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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The battle of the Petersburg crater. (search)
hat the troops there were in confusion, and it was absolutely necessary that an attack should be made from some other point of the line, in order to divert the enemy's attention and give time to straighten out our line. To that dispatch he never received an answer. Orders were, however, being constantly sent to the three division commanders of the white troops to push the men forward as The crater, as seen from the Union side. From a sketch made at the time. In October, 1887, Major James C. Colt, of Cheraw, South Carolina, wrote as follows with regard to this picture, and the Confederate battery, under his command, bearing on the crater: I am satisfied that I made that sketch of the crater. I had sent the sketch home after the battle, and had given some of the officers on the lines copies. It was made when I was in front of the Federal lines under the flag of truce for burying the dead. One gun that was blown up by the explosion fell between the lines, as represented i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
all the unfunded debts and liabilities of the State, including the bills of the bank of the State, and so much of the funded debt as is known as the Little Bonanza, be settled at the rate of 50 per cent. ......March, 1878 Wade Hampton, elected United States Senator, resigns as governor, and is succeeded by W. D. Simpson, who is installed......Feb. 26, 1879 Department of Agriculture established......1879 Act to settle State debt in accordance with decision of State Supreme Court; James C. Colt named a special commissioner......1879 Governor Simpson, resigning his office to take the chief-justiceship, is succeeded by Lieut.-Gov. T. B. Jeter......Sept. 1, 1880 Centennial anniversary of the battle of Cowpens, Jan. 17, 1781, commemorated at Spartansburg by the unveiling of a statue of Gen. Daniel H. Morgan......May 11, 1881 Exodus of 5,000 colored people from Edgefield county, bound for Arkansas and Beaufort county......Dec. 24-31, 1881 State military academy at Charle
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wainwright, Richard 1849- (search)
t on, and the speed increased to 17 knots without causing a tube to leak or a brass to heat. Lieut. Thomas C. Wood, Lieut. George H. Norman, Jr., and Ensign John T. Edson not only controlled the fire of the guns in their divisions and prevented waste of ammunition, but they also did some excellent shooting themselves. Acting assistant Surgeon J. F. Bransford took charge of one of the guns, and fired it himself occasionally. Acting assistant Paymaster Alexander Brown had charge of the two Colt guns, firing one himself, and they did excellent work. Assistant Engineer A. M. Proctor carried my orders from the bridge, and occasionally fired a gun when I found it was not being served quite satisfactorily. All were cool and active at a time when they could have had but little hope of escaping uninjured. Lieutenants Wood and Norman, Ensign Edson and assistant Engineer Proctor were in charge of the boats engaged in saving life. They all risked their lives repeatedly in boarding and r