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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 54. the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
were immediately pushed down the Point to Battery Buchanan, whither many of the garrison had fled. On reaching the battery all of the enemy who had not been previously captured were made prisoners. Among them were Major-General Whiting, and Colonel Lamb, the commandant of the fort. About four o'clock in the afternoon Hoke advanced against our north line, apparently with the design of attacking it; but if such was his intention he abandoned it after a skirmish with our pickets. During thet of the work, a shell exploded near him, taking off his left arm and seriously injuring his throat. He was afterward shot in the right arm. For his services on this occasion, as well as those on a former one, I most earnestly urge his promotion. Captain Dawson was disabled by a wound in the left arm. To Captain Lockwood, General Whiting and Colonel Lamb surrendered with the garrison at Fort Buchanan. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. Ames, Brigadier-General Volunteers.
Wilmington, December 31, 1864. Colonel — For the information of the General commanding, I forward the report of Colonel Lamb, commanding Fort Fisher in the action of the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth: On receiving the information at one P. M. il Tuesday morning, when they were relieved by the supports of Major-General Hoke and the embarkation of the enemy. Colonel Lamb's report, herewith, gives all the details of the action. In an accompanying paper I will give you an account in detaifficer Pinckney, Confederate States navy, who was present during the action, for the welcome and efficient aid sent to Colonel Lamb, the detachment under Lieutenant Roby, which manned the two Brook guns, and the company of marines, under Captain Van Headquarters Department of N. C. P. S.--I wish it to be understood that in no sense did I assume the command of Colonel Lamb. I was a witness simply, confining my action to observation and advice, and to our communications, and it is as a wit