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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)
d Clark. It was agreed that commanders, men, forts, and munitions of war should be immediately surrendered to the Government of the United States, in terms of full capitulation, the officers and men to receive the treatment of prisoners of war. Barron had proposed that the officers and men should retire (in other words, not be detained as prisoners), the former to go out with their side-arms. The proposition was rejected. The prisoners were taken to New York, and afterward exchanged. No one hat the loss of the Confederates. was twelve or fifteen killed and thirty-five wounded. Reports of General Butler, August 30th, and of Commodore Stringham, August 30th and September 1st, 1861, and other subordinate officers; also of Commodore Barron and Major Andrews, of the Confederate service, September 1st, 1861. The number of troops surrendered, including the officers, was 715, and with them 1,000 stand of arms, 5 stand of colors, 31 pieces of cannon, vessels with cotton and stores, and
and Monticello, protecting the landing of troops. by the new Forts Hatteras and Clark, mounting five and ten guns respectively, with five more ready for mounting on the more important work; the whole defended by 700 Confederates, under Corn. S. Barron, late of the Federal Navy; the infantry consisting of the 7th North Carolina, Col. Martin. The forts were found far less formidable than they doubtless would have been a few weeks later. The bombardment was commenced at 10 A. M., of the 28tenforced Fort Hatteras during the night; but this did no good. The bombardment having been reopened by our ships on the morning of the 29th, and it being evident that to continue the contest was simply to condemn his men to useless slaughter, Com. Barron, at 11 A. M., raised the white flag, and, on consultation, offered to surrender the fort with its contents, on condition that the garrison should be allowed to retire. Gen. Butler declined the proffer; but proposed, in his turn, to guarantee
n. Patterson, 539; 620; at Ball's Bluff, 624. Baptists, The, and Slavery, 119 to 121. Barbour, James, 176. Barbour, Philip P, of Va., his remarks on the Missouri question, 110. Barboursville, Ky., captured by Zollicoffer, 614. Barboursville, Va., captured by Gen. Cox, 524. Barber, Thos. W., shot dead in Kansas, 243. Barker, George P., 166. Barnwell, R. W., of S. C., a Commissioner to Washington, 411. Barringer, Daniel M., of N. C., in the Peace Conference, 401. Barron, Com. S., surrenders at Hatteras, 600. Barrow, Washington, Commissioner to the Confederacy from Gov. Harris. 482. Barry, Major, on the battle of Bull Run, 545. Barry, Mr., of Miss., withdraws from the Dem. Convention at Charleston, 314. Bartow, Gen., killed at Bull Run, 543; 545. Bates, Edward, of Mo., 247; in the Chicago Convention, 321; in President Lincoln's Cabinet, 423. Baton Rouge, La., Arsenal seized at, 412; 490. Bayard, James A., (father,) 107. Bayard, James
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 6: contraband of War, Big Bethel and Hatteras. (search)
had been hoisted. The boat soon returned, bringing the following communication from Samuel Barron, late captain in the United States Navy:-- Fort Hatteras, August 29, 1861. Flag-Officer Samuel Barron, C. S. Navy, offers to surrender Fort Hatteras, with all the arms and munitions of war; the officers to be allowed to go out with side arms and the men without arms to retire. S. Barron, Commanding Naval Defences Virginia and North Carolina. A verbal communication also was sent by Barron stating that he had 615 men in the fort and one thousand more within an hour's call, but that he was anxious to spare the effusion of blood. To both the written and verbal communications I made reply as follows, and sent it by Lieutenant Crosby:-- Benj. F. Butler, Major-General U. S. Army, commanding, in reply to the communication of Samuel Barron, commanding forces at Fort Hatteras, cannot admit the terms proposed. The terms offered are these: Full capitulation; the officers and men
0; VI., 236; VII., 63. Barnes, J. K., VII., 52, 77, 149, 224, 348. Barnes, J. S., VI., 127. Barnett, Mr. X., 19. Barnett's Ford, Va., III., 30. Barney, J. N., VI., 162. Barns, J., IV., 329. Barnum, H. A., X., 221. Baron de Kalb,, U. S. S., I., 187, 214; VI., 318; IX., 271. Barrancas Fort, Fla. (sec also Fort Barrancas), I., 4, 86. Barren Fork, Ind. Ter., II., 348. Barrett, F. H., III., 346. Barringer, R., X., 281. Barron, S., VI., 102. Barry, J. D., X., 281. Barry, Col. of Miss. Ninth Inf., I., 97. Barry, W. F., I., 117; V., 22 seq.; X., 91. Bart, C., VIII., 363. Bartholow, R., VII., 226. Bartlett, J. J., X., 221. Bartlett, W. F., X., 213. Bartlett's Mills, Va., II., 346. Barton, Clara Vii., 339. Barton, R., VIII., 126. Barton, S. M., X., 319. Bartow, F. S., X., 147. Bastion Fort. II., 215. Bat,, U. S. S., III., 183; VI., 124
e. The Pawnee and another steamer remained at anchor all night, near the Maryland shore, and at this time, 9 15 A. M., occupy the same position. I am, respectfully, Your obedient servant, W. F. Lynch, Captain Virginia Navy. Capt. S. Barron, Virginia Navy, In charge of Office of Naval Detail and Equipment, Richmond, Va. Pig Point Battery, June 1, 1861. Commander French Forrest, Virginia Navy, Commanding Naval Station, Norfolk:Sir: I have the honor to report try of four three-inch rifled guns opened fire from an eminence in our rear; and, although their shot fell short, they evidently diverged a portion of the fire of the enemy. On Saturday, one of the four guns was placed in battery here, and was well and bravely handled, under the immediate command of Lieutenant Robertson, a volunteer from Tennessee. I am, very respectfully, W. F. Lynch, Captain Va. Navy. Capt. S. Barron, in charge of Office of Naval Detail and Equipment, Richmond, Va.
e bombarded on Wednesday, and on Friday at 11 A. M. the Confederates unconditionally surrendered. We have seven hundred and thirty prisoners, among whom are Commodore Barron, Col. Martin of North Carolina, Major R. Showden Andrews (formerly of Baltimore,) of the Confederate Army, and other distinguished officers. No one was e being well cared for. The following are the articles of capitulation agreed upon between Commodore Stringham and Gen. Butler, on the Federal side, and Commodore Barron, Colonel Martin, and Major Andrews, for the Confederates. It will be particularly observed that "the officers and men are to receive the treatment due to prtracting parties that the forces under command of the said Barron, Martin and Andrews, and all munitions of war, arms, men, and property under the command of said Barron, Martin and Andrews, be unconditionally surrendered to the Government of the United States, in terms of full capitulation. And it is stipulated and agreed by the