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Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry 4 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 2 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Craney Island, operations at (search)
the capes of Virginia. The cities of Baltimore, Annapolis, and Norfolk were equally menaced. Norfolk was the first point of attack. For its defence on the waters were the frigate Constellation, thirty-eight guns, and a flotilla of gunboats; on the land were Forts Norfolk and Nelson (one on each side of the Elizabeth The Block-House on Craney Island, 1813. River), and Forts Tar and Barbour, and the fortifications on Craney Island, 5 miles below the city. Towards midnight of June 19 Captain Tarbell, by order of Commodore Cassin, commanding the station, went down the Elizabeth River with fifteen gunboats, to attempt the capture of the frigate Junon, thirty-eight guns, Captain Sanders, which lay about 3 miles from the rest of the British fleet. Fifteen sharp-shooters from Craney Island were added to the crews of the boats. At half-past 3 in the morning the flotilla approached the Junon, and, under cover of the darkness and a thick fog, the American vessels approached her to withi
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New Hampshire Volunteers. (search)
pation of Petersburg April 3. Moved to South Side Railroad and duty at Ford's Station till April 20. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-26. Camp at Alexandria and Provost duty at Georgetown till July. Guard duty in Washington during trial of President Lincoln's assassins. Six original companies muster out June 10, 1865. Balance of Regiment muster out July 29, 1865. Regiment lost 1 Officer and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 36 Enlisted men by disease. Total 41. Tarbell's Company Militia Artillery Organized at Lyndeborough August 1, 1864. Mustered out September 23. 1864. Littlefield's Company Militia Infantry. Organized at Dover for 60 days May 5, 1864. Mustered out July 25, 1864. Chandler's Company Militia Infantry. Organized at Manchester for 60 days May 9, 1864. Mustered out July 27, 1864. Houghton's Company Militia Infantry. Organized at Manchester for 90 days July 25, 1864. Mustered out September 16, 1864.
pores profusely. We were talking and joking as we moved along. Suddenly I felt a sort of faintness come over me, the perspiration stopped and I said to Benny West, who was marching beside me, I feel very strange. He asked me what was the matter, and before I could answer him I felt the sky grow dark, the world whirl round, and conscious that I was going to fall I made a last effort to reach the road side, and lost track of surrounding events. When I regained my senses I found Rounds and Tarbell, of my company, beside me and myself wet from the liberal supply of water to my surface. After a short time I began to feel better, and soon got all right again, and we started to catch the regiment, which I reached before the other two that night, and I was subject to considerable criticism on the part of Rounds and Tarball, who kicked because, being left behind to take care of a dying man, lie came to, got well, and beat them to the camp the same night. In his quick recovery and immed
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 5: the battle of Fredericksburg (search)
I've got you, I've got you. Several burst near us and the fragments knocked up the ground considerably. Finally a fragment from one struck Oscar Spicer of our company in the head and killed him instantly. I don't think he realized what struck him. We carried him back after the battery had ceased firing, to the edge of the road, and near a small cedar, a row of which grew along the road, we dug a grave for him and gave him as good burial as we could. I think Joe Rounds, Chet Catlin, or Tarbell, read the Episcopal or Masonic burial service, I do not remember which. Spicer's death threw a gloom over us. He was a fine fellow and well liked by all of us. At dusk we moved back into the hollow by the roadside, got our supper and slept on our arms. In the morning before daylight we were roused up, told to get our breakfast and get ready to go on the picket or skirmish line. We had scarcely time to get a cup of coffee, toast a cracker, and broil a bit of pork on a stick, before we wer
the site of the present Naval Hospital. The fortification of this island had been previously ordered by General Wade Hampton, when he commanded the district, and was executed under the direction of Colonel Armistead, an engineer. The whole force on the island at the time of the attack consisted of fifty riflemen, four hundred and forty-six infantry of the line, ninety-one State artillery, and one hundred and fifty seamen and marines, furnished, under the direction Commodore Cassin, by Captain Tarbell, of the Constellation. At the east side of the island was a small unfinished fort, where were mounted two twenty-four and one ten-pound cannon. At the west side was a small breastwork. The forces were under the command of Colonel Beatty, assisted by Major Wagner, of infantry, and Major Faulkner, of artillery. Some movements of the enemy's shipping lying near Newport News seemed to indicate an intention to attack Craney Island. On the 22d June, 1813, soon after these movements w