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Nicaragua (Nicaragua) (search for this): article 1
teur. Tom Dolan says that the fight on Roanoke Island was a very respectable one, and from his scars and experience in Nicaragua he should be a judge of such matters. We know of him, that the last time he was wounded at the battle of St. George byelming force, which, to do justice to an enemy, displayed great bravery. They were, besides, supported by a handful of Nicaragua veterans, who, I am proud to say, showed their accustomed gallantry, Major Schermerhorn, reported wounded, and volunteering on this occasion, was wounded five times in ten fights in Nicaragua; Anderson, the Commander of the barricade, was the man who took Castillo, Williamson, who during the fight took command of Captain Lewis's company, (Captain Lewis still being d received through the body at Camp Defiance,) was the hero of several out of twenty fights in which he made his mark in Nicaragua; Major Bacon, who had commanded a company of Rangers there, was with Col. Pegram when taken at Rich Mountain, was
West Virginia (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
was the man who took Castillo, Williamson, who during the fight took command of Captain Lewis's company, (Captain Lewis still being disabled by a shot received through the body at Camp Defiance,) was the hero of several out of twenty fights in which he made his mark in Nicaragua; Major Bacon, who had commanded a company of Rangers there, was with Col. Pegram when taken at Rich Mountain, was wounded by the side of General Garnett when he fell, and finally as aid to General Wise in Western Virginia, commanded a portion of his cavalry; Major Hoof, who had been with Walker through all his campaigns. There were, besides, Upshur and Deheart, who were Nicaraguan veterans, Lieut. Bolton, who had been in the same service, and Dr. Kellum, well and favorably known, who on this occasion volunteered as surgeon on board the Curlew, going out to her amid a shower of shot and shell, and fighting in her till she sunk. I had almost omitted to mention the very important fact, that when the barri
Nags Head (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 1
n's regiment,) Lieut. Col. Anderson commanding, and two companies of the 49th Reg't Va. Vols., Captains O. Jennings Wise and Coles commanding, crossed over from Nag's Head to Roanoke Island. That evening, Com. Lynch, with seven steamers, engaged the enemy's fleet. I counted sixty vessels, (there are said to have been treble thish ample means to alter the defences, abundant ammunition, and double the force at his disposal. General Wise, at the time of the attack, was fortunately at Nag's Head, disabled that day by illness. Lieut. Col. Richardson was at Nag's Head, which he burned after the stores had been shipped, and the enemy shelled it after his Nag's Head, which he burned after the stores had been shipped, and the enemy shelled it after his retreat had been safely effected. Col. Henningsen was then at Elizabeth City, with three companies of artillery, waiting for transportation, and having started from Norfolk with horses all untrained to fire, and many-unbroken — to — harness, but which were trained and broken to both on the road and during three days sojourn at th
Rich Mountain (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
on this occasion, was wounded five times in ten fights in Nicaragua; Anderson, the Commander of the barricade, was the man who took Castillo, Williamson, who during the fight took command of Captain Lewis's company, (Captain Lewis still being disabled by a shot received through the body at Camp Defiance,) was the hero of several out of twenty fights in which he made his mark in Nicaragua; Major Bacon, who had commanded a company of Rangers there, was with Col. Pegram when taken at Rich Mountain, was wounded by the side of General Garnett when he fell, and finally as aid to General Wise in Western Virginia, commanded a portion of his cavalry; Major Hoof, who had been with Walker through all his campaigns. There were, besides, Upshur and Deheart, who were Nicaraguan veterans, Lieut. Bolton, who had been in the same service, and Dr. Kellum, well and favorably known, who on this occasion volunteered as surgeon on board the Curlew, going out to her amid a shower of shot and shell,
Roanoke Island (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 1
The disaster at Roanoke Island.a Narrative from a Participant. The following is from the pen of Major Thomas Dolan, who recently resigned a Captaincy in the 5th regiment Louisiana volunteers to join the Wise Legion as an amateur. Tom Dolan says that the fight on Roanoke Island was a very respectable one, and from his scars and experience in Nicaragua he should be a judge of such matters. Weirs, (who are not a large class,) whether West Pointers or others, know that the defences of Roanoke island were wholly inadequate. Nothing but strong batteries and heavy obstructions at the marshes,, if in force, from passing. Once past the marshes, if there had been fifty thousand men on Roanoke Island, the Federalists, without wasting a charge of powder, could have starved them into capitulatt Va. Vols., Captains O. Jennings Wise and Coles commanding, crossed over from Nag's Head to Roanoke Island. That evening, Com. Lynch, with seven steamers, engaged the enemy's fleet. I counted sixty
Currituck (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 1
d to capitulate, together with Cols. Jordan and Green and Major Fry, and their regiments and companies. I saw Lieut. Col. Anderson before leaving, and offered to take him off. He seemed much distressed, but said he could not desert his men. I heard that Captains Wise and Coles were killed. Of the 500 men engaged, Capt. Wise's company and the McCulloch Rangers bore the palm for bravery, where all behaved with gallantry, especially the two North Carolina companies, one of which was from Currituck county. This I saw. I also heard that the North Carolinians behaved with great gallantry in the Pork Point battery. With regard to the surrender of Col. Shaw, (an officer of acknowledged bravery,) I attribute it to the fact of his having many in his own and Col. Jordan's regiment so well acquainted with the locality that they knew surrender was only a question of time, as soon as the enemy's fleet passed the marshes. As far as the 500 who fought are concerned, in the battle of the 8th their
Frank Anderson (search for this): article 1
m. Lynch, between 12 and 2 P. M., the 59th Reg't Va. Vols., (Col. Henningsen's regiment,) Lieut. Col. Anderson commanding, and two companies of the 49th Reg't Va. Vols., Captains O. Jennings Wise and , of which 400 were in the batteries. The pickets having been driven in by the enemy, Lieut. Col. Frank Anderson ordered down twenty men under Capt. O. J. Wise, (ten of the Richmond Blues, 49th Virgifall back to the barricade. There were then at the barricade and under the command of Lieut. Col. Frank Anderson, eight companies of the 59th regiment Virginia volunteers, two companies of the 49th rther with Cols. Jordan and Green and Major Fry, and their regiments and companies. I saw Lieut. Col. Anderson before leaving, and offered to take him off. He seemed much distressed, but said he could wounded, and volunteering on this occasion, was wounded five times in ten fights in Nicaragua; Anderson, the Commander of the barricade, was the man who took Castillo, Williamson, who during the figh
rginia volunteers, two companies of a North Carolina regiment. --They were supported by three pieces of artillery — viz: one 13 pounder, commanded by Major Schermerhorn, (volunteer;) one 24-pounder, by Lieutenant Kinney, and one 6-pounder, by Lieut. Selden. But these pieces had only twenty rounds between them, and the large pieces used 12-pounder canister. The total force at the barricade, (the only force engaged,) was about 500 men or less. At about the enemy having increased in numbers, os can be recollected in a fight) made a second charge. I should judge this charge to have been made by two regiments. They came up in fine order, but not as close as at first, and were met in the same manner and worse broken than before. Lieutenant Selden at this moment was shot dead by a bullet through the head. Again they plied us with shell, canister, and spherical case. At about 11 o'clock, the third charge took place. Major Schermerhorn, the ammunition having at the end of the second
because they felt that they had a reputation to lose than from any eventual hope of success against an over whelming force, which, to do justice to an enemy, displayed great bravery. They were, besides, supported by a handful of Nicaragua veterans, who, I am proud to say, showed their accustomed gallantry, Major Schermerhorn, reported wounded, and volunteering on this occasion, was wounded five times in ten fights in Nicaragua; Anderson, the Commander of the barricade, was the man who took Castillo, Williamson, who during the fight took command of Captain Lewis's company, (Captain Lewis still being disabled by a shot received through the body at Camp Defiance,) was the hero of several out of twenty fights in which he made his mark in Nicaragua; Major Bacon, who had commanded a company of Rangers there, was with Col. Pegram when taken at Rich Mountain, was wounded by the side of General Garnett when he fell, and finally as aid to General Wise in Western Virginia, commanded a port
oud to say, showed their accustomed gallantry, Major Schermerhorn, reported wounded, and volunteering on this occasion, was wounded five times in ten fights in Nicaragua; Anderson, the Commander of the barricade, was the man who took Castillo, Williamson, who during the fight took command of Captain Lewis's company, (Captain Lewis still being disabled by a shot received through the body at Camp Defiance,) was the hero of several out of twenty fights in which he made his mark in Nicaragua; Major Bacon, who had commanded a company of Rangers there, was with Col. Pegram when taken at Rich Mountain, was wounded by the side of General Garnett when he fell, and finally as aid to General Wise in Western Virginia, commanded a portion of his cavalry; Major Hoof, who had been with Walker through all his campaigns. There were, besides, Upshur and Deheart, who were Nicaraguan veterans, Lieut. Bolton, who had been in the same service, and Dr. Kellum, well and favorably known, who on this oc
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