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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official correspondence of Governor Letcher, of Virginia. (search)
I am happy to be the vehicle of communication of the enclosed resolutions of the Committee of Safety for the town of Wilmington, in which your Excellency will perceive that your kindness to the citizens of Wilmington in their moment of danger is duly and highly appreciated. With the sincere assurance that your Excellency's kindness will always by us be remembered with gratitude, I have the honor to be, Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Wm. S. Ashe. Wilmington, N. C., September 17th, 1861. At a meeting of the Committee of Safety for the town of Wilmington, the following proceeding was adopted: Honorable Wm. S. Ashe having reported that he had procured from Governor Letcher, of Virginia, an eight-inch columbiad and a supply of muskets-- Resolved, That the thanks of this Committee are eminently due and are hereby most earnestly tendered to his Excellency John Letcher. Governor of Virginia, for the promptness with which he has responded to the application for a
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the two governments. (search)
etary of State: R. M. T. Hunter, (Va.) July 24, 1861. Secretary of War: Leroy P. Walker (Ala.), Feb. 21, 1861 Secretary of War: Judah P. Benjamin (La.), Sept. 17, 1861. Secretary of the Navy: Stephen R. Mallory (Fla.), Feb. 25, 1861. Secretary of the Treasury: Charles G. Memminger (S. C.), Feb. 21, 1861. Attorney-General: Judah P. Benjamin, Feb. 25, 1861 Attorney-General: Thomas Bragg, (Ala.), Sept. 17, 1861. Postmaster-General: J. H. Reagan (Texas), March 6, 1861. Ii. Reorganization. (Feb. 22, 1862, to April, 1865.) Secretary of State: R. M. T. Hunter, July 24, 1861 Secretary of State: Judah P. Benjamin, March 17, 1862. Secretary of War: Judah P. Benjamin, Sept. 17, 1861 Secretary of War: George W. Randolph, March 17, 1862 Secretary of War: Gustavus W. Smith, acting, Nov. 17, 1862 Secretary of War: James A. Seddon, Nov. 20, 1862 Secretary of War: John C. Breckinridge, Jan. 28, 1865. Secretary of the Navy : Stephen R. Mallory. Secre
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Confederate Government at Montgomery. (search)
this does not seem to have been understood until too late. The opportunity of obtaining these ships was thrown away. They were engaged by the British Government. To show the narrow spirit of those in office, an incident concerning Captain Maffit, who figured afterward in command of the Florida, may be mentioned. In May, after the reduction of Fort Sumter, Maffit came from Washington to offer his services, and when he met the Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Attorney-General until Sept. 17th, 1861; Second Secretary of War; Third Secretary of State. From a photograph. writer was in a state of indignation and disgust. He said that after having been caressed and offered a command in the Pacific, he had sneaked away from Washington to join the Confederacy, and that he had been received by the Secretary of the Navy as if he (Maffit) had designs upon him. The Secretary of War has stated that before the Government moved from Montgomery 366,000 men, the flower of the South, had tender
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 6: the campaign in West Virginia. (search)
nces, might have proved successful. Military operations are often like a vast piece of machinery: with one part out of gear, the successful operation of the whole machine is not possible. In a letter to Mrs. Lee, dated Valley Mountain, September 17, 1861, the general writes: I had hoped to have surprised the enemy's works on the morning of the 12th, both at Cheat Mountain and on Valley River. All the attacking parties with great labor had reached their destination over mountains consideredto eat from this same old tinware with which he commenced the war in West Virginia. It is not known that General Lee ever attempted in any way to make explanation or defense of these attacks. In a private letter to Governor Letcher, dated September 17, 1861, he simply states that he was sanguine of success in attacking the enemy's works on Rich Mountain ; that the troops intended for the surprise had reached their destination, having traversed twenty miles of steep and rugged mountain paths, a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
s remains were tenderly cared for, and sent to General Lee the next morning. Washington was about forty years of age. and wounded, and ninety prisoners. Report of General J. J. Reynolds to Assistant Adjutant-General George L. Hartsuff, September 17th, 1861; of General Robert E. Lee to L. Pope Walker, September 18th. 1861; The Cheat Mountain Campaign, in Stevenson's Indiana Roll of Honor; Pollard's First Year of the War. Whilst evidently giving Lee full credit for rare abilities as an engineeco and Albemarle Sounds, and threatening Norfolk, still held by the Confederates, in the rear. See page 897, volume I. The first object was to close the passages to these Sounds from the sea. Accordingly, a little naval force was sent Sept. 17, 1861. to break up a Confederate post at Ocracoke Inlet, few miles down the coast from Hatteras. Commodore Rowan sent Lieutenant J. T. Maxwell to perform this service. He went in the tug Fanny, with a detachment of mariners and soldiers of the Na
  G   9 9   13 13 111   H 1 15 16   12 12 110   I   13 13   10 10 121   K   7 7   9 9 101 Totals 8 119 127   122 122 1,099 127 killed == 11.5 per cent. Total of killed and wounded, 459, died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 12. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Monroe, Mo., July 11, 1861 1 Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. 5 Kirkville, Mo., Aug. 20, 1861 1 Jackson, Miss. 36 Shelbyville, Mo., Sept. 2, 1861 1 Canton, Miss. 1 Blue Mills, Mo., Sept. 17, 1861 11 Atlanta, Ga., July 21, 1864 3 Shiloh, Tenn. 40 Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864 16 Metamora, Miss. 7 Ezra Chapel, Ga. 1 Greenville, Miss. 1 Siege of Atlanta, Ga. 3 Present, also, at Corinth, Miss.; Bolivar, Miss.; Middleburg, Miss.; Moscow, Tenn.; Resaca, Ga.; Kenesaw, Ga. notes.--Organized at Keokuk, Iowa, in June, 1861. It served in Missouri for several months, during which time the regiment had a sharp fight at Blue Mills with a superior force under the Confedera
regiment, known as the Mechanics-Fusileers or 56th Illinois Infantry, organized in November, 1861, to serve three years, was disbanded within four months, and another regiment, subsequently organized, was designated as the 56th Regiment. This latter regiment lost 11 officers and 195 men by the burning of the steamer General Lyon, off Cape Hatteras, March 31, 1865. The 19th Illinois lost 38 killed and 91 wounded in an accident on the Ohio & Mississippi R. R., near Vincennes, Ind., September 17, 1861. The 97th Illinois lost 18 killed and 67 wounded in a railroad accident in Louisiana, November 3, 1863. In addition to the Illinois regiments specially mentioned in Chapter X, there were many other regiments from this State which had records equally meritorious, although their casualties in action may not have been as numerous. The 41st Illinois, Colonel Isaac C. Pugh, faced the musketry of many hard-fought fields, its Roll of honor showing 15 heroes who fell in battle, out of a
Doc. 48. operations in Cheat Mountain, Va. Report of Gen. Reynolds. Headquarters First Brigade I. V. M., Elk water, Sept. 17, 1861. To Geo. L. Hartsuff Assistant Adjutant-General Department Ohio: sir: The operations of this brigade for the past few days may be summed up as follows: On the 12th inst. the enemy, nine thousand strong, with eight to twelve pieces of artillery, under command of Gen. R. E. Lee, advanced on this position by the Huntersville Pike. Our advanced pickets — pes Worth. Twenty-Fifth Ohio.--Missing: Henry Burnet and Alfred F. Stump, Company E. Prisoner, John Truxill, Company D. (Official) Geo. S. Rose, Assistant Adjutant-General. Report of D. J. Higgins. camp Cheat Mountain Summit, September 17, 1861. Col. N. Kimball, Commanding Post: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command at the skirmishes which occurred four miles from Camp on the 12th instant:-- My command was composed of ninety men, det
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
State Guard. Losses: Union 1 killed, 4 wounded. Confed. 12 killed, 30 wounded. September 14, 1861: Confederate Privateer Judah destroyed near Pensacola, Fla., by the U. S. Flagship Colorado. Losses: Union 3 killed, 15 wounded. September 15, 1861: Pritchard's Mills, Md., or Darnestown, Md. Union, detachments 13th Mass., 28th Pa., 9th N. Y. Battery. Confed. No record found. Losses: Union 1 killed, 3 wounded. Confed. (estimate) 18 killed, 25 wounded. September 17, 1861: Morristown, Mo. Union, 5th, 6th, 9th Kan. Cav., 1st Kan. Battery. Confed. No record found. Losses: Union 2 killed, 6 wounded. Confed. 7 killed. September 15, 1861: blue Mills, Mo. Union, 3d Ia. Confed., Mo. State Guard. Losses: Union 11 killed, 39 wounded. Confed. 12 killed, 63 wounded. September 19, 1861: Barboursville, Ky. Union, Ky. Home Guards. Confed., Gen. F. K. Zollicoffer's brigade. Losses: Union 1 killed, 1 wounded. Confed. 2
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Naval chronology 1861-1865: important naval engagements of the Civil war March, 1861-June, 1865 (search)
61. Engagement on the Mississippi River near Hickman, Ky., between U. S. gunboats Tyler and Lexington and the Confed. gunboat Yankee and shore batteries. September 14, 1861. An expedition from the U. S. frigate Colorado, under Lieut. J. H. Russell, destroyed the privateer Judah, under the Confed. guns at Pensacola. September 16, 1861. A naval expedition from Hatteras Inlet, under command of Lieut. J. Y. Maxwell, destroyed Fort Ocracoke, on Beacon Island, N. C. September 17, 1861. Ship Island, near the mouth of the Mississippi River, occupied by Federal forces from the steamer Massachusetts. October, 1861. October 1, 1861. U. S. steamer Fanny, with 35 men of the 9th N. Y. Volunteers, captured by the Confederates on the north shore of Hatteras Inlet. October 4, 1861. Commander Alden, U. S. S. South Carolina, captured two schooners off the S. W. Pass of the Mississippi, with four to five thousand stands of arms. October 5, 1861. Tw
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