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ery creditable to the officers and men engaged. On December 10th, Lieut.-Col. John C. Lamb, with some companies from the Seventeenth regiment, a squadron of cavalry under Colonel Evans, and Moore's battery, captured for a time the town of Plymouth, N. C. Colonel Galloway gives the following account of the adventure: The plan was to capture the pickets and take the place by surprise. We reached the picket station just before day, captured all but one, who escaped, firing his musket as he ran. This gave notice of our approach, and when we reached Plymouth, a body of Federals were seen formed across the main street ready to receive us. The cavalry was ordered to charge these men, which was done in good style and with a full allowance of the rebel yell. The enemy fired one volley and broke in all directions. Some escaped to the gunboats in skiffs, some hid, some took to the houses and fired from the windows. Quite a lively cannonade ensued between the gunboats and our battery. Ca
ce daylight to assault Fort Anderson, when the artillery opened, and its youthful and gallant Col. H. K. Burgwyn and his men withdrew with great reluctance after having been under a heavy artillery fire for some hours. The Confederate losses in this demonstration were, so far as reported, 4 killed and 19 wounded. Between this movement against New Bern and the siege of Washington, only one or two skirmishes took place. A few men from the Seventeenth regiment made a demonstration against Plymouth. Col. John E. Brown, with three companies of the Forty-second regiment, attacked the post at Winfield, on the Chowan river, below Gatesville; after a brisk exchange of shots, he withdrew. At Sandy Ridge, three companies of the Forty-ninth and some of the Eighth regiment had a short skirmish on the 20th, and lost 1 killed and 6 wounded. Toward the last of March, General Hill sent General Garnett to lay siege to Washington. It had been hoped, as already seen, to surprise the town, bu
te Ransom Recovers Suffolk victory of Hoke and Cooke at Plymouth gallant fighting of the Albemarle spring campaign, 1864rth Carolina was Gen. R. F. Hoke's capture of the town of Plymouth. This town had been very strongly fortified, especially resident knew his energy and activity, designed attacking Plymouth, and wished naval assistance. He rode up the river to in But when General Hoke explained that he wanted to attack Plymouth, and that it was necessary to have the co-operation of hfighting spirit rose, and he promised to take his boat to Plymouth, finished or unfinished, and General Hoke left him with tfire with its two guns upon Fort Williams, the citadel of Plymouth. General Hoke moved General Ransom's brigade around to aheir command, for the brilliant victory over the enemy at Plymouth. This gallant deed awakened great enthusiasm in the Stathe had fairly discomfited her antagonists. The fall of Plymouth led to the Federal evacuation of Washington, N. C., on th
the Confederate authorities decided to anticipate the pending campaign by the capture of some of the towns held by the enemy in eastern North Carolina. Brig.-Gen. R. F. Hoke was selected to command the expedition. He took with him his own, Ransom's, Terry's Virginia brigade, the Forty-third North Carolina regiment, of which your distinguished citizen, Thomas S. Kenan, was colonel, and several batteries of artillery, assisted by the ram Albemarle operating in the Roanoke river. Capturing Plymouth (April 20, 1864), after one of the most brilliant of assaults, with some 2,500 prisoners and large supplies of provisions and munitions of war, General Hoke marched to Washington, forced the evacuation of the place, and promptly invested New Bern, which was to be assaulted the next day with every prospect of success, when telegrams from President Davis, Secretary of War Seddon, Generals Lee and Beauregard ordered him to withdraw from New Bern with all haste, and interpose his troops between
lina, in which capacity he had the duties of a major-general, in charge of the forces at Goldsboro, Kinston, Wilmington, Plymouth and Weldon, and was particularly intrusted with the protection of the Weldon railroad. Later he Was called to confront n, was unable to reduce the post. On April 17th, in command of the Confederate forces, he attacked the Federal forts at Plymouth, and vigorously pushed the assaults, aided by the ram Albemarle against the enemy's gunboats, until the garrison of 3,00tion, but the above were more conspicuous than the rest. Lewis participated with credit in the siege and capture of Plymouth, N. C., in April, 1864, winning promotion to colonel, and then, being ordered to Petersburg, won the rank of brigadier-gene the enemy's advance toward Weldon. He continued to serve in North Carolina during 1863, participated in the capture of Plymouth, defeated the enemy at Suffolk March 9, 1864, and then fought with Beauregard before Petersburg, with Longstreet on the