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The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1865., [Electronic resource], Destruction of the steamer Schultz by the explosion of a torpedo. (search)
a torpedo. --On Friday afternoon last, the steamer Schultz, commanded by Captain D. J. Hill, was destroyed by running afoul of a torpedo in James river, between Cox's landing and Chaffin's bluff. Our contemporary of the Whig has been furnished with the following particulars of the unfortunate occurrence: "The Schultz had gone down in the morning to Cox's landing, in company with the steamer William Allison, for the purpose of bringing up a number of our expected returned prisoners of war, who were to have been received at that point. By a Providential interposition — in view of the subsequent catastrophe that befell the Schultz — our expected bratz and the Allison proceeded to return to Richmond — the Allison having a quantity of Yankee supplies aboard as freight. "When between two and three miles from Cox's, the bow of the Schultz struck a floating torpedo, causing the steamer to swing around and sink bow foremost, the stern protruding several feet above the surface <
and sent it around upon the other road, where he had arranged to have General Ames's division of the Twenty-fourth corps meet them and march together, to come in upon the north side of the fort, the only place at which the enemy could escape. General Cox had provided himself in advance with competent guides to conduct his column by the intricate roads leading through this part of the country; and by the middle of the afternoon he was in motion, with Cockrell's battery of Rodman's guns. --He haavorite Southern air, "Who's been here while I've been gone." Three prisoners, who were captured during the advance of our men, represented that the enemy had been re-enforced during the night. But we do not know that this is correct. General Cox was soon engaged with the rebel pickets, who, no doubt, sent word to General Hagood of his advance upon the rear of his work. The combined movement had the effect to so demoralize them that they concluded to abandon the work — which they d
The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
d rebellion and confiscate the property of rebels, approved July 17, 1862, as prohibits the forfeiture of the real estate of rebels beyond their natural lives, be repealed, this act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Mr. Cox (Opposition), of Ohio, moved to lay the bill on the table. There was a tie vote on the motion of Mr. Cox, when the Speaker of the House gave his casting vote in the negative. The bill was then passed by yeas, 72; nays, 71. The casMr. Cox, when the Speaker of the House gave his casting vote in the negative. The bill was then passed by yeas, 72; nays, 71. The case of Captain John Y. Beall. The New York Herald contains the following about Captain John Y. Beall, whose murder is contemplated by the Federal authorities: The execution of Captain Beall, the alleged rebel spy, is positively fixed for to day. The gallows upon which the unfortunate man will be compelled to expiate his guilt was sent over to Governor's island yesterday by order of General Dix, and everything was in readiness to carry out the extreme penalty of the law. The impression that
. S. Grant, City Point: Our troops entered Wilmington on the morning of the 22d instant. After the evacuation of Fort Anderson, General Schofield directed Cox to follow its garrison towards Wilmington, while Terry followed Hoke on the east side of the river. The latter took up a new line, four miles from Wilmington, but was so closely pressed by Terry that he could send no troops to the west side. On that side the rebels made a stand behind Town creek, but on the 20th, Cox crossed his troops below them on a flatboat, attacked them in the rear and routed them, taking two guns and three hundred prisoners. On the 21st, Cox pushed to the BrunswiCox pushed to the Brunswick river, opposite Wilmington, where the bridges were on fire, and on his arrival the rebels began burning the cotton and rosin in the city, and left it that night. Our captures, including Fort Anderson, amount to about seven hundred prisoners and thirty guns. Citizens state that the rebels burned one thousand bales of co
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
iffs and boats, and in these and on rafts hastily constructed, the skirmishers of General Casement were soon across the river, almost before their commanding officers were aware of the good news of the evacuation of the city. The main body of General Cox's column was unable to get over immediately, owing to the want of transportation; otherwise, it would have been doubtful which general of the parallel columns would have had the honor of first occupying the city. As it was, the troops ofazza, porch and window as the stream of glistening bayonets and travel-stained blue uniforms poured through the streets of Wilmington. It well repaid the bloody charge at Fisher, and obliterated the memory of the repulse of Christmas. Major-General Cox has been appointed Military Governor of Wilmington and its vicinity. The One Hundred and Fourth Ohio veteran volunteers, Colonel Steel's brigade, has been detailed as the provost-guard of the city, and the commanding officer, Lieutenant
o communicate concerning movements in the field was up to Friday afternoon, the 10th. Some of the heaviest fighting there has been since the corps commanded by General Cox reached the vicinity of Kinston occurred on Friday. The rebels had evidently learned that General Couch, with a portion of the Twenty-third corps, was not far off, and would soon joint Cox; and it urged them to extraordinary desperation. They charged again and again upon our works, making ten or a dozen separate charges through the day. Generally they spent their fury upon the left, but some of the time they would charge upon the entire line, vainly hoping that the momentum of so large a body would break down everything. Friday night and Saturday morning Couch's forces came up from towards Wilmington, and effected a junction with Cox, which gave us an advantage, of course, of which the rebels were not slow to become informed. So they at once began to fall back, abandoning all further opposition this si
General Lee at the Battle of Spotsylvania, and General Jackson in One of His Valley Fights, with his staff around him, are the subjects of two fine paintings, which are to be raffled, on Christmas night, at the Ladies' Fair at the Union Hill Methodist Church. The former is by Captain Cox, of General Lee's staff; and both are represented to be very fine. It is related that Rhodes's division, being cut off from the remainder of his corps on the 11th of May, 1864, General Lee appeared before Gordon's men, and taking their banner in his hand, said to them: "Men, that point must be carried. Rhodes is cut off, and we must get him out! I'll lead you myself!" One of the men stepped out from the ranks and implored the General to stay back, representing to him that his life was too dear to his soldiers and his countrymen to be thrown away. The old Chieftain was led off by one of his staff officers, with tears in his eyes. The charge was led by Gordon. The history of it and it
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