and Ossibaw sounds; while Gen. Sherman had long since
Feb. 11. taken quiet possession of Edisto island on our right, carrying our flag more than half way from Beaufort to Charleston.
No inhabitants were left on Edisto but negroes; and the cotton which the departing Whites could not remove they had, for the most part, burned.
hunter having been succeeded in command of this department by Gen. O. M. Mitchel--the latter planned an advance, not aimed at Charleston, but due northward from Beaufort, with intent to break the railroad connection between Charleston and Savannah, by destroying bridges, &c., about Pocotaligo and Coosawhatchie.
Gen. Mitchel beining the 18th corps in North Carolina, having been ordered to South Carolina, to cooperate with Com. Dupont in an attack on Charleston, steamed
Feb. 2. from Beaufort, N. C., with 12,000 excellent troops, landing them at Hilton Head; whence — finding Com. Dupont not yet ready — he ran up to Fortress Monroe in quest of siege-guns.
y, 1:;36; fails to intercept Jackson, 137.
Ship Island, occupied by Gen. Phelps, 82.
Shreveport, La., held by 25,000 men under Price, 538.
Sibley, Gen., his Indian campaign, 455.
Sibley, Gen. H. F., organizes brigade for conquest of New Mexico, 21; at Fort Bliss, 22; Valverde, 22-3; Santa Fe, 24; abandons New Mexico, 25.
Sickles, Gen. Daniel E., at Fredericksburg, 347; at Chancellorsville, 361; worsted by Longstreet, 381; at Gettysburg, 380-87.
Sieges of, Atlanta, 637; Beaufort, N. C., 73; 81; Charleston, 465-7 ; 529; Corinth, 226 to 231; Fort Darling, 141; Fort Donelson, 47-50; Fort Fisher, 711; 713; Fort Gaines, 651; Fort Henry, 45; Fort Hindman, 292; Fort McAllister, Ga., 693: Fort Macon, N. C., 79; Fort Morgan, 651; Fort Pillow, 56, 619; Pulaski, 457; Fort Sanders, 432; Fort Sumter, 467-9; Fort Wagner, 47781; Island Number10, 55; Knoxville, 431-2; Mobile, 649-50; Newbern, 77; Plymouth, N. C., 533; Port Hudson, 318; 331-37; Savannah, 695; Vicksburg, 286318; Yorkto