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beneath a clouded sky. Every one was busy with preparations for landing, —writing letters, packing knapsacks, and rolling blankets. Running below Hilton Head, a pilot came alongside in a boat rowed by contrabands, and took the vessel back into Port Royal, completing a voyage at 1 P. M., which was without accident or death to mar its recollection. Colonel Shaw, personally reporting to General Hunter, was ordered to proceed to Beaufort and disembark. On that day General Hunter wrote the following letter:— headquarters Department of the South, Hilton Head, Port Royal, S. C., June 3, 1863. His Excellency, Governor Andrew, Massachusetts. Governor,—I have the honor to announce that the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts (colored) troops, Colonel Shaw commanding, arrived safely in this harbor this afternoon and have been sent to Port Royal Island. The regiment had an excellent passage, and from the appearance of the men I doubt not that this command will yet win a reputation and place in h<
t Brig.-Gen. William Birney with some sixteen hundred men to make the attempt. He landed at the mouth of Mosquito Creek on May 25, advancing about six miles in the evening. The naval vessels landed a force to co-operate on Johassie Island. The steamer Boston, on which were Colonel Montgomery and the Thirty-fourth United States Colored Troops, ran aground and was fired upon by the enemy with artillery, compelling her abandonment and destruction by fire. General Birney's force retired to Port Royal on the 27th. Maj.-Gen. John G. Foster, a distinguished officer, who graduated from West Point in 1846, took command of the Department May 26. He was no stranger there, for in April, 1861, he was the engineer officer at Moultrie and Sumter, and in January, 1862, brought a large part of the Eighteenth Corps to South Carolina. Throughout the Civil War he suffered from a wound received in Mexico. As Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper was detailed for courtmartial duty and Captain Emilio as judg
nemy in maintaining his own lines by simultaneously attacking several points. It was hoped that the Charleston and Savannah Railroad might be cut, and a nearer and better position gained in front of the city. Brig.-Gen. Wm. Birney, ordered to Port Royal from Florida with a brigade of colored troops, was to ascend the North Edisto and destroy the railroad at Adam's Run. General Hatch with two brigades was to land at Seabrook Island, cross to John's Island, and be at the ferry near Rantowle's Brons were made, and the boats transported across the island in accordance with specific instructions; but in transit, without proper means, they were so damaged as to make their use impracticable, and the expedition necessarily impossible. At Port Royal three brigades of troops embarked on transports and sailed for the Edisto on the evening of July 1, arriving early on the 2d. There General Hatch, with Saxton's and Davis's brigades, landing at Seabrook, crossed to John's Island at the Haulov
atter had telegraphed General Halleck from Kingston, Ga., November 11,— I would like to have Foster break the Charleston and Savannah Railroad about Pocotaligo about the 1st of December. A force of some five thousand men was gathered at Port Royal and organized as the Coast Division, under command of General Hatch. Gen. E. E. Potter's First Brigade was composed of the Fifty-sixth, One Hundred and Twentyseventh, One Hundred and Forty-fourth and One Hundred and Fifty-seventh New York, Twenieut. Lewis Reed; Company K, Lieutenant Leonard, commanding, and Lieut. Charles Jewett,—a force of twenty-one officers and 540 men. Captains T. L. Appleton and R. H. L. Jewett were on staff duty with General Hatch. A large fleet was ready at Port Royal, the decks of the transports crowded with troops; and the pier at Hilton Head was full of stores and men awaiting transportation. During the 28th Captain Pope's companies were transferred to the steamer Golden Gate, on which was Colonel Hartwe
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 13: operations about Pocotaligo. (search)
on foot, but cars laden with guns and ammunition ran the gauntlet of our fire over the rails. General Beauregard expected that Sherman would make an immediate advance, and directed Hardee to oppose his progress behind the large streams, and secretly to prepare for evacuating Charleston. Governor Magrath of South Carolina and the newspapers were frantically but fruitlessly calling upon all men to arm and defend the State. From Devaux's Neck, on the 28th, the Naval Brigade departed for Port Royal, where it disbanded two days later. A family of ten contrabands came in to us at Graham's on the 29th, reporting but few Confederates in our immediate front, and that they were taking up the railroad iron. Captain Tucker, the next day, with twenty men, went out on a scout, and exchanged shots with the enemy. The last day of the year was warm and springlike; but after sundown the temperature fell, ice formed, and large fires were found necessary for warmth. The chilly nights drove the of
E., 316. Plummer, A., 16. Plummer, Avery, Jr., 16. Pocotaligo, S. C., 238, 262, 263, 265, 266, 267, 269, 271, 272. Pocotaligo Bridge, 294. Pocotaligo River, 263, 267, 269, 274. Pocotaligo River (north), 293. Pocotaligo Swamp, 293. Pond and Duncklee, 16. Pontiac, gunboat, 237, 257. Pope, George, 34, 83, 90, 145, 164, 168, 234, 237, 239, 245, 246, 247, 248, 250, 263, 276, 285, 286, 288, 290, 291, 297, 301, 302, 303, 308, 309, 310, 311, 316,317. Pope plantation, 149. Port Royal, S. C., 36, 193, 207, 236, 237, 264. Port Royal Island, 266. Porter, Private, 152. Postley, James, 302. Potter, Edward E., 233, 236, 239, 241, 243, 250, 251, 255, 256, 259, 261, 275, 281, 283, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 298, 299, 300, 301, 303, 305, 306, 307, 308. Potter's Raid, 289,,308. Pratt, James A., 34, 81, 90, 93, 133, 176. Pratt, Wheelock, 122. Preble, George H., 236, 239. Presentation of flags, 24. Presentiments of death, 62, 67, 252. Presto, blockade runner,