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tted by Great Britain, as affording an unfortunate and damaging precedent. In October--the communications between our blockading forces in the Gulf and the loyal States being fitful and tedious — the North was startled by the following bulletin, which appeared as a telegram from New Orleans to the Richmond papers: Fort Jackson, Oct. 12, 1861. Last night, I attacked the blockaders with my little fleet. I succeeded, after a very short struggle, in driving them all aground on the Southwest Pass bar, except the Preble, which I sunk. I captured a prize from them; and, after they were fast in sand, I peppered them well. There were no casualties on our side. It was a complete success. Hollins. Commander Hollins, formerly of our Navy, and more notorious than famous for his bombardment of Greytown, Nicaragua, had drawn rather liberally on his imagination in the above. His prize was a deserted coal-boat; he had not sunk the Preble; and his peppering was done at a pruden
r Ship Porter's bombardment Butler returns to the James Grant dissatisfied expedition sent back under Terry Fort Fisher invested bombarded by the fleet the sailors' assault repulsed Gen. Ames assaults from the land side desperate fighting the Fort carried losses explosion of magazine Gen. Schofield arrives advances on Wilmington fight at town creek Fort Anderson evacuated Hoke retreats Burns vessels and stores Wilmington given up advance to Kingston Upham surprised at Southwest creek Hoke strikes out is repulsed, and retreats Schofield enters Goldsboroa. Gen. Sherman, after sending back to Chattanooga his sick and wounded, surplus guns, baggage, and the garrisons of his more northern posts in Georgia, had still under his immediate command the 14th, 15th, 17th, and 20th corps, numbering 60,000 infantry and artillery and 5,500 cavalry. Concentrating these around Rome and Kingston, Georgia, he thoroughly destroyed Nov. 2-11, 1864. such portions of the rail
a hair, when the brave little Tuscarora and the Watson came up with five barges on fire, and soon cut them adrift on the stream. Commodore Hollins did not know what had been the result of the firing, neither did the rest of the commanding officers. It was too dark to make observations, and he did not wish to risk signals. So daylight was waited for impatiently. It came at last, and presented the following picture: The enemy, some miles down, heeling it for the open sea by way of the Southwest Pass, with one of their ships sunk on the middle ground. The Manassas close in shore, among the willows, concealed as well as possible; the Watson and the Tuscarora aground on the bank not far off. The Tuscarora was soon pulled off by the rest, and the fleet commenced a pursuit of the retreating enemy. They soon came within range, and a heavy cannonade began. The sunken ship seemed to be in a very bad fix, as she was nearly on her beam ends. The Richmond drew up on the outside and prot
ivisions, Second and Third of the Twenty-third corps, and marched, via Onslow and Richland's, for Kinston. On the same day I went by sea to Morehead City, and joined General Cox beyond Newbern on the eighth. General Cox had advanced to Wise's forks, about one and a half miles below South-west creek, and the railroad was in rapid process of reconstruction. The force in front of General Cox, which appeared to consist of Hoke's division and a small body of reserves, had fallen back behind Southwest creek, and General Cox had sent two regiments, under Colonel Upham, Fifteenth Connecticut infantry, to secure the crossing of the creek on the Dover road. The enemy, having been reinforced by a portion of the old Army of Tennessee, recrossed the creek some distance above the Dover road, came down in rear of Colonel Upham's position, and surprised and captured nearly his entire command, about seven hundred men. The enemy then advanced and endeavored to penetrate between General Carter's
n 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. Captain Galloway and three privates were wounded. Two days before the battle of Fredericksburg, General Foster left New Bern, N. C., with a force of 10,000 infantry, 6 batteries, having in all 40 pieces of artillery, and 640 cavalry. Rebellion Records, XVIII, 54. On the 13th, Foster had reached Southwest creek, not far from Kinston. The Confederates had destroyed the bridge, and Colonel Radcliffe's Sixty-first North Carolina regiment was posted on the west side to delay Foster's advance. The Ninth New Jersey and Wessell's brigade crossed over the creek, and after an engagement of about an hour, Gen. N. G. Evans, commanding the Confederates, was obliged to withdraw. He took position on the Neuse river, about two miles from Kinston bridge. General Evans had, to oppose Foster's 10,000 men,
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 5: (search)
the Seventeenth South Carolina, Col. F. W. McMaster; the Twenty-second South Carolina, Col. S. D. Goodlett; the Twenty-third South Carolina, Col. H. L. Benbow, and Boyce's light battery. With this brigade and Radcliffe's regiment, Mallett's battalion and Bunting's and Starr's light batteries, North Carolina troops, he fought the battle of Kinston. Lieutenant-Colonel Pool, commanding the work on the river just below Kinston, successfully repelled the attack of the gunboats. Taking post on Southwest creek, about 4 miles due west of Kinston, Evans was attacked by Foster on the morning of the 13th. The Federal general marched up the west bank of the Neuse. With his overwhelming force, he turned both flanks of General Evans and compelled his retreat to a position about a mile from the town, covering the bridge over the Neuse. Foster moved on this position at once and attacked again with his infantry and artillery. The conduct of Evans' little command was heroic, and their firmness en
lonels and Majors. We have (it is no use to conceal the fact,) a great mania for the epauletts and sword. Whether it is easier to go as Colonel, with a darkey to wait on one, and high pay, or whether we have more than our portion of stuff to be worked up into Colonels, this deponent sayeth not. Tennessee comes up all right, 70,000 majority for Secession. It is reported that Knoxville proper gives a Secession majority, and the county of Tom Nelson repudiates his union with Lincoln. All hail to the volunteer State! Report says, that Andy Johnson and Yankee Maynard have taken the "underground railroad North," via Ohio, whilst Etheridge, Lugg, Baxter, Temple, and "Speaker" Nat Taylor have gone to "look out," near Chattanooga, to cool off. Crops never looked better in the Southwest. Corn, oats, wheat and grass bid fair to be largely over an average crop. Some little rust has made its appearance in the wheat, but we hope it will not seriously damage the crop. Southwest.
From New Orleans. New Orleans, July 1 --The enemy has seized the telegraph instruments at Pass a L'Outre. The Federal blockade steamer Brooklyn left the bar yesterday morning, and the Confederate war steamer Sumter went to sea. The operator at the Southwest Pass saved the instruments, though they had a guard over him for about twenty-eight hours. The telegraph office at the head of the Capes is hourly expected to be attacked.
-one years of age. Tidewater District44,060 Piedmont District50,650 Valley District35,539 Trans-Alleghany (Southwest)31,526 Trans-Alleghany (Northwest)48,803 Total210,668 the following is the number of white males over 31 years o whitesfree negroes.Slares. Tidewater215,53432,841179,502 Piedmont231,77816,044248,849 Valley176,1535,84137,204 Southwest168,8811,48619,025 Northwest255,2011,0276,448 1,647,54757,239491,028 Real and personal Estate. real Estate.personal Estate Tidewater$88,300,769$14,949,392 Piedmont135,545,849223,073,184 Valley92,942,07263,160,810 Southwest51,910,83037,093,506 Northwest69,052,17032,232,724 $437,751,689$496,509,616 Aggregate number of white, free and slave population in the districts: Tidewater427,877 Piedmont496,672 Valley219,198 Southwest189,392 Northwest262,676 1,595,814 the following shows the total number of whites, free negroes, and slaves in the towns and cities named, included in
The War. The accounts which reach as from the various divisions of our army are very meagre, and for two days past the telegraph has preserved a singular reticence. We have had no mails from he Southwest for a week, and the public mind is in a state of suspense as to the exact situation of affairs in that region. It was reported on Saturday that the mortar fleet of the enemy had commenced a vigorous bombardment of our works below the city of New Orleans. At the time of writing this paragraph we have nothing later from Fort Macon, and we are unable to say whether the Yankees were disappointed or not in their anticipations of its speedy fall. Our latest advices from the Peninsula represent that the skirmishing continued, but we have no reason to believe that any general engagement has yet taken place.
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