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The Daily Dispatch: September 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], The capture of gunboats on the Rappahannock. (search)
rmed, and was an excellent one. Sending the boats high up the creek for protection, he ordered Lt. Hoge, with the main body of men, to follow them on land, keeping about a dozen men with him at the my Lt. Wood, in the second cutter, and Lieut. Hudgins, in the first, were to attack one, while Lieut. Hoge and Midshipman Gardner, in the third and fourth cutters, were to take the other. Each man ha the other party. Our boat was immediately manned, and we pulled over to his assistance; but Lieut. Hoge had done the work well before our arrival. He had met with more determined spirits, and had e to save his ship. Upon the first alarm he sprang forward to slip the cable, but was met by Lieut. Hoge, who ran forward to encounter him, and was almost instantly shot through the body with a pistol. At the same time Lieut. Hoge received a dangerous wound through the neck, and fell beside the water tank. Although wounded, Captain Walters sprang to the pilot-house and blew the whistle to get
boats were made fast astern, everything was hauled taught on board, ropes called up, and guns prepared for a fight. Lieut. Wood was on board the Satellite, and, Mr. Hoge being wounded, Lieut. Hudgins, the second officer in command, was put in charge of the Reliance. He was ordered to follow close after the Satellite, which was tsrs. Bowman and Tennent, soon got up steam and reported the vessels ready to move. I was on the Reliance at the time, having gone there to attend the wounds of Lieut. Hoge and Capt. Walters, both seriously hit, and lying side by side in the cabin. The former was the first upon her decks, and fought with great daring; but, alas! y force us to retire. Tuesday, Aug. 25th. Early this morning I went ashore to carry the wounded some few captured luxuries, taken from the prizes. Mr. Hoge was doing very well although his wound was painful. Capt. Walters seemed failing: his symptoms were bad. The deserter was dead, and an old boatswain beyond reco
arrested on suspicion? Gan we wonder that Mr. Mackenzie should send back word: "Schenck can put a bayonet through me at pleasure, but cannot force me to clean that area;" and can we wonder, knowing General Schenck, that this was followed by his separation from his family, and expulsion to the South?--Yet is there law or justice, or even decency, in this? But, perhaps, no case can compare in wanton malignity with that of the treatment of the Rev. Mr. Harrison, the father-in-law of the Rev. Dr. Hoge, and brother-in-law of the Rev. Dr. Backus, the well-known Union clergyman of a Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. This reverend gentleman pays large taxes on property in the United States; but upon being asked if he had property in Virginia, and answering in the affirmative, he was required to make out a list of it that it might be taxed also. On presenting it to the official he made the remark that it seemed rather hard that he should pay taxes on property from which he derived no i