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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 898 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 893 3 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 560 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 559 93 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 470 8 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 439 1 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 410 4 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 311 309 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 289 3 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 278 4 Browse Search
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Doc. 4.-Christening the Palmetto State. Richmond Whig account. Richmond, Oct. 17, 1862. on Saturday last the gunboat Palmetto State, built at Charleston, mainly through the efforts and offerings of the women of South-Carolina, was formally named and dedicated. We copy from our exchanges the following account of thrks of art and ingenuity, family relics, tokens of affection, the widow's mite, and even bridal gifts, were poured forth as from an exhaustless fountain, to arm Charleston with the means of naval defence. The result was a gunboat fund exceeding thirty thousand dollars. This spirited action of our women had roused the governments,rces, and with our numerous formidable forts and batteries, aided by our steam rams and by the soldierly and accomplished Col. Colquitt and his brave Georgians, Charleston will achieve a Saragossa defence, and you a fame equal, if not superior, to that of the chivalrous Palafox. Noble boat! you now bear a name which is at once
or-General O. M. Mitchel (then in command) to destroy the railroad and railroad bridges on the Charleston and Savannah line, in the vicinity of Pocotaligo and Coosahatchie. The forwarding of this ruth, I assumed command of the following forces, ordered to destroy the railroad bridges on the Charleston and Savannah line. A portion of the First brigade (Brannan's) Col. J. S. Chatfield, Sixth ring further against the force which the enemy had concentrated at this point from Savannah and Charleston, with an army of much inferior force, unprovided with ammunition, and not having sufficient tr cutting the railroad in the manner proposed, communication between the cities of Savannah and Charleston would be destroyed, and the way opened for a sudden blow upon one or both of these places, at the whistles of the railroad trains, notifying us of reenforcements for the rebels, both from Charleston and Savannah; and even if we had had facilities for crossing the river, it would have been unw
Rebel reports and Narratives. General Beauregard's despatch. Charleston, S. C., Oct. 28. The abolitionists attacked in force Pocotaligo and Coosahatchie yesterday. They were gallantly repulsed to their gunboats at Mackay's Point and Bee's Creek Landing, by Col. W. S. Walker, commanding the district, and Col. G. P. Harrison, commanding the troops sent from here. The enemy had come in thirteen transports and gunboats. The Charleston and Savannah Railroad is uninjured. The abolitiir advance they had killed some sheep, but in the hasty retreat were obliged to leave their plunder. Our troops buried forty of the enemy's dead. The force that first met the enemy consisted of the Rutledge mounted riflemen, Capt. Trenholm; Charleston light dragoons, Capt. Rutledge; Beaufort volunteer artillery, Capt. William Elliott, and an infantry company, who stubbornly and successfully contested the enemy's advance until the arrival of reenforcements. The others afterward engaged were
ur miles from the entrance of Bull's Bay, but was soon safely got off-all of her officers and crew being on board, except the pilot and six men, who had gone to Charleston the evening previous. The crew rendered every assistance in getting her off. Lieut. Conroy then piloted the Anglia out of Bull's Bay and over the bar. The A. F. Du Pont, Rear-Admiral, Commanding S. A. Blockading Squadron. Lieutenant Commanding Conroy's report. on board bark Restless, off Bull's Bay, near Charleston, October 29, 1862. On Friday morning last, at daylight, a steamer was discovered trying to get in this — Bull's Bay — channel. I got the ship under way, andn command of the first division of the boats we went in and cut her out also. At half-past 6 P. M. we captured her. Steam was up and she was ready to start for Charleston as soon as the night came on. We brought her out and anchored her under the guns of the Restless and the Flag. She proved to be the English steamer Anglia, wit
) Our force consisted of three thousand infantry from the three brigades of the division, twelve pieces of artillery, four pieces respectively from Knapp's, Hampton's, and McGilvery's batteries, and one company of the first battalion Indiana cavalry, with one day's cooked rations in haversack, and five days rations carried in wagon. The column was formed by Gen. Geary in person, and moved at half-past 6 A. M., out the Charleston and Winchester turnpike. About half-past 8 A. M. we reached Charleston, where we unexpectedly encountered a company of rebel cavalry. A brisk skirmish ensued, in which the rebs were routed and made good time on a run toward Winchester. We advanced cautiously on toward Berryville, which we reached toward evening, and found a regiment of rebel cavalry upon a hill, drawn up in line of battle. A few pieces of artillery were soon placed in position, and some shell sent among them, soon dispersing them on the road toward Winchester. General Geary immediately mo
each Grenada was fifty-six miles, but by pushing hard I deemed it possible to reach there by daylight next morning. After proceeding nearly east, along the Yockna Creek about eleven miles, the road forks, one road going to Panola, the other to Charleston and Grenada. A few yards from the forks of the road, on the Panola road, is a ferry across the Yockna, and the head of my column turned down the Panola road to the ferry to water their horses. They were at once fired upon by a heavy rebel piceaving Coffeeville, they would, no doubt, have come upon us in camp; and, with more than double our number, and a perfect knowledge of the country, they would have had us at great disadvantage. On Monday morning 1 broke camp, four miles beyond Charleston, and marched to Mitchell's Cross-Roads, twelve miles from the mouth of the Coldwater, where we found that Gen. Hovey had sent forward to that point about one thousand two hundred infantry, with four field-pieces. I had scarcely arrived at Mitc
guessing, it might be new to tell you of the various conjectures indulged in as to the destination of the expedition. Rumor, with her lying tongue, was busy, and would send the expedition to Richmond, to Weldon, to Goldsboro, to Wilmington, to Charleston, and even to Texas, but no one believed, while all retailed or invented such gossip. The morning of Thursday, December eleventh, 1862, broke clear and cool, and beheld a fine array of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, taking up their line ofre immediately brought into requisition, the telegraph posts cut down and the wires destroyed, and for the first time since the rebellion broke out, telegraphic communication between Jeff Davis's capital (Richmond) and the capital of secession (Charleston) was interrupted. Two companies being sent out as skirmishers to the left of the railroad, the gallant Seventeenth took up its march on the track toward the bridge, which it was the purpose of the expedition to destroy. This bridge was a ma
a grin like a crocodile. Where is the officer of Gen. Grant's staff, who boards here? (Col. Hilyer.) He went to Oxford yesterday with his wife and Mrs. Grant. He looked at me very sharply and said: Is that true, sir? Lough says: Yes, sir, when we tell you lies it will be for ourselves and not for others. We'll take your word, gentlemen; fall in! you must go to headquarters. We fell in at a brisk walk, not exactly knowing whether we should find headquarters at Vicksburgh, Mobile, or Charleston. They took us out about a mile from town, where we found two long lines of long-haired, long-legged, sallow-looking butternut cavalry, drawn up about ten yards apart, between which we marched and halted. Brisk firing was heard on the other side of town for two hours, when it ceased. Little squads of prisoners kept coming for two or three hours longer; meantime the rebels set fire to the depot, engine-house, government stores, and a train of forty-three cars on the track, Immense piles
-pound rifled gun, four twenty-pounders. The Clifton, Captain Law--two nine-inch guns, four thirty-two pounders, one pivot rifled gun. The Owasco, Captain Wilson--one eleven-inch gun, one thirty-pound rifled gun, four twenty-four-pound howitzers. The Mary A. Boardman, the Honduras, and the Cumbria were excepted. The first (a propeller, built for Chinese waters) was laden with stores and forage; the second carried the Vermont battery before spoken of; and the Cumbria (captured off Charleston) contained a number of Texas refugees, embryo United States cavalrymen, with one thousand stand of arms for the use of their loyal countrymen. These vessels were to have left New-Orleans on or about December twenty-seventh. None of them, however, got off until two days later, when, as already related, the Mary A. Boardman steamed southward for Galveston, and with her the Honduras, leaving the slower Cumbria to bring up the rear, full forty-eight hours subsequent. The Mary A. Boardman pa
ont's report. flag-ship Wabash, Port Royal, S. C., January 31, 1863. sir: I have the honor to report the capture, on the morning of the twenty-ninth instant, of the screw-steamer Princess Royal, while attempting to run the blockade into Charleston. The following are the circumstances connected with her capture: After standing in a mile and a half, Lieut. Commander Quackenbush observed a steamer standing along the land, in the direction of Charleston. He fired two shots toward her,Charleston. He fired two shots toward her, when her course was altered toward the beach, and she was run ashore. Two officers, and an armed boat's crew, were immediately sent to take possession. She proved to be the iron steam propeller Princess Royal, last from Bermuda, four days out, and laden, as far as he could learn, with rifled guns, arms, ammunition, steam-engines for the iron-clads, and an assorted cargo. On taking possession, it was ascertained that the Captain, supercargo, pilot, and some of the petty officers, and a passen
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