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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Electrical torpedoes as a system of defence. (search)
ate States Navy. New York Hotel, New York, May, 1874. I have but recently returned from South America, and had an opportunity of reading two works on torpedoes, or submarine mines; one by Major R. H. Stotherd, R. E., and the other by Commander Fisher, R. N. It is now nine years since the close of our civil war, and considering how rapidly things change in this fast age, and that we too must soon pass away, it is about time at least to commence to vindicate the truth of history; for muations for the purposes above named. The works of Major Stotherd, R. E., particularly the last edition, are valuable alike to the general reader, the officer of whatever service of his country, and to the young torpedoist; whilst those of Commander Fisher are rather elementary and wanting in practical information to be sure; but both of those authors would doubtless have it inferred that to England belongs the merit, whatever it amounts to, of having devised, without material assistance, an e
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of Fort Morgan--reports of General R. L. Page. (search)
n set on fire in several places by shells, and burned until it was consumed. The report made to me now was that the casemates which had been rendered as safe as possible for the men, some had been breached, others partially (Captains Johnston, Fisher and Hughes informed me that another shot on them would bring down the walls of their company quarters), so that a resumption of the severe fire from the enemy would in all likelihood inflict great loss of life, there being no bombproof in the forn artillery, Major J. T. Gee commanding, and of Captain Cothran's company, Twenty-first Alabama, I give my thanks for their promptness and alacrity in every duty; and to Colonel A. J. Jackson, commanding First Tennessee, and Captains Johnston and Fisher and their brave companies of that regiment, for very efficient service. To Captain C. H. Smith, A. A. G., and Captain R. T. Thom, A. I. G., for prompt performance of all their duties, I am under obligations; and to my aide-de-camp, Lieutenant
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence and fall of Fort Fisher. (search)
as to keep him engaged and closely observed. Whilst this was going on I started one thousand of our best men, who had defended forts at Charleston, to reinforce Fisher, and, as I considered the garrison there already as sufficient, being 2,000 strong, I ordered about 600 less reliable troops to come out, considering it an unneceine across the peninsula from Cape Fear river to the sea, facing Wilmington, so as to protect our rear from attack while we should be engaged in operating against Fisher. * * * Shortly before 5 o'clock, leaving Abbott's brigade to cover our stores, the troops were put in motion. On arriving at it, the pond was found to be a sand-he enemy engaged. General Bragg continues: While this was going on I started one thousand of our best men who had defended forts at Charleston to reinforce Fisher, and as I considered the garrison there already as sufficient, being two thousand strong, I ordered about six hundred less reliable troops to come out, considerin
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the First battle of Manassas. (search)
eplied in a loud voice, I am Colonel Smith of the Forty-ninth Virginia Volunteers. To which Colonel Fisher promptly replied, and I am Colonel Fisher of the Sixth North Carolina, all I ask is to be puColonel Fisher of the Sixth North Carolina, all I ask is to be put in position, and Colonel Falkner then said, and I am Colonel Falkner of the Second Mississippi, but from the distance he was from me, I heard him imperfectly, yet understood him to say that he was r to stand my ground, cost what it might, when, to my great relief, the Sixth North Carolina, Colonel Fisher, and the Second Mississippi, Colonel Falkner, came up from the direction of the Lewis house,s on the enemy's guns and to have suffered severely. It was on this charge, I presume, that Colonel Fisher was killed, as he fell some one hundred and fifty yards in advance of his original line of bded to see what it meant. On my way I encountered an officer lying dead. I was told it was Colonel Fisher, of the Sixth North Carolina, who was killed in a charge as I have previously described. Pa
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 17: Gettysburg: second day (search)
between Little Round Top, which was the left flank of the Federal line, and the Peach Orchard on the Emmitsburg road. In the disputed arena was a wheat field nearly surrounded by woods on the west of Plum Run, here running south through marshy ground. The tide of battle rolled back and forth across this field several times, and when Ayres's regulars were driven back and pursued, Sykes ordered forward his last division, Crawford's, called the Pa. Reserves, two brigades under McCandless and Fisher. Crawford formed in two lines, the second massed on the first, and his report thus describes the scene as he approached it:— Our troops in front, after a determined resistance, unable to withstand the force of the enemy, fell back, and some finally gave way. The plain to my front was covered with fugitives from all divisions, who rushed through my lines and along the road to the rear. Fragments of regiments came in disorder, and without their arms, and for a moment all seemed lost. Th
y in our possession. The greater part of Ricketts's and Griffin's batteries were captured, with a flag of the 1st Michigan regiment, Sackson's brigade. Many were the deeds of valor accomplished during this part of the day; but many, also, the irreparable losses the Confederacy had now to mourn. The heroic Bee fell, mortally wounded, at the head of the 4th Alabama; so did the intrepid Bartow, while leading the 7th Georgia. Colonel Thomas, of General Johnston's staff, was killed; so was Colonel Fisher, whose regiment—as gallant as its leader—was terribly shattered. Withers's 18th regiment of Cocke's brigade, with Hampton's Legion, followed the charge, and captured several rifled pieces, which were instantly turned against the enemy with effect. While the Federal troops had been driven back on our right, across the turnpike and beyond Young's Branch, the woods on our left yet swarmed with them. Just then arrived, most opportunely, Kershaw's 2d and Cash's 8th South Carolina regim
tant, the promising life of Bartow, while leading the 7th Georgia regiment, was quenched in blood. Colonel F. I. Thomas, Acting Chief of Ordnance of General Johnston's staff, after gallant conduct and most efficient service, was also slain. Colonel Fisher, 6th North Carolina, likewise fell, after soldierly behavior, at the head of his regiment, with ranks greatly thinned. Withers's 18th regiment, of Cocke's brigade, had come up in time to follow this charge, and, in conjunction with Hamptonn the death of General Barnard E. Bee the Confederacy has sustained an irreparable loss, for, with great personal bravery and coolness, he possessed the qualities of an accomplished soldier, and an able, reliable commander. Colonels Bartow and Fisher, and Lieutenant-Colonel Johnston of Hampton's Legion, in the fearless command of their men, gave earnest of great usefulness to the service, had they been spared to complete a career so brilliantly begun. Besides the field-officers already menti
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 1: from Massachusetts to Virginia. (search)
en the Governor applied to me to receive the Andrew Light guard, --a company raised in Salem by the then Captain Cogswell; as it will add, writes the Governor, to the completion of your command, to aid which I shall always be happy. On the ninth of May the Governor applied to me for an appointment for Dr. R. H. Salter, as surgeon; adding, If I were selecting a regiment, he is the man of all others I should choose as surgeon of a regiment; and again, May 16, in a letter to me introducing Mr. Fisher and Major Ayer, of Medway, the latter of whom had seventyone men on his rolls. This company, discarding their own elected officers, took those I designated, and became Company E of the Second Regiment. And again, on the same day, May 16, I received another letter written for the Governor by an officer of his staff, in which Governor Andrew applies to me to take into my regiment two German companies enlisted in Boston, then being supported by Mr. Urbino and others of their countrymen, wh
24; II, 43, 228. Felu, Charles, I, 279, 280; II, 12, 173. Female Poets of America, I, 17, 131. Fenn, Mr., II, 181. Fenollosa, II, 169. Fern, Fanny, II, 48. Ferney, I, 22, 23. Ferrette, Bishop, I, 353. Fessenden, W. P., I, 239. Fichte, J. G., I, 196, 197, 250, 252, 253, 255-59, 263, 286, 287, 298. Field, Mrs. D. D., I, 134. Field, John, I, 227. Field, Kate, II, 48. Fields, Annie, II, 187, 228, 299, 317, 344, 378. Fields, J. T., I, 137, 143, 262. Fisher, Dr., I, 113, 114. Fiske, John, I, 312, 344. Fitch, Mr., II, 376. Fitch, Clyde, II, 354. Fitz, Mr., II, 62. Five of Clubs, I, 74, 110, 128; II, 74. Flibbertigibbet, II, 144, 145, 367. Florence, I, 175. Florida, II, 268. Flower, Constance, II, 168. Flynt, Baker, II, 230. Foley, Margaret, I, 227, 237. Forbes, John, II, 279. Forbes, John M., II, 109, 177. Foresti, Felice, I, 94, 104. Fort Independence, I, 346. Forum, II, 182. Foster, L. S., I, 24
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
t. The streets are empty and still, the shops all shut, and it seems like a perpetual Sunday. These were the last lines he wrote before his illness. He and Dr. Fisher, in whom he found a most congenial coadjutor, appreciated very highly the extraordinary opportunities for surgical and anatomical study that the condition of th as he had told a medical friend, he feared he should not escape in the spring. For several days he wandered in his mind, talking about the experiments he and Dr. Fisher had in hand, or imagining himself on the battle-field. The day that he died was the critical one. . . . .A violent cannonade from the Rebel batteries, nearer a funeral services were held there at the request of the regiment. The final interment took place at Mount Auburn on the 1st of May following. His assistant, Dr. Fisher, wrote:— I cannot but think that the anxiety and fatigue of his assiduous and unremitting labors for the regiment, which he had previously borne so well,
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