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n John's Creek, with Instructions to engage any party not more than twice his number, but not to attack the enemy's full force. At half-past 1 o'clock, on the 9th inst., the enemy moved up to Capt. May's position with a force of sixteen hundred men and a battery of six pieces; and were received by two hundred and fifty rifles, ahich are numerous. General Nelson bivouacked four miles beyond the Ivy Creek. It rained and the men had to wade through mud and in a heavy rain all the day of the 9th, the march being heavy and slow on account of the felled trees obstructing the road, and the necessary repairing of bridges. At night the army again bivouacked in e column up the mountain side. During these operations the command of Col. Sill executed Gen. Nelson's orders and occupied Pikeville by a circuitous route on the 9th, at four P. M. Col. Metcalf's mounted men in advance exchanged shots with a reconnoitring party which had just crossed the river, but immediately retreated. Metcal
measures are intended to repress the infamous attempt now made by the enemy to commit judicial murder on prisoners of war, you will execute then strictly, as the mode best calculated to prevent the commission of so heinous a crime. Your obedient servant, J. P. Benjamin, Acting Secretary of War. To Brig.-Gen. John H. Winder, Richmond, Virginia. Headquarters Department of Henrico, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 11, 1861. sir: In obedience to your instructions contained in your letter of the 9th instant, one prisoner of war of the highest rank in our possession was chosen, by lot, to be held for execution in the same manner as may be adopted by the enemy for the execution of Smith, recently condemned to death in Philadelphia. The names of the six colonels were placed in a can. The first name drawn was that of Col. Corcoran, Sixty-ninth regiment N. Y. S. M., who is the hostage chosen to answer for Smith. In choosing the thirteen from the highest rank to be held for a like number of pr
n to Col. Wagner, chief of artillery, who would move in that direction at the same time with a column against the enemy, who were said to be in force at that place. I did so, and remained in the vicinity of the colonel's camp that day and night, (having in the mean time been joined by the United States gunboat Conestoga,) without discovering the enemy, although intelligence of their moving in his direction was received by the colonel, and by him communicated to me. On the morning of the 9th, Colonel Wagner informed me by note that he would advance three miles with his command, and requested me to follow with the gunboats, which I did, dropping down some distance below the troops, where I had a good view down the river, but saw nothing worthy of notice. I then returned, and the Conestoga continued dropping down until she arrived at Lucas' Bend, the point in the river above Columbus, where (Columbus) I had, the Sunday previous, when on a reconnoitring expedition with Colonel Wagn
the operation of my brigade in the battle at the rebel intrenchments at Carnifex Ferry on the 10th inst. As previously stated to you, the head of my brigade started from the camp, eight miles north o regiment in the action near Connifex Ferry yesterday. At about eleven o'clock A. M. on the 10th inst., a general halt of the whole column having been ordered at a point about two miles distant fro.-Col. White's report. camp Scott, Va., Sept. 11, 1861. Brig.-Gen. Benham: sir: On the 10th inst., two miles from the enemy's intrenchments at Carnifex Ferry, Va., the Twelfth regiment Ohio VoCapt. Wallace's report. camp Scott, September 13, 1861. Brig.-Gen. Benham: sir: On the 10th inst. the Twelfth Ohio regiment, commanded by Col. J. W. Lowe, advanced through an old encampment, o Co., Va., September 12th, 1861. A succinct account of the battle of Carnifex Ferry, on the 10th inst.; the retreat of Floyd and his army; the capture of his camp equipage and large quantities of a
of Lane and Montgomery, and driving them out of the State, and after compelling them to abandon Fort Scott, as detailed in my last report, I continued my march toward this point with an army increasing hourly in numbers and enthusiasm. On the 10th inst., just as we were about to encamp for the day, a mile or two west of Rose Hill, I learned that a detachment of Federal troops and Home Guards were marching from Lexington to Warrensburg, to rob the bank in that place, and plunder and arrest the old town on the east to be burned to prevent the rebels from gaining therefrom the advantage of shelter. Meanwhile, the little garrison already worn by labor on the intrenchments, began to look eagerly for the coming of reinforcements. On the 10th, Col. Mulligan had sent Lieut. Rains of Co. K of the Brigade, with a squad of twelve men, on the steamer Sunshine, to Jefferson City, one hundred and sixty miles distant, pressing the necessity for reinforcements. Forty miles below, the Sunshine
n the 8th instant, Major J. P. Gould, of the Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, acting under orders of Major-General Banks, crossed the Potomac at Harper's Ferry to seize a quantity of wheat held by the rebels at that point. Three companies of the Third Wisconsin Volunteers, and a section of the Rhode Island battery, under Captain Tompkins, were ordered to report themselves to Major Gould for the purpose of assisting in and covering the necessary movements of the operation. On the 10th instant the Major called upon me to aid him with men and cannon, but as the necessity for them seemed to have vanished, the order was countermanded. Again, on Sunday, the 13th, I received reliable information that the rebel forces were concentrating in the direction of Harper's Ferry, and I also learned from Major Gould that he required assistance. In the evening, accompanied by Governor Sprague of Rhode Island, and Capt. Tompkins of the Rhode Island Artillery, I went to Sandy Hook with two c
gave way after all was done, and was carried below, refusing to have any thing done to his wound till the others were attended to. The following is a list of the killed and wounded: Lieutenant Jouett, in the right arm and side with a boarding-pike, and right-hand cutlass wound; William Carter, gunner, cutlass wound in right arm and hand; Edward Conway, gunner's mate, cutlass wound on left wrist, and boarding-pike in left side; John L. Emmerson, shot in side, arm, knee, and body. Died on the 10th. George Bell, shot in breast and throat; Henry Garcia, shot in breast, and wounded with boarding-pike; dead when brought back to the ship; Hugh McGregor, shot through the left leg; Francis Brown, shot through the back and across the breast; Charles Hawkins, cutlass wound on left arm. The success of the expedition was most complete, and too much praise cannot be given to those brave officers and men who volunteered to go on so desperate an undertaking as cutting out a ship under four forts
been wounded in the arm — some of the prisoners say severely — during the action. Agate. New York times narrative. camp Scott, near Carnifex Ferry, Gauley River, Nicholas Co., Va., September 12th, 1861. A succinct account of the battle of Carnifex Ferry, on the 10th inst.; the retreat of Floyd and his army; the capture of his camp equipage and large quantities of army stores, ammunition, muskets, swords, and the personal baggage of Floyd and his officers, on the morning of the 11th inst., was forwarded by telegraph from this camp to the Associated Press of the country. Presuming that the tidings reached you, it will be consistent to bring up the history of the expedition from the point from whence I wrote my last communication to you. The incidents of the march were much more interesting to us than a sketch of them could be to your readers, and I will, therefore, hurry over the ground currente calamo, until we reach the battle-ground. The column moved deliberately over
e with the best that can fall to the soldier's lot. They have shown themselves worthy of the best. Another account: an eye-witness communicated the following to the Missouri Republican: The fight or siege really commenced on Wednesday, the 11th, at which time an advance force of three thousand men, under Gen. Harris, advanced upon Lexington from the south. Lexington at this time was held by Col. Mulligan, of the Irish Brigade, with a force of two thousand six hundred and forty men, made six hundred and fifty men, left Kansas City on the 3d inst., in company with one hundred and fifty men under Col. Van Horn, and marched to Lexington. On the 7th, they went to Warrensburg and took a lot of coin from the banks, and returned on the 11th. The whole number of troops then in Lexington, was two thousand six hundred, and no reinforcements arrived up to the time of surrender, on Friday last. Besides their own force, there were nine hundred men belonging to Col. Mulligan's Irish Bri
. 16. Headquarters advanced forces, army of the Potomac, Sept. 13, 1861. The Commanding General is pleased to express his high appreciation of the conduct of the officers and soldiers under Colonel Stuart in the combat at Lewinsville, on the 11th inst. Such deeds are worthy the emulation of the best-trained soldiers. Three hundred and five infantry, under Major Terrill; a section of artillery, under Captain Rosser; and a detachment of First Cavalry, under Captain Patrick, met and routed at lHeadquarters army of the Potomac, Sept. 13, 1861. The Commanding General has great satisfaction in making known the excellent conduct of Colonel J. E. B. Stuart and of the officers and men of his command in the affair of Lewinsville, on the 11th instant. On this occasion, Colonel Stuart, with Major Terrill's battalion, (Thirteenth Virginia Volunteers,) two field pieces of the Washington artillery, under Captain Rosser and Lieutenant Slocomb, and Captain Patrick's company of cavalry, (First V
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