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e which she captured has no parallel since the days of the Saucy Jack. To-day a company of Federal troops took possession of the Northwest Democrat, published at Savannah, Mo. The Democrat boldly carried at the head of its columns the name of Jeff. Davis for. President, and of Claib. Jackson for Vice-President.--N. Y. Commercial Advertiser, August 26. Major-General John E. Wool arrived at Fortress Monroe yesterday morning. He was met at the wharf by Gen. Butler and staff and Col. Dimmick, who escorted him to the Headquarters of Gen. Butler. An order was issued for all officers to report at four o'clock in the afternoon for review and to turn over the command to Gen. Wool. In consequence of a heavy rain, however, the review was postponed until this morning, when Gen. Wool assumed command of the post.--National Intelligencer, August 20. F. K. Zollicoffer, the rebel general at Knoxville, Tennessee, issued an order, expressing his gratification at the increasing eviden
n's company of sappers and miners led General Smith's brigade of regulars in its attack on the flank of the enemy, and is thus mentioned in the report already quoted from:--In the mean time, Smith's own brigade, under the temporary command of Major Dimmick, following the movements of Riley and Cadwallader, discovered opposite to and outside of the works a long line of Mexican cavalry, drawn up as a support. Dimmick, having at the head of the brigade the company of sappers and miners under LieuDimmick, having at the head of the brigade the company of sappers and miners under Lieutenant Smith, engineer, who had conducted the march, was ordered by Brigadier-General Smith to form line faced to the enemy, and, in a charge against a flank, routed the cavalry. In the reports of the officers immediately commanding, honorable mention is made of Lieutenant McClellan and his corps. General Twiggs says, Lieutenant G. B. McClellan, after Lieutenant Callender was wounded, took charge of and managed the howitzer battery (Lieutenant Reno being detached with the rockets) with judg
G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army, Appendix. Oration at West Point. (search)
s duty. No regiments can spare such gallant, devoted, and able commanders as Rossell, Davis, Gove, Simmons, Bailey, Putnam, and Kingsbury,--all of whom fell in the thickest of the combat,--some of them veterans, and others young in service, all good men and well-beloved. Our batteries have partially paid their terrible debt to fate in the loss of such commanders as Greble, the first to fall in this war, Benson, Hazzard, Smead, de Hart, Hazlitt, and those gallant boys, Kirby, Woodruff, Dimmick, and Cushing; while the engineers lament the promising and gallant Wagner and cross. Beneath remote battle-fields rest the corpses of the heroic McRea, Reed, Bascom, Stone, sweet, and many other company officers. Besides these were hosts of veteran sergeants, corporals, and privates, who had fought under Scott in Mexico, or contended in many combats with the savages of the far West and Florida, and, mingled with them, young soldiers who, courageous, steady, and true, met death unflinc
uts to his general that he will give them one shot more, and falls dead as Pickett's men surge up to the muzzles of his pieces. Of the noted batteries mentioned in the accompanying list of casualties, Kern, Woodruff, Burnham, Hazzard, DeHart, Dimmick, Rorty, Hazlitt, Leppien, McGilvery, Geary (of Knap's), Simonson, Erickson and Whitaker (of Bigelow's)--were killed in action. When closely pressed by a charge of the enemy, the gunners, though unarmed, would often defend their pieces with ra Two sections only. -- -- Pennsylvania Wauhatchie 3 19 -- 22 Smith's I, 4th United States Chickamauga 1 21 -- 22 Zickerick's -- 12th Wisconsin Allatoona Pass 6 15 -- 21 Ricketts's F & G, 1st Pennsylvania Gettysburg 6 14 3 23 Dimmick's H, 1st United States Chancellorsville 3 18 -- 21 Simonson's -- Appears twice in this list. 5th Indiana Stone's River 3 18 -- 21 Seeley's K, 4th United States Gettysburg 2 19 4 25 Haley's -- 1st Maine Cedar Creek 3 17 8 28
us rudely chasina The pompous ambassador, C. S. A. Mason! Ah, the proud Minister Cometh to grief; With prospects so brilliant, How wonderful brief His life diplomatic-- All smoothly it runs, Till over his pathway It bloweth great guns! A sorry denouement This, brave F. F. V.; Thy fondest hopes blasted, Thy plans all at sea! You dreamed not of capture, While with Johnny Bull; You thought if we tried it, We'd have our hands full! But when Uncle Samuel Appeared on your track, And gave you his thunder, To which you knocked under, O! is it a wonder You were taken aback? O! poor Master Mason, There are sermons in stones-- Don't they speak to you yonder In eloquent tones? Howe'er mortar-fying To “go to the wall,” We think we've discovered Your Forte after all! We send you to Warren, Your station to fill, As Minister Foreign Nigh old Bunker Hill! You always was warrina In public, they say-- We hope you'll keep quiet Where Dimmick has sway. Williamsburgh, 1861. --Brooklyn Times, Dec
the leave of the governor, I established my headquarters in a room in the State House, and from that time the business of organizing and getting the troops ready to go forward was turned over to me. Meanwhile, a direction came from Washington to send two regiments to Fortress Monroe, which was supposed to be threatened by the Confederates in Virginia. Indeed, a battery had then been commenced on the shore of Hampton Creek, opposite the fort, and a very curious letter was written to Colonel Dimmick, who was in command, which I saw afterwards, asking if the ladies of Hampton threw up a battery there, whether he would fire upon them while doing the work. That puzzled the gallant old colonel, as he told me, but he returned an answer in substance, that he could not allow anybody to erect a battery within the reach of the guns of Fortress Monroe, but that he would refer the matter to Washington. Transportation being furnished by water for the troops, the Third and Fourth Regiments
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
and I told him the same thing. With many expressions of personal friendship, he insisted that I should accept my promotion, and he said further that it was intended to put me in command of one of the most important departments of the United States, including Fortress Monroe and Norfolk,--the Department of Virginia and North Carolina. On the 18th I got the following order from General Scott:-- Sir:--You will proceed to Fortress Monroe and assume the command of that post, when Colonel Dimmick will limit his command to the regular troops, composing a part of the garrison, but will, by himself and his officers, give such aid in the instruction of the volunteers as you may direct. It is expected that you put yourself into free communication with the commander of the United States naval forces in Hampton Roads, and invite his cordial co-operation with you in all operations in whole or in part by water, and, no doubt, he will have received corresponding instruction from the Na
agement will certainly be a long and desperate one, but our cause is good. God being, as I firmly believe, on our side, will give us the victory. With much respect, your obedient servant, Sergeant W. E. Vaughan, Commander Gun No. 5, Pig Point Battery. To John R. Hathaway. Report of Commanding officer, Roanoke Island. General: I have the honor to report the operations that have been constructed under my direction at this post. I took charge on October twelfth, relieving Capt. Dimmick, and found the works in the condition following: Pork Point battery complete, and turned over to its commander. Robles Fishing battery, essentially complete, with six gun-carriages mounted, but no guns, and a small amount of sod-revetments had to be done after I took charge. The barge Superior was in position at Redstone Point, and the barge Nicholas, which now forms part of that battery, was moved out in the stream. Weir's Point battery was nearly complete, having the front
The other division of Slocum (Geary's) formed the southern half of the other leg, joining on Howard. The artillery under Best was massed to command the approaches by the turnpike. Randolph's, Seeley's, Smith's, Osband's, and two sections of Dimmick's batteries were placed in line, all pointing west, on the ridge in the centre of the fifty-acre lot. Birney and Berry were at the western edge of the lot, with two pieces of Dimmick's battery in the road. It was early Sunday morning when JacDimmick's battery in the road. It was early Sunday morning when Jackson advanced — about half-past 5. The force of his stroke was intended to break the left leg of the V close to the joint, thus----V. In the annals of this war there has been no greater manifestation of desperation than that shown by the rebels this Sunday morning. They came through the woods in solid mass, receiving in their faces the terrible hail-storm which burst like the fury of a tornado from Berry's and Birney's lines, from Whipple's and Williams's, which were at once advanced to the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The opening of the lower Mississippi in April, 1862-a reply to Admiral Porter. (search)
inactivity with which, in the face of such a danger, we sat quietly awaiting the result, and, too, to explain the nature of the explosion which only caused the little boat in which I was to tremble, when, at three times the distance, it fairly shook us all from our seats, and threw the Harriet Lane over on her side. Is this addressed to the marines? To Fort Warren we were taken by the Rhode Island, commanded by Commander Trenchard. When we got there, we were courteously received by Colonel Dimmick, who had the heart of a brave soldier and a Christian gentleman in his bosom. He extended to us our paroles, putting us on the footing with other prisoners. A day or so after, the good, brave old Colonel sent for Commodore Mitchell, Lieutenants John Wilkinson, W. H. Ward, W. C. Whittle, and some other Lieutenants, and told us that he had been ordered from Washington to withdraw our paroles and put us in confinement. Upon inquiry, we learned that it was because of the report of Admira
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