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Historical Sketch of the Chatham Artillery [PDF]

by Charles Colcock Jones Jr.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...general announces to the forces, with satisfaction and pride, the results of the recent encounter of our battery at Genesis Point, Georgia, with an iron-clad of the monitor class—results only alloyed by the life-blood of'the gallant commander, the late Major John B. Gallie. For hours the most formidable vessel of her class hurled missiles of the heaviest calibre ever used in modern warfare at the weak parapet of the battery, which was almost demolished; but, standing at their guns as became men fighting for homes, for honor, and for independence, the garrison replied with such effect as to cripple and beat back their adversary although clad in impenetrable armor, and armed with fifteen and eleven-inch guns, supported by mortar boats, whose practice was of uncommon precision. The thanks of the country are clue to this intrepid garrison, who have thus shown what brave men may withstand and accomplish, despite apparent odds. Fort McAllister will be inscribed on the flags of all the troops engaged in the defense of the battery. By command of General Beauregard. Signed Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. The section of the Chatham Artillery under the command of Lieut. "Whitehead—although present in the immediate neighborhood—took no active part in the engagement, there existing no necessity for the use of field guns. At this time the other section of the battery, Lieut. Askew commanding, was stationed on the Great Ogeechee near the crossing of the Atlantic and Gulf rail road. On the 28th of February the Nashville, in attempting to pass down the Great Ogeechee in order to run the blockade with a cargo of some seven hundred bales of cotton, besides a considerable quantity of resin and tobacco, got aground on a sand bar about a mile distant from...
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1. Persia Emily | 01.09.2015 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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