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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 13 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 2 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
chee, so that no supplies could reach the city by the accustomed channels of communication. Sherman's army was well supplied, and had the open country behind it, yet he deemed communication with the fleet of vital importance, and desired the possession of the Ogeechee as a proper avenue of future supply for his. troops, from the sea. He therefore ordered Kilpatrick to cross the Ogeechee on a pontoon bridge, reconnoiter Fort McAllister, that commanded it below the railway, and proceeding to Sunbury, open communication with the fleet. Howard had already sent a scout (Captain Duncan) in a canoe down the Ogeechee for the same purpose. Finally, on the 13th, December, 1864. Sherman ordered General Hazen to carry Fort McAllister by assault with his second division of the Fifteenth Corps. That active officer at once crossed the Ogeechee at King's Bridge, and by one o'clock on that day his force was deployed in front of Fort McAllister, a strong inclosed redoubt, garrisoned by two hundred
mount of breadstuffs and other necessaries, and the fine rice crops of the Savannah and Ogeechee rivers furnished to our men and animals a large amount of rice and rice-straw. We also held the country to the south and west of the Ogeechee as foraging ground. Still, communication with the fleet was of vital importance, and I directed General Kilpatrick to cross the Ogeechee by a pontoon-bridge, to reconnoitre Fort McAllister, and to proceed to St. Catherine's Sound, in the direction of Sunbury or Kilkenny Bluff, and open communication with the fleet. General Howard had previously, by my direction, sent one of his best scouts down the Ogeechee in a canoe for a like purpose. But more than this was necessary. We wanted the vessels and their contents, and the Ogeechee River, a navigable stream close to the rear of our camps, was the proper avenue of supply. The enemy had burned the road-bridge across the Ogeechee, just below the mouth of the Camochee, known as King's Bridge. T
McIntosh, Liberty, and Scriven, was greatly discomfited by our presence. His men, stationed at Sunbury, Dorchester, and Riceboro, and Station No. Three, were totally demoralized, and fled, recklessnight. 13th. Marched to Midway, at which place I was ordered to proceed with my regiment to Sunbury, on Sunbury River, also to send a battalion through Dorchester, a short distance from Midway. r, scattering as he went the remainder of company B, Twenty-ninth Georgia battalion. Camped at Sunbury that night 14th. Remained in camp. 15th. Rejoined the brigade, and accompanied it to it One,Nov. 22 1864,Near Griswold, Ga. Two,Dec. 10 1864,Near Savannah, Ga. Seven,Dec. 13 1864,Sunbury, Ga. One,Dec. 14 1864,Sunbury, Ga. Total captured, fourteen. O. G. Baldwin, Colonel Fifth KentSunbury, Ga. Total captured, fourteen. O. G. Baldwin, Colonel Fifth Kentucky Cavalry, Commanding Regiment. William D. Mitchell, Adjutant. Colonel Atkins's Report. headquarters Second brigade, Third cavalry division, military division of the Mississippi, near Kin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
annah by water, with two field-pieces; and on the 18th, Lee, after reviewing the collected troops, sent the Virginians and a portion of the South Carolinians to Sunbury. The fever made sad havoc among them, and fourteen or fifteen men were buried daily. Then Lee sought to shift from himself to Moultrie the further conduct of thincursion into Georgia from east Florida—one in boats through the inland navigation, the other overland by way of the Altamaha River. The first party advanced to Sunbury and summoned the fort to surrender. Colonel McIntosh, its commander, replied, Come and take it. The enterprise was abandoned. The other corps pushed on towardsr Ogeechee Ferry the invaders were An early view of St. Augustine, Florida. repulsed by General Elbert with 200 Continental soldiers. Hearing of the repulse at Sunbury, they also retreated. Galvez, the Spanish governor of New Orleans, took measures in 1779 to establish the claim of Spain to the territory east of the Mississip
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
v. Dr. Zubley, a Swiss by birth, who soon became a Tory. Sir James Wright (the governor) issued proclamations to quench the flames of patriotism, but in vain. His power had departed forever. In the winter of 1778-79, General Lincoln was sent to Georgia to take the place of General Howe. General Prevost, commanding the British forces in east Florida, was ordered to Savannah, to join Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell for the subjugation of Georgia to British rule. On his way, Prevost captured Sunbury (Jan. 9, 1779) and took 200 Continental prisoners. As soon as he reached Savannah he sent Campbell against Augusta, which was abandoned by the garrison, who escaped across the river. The State now seemed at the mercy of the invader. An invasion of South Carolina was anticipated. The militia of that State were summoned to the field. Lincoln was at Charleston. With militia lately arrived from North Carolina and the fragments of Howe's force, he had about 1,400 men, whom he stationed to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Lyman 1725-1790 (search)
Hall, Lyman 1725-1790 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Connecticut in 1725; graduated at Yale College in 1747, and, becoming a physician, established himself at Sunbury, Ga., where he was very successful. He was a member of the Georgia convention in 1774-75, and was influential in causing Georgia to join the other colonies. He was a delegate to Congress in March, 1775, from the parish of St. John, and in July was elected a delegate by the provincial convention of Georgia. He remained in Congress until 1780, when the invasion of the State caused him to hasten home. He was governor of Georgia in 1783, and died in Burke county, Ga., Oct. 19, 1790.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
blished......March 17, 1758 Islands of Ossabaw, St. Catharine, and Sapelo formally ceded to England by Creek nation......April 22, 1758 Ellis appointed governor-in-chief by lords of trade......May 17, 1758 Grant of 300 acres for site of Sunbury by Mark Carr, part of his 500-acre grant from the King in 1757......June 20, 1758 Claims of Thomas and Mary Bosomworth settled by order of the King......Feb. 9, 1759 First wharf built in Savannah......1759 Act for issuing £ 7,410 in papprivates taken prisoners. British loss, two captains and five privates killed, eight privates wounded......Dec. 29, 1778 Colonel Campbell takes possession of Cherokee Hill and Ebenezer......Jan. 1-2, 1779 Major Lane surrenders garrison at Sunbury to Prevost......Jan. 9, 1779 Augusta surrendered to British under Campbell......January, 1779 Americans under Pickens, Dooly, and Clarke repulse British at battle of Kettle Creek, Wilkes county......Feb. 14, 1779 Prevost surprises and d
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The siege and evacuation of Savannah, Georgia, in December, 1864. (search)
lpatrick concentrated his cavalry on the Monteith road, ten miles south of Springfield; and, until the 13th, moved in rear of the 17th army corps, with detachments covering the rear of the other army corps. King's bridge having been burnt by the Confederates, Kilpatrick crossed the Great Ogeechee on a pontoon bridge on the afternoon of the 13th, and moved in heavy force through the counties of Bryan and Liberty, seeking to communicate with the Federal fleet by way of Kilkenny bluff and Sunbury. Returning on the 16th, he went into camp in the vicinity of King's bridge, picketing and plundering the country south of the Ogeechee. The attempt of Colonel Atkins, with two thousand cavalry, supported by a division of infantry under General Mower, to destroy the railway bridge over the Altamaha river was thwarted. Upon the first appearance of the enemy the Confederate cavalry, stationed at detached points along the coast south of the Great Ogeechee river, hastily retreated beyond th
rom the governor of East Florida the rank of lieutenantcolonel, so that the general was prevented from reducing them to some order and regulation. Prevost to Clinton, 25 Sept., 1778. One of these mixed parties of invaders summoned the fort at Sunbury to surrender. But when Colonel Mackintosh answered, Come and take it, they retreated. The other corps was stopped at the Ogeechee. On Chap. XIII.} 1778. their return they burned at Midway the church, almost every dwelling-house, and all stoe want of numbers. Many submitted; but determined republicans sought an asylum in the western parts of the state. Early in January, 1779, Brigadier-General Prevost 1779. Jan. marched as a conqueror across lower Georgia to Savannah, reducing Sunbury on the way and capturing its garrison; and Campbell, with eight hundred regulars, took possession of Augusta. The province appearing to be restored to the crown, plunder became the chief thought of the British army. From jealousy of concentr