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inty that before many hours the weather would put a stop to the attack — for, be it remembered, that it very seldom happens, not once a year indeed, that a fleet of ships can lie so near Hatteras forty-eight hours--how happens it that an old soldier like Flag-officer Barron should surrender. I fancy this is the answer to the question: That the wood-work of a ventilator in the bomb-proof, near the magazine, took fire, and the men raised a panic greater in degree than that of our troops at Bull Run, and absolutely forced him to put up the white flag. The fort was in no great degree injured, and, according to Mr. Barron, there was no great danger to the men. They were, I imagine, almost entirely protected by the bomb-proofs. Supposing, while the firing was going on, that it must cause great mortality in the forts, I gave the rebels much credit for pluck. But the evidence left after the evacuation proves them to have been great cowards, supposing always that the story of Mr. Barron
lief, they all have come, under the impulse of a new inspiration. And whatever misfortune, if misfortune should come, might befall our flag or our arms, either at Washington, or Baltimore, or Philadelphia, or New York, we of New England will rally behind the Berkshire Hill and make the Switzerland of New England the rampart of our liberties. (Cries of Bravo, and tremendous cheering.) But neither in New York, nor Philadelphia, nor Washington, will our armies suffer defeat. We went down to Bull Run, as I had the honor to remark in conversation with a gentleman to-day, a congregation of town meetings without a leader. (Laughter.) Wheresoever we march again we march as an army, disciplined, drilled, thoroughly banded, and ably commanded, the men knowing who their commanders are. And we will not be content much longer with defending Washington under the walls of the Capitol nor on the banks of the Potomac. (Applause.) Washington shall be defended at Charleston, South Carolina; at Savan
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 34. attack on Santa Rosa Island. October 9, 1861. (search)
he whole regiment, with its chief, found safety only in a rapid flight beyond the eastern walls of Fort Pickens. The scenes which occurred when the camp was invaded are described as being ludicrous beyond description or belief. The gallant colonel took to his heels, with nothing but a brief skirted nether garment to cover his nakedness, and the race between him and his valiant braves presented a struggle for precedence more closely contested than any ever witnessed over the race course. Bull's Run was as nothing in comparison with it. Our men pursued the fugitives with determination, pausing now and then to fire a building or encampment, or to drive a rat-tail file into the touchholes of the huge cannon that met them at almost every step. They advanced to within a mile of Pickens. Not a gun from the ramparts was fired to check the advancing column; while the nearest sentinels, including those on the very mound that goes down to the heavy swinging gates of the fortress, were sent t
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. battle of Port Royal, S. C. Fought November 7, 1861. (search)
illa claiming the honor of firing the last shot at them. At three, a boat from the Wabash, under Captain Rogers, landed and planted our glorious Stars and Stripes on the soil of the State that was the first to knock it down. As soon as it was raised I suppose you can imagine what followed. The air was rent with cheers — cheer after cheer — actually deafening. Our insulted flag was vindicated. This is a great victory. I don't think you will be troubled any more with any thing about Bull Run, for it was not a circumstance to the stampede that took place here. I almost think they are running yet. They left every thing — clothes, muskets, revolvers, swords, all their camp equipage, fowling pieces; never even spiked their guns. Some were loaded, but they could not even stop long enough to fire them. To-day, the large town of Beaufort, fifteen miles from here, is entirely deserted — not a white man in it, and very few blacks. Oh! what a glorious victory, and exclusively nava
urally retains touching remembrances of the locality. Just beyond is the old camping ground of Captain Harrison and Lieutenant Tompkins, famed leaders of cavalry charges, and the abiding place of Captain Varian's battery, which did not fight at Bull Run. But there is here an excitement more immediate than even these lively remembrances. A turn in the road reveals the once welcome house of Webster, the wholesale entertainer of Union regiments, the hearty loyalist in the midst of the perilous c carried on, without any apparent objection. Our forces extend through Falls Church, beyond which no attempt to advance has been made. The old toll-gate keeper is still at his post, at the entrance of the village. He acknowledges that since Bull Run he has been a good secessionist, and that he now proposes to be a sound Unionist, so long as interest demands. On both sides of the fence, he says that's the way to catch the fox. Beyond this point it is not possible to pass, but further back
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 90. battle of Bolivar Heights, Va. Fought October 16, 1861. (search)
as they had all the wagons of the neighborhood busy in hauling off the slain. Two wagons were seen full of the killed. Their chaplain admitted the loss to be very heavy, and much blood was found upon the hill from which they were driven. Colonel Geary displayed much skill and great bravery during the whole of the engagement. This was my first day upon the battlefield, and my venerable friend Judge McCook fully sustained the high reputation of the McCook fighting family. This was not a Bull Run, but a rebel-run affair. The rebel colonel during the next day sent down a flag of truce, offering to exchange the only prisoner they took — a Pennsylvania corporal — for the chaplain. A few of their cavalry also appeared back of Bolivar, but were promptly shelled and dispersed by the Rhode Island battery. Great praise is due the surgeons of the Third Wisconsin and the Thirteenth Massachusetts for skill and attention to the wounded, and to Corporal Myers of Company A, Third Wisconsin, fo
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 97. Colonel Stahel's reconnoissance. (search)
Doc. 97. Colonel Stahel's reconnoissance. New York Tribune account. Bailey's cross Roads, Fairfax Co., Va. October 18, 1861. Union troops have to-day advanced beyond Anandale upon the Little River Turnpike for the first time since the retreat from Bull Run. The roads to Fairfax Court House are no longer sealed, and their occupation by our forces at any moment is wholly at the discretion of General McClellan. Last night the report came in to Acting Brig.-Gen. Stahel's Headquarters that Colonel Wurtchel, of the New York Eighth, had proceeded without difficulty to Anandale, a point some distance beyond any previous advance, and found no indications of the enemy for miles beyond. In order to ascertain with more certainty the present position of the rebels, and to test the truth of recent reports announcing their withdrawal from Fairfax Court House, General Stahel determined upon a reconnoissance to be made this morning. He accordingly started at about eight o'clock from Ma
urbed. Officers' furniture, uniforms and other clothing, dress swords, small stores, with here and there an article which told that even in camp the warriors had not been wholly bereft of the society of their wives, mothers, and sisters — were left as significant tell-tales of a sudden departure. Over the meadow, to which I before alluded,were scattered blankets, knapsacks, (some of which, singularly enough, were recognized as those which had been cast away by our panic-stricken troops at Bull Run,) muskets, bayonets, cartridge-boxes, and a few dead mules and broken vehicles, not camp wagons, but family carriages, which had been used to carry away the dead and wounded. I was afterward told by a negro — a slave — who gave himself into custody, that the rebels, believing their position to be impregnable, and confident of sinking the ships, had invited the ladies of the neighborhood to come down and see our chastisement. Many did so, and the broken carriages in the field had conveyed <
sent on board to remove the luggage, and, the ladies having declined the hospitalities offered them, at half-past 3 o'clock we parted company from the Trent. During the time our officers were on board the Trent, the British passengers expressed their sympathies with the seceded States in the strongest possible manner, and our officers were much abused and threatened by the crowd; they were called pirates, robbers, and other opprobrious epithets, expressing great satisfaction at our loss at Bull Run and Leesburg. Our captain expressed much satisfaction at the gallant and efficient manner which Lieut. Fairfax, (a Virginian by birth,) and all the officers and crew under his command, displayed in the execution of this delicate and important duty, and called the particular attention of the Navy Department to it. After parting company with the Trent, we ran through the Santaren Passage, cruised to the northward along the shores of Florida and South Carolina as far as Charleston; our gallant
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 147. drawing Lots at Richmond, Va. (search)
and Neff; Majors Potter, Revere, and Vogdes; Captains Rockwood, Bowman and Keffer. Respectfully, your obedient servant, John H. Winder, Brigadier-General. Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Sec. of War, Richmond. How the ballots were drawn: account by an officer. Richmond prison, Va., Nov. 11, 1861. sir: This lets you know that I am in as good health and spirits as could be expected under confinement so long. It is now sixteen weeks since I was taken, with many more, on the battle-field at Bull Run, and since that many more have been taken and brought here. They number in all, who have been brought to Richmond, as many as two thousand six to seven hundred. Some arrived as late as last night — a few from Fairfax and Leesburg; arid before, over 700 from the Leesburg battle of the 21st of October, and on the north side of the Potomac, which no doubt you have got the news of. I think that through and by the same flag of truce that this comes, other versions and the details of the battle
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