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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. battle of Port Royal, S. C. Fought November 7, 1861. (search)
e have been on board the frigate. This report is respectfully submitted. I am, Commodore, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Jno. Geo. Reynolds, Commanding Battalion Marines. Flag-officer Samuel F. Dupont, Commanding U. S. Naval Expedition, southern coast U. S. North America. Report of Capt. Gilmore. The following is Capt. Gilmore's report of the first reconnaissance of Hilton Head: Official Document.--First Reconnoissance of Hilton Head Island, S. C., made on Friday, Nov. 7, 1861, by Capt. Q. A. Gilmore, Chief Engineer E. C., escorted by the Seventh Connecticut Regiment, Col. Terry. office of Chief Engineer, E. C., Hilton head, S. C., Nov. 8. Brig.-Gen. Wright, Commanding Forces on Hilton Head, S. C.: sir: In obedience to your directions of this date, to proceed on a reconnoissance of Hilton Head Island, or so much thereof as I could examine, returning to Headquarters on the same day, I have to report a completion of the day's operations under the escort
the gun on the western bank, and a company of fifty cavalry on the eastern. We accomplished our object safely and successfully, and are wishing for further opportunities of annoying the secessionists. We have been on the river ten days, and have picked up seventy-three runaway negroes. They report that the inhabitants are much incensed against us, and are about preparing batteries, at different points, to endeavor to drive us out of the river, though we have seen none of them as yet. Nov. 8.--This morning we threw a number of shells upon Gray's Point, where we had reason to think the rebels are erecting a battery, and this afternoon have thrown about seventy-five shells into the village of Urbana. A contraband who came from there this morning, reports that the town is deserted, except by a garrison of two hundred and forty troops, and that they have a large quantity of ammunition stored there. We do not know, as yet, the full effect of our cannonade, though several building
nd so high that we had to cut the hawser towing the Great Republic. Saturday, Nov. 2.--The gale eased up during the day, but is worse than ever during the night. nce three o'clock. The wind has fallen, and the sea is much smoother. Sunday, Nov. 3.--The storm is over, and the weather to-day is again warm, and the sea smootheating scenes of confusion and alarm on every boat containing troops. Monday, Nov. 4.--We are again under way, bearing nearly due west. Twenty vessels in sight, ing on for landing the troops in boats to-morrow for a land assault. Tuesday, Nov. 5.--The cannonading was resumed this morning and continued till eleven o'clock,oard, and the need of this battery has prevented a landing to-day. Wednesday, Nov. 6.--The fleet has been inactive all day, but there has been a great deal of preBeaufort, and that behind the south island leads south to Savannah. Thursday, Nov. 7.--Early this morning, the fleet moved up and attacked both forts, directing i
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 147. drawing Lots at Richmond, Va. (search)
al condition since the 2d July in one of the hospitals here. His wife has been his attendant ever since she could get to him. It was emphatically stated that whatever course was taken with those fourteen pirates by our Government, the same course would be followed in dealing with those selected in this way — so that we wait impatiently to know the fate of our brother officers. I remain yours, most respectfully, John Whyte, First Lieut. Seventh-Ninth Regt. N. Y. S. M. P. S.--10 A. M. Nov. 12.--Gen. Winder has just come to the prison and called the captains, eleven in number, and balloted two out from them in place of the two whom I have mentioned as not fit to be removed from the hospital to the prison cells. The two drawn happened to be: 1. Capt. Keffer, Co. N, First California regt., Philadelphia. 2. Capt. Bowman, Co. E, Fifteenth regt. Mass. Vol. Preparations are being made to put the selected in the cells of the county prisons. We trust there will be no hanging,
Doc. 173. Government for North Carolina. The Provisional State Government for North Carolina was formally instituted on the 18th of November, by a Convention of delegates and proxies representing forty-five counties of the State. The following ordinances were unanimously adopted: By the People of the State of North Carolina, as represented in Convention at Hatteras, Monday, Nov. 18, 1861. Be it ordained by this Convention, and it is hereby ordained and published by the authority of the same: I. That this Convention, on behalf of the people of North Carolina, and acknowledging the Constitution of the United States of America as the supreme law of the land, hereby declares vacant all State offices, the incumbents of which have disqualified themselves to hold them by violating their oaths to support the Federal Constitution. II. That the office of Governor of this Commonwealth having been vacated by the death of John W. Ellis, and by the active treason to the Union of