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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 5 1 Browse Search
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Doc. 44.-message of Governor Brown. Executive Department, Milledgeville, Nov. 13, 1862. To the General Assembly: I communicate herewith a copy of a letter received on yesterday, from Col. Henry H. Floyd, commanding the militia of Camden County, informing me that on the fourth day of this month three companies of negroes were landed in St. Mary's, who, after insulting the few ladies remaining there, and taking every thing they could lay their hands upon, retired to their gunboats without the slightest molestation. On the same day, all the salt-works in the county were destroyed, except two, which, by this time, have capacity to turn out twenty-five or thirty bushels per day. Unless protection is afforded, these must soon share the same fate. The people on the coast possess large numbers of cattle, hogs, and other stock. The enemy leave their gun-boats, kill and carry off stock without opposition. The colonel asks for an order to call out the militia for three to six mont
took eight bushwhackers and four horses. At five o'clock P. M. crossed Clinch River and fed our horses. Here our rations commenced to fail. We gave out only about half a cracker to a man. Rumors of plenty of bushwhackers ahead. The General here played a Yankee trick, by taking prisoners all the citizens and placing them at the head of the column. We then proceeded to cross the Clinch Mountain. We took some twenty prisoners during our trip across this mountain, one of them belonging to Floyd's body-guard, and one to the celebrated State Rights guards, the worst specimen of humanity I ever saw. We were again in the saddle all night, going at a brisk trot. On the top of the mountain the First Duty Sergeant of company D, Second Michigan, was killed by a bushwhacker, and the Orderly Sergeant of the same company taken prisoner. At eleven o'clock on Tuesday morning, we entered Blountsville, the county-seat of Sullivan County. As we entered the town, a lady ran to the door, throwi
. We held our position, but the enemy not advancing and showing no disposition to renew the fight, General Pryor retired to Carrsville, eight miles from the Blackwater River, where he remained undisturbed at last accounts. The following are all the casualties that we have been able to obtain: There were four killed in the Fifth Virginia regiment. Among the number is Colonel Poage, of Pulaski County, a gallant officer who distinguished himself in the Western Virginia campaign, under Gen. Floyd. Col. P. was struck in the thigh by a fragment of shell, which severed the main artery, and he bled to death in a few minutes. Capt. Dobbins, of the Twenty-seventh Virginia battalion, from Floyd County, was killed by a Minie ball. In Wright's battery, Captain W. was slightly wounded in the left leg by a piece of shell. Lieut. Watkins was also slightly wounded. Charles W. Hughes, of Halifax, had a leg broken, and was also wounded in the hip. Geo. R. Watts, of Halifax, was slightly w