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nd Battery Gregg, being a matter of engineering skill, Brigadier-General (now Major-General) Q. A. Gillmore was selected to command the land forces engaged in these operations. In addition to being agineer, he had considerable experience in the special duties required in these operations. General Gillmore, despite the enemy's defensive works, landed his force on Morris Island on the tenth of Julnd a few guns have since been temporarily remounted, but they have been as often silenced. General Gillmore now vigorously pushed forward his sappers against Fort Wagner, and on the morning of the seht. He captured in all thirty-six pieces of artillery and a large amount of ammunition. General Gillmore's operations have been characterized by great professional skill and boldness. He has over. He returned to Kentucky with the loss of only ten men. On the thirtieth of March, Brigadier-General Gillmore engaged and defeated a large rebel force under General Pegram, near Somerset, Kentucky
ys work, being more than half of that performed by the infantry, and two fifths of the whole, were by blacks, all being volunteer troops. The whole of this work was done under a fire of artillery or sharp-shooters, or both, and the greater part of it in the night. My own observation, confirmed by the testimony of all the engineer officers who had the immediate superintendence of the work, proves that the blacks, as a rule, did a greater amount of work than the same number of whites; but the whites were more skilful, and had to be employed on the more difficult part of the work, comprising about one fifth of the whole. We found the black soldier more timorous than the white, but in a corresponding degree more docile and obedient, doing just what he was told to the best of his ability, but seldom with enthusiasm. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, T. B. Brooks, Major, A. D. C., and Assistant Engineer. Major-General Q. A. Gillmore, Commanding Department of the South.
dew, coloring the valley with gaudy lines, and the crests of the mountains, till the dazzling scene reminded one of a mammoth kaleidoscope. It was a vivid and romantic picture to witness five thousand horsemen climbing the steep mountain sides, their sabres flashing in the sunlight as their warlike steeds pranced along the pass. The mountains were finally crossed, and our forces encamped for the night within four miles of Luray. Our pickets were attacked an hour after dark by a party of Gillmore's guerrillas, but, after a brief skirmish with our vigilant cavaliers, they deemed prudence the better part of valor, and they retired, carrying off their wounded. The march was resumed at daylight on the twenty-third instant, our advance driving the weak picket force on our front before them with little difficulty. As we arrived within sight of Luray, quite a large rebel force were observed drawn up in line of battle to check our advance, and with the apparent intention of making a suffi
ment, Washington, City, December 22, 1863. ordered: That Major-General Gillmore, commanding the department of the South, be, and he is heres may from time to time be given by the Department. Second. General Gillmore is authorized to appoint a board for the examination of white of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, and in such proportion as General Gillmore may deem most beneficial for the service; their pay and allowa department aforesaid, shall be subject to the direction of Major-General Gillmore, until further orders. Fifth. That General Gillmore is General Gillmore is authorized, under the foregoing regulations, to procure recruits from Key West, or in the States of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, not, howeverd, may be organized in such brigades, divisions, and corps as General Gillmore may deem most advantageous to the service, he making report to D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant-General. By command of Major-General Q. A. Gillmore. Ed. W. Smith, W. W. Burger, Assistant Adjutant-General
Early having moved on Friday, January twenty-ninth. Of course it was too late and a matter of impossibility to recall the furloughed troops. At the earliest possible moment cavalry, in small detachments, was sent out from Harper's Ferry, Martinsburgh, and Cumberland to gain information of the enemy's whereabouts. The scouting-parties did not bring us in any particularly reliable information, and hence many were inclined to believe the grand movement to be nothing more than Rosser's or Gillmore's forces out on a big foraging expedition, and a kind of half-way reconnaissance. The next reliable information we had of the enemy's movements was when Rosser suddenly attacked one of our trains while on its way from New-Creek to Petersburgh. It is now known to be a fact that the eight hundred men sent as a guard with the train were disgracefully remiss in the discharge of their duty. The officer in command of the train-guard officially reported that he had eighty killed and wounded,
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 87.-the campaign in Florida. (search)
Doc. 87.-the campaign in Florida. General Gillmore's despatch. Baldwin, Fla., February 9. To Major-General H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief: General: I have the honor to report that a part of my command, under Brigadier-General F. Seymour, convoyed by the gunboat Norwich, Captain Merriam, ascended St. John's River on te hundred prisoners, eight pieces of artillery in serviceable condition, and one well supplied with ammunition, and other valuable property to a large amount. Q. A. Gillmore, Major-General Commanding. A national account. Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 7, 1864. The National forces occupied Jacksonville, Fla., at five seen at a glance that it is an important place for us to hold. In the afternoon, General Seymour and staff came up from Jacksonville, and later in the day, General Gillmore, with a portion of his staff. That same night, the three cars were loaded with cotton and other property, and drawn by horses to Jacksonville. Since then a
Battle of Olustee. General Gillmore's report. Headquarters D. S., Hilton head, S. C., Marcnville and Baldwin. Very respectfully, Q. A. Gillmore, Major-General Commanding. P. S.--I regular officers with organized parties. Q. A. Gillmore, Major-General Commanding. [B.] [Tt by telegraph from Baldwin. frequently. General Gillmore. [C.] Jacksonville, 10 P. M., Feb. 11, .] Baldwin, Feb. 11, 1864, 2.30 P. M. Major-General Gillmore, St. Mary's: Your telegram just recmansion, Washington, January 13, 1864. Major-General Gillmore: I understand an effort is being matrictly military duties. A. Lincoln. General Gillmore's order. headquarters Department of ime our first great mistake occurred. Major-General Gillmore supposed the rebels had really no forchan of army officers. We came here, said General Gillmore, not so much to fight as to conciliate thxpedition will hereafter develop itself. General Gillmore will himself superintend the security of [6 more...]