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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 14.55 (search)
ough headway to preserve the order of battle in passing the batteries in slow succession, and to avoid becoming a fixed mark for the enemy's fire. On reaching the extremity of Hilton Head and the shoal ground making off from it, the line was to turn to the north by the east, and, passing northward, to engage Fort Walker with the port battery, but nearer than on entering. These evolutions were to be repeated. A plan of battle was sent to the Navy Department. The New York Herald of November 20th, 1861, contains a diagram in accord with the above statement, and was probably taken from the official one. There was another point in the instructions given by the flag-officer to officers commanding vessels in the flanking line that is not mentioned in his report. He said in substance, if not 4n words, that, in passing in, the flanking line was to deliver its fire against the fort on Bay Point, and then to guard the fleet of transports within the bar from any attempts of Tattnall; that
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
etary of War at Richmond (Benjamin) was asked for one. He would not give it himself. He said he greatly preferred seeing Brownlow on the other side of the lines, as an avowed enemy; Letter of J. P. Benjamin to Major-General Crittenden, Nov. 20th, 1861. and instructed General Crittenden, then in command at Knoxville, to give him a pass. General Crittenden sent for Brownlow to come to Knoxville to receive it. He did so, and was on the point of departure for the Union lines, when he was arrthis loathsome place several were taken to the gallows. infants. These were citizens, charged with burning the railway-bridges. The alleged crimes of these men and other Loyalists were set forth by Colonel Wood in a letter to Benjamin, Nov. 20, 1861. in which he declared that the sentiment of the inhabitants in East Tennessee was hostile to the Confederate government, and that the people were slaves to Andrew Johnson and Horace Maynard. To release the prisoners, he said, is ruinous. To
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
festo, in which the grievances of Kentucky were recounted, and the action of its Legislature denounced. They then called upon the people of the State to choose, in any manner they might see fit, delegates to attend a Sovereignty convention, at Russellville, on the 18th of November. At the appointed time, about two hundred men from fifty-one counties, not elected by the people, assembled, and with difficult gravity adopted a Declaration of Independence, and an Ordinance of Secession, Nov. 20, 1861. and then proceeded to organize a Provisional Government, by choosing a governor, a legislative council of ten, a treasurer, and an auditor. George W. Johnson, of Scott County, was chosen Governor. The ministers of the Legislative Council were: William B. Machin, John W. Crockett, James P. Bates, James S. Critman, Philander R. Thompson, J. P. Burnside, H. W. Bruce, J. W. Moore, E. M. Bruce, and George B. Hodge. Bowling Green was selected as the new capital of the State. Commissioner
express my thanks to you for the mantle of your approbation which you have thrown over my shoulders.--Captain Williams then resumed his seat, amidst repeated applause, but immediately rose again and said: Allow me one moment. It is sufficient for me that I have received such approbation, but it may be satisfactory to you to know that I have received the approbation of my Government. (Hear, hear, and cheers.) The cruise of the San Jacinto. United States steamer San Jacinto, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1861. The San Jacinto, a first-class screw steam-sloop, mounting fifteen guns, lately attached to the United States African Squadron, under the command of Flag-officer William Inman, left St. Paul de Loando on the 10th of August last, on her return to the United States, in the temporary command of Lieut. I). M. Fairfax, U. S. N., who was ordered to await at Fernando Po, the arrival of Capt. Charles Wilkes, U. S. N. On the 26th of August, Capt. Charles Wilkes took command of this ship,
Doc. 181. Gov. Taylor's proclamation, at Hatteras, N. C., Nov. 20, 1861. To the People of North Carolina: On Monday, the 18th of November, 1861, a provisional or temporary Government for this Commonwealth was instituted at Hatteras, Hyde County, by a convention of the people, in which more than half the counties of the State were represented by delegates and authorized proxies. Ordinances were adopted by the Convention declaring vacant all State offices the incumbents whereof have dg of the republic. I adjure you as North Carolinians, mindful of the inspiring tradition of your history, and keeping in view your true interests and welfare as a people, to rise and assert your independence of the wicked tyrants who are seeking to enslave you. Remember the men of Mecklenburg and the martyrs of Alamance — dead, but of undying memory — and endeavor to repeat their valor and their patriotism. Marble Nash Taylor, Provisional Governor of North Carolina. Hatteras, Nov. 20, 1861
ld not be taken; but they are here now. We cannot find out how many of them there were. Some say several jumped overboard and swam on shore, and others were knocked overboard. The rebels have since taken the Rusk up to the town, and it is well that they did. This ship draws so much water that she cannot get near the batteries. Frigates are better in dock at New York than down here. They can't get within four miles of the shores. Another account. U. S. Frigate Santer, November 20, 1861. At midnight, on the 7th of November, two volunteer crews, with twenty men in each boat, under the command of Lieut. James E. Jouett, left this ship for the purpose of surprising and capturing the man-of-war General Rusk, lying under a large fort, and cut off from us by three others. The second launch was in command of Lieut. J. G. Mitchell and Master's Mate Adams. When the boats shoved off at midnight, every man felt that it was the last time we should meet, and nearly every one
joys forego, And haste without delay. Our country's wrongs, and treason's dye, Each bosom brave shall thrill-- Shall nerve each arm, and fire each eye, Each heart with courage fill. Our country's flag, that o'er them waves They'll gallantly defend; And Freedom's cause, with patriot zeal, Shall triumph in the end. The “Stars and Stripes” our fathers loved Shall lead them safely on, Till shouts of victory make known The battle nobly won. The Iowa Twelfth! fear not for them. Ah no! their country's fame They shall not dim ; when they return They'll bear an honored name. Yet some may fall; but doubly dear The life which thus is given For Freedom-noblest cause on earth And in the sight of Heaven. The Eagle bold, with pinions spread, The cannon's heavy roar, The joyous shouts of “Union boys,” Will greet them then no more. Fight, brave ones of the gallant Twelfth! Till conquerors you become, And laurel wreaths shall deck your brows-- Then welcome, welcome home. Dubuque, Nov. 20, 1861
arge of any duty, he was intensely anxious to guard his beloved mountains of Virginia. This, stimulating his devotion to the general welfare of the Confederacy, induced him to desire to march against the enemy, who had captured Romney. On November 20, 1861, he wrote to the War Department, proposing an expedition to Romney, in western Virginia. It was decided to adopt his proposition, endorsed by the commander of the department, and further to insure success, though not recommended in the endlected as a part of the command with which he was to make the campaign. General Johnston remonstrated against this transfer and the correspondence is subjoined for a fuller understanding of the matter: headquarters, Valley District, November 20, 1861. Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of War. sir: I hope you will pardon me for requesting that, at once, all the troops under General Loring be ordered to this point. Deeply impressed with the importance of absolute secrecy respecting milit
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Kentucky, 1861 (search)
Infantry. Union loss, 1 wounded. Oct. 31: Skirmish, MorgantownKENTUCKY--Home Guard. Nov. 7-9: Demonstration on Columbus from PaducahILLINOIS--Thielman's Cavalry; Buell's Battery Light Arty.; 9th, 12th and 40th Infantry. INDIANA--23d Infantry. Nov. 8: Engagement, Ivy MountainKENTUCKY--16th Infantry. OHIO--2d and 21st Infantry. Nov. 9: Action, PiketownKENTUCKY--16th Infantry. OHIO--Battery "E," 1st Light Arty.; 2d, 21st, 33d and 59th Infantry. Union loss, 4 killed, 26 wounded. Total, 30. Nov. 20: Skirmish, Brownsville(No Reports.) Nov. 24-Dec. 5: Exp. from Columbus to CaseyvilleMISSOURI--8th Infantry (3 Cos.). Dec. 1-13: Operations about Mill Springs and SomersetINDIANA--33d Infantry. KENTUCKY--12th Infantry. OHIO--17th and 35th Infantry. Dec. 1: Demonstration on Fort HoltILLINOIS--Battery "A," 1st Light Arty. Dec. 1: Skirmish, Whippoorwill CreekKENTUCKY--26th Infantry. Dec. 1-2: Skirmishes, Goggin's CampConfederate reports. Dec. 4-7: Expedition to Bacon Creek BridgeConfedera
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Missouri, 1861 (search)
t through Texas and Wright CountiesKANSAS--Wood's Rangers. Nov. 18: Affair near WarrensburgCapture of Wagon Train. Nov. 18: Skirmish, PalmyraMISSOURI--3d Cavalry (Detachment). Nov. 18: Affair at Price's LandingAttack on Str. "Platte Valley." Nov. 20: Skirmish, ButlerMISSOURI--Cass County Home Guard Cavalry (Co's "A," "C"). Nov. 20: Skirmish, Little Santa FeKANSAS--7th Cavalry. Nov. 21: Affair at WarsawDestruction of U. S. Stores. Nov. 24: Skirmish, LancasterMISSOURI--21st Infantry. UnionNov. 20: Skirmish, Little Santa FeKANSAS--7th Cavalry. Nov. 21: Affair at WarsawDestruction of U. S. Stores. Nov. 24: Skirmish, LancasterMISSOURI--21st Infantry. Union loss, 1 killed, 2 wounded. Total, 3. Nov. 24: Skirmish, JohnstownMISSOURI--Cass County Home Guard Cavalry. Nov. 26: Skirmish, Independence, Little BlueKANSAS--7th Cavalry. Nov. 29: Skirmish, Black Walnut Creek, SedaliaMISSOURI--4th Cavalry (Detachment). Union loss, 15 wounded. Nov. 30: Skirmish, Grand RiverMISSOURI--Cass County Home Guard Cavalry. Dec. 1: Skirmish, ShanghaiOHIO--39th Infantry. Dec. 8: Skirmish, SalemMISSOURI--Bowen's Battalion Cavalry. Union loss, 4 killed, 8 wounded. To
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