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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
or troops, the Rhode Island Marine Artillery, with eight guns and one hundred and ten horses, commanded by Colonel Tompkins, passed through New York on their way to Washington; and the First Regiment of Infantry, twelve hundred strong, under Colonel Burnside, was ready to move. It was Rhode Island Marine Artillery. composed of many of the wealthier citizens of the State, and was accompanied to Washington by Governor Sprague, as Commander-in-chief of the forces of Rhode Island. Governor Binst Southern insurgents, See note 1, page 215. was most signally falsified. New York, as we shall observe presently, responded nobly to the call; and the neighboring inhabitants of New Jersey were so full of enthusiasm, that they became Burnside's riflemen. impatient of the seeming lukewarmness and tardiness of Governor Olden and others in authority. The Governor was so startled by the demonstrations of patriotism around him, that he ordered Company A of the City Battalion of Trenton,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
ery. The Second Brigade was commanded by Colonel Ambrose E. Burnside, of the Rhode Island Volunteers, and cons village, and the National flag, raised by some of Burnside's Rhode Islanders, soon occupied the place of a Cof-past 9, when the head of Hunter's column, led by Burnside, was crossing at Sudley Church, and the men were fpast 10 before the head of Hunter's column, led by Burnside, came in sight of Evans. The division had rested , poured a destructive fire upon the Nationals. Burnside called for help; and Colonel Andrew Porter, whose with his brigade, that the battle was directed by Burnside, who was ably assisted by Colonel Sprague, the youenaced by these on their right, heavily pressed by Burnside and Sykes on their center, and terribly galled by.s sent to annoy them on the right. The brigade of Burnside, whose ammunition had been nearly exhausted in thethe plateau and its slopes. There was no time for Burnside's rested brigade to come up, nor for Schenck's to