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ught him, he might have curtailed his eight weeks of laborious preparation to one; rejecting altogether his heavy mortars and columbiads as unsuited to such service, and increasing, if that were desirable, the distance at which his nearer batteries were planted to 2,300 or even 2,500 yards. A considerable flotilla of worthless old vessels, picked up at various northern ports and taken down to our fleet blockading the entrance to Charleston harbor, being loaded with stone, were sunk Jan. 23, 1862. across one of the channels. A tremendous uproar was raised against this procedure, mainly by British sympathizers with the Rebellion, who represented it as an effort permanently to choke and destroy the harbor. This accusation is absurd. What was intended was to render it more difficult for blockaderunners, navigated by Charleston pilots, to run out and in under the screen of fog or darkness; and this result was probably attained. No complaint has since been made of any actual injur
er and Sigismund Kaufmann, after which the meeting adjourned. The Committee, named in the resolutions, went to Washington on the 20th January, 1862, and on their return made the following report: report of the Committee. Washington, Jan. 23, 1862. To R. A. Witthaus, Esq.: We deem it our duty to make you, as President of the Sigel Mass Meeting, the following report of our mission: Your letters to Hon. F. A. Conkling, and to the other honorable members of Congress, had the desired You would confer a great obligation upon us, and no doubt upon every patriot of German birth in New-York, by handing the following report to the various daily papers. With sentiments of profound esteem, Frederick Kapp. Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 1862. The undersigned Committee, appointed by the Sigel Mass Meetings held on the sixteenth and seventeenth inst., in New-York and Brooklyn, in order to present the unanimously adopted resolutions to His Excellency the President, Abraham L
onclusion, permit me, sir, to congratulate you on the victory achieved, and allow me to express the hope that your future efforts will be crowned with the same success. Attached you will find the number of the force of my brigade engaged, and also a list of the killed and wounded. I am, respectfully, yours, R. L. Mccook, Commanding Third Brigade, First Division. Martin Bruner, A. A. Adjutant General. Lieut.-Col. Kise's report. camp opposite Mill Springs, Wayne County, Ky., Jan. 23, 1862. Col. M. D. Manson, Commander 2d Brigade, 1st Division, Department of Ohio: Sir: I have the honor to report to you the part taken by the Tenth Indiana regiment of volunteers under my command, in the battle fought on the nineteenth inst., at Logan's Farm, Pulaski County, Ky. On the evening of the eighteenth inst, in accordance with your order, I sent out as pickets Companies K and I, Capts. Shorter and Perkins, and had them posted on the road leading to the fortifications of the ene
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Tan Dorn's report of the Elkhorn campaign. (search)
General Tan Dorn's report of the Elkhorn campaign. [We have been very fortunate in securing recently a copy of the headquarter book of General Earl Van Dorn, containing the orders, telegrams, letters, &c., issued from his headquarters from January 23d, 1862, to June 22d, 1862. Many of these will be read with interest as from time to time we shall be able to print them; but we are especially gratified at being able to present the following report of the Elkhorn campaign, which does not appear in the volumes of Confederate reports, and which, so far as we know, has never been in print in any form.] headquarters Trans-Mississippi District, Jacksonport, Ark., March 27, 1862. General Braxton Bragg: General — I have the honor to report that while at Pocahontas I received dispatches on the 22d February, informing me that General Price had rapidly fallen back from Springfield before a superior force of the enemy, and was endeavoring to form a junction with the division of Gene
d in organizing and disciplining the forces to be placed under him; and, third, that he should return to the command of his own army in Virginia, as soon as his services could be dispensed with in the West, and, if possible, in time for the spring campaign. Colonel Pryor stated that he was not authorized to agree to the last two conditions, but would telegraph the answer of the War Department from Richmond. Accordingly, on the 23d, he telegraphed the following assent: Richmond January 23d, 1862. General Beauregard: Have not seen Toombs. Committee extremely anxious you should go. Judge Harris is sure President consents to all your wishes. I send letter in the morning. Roger A. Pryor. A letter to the same effect came the next day; and, on the 25th, the War Department was officially notified of General Beauregard's final acquiescence in the wishes of Congress and of the Executive. So important to success did he consider it to have experienced officers with him, tha
Beauregard. Genl. R. Toombs. Richmond, Jan. 20th, 1862. Capt. E. P. Alexander: Urge General Beauregard to decline all proposals and solicitations. William F. Alexander. Private and confidential. Richmond, Va., Jan. 23d, 1862. Dear General,— * * * * * * My reasons for venturing to send you the telegram I did were few, but very decided. In the first place, I think the line of the Potomac is by far the most important in the contest. It is at that point, by I tell President you will go? Say go. Roger A. Pryor. [Answered on the 25th at 11 A. M., as follows:] Yes, I will go. May God protect our cause! G. T. Beauregard. Col. Roger A. Pryor. Headquarters near Centreville, Jan. 23d, 1862. My dear Colonel,—I need not assure you that I am deeply gratified by the mark of consideration conferred by the gentlemen of Congress in the request of which you have been the agreeable bearer; a request made, as you advise me, with the
0. Assigned as E, F, G, H, I and K .) March to Augusta, Ga., May 6-14, and to Savannah May 31-June 7. Moved to Darien June 9-10, and duty there till August 28. (Co. B at Walthamville and Co. H at Brunswick.) Mustered out August 28, 1865. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 330 Enlisted men by disease. Total 418. 15th Maine Regiment Infantry. Organized at Augusta December 6-31, 1861, and mustered in January 23, 1862. Moved to Portland February 25, and there embarked for Ship Island, Miss., March 6. Attached to Butler's New Orleans Expeditionary Corps January to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1862. District of West Florida, Dept. Gulf, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to Februa
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
authority of Gen. Lyon. Duty at Jefferson City and in adjacent country till August. Mustered out August, 1861. Johnson County Regiment home Guard Infantry. Organized June, 1861, by authority of Gen. Lyon. At Lexington, and duty in Johnson, Pettis, Lafayette and adjoining counties till September. Mustered out September, 1861. King's Company Railroad Guard Organized at Franklin September and October, 1861. Duty guarding railroad till January, 1862. Mustered out January 23, 1862. Knox County Regiment home Guard Infantry. Organized July, 1861, by authority of Gen. Lyon. Duty in Marion, Lewis, Clark, Scotland, Knox, Shelby, Monroe, Macon, Adair and Schuyler Counties. Action at Clapp's Ford August 14. Mustered out October, 1861. Lawrence County Regiment home Guard Infantry. Organized May 25, 1861. Accepted by Gen. Sigel June 16, 1861. Scouting and guarding trains and posts till August. Mustered out August 10, 1861. Lewis County Com
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Wisconsin Volunteers. (search)
ounded and 2 Officers and 77 Enlisted men by disease. Total 83. 1st Wisconsin Independent Battery Light Artillery Organized at LaCrosse, Wis., and mustered in October 10, 1861. Moved to Camp Utley, Racine, Wis., and duty there till January 23, 1862. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., January 23, and duty there till April 3. Attached to Artillery, 7th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. Cumberland Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Mustered out July 10, 1865. Battery lost during service 12 by disease. 3rd Wisconsin Independent Battery Light Artillery. (Badger Battery.) Organized at Racine, Wis., and mustered in October 10, 1861. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., January 23, 1862, and duty there till March 10. Attached to Artillery, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. Artillery, 5th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, A
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874., Section Eighth: the war of the Rebellion. (search)
rily ordered a release of the Rebel Commissioners, who had been confined in Fort Warren, in Boston harbor; and that portion of the precious freight of which the steamer Trent had been relieved, was handed over to the British Government, much to the regret of the war party of Great Britain. Before this had taken place, however, Mr. Sumner, who had received letters from distinguished friends of America in England, read them, to the President, and his Cabinet. One from Richard Cobden, January 23, 1862, said:—It is perhaps well that you settle the matter by sending away the men at once; consistently with your own principles, you could not have justified their detention. Mr. Sumner's speech in the Senate—to which his position as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs gave additional weight—soon followed, and it settled the opinion of the world on that subject forever. His mild rebuke of Mr. Hale's patriotic, but indiscreet motion and speech, had induced that Senator to withdr<
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