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Doc. 51.-a ten days cavalry scout. Report of Colonel Richard rush. headquarters Sixth Pennsylvania cavalry, New-Bridge, Va., May 31, 1862. I have the honor to report to you, as the Military Agent of the State of Pennsylvania, the active duty my regiment has been doing, knowing you would like to know what all your Pennsylvania regiments in the Army of the Potomac are doing in the way of active service. We were detached from the reserve brigade of cavalry, on the twenty-second May, by the order of General McClellan, to make a reconnoissance around and about the Pamunkey River, from Piping Tree Ferry to Hanover Town Ferry. We had three squadrons on picket at these ferries, and the balance of the regiment was used for scouting. We found on the twenty-third instant, the enemy were very strong at Hanover Court-House, and instantly sent word to Gen. Porter. Upon which information Gen. Porter ordered us to destroy all the ferries and bridges along the Pamunkey, which t
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 61.-operations of a rebel gunboat. (search)
Doc. 61.-operations of a rebel gunboat. The following is the report of Captain Fry to Major-General Hindman, detailing his operations on the White River from May twenty-second to June sixth. C. S. Gunboat Maurepas, Des Arc, Ark., June 6. General: I arrived at this place on the twenty-second ultimo, with a crew of less than ten men, exclusive of my firemen and coal-passers. It was absolutely necessary, if I proposed doing anything besides frightening the enemy, that I should have the cooperation of a land force, which, despite all my efforts, I was unable to obtain. One or two companies of cavalry would have sufficed if I could get no more; but the first colonel I could hear from concluded I was under his command, and ordered me to stay where I was until further orders. This order, of course, I disregarded; as, according to my judgment, no man under the rank of a Brigadier-General can possibly form a correct judgment of the contingencies governing the movements of a gunboat
fences Vicksburgh, Miss., May 18, 1862. S. Phillips Lee, U. S.N., Commanding Advance Naval Division: sir: Your communication of this date, addressed To the authorities of Vicksburgh, demanding the surrender of the city and its defences, has been received. In regard to the surrender of the defences, I have to reply that having been ordered here to hold these defences, it is my intention to do so as long as it is in my power. M. L. Smith, Brigadier-General Commanding --Mobile Advertiser, May 22. Doc. 112.-a case of rebel treachery. Firing upon a flag of truce, May 19. The following particulars are given by the Fortress Monroe correspondent of the Baltimore American: Another bad affair has occurred on the James River, resulting in the loss of a whole boat's crew and several officers of the gunboat Wachusett. It appears that on Saturday last, when the fleet, consisting of the Wachusett, Captain Smith, the Monitor, the Galena, the Port Royal, and Aroostook, anchored off C
s of Vicksburgh, and that you may have a full reply to said communication, I have to state that Mississippians don't know and refuse to learn how to surrender to an enemy. If Commodore Farragut or Brig.-Gen. Butler can teach them, let them come and try. As to the defences of Vicksburgh, I respectfully refer you to the reply of Brigadier-General Smith, commanding forces at Vicksburgh, herewith enclosed. Respectfully, James L. Autry, Military Governor and Commandant Post. headquarters defences Vicksburgh, Miss., May 18, 1862. S. Phillips Lee, U. S.N., Commanding Advance Naval Division: sir: Your communication of this date, addressed To the authorities of Vicksburgh, demanding the surrender of the city and its defences, has been received. In regard to the surrender of the defences, I have to reply that having been ordered here to hold these defences, it is my intention to do so as long as it is in my power. M. L. Smith, Brigadier-General Commanding --Mobile Advertiser, May 22.