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teers were sent to Harrison's Island, under Col. Devens, who then had one company on the island, an mile to the right of the crossing place of Col. Devens, and see where, in a strong position, he could watch and protect the flank of Col. Devens in his return, and secure a second crossing more favaving left the shore to go inland, and thus Col. Devens was deprived of the means of obtaining warnore the guns on their way arrived. After Col. Devens' second advance, Colonel Baker went to the orted, and finding he would be outflanked, Colonel Devens retired a short distance and took up a pos other troops, the Massachusetts Fifteenth, Col. Devens, among them. They were soon attacked by ththe Fifteenth Massachusetts regiment, under Col. Devens, and two companies of the Twentieth (Tammanard firing, go to the support of Coggswell and Devens. Accordingly, Lieutenant-Colonel Wistar advan hostile forces in that region. But after Colonel Devens fell back his men were placed in a semicir[13 more...]
Doc. 99. battle of ball's Bluff, Va., fought October 21, 1861. see documents 35 and 47, ante. Col. Devens' report. Headquarters Fifteenth regiment mass. Vol., Poolesville, Md., Oct. 23, 1861. General: I respectfully report that about twelve o'clock Sunday night, October 20, I crossed the Potomac, by your order, froyou to another contest with the foe, although with diminished numbers, with as hearty a zest as on the morning of Oct. 21. I remain, General, respectfully, Charles Devens, Colonel. General Stone's order. Headquarters Corps of observation, Pollesville, Nov. 4. 1861. General Order, No. 24. the General commanding haeenth to pass through in retreat. They fell back in good order at ten A. M. At eleven A. M. the other companies of the Fifteenth arrived from the island, and Col. Devens, with his command, moved inland again. At this time, the remaining men of the Twentieth, under Major Revere, joined us. Major Revere had, during the morning, b