,’ and ‘Wissahickon
’ to take part.
Our regiment started on this expedition in light marching order, with Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper
, commanding, Acting Major Pope
, Surgeon Briggs
, Assistant-Surgeon Radzinsky
, Adjutant Howard
, Quartermaster Ritchie
; Company C, Captain Homans
and Lieutenants Bridgham
; Company E, Lieutenant Chipman
, commanding, and Lieutenant Cousens
; Company G, Lieut. David Reid
, commanding, and Lieutenant Webster
; Company H, Captain Tucker
and Lieutenant Stevens
; Company A, Lieutenant Knowles
; Company D, Lieutenant Emerson
, commanding, and Lieutenant Hallett
; Company I, Lieut. Lewis Reed
; Company K, Lieutenant Leonard
, commanding, and Lieut. Charles Jewett
,—a force of twenty-one officers and 540 men. Captains T. L. Appleton
and R. H. L. Jewett
were on staff duty with General Hatch
A large fleet was ready at Port Royal
, the decks of the transports crowded with troops; and the pier at Hilton Head
was full of stores and men awaiting transportation.
During the 28th Captain Pope
's companies were transferred to the steamer Golden Gate,
on which was Colonel Hartwell
After Companies C and E under Captain Homans
were taken upon the steamer Fraser, General Hatch
made the ‘General Hooker
’ his flagship.
Orders were issued that the fleet start before daylight on the 29th at a signal light; but just as anchors were hauled up, a heavy fog came drifting in, preventing much progress.
Owing to a mistake, the naval vessels did not move until 4 A. M., by which hour it was clear overhead, but the fog clung to the water below.
However, they crept up Broad River
, and at 8 A. M. entered a creek and were