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e fight before we captured the four rebel captains. They never surrendered until they had exhausted all their shots, they being armed with double-barrelled shot-guns, in addition to navy revolvers. You can now see why I object to this indiscriminate release of bad men from prison, and why you should not permit banished men to return here. Colonel S. H. Mix, Third New York cavalry, with eight companies of his regiment, returned to Newbern, after a successful scouting expedition into Onslow, Trent, and Jones counties, N. C. He obtained much valuable information, had several skirmishes with the rebels, routing them on every occasion, captured a number of prisoners, arms, mules, etc.--(Doc. 109.) The schooner Ettiwan, while attempting to run the blockade out of Swash channel, Charleston harbor, was captured by the gunboat Ottawa, under the command of Lieutenant William D. Whiting.--The rebel Lieutenant-Colonel Hutchinson, with one hundred men of Morgan's cavalry, made a desc
January 26. General Palmer sent an expedition to capture a force of rebel cavalry in Jones and Onslow counties, North-Carolina. They succeeded in routing the enemy, and captured twenty-three men with their horses and equipments. They also destroyed from one hundred and fifty thousand to two hundred thousand pounds of pork, seventy bushels of salt, ten thousand barrels of tobacco, thirty-two barrels of beef, and captured a number of mules, horses, and other material.--Gen. Butler's Despatch. Fourteen men belonging to the Eightieth Indiana regiment, were captured, and two wounded, by a squad of rebel cavalry, within seven miles of Knoxville, Tenn., on the Tazewell road. The men were on a foraging expedition, and were picked up before they had any chance of offering much resistance.
enuity simultaneously to operate on the front, rear, and flanks of Colonel Snyder's command. They, however, completely failed of their object, which seemed to be to try to surround, and, if possible, capture the whole party. Several times the rebel lines were broken, and several times the rebel charges were repulsed. At last, as night closed, the superior numbers of rebels gained them a success. Colonel Jourdan, commanding the sub-district of Beaufort, made a dash into Jones and Onslow counties, N. C., for the purpose of surprising and capturing detachments of cavalry near Swansboro and Jacksonville. He returned to Morehead City this day, having been entirely successful, the expedition being a complete surprise to the rebels. He captured about thirty prisoners, (cavalry,) including one lieutenant, a large number of horses, arms, and equipments, and destroyed a large quantity of ammunition and other property. His command consisted of detachments of the One Hundred and Fifty-
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
ttempts of Foster to establish communication with the National forces at Norfolk and Suffolk, and he was compelled to content himself with sending out raiding expeditions to keep the Confederate troops in that region so well employed in watching the railway communications between Virginia and the Carolinas, that they could not well be spared to re-enforce Lee or others. At the middle of January, 1863. he sent out Colonel Mix, with his Third New York Cavalry, to raid through the counties of Onslow, Trent, and Jones. For five days those troops swept over that region, driving Confederate detachments before them, capturing prisoners, mules, and arms, and liberating many slaves. At about this time Foster's forces were greatly diminished by the withdrawal of a large number of his troops to assist in a meditated siege of Charleston. Yet he was not inactive. During the first ten days of March he sent out four raiding expeditions, but they effected no other important result than the aro
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
ng the kindness and aid of the negroes in affording food and guidance, they reached Sherman's Headquarters at Fayetteville, North Carolina, on the 12th, at one o'clock in the afternoon. Meanwhile, Couch's division had arrived at Wilmington, and, with Cox's, was ordered to march across the country from that city to Kinston. Lack of transportation delayed their departure until the 6th, March. when they proceeded parallel with March. the coast to avoid Holly Shelter Swamp, and then by way of Onslow and Richlands. Behind Southwest Creek lay Hoke's division, with a small body of reserves, ready to dispute the passage of Schofield's troops. The march in that direction, through swamps made miry by recent rains, had been very fatiguing, but the troops were in good spirits; and when the Fifteenth Connecticut and Twenty-seventh Massachusetts were ordered forward, under Colonel Upham, to seize the crossing of the creek on the Dover road, they marched with alacrity. Hoke watched the moveme
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
of a vessel bound out with a load of cotton and turpentine. The enemy set fire to her in order to prevent her falling into Cushing's hands; but this officer did not waste time over her. After assuring himself that she was thoroughly ignited, and that the owner could not return and extinguish the flames, he proceeded on his way up the river. He reached the town of Jacksonville, landed, threw out pickets and placed guards over the public buildings. Jacksonville was the county-seat of Onslow County, and quite an important place. Here he captured 25 stand of arms in the Court-house, and a large mail in the post-office. He also took two schooners and confiscated the negroes of the Confederate postmaster. Jacksonville being situated on the main road to Wilmington, it was not long before the news of Cushing's performances reached the latter place, and the Confederates at once took measures to prevent his escape. As soon as he had finished with the town, Cushing dropped down wit
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 33.-expedition up New River, N. C. (search)
urprise the enemy in going up, and then to fight my way out. Five miles from the mouth I came in sight of a vessel bound outward with a load of cotton and turpentine. The enemy fired her to prevent her fal<*>ing into our hands. I ran alongside; made sure that they could not extinguish the flames, and again steamed up the river. At one P. M. I reached the town of Jacksonville, landed, threw out my pickets, and placed guards over the public buildings. This place is the county scat of Onslow County, and is quite an important town. It is situated on the right bank of the river going up, and is thirty-five or forty miles from the mouth. I captured twenty-five stand of public arms in the court-house and post-office, quite a large mail, and two schooners. I also confiscated the negroes of the confederate post-master. I forgot to mention that the town is situated on the main direct road to Wilmington. Several rebel officers escaped as I neared the place, and carried the news to tha
Doc. 109.-Colonel Mix's expedition into North-Carolina. Newbern, N. C., January 22, 1863. The Third New-York cavalry, Colonel Simon H. Mix, returned to this point last night, after having accomplished a successful five days raid into Onslow, Trent, and Jones counties. They left here on last Saturday morning. The command consisted of eight companies, namely, A, B, C, F, G, K, L, and M, divided into two battalions, commander by Majors Garrard and Cole, and the howitzer battery of the re capture was made. In reply to a question relative to the leading dog, the old negro replied: Dat he would fotch a nigger from a swamp quick enough, if he only smell his heel. The result of this raid was, that three counties of North-Carolina--Onslow, Trent, and Jones — on which our troops have never been before, were secured, and the rebels driven out; prisoners, arms, negroes, mules, and colors captured, and much valuable information obtained. Colonel Mix, Lieut.-Col. Lewis, (recently pr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trade and plantations, boards of (search)
their respective governments; and to this board they transmitted the journals of their councils and assemblies, the accounts of the collectors of customs and naval officers, and similar articles of official intelligence. On the death of Queen Anne, the new ministry reduced the powerful board of trade to a subordinate position—a mere committee for reference and report, and a dependent upon the secretary of state for the colonies. In March, 1749, Horace Walpole, at the instigation of the board of trade and plantations, reported a bill to overrule all charters, and to make the orders of the King, or under his authority, the supreme law in America. This seemed to be consistent with the high claim of legislative authority for Parliament. Onslow, speaker of the House of Commons, believed the Parliament had power to tax America, but not to delegate it. He ordered the objections to the measure to be spread at length on the journals of the House, and the board of trade dropped the matte
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, North Carolina, 1864 (search)
RK--3d and 12th Cavalry; 3d Light Arty.; 92d, 99th, 132d and 158th Infantry. RHODE ISLAND--5th Heavy Arty. VERMONT--9th Infantry. WISCONSIN--19th Infantry. UNITED STATES--1st Colored Infantry, and Navy. Jan. 22: Skirmish, HarrellsvilleCONNECTICUT--15th and 16th Infantry (Detachments). NEW YORK--85th Infantry (Detachment). PENNSYLVANIA--101st and 103d Infantry (Detachments). Jan. 27: Expedition to Lake PhelpsNEW YORK--24th Indpt. Battery Light Arty. (Detachment). Jan. 27: Expedition to Onslow CountyNEW YORK--12th and 23d Cavalry (Detachments); 158th Infantry (Detachment). VERMONT--9th Infantry (Detachment). Jan. 29: Expedition up Roanoke RiverCONNECTICUT--15th Infantry (Detachment). U. S. Marine and Sailors (Detachment). Jan. 30: Skirmish, WindsorCONNECTICUT--15th and 16th Infantry (Detachments). NEW YORK--85th Infantry (Detachment). PENNSYLVANIA--101st and 103d Infantry (Detachments). NORTH CAROLINA--2d Infantry (Detachment). U. S. Sailors and Marines (Detachment). Feb. 1-3: Ski
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