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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 3 (search)
ere always three or four around talking to me. Mett says it counts a great deal more to have one very devoted at a time, but that keeps the others away, and I think it is much nicer to have a crowd around you all the time. One man grows tiresome unless you expect to marry him, and I am never going to marry anybody. Marriage is incompatible with the career I have marked out for myself, but I want to have all the fun I can before I am too old. . . . Among others I met my old acquaintance, Mr. Draper, who was one of the attendants at Henry's wedding. He says I have changed a great deal, and look just like Mett did then. I suppose I may take this as a double-barreled compliment, as Metta is the beauty of the family and she was then only fifteen, while I am now twenty-four! Oh, how time does fly, and how fast we grow old! But there is one comfort when a woman doesn't depend upon looks; she lasts longer. Capt. Hobbs has got his valentine, and everybody is laughing about it. They w
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Sherman's March North-Sheridan ordered to Lynchburg-Canby ordered to move against Mobile-movements of Schofield and Thomas-capture of Columbia, South Carolina-Sherman in the Carolinas (search)
Sherman's March North-Sheridan ordered to Lynchburg-Canby ordered to move against Mobile-movements of Schofield and Thomas-capture of Columbia, South Carolina-Sherman in the Carolinas When news of Sherman being in possession of Savannah reached the North, distinguished statesmen and visitors began to pour in to see him. Among others who went was the Secretary of War, who seemed much pleased at the result of his campaign. Mr. [Simeon] Draper, the collector of customs of New York, who was with Mr. Stanton's party, was put in charge of the public property that had been abandoned and captured. Savannah was then turned over to General Foster's command to hold, so that Sherman might have his own entire army free to operate as might be decided upon in the future. I sent the chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac (General Barnard) with letters to General Sherman. He remained some time with the general, and when he returned brought back letters, one of which contained suggestions f
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
when his chief was transferred to the military family of General Weitzel, that young officer became an aid of the commanding General. then a deserter came in, and said they were; and his story was confirmed by a negro, who drove into the Union lines, in a buggy, at four o'clock. Weitzel would have advanced upon Richmond at once, but for the known fact, that the ground in front of the intricate Confederate works was thickly strewn with terra-torpedoes. He waited until broad daylight, when Draper's negro brigade was put in motion. They found the road as they approached Richmond, thickly strewn with abandoned munitions of war. Cannons were left unharmed on the deserted works; and the place of every torpedo was marked by a little red flag. These indicators of their position had been placed there for the safety of the Confederates, and, in their hasty flight, they had forgotten to remove them. General Weitzel's whole force moved toward Richmond, and at six o'clock, he and his staff
ll neither where his regiment nor its commander then was. Gen. G. F. Shepley, Weitzel's chief of staff, at once inferred that the Rebels were evacuating Richmond — a conjecture which was verified at 3 1/2, by the report of a deserter; and at 4, a negro drove into our lines in a buggy, who confirmed the statement. Yet the Rebel works in front were so intricate, and the ground was known to be so studded with torpedoes, that it was not till after broad daylight that our soldiers went forward — Draper's Black brigade in advance — over a road strewn with all manner of abandoned munitions and amid a perpetual roar of bursting shells. But the position of each of the abundant torpedoes planted by the Rebels was indicated, for their own safety, by a little red flag, which, in the hurry of their departure, they had failed to remove: so there were few, if any, casualties. The Rebel defenses appeared to have been, while manned, almost impregnable. Two separate lines of abatis, three lines of<
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
these places was by water by travelling a distance of from 120 to 170 miles. This opinion was reported to the War Department, but no action was taken, and I did not feel at liberty to order the evacuation of either place. November 16, an expedition under Colonel Quinn, with 450 men of the One Hundred and Forty-Eighth New York Volunteers, captured a rebel marine brigade organized to prey upon the commerce of Chesapeake Bay, and a dangerous nest of pirates was broken up. November 27, Colonel Draper, with the Sixth U. S. Colored Troops, made a successful raid into the counties lying on the sounds in Virginia and North Carolina, capturing and dispersing organized guerillas. December 4, Brigadier-General Wilde, at the head of two regiments of colored troops, overran all the counties as far as Chowan River, releasing some two thousand slaves and inflicting much damage upon the enemy. December 13, Brigadier-General Wistar sent a force from Williamsburg to Charles City Court-House
a Hundred, 899. Dodge, Colonel, telegram from, 784; prepared to ship troops on Roanoke expedition, 784. Douglas, Stephen A., as candidate for presidential nomination in 1860, 135, 138, 143, 145; views of slavery, 146,147,148; reference to, 982. Downing, Maj., Jack, incident of President Jackson, 976, 981. Dow, Col., Neal, stands by his men and Butler, 344; report regarding Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 369. Dracut, Mass., teaches school in, 73; home of future wife, 78. Draper, Colonel, raid into Virginia and North Carolina, 617-618. Drury's Bluff, battle of, 663, 666; in reference to, 833, 855; anecdote of, 891-892. Dubow, Colonel, reference to, 723. Dumas, Matthew, on the battle of Marengo, 865. Duncan, Gen. J. H., report on Porter's bombardment, 360, 361, 369; reference to, 371. Dupont, Captain (Admiral), 181,183. Duryea, Col. A., at Big Bethel, 267-272. Durant, Hon. Thomas J., on starving condition of New Orleans, 387; arbitrator in Farragut p
ut. Plumer, and Lieut. French, of General French's staff; also of Capt. Sewall, Lieuts. Howard, Scott, and Milles, of General Howard's staff. Capts. Hazard and Pettit, of the artillery, also deserve particular mention for the commendable manner in which they served the artillery. Of my own staff, I would also speak in the highest terms, both for coolness under fire and for promptitude and conciseness in delivering my orders on the field. My Adjutant-General, Capt. Nowell, my two aids, Lieuts. Draper and Hurlbut, Capt. McMahon and Lieut. Miller, volunteer aids, and Capt. Fuller, Division Commissary, who volunteered his services on this occasion, all did able and efficient service. For myself I claim no other consideration than that of throwing in the reserve regiments at the right time and in the proper place. My force brought into action amounted to seven thousand men. I lost nine hundred killed and wounded. The enemy had fifty thousand. Every mounted officer in the division wh
ccess which crowned the late expedition of Colonel Draper, of the Second North-Carolina (colored) ret might. In a moment we were challenged. Colonel Draper dismounted, and led his horse toward the p distant, in Camden County, at which point Colonel Draper had been ordered to join him. At first, th A mile ahead we encountered a party of Colonel Draper's men, which had been sent out to meet us.sent from Elizabeth City, under command of Colonel Draper, of the Second North-Carolina, to scour thme. The fight lasted about half an hour. Colonel Draper's loss was eight killed and seven wounded.e brought back as spoils. On the way home Colonel Draper burned two distilleries where the guerrillsent them to Roanoke Island. The next day Colonel Draper was sent with two hundred men across Curriral points on Knott's Island, showing that Colonel Draper was carrying out the order of the General,ostile towns, and, best of all, fighting. Colonel Draper testifies to their excellent behavior unde[8 more...]
t in a few days. Her officers and crew hope the rebel ram will come down before they are obliged to leave this station. Lieut. Commander Bigelow has been detached from the Sagamore, and our Lieut. Commander (English) has been ordered to the command. A flag of truce arrived from Apalachicola with a request that our naval surgeons should go up to the town and dress the stumps of some of the rebels who had their limbs blown off by the fragments from our shells. Drs. Stevens, Scofield, and Draper have volunteered their services as an act of kindness to our enemies. Apalachicola was once the largest commercial town in Florida; but now every thing looks desolate. A small rebel steamer comes down the river from Columbus, Ga., about once a week, and supplies the inhabitants with corn-meal, as this is about the only food they have to keep them from starvation. The rebels in this State have supplied the rebel army in Virginia largely with salt beef, so that the cattle of nearly all th
the gunboat was set on fire by a shell and soon after blew up. Immediately after the destruction of the Diana, which was about twelve o'clock, General Weitzel's brigade came up, a junction formed, and the whole corps bivouacked on the battle-field. The killed and wounded on both sides were then attended to. The only regiments who lost any men were: The First Louisiana infantry, about fifteen or twenty; the One Hundred and Fifty-ninth New-York, one hundred and twenty, including Lieutenant-Colonel Draper, the Adjutant and other officers killed, Colonel Molineaux and several others wounded ; the Thirteenth Connecticut, sixty; Twenty-Fifth Connecticut, seventy; Twenty-sixth Maine, seventy; and the Ninety-first New-York, ten--making altogether about three hundred and fifty in killed and wounded, many of the latter having since recovered. The rebel killed and wounded were fully equal to this besides the prisoners, which, in addition to the five hundred mentioned above, were continuall
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