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The Civil War in Georgia

Official Records Index to Volume I, Chapters I - VIII, Serial No. 1

 

This index to each of the Official Reports contained in Volume 1 of the Official Records (OR's) of the War of the Rebellion (American Civil War) covers the secession of Georgia, Jan. 3-26, 1861. A detailed index is provided for each of the after action reports written by the officers and men during the Civil War with links to the reports. Volume I is divided into eight chapters. Each chapter covers the events dealing with the secession of the Southern States. In addition to the reports covering the actions in Georgia, this index also provides links to all of the other reports contained in Volume I.

Chapter I - Operations in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Dec. 20, 1860-Apr. 4, 1861
Chapter II - The secession of Georgia. Jan. 3-26, 1861.
Chapter III - The secession of Alabama and Mississippi. Jan. 4-20, 1861.
Chapter IV - Operations in Florida. Jan. 6-Aug. 31, 1861.
Chapter V - The secession of North Carolina. Jan. 9-May 20, 1861.
Chapter VI - The secession of Louisiana. Jan. 10-Feb. 19, 1861.
Chapter VII - Operations in Texas and New Mexico. Feb. 1-Jun 11, 1861.
Chapter VIII - Operations in Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and Missouri. Feb. 7-May 9, 1861.


 

Title: The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
Series 1Volume I;
Chapter:I - Operations in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Dec. 20, 1860-Apr. 4, 1861
Chapter:II - The secession of Georgia. Jan. 3-26, 1861.
Chapter:III - The secession of Alabama and Mississippi. Jan. 4-20, 1861.
Chapter:IV - Operations in Florida. Jan. 6-Aug. 31, 1861.
Chapter:V - The secession of North Carolina. Jan. 9-May 20, 1861.
Chapter:VI - The secession of Louisiana. Jan. 10-Feb. 19, 1861.
Chapter:VII - Operations in Texas and New Mexico. Feb. 1-Jun 11, 1861.
Chapter:VIII - Operations in Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and Missouri. Feb. 7-May 9, 1861.
Author: United States. War Dept., John Sheldon Moody, Calvin Duvall Cowles, Frederick Caryton Ainsworth, Robert N. Scott, Henry Martyn Lazelle, George Breckenridge Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph William Kirkley
Published: Washington: Government Printing Office
Date: 1880

 

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  Operations in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Dec. 20, 1860-Apr. 4, 1861  
     
Summary of Principal Events 1
1 Maj. Robert Anderson, First U. S. Artillery, of the evacuation of Fort Moultrie. 1
2 Extracts from annual report of Capt. John G. Foster, U. S. Corps of Engineers, relating to the evacuation of Fort Moultrie, the seizure of Castle Pinckney and Fort Johnson, and operations at Fort Sumter. 2
3 Ordnance Storekeeper F. C. Humphreys, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Charleston Arsenal, and correspondence. 4
4 Lieut. Charles R. Woods, Ninth U. S. Infantry, of first expedition for relief of Fort Sumter. 9
5 Capt. G. V. Fox, U. S. agent, of second expedition for relief of Fort Sumter. 11
6 Maj. Robert Anderson, First Artillery, commanding U. S. troops. 12
7 Engineer journal kept by Capt. John G. Foster, U. S. Corps of Engineers. 16
8 Brig. Gen. G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, commanding Confederate troops. 25
9 Brig. Gen. R. G. M. Dunovant, South Carolina Army. 35
10 Brig. Gen. James Simons, South Carolina Army. 37
11 Lieut. Col. R. S. Ripley, South Carolina Army. 39
12 Lieut. Col. Wilmot G. De Saussure, South Carolina Army, 43
13 Maj. P. F. Stevens, South Carolina Army. 47
14 Capt. R. Martin, South Carolina Army. 50
15 Capt. William Butler, South Carolina Army. 50
16 Capt. W. R. Calhoun, commanding Sumter battery, Fort Moultrie. 51
17 Capt. J. H. Hallonquist, commanding mortar and enfilading batteries. 51
18 Lieut. Thomas M. Wagner, South Carolina Army. 52
19 Lieut. Alfred Rhett, South Carolina Army. 53
20 Lieut. Jacob Valentine, South Carolina Army. 53
21 Capt. G. B. Cuthbert, South Carolina Infantry. 54
22 Capt. J. Gadsden King, South Carolina Militia. 57
23 Lieut. J. E. McP. Washington, South Carolina Army. 58
24 Lieut. C. W. Parker, South Carolina Army. 58
25 Joint reports of James Chesnut, jr., Lieut. Col. A. R. Chisolm, Capt. S. D. Lee, and Messrs. John L. Manning, William Porcher Miles, and Roger A. Pryor, aides-de-camp. 59
26 Joint reports of Maj. D. R. Jones, assistant adjutant-general; and Col. Charles Allston, jr., Commander H. J. Hartstene (C. S. Navy), and Messrs. William Porcher Miles and Roger A. Pryor, aides-de-camp. 64
27 Surg. Gen. R. W. Gibbes, South Carolina Army. 66
28 Commander H. J. Hartstene, C. S. Navy. 66
     
  The secession of Georgia. Jan. 3-26, 1861.  
     
Summary of Principal Events 318
1 Capt. WM. H. C. Whiting, U. S. Corps of Engineers, of the seizure of Fort Pulaski, Ga. 318
2 Letter of Col. H. K. Craig, Chief of Ordnance U. S. Army, in reference to transfer of detachment from the Charleston to Augusta Arsenal. 319
3 Capt. Arnold Elzey, Second U. S. Artillery, of the seizure of Augusta Arsenal. 320
4 Ordnance Storekeeper John M. Galt, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Augusta Arsenal. 323
5 Capt. Wm. H. C. Whiting, U. S. Corps of Engineers, of the seizure of Oglethorpe Barracks and Fort Jackson. 323
6 Ordnance Sergeant E. Burt, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah. 324
     
  The secession of Alabama and Mississippi. Jan. 4-20, 1861.  
     
Summary of Principal Events 326
1 Letter from Secretary of War to Hon. D. Clopton, declining to furnish plans of Mount Vernon Arsenal 326
2 Capt. Jesse L. Reno, U. S. Ordnance Department, of the seizure of Mount Vernon Arsenal. 327
3 Ordnance Sergeant S. Patterson, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Fort Morgan. 327
4 Letter from the Governor of Alabama to the President of the United States. 327
5 Lieut. F. E. Prime, U. S. Corps of Engineers, of the seizure of fort on Ship Island, Miss. 329
6 Lieut. C. B. Reese, U. S. Corps of Engineers, of the formal occupation of Fort Gaines by the State troops. 329
     
  Operations in Florida. Jan. 6-Aug. 31, 1861.  
     
Summary of Principal Events 331
1 Ordnance Sergeant B. Powell, U. S. Army, of the seizure of U. S. Arsenal at Apalachicola. 332
2 Ordnance Sergeant Henry Douglas, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Fort Marion, Saint Augustine. 333
3 Lieut. A J. Slemmer, First U. S. Artillery, of the transfer of his command from Barrancas Barracks to Fort Pickens, and subsequent events (to February 5, 1861) in Pensacola Harbor. 333
4 Capt. John M. Brannan, First U. S. Artillery, in reference to occupation of Fort Taylor, Key West. 342
5 Bvt. Maj. L. G. Arnold, Second U. S. Artillery, of occupation of Fort Jefferson, Tortugas. 345
6 Capt. E. Yuell, assistant commissary subsistence, C. S. Army, of the destruction of the Alvarado by the U. S. steamer Vincennes. 347
     
  Correspondence and orders relating specially to the operations in Florida from January 6 to august 31, 1861.  
     
Union correspondence, etc. 348
Confederate correspondence, etc. 442
     
  The secession of North Carolina. Jan. 9-May 20, 1861.  
     
Summary of Principal Events 474
1 Ordnance Sergeant James Reilly, U. S. Army, of the first seizure of Fort Johnston. 474
2 Ordnance Sergeant F. Dardingkiller, U. S. Army, of the first seizure of Fort Caswell. 476
3 Extract from annual report of Capt. John G. Foster, U. S. Engineers, of the seizure of Fort Macon. 476
4 Capt. John G. Foster, U. S. Engineers, of the second seizure of Forts Caswell and Johnston. 477
5 Bvt. Maj. S. S . Anderson, Second U. S. Artillery, of the seizure of Fayetteville Arsenal. 478
6 Lieut. J. A. De Lagnel, Second U. S. Artillery, of the seizure of Fayetteville Arsenal. 479
     
  Correspondence and orders relating to affairs In North Carolina from October 20, 1860, to May 20, 1861.  
     
Correspondence, Etc. Union and Confederate. 481
     
  The secession of Louisiana. Jan. 10-Feb. 19, 1861.  
     
Summary of Principal Events 489
1 Bvt. Maj. Joseph A. Haskin, First U. S. Artillery, of the seizure of the U. S. Arsenal and Barracks at Baton Rouge. 489
2 Lieut. John W. Todd, U. S. Ordnance Department, of the seizure of the arsenal at Baton Rouge. 491
3 Ordnance Sergeant H. Smith, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Forts Jackson and Saint Philip. 491
4 Ordnance Sergeant D. Wilber, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Fort Macomb. 492
5 Bvt. Lieut. Col. Abraham C. Myers, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Army, of the seizure of public property in the hands of Army officers at New Orleans. 492
6 Maj. Albert J. Smith, paymaster, U. S. Army, of the seizure of his office at New Orleans. 493
7 Extracts from the message of the governor of Louisiana to the State legislature, January 22, 1861. 493
Correspondence and Orders Relating to Affairs in Louisiana from January 10 to February 19, 1861. 496
     
  Operations in Texas and New Mexico. Feb. 1-Jun 11, 1861.  
     
Summary of Principal Events 502
1 Bvt. Maj. Gen. D. E. Twiggs, U. S. Army, of the seizure of public property at San Antonio and surrender of military posts, & c., in the Department of Texas. 503
2 Capt. R. H. K. Whiteley, U. S. Ordnance Department, of the seizure of U. S. Arsenal at San Antonio. 516
3 Surg. E. H. Abadie, U. S. Army, of events at San Antonio. 517
4 Lieut. Col. William Hoffman, Eighth U. S. Infantry, of the seizure of U. S. property at San Antonio. 517
5 Bvt. Maj. Larkin Smith, Eighth U. S. Infantry, of the seizure of U. S. property at San Antonio. 519
6 Capt. John H. King, Eighth U. S. Infantry, of the seizure of U. S. property at San Antonio. 520
7 Col. C. A. Waite, First U. S. Infantry, of events from February 19 to April 23, 1861. 521
8 Lieut. Col. Gouv. Morris, First U. S. Infantry, of the surrender of Fort Chadbourne. 558
9 Capt. E. Kirby Smith, Second U. S. Cavalry, of the evacuation of Camp Colorado, Tex. 559
10 .Maj. C. C. Sibley, Third U. S. Infantry, of the evacuation of Fort McIntosh, Tex. 560
11 Lieut. Col. Electus Backus, Third U. S. Infantry, of the evacuation of Fort Brown, Tex. 560
12 Bvt. Maj. O. L. Shepherd, Third U. S. Infantry, of the evacuation of Fort Duncan, Tex. 561
13 Maj. C. C. Sibley, Third U. S. Infantry, of the surrender of his command at Saluria, Tex. 561
14 Corporal John C. Hesse, Company A, Eighth U. S. Infantry, of the rescue of the colors of his regiment at San Antonio, Tex. 566
15 Bvt. Lieut. Col. I. V. D. Reeve, Eighth U. S. Infantry, of the surrender of his command at San Lucas Spring, Tex. 567
16 Col. Earl Van Dorn, C. S. Army, of the surrender of the United States troops in Texas, and of his subsequent operations. 572
17 Capt. James Duff, Texas troops, of the capture of a company of the Eighth U. S. Infantry near San Antonio, Tex. 578
     
  Correspondence and orders relating to operations in Texas and New Mexico from February 1 to June 11, 1861.  
     
Union correspondence, etc. 579
Confederate correspondence, etc. 607
     
  Operations in Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and Missouri. Feb. 7-May 9, 1861.  
     
Summary of Principal Events 637
1 Capt. James Totten, Second U. S. Artillery, of the seizure of the U. S. Arsenal at Little Rock, Ark. 638
2 Maj. Justus McKinstry, quartermaster, U. S. Army, of the seizure of U. S. ordnance stores at Napoleon, Ark. 646
3 Capt. William W. Burns, commissary of subsistence, U. S. Army, of the seizure of subsistence stores at Pine Bluff, Ark. 647
4 Lieut. Col. William H. Emory, First U. S. Cavalry, of the abandonment of Forts Arbuckle, Cobb, and Washita, Ind. T. 648
5 Nathaniel Grant, of the seizure of the U. S. Arsenal at Liberty, Mo. 649
6 Benjamin Farrar, of the seizure of the U. S. Arsenal at Liberty, Mo. 649
7 Maj. Richard C. Gatlin, Fifth U. S. Infantry, of seizure of Fort Smith, Ark. 650
8 Maj. Samuel D. Sturgis, Fourth U. S. Cavalry, of the seizure of Fort Smith, Ark. 650
9 Capt. Alexander Montgomery, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Army, of the seizure of Fort Smith, Ark. 651
10 Capt. Langdon C. Easton, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Army, of the seizure of U. S. ordnance stores at Kansas City, Mo. 652
11 Sergeant Charles A. Campbell, Company E, First U. S. Infantry, of the occupation of Fort Arbuckle, Ind. T., by Texas troops. 652
12 Capt. S. T. Benning, Texas troops, of the abandonment of the U. S. posts in the Indian Territory. 653
     
  Correspondence and orders relating to events in Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and Missouri from February 7 to May 9, 1861.  
     
Union correspondence, etc. 653
Confederate correspondence, etc. 681
     
  Index 693

 

Series 1Volume I;
Chapter:I - Operations in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Dec. 20, 1860-Apr. 4, 1861
Chapter:II - The secession of Georgia. Jan. 3-26, 1861.
Chapter:III - The secession of Alabama and Mississippi. Jan. 4-20, 1861.
Chapter:IV - Operations in Florida. Jan. 6-Aug. 31, 1861.
Chapter:V - The secession of North Carolina. Jan. 9-May 20, 1861.
Chapter:VI - The secession of Louisiana. Jan. 10-Feb. 19, 1861.
Chapter:VII - Operations in Texas and New Mexico. Feb. 1-Jun 11, 1861.
Chapter:VIII - Operations in Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and Missouri. Feb. 7-May 9, 1861.

 

 

 


 

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