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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 85 (search)
the rebel batteries was silenced, notwithstanding our works had been so poorly constructed as to have been entirely torn to pieces and demolished by the shot and shell from the enemy's guns. These were at once fitted up and embrasures put in by the company. On the 28th and 29th and 30th instant the battery was more or less engaged with good effect. On the evening of the 30th it was relieved and placed in camp by order of Captain Bridges. The casualties during this engagement were Privates George Scott, Michael Crawley and James Lindsay, wounded slightly; Isaac Houghtaling and Caleb B. Beers, wounded severely by musket-balls. Four horses were killed, 2 wounded, and 2 caisson wheels disabled. Every effort was required to save men from the enemy's sharpshooters, for they were active and well posted. On the 8th of June, while foraging, Corpl. George S. Brown and Private John Hannifer, with Privates Elias Collingwood, detailed from the Sixth Ohio Battery, and William Tandy, of th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 21: beginning of the War in Southeastern Virginia. (search)
e he had espoused, was continually on the alert, and he soon learned from a contraband, named George Scott, that the insurgents had fortified outposts at Great and Little Bethel (the names of two chures), on the road between Yorktown and Hampton, and only a few miles from the latter place. With Scott as guide, Winthrop reconnoitered these positions, and was satisfied that Magruder was preparing in New Orleans, page 142. In that plan Winthrop put down, among other items, the following:--George Scott to have a shooting-iron. --So, says Parton, the first suggestion of arming a black man in this war came from Theodore Winthrop. George Scott had a shooting-iron. In one of his last letters to a friend, Winthrop wrote:--If I come back safe, I will send you my notes of the plan of attack, J)aening on each flank into a morass, much of the time impassable, according to the testimony of George Scott, the negro guide. They had erected a strong earthwork on each side of the road, which comman
ight and left of the attack would be more easily handled. If we bag the Little Bethel men push on to Big Bethel and similarly bag them. Burn both the Bethels, or blow up if brick. To protect our rear, in case we take the field-pieces and the enemy should march his main body (if he has any) to recover them, it would be well to have a squad of competent artillerists, regular or other, to handle the captured guns on the retirement of our main body. Also, to spike them if retaken. Geo. Scott (colored guide) to have a shooting iron. Perhaps Duryea's men would be awkward with a new arm in a night or early dawn attack, where there will be little marksman duty to perform. Most of the work will be done with the bayonet, and they are already handy with the old ones. This private memorandum formed the basis of the official plan. To the white badge was added the watchword Boston. The two field-pieces which it was hoped would be captured are the same which you will find report
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 6: contraband of War, Big Bethel and Hatteras. (search)
e captured guns on the retirement of our main body. Also spikes to spike them if retaken. George Scott to have a shooting iron. Perhaps Duryea's men would be awkward with a new arm in a night oull trot over those thirteen feet high parapets. I sent quite early in the evening to have George Scott, who was to have a shooting iron and accompany Winthrop, and found him The contraband of Wf artillery, served by men who had not yet been mustered into service. Of course this move of Scott ended all hope or expectation that anything further would be allowed to be done at Fortress Monroe. To make it sure that nothing more would be done, as Scott thought, he soon afterward sent a man to relieve me from command that could not do anything but simply occupy the position of commander nd leave me to do the work, and restrain me from doing anything. General Wool's condition and Scott's knowledge of it will appear in the following correspondence:-- Fortress Monroe, August 8,
een rebels. The next day succeeding the battle, Morgan, with his band of yelling hounds, left this place, bound southward to Paris, bearing away the majority of his wounded. He left eighteen in care of our surgeons, several of them supposed to be mortally wounded. I send our list of wounded: Captain Rogers, Eighteenth Kentucky, leg, slightly. T. S. Duvall, arm amputated. H. Reed, Home Guard, left side. J. W. Minor, Home Guard, left lung. J. Carver, thigh amputated. Geo. Scott, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, wounded, thigh. Charles Tate, Thirty-fourth Ohio, both thighs. Rev. Mr. Morrison, Home Guard, ankle. William Sanders, Home Guard, right thigh. James Little, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, right lung. Christian Ledger, Home Guard, shoulder and ankle. W. J. Hill, Home Guard, right thigh. A. J. Powers, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, right leg. R. Rose, Seventh Kentucky cavalry, left hip. John W. Adams, left side. Wm. Hinman, Eighteenth Kentucky,
achievement — the repulse of the division of Major-General Breckinridge by the troops led by General Williams, and the destruction of the mail-clad Arkansas by Captain Porter of the Navy — is made sorrowful by the fall of our brave, gallant and successful fellow-soldier. General Williams graduated at West-Point in 1837; at once joined the Fourth artillery, in Florida, where he served with distinction; was thrice breveted for gallant and meritorious serv ices in Mexico, as a member of General Scott's staff. His life was that of a soldier devoted to his country's service. His country mourns in sympathy with his wife and children, now that country's care and precious charge. We, his companions in arms, who had learned to love him, weep the true friend, the gallant gentleman, the brave soldier, the accomplished officer, the pure patriot and victorious hero, and the devoted Christian. All and more went out when Williams died. By a singular felicity the manner of his death illust
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's campaign in Mississippi in winter of 1864. (search)
nd hence to Canton, I was ordered by General Jackson to pass that place, then occupied by the enemy, and operate upon his left flank in his march towards Vicksburg. This was done on the 29th ultimo and 1st and 2d instant, resulting in killing and capturing about sixty of the enemy, and the capture of thirty-three (33) horses, two wagons and teams and a number of small arms. In these affairs, Major Stockdale, Captain Muldron and Captain Yerger were the most conspicuous and gallant participants. I have to lament the loss of Captain McGruder, of the Fourth Mississippi, who fell seriously if not mortally wounded, whilst leading a charge near Canton. I am indebted to Captain F. W. Keyes, Captain A. T. Bowie and Lieutenant George Scott, of my staff, and Lieutenant George Yerger, who volunteered his services, for efficient and valuable assistance. I am, Captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Wirt Adams, Brigadier-General. Captain George Moorman, A. A. Gen'l J. C. D.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of the First Maryland regiment. (search)
— to appoint a Committee of Public Safety, to organize a State Guard, to appropriate $5,000,000 to arm and defend the State, and to form an alliance with Virginia. But a small body of influential, honorable, and sincere members were opposed to hasty action. They dallied and delayed and lost a week. A week in war, never to be recovered. A week in Revolution — a century in the tranquil current of civil affairs. They sent commissioners to Washington to parley with Lincoln. He parleyed — but Scott pushed his troops through by way of Annapolis, while at Chambersburg and Harrisburg, on our Northern frontier, he massed other columns. His cavalry marched acrossed from Carlisle to Georgetown. A week's delay and all was lost in Maryland by way of an appeal to arms--40,000 men in Washington and Annapolis to control Baltimore and the lower counties — and heavy masses in border. Pennsylvania to be precipitated on Frederick, Washington and Carroll, when necessary, these effectually crushed
ned in Castle Thunder, had effected their escape the night before. The building in which they were confined was on Cary street, directly opposite Castle Thunder, although all persons confined in both are under the supervision of the same officers. From Lieut. Wilburn who was on duty at the time, we obtained the following list of those who made good their exit from the prison: Wm. C. Williams, Frank Shepherd, K. Lent, John Criner, Wallace Edson, H. H. Parker, Henry Bradburg, G. W. Danner, Geo. Scott, Philip Smith, Chas. Williams, Patrick McAnally, Arthur Hill, Geo. Gaillard, Chas Smith, Wm. May, Thos. Brown, and Mann Clark. Their mode of escape was by removing some bricks from under the sill of the door to the second story of the building. Running in a line with the floor of this story is a wide platform, on which a sentinel is constantly posted; and when we consider that their means of egress was so near the guardsman as to almost scrape his feet, it does not speak well for his vig
ont. [Fifth Dispatch.] Chattahoochee, July 6. --There has been very little skirmishing to day. The enemy is cautiously feeling his way. They yesterday burnt the paper mills at Roswell. A Yankee Major and ten privates were brought in this evening. [Sixth Dispatch.] Chattahoochee River, July 6. --All quiet this morning. The enemy yesterday burnt the dwelling at the Junction of the Atlanta and Decatur Road. Some prisoners were brought in last evening, among them Lieut. George Scott, of the 10th Indiana. [Seventh Dispatch.] Chattahoochee River, July 7. --With the exemption of occasional skirmishing and shelling by our batteries on the east bank of the river, at Turner's ferry, responded to by those of the enemy opposite, all is quiet along the lines. Among the prisoners brought in to-day are Col Sherman, Gen. Howard's chief of staff, and his orderly. The Colonel was captured by our pickets while making a reconnaissance of our lines and works.
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