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The Daily Dispatch: April 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], The Evaluation of Fernandina--Col. Edward Hopkins's report. (search)
The Evaluation of Fernandina--Col. Edward Hopkins's report. Headquarters, 4th Raot. Pla Vols. Lake City March 30 1862. Sir --Your order to evacuate the Island of Amelia was received on Tuesday, the 28th day of February, 1862. In accordance, with that order I censabed fully with colonel McBlair, commander of the batteries, as to the best method of effecting the important duty specially assigned him. I furnished him with such details of men as were deemed necessary, and in short all things which our position would admit On Saturday, March 1st, I ordered Captain J. Martin, "Marion Artillery," to place his battalion two miles beyond the railroad bridge, on the main land, leaving a strong guard to protect the same, and to return with the rest of his command to the island, which he did, and fendered me important service to the end. I also directed Captain Owens, commanding "Marion Dragoons," to take his horses to the position assigned the artillery, and returned, the nec