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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 14 0 Browse Search
Col. J. J. Dickison, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.2, Florida (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 2 0 Browse Search
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ion. They say that on Monday night, the twenty-third, opposite Horse Landing, the Columbine was opened upon as she was coming down the riveren lying at the mouth of Dunn's Creek, and within five miles of Horse Landing. The Ottawa had been here since Sunday, and yet she knew nothif light pieces on St. John's River, near Welaka, Saunders. and Horse Landing. I am, Captain, very respectfully, Your obedient servant,that the Columbine was captured on Monday night by the enemy at Horse Landing. This landing is distant by the river some five miles above Brfect that she was on her way down the river, and that when near Horse Landing she commenced shelling the woods in that vicinity; soon after oed on her return; she stopped at Wilatka, a landing place above Horse Landing, about half an hour, and then proceeded down the river. At four P. M., when near Horse Landing, called all hands to quarters, and commenced shelling the woods, and when opposite the landing fired two m
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Florida, 1864 (search)
Details.) April 28: Skirmish near JacksonvilleOHIO--75th Infantry. May 1: Skirmish near JacksonvilleUNITED STATES--7th Colored Infantry. Union loss, 1 killed. May 6: Exp. to TampaFLORIDA--2d Cavalry. UNITED STATES--2d Colored Infantry. May 19: Affair, WelakaCONNECTICUT--17th Infantry. May 19: Affair, SaundersNEW YORK--157th Infantry. UNITED STATES--35th Colored Infantry. U. S. Gunboats. May 19-27: Operations on St. John's RiverUNITED STATES--35th Colored Infantry. May 23: Affair, Horse Landing, St. John's RiverUNITED STATES--35th Colored Infantry (Detachment) and Sailors. May 25: Affair, Jackson's Bridge near PensacolaNEW YORK--14th Cavalry (Co. "M"). May 25: Operations on Yellow RiverConfederate Reports. May 25: Skirmish near Camp FinneganOHIO--75th Infantry (Detachment). UNITED STATES--7th Colored Infantry (Detachment). May 28: Skirmish near JacksonvilleUNITED STATES--7th Colored Infantry. Union loss, 2 wounded. May 31-June 3: Exp. from Jacksonville to Camp MiltonCONNEC
roadside, aiming in the darkness at the flash of our guns. This made necessary the removal of our guns, which was done in the best order and with admirable coolness. The injury to the Ottawa was such that she did not move off for thirty hours. The report of her loss showed several killed and wounded. Not a man was hurt on our side. The following day, the 23d of May, 1864, Captain Dickison, with Lieutenant Bates' battery and a detachment of sharpshooters from his cavalry, marched to Horse landing, 6 miles distant from the place of his engagement with the Ottawa and transport the night previous. The guns were put in position on the wharf at this landing and the sharpshooters placed behind cypress trees a short distance on the left. The purpose was to capture the gunboat Columbine, which had passed up the river the night before. At 3 o'clock in the evening she came in sight, and Captain Dickison cautioned his men to be cool and not fire without orders. The boat moved slowly on
iled in regard to their safety, increased by the great difficulty to be met in making a successful crossing of the river. But he moved on for about 3 miles, when night coming on, a halt was ordered and a detachment of four men was sent on to Horse landing to order the flatboat brought over by the time he would reach the landing next morning. Before crossing the river, he had directed Captain Mc-Gahaghan, who was at Horse landing with an infantry company of reserves for the purpose of removinHorse landing with an infantry company of reserves for the purpose of removing the machinery of the gunboat Columbine, to be ready to assist him when he returned from his expedition. Early next morning on arriving at the landing the boat was found ready. The position was a very critical one. It was apprehended that the enemy would soon follow with a large force to cut them off—an almost impenetrable swamp to the right and the St. John's in front giving them the advantage. This called forth all the resources of the leader to plan the successful accomplishment of so d