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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIX. August, 1863 (search)
in the field than ever before, and our accessions will consist of our bravest men, who will make efficient soldiers in a month. If our armies be not broken before October, no doubt the tide of success will turn again fully in our favor. Major Wm. Norris, Signal Corps, reports that many transports and troops have been going down from Washington and Annapolis to Fortress Monroe during the whole week, and that 5000 men embarked at Fortress Monroe, on Monday, for (as they said themselves) Charlues, the war can be maintained; and of late very few captures have been made by the enemy. There are rumors of some manoeuvres of Gen. Lee, which may indicate an approaching battle. August 19 A scout, from Washington, has reported to Major Norris, signal corps, that 10,000 New York troops have recently left Meade's army, their term of service having expired; and that 30,000 men have been sent from his army against Charleston. This accounts for the falling back of Meade-and the detachm
death by his brave patriotic Missourians. From Arkansas came the gallant Cleburne, McNair, McRea, and Finnegan, the hero of Olustee, Fla., and Ben McCullough, the old Indian fighter who yielded his life on the battle-field of Elkhorn. From Maryland came brave Commander Buchanan, Generals Trimble, Elzey, Charles Winder, who laid down his life upon the field, and George Stewart, Bradley Johnson, who proved himself a very Bayard in feats of arms, and our Colonel of the Signal Corps, William Norris, who, by systematizing the signals which he displayed under the most furious fire, rendered inestimable service. To Maryland we owe also Snowdon Andrews, the brave and skilled artillery officer, who was so desperately wounded upon the field of Cedar Run that his surgeon reported hardly enough of his body left to hold his soul. South Carolina gave us Stephen Elliott, who remained in beleaguered Sumter, and when invited to take rest only did so because promoted and ordered elsewhere; t
tected a hostile advance, and saved a Confederate division from being flanked by a signal message, Look out for your left. Your position is turned. Alexander's assignment as chief of artillery left the corps under Captain (later Colonel) William Norris. Attached to the Adjutant-General's Department, under the act of April 19, 1862, the corps consisted of one major, ten each of captains, first and second lieutenants, and twenty sergeants, the field-force being supplemented by details from tax the have turnip me Harry bitch rustle silk adrian counsel locust you another only of children serenade flea Knox county for wood that awl ties get hound who was war him suicide on for was please village large bat Bunyan give sigh incubus heavy Norris on trammeled cat knit striven without if Madrid quail upright martyr Stewart man much bear since ass skeleton tell the oppressing Tyler monkey. Bates. Brilliant and conspicuous service was rendered by the cipher-operators of the War Departmen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of operations of Bratton's brigade from May 7th, 1864 to January, 1865. (search)
om right to left: Walker's on the right, Steadman, Hagood, Bowen, and Coward's on the left. My casualties sum up, in killed and wounded, one hundred and ninety (190). Nearly half of them occurred in the right regiment (Walker's); more than half in my two right regiments (Walker and Steadman's). I lost some of my best officers and men. Captain Quattlebaum, P. S. S., a most faithful officer, who has signally distinguished himself in this campaign, was here shot dead upon the field. Lieutenant William Norris, Fifth South Carolina regiment, a noble man and most worthy officer, was, I fear, mortally wounded, and fell into the hands of the enemy. Lieutenant Lewis, P. S. S., had his leg broken, and was captured. He has been heard from — is doing well, but his leg was amputated. The service has sustained a loss in these three officers. My command behaved to my satisfaction on this occasion, and officers and men have my thanks for their gallant and spirited conduct. To my staff I am i
, and there her crew were landed; they fell in and formed on the beach, and, in the language of the eye-witness heretofore quoted, then and there, on the very field of her fame, within sight of the Cumberland's top-gallant-masts, all awash, within sight of that magnificent fleet still cowering on the shoal, with her laurels all fresh and green, we hauled down her drooping colors, and, with mingled pride and grief, we gave her to the flames. The Story of the Confederate Ship Virginia, by William Norris, Colonel Signal Corps, Confederate Army. At Wilmington, North Carolina, the Southwest bar was defended by Fort Caswell, and New Inlet bar by Fort Fisher. The naval defenses consisted of two ironclads, the North Carolina and the Raleigh. The former could not cross any of the bars in consequence of her draught of water. Her steam-power hardly gave propulsion. She sank during the war off Smithville. The Raleigh's services were almost valueless in consequence of her deep draught and
arship), 175. New Market, Battle of, 444-45. New Orleans, La. Harbor defense, 177-79, 180-82, 183, 186, 187. Evacuation, 182, 188-89. Occupation, by Butler, 195. New York. Subversion of state government, 402-15. Suspension of writ of habeas corpus, 409-11. Nichols, Maj., George Ward. Description of Federal looting, 537-38. Noland, Major B. P., 571. Norfolk, Evacuation, 74-75. Norfolk Navy Yard, 169-70. Attempted destruction, 164. Removal of machinery, etc., 170. Norris, William, 171. North, Colonel, 414-15. North, The. Lack of comprehension of impending war. 4. North Carolina. Reconstruction, 623-25. North Carolina (frigate), 171. Northrop, Colonel, 571. O Odium, Capt. F. H., 199, 200, 201. Report on battle of Sabine Pass, 199. O'Hare, Peter, 201. Old Capitol prison, 418. O'Loughlin, Michael, 417. Oneida (gunboat), 186. Ord, General, 327, 328, 330, 555, 618, 635-36, 637. Oreto (ship), 217-18. Orr, —, 626. Osterhaus, General, 39
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 3: fall and winter of 1861 (search)
c. My new duties largely absorbed my time, but I remained in charge of the signal service, the work being now confined to sending instructed parties to all parts of the Confederacy where they might be of use. During the fall a Department of Signals was organized in Richmond, and the charge of it, with the rank of colonel, was offered me, but declined, as I was unwilling to leave the field. As head of a department I was soon made Major, and, later, Lieutenant-Colonel of Artillery. Col. William Norris of Baltimore became the Chief Signal Officer. Briefly, my duties embraced the supply of arms and ammunition to all troops in the field, — infantry, artillery, and cavalry. I organized the department, with an ordnance officer or sergeant in every regiment, from whom I received weekly statements showing the arms and ammunition on hand in cartridge boxes and regimental wagons. Reserve storehouses were provided at the nearest railroad points, and reserve trains for brigades and divis
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), List of names of officers of the Signal Corps, Confederate States army. (search)
4. Thomas H. Clagett, S. O., A. & I. G. O., April 13, 1864. 5. M. T. Davidson, S. O., A. & I. G. O., June 9, 1862. 6. Elcan Jones, S. O., A. & I. G. O, February 3, 1864. 7. J. H. Manning, S. O., A. & I. G. O., June 10, 1862. 8. William Norris (promoted major and chief), S. O., A. & I. G. O., July 31, 1862. 9. M. L. Randolph, S. O., A. & I. G. O., November 12, 1862. 10. R. E. Wilbourne, S. O., A. & I. G. O., July 31, 1862. Sergeants. (appointed under acts of May 29 and Seof the Confederate States Provisional army, appointed under act of the Confederate Congress of September 27, 1862, providing for the appointment of one major, ten first and ten second lieutenants, and twenty additional sergeants: Major. William Norris, S. O., A. & I. G. O., October 24, 1862. First Lieutenants. 1. Edmund Burke, S. O., A. & I. G. O., June 19, 1863. 2. James Carey (acting chief of corps), S. O., A. & I. G. O., July 4, 1863. 3. H. C. Lindsay (resigned), S. O., A. &
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Signal Corps in the Confederate States army. (search)
hat result. Letter of Jefferson Davis to Colonel Wm. Norris. The beginnings of the Signal Servicorthern Virginia under General Beauregard. Captain Norris, a member of General Magruder's staff — a cer to the command. The signals used by Captain Norris were similar to the marine signals in use express the exigencies likely to arise. Captain Norris (hereinafter to be spoken of as Colonel t Richmond, is best defined in a letter of Colonel Norris' in answer to an officer, representing theinformation and out of what fund paid for, Colonel Norris says: Accredited agents constantly ition personally or from friendly parties? Colonel Norris says: Two of our agents acquire their info April to the last of September, continues Colonel Norris on another head, we placed files of Baltimew York papers, of course, a day later. Colonel Norris gives the history of the secret service brimore, and New York. It was the duty of Colonel Norris to wait on Mr. Davis every morning with th[5 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.44 (search)
. Gresham, John B. Griffith, H. Gaskins, James Haney, Francis L. Hill, Noah Holkman, H. H. Hopkins, R. T. Howard, Isaiah Hunton, Jacob Imboden, Matthew Jennings, C. W. Johnson, M. A. Jones, W. M. Yerby, John C. Rally, Hugh C. Keysear, James P. Kite, Richard Knox, Thomas O. Kite, M. P. Lacy, T. B. Leach, Clifton Lee, J. W. Limbrick, D. W. Lowe, Willis J. Landram, Edward G. Leavell, Fielding Lucas, Wm. L. Manley, Elimonder Myers, O. D. Miller, J. M. Milton, L. E. Meredith, John L. McKenny, William Norris, John J. Porter, John T. Pritchard, James H. Peebles, Geo. H. Priest, Thomas Parr, Rupert R. Powell, H. F. Powell, Jno. R. Paine, Thos. H. Riley, Daniel Reeves, S. B. Rollins, John M. Royston, J. E. Ricketts, T. R. Ridgely, Robert Scott, J. A. Silman, John A. Silman, J. G. Smoot, Jas. W. Strother, John C. Sinclair, B. R. Swann, W. S. Sours, M. V. Scurry, F. Spottswood, E. T. Smith, Alfred Thompson, D. L. Thomas, Alonzo Travis, E. M. Towles, W. R. Taylor, Chas. Vier, A. F. Wirizelle, Jno.
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