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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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il 13th, 1863. Captain Wm. Green, A. A. G.: Captain: I have the honor to report that, at about half-past 2 P. M., on Tuesday, the seventh instant, the officer of the day reported to me that the monitor fleet of the enemy, accompanied by the Ironsides, was approaching. I immediately ordered the long roll beat; the guns were manned, and everything got in readiness for action. On reaching the battery, nine (9) iron-clads, including the Ironsides, were observed slowly making their way up Ship channel. At this time, four (4) of the monitors proper were in line of battle in advance, the Ironsides and others in rear. While waiting the nearer approach of the enemy, instructions were given that the left section of the battery commanded by Captain Warren Adams, should commence firing, on an order from me, to be followed, first by Captain Wm. T. Tatum, commanding centre section, and finally by Captain Robert D. Treville, commanding section on extreme right, and that the fire should be conc
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 1: (search)
by Capt. Joseph Johnson, commanding the Charleston Riflemen. The governor also ordered a battery to be built for two 24-pounders on Morris island, bearing on Ship channel, and his order was speedily put into execution by Maj. P. F. Stevens, superintendent of the South Carolina military academy, with a detachment of the cadets, supplies and troops were sent in a large merchant steamer, the Star of the West. She crossed the bar early on the morning of January 9, 1861 , and steamed up Ship channel, which runs for miles parallel with Morris island, and within range of guns of large caliber. Her course lay right under the 24-pounder battery commanded by Menteenth South Carolina militia, and Maxcy Gregg, Johnson Hagood and J. B. Kershaw, of the South Carolina volunteers. The artillery was in position bearing on Ship channel, and at Cummings point, bearing on Sumter. The fleet making no attempt to come in, the channel batteries took no part in the bombardment of Sumter. On Cumm