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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 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. 2 0 Browse Search
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t to the southeast, stands the city of Charleston, built at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers. It is on a tongue of the mainland, consisting of gray sandy soil, and extends southward, t, called Shute's Folly Island, rises east of Charleston on the farther side of this branch of Cooper River, and beyond it is the sand-strip and beach of Sullivan's Island. The lesser stream of CooperCooper River, flowing to the north and east of Shute's Folly, passes the mainland at Haddrell's Point and Mount Pleasant, and off the western extremity of Sullivan's Island unites with the other waters of taccount of the flatness of the country, the waters ebb and flow many miles up the Ashley and Cooper rivers, with a mean tide of seven feet at the city. Thus constituted, the harbor of Charleston aveed and dilapidated work, that had been abandoned. Castle Pinckney, opposite the city, across Cooper River, was an old-fashioned, half-moon fortification of brick, with one row of casemates for small
ntry against landing of troops. 14th. We have no resources at present for the construction of efficient obstructions at the mouth of, or in, the Ashley and Cooper rivers, and we have no guns disposable for the armament of interior harbor defences. 15th. Should gunboats effect a lodgment in the harbor and in the Stono, the try to the works defending all parts of the harbor, and in that connection it will be important to secure for them a harbor of refuge and a general depot up the Cooper River as soon as the guns for its protection can be secured. G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg. D. N. Ingraham, Com. Comdg. C. S. Naval Forces, Charleston Harbor. The was disposed to do—to prepare, out of its limits, a place of refuge for non-combatants. He ordered his chief-engineer to obstruct and defend the mouths of the Cooper and Ashley rivers. That officer was also instructed closely to examine both banks of the Stono, from Church Flats to the Wappoo Cut, and place there such obstruc
ral J. W. Hardee, Comdg. Dept. S. C., Ga., and Fla.: 1st. The lines in Christ Church require the special attention of your Engineer and the Commander of the Second Subdistrict. The woods in front of the lines should be cut into abatis at once, and positions for field-guns in embrasure should be established immediately along them. 2. The batteries commanding approaches through the creeks should be put in perfect order and garrisoned. 3d. A pontoon-bridge should be thrown across Cooper River at the most favorable point, if practicable. 4th. I think you ought to apply for the promotion of Majors Lucas and Manigault, to give them more authority over their battalions. Respectfully yours, G. T. Beaauregard, General. Two days before, General Beauregard had forwarded the following telegrams to the War Department: 1. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 27th, 1864. General S. Cooper, Adjt.-Genl., Richmond, Va.: In event of having to abandon the coast, and enemy's movements
und. It is commanded to a certain extent by woods in front, and can be enfiladed and taken in reverse by gunboats on the Cooper and Ashley rivers, particularly from the last. No traverses have been constructed. They are absolutely required. Even wo batteries at the Half-moon Battery are not finished; they are intended for five and three guns each, to command the Cooper River and Town Creek. The distance to the former is too great. A much better position could be found, I think, on the oppohe heavy armament of the works intended to command the archorage in the harbor, and the entrances into the Ashley and Cooper rivers, to the utmost possible extent. Hence I have the honor to request that I may be furnished, as soon as practicable, ils, Chief-Engineer: The Commanding General instructs me to direct as follows: You will examine Hobcaw Bluffs, on Cooper River, in vicinity of Mount Pleasant, to determine whether or not it will afford a good position for a battery of five or si
r and one to steer. The following is her history in brief: She was first sunk by the swell of a passing steamer, drowning all hands, except her commander. After being raised she again capsized and sunk, her commander and two others alone escaping. Being again raised, she made an experimental trip, under one of her constructors, and, while submerged to a great depth, became unmanageable from some unknown cause, and remained for many days, with her crew of nine dead men, at the bottom of Cooper River. Her last achievement was the destruction of the Housatonic, when she and her crew disappeared forever from all human knowledge. Of late, however, it is not considered as an absolute prerequisite to an efficient torpedo-boat that she should be capable of being entirely submerged when making an attack. Admiral Porter's system provides vessels of sufficient power to resist the fire of an enemy, and attack openly when necessary. See Fig. 6563. The destruction of the rebel ram Albema
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
practice at Charleston, as a partner of Col. Charles H. Simonton, and continued in this profession until his retirement in 1890; and after a retirement of two years he resumed practice in 1893. In 1874 he became interested in rice planting on Cooper river, and his interests there and on the Edisto gradually became quite extensive and profitable. During the lawless period of 1869 to 1876 he was prominent in efforts for the maintenance of order, being the first president of the Carolina Rifle cl Paris during the years 1854, 1855 and 1856. On his return to Charleston he did not enter the active practice of the profession which he had mastered, but devoted himself to the management of an extensive rice plantation which he owned on the Cooper river. In January, 1861, with enthusiastic devotion to his State, he enlisted as a private in the Charleston light dragoons, and he continued to serve with this troop of cavalry on duty in the State, as a private, until in March, 1864, it was assig
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 7: operations against Charleston. (search)
ent capacity to carry from two hundred and fifty to three hundred bales of cotton, was also found. Three torpedo boats fitted for service were found sunk in Cooper River. Two were raised, and one of them put in working order. Their length was 64 feet, diameter 5 1/2 feet, and they had a speed of five knots. Six others were under repairs or being completed, and two ready for service. Higher up in the Cooper River the rams Chicora, Palmetto, and Charleston, had been destroyed and sunk on the evacuation of the city. The fourth, Columbia, has already been described. Admiral Dahlgren's report. After the fall of Charleston, under instructions frooes on inclined planes beneath the water, the frames resting on the bottom, having usually fifteen torpedoes on each frame. All of the inferior channels and Cooper River were protected in like manner by torpedoes placed in sets on submarine inclined planes, upon which several of the Confederate vessels had been blown up at vari
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Captain Francis Huger Harleston. (search)
he did not return, they sought for him, and found him in his agony. He was borne into the fort that he had fought for so gallantly, and his heart's blood flowed upon her stones, consecrating them by that crimson baptism. Four hours of intense suffering, borne in unmurmuring fortitude, and the death he deemed for honor sweet came to his relief, and Frank Harleston's duty was done! Friends and comrades bore his body, dressed in his uniform, to the church-yard at Stansberry, on the Cooper river, and he was laid to rest by the side of kindred dust—in the flower of his youth, the pride of his family, the brave among the bravest, the true among the truest; the gentle, the modest, the strong and faithful soldier Note.—The Tablet is of pure, white marble, chaste and beautiful in its execution, and bears this inscription: Laurae Parenii Coronatus. Francis Huger Harleston, Captain of Cadets; First Honor Graduate of the S. C. M. A., 1860; Captain 1st Reg't S. C. Artillery, C. S.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 4 (search)
rk by a wretched gutter-broker, who was made by Chamberlain the financial agent of the State, and once, in order to expedite business, the Secretary of State, the mulatto Cardoza, went to New York with the great seal of the State in his pocket, to comply with the request of the financial agent. On one occasion three men met at the agent's office, counsellors and advisers of the financial agent of South Carolina, Scott, of Ohio; Parker, the swindler of New Hampshire, Bowen, the god of the Cooper River negroes, and the vote broker, Henly. These, and such as these, sat in council with the financial agent of the State; gave their counsel; determined about the disposal of the money which might be raised, and, doubtless, broke many a vulgar jest upon the misery of the State which they presumed to represent. I dwell upon this matter because I feel that a bare recital of events can never tell but a portion of the truth. It was not a sentiment which led the Carolinians to support the Demo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Wee Nee volunteers of Williamsburg District, South Carolina, in the First (Hagood's) regiment. (search)
a, and went to the city, in obedience to orders received the previous week, for the purpose of taking my seat as a member of a court-martial. I went in the cart which belonged to the post, and was driven by Private Garner to the camp of the regiment, commanded by Colonel L. M. Keitt. After a soldier's breakfast with the Colonel and my friend, Dantzler, who had left the First regiment and been promoted to be Lieutenant-Colonel, these gentlemen kindly sent a detail of men to row me across Cooper river to Charleston. Their camp was almost opposite White Point. Colonel J. Foster Marshall was president of the court, Captain J. M. Perrin, of Gregg's old regiment, who had been my much esteemed friend in the Fort Sumter campaign, now a captain in Colonel Marshall's regiment, was judge advocate. Colonel J. M. Gadberry, Major Edward Manigault, Major——White, and Captain J. V. Glover were members of the court. The court sat at the Military Hall, on Wentworth street, in the room usually occup
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