there was an unfortunate delay which enabled the enemy to approach and open fire, under which a number of men were killed or wounded.
Among the killed was the gallant Lieut. Llewellyn A. Nelms
, Fifth regiment.
The medical officers
and the guard placed over the hospital building of the camp were captured by the Federals
A number of Georgia
officers and enlisted men were distinguished for gallantry in this affair, Capt. Hugh M. King
, on the staff of General Anderson
, displaying ‘commendable zeal and activity’ in superintending the destruction of the camp.
Company D, First Georgia battalion, had a sergeant, corporal and 34 men in the fight, and of these Serg. A. C. Hollingsworth
and Privates Lewis Barker
, James B. Higgins
and James E. Holmes
were killed, C. H. Witcher
, W. M. Elder
, J. W. Sewell
and J. H. Day
were wounded, and J. M. L. Jones
, H. C. Jones
and J. R. Cox
During the 22d and 23d of November, 1861, there was a heavy bombardment of the Confederate
forts and batteries by Fort Pickens
, assisted by the warships Niagara
under Flag-Officer McKean
, and the Richmond
under Captain Ellison
. Colonel Villepigue
with his ‘Georgia
regiment,’ the First Georgia battalion, occupied Fort McRee
The Federal steamers taking position as close as possible reinforced the heavy guns of Pickens
reported that this would rank with the heaviest bombardment then known in the world's history.
The houses in Pensacola
, ten miles off, trembled from the concussions, and immense quantities of dead fish floated to the surface in the bay and lagoon.
was assailed by the broadsides of the two Federal vessels throughout the 22d, which, on account of the structure of the fort, the inmates were unable to return.
‘Assailed at the same time from the south by Fort Pickens
and its outer batteries, the devoted garrison of this confined work seemed to be destined to destruc-tion.
Three times was the woodwork of the fort on fire, ’