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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 40: return to Atlanta; the March to the sea; Battle of Griswoldville, ga. (search)
ough. He instructed Woods to draw him back to Duncan's farm, nearer to his supporting division. Hes scouts for me. Curiously enough, this Captain Duncan, who, from some reports sent me about that three by Kilpatrick. Now, referring to Captain Duncan's enterprise ten miles ahead of us and tow town, the capital of Georgia, formally to Captain Duncan and a few scouts. Then, speaking of some or mine to support the scouts, I wrote: After Duncan's capture a company of the First Alabama Cavalboxes of ammunition and the telegraph office. Duncan had returned to me, meeting me at Gordon; and tch has always appeared. I selected Captain William Duncan, who had escaped from capture and had e that the feat could be accomplished, but Captain Duncan's already distinguished career as a scout nd smartness of the negroes surprised even Captain Duncan, though he had believed in and trusted the the hope that the department will commend Captain Duncan and his companions to the Honorable Secret[2 more...]
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 41: the march to the sea; capture of Fort McAllister and Savannah (search)
three miles, when we reached the tug. It proved to be the dispatch boat Dandelion, commanded by Captain Williamson, of the navy. Our welcome was hearty and the exchange of good tidings rapid. I learned for the first time that Captain William Duncan and his companions whom I had sent down the Ogeechee from the Savannah Canal had succeeded in avoiding all dangers and hindrances, and had reached the fleet the morning of the 12th inst. Admiral Dahlgren had received their communications and had take over to Beaufort a tenth of my army at a trip. About this time I received the following letter from my friend, the distinguished Rev. E. B. Webb, D. D., of Boston, written the day before Christmas: How glad we were when your scout (Captain Duncan) arrived down the river and communicated with the fleet We followed you daily with our prayers, and yet we can hardly say followed, for we did not know for a long time where you were going. Our generals and our Government seemed to have foun
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 43: march through the Carolinas; the taking of Columbia (search)
ho had been a Confederate chaplain. Lieutenant McQueen, of Captain William Duncan's company, belonging to my escort, remained with this familbelonging to his household. Not long after we left Columbia, Captain Duncan, with his company, was on a scout toward the lower portion of Sk. Having very little cavalry, I sent southward and eastward Captain Wm. Duncan with all his horsemen, about two troops of cavalry, first toward Camden. The evening of February 25th Duncan returned from the first expedition. He succeeded in burning an important bridge in Camden an a delegation which I was sending through to Charleston. This time Duncan, in the night, ran into a Confederate brigade of cavalry, apparentlhe strength of his opponent. Aiken gave the order to charge, but Duncan, who was ready, instantly ordered Fire In the melee that ensued Aikrates fell back. It was here that Lieutenant McQueen was wounded. Duncan drew off his men with small loss. The mixing up was so complete
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 44: skirmishing at Cheraw and Fayetteville and the Battle of Averysboro (search)
s. I was not far from Dan's Bridge when Captain Duncan, having my consent, with his scouts and a unaccountably spared by the enemy. Of this Duncan immediately took possession. Very early the next morning (March 11th) I instructed Duncan to take all our mounted men (his own and Captain King'shead, and so pressed on into the city itself. Duncan, while caring for his men, discovered a large in an old unpresentable dress. The account of Duncan's interviews with Butler, Hampton, and Hardee nd is still, as he vividly recalls it. Hardee, Duncan declares, treated him with kindness, but was v pickets with so small a force of horsemen. Duncan's men reported to us that very day the circums mayor, doubtless having been attracted by Captain Duncan's daring raid to the southern part of the mail communication. After consulting with Captain Duncan, I selected Sergeant Myron J. Amick, Fifteonsin, the two enlisted men that had made with Duncan the perilous and successful expedition down th
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