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f the circumstances a little after eight o'clock, and before nine o'clock he had three steamers employed in searching for the vessel, and discovering her position. Without any delay, he chartered the steamers Forest City, of the Portland and Boston line, the steamer Casco, the steamtug Tiger, and the steamer Chesapeake, of the Portland and New-York line. Two rifled twelve-pounders were placed on board the Forest City, obtained from Fort Preble, and two six-pounders from the Arsenal, by Mayor McLellan, on board the Chesapeake. A detachment of soldiers from the Seventh Maine,. under command of Adjutant Nickerson, was placed on board the tug. A detachment of the Seventeenth United States regulars from Fort Preble was placed on board the Forest City, and a detachment of the Seventh Maine on board the Chesapeake, the latter being accompanied by Colonel Mason and Captain Henry Warren. Hundreds of our citizens volunteered to go in the steamers, who were furnished with arms by the Mayor; a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
arm in front of Woodbury's Bridge. The Confederates opened their artillery on Smith's division from Garnett's Hill, and from Porter's late position on Gaines's Hill, beyond the Chickahominy. This was followed by an attempt of two Georgia regiments to carry the works about to be abandoned, when they were driven back by the Twenty-third New York and Forty-ninth Pennsylvania, who were on picket duty with a section of Mott's battery. This repulse confirmed the Confederates in the belief that Mclellan's army was all behind his intrenchments, preparing for another attack. Lee was deceived. He supposed McClellan might at once throw his united force across the river, and give battle to preserve his communication with the White House; or else, if it was his intention to relinquish the siege of Richmond, that, having possession of the lower bridges of the Chickahominy, he would follow the way down the Peninsula which Johnston cane up. So he kept the great bulk of his army on the northern
nts. East Portion of Florida east of Suwanee River. note.—1st, 5th, 6th, and 7th Mil. Dists., S. C., comprise the defences of Charleston, S. C., and formed the 1st Mil. Dist., S. C., until the 22d day of October, 1863. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., Feb. 11th, 1864:8.30 A. M. Genl. Samuel Cooper, Adjt. and Insp.-Genl., Richmond, Va.: Governor Milton telegraphs following: Enemy's force at least five thousand strong; not force enough in State to prevent his passing through it. Colonel McLellan, West Florida, telegraphs for reinforcements. Immense loss of subsistence for armies and of property seems inevitable. We need at least five thousand additional troops. Have sent Governor Milton all I can spare without risking loss of Charleston or Savannah. Cannot two brigades be ordered from Northwestern Georgia or North Carolina temporarily? G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., Feb. 11th, 1864:2 P. M. Genl. Samuel Cooper, Adjt. and Insp.-Genl., Richmond, Va.: Gen
Terrible tragedy. --We have been informed of the outlines of a terrible tragedy which occurred in Sumter county, near Adamsville, on the 13th inst. A man by the name of Andrews, who was until recently a Methodist preacher, killed, on that day, two persons, Messrs. McLellan, and G. M. Condry, and wounded two others, Lang and Clyatt. He was immediately arrested, and hung on the following day.--Fernandina Floridian, 20th.
The Daily Dispatch: December 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], Mr. Russell's last letters to the London times. (search)
t to be disturbed by reverses or battles.-- "No Confederates have crossed into Maryland, that we are aware of." "There has been, we hear, some skirmishing at Leesburg, of which we have no particulars." The rumors of batteries closing the river have reached the Department, but we are not quite ready to give them credence. These and such euphemisms are the powerful mantlets by which officials resist the musketry of questions and the riflemen of the press. The spirit of the North--Why Gen. McLellan does not move. Washington, Oct. 25. --There is no use in giving advice to an angry man. The North is very angry just now, and all the counsels which are addressed to it from Europe in the interests of moderation and peace are disregarded, or employed to incite it to fury as affording proof that the great Powers are determined to interfere with the blockade, or that their sympathies are with the South. It is certainly difficult for the North, or for the Government of the United S
e; indeed, the Northerners owe most of their successor to them but in narrow seas, and against heavy frigates or sloops, the small craft have been round as useless as a fleet of . No gunboats, as far as we can judge, will do the work of our Warriors, nor will any frigate, however well armed or commanded be able to make wood stand against iron. Our obligations in this matter have proved costly, but it is evident that the "reconstruction of our navy" was not commenced an hour ten soon. McLellan's advance from the Potomac.[from the London, Times, March 25th.] All thoughts must now be directed to the combined invasion of the Southern States, which was to begin in the present month of March. This extraordinary enterprise deserves the study both of political and military students. In its magnitude, in the nature of the armies which are to operate, in the nature of the country, and of the populations whose territory is invaded the great Federal invasion stands alone in modern his
missing. Company D, Capt. Lee--Killed: Private W. H. Carpenter. Wounded: Capt L. C. Lee, Serg't Williams, Serg't Jones, Corpl Tucker, Privates Bounds, T. C. Clark (knee,) Davis, Brett, Hemmeter, Hunter, Rancefelt, Long, Newman, Rough, Riley. Company E, Lieut Genella commanding.--Killed: Lieut Natalie Genella, Privates Gearing, H. Anderson, Levy. Wounded:--Color Serg't Mike Hart, Corpl Flagee, Corpl Roth, privates Hart, Kiss, Schultz, Ellinger, Crosby, Brown. Company F, Lieut. McLellan commanding. Killed: None. Wounded: Privates Manie, Sprague, Osborne, Holt. Company G, Capt. Manlove.--Killed: Lt. Luffin, privates Ivery, Smith and Levy.-- Wounded: Serg'ts Meeas and Hoybin, Corporals Coyle and Gallagher, privates Barnes, Burns, Looney, Zane, Bradley, Nugent, Bilszet, Madigan, Meagan, D. Mahoney, Davis, Ryan, Wring. Missing: Private Swiger. Company H, Capt. L. C. Moore.--Killed: None. Wounded: Serg't Hamet, privates Booth, Green, Hamet, McRaven, Martin, Pow
e Mary Benton brought down the family of Ex-President John Tyler, consisting of Mrs. Tyler and six small children. They are on their way North from City Point. A lady from Richmond, yesterday, also came down, and says that there is much sickness at Richmond, that the city is quite deserted, and she heard nothing said of the late battles, and the rebels are very confident of doing great execution with their iron-clad gunboats, when completed. There were no papers brought down. Gen. McLellan's command. The following is the correct form in which the order with reference to Gen. McClellan has been issued. War Department Adj't Gen's Office,Washington, Sept. 2. 1862. General Orders, No. 122. Major-General McClellan will have command of the fortifications of Washington and of all the troops for the defence of the Capital. By command of Maj. Gen. Halleck. E. D. Townsend, A. A. G. The latest from Kentucky--Lexington occupied by the Confederates. Cin
ir to Washington to endeavor to bring about a system of general exchange of prisoners between the two Governments. We stated on Saturday that they had failed in their efforts; but we are informed by one of the officers that they have not entirely failed, but have strong hopes of bringing about some satisfactory plan. Col. Miller and Major Stone returned to Washington yesterday morning to renew their efforts. Capt. Gregg returned to Atlanta. By this time we think we have as many prisoners as they have, and an exchange should be effected. Dispatches from McLellan. A Federal Captain, who arrived in this city on Friday night from City Point, per flag of truce, left for Richmond on Saturday morning with dispatches from McClellan for our Government. The packages were labelled "Dispatches from Gen. McClellan's Headquarters." It is probable they may contain reference to matters of great importance, inasmuch as they were sent up the day after the arrival at Westover of Lincoln.