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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 2.-fight at Port Royal, S. C. January 1, 1862. (search)
Wabash, Port Royal harbor, January 4, 1862. sir: I have the honor to inform the department, that the attention of General Sherman and myself has been drawn for some time past to the design of the enemy to shut up our troops in Port Royal Island, he march (those who did any marching) from four A. M. until we met the enemy, except while crossing on to the Main. Gen. Sherman gave the orders to go to Port Royal Ferry, take the Fort, bring off the guns, feel of the enemy, and come back; and I ht way up to the handle --and say, not one but what could go to Uncle Tim, as they call him in his battery, and say, General Sherman (as Metamora) You've sent for me and I've come. Umph! if you don't want me, Why, I'll go back again. And so. Bankhead invited me with the company of Surgeon George S. Kemble, of the Second brigade, Capt. Charles E. Fuller, of Gen. Sherman's staff, and Lieut. A. J. Holbrook, on board, as he had a curiosity to show us in the shape of a present from Mrs. Chi
re and occupation of Wilmington Island, to which Gen. Sherman and yourself had called my particular attention.the first reconnoissance was made by officers of Gen. Sherman's staff in the direction of Savannah. Previous e country, to draw military maps for the use of General Sherman, and to examine all the ordinary rivers, in anyortant results. He communicated these ideas to General Sherman, and was immediately despatched on a reconnoiss When his report of this discovery was made to General Sherman, steps were instantly taken to render it availay our pickets, and despatches instantly sent to General Sherman announcing the fact, in consequence of which adt. (now General) Gilmore, Chief of Engineers in Gen. Sherman's staff, of the former, Capt. Bankhead, of the g explorations was a determination on the part of Gen. Sherman and Com. Dupont to send a combined force up Wilmaski, as well as of the vessels of the enemy. Gen. Sherman with his staff witnessed the cannonading from th
Gregory, J. M. Murchison, Wm. M. Walker, A. J. Hines, Jacob File, Julius A. Wright, Archibald H. Gregory. Second Lieutenants, B. F. Simmons, Enoch F. Baxter, T. W. Davis, W. L. S. Townsend, Robt. B. Gilliam, J. C. Cooper, K. M. Murchison, Niell G. Monroe, A. Alston, Leonard Henderson, C. D. Rounstree, W. N. Pabbs, Jonas Cook, H. C. McCallister, S. M. Butler, J. J. Bill, Wm. M. Wilhelm. Battalion of the Seventeenth North-Carolina Volunteers. Major, G. H. Hill, formerly lieutenant in Sherman's battery. Co. I, Captain, J. B. Fearing. First Lieutenant, Chas. G. Elliott. Second Lieutenant, J. M. Hinton. Co. J, Lieutenant Gilliam in command. This battalion is the remainder of the Seventh North-Carolina regiment captured at Hatteras Inlet. Thirty-First regiment (North-Carolina troops) infantry. Colonel, J. V. Jordan. Lieutenant-Colonel, D. G. Fowle. Major, J. J. Yates. Captains, Conway Goodwin, C. W. Knight, E. R. Silas, A. Betts, L. C. Manly, J. Miller, G.
d by Majors Andrews and Sanger, the whole brigade being under Brig.-Gen. Sherman, who rendered the most valuable and efficient assistance. ation was made for opening fire and landing the infantry, when General Sherman and Capt. Phelps, with thirty soldiers, made a dashing reconnabatteries on the north side, surrounded by a ditch and abattis. Gen. Sherman, with Lieut. Commanding Phelps, not knowing that they were last d six of the Second Illinois cavalry, a scouting party sent by General Sherman from Paducah, made a bold dash to the shore, under the batterions of infantry, under command of Col. Buford. Gen. Cullom and General Sherman being in command of the troops. The former leaving a sick-board the Cincinnati, commanded by the gallant Commander Stemble. Gen. Sherman remains temporarily in command at Columbus. [Signed] A. H. F of Major Sanger of the Fifty-fifth Illinois, and accompanied by Gen. Sherman, now in command at Paducah; the Twenty-eighth Illinois, under co
outh Atlantic Squadron, U. S. S. Mohican, Fernandina Harbor. Baltimore American narrative. Fernandina, Florida, March 10, 1862. Another bloodless victory has been won. Another point occupied and another chapter of Gen. McClellan's plan has been unfolded. Fernandina is now occupied by the Union forces. The Stars and Stripes are once more unfolded to the breeze in that ancient city. Finding that it would not be prudent to attack the city of Savannah with the small force which Gen. Sherman had under his command, he determined to attack Fernandina, Florida, and Brunswick, Georgia. In conjunction with Commodore Du Pont he arranged the expedition, which left Hilton Head on the afternoon of February twenty-seventh and the morning of February twenty-eighth, and arrived at Warsaw Sound at twelve o'clock M. At evening they left Warsaw Sound in the following order: Wabash, Susquehanna, Florida, Flag, Ottawa, Seneca, Huron, Pembina, Isaac Smith, Penguin, Pawnee, James Adger, Potums
four miles from the battle-ground, which had been mired down in a swamp, and abandoned by their riders, in their extraordinary flight. We could not ascertain the number of the enemy killed and wounded. Nor is it important. The great moral fact is palpable, that a small force of eighty — six cavalry met, on his own ground, five hundred of the enemy's cavalry, and put him to rout. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. D. Sunger, Major Fifty-fifth Illinois. Aid-de-Camp to Gen. W. T. Sherman. To Brig.-Gen. S. A. Hurlbut, Commanding, etc. A correspondent writing from Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn, March twenty-first, gives the following account of this affair: On Sunday last Major Bowman, with about seventy of his battalion, reconnoitred westward, on the road to Purdy, and when about six miles out overhauled and chased a force of the enemy's cavalry, about one hundred strong, killing an officer by the name of W. R. Roper, and wounding several others. Roper is believed to
rth-west to the Gulf coast, just north of Cedar Keys and its dependencies, and thence north to the Georgia line. The headquarters of this district will be at Port Royal, South-Carolina, and Brigadier-Gen. H. W. Benham (who will relieve Brigadier-General Sherman) is appointed to command this district, and the troops therein, which troops will constitute a division, to be called the First division of the Department of the South. General Benham will receive from General Sherman all charts, maps, General Sherman all charts, maps, plans, reports, moneys, etc., with all official records, returns, etc., appertaining to the expeditionary command in this district. 2. The second, to be called the Southern District, will comprise all of Florida and the islands adjacent, south of the said line from Cape Canaveral, extending north-west to the Gulf coast, just north of Cedar Keys. The headquarters of this district and the troops will remain as at present, under the command of Brigadier-General J. M. Brannan. 3. The third,
ood, the regiment suffered but little. General Sherman now moved forward a handsome line of batts compelled to order a halt. In a short time Sherman repulsed the enemy, and recovered his lost gronel Buckland, Commanding the Fourth brigade, Sherman's division. headquarters Fourth brigade,e position, lay Col. D. Stuart's brigade of Gen. Sherman's division. Some three or four miles dista left. By some mistake, however, they struck Sherman's left alone, and that a few moments after a king what resistance men thus situated might, Sherman's men succeeded in partially checking the rusled in every attempt to gain the road. But Sherman having now fallen back, there was nothing to but the reserves, was gone. The assault on Sherman's left. But the fortunes of the isolated band sweep back toward the position from which Sherman had been driven on Sunday morning. Nelson wasis, was in march in ten minutes, arrived on Gen. Sherman's line rapidly, and went into action. I mu[66 more...]
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 122.-Gen. Sherman's reconnoissance on the Corinth (Miss.) road. (search)
Doc. 122.-Gen. Sherman's reconnoissance on the Corinth (Miss.) road. Official report of General Sherman. headquarters, Fifth division, April 8. To Major-General Grant, Commanding Army in Field: sir: With the cavalry placed at my command, and two brigades of my fatigued troops, I went this morning out on the Corinth roGeneral Sherman. headquarters, Fifth division, April 8. To Major-General Grant, Commanding Army in Field: sir: With the cavalry placed at my command, and two brigades of my fatigued troops, I went this morning out on the Corinth road. The abandoned camps of the enemy lined the road, with hospital flags for their protection. At all of these we found more or less wounded and dead. At the forks of the road I found the head of General Wood's division. At that point I ordered cavalry to examine both roads, and found the enemy's cavalry. Colonel Dickey, of thce, so that night came upon us before the wounded were provided for and the dead buried; and our troops being fagged out by their three days hard fighting, exposure, and privation, I ordered them back to camp, where all now are. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, Brigadier-General W. T. Sherman, Commanding Division,
se, and invited him to remain, but he didn't see it. His kind entertainment of Captains Stevens, Ammen, Bankhead, and Budd, together with the military officers during their stay, made his chances of protection from the rebels very doubful. The Cosmopolitan bore, in addition to the Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania regiment, several companies of the Fourth New-Hampshire regiment, all the regimental equipage, and a large number of the refugees with their baggage. The Belvidere had a section of Sherman's celebrated battery, under Capt. Ransom, portion of the Fourth New-Hampshire regiment, and several families aboard. The Pembina carried Gen. Wright and part of staff, while the Ellen was freighted with the valuable able law and literary libraries of Judge Burritt. We ascertained this morning that a company of rebel cavalry, acting as escort to the secesh commander, had been in the city all night, and as we passed the lower path of the place, saw their saddled horses hitched within tw
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