army as colonel of the 2d Connecticut Volunteers; led the regiment in the battle of Bull Run, retiring in good order when defeat was certain, hurrying up the rear of the retreat, and saving a large amount of government property. Returning home and raising the 7th Connecticut Volunteers, he was attached to the expedition to the coast of South Carolina, under Gen. W. T. Sherman, and occupied Hilton Head. He assisted in the capture of Port Royal and Fort Pulaski, and was placed in command of the latter; and during the summer of 1862 had command of the posts and forts on the eastern coast of Florida, having been made brigadier-general of volunteers in March. He led a division in the operations against Fort Wagner. and afterwards in the Army of the James, in its operations against Petersburg and Richmond. From May to December, 1864, he commanded the 10th Corps; and in January, 1865, ai
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