Congressional Edition Volume 3573

Congressional Edition Volume 3573

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...which was to be the next place of rendezvous, and at which place they would find the Teaser stationed. At noon (Monday, 13th), having embarked all the cattle, I proceeded to Machodoc Creek and sent the Eureka frith two boats from this ship up the creek to communicate with the land forces. At sunset she returned with the information that Acting Master Street, with a detachment of soldiers and sailors, was bringing down a large number of cattle and horses, etc., and at about midnight he arrived. Tuesday (14th) and Wednesday (15th) were employed in embarking cattle on the transports and in examining the various estates about Machodoc. Beardsley, a seaman from the Anacostia, was mortally wounded while here by the accidental discharge of his gun. At sunset on Wednesday, everything being embarked, including the troops which were at this point, and which were embarked for transportation to the Rappahannock, which was to be the future place of operations, the fleet got underway and the transports proceeded to Point Lookout to discharge their cargoes of cattle, while this ship, with the Eureka in tow, went to St. Inigoes for coal. At St. Inigoes Acting Master Street returned to his own ship (the Fuchsia) and the sailors were returned to their respective vessels. At 1 o'clock a. m. (Thursday, 16th), having finished coaling, I left for the Rappahannock, stopping at Point Lookout to put Captain W. H. Smith on board his vessel (the Tulip) and to take in charge the transports at this place. 1 also landed a number of contrabands which I had brought from Machodoc. At 4 a. m. I left Point Lookout and proceeded direct to Union wharf, Rappahannock River, arriving at noon. At this place we found the gunboats Freeborn and.Jacob Bell. The troops were also on shore...show more

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 748g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552636
  • 9781236552631