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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New Jersey Volunteers. (search)
Division, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1861. 3rd Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. Service. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Expedition to Lower Maryland November 3-11, 1861. At Meridian Hill till December, and near Budd's Ferry, Md., till April, 1862. Seizure of Cockpit Point March 10. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula April 5-8. Siege of Yorktown April 10-May 5. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1. Duty near Seven Pines till June 25. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Action at Oak Grove, near Seven Pines, June 25. Savage Station June 29. Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 15. Movement to Centreville August 15-26. Pope's Campaign in N
ksdale with his regiment, two pieces of artillery and some cavalry, as a rear guard near Leesburg, and Hunton, with his Eighth Virginia and two pieces of artillery, on the south bank of Sycolin creek, 3 miles from Leesburg, and sending his cavalry well to the front toward Alexandria. The weather was stormy and very cold. The attention of the Federal commander was now turned to operations on the Potomac river, below Washington, as the Confederate batteries, located at Freestone point, Cockpit point, Shipping point at the mouth of the Quantico, and at the mouth of Aquia creek, were a standing menace to the navigation of that river to and from Washington. On October 22d a detachment of the Seventy-second New York was sent to construct intrenchments at Budd's ferry, opposite the Confederate battery at Shipping point, and to report on the Confederate batteries along the Potomac; he also constructed earthworks for batteries opposite Evansport. On the 28th the Confederate battery near
rial difference shown between these and the accounts already published, with the exception that the story of the losses on both sides is discredited. No reliable intelligence as to the losses had been received. The victory of the Confederates, however, was complete. From the Potomac. The Fredericksburg Recorder says that the steamer fired into by Smith's battery, on Tuesday, sunk that night at Yates's bar, 18 miles below Aquia Creek, and that Walker has disabled two ships near Cockpit Point, and has them in a fix. Call for more troops in Tennessee. Intelligence from Nashville, says the Memphis Avalanche, advises us that Gov. Harrison obedience to Gen. Johnston's requisition, has called out the reserve of thirty thousand troops from this State, for the raising of which the Legislature made provision by special enactment last May. This is another evidence of the energy with which military matters are being pushed in the Mississippi valley under the new regime, a
Indian cotton from England. The steamship Persia, on her recent trip to this port, brought 250 bales of this cotton, consigned to this order. The staple is much shorter than American cotton, but the fibres are said to be as fine as ours. Capt. Chadsey, of the steam transport Albany, arrived there yesterday from Washington, reports that he was stopped at Indian Head by the flotilla to await the darkness of the night to pass a rebel battery of four guns, erected on a high point of land on the Virginia shore, known as Cockpit point. This battery was firing into every vessel that attempted to pass. The surveyor seized yesterday the ship Grotto, just arrived from England, with a general cargo, while lying off quarantine. One-eighth of this vessel is owned by Brigham & Kelley, Savannah, Ga., and the remainder by residents of Maine. The trial of the officers and crew of the privateer Savannah will take place on Wednesday. The prisoners are still confined in the Tombs.
y, Robert Leslie, and another, name not given, went down the river last night to give assistance to any vessels coming up; but inconsequence of the bright moonlight, and afterwards of the thick fog, they were ordered not to attempt to pass the batteries. It is thought no vessels passed the rebel batteries up or down last night. Firing was heard from the batteries about midnight, but the cause is unknown. There are indications that the rebels are erecting prominent batteries at Cockpit Point and at Freestone Point. Considerable bodies of rebels were seen hard at work at these points yesterday. Twenty-six vessels are known to have run the batteries night before last. It is believed that vessels drawing not more than eight feet of water can hug the Mary- land shore sufficiently to escape harm from the rebel batteries. The only steamers now at the Navy-Yard are the Dawn, Hetzell, Anacosta, and Cœur de Lion. From the Upper Potomac. Washington, Oct. 1
eplied, and threw three shells across the river, two of which passed over the point and fell in the water at the mouth of the Quantico, the third exploding in the air, doing no damage. Later in the day small parties of the enemy were soon upon the banks of the river, but never in sufficient numbers to attract fire. The attempt at entrenching was not renewed. At present the river is very clear of ships, none being in sight except a few tugs and a tow steamer, all in the vicinity of Cockpit Point. They lay at anchor in the middle of the stream, and for some time have not changed position. The attempt to run the gauntlet of the batteries is rarely made except by night, and then by steamers who pass hastily by close under the opposite shore.--They rarely escape a shot, however. The prospect of a fight at this point still continues good, although the enemy has made no decided advance. Heintzieman's division, consisting of some 4,000 men, are five miles north of Occoquan, an
Northern news items. From the New York Herald's news summary, of the 4th inst., we extract the following: A fight occurred on the 2d instant between the Union gun-boats Yankee and Anacostia, of the Potomac flotilia, and the rebel battery at Cockpit Point. The missiles from the rifled gun of the battery struck the Yankee, doing but small damage. Several of the projectiles from the gun- boats took effect in the midst of the battery. The news from the Point of Rocks is not particularly important. The rebels sent a body of cavalry, two hundred strong, on a foraging expedition in the neighborbood of Bolivar. They were saluted by a few shells from the Parrott guns belonging to a section of Col. Knapp's Union artillery, which made them move off rapidly in a contrary direction to that intended by them. Five thousand rebels were reviewed at Leesburg yesterday. The news from Kentucky is very important. The rebels, under Generals Johnston and Buckner, have destroyed a
House upon the pass of the Speaker. All other visitors must exhibit a pass from the Marshal. This regulation has found much objection among the radical agitators, and was the occasion of a severe attack upon the Marshal by Senator Grimes in the Senate to-day. Activity of the Confederate batteries on the lower Potomac. Washington, Jan. 14. --A bout 8 o'clock last night, as the Reliance was running down to rejoin the lower flotilla, fire was opened on her by the batteries at Cockpit Point. After ten rounds had been fired, these batteries ceased, the Reliance having run out of range. Shortly after the batteries lower down opened, and kept up a brisk cannonade until near 9 o'clock Thirty-eight rounds in all were fired. The wind was from the northward, which prevented us from hearing the report the guns, but the flashes from the mussiest were very vivid and incessant. We saw several of the shelled burst in the air, some over on the Maryland shore, and others apparently o
g. Lively operations on the lower Potomac. Washington, Jan. 15, --The Heralds Potomac river correspondent reports that the Reliance was sent down on Monday night to protect two schooners that were fired at by the upper battery at Cockpit Point on their way down. Her presence probably prevented the Page from coming out of Quantico creek and pouncing upon them. Sometime before daylight yesterday morning, as the Wyandank was coming out of Mattawoman creek, a steamer with a walking ba threw the dirt right over the soldiers that manned the batteries at Budd's Ferry. I have just been on board the Yankee, where I was told by Mr. Ely that on the boat returning to the Yankee last evening, a shot from the upper battery at Cockpit Point came so close to the boat as to splash the water into her. The evacuation of Romney by the Yankees. From the Wheeling (Va.) Intelligencer, of the 14th inst., we obtain the following particulars of the last evacuation of Romney by the
above statements in proof of my assertion that the officer in question has evinced military ability in his career as a commander. The trip of the War steamer Pensacola down the Potomac. Washington, Jan. 13. --Acting Master J. H. Avery, commanding the Pusey, which accompanied the Pensacola on her trip down the Potomac, returned to-day. He reports that the Pensacola was not hit by any of the shot or shell from the rebel batteries, and did not fire a gun. After having passed Cockpit Point, two shots were fired at her, but they fell in the wake of the sloop.--A breast of Shipping Point and Evansport, 30 shots were fired by the rebels, principally shells from 32-pounders. They passed from 30 to 60 feet above the surface of the water, and flew in almost every direction, without hitting the Pensacola — she making 11 knots an hour. The last shell was fired when she was about a mile and a half below the battery. It passed above the mizzentop, and through the main and for
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