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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whiting, William Henry Chase 1825- (search)
Whiting, William Henry Chase 1825- Military officer; born in Mississippi about 1825; graduated at West Point in 1845, entered the engineer corps, and in February, 1861, left the National army and entered the Confederate service, as chief engineer with the rank of major, in the Army of the Shenandoah, under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. He was a brigadier-general in the battle of Bull Run, and was promoted major-general in 1863. He built Fort Fisher, at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, and was in command during both attacks upon it (see Fisher, Fort). He was severely wounded in its defence; was made prisoner by General Terry; and died of his wounds on Governor's Island, New York, March 10, 1865.
of Johnston's retreating army. The purpose, however, was frustrated, for Franklin found G. W. Smith on the ground, and Whiting's division attacked him there. Captain Reilly's battery and Colonel Pender's Sixth North Carolina regiment were under fned conflict was raging on the right, little was done on the left until about 5 o'clock. Then Hampton's, Pettigrew's and Whiting's brigades attacked the infantry and artillery of some of Couch's regiments that had been driven in their direction and ver, fallen in the action. Colonel Pender's Sixth North Carolina regiment arrived on the field somewhat in advance of Whiting's other regiments. Colonel Pender was ordered to move forward, with the assurance that the rest of the brigade would sp Regimental History. During General Smith's action, Guion's section of Manly's battery was active just in rear of Whiting's brigade, and one of his limbers bore to the rear the Confederate commander-in-chief, General Johnston, when he was wou
e him, awaited the attack of the divisions of Jackson, A. P. Hill, Longstreet, Whiting and D. H. Hill. The battle that followed the meeting of these forces, known adriven back by overwhelming numbers. Toward night, Longstreet, A. P. Hill and Whiting united in a final charge on Porter's left, and in spite of the fact that be has, II, 363. In addition to the North Carolina troops in A. P. Hill's division, Whiting's charge brought into the battle the Sixth North Carolina, under Col. I. E. Avery. They joined in the general charge, of which Whiting says: Spite of these terrible obstacles, over ditch and breastworks, hill, batteries and infantry, the diviy yielded the field and fled in disorder. Reilly's battery, now attached to Whiting's division, was of much service to its commander during this engagement. On and Meagher's brigades successively to Couch's assistance. During this time, Whiting on the left and Huger on the right suffer Hill's soldiers to become exhausted
al Foster with 5,oco men left Washington, N. C., for Williamston, on the 2d of November. At Little creek and at Rawls' mill, spirited resistance to his advance was offered by the Confederates, and Foster lost 6 killed and 8 wounded. The Confederates, however, were not in force enough to do more than retard Foster's movements. Captain Newkirk, of the cavalry, and Captain Adams, commanding a section of artillery, attacked and destroyed the gunboat Ellis on the New river. According to General Whiting's report, this affair was very creditable to the officers and men engaged. On December 10th, Lieut.-Col. John C. Lamb, with some companies from the Seventeenth regiment, a squadron of cavalry under Colonel Evans, and Moore's battery, captured for a time the town of Plymouth, N. C. Colonel Galloway gives the following account of the adventure: The plan was to capture the pickets and take the place by surprise. We reached the picket station just before day, captured all but one, who
ral Lee; under Gen. Kirby Smith, the Fifty-eighth, Colonel Palmer, the Sixty-fourth, Colonel Allen, and Fifth cavalry battalion, Capt. S. W. English, were stationed at Big Greek gap, Tenn.; the Sixty-second regiment, Colonel Love, was guarding bridges near Knoxville; the Seventh cavalry battalion was in Carter county, Tenn.; Walker's cavalry battalion was in Monroe county, Tenn.; the Twenty-ninth, Colonel Vance, and the Thirty-ninth, Colonel Coleman, were in Bragg's army. In the State, General Whiting was in charge of the defenses of Wilmington, with 9,913 officers and men. Gen. S. D. French, in charge of the department of North Carolina, had his forces stationed as follows: General Pettigrew's brigade at Magnolia; Gen. N. G. Evans' South Carolina brigade at Kinston; General Daniel's brigade, General Davis' brigade, Maj. J. C. Haskell's four batteries, Colonel Bradford's four artillery companies, and Capt. J. B. Starr's light battery at Goldsboro; the Forty-second regiment, Col. Geor
illery battalion, Robertson's heavy battery, all of North Carolina, and several batteries from other States. The field returns for February give his total effective strength as 13,308. Rebellion Records, XXXIII, p. 1201. In addition, General Whiting at Wilmington had 6,690 men. Whiting's infantry was largely made up of General Martin's brigade—the Seventeenth North Carolina, Colonel Martin; Forty-second North Carolina, Colonel Brown; Fiftieth North Carolina, Colonel Wortham; Sixty-sixthWhiting's infantry was largely made up of General Martin's brigade—the Seventeenth North Carolina, Colonel Martin; Forty-second North Carolina, Colonel Brown; Fiftieth North Carolina, Colonel Wortham; Sixty-sixth, Colonel Moore. He had 2,326 heavy artillerymen, 374 light artillerymen, and about 500 cavalrymen. The total force then stationed in the State was 19,998. Acting under General Lee's orders, General Pickett, on the 20th of January, set three columns in motion from Kinston to attack New Bern. General Barton with his own brigade, Kemper's brigade, part of Ransom's brigade, twelve pieces of artillery, and twelve companies of cavalry, was directed to cress the Trent and take the works of New
ers under Beauregard, three of them, Gens. Robert Ransom, Hoke and Whiting, were citizens of North Carolina. The following North Carolina trthere, thus stopping his brilliant campaign in North Carolina. General Whiting's force was moved up, and General Ransom's division placed unds bluff and effect a junction with General Ransom's division. General Whiting arrived at Petersburg on the 13th, and General Beauregard, aft. The attack was to begin by Ransom's turning the Federal right. Whiting's division, then at Walthall Junction, and almost directly in rearcreek. All day the Confederate commander anxiously expected General Whiting to make the flank attack ordered, and from which it was hoped so much would result. For reasons stated at some length in General Whiting's report, he failed to carry out the part assigned, and the defeae advance on Richmond. During the day General Dearing, commanding General Whiting's cavalry, forced his way by Ames' men, reported to Gener
g rifled gun. At the extreme end of the point was Battery Buchanan with four heavy guns. General Whiting and Colonel Lamb had both expended much labor and ingenuity in perfecting the defenses of t 20th, consisted of five companies of the Thirty-sixth North Carolina (artillery) regiment. General Whiting, in command of the department, entered the fort as soon as it was threatened. Major Reillyroached nearer and nearer by pits and shelter, and the assault began. Most desperately did General Whiting, Colonel Lamb, and all their officers and men fight for the important fort; frequently did they signal for the aid they sorely needed. General Whiting and Colonel Lamb were both severely wounded. On the 5th, after exhausting every energy, the fort was surrendered. The Federal loss is st. The garrison lost about 500. Few more gallant defenses against such odds are recorded. General Whiting died shortly after in a Northern prison. The winter around Petersburg was the worst one
mpaign of 1864 opened in Virginia he was called to Petersburg, and reaching there May 14th, was first in the field under Whiting. D. H. Hill was in command of the division May 20th, and Martin and his brigade won distinction by their gallant charge general conferences and the ecumenical conference in London in 1881 , and as a lecturer and author. Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting was born at Biloxi, Miss., March 22, 1824, of Northern parMajor-General William Henry Chase Whiting was born at Biloxi, Miss., March 22, 1824, of Northern parentage. His father, Levi Whiting, a native of Massachusetts, was for forty years an officer of the United States army, from 1812 to 1853, and at his death was lieutenant-colonel of the First artillery. He was educated at the Boston high school, atn the act of tearing down a Federal flag. The garrison did not surrender, but were forced from the fort and finally captured on the shore. General Whiting was carried as a prisoner of war to Governor's island, N. Y., where he died March 10, 1865.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fragments of war history relating to the coast defence of South Carolina, 1861-‘65, and the hasty preparations for the Battle of Honey Hill, November 30, 1864. (search)
the large iron interests of Cooper, Hewitt & Co. at Trenton, N. J. When Fernando Wood was elected mayor of New York he induced General Smith to accept the position of street commissioner, which he held until May, 1861, when he and his deputy, Mansfield Lovell, of Maryland, resigned and joined the Confederate army at Richmond. President Davis commissioned him major-general on September 19, 1861, and assigned him to the command of the 1st division, A. N. V., composed of the brigades of Whiting, Hood,, Hampton, Petigrew and Hatton. He did gallant service in the Peninsular campaign, and commanded the army at Fair Oaks for a short time, when General J. E. Johnston was wounded and carried from the field. About this time he was prostrated by a long and serious illness and was paralyzed. This he mentioned to Major Jenkins on the day of the battle when mounting a horse at Grahamville depot, which proved too spirited for him, when the gallant major exchanged with him, loaning his o
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