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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of services in Charleston Harbor. (search)
al service to us. On this occasion the following dispatch from General Gilmore to Admiral Dahlgren had been intercepted, and in General Beaurault will commence at seven. Notwithstanding this disaster, General Gilmore, with great tenacity of purpose worthy of admiration, gave no or the inner harbor. We certainly looked for such a dash, and General Gilmore was evidently chagrined at the fact that it was not made Whethuring most of the Confederates who held it, about seventy men. General Gilmore's fifth and last parallel was at once established on the ground, who had been buried some weeks before. In the emergency, General Gilmore availed himself of his superior resources in artillery, to keet with no loss to the garrison. It is singular to note from General Gilmore's report, as an evidence of a want of harmony between the landrganized for this attack-one by Admiral Dahlgren, the other by General Gilmore. The report says: The only arrangement for concert of action
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Wee Nee Volunteers of Williamsburg District, South Carolina, in the First (Gregg's) Regiment—Siege and capture of Fort Sumter. (search)
seem possible that the able and scientific corps of officers in charge of Sumter could not have manufactured fuses. That there was nobody killed on our side is entirely owing to the fact that nothing but solid shot was used by the enemy. Very few of our batteries afforded much protection to the gunners. In fact, they were safe in none except the iron battery. Any of the Wee Nees who were in Fort Wagner with me in 1863 know that had Anderson used shell as effectively as did Dahlgren and Gilmore, our batteries on Morris Island, and some of them on James Island and Sullivan's Island, would have been almost untenable. About ten o'clock on the morning of the 12th, the fleet hove in sight. We felt sure that our turn to take a hand in the fray had come. The Wee Nees were anxious for a fight, and were disappointed when the vessels anchored beyond the reach of our guns. I do not think that any of the guns of Sumter were aimed at us, though some of the balls fired at the batteries
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Extracts from the diary of Lieutenant-Colonel John G. Pressley, of the Twenty-Fifth South Carolina Volunteers. (search)
of to day (11th July) one of the signal corps brought Colonel Simonton a dispatch which they had interpreted, as the enemy's signal officers were sending it from Gilmore, commanding the land forces, to Admiral Dahlgreen, commanding the fleet. It was a request that the Admiral would furnish him with one hundred boats to be manned the men relieved each other at short intervals. We had not been at work long before another dispatch was brought to Colonel Simonton, and by him forwarded to me. Gilmore said to Dahlgreen: Hurry up the boats, the Rebels are at work. It may well be imagined that this gave the men a fresh impulse, if they needed anything to increvery possible disposition made to receive the enemy. The whole night was spent under arms, but no attack was made. Our active preparations probably deterred General Gilmore from the attempt to carry out his plans. The enterprise and ingenuity of General Beauregard's staff officer, of whom mention has been made, saved us and Char
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Virginia division of Army of Northern Virginia, at their reunion on the evening of October 21, 1886. (search)
e debris of the city to find his old friends, and to counsel and sympathise with them. Among these was one who, like General Crawford, had distinguished himself in Fort Sumter, but that while serving on our side. The Rev. John Johnson, now rector of St. Philip's church, Charleston, was the Confederate engineer who, day and night, served in that fortress for more than a year, converting, by his skill and energy, the debris of the walls—as they were knocked down and crumbled to pieces under Gilmore's guns—into a still more formidable work, and who there was himself twice wounded. He it was—who, standing by his church and his people with the same devoted and heroic conduct in the throes of the earthquake as he had stood in Sumter's crumbling walls—that General Crawford sought out, and there in a stable, in which Mr. Jobnson and his family were living, their residence having been injured, stood the two heroes of Fort Sumter—Federal and Confederate—conferring what could be done for
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Signal Corps in the Confederate States army. (search)
rs again early. Will you please send two or three monitors by dark to open fire on Fort Moultrie as a diversion. The last time they were in, they stopped reinforcements and may do so to-night. Don't want any fire in the rear. (Signed) General Gilmore. The attack on Fort Sumter, on the night of the 8th, was foiled by a similar notice. The dispatch was: General Gilmore The senior officer will take charge of the assaulting party on Fort Sumter, the whole to be under the command of General Gilmore The senior officer will take charge of the assaulting party on Fort Sumter, the whole to be under the command of an experienced naval officer. During the attack on Sumter, Private Frank Huger was placed in charge of the fire-ball party on the parapet, numbering some thirty men, and assisted in giving the enemy a warm reception. Major Elliot, commanding the post, speaks highly of his conduct on that occasion. The enemy have been using a cipher in signalling, which has so far baffled our attempts to read their messages. They have not used it lately, however, and several important dispatches have been
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Wee Nee volunteers of Williamsburg District, South Carolina, in the First (Hagood's) regiment. (search)
t Wagner could not be carried by assault, General Gilmore, on the 19th, commenced a system of regulns, however, were still fit for service. General Gilmore thought its condition was such that Generwo hundred yards in front of Fort Wagner. General Gilmore immediately commenced his fifth and last ck. My opinion was that the intention of General Gilmore was to pass the fort at low tide, and assnt to his assistance. The other gun, which Gilmore and Dahlgren seemed determined should stand n enemy. Every dispatch signaled between General Gilmore, of the Federal army, and Admiral Dahlgreery Gregg, which had been agreed upon between Gilmore and Dahlgren. An arrangement was made by which Dahlgren was to furnish the boats and Gilmore the men, and Battery Gregg, at Cummins Point, was de on Fort Wagner at 9 o'clock this morning. Gilmore and Dahlgren's correspondence was interpretedno great festivities. I am not sure that General Gilmore gave a ball in honor of the occasion, but
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Old South. (search)
ral Gabriel J. Rains, by the construction of a peculiar friction primer, made the use of torpedoes successful in the Southern waters during the civil war, and demonstrated that weak maritime nations could be protected against the most powerful. The Le Contes, of Georgia, are to-day among our foremost men of science. Dr. J. Marion Sims, of South Carolina, had more reputation abroad than any other American physician. In literature, we have had such men as Marshall, Kennedy, Gayarre, Wirt, Gilmore, Simms, Hawks, Legare, Hayne, Ryan, Timrod, the Elliotts, of South Carolina, Tichnor, Lanier, Thornwell, Archibald Alexander and his sons, Addison and James W., Bledsoe, Mrs. Welby, Mrs. Terhune, &c. Brooke, of Virginia, solved the problem of deep sea sounding, which had so long baffled men of science. But the other day, General John Newton, of Virginia, was at the head of the Engineering Department of the United States. Stephen V. Benet, of Florida, is now head of the United States Ordnan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
from the North and South, 436. Georgia Volunteers, 88, 159, 384. Gerald, Col. G. B, 392. Germans in the Federal army, 438. Gettysburg, Battle of, 20, 21, 27; Charge of Black's Cavalry at, 224; Memorial Association of, 342. Gibbon, Gen., John, 108. Gibson, Col., 301. Gibson, Gen. R. L., 302; Letter of, 345. Gibson. W. S., 175. Gill, John, inventor of the revolver, 428. Gilliam, Gen, 62. Gilliam, Surgeon, 114. Gilliland, D. B., 395, 415. Gilmer, Gen. J. F., 273. Gilmore, Gen., 105, 153, 162. Giltner's Cavalry, 66. Gist, Geo., 173, 177. Gist Gen. S. R., 137, 146. Glade Mountain, 65. Glover, Major J. V., 130, 133, 134, 157, 165, 185, 190, 193. Glover, Col., Thos. J., 120, 133. Gober, Major, 303. Goff, Gen., David, 83. Goodlett, Col., 147, 149, Gordon, Gen. John B., 108, 203, 274, 391. Gordon, Capt. W. B., 134, 168. Gorgas, Gen Josiah, 273, 287. Goulding, Rev. F. R., 428. Govan, Gen, 371. Gracie's, Gen. A., Brigade, 21, 379. Grafton, 83.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
y with about forty field pieces, of which the largest were twelve pounder Napoleons, and about 2,000 badly mounted and equipped cavalry, of which a large portion had been detached to cut the railroads leading from Baltimore north. General Grant says that two divisions of the 6th Corps and the advance of the 19th Corps arrived at Washington before I did, and Mr. Stanton says I was met there by the 6th Corps, a part of the 19th Corps under General Emory, and a part of the 8th Corps under General Gilmore. My force had then marched over 500 miles, marching at least twenty miles each day, except the day of the fight at Monocacy, when it marched fourteen miles and fought and defeated Wallace. At the battle of Winchester, or Opequan as it is called by General Grant, my effective strength was about 8,500 muskets, the three battalions of artillery and less than 3,000 cavalry. Sheridan's infantry consisted of the 6th, 19th and Cook's Corps, composed one division of the 8th Corps and what
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The natal day of General Robert Edward Lee (search)
As an intemized report has been read at each monthly meeting, I will not repeat. I desire to thank all the members and their friends for cordial co-operation and assistance in this pious work. Mrs. Alden McLellan, Chairman of Committee on Designs, said: Your Committee on Designs begs leave to report that during the past year floral tributes were sent for Miss Winnie Davis, the Daughter of the Confederacy; Major Lincoln, Commander Army of Northern Virginia Association; Major-General Gilmore, Commander Louisiana Division, U. D. C.; Mrs. Bentley, Mrs. Stamps and Miss Katharine Nobles, one of our charter members, who had done much towards organizing our Chapter. On April 6, Decoration day, a design was placed on the Confederate Monument at Greenwood, and the grave of Mumford, whose name is linked with the history of Louisiana, was not forgotten. In June a large floral offering was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, where lie buried the remains of some 5,000 Confederates. All des
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