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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 291 3 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 52 2 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 46 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 21 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 19 1 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 18 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 18 0 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 13 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 12 0 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. 9 1 Browse Search
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water, near where the upper (west) wharf is now. The soldiers and crew all jumped overboard and swam ashore, except Captain Bowen and the carpenter, who remained on board to take the wounded and dead above water. It is not strange that General Magruder was not able to report all the minute details of the confused and desperate conflict, as he doubtless wished to do in order to give every participant the proper credit for his actions in it. As is stated in Debray's history: GeneralGeneral Magruder's success raised popular enthusiasm to the highest pitch and his call for more troops was responded to with alacrity. Debray's regiment and other troops were ordered to re-occupy Galveston, while an appeal to the planters, promptly complied with, brought to the island numerous gangs of negroes who, under the supervision of their own overseers, worked diligently on new fortifications planned by the commanding general. Colonel Debray having been assigned to the command of Galveston isla
scription engagement at Lighthouse, Sabine Pass defense of St. Joseph's island. The capture of the United States warship Morning Light and schooner Velocity, 30 miles off Sabine pass, January 21, 1863, by Confederates on the two steamboats, the Josiah H. Bell and the Uncle Ben, was one of the most extraordinary and hazardous naval exploits during the war, though of small proportions compared to many other battles. It was described as follows in the general orders, March 11th, of General Magruder: The commanding general having been prevented by various circumstances from acknowledging the services of the brave Major Watkins, and the gallant officers and men under his command in the recent victory at Sabine pass, takes this occasion to return them his public and official thanks for the accomplishment of a purpose of great importance to us, and their participation in an exploit almost unparalleled in the annals of warfare. After driving the enemy's blockading squadron from