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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 346 18 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 114 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 90 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 67 5 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 62 2 Browse Search
D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 49 1 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 45 3 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 40 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 39 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 38 2 Browse Search
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mage our adversary, and just at this time the magazine being reported on fire . . . I ordered a white flag to be shown. The immediate results of this expedition, says General Hawkins, Battles and Leaders. were the capture of 670 men, 1,000 stand of arms, 35 cannon and two strong forts; the possession of the best sea entrance to the inland waters of North Carolina, and the stoppage of a favorite channel through which many supplies had been carried for the use of the Confederate forces. Porter, in his Naval History, comments: This was our first naval victory—indeed, our first victory of any kind, and great was the rejoicing thereat throughout the United States. The Federals at once occupied this commanding position and made it the basis of future operations against this coast. With the exception of a skirmish at Chicamacomico this battle ended the offensive operations in 1861. After the capture of Hatteras the Twentieth Indiana regiment was moved up the beach to hold Chicamac
Richmond, threw forward his right wing under Gen. Fitz John Porter to crush Branch's force out of his path. Porter had in his command Morell's division and Warren's brigade. Branch's force consisted of his own brigadethat Branch gave him, it is not surprising that General Porter, writing the day after the battle, should say tt opposed Branch that day reported fewer than 600. Porter does not state his numbers. General Webb says that Porter had about 12,000 men. Peninsula Campaign. Probably, as Porter had one whole division (Morell's) aPorter had one whole division (Morell's) and one brigade (Warren's), this is not far wrong. General Warren gives the number in each of his regiments, aets. The regiment soon became heavily engaged with Porter's van, the Twenty-fifth New York regiment, and drovegiments. Federal reinforcements soon arrived. Generals Porter and Morell hastened personally to the firing, a 73 killed, 192 wounded, and about 700 captured. If Porter's report, of the enemy's dead we buried about 200,
s present, but not materially engaged) of Fitz John Porter, and five brigades of A. P. Hill, assisteying. On retiring from Beaver Dam creek General Porter, having, as he says, 30,000 men, Battlep. 337. (Note—General Webb strangely says that Porter had less than 18,000 infantry at Gaines' Mill.ugh to appal any but the stoutest hearts. General Porter himself has put on record testimony to the who ably sustained his part. Meanwhile, on Porter's right stubborn work was doing. There PorterPorter had placed Sykes' regulars, the flower of his corps, and they were commanded by a persistent fightetreams, ravines and tangled woods, revealed to Porter's trained eye that there was an ideal place fole. The hill commanded nearly all the roads. Porter says: The hill was flanked with ravines, e divisions were, as they arrived, posted under Porter's personal direction to take full advantage ofoods. Battles and Leaders, II, 394. General Porter, whose activity contributed much to the su[2 more...]
n's men were moved into their original and strong position along the unfinished railroad, and Longstreet's corps was aligned on Jackson's right. Pope mistook these movements for a retreat, and telegraphed, The enemy is retiring toward the mountains. Little did he then anticipate how he was to be swept across Bull Run by that retreating army next day. On the morning of the 30th, General Pope, seemingly yet unaware that Longstreet was in position to strike his left, massed the commands of Porter, King, Hooker, Kearny, Ricketts, and Reynolds in a final effort to crush Jackson. Not all the men ordered against Jackson joined in the heavy assaults on his weakened lines. Still, that afternoon enough pressed the attack home to make it doubtful whether his three divisions could stand the strain, hence he sent to General Lee for another division. Longstreet and Hood had, however, both gone ahead of their troops, and they saw that the best way to relieve the pressure on Jackson was by ar
and shell were fired by the fleet. The fort being obliged to husband its ammunition, fired only 672 projectiles.... Only 23 men were wounded. General Butler determined to make a second attempt. So on Christmas day at 10:30 a. m., the fleet, reinforced by one more monitor and some additional wooden steamers, began another bombardment. Colonel Lamb tells the result: At 5:30 p. m., a most terrific enfilading fire against the land face and palisade commenced, unparalleled in severity. Admiral Porter reported it at 130 shot and shell per minute, more than two every second. The men were required to protect themselves behind the traverses; the extra men were sent to the bombproofs with orders to rally to the ramparts as soon as the firing ceased. As soon as this fire commenced, a line of skirmishers advanced toward the works. When the firing ceased, the guns were manned and opened with grape and canister, and the palisade was manned by two veterans and Junior reserves. No assault w
hen Hill was promoted. Not long afterward he was elected colonel of the Twenty-eighth North Carolina regiment, which he reorganized for the war, before the passage of the conscript acts. He was then again unanimously elected colonel, and at inspection near Kinston his command was complimented by General Holmes for being the first of the twelve months regiments to re-enlist for the war. He commanded his regiment at Hanover Court House when it was cut off by the overwhelming force under Fitz John Porter, and was praised by Generals Lee and Branch for the gallantry of the fight and the masterly extrication from disaster. At Cold Harbor he was wounded at the same time that the noble Campbell fell in front of his regiment, colors in hand, and at Frayser's Farm he received an ugly and painful wound in the face while charging a battery, but refused to leave the field. At Sharpsburg, when the brigade under Branch was hastening to the left, Lane and his regiment were detached by A. P. Hill