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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The capture of Mason and Slidell. (search)
n ordered home, on the 18th of November we steamed into the Narrows, where we were met by a steam tug, on board of which was the United States Marshal, with orders to proceed to Boston and deliver our prisoners at Fort Warren. We did not anchor until the 21st, and the cruise of the San Jacinto ended when we deposited the Confederate diplomats in the casements of that prison. On the 3d of December, on the motion of Congressman Odell, Slidell and Mason were ordered into close confinement, in return for the treatment that Colonels Wood and Corcoran had received in Southern prisons. It was some time before the diplomatic correspondence that ensued between England, France, and the Unitel States was made public. The United States agreed to release the prisoners, but declined to apologize to the English flag for an alleged offense where none was intended. Mason and Slidell joined their families in London in January, 1862, and their further actions passes out of the ken of the writer.
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XX. November, 1862 (search)
ning women and children. Affairs remain in status quo — the mayor and military authorities agreeing that the town shall furnish neither aid nor comfort to the Confederate army, and the Federals agreeing not to shell it — for the present. Gen. Corcoran, last year a prisoner in this city, has landed his Irish brigade at Newport News. It is probable we shall be assailed from several directions simultaneously. No beggars can be found in the streets of this city. No cry of distress is hearere are millions of tons of coal almost under the very city! November 26 No fighting on the Rappahannock yet, that I hear of; and it is said the enemy are moving farther down the river. Can they mean to cross? Nothing more is heard of Gen. Corcoran, with his Irish bogtrotters, on the Peninsula. The government has realized 50,000 pounds of leather from two counties in Eastern North Carolina, in danger of falling into the hands of the enemy. This convinces me that there is abundance
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 16: (search)
s G. Blaine before the two houses of Congress and the high officials of the Government. The Garfield memorial meeting was held in the House of Representatives on February 27, 1882. Among those present beside the members of the cabinet, Senate, House, etc., were Generals Sherman, Sheridan, and Hancock, Admiral Porter, Rear-Admiral Worden, Frederick Douglass, General Schenck, and the historian George Bancroft, who himself had been the orator on the occasion of the Lincoln memorial meeting. Corcoran, the philanthropist, was there, as was Cyrus W. Field. Mr. Blaine, with great dignity, earnestness, and truthfulness, read impressively the voluminous pile of black-bordered manuscript which he had prepared, after which the assemblage, led by President Arthur, left the hall. I had the pleasure of hearing this fine oration. President Arthur's first state dinner, which General Logan and I attended, was given in honor of General and Mrs. Grant, who were visiting General and Mrs. Beale. T
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 45: exchange of prisoners and Andersonville. (search)
ing out this agreement, our Government has released some three hundred prisoners above those exchanged by the North, the balance of the complete number of prisoners in the hands of the two Governments being so much in our favor. At the time, however, of sending North the hostages we had retained for our privateersmen, General Cobb had reason to suspect the good faith of the Northern Government, and telegraphed in time to intercept the release of a portion of these hostages (among them Colonel Corcoran) who were en route from points farther south than Richmond, to go North under the flag of truce at Norfolk. A number of these hostages, however, had already been discharged. It now appears that, in contravention to the solemn agreement of the Northern Government, not one of our privateersmen have been released, and the Fort Donelson prisoners, instead of being paroled, have been taken into the interior, where they are still confined. As a judgment upon this open and shameless p
ill Killed at Nashville. Brigadier-General Theodore Read Killed at High Bridge. There were also 23 Brevet Brigadier-Generals who were killed in action, but who were without brigade commands. They were regimental or staff officers whose brevets, in most instances, dated from the day they were killed. There were 35 general officers who died of disease during the war. Among them were several prominent and able officers--Generals Summer, C. F. Smith, Birney, Mitchel, Welsh, Buford, Corcoran, Ransom, Crocker, and other noted generals. A large number of brigades were commanded by Colonels, some of whom held a brigade command for a long time, during which they displayed marked ability, but without any recognition of their services on the part of the Government In the Confederate Army, each brigade commandant was commissioned as a Brigadier-General, except where the appointment was a temporary one. The list of Brigadiers killed in action would convey an erroneous impression
s returns showed a strength of 9,574, present for duty, equipped, with an aggregate of 11,738, present and absent. In April, 1863, it comprised the divisions of Corcoran, Getty, and Gurney, including, also, two brigades which were stationed at Yorktown, under General Keyes, and one brigade at Norfolk, under General Viele; in all,, and 5 battalions of cavalry. The corps return for March 31, 1863, showed an aggregate of 32,741 present and absent, with 24,127 present for duty, equipped. Corcoran's Division was in action, January 30, 1863, in an affair at Deserted House, Va., in which it lost 23 killed, 108 wounded, and 12 missing. Both Corcoran's and GetCorcoran's and Getty's Divisions were engaged in the defence of Suffolk, losing 41 killed, 223 wounded, and 2 missing, the principal loss falling on Getty's Division. In July, 1863, the brigade known as the Corcoran Legion was ordered on duty in the defences of Washington; a part of the troop which had been engaged on tlie Peninsular march of Ju
e 29th of January, 1863, the brigade started on the Blackwater Expedition (General Corcoran commanding the Division), during which it saw its first fighting, at the aommand. In April, 1863, it was actively engaged in the Siege of Suffolk. General Corcoran commanded the Legion up to the time of his death, which occurred at Fairfathe defence of Suffolk, Va., April, 1863, where it served in Foster's Brigade, Corcoran's Division. In the following summer it participated in the operations about Coy; Strawberry Plains; Vaughn Road; Farmville; Appomattox. notes.--When General Corcoran returned from his year of imprisonment in Richmond, he raised the brigade ded by Colonel Murphy, of the Sixty-ninth N. Y. S. M., and the division by General Corcoran--the First Division, Seventh Corps. It remained on duty in that vicinity until July, 1863, when the Legion (General Corcoran commanding) was ordered to Washington, where it performed garrison and outpost duty. In May, 1864, it was transfe
eele's Fifteenth 18 99 -- 117 3d Missouri Steele's Fifteenth 14 61 -- 75 76th Ohio Steele's Fifteenth 11 57 -- 68 25th Iowa Steele's Fifteenth 10 43 2 55 Deserted House, Va.             Jan. 30, 1863.             130th New York Corcoran's Seventh 7 20 2 29 Thompson's Station, Tenn.             March 4-5, 1863.             19th Michigan ------------ ---------- 20 92 345 457 33d Indiana ------------ ---------- 13 85 407 505 Fort Bisland, La.             April 12end, La.             April 14, 1863.             159th New York Grover's Nineteenth 19 78 20 117 25th Connecticut Grover's Nineteenth 9 77 10 96 Siege of Suffolk, Va.             April 12--May 4, 1863.             99th New York Corcoran's Seventh 13 58 -- 71 Fitz Hugh's Crossing, Va.             April 29-30, 1863.             24th Michigan Wadsworth's First 4 20 -- 24 Port Gibson, Miss.            
16 Palmer's Eighteenth. Sept., ‘62 6th Massachusetts Nine months men. 2 11 13   18 18 31 Corcoran's Seventh. June, ‘61 7th Massachusetts 4 76 80 2 72 74 154 Getty's Sixth. Oct., ‘62 8th Mervice.         3 3 3     Oct., ‘62 11th Rhode Island Nine-months' service.         8 8 8 Corcoran's Seventh. Oct., ‘62 12th Rhode Island Nine-months' service. 1 11 12 2 43 45 57 Sturgis'snce's Eighteenth. Nov., ‘62 165th Pennsylvania Enlisted for nine months.   1 1 1 14 15 16 Corcoran's Seventh. Nov., ‘62 166th Pennsylvania Enlisted for nine months.   6 6   11 11 17 CorcorCorcoran's Seventh. Nov., ‘62 167th Pennsylvania Enlisted for nine months. 1 1 2   22 22 24 Corcoran's Seventh. Nov., ‘62 168th Pennsylvania Enlisted for nine months.       1 24 25 25 Prince's ECorcoran's Seventh. Nov., ‘62 168th Pennsylvania Enlisted for nine months.       1 24 25 25 Prince's Eighteenth. Oct., ‘62 169th Pennsylvania Enlisted for nine months.         11 11 11 Keyes's Fourth. Oct., ‘62 171st Pennsylvania Enlisted for nine
igade was composed of the Thirteenth New York Volunteers, Col. Quimby; Sixty-ninth New York, Col. Corcoran; Seventy-ninth New York, Col. Cameron; Second Wisconsin, Lieut.-Col. Peck; and Company E, Thoke and gained the cover of the hill. This left the field open to the New York Sixty-ninth, Col. Corcoran, who, in his turn, led his regiment over the crest, and had in full open view the ground so partially re-forming the regiments, but it was manifest they would not stand, and I directed Col. Corcoran to move along the ridge to the rear, near the position where we had first formed the brigadeere in person, and used all possible efforts to reassure the men. By the active exertions of Col. Corcoran we formed an irregular square against the cavalry, which was then seen to issue from the posr's Division. Colonel Cameron was mortally wounded leading the regiment in the charge, and Colonel Corcoran has been missing since the cavalry charge near the building used as a hospital.  Killed.
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