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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 2 Browse Search
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redit for the manner in which he worked at the bulkheads of the Eastport, up to his middle in water, for eight days; to him we intrusted the duty of stopping the leak, which he fairly accomplished under the most trying circumstances. Acting Master J. S. Watson defended his vessel in the most gallant manner, and never was a vessel more cut up. Where all do their duty it is hard to discriminate; but when the record of this expedition is overhauled, the names of Commander R. Townsend, commandeutenant Samuel Howard, Neosho; Acting Volunteer Lieutenant George W. Browne, Ozark; Acting Volunteer Lieutenant A. R. Langthorne, Mound City; Acting Volunteer Lieutenant John Pearce, Fort Hindman; Acting Master H. H. Gorringe, Cricket; Acting Master J. S. Watson, Juliet; Acting Master Charles Thatcher, Gazelle — should stand prominent, having zealously performed every thing required of them, with an ability deserving of the highest praise. I deem it necessary to send to you a bearer of despa
the mutual cheers were deafening. This incident is marked from the fact that heretofore the army of the Potomac, and particularly the cavalry, have entertained a marked dislike to colored troops. After resting awhile they resumed their march down the peninsula. General Davis, who led, had several men shot by guerillas, and General Kilpatrick and his attendants chased a body, capturing a lieutenant and two men. The force picked up on the way one of the escaped Richmond prisoners, a Colonel Watson or Watkins, of an Ohio regiment. The troops went into camp a few miles from Fort Magruder on Thursday night, and yesterday were to move to Williamsburgh for the purpose of procuring forage and rations, and resting the command. This raid has been one of the most daring of the war, and but for the two fatalities mentioned would have proved a complete success. The men and horses have borne the hard marching remarkably well, the saddles not being removed during the trip, and but little
ted men; total, twelve enlisted men; aggregate, twelve. Lieutenant William H. Hulman, battery H, Fourth artillery.--Wounded, one enlisted man; total, one enlisted man; aggregate, one. Total.--Killed, one enlisted man; wounded, one commissioned officer, twenty-eight enlisted men; missing, one commissioned officer, three enlisted men; total, two commissioned officers, thirty-two enlisted men; aggregate, thirty-four. My sincere condolence and high appreciation of the merits of these braves attend them. Major Watson, Seventy-fifth Illinois, wounded by a falling tree-effects of artillery firing — deserves notice as a noble officer. Hope he may soon recover. For more detailed accounts, I refer to the accompanying reports of the regimental and battery commanders. Exhibit A, herewith, gives the topography of the ground in the vicinity of the contest. All of which is respectfully submitted. I have the honor to be, Major, your humble servant, W. Grose, Colonel Commanding.