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Fort Moultrie (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
the State that had been organized under acts of the legislature began to offer their services to the governor, and many new companies were formed even in December, 1860. As the convention was to meet January 16, 1861, all acts savoring of State independence would normally have been postponed until after the result of its deliberations should be announced. But in the latter part of December the fears of the people of Georgia were aroused by the action of the United States garrison of Fort Moultrie in abandoning that exposed position and taking possession of Fort Sumter, where, isolated from land approach and nearer the open sea, reinforcements and provisions might be expected and resistance made to the demand of the State for the relinquishment of its territory. On the Georgia coast there were two United States forts, Jackson and Pulaski, near Savannah. One of these, Fort Pulaski, was situated (similarly to Sumter) at the mouth of the Savannah river, on Tybee Roads. It could be
Olustee (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
been completed when active hostilities began, and the companies formed were consolidated in one regiment, and turned over to the Confederate States government with the title of the First regiment Georgia regulars. Of this regiment, Charles J. Williams was commissioned colonel, March 5, 1861. The First regulars served for some time in Virginia in Toombs', then in Gen. George T. Ander-son's brigade, and after Fredericksburg, were on duty most of the time in the department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. They fought in the brigade of George P. Harrison at Olustee, later at Charleston; under Col. Richard A. Wayne were in Maj.-Gen. L. McLaws' division of Hardee's command at Savannah, November 20, 1864, and participated in the campaign of the Carolinas in 1865 in Harrison's brigade, in the division commanded, first by McLaws, and at the time of Johnston's surrender, by Maj.-Gen. E. S. Walthall. The first colonel of the regiment, C. J. Williams, died in the early part of 1862.
Pulaski, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
land approach and nearer the open sea, reinforcements and provisions might be expected and resistance made to the demand of the State for the relinquishment of its territory. On the Georgia coast there were two United States forts, Jackson and Pulaski, near Savannah. One of these, Fort Pulaski, was situated (similarly to Sumter) at the mouth of the Savannah river, on Tybee Roads. It could be supplied with troops and munitions from the sea with little risk, and once properly manned and equipounting one tier of guns in casemates and one in barbette. The gorge face was covered by a demi-lune of good relief, arranged for one tier of guns in barbette, and was also provided with a ditch. The marshy formation, Cockspur island, on which Pulaski stood, was surrounded by broad channels of deep water, and the only near approach to it, on ground of tolerable firmness, was along a narrow strip of shifting sand on Tybee island. The people of Savannah, familiar with the situation, thought
Milledgeville (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
convention of the people, and the appropriation of $1,000,000 for defense. A convention of military companies, presided over by John W. Anderson, assembled at Milledgeville, November 10, 1860, and adopted a resolution to the effect that, Georgia can no longer remain in the Union consistently with her safety and best interest. Thmpulse was very properly checked, pending the action of the State convention. By act of the legislature, a sovereign convention had been summoned to meet at Milledgeville on January 6, 1861, to decide upon the action to be taken by the State of Georgia. Among the delegates were some of the ablest men that Georgia has produced. nd independent. As soon as the result was announced to the great throng assembled outside, the people applauded, the cannon thundered a salute, and that night Milledgeville was brilliantly illuminated. Similar demonstrations occurred in all the large towns and cities of the State. Having resumed its original position as a sove
Cockspur Island (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
et above high water, mounting one tier of guns in casemates and one in barbette. The gorge face was covered by a demi-lune of good relief, arranged for one tier of guns in barbette, and was also provided with a ditch. The marshy formation, Cockspur island, on which Pulaski stood, was surrounded by broad channels of deep water, and the only near approach to it, on ground of tolerable firmness, was along a narrow strip of shifting sand on Tybee island. The people of Savannah, familiar with tnce; from the Savannah Guards, Capt. John Screven, and from the Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Capt. Francis S. Bartow, whose brilliant eloquence had been devoted to the cause of separation. This force, numbering 134 men, was carried by boat to Cockspur island on the morning of the 3d, and the occupation was effected without resistance from the few men in the works, who were allowed to continue in their quarters without duress. The militia under Colonel Lawton immediately hoisted a State flag—a r
Savannah (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ifting sand on Tybee island. The people of Savannah, familiar with the situation, thought they wernor Brown, being advised of the situation at Savannah, and of the probability that Pulaski and Jackg the First volunteer regiment of Georgia, at Savannah, which opens with these words, deserving quotiastic rivalry among the militia companies at Savannah for the honor of this service. Colonel Lawtocelebrated with great fervor by the people of Savannah, and public meetings held at various other pl with my knowledge of large reinforcements at Savannah and Atlanta ready to come up by rail at a momd out of the State by water, to New York, via Savannah. Joseph E. Brown, Governor and Commander-r two later, Col. A. R. Lawton, in command at Savannah, under instructions from the governor demande notified, informally, that Forts Pulaski and Jackson had been occupied by the troops of the State journment on January 29th to meet in March at Savannah, authorized the equipment of two regiments, t[8 more...]
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
, you will stipulate for honorable terms and a free passage by water with your company to New York. J. Holt, Secretary of War. To have resisted such a force, then ready to attack me, with my knowledge of large reinforcements at Savannah and Atlanta ready to come up by rail at a moment's warning, would have been desperation in my weak position. I therefore directed my adjutant to address and convey the following note in reply to the governor's demand: Headquarters Augusta Arsenal, Januas filled the eyes of those who witnessed the scene. Walker began here an honorable career in the Confederate cause, became a major-general, was distinguished for his reckless daring, and finally gave his life in the great battle on the hills of Atlanta. Elzey also entered the Confederate service as soon as circumstances permitted, and was one of the most distinguished representatives of Maryland in the army of Northern Virginia. His cool and intrepid action on the field of First Manassas won
Colorado (Colorado, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
Colonel Craig I believe to be wholly unauthorized by the war department. It was injudicious and impolitic, added much to the excitement in Augusta, and was very nigh producing serious difficulties in this quarter, the people believing it to be a reinforcement to my command. I had no previous knowledge of it whatever. On January 23d, Governor Brown, accompanied by his aide-de-camp, Hon. Henry R. Jackson, who had experienced military life as a colonel of a Georgia regiment in Mexico, and Col. William Phillips, visited Captain Elzey and made a verbal request that he withdraw his command from the State. Upon that officer's refusal, Col. Alfred Cumming, commanding the Augusta battalion of militia, was ordered to put his force in readiness for action to support the governor's demand. An official report succinctly describing an event of great importance at that period of the State's history, was made by Captain Elzey to Col. Samuel Cooper, adjutant-general of the United States army
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 1
Georgia were aroused by the action of the United States garrison of Fort Moultrie in abandoning thtory. On the Georgia coast there were two United States forts, Jackson and Pulaski, near Savannah.rd held the rank of major-general in the Confederate States service, having been notified of the movse they were a menace to its freedom. The United States property within the State was a question fiers in arms, subject to the orders of the United States, must be withdrawn. The arsenal, situat between the State of Georgia and the United States of America. He begs to refer you to the fact thrgia has assumed against your post and the United States an attitude of war. His summons is harsh a between the State of Georgia and the United States of America. (5) The troops to have unobstructedte of Georgia, as military engineer of the United States, but does not include any lighthouse prope in one regiment, and turned over to the Confederate States government with the title of the First r[5 more...]
Mexico (Mexico, Mexico) (search for this): chapter 1
he part of Colonel Craig I believe to be wholly unauthorized by the war department. It was injudicious and impolitic, added much to the excitement in Augusta, and was very nigh producing serious difficulties in this quarter, the people believing it to be a reinforcement to my command. I had no previous knowledge of it whatever. On January 23d, Governor Brown, accompanied by his aide-de-camp, Hon. Henry R. Jackson, who had experienced military life as a colonel of a Georgia regiment in Mexico, and Col. William Phillips, visited Captain Elzey and made a verbal request that he withdraw his command from the State. Upon that officer's refusal, Col. Alfred Cumming, commanding the Augusta battalion of militia, was ordered to put his force in readiness for action to support the governor's demand. An official report succinctly describing an event of great importance at that period of the State's history, was made by Captain Elzey to Col. Samuel Cooper, adjutant-general of the United
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