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of Hancock's corps, especially Meagher's Irish brigade, composed of the 63d, 69th, and 88th New York, the 28th Massachusetts, and the 116th Pennsylvania, which dashed itself repeatedly against those impregnable heights, until two-thirds Gen. Meagher, in his official report, says: Of the 1.200 I led into action, only 280 appeared on parade next morning. Among his officers who fell, he mentions Col. Heenan, Lt.-Col. Mulholland, and Maj. Bardwell, 116th Pa.; Maj. Wm. Horgan and Adj. J. R. Young, 88th N. Y.; Maj. James Cavanagh, 69th N. Y.; and Maj. Carraher, 28th Mass. The London Times's correspondent, watching the battle from the heights, and writing front Lee's headquarters, says: To the Irish division, commanded by Gen. Meager, was principally committed the desperate task of bursting out of the town of Fredericksburg, and farming, under the withering fire of the Confederate batteries, to attack Marye's Heights, towering immediately in their front-Never at Fontenoy, A
int near Springfield landing, with a view of effecting a junction with the army at that point on the river. The surplus ammunition and supplies were on board these transports. It was impossible to ascertain whether the fleet had been able to reach the point designated. The rapidly falling river, and the increased difficulties of navigation, made it appear almost certain that it would not be able to attain the point proposed. A squadron of cavalry, sent down to the river, accompanied by Mr. Young, of the engineer corps, who was thoroughly acquainted with the country, reported, on the day of the battle, that no tidings of the fleet could be obtained on the river; and we were compelled to assume that the increasing difficulties of navigation had prevented it, even if disaster had not occurred from the obstructions which the enemy had placed in the river. These considerations, the absolute deprivation of water for man or beast, the exhaustion of rations, and the failure to effect a
fficers and men; part of the latter volunteered to work one of the Brooklyn's guns, and although I have not yet heard of them from Captain Alden, I have every reason to believe they bore their part well. To Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Urann, Executive Officer, I am much indebted for his zeal and efforts in having the ship ready to go under fire. Acting Master Billings, a volunteer from the Vincennes, kept his post faithfully, and though quite severely hurt, still remained. To Acting Master Young, Acting Ensigns Dodge and McEntee, my thanks are due, for their steadiness and promptness at their quarters. The Engineer department, under the charge of Mr. Shipman, Acting Chief-Engineer, was well attended to, and his subordinates' conduct met my approbation. To Assistant-Surgeon Dodge, and Paymaster Pynchon, and in fact all, I tender my hearty thanks. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, C. H. Green, Lieutenant Commander. Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut, Commanding W. G.
e crest of the hill. I then returned and rejoined my battalion, now under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Foy, Twenty-third Kentucky. The regiment behaved most nobly, both officers and men. They all took example from our noble Colonel, who fell before the action was over. They vied with each other in deeds of heroism. I would respectfully recommend to your favorable consideration Captains Trapp, Hooker, Jones, and Patterson; Lieutenants Leonard, Thomas, Varian, Groves, Ward, Kuhlman, and Young; also Doctor Barr. They are efficient officers, and deserve the highest encomiums for their noble conduct. Lieutenant Wollenhaupt, who was killed while gallantly urging his men forward, was a good officer and beloved by all. His loss is severely felt in the regiment. The loss in the regiment was heavy--one officer and eleven men killed, four officers and sixty-two men wounded, making the loss in the regiment since the twenty-third as follows: Officers — killed, one; wounded, four: men —
in our hands. This ended the engagement, and our forces were victorious. Night was over all, and the stars began to shine. Our wounded were removed, and, unmolested, General Banks accomplished his movement toward Grand Ecore. Our losses in the two days battle in killed, wounded, and missing, are estimated at two thousand. Colonel Benedict, commanding a brigade, was the only general officer killed. We learn that General Mouton, commanding a part of the rebel army, was also slain. J. R. Young. Another account. camp of the Eighty-Third O. V. I., Grand Ecore, La., April 12. The past week has been an eventful one in the military history of this department. Doubtless, exaggerated reports of rebel success and the demoralization of the Federal troops have reached you, and it is with a view to counteract the influence of such reports that I propose to give you as brief a description of recent events as is consistent with a proper understanding of them. Let me premise by
ils were made, consisting of the captured Federals and negroes in charge of their own officers, to collect together and bury their dead, which work continued until dark. I also directed Captain Anderson to procure a skiff and take with him Captain Young, a captured Federal officer, and deliver to Captain Marshall, of the gunboat, the message — copy of which is appended, and numbered 5. All the boats and skiffs having been taken off by citizens escaping from the Fort during the engagement, the message could not be delivered, although every effort was made to induce Captain Marshall to send his boat ashore by raising a white flag, with which Captain Young walked up and down the river, in vain, signalling her to come in, or send out a boat. She finally moved off, and disappeared around the bend above the Fort. General Gilmore withdrew his forces from the Fort before dark, and camped a few miles east of it. On the morning of the thirteenth, I again despatched Captain Anderson t
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 1: from the U. S.A. Into the C. S.A. (search)
decided to order Anderson back to Fort Moultrie, and acquainted the Attorney-General, Stanton, with his decision. Mr. Stanton immediately set to work to defeat this intention. He summoned Dan Sickles, and planned with him to have at once salutes of 100 guns fired in New York and Philadelphia in honor of Anderson's act, and to have telegrams in hundreds showered on the President, congratulating him as a second Jackson, and a saviour of the country by his firmness. Men and Memories, Mrs. J. R. Young, p. 25. These demonstrations were effectively made under the joint action of Sickles and John Russell Young in Washington, of Dougherty in Philadelphia, and of Rynders in New York. They worked upon the weak side of Buchanan's character, and Anderson was allowed to remain in Fort Sumter. Buchanan excused himself to the Carolinians by saying that he would have ordered Anderson back, had they given him time before themselves taking possession of Moultrie, and raising their flag ove
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nkee's return from camp, the, 493 Yankee trip in Canada, 162 Yawcob Strauss, 26 Yazoo, 352 Year 1886, the, 602 Year in Europe, a, 398 Year of American travel, a, 152 Years of My youth, 83 Yehoush. See Blumgarten, S. Yellow Jacket, the, 290, 292 Yiddische Gazetten, 600 Yiddische Neues, 599 Yonge, C. D., 461 Yonge, Charlotte M., 16 Yorick's love, 269 Yosemite, 55 Youmans, E. L., 193 Young, Brigham, 10, 142, 149, 522 Young, Edward, 445, 539, 542, 595 Young, J. R., 327 Young, Rida Johnson, 289 Young American, the, 405 Young Beichan, 507 Young Charlotte, 511, 514, 515 Young man who Wouldn't Hoe corn, the, 515 Young McAffie, 510 Young Mrs. Winthrop, the, 274, 276 Your humble servant, 288 Yours and mine, 438 Youth of Jefferson, the, 67 Youth of Washington, the, 90 Youth's companion, the, 514 Zanoni, 546 Zaza, 281 Zenger, Peter, 535 Zimmermann, 573 Zionitischer Weyrauch-Hugel oder Myrrhen-Berg, 574 Zola, 84, 92,
3 Wright, L. T., 561 Wright, Lewis, 434 Wright, M. E., 561 Wright, P. S., 435 Wright, S. C., 489 Wright, W. B., 435 Wright, W. H., 561 Wright W. M., 561 Wright, W. R., 435 Wrightington, W. B., 489, 545 Wyeth, Richard, 438 Wyeth, W. H., 561 Wyman, Asa, 561 Wyman, George, 435 Wyman, H. C., 561 Wyman, J. H., 24th Mass. Inf., 438 Wyman, J. H., 38th Mass. Inf., 268 Wyman, P. T., 50, 54, 55, 224, 435 Wynn, Daniel, 435 Y. Yageng, F., 561 Yeaton, S. C., 561 Yeschky, Henry, 561 York, C. F., 489 Youlin, James, 489 Young, A. A., 489 Young, A. W., 435 Young, C. A., 435 Young, C. E., 435 Young, Christopher, 435 Young, E. O., 489 Young, F. E., 435 Young, F. F., 489 Young, G. A., 435 Young, G. I., 435 Young, G. N., 489 Young, G. W., 561 Young, George, 435 Young, Henry, 435 Young, J. R., 123 Young, Joseph, 435 Young, M. C., 435 Young, N. C., 561 Young, N. L., 489 Young, S. B., 561 Young, William, 486 Z. Zimmerman, John, 435 Zola, Emile, 116