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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 3: up the St. Mary's. (search)
rned anew the sacrilege of war. I had visited the flag-ship Wabash ere we left Port Royal Harbor, and had obtained a very kind letter of introduction from Admiral Dupont, that stately and courtly potentate, elegant as one's ideal French marquis; and under these credentials I received polite attention from the naval officers aations, or for other military purposes, by the enemy. . . . Of course, if fired upon from any place, it is your duty, if possible, to destroy it. --Letter of Admiral Dupont, commanding South Atlantic Squadron, to Lieutenant-Commander Hughes of United States Gunboat Mohawk, Fernandina Harbor. to burn all picket-stations, and all vfoundered near shore, the crew barely escaping with their lives. I had the pleasure, as it happened, of being the first person to forward this information to Admiral Dupont, when it came through the pickets, many months after,--thus concluding my report on the Berosa. Before the work at the yard was over the pickets reported
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 4: up the St. John's. (search)
sincerely, R. Saxton, Brig.-Gen., Mil. Gov. Dept. of the South. Colonel Higginson, Comdg. Expeditionary Corps. In due time, after touching at Fernandina, we reached the difficult bar of the St. John's, and were piloted safely over. Admiral Dupont had furnished a courteous letter of introduction, Flag Ship Wabash, Port Royal Harbor, S. C., March 6, 1863. Sir,--I am informed by Major-General Hunter that he is sending Colonel Higginson on an important mission in the southerly par have not been made acquainted with the objects of this mission, but any assistance that you can offer Colonel Higginson, which will not interfere with your other duties, you are authorized to give. Respectfully your obedient servant, S. F. Dupont, Rear-Adm. Comdg. S. Atl. Block. Squad. To the Senior Officer present at the different Blockading Stations on the Coast of Georgia and Florida. and we were cordially received by Commander Duncan of the Norwich, and Lieutenant Watson, commandi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 5: out on picket. (search)
ess swamp, pine barren, muddy creek, and cultivated plantation, intersected by interminable lanes and bridle-paths, through which we must ride day and night, and which our horses soon knew better than ourselves. The regiment was distributed at different stations, the main force being under my immediate command, at a plantation close by the Shell Road, two miles from the ferry, and seven miles from Beaufort. Our first picket duty was just at the time of the first attack on Charleston, under Dupont and Hunter; and it was generally supposed that the Confederates would make an effort to recapture the Sea Islands. My orders were to watch the enemy closely, keep informed as to his position and movements, attempt no advance, and, in case any were attempted from the other side, to delay it as long as possible, sending instant notice to Headquarters. As to the delay, that could be easily guaranteed. There were causeways on the Shell Road which a single battery could hold against a large f
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
ev., 293. Child, A., Lt. 271, 272. Clark, Capt., 70, 76, 92. Clifton, Capt., 90, 91. Clinton, J. B., Lt., 170. Corwin, B. R., Maj., 115, 122. Crandall, W. B., Surg., 269. Crum, Simon, Corp., 266. Cushman, James, 256. Danilson, W. H., Maj., 80, 270. Davis, C. I, Lt., 271. Davis,.R. M., Lt., 272. Davis, W. W. H., Gen., 168. Dewhurst, G. W., Adj't., 270. Dewhurst, Mrs., 242. Dolly, George, Capt., 179, 270. Doolittle, J. R., Hon., 285. Duncan, Lt. Comr., 160, 103. Dupont, S. F., Admiral, 67,78, 89,100, 135. Dutch, Capt., 170. Fessenden, W. P., Hon., 285, 287. Finnegan, Gen., 108. Fisher, J., Lt., 271. Fowler, J. H., Chap.,40, 113, 231, 270. Fremont, J. C., Gen., 23, 42. French, J., Rev., 40, 118. Furman, J. T., Lt., 272. Gage, F. D., Mrs., 41. Garrison, W. L., 249. Gaston, William, Lt., 271. Gillmore, Q. A., Gen., 167, 168, 183, 235,237, 240. Goldsborough, Commodore, 243, 274. Goodell, J. B., Lt., 2. Goodrich, F. S., Lt., 271, 272. Gould, E., Cor
ary of War, calling for the immediate delivery into the possession of the Marshal of all the powder of the Hazard Powder Company, Connecticut, stored in the powder-house of the company at Lower Canton. The amount of the powder on hand was about 3,500 kegs, or 60,000 pounds, valued at $16,000. The agents turned the powder over to the Marshal, who took an inventory of the same. A similar demand, from the same source, was made upon Messrs. A. L. Webb & Bro., Baltimore, agents for the Messrs. Dupont's powder works, Delaware. The demand was complied with, and the powder on hand, a small amount, turned over into the possession of the United States.--Baltimore Sun, June 6. General Beauregard issued a proclamation from Mannassas Junction, giving an extravagant picture of the deplorable consequences to be expected from an invasion of the Federal forces.--(Doc. 234.) At Williamsport a Baltimorean, named Dewitt C. Reuch, swore he could whip the whole Union force, and that he had kil
position on the New River, Va., and silenced the rebel battery opposite on Cotton Hill. The rebel battery thus silenced had been opened on the 30th ult., and by its command of the only road by which Gen. Rosecrans' position could be reached from Gauley Bridge, it had maintained a siege ever since, and supply trains previously run at all hours had been run only at night. By its silence the siege thus established was raised.--(Doc. 136.) The United States fleet, under command of Commodore S. F. Dupont, achieved a great victory to-day on the coast of South Carolina. The expedition arrived off Port Royal harbor, S. C., last Sunday evening, Nov. 3. The next morning, the Vixen and Mercury, with several gunboats, entered the harbor to take soundings, and were attacked by the rebel battery on Bay Point, known as Fort Beauregard, assisted by five rebel steamers, under command of Commodore Josiah Tatnall. A skirmish ensued, lasting till darkness came on. The following morning, Nov. 5,
were excited in the rebel camps. Several mounted rebel pickets were taken prisoners during various reconnoissances on the way; rebel couriers from Columbus were captured, and a number of roads, not mentioned on the maps, were discovered. The enemy's position at Columbus was fully ascertained, and the existence of many loyal citizens proved.--(Doc. 17.) A Report by Adjutant-General Harding to Governor Gamble, shows that thirty-three thousand eight hundred and eighty-two Missouri troops have entered the Federal service for three years, or during the war; of which twenty-five thousand are infantry, three thousand artillery, and six thousand cavalry. The number of militia organized under the Governor's call for six months men is upward of six thousand. Lieutenant Ammen, commanding United States gunboat Seneca, reported to Commodore Dupont that the negroes in the neighborhood of Port Royal, S. C., were anxious to obtain arms, confident of their ability to use them with effect.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
ety. At three o'clock in the! afternoon Commodore Dupont was informed that all of his gun-boats an 1861. Commander John Rogers, a passenger with Dupont, on his way to his own ship, the Flag, accompatting off a disabled vessel. Report of Commodore Dupont to the Secretary of the Navy, November 11st flank, and enfilade its two water faces. Dupont's Report. The vessels were to pass abreast of l explosion that occurred. and a note for Commodore Dupont The following is a copy of Elliott's note to Dupont:-- Bay Point, Nov. 7th, 1861. We are compelled to leave two wounded men. Treatfort; and on the following day, Nov. 8, 1861. Dupont issued a stirring general order, in which,. af flag was hoisted by Commander Rogers, Commodore Dupont, Rogers wrote to a friend, had kindly madligence, by way of Richmond, of the victory of Dupont at Port Royal, and the capture of Beaufort. and. These vessels had been detailed to go with Dupont's expedition to Port Royal, and it was urged b[7 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
e of her crew. Worden's success determined Dupont to try the metal of the monitors and mortar-bosive. Difficulty ensued. Foster, not finding Dupont at Port Royal, went to Fortress Monroe for sieing squadron in going. North for repairs, Admiral Dupont established a floating machine-shop in Sta attack on Morris Island, should one be made. Dupont had now transferred his flag from the Adger tobeen alluded to, against which the squadron of Dupont was arrayed on a bright and balmy day in early April, 1863. Dupont intended to move up the main ship-channel, immediately after crossing the bae 192. The ships will open fire on Sumter, ran Dupont's directions, when within easy range, and willates fired three thousand five hundred shots. Dupont, seeing the Keokuk nearly destroyed, half his was a failure, but did not involve disaster. Dupont lost but few men, Only one man died of inju A mere spectator, General Hunter wrote to Admiral Dupont the next day April 8, 1863. from the tran[7 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
h Carolina and Georgia for some time after the attack of the iron-clad squadron on Fort Sumter. Dupont kept a careful watch over the movements of the Confederates, especially those on Morris Island. Morris Island, at Light-House inlet. At about the time of Gillmore's arrival, rumors reached Dupont that his blockading vessels were in danger from a very powerful iron-clad ram, which for fourteeany vessel she might attack. Deserters from the Atlanta reported her ready for work, and Admiral Dupont sent the Weehawken, Captain Rodgers, and Nahant, Commander Downes, to Wassaw Sound, to watch a failure, the Government was determined to renew the attempt in connection with a land force. Dupont's views were so decidedly in opposition to the measure, because he could anticipate no other rescapture of the Atlanta, when Gillmore was preparing to move vigorously in a siege of Charleston, Dupont was relieved, and Commodore Foote See page 202, volume II. was appointed his successor. The
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