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each one had somebody to grieve for himsomebody who will look long for the return of each one of the four hundred! The account goes on to state with exultation, that we lost but twenty-seven killed. There are but twenty-seven bereaved households in the length and breadth of this Confederacy from this one fight — a great disparity, and very few considering the violence of the fight; but it is difficult to think with composure of the lacerated hearts in those twenty-seven homes! Tuesday, October 29th, 1861. A little reverse to record this morning. It is said that Colonel McDonald's cavalry made an unfortunate retreat from Romney the other day, as the enemy approached. It may have been wise, as the enemy outnumbered us greatly. Mr.----and myself have just returned from a delightful walk to Pagebrook. We were talking of our future, about which he will not allow me to despond. The Lord will provide, he says, and begins at once to count up our mercies, We constantly hear that
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
out fifteen thousand in number, were placed in charge of Brigadier-General T. W. Sherman, acting as major-general. The naval portion of the expedition was placed under the command of Captain S. F. Dupont, who had served as chairman of the Board of Inquiry just mentioned. The fleet was composed of fifty war vessels and transports, with twenty-five coal vessels under convoy of the Vandalia. These, with the troops, left Hampton Roads and proceeded to sea on a most lovely October morning, Oct. 29, 1861. having been summoned to the movement at dawn by the booming of a gun on the Wabash, the Commodore's flag-ship. The destination of the expedition was not generally known by the participants in it until it was well out to sea, when, under peculiar circumstances, as we shall observe, it was announced to be Port Royal entrance and harbor, and the coast islands of South Carolina. The army under Sherman was divided into three brigades, commanded respectively by Brigadier-Generals Egbert S
Doc. 113. fight at Woodbury, Ky., October 29, 1861. A correspondent of the Louisville Journal gives the subjoined account of this affair: Owensboro, Ky., Nov. 6, 1861. Our arms have recently won a victory at Woodbury, Butler County, decided in its character, and significant in the fact that it was a contest between Kentuckians and the invaders. On Saturday night, the 26th ultimo, Colonel Burbridge, of the infantry at Camp Silas Miller, (Colonel Jackson being absent,) received a despatch from Colonel McHenry, at Hartford, stating that he anticipated an attack upon that point, and asking for reinforcements. Colonel Burbridge, with one hundred and twenty-five of his infantry, one hundred of Jackson's cavalry, and two six-pounders and one artillery squad under Captain Somerby, left here Sunday morning at nine o'clock, and encamped at Hartford that night. Next morning, being joined by eighty men of Colonel McHenry's command, under Captain Morton, they took up the line of
Doc. 115. speech of Francis Thomas at the front street theatre, in Baltimore, Md., October 29, 1861. My fellow-citizens: I do not think, on any occasion of my life, I have felt so great cause for asking the indulgence of my hearers as I do to-night. Fifteen years of my life have been passed in seclusion and retirement. During that time events have transpired that have brought about the terrible calamity with which the country is now afflicted. Old party associations have been broken up and the people have come cut under new organizations, formed under motives and inducements that I have had no opportunity to understand and properly judge of. When the preliminary measures for disrupting the Union were consummated in the Democratic Convention at Charleston and Baltimore — for that is the cause — it came on me like a clap of thunder. I did not suppose that there was any possibility of its consummation even then. Yes, fellow-citizens, it was here, in this hall, that the f
Doc. 118. Conference at Russellville, Ky. Russellville, Ky., Oct. 29, 1861. In accordance with a notice previously given, a number of gentlemen from several counties in the State assembled in Odd Fellows' Hall, in the city of Russellville, on Tuesday, October 29, 1861, for the purpose of conferring together in reference to the situation of the country, and the steps to be taken to better preserve domestic tranquillity and protect the rights of person and property in the State of KentTuesday, October 29, 1861, for the purpose of conferring together in reference to the situation of the country, and the steps to be taken to better preserve domestic tranquillity and protect the rights of person and property in the State of Kentucky. On motion of Colonel George W. Johnson, of Scott County, Hon. H. C. Burnett, of Trigg County, was chosen temporary chairman of the Conference. On motion of Colonel Blanton Duncan, of the city of Louisville, R. McKee, of the city of Louisville, was chosen temporary secretary of the Conference. On motion of J. C. Gilbert, of Marshall County, T. S. Bryan, of Christian County, was chosen temporary assistant secretary of the Convention. On motion of Colonel John D. Morris, of Chris
fectually against invasion of the peace and order of Maryland during the election,. and for this purpose he is authorized to suspend the habeas corpus and make arrests of traitors and their confederates in his discretion. (Signed) William H. Seward. To carry out these instructions the necessary orders were issued to Gens. Banks, Stone, and Hooker. I give a copy of the order issued to Gen. Banks; the others were the same, mutatis mutandis: headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Oct. 29, 1861. To Maj.-Gen. N. P. Banks, Commanding Division at Muddy Branch, Md.: general: There is an apprehension among Union citizens in many parts of Maryland of an attempt at interference with the rights of suffrage by disunion citizens on the occasion of the election to take place on the 6th of Nov. next. In order to prevent this the major-general commanding directs that you send detachments of a sufficient number of men to the different points in your vicinity where the elections are to be
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)
nn. Union, Gunboats Carondelet, Pittsburgh, Louisville, St. Louis, Tyler, and Conestoga, 17th and 25th Ky., 11th, 25th, 31st, and 44th Ind., 2d, 7th, 12th and 14th Iowa, 1st Neb., 58th and 76th Ohio, 8th and 13th Mo., 8th Wis., 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 41st, 45th, 46th, 48th, 49th, 57th, and 58th Ill., Batteries B and D 1st Ill. Capture of Confederate ports. The Capture of the Confederate forts at Port Royal, South Carolina. On the 29th of October, 1861, there sailed from Hampton Roads the most formidable squadron ever fitted out in American waters — men-of-war commanded by Flag-Officer Samuel F. Du-Pont in the Wabash, and army transports with a force of twelve thousand men under General Thomas W. Sherman. bound for Port Royal Harbor, twenty miles north of the mouth of the Savannah River. On November 1st, off Hatteras, a severe gale was encountered and for a time the fleet was much scattered, but by the 4th it was again united at
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)
gunboats, the ram Manassas, and a fleet of fireships attacked the U. S. fleet at the passes of the Mississippi and were repulsed after considerable injury had been done to the U. S. fleet. October 26, 1861. Confed. steamer Nashville, commanded by Lieut. R. B. Pegram, escaped from Charleston, S. C. October 28, 1861. Three Confed. vessels were surprised and burnt at Chincoteague Inlet, Va., by a portion of the crew of U. S. gunboat Louisiana, under Lieut. A. Hopkins. October 29, 1861. Federal expedition sailed from Fort Monroe, under the command of Flag-Officer Samuel F. Du Pont, comprising 77 vessels of all classes. The land forces, numbering 20,000 men, were commanded by Brig.-Gen. Thos. W. Sherman. November, 1861. November 1, 1861. A violent storm overtook the naval expedition off the N. C. coast. 3 vessels were disabled and returned, 2 were driven ashore, and 2 foundered. 7 lives lost. November 7, 1861. Federal fleet under Du Pont capt
1861, Governor C. F. Jackson of Missouri, in defiance of the United States military government, issued a call for fifty thousand of the State militia for active service. At the time of the flight of the governor and his followers to the extreme southwestern corner of the State, he was joined by Price. At that time, the whole Confederate State force amounted to about three thousand men. This Missouri State Guard was in command of Brigadier-Generals Sterling Price and M. M. Parsons from October 29, 1861, to March 17, 1862, when it merged in the Army of the West. Army of the West Major-General Earl van Dorn assumed command of the troops in the Trans-Mississippi District of Western Department (No. 2), on January 29, 1862. Out of the force grew the Army of the West, so called after March 4th. It was largely composed of the Missouri State Guard. This army fought at Pea Ridge and elsewhere in Arkansas, and, being transferred across the Mississippi, was present at the siege of C
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
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