was captured with many guns and prisoners.
This news was received with rousing cheers by Terry
's men and the sailors.
At dawn Colonel Davis
's men crossed to James Island
, his skirmishers driving a few cavalry.
At an old house the main force halted with pickets advanced.
While this movement was taking place, a portion of the other troops landed.
That day a mail brought news of Vicksburg
's capture and Lee
's defeat at Gettysburg
Lieut. Edward B. Emerson
joined the Fifty-fourth from the North
About noon of the 11th, the regiment landed, marched about a mile, and camped in open ground on the furrows.
of an old field.
The woods near by furnished material for brush shelters as a protection against the July sun. By that night all troops were ashore.
's division consisted of three brigades,—Davis's, of the Fifty-second and One Hundred and Fourth Pennsylvania and Fifty-sixth New York; Brig.-Gen. Thomas G. Stevenson
's, of the Twenty-fourth Massachusetts, Tenth Connecticut, and Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania; and Montgomery
's, of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts and Second South Carolina.
is separated from the mainland by Wappoo Creek
From the landing a road led onward, which soon separated into two: one running to the right through timber, across low sandy ground to Secessionville
; the other to the left, over open fields across the low ground, past Dr. Thomas Grimball
's house on to the Wappoo.
The low ground crossed by both these roads over causeways formed the front of Terry
's lines, and was commanded by our naval vessels.
, on the Stono
, constituted the enemy's right.
Thence the line was retired partially behind James Island Creek