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October 2. A long letter, which recounts in detail the retreats of Wise and Floyd in Western Virginia, subsequent to the battle of Carnifex Ferry, appeared in the Richmond Dispatch. The authorship of the letter is attributed to Colonel Henningsen, the filibuster. Richmond papers consider it too partial to General Wise, and too severe upon General Floyd.--(Doc. 65.) A secessionist camp at Charleston, Mo., was broken up, and forty rebels captured.--By a copy of the Mesilla Times, a secession paper published at Mesilla, Arizona Territory, dated August 10, it appears that a complete secession government has been organized at that place, from governor down to justice of the peace — the governor being the notorious John R. Baylor, well known for his violent pro-slavery feelings. The Times calls for troops, in order to enable the traitors to hold the territory, and apprehends an attack by way of Southern California, and by the regular troops still quartered in the New Mexican d
The Richmond correspondent of the Charleston Courier, of the 15th, has the following paragraph:--The filibusteros who filled the world with so much angry declamation a few years ago, are figuring prominently in the Southern armies at the present time. The tall and martial Henningsen left to-day for the West, to assume the colonelcy of the Third regiment in Wise's brigade. Frank Anderson will be his lieutenant-colonel. Colonel Charles Carroll Hicks is a lieutenant in a company of Colonel McLaw's regiment, now at Yorktown. General Bob Wheat greatly distinguished himself as commander of a New Orleans military corps at Manassas. Major O'Hara, of Cuban fame, has a commission in the army. Colonel Rudler, I see, is raising a company for the war in Georgia. An English filibuster, one Major Atkins, a tall, big-whiskered, loose-trowsered, haw-haw specimen of a Londoner, who was with Garibaldi in Sicily, and who is just over, fought gallantly by the side of Wheat, at Manassas.
ount of the operations of Floyd's and Wise's forces in Western Virginia, is given by a correspondent of the Richmond Dispatch. Its authorship is attributed to Col. Henningsen, well known for his connection with the filibuster expedition from the South: camp Defiance, Sept. 25, 1861--10 P. M. On the 14th of September Gen. Fcommenced and continued till the evening. On our side two gun detachments of the artillery and three companies of the Second regiment of the Legion, of which Col. Henningsen is colonel, but in consequence of his having charge of the infantry and artillery, under the immediate command of Lieut.-Col. Frank Anderson--who distinguishees of cannon. Late on the 25th Gen. Wise received a communication from the Secretary of War, requiring him to report immediately in Richmond. Having ordered Col. Henningsen to accompany him, he left Camp Defiance for that city the same evening, with Majors Duffield and Stanard, Captains Farish and Sneed, and Lieut. Wise, of his s
are momentarily expecting it; and will surely have it, if some unforeseen event does not transpire. If such a thing as a battle takes place, it will be one of extermination on either side. For it will be the great battle for supremacy in the Kanawha Valley. The strength of the Southern forces is variously estimated at from seven to eight thousand, not including cavalry and artillery. Our forces must be at least thirteen thousand. The Southern forces are commanded by Generals Floyd and Henningsen, and are now situated between Cotton Mountain and Fayetteville. General Benham's brigade, some three thousand five hundred strong, are at this point, Gen. Schenck's is at Camp Ewing, near Mountain Cave; Col. McCook's brigade a few miles from them; Gen. Cox is at Gauley, and Gen. Rosecrans at Tompkins' farm. The men are all in good spirits, and anxiously awaiting the coming contest. The truth of the matter is, they are willing to meet double their number, so as to get out of Western Vi
works upon them. But one steam-tug and two barges were provided, and there were no means of retreat either by tugs or ferry — thus it will be seen there were provided no means of defence, and still less of escape, though timely notice and a providential warning of twenty-five days had been given. To the crime of inefficient defence, is to be added an interference with Gen. Wise's orders by Gen. Huger, who was utterly ignorant of the country he was to have defended. Gen. Wise ordered Gen. Henningsen to send the artillery-horses by the beach-road, and the guns by the Currituck section of the Albemarle Canal, where they could be towed to the island. This order Gen. Huger changed, and thus no artillery reached the island. The cavalry of the Wise Legion had been detained in Richmond. But four hundred and fifty of the Wise Legion, and two companies of North-Carolina infantry, got into the fight; the balance of the North-Carolina infantry were held in reserve. Unfortunately, Ge
. 53dVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. W. R. AylettMarch 5, 1863.  Col. H. B. Tomlin   54thVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. Robt. C. Trigg   55thVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. W. S. ChristianMay 2, 1863.  Col. Francis Mallory   56thVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. W. D. Stuart   57thVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. J. B. MagruderJan. 12, 1863.  Col. Geo. W. Carr   58thVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. J. H. BoardOct. 30, 1862.  Col. Samuel H. Letcher   59thVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. Wm. B. Tabb   Col. Henningsen   60thVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. B. H. JonesAug. 6, 1862.  Col. Wm. E. Starke   61stVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. V. D. GronerOct. 18, 1862.  62dVirginiaRegimentPartisan RangersCol. Geo. H. Smith   63dVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. J. J. McMahonMay 24, 1862.  64thVirginiaRegimentInfantryCol. Campbell SlempDec. 14, 1862.  1stVirginiaRegimentArtilleryCol. J. Thompson Brown   2dVirginiaRegimentArtilleryCol. R. Tansill   3dVirginiaRegimentArtilleryCol. Jno.
., major; Wade, Benjamin H., major, lieutenant-colonel. Fifty-seventh Militia regiment: Kamey, Sanford J., colonel. Fifty-eighth Infantry regiment: Board, Francis H., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Booker, George E., major; Crutchfield, Stapleton, major, lieutenant-colonel; Goode, Edmund, colonel; Kasey, John G., major, lieutenant-colonel; Letcher, Samuel H., lieutenantcol-onel, colonel; Walker, Edward T., major. Fifty-ninth Infantry regiment: Anderson, Frank P., lieutenant-colonel; Henningsen, Charles F., colonel; Jones, Joseph, lieutenant-colonel; Lawson, John, major; Mosby, Robert G., major; Tabb, William B., colonel. Fifty-ninth Militia regiment: Copeland, John R., colonel. Sixtieth Infantry regiment: Corley, James L., lieutenant-colonel; Gilliam, William A., lieutenant-colonel; Hammond, George W., major, lieutenant-colonel; Jones, Beuhring H., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Rowan, William S., major; Spaulding, J. W., lieutenant-colonel; Starke, William E., colonel; Summ
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter VIII Hatteras InletRoanoke Island. (search)
ession of the Ellis, whose crew deserted and endeavored to escape to the shore; the Delaware boarded the Fanny, that had been set on fire and deserted by the enemy. His defeat was sudden and overwhelming. Three or four of the flotilla proceeded at once to Elizabeth City and ran alongside of the wharves. A battery of field artillery fled from the principal street. An armed party from the flotilla came suddenly on a mounted officer of the Wise Legion, who, in obedience to orders from General Henningsen, was compelling the defenceless people to set fire to the houses. Several were set on fire before he was arrested and brought to Commander Rowan. A curious incident, truly, in war, when the enemy becomes the protector against the senseless injuries inflicted by pretended friends. The armed men were recalled to their respective vessels. No other houses were destroyed besides those set on fire under the direction of Lieutenant Scroggs of the Wise Legion. Rowan's Report. The
Hampton Roads, expedition to, 13 et seq. Harriet Lane, the U. S. revenue cutter, 165 et seq. Harris, Ensign, 237 Harris, Lieutenant-Commander T. C., 128 Hartford, the, U. S. steamer, 7 Harvest Moon, the, U. S. steamer, 148, 159 Hatch, General, 152 et seq. Hatteras Inlet, 163 et seq. Hatteras, the, U. S. vessel, 74 Hawkins, Colonel, 165, 172, 187, 194 Hayes, Acting-Master, Peter, 177, 189 Hazard, Commander Samuel F., 177 Hazeltine, Ensign, 147 Henningsen, General, 184 Henrietta, the, U. S. cutter, 49 et seq. Henry Andrew, the, 60 Herbert, General, 200 Hetzel, the, 177, 183 et seq., 189, 196 Heyward, Colonel, 25 Heyward, plantation of, 43 Higginson, Lieutenant, 138 Hoke, division of, 236 Hopkins, Lieutenant-Commanding A., 189 Hotchkiss, Master W. J., 177 Housatonic, the, U. S. vessel, 74, 76 et seq., 79 et seq.; destruction of, 147 Howarth, Mate, 200, 211; gallantry of, 213 Howqua, the, 210 et seq. Hu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate States' flag. (search)
n order was issued adopting the Beauregard flag, as it was called, and directing me, as chief quartermaster, to have the flag made as soon as it could be done. I immediately issued an address to the good ladies of the South to give me their red and blue silk dresses and to send them to Captain Colin McRae Selph, Quartermaster, at Richmond (Captain Selph is now living in New Orleans), where he was assisted by two young ladies, Misses Hettie and Constance Cary, from Baltimore, and Mrs. General Henningsen, of Savannah, and Mrs. Judge Hopkins, of Alabama. The Misses Cary made battle-flags for Generals Beauregard and Van Dorn, and, I think, for General J. E. Johnston, and they made General Beauregard's out of their own silk dresses. This flag is now in Memorial Hall, New Orleans, with a statement of that fact from General Beauregard. General Van Dorn's flag was made of a heavier material, but was very pretty. Made from silk dresses. Captain Selph had several of these flags ma
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