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October 31. The town of Franklin, on the Blackwater River,Virginia, was this day shelled by three batteries of Union artillery, and partially destroyed, the rebel forces being driven off with great loss.--An enthusiastic meeting was held at Key West, Florida, to raise funds for the relief of the families of volunteers in the Union army. One thousand dollars were collected. James R. Lackland, charged with encouragement of the rebellion, by publicly opposing the national government, was arrested at St. Louis, Mo.--Between three and four hundred East-Tennesseans arrived at Lexington, Ky., with the intention of joining the Union army.--A rebel force of cavalry under General Stuart, attacked a small force of Union calvary stationed at Maysville, Va., and drove them toward Aldie. The rebels under General Hindman having committed depredation upon Union citizens residing in the vicinity of Helena, Ark., the national troops retaliated on rebel sympathizers, and destroyed a n
November 19. Colonel Dodge, of the New York Mounted Rifles, made a descent on a party of rebels at Blackwater, Va., and dispersed them, capturing a number of tents, rifles, and other implements of war.--James A. Seddon was appointed rebel Secretary of War, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of G. W. Randolph. Richmond Enquirer. A skirmish took place near Wallen's Creek, Ky., between a small force of the Harlem County State Guard and a gang of rebel guerrillas, in which the latter were routed with the loss of all their camp equipage, including horses, guns, swords, etc.--The first General Council of the Episcopal Church of the rebel States met at Augusta, Ga. The Fiftieth regiment of Massachusetts volunteers, under the command of Colonel Messer, left Boston for the seat of war.--The rebel privateer Alabama succeeded in escaping from the harbor of Martinique.--See Supplement. General Rosecrans, from his headquarters at Nashville, Tenn., issued genera
er the command of Colonels Coffin and Sprague, embarked from Boston for Newbern, N. C. This morning at daylight, a body of rebel cavalry entered Poolesville, Md., seized the government telegraph operators stationed there, paroled them, and then permitted them to telegraph to the authorities at Washington an account of what had befallen them.--Colonel Dodge, with two battalions of mounted rifles and one howitzer, had a spirited but short engagement with the rebels at Zuni, on the Blackwater River, Va., resulting in the rout of the rebels, with the wounding of one private on the National side. Henderson, Tenn., was captured by the rebel cavalry, who burned the railroad station at that place, and made prisoners of a company of Union troops.--The rebel guerrilla Burke was killed at Shepherdstown, Md., by a party of the Second Massachusetts regiment, under the command of Captain Cogswell.--Baltimore American. A party of rebel guerrillas, who were making a raid in Crawford Co
el Sweeney, Fifty-second Illinois, and a rebel force, commanded by Colonel Roddy, resulting in a rebel loss of eleven killed, thirty wounded, and forty prisoners. The Union party lost one killed and two prisoners.--One thousand seven hundred and fifty paroled Union prisoners, captured by the rebel guerrilla chiet, John H. Morgan, arrived at Nashville, Tenn., this day. A reconnoissance was this day made by a strong force of Union troops, under the command of General Ferry, to the Blackwater River, Va. The rebels were discovered, in great strength, all along the river in the vicinity of Zuni. After an artillery fight of three or four hours, in which the rebels were driven back, the National force returned to their camp at Suffolk.--(Doc. 71.) This afternoon the gunboat Essex, accompanied by the transport Winona, while making a reconnoissance of the fortifications at Port Hudson, was fired upon by a party of rebel artillerists, under the command of Captain Boone, and compelled
ille, Ky., between a detachment of the Second Michigan cavalry, under the command of Lieutenant Darrow, and the advance-guard of the rebel forces, under General J. H. Morgan, resulting in a retreat of the latter with some loss.--(Doc. 88.) The obsequies of Rev. A. B. Fuller, late Chaplain of the Sixteenth regiment of Massachusetts volunteers, killed at Fredericksburgh, Va., took place at Boston, Mass.--A portion of Colonel Spears's Eleventh Pennsylvania cavalry, had a spirited engagement at Joiner's Bridge, four miles above Franklin, on the Blackwater River, Va., with a squadron of rebel cavalry and a body of infantry, whom he dispersed, capturing one man and horse, and three infantry soldiers and their arms.--Philadelphia Inquirer. A detachment of General Sherman's expeditionary army, under the command of General M. L. Smith, destroyed a section of the Vicksburgh and Texas Railway, about ten miles west of Vicksburgh, and burned the stations at Delhi and Dallas.--(Doc. 91.)
Yesterday, the Fifty-ninth Virginia rebel regiment, Colonel Tabb, was sent to the roar of Fort Magruder, at Williamsburgh, Va. At the break of day this morning he made a descent upon the National cavalry camp at Whitaker's Mill, and destroyed the whole camp, commissary and hospital stores, and an immense amount of ammunition, besides killing a large number of horses. Five of the Nationals were killed, several wounded, nineteen taken prisoners, and some twenty or so of the sick paroled. After this feat Colonel Tabb made good his retreat without the loss of a man — only one officer and private wounded.--Richmond Examiner. A brief skirmish occurred in the vicinity of the Blackwater, Va., between the Union pickets and a party of rebels, in which the former were forced back with the loss of several of their number taken prisoners.--Baltimore American. At Sheffield, England, an engraver was arrested and committed on charge of forging the Treasury Notes of the United State
M. W. Deserted House, Va. 7 Shepherdstown, Va. 3 Suffolk, Va. 3 Smithfield, Va. 4 Blackwater, Va. 2 Opequon, Va. 4 Manassas Plains, Va. 3 Fisher's Hill, Va. 1 Todd's Tavern, Va. 31 Neazine, the day after the fort was captured39 Present, also, at Edenton Road; Carrsville; Blackwater; Zuni; Nansemond; South Anna; Drewry's Bluff; Darbytown Road; Wilmington. notes.--Organized, Va., Sept. 12, 1863 1 James River, Va., Oct. 3, 1864 1 Beaver Dam, Va., Dec. 2, 1862 1 Blackwater, Va., Nov. 10, 1863 1 Darbytown Road, Oct. 7, 1864 14 Deserted House, Jan. 30, 1863 2 Jarrett 1 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 6     Present, also, at Strasburg; Front Royal; Franklin; Blackwater. notes.--Left Columbus, January 19, 1862, proceeding to West Virginia, where it served undeent, also, at Bath, W. Va.; Cacapon Bridge, W. Va.; Alpine Station, W. Va.; Kernstown, Va.; Blackwater, Va. notes.--Left the State October 13, 1861, and during the next eight months was stationed
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington, Chapter 13: aggregate of deaths in the Union Armies by States--total enlistment by States--percentages of military population furnished, and percentages of loss — strength of the Army at various dates casualties in the Navy. (search)
0 -- 45 July 15 Carondelet Walke Vicksburg Ram, Arkansas. 4 10 -- 14 July 15 Tyler Gwin Vicksburg Ram, Arkansas. 8 16 -- 24 July 15 Hartford Wainwright Vicksburg Ram, Arkansas. 3 6 -- 9 July 15 Wissahickon De Camp Vicksburg Ram, Arkansas. 1 4 -- 5 July 15 Winona Nichols Vicksburg Ram, Arkansas. 1 2 -- 3 July 15 Sciota Lowry Vicksburg Ram, Arkansas. -- 2 -- 2 July 15 Richmond Alden Vicksburg Ram, Arkansas. -- 2 -- 2 Oct. 3 Commodore Perry Flusser Blackwater 2 11 -- 13 Dec. 27 Benton Gwin Drumgold's Bluff 2 8 -- 10 1863.               Jan. 1 Fleet Renshaw Galveston -- -- -- 150 Jan. 10 Louisville Owen Arkansas Post 6 25 -- 31 Jan. 10 De Kalb Walker Arkansas Post Jan. 11 Hatteras Blake Alabama 2 5 -- 7 Jan. 30 Isaac Smith Conover John's Island 8 17 -- 25 Feb. 24 Indianola Brown New Carthage 1 1 7 9 Mch. 14 Hartford Palmer Port Hudson 1 2 1 4 Mch. 14 Richmond Alden Port Hudson 3 12 -- 15 Mch. 14 Genesee Macomb
ove far better guerrilla-hunters than the whites. When the rebellion shall have subsided into partisan warfare, so far from lasting for ever, as Jeff Davis threatens, our colored troops will take care that its end is soon reached. It is an instructive turn of the tables that the men who have been accustomed to hunt runaway slaves hiding in the swamps of the South, should now, hiding there themselves, be hunted by them. Tewksbury. Rebel retaliation. headquarters forces on Blackwater, Franklin, Va., January, 1864. General Wild, Commanding Colored Brigade, Norfolk, Va.: sir: Probably no expedition, during the progress of this war, has been attended with more utter disregard for the long-established usages of civilization or the dictates of humanity, than your late raid into the country bordering the Albemarle. Your stay, though short, was marked by crimes and enormities. You burned houses over the heads of defenceless women and children, carried off private property of ev
Doc. 15.-skirmish at Blackwater River, Va. Baltimore American account. in headquarters First mounted rifles, near Suffolk, Virginia, October 25, 1862. the regiment returned at a quarter after four P. M. from the reconnoissance upon which it started at four P. M. on the twenty-fourth instant. The following will be a concise and veritable report of all that has been important in the movements of the regiment during its absence, particularly the occurrences which passed under the direct observation of the writer of this journal. At five P. M. on Friday afternoon, eight squadrons responded to the call to boots and saddles, the other squadrons being unavoidably absent on guard and picket-duty. The rumor having been spread that a fight was surely expected, men and officers who were really ill were seen to rise and hastily prepare to move, determined to share in the perils and honors which they fondly hoped were before them. Such was particularly the case with Major Wheel
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