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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
Charleston and Savannah railway at Pocotaligo, with a. view of cutting off communication between those cities. There he encountered a thousand Confederates well posted, but these were soon driven, and the railway was destroyed for several miles. Stevens then retired and joined the troops destined for the direct attack on Charleston. While these movements were going on, the Confederates, who much out-numbered the Nationals then on James's Island, were strengthening their position at Secessionville, a pleasant little group of the summer residences. of the James's Island planters, about two miles from the Stono, with salt water on three sides. It was upon a narrow ridge, with swamps bordering it, and accessible from the land only from the west. There, under the direction of Colonel J. G. Lamar, the Confederates constructed a formidable battery, which commanded the Union camp. Perceiving this, General Benham, See page 95, volume II. who had been left in command by General Hunt
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
. he had cut roads, and it was thoroughly picketed in every part. He constructed a strong work on the southern end of it, to command the approaches down John A. Dahlgren. the Stono River. Another was erected on Folly River that commanded Secessionville; and at a narrow part of the island, a mile from its northern end, a line of intrenchments was cast up, with a redoubt at each end. Such was the situation on that island, soon to be made famous in history, when Gillmore arrived there, and, wits of Georgia troops from Virginia, and these he sent to co-operate with troops on James's Island in an attempt to surprise and capture Terry and his command. At the dawn of the 16th, July, 1863. these advanced rapidly upon Terry, from near Secessionville, under General Hagood, driving in the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts, on picket duty. But Terry was never asleep in the presence of danger. His troops, with the gun-boats Pawnee, John Adams, Huron, Mayflower, and Marblehead, in Stono and Folly
Savannah River, obstructions placed in, 2.317. Schofield, Gen. J. M., operations of in Missouri, 2.531 at the battle of Franklin, 3.421. Schurz, Gen., Carl, at battle of Chancellorsville, 3.29. Schuyler, Col. George L., sent to purchase arms in Europe, 2.25. Scott, Lieut.-Gen., Winfield, his advice in relation to Southern forts, 1.76; re-enforcement of Southern forts urged by, 1.125; in favor of peace, 1.244; too in firm to take the field, 1. 580; retirement of, 2.130. Secessionville, battle of. 3.187. Sedgwick, Gen., wounded at Antietam, 2.478; hit victory over Early at Fredericksburg, 3.35; perilous position of, 3.36; compelled to recross the Rappahannock, 3.38; at the battle of Rappahannock Station, 3.107; death of, 3.306. Selma, capture of by Gen. Wilson, 3.517; destruction of Confederate property in, 3.518. Seminary Ridge, battle of, 3.61. Semmes, Capt., Raphael, commander of the Sumter, 2.568, and of the Alabama, 2.569. Senators, expulsion of ten