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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Confederate negro enlistments. (search)
I'se ‘sponsible for de spoons, sar. General Lee's servant was responsible, in his own opinion, for the good appearance of his master's table, and if he had not been able to secure the bacon, he would have suffered as many agonies as Louis XIV.'s grand valet did when the turbot did not come in time to be served at the king's banquet. The devotion of this class of negroes, many of whom followed their masters to the field, was only exceeded by their pride in their families and place. John Robinson, a Savannah pilot, attached to a Nassau blockade-runner, was two or three times captured, but retained his loyalty through all, and always returned to his old master and his old master's family. His master was killed in the defense of Fort McAlister, and John was taken to Fort Lafayette, and kept prisoner for eight months, while every persuasion, and a hundred dollars a month wages, were offered him to enter the Federal service, but he continued staunch. In one of the battles near Pete
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
Lieutenant, A. R. Langthorne; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, J. M. Flint; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, P. J. Stone; Acting-Master, J. W. Morehead; Acting-Ensigns, W. C. Turner and C. H. Reed; Acting Master's Mates, E. C. Urner, Frank Seymour and F. M. Clark; Engineers, J. H. Scott, Edwin Senior, Samuel Weaver, A. M. Wasson and G. W. Amsden. Steamer Forest Rose (4th rate). *Acting-Master, Geo. M. Brown; Acting-Ensigns, James Kearney and F. F. Smith; Acting-Master's Mates, Jacob Rutherford, J. Robinson, C. W. Johnson and W. B. Anderson; Engineers, Francis Marsh, Edw. H. Goble and J. Lozier. Iron-clad steamer Cincinnati (4th rate). *Lieutenant, George M. Bache; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, R. R. Hall; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, S. R. Hinsdale; Acting-Masters, J. Pearce and C. Germaine; Acting-Ensigns, A. F. O'Neil, G. L. Coleman and P. R. Starr; Acting-Masters' Mates, Henry Booby, Daniel Winget and D. W. Stebbins; Engineers, W. O. McFarland, Simon Shultice, Reuben Storey and F. Hense
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
allace and H. C. Reynolds. Estrella--Fourth-rate. Acting-Master, G. P. Pomeroy; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, T. E. Clark; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, G. L. Hoodless; Acting-Master's Mates, E. G. Caswell and Charles Sidney; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, R. G. Pope; Acting-Third-Assistants, Geo. R. Marble and J. F. Winters. Rodolph--Fourth-rate. Acting-Master, N. M. Dyer; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, E. P. Colby; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. C. Graves; Acting-Master and Pilot, John Robinson; Acting-Ensign, J. F. Thomson; Acting-Master's Mates, N. B. Hinckley and John Dickson; Engineers: Acting-Second Assistant, J. W. Smyth; Acting-Third-Assistants, Levi Robbins, Joshua Halsall and Charles Robinson. Pink--Fourth-rate. Acting-Master, Samuel Belden; Acting-Ensigns, George A. Steen and H. D. Packard; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, A. B. Besse; Acting Third-Assistants, S. S. Pettingell, H. C. Jewett and J. G. Cunningham. Corypheus--Fourth-rate. Acting-Master, J.
ew Slater, leg; Thomas Ward, arm; J. G. Williams, arm; David Yant, arm; William Cady, slightly; P. G. Noel, slightly; J. Cooper, slightly; J. Gordionier, slightly. Company E.--Killed, none. Wounded, Sergeant Amos Wymer, slightly; Color-Corporal John Robinson; Privates G. W. Morehouse, slightly; M. Page, severely; R. Coop, slightly; Sam. Daugherty, slightly; Robert Sloan, slightly; Robert Ready, slightly. Company F.--Killed, Second Lieut. William C. Harper; Sergeant G. W. Morse; Privates per. formed their duties; and especially, First Lieutenants John P. Megrew, of company B, and John L. Hanna, of company F, who being the only commissioned officers with the respective companies, controlled them to my entire satisfaction. Lieut.-Col. Robinson, Major Elston, and Adjutant Macauley, behaved with great gallantry — always at the post of greatest danger, encouraging all and cheering on to the conflict. To them I am much indebted for valuable assistance. Second Lieut. Henry McMullen
his life to defend the soil of Virginia and to cover her capital. He further stated that he had never entertained the thought of withdrawing the army from Virginia and abandoning the State; that if, in the course of events, the capital should fall, the necessity of which he did not see or anticipate, that would be no reason for withdrawing the army from Virginia. The war could still be successfully maintained on Virginia soil for twenty years. All which is respectfully submitted. John Robinson, Chairman Senate Committee. wood Bouldin, Chairman House Committee. A copy-Teste: Wm. F. Gordon, Jr., Clerk House of Delegates. By John T. Cowan, Deputy. On the fifteenth Governor Letcher issued the following proclamation, declaring that the capital must not be surrendered, and calling a meeting to provide for the public defence: By the Governor of Virginia — A Proclamation. The General Assembly of this commonwealth having resolved that the capital of the State shall be defende
his life to defend the soil of Virginia and to cover her capital. He further stated that he had never entertained the thought of withdrawing the army from Virginia and abandoning the State; that if, in the course of events, the capital should fall, the necessity of which he did not see or anticipate, that would be no reason for withdrawing the army from Virginia. The war could still be successfully maintained on Virginia soil for twenty years. All which is respectfully submitted. John Robinson, Chairman Senate Committee. wood Bouldin, Chairman House Committee. A copy-Teste: Wm. F. Gordon, Jr., Clerk House of Delegates. By John T. Cowan, Deputy. On the fifteenth Governor Letcher issued the following proclamation, declaring that the capital must not be surrendered, and calling a meeting to provide for the public defence: By the Governor of Virginia — A Proclamation. The General Assembly of this commonwealth having resolved that the capital of the State shall be defende
McEntree, contusion of the thigh; Acting Master Henry R. Billings, contusion of face, all from splinters, slight; James McIntosh, Coxswain, incised wound of scalp, not severe; John Govard, seaman, lacerated wound of forehead, quite severe; Charles Howard, seaman, contusion of sacrum, slight; William H. Nice, Boatswain's Mate, severe contusion of right eye; Andrew Crough, Quartermaster, contusion of scalp, slight; George Smith, ship's corporal, wound of upper third left arm, quite severe; John Robinson, quartermaster, contusion of left foot, slight. Killed, one; wounded, ten. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Edward R. Dodge, Assistant Surgeon U. S. Navy. Lieut. Com. C. H. Green, Commanding U. S. Octorara. Report of casualties on the U. S. S. Kennebec. U. S. S. Kennebec, Mobile Bay, Aug. 6, 1864. sir: I respectfully report the following casualties in action yesterday morning, while passing Fort Morgan, namely: Daniel Godfrey, coal-heaver, mortal
corps, Vermillion bridge, November 7, 1863. Major William Hoffman, Assistant Adjutant-General: Major: I inclose herewith report of Brigadier-General Burbridge, in regard to the battle of Grand Coteau, on the third instant. Also of Lieutenant-Colonel Robinson, commanding Seconds Louisiana cavalry, and statements of Captain Simms, Sixty-seventh Indiana, and Lieutenant Gorman, Second Louisiana cavalry, who were wounded and taken prisoners, but who were supposed to be privates, and were delive the Sixty-seventh regiment Indiana infantry was inexplicable, and their surrender can only be attributed to the incompetency or cowardice of the commanding officer. They had not a single man killed. Our mounted force, under Colonels Fonda and Robinson, though very small, behaved very handsomely. I left at Carrion Crow Bayou, to hold that position, three regiments of the Third division, namely, the Eleventh Indiana, Twenty-ninth Wisconsin, and Twenty-fourth Iowa, with one section of artillery
now my prayers have been answered, for you were driven back when you tried to cross, and you have come back faster than you went. Another, seeing some men who had beet manning the battery walking behind the artillery, and supposing that because they had no muskets they had been thrown away to aid them in their flight, cried out, Where's your guns? The next time you hear them they will be turned against you, etc. The following is a list of our loss as far as I could collect it up to the time for the train to leave for Norfolk: Killed--Lieut. John Robinson, Sixth Massachusetts; Lieut. Barr, company I, Sixth Massachusetts; one of the Eleventh Pennsylvania cavalry. Wounded — A sergeant of the Mounted Rifles private McFarland, Thirteenth Indiana, leg shot off, mortally; private Hinton, company F, Thirteenth Indiana; private Brady, company C, Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania, in the leg, by a shell; private Cox, company C, Fifty-eighth Pennsyvania, in the leg, by a shell. --N. Y. Heral
William D. McClury. Company G--Private Thomas C. Walton. Wounded.--Privates Patrick Loague, John P. Chittum, A. F. Smith, James Mordispaugh, and William Powers. Company C--Lieutenant Joseph Haynes; orderly sergeants 1). B. McDonald and Thomas R. Porter; privates Gillie Gillespie and John Baker. Company D--Captain F. C. Wilson; privates Robert Lamb, D. Lotis, and F. H. Brown. Company E--Orderly Sergeant Charles A. Nossinger; privates Henry Sandford and George W. Harper. Company F--Corporal John Robinson; privates William Ackerdy and William Pursley. Company G--Privates James S. Campbell and J. A. Cummings. Company H--Corporal William P. Drumheller; privates Henry Heilbroun, William Mitchell, James S. Thomas, and Joseph Camden. Last, though not least, Major D. M. Shriver, severely wounded in shoulder and back. Missing.--Privates James Lanyan, Philip Hoyleman, William E. Synder, James C. Davis, and Robert Fry. Company F--Orderly Sergeant G. C. Black and private Leroy Sweeny. Compa
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