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The Daily Dispatch: February 5, 1864., [Electronic resource], Successes in North Carolina--defeat of the enemy at Newbern — capture of prisoners. (search)
nd of small arms, 4 ambulances, 3 wagons, animals, a quantity of clothing, camp and prison equipage, and 2 flags. Commander Wood, C. S. N., captured and destroyed the U. S. gunboat Underwriter. Our loss was 35 killed and wounded. [Signed.] G. E.Pickett. Major Gen. Commanding. We regret to learn that in the earliest part of this engagement Col. Henry N. Shaw, of the 8th North Carolina was shot through its head and killed by the enemy's pickets. He was in command at Roanoke Island when that past fell, and was a member from North Carolina in the old U. S. Congress. His tray arrived at Weldon Wednesday. The following official telegram notes another success in North Carolina. The year is decidedly opening on our side: Wilmington, Feb. 4. To General S. On the 2d instant Gen. Martin, with the 17th and and Col. Jackson's command from Kenansas the railroad at Shepherdsville, driving enemy from their works at Newport Barracks and Newport river. W.
Killed. --Col. Henry M. Shaw, of the 8th N. C. regiment, was shot through the head by the enemy's pickets at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning, in an advice towards Newbern. His body arrived at Weldom on Wednesday morning. He was in command to Roanoke Island when it fell and was formerly a member of Congress from North Carolina.
inston, N. C., Feb. 7. Just where the Trent river joins its waters with the Neuse, situated on a point of land which borders either stream, lies the little town of Newbern, a place of some note in North Carolina. Soon after the fall of Roanoke Island, on the 14th day of February, 1862, it fell into the hands of the Yankees, since which time it has been in their possession and has been the seat of some of their most important military operations. Immediately after occupation extensive forrty arrived, except, alas! the four poor fellows left behind. To close, I will say the "Underwriter" was a large side-wheel steamer, formerly a New York ocean tug boat, but was commissioned in September, 1861. She fired the first gun at Roanoke Island; had engines at 800 horse power, the largest the Yankees have taken across Hatteras swash; mounted four guns--two large 8-inch shell guns, one 12 pound rifle, and one 12 pound howitzer.--The steamer was one of the purchases of Morgan, brother
The Daily Dispatch: April 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], The "Rebellion" not to be Crushed by "Mere Weight." (search)
lect of this very simple principle that we have hitherto failed to destroy the rebel armies. Organization is necessary, men are necessary, and material is necessary; but concentration and concerted action are more necessary than all. Enough men have been assembled at Washington city, under the orders of the President, to have gone to Richmond over every armed man in the Confederacy; but instead of concentrating there a sufficient force for the purpose, that great strength has been dissipated in useless efforts all along the Atlantic coast. We have had Hatteras expeditions and Big Bethel, Roanoke Island and Florida campaigns; Port Royal has been taken, and Fort Pulaski, and there have been sieges of Charleston, and all to no purpose, except to murder men; and all this effort, with the effort wasted in the Shenandoah valley, added to even the very worst of our advances against Richmond, must have taken that city. All the effort made in the East has failed for want of concentration.
The Daily Dispatch: April 22, 1864., [Electronic resource], Capture of Plymouth, N. C.--Twenty-five hundred prisoners and thirty pieces of artillery taken. (search)
Edenton is no longer a safe place for Yankees. Albemarle Sound communicates with the Pamlico Sound, which became so well known to newspaper readers in studying Burnside's expedition and his capture of the towns and Islands of the sound. Roanoke Island is the point of division between the two sounds. We cannot anticipate the course of the gunboat thus new let loose, nor of the Confederate movement of which we suppose this Plymouth triumph is only a part. We may well imagine that a staunch gunboat of light draft and guns of large calibre, once past Roanoke Island, could initiate a grand ball on the amber hued waters of the Pamlico.--The transports employed there by the Yankees to serve the wants and purposes of their garrisons at Newbern and elsewhere, would be as much terrified by her appearance among them as would be a school of fat, delicate panfish on discovering a shark in their midst busily engaged in gulping them down. Newbern, on the Neuse river, near the point of it
as Plymouth well fortified, and pronounces it impregnable. In front of the town are stationed several of our gunboats. They have done good service, and will continue to do more. The gunboats have had to stand already much of the brunt of the engagement. The fire of the rebel artillery has been directed on them, and it is said that on the gunboat Bombshell several have been killed and wounded. All the citizens of Plymouth have left the place, and most of them are quartered on Roanoke Island. Several of the rebel shells had fallen in the town. During the engagement the rebels captured a member of the 2d North Carolina loyal regiment, who formerly deserted, they allege, from the 7th North Carolina rebel regiment, and it is reported that he was hung on the spot, without even so much as the form of a trial. It is rumored that the rebels have also made a demonstration simultaneous with this is the vicinity of Newbern. The rebels have a great anxiety to redeem the State, a
ere were also a few North Carolina troops among the number, known as "Buffaloes." Generals Polk and Ransom commanded the rebels. All is reported quiet at Roanoke Island and Newbern. The boat bringing the information of the fall of Plymouth arrived here this morning. This is the first arrival we have had from Roanoke IslaRoanoke Island since Monday last. The rebel ram and rifle screened boat Cotton Planter were on the Roanoke river, and our gunboats the Tacony, Miami, &c., were waiting outside in the Sound to receive them. Another telegram from Newbern, N. C., says: Plymouth was captured by the enemy at eight o'clock on Wednesday morning. North Carolina to equal deeds of bravery and gallantry hereafter. Until further orders, the headquarters of the sub-district of the Albemarle will be at Roanoke Island. The command devolves upon Colonel D. W. Wardrip, of the Ninety ninth New York Volunteer Infantry. By command of Major Gen. John J. Peck, J. A. Judson, A
ttle were severe, but were no comparison with that of the enemy, which is represented to have been fearful. A considerable number of our wounded were brought to Richmond yesterday. We regret to announce that the wound of Capt. Fred. Carter, of the Richmond Blues, received on Wednesday, has resulted in his death. His remains were brought to Richmond, and interred yesterday afternoon, after appropriate services at Sycamore church. Capt. Carter succeeded O. Jennings Wise, who fell at Roanoke Island, and has been with his company ever since. He was a gallant and popular officer, and universally esteemed by his acquaintances. Among our officers wounded on Friday were Col. Tabb, of the 59th Virginia, flesh wound in the thigh, and Major J. C. Hill, of the 46th Virginia, right arm shattered. The following is a list of the casualties in the Richmond Light Infantry Blates, Co. A. 46th Virginia regiment, in the battles near Petersburg: Killed: Private E. W. Blackburn. Woun
ed a whole battalion of the enemy, who were outside of their works, but our forces were with drawn from the shore. When the Santiago de Cuba left the bombardment was continuing. On Sunday, the sailors from the Santiago captured Pond Hill battery, with sixty-five men, and brought the whole party off to the ships. The torpedo boat was successfully exploded on Saturday morning at 2 o'clock, Out with what result is not known. The weather has been most severe at Newbern and Roanoke island. The oldest inhabitant never experienced such severe storms. The following special dispatch to the New York Tribune, from Washington the 28th; says: Dispatches received at the Navy Department to-day present a picture of the disembarkation of five thousand colored troops from the transports of General Butler's expedition. Their taking up a strong position and holding it against a vigorous attack of Bragg's troops, their assuming then the offensive and carrying, at the point of
to be called the "Richmond Light Infantry Blues." No one will be allowed to join who has not taken the oath of allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the restored Government of Virginia. The name selected is auspicious, and will secure its speedy success. No company in the South dated its organization so far back, or numbered in its ranks so many prominent men, or enjoyed so wide a popularity, as the old "Richmond Blues." The company volunteered in the last war at the outbreak of hostilities, and of the one hundred and four men carried into the service, only seventeen escaped the sad misfortunes of the bloody conflict. Captain O. Jennings Wise was killed at Roanoke Island, and Captain Fred. Carter in one of the battles with the Army of the Potomac. Captain Charles P. Bigger received a severe wound in the left shoulder, and was in command of the company at the close of the war. The organization of this old company revived will doubtless take place at an early day.
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