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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
r of the First Military District [General R. S. Ripley] to a conference at department headquarters, and instructed him at once to organize an expedition and have masked batteries erected at designated points on the banks of the Stono, near where the Federal gunboat habitually passed and occasionally remained overnight. The instructions were to allow her to steam by unmolested as far as she chose to go, then to open fire and cut off her retreat. The expedition was intrusted to Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph A. Yates, First South Carolina Artillery (regulars), and was most successfully conducted. On the evening of January 30th the Isaac Smith came up the Stono, and leisurely anchored just above our masked batteries. Fire was now opened upon her. She endeavored to make her escape, returning our fire as she passed, but was so roughly handled, and at such close range, that she dropped anchor and surrendered. Her armament consisted of one 30-pounder Parrott and eight 8-inch heavy Columbiads
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Confederate defense of Fort Sumter. (search)
n charge of works in Charleston harbor, and it was my fortune to visit the fort very frequently in his company. A year and three months of my life were afterward spent in the fort, as engineer-in-charge, during the arduous and protracted defense by the Confederate forces in the years 1863 and 1864. In the beginning of 1863 the fort was garrisoned by the greater part of the 1st South Carolina regiment of artillery, enlisted as regulars, and commanded by Colonel Alfred Rhett, Lieut.-Colonel Joseph A. Yates, and Major Ormsby Blanding. The drill, discipline, and efficiency of the garrison were maintained at the height of excellence. A spirit of emulation existed between this garrison and that of Fort Moultrie, on the opposite side of the channel, consisting of the 1st South Carolina Infantry (regulars), commanded by Colonel William Butler. The people of the State and city were proud of the two regiments; and the Charlestonians thought of no greater pleasure for their visitors than
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing land forces at Charleston, S. C. (search)
x; A, 1st S. C. Art'y, Capt. F. D. Blake; Ga. and S. C. Siege Train, Maj. Edward Manigault; 2d S. C. Art'y, Col. A. D. Frederick; S. C. Art'y, Capt. John R. Mathewes; Gist Guard (S. C.) Art'y, Capt. C. E. Chichester; 5th S. C. Cav. (4 co's), Col. John Dunovant; Lucas's (S. C.) Battalion, Maj. J. J. Lucas; 23d Ga., Maj. M. R. Ballenger; 27th Ga., Maj. James Gardner; 28th Ga., Capt. W. P. Crawford; 1st, 12th, and 18th Ga. Battalions, Col. C. I-. Olmstead; C, F, and I, 1st S. C. Art'y, Lieut.-Col. J. A. Yates; Savannah River Batteries, Capt. W. W. Billop; 11th S. C., Col. F. H. Gantt. Second Subdivision, Brig.-Gen. Thomas L. Clingman: 7th S. C. Battalion, Lieut.-Col. P. H. Nelson; 8th N. C., Col. H. M. Shaw; 51st N. C., Col. H. McKethan; 61st N. C., Col. J. D. Radcliffe; 20th S. C., Col. L. M. Keitt; German Art'y, Capt. F. W. Wagener; Inglis (S. C.) Art'y, Capt. W. E. Charles; 1st S. C., Col. William Butler; S. C. Car., Capt. A..D. Sparks; E, 5th S. C. Cav., Capt. L. A. Whilden; II and K
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the campaign of the Carolinas. (search)
Anderson's (late Taliaferro's) division, Maj.-Gen. Patton Anderson. Elliott's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Stephen Elliott, Jr., Lieut.-Col. J. Welsman Brown: 22d Ga. Batt'n Art'y, Maj. M. J. McMullan; 27th Ga. Batt'n, Maj. A. L. Hartridge; 2d S. C. Art'y, Lieut.-Col. J. W. Brown, Maj. F. F. Warley; Manigault's S. C. Batt'n, Lieut. H. Klatte, Capt. Thomas G. Boag. Rhett's Brigade, Col. William Butler: 1st S. C. (regulars), Maj. T. A. Huguenin, Lieut.-Col. Warren Adams; 1st S. C. Art'y, Lieut.-Col. Joseph A. Yates; Lucas's S. C. Batt'n, Maj. J. J. Lucas, Capt. T. B. Hayne. Walthall's (late McLaws's) division, Maj.-Gen. E. C. Walthall. Harrison's Brigade, Col. George P. Harrison, Jr.: 1st Ga. (regulars), Col. R. A. Wayne; 5th Ga., Col. C. P. Daniel; 5th Ga. Reserves, Maj. C. E. McGregor; 32d Ga., Lieut.-Col. E. 11. Bacon, Jr.; 47th Ga. and Bonaud's Battalion,----. Conner's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John D, Kennedy: 2d S. C. (consolidated 2d and 20th S. C., and Blanchard's Reserves), Col. Wi