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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 18 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 8 0 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 7 3 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 4 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 4 0 Browse Search
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 4 0 Browse Search
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uth, and Fort Pulaski, commanding the entrance, flanked and cut off from all communication with the city of Savannah, an expedition of United States gunboats, under command of Captain C. H. Davis, U. S.N., and Captain C. R. P. Rodgers, U. S.N., was despatched yesterday for the purpose of entering the Savannah River in the rear of the Fort. Captain Davis's detachment followed the Wilmington Narrows on the south side of the river, while Captain Rodgers sailed up Wall's Cut, and thence into Wright River, on the north side. The two expeditions appeared this morning on opposite sides of the savannah, both being detained by piles driven in to oppose their progress, or by the shallowness of the water. While in this position. Commodore Tatnall, of the Confederate Navy, came down the savannah with five rebel gunboats, and a fleet of lighters in tow with provisions for Fort Pulaski. The national gunboats immediately opened fire on him, and a triangular engagement took place, during which th
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Siege and capture of Fort Pulaski. (search)
Horace Porter, assisted by Major Beard, 48th New York, and Lieutenant James H. Wilson, Topographical Engineers, undertook the task of bringing up the guns. A wharf of poles and sand-bags had been made in Mud River, about 1300 yards from the battery, to which all the materials were brought in boats from Daufuskie Island, the nearest dry land, four miles away. It had been intended to carry the guns and ammunition for the Venus Point battery on flats through New River and Wall's Cut into Wright River, and thence by Mud River into the Savannah, under convoy of the gun-boats; but the delay threatened by tide and weather, and the probability of encountering torpedoes, for which the vessels were not prepared, determined a change of plan; and it was decided, without depending on the gun-boats, to tow the flats to the Mud River wharf, and haul the guns across the marsh. The landing was made without accident; and the pieces, mounted on their carriages and limbered Brigadier-General Egbert
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
search of it. Taking with him, at about the first of January, 1862; seventy Rhode Island soldiers, in two boats managed by negro crews and pilots, he thridded the intricate passages between the low, oozy islands and mud-banks in that region (always under cover of night, for the Confederates had watchful pickets at every approach to the fort), and found a way into the Savannah River above the fort, partly through an artificial channel called Wall's Cut, which had for several years connected Wright's and New Rivers. He reported accordingly, when Captain John Rogers made another reconnoissance at night, and so satisfied himself that gun-boats could navigate the way, that he offered to command an expedition that might attempt it. Sherman and Dupont at once organized one for the purpose. The land troops were placed in charge of General Viele, These troops consisted of the Forty-eighth New York; two companies of New York volunteer engineers, and two companies of Rhode Island volunteer
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 9: operations of Admiral Dupont's squadron in the sounds of South Carolina. (search)
d this led to an expectation of an attack, but the night passed quietly. At 11:15 the five steamers composing Commodore Tatnall's squadron attempted to pass down the river with some scows in tow. Commander John Rodgers, who lay at anchor in Wright River, and Captain Davis opened fire upon them, which they returned with spirit. The result of the engagement, which lasted less than half an hour, was that Commodore Tatnall and one of his squadron were driven back; the other three vessels made gof excitement, and all the energies of the people were put forth to increase the military defences. The information required by this expedition was gained without loss of life or injury to the gun-boats. Surveys and examinations were made up Wright and Mud Rivers by Commander John Rodgers, and a great amount of good service done. The officers and boats' crews were in continual danger from the fire of bush-whacking Confederates, who were always ready for a fight. The names of Commanders
imately forwarded or collected. Meantime, the 46th New York, Col. R. Rosa, was sent In Dec. to occupy Big Tybee, and a detachment directed quietly to clear out the Rebel obstructions in Wall's cut, an artificial channel connecting New and Wright rivers, north of Cockspur, and completing an inland water passage from Savannah to Charleston. After some sharp fighting and four nights' hard work, this was achieved; Jan. 14, 1862. and, after some farther delay, Venus point, on Jones island, north-west of the coveted fortress, was selected Jan. 28. as a point whereon to place a battery, barring all daylight access to the beleaguered fort from above. To this point, mortars, weighing 8 1/2 tuns each, were brought through New and Wright rivers (each of them a sluggish tide-course between rush-covered islets of semi-liquid mud); being patiently tugged across Jones island on a movable causeway of planks laid on poles — those behind tile moving gun being taken up and placed in its fro
scows in tow. Capt. John Rodgers, who lay at anchor in Wright River, and myself; opened fire upon them, which they returned While all communication between Capt. John Rodgers in Wright River, and myself in Wilmington Narrows, by means of navy sigsland, which is triangular in shape, are called Mud and Wright Rivers; the latter is the southernmost, and separates Jones frthe rear of Jones Island, and into both the Mud and the Wright Rivers, both of which, it will be recollected, empty into the y reason of its shallowness, but got easily through the Wright River, and, rounding the point of Jones Island, entered the S able to pass through the Cut, to make soundings in the Wright River, to enter the Savannah, and otherwise to ascertain all arrived at Wall's Cut, three rebel gunboats appeared in Wright River, where they had not been before in a month; they were sn Wall's Cut, two of these vessels passing through into Wright River. At this juncture the rebels at Savannah became alar
the Sixth regiment Connecticut Volunteers, the Forty-eighth New-York Volunteers and a full supply of heavy ordnance and intrenching tools. A full reconnaissance and report had previously been made by Lieut. J. H. Wilson, Topographical Engineers, of the water communications with the Savannah River, by which it was developed that the rebels had sunk the hulk of a brig, securely fixed in its position by means of heavy piles, in what is known as Wall's cut, an artificial channel connecting Wright River, one of the outlets of the Savannah, with Bull River, which last, by its connection, forms a direct communication with the harbor of Port Royal, thus serving as a thoroughfare between that harbor and Savannah. The removal of this hulk was the first thing to be accomplished, and was intrusted to Major 0. S. Beard, Forty-eighth New-York Volunteers, who, with the aid of a company of the Volunteer Engineers, and by means of mechanical appliances suggested by his own ingenuity, succeeded af
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, South Carolina, 1862 (search)
1862 Jan. 1: Action, Port Royal Ferry, Coosaw RiverMICHIGAN--8th Infantry. NEW YORK--47th, 48th and 79th Infantry. PENNSYLVANIA--50th and 100th Infantry. UNITED STATES--Battery "E" 3rd Arty. Union loss, 1 killed, 10 wounded. Total, 11. Jan. 20: Affair, Charleston HarborSinking of Stone Fleet. Jan. 22-25: Expedition to Edisto IslandConfederate Reports. Feb. 6: Reconn. to Wright RiverNEW YORK--48th Infantry. Feb. 10: Skirmish, Barnwell IslandPENNSYLVANIA--50th Infantry (Co. D). Feb. 11: Occupation of Edisto IslandNEW YORK--47th Infantry. Feb. 23-26: Reconn. up Bull RiverMICHIGAN--8th Infantry (Detachment). Feb. 25-March 5: Expedition from Hilton Head to FloridaMAINE--9th Infantry. NEW HAMPSHIRE--4th Infantry. PENNSYLVANIA--97th Infantry. UNITED STATES--Battery "E," 3d Arty. March --: Affair, Hunting IslandNEW HAMPSHIRE--3rd Infantry. March 7-11: Reconn. up Savannah River to Elba IslandNEW HAMPSHIRE--3rd Infantry. March 13: Skirmish, Mattis PlantationPENNSYLVANIA--45th Infantry
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865. Dept. of North Carolina to August, 1865. Service. Expedition to Port Royal, S. C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Wagner and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, S. C., November 7. Hilton Head, S. C., November 7-8. Port Royal Ferry, Coosaw River, January 1, 1862. Reconnoissance to Wright River February 6. Siege operations against Fort Pulaski Ga., February 11-April 11. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski April 10-11. Expedition to James Island, S. C., June 1-28. Action on James Island June 10. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head, S. C., June 28-July 7. Hilton Head, S. C., till April, 1863. Duty at Ossabaw Island and Folly Island, S. C., till July. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg,
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 2: (search)
de which were for the time effective. Lieut. James H. Wilson, then topographical officer, later a famous cavalry leader, and in 1898 one of the two major-generals of cavalry appointed for the war with Spain (the other being the famous Confederate, Little Joe Wheeler), took an expedition by boat from Hilton Head about Christmas, 1861, to saw off and pull out these piles on the north of the river, and had nearly cleared a passage when detected. Tattnall then came down to the mouth of the Wright river and drove off the working party. The Federals also sought to use a channel leading up from the south, from Warsaw sound, through Wilmington river and St. Augustine creek to the Savannah just below Fort Jackson. An attack by this route had been foreseen and guarded against by the erection of a battery on a small island opposite Fort Jackson, which in honor of Dr. Cheves, who superintended its construction, was called Fort Cheves, and mounted some long 32-pounders from Norfolk navy yard
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