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he 13th inst. The enemy with celerity pressed on to Baldwin, capturing on the way five guns of Companies A and , Milton light artillery, which had been ordered to Baldwin. They remained at Baldwin a short time, continuingBaldwin a short time, continuing their march on to Barber's the same night. At this point they were met by two companies of cavalry under Maj.nce by a sufficient force. They are now fortifying Baldwin and a position on the St. Mary's river. I should h, who had accompanied the expedition, returned from Baldwin to Jacksonville and thence sailed for Hilton Head, ates. Before leaving he instructed Seymour to hold Baldwin and the south fork of the St. Mary's as his outpostetreat, evacuating in quick succession Barber's and Baldwin and falling back on Jacksonville. The enemy's forcenemy; and from Sanderson to Barber's and thence to Baldwin and to a point 12 miles from Jacksonville, where mymate success. For nearly two weeks he remained at Baldwin, making such judicious disposition of the troops as
a more permanent character were thrown up at Baldwin, 8 miles in the rear of McGirt's creek, and aevent they should turn that position, then at Baldwin, where it was believed a successful defense mions of Dunham's and Gamble's artillery near Baldwin. Company H, Captain Dickison, and Company B,McElvey camped near Green's plantation on the Baldwin road. The enemy now being in the rear of oure night of the 17th Captain Dunham arrived at Baldwin with 84 effective men. I also received instru. Mary's river. The enemy took possession of Baldwin and held that important post until their defe which latter proved to be true. My force at Baldwin consisted of 216 cavalry under Major Scott, Ccil of officers and we determined to evacuate Baldwin and move by way of Brandy branch and Lang's fery reached Darby's still, six miles west of Baldwin. I have to report the following loss in pr00 cavalry. They advanced on our forces near Baldwin, driving them across the Little Suwannee, mad[3 more...]
rehension there as to the available force in Florida. It will be seen that to protect south Florida it is absolutely necessary to prevent the enemy from reaching Baldwin, which is only 20 miles from Jacksonville, where he now has over 3,000 troops. It is also necessary to prevent him crossing over from St. Augustine, where he hasthe upper St. John's before a force at this point could proceed in the direction to meet him. Therefore it is absolutely necessary to have a force here to protect Baldwin and also a force on the upper St. John's to prevent these raids. Such a force is not now at my command. Indeed, any day when he chooses to do so, the enemy can move out to Baldwin and occupy the place. I bring these facts to the notice of the major-general commanding, knowing that just at this time he cannot afford a remedy, but hoping that as soon as possible troops may be supplied for the proper defense of these important points. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Patton A
at New Orleans, and on June 26, 1862, was put in charge of the Third district of south Mississippi and east Louisiana. At the head of the engineer corps he planned and constructed the defenses of Vicksburg, where he resisted the naval attack of the summer of 1862; was in chief command in December, 1862, and repulsed the attack of General Sherman; and during the campaign of May, 1863, and the siege of Vicksburg, commanded with great distinction a division composed of the brigades of Shoup, Baldwin and Vaughn. More than any other Confederate general he was identified with the romantic story of the famous stronghold of the great river, the loss of which doomed the cause for which he fought. On November 4, 1862, he had been promoted to major-general. After his exchange he continued to serve the Confederacy as chief of engineers until the close of the war, his last service being at Mobile, Ala. He did not long survive the war, dying at Savannah, Ga., July 29, 1866. Brigadier-Genera