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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., With Slemmer in Pensacola Harbor. (search)
fire six charges of canister from their howitzers, under cover of which they returned to the fort. The Judah burned to the water's edge, and, having been set free from her moorings by the fire, drifted down opposite Fort Barrancas, where she sank. The Union loss was 3 men killed and 13 wounded. Lieutenant Russell's gallantry was the subject of official mention. October 9th. Night attack by a Confederate force of one thousand men, under General R. H. Anderson, upon the camp of Colonel William Wilson's 6th New York (Zouave) regiment on Santa Rosa Island. The Confederates landed on the island at 2 A. M., burned a part of the camp four miles from Fort Pickens, and retired to their boats after encountering Union reenforcements from the fort. The losses in killed, wounded, and missing were: Union, 67; Confederate, 87. November 22d and 23d. Bombardment of the Confederate lines by the United States vessels Niagara (Flag-Officer McKean) and Richmond (Captain Ellison), and by Fort
ons, etc. The Fifth Battalion D. C. Volunteers took boats at the Chain Bridge yesterday morning at eight o'clock, and proceeded towards Edwards' Ferry. This battalion is commanded by Lieut.-Col. Everett.--Washington Star, June 12. The Third Michigan Regiment, numbering 1,040 men, left Grand Rapids this morning for the seat of war. They are a fine body of men fully armed, equipped, and ready for service.--N. Y. Commercial Advertiser, June 13. The Sixth Regiment N. Y. S. V., Colonel William Wilson's Zouaves, left New York for Fort Pickens. Previous to its departure the regiment was presented with a set of colors by the ladies of the Relief Committee.--(Doc. 249.) A portion of Montgomery's men, under Capt. Jamison, armed with Sharp's rifles and revolvers, reached Wyandotte, Kansas, from Lawrence under orders from Col. Mitchell. Montgomery, with several hundred mounted men, will at once take possession of the Kansas side of the Missouri line, so as to be ready to meet Gov
ssigning Monday, May fourth, for a meeting to take measures to restore the former relations of Tennessee with the Federal Union. General Paine's division of the Union army of the south-west, sent out by General Pope to reconnoitre, found the enemy near Farmington, Mississippi, about four thousand five hundred in number, and in a strong position. General Paine, after a sharp skirmish, drove them from their position, and captured their camp.--(Doc. 4.) At Liverpool, England, Captain William Wilson, of the ship Emily St. Pierre, was presented by the merchants and mercantile marine officers of that place, with a testimonial for his gallantry on the twenty-first of March, in recapturing his ship, which was seized by the United States gunboat James Adger, three days previous, off Charleston, S. C.--London Times, May 4. The rebels evacuated Yorktown and all their defences there and on the line of the Warwick River, at night. They left all their heavy guns, large quantities
States steamer Iroquois, demanded the surrender of the city of Natchez, Mississippi, to the naval forces of the United States. Two regiments from Kentucky and Tennessee attempted to desert from the rebel army, near Corinth, but were forcibly detained.--The rebel steamer Gov. Morton was captured. The United States Senate passed Mr. Doolittle's bill providing for the collection of taxes in the insurrectionary districts.--During a debate on the motion fixing a time of adjournment, Mr. Wilson called Mr. Davis, of Kentucky, to order for uttering treasonable sentiments. After some explanation the point of order was withdrawn, and the motion laid on the table. A Convention of Unionists was held at Nashville, Tennessee, this day. Patriotic resolutions were adopted without dissent, and eloquent addresses were made by Governor Andrew Johnson, William H. Polk, General Campbell, Wm. B. Stokes, W. H. Wisner, Edmund Cooper, and others. A committee was appointed to prepare an addre
liam Burgess, killed; First Lieutenant Henry Penniman, leg, severely; Sergeant Edward K. Thomas, eye, severely; Corporal A. G. H. Wood, leg and arm, severely; privates, Charles Smart, hand, severely; Henry Stearns, ankle, severely; Samuel G. Chandler, leg, severely; William Raymond, both legs, severely; William Heald, arm, severely; Henry Turner, shoulder, severely; George Perkins, knee, severely; James Ricker, prisoner; Elias Wood, prisoner: Hiram Cochran, prisoner; R. S. Key, prisoner; William Wilson, missing; George A. Butler, missing. Making a total of one hundred and thirteen, namely, one field-officer wounded; one noncommissioned staff killed; one line-officer killed; one line-officer wounded; sixteen enlisted men killed; fifty-six enlisted, men wounded; seventeen enlisted men taken prisoners; and twenty enlisted men missing. The prisoners having all been heard from, I fear we shall ultimately be compelled to reckon the missing amongst the killed. All of which is respect
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Fredericksburg, Va. (search)
ancock. Staff loss: w, 3. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John C. Caldwell (w), Col. George W. von Schack: 5th N. H., Col. Edward E. Cross (w), Maj. E. E. Sturtevant (k), Capt. James E. Larkin, Capt. Horace T. H. Pierce; 7th N. Y., Col. George W. von Schack, Capt. G. A. von Bransen; 61st N. Y., Col. Nelson A. Miles Commanded 61st and 64th N. Y., consolidated. (w); 64th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Enos C. Brooks; Commanded 61st and 64th N. Y., consolidated. 81st Pa., Col. H. Boyd McKeen (w), Capt. William Wilson; 145th Pa., Col. Hiram L. Brown (w), Lieut.-Col. David B. McCreary. Brigade loss: k, 108; w, 729; m, 115 == 952. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Thomas F. Meagher: 28th Mass., Col. Richard Byrnes; 63d N. Y., Maj. Joseph O'Neill (w), Capt. Patrick J. Condon; 69th N. Y., Col. Robert Nugent (w), Capt. James Saunders; 88th N. Y., Col. Patrick Kelly; 116th Pa., Col. Dennis Heenan (w), Lieut.-Col. St. Clair A. Mulholland (w), Lieut. Francis T. Quinlan. Brigade loss: k, 50; w, 421; m, 74 == 545
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Petersburg and Richmond: December 31st, 1864. (search)
. Wright; 2d Me., Capt. Albert F. Thomas; 3d Me., Capt. Ezekiel R. Mayo; F, 15th N. Y. Heavy, Capt. Calvin Shaffer; H, 1st R. I., Capt. Crawford Allen, Jr.; 3d Vt., Capt. Romeo H. Start. Second Army Corps, Maj.-Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys. first division, Brig.-Gen. Nelson A. Miles. First Brigade, Col. George N. Macy: 26th Mich., Maj. Nathan Church; 5th N. H., Lieut.-Col. Welcome A. Crafts; 2d N. Y. Heavy Art'y, Lieut.-Col. George Hogg; 61st N. Y., Col. George W. Scott; 81st Pa., Lieut.-Col. William Wilson; 140th Pa., Capt. William A. F. Stockton; 183d Pa., Col. George T. Egbert. Second Brigade, Col. Robert Nugent: 28th Mass. (5 co's), Capt. John Connor; 7th N. Y. Heavy Art'y, Maj. Samuel L. Anable; 63d N. Y. (6 co's), Lieut.-Col. John H. Gleason; 69th N. Y., Maj. Richard Moroney; 88th N. Y. (5 co's), Lieut.-Col. Denis F. Burke. Third Brigade, Col. Clinton D. MacDougall: 7th N. Y., Col. George W. von Schack; 39th N. Y., Capt. David A. Allen; 52d N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Henry M. Karples; 1
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Appomattox campaign. (search)
K. Parker; 3d Vt. (attached from Sixth Corps), Capt. Romeo H. Start; C and I, 5th U. S. (attached from Second Corps and detached with Ninth Corps), Lieut. Valentine H. Stone. Second Army Corps, Maj.-Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys. first division, Brig.-Gen. Nelson A. Miles. First Brigade, Col. George W. Scott: 26th Mich., Capt. Lucius H. Ives; 5th N. H. (batt'n), Lieut.-Col. Welcome A. Crafts; 2d N. Y. Heavy Art'y, Maj. Oscar F. Hulser; 61st N. Y., Maj. George W. Schaffer; 81st Pa., Lieut.-Col. William Wilson; 140th Pa., Capt. William A. F. Stockton. Second Brigade, Col. Robert Nugent: 28th Mass. (5 co's), Capt. Patrick H. Bird; 63d N. Y. (6 co's), Capt. William H. Terwilliger; 69th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. James J. Smith; 88th N. Y. (5 co's), Lieut.-Col. Denis F. Burke; 4th N. Y. Heavy Art'y, Maj. Seward F. Gould. Third Brigade, Col. Henry J. Madill, Col. Clinton D. MacDougall: 7th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Anthony Pokorny; 39th N. Y., Col. Augustus Funk, Maj. John McE. Hyde; 52d N. Y., Lieut.-Col
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
ates soon became the aggressors. Early in October, they made an attempt to surprise and capture Wilson's troops on Santa Rosa Island. About fourteen hundred picked men, chosen mostly from Georgia try driven in, and the Zouaves were completely surprised. The Confederate war-cry was, Death to Wilson! No quarter! Common report had given to Wilson's men the character of being mostly New York Wilson's men the character of being mostly New York roughs, and the people of the South were taught to believe that they were selected for the purpose of plunder and rapine. It was on that account that the troops at Pensacola hated them, and resolved to give them no quarter. Wilson, in a characteristic letter to General Arthur, of New York, reporting the affair, says, alluding to wild rumors on the main after the fight, They are exhibiting my heart of Colonel Harvey Brown to Adjutant-General E. D. Townsend, October 11th, 1861; also of Colonel Wm. Wilson to General Arthur, October 14th, 1861; Correspondents of the Atlantic Intelligencer and Au
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
ary. That letter, given below, explains itself:-- War Department, Washington City, Aug. 3, 1863. Sir:--Your letter of the 3d instant, calling the attention of this Department to the cases of Orrin H. Brown, William H. Johnston, and William Wilson, three colored men, captured on the gun-boat Isaac Smith, has received consideration. This Department has directed that three rebel prisoners of South Carolina, if there be any such in our possession, and if not, three others, be confined in close custody and held as hostages for Brown,. Johnston, and Wilson, and that the fact be communicated to the rebel authorities at Richmond. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Yet the Confederates refused to treat the negro as a subject for exchange, and that humane arrangement in war entirely ceased in March, 1864, because justice required it. Then the Government referred the matter of exchange to General Grant, when that officer first instructed
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