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The Civil War in Georgia

Official Records Index to Volume VI, Chapters XV and XVI, Serial No. 6

 

This index to each of the Official Reports contained in Volume VI of the Official Records (OR's) of the War of the Rebellion (American Civil War) covers actions along the coasts of Georgia from Aug 21, 1861-Apr 11, 1862. Volume VI is divided into two chapters. Chapter XV covers operations on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Middle and East Florida, Aug 21, 1861-Apr 11, 1862. Chapter XVI covers operations in West Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana, Sep 1, 1861-May 12, 1862. In addition to the reports covering the actions in Georgia, this index also provides links to all of the other reports contained in Volume VI, chapter XV. In addition to the reports covering the actions in Georgia, this index also provides links to all of the other reports contained in Volume VI.


 

Title: The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
Series 1Volume VI;
Chapter:XV - Operations on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Middle and East Florida. Aug 21, 1861-Apr 11, 1862.
  XVI - Operations in West Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana. Sep 1, 1861-May 12, 1862.
Published: Washington: Government Printing Office
Date: 1882

 

Report No. Title Page No.

 

Summary of Principal Events 1
     
  NOVEMBER 7, 1861 Capture of Forts Beauregard and Walker, Port Royal Bay, S. C., by the United States Navy.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Sherman, U. S. Army, with proclamation. 3
2 Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Drayton, C. S. Army, of the bombardment of Forts Walker and Beauregard. 6
3 Col. John A. Wagener, First Artillery, South Carolina Militia, of the bombardment of Fort Walker. 14
4 Col. William C. Heyward, Eleventh South Carolina Infantry, of the bombardment of Fort Walker. 16
5 Col. W. D. De Saussure, Fifteenth South Carolina Infantry, of the bombardment of Fort Walker. 17
6 Maj. Francis D. Lee, South Carolina Engineers. 18
7 Capt. Josiah Bedon, Eleventh South Carolina Infantry, of the bombardment of Fort Walker. 20
8 Capt. D. S. Cauaday, Eleventh South Carolina Infantry, of the bombardment of Fort Walker. 21
9 Capt. C. D. Owens, Assistant Commissary of Subsistence C. S. Army. 21
10 Mr. H. T. Baya, clerk in Confederate Subsistence Department. 22
11 Col. R. G. M. Dunovant, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, of the bombardment of Fort Beauregard. 23
12 Capt. Stephen Elliott, jr., Beaufort Artillery, of the bombardment of Fort Beauregard. 27
13 Statement of Messrs. John Tuomey and henry C. Robertson of occurrences at Beaufort, S. C., November 7 and 8, 1861. 29
     
  NOVENBER 8, 1861. Reconnaissance on Hilton Head Island, S. C. 30
     
  NOVEMBER 10-11, 1861. Expedition from Hilton Head to Braddock’s Point, S. C. 31
     
  NOVEMBER 24, 1861. Occupation of Tybee Island by the Union forces. 32
     
  DECEMBER 6-7, 1861. Expedition to Port Royal Ferry and Beaufort, S. C. 33
     
  DECEMBER 17, 1861.Evacuation of Rockvile, S. C., by Confederate forces.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley, C. S. Army. 39
2 Col. J. L. Branch, Rifle Regiment. 40
3 Capt. T. G. Budd, quartermaster Rifle Regiment. 40
     
  DECEMBER 17, 1861.Skirmish on Chisolm’s Island, S. C. 42
     
  DECEMBER 20, 1861.Sinking of the Stone Fleet at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, S. C.  
     
1 General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army. 42
2 Maj. Thomas M. Wagner, S. C. Artillery. 43
     
  JANUARY 1, 1862.Engagement at Port Royal Ferry, Coosaw River, S. C.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Sherman, U. S. Army, with congratulatory orders. 44
2 Brig. Gen. Isaac I. Stevens, U. S. Army. 47
3 Col. William M. Fenton, Eighth Michigan Infantry. 53
4 Lieut. Col. James L. Fraser, Forty- seventh New York Infantry. 54
5 Col. James H. Perry, Forty-eighth New York Infantry. 54
6 Maj. David Morrison, Seventy-ninth New York Infantry. 55
7 Lieut. William St. George Elliott, Seventy-ninth New York Infantry. 56
8 Col. B. C. Christ, Fiftieth Pennsylvania Infantry. 57
9 Lieut. Col. Thomas S. Brenholts, Fiftieth Pennsylvania Infantry. 59
10 Col. Daniel Leasure, One hundredth Pennsylvania Infantry. 59
11 Lieut. William S. Cogswell, Fifth Connecticut Infantry, Signal Office. 61
12 Lieut. Henry S. Tafft, Fifteenth Massachusetts Infantry, Signal Office. 63
13 .Letter from Maj. Albert J. Myer, Signal Officer, U. S. Army. 64
14 Return of casualties in Union forces. 66
15 Congratulatory orders from Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, U. S. Army. 66
16 Brig. Gen. John C. Pemberton, C. S. Army. 66
17 Brig. Gen. Daniel S. Donelson, C. S. Army. 68
18 Col. James Jones, Fourteenth South Carolina Infantry. 69
19 Lieut. Col. Dixon Barnes, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry. 71
20 Maj. Cadwalader Jones, Twelfth South Carolina Infantry. 73
21 Col. William E. Martin, Mounted Regiment. 74
22 Return of casualties in Confederate forces. 75
     
  JANUARY 16, 1862. Naval descent upon Cedar Keys, Fla. 75
     
  JANUARY 22-25, 18S2.Expedition to Edisto Island, S. C.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Erans, C. S. Army. 77
2 Col. P. F. Stevens, Holcombe Legion, C. S. Army. 78
3 Instructions from General Evans to Colonel Stevens. 81
     
  JANUARY 26-28, 1862. Reconnaissance to Wilmington Narrows, Ga., and naval engagement.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Horatio G. Wright, U. S. Army. 82
2 General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army. 85
     
  FEBRUARY 6, 1862. Reconnaissance to Wright River, S. C. 85
     
  FEBRUARY 10, 1862. Skirmish on Barnwell’s Island, S. C.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Isaac I. Stevens, U. S. Army. 88
2 Capt. Gordon Z. Dimock, Fiftieth Pennsylvania Infantry. 88
     
  FEBRUARY 11, 1862. Occupation of Edisto Island, S. C., by the Union forces. 89
     
  FEBRUARY 15, 1862. Action at Venus Point, Ga.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Sherman, U. S. Army.
2 Brig. Gen. Egbert L. Viele, U. S. Army. 90
     
  FEBRUARY 23-26, l862. Reconnaissance up Bull River and Schooner Channel, S. C. 91
     
  MARCH 3, 1862. Evacuation of Amelia Island, Fla., by the Confederate forces.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. James H. Trapier, C. S. Army. 93
2 Col. Edward Hopkins, Fourth Florida Infantry 94
     
  MARCH 4, 1862. Occupation of Amelia Island, Fla., by the Union forces. 96
     
  MARCH 7-11, 1862. Reconnaissance up the Savannah River and to Elba Island. 97
     
  MARCH 12, 1862. Occupation of Jacksonville, Fla., by the Union forces. 100
     
  MARCH 20-24, 1862.Operations near Bluffton, S. C., including affairs at Buckingham and Hunting Island.  
     
1 Lieut. Col. John H. Jackson, Third New Hampshire Infantry. 101
2 Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Drayton, C. S. Army. 103
3 Maj. John B. Willcoxon, Phillips Legion. 104
4 Capt. Carlos Tracy, volunteer aide-de-camp. 106
5 Miscellaneous orders and correspondence. 108
     
  MARCH 23, 1862. Affair at Smyrna, Fla. 111
     
  MARCH 28, 1862. Reconnaissance near the Mouth of Saint Augustine Creek, Ga.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Egbert L. Viele, U. S. Army. 112
2 Maj. Oliver T. Beard, Forty-eighth New York Infantry. 112
     
  MARCH 29, 1862.Affair on Edisto Island, S. C.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Evans, C. S. Army, commanding Third Military District of South Carolina. 113
2 Col. P. F. Stevens, Holcombe Legion. 115
3 Maj. F. G. Palmer, Holcombe Legion. 117
4 Lieut. James Salvo, Washington Light Artillery. 119
     
  MARCH 30-31, 1862. Affairs on Wilmington and Whitemarsh Islands, Ga.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore, U. S. Army. 120
2 Col. Rudolph Rosa, Forty-sixth New York Infantry. 121
3 Brig. Gen. Alexander R. Lawton, C. S. Army. 122
     
  APRIL 5, 1862. Occupation of Edisto Island, S. C., by Union forces. 123
     
  APRIL 9, 1862.Evacuation of Jacksonville, Fla., by Union forces.  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Horatio G. Wright, U. S. Army, with orders, &c. 124
2 Secretary of War to the House of Representatives. 131
3 Col. W. S. Dilworth, commanding District of Middle and East Florida. 131
     
  APRIL 10, 1862. Skirmish near Fernandina, Fla.  
     
1 Lieut. Col. H. Bisbee, jr., Ninth Maine Infantry. 132
2 Col. W. G. M. Davis, First Florida Cavalry. 133
     
  APRIL 10-11, 1862. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski, Ga.  
     
1 Maj. Gen. David Hunter, U. S. Army. 133
2 Brig. Gen. Henry W. Benham, U. S. Army. 135
3 Brig. Gen. Egbert L. Viele, U. S. Army. 141
4 Lieut. P. H. O’Rorke, U. S. Corps of Engineers, of condition of the works of investment on February 28, 1862. 143
5 Brig. Gen. Quincy A. Gilimore, U. S. Army, of operations against Fort Pulaski, January 28 - April 11, 1862. 144
6 Surg. George E. Cooper, U. S. Army. 165
7 Maj. Gen. John C. Pemberton, C. S. Army. 166
8 Brig. Gen. Alexander R. Lawton, C. S. Army. 166
     
  Correspondence, orders, and returns relating to operations on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and middle and east Florida from August 21, 1861, to April 11, 1862.  
     
Union correspondence, etc. 168
Confederate correspondence, etc. 267
     
  End of Chapter  
     
     
  Chapter XVI - Operations in West Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana. Sep 1, 1861-May 12, 1862.
Summary of Principal Events 436
     
  Index 895

 

Series 1Volume I;
Chapter:XV - Operations on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Middle and East Florida. Aug 21, 1861-Apr 11, 1862.
  XVI - Operations in West Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana. Sep 1, 1861-May 12, 1862.

 

 

 


 

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