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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 14.53 (search)
nd that they would land a considerable force at the upper end of the island, at a point near Chicamacomico, and march down. Seeing the necessity of counter-action on the part of the Union forces,ion necessary. I had already apprised General Wool of my intention to establish a post near Chicamacomico for the purpose of protecting the natives who had taken the oath, and also to prevent a surpIndiana regiment upon the gun-boats Putnam and Ceres, and accompanied it to a point opposite Chicamacomico, saw the troops safely disembarked, and returned with the gun-boats to the inlet. On the fiin the forenoon of the 1st instant intelligence came that one of the Federal steamers was at Chicamacomico, about forty miles distant on the eastern shore of Pamlico Sound, and I determined to get afr a large body of Confederates, under Colonel A. R. Wright, assisted by gun-boats, landed at Chicamacomico, and Colonel Brown commenced a successful retreat down the island. Having received early ne
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 5: capture of the works at Hatteras Inlet by Flag officer Stringham.--destruction of the privateer Judah. (search)
d how difficult it would have been to crush the rebellion had they remained in their possesion. Colonel Hawkins, who had been left in command of Fort Hatteras after its capture, found his position to be an uncomfortable and dangerous one. The troops were subjected to annoying privations and dangerous exposure, and on one occasion narrowly escaped capture by the Confederates. On September 29th, 1861,Colonel Hawkins sent the 20th Indiana Regiment to take possession of and fortify Chicamacomico, the northern point of Hatteras Island. Plan of the attack on forts Hatteras and Clark, August 28th and 29th, 1861. These troops were but partially equipped and scantily provisioned, their supplies being sent the next day in the army transport Fanny. Just as this vessel arrived she was met by three Confederate steamers, but their true character was not known until they opened fire, and but few of the Fanny's crew escaped. As soon as the Confederates learned the true condition o
sir: Late in the afternoon of the 4th instant, I received information that the enemy had landed in large force at Chicamacomico and Kine Keet, and that the Indiana regiment, posted there, was in full retreat before them. Also, that our three tus the following statement: Colonel Wright left Camp Georgia, Roanoke Island, on Thursday, midnight, and arrived at Chicamacomico on Friday, October 4th. Col. Wright made the attack on the Federals at nine o'clock in the morning, by firing shell fbelow Kinnykeet, to intercept the retreat of the Federalists. Kinnykeet is eight miles below the light-house, toward Chicamacomico. They were unable to land, owing to the shoal water, though they did every thing they could to acccomplish that objeve below the high-water mark. Our men had to drag their field-howitzers through this sand twelve miles--that is from Chicamacomico to Hatteras Light; and during the chase, one member of the Georgia regiment died from exhaustion in pursuing the Yank
. 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 Chicamacomico,Chicamacomico, or Loggerhead inlet. On the 1st of October the Federal steamer Fanny with a large supply of ammunition and stores left Hatteras for the Indiana camp, but Col. A. R. Wright, of the Third Georgia regiment, stationed on Roanoke island, in conjunction with Commander Lynch, of the mosquito fleet, captured this vessel— the first captuouraged by this success, Colonel Wright and Colonel Shaw, of the Eighth North Carolina, loading their troops on Commodore Lynch's vessels, moved down to attack Chicamacomico. The Georgia troops effected a landing and drove the Indiana regiment some miles down the beach, taking about 30 prisoners. Colonel Shaw, who had moved furthe
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
State to join the other Southern States in this action. When the Third Georgia regiment was being formed, he enlisted as a private, but was elected its colonel and received his commission on the 8th of May, 1861. This command was for awhile stationed upon Roanoke island, in which vicinity, in the early part of October, 1861, he attracted general attention by his co-operation with Flag Officer W. F. Lynch in the capture of the Federal steamer Fanny, and his defeat of Federal forces at Chicamacomico. In April, 1862, he commanded the Confederate forces in a spirited little battle at South Mills, in which the Union loss was 127 to a Confederate loss of 28. On June 3, 1862, he was commissioned a brigadier-general and assigned to the command of the Third, Twenty-second, Forty-sixth and Forty-eighth regiments of Georgia infantry, and the Second Georgia battalion. At first they were in Huger's division, but were afterward assigned to Anderson's division of A. P. Hill's corps of the arm
eamers are provided with 32-pound rifled guns.--The Fanny surrendered before she was hurt; indeed, there was nobody hurt in the action. It is stated that the engineer of the Fanny became alarmed and left the engine, which soon ceased to carry the boat ahead, and that she was run ashore unintentionally by some inexperienced person, who attempted to put her ahead again. She was gotten afloat by two of our steamers; after which, she was taken, with four of the Confederate steamers, to Chicamacomico, where the enemy has landed in considerable numbers. Before this time the Hessians have, no doubt, been captured. The above important information has caused much rejoicing here. The news was announced last night at the Opera House, during the performances by the Amateur Minstrels, causing tumultuous cheering and great excitement in the large audience. The concert last night, by the way, was decidedly successful, the hall having been filled in every part, at an early hour. Th
make assurance doubly sure, and that the intelligence might be transmitted at the same time by the regular mails to Europe, so as to reach there about the same time as the Nashville, the military authorities at Norfolk made some excuse for sending a flag of truce to Fortress Monroe, in order to have a local paper containing the dispatch of Capt. Hollins forwarded to Baltimore, whence it found its way to New York. It is worthy of remark that on the occasion of the Federal victory at Chicamacomico the Norfolk rebels searched all passengers, and would not permit a newspaper to come North. But whether founded in truth or not, the report of the naval engagement at New Orleans has produced a temporary effect here and is likely to do the same in Europe. Connected in the public mind with this news is the announcement that, just before the sailing of the Nashville, two members of the British Parliament were in diplomatic communication with Jefferson Davis. One of these gentlemen denie
On my right, within reaching distance, sit silently engrossed in cards, a captain from Pennsylvania, a lieutenant each from Maine, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Ohio. Further on two army chaplains are quietly discussing the past, present and future religious condition of the world in general, and, for aught I know, their own present unfortunate condition in particular. A few steps more to the right, and we find Lieutenant Peacock, of the steamer Fanny, captured by the Confederates at Chicamacomico. He is surrounded by a colonel, a quartermaster and a doctor whose attention he is engrossing by an animated relation of the Fanny's surprise and capture. His description is graphic, and sometimes illumined with touches of humor that convulses his audience. More of him anon, for he is the bright particular star of our "Confederacy." Looking straight before me, I see Congressman Ely bending over his "mess" table, seemingly buried in the mass of documents around him. --Every day, for h