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brook's or John's Island. It is also reported that three gunboats and a number of transports were lying off the Island. It further says: This news was confirmed by passengers on the train from Savannah last night, who also stated that a skirmish had already taken place between our own and the enemy's pickets. It was added that we had taken three prisoners, two of them severely wounded. Another rumor was that our pickets had been driven in, and that the enemy were advancing. Gen. Hagood had ordered all females, children and non-combatants, to be removed from Adam's run, and quite a number arrived with their baggage on the afternoon train. Adam's run is about twelve miles distant from Seabrook's Island. We have not learned of any official report of an engagement, but there is scarcely a doubt that the enemy are moving in the direction indicated. We may have starting news to-day. Different reports forces there, however are believed to be amply sufficient to give th
ents in the bombardment which have taken place: The following is a copy of the communication from Gen. Gillmore, received Friday might at battery Wagner by Gen. Hagood, in relation to the firing on the city. It is endorsed on the back "Headquarters Department of the South, Morris Island, Q. A. Gillmore, Brigadier General commGeneral Jordan: At 11 o'clock to-day Gen. Gillmore's communication was received. He gives until 11 P. M. to-morrow to remove non-combatants. (Signed,) General Hagood. On receipt of the communication; however, at headquarters, it was discovered that Gen. Gillmore dated his dispatch in reply 9 P. M., of the 22d, (Saturday night,) but did not cause it to be delivered at Wagner until 12 meridian, Sunday. The date was not then noticed, and hence Gen. Hagood's telegram that until 11 P. M. to-morrow was given for the removal of non-combatants. The fire upon the city was, therefore, renewed Sunday night about 11 o'clock. At the same time an answ
Carolina was relieving the 54th Georgia, a detachment of which was on duty at the pits as pickets, the attempt was made in considerable force by the enemy. A brisk infantry fight ensued, which lasted about an hour and a half, and which ended in the repulse of the Yankees; it is believed with no little loss. Battery Gregg and the James Island batteries lent material aid in the successful defence of the disputed ground. The fire of battery Simkins (Captain Mitchell's) is reported by Gen. Hagood as having been very effective. Our loss was five killed and nineteen wounded, among the latter of whom is Captain Roberts, of the 54th Georgia, whose hurt is reported mortal. The enemy opened on Monday, for the first time, a three hundred pound Parrott gun on Sumter. The bolts thrown by this gun are twenty-three inches long and ten inches in diameter. Their effect is far more powerful than those projected from the two hundred pounder. Three hundred shots were fired on Tuesday at t
The Daily Dispatch: November 9, 1863., [Electronic resource], The President's tour through the South. (search)
and Haskell, proceeded to Secessionville. The troops of that post were drawn up in line and inspected by the President, after which he visited Fort Lamar and other works around Secessionville, besides the memorable battle-ground of the 16th June, 1861, in which the President felt greatly interested. He also visited and inspected the whole length of the new lines down to battery Pringle, where he was received with another thundering salute, and warmly cheered by the troops composing Gen. Hagood's and Gen. Colquitt's brigades. Battery Tynes and Fort Pemberton were next visited, and another salute given from the latter. The troops at each post were drawn up all under arms, in the positions that they would occupy in case of an attack or an engagement. Having inspected every nook, corner, and bomb-proofs in the batteries and forts, the President and party crossed the bridge at Wappoo and passed Gen. Wise's brigade in review, which concluded the work of the day. The whole par
oad known as the Port Walthall Junction, five miles from Petersburg and two miles from Swift Creek bridge. At five o'clock two brigades of the enemy, which moved out from Bermuda Hundreds some time during Thursday night, and were slowly and cautiously advancing during the day yesterday, attempted to cross the field of Mrs. Howlett's farm, immediately at the Junction, but were met with a deadly fire from six hundred of the 21st and 25th South Carolina Volunteers, commanded by Col. Graham, of Hagood's brigade. Three times the enemy essayed to reach the railroad, coming with a yell, but our men, unawed by such music and unintimidated by such apparent ferocity, met them with a steady fire, causing them to recoil and stagger from the bloody reception. They finally retreated in some confusion, and retired about a mile and a half distant, in the direction of Port Walthall landing. The disparity of numbers was too great for us to pursue. The enemy had artillery, but used it with poor
various quarters likely to be informed, but could get no satisfactory solution of this demonstration. One officer informed us that it was made for a purpose, but that purpose could not be known until a future day. Very satisfactory, truly. Hagood's brigade. We regret to learn that about 400 of Hagood's South Carolina brigade, who were thrown forward as skirmishers to ascertain the strength of the enemy's title pits, allowed their zeal to get the better of them, and not only carried thHagood's South Carolina brigade, who were thrown forward as skirmishers to ascertain the strength of the enemy's title pits, allowed their zeal to get the better of them, and not only carried the pits, but charged up to the enemy's breastworks. They were received with a severe musketry volley, and suffered considerable loss. None estimate their loss at less than 150, and some put it down as high as 300. This brigade was among the first to rush to the rescue of Petersburg, and our people feel a peculiar interest in its welfare. They have suffered heavily, but not so heavily, we hope, as has been reported. We heard of no other movements during the day to the time of this writing
Intelligence was received yesterday that a party of raiders had started from Grant's army with the supposed intention of cutting the Southside and, perhaps, the Danville railroad. Official. Official dispatches, received from Petersburg yesterday, state that General Hill attacked the enemy on the Weldon railroad Sunday morning and drove him from his advanced lines to his main entrenchments, capturing over three hundred prisoners, exclusive of wounded. Our loss was principally in Hagood's brigade, which mounted the enemy's entrenchments, but support failing, many were captured. Below Richmond. Everything continues quiet in the neighborhood of Deep Bottom. The enemy's force on this side of the river is at present too small for offensive operations. In the engagement of the 18th instant, at Fussel's Mill, the Fifteenth Alabama regiment lost forty killed and wounded. Among the wounded are Colonel A. A. Louther, Captain B. A. Hill, Captain W. H. Stricklin, Lieute
of their gallant commander, refuse to rally. The contagion spreads; other troops give away, and soon the whole mass comes rushing back pell- mell, exposed to as murderous a fire in retreat as that to which they were subjected whilst advancing. Hagood's (S. C.) brigade, however, nothing daunted, actually press on amid that heavy fire of shot and shell, and reach the enemy's works. When General H. reached the works he found that one of his colonels had surrendered his regiment, of his brigade,but I know that eighteen hours before, the time, place and character of the fight were on the lips of all, soldiers and citizens. Our loss will, I think, foot up about one thousand, the greater part of which was borne by Harris's Mississippi and Hagood's South Carolina brigades, both of which acted with conspicuous gallantry. Among the names of the gallant officers who fell to-day are Brigadier-General Saunders, Alabama; Captain Spain, Adjutant-General of General Finnegan's brigade; Colone
r loss has not yet been stated officially, but we are assured that it is much less than that of the enemy. The Petersburg Express relates an, incident of General Hagood, in Sunday's fight, which adds another to the laurels previously won by that gallant officer. During the thickest of the fight on the Vaughan road a Yankee colonel captured one of the colors of his command. General Hagood, witnessing the act, and not wishing to lose even one of the flags which had been borne so nobly and gallantly on many bloody fields, confronted the Yankee officer and demanded its restoration. A refusal was given, and the two officers became engaged in a hand-to-hand encounter, the result of which was that General Hagood slew his opponent and bore off the flag in triumph. A son of General Finnegan, of Florida, was wounded in this engagement. The following is a list of casualties in the Sixth regiment Virginia infantry in the engagement of Friday, the 19th instant: Wounded-- First
ed not to be out-done, also posted a brass band upon the parapet of their work, which discoursed opposition melody. Among the more conspicuous tunes was recognized a favorite Southern air, "Who's been here while I've been gone." Three prisoners, who were captured during the advance of our men, represented that the enemy had been re-enforced during the night. But we do not know that this is correct. General Cox was soon engaged with the rebel pickets, who, no doubt, sent word to General Hagood of his advance upon the rear of his work. The combined movement had the effect to so demoralize them that they concluded to abandon the work — which they did about 3 o'clock this morning. Colonel Moore being confident that the enemy had evacuated, ordered his men to charge the works and open fire, which they did about 4 o'clock. They captured about twenty prisoners, officers and men — the rest had got away. We have eleven pieces of heavy artillery, all in good condition. None
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