Browsing named entities in Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore). You can also browse the collection for Wilmington, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) or search for Wilmington, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 20 results in 7 document sections:

y affairs, it would seem to be sufficient to authorize the President and Secretary of War to delegate to the commanding general so much of the discretionary power vested in them by law as the exigencies of the service shall require. The Navy. The report of the Secretary of the Navy gives in detail the operations of that department since January last, embracing information of the disposition and employment of the vessels, officers, and men, and the construction of vessels at Richmond, Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, Mobile, Selma, and on the rivers Roanoke, Neuse, Pedee, Chattahoochee, and Tombigbee; the accumulation of ship-timber and supplies; and the manufacture of ordnance, ordnance stores, and equipments. The foundries and workshops have been greatly improved, and their capacity to supply all demands for heavy ordnance for coast and harbor defences is only limited by our deficiency in the requisite skilled labor. The want of such labor and of seamen seriously affects the
f the Navy: sir: In reference to the excessive running of the blockade off Wilmington, as reported in the rebel journals, and copied in our own, I beg leave to calecently been caught, among them the Advance and Eugenie. Nothing has entered Wilmington for the last month. The firm of William P. Campbell, of Bermuda, says, in ecember second, 1863: It is very dull here. The only boats that came in from Wilmington this moon were the Flora and Gibraltar. Captain Ridgely, senior naval officer off Wilmington, reports, under date of the tenth instant, that but one vessel has succeeded in getting in, to the knowledge of any of the blockading vessels, and says that: The newspaper paragraph stating that seventeen vessels arrived in Wilmington in one night, is entirely destitute of truth. Such reports are, doubtless, pir names very often, for the same purpose. Each vessel on the blockade off Wilmington sends to me here a carefully prepared abstract from the log for the month, in
s report. United States flag-ship Minnesota, off Wilmington, N. C., January 8. sir: The new and swift steamer Dare attempted yesterday morning to get into Wilmington by this entrance; was chased off by the Montgomery and Aries; ran herself aners, under whose discouraging losses illegal trade with Wilmington is rapidly diminishing. I have the honor to be, sir, , Secretary of the Navy. A national account. Wilmington, N. C., January 9, 1864. It is my purpose to narrate in tckading fleet, after an unsuccessful attempt to get into Wilmington during the night. Chase was immediately given, when theel of seven hundred tons, and was from Nassau, bound for Wilmington. Her cargo apparently was not large, and from the facd Dare--have in this way been destroyed off Western Bar, Wilmington, since the sixth day of December. The question may natu off Fryingpan Shoal, which is the dangerous approach to Wilmington, was blown off in a gale of wind; and while these four s
f slavery, and they know it; hence they are willing to take up arms, and if any one doubts their thorough loyalty, let him be referred to the heroism with which the twenty-four stood undaunted beneath the Kinston gallows. Two specimens, out of many, may serve to show something of the hardships to which their patriotism exposes these people. A man who, in times of peace, was a prosperous mechanic, (a machinist,) having been pressed into the rebel service, managed to make his escape from Wilmington, and at Newbern enlisted in the Second regiment. After a few weeks, he contrived to convey the information to his wife, who resided some twenty-six miles beyond the lines, and she, leaving every thing but a little extra clothing, and some provisions, took her child, only eight months old, in her arms, and, fleeing for her life pursued her way through forests and swamps for forty-eight hours. It was in the month of December last, and during the most severe storm of the winter, that this po
s probably the same steamer that was chased the previous evening by the Quaker City, Tuscarora, and Keystone State, and escaping from them, made the western shore, where, communicating and learning of the presence of the blockaders in force, and perhaps being short of coal, she was beached by her crew and fired rather than be captured. The department will perceive that this is the twenty-second (22d) steamer lost by the rebels and the blockade-runners attempting to violate the blockade of Wilmington within the last six months, an average of nearly one steamer every eight (8) days. These losses must greatly lessen the means of the rebel authorities to export cotton, obtain supplies, and sustain their credit, and thus dispirit and weaken them very much. I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, yours, S. P. Lee, Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding N. A. B. Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Report of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Edward F. De
Doc. 117.-expedition to bear Inlet, N. C. Report of rear-admiral S. P. Lee. United States flag-ship Minnesota, off Wilmington, North-Carolina, Jan. 14, 1864. sir: I have the honor to report the result of a joint army and navy expedition from Beaufort, North-Carolina, for the purpose of capturing the salt landed by the Bigelow (the abandoned prize of the army transport Fulton) at Bear Inlet, and the cargo of naval stores reported to have been collected there for shipment in her, previous to her destruction by the Mount Vernon, of this squadron, as reported by me. I arrived at Beaufort on December twenty-fourth, and found preparations for the expedition being made under Commodore Dove's directions. I directed that the Daylight and Howquah should offer their services to Colonel Jourdan, One Hundred and Fifty-eighth New-York State volunteers, (commanding the military force,) to transport troops. This offer was thankfully accepted. The vessels accordingly left Beaufort o
Doc. 126.-expedition up the Neuse River, N. C. Account by a participant. United States steamer----, off Wilmington, N. C., March 2, 1864. on the evening of the twenty-ninth of February, we started from our ship on an expedition; the Captain in his gig, with a master's mate and twelve oars. I had command of the first cutter, also pulling twelve oars, with the coxswain. We took with us an engineer and two firemen, and were, all told, twenty-five men and officers. The engineer and by the arm — revolver close to his head. One word and you die! said our Captain. This prisoner was in his drawers; two beds in the room, and one man had escaped. We asked prisoner if he was the General. He replied, No; the General went to Wilmington this morning; that he was Captain Kelley, of the Engineer Corps, and on the staff of the General; that the officer who had escaped was Adjutant-General Hardeman, etc. Captain ordered him to dress himself without delay, and prepare to go with us