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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 3 (search)
f delicious rolls and light bread. She took me into favor at once, told me all about her rheumatiz, and de spiration of her heart, and kissed my hand fervently when I went away. Capt. Rust was so afraid of being left again that he would not wait for the omnibus, but trotted me off on foot an hour ahead of time, although it was raining. We met Mr. Wheatley and Maj. Daniel on our way to the depot, and they told us that a dispatch had just been received stating that the Yanks have landed at St. Mark's and are marching on Tallahassee. We first heard they were 4,000 strong, but before we reached the depot, their numbers had swelled to 15,000. March 9, Thursday Mrs. Warren gave a dinner party to which all the people from Gopher Hill and a good many from Albany were invited, but very few attended on account of the weather. It poured down rain all day, and in the afternoon there was a furious storm; but Mrs. Maxwell is always in for a frolic, so we left home at eleven, between show
as once the largest commercial town in Florida; but now every thing looks desolate. A small rebel steamer comes down the river from Columbus, Ga., about once a week, and supplies the inhabitants with corn-meal, as this is about the only food they have to keep them from starvation. The rebels in this State have supplied the rebel army in Virginia largely with salt beef, so that the cattle of nearly all the planters have been killed and packed in salt for the government. Large quantities of salt were of course required, and the rebels had erected salt-works all along the bays on the Gulf coast of Florida. The gunboat Sagamore demolished thirty-six of these salt-works in St. Andrew's Bay, about a month ago. We have demolished the works here in Apalachicola Bay, and the works at St. Mark's, Cedar Key, and at Tampa, have also been broken up. Should the rebels again fire upon our boats when they approach Apalachicola, it is the determination of our commanders to lay the city in ashes.
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 7 (search)
bout crossing a beautiful wide river, and the opposite shore is coming nearer and nearer, he died. The funeral services, conducted by the Right Reverend Bishop Odenheimer, assisted by the Reverend Doctor Hoffman, were held on November 11, in Saint Mark's Church. Thirty-two years before, in the same city, the bishop had joined him in wedlock to her who was now left to mourn his loss. The Right Reverend Bishop Whipple, of Minnesota, whose visits to him when in camp had been so full of solace the general, State and city governments, and took up the line of march for Laurel Hill, through a city in which business was suspended, the public offices closed, and many private residences draped in mourning. Impressive as the services in Saint Mark's had been, rapt the attention and evident the grief of those who had formed that congregation, they paled before the significance of the silence of the vast multitude through which the procession took its way towards East Fairmount Park. It s
battery for three or five guns, and obstructions not to exceed five hundred yards distant from the work. Heavier guns will be procured, if possible. In relation to the suggested danger to be apprehended that the enemy may land in force at St. Mark's, march via Tallahassee, or by a more direct route, to the left of that place, on the Appalachicola River, and thus turn the obstructions, it is the opinion of the Commanding General that the distance and character of the country to be traverse unfavorable for such an attempt. To insure success or guard against serious disaster, the enemy would be obliged to move in larger force than he can bring to bear for such an enterprise at present, it is believed. * * * Any force landing at St. Mark's or Port Leon must necessarily have with it its own means of transportation; for as soon as a descent on the coast should be made in such force as to indicate such an expedition, nothing were easier than for you to cause the timely removal beyo
should be put up at once near the mouth of Trout Creek, a few miles below, Jacksonville, to cut off its communication with the mouth of the river. This would insure the fall or evacuation of both places. Colonel D. B. Harris, Chief-Engineer of the Department, will remain with you for the present, and has received my general instructions relative to the works referred to. As soon as you shall be able to dispense with his services you will send him to make the necessary examinations about St. Mark's and Tallahassee, to guard those important points from any attack from the Gulf. Captain Pliny Bryan, A. A.-Genl., is in charge of the torpedoes to be put in the St. John's River. He must consult Colonel Harris as to their location. Captain Bryan is also a very good signal officer; capable of reading the enemy's signals, he would be a good inspector of that branch of the service. You will please keep me well advised, at Charleston, of all movements of the enemy in your district. A
other, but iron is the material usually employed. The alleged improvements since its invention by Dr. Franklin are innumerable; most of these are, however, worthless, or of a trifling and unimportant character. The first lightning-rod erected with a definite purpose of protection was put up by Benjamin Franklin soon after 1752, when he brought down electricity from a thunder-cloud. The first in England was set up at Payne's Hill, by Dr. Watson. In 1766 one was placed on the tower of St. Mark at Venice; it has since escaped injury, though previously it had been frequently struck by lightning. Great opposition was at first raised against the invention, and the charges of impiety were revived; but the centuries were exploding these notions, and Franklin held his ground. After the theory was admitted, a curious war arose. Knobs against points. Benjamin Franklin said points; but as he was a rebel, King George III. and his admirers of course declared for knobs. Franklin, who co
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, United States Colored Troops. (search)
. of Florida to January, 1866. Service. Duty at New Orleans, La., and Ship Island, Miss., till February 13, 1864. Ordered to Key West, Florida, February 13. Affair at Tampa, Florida, May 5. Operations on West Coast of Florida July 1-31. Expedition from Fort Myers to Bayport July 1-4. Expedition from Cedar Key to St. Andrew's Bay July 20-29. Fort Taylor August 21. Station No. 4 February 13, 1865. Attack on Fort Myers February 20. Operations in the vicinity of St. Mark's February 21-March 7. East River Bridge March 4-5. Newport Bridge March 5-6. Natural Bridge March 6. Duty in District of Florida till January, 1866. Mustered out January 5, 1866. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 24 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 11 Officers and 135 Enlisted men by disease. Total 173. 3rd United States Colored Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp William Penn, near Philadelphia, Pa., August 3-10, 1863. Ordered to Dept. of
Cooper, Fourth Kentucky cavalry, with his command, reported to me for duty, and was ordered to remain at Thomasville, with instructions to patrol the country thoroughly in search of Jefferson Davis, and to assist in collecting all public property there and in the vicinity. The rebel troops, with all the public property in the District of Florida, were surrendered to me by Major-General Sam Jones, on the tenth day of May, and the United States flag raised over the State House, and fort at St. Mark's. The number paroled and already reported is seven thousand two hundred, and will doubtless reach eight thousand when the returns are completed. The amount of property received from rebel authorities was: Ordinance Stores.--Artillery, 40 pieces ; stands small arms, 2,500; cavalry sabres, 450; bayonets, 1,618; cartridge boxes, 1,200; waist belts, 710; pounds of lead, 63,000; nitre, pounds, 2,000; sets accouterments, 2,000 ; artillery ammunition, 10,000 rounds, mostly fixed; small amm
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Roster of chaplains, army of Northern Virginia. (search)
. Solomon, of Leigh Street Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. M. D. Hoge, of the Second Presbyterian Church; Rev. Dr. T. V. Moore, of the First Presbyterian Church; Rev. Dr. C. H. Read, of Grace Street Presbyterian Church; Rev. Dr. J. A. Duncan, Rev. Dr. D. S. Doggett, and Rev. Dr. J. E. Edwards, of the Methodist Churches; and of the Episcopal Churches, Rev. Dr. C. Minnigerode, of St. Paul's; Rev. Dr. G. W. Woodbridge, of Monumental; Rev. Dr. Peterskin, of St. James'; and Rev. Dr. T. G. Dashiells, of St. Mark's. Among other post-chaplains in the State who did efficient service, I recall the names of Rev. Dr. Geo. B. Taylor, at Staunton; Rev. J. C. Hiden, at the University of Virginia; Rev. Dr. W. F. Broaddus, at Charlottesville; Rev. J. L. Johnson, at Lynchburg; Rev. Geo. W. Hyde, at Huguenot Springs; Rev. Dr. D. B. Ewing, Gordonsville; Rev. A. D. McVeigh, Farmville; and Rev. C. C. Chaplin, at Danville. I very much regret my inability to procure a Roster of the chaplains in the Cavalry Cor
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience, The Hospital Transport service. (search)
ffering of others, and finally gave himself a sacrifice for them. Dr. Robert Ware. We are coaling here to-night ( Wilson Small, off Norfolk, June 30th, 1862). We left White House Saturday night, and rendezvoused at West Point. Captain Sawtelle sent us off early, with despatches for Fortress Monroe; this gave us the special fun of being the first to come leisurely into the panic then raging at Yorktown. The Small was instantly surrounded by terror-stricken boats; the people of the big St. Mark leaned, pale, over their bulwarks, to question us. Nothing could be more delightful than to be as calm and monosyllabic as we were. We leave at daybreak for Harrison's Bar, James River, where our gunboats are said to be; we hope to get further up, but General Dix warns us that it is not safe. What are we about to learn? No one here can tell. (Harrison's Bar, July 2d). We arrived here yesterday to hear the thunder of the battle, Malvern Hill. and to find the army just approaching t
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