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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 14.53 (search)
at 6:30, after some preliminary shelling of woods near the landing, the troops began to disembark, the majority going in small boats, while others in their eagerness for the fray jumped from the transports, which were fast on the mud bottoms, and, holding their cartridge-boxes and muskets over their heads, waded to the land. In addition to the 13 regiments of infantry, 8 pieces of artillery were landed, 6 in charge of Lieutenant McCook, of the navy, and 2 commanded by Captains Dayton and Bennett, of the Marine Artillery. The enemy had chosen a strong position, well calculated for defensive purposes. On Otter Creek, about seven miles up the river from the mouth of Slocum's Creek, they had a line of intrenchments reaching from the Neuse River to the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad; two miles beyond they had erected a strong field-work for preventing a landing at that point; three miles farther on there was a battery mounting 4 heavy guns. but bearing upon the river; and on
turned against him. Whatever was done had to be done without his knowledge. Mr. Bennett of the Herald, with his paper, you know, is a power. The old gentleman wantainly in his secrets, came to Washington and intimated if Lincoln would invite Bennett to come over and chat with him, his paper would be all right. Mr. Bennett wanMr. Bennett wanted nothing, he simply wanted to be noticed. Lincoln in talking about it said, I understand it; Bennett has made a great deal of money, some say not very properly, Bennett has made a great deal of money, some say not very properly, now he wants me to make him respectable. I have never invited Mr. Bryant or Mr. Greeley here; I shall not, therefore, especially invite Mr. Bennett. All Lincoln woMr. Bennett. All Lincoln would say was, that he was receiving everybody, and he should receive Mr. Bennett if he came. Notwithstanding his entire inaction, he never for a moment doubted hiMr. Bennett if he came. Notwithstanding his entire inaction, he never for a moment doubted his second nomination. One time in his room discussing with him who his real friends were, he told me, if I would not show it, he would make a list of how the Senate
his feathers would stick, He was in a sad condition. They called a doctor to cure the bird: There came with the doctor General Scott. The voice of Sir Fuss and Feathers was heard-- He could not set by without saying a word, As the ire of the gallant old soldier was stirred! He proposed that the bird be shot. Loud rose the voice of Greeley and Seward! Many their words — we're sorry to lose them-- They told how the Eagle might be cured, Like a Duffield ham — and his life insured. Raymond and Bennett added a word, And they hid him in Abraham's bosom. Poor old Eagle, of Stars and Stripes, There was a nest for you, I said; At the very thought my eyes I wipe, Your talons I see take a firmer gripe. The stars fade away, but you feel the stripe-- Poor Eagle hangs down his head. Better the fate proposed by Scott; Perhaps not better, but full as well; Rather than live, so I would be shot, Picked of my feathers, boiled in a pot; Rather would list to my funeral knell, Be dead and be buried and go
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
enth Massachusetts, commanded respectively by Colonels Kurtz, Stevenson, Upton, and Lee; and the Tenth Connecticut, Colonel Drake. At the same time Reno pushed on toward the Confederate right flank, while Parke took position on their front. Foster was supported on his left by the boat-howitzers, manned by Lieutenants McCook, Hammond, Daniels, and Tillotson, with marines and a detachment of the Union Coast Guard. Before the Confederate center was placed a 12-pounder steel cannon, under Captain Bennett, of the Cossack, who was assisted in its management by twenty of that ship's crew; and on the left of the insurgents was Captain Dayton's battery, from the transport Highlander. Foster's brigade bore the brunt of the battle for about four hours. In response to his first gun, the assailed ran up the Confederate flag with a shout, and opened a brisk fire which soon became most severe. There was a hard struggle for the position where their intrenchments crossed the railway, and in this
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
construction of rifle pits and trenches. The brigade threw forward a picket guard of six companies consisting of two companies from the Twenty-fourth Ohio, two from the Sixth Ohio, and two from the Thirty-sixth Indiana, under the command of Major Bennett, of the Thirty-sixth Indiana. Early on the morning of May 30 these skirmishers were ordered forward to the rebel works, which they found entirely abandoned by the enemy. These companies were then deployed as skirmishers and moved through, inside the enemy's trenches and works, between 7 and 8 o'clock a. m., the rear guard of the enemy leaving the farther side of the position as we approached, the Tenth and Nineteenth Brigades preceded by the skirmishers, under the command of Major Bennett, of the Thirtysixth Indiana. Nothing particular except picket duty occurred in which the brigade took part until the 4th of June, when we left camp near Corinth in pursuit of the enemy, with the division, on the Baldwin road south, and advan
-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Lieutenant Sypher's section of artillery, from Standart's battery; Major Owsley's battalion of Kentucky, and Captain Jennings' battalion, of the Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, forming the advance brigade, commanded by Col. H. A. Hambright, acting as brigadier-general, and the First Wisconsin, the Thirty-fifth Indiana, a detachment from the Thirty-eighth Indiana, a battalion of the Fifth Kentucky Cavalry, and a section of Standart's battery, in command of Lieutenant Bennett, forming the rear brigade, commanded by Colonel Starkweather, of the First Wisconsin, acting as brigadier-general-left Pulaski yesterday at 3 p. m., via the Lamb's Ferry road; encamped a few hours 12 miles from Pulaski; made a forced march of 21 miles in six hours; drove in the enemy's pickets, who gave the alarm to the scattered forces in town, who fled in every direction. A portion of the cavalry marched on to Lamb's Ferry, and fired upon a ferry-boat load of the cavalry, which was
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 12 (search)
ere General Hampton informed me that the conference was to be at noon next day, at a house on the Raleigh road midway between the pickets of the two armies. General Sherman met me at the time and place appointed — the house being that of a Mr. Bennett. As soon as we were without witnesses in the room assigned to us, General Sherman showed me a telegram from Mr. Stanton, announcing the assassination of the President of the United States. A courier, he told me, had overtaken him with it, apressing his agreement to a conference, was received soon after sunrise on the 26th; and I set out for the former place of meeting, as soon as practicable, after announcing to the Administration that I was about to do so. We met at noon in Mr. Bennett's house, as before. I found General Sherman, as he appeared in our previous conversation, anxious to prevent further bloodshed, so we agreed without difficulty upon terms putting an end to the war within the limits of our commands, which happ
e the dulness of the war news for the last few days. --X. --Baltimore American, August 6. The following is a copy of the report of Colonel John C. Starkweather, of the First regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, relative to the operations which preceded the affair opposite Point of Rocks to-day, August 5: Headquarters First regiment W. V., camp Starkweather, August 3, 1861. Major Robert Williams, A. A. G., Harper's Ferry: dear sir: In compliance with my orders Messrs. Clark, Stone, Bennett, and Allen, of Companies E and F, Wisconsin Volunteers, crossed the Potomac, at Edwards' Ferry, with a skiff, on the 1st instant, at about four o'clock, and concealed themselves until morning, in order to examine fully the ford and other surroundings. Having secured the information that the enemy's pickets remained there in force only during the night, and upon making the examination necessary, they were fired into by a large body of the enemy, whose fire they returned, retreating slowly t
ent making preparations to bring to Rolla the eighteen prisoners taken the day before. The officers, except Lieutenant Stewart and Sergeant Bay, were absent; Captain Bennett was away from home, and Lieutenant Chandler had just before gone up to the captain's house after some meal, when he was cut off from his command. The enemye undertook to reach his men, but was prevented by an intervening force. A man fired on him with a pistol, wounding him in the arm. The lieutenant rushed for Captain Bennett's house, seized a rifle, and taking deliberate aim at the man who had wounded him, sent a bullet through his heart. The man gave a spring, threw up his arms,s on the morning of the attack at Bennett's Mills. The enemy decamped from the latter place after the fight, and no one was left but a few of the citizens and Capt. Bennett, who had returned. The rebels took away between thirty and forty horses belonging to the Home Guard. No information has been received from Capt. McFall's d
a., Nov. 17, 1862. Capt. E. Sparrow Purdy, A. A. G., Alexandria Division: sir: A reconnoitring party of a squadron of cavalry, consisting of my company and Captain Bennett's, was ordered out this day, under my command. The command proceeded along the Little River turnpike to within a short distance of Annandale, where we passedunder command of Lieutenant Stevenson, of my company. I also detached a rear guard and flank patrols, under the direction of Lieutenants Woodruff and Thomas, Captain Bennett and myself remaining with the main body. In this order we proceeded to within one mile and a quarter of Fairfax Court House, where we learned that about a door the purpose of drawing us out. On the first shot being fired, I rode forward to reconnoitre, having halted the main body, and leaving them under command of Captain Bennett, where they remained concealed from the enemy's view during the whole affair, none but the advance guard being engaged. As one of my men, who was dismounted
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